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The Best Summer Kids Accessories with Canadian brand bblüv

Babies and toddlers are safe with bblüv products

I have never heard or this baby brand until recently and I love the design of everything they carry! Focused on kids aged 1-4 years old, their modern yet cute colors and characters put their products on my must have list for Niko. Even better, this company is family owned and Canadian too!

Let me show you what they have ready for this summer:



The Näj neoprene swim vest helps kids stay warm, even when the water isn’t bathtub temperature, while they learn to swim! Available in Aqua or Grey, this swim vest comes with eight removable floats, to gradually reduce buoyancy as the child learns. With full 50+ SPF sun protection and a safety strap to keep the vest in place, little ones can take their first paddles in safety and comfort.


These flexible water shoes, Shoöz, Size XS for Niko at 4 months old below

Protective Water Shoes

The Shöoz are perfect water shoes to protect baby’s feet at the pool, beach, lakes and any outdoor activities, while being as comfortable as a pair of socks. Let your baby safely explore his surroundings with these flexible shoes.


  • Ideal for both the beach and the pool
  • Protect baby’s feet from hot sand, shells, sharp rocks, wood splinters, and rough surface around the pools
  • Soft, isolated and durable neoprene fabric that keeps feet warm
  • Ultra flexible and non-slip soles for reliable traction
  • Easy to slip on and take off
  • They float on water so they never get lost
  • Vibrant colors and stimulating patterns
  • Very light: only 77 grams
  • Machine washable & dry very quickly
  • Available in 2 colors (Aqua/Grey) and 4 sizes (1 to 4 years old)

Since we live in Vegas, something like this is important for the very intense summers we have. These safe and fun water shoes are awesome! I think Niko will be able to fit into these by July or August when it’s super hot in Vegas!




Sölar are the perfect baby and toddler sunglasses: made to last! With ultra flexible frames, full UV protection and polarized lenses for added clarity, these sunglasses are a must have for days by the water. Available in Aqua, Lime or Pink, parents love them because they’re durable and reversible but kids will love them because they’re cool!

There is an additional strap you can use to ensure they stay on! We have used the Sölar sunglasses on our walks, by the pool, and in the car already. With his little nose, the strap really helps 🙂

  • Optimal protection against UV rays
  • Ultra-resistant and flexible frame
  • Reversible and polarized sunglasses for better clarity and comfort
  • 3 colors available (aqua – lime – pink)
  • Carrying/cleaning pouch and cord included
  • Dimensions (inches): 5.5 x 5 x 1.6
  • Ages 0+

Find out more about bblüv and shop for your summer vacation on


9 Small Business Ideas That You Can Start Today

Ever felt that you are not doing enough with your current affiliation? Want to change it up a bit? What if you started a business? What kind of business should you choose?

We have asked ourselves those questions countless times already and have come up with a lot of promising businesses that you can jump into. Here are some nine businesses that you should look into.


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A lot of people need construction workers, handymen that can fix it all. While there are specific training for specialized equipment like a water heater or air conditioning. You can be assured that there will never be a lack of customers if you are willing to get your hands dirty.

If you get lucky, you can grow and start hiring people of your own and start taking in jobs. Dawning the mantle of a contractor, everything will be smooth sailing by then while this is technically a good idea for people, who like making and fixing things. You might also want to take a look at specializing in the many branches that make a home and create products yourself with the help of Unitfine, vibrating screen, machinery, product quality, filter, and separator.


Plumbing is a great business to start. All with the water inlets and outlets, drainages as well as pipes. You can get your hands dirty with this specialization, but it pays well, and that is good enough. Taking vocational training should be first on the list before selling your services to the public.

Construction is a line of business where reputation matters a whole lot. A simple mistake would cost you your entire business, so make sure that you gather experience behind you before you finally decide to proceed.


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Not as dirty but can be deadly if not handled correctly. This might be for people who love tinkering and puzzles. Since electricity can be complicated at times. This requires a whole lot of training as well.

Here, you can reroute lines, install outlets as well as lighting. A lot of people will pay good money for amazing and clean works, and that is a market that you should tap into.


If you are not looking for something serious, you should try being a handyman. A handyman repair fixes as well as does a little bit of both electric and plumbing. A jack of all trades. While this might be intimidating at first, it is incredible how much work you can do in a single house because you can do everything. You might be called in to fix a wall, then end up setting a few things as well. The possibilities are endless!

Sewing and Alterations

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If you have a knack of fixing clothes and making them. You can go ahead and try starting a business in sewing. Here you can alter sizes, patch up holes and make clothes wearable for the owner.

Did you know that people make the most mistakes when buying clothes as a gift for somebody? Well, this is where you come in. The market deals with a reputation as well, so you have to make sure that your handwork does not miss the mark or even cause problems for your costumer.


If you have the body to show it and a charismatic demeanor, then you can go ahead and start your own gym business. With a gym you can start right away, accumulating members that will work out in your gym while you slowly work your way into the gym equipment that is needed you can begin to slow and small into a juggernaut that might even rival planet fitness!

Joking aside, this takes a lot of talking and creating bonds with your members is the key to sustaining your business. Making them feel that they should be going to your gym rather than others.

Garden Center

People have a hard time making their plants grow. Some don’t grow at all while the majority dies within a week! Who do people turn to when frustrations of a dying garden arise? Why you of course! If you have an affinity for plants as well as love for the general feeling that comes with taking care of plants, you can start a garden center where you do not help people physically but rather educate them on how they can make their dream garden come true. Here you can help explain the different kinds of flowers, bushes and even fruit-bearing trees.

The amount of fauna you can talk about is endless, and you can be sure that if you help their garden grow, they will surely come back for more.

Photography Business

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While a photography business seems like a great idea when you already have a camera on hand. This takes a lot of time to learn, however, if you put in enough time and effort, taking pictures of things that are around you. Making beautiful pictures of even the most mundane things and training your eye to see through the camera.

You will, sure enough, to do a great business once you have created a portfolio for yourself. Even more, if you specialize in certain things, like weddings, portraits, pet photography or even gravure. You will find yourself fighting in stiff competition, but it pays well.

Beauty and Salon Spa

If you have been to a salon or spa or even a hair stylist, you already get the general idea of what happens in that kind of business, from providing the calming sensation of a message to having your hair dyed the pool of potential customers is endless with the number of services you provide. Here you can provide services like pedicure, manicure, massage, hair trimming, hair curling, hair dye and rebonding.

There are a lot of businesses out there that will surely love to have you. However, when you finally decide to do business, you should be devoted and push through whatever happens. That is what makes business work. Whatever business that might be.


Smart Hemp™ CBD Can Help Mitigate Pet Allergies

Using Smart Hemp CBD for Cami has helped her knee surgery recovery, and she has been sneezing less. Around this time, she usually will have eye discharge from pollen and sometimes a rash on her belly. We have been using Smart Hemp CBD for almost a month now! I just put about 10 drops in her food in the morning and this season has been better than ever.

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Allergy season! Like their human owners, pets can suffer the same discomforts of allergies in many of the same ways.  Spring can be a difficult time for pets with allergies.  Blooming trees, high pollen counts, even grass can affect our pets. Smart Hemp™ CBD has sixteen product options; specifically formulated for pets, veterinarian approved, sourced from carefully screened suppliers, and trackable from seed to final product. From tinctures, to soft bites, and even topical balmsSmart Hemp™ CBD has your pet covered with the highest-quality ingredients that contain no pesticides, artificial chemicals, or other contaminants.

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“Lucy, our six-year-old white lab, was always getting ‘hotspots,'” said Lori M. from Bloomington, Indiana. “We started using Smart Hemp tincture twice daily. This really helped with her scratching. It wasn’t until I started using the Smart Hemp topical pet balm that I really started seeing some great results. The hotspots stopped oozing and smelling. I would recommend Smart Hemp CBD products and will continue to use them with Lucy.”


Developed under the direction of a veterinarian, these products are specifically crafted to support relief in our treasured cats and dogs. Each product is produced from high-quality hemp and is THC free, non-GMO, organically grown, and manufactured in the United States.

“Seasonal allergies can be hard on a pet and we want to provide an option for owners,” said Bill Hansen, founder of Smart Hemp CBD.  “Alleviation of allergy conditions will only help the pet have a better quality of life.  Tinctures are a good option to consider as the drops begin to absorb into the system at the tongue or gum line.  So support happens quickly.  Balms are a great option for specific hot spots, itching and bug bites.”

Whether seasonal or annual, Smart Hemp™ CBD products can help your pet out in their time of need.

Smart Hemp CBD products are supplements and should not be substituted for medications your veterinarian is prescribing. And always, consult your veterinarian before starting a CBD program in place of a prescribed medication. Learn more by visiting


Five Reasons To Visit Flamingo Las Vegas


New Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites, Refreshing Pools and Picturesque Wildlife Habitat to Name A Few

LAS VEGAS (April 9, 2019) – Spring has sprung! Known for delivering year-round weather perfect for Strip shenanigans, Las Vegas is the ideal destination for any season. From premier dining and gaming to outdoor excursions and attractions, guests can choose from a wide assortment of experiences in the neon desert climate – especially during the flower season. With its warmer weather and welcoming sunshine, springtime casts new light on the city and its Strip offerings, and Flamingo Las Vegas is at the center of it all.
From new rooms and experiences to classic Vegas offerings, Flamingo Las Vegas offers something for everyone. Here are five reasons guests should enjoy spring and summer getaways in Vegas at one of the most iconic hotels on the Strip. 
NEW Bunk Bed Rooms and Suites

Flamingo Las Vegas recently unveiled one of the largest Bunk Bed Suites in the U.S. as well as 14 new Bunk Bed Rooms. Ideal for entertaining large families or groups with nearly 1,000 square feet of space, the upscale Bunk Bed Suite at Flamingo Las Vegas has a 430-square-foot bedroom with two queen beds, each equipped with its own overhead full-size bunk, connected to a 550-square-foot parlor that includes a living area with oversized lounge furniture and a full kitchenette with a refrigerator.
The new 515-square-foot Bunk Bed Room can accommodate a group of friends or the whole family with two queen beds, each equipped with its own overhead full-size bunk. The upgraded room also features modern décor paired with sleek furnishings in a spacious living area, 55-inch HDTV, a separate wet vanity area, bedside USB ports and a rain shower in a stylish bathroom. Bunk Bed Rooms are available now for online booking, while Bunk Bed Suites are available for call-in booking at 855-855-9205.
Flamingo Wildlife Habitat

Touted as one of the most beloved free attractions in Las Vegas, the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is a serene paradise. This tranquil, tropical attraction contains a variety of fascinating animals that are carefully maintained. More than 50 species can be found as they frolic on islands and streams surrounded by sparkling waterfalls and foliage. Spot hummingbirds zipping to their feeders, snap a few pictures of signature flamingos and watch the water animals at feeding time. The habitat is home to 10 namesake Chilean flamingos, 60 exotic birds, 20 turtles and more than 300 large fish residing throughout the islands and within the streams. A number of these captivating animals were rescued from harmful environments and brought to the habitat where they continue to thrive. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat spans approximately four acres with 400,000 gallons of fresh water filling the nine ponds.
This free attraction is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is accredited by the Zoological Association of America and is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Association. Pelican feedings are daily at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Cool Pools 
For a party pool with an ambiance to rival Vegas’ hottest dayclubs, hit the Flamingo GO pool for a high-octane vibe and contemporary look and feel. The summer hotspot GO Pool Dayclub features daily live entertainment, celebrity appearances, exciting concert experiences, drink specials and more. Guests 21 years and older can live their best lives at the day club, while guests of all ages can enjoy the Beach Club Pool, the surrounding 15-acre tropical retreat, and a magnificent cascading waterfall. The Beach Club Pool is free, exclusively for Flamingo Las Vegas hotel guests and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission fees vary for GO Pool Dayclub, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 years and older. Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Brunch Every Day at Paradise Garden Buffet

Featuring breathtaking views of the Wildlife Habitat, the Paradise Garden Buffet brunch at Flamingo Las Vegas features breakfast and lunch offerings available from open to close daily. New breakfast selections include Southern and Mexican influenced dishes, as well as a made-to-order omelet station and waffles. Lunch offerings include Classic American, Asian and Southern influenced dishes. A complete salad bar including fresh tossed specialty salads. Rounding it out on a sweet note, the buffet features a dessert bar and made-to-order crepes. For a new way to buffet, Paradise Garden Buffet now features Buffet to Go. Looking to buffet all day? Purchase the Buffet of Buffets pass and have unlimited access to up to five buffets in Las Vegas for a 24-hour period including the Paradise Garden Buffet. 
Flamingo is at the Center of the Action
Perfectly located at the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip, Flamingo Las Vegas offers everything an adventurous vacationer could want: a tropical Wildlife Habitat, Go Pool – a 15-acre Caribbean-style water playground, and select rooms with fabulous views of the 550-foot-tall High Roller. Right in the heart of the action, Flamingo Las Vegas is adjacent to The LINQ Promenade – mere steps away from the world’s tallest observation wheel and the new FLY LINQ zipline, the Strip’s only zipline experience. This Las Vegas hotel combines heart-pounding excitement with hospitality and service that is second to none.

21st Century Library in East Las Vegas on April 25

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Debuts 21st Century Library in East Las Vegas on April 25

As you all know, I have been taking Niko to storytime at the libraries here in Vegas since he was 4 weeks old. I am so impressed by all the locations and effort the staff puts into creating a community for families. As a child, I participated in Book it! and lots of reading. My mom was a huge fan of the library so even as an adult, I always have a library card. The LVCCLD even has audible books available so I may just stop my Audible membership this summer to make use of the free services!

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Just heard of the exciting new location that will be opening next week on 2851 East Bonanza Road.  Can’t wait to visit with Niko 🙂

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New facility will serve as community hub for learning and economic advancement

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) will celebrate the grand opening of its new library in East Las Vegas on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. The 41,051-square-foot facility, which is located at 2851 East Bonanza Road, includes innovative 21st century design elements, as well as free educational resources, materials, and programs, intended to facilitate limitless learning and personal achievement for library users of all ages.

“Libraries are hubs for economic activity, civic engagement, imagination, and learning, which is why this new library is an important milestone for East Las Vegas,” said Dr. Ronald Heezen, executive director of LVCCLD. “This long-anticipated, state-of-the-art building will bring cutting edge technology, career assistance, English language classes, after-school tutoring, and so much more to this vibrant community. East Las Vegas residents will soon discover what all of our customers know, that the word ‘library’ has been redefined.”
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The East Las Vegas Library is surrounded by 14 elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools, and an estimated 71 percent of residents living in the area are young parents with children. With this in mind, the East Las Vegas Library was designed to offer a variety of critical resources for this diverse community.

To reflect the needs of the East Las Vegas community, the new library will include bilingual staff who are fully fluent in Spanish and English. About ten percent of the East Las Vegas Library collection is Spanish-language; nearly one-third of magazines and newspapers are available in Spanish; and bilingual resources in Spanish and English are available for children.

The library will house a materials collection of approximately 45,000 items, of which nearly 40 percent is dedicated to youth, including innovative STEAM offerings such as a Toy Lending Library. Kicking-off in fall 2019, thanks to the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation, the Teachers in Libraries program will offer free after-school tutoring.

As part of the new East Las Vegas Library’s 21st century model, customers will have access to cutting-edge technology and collaborative spaces, which include:

  • iPad Lending Program, a new service with 10 iPads available to check out and take home;
  • Computer Center, with 32 computers and 20 laptops available for check out (see Fact Sheet for more details on free computer access);
  • Tech Lab, featuring an audio/video production studio with an isolated recording booth, plus editing equipment and software, digital video cameras, and a green screen; plus industry-standard DJ equipment, where teens and adults can learn these skills;
  • Teen Sphere, where teens can meet up, hang out, and participate in gaming, crafts, and other cool activities;
  • Over 1,000 programs per year in early childhood and parenting education, media production, makerspace labs, and culinary and nutrition classes in our first-ever Demonstration Kitchen;
  • Multipurpose Room, with 3,461-square-feet of dividable space, which is available for the public to rent, and;
  • More places to gather, which include an art gallery, multi-generational living room, homework help center, children’s storyroom and outdoor play area, print center, conference and collaboration rooms, and more.

In addition, the Adult Learning Center/One-Stop Career Center, will house the library’s Community Adult Learning in Libraries (CALL) program, which offers classes in Adult Basic Education, English-language training, and Career Online High School. In the same space, the One-Stop Career Center will offer customers workforce training and readiness, financial aid, digital literacy, interview coaching, and employment searches to help move people into sustainable careers. The East Las Vegas Library also offers many free programs and eResources for creative, educational, and career development, available both in the branch and on the Library District website at

The new library is also features Café Con Leche, serving a variety of food and drink for library customers, with an exterior walk-up window where customers can order without having to enter the building. Another convenient exterior access point in the building is a drive-thru window, where customers can pick-up and return their books and materials from the comfort of their cars.

The modern, L-shaped East Las Vegas Library was built on an 8.5-acre parcel, located on East Bonanza Road, at the corner of 28th Street. The building features colorful canopies and tile at its entry, inviting glass walls, which flood the building with natural light; and an adjacent outdoor plaza for community gatherings, festivals, and activities. The library is also surrounded by lush, old growth Aleppo Pine trees, which classify it as an “urban forest.” According to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an urban forest is defined as a collection of large trees within a city area, which helps improve air quality, serving as a filter for urban pollutants and fine particulates; and, improving physical and mental health by helping to decrease blood pressure and stress. The library was carefully positioned on a 5.63-acre section of the property to preserve as many of these trees as possible.

The old Las Vegas Library building, located at 833 North Las Vegas Blvd., now belongs to the City of Las Vegas and will no longer be a library site. The old Las Vegas Library will cease operating as of Saturday, April 20, at 6:00 pm, as staff and operations from this location will have officially moved over the new East Las Vegas branch.

About Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
About Las Vegas-Clark County Library District: The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an independent taxing entity that serves a diverse community across 8,000 square miles. Through its 25 branches and website, the Library District offers a collection of 2.8 million items consisting of books, movies, music (including streaming and downloadable), online resources, as well as free programs for all ages. The Library District is a vibrant and vital member of the community offering limitless learning; business and career advancement; government and social services support; and best of all, a place where customers find a sense of culture and community. For more information, please visit


Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino + Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival Announce Lineup for Exclusive Pool Party Concerts

* Early Access Opportunity For Downtown Grand Hotel Guests *
LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2019) – Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival and Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino have joined forces to create a huge splash with this years FREE pool party concert series. For the first-time ever, Citrus Grand Pool Deck will be the host venue for the annual series of free poolside concerts. Showcasing more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment space complete with a sparkling infinity pool, restaurant and bar, and picturesque views of the downtown skyline Citrus will welcome headliners H20, The Pietasters, and Sloppy Seconds over Memorial Day Weekend May 25 – 27.
We have never played any pool party’s before in our 25-year career,” said lead vocalist Toby Morse of H2O. That really makes zero sense considering we are ‘The Water Boys’ of hardcore. We are very excited and hope for many stage dives & cannonballs in the pool pit!”
“We are thrilled to partner with Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival and welcome festivalgoers to our exclusive pool parties to kick off each day,” said Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Vice President and Managing Director John Culetsu. “This festival experience is all about creating moments that will live with guests well beyond the weekend and these three concerts, paired with our total property experience, aim to do just that.”
Festivalgoers who have booked a room at the Downtown Grand will receive two wristbands (per room, not per guest) upon check-in. These wristbands are good for priority early access opportunity at 9:00 a.m. to the daily pool parties. Public access for non-guests will take place at 11:00 am until capacity is reached. Bands play from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day with DJ’s starting at 11:00 a.m. Pool party concerts are 18 and over. 
May 25 | SATURDAY | H20
When: Saturday – Monday, 5/25-5/27
Where: Citrus Grand Pool Deck atop the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
How: Free entry for hotel guests beginning at 9 a.m. and non-hotel guests beginning at 11:00 a.m. / / Ages 18 and over
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is all ages, club shows are 21+ and pool party concerts are 18+. Alongside the festival itself, there is the annual bowling tournament which gave Punk Rock Bowling its name, as well as club shows, a poker tournament, and comedy shows. For more information on tickets, bowling, and poker registration,
Citrus will offer poolside partygoers food and drink specials as well as access to cabana packages throughout the weekend. Entry to pool party concerts is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. All entry based on occupancy. 
For more information on cabanas or room availability visit