Posts Written On May 2020

The Power of the Almond

Made with nutrient-rich almonds, AYO Almondmilk Yogurt  sheds beauty from the inside out – with benefits and history that keep us healthily to par, these little nuts hold many benefits including a daily does of antioxidants, gut support, enhancing complexion, heart healthy, protein-rich, and more!

Many wonder how they can implement almonds into their diet.

Meet Ayo Almondmilk Yogurt:

  • Owner of Ayo Almondmilk Yogurt, Matt Billings grew up on the farm and likely to be the only organic almond farmers to take this noble nut from farm to spoon
  • Every mature organic almond tree on the ranch can yield enough nuts for up to 300 cups of AYO Yogurt
  • Each delectably creamy serving features approximately 20 organic almonds
  • Plant-based
  • Ayo has less organic added sugar than most dairy or plant-based yogurts, only 150-160 calories per cup
  • AYOhas no filtering, nothing artificial.
  • The taste is divine!

This is my favorite flavor!

About AYO Almondmilk Yogurt:

“From farm to spoon, from us to you,” AYO Almondmilk Yogurt is the only non-dairy yogurt crafted using organic almonds produced by fourth-generation farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Run for more than 100 years by the Billings family, Billings Ranches is committed to forward-thinking practices of sustainability, traceability, and vertical integration, which nourish the land they are proud to call home. In new AYO Almond Yogurt, lightly-toasted almond flavor is enriched with live active cultures and the purest, clean ingredients to produce a probiotic-rich, vegan treat the whole family will love. You can find AYO Almondmilk Yogurt at your local $1.99  store.  Learn more at



Swedencare is here to keep your pet’s health on the right track!

ProDen PlaqueOff® Products are the ultimate compliment to all pet-hygiene regimens! Designed with a seaweed complex to combat the build-up of plaque and bacteria that causes bad breath, Swedencare is here to keep your pet’s health on the right track!

Swedencare ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bites Cat (60g)

  • ProDen PlaqueOff® Dental Bites Cat provides an easy complement to ordinary oral hygiene. A non-appropriate oral hygiene may cause serious health issues like bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay and premature tooth loss.
  • Formulated with an algae that is clinically proven to help support normal oral hygiene
  • Highly palatable, fuss-free treats for felines
  • Helps eliminate bad breath, fight plaque and keep tartar build up at bay improving the pet’s oral hygiene
  • Grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free – contain 100% natural and sustainably harvested sea kelp, harvested along the North Atlantic coast
  • Available in 60g suitable for any type of cat
  • MSRP $9.99 
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at

Swedencare ProDen PlaqueOff™ Dental Care Bones

  • The only bones on the market containing PlaqueOff™, a powder which helps promote superior dental health with a 100% natural and environmentally sustainable kelp ingredient
  • Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free and made in the USA with natural ingredients
  • Very easy to blend and digestible
  • Suitable for dogs all sizes (from 10 pounds and up)
  • Available in four flavors: meat-free Vegetable Fusion, Chicken & Pumpkin, Turkey & Cranberry, and Natural Bacon
  • MSRP $17.99 
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder for Cats (40g)

  • Simply sprinkle over dry or wet food!
  • Directions: Cats (all sizes) -1 scoop/ day (measuring scoop included)
  • Made from 100% natural sea kelp
  • Added ingredient of brewer’s yeast to enhance flavor
  • Free from additives and artificial preservatives
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free
  • MSRP $16
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at

ProDen PlaqueOff® Powder

  • Simply sprinkle over dry or wet food!
  • Directions (measuring scoop included):

Small Dogs & Cats (up to 22.1 lbs) -1/2 scoop/ day

Medium Dogs (22.1 lbs – 55.1 lbs) – 1 scoop/ day

Large & giant dogs (over 55.1 lbs) – 2 scoops/ day

  • Made from 100% natural sea kelp
  • Free from additives and artificial preservatives
  • Gluten-free and sugar-free
  • Comes in 60g, 180g, or 420g
  • MSRP $22 – $110
  • Available at independent pet stores and online at

About SwedencareUSA, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SwedencareUSA is the U.S. and Canadian distributor of ProDen PlaqueOff®, an oral healthcare product developed in Sweden. Following trials, PlaqueOff® has become the premier dental product for participants’ pets.

The company recently expanded its business to included PlaqueOff Dental Bones, which incorporate PlaqueOff’s incomparable plaque- and tartar-fighting ability into tasty treats. SwedencareUSA prides itself on the quality of its products and its friendly and fast service to customers. For more information on the company and its product, please visit


LiefMed wants you to Stay Active

Whether you are a runner, weight lifter, or just like to keep in shape, keeping an active lifestyle can improve your appearance, health & happiness.

LiefMed CBD Lotion comes in a travel size tube (1.7oz). This easy to store tube is perfect for the active lifestyle. LiefMed products have been derived solely from hemp plants. Hemp plants have very little THC (.3%) and would provide little to no intoxicating effect. Products marked THC FREE* will not get you high.

LiefMed CBD products have a NANO emblem which identifies that they have been created with Water-Soluble CBD particles that are broken down to as low as 25 nanometers. These NANO CBDs have a higher Bio-Availability as compared to standard CBDs.

LiefMed CBD Lotion

A uniquely formulated Body Lotion, surging with vital energies, empowers an active user. The highly-concentrated, Phytocannabinoid-Rich formula applies smoothly without residue and absorbs quickly. Our Body Lotion penetrates the skin and is designed for the active lifestyle. Don’t allow discomfort to keep you from moving freely and staying active.

Directions: Apply throughout the day or night as needed. For body use, not intended for facial application. Avoid contact with eyes.

About LiefMed:

LiefMed has two goals: provide a great quality product that has transformative effects on our users, and the second is to see people live their best lives. Most people only take their health seriously once they have an issue, but by the time a person realizes that there’s a problem, that particular ailment has most likely existed for years.

At LiefMed, they believe that the best way for you to live your best life is to make your body and your health the most important thing in your life. That’s why LiefMed so heavily emphasize their Stay Active Campaign. They believe that through a combination of staying active, eating right, and using their products that you will experience the best version of your life!


Protein Snack with Old Trapper

Old Trapper has launched their 18-ounce family sized bags of beef jerky to meet consumer demand for larger format snacks. 

All four of Old Trapper’s signature flavors including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy will be available in the larger format size.

Old Trapper Launches 18-Ounce Family Sized Bags of Its Handmade Beef Jerky 

Family Sized Packages of Beef Jerky Meeting Consumer Demand for Larger Format Product 

Forest Grove, Ore. – April 2020 – Old Trapperhas won legions of dedicated fans by a steadfast commitment to the highest standards of quality.The company’s latest release, 18-ounce family size bags (the largest package on the market todate!), of its authentic beef jerky, fulfill the oft-repeated request for more product. All four of Old Trapper’s signature flavors including Old Fashioned, Peppered, Teriyaki and Hot & Spicy will be available in the larger format size. 

According to a report from ABC news, “food portions have been gradually getting larger because that’s what many consumers want. It’s called value sizing — getting more food for the dollar. Another report from Forbes, provides insight into the trends of snacking. Specialty jerky and meat snacks, grew 26% in recent years. “Snack foods are growing because they encompass many overarching trends like convenience, protein, better-for-you options and healthful eating.” 

Old Trapper’s newest family sized bags of beef jerky give snackers plenty of the quality beef they crave in a larger size that can be shared with friends and family alike, used to stock pantries or taken along on road trips and other outings. The larger format bags feature Old Trapper’s signature clear packaging enabling consumers to clearly see the quality and amount of product they are receiving when purchasing.  

“Customers always want more jerky in their bag, so we decided to give them the biggest bag we’ve ever made and the responses from retailers and consumers have been nothing but joy,” said Robert Leary, Director of Marketing. “We feel like we’ve really delivered on their requests, while maintaining our commitment to quality with our signature clear package concept.” 

Old Trapper 18-ounce family sized bags of beef jerky can be found at club warehouses across the country. They will also soon be available for purchase at grocery and convenience stores nationwide.

Families of all sizes who want a high-protein, low-carb snack option that will last a while can learn more about Old Trapper’s new 18-ounce family sized bags of lean, high-quality beef jerky online at


About Old Trapper Smoked Products

Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide. A family-run business, Old Trapper offers a full line of high-quality, naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef, the freshest seasoning ingredients and real wood-fired smoke. For more information, please visit



Summer is coming. I believe it is the time to show off all your beautiful shoes. But I believe all of us have the same problem sometimes, those most beautiful shoes are not quite fit in. Why it always fits perfectly when we try them at store, but feels small after a while? I guess it is the time to prepare an important tool in our closet.
Formé is the first and only shoe shaper that safely stretches shoes up to a half a size, eliminating the pain that occurs when the toe box gets tight as the day wears on. You can customize the amount of stretch and they work in any shoes (heels, flats, boots, sandals, sneakers) of any material (leather, fabric, even synthetic). Or use this sleek, lightweight device simply to help shoes keep their shape when you’re not wearing them.
Designed by a woman for women, Formé shapers give new life to shoes
  1. You love but don’t wear because they never fit quite right,
  2. Become uncomfortable after just a short time on the feet.

Formé wings expand the toe box up to a half size, relieving numb and cramped toes.

  • Dual stretching and shaping capabilities
  • Works in any shoe style, flats to 6 inch pumps
  • Made of strong, stiff, impact-resistant thermoplastic polymer and stainless steel, yet lightweight for travel
  • Controlled, customizable fit with our patented 7-fold technology, clinically proven to relieve footwear pain

National Olive Day June 1: Bel Lavoro Olive Orchard Donates 100% of Sales

Artisan Olive Orchard
to Donate 100% of all Sales of Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil
and Steep Echo Tea on June 1, 2020 to Feed America
National Olive Day on June 1st not only celebrates the olive itself, it celebrates the many ways that the olive enriches our lives via food, oil and tea (yes tea). This year, with so many families impacted by Covid19, Bel Lavoro Olive Orchards (family owned/operated), home to Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Steep Echo Tea, will mark National Olive Day by donating 100% of all sales on June 1, 2020 to Feed America via the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.
“We are so fortunate to be able to grow, harvest and sell our olives right from our home, but we know that there are so many families being impacted by the Covid19 pandemic right now so we wanted to mark this year’s holiday by using our bounty to help others,” notes Kim Branum, owner of Bel Lavoro. “We are going to donate 100% of all sales of Cut1886 and Steep Echo Teas on June 1st to our local Food Bank of Santa Barbara County which is part of Feed America.  It is our hope that we can help make a difference in the lives of members of our community and beyond.”

100% of all purchases of tea and olive oil from 12:00 am-11:59 pm on June 1, 2020 will be donated to the Food Bank Santa Barbara County (

Cut1886 Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
Now delivering its first exclusive batch of 2500 cold-pressed bottles for sale, certified organic and harvested by hand, Cut1886 was blended by a Master Miller to extract the most beautiful flavor profiles and colors from the trees. Medium bodied with a mix of herb and nut flavors and a touch of spice, the oil is perfectly balanced, crafted from a small batch and in limited quantities based on the fruit yields and the health of the trees.
Steep Echo Tea:
Steep Echo is a collection of the finest all natural olive leaf teas. Each of the teas brings together hand-harvested organic oliveleaf with a collection of natural botanicals curated by the best artisans in the trade. The fusion of these ingredients thoughtfully present a rare blend of detail, depth and nuance that elevates each flavor and accentuates the health benefits of the olive leaf.

Featuring five caffeine free blends (Tend, Ascent, Bloom, Hush and Repose) that have been tailored to match any moment. Steep Echo is one of very few tea makers worldwide to exclusively use the olive leaf for its production.

To find Bel Lavoro, one must venture onto a winding road leading to a hideaway and homestead that features over 350 olivetrees growing naturally on the hills above the not-to-distant sea below. It is in this picturesque location that nature has delivered a well-spring that ends its journey at the orchard’s doorstep. Combined with a grow-friendly climate that mixes cool ocean breezes with the warm sunlight, Bel Lavoro finds itself in the exact right spot in which to create the organic olives that have become the main ingredient in its two new artisan, olive-based products.

About Bel Lavoro:

Owned and operated by the Branum family, Bel Lavoro was purchased sight unseen by this then Seattle-based family in 2010, and upon their first visit, the Branum’s discovered that olive trees surrounded their new home. After years of research, education and trial (and error), Kimberly Branum and her son Brandon dedicated themselves to developing products that are harvested by hand through timeless practices.

Their calling has become their occupation and today they are ready to share the fruits of the labor: a collection of the finest organic teas and oils, drawn from fruits, vegetables and herbs irrigated by natural spring water.