Archives for October 14, 2019

Fun, Active Fitness Enthusiasts & Health Foodies Invited to get physical with Think! Protein Bars and Amazon’s Treasure Truck in LA on Saturday, October 19th

Free samples Think! Protein Bars , fun activities and photos available at Amazon’s Treasure Truck Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon – 5 pm at The Americana at Brand in Glendale.

Amazon’s Treasure Truck is working with Think! Protein bars on an energetic and fitness-forward day of fun. Featuring free samples of Think!’s most popular flavors such as Brownie Crunch and Creamy Peanut Butter, guests can enjoy a climbing wall and a “Scrumptious Seesaw” photo opportunity.

WHEN:         Saturday, October 19

                    Noon – 5 pm

WHERE:       The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

COST:          Event is FREE and open to the public

The Amazon Treasure Truck is a rolling, immersive retail experience offering a unique shopping experience with top-tier products. To find out when the truck will be out in your city, you can sign up for Treasure Truck notifications at You can also follow the Truck’s journey on social media @treasuretruck.

Credit: Treasure Truck.

Monsters Are Afraid of Babies is the perfect Halloween book for your little ones!

Show kids there’s nothing to be afraid of this Halloween with the delightful picture book Monsters Are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana, illustrated by Jessica Abbot and Elise Leutwyler.  

I found this book quite delightful and recommend for young children this Halloween!

In this humorous and boldly colorful read, children follow a boy who frightens the creatures in the closet with the help of his baby sister. Tana has created a universally meaningful message that disarms the figures that intimidate us. Monsters Are Afraid of Babies brings new perspective on the unknown, by humanizing those scary invisible creatures.

Lovers of Where the Wild Things AreGoosebumps and Pixar’s Monster’s Inc., will tingle with terror reading this spooky story with a relevant sentiment on fear and anxiety. Monsters readers will delight in each page turn, filled with eye-catching artwork and playful rhyme.

This book makes reading fun and would make a great gift for young children!

You can find it on!

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided.

Scare Up Extra Smiles This Halloween With New SCARY! SOX Line Of Frighteningly Fun Kids, Tweens & Women’s Socks!

These are too cute!

Popular New SMILE! SOXBrand Unveils SCARY! SOX Line To Help Kids Scare Up Extra Smiles (And Candy!) 

Forget theghosts, goblins and cobwebs – the most frightening part of Halloween for most kids is not having the right costume to wear. Fortunately, a new line of socks from the makers of the recently-introduced SMILE! SOX brand will make dressing scary an easier feat than ever before.

Introducing SCARY! SOX–a bewitchingly fun line of high-tube pumpkin-orange socks for kids and Moms featuring six hauntingly scary faces ready to go toe to toe with every zombie, ghoul and vampire they encounter Halloween night.

Available now on the siteSCARY! SOX are sold as 3 pair packs: 

  • Kids (12” Tube Socks; One Size Fits Most) – 3-Pair Price: $9.99
  • Tweens & Women’s (16” Tube Socks; One Size Fits Most) – 3-Pair Price: $11.99

SCARY! SOX™ are made of 98% soft polyester and 2% Spandex for maximum comfort and wearability.

Like SMILE! SOX, SCARY! SOX™ are lots of fun for kids and Moms! Wear them to a Halloween festival, to the Pumpkin patch, a school party, or on a Halloween Haunt. SCARY! SOX are also ideal gifts to send to friends and family or to give away as Halloween party favors. I received samples and just love them! I gave a pair to a friend and just had to keep the other pairs for myself!

More information:

Based in Southern California, SMILE! SOX™ is independently owned and part of the Keepers International family. Founded in 1954, Keepers is a pioneering wholesale distributor of premium-quality, high-fashion socks that began by serving independent apparel and shoe stores along with larger regional department and sporting goods stores located on the West Coast. Today Keepers’ socks are sold in Dress, Casual, and Sport styles for men, women and kids at stores all around the world.            

Conservation Ambassadors to Host Animal Meet-and-Greets and Shows at the Aquarium October 19 & 20

Photo: Conservation Ambassadors

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows scheduled on October 19 and 20, 2019. Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris hawk, kangaroo, raven, and beaver.

Aquarium visitors will have the chance to see the alligator, bull frog, and beaver at a photo backdrop station near the exit of the Pacific Visions culmination gallery on the second floor. The other animals will do meet-and-greet sessions and shows around the Aquarium, including three daily shows in the Ocean Theater at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

The shows and meet-and-greet sessions will include educators who will talk with visitors about the conservation issues animals face in the wild and how the topics people learn about in Pacific Visions— providing enough food, energy, and water for a growing human population while conserving nature—connect with these species.

The Conservation Ambassadors will be on site at the Aquarium from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. On Saturday, October 19, they will make a special appearance during the VIP on the Veranda portion of the Aquarium’s Sea Fare fundraising event between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Conservation Ambassadors, based in Paso Robles, California, provides a home for displaced and injured wild and exotic animals and through its Zoo to You outreach program helps educate people of all ages about conservation.

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the Tentacles and Ink and FROGS: Dazzling & Disappearing exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and special benefits. Now through October 31, 2019, you can receive $5 off regular Aquarium admission when you purchase your tickets online at Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation. For more information, the public can visit the Aquarium’s website or call (562) 590-3100.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.