Archives for May 4, 2016

The Shutterfly FavePix App is a Must-Try App! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for a fun way to save those photos on Instagram? FavePix by Shutterfly is just the app for you!

FavePix is an iPhone app by Shutterfly that enables you can create photo books from your Instagram photos.  For just $19.99, you get a 6×6 hardcover photo book and a bamboo stand. Shipping is free. Now, how cool is that!?

What impresses me the most is how simple it is to use this app!

It is so easy: Create your book in 3 ways from Instagram.

1.       Select your favorites.

2.       Gather by hashtags

3.       Let Shutterfly choose your best.

It’s super quick: Create a photo book in 5 minutes or less! It only took me a few minutes!

It really can’t get any easier than this!

So go here to download the free app!


We have teamed up for a Giveaway with our friends at Shutterfly! One winner will receive a FREE Favepix photo book (including shipping). (*Must be ordered by 5/15/16) To enter, leave a comment below telling us which Instagram photo you would definitely include in your photo book. Would it be a pet or your children or a special place? Deadline to enter is May 8th, 2016 noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via U.S. residents only please. SoCal City Kids will select the winner and send the winning code for the winner to use.


Self Disclosure: I received a free promo code to try this app out for myself and order a photo book. I also received a promo code to give to the winner.I also received compensation as this is a sponsored post and I participated in a Blogger Campaign. Photo Credit: Shutterfly. 


Whole Foods Market is the place to go for gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day! Mother's Day Giveaway Opportunity!

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Are you still shopping for Mother’s Day gifts? Whole Foods Market is the place to find some really wonderful gifts! 

Whole Trade flowers are a really beautiful gift idea! Buy mom flowers that support farm workers and help build schools and clinics. Whole Trade® flower purchases helped open a school in Facatativá, Colombia for children of farmworkers. It’s a beautiful thing.

Roses are quite affordable too! I do honestly think that some places raise the prices for Mother’s Day but these ones are $20/dozen!

Download the Whole Foods Market app to get a coupon for $5 off a dozen Whole Trade roses! Valid 5/4-8:

Do you want something really  special for mom? Ask in-store floral specialists about a custom floral arrangement!

Another great gift idea are Rosé wines!


Pair a bouquet of roses with a bottle of rosé for mom! Rediscover the beauty of rosé, at the intersection of complexity and approachability. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a selection of carefully curated rosé wines for less than $20.

Local picks:

§  Domaine Turenne Provence Camille ($14.99, 750 Ml.) – From the heart of Provence, Camille is organically grown, hand picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Salmon in color displaying aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, red currants with a solid backbone and a vein of minerality.

§  Summer Water Santa Barbara County Rosé ($17.99, 750 Ml.) – Summer in a bottle? Indeed. The light floral and strawberry bouquet makes for a wonderful transition into its flavor profile: strawberries with hints of pears and peaches, and a striking minerality. The label is quite pretty too!

§  Domaine de la Solitude Rose Cotes du Rhone ($16.99, 750 Ml.) – This rosé has a bright pastel pink color with an intense nose of tart red berries and exotic white fruits with citrus highlights. It will be perfect for any of your parties this summer.

o   Presto Sparkling Cuvée – Canned wine is one of the top wine trends for 2016, offering a convenient, lightweight and recyclable option for outdoor enthusiasts and wine lovers alike. Whole Foods Market introduces the popular Presto prosecco in a convenient 4-pack of cans for just $12.99. This sparkling cuvée offers crisp green apple and tropical notes, lively effervescence and a touch of richness on the finish. Learn more here.


And, now for my favorite gift idea from Whole Foods Market!

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DIY Whole Body gifts

o   Pamper mom with body care that empowers women. Fair-trade Alaffia GoodSoap bars 3/$6. http: //

o   Help mom relax with a DIY bath bomb gift.

Other ideas for a DIY body care gift basket- 25% off cosmetics and nail color 5/6-5/8.

Check out these great DIY videos from our friends at Whole Foods Market:  Check them out  here and here.

We have teamed up for a special Mother’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win a $50 Gift Card to Whole Foods Market! Deadline to enter is May 5th, 2016 noon PST and winner will be notified early May 6th, 2016 so you can go to Whole Foods Market to shop for Mother’s Day gifts! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which gift idea you would like best!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Socal City Kids will select the winner and Whole Foods Market will send an egift card to the winner!

Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub by Valentia Skin Care is a Beauty-Must-Have!


VALENTIA’S ETERNAL YOUTH EXFOLIATING SCRUB seems to be more than an ordinary scrub. I really like how my skin feels after I use it!  It is rich in natural ingredients that provides hydration and rejuvenates your skin to help keep your face looking young and radiant.  I know that my skin feels more hydrated after I use it!

I like that there are natural ingredients such as All natural Butters and Aloe Vera. There are also nourishing vitamins such as A, B1, B2, D & E.

I love how my skin feels refreshed and brighter after using and I have only been using it for a couple of weeks. I use it twice a week and so far very happy with this product. It also has a pleasant fragrance.

More info about Valentia:
Valentia believes in the power of nature and therefore we proudly treat nature with the utmost respect and care. Inside every Valentia product you will find ingredients that are organic, natural, toxin and paraben­free, made using sustainable energy, vegan friendly, animal cruelty free, and made in the USA.

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Self Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an unbiased review. Top photo Credit: Valentia.

Bokos are a great gift suggestion for Mom this Mother’s Day!


Looking for another great gift suggestion for Mom this Mother’s Day?

With so many sandals on the market Bokos will soon become your new favorite! These ultra-durable, easy to clean, anti-slip sandals that come in a variety of colors and sizes for men and women are perfect for wearing after a workout, around the pool, on the boat, on the beach and around the campsite. Bokos are constructed using non-porous rubber material, which helps block out dirt and keep your sandals clean. This material also helps eliminate odor and keep your Bokos smelling fresh, even when you’re not! $18;


I received a  pair of these and I love them! They are comfortable and perfect for beach and days by the pool! Those days are alreay here in Southern California and Summer is also almost here! 

Self Disclosure: I received a free product to facilitate this gift guide suggestion. Photo Credit: Bokos.


Melitta Coffee is a Must-Have this Mother’s Day! Mother's Day Giveaway!


One of my favorite things about waking up in the morning is my morning coffee! I just have to have one cup and I love flavored coffee! This Mother’s Day Melitta coffee would make a great gift! They have such a great  variety! My favorites are the Caramel Macchiato and the Parisian Vanilla from the Cafe De Europa collection. Both taste so good!

Melitta also has a wide range of products such as Pour Over Coffee Makers that would make a great Mother’s Day Gift!

Porcelain 6-Cup Pour-Over Coffeemaker

The Melitta Porcelain Carafe Brewing Set is one of my favorites! It is pretty and elegant and easy to use! You simply place the cone on top of the carafe, pop in the Melitta #$ filter, add your favorite Melitta coffee and add boiling water slowly. I just love this for when we have company. It would truly make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

For more information, check out the website!

More info:

  • Carafe holds 6 cups of hot coffee.
  • Includes: Porcelain Carafe and top, porcelain brewing cone, and a start up supply of Melitta #4 cone filters.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Product Dimensions: 7” W – 5.75” D – 10” H

We have teamed up for a Mother’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win two bags of Melitta flavored cofee from the Cafe De Europa collection: Hazlenut Creme Brulee and the Parisian Vanilla. To enter leave a comment below telling us which flavor you would love to try! Deadline to enter is May 7th, 2016 at noon PST. Winner will be selected by and notified on Mother’s Day (May 8th, 2016).

Self Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate this Mother’s Day post/giveaway. Winner will be selected by SoCal City Kids and SoCal City Kids will ship the product to the winner. U.S. Residents only.



Have a Baby? bloom Baby Wipes are a must-buy!

bloom BABY Sensitive Wipes

Do you have a baby in the house? bloom baby wipes are a real necessity!

I don’t have a baby in the house but had a friend try these out and they are her new favorite baby wipes! She loves that they are made from 100 percent HydroPure Water and are great for her babies sensitive skin!

More info:

At bloom Baby, we believe less is more, simple is good and that there’s a sweet spot where nature and responsible science can come together to create products that are safer for baby and also make life easier for parents. At a price point that is actually attainable.
Made from 100 percent HydroPure water sourced from a 6,000-year-old Canadian glacier, bloom BABY Sensitive Wipes are plant-enriched, biodegradable and non-abrasive toward baby skin. The wipes are gentle and protective as they contain 98 percent natural ingredients and are free from harmful ingredients. Especially great for babes prone to rashes, acne and eczema.
bloom BABY Sensitive Wipes are currently available a Target.
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: bloom Baby.