Saturday, December 28, 2019

aGreatLife Brand Toys For The #NewYear2020

aGreatLife was founded by two friends, Tony Christer and Victor Vil in 2014. When Tony and Victor started out, their passion for spreading the message of thankfulness and helping build priceless memories with friends and family, drove them to create a brand with a mission - Help families bond and make the world a better place. Today, aGreatLife has customers all over US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

We got some awesome toys to try out. I love that they are unique, and almost vintage in a way. 
Scratch-Off Notebooks - This scratch-off notebook is a unique way for kids to have an outlet for their creative inventions. A set includes four notepads with its own wooden stylus. Each page is coated with a black matte covering that can be scratched off to reveal bright, colorful patterns underneath! It’s a great way to encourage your kids to draw and have a means of self-expression.
Wooden Xylophone - Introduce your toddler to the world of music with this wooden xylophone musical toy. With eight colorful keys that produce clear and delightful sounds, along with two wooden mallets, this percussion instrument is a great stepping stone for little musicians. Your little one will surely enjoy composing songs and learning about musical harmonies. aGreatLife’s wooden xylophone toy features eight rainbow-colored keys and child-safe wooden mallets that’s ideal for toddlers and children to compose their own music. The differently-sized bars also allow your young musicians to learn more about basic musical concepts, while the colorful keys serve as visual guides for the different tones.
Wooden Handled Jumprope - The American Heart Association established an entire movement on jumping rope exercises for the obvious reason that one of the world’s cheapest exercise equipment -  the jump rope - makes for the best cardiovascular workout. You get your cardiovascular system (which involves your heart and the veins and arteries that bring blood and oxygen to and from the heart and all the parts of your body) perfectly fit.

Check it all out at aGreatLife on Facebook, as well as aGreatLife on Twitter.
 
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Burl Barley Granola #Giveaway

Barley is an amazing ancient grain. But it’s often overlooked, like the underdog of grains. Packed with nutrition and wonderfully delicious, you will love how rolled barley makes Burl Barley Granola oh so tasty and good for you. Discovering barley is like reconnecting with a dear friend - it’s a natural fit. Kids love the great taste of Burl Barley Granola and parents love it’s great nutrition. It’s a convenient way to add barley to your day.
We love to eat it plain, or even like cereal with milk. Also, I love to bake with granola. It is so good. One of my readers will win 2 bags of granola! Good Luck!

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sugar Bowl Bakery

Sugar Bowl Bakery is a wonderful example of The American Dream. Family-owned and operated, Sugar Bowl Bakery is one of the largest minority-owned bakeries in America. Sugar Bowl Bakery was founded by five ambitious brothers in 1984 when they pooled their savings to buy a neighborhood coffee shop. Today, Sugar Bowl Bakery operates state of the art production lines - that means custom made ovens, mixers, and robotic packaging lines - sourced from all over the world. In turn, Sugar Bowl Bakery is able to deliver high quality desserts at affordable prices to top retailers and food-service companies across the US and internationally.
Sugar Bowl Bakery offers Madelines, Fritters, and Palmiers. But we got the Brownie Bites! Yum! In the mood for chocolate? Gobble up one of the little bite sized pieces of chocolate heaven, right out of the box or warmed up.

 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Illuminate Labs Supplements

Illuminate Labs is the only supplement manufacturer in the U.S. which ensures that all of their products meet European Union dietary supplement standards (the strictest in the world). Illuminate Labs tests their products at a third-party laboratory and then publish the test results for the consumer to see. They only sell products that pass this rigorous testing.
Ceylon cinnamon (C. Verum) is the safer species of cinnamon. It's often referred to as "Real Cinnamon" or "True Cinnamon". There are two different types of cinnamon, and what's commonly sold today is the cheaper cassia cinnamon (C. Cassia), which has a compound coumarin that is toxic to the liver. According to a study published in 2013, "One important difference between C. Cassia and C. Verum is their coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) content. The levels of coumarins in C. Cassia appear to be very high and pose health risks if consumed regularly in higher quantities." Cinnamon can aid in lowering blood glucose. The compound can provide natural support to help manage blood sugar issues. Research studies suggest that in doses of 1000mg and up it reduces blood sugar. There are an increasing number of studies showing lowered cholesterol levels when supplementing with cinnamon extract.
Ginkgo biloba extract is an herbal extract derived from the leaves of the Maidenhair Tree. It's a popular "herbal tonic" in China - a product that's thought to invigorate the body, improve mental clarity, and reduce inflammation. Recently, a significant amount of scientific papers have been published which provide support for these claims. In various studies, ginkgo biloba extract has been shown to improve memory and cognitive function.
Panax ginseng extract (often called "Korean Ginseng" or "Red Ginseng") comes from the root of a perennial plant native to the Asian continent. Panax is one of two variants of the herb, the other being American ginseng. It's considered a "general tonic" in Chinese medicine. However, most of the recent research on this plant involves its nootropic (cognitive-enhancing) effects. Research suggests that panax ginseng extract can improve cognitive performance and support energy.
 
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Monday, December 16, 2019

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien

About The Book:
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures -as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations - the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle - and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations

About The Author:
David Day is the author of five major books on the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Guide to Tolkien’s World: A Bestiary and A Guide to Tolkien. Together with Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, these books have been translated into sixteen languages, and have sold in excess of two million copies. A Canadian living in Toronto, Day has also published over thirty other books of mythology, history, fantasy, fiction, and poetry, for both adults and children.

 
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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Brandable Gift Guide #Holiday2019

I wanted to share with you Brandable’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. Check out the picks to pamper your friends and family with the latest in self-care, inspire their imagination - no wifi required, grammable gifts for tweens, stocking stuffers they won’t regift, and the white elephant gift everyone will steal! Brandable is a consumer packaged goods studio creating innovative, accessible brands across wellness, food and toys - most available in major retailers like Walmart, Target, Amazon and online.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide, presented by Brandable - Finding the perfect gift just got easier! No matter who you’re shopping for or what your budget is, they have the best picks for you!

PAMPER THEM WITH THE LATEST IN SELF-CARE:
Grow Girl Hair ** Let It Grow Hair Gummies 2-Pack (also available at Walmart, Target, Amazon, UO)
Good Guy Wellness ** Haircare Starter Kit 2-Mo Supply (also available at Walmart, Amazon)
Good Vibes Mood Enhancing EDP Perfume ** available in four scents (available exclusively at Walmart)
Queen V ** Bath Bombs & Bubble Bath, pH-Balanced & all-natural (also available Walmart, Target, Amazon)

IMAGINATION INSPIRATION - NO WIFI REQUIRED:
Craft City Kool-Aid Edible Slime Kit (also available at Target, CVS, Amazon)
Craft City DIY Clear Slime Kit - Glow in the Dark (also available at Target, Amazon)
Craft City Clear Slime Color Drop Kit (also available at Walmart, Amazon)

GRAMABLE GIFTS FOR TWEENS:
Good Vibes Mood Enhancing Mists, available in four scents (available exclusively at Walmart)
Craft City Geode DIY Bath Bomb Kit (also available at Walmart, Amazon)

STOCKING STUFFERS THEY WON’T RE-GIFT:
Craft City Secret Slimez (also available at Target)
Good Vibes Mood Enhancing Solid Stick, available in four scents (available exclusively at Walmart) Tapatio Salsa Picante Seasoning Spice 2-pack (also available at Walmart, Amazon) 

THE WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EVERYONE WILL STEAL:
Craft City DIY Squishy Art Bakeshop (Also available at Target, Amazon)
Veggiecraft Farms Penne Pasta (Also available at Albertsons, Walmart, Sprouts)

Check it all out at Brandable on Facebook.
    
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

San-J For #Holiday2019 Cooking & Gifts

San-J International, Inc. is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. San-J endeavors to produce excellence in their products and services. From table condiments, marinades and salad dressings to soups, sauces or rice crackers, there's something just right for every meal.
I think our family favorite is the Sweet & Tangy. A blend of honey, fruit juice, gluten-free Tamari and spices gives the Sweet & Tangy Sauce a Polynesian flair. Whether used as a marinade, glaze or dipping sauce, this delicious combination adds tropical flavor to your favorite dishes. Pair this sauce with spring rolls and chicken strips, or stir-fry with tofu, chicken, or shrimp and serve over rice. Certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and now verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.
We use the original a lot as well. The fermentation process gives San-J Tamari great flavor enhancing properties. Made with 100% soy and no wheat, it has a richer, milder, more complex taste than regular soy sauce. Add Tamari to soups, gravies, sauces, and casseroles. Use it as a marinade and in stir-fry dishes.

Check it all out at San-J on Facebook, as well as San-J on Twitter.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Leda Art Supply #StockingStuffer #Holiday2019

Leda Art Supply is a private label art supply company founded by a college professor and artist determined to find the best sketchbooks.
Callan loves art and loves to try to draw anything and everything, and he is pretty good too. So we got him a sketchbook from Leda Art Supply. These sketchbooks are flexible - soft cover protects art and provides support as you draw in the field. The art paper is smooth with a slight tooth - perfect for pencil, ink, pen, pastel, charcoal, and light water-color wash. The books are thick and strong, acid free paper and is Forest Stewardship Council certified environmentally friendly. With archival paper, your art will last for decades. The binding is sewn for durability. The solid-thread bound book is light weight and perfect for traveling. These sketchbooks are a great gift for the creative person in your life!

Check it all out at the Leda Art Supply on Facebook, as well as Leda Art Supply on Twitter
  
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Yooforic Gum #StockingStuffer #Holiday2019

Yooforic brings innovation to the forefront in that its patented delivery system is time-released and all the action happens in the mouth. The gum’s flavor and consistency make it possible to chew it longer. Chewing the hemp-oil infused gum longer increases absorption in the mouth!
Yooforic is certified organic, gluten-free, sugar free, and delivers a minty fresh flavor that includes 50mg of hemp oil per serving. Through patented technology, the gum will allow for maximum absorption with released time layers of full spectrum hemp oil - the cannabinoids are absorbed and reach the bloodstream faster than any other product on the market. This gum helps you relax, helps you remain happy, and helps you get moving and stay focused when you need to. With all the good things out there these days with CBD and Hemp, this gum is the easiest way to experience it.

Check it all out at Yooforic on Facebook, as well as Yooforic on Twitter.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Top 5 Sports For Kids

As a parent, you may have some concerns about your kids getting hurt participating in athletics. Your fears are understandable, but the benefits of playing sports may outweigh the risks. Sports help kids relieve stress and maintain mental health. They help kids avoid anti-social activities and improve school performance. As a matter of fact, athletic involvement may actually help your child get into college or sports boarding schools. Participation helps kids keep in shape, which is important when childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels.

With so many varieties of athletics available, you should be able to find an age-appropriate sport that your child enjoys and that you are comfortable to have him or her participate in. To give you some ideas, here are some of the most popular sports for kids in the United States.

1. Golf

Golf is an appropriate sport for all ages. Encouraging your child in golf now could spark a lifelong passion. If you're looking for a sport that you and your child can participate in together, golf could be a very good option. Golf is also fairly low impact, meaning less risk for injury.

2. Baseball

If your child aspires to play baseball, he or she is in good company. The Little League Baseball organization involves over three million kids, male and female, aged 5 through 18. Baseball helps to develop leadership, teamwork, and discipline while also improving balance, physical strength, and hand-eye coordination. Risk of injury is relatively low, but you will want to stay alert to any complaints of the elbow.

3. Swimming

Don't be concerned about letting your child near the water. Learning to swim actually decreases the chances of drowning. Swimming can be an excellent sport for young people to develop character and self-discipline because it is at least as much about improving one's own performance as it is about beating the other competitors.

4. Basketball

Basketball is among the safest sports and also one of the most popular. It helps to improve hand-eye coordination. For families with financial challenges, basketball may be the best option as the equipment required is minimal. All you really need is a hoop and a ball.

5. Bicycling

Bicycling is an excellent form of exercise regardless of whether it is done purely for recreation or as a form of competition. You can build the fundamentals required at an early age by letting your child ride a tricycle and then gradually increase skills. However, always be mindful of safety by making sure that your child wears a helmet and wait until at least age 9 before letting your child ride a bike with hand brakes.

Don't be afraid to think outside the box and try some more obscure sports as well. If you still have concerns about injuries, ask the coach or your child's doctor about appropriate safety measures.

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The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook

The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes

About The Book:
The American Diabetes Association has joined forces with Instant Pot to deliver healthy, fast cooking recipes for the whole family in the new book The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook written by recipe developer, and nationally recognized cookbook author Nancy S. Hughes. Packed with ‘set and forget it’ recipes that are both healthy and approachable, Nancy helps readers create classic favorites and refreshing new recipes fast. Ideal for both weeknight meals or large gatherings with families and friends, the 90 recipes included both flavor and efficiency, making diabetes-friendly meals a snap. Each recipe includes detailed instructions that walk readers through every step of cooking with the Instant Pot, and helpful ‘Pressure Points’ included throughout help readers understand the unique features of the counter-top cooker. The book also includes cooking times for a variety of ingredients so nothing is under or overcooked, and complete nutrition information for each recipe to make diabetes meal planning easy. In addition to healthy American favorites, the book offers international recipes readers will love such as Mexican, Italian, Thai, and Indian dishes. In addition to healthy versions of your favorite fried dishes, you’ll also find delicious recipes such as: Custard-Cup Frittatas, Chicken Curry Salad on Asparagus, Edamame, and Greens, Wheat Berry, Black Bean, and Avocado Salad, Minted Moroccan Chicken Wraps, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Apple-Vanilla Sauce, Chicken Sausage and Zucchini-Stuffed Potatoes, Sausage and White Bean-Stuffed Portobellos, and Chia-Berry Crepes. Each recipe in book meet the nutrition guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association. It will prove to be a valuable tool for those managing their diabetes and anyone looking to have a healthier relationship with food.

About The Author:
Nancy S. Hughes is a bestselling author and authoritative food consultant. She has written 22 cookbooks and contributed to another 60. Both independently and through her company N.S. Hughes, Inc., Nancy has extensive experience developing recipes for food companies, food councils, food magazines, and health organizations. She also provides nutritional analysis, food photography, food styling, recipe testing, and general food consulting. She has been honored to work with clients across the U.S. and Canada and her contagious enthusiasm and approachable recipes, coupled with her passion for healthy cooking, inspires an “I can do that” attitude. 
 
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Honeydew Sleep Side Sleeper Pillow

A small investment in your health can lead to monumental changes in your happiness, energy levels, and overall quality of life. At Honeydew Sleep, they believe in the power of sleep. They have seen firsthand the difference that a pillow can make, and they have made it a mission to improve lives everywhere, one dream at a time. They are a real family business, making pillows in small batches by hand in Southern California.
This is why Honeydew Sleep created the Scrumptious Side Sleeper Pillow. Its unique curve supports your neck and shoulders whether you are on your side or your back. Everything about it was meticulously and deliberately chosen, from the degree of its curvature to the height and firmness of the fill inside it. Not only does this pillow offer proper neck alignment and support, but it feels unlike any other pillow in the world. There really is only one word for it - Scrumptious.
 
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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...