Posts Written On March 31, 2014

Stack Em Up! @TheLoomBoom Giveaway

If you played with gimp or spaghetti string when you were young, you know how fun it is to make your own bracelets! The Loom Boom is a colorful and awesome storage solution to all your LOOM bracelets you make! Loom bracelets are easy, fast and fun to make and you can make double the bracelets in half the time.

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Quick Facts:

  • Organize, display, transport and share your loom creations
  • Features bright colored tubes that can hold up to 40 bracelets
  • The tube is detachable from the base, giving you easy access to bracelets at the bottom
  • The base contains extra storage compartments for loom bands, charms, clips, and other spare parts
  • Available in a variety of color combinations
  • Can be purchased nationwide for $9.99 at Michael’s and Learning Express

Like all loom-crazed households, rubber-band bracelets were taking over. As moms, Katy and Lauren (Co-Founders) loved the focus and creativity it provided for their kids. Every new stitch their children learned produced more patterns, more colors and more creations. However, these bracelets were winding up everywhere, from their couch cushions to their dog’s mouth. It was a problem that needed solving! They stumbled upon a solution when Katy’s five-year-old son, Jake, housed his ever-growing collection of bracelets on a paper towel roll! What began with a simple concept has now developed into a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share. Sometimes children see things so clearly, and they jumped on his simple yet genius idea.

The Loom Boom features bright-colored tubes that can hold up to 40 bracelets. The tube is detachable from the base so “loomers” can transport and share, as well as have easy access to bracelets at the bottom. The base also contains extra storage for loom bands, charms, clips, and other spare parts.

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 To win the the Loom Boom simply Tweet or IG @Heydoyou a picture of all your bracelets you have!

Good luck!




The Pursuit of a #HappyCommute with @Ford @IAmCattSadler

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Last week, I attended a lovely lunch with my friends from Ford with a panel featuring moderator and E! News anchor Catt Sadler, Ford’s Amy Marentic, Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zukerman and NY Times bestselling author/Bad Boy Steve Santagati.  The topic of the day was how to have a happy commute. Whether you drive, take public transit or bike, you can have a happy commute!

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THE FINDING: Two-thirds of Americans spend at least 30 minutes commuting, which is more than they are exercising (57%).  The majority of drivers say that their commute has little positive impact on maintaining a regular exercise routine or supporting overall health goals like eating well or maintaining a healthy weight.

  • SPRING CLEANING CURE: Stay on health track while on the road with apps such as Food Tripping, an app developed by FORD and that allows users to easily locate sustainable food options on-the-go and in the car. The free app provides people with a variety of sustainable food options from farm-to-table restaurants and juice bars to fresh produce stands and organic grocery stores, allowing drivers to make smart, healthy and sustainable food choices on the road.  

THE FINDING: The majority of Americans feel that their commute has little impact on spending quality time with friends. In fact, 43% experience traffic during their commute and one in five describe it as “unpredictable” which can affect their relationships –for instance not making it to things on time or being overwhelmed when they finally get there.

  • SPRING CLEANING CURE: To avoid traffic jam headaches – specifically in LA where drivers waste an average of 64 additional hours behind the wheel due to traffic – use Ford’s Advanced Navigation to avoid traffic jams by providing you with multiple alternative route options.

THE FINDING: The majority of Americans say that their commute is typically not enjoyable – using words like stressful, frustrating and boring to describe their daily drives.

  • SPRING CLEANING CURE: The “Myth of Multitasking” trend from the 2014 Looking Further with Ford Trend report shows that there is an importance to disconnecting during ones commute. To help commuters do this, Ford has developed a “Do Not Disturb” feature to block calls – helping drivers truly disconnect on their way home and decrease stress levels.

Commuting can be a tricky thing to navigate, but as you are focused on your spring cleaning and getting organized, we encourage you to pursue a happy commute with these helpful tips from Catt Sadler and Ford.



The Ultimate Weekender @KaufmannMerc

Get packing with Kaufmann Mercantile’s exclusive navy Canvas and Leather Weekend Bag. Regardless of your destination, our handmade carry-on is perfect for a short getaway. This bag allows you to hold all of your travel necessities, while conveniently storing overhead. The cotton canvas body is reinforced with latigo leather and aluminum framing, for a more structured look. Comfortably carry your belongings with its sturdy, 6-inch leather handles, or free up your hands with the detachable leather strap.  Whether you’re jet-setting across country, or staying nearby, our weekender bag is the perfect travel companion.

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Delicious and Gluten Free Treats from Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Rudi’s Organic Bakery has a ton of gluten free breads!  I used their Ciabatta Rolls to make these tiny chicken sandwiches for lunch with a side for coconut oil fried plantains!  These buns are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Ready in just 8 mins in the oven and a really easy quick hot lunch. 

These are revolutionary!! The Rudi’s Gluten Free Cherry Almond bars taste like… Cheesecake. OMG They are delicious and healthy and obviously got eaten up really really fast. These moist and chewy delights are baked up right, with real, whole ingredients, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of filling fiber to keep you going strong all day long.

Rudi’s also has a range of sandwich breads that are gluten free!  They come in cinnamon, multi grain and original. I love it toasted with butter or grilled as a panini.  Rudi’s have worked with the bread to make it just like normal bread but better! Gluten-Free goodness that’s softer, fluffier, and yummier than ever. We’ve rethought, reworked, and remade all of our Gluten-Free Sandwich Breads because we believe taste is everything. From faster freezing that keeps the softness in, to a naturally longer shelf life, our gluten-free breads

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You can find Rudi’s products at Whole Foods.