Archives for June 2, 2016

Spring Clean with Tea!


Tea is not only for drinking! Not only does it taste delicious, but it can also be used for Spring Cleaning!

I received some Choice brand Tea and tried this one out! It works great and is so simple!

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Here’s what you’ll need:
– An empty (clean) spray bottle
– 3 tea bags of black tea (English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Classic Black, Wild Forest Black would work great!)
– 1 cup of water

What to do:
1. Steep tea bags in 1 cup of water and cool.

2. Pour brewed tea into a spray bottle.

3. Spray on windows and wipe thoroughly with a paper towel or cloth.

That’s all! Now you’ve got clean windows and mirrors without using harsh chemicals.

I also love to drink their Tea! My favorite is the Wild Forest Black!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to try this out! Photo/Recipe Credit: Choice Organic Teas.

Father’s Day Gift Suggestions of the week!

June is here! Summer is approaching and Father’s Day will soon be here!

Here are some great Gift suggestions for Dad!


Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero Father’s Day Kit

Give the special man in your life Kenneth Cole’s latest fragrance kit – MANKIND Hero. Encompassing the power of fresh mountain air accord and rich woods, this luxe kit is the perfect gift for your father figure or hero. The kit includes the fragrance, after shave balm and hand and body wash. The fougere oriental fragrance contains: 

·         Top: Fresh Mountain Air Accord, Italian Lemon, Coriander Seeds

·         Mid: Plum Wood, Lavender, Clary Sage, Vanilla Infusion

·         Dry: Coumarin, Amber Woods, White Moss, Musks

Price: $80 (3.4 oz.); Available at Macy’s and

I received a sample of the MANKIND Hero fragrance and this one smells really good! 



Anthony Father’s Day Fresh Five Kit

As of last year, your Dad officially ran out of space to store another tie/tool set/coffee mug. Gift him the gift of great skin and spruce up his daily routine with Anthony’s Fresh Five Kit. Including All Purpose Facial Moisturizer (1 oz), Glycolic Facial Cleanser (1 oz), Shave Cream (1 oz), Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash (3.4 oz) and Facial Scrub (2 oz), this kit boasts every grooming product that could possibly be on dad’s wish list.

Price: $30 (a $55 value), Available May 1 on

This one is a must-have for all Dads! We received samples and it is a hit with my husband!

More info:

Anthony Sosnick, founder of Anthony Brands

Sosnick is a true leader in today’s grooming industry. He not only created the largest men’s care line, but also set the standard for grooming perfection. The rise in men’s care is undoubtedly more than just a trend, and Sosnick is determined to continue delivering the best of the best. He developed the original Anthony collection based on direct feedback on the specific concerns and needs of men… right down to their preference for oversized tubes and fragrance free-blends. Now boasting five brands under the Anthony Brands umbrella, Sosnick is the go-to for all things men’s grooming and can offer a wide array of advice from how to get the perfect shave to what gifts to give the man in your life and more. 

In his personal time, Anthony is an amateur musician and avid art collector with an impressive collection. The walls of his SoHo loft are adorned with major artists starting with the 1960’s through today, including Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, KiKi Smith, Gilbert & George, Jane Hammond, Frank Stella, Jeff Koons and Robert Mangold. 

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Dads will love this next  gift idea!

Jared Frame 3    New Hang-O picture

Hang-O-Matic is perfect for the dad who wants to be the ultimate handyman around the house, but doesn’t necessarily need/have the skills! Or maybe he does have skills but is a perfectionist! I love this one! It’s super easy to use!

This all-in-one hanging tool allows you to hang any wall decor faster than the master carpenter with his fancy tools!

Finally, A New Tool that Your Dad Won’t Already Have! 

 Hang-O-Matic ranges from $14.95-$16.99 and can be found at major retail stores such as Michael’s, Ace Hardware, The Container Store and online at Walmart, Home Depot and 

I love these next gift ideas from Trudeau!

Dads work hard for the family so its important to honor them on their special days with thoughtful gifts that are effortless and designed to make their lives a little easier. Here from Trudeau are some great ideas to help get the job done!

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Dads love Tea too!

Tea Maker     

Brew the perfect cup of tea in style with Trudeau’s Tea Maker. Featuring heat-resistant borosilicate glass, this 20oz maker allows tea lovers to visually enjoy the rich colors of their favorite teas.


The ergonomically designed handle, complete with a heat guard, protects fingers and the sturdy black base protects surfaces from heat and scratches while also acting as an insulator. Complete with a rust-free stainless steel infuser basket and saucer. MSRP $34.99.

I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean! This one really is a must-buy for anyone who loves Tea-on-the-go!

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This next one is my new favorite! I love taking it to work with me! It is so easy to use!

Tea-Riffic Tumbler 

Whether Mom and Dad need tea (or coffee), on the go or at home, the Tea-Riffic Tumbler is a handy all-in-one tumbler and steeper. A stainless steel infuser is removable and has its own pour spout separate from the drink opening. The screw-on lid is leak proof and double-wall construction reduces condensation and prevents heat transfer. BPA free and eco-friendly. $14.99.

Looking for something Dad can take in his lunch to work?


Silicone Tea Infuser With Lid

The perfect individual brew-anywhere infuser for tea enthusiasts. This whimsical silicone infuser is shaped like a strawberry and leaf. Place tea inside the strawberry-shaped infuser hooking the leaf end over the cup, cover with the lid for perfect brewing. When ready to drink, the lid becomes a handy protective saucer! MSRP $6.99.

This one is super cute and would also make a great end of the year Teacher gift!

Maybe Dad loves a home made pie! I know my husband loves Pumpkin Pie! You can also bake a cake!

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With Trudeau’s innovative silicone with integrated steel bakeware, both Mom and Dad become instant top chefs as they easily and efficiently master both sweets and savories in and out of the oven.  The Company’s unique structured steel frame design and seamless sealed silicone technologies provide the perfect baking and browning and makes treats easy to release and pans effortless to clean. No more need for a separate tray underneath.  Whether making entrees, desserts, or diet-sensitive mini meals, there is a pan for both him and her including a LoafRound and Square Cake Pan, three different sized Muffin Pans (6, 12, and mini) and a Pie Plate Pan. MSRP $24.99 to $27.99. 

Find all these great ideas and so many more at!

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Follow Trudeau on Twitter: @trudeauKitchen

Looking for some more great deals and gift ideas for Father’s Day?

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Don’t be afraid of buying some expensive gift as you can always use Argos promo codes while purchasing gifts at Argos.

If you’re still looking for great fathers day gifts, visit Gear Hungry to look at great gift guides for men today!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Father’s Day post. Photos/Press info provided courtesy of the above companies.

Burke Williams Introduces New Ayurvedic Body Treatments Experience the relaxation and restoration of Ayurveda beginning June 1


Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to introduce the ageless practice of Ayurvedic medicine into an innovative new menu of body treatments unveiling at all spa locations on June 1. Using traditional herbal blends and warm aromatheraputic essential oils, these time-honored Ayurvedic body treatments will calm the mind, balance the three doshas and create a profound sense of bliss and contentment.


The ancient yet ageless practice of Ayurvedic medicine has been in existence for over 5,000 years. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the dynamic state of balance between mind, body and environment. Burke Williams three new Ayurvedic body treatments will offer the ultimate in relaxation and restoration.


SHIRODHARA “Head-flow” – Profound – Flowing – Clarity

This deeply soothing traditional Ayurvedic treatment calms the central nervous system and integrates the mind and body to achieve a heightened state of awareness, relaxation and contentment. The treatment begins with selecting the herbal massage oil specific to the mind-body constitution, or dosha. Guests will be expertly massaged with the warm herbal oil ending with the Shirodhara, a constant and gentle stream of oil poured over the third eye to create a profound state of happiness and mental clarity.


ANANDA “Bliss” – Rhythmic – Hydrating – Vitality

Traditional Ayurvedic practice focuses on the 5 energy channels of the head, feet and hands. Ayurvedic herbs are applied to the five points followed by a nourishing, rhythmic flowing massage with heated theraputic oils. Special emphasis is placed on the Marma points, the vital energy points that move electromagnetic energy through the body. Finally the traditional Ayurvedic Balancing Bowl is used on the feet to balance the doshas and remove excess heat or energy from the body.


BALANCING BOWL ENHANCEMENT “Balance” – Realign – Uplifting – Peace

Made from three of earth’s metals, the Balancing Bowl contains specific properties to balance vital subtle energies within the body. Addressing the needs of the three doshas, silver balances Pitta, copper balances Kapha and brass balances Vata.  Performed with any of our massage treatments, this Ayurvedic enhancement will leave the guest relaxed with a profound sense of contentment.


For more information on Burke Williams Day Spas locations, services and products please visit

Credit: Burke Williams Spa.


Ultimate LED Dog Collar by Shine For Dogs is a Must-Buy!


This one is a Must-Buy!! Especially if you like to walk your dog at night!. I like that it is easy to charge the battery.All you do is plug the USB cord that is included with the collar into the collar and into a charger or computer. I usually use my computer since I use my computer more often. The light is pretty bright and I like that the collar seems quite durable and the medium size fits my dog quite well. There are 3 modes on the collar. My favorite is the first mode that randomly changes colors. It is not waterproof so not the best for days at the beach but this is a fun collar that is perfect for summer night walks!

More info:
• RECHARGEABLE via USB – cable included. Never buy batteries again!
• ULTRA BRIGHT – high output LED and 2 x fiber optic strips making the collar comfortable for your pet to wear.
• ENJOY ENDLESS hours of walk time – up to 10 hours of light per charge, simply recharge for just 30 min
• DURABLE + WEATHER RESISTANT – our products use fiber optics, not WIRE LED (that breaks when bent), insulated system withstands weather and splash proof.
• 3 MODES: Continuous ON, Rapid Flashing, Stead Flasing
• HELPS SHELTER DOGS – profits from sales are donated to dogs in shelters and rescues.


You can purchase on

Self Disclosure: I received this product either free or heavily discounted in exchange for an unbiased review.

Linda Cadose Giveaway! Starts June 2nd!

Author Linda Cadose’s $150 Paypal & Ebook Giveaway

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J.A. Gerber
Don’t miss this Giveaway! It is open to all readers worldwide!

Author Linda Cadose previously wrote two middle-grade adventure books but has now switched genres to paranormal books for adults. Introducing, Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs, written in collaboration with J.A. Gerber and M.M. Hudson, this book follows Lynne and Jason and a house full of ghost.

About the book:
In some towns, the past is easily forgotten. Not in Wellfleet Bluffs. Lynne and Jason buy their dream house online and quickly move to the quaint little town. After unexplained events send them looking for answers, will they become a forgotten part of history or will they find the answers and help the ghosts of the past find peace?

PURCHASE On Kindle or Free on Kindle Unlimited

Paperback coming soon!

Linda Cadose would like to present this book to the world at large by generously offering a giveaway for $150 Paypal and a Kindle copy of the book for one lucky winner. Simply enter in the Giveaway Tools below.

About the author:
2013 Summer Pinnacle Book Award winner, Linda Cadose enjoys weaving fantasy and truth, creating tales filled with mystery and mayhem. She is a retired respiratory therapist with over 40 years in the field. She resides in Carver, MA.

This giveaway is sponsored by author Linda Cadose who is responsible for prize distribution.. SoCalCityKids was asked to promote this giveaway is not responsible for prize shipment nor received any compensation for this post. The prize is $150 Paypal and the ebook, Tortured Souls: The House On Wellfleet Bluffs. The giveaway begins 6/2/16 at 1 AM and ends 6/17/16 at 11:59 PM, open Worldwide. You must be at 18+ to enter. You MUST have an active Paypal account and Kindle account for payment. No other payment options will be available and paid only in U.S. dollars. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be randomly selected via Giveaway Tools. The winner has 48 hours to respond to an email sent to them or forfeit their prize of which an alternate winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google or any other social media outlet.