Posts Written On September 05, 2018

Summer Party Never Ends – Shaker33

It is almost the end of summer, but we will never stop the party, right? Especially the best weathers during late summer. Let us cherish the good timing in a year to throw as many parties as we can. Here is a great party product you may consider for increase more party fun! And sure it does!

The Cocktail Shaker Reinvented!

You have to know the latest development in cocktail accessories, Shaker 33, that modernizes the traditional cocktail shakerShaker 33 updated the traditional cocktail shaker with several key features including:

  • Leak-proof construction thanks to an easily removable, locking top
  • Shatterproof BPA-free Tritan material that affords users the transparency they need to avoid mixing mistakes
  • Double strainer with large holes on one side for fast pours and smaller holes on the other for finer straining
  • Low condensation, chilling drinks without chilling the mixologist’s hand
  • Nesting top to prevent contamination of the strainer and bar-top messes
  • One-handed mixing capability
  • Made in the USA

Shaker33 comes in both frosted and black options. MSRP $29.95 and is available for purchase at


Call for Art Teachers, Schools, Non-Profits to Register in New Directory invites all teaching artists, workshop organizers, art schools, art centers and non-profit art groups to register in their free online directory for the visual arts.  Art Cantina is a new site that connects students of all ages with art teachers and schools, classes and workshops.

“We believe hands-on creativity is important at any age. Our goal at is to make it easier to find art lessons by providing a much-needed, worldwide marketing platform for professionals,”  says co-founder LaVonne Ewing.

Art Cantina disciplines include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage and mosaics, ceramics and pottery, fiber arts and textiles, glass arts, jewelry and metalsmithing, paper arts, and photography.

Lori McNee, artist, author, and art business advisor, says, “What a great resource for both teachers and students to be able to connect for classes and workshops all in one place. Such a wonderful service. I’m excited to be a part of Art Cantina!”

It takes just a few minutes to create a free or premium profile in the online ArtEdu Directory. Listing categories include individuals and organizations who teach art (art teachers, mentors, art therapists, workshop organizers, art schools, art centers, non-profits), places that host art instruction (art galleries, art studios, community venues and more) as well as makers and distributors of art tools and supplies, how-to magazines and books.

Also available: Learn-The-Arts Calendar of Events is the place to promote upcoming art workshops, tours, on-going classes and all art-education events with specific dates. is the brainchild of two entrepreneurs who met while volunteering at a fundraising art auction in Colorado. They share a passion for the visual arts and a conviction that art lessons should be much easier to find.


Turn Your Garden Into An Art Gallery

The company best known for putting art on tents have launched a range of framed wall art specially designed for outdoor use. Add a new design dimension to gardens, patios, conservatories and back yards with Outdoor Art!

Designed specially to be hung outdoors, Outdoor Art can be placed in any outdoor location with direct exposure to the elements. Utilising their knowledge of outdoor materials FieldCandy have created wall art that is 100% waterproof, durable, UV fade resistant and wind resistant up to 60mph. This is achieved by swapping the traditional timber frame which can warp in an outdoor environment for a much more durable frame made from Aluminium, which doesn’t twist, warp, rust or degrade.

The range includes licensed designs from fantasy artist Anne Stokes and the “World’s most famous Graffiti” courtesy of Banksy, plus plenty more designs curated by FieldCandy. With over 200 design in the collection, covering themes from street art to sea views, there’s something for everyone.

Pictured from left to right: Camden Maid, Moonstone, Pink Jelly, Highland Cow.

Outdoor Art retails from £159 to £375. See all the designs at

  • FieldCandy is part of the Hubaco family which includes world-leading tent brand Terra Nova Equipment – holder of multiple Guinness World Records.
  • Founded in 2011, FieldCandy launched with a range of totally unique and colourful tents, providing the creative streak that was missing from the camping industry. FieldCandy has since blossomed to include a wider range of leisure products and apparel, designed and many proudly made in England and sold worldwide.
  • FieldCandy have forged global partnerships with designers Paul Smith and Liberty of London, music artists Iron Maiden, Kelis, David Bowie and The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Corporate partnerships include brands such as Sony, Vans, Indian Motorcycles, Anne Stokes and Brandalised.

For more info visit


SmartSweets – The Healthy Candy That’s Not an Oxymoron

Ahhh, the sweet, fruity and sour taste of chewy candy! What’s not to love about these delicious confectionery favorites? Well, sugar for one. If you’re minding your health, a small bag of gummybears can pack in 24 grams of sugar and more than 160 calories. And Vegan gummy bears often contain even more sugar than regular ones. So, what’s a sweet-a-holic to do about that? SmartSweets gives you the taste you crave, without the sugar-guilt!

We all love a little something sweet in our lives, but can agree that we can use a little less sugar. That’s where SmartSweets comes in — what started as gummy bears with only three grams of sugar (traditional gummies have 24!) and just 90 calories, they are now rolling out their Vegan Sweet Fish and Sour Blast Buddies to the mix. Sweet-aholics rejoice — there’s something for everyone with SmartSweet candies.

SmartSweets contains just three grams of sugar per serving, that’s 1/8 the amount of regular gummies and just 80 – 90 skinny calories per bag. They taste so good, you won’t miss the sugar. In fact, POPSUGAR calls them “the best effing healthy gummy bears on the planet.”

Coming next month, a good thing gets even sweeter. That’s when SmartSweets rolls out its new #KickSugar Vegan candies—aka the first healthy vegan candy in the world. SmartSweets’ promise to you is to be free from added sugar, sugar alcohols and artificial sweeteners; they’re insanely low in sugar, and they contain pectin, which is derived from fruit.

So, indulge your sweet tooth and feel good about candy. With SmartSweets #KickSugar, candy life is certainly sweet!

Why SmartSweets Has Regular Candy Whipped:

  • Just three grams of sugar per bag – 85% less than your average candy!
  • SmartSweets #KickSugar candies include Fruity Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Blast Buddies and Sweet Fish
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Allergen friendly
  • Free from artificial Anything—say goodbye to artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners
  • Free from Sugar Alcohols
  • No Artificial Anything
  • Made in the USA
  • Buy online at or Amazon
  • Buy in store nationwide at Whole Foods and GNC + over 5000 retailers across Canada + USA

About SmartSweets: College dropout Tara Bosch founded SmartSweets because she loved candy but didn’t love the sugar. So, she decided to innovate the first candy (that tastes as candy should) without sugar. After relentless recipe testing in her own kitchen, she finally concocted the right mix and just a year after she started, her delicious candies landed nationwide on store shelves. Tara is on a mission to #KickSugar and to revolutionize the candy industry by innovating the future of candy! Now that’s a sweet idea!

Finally, in 2018 healthy candy isn’t an oxymoron!



PAINT AND FRAME: BOTANICAL PAINTING (Race Point Publishing / July 3, 2018 / US$19.99) features 20 charming modern watercolor projects including florals, nature scenes, and more. With step-by-step instructions and watercolor paper included, you can try your hand at these “mini” projects, and then you can instantly display your painting in one of the enclosed frames.

Add patterns or colors to your frame, then simply fold it to an upright position, and your brand new watercolor painting can be displayed inside it. Stop storing your art projects in a drawer while you wait to get frames. These handcrafted frames are ideal for displaying artwork around the house, at your desk, or to mail as a lovely handmade gift.

PAINT AND FRAME: BOTANICAL PAINTING comes with an instruction book, 17 step-by-step watercolor projects to try, an assortment of watercolor paper, and 5 fantastic frames to decorate and personalize yourself. This is the perfect gift for the beginner artist looking to display their work in an elegant way without paying for expensive frames.  


  • Over a dozen step-by-step watercolor projects from popular artist and Instagrammer Sara Meadows.
  • Lists of recommended tools for the beginning artist.
  • 15 sheets of watercolor paper.
  • Five 4×6” paper frames that artists can decorate to instantly display your work.

Sara Boccaccini Meadows was born in the far north of the United Kingdom, where she spent much of her time exploring the outdoors with her parents and little sister. After graduating, she spent many years travelling the world, finding inspiration from different cultures and developing her unique painterly style. After living in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Australia, she eventually settled in New York City in 2012, where she splits her time between textile design, illustration, and being a mother to her three-year-old daughter.


World Coconut Day: What Can’t Coconut Oil Do?

With World Coconut Day coming up on September 2ndUpSpring’s 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil is something you want to put into the shopping cart. This go-to organic skin care hack can easily replace a dozen products in your bathroom cabinet.

UpSpring’s 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil is USDA certified organic, making it perfect for babies, toddlers, kids, moms, dads, grandparents and everyone in-between. Its soothing and protective qualities are ideal for dry skin and hair, chapped lips, stretch marks, scrapes and cuts, and so much more! (Hooray for storage space!) For baby: for dry or eczema prone skin, cradle cap, diaper area, even boo-boos. For you: for stretch marks, chapped lips, an all-over body moisturizer, and more. 100% pure and USDA certified organic, UpSpring’s Virgin Coconut Oil is nature’s perfect healing ointment.

UpSpring 100% Pure Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Soothes, protects, moisturizes, and supports healing
  • Is absorbed quickly with no greasy residue
  • Made with USDA certified organic coconut oil
  • Cold pressed to retain natural healing compounds
  • Does not contain lanolin, petroleum, paraben, gluten, or GMOs

About UpSpring

For moms, by moms, UpSpring is where innovation meets tradition. Made with love and backed by science, the brand was created to provide clinically-backed solutions for mom and baby from preconception and beyond including products that are accessible and affordable, while not sacrificing quality. UpSpring was founded in 2005 to help women better meet the everyday health and wellness challenges and frustrations of motherhood so they can simply enjoy the experience. Throughout it all, mom inventors have continued to be a vital part of UpSpring’s success working with leading scientists, microbiologists, chemists and other dedicated professionals who share the brand’s goal of taking care of mom so mom can take care of baby.