Archives for March 23, 2014

Body & Bath Favorites from Laura Mercier creme de pistache body butter and creme de pistache honey bath

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I just love the Body & Bath products from Laura Mercier! I recently received these two products and they are new Spring time favorites of mine! The Creme de pistache honey bath smells just heavenly with the scent of pistachio nuts and cream and I love how a little makes so many bubbles! The vitamins A&E soothes and mositurizes my skin and left my skin feeling so clean, fresh and smelling good! Retails for $45. The Creme de pistache body butter also has the scent of pistachio nuts and cream and simply smells delicious! I like how this one is super rich and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and soft! Retails for $35. Find both and so many other products at the Laura Mercier website.

Self Disclosure: I received both products for free to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are my own.

If You Were Me And Lived In…India A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman


“If You Were Me and Lived in..India introduces very young readers to another culture. I love how fun this is to read and it really does make learning fun! What I really like is that the explanations and descriptions are really well done and the illustrations are bright, colorful and brings the story to life!The book is an easy read and perfect for ages 4-8. My son is 10 and although the book was very easy for him, he enjoyed it because he loves to learn about other cultures. I highly recommend this book! You can find it at or at 

Self Disclosure: I received this book free to facilitate this feature.

Daisylocks by Marianne Berkes Illustrated by Cathy Morrison and found at Sylvan Dell Publishing


Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the swamp. She objects to each place one by one- too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower? My son and I received this book and enjoyed the charming story and beautiful illustrations. As usual, I loved the section titles “For Creative Minds” because it it educational and this one teaches science especially for grades K-3. For this book and so many more, check out the Sylvan Dell Publishing website.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this feature.

Celebrate the Easter Season at Los Cerritos Center Shoppers Are Invited to the Annual Easter Garden Party and Bunny Photo Boot

Los Cerritos Center welcomes shoppers to hop into the Easter spirit with a full month of seasonal themed events that are fun for the whole family.

The Easter season kicks off at Los Cerritos Center on Saturday, March 29 with the annual Easter Bunny Garden Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will host the garden event and lead children in a special Easter themed flowery craft. Bunny snacks will be provided courtesy of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. All children who attend the event will receive a Buy One Get One Free 5 X 7” photo with the Easter Bunny. The event will take place in the Easter Garden located in front of Forever 21 and is free and recommended for children ages 3-12.

The Easter Bunny will remain in the Easter Garden for Bunny Photos from March 29 through April 19. The Easter Bunny is available for photos from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Various photo packages and pricing specials are available. When children visit the Easter Bunny for photos they will receive a special free gift!

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Self Disclosure: Los Cerritos Center sponsored feature.

Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women


Avon Foundation Global Ambassador Fergie along with the Avon Foundation, Vital Voices and the State Department announced a new program of the public-private partnership, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women.

The new program, the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative, will take comprehensive steps to eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, honor crimes and other forms of gender based violence by providing critical support to survivors.

Fergie announced particular component, The Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, which will ensure that existing laws achieve their promise and better protect victims of domestic and gender violence. The Institutes will launch in Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and India.

About Avon Foundation: Through 2013, Avon global philanthropy, led by the U.S.-based Avon Foundation for Women, has donated more than $957 million in more than 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and access to care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.

About Vital Voices: Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading non-governmental organization that identifies, invests in and brings visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. The Vital Voices Global Leadership Network includes more than 14,000 leaders representing 144 countries who have trained and mentored 500,000 additional women and girls in their communities.
Self Disclosure: Avon Foundation sponsored Feature. No compensation received. Domestic Violence Awareness is a cause that SoCal City Kids truly supports.