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Create kawaii characters to gift or keep with CRAFTING CUTE: POLYMER CLAY THE KAWAII WAY!

Make 50 adorable kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay—a teeny smiling donut, an irresistibly cute sloth charm, a sweet whale planter, and more with Crafting Cute (Rock Point / November 19, 2019 / US $22.99)! Follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create cute characters ranging from small charms and earrings to larger multi-character scenes and desk accessories.

Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere. It’s time to make your own contribution! Join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly easy-to-make projects using polymer clay. A tools and materials section introduces the few things you’ll need to get started, including techniques on softening the clay and color mixing.

The projects are divided into three sizes, beginning with the smallest and easiest. You can choose to make just the characters or, depending on their size, learn how to transform them into earrings, rings, necklace charms, plant containers, and a range of desk accessories.

  • The first section presents instructions on creating 25 itty-bitty and ridiculously cute characters, including a pineapple, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donut, taco, sloth, and unicorn—scaling up in difficulty as you go.
  • The 15 mid-size pieces include adorable whale, hedgehog, unicorn, and pumpkin characters as plant holders, desk accessories, ring holders, and more.
  • Wow your friends with the 10 large “showstopper” pieces that include a penguin North Pole pen holder, a beach-themed piece featuring sea creatures, a campfire scene, and a reading owl perched on a pile of books.

Brighten up your life with these colorful clay characters!

By Danielle Clark
On-Sale Date: November 19, 2019
$22.99 US · $28.99 CAN · 144 pages · Paperback
ISBN: 9781631066313
Rock Point, an imprint of The Quarto Group

Since launching her Etsy shop in 2014, FunUsualSuspects, Danielle Clark has risen to become one of the top-ranking artists on the very popular crafting platform. Out of 1.9 million stores there, she consistently ranks in the top 1%. Danielle lives in the Pacific Northwest and her work has been featured several times in Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, and other media outlets.


Tylenol Launches New Children’s Product!

Giving your child medicine is now fast and easy with Children’s TYLENOL®Dissolve Packs. This alternative pain-relief powder form comes in a kid-friendly, wild berry flavor that works without water and dissolves on your kid’s tongue in seconds. Children’s TYLENOL® Dissolve Packs offer fast and effective pain & fever relief, and contain acetaminophen which is gentle on little stomachs.

The packs are wild berry flavor and convenient because it dissolves on a child’s tongue in seconds without water. In fact, it is the only pediatric pain-relieving product on the market in an orally dissolving form. Perfect for kids in a transitional period who cannot yet swallow a pill but feel too old for liquid formulas.


Active ingredient (in each powder)
Acetaminophen 160 mg

Pain reliever/fever reducer

Inactive ingredients
Citric acid, ethylcellulose, flavor, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, sodium bicarbonate, sucralose, xylitol



  • reduces fever
  • relieves minor aches and pains due to:
    • the common cold
    • flu
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • toothache

Children’s TYLENOL® Dissolve Packs are a powder form of Children’s TYLENOL® that provides a dissolvable dose of pain relief for children. I thought this might be an ideal time to let you know since cold and flu season can start as early as October.


Glitter Reinvented from Hard Candy

Time to full fill your holiday wish list! I actually can’t wait my wish come true, and has already got something I really want for myself as pre-holiday self-treat gifts. They are Hard Candy Glitter Reinvented Lip Duos and Eyeshadow Palettes.

Crystal Lip Duo

Get 3D glitter glam & shine in an instant!

Hard Candy’s NEW Glitteratzi Crystal Lip Duo is a dual-ended, high-impact, super metallic, sparkling lipstick and glitter gloss in one.  First, the over-the-top, faceted, chrome lipstick is enveloped in 360 ° of iridescent glitters to create added impact.

Next, drench lips in a high-impact glitter gloss brimming with rich bold color and multi-reflective, 3D glitters. The crystalized lipstick duo looks sensational, feels comfortable, creamy and lasts for hours.  .  Your lips will be positively beaming with glamour, glimmer and glitter.

Blushful Nudes Palette

Blushful Nudes Palette features 15 super sweet, but not-so-innocent shadows that add spark and glamour to any occasion. Go from girlie to glamorous in an instant! This spontaneous palette includes soft spoken mattes, 3D iridescent shimmers, multi-dimensional metallics AND glamorous glitters.

The smooth glide formulas let you go from soft to sassy in an instant; complete with 4 professional eyeshadow applicators and a built-in mirror. Create all the eye looks you desire; from day to night, nude to notorious, office to party or sweet to spectacular…you will have all eyes on you!

Smoke Out Palette

Smoke Out Palette features 15 shades infused with hemp oil; known for it’s creamy texture and moisturizing properties. This smokin’ hot collection of gangster greens, lit-up coppers, bohemian browns, chilled out neutrals and groovy golds let you light up the town. Shadows dispense effortlessly, evenly with lasting effects; complete with 4 professional eyeshadow brushes and a built-in mirror. So get your groove on and enjoy a totally chill, laid back but spectacular collection of high-impact shadows.

This was my green Saturday looking, I absolutely loved it. The color palette has all the shades I need to make this full green eyeshadow. No matter you just want to have a light daytime look like me, or you want a night out look, or even a Halloween-look, these two palette can meet all your requests. They are also very easy to apply, very light and stay long. Comparing to how good it is with a very affordable price, I highly suggest you get them without hesitation!

Directions for both Blushful Nudes Palette & Smoke Out Palette:

Prep your eyelids with Hard Candy Eyes the Limit Eyeshadow Primer to create a smooth canvas for increased wear. Then sweep a light shade across your brow bone, just above the crease of your eye. Next, use a darker shade and blend into your crease to add dimension. Lastly, apply a shimmer shade to your lid to enhance and brighten your eyes. For more dimension, add additional shades to the inner corner of your eye, and along your lower lash line. These shades blend effortlessly to give you a flawless look every time! Add a playful pop of sparkle to your everyday makeup with these glitter shades.

Other things in my wish list for the holiday!

Electric EyeShadow Palette

It’s Electric! Turn on your dynamic looks with these playful pops of flashy, bold colors. This Electric Color Palette is dynamic and brighter than life. This vivid palette features 10 smooth, pigmented shades that blend effortlessly; in a rainbow mix of satin shimmers and super metallics. Includes a professional, double ended applicator that creates instant, long wearing impact in a single stroke. With endless color combinations of electrifying color, you will certainly turn your bright side on!

Glitter Palette

When in doubt, just add glitter! Shine bright and turn heads with these playful, bright, glittery bold colors! Hard Candy’s Look Pro! Glitter Vibes Palette features a range of 10 super glittery and high chrome metallic show-stopping shades that blend effortlessly and glide on with ease. Includes a professional, double ended applicator that creates instant, long wearing impact in a single stroke. With endless color combinations of glittery and chrome colors, you will certainly shine brighter than life!

Directions for both Electric EyeShadow Palette & Glitter Palette:

Prep your eyelids with Hard Candy Eyes the Limit Eyeshadow Primer to create a smooth canvas for increased wear. Apply, highlight, layer or accent your eyeshadow looks. Add a bright glittery pop of color to your everyday makeup with these pressed pigments.
All Over Glow Drops
A hydration sensation! Your skin will boost with radiance with Hard Candy’s Watermelon All Over Glow Drops. This fresh, lightweight moisturizer instantly hydrates face, neck and delicate eye area. With Watermelon Fruit Extract, the skin conditioning formula delivers a surge of Vitmain C, Vitamin B6 and Anti-oxidants to protect. Added Glycerin draws and retains water to replenish skins healthy glow. Use morning and before bedtime.

Directions: Apply alone, mixed or under your favorite face product.

Can’t wait for my new hard candy wish list come true at this holiday! But I will enjoy my glitter reinvented lip duos and eye shadow palettes first!

Thanksgiving Gifts for Parents

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Do you need a thoughtful gift for your parents? One that shows how much you appreciate their love and hard work? Mango Media’s got your back. Every mom and dad could use a new book, whether they’re looking for empowerment and encouragement or just a few new craft beers and recipes to try on their next day off. Check out these amazing books—we’re sure you’ll find a few that your parents will love.

For dad

Beer School by Jonny Garrett
An insider’s guide to craft beer, the world’s greatest drink! Since its invention 6,000 years ago, beer has come a long way. The legends ofthe craft beer industry have made sure everyone’s within reach of great beer. But, how do you make sure you get your hands on the right brew? Can you learn how to make beer? Welcome to Beer School, brought to you by the heroes of the Craft Beer Channel, a guide to everything you need to know about the wide and wonderful beers of the world. In Beer School, we define and detail the finest artisan crafts, including ales, lagers, porters, stouts, and IPA beers. Plus, with the lowdown on everything from hop varieties and barrel aging, to serving temperatures and glassware, Beer School helps you learn how to make beer and get the best from every sip. View this book onAmazon!

For mom

The Booklovers‘ Guide to Wine by Patrick Alexander
Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for thenext sixty-five years. For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching asold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklovers‘ Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world’s great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and winepairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, thedifferences between Old World and New World wines, and much more. View this book on Amazon!

For dad

All about the Burger by Sef Gonzalez

Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger—and was founded in the same city as McDonald’s? Have you heard of the 1980’s Burger Wars? All About theBurger covers all of these topics and more! Discover the food history you’ve been missing in this entertaining book. Take an informational magic carpet ride through the history of burgers. You’ll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made theburger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written. Viewthis book on Amazon!

For mom

Cooking, Making, and Baking by Cynthia O’Hara

From the creative mind of the “Harried Housewife” blog comes abeautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking, and Making includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For spring, serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece as you watch the flowers bloom. Inthe hot summer, delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters. In autumn, admire theturning leaves as you bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri. And in winter, enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives while snuggling by the fire. Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The “Harried Housewife’s Recipe Box” column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers. View this book on Amazon!

For dad

Eating Well to Win by Richard Ingraham

Chef Richard Ingraham has been personal chef for NBA star Dwyane Wade for more than a decade. The Miami native is also a Chopped contender and the founder of the private chef network, ChefRLI, which caters to professional athletes. Now this chef to star athletes is ready to share the secrets of cooking for a peak performance lifestyle. Chef Richard’s book is designed for those who want to change their diet to achieve peak performance, whether that be at the gym or the office.This is an insider’s guide to how it really happens. Step-by-step in 90 recipes, he will show theCrossFit enthusiast, the working mom and the weekend golfer how to eat for optimum performance because he knows all of the secrets, and it’s not all kale smoothies and grilled chicken. In addition to his recipes, Chef Richard will share what he’s learned about eating well to live well throughout his career from his parents and grandparents, who were his first culinary instructors, to his celebrity clients. Readers will get advice on how changing what you put in your body will change what you put out into the universe and make you feel better physically and emotionally. It’s not just about making sure you get the right mix of veggies and carbs. This is about feeding your spirit as well. Chef Richard is serving up recipes for inspired living. View this book on Amazon!

For mom

A Cookie to Celebrate by Jana Douglass

Instagram sensation and specialty baker extraordinaire Jana Douglass will make you rethink your concept of cookies. With her inspired ideas, your confections will bring you raves and plenty of party invitations for life! What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is Jana’s detailed instructions for gorgeous special occasion cookies, from birthdays and engagement parties to Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and much more. In ACookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise along with foolproof recipes for these delicious desserts. Each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to stand out and destined to becomethe most Instagrammed sweet treats you’ve ever made! View this book on Amazon!


Most breathable and comfortable underwear on the market: JUMPER

JUMPER is the creator of activewear and undergarments designed to carry you from the office to great adventures.

Founded by a former Airborne Ranger and an outdoor apparel executive, JUMPER upgrades the basic threads you’re wearing to advanced materials that move, stretch and breathe no matter your level of activity. JUMPER thinks differently about apparel and innovates with textiles and design in mind.

Custom material consists of:

  • 35%  Peppermint leaf – for its naturally anti-odor properties

  • 60%  Promodal – for its incredibly soft feel

  • 5%  Elastin – for its stretch

JUMPER knows a thing or two about successful Kickstarter campaigns. The brand’s first underwear project took 2.5 years of development and pre-sold 5,234 pairs. To this day, JUMPER underwear gets rave reviews and customer feedback.


The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Healthy Home Cooking

The ultimate Instant Pot cookbook for people with diabetes, from the diabetes food and nutrition experts! THE INSTANT POT DIABETES COOKBOOK, by bestselling author and food consultant Nancy S. Hughes and the American Diabetes Association. The book features easy and lightning fast recipes optimized for the Instant Pot and features dishes for every meal of the day. It comes out in months later in November just before the holidays.

This Instant Pot–authorized cookbook from the experts at the American Diabetes Association contains 90 easy and healthy recipes made with simple ingredients. Inside, you’ll find nutritious, flavorful Instant Pot recipes that will easily transform into mouth-watering meals. Each recipe includes detailed instructions to walk you through every step of cooking with your Instant Pot. Recipes include family favorites as well as a wide range of options inspired by Mexican, Italian, Thai, Indian, and Cajun cuisines. Whatever you have a taste for, you’ll find it in this book! Additionally, each recipe meets the nutrition guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association.

Other features of the Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook include:

  • Pressure Pointers to help you understand how your Instant Pot works and what it can do
  • A table of cooking times for a variety of ingredients from grains to veggies to meats
  • Essential kitchen equipment and ingredients to have on hand to make diabetes-friendly cooking with your Instant Pot a breeze
  • Complete nutrition information with each recipe to make diabetes meal planning easy

About the Book:

by Nancy S. Hughes and the American Diabetes Association

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (November 26, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580407064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580407069
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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