Saturday, December 10th, 2016






There’s a new series on DIY Network and it’s called Holmes & Holmes.

Premiering Tuesday, January 3, at 10 p.m.ET/PT, the six-episode series will follow professional contractor Mike Holmes and his son, home renovation expert Mike Jr.






Today I offer 3 great books on Christmas – all published by Candlewick Press. The Christmas Story By Robert Sabuda A fantastic pop up book telling the story of the birth of Jesus.











I’m loving these Zollipops, which are made in the U.S.A. (Walled Lake, Mich. to be exact). Created by Alina Morse, these lollipops are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, vegan & kosher.











A new app to tell you about today is the Hello Kitty StoryGIF Advent Calendar by Zoobe Messenger Entertainment.
This special countdown to Christmas runs from December 1st to 25th where Kitty-fans can unlock a adorable free GIF each day they come back. (Or purchase all 25 at once.) The app will be available in apps stores on November 30, 2016 – on iOS $.99 and Android $.79.











For books to read during the school year, there’s a new one for middle schoolers called Earning My Spots. If your child is a fan of Spirit Animals and Warriors, he/she might like this. The author, Mark Eastburn, tells the story of Sam and his family, the only werehyenas in their town. They do their best to keep up their cover in front of the humans while the other more aggressive shifters mock the werehyena family for being weak and passive.











The Secret Life of Pets is now available on Digital HD! Just released on November 22, the cast includes 

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.











Introducing the new pillows of the Boppy Prenatal Comfort Collection! The collection offers expecting moms four maternity pillows that vary in shape and size. Each is designed to serve a different need, give customized support and help expecting moms obtain healthy sleeping habits for every stage of pregnancy.











Super Cool Tech is one eye-opening book.

The packaging itself is well…cool. The design is like a laptop and you read through the pages horizontally. The subjects inside will appeal to anyone who is interested in modern technology. Recommended for ages 8-12, I assure you even adults will want to read this. It peaked my interest.











Today here’s a peek into the newest collection at The Children’s Place.











In the December issue of Good Housekeeping, The Hills alum Lauren Conrad shares her entertaining secrets, party outfit ideas, and tidbits on life with husband William Tell. Read some of Lauren’s interview! On her newest holiday tradition: PJ’s:  “One of my favorite new traditions, which is from my husband William’s family, is going over on […]






To celebrate the movie Trolls, Hard Candy has created The Hard Candy Trolls Collection. This is a Limited Edition and includes colorful looking cosmetic and hair products.











Molly’s Suds has introduced an all-natural Liquid Laundry Detergent that is safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly. A follow up to their laundry powder, Molly’s Suds is continuing the commitment to deliver a high level of cleaning power, stain removal, and color care. The Liquid Laundry Detergent (unscented) is designed for those who have allergies and sensitive […]






Actress January Jones has become VIOLET GREY’s own bath critic. In a new column, the Mad Men star shares her Rules of the Bath:

· TRY… Unconventional baths such as a “kitchen detox.” Use one pound of sea salt and one pound of baking soda in your warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. I learned about this a few years ago from Dr. Linda Lancaster in Santa Fe, and I do it once or twice a week. She recommends various baths to rid the body of toxins from traveling.











The newest book I want to share with you today is by a dear friend. Her latest accomplishment is Bones of True Believers: Poems by Susan Pilewski (paperback; $13). Published by Local Gems Press, there are 68 pages of thoughtful literature.
Read what Susan has to say!











KIDZ BOP 33 is now available! T

The latest album from the #1 kids’ music group, features songs from Calvin Harris, Sia, and Twenty-One Pilots. Can you believe it’s KIDZ BOP 15 anniversary? My daughter has grown up with all the CDs since she was a toddler and looking at the latest CD, she’s familiar with all the pop songs included.