Archives for July 8, 2014

Summer Fashion and Fun with mark. Get In The Groove Handbag, Great Play Portable Speakers and Charge Away Portable Charger are Must-Haves this Summer!

Get In The Groove Handbag       Great Play Portable Speakers

Summer is such a fun season! I just love the more care-free days and styles! Looking for fun fashions and products? Mark has you covered this Summer! The Mark Get In The Groove Handbag is my new go-to handbag for busy Summer days. It’s fun, playful and the perfect handbag for the Summer. I love the size too! It’s not too big or too small. Faux leather and Interior snap closure. Retails for $48.  If you love music like I do then the Great Play Portable Speakers are a true Must-Have! Also perfect for travel this summer! I love this product! You simply place your phone on top of the speaker. It works with iPhone, iPod Touch & Android. It works perfectly with my iPhone! Does require 3 AA batteries and retails for $32.

Charge Away Phone Charger

The Charge Away Portable Charger is also a Must-Have! I am simply amazed that this little product can fully charge a smartphone when you don’t have access to an outlet. Charge it up through a computer or tablet using the USB cord that is included. Retails for $24. All three products are Must-haves this Summer! To find these and many more great beauty and fashion items, check out the mark. website.


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest. Photo Credit:Mark.


Gaslamp Popcorn for the Summer! Happy Birthday to San Diego! Celebrate with Gaslamp Popcorn!


This month is San Diego’s Birthday and a great idea would be to celebrate with San Diego born Popcorn brand Gaslamp Popcorn! I hadn’t tried this brand before but I was excited to receive samples for my family to try! We received the All natural Authentic Kettle Corn Sweet & Salty and the Cinnamon Caramel Corn varieties. I absolutely loved the Kettle Corn with just a pinch of Sea Salt! It sure didn’t last very long in my house! The Cinnamon Caramel Corn is also delicious with natural brown sugar! Yum!

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Happy Birthday San Diego!

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  • 3/4 cup White Chocolate, melted
  • 1/8 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup White Or Yellow Cake Mix
  • 6 cups Gaslamp Kettle Corn Popcorn
  • ¼ cup Sprinkles

Preparation Instructions

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, using 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until it is fully melted.

Add the vegetable shortening to the chocolate and stir until it is melted. Add the cake mix to the chocolate.

Pour the coating onto the popcorn and coat evenly. Use 2 spoons and toss it almost like a salad.

Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool/harden. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of sprinkles.

Wait until fully hardened and enjoy!  Happy Birthday San Diego!

To find out more information and find where to buy Gaslamp Popcorn, check out the website! There are also more delicious recipes to try!

Self Disclosure: I received samples for free to facilitate this feature. Photo & Recipe Credit: Gaslamp Popcorn.

NueVue® Launches Line of iPhone/iPad Protective Cases That Clean Screen Each Time Device is Removed; Offers Antimicrobial Protection to Keep Device/s Bacteria-Free



 UK-based NueVue®just expanded distribution of its unique line of protective cases for smartphones and tablets in the USA. The patent-pending cases protect smartphones and tablets,NueVue because they clean the screen every time you remove the device and offer antimicrobial protection.

Looking for a better way to clean and protect his iPhone, Inventor Derek Batey, CEO of NueVue®and high-tech entrepreneur wondered, “Why is it such a hassle to maintain a clean iPhone screen? Why couldn’t a case do more than just hold the device — like clean and protect it?”


I received a sample to review and I love how this not only protects my iphone but also cleans the screen. I have tried many other phone cases before but not one that actually cleans my screen. This is just so innovative! 

Phones and germs have made headlines for years, as the connection has been established by numerous sources.

  • Recently, The New York Times reported on “cleaning the mobile germ warehouse,” in which an infectious disease specialist reported “that devices can be a source of disease transmission.”
  • FOX News reported a UK study that found “mobile phones 18 times dirtier than toilet handles.”
  • Today Health asked, “Is that staph on your sweater?  10 Germ Hideouts” and discussed cell phones, “The things you touch a zillion times a day-iPhone, BlackBerry, keyboard, computer mouse — are big carriers of germs, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and flu viruses.”

After extensive research and testing, Batey found a solution.  He discovered that a unique blend of microfibers and BioCote® antimicrobial technology would not only clean the screen quickly — with a simple sliding motion — but would eliminate microbes as well. The result: a line of cases with clear advantages. Smartphones and tablets with clean screens are easier to see, tend to scratch less and are more hygienic. What’s more, NueVue®’s anti-microbial protection eliminates up to 80% of microbes in 15 minutes and continues working to eliminate up to 99.9% of microbes within two hours.  At the same time, the phone or tablet stays secure and protected due to to the case’s anti-static and shock resistant capabilities.

“The advantages of having a clean screen on your phone and tablet are certainly well understood. But we wanted our cases to do more than just clean and protect. Studies show that the average smartphone is covered with more bacteria than toilet seats, kitchen counters and the bottom of shoes,” says Derek Batey, CEO of NueVue®. “The warm batteries make the perfect breeding ground for pathogens and viruses.  According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, people are just as likely to get sick from their mobile phones as they are from doorknobs in public bathrooms! A phone or tablet that’s free of microbes is an essential consideration for personal well being.”

NueVue products are handmade in the highest quality cotton twill, leather and canvas and come in a variety of stylish colors. More information is available on

About NueVue®

The NueVue® brand is synonymous with innovation: the only products on the market to combine fashion, functionality and antimicrobial protection in cases for smartphones and tablets. NueVue’s unique combination of BioCote® technology and microfibers cleans the screen and eliminates microbes with one easy motion, every time the device is removed from the case. With smart devices becoming an increasingly essential part of everyday life, NueVue®provides users with clear advantages:  phone and tablet screens that are cleaner, easier to read, and more hygienic to use.

NueVue® is a registered trademark. © 2014 NueVue. All rights reserved. Featured photography and the content within are the property of respective owners. iPhone 5S/5C 5/4S/4, iPad and iPad Mini and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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RETAIL PRICING:  NueVue®cases foriPhone from $45; iPad mini from $49; iPad from $57.

Self Disclosure: I received a sample to facilitate this feature. Press info/photo credit: NueVue.