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The Gift of Music with Casiotone Keyboard

Casio proudly presents the next generation of Casio tone keyboards. Featuring 400 tones and 75 rhythms, the Casio tone ct-s200 is the perfect first step, The perfect gift, and the perfect way to have fun making music. The ct-s200 also lets you express your style as it is available in either black, white or RED. The ultra-compact ct-s200 lets you make music wherever and whenever you want. Just pop in six AA batteries, grab the built-in carrying handle and take your inspiration to go. The ct-s200 also includes the power supply and music rest.

This is the perfect keyboard for kids in my opinion! It is sturdy and simple with a great range of tones1 and a fair price. Growing up, I had an upright piano but nowadays, digital pianos are where its at! You can take it with you to any event, party of someone’s house too. For $119, this is worth every penny.

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Explore a variety of great sounding tones and accompaniment rhythms with 61 full-size keys, an easy-to-read LCD display and intuitive controls. Use the “My setup” Function to quickly get to your favorite sounds. Dance music Mode lets you easily create and remix EDM tracks. Select a style, and use the keys to trigger drum loops, bassline, synth parts, effects, transitions and more. Use the built-in speakers to share with friends, or plug in headphones for quiet play At any time. The 1/8″ Audio input lets you play along with music from your favorite device. Connect to the free Chordata play iOS/Android app And take your music further, learning how to play your favorite songs from downloaded MIDI files. The class-compliant USB port connects to any Mac/PC/iOS/Android device with no drivers needed.

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2020 – Year of the Purple Tea with Kabaki

KABAKI has harnessed a way for maximum health benefits with your morning /afternoon beverage! Their rare PURPLE tea plants are grown on small farms amidst the highest peaks of the Kenyan mountains producing a power packed level of antioxidants – more than green or black tea! PLUS these vibrant purple leaves provide  violet-colored anthocyanin and polyphenol antioxidants, two of the most researched natural compounds in the prevention of cancers, brain diseases, and heart disease!

 

Discover the Health Power of PURPLE 
From high in the lush hills of the Kenyan Mountains comes KABAKI Kenyan Purple Tea–a vibrant new tea varietal whose purple exterior hides a wealth of benefits to help you meet your health and wellness goals in the new decade.

These naturally purple leaves contain more antioxidants than green or black tea to balance your system, fend off illness, energize your body, and help protect against all kinds of issues from heart and brain diseases to diabetes and osteoporosis.

KABAKI harvests the leaves at the peak of their potency, extracts all the good stuff, and transforms it into a thirst-quenching ready-to-drink iced tea that’s both naturally energizing and soothing.

Sip-worthy Facts about KABAKI:

  • Packed with anthocyanin and polyphenol—two of the most researched natural compounds in the prevention of cancers, brain diseases, and heart disease
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Serve hot or cold!
  • Supports cell health and brain function
  • Provides natural energy
  • Low in caffeine
  • No chemical preservatives
  • Non-GMO Certified
  • Fair trade
  • Crafted from ingredients grown using organic and sustainable practices
  • Supports healthcare facilities in Naivasha, Kenya
  • Certified Minority Owned
  • Available in 5 flavors: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened, Peach, Raspberry, and Lemon
  • Suggested retail: $19.75/6 pack or $2.99/bottle

 

In addition to helping you find your balance in 2020, KABAKI is also a great way to give back to those in need. With each purchase, KABAKI is helping bring healthcare to underserved Kenyan communities.

 

Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea Pure and Simple 16 fl oz Variety 6-Pack

 

KABAKI is brewed and bottled in the USA and can be purchased on Amazon and kabakitea.com as well as retailers nationwide.

I just tried the lightly sweetened version and I love it! Chilled and refreshing – the light caffeine has carried me throughout the day with ease. The freshness of purple tea is different than green tea and is light and unique! Look forward to serving these to my friends in the Las Vegas heat when we have pool parties!

To learn more, visit www.kabakitea.com.

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What Exactly Are ‘Actives’ in Skin-Care Products?

“When I look on the back of a bottle and it says the active ingredient, that to me means the chemical or molecule in that product that is doing what the product says it’s supposed to do,” John G. Zampella, M.D., assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU Langone Health, tells SELF. If you’re getting a cleanser that is claimed to treat acne, for example, the active ingredient is what actually treats the acne, possibly something like salicylic acid, he explains.

Skincare products with active ingredients are anything that has an active ingredient (and not every product does). Many of the products in the CYRx MD Skincare line have active ingredients according to Dr Steven J. Cyr, Mayo Clinic trained surgeon. CYRx MD Skincare have proven research and science behind these ingredients and a very good idea that they’ll be effective.

“An active ingredient has been proven in a lab by research to change the skin in some way; it’s an ingredient that has data behind it,” Emily Newsom, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, tells SELF.

Also claims about the effectiveness of these products are regulated by the FDA to reflect that level of certainty of their effectiveness.

“We worked hard to deliver products that are effective and that we can be proud of… and I am confident people will love the results.” ~LeAnn Cyr, CEO and Founder Dr. Steven J. Cyr partnered with senior chemists and research and development teams to create a new line of medical grade products with a synergistic approach that yields maximum results.

All of products in the CYRx MD Skincare line are Cruelty Free, Gluten Free and 90% of products are included in the Green Leaf Program, which means the products are free of commonly known irritants such as:

  • Parabens
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Petrolatum
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Prop 65
  • Formaldehyde
  • 1-4 Dioxane
  • Hexelyne Glycol
  • Decelyne Glycol
  • Hormones
  • Sulfates

Rejuvenating Cleanser

$40.00

Hydrating and gentle, sulfate and paraben-free daily cleanser contains 11 botanical essential oils and extracts to cleanse, condition, invigorate and revitalize sensitive skin leaving it soft, smooth and supple. Light lathering protects the skin’s natural barrier, preventing it from excess drying of the skin. The botanical oils and extracts provide superior antioxidant protection to combat against environmental stressors, such as free radicals and sun damage, that lead to premature aging of the skin.

  • Contains 11 botanical essential oils and extracts including: Clary Sage, Galanga and Aloe
  • Cleanses, conditions and invigorates sensitive skin leaving it soft, smooth and visibly younger looking
  • Hydrates skin with essential anti-aging nutrients
  • Cleanses dirt and impurities without irritation

Antioxidant Cream

$98.00

Powerful anti-aging treatment contains a potent blend of 5 types of self-stabilized, bioavailable Vitamin C 10% in a rich cream base to nourish, hydrate and protect skin as it fights and reverses the signs of aging. This potent formula delivers Vitamin C four times more efficiently than Ascorbic Acid formulas, for more efficacious treatment results. Clinical testing of efficacy has shown an 80% reduction in melanin synthesis, as skin appeared dramatically brighter. Collagen synthesis is increased by 100%, leaving skin more firm and taut. Additionally, free radical formation decreased by 98%, resulting in UV protected skin. Vitamin C enriched natural fruit extracts help to soothe and diminish redness and inflammation. Skin is left with a natural healthy glow.

  • Contains powerful potent blend of 5 types of self-stabilized, bioavailable Vitamin C
  • Delivers Vitamin C four times more efficiently than leading formulas
  • Collagen-Stimulating Benefits Helps to Firm and Tighten Skin
  • Brightens and Evens Skin Tone
  • Helps to soothe and diminish redness and inflammation with Vitamin C enriched natural fruit extracts
  • Improves the appearance of skin from acne related lesions

 Clinical testing of efficacy has shown:

  • 80% reduction in melanin synthesis, skin appeared dramatically lighter and brighter
  • 100% increase in collagen synthesis leaving skin firmer and more taut with less lines and wrinkles
  • 98% decrease in free radical formation, resulting in UV protected skin
  • 94% reduction in cellular damage due to UVB exposure

Ultra Recovery Cream

$70.00

Specially formulated with cactus and yeast extracts to significantly reduce irritation caused by AHA’s and Retinoids. This formula works by down regulating the most important signaling molecule enzymes in inflammation including: COX2, IL-1α and IL8. This down regulation soothes the skin, removes irritation and reduces redness. Ultra Recovery Cream is further enhanced with four different ceramides to restore skin barrier function which helps the skin maintain its natural structure. Maintaining this structure decreases water loss and increases natural moisturizing factors, which hydrates and protects the skin and significantly aids the skin in recovering after exposure to stress.

  • Reduces stinging and irritation associated with the use of hydroxy acids and retinoids while increasing the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor)
  • Provides physical (moisturizing properties) and biological (regulation of the inflammation marker and stimulation of longevity proteins) benefits to the skin
  • Down regulates inflammation enzymes to soothe the skin
  • Ceramides present restore the barrier function of the skin
  • Results in increased moisturization and protection leading to less sensitive and less dry skin

Tinted Sunblock SPF 44

$48.00

Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is a water resistant, physical sunscreen that features a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint beneficial for most skin types. Formulated as a chemical-free alternative to sun protection, Tinted Sunblock SPF 44 is a great option for even the most sensitive skin types, including post-procedure. Zinc Oxide 10% and Titanium Dioxide 5.5% provide protection against UVA-aging and UVB-burning rays. In addition to the mineral based sun protection, this gentle sunscreen also contains Hyaluronic Acid which effectively hydrates the skin to restore a youthful appearance. This product is light enough to wear alone or under makeup for everyday protection.

  • 100% physical sunscreen features a moisturizing base and sheer, universal tint
  • Light enough to wear alone or under makeup
  • Water resistant sunscreen (40 minutes)
  • Leaves the skin hydrated and with a “dewy” glow

Acne Control Pads (60ct)

$33.00

Formulated with a unique combination of Salicylic Acid 2%, Glycolic Acid 5% and Lactic Acid 5%, pre-absorbed pads synergistically deliver a gentle, microchemical peel to exfoliate and correct problem acne and prevent future breakouts, leaving skin cleaner, clearer and blemish free. Helps reduce acne associated redness, irritation and inflammation with a botanical complex including; Yeast, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Olive, Ivy, Burdock and Clary Sage Extracts.

  • Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids deliver Micro-peel to stimulate cellular turnover
  • Contains Salicylic Acid 2%, Glycolic Acid 5% and Lactic Acid 5%
  • Delivers a gentle, microchemical peel to exfoliate and correct problematic acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Promotes exfoliation of dead surface cells resulting in enhanced cellular renewal with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid complexes
  • Penetrates deep into pores to regulate sebum production and inhibit acne bacterial growth from within
  • Softens and soothes acne-prone, inflamed skin while reducing irritation and redness with a botanically infused formula including; Yeast, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Olive, Ivy, Burdock and Clary Sage Extracts
  • Leaves skin cleaner, clearer and blemish free
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Spread Love in the Wildflower way

Long after the roses have wilted, the heart-shaped Hallmark cards have met the dumpster, and the last professions of love have been proclaimed – chronic inflammation will still be in your loved one’s life.

This V-Day give that special someone WiIdflower’s uniquely formulated line of holistic wellness products. Designed by nature and guided by experts in Ayurveda-style remedies – Wildflower’s CBD-infused products are 100% organic, non-GMO, and free from dyes, preservatives, and other unnecessary fillers.

Wildflower CBD Cool Stick
– Soothe those muscles after a hot, steamy night
comes in two sizes, 1 oz. – $24.99 and 2.5oz – $60

Our unique Cool Stick offers quick and convenient relief from muscle, joint, and back pain. It has been scientifically formulated to be the most reliable remedy for everyday aches and discomfort.* Once applied, the unique blend of therapeutic ingredients will immediately cool and soothe any discomfort for long-lasting relief.*

This hemp-based CBD product contains less than .03% THC.

Benefits:

  • 300mg of Broad spectrum CBD

  • Joint and muscle
  • Discomfort relief
  • Multi-Purpose
  • All-natural
  • CO2 extracted CBD

Ingredients: Coconut oil, Hemp oil, Shea butter, Beeswax, Ecosoya, Vitamin E, Arnica, Broad Spectrum CBD oil, Peppermint essential oils and Menthol crystals.

Suggested Usage: Apply after a hot bath or shower for better absorption.

Rub on to the affected area. repeat 3 to 4 times a day.

Wildflower Lavender Soap
Set the mood with a relaxing shower for two
Pack of 3 Soaps for $29.99

Wildflower’s all-natural CBD Lavender Soap is made with the highest quality broad spectrum CBD extracts and coconut oil to keep the skin healthy and hydrated. This gentle yet powerful face and body cleanser lathers into a rich and soothing foam, improving overall skin health without dryness.

Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties offer soothing comfort for your skin and may help reduce redness and irritation.*

This hemp-based CBD product contains less than .03% THC.

Benefits: Gently removes excess dirt oils and dead skin cells and reveal the bright, fresh, radiant skin underneath.

Ingredients: Coconut oil, lye, water, broad spectrum CBD, and lavender essential oil.

Suggested Usage: Use as everyday soap as well as for removing make-up and as shampoo.

About Wildflower: 

Wildflower is a small team of diverse and caring people, founded in Vancouver in 2012. Wildflower develop their products by earnestly listening to their wellness-focused consumers and experienced health and retail professionals feedback. They go the extra mile to find the best technologies, use the highest quality cannabinoids and pair it with the most synergistic ingredients to maximize the benefits of cannabis. Wildflower offer a full line-up of wellness-focused CBD infused products. All of Wildflower‘s products are made in the USA by Wildflower in GMP facilities and third-party lab tested for quality assurance and accurate labeling. They do their best to deliver only the best products and services and guarantee 100% satisfaction to their customers.
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Nugget Sofa Alternative with Lucid Mattress

One of my goals for 36 and the new year is to really get w handle on finances. As a stay at home mom, endless cosleeping and contact napping turns to online browsing and shopping. With making zero dollars and wanting something new everyday it’s really not a good thing. But I’ve been on a cardboard diy kick recently and Pinterest is just amazing for that – but that for another post and another day!

So the Nugget has been on everyone’s list since I was pregnant and it comes in fun colors and can be built into different configurations like forts and bridges etc. it’s essentially foam shapes with colorful covers. They are always sold out and it’s $229! My friends that have it love it and use it endlessly.

But since Niko’s room and our house is overflowing with baby stuff as is, we are not getting anything else for a while. In fact I’m trying to Marie Kondo purge as we speak!

There is just a crazy amount of stuff you can accumulate over time. Especially gifts, gift bags, stuff my husband brings home from conventions etc. I’m secretly yet adamantly getting rid of stuff we don’t use everyday.

When we moved to Vegas in 2015, our furniture was being shipped from New York and it took nearly a month. The air bed was killing our back just a week in so we got a Lucid off Amazon! We called it the tatami mat and slept well on it. The coolest thing is that it is a trifold and relatively easy to store. We keep it for our many many different visitors and guests that came to visit.

Fast forward to today! A one year old Niko who loves to climb. I made a hill for him which he can also crawl under and slide down. It’s also his floor bed when we are not in play mode! I put two toy storage boxes under to make a hill and the bounce turtle to make an incline.

I went on the Lucid site to see if I could get a replacement cover since there are coconut oil stains everywhere and I saw there is a recall on this mattress – they are sending free mattress covers to make it compliant to fire safety regulations so I’m in luck! So I’ll update once they arrive.

We had a very fun morning – now off to first nap!

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Life is Short! Say “I Love You” with a Valentine’s Day Gift

We all have someone we want to show our love to, whether that someone is a significant other, a family member, a friend, or ourselves. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share your love and appreciation with your beloved. Give your loved one the gift of joy and happiness in the books below or take advantage of the advice and wisdom in them to improve your life and love for years to come.

Life is short. Don’t wait to show people how much you love them.

Say It Now:
33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People in Your Life
by Sherry Richert Belul

We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there’s someone you care about deeply―a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor―don’t wait to express how you feel.

But sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come.

Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life in the best ways. View this book on Amazon!


u & i:
A Love Letter in Illustrated Poetry
 by Michael Hall

The illustrated poetry of u & i begins with a physical attraction that blossoms into a full-blown love affair. iimagines a marriage with that includes world travel, children, and the joy of watching the kids grow. But things don’t go quite as planned.

Follow the relationship’s ebb and flow in a series of frank, funny, and surprising typographic illustrations paired with brief text that tells the story of attraction, marriage, family, frustration, antagonism, and ultimately, the deep appreciation of a lifelong partner.

u & i offers a comforting and realistic perspective on marriage. It takes you through the ups and downs of a long-term relationship in a whimsical, raw, and creative way. As a gift to your sweetheart or newlyweds on their first Valentine’s Day, u & i is a reassuring glimpse of the enduring spark of love. View this book onAmazon!

The “I Love You” Book:
More Than 500 Ways to Show the Ones You Love That You Care
by Cynthia MacGregor and Vic Bobb

Saying “I love you” is not always easy. Luckily, the sentiments of this beautiful phrase can be expressed in many ways. Let Cynthia MacGregor, Vic Bobb, and The “I Love You” Book expand your heart and spread the message of love to those you truly treasure.

The “I Love You” Book is filled with suggestions for activities, gifts, and projects. This book contains over 500 ways to show your loved ones how much you care. It is designed to be a resource for thoughtful gift-giving and loving actions that you can take every day to express your love for friends, family, and significant others.View this book on Amazon!

I’m So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children
by Martin Andersen and Moira Tuffy

Is there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny things kids say: hygge.

I’m So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children. All of the stories are real and personal, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning, laughing, and sharing the love long after you’ve turned the last page.View this book on Amazon!

You Are an Awesome Woman:
Affirmations and Inspired Ideas for Self-Care,
Success and a Truly Happy Life 
by Becca Anderson 

You know what they say about happiness—it comes from within. Use the affirmations, quotes, and ideas in this book as a set of tools for your own inner work. Incorporating positive thoughts as a daily practice will build mental muscle and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.

Author Becca Anderson is a champion of undertaking the inner journey of working toward a better you. She is also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations, and talking to yourself positively. Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self-belief brings you closer to your life’s purpose, your personal mission, and will absolutely make you a happier camper. So, give it a try! It’s as easy as pie and just as sweet. View this book on Amazon!

It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful:
A Self-Acceptance Prompt Journal 
by Kate Allan

Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan, author and illustrator of the bestselling book You Can Do All Things, urges us to be mindful of our mentality.

Kate, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful, she provides the kind of loving encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts and illustrations, can help readers sort through and express their feelings.

Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are―in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Instead, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. View this book on Amazon!

365 Days of Love by Daphne Rose Kingma

There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Daphne Rose Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love.

With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and heartwarming style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages. View this book on Amazon!

Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things:
The Art of Female Friendship 
by Becca Anderson 

The bond shared between girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique, loving relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends.

Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women. In this book, Becca reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m., who drop everything to help a sister out. These women are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. Following on the heels of her bestselling titles The Book of Awesome Women andBadass Affirmations, this book shares inspiring and encouraging female empowerment with us, reminding us of the love and joy we share with our friends.  View this book on Amazon!

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