The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner

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Mindy Weiss has created the best baby shower gift ever!  The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner is a practical and precious package. It is a ringed binder with pages that can be added or removed. I wanted this for my friend who is about to have a baby so that she and her husband can have a little baby book all the way to the fourth year. This is is a cool book because it knows family comes in all sizes and shapes.



Mindy is a Beverly Hills based event planner who has created experiences for Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, Denise Richards!  So you are in good hands.

Here’s an amazing baby book like no other. For one, because The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner is in a binder, it’s completely guilt-free and customizable. Forgot to record baby’s first steps? No matter, just tear out that page. Is your baby adopted? No need to avoid the pages about your birthing experience; instead, add pages about your journey to adoption.
Second, it combines the precious and the practical. The binder includes six tabbed dividers with pockets, covering pregnancy through age four. Then inside are 104 full-color pages, including everything from checklists, doctor’s notes, menu planning charts, vaccine and immunization schedule to All About Us, First Feelings, Your Favorite Things, Birthday Party Memories. In addition, there is a plastic pouch for odd-sized memorabilia like a hospital bracelet; ten pages of heavyweight stock to mount photographs and other visual memorabilia; a foldout growth chart (on the underside of the belly band); and a keepsake envelope for a lock of hair.

And third, the binder includes three portable booklets—“Prenatal Doctor’s Visits,” “Nursing Tracker,” and “Pediatrician Visits.”

This perfect baby shower gift is as stylish as it is useful. In the same format as the author’s category-killing Wedding Planner & Organizer, it is inspiring, easy to use, and fun—and will be a memento to hand down from one generation to the next.



In-Road Tape Classic Road!

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Getting ready for spring road trips? Having a car themed birthday party? Here are some cool products to make your party a hit!


Check out this cool tape inspired by adventures on the road! This is perfect for Hot Wheels!

PlayTape® – Fun that Sticks!™

Printed to look like a road, PlayTape Classic Road Series is a roll of removable tape that’s perfect for playing with die-cast toy and model cars like HotWheels® and Matchbox®. PlayTape is the fastest way to create roads for imaginative play, display, or decoration.

PlayTape has been specifically designed to bring hours of imaginative entertainment at minimal cost and maximal convenience. With a single roll of PlayTape Classic Road Series, you can create a road or a whole city. Use the toy cars you already have to drive on PlayTape. Use the blocks and toy buildings you already have to build a town through which PlayTape traffic flows. Create places real or imaginary. The possibilities are as endless as a desert highway.

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 11.10.29 AMEveryone loves tape. Now you can legitimately play with it. Drive on!

  • Ideal for creating roads for playing with toy cars, trains, etc.
  • Sticks to any flat surface
  • Easy-tear, made of paper, no scissors required
  • Repositionable – mistake proof!
  • Easy removal, leaves no residue
  • Ideal for children of all ages 3+, including adult hobbyists
  • Imagination-centric, with no batteries, no electronics, and no screens
  • Easily stored and transported. Take fun everywhere!
  • Toxin-free, disposable, and recyclable
  • 100% made in the USA

2″ wide – 1:128 scale
Perfect for young children (3-8) who play with 1:64 scale toy cars (e.g., Matchbox/HotWheels) but for whom exacting scale is not critical. Good for use with HO-scale trainsets.

If this is your first PlayTape, start here. Ideal starter product and the most popular.

Walkers Shortbread Cookies now Gluten Free

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One of my favorite things while traveling with Porter is their snack lounge! They always have Walkers Shortbread and lots of teas and coffees available for their travelers. This crumbly buttery cookie is perfect for a snack with a hot beverage and just filling enough to satisfy you.

I have known and loved this for a LONG time and was thrilled to find out that they now have GLUTEN FREE versions!  Probably one of the oldest snacks around, this is an awesome ‘reinvention’ while tasting 100% the same!

The Walkers story begins in 1898 when the twenty-one year old Joseph Walker opened the doors of his own bakery with a loan of £50 and the ambition to make the finest shortbread in the world.

In the first year of business, Joseph used every spare moment to perfect his shortbread recipe. It was time well spent. Soon, shooting parties from the local estates were making detours just to visit Joseph’s bakery.

As word spread and demand for his quality shortbread increased, Joseph took the first steps to expanding the business by moving to a larger shop in the Speyside village of Aberlour and investing in a horse and cart to deliver his baking further afield.

Now the Gluten Free comes in 3 versions and I tried them all. My favorite is the Ginger and Lemon Shortbread. Not only does it have the buttery crumbly texture, it also had bits of candied ginger enveloped in a hint on lemon goodness.  I highly recommend that you give these new flavors a try and see if they compare to the original!

Gluten Free Pure Butter Shortbread: our classic pure butter shortbread offers a crumbly “melt-in-your-mouth” texture. • Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread: A generous helping of chocolate chips provides a rich and luxurious complement to this classic shortbread. • Gluten Free Ginger & Lemon Shortbread: This crumbly shortbread combines the best of traditional Scottish baking with the exotic tang of Stem Ginger and Lemon. Walkers Gluten Free range is baked with only the finest quality ingredients combined with the company’s world class craftsmanship. This ensures that no compromise is made enabling all gluten intolerant consumers the chance to enjoy the same great tasting pure butter shortbread as expected in every pack of Walkers Shortbread.

Check your local grocery store or buy it directly on the website here!



Designer Shoe Sale 2015 @ShoeBlowoutSale

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It’s my favorite time of the year again!  The Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale will be held at the International Centre Hall 1 this year!  Don’t miss the chance to get shoes, sandals, boots, slippers, wedges, ballet shoes and come hither heels at 50-80% off.  They have over 30,000 pairs of shoes, many of them are samples and one of a kind too.  So bring a friend or two and come celebrate the love of shoes at this #Shoeblowoutsale extravaganza.

Here are some shopping tips:

1. Bring a friend! She/He will always give you an honest opinion

2. Divide and conquer! If you and your friend are not the same shoe size, you can always look out for styles in other sizes

3. Wear flats, ballet flats or Toms so you can easily slip them on and off while trying on shoes

4. Be nice and offer advice to other shoppers, after all you are all shoe lovers!

5. Don’t wear too many accessories like scarves, sunglasses or clutches. Fussy items have no place in a sample sale of this caliber.

If you post on IG, ask your followers their opinion if you cannot decide yay or nay. Use the hashtag #shoeblowoutsale and tag @designershoesale.

See you at the sale!

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