Archives for September 11, 2015


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Guests enjoy previous Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Sunset Safari evenings


Sunset Safari, an exclusive after-hours party hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) for SAFARI SOCIETY donors takes place on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6 to 9 pm, at the L.A. Zoo.  One of many SAFARI SOCIETY benefits, the evening features an enchanting after-hours, stroll through Zoo grounds offering views of exotic animals and unique experiences such as keeper talks which highlight Sumatran tigers, orangutans and more.  Guests will engage through special wildlife feedings, a petting zoo, wildlife education stations and up-close visits with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents.  Also included are a buffet dinner, drinks, live music, a photo booth, a cooking demonstration and rides on the extraordinary Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel.


The SAFARI SOCIETY, open to the public, is GLAZA’s premier upper-level giving society for individuals who share a deep appreciation for wildlife, concern for animal welfare and for the preservation of biodiversity and natural habitats worldwide.  With giving levels ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 annually, donors receive exclusive access to wildlife and wildlife experts, behind-the-scenes experiences, fees discounted on private events in uniquely stunning locations and many other benefits.


SAFARI SOCIETY is the pinnacle among donor and membership programs presented by the private, nonprofitGreater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), founded in 1963, which funds plant and animal exhibits, species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.  GLAZA also builds and invests endowment funds and funds/operates seven essential departments on behalf of the L.A. Zoo: development, marketing, special events publications, membership, volunteers, and oversight of the food and retail concessions.  There are 60,000 member households in GLAZA representing more than 240,000 adults and children, one of the largest membership bases of a cultural organization in Los Angeles.  GLAZA additionally boasts a volunteer corps of more than 800 individuals.


For information about the SAFARI SOCIETY, please contact Nancy Simerly at 323 644-4717 or nsimerly@lazoo.org

Credit: Los Angeles Zoo.

September is Baby Safety Month—Car Seat Safety 101 Helpful Tips from Diono!


Did you know that according to the CDC motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States?

From pregnancy, birth, back-to-school, and beyond, September is an especially busy time of year for parents. And when your mind is spinning from the amount of after-school activities and carpooling that needs to be done, taking some extra time to make sure your newborn or toddler is safe while on the road may be a necessity.

What better time to ensure our kids are safe than during September’s Baby Safety Month. With the above infographic from Diono, you help can ensure your child’s safety is your top priority.

I also received a Car Seat from our friends at Diono! The Diono Monterey Expandable Booster and I highly recommend it! It is polyester and fits children 40-120 pounds. What I like about this one is that it is designed for the growing child. It expands in both height and width.

Additional Info:

  • LATCH system for secure installation (LATCH use not required)
  • Angled, reinforced seat bottom prevents submarining
  • Longer seat bottom for proper leg support with cushioned comfort
  • 2 recline positions for comfort and to fit all vehicle seat shapes
  • Retractable cup holders are extra deep to keep drinks upright
  • Packs flat for travel and storage
  • 1 year warranty



Check out Diono for more information.

Self Disclosure: I received a free product sample to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.

Zubels has Football Dolls and Cheerleaders and they are just adorable! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Zubels is gearing up for the football season – Our nations most popular pastime ! They offer a 12″ and 7″(rattles) in a football player and cheerleader. Also we offer a 5″ knit football,a football sweater and football knit hat.  I received a really cute Cheerleader Rattle and a Football player Doll and I have to say I am pretty impressed! They are just too cute for words! I love the quality and they are soft and there are no rough parts so very safe for little ones! The 7″ Zubels cheerleader rattle is my favorite! The 7″ ones that are available are the rattles and the bigger ones 12″ are dolls. One thing that I really like is how detailed and brightly colored they both are.  You can find the entire football collection on their website at Since Zubels owns its own factories the prices are better than all other products that are similar. Our readers have also received a Promotion code: BL15 for 15% off any order.

We have teamed up for a fun Football Giveaway with Zubels! To enter you must like them on the social media (links are below!) The winner will win a 7″ Zubels football player rattle or cheerleader. Deadline to enter is September 16th, 2015 at noon PST so hurry!  One winner will randomly be selected via





Also register with Zubels at to hear about offers and giveaways.  Goodluck!

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this review and giveaway. No other compensation was received to post.

60-inch American Flag Windsock is a Must-Buy! by Zcutt Home Goods and found on


I love this item! Although I know it says the size in the is bigger than I expected it to be. It’s almost as tall as I am! It really livens up our porch and I like that it seems durable and seems like it will not fall apart. I also like that it includes the hanging clip. It is easy to hang and I love to see it swaying in the breeze even though my puppy likes to bark at it. I highly recommend!

More info:

Made of high-quality polyester with a brass inglefield clip
-Weather and fade resistant–long lasting sharp vivid colors

Find it on

Self Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for an unbiased review.