Posts Written On March 2012

Sweet New Journey – GremlinTheTherapyDog

Gremlin was saved from the wrath of a dog fighting ring, her legs were broken and grew back in such a way that they needed to be re-broken to be fixed. Her vocal chords were ruptured, something most likely done by shoving the end of a baseball bat down the pup’s throat. It would be easy to presume a pit bull trained under conditions filled with stress and anger would live the rest of it’s life stressed and angry. But Gremlin allows swarms of children to smother her with their love and attention during her duties as a certified therapy dog. She has touched people within her community near Cleveland, Ohio, to as far as Australia.
Though she is unable to bark or speak for herself, her owner Hughes has given her a voice and a second life. She has gone from the most heartbreaking situation to a life of healing and helping.
Credit: HooplaHa- Life With A Smile-

Gremlin was a severely abused dog, used as a bait dog in a dogfighting ring. Her back legs were broken, she can no longer bark, and she is partially deaf. But an undercover police officer adopted her, and today Gremlin’s life is very different.

As a therapy dog, Gremlin visits schools for student reading programs, and she visits patients in nursing facilities.

Her Facebook page stated, “Gremlin’s mission is to bring awareness to dogfighting and how the cruelty of humans never cease to amaze us.”

Gremlin’s Facebook page also announced the dog is not allowed in Parma City Schools. “I am very said to announce that the City of Parma has stepped in and told the school I am no longer allowed to visit because the City does not allow my breed. It is very sad that all those children will miss out on a wonderful program because of how I look,” the Facebook post said.

More than 350 comments from fans called the ban “discrimination” and “ignorant.”

“We were just doing exploratory calling for a possible therapy program,” said Kevin Brennan, the district’s communications specialist. “We’ve made no commitment to any program” or any company associated with certified therapy dogs, Brennan said.

The program would be for a special needs pre-school, if the district decides to adopt it. Brennan said during the research into the possible program, school leaders were advised by counsel that pit bulls are not allowed on school property because of a city ordinance.

Gremlin’s Facebook page responded to the pit bull’s supporters by updating other upcoming school visits, including trips planned in the coming weeks to North Ridgeville and Sandusky schools.


Helix Hair Threading Photos & Review


My new beauty obsession: @HelixThreadEase is an at-home threading tool that really simplifies the process of threading. The tool as you can see below, consists of a two sides that mimic two hands that would actually hold the thread to remove hair. If you check out their video, you’ll understand better than I can put into words 🙂


Comes in a pouch like this

This is by far one of the best beauty tools I’ve come upon in a LONG time thanks to my new friend I met at The MakeUp Show, Barbie Bonds of iKandybyBarbie 🙂 Thanks girl! If you’ve gotten facial hair threaded before, it’ll be a breeze for you since you already know what to expect and you’ve seen it done. The Helix Hair Threading system cuts out the pain of having the thread dig into your skin while pulling both sides of the thread.


the threading handles



100% cotton thread

What I love most about this threading system is that it’s not something I need to consistently repurchase. All you need to do after you run out of thread is go to a fabric store or specialty store and repurchase cotton thread and you’re ready to go. This is going to save me oodles of money getting my brows and upper lip done! Ladies, can you imagine how much money you spend on a monthly or even yearly basis on getting hair removed? I haven’t tried it on my legs yet but I’m sure (if you had the time) you could save money by using the Helix Hair Threading system on ’em too.


Ready to use!

Bottom line… I LOVE this! I don’t believe I’ve ever really raved about a product before but I am truly recommending this! If you’re like me and you don’t have time to get waxed or threaded on a regular basis, this will become your best friend. You can purchase it directly on their website.

If you do end up purchasing this, please make sure you follow their instructions to watch their videos before you try it out. I will NOT be held liable for your uneven/patchy brows 🙂 AND if you do try it out, let me know how it works for you!

xo, June


Fashion you can eat up with @Babblefood writer Jenn Gimbel has posted up some amazing shots that will be sure to make you hungry (for food & to go shopping). Check out her blog post Project Yumway, and let us know which one you crave the most. These looks have been inspired by fall 2012 fashion shows!

Oxblood Hues | Red Velvet Nutella Cake in a JarWinter White | Meringue SnowflakesCrazy Hats | Hat-shaped Marshmallow PopsMini Florals | Flower CupcakesSharp Black and White Suiting | Oreo Pudding Parfait

What do you think of these delicious styles? Go to Project Yumway to check out even more looks and recipes!

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Yes, I Do!

Shawish Jewellery’s President and CEO Mohamed Shawesh has created an 150-carat ring carved from a single diamond which is expected to sell for $70 million – setting the world record for the world’s first all-diamond ring, according to World Records Academy:

It’a a little gaudy, but when you’re talking about a $70 million diamond (that would require its own bodyguard), what else would you expect? On that note…I DO!! Thank you very much. 🙂

In case you’re interested in picking up one of your own:


@GiggyThePom says Hello!

Giggy, A.K.A Gigolo the pint-sized pampered Pomeranian has taken fans of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills by storm.  Best known as Lisa Vanderpump‘s adorable side-kick on the show, Giggy has gained over 50,000 Twitter followers and recently won the coveted “Golden Collar Award” for best dog in a reality show.

But it wasn’t always fun and games for the Gigster.  When he started losing his hair in clumps, Giggy was diagnosed with Alopecia.  It was even recommended that he be euthanized.  But his owner Lisa Vanderpump would not dream of such a thing.  She gives him a home-cooked diet, special baths and keeps his body warm with an endless collection of custom-made canine couture outfits.

Although he still only has fur on his head and paws, that hasn’t stopped Giggy! He is adored by an array of celebrity friends likeGerard Butler, Drake, LaToya Jackson and Andy Cohen.  He has appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Today Show, Bravo, TMZ, 20/20 and, most importantly, in the arms of his loving mistress, Lisa Vanderpump.


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“Anything wrinkle-free has added polyester or is coated with chemical resin,” says Karyn Barsa, CEO of Coyuchi. “Also, skip super high thread counts: The thin threads may be strengthened with—you guessed it—more chemicals. Organic cotton, by contrast, simply softens over time, and generally lasts longer.”

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