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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Letter To My Mom

A Letter To My Mom

About The Book:
Including letters from Melissa Rivers, Shania Twain,, Christy Turlington, and Kristin Chenoweth - Just in time for Mother's Day, the next book in the A Letter to My series (after A Letter to My Dog and A Letter to My Cat) takes on mothers, with celebrities and civilians writing letters of gratitude and admiration to the women who raised them, alongside gorgeous, intimate photos.

My Thoughts:
This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day! I cried and laughed and wanted to write a letter to my own mother! Such a great read, celebrating mom's everywhere!

About The Author:
Lisa Erspamer is president of Lisa Erspamer Entertainment and Unleashed Media. Previously, Lisa served as chief creative officer and executive vice president of programming and development for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as co-executive producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she produced hundreds of shows. The creator and coauthor of A Letter to My Dog and A Letter to My Cat, Lisa lives with her dogs Lily and Grace in Los Angeles.

Care By Design

Care By Design offers medical marijuana patients cannabis medicine in an easy-to-use spray. Ideal for fast relief, precise dosing, and discrete administration. With seven ratios of CBD-to-THC to choose from, patients can adjust their cannabis medicine to suit their specific condition and personal preferences.
Care By Design's cannabis sprays are lab tested to ensure the highest quality. They test for cannabinoid and terpene profiles, as well as mold, bacteria, and pesticide residue. They verify that each bottle contains a consistent amount of active CBD for reliable dosing. The CBD-rich cannabis oil is extracted from outdoor, organically grown cannabis strains and never from the waste of industrial hemp.

How Old Is Your Cat?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Circle Contact Lenses

Lens Circle has been featured on popular YouTube channels such as JLovesMac1, bebexo, saaammage, pursebuzz, and many more. Circle Lenses are special extra-wide cosmetic contact lenses which make the eye appear larger.
Circle lenses are different from normal color contact lenses because normal color lenses are only tinted in the areas that cover the eyes iris, while circle lenses have an extra dark colored tint around the outer ring of the lens (The outer ring is transparent in normal color lenses). Circle lenses have gained tremendous popularity in Asia.

Way Better Snacks Now Has Crackers!

Way Better Snacks newest line of products launched at the Natural Products Expo West. The all-new Sprouted Barley Crackers are available in 4 mouth-watering flavors and are made with heritage grains such a spelt and farro. These better-for-you crackers are perfect for summer snacking, road trips, an after-school snack for the kids and more.
We got to try all the new flavors, and they were really good! Even Callan liked them, and sometimes it is hard for me to get him to eat anything other than chips! The flavors are Rosemarry Me & Olive Oil (my personal fave), Mustard & Cheddar Way Better, Back In Black Bean & Salsa, and Beyond The Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper. Really good alone, or with a dip or some cheese!


Women Have The Power

Friday, April 24, 2015

Coolibar For Sun Protection

With Spring in full swing, nothing beats getting outside to participate in your favorite sport. Whether it's running, golf, fishing, cycling, or just cheering on your favorite athlete at practices and games, sports and outdoor enthusiasts spend countless hours in the sun's rays putting them at a higher risk for skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation warns that a person's risk for melanoma doubles after five or more sunburns, making skin protection a priority for those who spend an extended period of time outside. In 2014, the acting Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer because skin cancer rates continue to increase, even though most cases of skin cancer are preventable. The SCF recommends sun-protective clothing as the first line of defense against UV exposure, which can lead to cancer. Coolibar is the first sun protective clothing line to receive the SCF's Seal of Recommendation.

Sun protection is very important to me, as I am a Redhead, and very fair skinned. Last year I had a scare of skin cancer with a spot on my back, which I had removed, and it ended up not being cancer, but still scary! So I was pleased to get some clothing items from the Coolibar line!

A terrific blend of active-wear, fashion and sun protection! The Trail Pants provide all the lightweight comfort you need for walking, hiking, and staying active outdoors. Plus, you always look great!

The ZnO Oceanside Tunic Dress has all the style you need for the beach or casual wear. Best of all, you can wear it alone as a dress or with leggings and other accessories. Just like you – it fits in anywhere.

The soft beach cover-up is designed to flatter your figure. Wear it comfortably loose at the neck or legs; a two-way zipper lets you decide. With a lightweight flowing design, the ZnO Resort Cover-Up will keep your skin happy all day long.

Check it all out at Coolibar on Facebook, as well as Coolibar on Twitter.

Tomorrowland In Theaters May 22nd

From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world - and them - forever. Featuring a screenplay by Lost writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof, Bird, and Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. 

Modern Mothers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LO Fruit Beverages #Giveaway

The world's first and only low glycemic juice beverage, LO Fruit Beverages offer the fresh, sunny taste of fruit juice at the fraction of the calories, carbs, and sugars.
We got to try all the flavors, and Callan loved them! He drank them up like they were going out of style! Offered in four tantalizing flavors: Pomegranate, Pomegranate Mojito, Acai-Blue and Mango Mojito. All flavors are bursting with refreshing, delicious taste, perfect to re-energize after a workout, to pack in school lunches, or to enjoy anytime throughout your hectic day. LO beverages are vegan, gluten-free, preservative-free, and GMO/GEO-free, as well as kosher.

Planning Your Summer Vacation?

Big Ritz Crackers

The Ritz cracker we all know and love is bigger! For a limited time only, get BIG Ritz crackers! Do something yummy with them (though they are awesome on their own, too!)
How about big Ritz pizzas? Easy to make, delicious to eat!
24 Ritz Crackers
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Top crackers with remaining ingredients. Place 6 topped crackers on microwaveable plate. Microwave on high 15 sec. or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining crackers.

Check it all out at Ritz on Facebook, as well as Ritz on Twitter.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nature Rocks!

Nature rocks! Something about exploring connects you and grounds you to the world. Exploring Nature is good for everyone, but especially for the young. Being active outside helps to make kids feel more confident and it can actually promote problem-solving skills. The infographic provided by The Nature Conservancy tells us that a simple 20 minute walk outside can improve concentration and creative reasoning in children. There are many distractions that children can encounter throughout the day. They have school, sports, friends, and getting used to life in general. All these things stress out adults and they definitely stress out kids. Often the over stimulation of one sense is the stresser. The outdoors targets all six senses. There are stimuli everywhere, and that is what kids need. Kids need to be engaged and active. They will be our presidents, CEO’s, teachers, doctors, and mechanics. They will need to have a connection and to feel respect for our planet because they are going to have to be creative to fix a lot of issues. The solution to providing a more secure and positive future is right outside the front door. Get children engaged and learning that life is is much more than what you see and hear at school. A child that goes outside often shows a higher moral, lower stress levels, and more creativity than others. As the title of this infographic states, nature helps kids live better and learn better.

Be The Best You Can Be

Be The Best You Can Be

About The Book:
Self-esteem, tolerance, good values – these are gifts that will last children a lifetime and help them become successful adults. These stories, great for kids to discuss with parents and teachers, help them be the best they can be. This collection shows kids positive role models to follow in its stories about making good choices, having confidence, and doing the right thing. Parents and grandparents will enjoy discussing the stories with children, making it a family event. Great for teachers to share with students, too. This book harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and teach kids, while also entertaining them. Key issues such as bullying, tolerance, and values are addressed in stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s vast library and represent the best on these topics from the company’s 22-year history. This book is a joint project of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation, which are working together to promote tolerance, respect, and compassion, inspiring young people and adults to embrace their differences, reject stereotypes, and make good choices. It’s part of a larger effort that includes additional books for teens, college students, parents, and grandparents, as well as a family television show every Saturday morning starting in October.

My Thoughts:
This is a great book for families. Even with younger children, this is a great resource, as parents or other relatives could read the stories to them, and then discuss it.

About The Authors:
Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Dr. Milton Boniuk created The Boniuk Foundation to promote compassion, tolerance, and respect. He and his wife Laurie also funded The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, with the mission of promoting research, education, outreach, and better parenting to foster religious tolerance. David Leebron is President of Rice University.

Hoo-rag Bandanas #Giveaway

A Hoo-rag is a seamless tubular bandana that can be used in a variety of ways. They recently added 12 new women's designs!
I got the Herban Warefare Hoo-rag! Use the Herban Warfare Hoo-rag to conceal your face while you are on the hunt of your lifetime. Perfect for turkey hunting, deer hunting, and long walks on the beach.