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Is school out where you live? It is here in central Florida. It’s time to start thinking about summer fun. Maybe you will be traveling over the next few months, or taking a staycation on your own or with your family. Here are some brands that we’ve had the pleasure to work with.
2022 Summer Fun Summer Travel Part 2
Looking for a lightweight stroller that’s stylish and functional? If so, the Contours Bitsy® Elite Lightweight stroller is just what you need! So easy to maneuver, comfortable for your little one, great for travel (even fits in overhead bins in most airplanes). Comes in two colors…Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.
Info From Contours
“Contours baby products are centered on innovative designs to fit your family’s ever-changing needs. Our strollers, potty seats, bassinets and more strive to make a positive difference in your everyday life, help you embrace the everyday moments with your little one, and allow you to give your baby everything. Contours. This baby’s got it all.
You and your little one can travel with ease in the stylish and compact Contours Bitsy® Elite Lightweight stroller! You’ll love the modern features including luxurious knit fabric, a leatherette handle, and mesh in the seat area for maximum breathability. For the ultimate on-the-go flexibility, the Bitsy® Elite lightweight stroller is compatible with 35+ infant car seats, no separate car seat adapter needed.
The easy one-hand fold makes traveling with your kiddo a breeze and the compact size is small enough to fit in most airplane overhead compartments. It’s the perfect travel stroller for your busy family both in and out of town! Meets Disney size requirements.
Our Contours Baby team is dedicated to going above industry standards when it comes to product testing. Check out our product safety & testing information here.”
They had me a NO SCREENS! Age appropriate music and podcasts for kids from 3 – 12. Use the promo code Summer22 at sign up, to get year for only $9.99 for the whole family!
Info from Pinna
“Who we are…
Pinna is an on-demand audio streaming service that reimagines kids’ entertainment. Each podcast, audiobook and music on Pinna is expertly developed and carefully curated for kids 3-12. From science and fantasy to interactive game shows and mysteries, Pinna has hundreds of hours of programming to pique the interest of every kid. Activate their imagination by subscribing today — and join in on the fun!
Through immersive storytelling, Pinna activates kids’ imaginations and sparks conversation; inspiring listeners to wonder, laugh, learn, participate, and think critically and creatively in a safe place made just for them.
Give us a listen: https://pinna.fm/“
I love this chocolate. It tastes great, and my calorie count thanks me. My favorite flavors are Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond and Milk Chocolate. My husband is a true plain Dark Chocolate fan. Try some for yourself, and save some money using my code: beauty10!
Info from RED Delight
“RED Chocolette is truly a one of a kind indulgent chocolate without the guilt of calories. 1/3 of our dark chocolate bar has the same amount of calories as an apple slice. Try us. Love us.
To guiltlessly deliver perfectly sweet moments to those who strive to live an active, healthy lifestyle as well as to those who appreciate losing themselves within decadent moments.
Quality cocoa is at the heart of RED Chocolate. Our Ivory Coast suppliers own and operate their own cocoa farms, maintaining the highest standards during bean selection as well as throughout the roasting and grinding processes.
That each RED flavor is crafted with no added sugar, yet still delivering an indulgent experience with fewer calories and less fat than other chocolates. #AllPleasureNoGuilt
Try us. Love us.”
I received a Rose Gold Handle razor and it’s so pretty. The Whipped Shave Butter is rich and creamy… and smells so great. I tried Beach Babe. LOL, it didn’t turn me into one, but it made shaving a dream. Surfs Up!
Info from All Girl Shave Club
Fun – Feminine – Funky…I hardly had them in my hands before by daughter-in-law called dibs on them! Check out all their earring, bracelets, necklaces, hats, and bags, especially the Coastal Grandmother Belle of the Ball Collection.
Info from Lisi Lerch
Bottle up the feeling of an endless summer, one fabulous accessory at a time. Make today a vacation with Lisi Lerch jewelry, hats, and bags.”
These kits are so much fun, and easy to make with even the youngest kids. Great selection to choose from, like: Shark Tarts, Pancake Pets, Cupcake Geodes, Erupting Volcano Cakes and MORE! Buy one or more…or subscribe and save. Keep the fun coming all year long.
About I’m The Chef Too!
“I’m The Chef Too! blends food, STEM, and the Arts into educational fun. Children are able to engineer, invent, create, and explore all through the world of cooking!
Who We Are
We are a team of educators, mothers and designers, whose goal is to create meaningful learning experiences through the vessel of cooking! We are passionate about infusing STEAM concepts into our adventure kits, allowing children to question, invent, engineer, and create through inquiry based techniques and open ended problem solving in the kitchen.
We are always brainstorming to find the hottest topics that children love to learn about and then test them with the most important people of all, KIDS! We want to deliver an experience that builds creative confidence & blends food, STEM, and the arts into delicious fun. Our adventure kits have been nationally recognized, featured in top publications such as US Weekly, and have been awarded the Parent’s Choice Award, National Parenting Product Award and Family Choice Award. Come join us and have FUN on these educational delicious adventures!”
iLive Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
You’ve got to have music in your life, but especially in the summer time. The Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds (IAEBT411) from iLive are perfect for summer activities.
Info from iLive
“Say hello to true wireless freedom and goodbye to messy cords. With no strings holding you back, you can do more and be more in your sweatproof truly wireless earbuds. Block out the noise with the active noise canceling feature. The included recharging case not only protects the earbuds while you stow them away but can also recharge your earbuds fully between your listening sessions. The right and left earbuds are paired together right out of the box, so all you have to do is connect via Bluetooth to your favorite device. One key control (Bluetooth, play, pause, phone, on/off) and a waterproof design put these ‘buds a cut above the rest. So, what are you waiting for? Live wire-free today.
With close to 50 years of experience, we are driven to bring you the latest in technology at affordable prices. Packaged in world-class designs, our products offer exciting, innovative features with a quality and affordability that you can depend on.
We work to provide these qualities throughout each of our brands, supplying Americans with millions of consumer electronic products every year.
Founded in 1971, Digital Products International, Inc.’s headquarters and distribution center is located at a state-of-the-art, 330,000 square foot facility in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.”
So many Shea Butter scents…it was so hard to decide on my favorite. I think I’ve finally narrowed it down to Baby Soft and Lemon Breeze. Love the lip balms too.
Info from Jael
“What can Jael do for you?
Shea Butter provides all essential vitamins needed to make skin look and feel smoother, softer and healthier. It’s therapeutic properties protect the skin from wind, cold, sun and helps heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, stretch marks and other minor skin irritations.
How We Started
Jael LLC was founded in 2013. The four Lewis sisters and their mother collaborated to create an effective and healthy personal care line with ingredients derived from nature. We make our high-quality Shea Butter products with love and care. We source some of the finest raw ingredients from the four corners of the globe!
If you have EVER struggled with taking a photo or video with your smart phone, because you needed an extra hand…YOU NEED TENIKLE! No ifs ands or buts – YOU NEED THIS!
Info from Tenikle
“Finally, the third hand you always needed.
There are too many accessories for holding your phone, so we invented one to do it all.
The most fun all-in-one accessory…ever.”
I have to be totally transparent and tell you that I know NOTHING about golf. But I have grandsons, and sons-in-law who are golf enthusiasts. This is for them!
Info from Tember
- Tember Golf Divot Tool and Ball Marker will make you feel like the Boss of the Moss
- Now you can flawlessly repair any ball mark and keep the golf course green
- 7 in 1 Divot Tool can also be attached to your belt clip or golf bag to prevent from losing it
- It can also be used as a bottle opener and has a cleaning brush and clubface cleaner
- You can use the cigar / club rest on top of the multitool to keep your havana or club dry
- 5 *Unbreakable golf tees are 3 1⁄4 ” and have less friction with the ball so now your drives will go straighter and longer.
- You’ll find all of that put on a green velvet in a sturdy, matt finish box with a window.
Our philosophy at Tember® is formed by culture, values and traditions in golf ⛳
Game, where the main goal is self-improvement 🏌️
Golf is a social and individual game, where you can find not only a community of like-minded people, but you will know more about yourself when you have to be focused.
Golf is the game where every detail matters: course maintenance, fine body adjustments, quality equipment.
That’s why in 2019 we started bringing products with the utmost quality to the market.
Just like you, we keep improving. Every day.
See you on the Dance Floor.”
Regenerist Whip from Olay is light yet wonderfully creamy. When they say that it won’t leave greasy or sticky feeling on your skin, you can believe it. I’ve got a jar on my bedside table and can apply it just before going to sleep without worrying about staining my pillowcase! Doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.
Info from Olay
“Our Mission: Transformation that leaves skin beautiful. Want more? Text OLAY to 73349 for tips/deals
Weighty results without the weight! Our innovative Active Rush Technology features a unique three-dimensional structure that transforms from cream to liquid on skin to deliver potent ingredients and sun protection in an ultra-lightweight form. Formulated with advanced Amino-Peptide Complex II, this SPF 25 moisturizer actively hydrates to improve elasticity and firm skin for a lifted look, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll experience skin that’s smooth, matte and shine-free. Forget about that sticky or greasy feeling, have it all with Regenerist Whip for powerful skincare with a light-as-air finish.”
Chocolate, trail mix, nuts, and now BBQ Blends Seasonings. Gorgeous gift boxes suitable for just about any occasion.
Info from Sugar Plum Chocolates
In 1995, Frann Edley began a candy business in Kingston, Pennsylvania whose mission was to give the world a little sweetness one bite at a time. Frann along with her son, Neil established the company with an unyielding focus on quality, service, and value which enabled them to quickly expand their mail order business. For 20 years, the Edley family has offered quality and premium chocolate confections to its clients. Using only the finest ingredients for our delectable treats, customers have responded by coming back for seconds, thirds, and more! One of our most popular items, the famous chocolate dessert tray, makes every occasion delicious and special! Our vision has always revolved around being a creative, independent, female owned business. Our focus is to help make a difference in the lives of people by offering high quality and safe products that can be used for employee recognition, client appreciation, wedding, and numerous other events that touch our daily lives.”
One of my all time favorites for children’s clothing, Feltman Brother’s never fails to “deliver”. What could be more summery that their ADORABLE Sailor Dresses, Rompers, Cardigans, Creepers, Hats, and Bobby Suits!!! Check out their complete Summer Selection of clothing for babies and toddlers in sizes ranging from Newborn to 4T.
Info from Feltman Brothers
Feltman Brothers offers a distinctive collection of finely crafted, classic styled clothing and accessories for the little loved ones in your lives. Their products are available in sizes newborn to toddler. Founded in 1916, Feltman’s has a long history of providing high quality, exquisitely styled, hand embroidered clothing for baby boys and girls. The Feltman Brothers collection began with our line of hand-made dresses and because of its soaring popularity, we soon expanded to include Christening gowns, rompers, bubbles, body suits, booties, bonnets, blankets, and more. Most things change over the years, but at least one thing remains true to its glorious start. All of the Feltman outfits are created with the same workmanship as in 1916. There is simply no replacement for the kind of hand detailing used in our vintage styled baby clothing collection. We are proud to continue offering you the very best for your baby.
Feltman’s provides the world with authentic and timeless fashion for babies in classic tradition. This reputation is the result of a strong commitment to quality, incomparable fabrics, exclusive designs, and attention to detail. Feltman products reflect the elegance of vintage styling for children from newborn through toddler, for babies take-home attire, layette needs, sacred occasion gowns and accessories, holiday wear, and special occasion wear.
We, at Feltman Brothers, share a mission to provide you with traditional baby clothing that’s classically designed and expertly tailored. Each gown, dress, romper, and accessory from the Feltman Brothers collection includes hand embroidered detailing, smocking, fagotting, fluting and intricate open work designs. Perfect hand sewn rosebuds, embroidery appliques, pintucks, and French lace adorn our beautifully designed special occasion wear collection. They are in sizes newborn through toddler and are available for both boys and girls .
This tradition of offering vintage styled, fine children’s apparel began nearly 100 years ago. We take pride in offering you the same tailoring and details that you and your family have come to love and expect. Growing up with Feltman Brothers has become a family tradition and we look forward to styling your babies in heirloom classics for generations to come.
We love sharing our pictures, stories, promotions, and new collections as they are introduced. And, the best way to be in the know is to sign up to our newsletter and to follow us on our social media channels.”
Just a little cube…but fascinating, intriguing, I’d almost say mesmerizing! I have one sitting on my desk and find my eyes drawn to it throughout the day. LOL, I have to pick it up and turn it over and over. Great stress reliever.
Info from CMY Cubes
“Explore subtractive colour mixing with the CMY cube. Opposing sides are coloured cyan, magenta or yellow. Rotating the angle from which the cube is viewed, varies the degree to which specific frequencies of cyan, magenta, and yellow are filtered from white light, resulting in a unique, cube-specific spectrum of colours. This process is called “subtractive colour mixing”.
The internal geometry of the solid shape has an intermediate level of reflectance over the visible light spectrum. This means that when white light reaches a face of the cube, a portion of that light passes through the face, while the remaining light is either reflected or absorbed. Light reflecting off of the outside faces of the cube is what gives us the cyan, magenta, and yellow colours of the spectrum while the material coating each face absorbs the other frequencies. The light that passes through the material retains only the band of frequencies not otherwise absorbed.
When this passed-through light makes contact with a different face pair, the process repeats, this time the material absorbs a different band of frequencies. The light that remains is a unique colour, specific to the conditions that created it. Starting with pure white light, the CMY cube can create dozens of unique colours.”
Who needs ice cream. You can just eat this stuff right out of the jar! Choose from Sweet+ Rich Chocolate, Dark + Decadent Chocolate, and Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt. If you can restrain yourself from just digging in with a spoon, check out their 1 sauce, 1000 ideas recipes, for using their sauces in cakes, fillings, frostings, cookies, bars, drinks, pies, tarts and specialties.
Info from Sunday Night Foods
“Our silky, rich signature sauces blend the world’s best chocolate with a handful of the finest pure ingredients. Love it straight from the jar, or pour over anything you desire. Make it the heart of your deserts and sweet inspirations.”
Oh my goodness, their stuff is so good. Beef jerky at it’s finest! The Beef Sticks are great to have on hand for snacks at home and on-the-go. And, at this time of year here in Florida, packages of Old Trapper jerky, and beef sticks are perfect to have on hand if the power goes out during a tropical storm or hurricane!
Info from Old Trapper
“Don’t let bad beef sticks ruin your enjoyment of a fun snack. Old Trapper uses only the finest ingredients to season and smoke our Deli Style Beef, and with 26 per box, you’ll have enough to keep the entire family outfitted.
Our famous Old Fashioned beef jerky was born 50 years ago in the back of a small roadside grocery store on the outskirts of Tillamook, Oregon. After years of hard work and sacrifice, Old Trapper had grown to become a favorite among local jerky lovers and connoisseurs nationwide, but the best was still yet to come.
Today, we’re the country’s second-largest beef jerky manufacturer, our new facility is fully operational, and we’re ready to take the next big step in a company story that began in a humble grocery store way back in 1969.
These Toddler Pants are awesome. Easily protect little knees and bums! In sizes from 6 months to 3T!
Info from Sandra Aris Designs
“When learning to walk, most kids stumble and fall from time to time, but some toddlers fall more than others. Falling is a normal part of learning to walk and getting used to balancing body weight, but toddlers can become discouraged and not want to get back up again or get seriously injured while falling. Following energetic toddlers around as they run and explore can be tiresome and unpractical for parents, but the fear of having them get hurt or becoming unenthusiastic about walking can be worse than trying to keep up. Rather than feeling like bubble wrap and constant hovering are the only options, Sandra Aris created protective pants for kids that encourage exploration and keep injuries from holding them back.
“I didn’t want to be a helicopter mom that controlled every aspect of my kids’ lives and didn’t let them explore or play,” said Sandra Aris, Founder and CEO. “I created these pants to give parents peace of mind while their toddlers were learning to explore, while still encouraging kids to get back up after falling and try again.”
The pants are made with protective 3D padded technology in the butt and knees inspired by the protective materials used in motorbike and ski apparel, jackets, gloves and helmets. The design absorbs the shock from falls and gives toddlers a boost to get back up. Even after hundreds of falls, the material does not fatigue, giving it the ability to last for years (and through multiple kids). The padded layer of mesh is fully breathable, allowing little ones to be comfortable and play all day long without having moisture or heat build-up. Lead-free, lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that provides babies and toddlers with the protection that need without getting in the way of their busy day.
Sandra Aris pants are available for babies and toddlers from as young as six months to three years old. There are two fun, stylish designs – “Super Star” features constellations and different stars within the solar system and “La Vie En Rose” has colorful, kid-approved pink flamingos surrounded by plants. Each pair is made with machine-washable, natural cotton fabric that is both durable and recyclable.”