Posts Written On December 17, 2018

Animated Children’s Book “Seagull the Eagle” Offers Life Lessons and a Path of Self-Discovery for Young Children

Debut Author Anthony Graffeo Announces Immediate Availability of Soft Cover and e-Book Formats

Sandy Hook, CT: December 17, 2018 – Entrepreneur and debut author Anthony Graffeo today announced the immediate availability of the animated children’s book, “Seagull the Eagle”, which shares life lessons and illuminates a path of self-discovery for young children.  The book is available via soft cover and e-book formats at: www.seagulltheeagle.com.

Seagull the Eagle tells the story of an orphaned Seagull growing up and recognizing that some birds fly higher than others, and some fly lower.  He wonders: “where’s my place in the world?”  Because no one tells him who he is, or what he should be, Seagull soars as high as he can – thinking he is an eagle.  During his journey, he encounters Seagulls and Eagles that mock him, and try to limit him – and he also sees how some birds settle for scraps and never dare to strive for more, while other birds put themselves above all.

“Seagull’s goal is to teach children that they don’t need to limit themselves, based on their environment, or based on what others think of them,” states author Anthony Graffeo.  “The story and the illustrations can show children that – even if they’re different – they can not only find their place in the world, but they can also have a say in making that place for themselves.”

The Book is available online at:   https://seagulltheeagle.com/.

About the Author: 

Anthony Graffeo is from Sandy Hook, Connecticut.  He is married with four children ranging from ages 4-14.  Anthony is the founder of the FlipRocks Extreme Footwear Company, and he is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing.  Seagull the Eagle was inspired while fishing in Hampton Bays NY, at the Shinecock Canal.

About Seagull the Eagle:

A small, orphaned seagull learns to fish by watching a group of nearby eagles.  Thinking he too is an eagle, the seagull swoops down to the water to try it himself.  This angers the other eagles who can’t understand why he isn’t acting like a seagull, scavenging for garbage.  Unable to integrate with the eagles or his own kind, the seagull embarks on his own path of self-discovery — and learns a life-changing lesson along the way.  The debut children’s story from author Anthony Graffeo, Seagull the Eagle offers sage advice and stunning illustrations from Brianna Sienkiewicz for readers of all ages.

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CHILDRENSWEAR THAT SPEAKS WITH A CONSCIENCE

A consciously colorful kidswear collection derived from ocean plastics

Quirky, sustainable, durable, and laced with imagination, Joseph & Alexander is fashion with a conscious. Specializing in childrenswear, specifically, shorts, Joseph & Alexander’s environmentally conscious pieces are designed to inspire the imagination and provoke curiosity. With each piece designed to spark an “educational conversation”, critical world issues and championing environmental action are at the heart of the brand. Operating consciously using recycled fabric from ocean plastics, eco-friendly ink, and reusable packaging, each collection depicts awareness-raising narratives of minimizing our environmental footprint and having fun whilst doing so.

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s son, Eric, is already doing his bit to save the planet.  He was recently spotted on the beach in Barbados sporting stylish JOSEPH AND ALEXANDER swimming shorts.

Joseph & Alexander Founder, Alana Sorokin, said she felt compelled to launch a brand which made a “true difference” after learning of the devastating effect of ocean plastics and subsequently chose to work with recycled fabric created from plastics found floating in the world’s oceans as the foundation of her playful collections.

“It is predicted that by 2050 there will be more pieces of plastic in the ocean than fish1. The world has been aware of the detrimental impact of plastic in the ocean for decades, but not until recent years have communities begun to mobilize for the great collective fight to stop plastic waste from finding its way into the sea and waterways. Creating children’s clothing that really has something to say was part of our strategy to incite raised levels of awareness. Every Joseph & Alexander piece also tells a story, encouraging an educational conversation between adult and child around important world topics,” she said.

The Joseph & Alexander collections of shorts, polo shirts and loafers are designed for practicality to take children through from day to night, perfect for little ones who love to keep active. The combination of design and quality is developed uniquely from paper to print, and Joseph & Alexander works with a range of underground designers to create its eclectic mix of modern styles to suit all tastes.

For children fascinated with the sea and marine life, the Trapped shorts inspire depths of conversation. In bold blue, the shorts feature animal drawings combined with a net-like background to tease out discussions surrounding the effect of human activity and plastic pollution on the oceans. For budding conservationists, the Sea Activist shorts make a bold environmental statement with their design. The short collections, including MonacoSuperyachts, and Planting A Seed, tell stories of environmental awareness while remaining fashionable in their vibrant color ways and detailed drawings that kids will feel great in. Jacob (Joseph) and Alexander also host easy slip-on loafers Bleu Marine andNoir, alongside polo shirts in the finest Pima cotton.

 

The limited edition “father and son” shorts are designed with a nod to that special bond between father and son. The collection encourages discussion around meaningful stories that children can be part of, with the pieces designed to ignite their imagination or spark curiosity and investigation. With each piece “transitional”, father and son can sport their shorts from beach to restaurant and are available in designs Yeti & StarfishPortofino DreamingMonaco, and Planting a Seed.

Available from www.josephandalexander.com  Prices start at £45.59

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Moore’s Makes Holiday Cooking Easy!

When we think about the holiday time, it’s always full of foods and joys! I believe you already started to plan the holiday ideas, including gifts, recipes, games… And one thing is also important, which is lots of fun entertaining. But chances are, your audience would rather be with their guests than stuck in the kitchen, which is why you should let them know about Moore’s Marinades & Sauces! You guys can also cook together from your new recipes with Moore’s Marinades & Sauces.

Moore’s makes cooking easy – their sauces are so versatile and full of flavor, that the cook just needs to add a few basic ingredients to make delicious recipes – from appetizers to the main course. Here are a few which would be perfect for any holiday party:

And save room for dessert!

One of my favorite is the Jalapeño Hot Sauce, and I would love to show you the recipe of “Smoked Chicken, Jalapeño and Artichoke Dip” at here.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped smoked chicken
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 (14-oz) can artichoke hearts, finely chopped
2 (4-oz) jars sliced pimientos, drained*
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Jalapeño Hot Sauce
Salt and pepper
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 French baguette, sliced

*Try substituting the pimentos for a can of diced green chilis for a different varition on the recipe

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, artichokes, pimientos, mayonnaise, 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic and Jalapeño Hot Sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Transfer dip to an 8-inch square casserole dish and sprinkle remaining Monterey Jack cheese on top. Bake until warmed through and bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Top with bacon and parsley. Serve warm with toasted baguette slices.
Or if you just want to be lazy sometime, you can just simply add the Jalapeño Hot Sauce on anything you like. As a spicy lover, I put this sauce on my burger! It works so well, and my husband put on the Spicy Mustard Hot Sauce, he loves it.

Hosting can get hectic – make life easier and add Moore flavor to favorite dishes with Moore’s Marinades & Sauces!

 

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