Archives for July 18, 2014

Best For My Pets Odor Free Bully Sticks


What I like about the BestformyPets Odor Free Bully Sticks the most is that they are healthy! They are 100% natural and have no chemicals. They also do not smell stinky and they really seem to help with dog’s oral health. I really like that there is a money back guarantee and your dog mus be happy with them or you get your money back. So, how did these go over with our dog Bella? They were an absolute hit! So, we won’t be getting our money back. She loves them!


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  • MORE THAN JUST ENTERTAINING YOUR DOG! Did you know that chewing gives dogs a sense of comfort calming them down? More than that, chewing on BULLY STICKS becomes a fun and natural way to CLEAN TEETH and keep them strong. This delicious long-lasting chewing treat helps to maintain your dog’s oral hygiene and health.
  • ALL NATURAL, 100% PURE BEEF. Our bully sticks are free of chemical, preservatives or additives. Made of dried muscle, they are Gluten-Free and Grain-Free, 100% digestible. Hard like bones, it is very difficult to break them into smaller pieces. Choose something remarkable and safe to satisfy your dog’s cravings to chew.
  • DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY. Low in fat, our bully sticks are a powerful source of protein. Stop feeling guilty by giving your dog unhealthy treats. You will be pleased to see how happy your dog will be with our yummy bully sticks.
  • THE BEST VALUE! We offer the same or better benefits than the more expensive brands BUT we believe EVERYONE should benefit from giving their dogs the highest quality bully sticks. We have the BEST VALUE bully sticks out there! Other brands will either have bad products for a lower price or the same product for a lot more money. TRY IT NOW! You have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to GAIN.
  • ✭YOUR DOG HAPPY OR YOUR MONEY BACK✭ At Best for My Pets, we fully stand behind our product and we go beyond the Amazon’s 30 days return policy and offer you a NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED GUARANTEE. So if your dog does not love our bully sticks or if you don’t feel 100% satisfied we will refund your money. No questions asked. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we want to build a strong and long lasting relationship with our customers. TRY IT TOTALLY RISK FREE! NO EMPTY PROMISES!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

5 Tips to Make Surfing the Web Safer for Your Children This Summer

School is out for the summer and that means kids will be spending a lot more time online. The below tips for making surfing the web safer come from Retina-X Studios, the premier provider of activity monitoring and tracking solutions for mobile phones, computers, tablets and networks.

  1. Talk to your kids regularly about how to use technology: Set rules and limits, and keep technology out in the open. Discussing with your children what is expected of their behavior online is just as important as it is in public and should be treated as such. Keeping your home computer and other technologies out in the open is an easy way to make sure kids aren’t doing anything online they wouldn’t want their parents to know about.
  2. Learn to avoid clicking links, responding to ads, and opening emails when they come from someone you don’t know or appear suspicious. Practicing online safety isn’t just for that of your children, but for your computer as well. Taking the time to explore the ways that the internet can be malicious to your hardware will save you some heartache down the road.
  3. Educate your children on the dangers of cyberbullying: Kids should never share their passwords and should learn to log in and out of a computer so that no one might impersonate them, even as a joke. They should feel comfortable coming to you if they are feeling threatened by their peers online and, just as importantly, should know the consequences of being a cyberbully. Regularly discussing the parameters of bullying with your child should leave them with a clear understanding of what it means to be bullied, be a bully, and how to respond.
  4. Talk about what it means to have an “online reputation:” The term “online reputation” is used for all the information available about you on the Internet, whether through conducting a search or by viewing your profile on a social network. The composite portrayal of you can often times tell a different story of who you really are and children are not privy to how they can accidentally self-sabotage their academics, careers, and relationships. Setting privacy settings, parental controls, and having a regular discussion about what it means to post something the internet should keep online reputations on the right trajectory.
  5. Establish a line of communication: It’s also important that they know if they can talk to you when they make an online mistake, like falling for a scamware alert, downloading something dangerous to the computer, or even when they’re being bullied. Many kids are savvy enough to realize when they’ve downloaded a virus or have encountered a bully online, but few are comfortable admitting it to their parents.

 For a little more background, Retina-X Studios (RXS) designs and develops tools that let parents and employers monitor their child’s or employees PC, network, or Smartphone. Retina-X’s suite of over 6 products offers a solution for everything from cyber bullying to monitoring efficiency in the work place. Important activities such as Facebook activity, keystrokes typed, chat conversations, websites visited, files opened and much more can all be viewed in real time.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Credit: Retina-X Studios.


Lights Out, Sleep Tight With RéVive Upcoming!


This August, RéVive will launch the NEW Intensité Crème Lustre Night Firming Moisture Repair, ($385), an intensive nighttime moisturizer. Created by RéVive founder and plastic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Bays Brown, Intensité Crème Lustre Night Firming Moisture Repair delivers effortless beauty while you sleep – skin will look and feel lifted and contoured with improved firmness and elasticity.

Intensité Crème Lustre Night Firming Moisture Repair


Key Ingredients:

  • RES Technology – a collection of special bio-engineered ingredients inspired by patented and Nobel Prize winning technology that mimic the performance of youthful skin
  • Restorative Firming Complex – this powerful complex helps stimulate natural collagen production while providing strength and resilience that helps reduce the look of spider veins on the skin & soften the appearance of wrinkles
  • Intense Hydration – a luxurious combination of Jojoba Oil, Squalane and Glycerin create an amazingly soft, smooth, hydrated and silky texture



  • The appearance of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin is visibly diminished
  • Skin tone and texture is redefined, and redness and spider veins are reduced
  • Skin feels younger and smoother and is illuminated with the RéVive glow


About RéVive:

RéVive™ is a luxury skincare brand created by a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Bays Brown. Dr. Brown formulates RéVive products with Renewal Epidermal Science (RES) Technology which includes patented, Nobel Prize winning, and bioengineered ingredients that help regenerate the appearance of youthful skin. RES ingredients make RéVive products the perfect skincare brand for pre and post cosmetic procedures. Today, RéVive products are available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Blue Mercury, Harrods, Liberty, and Space NK.  For more information, go to www.Ré

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: RéVive.

MyMediMates to help keep your kids safe! Allergy and Asthma Products for Kids! Great for Summer activities and Back-to-School!

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Does your child have allergies or asthma? Looking for ways to inform Teachers and others about these allergies? With MyMediMates created by Iris Shamus this is now a much easier thing to do! 

Iris is a parenting expert, who created a company that focuses on safeguarding kids. Iris’ goal is to help keep everyone informed, aware and safe whether your child suffers from a food allergy, a bee sting, asthma, diabetes, autism, or any other health related issue.


My child does not suffer from food allergies or asthma but most of the time, he likes to state that he is a Vegan. He will eat chicken if we insist, but no hamburgers or hot dogs. So, we received a “‘I’m Vegan” Reusable Snack Bag (Large) and this is simply great for kids who are vegan and want to bring their own snacks to school or other activities. I love that it is machine washable & dishwasher safe. It is super easy to clean and is big enough to fit a sandwich in it.
To find out more, check out the website!
Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are honest. Photo Credit: MyMediMates.


Pimsleur French I course makes learning French fun! PIMSLEUR FRENCH LEVEL 1 - Learn French w/Dr. Pimsleur's Famous French Language Learning Course, Featured on PBS. Beginner French to Intermediate Fast! - Press Play, Listen & Learn the French Language - 30 French Lessons/16 Audio CDs


I may never make it to France, I can still dream! I received this French Course to review and I haven’t made it through the course yet but I am truly enjoying it!  This is a more fun way to learn the French language and I won’t say it is easy but it is much easier than trying to learn from just a textbook. I am truly looking forward to using this as a homeschooling tool next school year. My son has always wanted to learn French and  think this will make it a lot more fun! It is also packaged quite nicely and would make a great gift. I like that you can go at your own pace and I am finding that if you keep at it and are consistent with practice, you really can learn French with this method. I highly recommend for adults and children. You can find it on Amazon.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Introducing the Jay at Play Collection!

Just in time for summer fun, I am very excited to introduce you to the latest, cuddliest plush playthings – HideAway Pets, J-Animals and Tummy Stuffers! – from best-selling international toy manufacturer, Jay at Play. Great for sleepovers, camp, travelling or just hanging out all summer long, the new lines – initially introduced as “As Seen on TV” hits!  HideAway Pets and J-Animals are arriving in retail stores nationwide this summer!


Jam with J-Animals!

Each of the irresistible new “wearable stuffed animals” in the J-Animals collection transforms from a fuzzy friend into an incredible one piece “wearable stuffed animal” that kids of all ages bring to life! And when it’s time to put the suit away, J-Animals simply roll right up into a conveniently compact, pillow-like plush pal. A perfect fit for slumber parties, sleep-away camp and just lounging around the house, the all-new J-Animals “zoo” features five of today’s hottest character styles: a su-purr Cat, zany Zebra, paw-sitively awesome Dog, groovy Giraffe and magical Unicorn! SRP $29.99 each.


Fill-Up on Tummy Stuffers!

The best-selling Tummy Stuffers collection features furry plush pals that double as the cleverest and cuddliest clean-up containers a kid could ever love! Terrific for helping children of all ages keep their bedrooms, playrooms and even camp bunks neat and tidy, Tummy Stuffers’ mouths open wide to keep kids’ things inside – and they “eat” everything right before their eyes! The brand-new Tummy Stuffers Wild Ones line-up features six fun and funky styles, including a spotted Dalmatian and Blue Leopard, polka-dotted Bunny and Giraffe, purple and pink striped Cat, and awesome argyle Monkey! Kids and tweens can store it all in the new Tummy Stuffers Wild Ones, from clothing and toys, to blankets, books and much more! SRP $19.99 each.

And our favorite….


Uncurl HideAway Pets!

HideAway Pets are snuggable, huggable friends that snap open to play, and when it’s time for bed or a nap, they curl up and hide away – doing double duty as the perfect pillow! The adorable new assortment features six different 15” cuddly characters – kids can collect them all! – each with their own “Adventure Card” with their name and a fun fact about them. The super-soft styles include the doggone adorable Siberian Husky, positively purr-fect Persian Kitten, roarsome (but never fierce!) African Lion, warm and fuzzy Snow Monkey, very handsome Hedgehog and absolutely lovable Lop Eared Bunny. So what do kids get with a HideAway Pet? A cuddly best friend and comfy pillow all in one! SRP $19.99 each.


We received a sample of the HideAway Pets and it is just adorable! It is such a cute Siberian Husky and is so soft that it is perfect for both play and to use as a pillow!  It is just precious how these cute plush animals can also curl up..even my 10 year old son thought that was cool.

Make sure to find HideAway Pets on Facebook and Twitter, as well as JAnimals on Facebook and Twitter!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. 




You don’t want to miss this one!

Author Carole P. Roman takes on the topic of bullying head on with her newest book, “The Crew Goes Coconuts” from her “Captain No Beard” series.

There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it’s not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie’s friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.

To promote this book, Carole P. Roman is giving away a copy of her book and $50 Paypal cash. Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. ** Please carefully read the disclosure before entering.** Good luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Carole P. Roman and organized by Away We Go Media who are responsible for prize shipments. SoCal City Kids was asked to promote this giveaway and has received no compensation nor responsible for prize shipment.

This giveaway is open worldwide, however, if the winner is outside of the U.S. the book will be given in the form of a Kindle download. Winner must have an active Paypal account and will only be paid in U.S. dollars.

Winner has 48 hours to respond to an email sent to him/her with full mailing address or Kindle email and Paypal email otherwise, forfeit prize and another winner will be drawn.  Winner is drawn randomly via Rafflecopter.

Giveaway is open from 7/18/14  12AM MST through 8/2/14 12 AM MST. Worldwide.

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WILD KRATTS: SWAMP THINGS premieres this Monday on PBS KIDS!


Don’t forget to tune-in to the premiere of WILD KRATTS: SWAMP THINGS on Monday, July 21 on PBS KIDS! The one-hour special kicks off a week of new, swamp-tastic episodes set in Flordia’s Everglades and Cypress Swamp.
In the special, a pop Creature Quiz challenge question about what the differences are between a crocodile and an alligator turns into a full-blown Crocogator contest to find out why these two very similar creatures are different at all. The WILD KRATTS also go on a fact-finding adventure about mosquitos! Check your local listing for airtimes.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: PBS KIDS.