Monday, November 30, 2015

#2015HolidayGiftGuide With Crabtree & Evelyn

This holiday season, Crabtree & Evelyn is opening the doors to their festive workshops of wonder where finest botanical ingredients are magically transformed into richly indulgent creams and meticulously embellished keepsake boxes. From vibrant musical tins filled with nourishing hand creams to shimmering boxes filled with luxurious fragrance, everything in Crabtree & Evelyn’s 2015 holiday range has a magical story to tell. All products are in-stores now and online.
We received some great gifts! Avocado, Olive & Basil Bath & Body Gift - A truly luxurious duo infused with with deep-hydrating plant extracts and botanical oils. Conditioning basil, rejuvenating olives and creamy avocado combine to cleanse, soothe and soften. Skin will drink it in. It is a magical blend and revitalizing gift.
Citron, Honey & Coriander Hand Therapy Ornament Tin - Two-of-a-kind Citron, Honey & Coriander Hand Therapy creams intensely moisturize skin so it's instantly softer and smoother - like magic. Beautifully packaged in a bright ornament tin to complement your Christmas tree year after year, this is a gift filled with indulgence and joy.
Limited Edition Hand Therapy Tin - Capture the magic of the season with three limited-edition Ultra-moisturising Hand Therapy scents made exclusively for the holidays. Nestled in a fun holiday tin and formulated with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, myrrh extract and moisture-locking ceramides, pampering hands has never felt so joyous.


PCS Edventures #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Kids these days have seem to have taken a keen interest in science and engineering. PCS Edventures, a leader in the online education system specializing in STEM education, recently unveiled this year’s EiQ Series, a line of kits designed to help engineering enthusiasts of all ages become better builders. This year’s models include both the EiQ and the RiQ, an easy to build-and-program robot kit with building components, sensors, and a micro-controller. These kits are perfect for any after-school or home setting as a supplement to STEM or engineering education. With exciting builds and advanced manipulatives, students create, engineer, and explore STEM topics on their own, further enhancing their comprehension of important STEM skills. These hands-on experiences are an ideal introduction to science concepts such as mechanical engineering, structural engineering, physics, gear ratios, and much more!
Callan got the EiQ Kit. The EiQ set comes complete with more than 400 manipulatives, an instruction manual with 48 builds, a high-grade storage bin, and a sorting tray. Construction opportunities include a model helicopter, a carousel ride, a sewing machine, a race car, and other exciting builds! 

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


Carved Creations #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Although Carved Creations was launched in 2008, the founders were no strangers to the world of personalized jewelry. Wes Weaver, President and CEO, is a seasoned professional with jewelry industry experience reaching back to the 1980's where he served as a top marketing executive at Artcarved. While there, he invented the genre of jewelry now known as "Mother's Jewelry." He currently also serves as CEO of John Christian Jewelry. Weaver's business partner, T.C. Waugh, serves as Creative Director, and has over 10 years of experience in the jewelry industry. Born into a family of jewelers, Waugh is the 3rd generation in his family to pursue this ancient craft. He currently also serves as Creative Director for John Christian Jewelers, alongside Wes Weaver.

Dissatisfied with the thin, lightweight Mother's Jewelry that began to proliferate in the last decade, Weaver and Waugh decided that it was time for someone to develop high-quality, sturdy Mother's Jewelry that was professionally designed and professionally crafted, using the right blend of old-world craftsmanship and the latest technology. They jumped on the task and have been developing designs as the industry leader in the world of Mother's Jewelry ever since. Their attention to detail and quality can be found in every Carved Creation. When you feel a Carved Creations design, you know you are holding the best.
 I received a gorgeous heart necklace with the boys' names on it, with their birthstone dangles. And this ring, with both their names on it. I love it so so so much! A great gift to give myself. I love it so much, I've replaced my wedding ring with this ring. Jason is okay with it!


Captain American Civil War Coming May 2016

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps - one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6th, 2016.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Art Therapy #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Every week, Art Therapy brings you indispensable, artist-quality supplies that build up into a complete coloring set to create sensational pieces. Each issue is complemented by pencils or markers specially selected in a full spectrum of colors to add your own creative touch to the designs.

Immerse yourself in coloring and be inspired to experiment and achieve stunning results.

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

Duri Cosmetics #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Fall and Winter don't need to be drab and dreary - especially when painting fingers and toes - according to Faina Ritz, founder of Duri Cosmetics. With the new "Revel In Luxury" Collection, Ritz elevates autumnal- and winter-toned neutrals into rich nail polish hues that add just the right amount of pop to cold weather's manis and pedis. Each shade in this collection has its own unique flare and glamour. Ritz notes, "'Revel in Luxury' is made up of robust and lush shades that feature blended multi-faceted, androgynous colors, luxe neutrals and powerful statement-making pigments that are extravagant yet effortlessly sophisticated." These twelve brand new polishes are inspired by the trending Pantone 2015 Fall Fashion reports, which indicate a balancing of earthy neutrals with bold color statements. "We want women to be able to wear a shade both day and night and to go from the office to a swanky night out, all while feeling elegantly confident and polished - and nothing makes a woman feel more polished and put together than a fresh coat of the right color polish," Ritz explains. "Revel in Luxury" features twelve new colors that work perfectly with fall and winter beauty editorial coverage.
Choose from:
It's All About Me - a cultivated, vibrant watermelon pink
Posh - an enigmatic, sensual purple
Live It Up! - a soothing moss khaki
In Vogue - a sophisticated and playful salmon
Oh, My Stars - a serene yet confident dark turquoise with just a hint of blue micro-shimmer
Black Diamond - a powerful black saturated with silver micro-glitter
Chic Chick - a luxurious taupe-hued mink
Au Moment - a stately pearly iced pink
Lost In Elegance - a sumptuous chinchilla with subtle copper and silver micro-shimmer
Paint The Town - a tasteful winter amaryllis red
Feeling Beautiful - a dusty, comforting rose
Revel In Luxury - a magnificent shimmering royal sapphire

Indulge in this opulent yet wearable new collection and all of Duri's polishes, available nationwide at salons, spas and specialty stores, as well as online. Duri's entire collection of 300+ nail polishes are all 3-free from DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde, and are also environmentally friendly, ensuring your nails will look exquisite without all of the questionable chemicals. Individual polishes can be purchased for around $6 - pure elegance without a lavish price.

Foria For Women

The pleasure we experience, whether alone or with a partner, is a deeply enriching and healing part of our lives. Foria was created to benefit women's health and well-being by opening the door to natural, euphoric pleasure. As an all natural plant based medicinal, Foria works with your body to facilitate unique wellness experiences. For some women, it may awaken arousal and heighten sensation making orgasms more intense, fuller, or easier to access. For others, it can help promote natural lubrication, reduce pain and tension, and create the relaxation necessary for sensual experience, or restorative rest. Foria works with you, wherever you might find yourself on the pleasure spectrum.
Foria is a first of its kind sensual enhancement oil designed specifically for women: a blend of nourishing liquid coconut oil and lab-tested THC oil. The proprietary formula was inspired by the historical use of cannabis as an aphrodisiac in traditional cultures around the world. This ancient wisdom has been validated by the recent groundswell of scientific research into the health benefits of marijuana. Foria harnesses the complex powers of marijuana to create a potent “therapeutic aphrodisiac.” Because health and pleasure are naturally inseparable, Foria is made with 100% natural, food-grade liquid coconut oil. Besides being utterly delicious, coconut oil has a naturally low (acidic) pH that is great for skin and ideal for maintaining a healthy vaginal pH - a key to fighting off yeast and bacteria and the natural harmony and balance of the body. 

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


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Spending The Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat #2015HolidayGiftGuide

Spending The Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat by Jen Mann

About The Book:
When it comes to time-honored holiday traditions, Jen Mann pulls no punches. In this hilariously irreverent collection of essays, Jen Mann, nationally bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, turns her mordant wit on the holidays. On Mann’s naughty list: mothers who go way overboard with their Elf on the Shelf, overzealous carolers who can’t take a hint, and people who write their Christmas cards in the third person (“Joyce is enjoying Bunko. Yeah, Joyce, we know you wrote this letter.”). And on her nice list....well, she’s working on that one. Here, no celebration is off-limits. The essays include:
• You Can Keep Your Cookies, I’m Just Here for the Booze
• Nice Halloween Costume. Was Skank Sold Out?
• Why You Won’t Be Invited to Our Chinese New Year Party

From hosting an ill-fated Chinese New Year party, to receiving horrible gifts from her husband on Mother’s Day, to reluctantly telling her son the truth about the Easter Bunny, Mann knows the challenge of navigating the holidays while keeping her sanity intact. And even if she can’t get out of attending another Christmas cookie exchange, at least she can try again next year.

About The Author:
Jen Mann is the hilarious New York Times best selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges as well as several anthologies and short collections. Her books are inspired by her immensely popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Jen lives in Kansas with the Hubs and her two children, Gomer and Adolpha - no, those aren't their real names, their real names are actually worse. Jen spends her free time crafting and volunteering with the PTO. Seriously.


A Journey Through Space #2015HolidayGiftGuide

A Journey Through Space

About The Book:
Take a journey from your doorstep into outer space! Zoom through the Solar System, discovering satellites, comets, and asteroids along the way. Explore craters on Mars, moon-hop around Jupiter, and get a close-up view of Saturn's amazing rings. Just don't travel too close to the Sun! Packed with lively illustrations to reveal our amazing universe, this book is perfect for a parent and child to read together or to explore independently. Includes a dust jacket that doubles up as a poster.

About The Authors:
Steve Parker is an award-winning science author for children and adults. After gaining a degree in Zoology and working at the Natural History Museum, Steve moved into educational publishing and has now written more than 300 titles. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.
John Haslam has been working as an illustrator for most of his professional life. John worked in advertising for 10 years and worked on various projects including TV storyboards, to illustrating for all kinds of accounts from Pritt Stick (the Pritt Stick Man was his invention), to comic pages such as Danger Mouse, Disney and Transformers.


'Tis The Season Crosswords #2015HolidayGiftGuide

The New York Times 'Tis the Season Crosswords is bound to make any crossword fan jolly. Edited by crossword great Will Shortz, this beautiful book offers 165 puzzles, from easy to hard. It's the perfect crossword gift for the holiday season.

About The Author:
Will Shortz has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Coco Joy Water

New, health-conscious food products have been popping up all over the supermarket shelves. From almond butter, to chia pudding, there has been a greater emphasis on presenting healthier options for kids in the food isle, but what about the drink isle? Coco Joy, the first all-natural coconut portfolio, has recently launched Coco Joy Kids Flavored Coconut Water.

Made from 100% pure green coconuts, Coco Joy Kids has no added sugar, no preservatives, and no concentrates. And for any children with dietary restrictions, Coco Joy Kids is gluten, lactose and dairy free! Available in kid-friendly packaging designed for small hands, Coco Joy Kids offers all-natural coconut water in enticing flavors including: Strawberry, Banana, Watermelon and Pineapple, and proudly feature popular characters from Disney’s “Frozen,” Marvel’s “Avengers” and Disney∙Pixar’s “Inside Out.”

PawPurity #PetCare2020

PawPurity is the result of many years of working to make the lives of pets and their owners better, safer, healthier, and easier.  PawPuri...