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Spring Toys from Antsy Pants + Perfect for Easter Round-ups

What could be better for spring and summer play both inside and outside? Antsy Pants has some of the most colorful and fun toys available. These toys encourage active and imaginative play. Parents love to see kids engaged with Antsy Pants’ gymnastics toys that gets kids hopping, jumping, balancing, and tumbling. The new stepping stones encourage color learning through movement, while the Hoppity Hops are so cute, parents will want to display them in kids’ rooms.

And for Easter-basket sized toys (and non-candy alternatives!), Antsy Pants’ felt food, jump ropes and kites are the perfect size and perfect price points.

Antsy Pants, a brand with the mission of bringing back imaginative playtime with toys that encourage kids and families to create, imagine and build together, has announced its new spring and summer toys for 2019. Antsy Pants’ new kites, jump ropes, stepping stones and colorful play covers continue to help families get active and imaginative, both indoors and outdoors.

“With eye-catching designs and bright colors, our active play toys make moving fun for the whole family,” said Anna Weifenbach, Brand Director, Antsy Pants. “These toys are great for body and mind and encourage physical activity, creativity and imagination.”

According to the National Association for Sports and Physical Education, only one in three children are physically active every day. New spring Active Play products from Antsy Pants encourage physical play and include:

Kites, Age: 5+, MSRP: $11.99.Kids can take fun to new heights by gliding through the breeze and diving in the wind with the Antsy Pants Kites in Flamingo, Shark and Fish designs.

Jump Ropes, Age: 4+, MSRP: $10.99.Jump for joy with jump ropes in new mermaid and  shark shapes, joining rocket ship and ice cream cone shapes. Featuring hand-painted wooden handles, the jump ropes are the perfect size for at home fun and on-the-go exercise.

5 Piece Stepping Stones, Age: 4+, MSRP: $19.99.  Kids can test balancing skills and learn colors while jumping from stone to stone. Made of approved phthalates-free PVC and containing no heavy metal elements to increase durability and flexibility, the stones are stackable for easy storage and can be used indoors and out.

Stepping Stones are the perfect complement to Antsy Pants’ other gymnastics toys including Giant Inflatable Tires, Age: 4+, MSRP: $19.99; Gym Mat, Age: 4+, MSRP: $39.99, and Gym Balance Beam, Age: 4+, MSRP: $39.99.

Unicorn and Dino Hoppity Hop, Age: 4+, MSRP: $34.99. Kids can grab hold of the unicorn’s ears and hug the dino’s neck while sitting and bouncing for hours of fun. Easy to inflate and deflate for on the go and storage.  

In addition to the new Active Play toysAntsy Pants has a full line-up of award-winning Build and Play toys encouraging creative construction and imaginative play. These popular Play Kits are made with Snap and ClickTM connectors to ensure structures are quick and easy to build, along with being safe and strong for hours of play.

Start with the Antsy Pants Build and Play Poles and Connectors Set (78 pieces), Age: 4+, MSRP: $49.99, which can be used alone or add a creative cover (sold separately) and build a lemonade stand, farmers market, clubhouse, camping tent, cottage, cafe, wild west jail, or puppet theater (each cover: Age: 4+, MSRP: $19.99). No tools necessary, simply snap and click. All-in-one Build & Play Kits with the poles and connectors, as well as the fabric covers, included, are offered in the following fun styles: Pet Clinic, Pirate Shipand Pop Star Stage (eachAge: 4+, MSRP: $49.99).

All new items are available exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com. A selection is also available at Meijer stores and in Canada at Indigo. With each product purchased, Antsy Pants helps support KaBOOM! and ParticipACTION, non-profits dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play they need to thrive. For more information on how Antsy Pants gives back, visit www.antsypants.com/pages/give-back.  

About Antsy Pants

Antsy Pants aims to change the way kids everywhere play for the better to promote originality, exploration and activity. By getting kids and families creating, imagining and building together again, Antsy Pants is bringing back imaginative playtime! The play structure’s limitless possibilities are encouraging active bodies and inspired minds. For more information about Antsy Pants, please visit: www.antsypants.com.

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Fill Your Easter Basket with Gourmet Peanut Butter from B.Nutty

I found an amazing peanut butter brand recently, B.Nutty, that was started by two soccer moms. These mompreneurs were simply creating batches of peanut butter for fundraisers when they realized there was a demand for their gourmet peanut butter all year long!

Peanut butter lovers rejoice! Do you have that friend or family member who puts peanut butter on everything, and I mean everything? Tantalize their taste buds with Blissful Blueberry with Honey Roasted Peanuts and Blueberries and Milk Chocolate or Totally Toffee with Honey Roasted Peanuts and Toffee, Milk Chocolate and Almonds.

They have grab-and-go sizes that are perfect for Easter basket fillers to gift to your kiddo or keep for yourself 😉 We won’t tell! From packing up a picnic or storing in your work lunch, there’s too many occasions and no excuses to not have these 2 ounce containers on-hand. 

B.Nutty peanut butters are gluten-free and have zero trans fat. 

An Easter Recipe!

Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. 1 cup (1/2 lb) unsalted Butter
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  4. 3/4 cup bnutty peaceful plain peanut butter
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 2 cups chocolate cups
  11. 1 1/2 cups oats
  1.  Heat oven to 350’F. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter on medium speed until well blended. Next, add the eggs and vanilla to the bowl. Beat the mixture until smooth.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed. Stir the chocolate chips and oats into this combined mixture.
  3.  Drop the dough in rounded 2-tablespoon portions, 3 inches apart, onto parchment lined baking sheets. With a lightly floured fork flatten until about 1/2 inch thick and make criss-cross pattern on top of a cookie.
  4.  Bake in oven 12-14 minutes until cookies are golden brown. They may feel undercooked at first but will firm up and continue to cook as the cool.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes on the sheets. With a wide spatula transfer cookies to racks to cool.

Shop My Favorite

Totally Toffee

$8.00

Gourmet Peanut Butter made with Honey Roasted Peanuts and Toffee, Milk Chocolate and Almonds

I literally eat everything with this peanut butter. Believe me, it adds anything an extra great flavor.

You should definitely check this amazing peanut butter out. They have so many different flavors. I want to have every single one of them. If you have the same thought, actually you can order their sample pack to have a try of every flavor!

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Must Have Accessory for The Coming Spring

New Spring, New You?

We know you’ve added working out more and being healthier to that resolutions list (again) this year. So what can one fashionable, comfortable, hard-working headband do to help you met your this coming Spring’s fitness goals?

Well for one, it can eliminate a couple excuses not to work out: your hair keeps getting in your face and your headband gives you a headache! Mavi Bandz are never too tight so they won’t make your head hurt. That’s thanks to the unique adjustable elastic on the back that helps them comfortably fit any size head…even kiddos as young as 3! Mavi Bandz also feature no-slip technology on the inside of the headband which keeps them in place, so your hair stays out of your face. Yes, please.

Mavi Bandz come in an array of fun styles and designs – over 300 of them – so there’s one for any yoga outfit, tennis dress or jogger in your closet.

Still not sold? Did we mention they also make the cutest Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts? Skip the flowers and give the gift any gal on the move will appreciate with Mavi Bandz.


Why Mavi Bandz are THE Best Headbands:

• Adjustable

• Non-slip

• Stylish

• Hundreds of designs and styles

• Made with high-quality fabrics

• Made to last

• Fits children and adults

About Mavi Bandz: 

Mavi Bandz was launched to solve the dilemma of headbands that didn’t fit, gave you a headache and didn’t stay put. After years of disappointment with other brands, the founder of Mavi Bandz finally developed the perfect solution: a headband with non-slip technology on the inside and soft grip, adjustable elastic on the back. This guarantees a comfortable fit every time! In 2013, the company launched with the mission of providing a headband that was comfortable, stylish, and never slipped – coast to coast!

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Essential Oil Bracelets? Yes, Please.

At home, on her commute, or at work, she will thank you every time she destresses and benefits from the essential oils on her bracelets!

Every woman is always looking for that unique sparkle to set her apart from the rest. Give her another pretty little bracelet and she’ll blend into the background but give her Lovepray Jewelry and she’ll stand out in a crowd. Once she experiences the heavenly healing powers that Lovepray Jewelry’s aromatherapy and gemstones offer, her smile will outshine anyone!

You just can’t go wrong with jewelry. A pretty little bracelet will surely put a smile on her face, but when you give a piece of Lovepray Jewelry, that smile will last – thanks to the healing powers of aromatherapy and gemstones.

Every stunning piece features beautiful genuine gemstones and lava rock. The lava rock works as a diffuser. Just add a drop or two of any essential oil and the lava rock beads soak it up, slowly releasing the scent and the healthy benefits for hours.

Not sure which one of these gorgeous creations to give? Pick a bracelet based on her favorite color or pick one with her favorite gemstone. From amethyst to howlite to rose quartz and more, you can’t go wrong with Lovepray.

More to LOVE About Lovepray Jewelry:

Fits All – 3 sizes to choose from

Loves Company – wear just one or stack them for more wow!

Grounding – lava stone is grounding and delivers energy and strength

Variety of Gemstones – tiger’s eye, amazonite, onyx, garnet and so many more to choose from, each with different healing benefits

Aromatherapy – delivers the scent of your favorite essential oil for hours

Howlite Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Howlite and lava stone essential oil diffuser bracelet. Apply a drop of your favorite essential oil on your bracelet, and the lava stone beads will carry your favorite scent with you! White and crisp faceted howlite and matte silver titanium coated lava make this a beautiful aromatherapy bracelet! Heal your senses with this cool essential oil diffuser bracelet!

Lava stone comes from cooled lava, as it comes from the center of the earth, it is a strong grounding stone, that gives energy and strength.  Howlite is a very calming stone used to relieve stress of all kind. 

  • SIZING and MEASUREMENTS:
  • bead size: 8mm
  • SMALL: 6.5 inches/ 16.5cm
  • MEDIUM: 7.25 inches/ 19cm
  • LARGE: 8 inches/ 20 cm

Yoga jewelry, Malas & Chakra Jewelry

At Lovepray jewelry they specialize in yoga jewelry, all types of malas, essential oil diffuser jewelry and chakra jewelry.

Their earthy, yoga inspired jewelry for hip men and women, is designed and hand made in their studio in  San Diego, California.

Browse their wide selection of chakra jewelry, mala necklaces, wrist malas, and aromatherapy jewelry!

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Celebrate Beautiful March Season with IT Cosmetics

I wanted to let you know, that the IT Cosmetics QVC Today’s Special Value is going live TONIGHT, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at midnight!

The IT Cosmetics’ IT’s All About You! Your Customer Favorites Collection celebrates products that are truly life-changing for IT Girls everywhere! This Today’s Special Value will be offered for one day only! As a reminder, each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT) that day.

This exclusive four-piece collection features a NEW! brow-transforming essential, a lip-loving favorite in a new shade, an illuminating complexion must-have in new shades—plus a perfectly paired brush! First, create the look of your fullest, most natural-looking brows with the NEW! Brow PowerFULL Universal Voluminzing Eyebrow Pencil. Use your included Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 to flawlessly apply your Supersize CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+, then apply your NEW SHADE! of Je Ne Sais Quoi all over your lips for your most beautiful finish.

About Each Product:

NEW SHADES! Supersize CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream Infused with micronized light-reflecting pigments for subtle radiance without glitter or shimmer, this multitasking beauty miracle is your one step for color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s suitable for all skin types—and helps give you better-looking skin! 

NEW! Brow PowerFULL Universal Volumizing Eyebrow Pencil 

It’s your brow phenomenon that creates the look of real hair—now featuring a triangular tip for your fullest-looking, most beautiful brows! This pencil adheres to skin for long-lasting wear, and comes in one universal shade that adjusts to all hair colors based on pressure.

NEW SHADE! Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Now in a beautiful Honey shade, this treatment contains nourishing butters and oils, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants for your softest, smoothest-looking results. 

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 

A makeup bag must-have, your game-changing brush features ultra-soft Heavenly Skin brush hair for your smoothest application. Perfect for pairing with your favorite powders, foundations and complexion products, it blurs away the appearance of imperfections for your most beautiful finish! 

About IT Cosmetics:

Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics is a top beauty brand sold at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, QVC, Macy’s, Selfridges, Nocibé, Douglas, Boots, Kicks and itcosmetics.com. Discover it. Love it. Believe it. 

GAME-CHANGING PRODUCTS, LIFE-CHANGING RESULTS! 

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This Plastic Baggy Holder Helps Keep The Leftovers And Groceries

It’s incredibly frustrating, upon moving a few items around in the fridge, to find a plastic bag full of something you planned on eating—but then completely forgot about. Food we save in plastic bags often goes bad before we get a chance to eat it, because the bags are so easily shifted and shoved around in the fridge or pantry.

And we probably have all bought a bag of something (shredded cheese for example) only to realize when we get home from the store that we already have the item. It was just too buried in a drawer or far back on a shelf for us to have known. 

Zip N Store is a storage company that makes a plastic baggy organizer which can be installed in refrigerators, pantries, closets, and more, according to the website. Zip N Store’s organizers allow you to easily see and access your plastic bags, which may save you the frustration (and cost) of either wasting food that you don’t remember storing, or buying a replacement for food you already have.

According to the product description on Amazon, the mid-size organizer holds 12 assorted quart-size plastic bags, and up to 20 pounds. Installation is easy, too. You simply attach the organizer to the bottom of the refrigerator shelf, which takes just a few minutes and doesn’t require any tools.

The Zip n Store organizers are also a great tool for meal and snack prep. You can prepare healthy snacks, and have them lined up for the week in one easy sliding organizer. The Zip n Store door unit holds up to 10 bags, and the full-size has 20 slots.

One Amazon reviewer calls the mid-size organizer “an organizer’s dream.” The five-star review says, “We are using them in our refrigerator and we have one mounted under our counter for holding all of our chip bags and snacks. It works as advertised it created more space and is saving us money by reducing food spoilage.”

Whether you want to make space in your fridge or pantry, or even organize various supplies, the Zip n Store organizers seem to be multi-functional and worth a try!

ABout Zip n Store:

Zip n Store is the brain-child of inventor Len Kensey and the result of a lifetime of an inventing and creative spirit.

Created in June of 2016, Zip n Store was then launched on Kickstarter, and raised over $150,000 within 33 days (only 1% of funded projects reach the 100K mark!).  Within 2 months of launching, Zip n Store was viewed over 25 million times on social media sites.

Now being sold on Amazon Prime throughout the U.S. and soon the world, Zip n Store’s dream is becoming a reality. This is Zip n Store… Storage… Simple n Easy!

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