Posts Written On December 2018

Plan to Drink More H20 in The New Year?

It’s almost the New Year again which means resolutions, right? Well, here’s one resolution that’s a snap to keep. Drinking more water has never been easier with Glasstic® water bottles.

Everything tastes better in glass, but it’s so difficult to have an active lifestyle with a breakable bottle. That’s why Glasstic® beverage bottles are glass on the inside and have a thin coating of plastic on the outside to virtually eliminate breaking. But in the off chance a Glasstic® bottle does break, it won’t shatter spilling tiny shards of glass all over the floor, because the glass is contained inside the shell of plastic. Genius!

What’s more, just inside the plastic shell, is an area that holds a customizable, style insert. These allow you to add personality to your bottle. You can make your own creation by including your favorite photos or words that personalize your bottle and distinguish it from the rest of the family’s Glasstic® bottles. Oh, and because Glasstic® bottles are reusable,you’re helping to eliminate landfill waste from single-use plastic bottles.

What better way to hydrate and stay healthy in the New Year than with a Glasstic® beverage bottle. Definitively a resolution worth keeping!

Why Glasstic®:

  • Shatterproof – special coating prevents shattering. If the glass breaks, it stays inside the shatterproof shell with no mess!
  • Easy to Clean – Glasstic® is dishwasher safe.
  • Lifetime Warranty – free parts for life.
  • Easy to Personalize – with the insert packs you can create lots of different looks, including coloring your own design.
  • Wide Mouth – makes infusing with fruit or making tea so easy.
  • Large Spout – easy to drink
  • Take it Anywhere – most fitness studios allow Glasstic®. Take it to the pool or take it to the gym. Glasstic has the benefits of glass with the luxuries of plastic.
  • Safe for Kiddos – Durable and safe for kids as young as 6, just make sure to inspect from time to time.

About Glasstic®:

Glasstic®’s patented Modular Water Bottle System got its start 5 years ago as a way to fill a need in the beverage bottle market. HealthyliciousLiving LLC realized people wanted a high-quality, portable beverage container that was free of BPA and toxins, that carried all the benefits of glass … like the taste … without the drawbacks … breaking. After a lot of trial and error, Glasstic® was born, offering a whole new safe, healthy, environmentally conscious way to enjoy beverages on the go.


New York Art & Wine Female Duo Launch The Vinum Project for Sophisticated Gift Giving for Art and Wine Lovers

The Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, launched for wine and art lovers who are looking for the ideal gifts just in time for the holiday shopping spree.

“Much like the holidays, wine is a unifier. It’s something that your Aunt in Texas shares in common with your BFF in LA and your odd colleague at work. It’s a common denominator for bringing people together in a world that can feel very divided these days. Yet when we think about wine, most of the images that are top of mind are largely outdated, white table clothes,etc. –  out of touch with the real humans diving in to experiences and cultures surrounding the amazing world of wine. Our offering combines sophisticated elements of wine and the wine industry with bold pops of color and different perspectives that embody a young and fresh outlook. Cool, yet affordable gifts are hard to come by so we end up leaning on the tried and trues a little too often, said Vanessa Price, Founder of The Vinum Project.

The Vinum Project is a visual series created by a dynamic best-friends-since-childhood duo. Vanessa Price, Creative and Art Director, is a 15-year veteran of the wine business in NYC and felt compelled by her years of watching dull depictions of wine that seemed so out of touch with her and all of her contemporaries and was inspired to change that. Michelle McSwain is a life-long photographer and long-time creator of alternative platforms for creating new perspectives through the camera lens. Together, they are creating imagery that speaks to a generation of wine drinkers living in the real world – and who want wine to be a part of their real lives.

This holiday season, make everyone on your gift list happy. The Vinum Project’s prints are great for friends, parents, newlyweds, new apartment leasers; anyone who enjoys wine and pretty things. Whether shopping on a budget or looking for a badass mic drop sort of gift, The Vinum Project has something  for you. They have created a limited series of Fine Art pieces printed in a new wave technology of HD printing as well as a photo print series that won’t break the bank but will definitely over deliver in the surprise department upon opening.

This holiday season, be different and be clever – and definitely win the “best gifter” award on gift exchange day. Vanessa and Michelle had their first gallery showing opened to much fanfare and success in The Hamptons this past summer and now they are looking to bring these fun prints to your readers.

Vanessa is also a wine columnist for NYMagazine and a Diploma graduate of and instructor for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust®. She teaches wine classes at Columbia University and splits her time between New York City and MontakHer partner is professional lifestyle and portrait photographer, Michelle McSwain,  co- inventor of the mobile App PABLO, known for its patented long exposure photo and video technologyIn short, they are making wine art for wine lovers with all the beauty.

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There’s a food for every wine and a wine for every food. The notion that it’s silly to “pair” everyday foods with wine is archaic – and it’s time for it to die a slow and delightful death. If the food has flavor and texture, there’s a wine out there somewhere looking to be its best friend. Stop being a snob.



Part of a larger series, this image is a visual snapshot of how to remember solid snippets of wine grape facts. The shadow tells us Pinot Noir typically comes in a “Burgundy” shaped bottle. The cherry, bramble fruit and mushroom are meant to imprint three of the main characteristics often attributed to Pinot Noir. The red backdrop reminds us of the classic warm tones this noble red grape takes in the glass.


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Quick and Easy Meal Prep – Every Day, Holiday, or Entertaining!

Preparing a full holiday meal for all family members, that is a real headache. No matter how fun the holiday is, no one want to deal with a difficult cooking work. Moms, no worries, here comes the solution for you, make your cooking easier, tastier and fun!

You can cook all of these with Mad Dash Mixes!

With nearly one in three Americans reporting that they feel overly stressed during the holidays, adding complicated, time-consuming meal planning and preparation to the list is the last thing they want or need. Mad Dash Mixes scratches this worry from the already frenzied holiday agenda. The company’s lineup of soup, dessert, dip, meat seasoning and pasta salad mixes helps holiday hosts and hostesses whip up festive party dishes quickly and easily.

On December 21, 2017, the “New York Post” reported, “According to new research, 31 percent of Americans describe the holiday season as ‘frantic’.” Among the top five most stressful parts of the holidays is cooking, with 36 percent of respondents singling it out as a primary contributor. What’s more, “The pressure to have a ‘perfect Christmas’ also takes its toll on 41 percent of Americans, who confess to working ‘too hard’ to achieve it.” The anxiety builds throughout the month of December, but “the turning point from mild to severe stress comes on December 18.”

As the mad dash reaches its peak, Mad Dash Mixes comes to the rescue with a line of quick and easy food mix-ins. Holiday favorites like Chili, Tortilla Soup, and Cranberry Pasta Salad are all on the Mad Dash Mixes menu. Also making a return for the holidays is Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. With a few simple ingredients, this no bake stir-in produces an impressive holiday dessert in just minutes.

For those holiday hosts and hostesses who insist on going out of their way with a traditional homecooked meal, Mad Dash Mixes’ wide variety of dip mixes keep guests’ hunger at bay while they wait. Spinach Artichoke and Zesty Crab are just two of the taste-tempting options.

Leading up to the holidays, getting a healthy meal on the table for the family can also be an issue. Mad Dash Mixes makes it doable with Fajita Seasoning, Texas BBQ and Chili. Just add grilled or ground meat and veggies, and voila: a tasty dinner option that won’t add any stress – or excessive calories. For the food sensitive, the company even offers gluten-friendly options like Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Creamy Corn Chowder.

Mad Dash Mixes are available for purchase at vintage shows across the country, in select stores throughout the South and Midwest, and online at the company’s website.

Stressed holiday planners who want to scratch one big to-do off their overbooked list can learn more about Mad Dash Mixes’ line of quick and easy food-making options online at

About Mad Dash Mixes

A family-run food business, Mad Dash Mixes operates under the belief that homecooked meals are wonderful but the time involved in preparing them is not. To that end, the company hand-blends all its Mad Dash Mixes in a commercial kitchen in Cleburne, Texas. Mad DashMixes offers delicious packaged spice mixes that are designed to take the hard work out of family meal time. From dips to desserts to sides, soups and meat seasonings, Mad Dash Mixes are fast, easy and expectation exceeding. For more information, please visit


IT’s the season of giving – IT Cosmetics’ Holiday Offerings

IT‘s the season of giving – create holiday magic for all the women and men on your list with these game-changing products! From brush and skincare sets to festive confetti poppers and must-have minis, IT simplifies your holiday shopping with the perfect beauty gifts for all! Put shopping worries aside and enjoy the best of the holiday season!

The below holiday assortment is available at Sephora, ULTA Beauty, Macy’s and

IT’s Your Life Changing Skincare Secret…Shhhh! $68

(Available at Sephora and

Je Ne Sais Quoi Your Perfect Pink Lip Duo $24

(Available at ULTA Beauty and


IT’s Time to Celebrate You! $48

(Sephora and

Confidence in a Cream Travel Size Confetti Popper $12

(Available at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, Macy’s and

Your Must-Have Kabuki Travel Size Confetti Popper $20

(IT Exclusive)


Superhero Travel Size Confetti Popper $12

(Available at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, Macy’s and


Secret Sauce Popper Confetti Popper $12

(Sephora and


IT Girl Vol. 2 $38

(Available at Sephora, ULTA Beauty and

Superhero Lash & Liner Superpowers! $29

(Available ULTA Beauty, Macy’s and

Make A Night of IT Brush Set $48

(ULTA Beauty Exclusive)

Heavenly Luxe Must Haves! Brush Set $75

(Available at Macy’s and

Heavenly Luxe Beautiful Basics Brush Set $25

(Available at Macy’s and

It’s your most beautiful holiday! Discover perfect gifts for everyone on your list…and treat yourself, too!


Great Holiday Sweet Treats For Everyone

Holiday is a sweet season, for families, for friends, and for real sweet cookies and candies! I have some great holiday sweets ideas to tell you. You can bring these sweet treats to let every family member enjoy it together!

Chef Jack’s Kitchen featuring Skonies

It’s a cookie that thinks it’s a scone. Skonies are Chef Jack’s idea of taking \u0003 sugar cookie recipe from his cookbook, “Twist it Up”, and combining it with a traditional scone recipe. Using only wholesome and pure ingredients Skonies are bursting with the flavor and texture of a scone but with the crunch \u0003of a cookie.

Jack has always loved being in the kitchen cooking and creating new recipes. In 2016, Jack had the idea of crossing a cookie with a scone. He got so inspired He spent the next two years perfecting and developing his idea. Jack wanted the delicious taste and texture of a scone in the small bite of a cookie. The result are his deliciously unique Skonies. Baked in small batches, Skonies are made with only the highest quality, all natural ingredients. His commitment is to make tasty snacks that will inspire you to live your dreams and to believe that anything is possible.

I recommend Vanilla Bean / Cinnamon Sugar Combo 4-Pack, it’s $15.00. You can get both of Chef Jack’s flavors in one awesome box! You’ll receive two bags of each flavor, Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Sugar. You will love it for sure – because it is super tasty, full of flavor, but not too sweet. That is the perfect sweets for me!


Who doesn’t like gummy candy? Sour or sweet, but incredibly tasty, it’s easy to throw down a pack of candy in one sitting. But for those who are trying to keep sugar out of their diets, candy may be the devil. But not with SmartSweets! SmartSweets candy gives you the taste you crave, without the sugar-guilt!

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 (Vegan) and Sweet Fish (Vegan)
  • 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

Also, for those still working on last minute holiday gifts searching, check out their super cute holiday packaging—ugly Christmas sweaters filled with snowmen and Christmas trees that taste like pineapple and strawberry—it doesn’t get better tasting than that!

Find SmartSweets holiday Ugly Christmas Sweater SKUS in-stores nationwide at WholeFoods, Amazon, and all of SmartSweets Kick Sugar candy in 7,500 stores across Canada & the USA!

Allie’s GlutenFree Goodies

You should have Allie’s GlutenFree Goodies for consideration for fall baked goods round-ups.  Perfect for the any holiday get together (kids or adults) and perfect treat for anyone in your life that is Gluten Freeintolerant, Celiac Sensitive, or for that person that is on Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 or just wants to eat less wheat, dairy etc. These goodies are also perfect for a schools – safe and no stress or worries if any child is allergic.

Allie’s is a full-service bakery on Long Island that offers kosher, nut freeglutenfree, dairy-free, shellfish free, legume-free goods. Allie herself has celiac, ulcerative colitis and a ton of other stuff. And she has two kids with restrictive diets. She has met kids that never get to have cookies or cakes because of nut allergies, gluten allergies and milk allergies. Allie’s GFG is Kosher too. So she created a bakery that could help everyone, not just those with a gluten intolerance. For a complete list of all her goodies check out her website. or call for special orders.