Sunday, September 21, 2014

Warby Parker...How they're made

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Have you ever wondered how fellow socially-conscious company, Warby Parker glasses are made? How can they make such amazing designer frames and sell for such a low price? Well, just read on to find out exactly how your frames are made.
  • Inspiration & Perspiration
    The Warby Parker in-house design team gathers inspiration from around the globe. Then each frame is designed in-house from initial sketch to prototype testing to final design.
  • Innovation
    The Warby Parker designers cook up custom pattern variations and features, like their never-before-seen triple-gradient lenses
  • Sightseeing
    The Warby Parker lenses are impact-resistant and UV 400 protected. All optical lenses include super hydrophobic anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings.
  • Materials (only the good stuff)
    From premium Japanese titanium to custom single-sheet cellulose acetate sourced from a family-run Italian factory, they only use the best materials.
  • Construction Work
    Acetate frames are hand-polished and tumbled for at least three days. An imported German polishing wax compound helps to achieve the highest shine.
  • Off they go! All frames are inspected at least twice before finding their way to you.

By circumventing traditional channels, designing glasses in-house, and engaging with customers directly, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking eyewear at a fraction of the going price. Check out their Fall 2014 Collection - nine new shapes, two new colors. A little something for everyone.

Friday, September 19, 2014

50% OFF Personalized Sticky Labels at Mabel's Labels

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Mabel's Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull 'n' Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel's Labels. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Book Review: Green Smoothies: 50 Amazing Recipes for a Healthy Diet Book

With the launching of my new fitness blog, Sassy Smidgens Fitness, I was overjoyed to be given the opportunity to read and review Green Smoothies: 50 Amazing Recipes for a Healthy Diet by Jonathan Vine.

I was an avid green smoothie drinker while pregnant with my daughter but fell off once I had the baby. Reading this book and trying band new recipes to really helped me get back into the swing of things. And boy what a swing.

The recipes are short, simple and jam packed with wild flavor. This book featured recipes that I had never seen before and I still mustering up the courage to try. Needless to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. My favorite so far? Definitely the Arugula and Raspberry Smoothie! Now I'm looking forward to mixing my Shakeology into some of these combinations!!

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From the Publisher:

Are you looking for a smoothie recipe book that is easy to read and follow, but at the same time creative and informative?! Look no more because this book has exactly that: a quick and easy to understand guide to make green smoothies, a collection of recipes that shine due to amazing flavors and interesting, bold combination. Whether you are brand new to the world of green smoothies or you’ve enjoyed them in the past, don’t miss this great book! The book includes 50 delicious recipes that use green leafy vegetables, fruits and non-dairy milk and yogurt to create nutritious, filling drinks for your day-to-day menu. Each recipe offers different variations or tips and tricks so your job is truly simple: follow the recipes and enjoy a glass of pure, healthy food!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

¡Sabor! – Spanish Learning Songs Review

Recently I had the opportunity to test out and review the ¡Sabor! Spanish Leaning Songs CD by Whistlefritz, LLC.

Foreign language immersion is really the best way for anyone, whether they are a child or an adult, to learn. I've been searching for a while for a program that I can use at home in my family daycare that will be fun for the kids and promote their learning. Children are so amazing with how well they pick up on things.

So during our free play times I played the ¡Sabor! Spanish Leaning Songs CD. The kids really loved it. The music is fun and energetic. The beats are up lifting and encourage the kids to move and dance! They loved it! I'm definitely interested in getting the animals DVD for my kids to start off with.

From the Manufacturer:

Get ready to shout "¡Sabor!" That’s what people call out in Spanish when they hear great music. Once children sample these playful original songs and beloved family favorites, they'll want to sing and dance to them again and again (and they’ll be learning Spanish as they do!) From the producers of the award-winning CDs Cha, Cha, Cha and A Bailar! (Let's Dance!), comes this festive new collection of interactive Spanish learning songs with the emphasis on active, whether it's making animal noises, playing games, calling out responses, singing, or dancing. Internationally beloved singer-songwriter Jorge Anaya and keyboardist Didier Prossaird are your musical guides to this fabulous fusion of world music styles, including cumbia, calypso, salsa, and merengue, that keep the Spanish language-learning party going. From “Uno, Dos y Tres” and “Mi Día (My Day)” to “En El Rancho de MacDonald (Old MacDonald)” and “Cuando Sea Grande (When I'm Big)”, each lively song introduces Spanish vocabulary for words and phrases children use every day. A Translation Guide is included, providing an easy reference for parents and teachers who are first-time learners of Spanish. Get ready to be immersed in irresistible rhythms and pulse-pounding beats, and get ready to shout, "¡Sabor!"


Here are their different collections if you are interested in it for your home

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Educator's Spanish Collection

Save more than 20% (regularly $202.90) by Ordering the Educator's Spanish Collection of Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids + 5 DVDs + 3CDs + Matching Cards!

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The Deluxe Spanish Collection

Save 25% (regularly $152.91) by Ordering the Deluxe Spanish Collection of 5 DVDs + 3CDs + Matching Cards!


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Add the latest music CD Sabor to your Complete Collection 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sweet September $500 Cash Giveaway

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