Archives for June 29, 2019

Summer Must Haves!

Children will love NEW Bubble Fun from Zing!

Zing’s Glove-A-Bubbles was last year’s Summer Toy of the Year.  The line of simple dip and wave bubble toys is back this summer with great new designs and styles. 

  • Big-A-Bubbles: Open the mouth of the glove using your thumb and index finger to create GIANT bubbles. Comes in 6 different theme gloves — lion, crocodile, pirate, shark, duck and bear.
  • Wave-A-Bubbles: Double the bubbles for double the fun! Put on the glove, dip and wave for endless amounts of bubbles. Available in 4 different characters –mermaid, dino, bird and frog.
  • Glove-A-Bubbles: The original line, now available in 8 NEW glove themes — cheetah, penguin, fox and a lots of bubble “monsters.”

These are so much fun and you can find them at most Walmart stores!

Looking for Summer Snacks?

CAFÉ VALLEY® INTRODUCES NEW 7UP CAKE BITES

Leading ready-to-eat bakery brand Café Valley®  is partnering with celebrated soda brand, 7UP®, to expand its popular line of cake bites with a new bite-sized cake, flavored with one of America’s best-selling sodas. Made with real 7UP flavor, the treats will join an array of cake bite varieties, playing on their flagship of popular soda cake dessert flavors.   These are simply delicious! Great for picnics this Summer! I love the lemon-lime flavor!

The bites are available in select grocers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $3.99-4.99 per 12-count package.

MadeGood’s new Strawberry & Carmel Crispy Squares and Sweet & Salty Granola bars are also a great Summer snack item!

I’m sure that the new Strawberry Crispy Squares, Caramel Crispy Squares, and Sweet & Salty Granola Bars will be a hit! They contain the nutrients from vegetables, are only 90 calories and contain 6 grams of sugar! These yummy snacks are available in stores all across the country including Whole Foods, CVS, Kroger and more. You can also buy in bulk online at Amazon, Instacart, and Walmart and they are now available in Target. My favorite is the Strawberry Crispy Squares!

This next one is a Summer Must Try! Who loves S’mores? I know I do!

You just have to try Stuffed Puffs! This new product is a stuffed marshmallow, ready to be used in S’more fashion.   Everyone loves s’mores. But not everyone loves making them. Juggling marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers around a campfire, or hot grill, can be a sticky challenge. All too often, the marshmallow does not get hot enough to melt the chocolate. Stuffed Puffs ingeniously solves the problem by putting the chocolate inside the marshmallow: “the chocolate melts while the marshmallow toasts.”  It’s the fail-safe way to make a perfect s’more.

Stuffed Puffs will be available at WalMart® stores across the country in time for Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kick-off for America’s summer season. Consumers should keep an eye out for them, as they are going to be one of the season’s hottest new items. At a suggested retail price of $3.98, Stuffed Puffs are likely to move off the shelves as fast as they are gobbled up at barbeques, campfires, and everywhere else family and friends get together to enjoy the summer and one another’s company.

Looking for a refreshing drink for the family this Summer?

Kid + Parent Approved Healthy Hydration – WTRMLN WTR

It’s no secret getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables has been a timeless struggle. WTRMLN WTR is the perfect solution for getting kids the hydration and nutrition they need but in a fun, delicious drink they will love!

WTRMLN WTR is a sustainable, cold-pressed beverage packed with vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes (6x’s the amount of your kid’s favorite sports drink). It’s perfect for keeping them hydrated throughout the day, on the go, or during after school activities.
Additionally, the brand’s newest offering, WTRMLN WTR + Strawberry, partnered with FoodCorps – a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting kids to healthy food in schools – to donate proceeds of sales to the organization. 

I had the opportunity to try this drink and I love it! I love the taste!

This next one is a real Summer Must Have! The weather here is sunny So Cal is starting to heat up so this one will really help you cool down!

Designed by a mom and daughter duo for their family, Cooling Capes provide sun and heat protection, keeping their family cool and blocking the sun’s harmful rays, without chemicals and without impeding on summer fun.

I really love how these really do cool you down and they are perfect for summer travel!

Simply soak the cape, wring out, snap a few times and throw on for cool relief.  When on-the-go, you can soak the cape, place in reusable pouch provided, toss in backpack and use when needed.  The Cooling Cape stays chilled on your body for up to 3-4 hours and helps reduce body temperature. For more information, see www.coolingcapes.com.

Here’s another great snack for summer! The kids will love this one! Summer Snacking with Welch’s!

Welch’s Fruit Snacks and Welch’s Fruit Rolls are perfect for summer travel, beach days, picnics and more!

My son has already went thru a box of the Fruit Rolls since I received them the other day! Welch’s Fruit Snacks are available in a variety of delicious summer flavors, think Mixed Fruit, Island Fruits, Superfruit Mix and more, as well as a range of package options ideal for on-the-go summer snacking. Unroll the fun this summer with Welch’s Fruit Rolls! Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, the Fruit Rolls are gluten free, preservative free and available in three mouthwatering flavors – Berry, Tropical and White Grape Strawberry.

Our favorite are the Welch’s Fruit Rolls! They are also perfect on summer road trips!

I love Summer! It’s actually my favorite season of the year but it does often bring out the annoying insects such as spiders, ants, and mosquitoes! These next products are a must for this season!

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans now have an average of 43 different pesticides in their bloodstreams. Inhaling these chemicals can trigger health concerns for both us and our pets, and can even result in more serious conditions such as reproductive problems, lung damage and cancer. In fact, 90% of pest control products for US retailers consist of harmful chemicals or cruel traps, and the World Health Organization reports that 220,000 people die every year worldwide from pesticide poisoning.

People deserve a better alternative. This ant season, let’s try one. EarthKind’s Stay Away® plant-based pest repellent products give you a kinder, yet powerfully effective option that is safe around your home, your children and your pets, without poisons, and without killing. 

Made exclusively with botanical fibers and oils sourced from American farms- Stay Away Ants,® along with their Stay Away Spiders and Mice products, are the high-performance, household-kind solution to easily rid your home of these unwanted critters, working by emitting a scent that is desirable for us, but highly-offensive to their sensitive scent receptors.

Stay Away® Ants,  Spiders and Mice, are now at a Target near you! I like that these products are poison-free and they keep these pesky insects and critters away! Find out more at https://www.earthkind.com/

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the products above. I also received information and images. No other compensation was received and I only feature products that I highly recommend.

Lena and Pauline, June 27 Pets of the Week–Signal-Trib, these guys have to go together!

Sometimes, it’s hard to be amusing when you tell the stories of our shelter pets. Lena and Pauline are each 10 years old. Their human, who obviously loved them very much, had cancer. With no one around to give them the care and affection they were used to, Pauline and Lena wound up at our shelter. Lena is a lovely green-eyed tabby with a little tortie sprinkled around—she’s shy at first but warms up fast. Pauline is a tortie with an attitude of curiosity and a desire for attention. They need to go home together—they’re all they have now. Meet them both on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A627422 for Lena and ID#A627422 for Pauline.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.