Archives for April 23, 2018

Mother’s Day Shopping by Personality – from zulily! I love all of these great gift suggestions!

Looking for some affordable gift ideas for the special Moms this Mother’s Day? Zulily has you covered and you can find great gift suggestions that are perfect for their personality!

Let zulily help you discover personal & unique gifts for all types of moms this Mother’s Day! Shopping super last minute? Look for the yellow rocket icon for items that ship in 2 days, or you can exclusively shop our Ready to Ship page!  Whether you’re spending $5 or $50, zulily launches thousands of products daily that are sure to surprise & delight.


In fact, Zulily compiled a variety of personality profiles below to make gift shopping simple & fun, while still feeling tailored to all the special women in your life:

·         The Makeup Maven – from fragrances, to bath bombs to must-have makeup brands, she’ll beautiful inside & out…

·         The Social Butterfly – Does she love to get out of the house and experience new things? Check out our daily selection of tickets to live shows, sporting events and concerts!

·         The Style Icon – From trendy tops to must-have staples, we’ve got her covered…

·         The Trendsetter – Launching dozens of new brands daily, she’ll stay ahead of the trends with our unique zulily debuts!

·         The Fur Baby Fanatic – Fur baby moms count! Get something quirky to help bond with their animal companion…

·         The Adventure Seeker – Whether she’s hiking through the woods or just camping in the backyard, we’ve got the basics and the bizarre to help her outdoor explorations…

·         The “Fixer Upper” Fan – Is a mom in your life longing to be the next Joanna Gaines? She’ll love our diverse selection of home décor finds…from contemporary to farmhouse, we’ve got it all!

·         The Chef – Whether she’s Julia Child or just making a fun mess, we’ve got essentials to extraordinary when it comes to kitchen & cookware!

·         The DIY Queen – Crafty, clever and creative? Check out our hundreds of DIY kits and personalized items to make your gift truly unique. 

·         The New Mom – Is there a woman in your life about to celebrate their first Mother’s Day? Make it extra special with a gift for her, or baby.

I checked out a few of these and I just love the great ideas! Check them out!


Self Disclosure: Some form of compensation may have been received to post but I am personally a big fan of Zulily. Image and information were also provided. 

Lolleez, organic throat soothing lollipops are great for when you have a cold!


When it came to sore throats, mom of four and health coach, Melissa Evans couldn’t find anything to “eez” her kids’ throats or her mind. Thus, the idea for Lolleez was born. Lolleez are organic, worry-free, throat soothing lollipops for kids, that offer a simple solution to a simple problem.

I had the opportunity to try Lolleez and they are a hit with my family! I like that they are also great for when you have allergies! They are also available in three delicious flavors that both kids and adults will love! Flavors available are Watermelon, Orange, Strawberry and my favorite: Mango! After surveying hundreds of kids, Lolleez™ founders determined that traditional flavors like cherry and grape have a negative association that is tied to medicines. Another great thing is the shape! Lolleez are flat and on a stick versus a round ball, which is a potential choking hazard.

You may be thinking “What else makes Lolleez different?” Lolleez are made from USDA Certified Organic ingredients and ingredients you can pronounce and understand, like natural fruit pectin and organic honey. They are also Non-GMO as well as gluten, dairy and nut free.

Lolleez is available at Target stores nationwide this April and just in time for allergy season!  Lolleez come in packs of 15 pops: Watermelon, Strawberry, Orange Mango and a Variety Pack for a suggested retail price of $6.99. For more information about Lolleez, please visit “Like” them on and follow them on Instagram @Lolleez_Pops.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to post. Images were also provided. 


The 2nd Annual Lollipop Superhero Walk Sunday, April 29th Pan Pacific Park Benefitting Lollipop Theater Network Bringing Movies and Entertainment to Hospitalized Children! Giveaway Opportunity!


Put on your capes and #beasuperhero for the day while walking to raise awareness and funding for Lollipop Theater Network’s in-hospital programs that provide pediatric patients and their family members with a fun escape from their daily reality. This year LOLLIPOP has partnered with the Costume Designers Guild, pairing designers to create personalized costumes for eight of our very special patients— the ultimate superheroes!

WHEN:    Sunday, April 29th        WHERE:     Pan Pacific Park  @7600 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

  Walk Starts: 9:00 AM

We have teamed up and have 8 registration entries to give away! To enter, leave a comment below telling your favorite Superhero (or your child’s) and why! We figure you may want to walk with a friend or family member so there will be 4 winners (each will receive two entries!) Deadline to enter is April 26th, 2018 at noon PST. 

Supporting the Cause

LOLLIPOP’s mission is to bring joy into hospitals around the country through the magic of movies and music. Bringing movies currently available only in theaters, provides a moment of escape for the pediatric patients whose illness prevents them from going to the cinema and from just being a kid. We create excitement and diversion from the illness and daily medical treatments these children must face by rolling out the “red carpet,” handing out movie tickets and fun gifts, and having actors from the film visit whenever possible!

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The 6 Big Secrets to a Happy Childhood

Moms and dads everywhere will want to make sure their children had a better childhood than they did – even if they had a fantastic upbringing and wonderful parents. If you want to provide your son or daughter with the best life possible, read the six big secrets to a happy childhood.

  1. Find the Right Nursery

Nursery will gradually ease your child into education, and it can potentially shape future interactions with adults and children alike. It’s therefore essential to select an environment that allows your child to learn, while helping them to develop their social skills, make new friends, and have a little fun. This will ensure your children are happy to leave your side every day to both play and learn. Find a nursery that will support your child’s happiness, as well as their academic, emotional, and personal development, such as the outstanding North Bridge House Nursery.

  1. Choose the Best School

Of course, your children will need to attend school once nursery ends. Sadly, a negative experience can live with a child forever. Similar to nursery, you must thoroughly research the schools in your neighborhood to select the best option for your son or daughter’s happiness and education. So, read articles online, explore the facilities, and ask your friends and family members about a school’s reputation before you enroll your child.

  1. Make Time for Fun

Children often want nothing more than to spend some quality time with their family. When they’re not at school or doing their homework, you should set some time aside to have a little fun by playing with your kids. Even ten minutes each day could be enough to make your child feel loved and secure within the home, so they’ll never question your love as they grow older.

  1. Nudge Your Kids to Follow Their Dreams

If a child believes their parent has 100% confidence in their ability, they will be certain they can accomplish any goal. If your child has a dream, you should encourage them to follow their dreams, no matter how difficult it might be to attain. Never use the word “can’t” because it will allow self-doubt to set in. Your faith in their ability can make your child become a happier, more confident individual.

  1. Set Rules for Children to Follow

Children crave structure, but they’ll always attempt to bend the rules just for fun. It ultimately makes kids feel more secure in their life, which can improve their personal happiness. If you took all the rules away, your children would feel less loved and secure. So, set rules every family member must follow, which will add structure and safety to their everyday life.

  1. Get Your Kids Moving

Overweight or obese children often suffer from low self-esteem and, as a result, are more likely to experience depression at a young age. In addition to impacting their happiness, the excess weight can also negatively affect their health. If you want your child to enjoy a healthy, happy childhood, you must encourage your child to get off the couch and embrace physical activity, such as dancing, running, or playing sports, which should be in conjunction with a healthy diet. Not only will exercise help them to drop many pounds, but it will allow the brain to release endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals that can make a child feel happier.

Yogurtland Celebrates Spring with Three New Handcrafted Flavors and they are delicious! New Flavors Include Sea Salt Caramel Soft Serve, Hibiscus Pear Tart Frozen Yogurt and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt

The ever-popular, industry leader Yogurtland is springing into this season with three new scratch-made flavors that are sure to fulfill all dessert cravings. Beginning April 2, and available for a limited time, Sea Salt Caramel Soft Serve, Hibiscus Pear Tart and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake will join the lineup of delicious treat offerings at Yogurtland.

A scrumptious, creamy indulgence, the new Sea Salt Caramel Soft Serve combines real caramel with sea salt for the ideal balance of sweet and salty.

Yogurtland’s Hibiscus Pear Tart brings together the delicate flavor notes of hibiscus with the mouth-watering taste of fresh pear, creating a flavor that will leave all taste buds satisfied.

Taking Yogurtland’s fan-favorite cheesecake to new heights, the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake froyo combines real white chocolate with the fruity flavor palette of raspberries. Combined in a creamy cheesecake base, this froyo flavor offers fans next-level flavor in every bite.

I had the opportunity to visit our local Yogurtland over the past weekend, and my son and I really like the New Sea Salt Caramel! I am also a fan of the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Froyo!

Yogurtland’s flavorologists are continually creating craveable flavors that keep fans loving their frozen dessert experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy, and by controlling the frozen yogurt making process, the company can deliver the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for millions of fans.

Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that does not contain antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.

Presently Yogurtland has more than 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Guam, Korea, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. Flavors are always subject to creative change and popular demand. For more information, visit or


Look for the newest flavors at a Yogurtland near you!

Self Disclosure: I received a media-comped visit to post. Information was also provided. The image is my own.