Archives for April 18, 2019

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!!

Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable too!

Aren’t these cool?


Which one is your favorite? Check out their site for these styles and many more! They also have reading glasses, glasses for Men and for kids! I like the quality and these sunglasses are not only stylish, they are also comfortable to wear! The prices are affordable and they offer free shipping! Now, how cool is that?!

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

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair


The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. The brush’s versatility, combined with its flex technology, make it the most forgiving hair brush on the market.

The Flex Brush, designed for both wet and dry hair, bends to follow the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils. The brush has vents that allow heat to pass through it, so blow drying won’t damage the brush. For ultimate detangling, pair it with Flex Detangle Spray, a revolutionary leave-in conditioner that increases flexibility to minimize damage during styling and detangling. Here is what sets The Flex Brush apart from other brushes on the market:

·         It is the most versatile brush on the market, so whether your hair is curly, fine, delicate or thick—or if you have extensions or a sensitive scalp—The Flex Brush is your go-to hair tool.

·         The Flex Brush is made from all-natural rubber, and the coating has a soft-touch finish that’s comfortable and easy to grip.

·         The Flex Brush is vented and super lightweight, so it can be used while blow drying. Air can pass freely through the integrated vents, resulting in much faster drying times.

·         Thanks to its flexibility, The Flex Brush gives your scalp a soothing massage that increases the blood supply to your hair’s follicles. Increased circulation helps increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients that are essential for growing strong, healthy hair.

·         The Flex Brush is especially great for detangling children’s hair. Unlike traditional brushes, it flexes to avoid snagging on tough knots, so there’s no pain. Plus, you get damage-free detangling on all hair types, whether hair is wet or dry.

I had the opportunity to try the Flex Brush and am quite impressed with how well it works! It really is great for detangling your hair! I highly recommend!

The Flex Brush is the creation of two of the most innovative minds in beauty: Angelo David, owner and creative director of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools. While on the beach in Aruba, Angelo was disturbed watching people destroy their hair, as they yanked rigid brushes through knots, tearing ends and destroying roots. He contacted Jacob and together they designed The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that detangles safely, massages the scalp and promotes hair health and growth. It is designed for both wet and dry hair.

The Flex Brush comes in three variations:

The Flex Brush Petite Mixed Bristle for SRP $19.95

The Flex Brush XL Nylon Bristle for SRP $19.95

The Flex Brush XL Mixed Bristle for SRP $25.95

The Flex Detangle Spray is available in two sizes:

the 2 oz bottle for SRP $6.95

the 8 oz bottle for SRP $17.95

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Images and information were also provided.

Books for Easter!

The following books are perfect for Spring time and for Easter too! Great for young children!


MY EASTER BASKET TAB BOOK by Roger Priddy (Priddy Books, January 8, 2019, Ages 0-2)
MY EASTER BASKET is an illustrated board book basket, with colorful Easter egg tabs, which opens out to search-and-find scenes of busy animals on an Easter egg hunt. Kids will love searching for the easter eggs right along with the animals in the story.
The cute basket-shape format, engrossing counting game, and colorful artwork all add up to a sweet alternative gift for young children at Easter.
Kids can carry it around like a basket, read the story, and enjoy the color-themed game of seek-and-find, spotting all the eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden on his rounds.
Roger Priddy’s passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing’s most enduring and successful non-fiction early learning books.

I love how bright and colorful this book is and that it is perfect for the very young children!


BORROWING BUNNIES: A SURPRISING TRUE TALE OF FOSTERING RABBITS Written by Cynthia Lord; photographs by John Bald; illustrations by Hazel Mitchell (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), February 12, 2019, Ages 3-6)
Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord likes fostering rabbits—or, as she fondly calls it, “borrowing bunnies.” This is the heartwarming true story of the author’s own journey with two very special rabbits.
Young readers will delight in watching these bunnies thrive while also learning a few fun animal facts. With Cindy’s pitch-perfect blend of warmth and real-life experience, Borrowing Bunnies is a new classic in narrative nonfiction.
BORROWING BUNNIES sits confidently beside highly successful photographic picture books like Owen & Mzee, Nubs, Winter’s Tail, and Tuesday Tucks Me In.
The book will include FAQs about fostering and caring for rabbits, as well as fun facts about these little animals.

This book is absolutely beautiful! If you have a young children that likes bunnies, this book is a must read!

This is a perfect book for Spring!
SPRING AFTER SPRING by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Roaring Brook Press, August 14, 2018, Ages 4-8)
From the creator of Star Stuff comes a picture book biography of Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist who fought to keep the sounds of nature from going silent.
The cycles of nature that Rachel loved to study give structure to her own story in this charming picture book.
The story of a female scientist is great for STEM and common core lesson plan requirements.
Rachel Carson is widely considered the mother of the modern environmental movement. Her book, Silent Spring, led to the founding of Earth Day, which we still celebrate every April.

This is such a cute story!
NATURE GIRLS by Aki (Henry Holt BYR, on sale March 5, 2019, ages 3-6)
From the author-illustrator of The Weather Girls comes a new picture book starring an adorable troupe of girls exploring different biomes—the ocean, the desert, the tundra, the grasslands, the forest—and meeting all the cute animals that inhabit them.
All kinds of girls will see themselves in this adorable troupe of Nature Girls. With matching outfits and lots of spunk, they have all the charm of a modern-day Madeline.
Super cute art showcases the girls in scenes outdoors. Bright colors and simple lines bring this world to life!
Gently folded into the rhyming verse are fun facts and details about the biomes. Marine, desert, tundra, grasslands, forest—the Nature Girls love them all!

Look for all of these books this Spring!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books. Images were also provided. No other compensation was received and I only feature books that I highly recommend!

Last Minute Easter Basket ideas!

Looking for some last minute suggestions for Easter baskets? These are some of my favorites!


Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Police 50-Piece Set! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. This 50 piece set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 figures, an emergency vehicle siren and much more to keep the city safe. Great for children aged 3 and up. Create 50 ideas with the follow-along idea booklet or build your own adventure! Spring  Ages 3+ MSRP $59.99

This next one is sure to be a hit with younger children!


The world’s first “kid-safe” streaming TV stick! Offering hours of entertainment and educational content, this streaming stick allows parents to never worry about what their children are watching ever again. The PBS Kids HDMI Streaming TV Stick connects to hours of preloaded videos, exclusive PBS Kids games and songs from the most popular PBS Kids shows. Available now on Walmart.com. MSRP $39.99

The weather is getting warmer and that usually means more insects like mosquitoes! These are a must-buy!


With a unique blend of essential oils, patented slow-release technology and super-smart product design, PARA’KITO™ products offer the ultimate protection in a stylish way. PARA’KITO™ is sold in more than 35 markets all over the world. All products work in any climate, including temperate and tropical zones, for buzz-free bliss in any activity. Each pellet provides up to 15 days of constant protection. Bands and clips are waterproof, easily adjustable and can be worn around the wrist or ankle or hung on a backpack, belt or stroller. Kids’ bands come with a special ID label for name and contact details! Sports Bands are offered in a Lycra material and feature reflective material and an ID tag. The new Party Edition bands come in Lycra material and feature fun, flirty designs for stylish protection. Products are available at mass and specialty retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target and Whole Foods, as well as www.ParaKito.com. All Ages. MSRP $19.50 | Neoprene $19.98

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items. No other compensation was received and I only feature items that I highly recommend. Images were also provided.

Larry, April 18th Pet of the Week!

Larry, 8 years old, is the perfect lap dog to share your Bark-alounger with. He’s kind and affectionate and most of all, wants to be your buddy! How could he not, with a name like Larry? Your childhood friend, your beer buddy, your confidant—he’s Larry! Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A622689.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue, particularly Michael Fratino)

Hide a Carrot (or two) in your Child’s Easter Basket, Garden Lites® Sneaks Veggies into Every Delicious Product!

Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great®, the delicious vegetable company and leader in unique veggie-rich foods, will make the Easter Bunny proud this year by sneaking vegetables like carrots and zucchinis into your favorite Easter holiday traditions. With the mission of getting people of all ages hooked on veggies, Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great makes eating your daily dose of vegetables easy, fun and delicious with a full lineup of healthy, veggie-packed products such as Muffins, Superfood Veggie Cakes, Frittatas, Bakes, Bites and Waffles! From the little ones to the elder ones, everyone will love how many options Garden Lites has to offer this Easter. . . and guess what, they’ll never know that veggies are ALWAYS the first ingredient!

All Garden Lites products are made with only clean and simple ingredients and are gluten-free, non-GMO, allergy-free, nut-free, soy-free and kosher. “A fresh zucchini comes in the door at 7 am and by 3 pm is baked into a muffin, wrapped and ready for your freezer. We respect our food and our customers and want to provide recipes with the freshest ingredients that are minimally processed, extraordinary in taste, and highly nutritional, creating an experience you can’t find anywhere else.” says Andy Reichgut, Executive Vice President of Garden Lites. It doesn’t matter who the picky eater is, Garden Lites makes for a wonderful alternative to your child’s Easter basket treat or favorite Easter brunch recipe!

We all love a good ol’ Easter egg hunt, but not the belly ache that follows from all the sweets devoured. Rather than fill your child’s Easter basket with sugary chocolate and candy, let Garden Lites help you hide the Easter Bunny’s favorite treat, Carrots, into their basket! Your children will love the wildly popularGarden Lites muffins which are always made with fresh zucchini and carrots as the first ingredient. Try the Garden Lites Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, full of sweet flavor and loaded with bananas and chocolate chips, the Garden Lites Double Chocolate Muffins, which taste like a decadent chocolate cake, the Garden Lites Blueberry Oat Muffins, bursting with kid’s favorites, blueberries and oats, and the Garden Lites Cranberry Orange Muffins, which are packed with refreshing cranberries and citrusy orange zest. Smile knowing that your children are eating their daily dose of veggies, without even knowing it! Garden Lites muffins make the perfect addition to your child’s Easter basket. They come frozen and individually wrapped, enjoy them at room temperature after defrosting them for 4 hours or pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds for a surprisingly delicious and warm treat.

Garden Lites’ #1 selling product, Superfood Veggie Cakes, and their new line of veggie rich Frittatas allow for the perfect addition to your Easter Brunch, making it healthy, delicious and great for the whole family! Garden Lites Superfood Veggie Cakes are only 80 calories, gluten-free and packed with nutrient-rich superfood veggies like kale and cauliflower. Get creative with Superfood Veggie Cakes by topping them with salsa, a dollop of sour cream and a basil leaf, making a great Easter brunch centerpiece! Garden Lites Frittatas are always a favorite for any brunch, including the Spinach Egg White Frittatas which are vegetarian and packed with spinach, tomatoes, onions and red bell peppers. These savory treats have 5 grams of protein, are gluten-free and are only 70 calories! The Veggie Bacon & Potato Frittatas are vegetarian and loaded with cauliflower, potato, onions and veggie bacon made from pinto beans! These flavor rich Frittatas boast 5 grams of protein, are gluten-free and are only 80 calories!

Let Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great help you sneak veggies into your Easter festivities this year, making the holiday a little bit healthier and just as delicious! Feel good about the food that you are feeding your family this Easter and every day.

Garden Lites: Veggies Made Great products can be found nationwide,  in Costco, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Shop Rite, Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, HEB, Ralph’s, Fry’s, Whole Foods, and many more retailers. To learn more about Garden Lites and where to buy go to www.gardenlites.com or  www.thehealthfoodstore.com/pages/store-locator 

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