Archives for March 11, 2016

Serenity Acres’ happy, honest homemade fresh goat’s milk soaps are bars of “happy soaps from happy goats.”


Serenity Acres Farm creates an environment to keep their goats happy and excited to be milked every day.

These soaps are lovingly crafted with fresh goat’s milk in every bar, free of chemicals, artificial dyes, preservatives or alcohols.

Serenity Acres Farm founder Julia Shewchuk, with the loving support of her husband Wayne, has herded into her soap the gentle, known benefits of nutrient-rich goat’s milk, simply mixed with premium essential oils that leaves skin feeling clean and soft. Goat’s milk’s ph balance is so close to our own skin that the soaps moisturize without stripping away essential oils.

The farm is Animal Welfare Approved Certified and is committed to making the best goat’s milk soap on the market. They do their best to reduce their “hoofprint on Earth.” Packaging is eco-responsible using recycled content, soy inks and no glues or plastics.

I received samples of the soaps and I truly am impressed! They have such a great scent and leave your skin feeling soft and not dried out! I even had my son try them out and it did not dry his skin out. He seems to have dry skin and so sometimes we have to be careful with  bar soaps. I love that there are no artificial dyes and chemicals! These really are something to check out!

To keep up with the Goats, follow them on social media & and if you’d like to get to know them better visit or better yet, schedule a tour.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received.

Official PJ Masks Website Launches!

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The colorful, engaging new website extends all the fun and adventure from the popular animated TV series, airing on Disney Junior’s Disney Channel block, with an array of interactive sections, including:


  • “Meet” – THE online destination for young fans to discover all they want to know about our three PJ Masks heroes and their vehicles! Baddies coming soon!
  • “Make” – A collection of PJ Masks coloring pages and activity sheets that help bring out the inner “superhero” of little ones – inspired by their favorite PJ Masks heroes!
  • “Watch” – A selection of action-packed PJ Masks videos and clips from the show!


Special PJ Masks online games and a dedicated parents section are also set to launch this spring!


Produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, along with Disney Junior and France 5, PJ Masks is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s popular picture book series “Les Pyjamasques.” By day, 6-year-olds Connor, Amaya and Greg go to school like kids everywhere. But when they put on their pajamas and activate their animal amulets, the crime-fighters magically transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos and become the PJ Masks: Catboy, super-fast and agile; Gekko, super strong and able to scale walls; and Owlette, with the power to fly and see great distances. In each episode, the three heroes embark on exciting adventures and work together to solve mysteries and learn valuable lessons along the way.


We encourage you and your little superheroes to check out the brand-new site together and help spread the word to fans all across the country about all the fun that’s in store for them, too! You can also get the latest PJ Masks news on Facebook and Twitter.


In any of your posts, please use the hashtag: #PJMasks!  And don’t forget to tune-in to PJ Masks on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior block!


It’s time to be a hero!

Credit: Disney Junior.

Freshpet kicks off #FreshpetMadeMe contest to highlight the crazy things pets will do for fresh food Freshpet® is Changing Lives (Both Human and Pet)


Freshpet, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRPT), maker of fresh, refrigerated and dry pet food in Bethlehem, PA, announces the launch of their #FreshpetMadeMe interactive contest. The contest asks pet parents to share their downright wacky, absolutely brilliant or awe-inspiring things their pets do because they are eating a Freshpet diet. Whether your dog is a dancing machine or your cat is a refrigerator stalker, share your photo or video with Freshpet and you just might be the next Freshpet Internet star! Freshpet serves millions of meals, has thousands of families brightened by happier and healthier pets, and receives thousands of heartfelt letters from those families who have seen their pets’ lives changed for the better. Now, Freshpet’s new contest allows happy Freshpet families show us what their pets can do and will do for fresh food.


Freshpet has seen massive success with their online viral videos, from the “Apparently Kid’s First Commercial” to their most recent take on “Santa’s Workshop.” The fun and entertaining videos co-created with Shareability have seen more than 50MM+ views in total. Freshpet wants to keep the momentum going by offering one Freshpet fan a role in their next YouTube hit. So grab your phone or camera and capture your pet in the act of doing whatever it is they love to do!


#FreshpetMadeMe prizes include:


  • One Grand Prize winner will receive a role in a Freshpet online video, flight and hotel accommodations to the shoot location, plus a custom refrigerator filled with Freshpet food and treats
  • Five runners up winners will receive a #FreshpetMadeMe gift pack
  • The first 50 entries will receive a Freshpet coupon, so act fast!


“It’s amazing to think our videos have been shared all over the world. People really seem to enjoy and connect with them,” says Katie Tyson, Freshpet Digital Marketing Manager. “In the past, we’ve included shelter pets in our videos, but this time we are excited to bring in some of our real fans. We so greatly appreciate all of the support and positive stories they’ve shared with us over the years.”


To enter the #FreshpetMadeMe contest simply post a photo or video using the hashtag #FreshpetMadeMe on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or upload your entry via the contest landing page by April 1, 2016.


About Freshpet

Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to improve the lives of dogs and cats everywhere through the power of fresh, natural food.  Packed with vitamins and proteins, Freshpet foods offer fresh meats, poultry, and vegetables farmed locally. The Freshpet Kitchens then thoughtfully prepare these natural ingredients and everyday essentials, cooking them in small batches at lower temperatures to preserve key nutrients. That way, your pet gets the best. Freshpet refrigerated foods and treats are kept cool from the moment they are made until they arrive at Freshpet refrigerators in your local market


Freshpet foods are available in select mass, grocery, natural food, club, and pet specialty retailers across the United States and Canada. From the care Freshpet takes to source their ingredients and make their food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way they like to run their business.  To learn more, visit


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Credit: Freshpet. No compensation was received to post and this contest is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids.

Here comes the rain! Time to play indoor games! Our New Favorite is TIC STAC TOE!


The rain is here again in Southern California! That means it is time to bring out the inside games and it’s always great to find a game that isn’t a video game. My son is getting older so finding a game that he will play and enjoy is not always an easy task! But   TIC STAC TOE is a refreshing twist on the classic Tic Tac Toe game.  I love that it takes the concept and makes it so much more fun by expanding the board to four in a row and adding a third dimension to the game play. The result is a game that is familiar and simple, but quickly escalates into an intense match of wits demanding focus and careful planning as the pieces stack up.

I have to admit this isn’t super easy! I have yet to win against my son. He seems to be great at the whole concept of stacking to win! I highly recommend this one for family fun! Best for ages 8+.

TIC STAC TOE has won The Creative Child Award, The Tillywig Toy Award, The Parents’ Choice Award and the hearts and minds of millions!  It is available at Toys-R-Us, Walmart and other fine retailers.

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