Archives for March 6, 2015

INSTACANDI makes a great gift!


Looking for a gift to show someone you care? Maybe you want to tell your child “Way to go!” I imagine they like candy. I know my son does! I recently found out about a website called INSTACANDI and it is a great way to send someone special candy. I like how simple it is to order on their website. You simply go to their website and think of who you want to send a special bag of candy to. In my case, I sent it to my son. Then you select a package and I love that you can also include a message. It’s easy, fun and shipping is really quick too! I really like that it arrived in a colorful padded envelope so the candy did not arrive all squashed or broken. I also like that there is a variety of different candy from Reese’s peanut butter cups to Sour candies. The INSTACANDI is in a nice clear package and even included confetti! Now, how cool is that?! It’s affordable too at $9.99 per package including shipping.  Perfect for any occasion and especially holidays!

Check them out at

Self Disclosure: I received a free candy package to facilitate this review and compensation. Any opinions expressed are my own.

ScarAway® Silicone Daily Discs are a Must-Buy!


Are you looking  for a child-safe, over-the-counter, at-home treatments that parents can use on a daily basis to minimize the appearance of red, raised scars as soon as a wound has healed? ScarAway is the perfect solution!

Even the smallest scars are noticeable, especially when they’re yours.  Now these unwelcome reminders of mole removal, biopsies, acne, injuries, burns and surgery (among other causes), are easier than ever to shrink, flatten, and fade.  New ScarAway® Silicone Daily Discs use an advanced patented silicone technology in a petite, round format that is perfect for smaller scars, super-easy to apply, and are virtually invisible.

They are really simple to use! I received samples and was impressed with how well they actually work. I really like how thin they are and that they are Doctor recommended. A Must-Have for the Medicine Cabinet! They are great for both adults and children.

More info:

  • An effective, at-home, non-prescription way to treat and prevent the formation of small, abnormal scars, including hypertrophic (red and raised) and keloid scars.
  • Professional grade silicone discs use advanced silicone technology, previously available only through hospitals, burn centers and plastic surgery offices
  • Disposable clear, matte discs measure 1.375” and are perfect for scars one inch or less in diameter
  • Delivers slight pressure directly to the scar and mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing the scar’s appearance and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color
  • Specialized, ultra-thin material provides a unique combination of flexibility, durability and adhesiveness
  • Convenient once daily application and low profile is ideal for optimal comfort and protection, day or night, even under clothing
  • Scars may feel softer in just a few days, with visible results seen in as little as 4-8 weeks. Individual results will vary
  • Doctor recommended; numerous clinical studies support the safety and efficacy of silicone sheeting for the reduction and prevention of scars
  • Suggested retail: $24.99 for a box of 30 Daily Discs
  • ScarAway Daily Discs are available at Walgreens, Harmon, and other fine retailers
  • From Suwanee, Georgia-based Enaltus, LLC, 


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit and additional info provided by ScarAway.

Gerbs in the House: Jaida’s Here by Bailey J Thompson & Heather Cook


Looking for a wonderful children’s book about love, loss, life and transformation? Gerbs In The House: Jaida’s Here is the book for you! Be Courageous. Laugh. Embrace Your Uniqueness. Spread Joy. This is the story about Jaida; a friendly little caterpillar with a powerful message. A surprise visit to Mocha and Petri’s dollhouse leads the three to an everlasting friendship. Each day is filled with a new memory, until the day that Jaida stops coming to visit. As Mocha and Petri begin to accept the loss of their friend, they soon learn that Jaida’s greatest lesson has yet to come. Gerbs in the House: Jaida’s Here is a friendly children’s story about love, life, loss and transformation, inspired by Jaida Cumberland. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Jaida’s Challenge.

I read this book and just love the characters and the positive lessons to be learned. Great for children of all ages.


To find out more and purchase, click here.

Self Disclosure: I did not receive compensation to feature. I did receive a digital version of the book for review purposes. Photo Credit: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing.




DUNKIN’ DONUTS Celebrates Opening Of First Inland Empire Restaurant On March 10 Special Giveaway Opportunity!


Upland restaurant guests to enjoy free medium hot or iced coffee offer, ribbon cutting ceremony and opening day giveaways!

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is bringing its first Inland Empire location to the residents of Upland. Located at 352 South Mountain Avenue, the restaurant will open at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, and attendees will enjoy a free medium hot or iced coffee promotion for the first 24 hours. This new location will provide Inland Empire residents with Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic offerings from freshly brewed coffee to delicious baked goods.


As part of the opening day festivities, the first 100 people in line will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts tote bag filled with special items and the first person in both the walk-in and drive-thru lines will be rewarded with free coffee for one year. In true Dunkin’ Donuts fashion, guests will be greeted with free passed samples, photo opportunities with adored brand mascot, Cuppy, and special giveaways throughout the day.


“We’re very proud to commemorate our first 2015 California opening with the introduction of our Upland restaurant,” said Monica Apodaca, Senior Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin’ Brands. “We’re confident that this new location will be the Inland Empire’s go-to destination for coffee, lattes, frozen beverages, sandwiches and baked goods.”


Local city dignitaries will be in attendance to commence the ceremonial grand opening ribbon cutting and welcome Dunkin’ Donuts to the neighborhood. The opening ceremony will also include a check presentation to Steven’s Hope for Children, a local non-profit organization that helps families of seriously ill or injured children by providing assistance to lessen the burden of the families. In alignment with Dunkin’ Donuts’ goal to support children’s health in America’s communities, the restaurant will donate $1,000 to further the organization’s local efforts.


The Upland franchise will be operated by new franchisee, Batter Boys, Inc., owned by Southern California residents Jeff Shady and Jordon DiBiase. The pair has plans to develop seven additional standalone restaurants in the North Inland Empire.


“We have had the chance to witness the outpouring of enthusiasm surrounding the recent Dunkin’ Donuts openings in Southern California, and we feel privileged to bring the same excitement to the residents of Upland,” said Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Jeff Shady. “We believe Dunkin’ Donuts will soon become a staple in the Inland Empire community because of its commitment to fast and friendly service while providing guests with high-quality food and beverages day in and day out.”

Hot and Iced Coffee

We have teamed up with Dunkin’ Donuts for a special giveaway in celebration of the New Upland Restaurant!  The winner will win a $25 gift card to use at Dunkin’ Donuts! I just love their coffee!! To enter leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing to order at Dunkin’ Donuts! Deadline to enter is March 12th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Stay tuned! I will be reviewing Dunkin’ Donuts soon!

Box of Donuts

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit or follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for real time updates.


About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 36 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

Self Disclosure: I will be receiving a Gift Card to facilitate a future review and Gift Card will be issued to one winner of the giveaway. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: Dunkin’ Donuts.