Posts Written On March 2017

Dryel 101: Housekeeping for the Modern Day Wifey

I recently celebrated my 4-year wedding anniversary and I learned so much in this time. There are no ‘guides’ on how to be a wife these days but there are certainly tips I’ll be happy to share with you, along with our friends from Dryel.  So before I was married, I only did laundry for myself and my dog Jacob. It was so easy to just throw everything in together to wash, then everything into the dryer to dry. Once I got married, I learned about laundry from my husband. With his background in fashion, great taste in clothes and a conscious budget, he taught be how to stop ‘ruining’ his stuff.

For example, here are some laundry rules I never knew before:

  1. Wash towels on their own to prevent fuzzies on your clothes
  2. Wash whites separately in warm
  3. Wash darks separately in cold
  4. Red clothes will almost always bleed in color and make white/light items pink!
  5. Zip everything up before you wash it, and tie any drawstrings
  6. Some clothes are dry clean only
  7. Some clothes are hang dry only

Now that I have the basics, I have upgraded to laundry innovators and new technologies! I was so lucky to work with Dryel last year and will continue to work with them on testing out their range of products. If you are a laundry newbie or a modern wifey like me, take note! While we lived in New York, there were dry cleaners on every corner but now that we are in Vegas, you have to drive everywhere to even see another person. Suburban life is part of growing up and as we prepare to have a family, efficiency, convenience are of the utmost importance.

Getting into my 30’s now, I want to buy some nice quality clothes and take good care of them too! I am a huge fan of fast fashion brands but once in blue moon, I will purchase something that needs me to take good care it. In comes Dryel, the at-home dry cleaning and laundry solution.  Dryel cleans 10 garments for the cost of one dry cleaned garment, and it works great on ALL YOUR CLOTHES everything from sweaters to blouses, blazers, dresses and trousers. The heat of your dryer activates the Dryel ULTRAcleaning cloth to release cleaning agent and steam that penetrate the clothing fibers. These vapors remove body soil and odors from your clothes that are then vented out of your dryer. Your clothes are left with a breezy clean scent. Dryel uses biodegradable cleaning agents and no harsh chemicals.

I started getting back into styling again and the handy on the go pen has been a lifesaver! This works even on dry clean only garments too!

  • Dryel On the Go Stain Pen helps remove fresh stains instantly
  • It’s even safe on dry clean only clothes, delicates and hand washables such as wools, silks, rayons, linens, cottons and other special care fabrics
  • While squeezing pen, use scrubber like an eraser to eliminate stain and blot if needed
  • Ultra compact, it meets TSA 3-1-1 carry-on liquid requirements

Le Petit Marseillais: Now available in the USA

Francophiles and world travelers alike can now rejoice! The #1 body wash brand in France, Le Petit Marseillais™, announced its expansion into the United States with an initial array of gentle body washes in five sun-kissed scents. While new to many consumers in the U.S., Le Petit Marseillais™ has been a household staple of French families for decades.

Le Petit Marseillais™ was born in Provence, and its identity remains rooted in the sunny ingredients and joie de vivre of the South of France. Inspired by the centuries-old tradition of olive oil based soap making in the region, Le Petit Marseillais™ started out as just a few products sold in local pharmacies before growing into the beloved brand it is today. Then and now, the products feature fragrance notes that evoke the natural bounty of the region: lavender, nectarine and orange blossom among other scents crafted to bring out the same vibrant associations as the French countryside.

“The spirit of Le Petit Marseillais™ goes beyond ingredients,” says Dawn Kidd, Senior Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Inc. “These products capture an entire way of life in the South of France – the sun-kissed countryside, vibrant colors and simple pleasures of Provence, now its appeal is universal. We are thrilled to bring the product line to the U.S.”

Starting in January, Americans had the opportunity to indulge in the same uplifting shower experience as the French do with the brand’s first five body wash offerings in the U.S.: Orange Blossom, Lavender Honey, Vanilla Milk, White Peach & Nectarine and Cotton Milk & Poppy, available nationwide and priced at $4.99 for 400ml.

Today, in celebration of its stateside debut, Le Petit Marseillais™ introduced an expanded collection of 17 products in the specialty bath & body aisle at Walmart. The comprehensive portfolio of cult beauty favorites includes an assortment of eight body and hand moisturizers, two liquid hand soaps, six body washes and a bar soap with prices ranging from $3.99-$7.97.

For more information and details on where to buy Le Petit Marseillais™, visit

About Le Petit Marseillais™:

Le Petit Marseillais™ was born in Provence in 1985, and its identity remains rooted in the sun-kissed ingredients, true-to-nature scents and authentic, timeless values of the South of France. Drawing inspiration from the centuries-old tradition of olive oil-based soap making in the South of France, Le Petit Marseillais™ began as just a few products sold in local pharmacies before growing into the household name in body care it maintains today. While best known for gentle, evocatively-scented body washes, the brand’s range of more than 200 products across the body cleansing, moisturizing, deodorant, facial care and haircare categories have become household staples in 21 countries worldwide. Le Petit Marseillais™ debuted in North America in 2017.


Guess What Day It Is…HUMP DAY!

Thursday – not as depressing as Monday, not as exciting as Friday. If you are going through the mid-week lull, we have gathered a list of products to help you power through! Grab your extra-strength coffee and scroll through these great brands that you’ll be sure to love!

Flamous Brands

Having some mid-week cravings but don’t want to waste away the health efforts you’ve been putting in? Flamous Brands has you covered! With 7 different flavors, Flamous is famous for creating the world’s first Falafel and Zatar chip. With such a unique recipe filled with over 21 herbs, vegetables, spices, and legumes – the Original Falafel chips are sure to make your mouth water. They are a good source of protein and fiber, and are extremely rich in antioxidants. These chips are great with hummus as well as salsa or any sauce of choice! Snacking on these goodies will help make your work day fly by and it’ll be the weekend before you know it!


Wednesdays can get hairy. So can your hair. This year, invest in Reviv3 Procarethe premium, all natural system that thickens and enriches those sophisticated strands without harsh chemicals. With Reviv3 Procare’s 3-part system, you can let your hair do the talking. Designed for gentle cleansing, the products are sulfate free, color safe, paraben free and sodium benzoate free. See how this system of prep, prime and treat works together to bring real results to your locks!

  • Step 1 – PREP: The first step in creating a healthy scalp is saying goodbye to environmental residue and DHT build-up from your hair and scalp surface. Reviv3’s Cleanser Shampoo is a unique, gentle formula with specialized nutrients, herbal extracts, amino acids, and glycoprotein to harness volume and strength. Lather, rinse and repeat daily to prep those hair follicles for optimum growth.
  • Step 2 – PRIME: Fortified with a natural proprietary complex and phyto extracts, the Reviv3 Moisture+ Conditioner leaves your hair feeling weightless, helps to reduce breakage, and increases hair strength by 3X. Use this formula consistently to restore your hair and scalp to a healthy condition.
  • Step 3 – TREAT: Be a queen crowned in curls with the Micro-Activ3 Treatment. Delivering thicker, fuller hair the tri-peptide complex improves microcirculation helps shield against environmental toxins and DHT build up for natural luster and added strength.

Baby Zala

What rhymes with hump? BABY BUMP! Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things baby! To all the moms out there – treat yourself to something from this chic new line of luxurious yet practical “mommy must-haves:” The hip new line, Baby Zala, is helping moms maintain a sense of style while caring for baby anytime, anywhere. Everything in the Baby Zala line is designed to help moms feel confident and capable when on the go with an infant in tow. Choose from an array of chic, high quality goods, such as these Gorgeous Infiniti shawls, ($69.99), Stylish, multi-functional travel bags, and more! Choose from an array of 100% cotton, high quality luxurious goods for parents and baby.

Baby Zala is where fashion meets function. For more info, visit

Seamless Thread

Camels have humps. Seamless Thread has Camel No’s. Your new “can’t live without” underwear from Seamless Thread! With today’s fashion things are often sheer, tight or both, and it’s hard to find the proper under garments to wear with even the most fashion forward outfits! Celebrities like GiGi Hadid have been seen wearing Seamless Thread with a Julien Macdonald jumpsuit for the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Launch! Their unique Camel No underwear helps women confidently wear tight clothes and leggings without fear of the horrible frontal wedgie! They are on a mission to innovate, design and create high performance foundation wear for the modern fashionista! This product is perfect for wearing underneath tight party dresses, jumpers, yoga pants, and more!


Grind Guard

Are you having trouble sleeping throughout the week? Stop teeth grinding for good with GrindReliefN! If you’ve been having shoulder pain, neck pain or frequent headaches, Dr. Joe Pelerin, a general dentist, says teeth clenching may be the culprit. After many years of design modification patents, FDA requirements and testing on thousands of patients, he was able to create a mouth guard that was affordable, high-quality and delivered amazing results.

Check out some of GrindReliefN’s awesome features:

  • Eliminates pain from clenching and grinding
  • No more medication needed
  • Smaller and more comfortable than the other devices on the market
  • Does not wear out fast like other devices
  • Unique central power bar can reduce grinding forces 60% or more
  • 3 Year Wear Guarantee
  • Patented and FDA Approved
  • Top rated on Amazon

Time to incorporate GrindReliefN into your nightly routine. You’ll be amazed with the results!

Available for $37.99, GrindReliefN can be purchased directly on Amazon, and Kinney Drugs.

ModerneChild Shoppe
Your children can also experience the terrible side effects of Wednesdays. Lift their spirits with the joy of new clothes by SoCal Fashion designer and “mompreneur,” Kim Landi! Landi designs stunning outfits and accessories for children and women! Celebrities such as Tori Spelling and Amanda Stanton love dressing their daughters in her line, ModerneChild Shoppe. 

ModerneChild Shoppe offers high-quality, unique attire and accessories that are deemed what fashion bloggers call “cuteness overload.” Choose from an array of super stylish outfits and accessories – shop their New Spring Dresses and their adorable Mommy & Me Collection!

  • Affordable, High Quality Chic Designs
  • Celeb Favorites!
  • “Mommy and Me” matching outfits
  • Prices: $14-$36 dollars
  • 6 months – 12 years; and select adult sizes!
  • Bottoms, Dresses, Outerwear, skirts, Suits, Sets, and Accessories
  • Shop online at




Dr. Marty Becker Youtube Live: Pet Food & Ingredients

I was so lucky to be a part of the bloggers invited to join the Purina Youtube Live with Dr. Marty Becker!  America’s veterinarian and nutrition expert gave us an hour of interesting discussion about dog nutrition.  You’ve seen him on “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” He’s the author of 22 books that have sold more than 7 million copies combined, including three New York Times best-sellers. Dr. Marty Becker truly is “America’s Veterinarian.”

He said it important to have a balanced diet for your dog so they have all the nutrition required for a long and healthy dog. It is important to understand that ‘by-products’ labelled on food can often mean very nutrition dense parts like liver, brain, heart. Dr Becker is a big fan of probiotics to supplement their dog’s healthy gut.

Many human food trends are transferring to the pet world.  Some of these trends include free range, organic, locally sourced and unique protein source. The #1 problems for pets are dental disease and skin problems. Do not overspend on food and then skimp on medical necessities.

100% nutritionally balanced and complete food is always best for pets. They can include commercially raw diets and quality kibble.  Pet owners can always do research online and look for books with expert food scientists research. The key is nutrition not ingredients.  Look out for brands that have their own manufacturing and their in-house team to stand behind the food they produce.

This is another great resource to find further information recommended by Dr Marty Becker:

Find out more about the range available from Purina.



Vera Bradley Coloring Books

Iconic American lifestyle brand Vera Bradley has 33 years of successful pattern development under its belt. From bags to clothing to accessories, Vera Bradley‘s exquisite patterns have adorned an impressive line of products. Now, the Fort Wayne fashion brand is proud to unveil something new: coloring books.

I can’t say how lovely these books are. It is a perfect gift for your friends or yourself. Having a quiet and happy time save for the private space, also if you were a mother, you could always do this cute thing with your kids!

Vera Bradley Floral Patterns Coloring Book and Vera Bradley Paisley Patterns Coloring Book, at here, coloring artists will find popular Vera Bradley patterns to color in. They’ll also find coloring techniques in addition to an art gallery of Vera Bradley‘s favorite patterns.

About Vera Bradley, Inc.

Vera Bradley, Inc. is a leading designer of women’s handbags and accessories, luggage and travel items, eyewear, stationery and gifs. Founded in 1982 by friends Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand’s iconic designs and versatile styles provide women of all ages a colorful way to accessorize. The company’s commitment to breast cancer research continues to increase its reach through the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. For more information about Vera Bradley, visit

About Fox Chapel Publishing

Fox Chapel Publishing inspires and informs readers who enjoy a wide variety of hobbies, crafts, and lifestyle interests. The company specializes in illustrated non-fiction with a focus on artisan and high-quality craft books. Fox Chapel publishes more than 1,200 book titles and three magazines, including DO Magazine, the #1 coloring magazine in its class.  The publisher’s imprints include Design Originals, IMM Lifestyle Books, and Creative Homeowner. For more information, please visit


NEW Spring Break Apparel to Make You Look Fab!

From European adventures to cross-country road trips, no matter where you’re headed for spring break, Delphine is sure to make your getaway great. Before you head off to the airport, be sure to pack accordingly. It’s no fun to be the one who forgot her cutest outfit, so remember the essentials with Delphine.

Designed for the dreamer, the seductress, and the driven, Delphine embraces the unexpected and helps to explore individuality. Throw on this elegant armour and define your own sophisticated style. Originating from the heart of Melbourne, Delphine connects local street style with global trends for women of the world. With several carefully crafted collections, this bold brand delivers fresh, unique pieces to rely on and treasure.

Whether you’re pool-hopping in Palm Springs or lettin’ loose in Miami, the radiant resort wear of the Mind Games collection will turn heads. With several styles, all you’ll need is your cell phone, wallet, SPF and room key – these perfect pieces will take care of the rest.

Thanks to the modern chic jumpers in this resort collection, your biggest worries will be getting to the beach and whether to order a pina colada or mojito. Need a daytime outfit? Let this collection take you from an afternoon of sightseeing to an exciting evening of dancing the night away with ease. Dress up one of the funky favorites with a pair of perfect heels and you’ll be ready for a night out.

Be the most stylish girl on the beach with the fashionable pieces from Delphine. Whether you’re feelin’ fancy or keep it simple, this collection lets you express your personality for any occasion. Dress for the dreams you work hard to achieve with Delphine.

Want a luxurious look for your next vacay? Visit for more information.