Archives for May 1, 2018

Keep It Hot On May 5th – CINCO DE MAYO! Say Ole to the Perfect Chicken Gumbo Original Soupman Launches Seasonal Favorites!

The Original Soupman, the makers of the best-tasting soup in the world, is throwing a festive soup-parade in honor of Cinco de Mayo with a special batch of Chicken Gumbo soup. Now, no matter where you live in the U.S. you can start the party early and have Cinco de Mayo come to you by simply ordering it online at Order online  during the week of Cinco de Mayo, which is May 5th for special discounts.

Cinco de Mayo is considered the top day around the globe to celebrate Mexico and its rich history. The Original Soupman wants you to go beyond the Margarita – and enjoy the rich, authentic taste of their South-of-the-border Chicken Gumbo. Every bite of this Mexican inspired soup brims with tender Chunks of plump chicken breasts, tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, carrots, collard greens and celery simmered together with garlic, butter, authentic secret spices and just the right amount of chili peppers. No matter your own roots, one bowl of Chicken Gumbo and you’ll be dancing around your sombrero, ready to celebrate this festive day like a true Amigo!

“It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without a great bowl of our Chicken Gumbo,” says Joseph Hagan, President of The Original Soupman.  “Maybe you can’t fill your sombrero with our delicious hot soup, but you can enjoy it in a bowl right at home wherever you live. We love our fans, and since our mantra is “Soup for All”, we have online ordering so everyone in the U.S. can enjoy a steaming hot bowl of our Chicken Gumbo Soup   – or any of our flavors.”

The Original Soupman brand became famous when the “Soupman” yelled, “No Soup for You” on the iconic television series Seinfeld, at the counter of the store ladling soup on any given day.  Today the brand stands for “Soupman — Soup For All.”

The Original Soupman® soups are now available online and at  For a store tracker or to order go to

 Self Disclosure: The Original Soupman. 


Looking for some really great nail polish shades this Spring? Sally Hansen has you covered!

Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle adorned with a gorgeous new logo and comes complete with color-matched caps for a modern, sleek feel and easy shade navigation. The revamped formula delivers an extra day of wear and chip resistance, so you can take that nail look to go- anywhere, anytime. With up to 33% longer wear and chip resistance, up to or almost 3x as many consumers preferred the new formula versus the former. Get ready on the go with Insta-Dri’s brush that covers in one stroke. One stroke, one coat, and you’re done! The fresh updated shade palette co-created by Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole features gorgeous new hues that still dry in 60 seconds, all in a single coat. Insta-Dri is full coverage, offers longer lasting results and is streak-free, mixing form and fashion to take you from the gym to the street, all while looking fabulous. From soft, subtle neutrals to bright tones that pop, here are the latest vibrant shades to join the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® range.
Muted And Modern NEW! shades: 
Champagne Supernova,White On Time, Taupe To Go, Buff And Tumble, Petal To The Metal, Silver Stallion, Heather Hustle, Thyme Is Money.
 Bold And Playful NEW! shades
Let’s Jam, Racing Rose, Peach Buzz, Shakin’ Sherbert, Watermelon Wizz, Just In Wine, Va-Va Violet, Midnight Drive.
Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri® is the #1 in the quick-dry polish in North America. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® dries in 60 seconds, delivering full-coverage color and shine in only 1 coat. The 3-in-1 quick-dry formula plus built-in base and top coat makes it easy to do a manicure on the go!
There are too many shades as listed above to picture all of them but I have pictured my favorite 4! I absolutely love the colors and the nail polish doesn’t seem to chip as easily as many other polishes!  Look for them all at a store near you that sells Sally Hansen nail products!
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided.

Rancho Days Fiesta Returns to Heritage Hill Historic Park May 5th Explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American cultures with activities, performances, and historical tours

The County of Orange and OC Parks invite you to experience the 22nd Annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park on Saturday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel back in time to explore Orange County’s rancho era, and enjoy activities, music, dance, and more in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Rancho Days Fiesta will feature a variety activities, exhibitors, and vibrant performances and demonstrations for all ages. Gather the family for a day of hands-on fun including piñata breaking, butter churning, and candle dipping. The celebration will also feature Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations, along with Native American and Folklorico dancing.

Historic buildings including the Serrano Adobe, El Toro Grammar School, the Harvey Bennett Ranch and St. George’s Episcopal Mission will be open and available for tours, courtesy of Amigo de la Colina docents.

“Visitors of all ages can explore California’s history during Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a day of educational and fun activities, and watch vibrant performances that represent Orange County’s Rancho era.” Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said.

Heritage Hill Historical Park preserves some of Orange County’s rich cultural heritage and represents distinct eras in the early development of Saddleback Valley and the town of El Toro. Experience the rancho era with OC Parks during Rancho Days Fiesta! Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over, no cost for parking.

May 5 – Rancho Days Fiesta 

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up

Parking: Free

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630


Contact: (949) 923-2230

Credit: OC Parks.

5 Tips to keeping your home clean

Cleanliness, as one wiseman once said, “is next to godliness.” Maintaining a clean house isn’t as tedious as most people envision. In fact, sprucing up your home can help you feel more calm and relaxed. If you desire to keep your home clean at all times, there are certain habits you need to abandon. Some of these habits are developed gradually over time while others are purely accidental.

If you neglect your house cleaning roles for too long, the house soon begins to emit foul odors and develop an unsightly spectacle. You, therefore, need to clean up regularly.

Here are 5 tips to keeping your home clean:


  • Wash your dirty dishes regularly


If you believe there’s nothing wrong with accumulating dirty dishes in your kitchen sink for days on end, you’re quite mistaken. Dirty dishes often attract cockroaches and other unsightly bugs that could be carrying disease-causing pathogens. So if you truly desire to steer clear from ailments and maintain a clean house, wash your dishes every single day. This will help you get more organized with other tasks.


  • Make your bed


Learning this simple habit will help keep your home clean. Making your bed every single morning also affects how the rest of the day will be. In addition, a neat bed makes you more eager to jump right in and fall asleep after a long, tiresome day. Making your bed is pretty easy: you simply require to straighten your sheets as well as your blankets/duvet. It will barely take you more than five minutes.


  • Use cordless vacuum cleaners


Technology is a wonderful gift to mankind that truly makes work easy. Today, you can purchase a cordless vacuum and use it to clean a variety of surfaces. The beauty about cordless vacuum cleaners is their unlimited mobility around the house. These handy machines are easy to use and maintain – you’ll no longer have to worry about dust or pet fur accumulating on your carpet. A cordless vacuum is quite affordable and it’s more convenient to use.


  • Take out the garbage


The stench of amassed garbage is extremely off-putting. It fills the entire kitchen area and repels any individual who stands in the vicinity. If you desire to keep your house clean, ensure you always take out the garbage. People often come up with excuses to avoid this simply hygiene exercise – some claim they’ll be late for work while others simply declare they’re allergic to garbage. But when you finally develop the distinct habit of taking the garbage out regularly, your house will look and smell much better.


  • Organize your wardrobe


Some individuals are fond of throwing clean clothes on the bed after returning home from the drycleaners. During bedtime, they’re often too tired to fold and organize their wardrobe, so they simply place the clothes somewhere else. However, it’s important to keep everything organized. Purchase some hangers and use them to store your clothes neatly in the closet. You could also fold the clothes and put them in drawers if that’s what you fancy. Don’t leave muddy shoes on the floor. Instead, wipe them clean and place them onto your shoe rack.

Following these simple, straightforward rules will help keep your home clean for longer.