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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Susan Brown's Baby Products

Susan Brown’s Baby offers pure and gentle luxury products for baby and mom! Winter can be especially tough on our skin and that’s why I recommend using Susan Brown’s Baby products! This is all I will use for Haley now (yeah, I know she’s 7 but this isn’t just for babies). Haley has had eczema since she was born and Susan Brown’s Baby products for sensitive skin have made her skin the softest it’s ever been!

The Susan Brown story is very interesting! Her father was a chemist for over 30 years, creating naturally hydrating ingredients for some of the best known skin care companies such as Estee Lauder, Chanel, Clinique, L’Oreal, and Neutrogena. He would bring home these wonderful oils for her and her mother to use and they would share them with friends and family. Now she shares them with all of her customers!

They have a beautiful gift basket that they offer for babies and new moms. The deluxe sensitive baby basket is filled with pure and natural products that include skin benefiting and high-end botanical ingredients for the most sensitive skin. This basket will help moms provide the best in skin care for their babies or, in my case, my 7 year old daughter. This gift basket includes:

Diaper Therapy Ointment – anti-irritant and anti-bacterial formula protects, nourishes, and cleans without petroleum or mineral oils.

Foaming Shampoo & Body Wash – tear free moisturizing body wash and shampoo cleans, soothes, and conditions from head to toe.

Lotion-to-powder – this innovative dry emollient, lotion-to-powder formula is talc and fragrance free. It works as a strong barrier against wetness without the risk of toxic inhalation.

Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths – Oil free and gentle, these cloths can be used on face, hands, and diaper area.

Susan Brown’s Baby offers many great products for moms too, including formulas for stretch marks. Click here to purchase online or to find retail locations!

All American Mommy Baby and Toddler Gift Ideas

Make bath time fun with Wett Giggles.

Wett Giggles offer a unique line of hygiene centered bath time toys that make excellent stocking stuffers for every child on your list!

Wett Giggles is a three-in-one product. The soap is handmade from natural glycerin, essential oils, and shea butter. The toy couples as a manicure brush for the added benefit of cleaning under fingernails. Each toy is shaped as a playful animal character with its own Shakespearian name. The toy/manicure brush is encased in the soap. Wett Giggles has nine different characters to choose from, each with their own scent.

Beatrice the Cow – blackberry

Cupid the Pup – coconut-banana

Hamlet the Frog- watermelon

Horatio – watermelon

Juliet the Duck – orange

Romeo the Dog – orange

Ophelia – lemon

Robin the Bear – pineapple

Purple Cato – grape

Wett Giggles also has two toys encased in soap without the manicure brush. All soap products come with a soap dish and range in price from $5-10. Get 15% off all orders over $20. Click here to check it out!

Baby Monkey offers great onesies for baby and tees for children and adults, all made with organic cotton and unique designs! Baby Monkey introduces Asian culture and Feng Shui (harmonious relationship between one’s environment and nature) to a child early in life so that beneficial chi (energy) can be cultivated from the very beginning. The use of organic cotton gives further safeguard from harmful exposure that can affect health.

Baby Monkey was founded by Elizabeth Wong in 2006. After obtaining her degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, Wong followed in her mother’s footsteps and worked in the film and TV industry as a wardrobe stylist. She then found herself in front of the camera as a model and actress. When not performing, Elizabeth Wong kept herself busy by helping her mother with Feng Shui consultations and designing tee shirts for friends and family as a hobby. Wong soon realized that expecting moms appreciated her designs for being both hip and adorable but also because it made them laugh. That’s when Baby Monkey was born.

Here are some of their great designs and descriptions:

Baby Monkey –natural comedians, highly intellectual and agile. The monkey brings friendship, support and outrageous love.

Born on an Auspicious Day – auspicious means fortunate, blessed with a promising future full of success and prosperity.

Buddha Baby – symbolic of heavenly blessings, brings blessings of endless prosperity and continuous happiness.

Change My Diaper, Change My Chi – Chi is life energy. Nobody wants to sit around in bad energy. A child with a clean diaper has clean Chi and thrives in any environment.

Double Happiness – frequently used to promote lasting happiness, love, and good relationships.

Feng Shui Correct – meaning wind and water. Balancing your life with your environment resulting in good health, joy, and all the best that life can offer.

Got Karma – good Karma brings success in all areas such as happiness, health, wealth and luck.

My Ying is Your Yang – balancing energies, Ying is calm and tranquil, Yang is uplifting and energetic. Achieve your ultimate goals with better judgment and greater ease.

Supercharge My Chi – supercharged life energy for talent and fortune.

Year of the Rat – those born in the Year of the Rat are sweet, loving, seemingly shy, and fierce competitors. They can adapt to any situation and are naturally over-achievers.

Click here check out all their great gift ideas!

Take baby’s temperature in a kinder, gentler way while getting a more accurate reading! I have been so excited to share this new product with you! I know how tough it is to take a young child’s temperate when they’re sick and I’m so glad that Exergen came out with the TemporalScanner infrared thermometer, which reads a temperature in just two seconds!

The Exergen TemporalScanner gauges body temperature in just two seconds by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery. Clinical studies and research have shown that this is the most accurate and least invasive way to read temperature. It’s environmentally friendly too – does not contain mercury like traditional glass bulb thermometers. The Exergen TemporalScanner is already being used in hospitals across the country and you can purchase one for home at retailers such as Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Sam’s Club, Babies R us, and Toys R us. MSRP of less than $50.00. This is well worth the money and I believe that every home should have a TemporalScanner!

Exergen Corporation is an internationally respected innovator and leading manufacturer of an extensive line of patented infrared thermometers, scanners, sensors, and controls used in a wide variety of industrial and medical applications for professional and consumer use. The company continues to lead the way in its field by providing lower cost, highly reliable results and less invasive methods than with any other thermometry techniques. Get more information here!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Women's Health

Ladies, please read this important information! Three years ago I had a partial hysterectomy which has left me unable to have any more children. Looking back I wish there had been other options for me.

As women, and especially women who have had kids, many of us may find ourselves in a position where our OBGYN recommends a hysterectomy to solve a variety of issues around heavy periods. The frightening prospect of surgery leaves us relying on our doctors to advise the best course of action. In such a situation, however, we need to know as much information as possible to ensure we sign up for the best treatment option, and it may not be the first one your doctor recommends.

This outreach serves as an important women's health alert, informing women about their options regarding minimally invasive treatments for heavy bleeding as well as a number of other common pelvic health conditions - fibroids, stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. In fact, they are so common that one-third of women will experience one or more of these conditions in their lifetime due to a variety of factors - most commonly pregnancy and childbirth.

But treatment options exist for these conditions that do not require traditional surgery, which frequently comes with a higher risk of complications and a longer healing process. Minimally invasive procedures, done quickly and relatively easily, usually require much less time to heal, and there's a lot less pain, too. Yet many of us do not even know they exist, as we rely on information from our doctors who may suggest the outdated approaches because they lack the skill to perform the newer, less invasive ones or even because new endoscopic procedures bring less income to the doctor or hospital.

The US News & World reported that, out of the one in four women who receive hysterectomies, approximately 85% are still treated with traditional open abdominal surgical methods, despite the perfection of a decades old laparoscopic procedure that leaves the ovaries and cervix in place. Click here to read the full article.

Women need to take control of their health care decisions so they can make informed choices. We urge you to learn more from AAGL, the professional association of doctors who perform minimally invasive treatments. Their site, www.AAGL.org, provides patient education, the latest news on the minimally invasive horizon, and a physician finder for doctors in your area commited to using the least invasive methods possible. Please help us in spreading the word to the women in your life about these innovative treatments. If a doctor proves unwilling or unable to perform minimally invasive procedures, you should feel empowered to seek out a second opinion from a gynecologist who offers less invasive options.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Get Organized with Sarah Pinto and Help a Great Cause!

Sarah Pinto offers the cutest designs in organizers that fit right into your purse! Life moves fast these days and I think it’s essential for every mom to stay organized.

With 5 different designs to choose from, these organizers are made (in USA) from recycled paper and soy based inks! You get a three year snapshot view, monthly view, note pages, weekly view, special days, future planning, and telephone/address.

Sarah Pinto is a busy mother of two young boys. She spent a long time looking for a simple, stylish organizer but couldn’t find one so she decided to design one herself!

A portion of the proceeds goes to California Pacific Medical Center Pediatric Cardiology. Sarah’s youngest son, Charlie was born with a heart defect. He was born at CPMC where he had open-heart surgery when he was only two days old. He has had three heart catheters and another open-heart surgery since then. Charlie is doing well.

You get a super cute organizer to keep your life together plus it helps this great cause. Need I say more? Click here to get your organizer!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ficklets Eyewear Accessories

Jazz up your glasses with these cute adornments from Ficklets!

Ficklets was founded by Ros Guerrero, mother of a 13 yr. old “special needs” child (Gem) She created Ficklets as a way to add color, fun and personality to eyeglasses and to also have options to change your eyewear look depending on interest, outfit or mood. Many moms have shared with how Ficklets have helped to improve their child’s attitude about their eyeglasses. Click here to see all of the cute styles and great prices!

Ficklets make great gifts or stocking stuffers!

Mumbo Jumbo Games (Giveaway)

Premium casual games for PC rated E for everyone. Mumbo Jumbo offers strategy, puzzle games that are great for every child on your Christmas list! Mumbo Jumbo is a publisher and developer of PC games and console games for Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

Top 10 game releases are:

Luxor 3
7 Wonders II
Luxor 2
7 Wonders
Luxor: Amun Rising
Elf Bowling: Hawaiian Vacation
Luxor MahJong
Chainz 2
Samantha Swift
The Office

Other game titles include: 7 Wonders, Bejeweled 2, Big Kahuna Reef, Bookworm, Jewel Quest, Lemonade Tycoon 2, Luxor, Magic Match, Mahjong Towers Eternity, Poker Superstars 2, Polar Games, Slingo Deluxe, Super Collapse! 3, and Zuma Deluxe.

These great games can be purchased at retailers such as Best Buy or online here.

Giveaway!!!! I have four different games to giveaway! I have Discovery Seek & Find Adventure, Slingo Quest Hawaii, Jungo Ready for Megamatch, and Polar Sports. Leave me a comment and tell me which games you like best and who you'd like to win it for. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you. Ends December 15,2008.

Monday, November 10, 2008

MMM…..warm, yummy coffee drinks (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway)

I have six $5 gift cards to giveaway for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! These gift cards can be used at your nearby Coffee Bean OR online to purchase coffees, teas, accessories or Ice Blended kits. Experience gourmet coffee! Check their site out here!

Since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has continued to search the earth for only the finest and rarest loose-leaf teas and premium coffees. They offer over 22 varieties of coffee and 20 kinds of tea. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has worked hard to build relationships with individual farms and estates so they can be assured of the best coffee and tea harvests available. All of their coffee is roasted fresh daily in small batches in a manual European roast style, then packed using state-of-the-art equipment for shipment in their own roasting facility and delivered fresh daily to local stores.

Among the core principles at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is a fundamental, unwavering commitment to the concept of social responsibility. This responsibility is reflected through a broad range of Caring Cup initiatives. Caring Cup initiatives are planted and nurtured domestically in communities served by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.


Be one of six lucky winners who will receive a $5 gift card! Click here and tell me what’s your favorite coffee or tea drink. Please leave your email address in your comments so I can contact you. Ends December 15,2008.

Protect your peepers with style!

Julbo offers several different styles and lenses for any outdoor activities. They even offer adorable styles for babies and kids! Best of all....they are extremely comfortable! Whether you plan on hitting the ski slopes, playing on the water, or just enjoying the great outdoors, Julbo will keep your eyes protected. Julbo offers superior quality and their glasses and goggles come in protective plastic cases so you don’t have to worry about smashing them! Julbo glasses and goggles makes for a great gift idea for anyone on your list! Click here to find out more about Julbo!