• Baby

    Breakfast Date with Grabease

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    Grabease the best Ergonomic Utensils for baby led weaning! They are made of silicone and are designed to safely nurture independence in little ones ready to meet their self-feeding developmental milestone. The patented fork and spoon sets were the first utensils designed with babies’ independence in mind, and they come highly recommended by Occupational Therapists. The ergonomic handle fits comfortably in babies’ natural hand grasp, making the hand-to-mouth motion easier! Using this set will also help strengthen their fingers while encouraging proper pencil grasp development (this will come in handy later!).

     

    I had a breakfast date today with Colton (1) and Savi (4) and we test out the utensils and suction divided dish wares. The small compartments were perfect for sampling all the yummy foods we got. Divided for healthy portion sizes and designed to promote finger strength and proper pincer grip, our plates and bowls are made with strong suction bottoms to hold onto surfaces and prevent tipping and throwing. Self-feeding spoons and forks are sized for small hands and feature ergonomic handles and choke protection barriers. In sum, your table is set for a less stressful, more positive mealtime experience.  Toddlers also love the divided plates to ensure that the food does not touch!

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  • Children's Books

    Jamie Lee Hoffer Unveils Giggles & Stardust

    Award-Winning Artist, Teacher, Composer & Author Jamie Lee Hoffer Unveils Giggles & Stardust – Magical New Online Destination For Preschoolers Ready To Learn, Sing, Laugh, Share & Imagine

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    LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 1, 2022 – The screen lights up and you’re instantly transported to a magical place where colors are brighter, faces are friendlier, music is happier and the whole world is bigger and better than you ever imagined it could be. And, best of all, your host in this wondrous new destination is so instantly likable and trustworthy, you’re ready to follow her wherever her imagination – and yours – will take you.

    Welcome to GigglesandStardust.com, a brand-new online destination created by and starring a true Renaissance woman in the realm of child education – teacher, author, composer, illustrator, award-winning artist and loving Mom, Jamie Lee Hoffer.

    Featuring enchanting videos, original songs, book readings, colorful artwork, important life lessons, and a family of lovably unique puppets, Giggles and Stardust easily manages to be entirely contemporary while embracing the nostalgia of beloved childhood classics.

     

    Tipping its hat to the warm and loving sensibilities that made shows like “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Sesame Street” such timeless classics, GigglesandStardust.com stands in direct contrast to the overly slick, hyperkinetic children’s fare so prevalent today in favor of a thoroughly accessible environment designed not only to entertain young children but to educate them as well.

    On the new Giggles and Stardust site, for example, young children are invited to spend time with Jamie and her puppet pals – including Pickles, Aunt Gloria, Cody, Sequoia, Madison Dragonson and Wide Mouth Bullfrog – as they share music, stories, social interactions, and lessons about nature, creativity, and friendship. Highlights of the site also include jam-packed Giggle Time Episodes filled with captivating, learning-centric stories, art, dance, music, and adventures.

    Giggles and Stardust is a subscription-based site offering monthly, weekend or annual passes beginning at only $1.99 per month – making it an ideal gift for your own children or for family members, friends or co-workers with preschoolers in their lives.

  • Fashion

    This Cozy Must Have Just Launched in Time for Holiday 2022

    It’s finally sweater weather! I am always excited to put on a sweater or a pair of boots. This is something perfect for this snuggly season.

    • The Comfy® Teddy BearTM  Full Zip $79.99 is the latest addition to the fabulously warm and cozy collection of wearable blankets. Put one on and join millions who love living #TheComfyLife!™ Never worn one before? Then you’re in for an experience of total huggable coziness.
    • It makes a holiday gift your loved ones will enjoy and remember for years.
    • The hardworking team at The Comfy® never stops innovating, this time designing a full-length front zipper to complement its signature blanket, so super soft you won’t want to take it off.
    • It’s easy to wear while out on errands (with big side pockets) just as much as it is for snuggling on the couch in front of the Christmas tree (holiday photos, anyone?).
    • Plus, it’s reversible! Made with high-quality sherpa in the famous Comfy size, the quality we’ve come to expect from this lovely brand continues to impress.
    • The Comfy Black Friday Deal: 20% off Sitewide with code Happy20 11/21-11/29
    • It’s The Original: When you buy The Comfy, you’re getting the patented wearable blanket that made wearable blankets a thing! If you don’t see its embroidered logo on the ginormous pocket and The Comfy Panda on the zip,  it’s not a Comfy.
    • Oversized Everything: It’s giant, and it’s supposed to be! The brand started with a men’s 5XL and has only gone bigger. The high-low hem also means it’s longer in the back for extra comfort—and style.
    • Huge Plush Hood: Keeps your head cozy and can even double as a pillow.
    • Ginormous Pocket: The marsupial pocket—with its giant size and unique shape—keeps your hands warm and can store all your essentials.
    • Ribbed Cuffs and Oversized Sleeves: Roll ‘em up and they stay up!  Plus, the oversized sleeves are designed so you can easily pull your arms in to cover yourself completely.
    • Material: 100% premium fluffy sherpa. 100% polyester.
    • Care-Free Wash: Toss in the wash and tumble dry on low—it comes out like new.
    • Sizing: One size fits all men, women, and even kids! Top to bottom, it’s 38” in the front and 42.5” in the back.
    • Recyclable Packaging: Every Comfy product comes in packaging that is 100% recyclable.

    Look for The Comfy® Teddy BearTM  Full Zip on www.thecomfy.com for holiday gift giving.

     

    About The Comfy® :

    Cozy Comfort Company LLC is family-owned and operated by Michael Speciale–the creator of The Comfy®. Just a month after forming their company, The Comfy® was invited to make their pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank. With only a prototype in hand they closed a deal with Barbara Corcoran and the rest is history. The Comfy® has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, People, CNN, Yahoo, BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Inc., Scary Mommy, and more.

    The Comfy® products are loved by everyone and are currently available online and in over 5,100 retail doors across the U.S., including Macy’s, Kohls, Fred Meyer, Target, Sportsman Ski Haus, Al’s Sporting Goods, Bob Wards, AAFES and online at QVC, Today’s Shopping Choice, ECOM, Shopify, and The Paper Store. The Comfy® is a top seller internationally on Amazon in Canada, the UK, and Australia, and holds a #1 seller spot on Amazon USA in its category.

  • Home Decoration

    Vita Mia Candles Set the Mood

    The last few weeks has been a whirlwind with all our home renovations. We have been out of our house for almost 3 months with contractors that quit, disappeared and those who just didn’t work out. A 3 week project turned into a 4 months nightmare. Living in hotels and Airbnbs has taught me a few things that make you feel like a place is your home. One of the first things I did was to find personal touches and decorations. I used these thrift figurines and my son’s school crafts to decorate the house and it didn’t feel so foreign. One of the things that made my kitchen feel homey again was the Vita Mia Candle. The Tin Candle is perfect for travel and will always remind me of the big home makeover summer.

    Bliss is the tart blend of fresh pomegranate juice complimented by hints of cream and vanilla bean. This elegant scent is a transformative treat for every scenario. Whether you are snuggling by the fireplace with a book or preparing a thoughtful gift for a friend, trust this pomegranate treat to inspire your day.

    Top Notes: Sicilian Pomegranete
    Middle: Vanilla Bean, Cream
    Bottom Notes: Sugar

    This tin candle is the perfect addition to every home, office, date night, and event. it is the extra touch that will take the ordinary to extraordinary.

    Soy wax does not only provide you a clean burn that lasts longer, but it also preserves a strong scent. Our soy wax is 100% toxic free, paraffin free, and phthalate free.

    Made in the USA. All designs are curated and developed by Vita Mia

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    Founders of Vita Mia developed a collection of fragrance candles to offer a unique collection of strong and soft fragrances adorned with a minimalist black label fit for every type of design. All of the soy wax candles come in recyclable glass tumblers so that they can be easily cleaned, repurposed, or recycled. In addition, the wax is 100% paraffin free, phthalate free, and toxic free because the Vita Mia founders want you to burn a clean candle. Our  fresh and cozy fragrances are fit for every season because we want you to enjoy your candle throughout the year. All it takes is on candle, one wick, and one scent to transform your day from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Gift Guide

    The Hiking Safety Product Must Have – GEEKEY

     

    This multi-tool is the ultimate accessory for your next adventure.. There are so many functions packed in to this handy little tool, you will be glad you had it on you. Last week, my sister was visiting me and we were in need of scissors. I had some in my car just because of all the situations I have been in that I need a pair! So I was so amazed by this tool and I will always have it on me, JUST IN CASE!

    Geekey – $22.99 at https://geekey.com/ (available on Amazon)

    Fully equipped with more than 16+ functions to help you tackle those common, everyday problems you may face while traveling

    • Go-to tool – size of a key!
    • TSA-friendly
    • 420 Stainless Steel
  • Books

    ABC Thankful Me by Kyaw Lin

     

     

    Illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya

    There are endless things to be thankful for, but let’s start with 26.

    This delightfully illustrated picture book takes young readers (and adults) on an alphabetical adventure that is sure to leave them feeling abundant, positive, and joyful.
    D is for dancing.
    Thank you, dancing. 

    I shake my hips and swing them side to side.
    Life is a dance, so dance and feel alive. 

    E is for evening.
    Thank you, evening.

    A gorgeous sunset floods the golden sky.
    I lie on sunlit grass till stars come by.    

    ABC Thankful Me, written in gentle, rhythmic rhyme, is an ideal read-aloud book and a perfect bedtime meditation on life’s many blessings.

     

    Kyaw (Cho) Lin immigrated to the United States from Myanmar at the age of seven, barely speaking a word of English. Determined to learn the new language, he spent most of his childhood visiting public libraries in Queens, New York. After stumbling upon numerous romantic novels and human anatomy books, he would later come home with various uncomfortable questions for his parents. These days, he continues to visit local libraries. However, his wife and two know-it-all sons now accompany him.
    Yuliya Pieletskaya is a children’s book illustrator and 3D environmental artist. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, she immigrated to upstate New York at the age of 9. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and two bunnies. In her spare time, she wanders the prairies of Illinois, looking for birds, flowers, and bunnies to admire from afar. She is passionate about protecting all of America’s public lands and wildlife, as well as environmental justice. This is her second published book.

     

     

    A partial preview is available here: ABC Thankful Me

    Alphabet / Thanksgiving / Values & Virtues
    Hardcover, 28 pages, 7 x 8 inches
    ISBN: 978-1-57687-999-3, $16.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

    High-res scans to your specification are available upon request; scanning from the book or lifting images from the mechanical file are strictly prohibited. Mandatory credit line: ABC Thankful Me written by Kyaw Lin and illustrated by Yuliya Pieletskaya, published by POW! Kids Books.
     
     
    ABC Thankful Me is available for pre-order now through our website and book retailers