Posts Written On August 13, 2020

5 Ways To Kick The Summer-Blaze Blues With CBD

The sun is out, the barbecues are fired up, and people generally tend to spend more time outside with friends during the summer. Unfortunately, things can get a little too hot from time to time leaving you stuck inside hiding in your air conditioned home. Never fear, because there are some fantastic CBD edibles, tantalizing tinctures, soothing topicals and delicious CBD beverages that are the perfect way to kick those summer blues to the curb!

Have A Relaxing CBD Spa Day

There is nothing quite like the relaxing afterglow of spending the day at the spa. With the summer sun bearing down, it is an endeavor even to drive to the spa. So skip the sweaty ride to the spa, and enjoy the most luxurious of spa days without ever leaving the comfort of your own home! 

There are a myriad of powerfully soothing CBD products to help you on your quest to kick the summer blues. Use a soothing CBD facemask to help your skin look its best, or take a dip in a relaxing compound-rich bath with a CBD infused bath salt. Coupling soothing CBD topicals, with edibles such as gummies are a great way to double-down on your relaxing indulgence. We recommend setting aside the entire day to enjoy your at-home spa experience. You’re going to want to bask in your relaxing CBD endeavors as long as possible. 

Kick Back With A Refreshing CBD Infused Beverage

When the summer gets to be blazing, there is nothing more refreshing than cracking open a delicious CBD infused beverage. We will start with the most basic, because there are an incredible amount of different CBD infused beverages to choose from. If you are looking for an enticing way to stay hydrated, there is no better option than CBD infused water. While pretty much all of the CBD beverages on the market are delicious, CBD infused water provides hydration like no other CBD product can.

If you are looking for a quick burst of energy, then you are going to love the awesome power of CBD beverages. These delicious beverages are loaded with all of the caffeine and CBD you need to keep your energy up when suffering through a brutal summer blaze. The next time you’re feeling a bit down due to the summer heat, reach for a CBD energy drink and put some pep back in your step!

Treat Yourself To The Sweet Life With CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are one of the most widely used and highly appreciated members of the CBD family. These tantalizing little treats might just be the ultimate summer pick-me-up. There is nothing as satisfying as biting into a delicious, perfectly chewy, compound-rich CBD gummy. These products provide you a burst of delicious flavor and a variety of highly desirable compounds such as terpenes, amino acids and cannabidiol. 

Just about everyone loved gummies as a kid, but many people ditched these tasty treats when they became adults because gummy candy typically contains loads of sugar and a variety of food-grade chemicals. These delicious CBD infused gummies provide a trip down memory lane and are the perfect adult candy option. CBD gummies are made with the best botanical ingredients and are very often gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan, and more than anything, delicious!

Keep Your Cool With A Minty Fresh CBD Tincture

Everyone has their little tricks to help them beat the summer heat, but there is something truly special about the refreshing flavor of a minty fresh CBD tincture. When your body is suffering through the summer heat, your mouth will feel like it is in a winter wonderland! These tasty tinctures are loaded with beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes and other desirable compounds to help you keep your chill in the summer heat.

If you love the invigorating flavor of mint, and need a little zing to help you beat the summer heat, then this is the option for you! CBD tinctures are a fantastic way to incoprorate CBD into your daily health and wellness regimen, and mint flavored tinctures are the perfect option for summer. The next time you feel that summer sun blazing down with the fury of the underworld, reach for a refreshing mint flavored CBD tincture and get ready to chill!

Lather Yourself In Luxurious CBD Topicals

There is a certain luxurious feeling you get when lathering yourself up with soothing CBD topicals. These topicals provide your skin with much needed hydration while bringing your body the awesome benefits of high-grade cannabidiol. When you feel the brunt of the summer blues, retreat to your refreshing air conditioner and allow yourself to indulge in the power of CBD topicals. If the indoor topical use isn’t your thing, then get out into the world with some CBD infused sunscreen. Don’t let the summer blues get you down. Instead reach for the power of CBD!


 John Berry’s “Songs & Stories For Kids”

Grammy winning Country music artist John Berry’s “Songs & Stories For Kids” has reached over a quarter million views collectively on his social media and YouTube and recently was included in programming at Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as well as partnering with ZONDERKIDZ through Harper Collins Publishing. Berry, who was expecting his first grandchild at the time, started reading some of his own children’s favorite stories, such as “Go Dog Go”, “Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes”, “The Rainbow Fish” and “Billy Goat Gruff” in preparation for the upcoming addition to the family, as well as bring some familiar childhood comfort to fans during the initial phase of quarantine of Covid-19. To date he has read to over 250K viewers each Sunday evening at 6pm central on his Facebook Page @JohnBerryMusic. To watch the past episodes, subscribe to his YouTube channel here.
John Berry
“I am thrilled that Seacrest Studios has made “Songs and Stories for Kids” with Papa Berr available to the children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. With the arrival of my first grandchild, I began collecting books that I would be able to share with her. When the quarantine happened, children and families were home together all day and I thought parents would enjoy a short break and children definitely needed activities so I felt led to begin sharing my music and new books with children through Facebook Live,” noted John Berry.  “As a child I loved being read to and even as an adult, I find great enjoyment and I am able to escape the chaos of the world through audio books. My hope is that kids and parents can take a moment and escape with me through a song and a story.”

“What a treat to now have “Songs and Stories for Kids” broadcasting over the airwaves at Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville! Grammy Award-winning country artist, John Berry, is inspiring patients with his remarkable voice as a storyteller and performer through a unique series of shows featuring songs and inspirational stories,” shares Program Manager, Seacrest Studios – Mamie Shepherd. “A survivor of medical challenges himself, John knows what it is like to spend time in a hospital. He can relate to children who are undergoing treatments and therapies at a time when they cannot have outside visitors. This country star’s compassionate heart shines through during every broadcast, and all are inspired by his program.  Seacrest Studios wishes to thank John for generously opening his world to ours!”

Berry’s TV show of similar name, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired for two seasons with special guests such as Exile, Pam Tillis, Steve Dorff, Darryl Worley, Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence and many more on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK).

Stay current with John Berry on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Music is available for streaming on SpotifyApple Music and Google Play download on Amazon Music and iTunes. Watch video content on YouTube.

About John Berry:
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry was honored in early 2020 to be included in the chart rising single “Give Me Back the 90’s’ by Joe and Martina and in May re-recorded “The Graduation Song.”  John originally wrote the lyrics to the song his senior year of high school reflecting the feelings he was going through. The video to “The Graduation Song” is dedicated to his fans to bring awareness to those not being able to attend traditional graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic and social distance restrictions. Berry released a full album, Thomas Road, Nov. 30, 2018 named after Thomas Road where he grew up in Decatur, GA. The first single off the project, “The Richest Man” was released in March 2019. In 2018 he celebrated the 25th anniversary since signing his first record deal and has recently charted at #30 on the Music Row Breakout Charts with the single, “Beautifully Broken,” which is featured in the soundtrack for the upcoming movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a No. 1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now on his website as well as iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, aired for two seasons on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit Follow John on his website at


Dog Mom: A Love Story

New from author and illustrator Isabel Serna comes Dog Mom: A Love Story (September 1, 2020; $12.95), a celebration of the unique bond between dog parent and pup with charming text and vibrant artwork. From sweet mottos: “The snuggle is real,” to silly puppy puns: “Pardon my Frenchie.” There are fun facts—did you know that just like human fingerprints, no two dogs’ noseprints are the same? And obvious signs that may indicate dog mom status, like planning out your pup’s Halloween outfit months in advance. Plus, it includes a colorful sheet of dog-themed stickers!


Dog Mom is the perfect gift for the proud, self-proclaimed dog moms of the world! And here to help keep busy schedules filled with both human and dog events and obligations on track are Isabel’s beautifully illustrated calendars for 2021: Dog Mom Personal 17-Month 2021 Wall Calendar and Dog Mom Mini Wall Calendar 2021.



Isabel Serna is the author of Crazy Plant Lady and the founder of Black Lamb Studio, a Miami-based design studio with a focus on colorful patterns, illustration, and product design. She is formally trained as an industrial designer and her work can be found on textiles, home goods, wallpaper, stationery, and various printed media. She has collaborated with brands such as Kate Spade, Hallmark, Huggies, Travelpro, Mixbook, West Elm, and Figo Fabrics. She lives with her husband, Juan, and her beloved French bulldog, Charlie, in Miami, Florida.


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Who’s the G.O.A.T.? — The Game of Ridiculous Excellence (and Goats) Gives Everyone a Chance to Shine

Looking for a fun game for ages eight and up? Look no further than Big G Creative’s new Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  game that just debuted at Target/

Who in your family, or quarantine pod, is the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? The answer is: Everyone! Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  lets family and friends learn about each other’s hidden talents, including physical talents such as walking on your knees or bowling with the little squishy goats; verbal talents such as yodeling; and written talents such as writing the most flavors of ice cream you can think of in thirty seconds.

New from Big G Creative, Who’s the G.O.A.T.? is the hilarious party game that’s one part prediction, one part competition, and all parts fun. Who’s the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? You are! Everyone’s the greatest at something. Who’s the G.O.A.T.? allows friends and family to discover each other’s hidden talents and is fun for all ages.

The game comes with six irresistible squishy goats. Players pick who they think will be the best at a variety of off-the-wall challenges, then vote by tossing their squishy goats. Goats will go flying around the room! It’s one bleating good time.

Play includes verbal challenges such as whistling or yodeling, physical challenges such as doing the robot dance or walking on your knees, and written challengessuch as writing in bubble letters or drawing the best goat.

“Everyone who plays this game will have the chance to feel successful at something,” said Shannon Swindle, Director of Product Development, Big G Creative. “You may not be the greatest at cartwheels, but maybe you’re the greatest at rolling your R’s or wiggling your ears.”

Score a tin can if you voted for the player who did it the greatest, and the G.O.A.T. scores a tin can for being great! The player with the most tin can tokens at the end of the game, wins.

For three to six players ages eight and up, Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  takes twenty minutes to play and includes six squishy goats, 200 challenge cards, 60 scoring tokens, one pad of paper, six pencils, and one sand timer.

Available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.comWho’s the G.O.A.T.? sells for $24.99. Published by Big G Creative, the game was invented by Peggy Brown.

About Big G Creative:

Big G Creative is a board game publisher where big ideas, big laughs and big games are a big deal. Big G Creative believes in the power of bringing people together to play, connect and create memories. Based in Nashville, Big G Creative has games for everyone including some of the best-loved properties in entertainment and pop culture. The award-winning games are available at mass market retailers nationwide and online.