Cami’s Favorite Things February Edition

Cami is almost 9 months old now and so far she has been on a raw diet! We are open to letting her try various treats and foods out there as long as they are top notch quality! A lot of people have asked me what my ‘goals’ are and intent in feeding Cami such high quality food. I guess I have a few answers. One, I want to make sure she thrives and not just survives. I want her to be healthy, happy and eating what is BIOLOGICALLY appropriate for her. If I feed a bird Snickers bar instead of seed and worms that it’s suppose to have, you will feel strange right? I think dogs need what they are designed to eat, meat. Yet I know living in urban cities and homes, sometimes you need alternatives. So we have found a bunch of stuff that’s awesome, nutritious and accessible! Hope you enjoy our list for this month!

  1. Health Extension has been keeping pets healthy since 1963 by offering nourishing recipes that pet parents can feel good about serving to their pets. Each recipe is crafted with super premium ingredients to help support stronger bones and immune system. Made in the USA, their diets include:
  • Grain Free Dry Dog food varieties offer all the health benefits of the Holistic Health Extension System in a grain-free formula. You won’t find any added hormones – just high-quality meat as the first ingredient – because sensible protein levels are the first step to a healthy life. Available in: Buffalo & Whitefish, Chicken & Turkey, Salmon, Duck, Venison, and Buffalo & Whitefish Little Bites.

  • Grain Free Stews for dogs are a superb source of high-quality protein. The formulas also provide an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Your dog will enjoy and benefit from the stew due to its lack of growth hormones, steroids, meat by-products, and allergy related fillers. Available in: Chunky Chicken Stew, Tasty Turkey Stew and Savory Beef Stew.

We recently tried the Savory Beef Stew and I mix in a spoonful along with her breakfast. She loves it!

We always read the ingredients label so here it is:

beef broth, chicken, beef, Carrots, dried egg whites, potato starch, dried egg product, peas, Guar gum, salt, added color, Tricalcium Phosphate, dried potatoes, sodium phosphate, beet pulp, ground flaxseed, potassium chloride, natural flavor, Ferrous Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrocloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, folic Acid.

2. We tried vension from Nature’s Logic! This brand is dedicated to offering diets that are made exclusively with whole foods and 100% natural ingredients. Available for both canines and felines, the diets:

  • Are free of common allergens and include no corn, wheat, rice, soy, potato, tapioca, peas, or sweet potatoes
  • Contain natural antioxidants from fruits and vegetables grown in the USA
  • Do not contain any man-made synthetic vitamins, minerals or amino acids, nor any genetically engineered fruits, veggies, nuts, grasses, or seeds
  • Have probiotics and enzymes that help increase nutrient absorption and aid in digestion
  • Are nutrient dense and highly digestible

This one is more like a pate type of consistency and was easy to scoop out. It is moist and has no ‘gravy’. Cami loves this one too! One of the interesting ingredients in this food is clay. I know it has wonderful minerals and used often in products for detox.  This is probably the easiest way for me to feed and give Cami liver!

3. Cami graduated from Puppy School! We decided to check out 2 schools in the last few months and I recommend them both! One is more of a formal class with 6-8 students and held at Smarty Paws and the 2nd one is by Tino (Peace Love and Pitbulls) held at a outdoors at Desert Breeze Park. What I liked about taking Cami is learn is that she can be around dogs without always being in ‘play’ mode and she learned a lot! Even though I had Jacob for 11 years, it is always good to get a refresher course for new puppies! Puppies are brand new and need a lot of exposure to various situations.

4. Toy Store! One of our friends from school told us about the Dog Supplies Outlet store so we went to check it out.  It was filled with toys, treats and the best part was Cami got a chirpy ball from JW and an orange monkey fist knot rope. Very successful and tons of fun.

5. Treats ++ This brand is so cool. I and Love and You dog treats are Nice Moist Jerky and can be used for training. We used these in school and Cami learned ‘down’. They are easy to tear into small bits and the Chicken and Duck are so yummy and considered a ‘high value’ treat that’s perfect for training. We also trained with their dry kibble… They are heart shaped! Grain free and filled with Probiotics for easy digestion.

6. Uber for Dogs? No really. This is the first on demand Dog Walking App! I haven’t tried it yet because they don’t service Vegas but I’d love to be a walker. Check out Wag App.

7. I saw this funny dog tag on BADTAGS.com. This is not Cami but it looks a lot like her! ha ha!

8. One of the oldest brand of dog treats I recall is the Bil Jac Liver in the milk carton type packaging! I am so happy to see their brand update includes the ORIGINAL recipes still! This one is a fan favorite and Cami loves when I hide these in her toys and Kong! A word from Bil Jac:

  • Because of our unique processing, no fat is added to Bil-Jac Super Premium Dog Food.
  • We use much more REAL CHICKEN and REAL CHICKEN ORGANS than other leading brands.
  • We never use grain gluten meals or grain protein concentrates as a source of protein in our formulas.
  • Our use of carbohydrates is to provide nutritional balance and energy — not as a substitute for protein.
  • Our unique processing method may eliminate the perceived “allergic” symptoms dogs exhibit when carbohydrates in their diet are not properly processed.

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Give The Gift of Fitness Fashion This Feb 14!

Show Your Valentine Just How Much You Love

Them With DYI- Define Your Inspiration Fitness Apparel!

Does your Valentine love to do yoga, cross fit, rock climb or just be active in general? Define Your Inspiration will make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your honey this year!

In a world with so much extremeness in fitness, creator Leslie Denby, started DYI to help women break boundaries through exercising! She has a background as a fitness instructor and fashion, making Denby an expert in the industry. With her passion for fashion and fitness, she created a line of clothing that will make you feel beautiful while allowing you to push the limits in any area of working out that you choose! DYI is a company that believes in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance in life.

Not only does this company create clothing suitable for all types of exercise, but they’ve designed a line that is strategically made for stylish comfort! Your lady will feel like she’s walking the runway when she’s on the treadmill wearing any of the fabulous DYI styles!

Define Your Inspiration Proudly Features:

  • Clothing Designed and Made in the Houston, Texas
  • High Waisted and No Elastic Waisted Bottoms
  • Fashionable and Breathable Tanks and Tees
  • Supportive Sports Bras
  • Stylish Jackets and Pullovers
  • Fun Colors and Designs
  • And More!

Show your Valentine you love her by giving her the gift of DYI this year!

Define Your Inspiration today and shop DYI at www.shopdyi.com.

ABOUT DEFINE YOUR INSPIRATION

DYI I Define Your Inspiration is an activewear and lifestyle apparel brand with the perfect fusion of fashion, performance and function. What inspires you to move? Whether you’re inspired by a maximum intensity sweat session, strength training, or a rejuvenating yoga class, DYI designs apparel specifically for your state of mind. The DYI brand brings together fashionable clothing and healthy living in a unique way. It isn’t just clothing, but a mindset, a philosophy and a movement! It’s about living a happy, active and balanced life by doing things that inspire you!

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Enjoy the Magic of Zoonicorns with a Fun, Free App

I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I wanted to introduce you to the Zoonicorns app–designed for players of every age and skill level, children can read interactive stories about the Zoonicorns’ great adventures and participate in fun and educational games. The app came as a result of the success of the Zoonicorn stuffed animals and books, so now children can play alongside their loveable friends.

Enjoy the Magic of Zoonicorns with a Fun, Free App this Valentine’s Day

Instead of Valentine’s Day chocolates, give your child the magic of Zoonicorns which they can revel in through the new Zoonicorn app. Now your child can connect to the digital world of Zoonicorns in a unique way.

The must-have kids’ app of 2017, the Zoonicorn app takes a unique approach to teaching compassion, kindness and helping children learn valuable life lessons. The Zoonicorn plush toys phenomenon prompted the Zoonicorn makers to expand the concept into a series of exciting, interactive apps designed to keep children entertained for hours. This app helps kids feel better connected to their new best friends while being amused and educated.

Designed for players of every age and skill level, children can read interactive stories about the Zoonicorns’ great adventures and participate in fun and educational games. There is a variety of different apps to choose from:

  • Watch the brave Zoonicorns in The Tag Along face their fears and help Mia the Fisher learn to cope with growing up and changing relationships.
  • Your child can help the Zoonicorn Valeo through the world of dreams while collecting stars and avoiding dangerous creatures in Valeo’s Adventure.
  • Your youngster’s memory skills are put to the test to see how many pairs they can match inEne’s Matching Game while the clock ticks away!
  • Help red panda Jomi overcome his fear of thunderstorms in Friends Through the Storm, where your child can solve riddles from the wise Madam Bigsby to help conquer Jomi’s fears.

Join the Zoonicorns on these interactive adventures and more. You and your child can enter the “zoorific” world for FREE! These kid-friendly apps can be used on both Android and IOS and are available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The plush Zoonicorn animals are available through Amazon, as well as the Zoonicorn site, www.zoonicorn.com.

About Zoonicorn

Zoonicorns are a collection of four adorable plush toys, each with their own unique and loveable personality. In addition to the plush toys, Zoonicorn offers a children’s app, online games, stories that make the perfect gifts to stimulate your child’s mind, sharpen critical thinking skills and discover prominent life lessons through magical adventures. Parents will find everything they need to order the digital stories, games and plush toys online in the Parent Zone at www.zoonicorn.comFind them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Stone Symbol Jewelry Designer on Inspiration, Design and Legacy

Living life in the fast lane as one of the entertainment industry’s top Automotive Advertising stunt drivers, Doriana Richman has embarked on a new creative journey as a jewelry designer. Stone Symbol Jewelry was inspired by her visit to the excavated city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia. It was in this ancient city that Doriana came across an ancient secret symbol, which had emerged as a code to those seeking refuge from religious persecution. The symbol, that informed the knowing observer of a safe harbor and the existence of like minded believers, was carved into the walls and walkways of the city’s streets. It is recognized as the first symbol of Christianity, Unity, and a Spiritual Birth of Humanity. After thousands of years of wear, the symbol is still visible to this day. It was this symbol of acceptance and protection that led Doriana to share this message of unity with the world.
Her unique and exquisite designs are now on sale at StoneSymbol.com.
Doriana designs each unique piece of her fine jewelry with a highly-polished, antiqued degradation surrounded by history and intrigue. Stone Symbol’s meaningful gold, rose-gold and sterling silver pieces allow a person’s skin tone to radiate through each piece, reflecting everyone’s personal uniqueness.  Her collection, for both men and women, transcends time. Stone Symbol Jewelry is a piece of history you can wear today. It is simply eternal elegance.
Doriana Richman has done over 250 National spots throughout her 15-year career as a professional stunt driver. She has worked in films, music videos, television and print. A true business woman, Doriana and her husband, Roger Richman, own L.A. Motorsports. Their company has done stunt work for films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 007’s Spectre, Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7 and many more. Doriana and Roger are proud parents of eighteen-year-old son, Cooper, and fifteen-year-old daughter Paris. Doriana Richman is a woman behind the wheel of her life and career, always navigating with exact precision and control.
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Hakan Akkaya Is the New ‘Cool-Kid’ Of American Fashion

New York, NY –Famed Turkish designer, Hakan Akkaya, made his New York Fashion Week debut on day two of NYFW: The Shows, instantly becoming the new “cool-kid” of fashion with his all-black collection that ripped any notion of black being ‘basic’ to shreds. Known internationally for his chic and uber edgy designs, Hakan Akkaya’s Fall/Winter 2017 runway showcased pieces that were sexy, edgy and questioned societal norms.  Hakan Akkaya’s collection emphasized “Sporty Couture” featuring both men’s and womenswear. Black dominated the collection, but silver zippers, harnesses, ruffled details, velvets, denim and metallic fabrics created stunning visual effects as the collection rolled down the runway.

The show began with fiery red lights saturating the runway as guest awaited with bated breath for the designer’s newest collection. Turkish supermodel and celebrity  Cagla Sikel opened the show, setting the tone for the sexy, chic ensembles that followed.


The collection entitled “Freedom” examined social issues through rich textures and jaw-dropping silhouettes that exuded a sense of the designer’s comfort and celebration of sexual, racial and gender equality.
Stand out women’s pieces in the collection included a slinky, red-carpet worthy, metallic gunmetal sheer evening dress with a harmonious juxtaposition of soft and hard features including leather belted details and a ruffled bodice. Gorgeous slim leg pants with zipper and ruffle accents were paired perfectly with an asymmetric sheer top over a velvety-cropped halter.

Guests were treated to a full men’s collection as well full of harnesses, belted coats and bondage themed garments that were tailored, but maintained an effortless ‘badass’ vibe.

The designer’s ability combine seemingly over-the-top design details into masterful wardrobe pieces was evident in every design. His bold and audacious choices displayed the perfect amount of restraint leading to a catwalk full of edgy, yet perfectly tailored silhouettes.

In a time when human rights and liberties are in jeopardy around the world, Hakan Akkaya used his fashion and art to make a statement that freedom is something that should be a right to all human beings regardless of their religion, race, background or sexual orientation. A male and female model sauntered down the runway in Hakan designed “Burka-esque” pieces that were added to the collection to support this statement of freedom and gender equality. The audience reaction to the show was palpable and after the shows conclusion crowds swarmed the entrance to the runway hoping to get a peek backstage and an up-close-and-personal view of the new “it” designer.

About Hakan Akkaya

Hakan Akkaya, professional fashion designer for 16 years, left his education in Bilkent University  (Architecture) to study Fashion Design at İstasyon Art Academy. After graduation, he started working as Design Department Manager for leading brands including Boyner Holding, Altınyıldız, Sarar among others within the Turkish textile industry. In 2010,he established his own atelier and firm. In 2012, he had the honor of becomi the first Turkish designer in “Who’s Next Paris” and “Bread & Butter” exhibitions. In addition to having served as a Consultant for the ITHIB (Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Association), Akkaya also arranged and presented ITHIB’s 9th, 10th and 11th International Fabric Design Contests.

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Jodie Foster in HOTEL ARTEMIS

DAVE BAUTISTA JOINS ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JODIE FOSTER IN THE INK FACTORY’S ACTION THRILLER HOTEL ARTEMIS

 

Lionsgate Launched International Sales At This Week’s Berlin EFM

 

BERLIN, February 11, 2017 – The Ink Factory, a multi-platform production company dedicated to high-end story telling through film, television and on digital, today announced that Dave Bautista (Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy) will join Academy Award winner Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, The Accused) in Drew Pearce’s (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Iron Man 3) much-anticipated directorial debut Hotel Artemis.Lionsgate launched international sales on the Ink Factory financed and produced action thriller at this week’s Berlin EFM (European Film Market), with WME Global handling U.S. rights.

 

Best Picture Academy Award nominee Marc Platt (La La Land, Drive, Wanted) will produce alongside Adam Siegel (Drive, 2 Guns), and The Ink Factory’s Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell (“The Night Manager”, A Most Wanted Man).

 

Penned by Pearce and set in the near future, Hotel Artemis follows a nurse (Foster) who runs an underground hospital for Los Angeles’ most sinister criminals, and finds that one of her patients is actually there to assassinate another.

 

Director Drew Pearce said: “Mr. Bautista is a force to be reckoned with — a powerful presence who’s equal parts strength and soulfulness. I’m a true fan, and it’s a privilege to have him in the world of Hotel Artemis.”

 

Dave Bautista will be seen this May in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and most recently starred alongside Brittany Snow in Bushwick, which premiered at Sundance, as well as Spectre starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz.   He can be seen in the upcoming films Blade Runner 2049, opposite Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling and in Marvel’s Avengers 3.

 

Bautista is represented by the Gersh Agency, Meisner Entertainment Group, and Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp.

 

ABOUT THE INK FACTORY

The Ink Factory is a film, television and digital production company based in London and Los Angeles, founded in 2010 by Stephen Cornwell and his brother Simon. The team believes in reaching a wide audience by telling original and exciting stories, and working with storytellers and filmmakers who inspire, challenge and innovate. One of those collaborators is the author John le Carré, with whom the company has a close relationship. The company is working on a number of film and television adaptations of his work.

 

The company’s first film, A Most Wanted Man, based on the novel by John le Carré, was released in 2014. Most recently, The Ink Factory producedMessage From The King, an original noir thriller by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, directed by Ang Lee and based on the award-winning novel by Ben Fountain.  The company also produced the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning drama series “The Night Manager,” based on a le Carré novel of the same name for the BBC and AMC.

 

The Ink Factory has also partnered with one of the games industry’s top talents, Matt Nava, to found digital studio Giant Squid. Giant Squid’s first game, ABZU, was released in August 2016.

 

For more information, please contact:

The DDA Group for The Ink Factory: TheInkFactory@ddapr.com

 

 

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment.

 

With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving nearly 25 million subscribers and the STARZ ENCORE platform with over 31 million subscribers.  The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.

 

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, the critically-acclaimed box office hit La La Land, which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award® nominations, Hacksaw RidgeTyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

 

One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks.  These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama The Royals, the acclaimed Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf and hit Starz series including OutlanderBlack SailsSurvivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.

 

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of more than 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment and Starz brands are synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

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