Category Archives: FAMILY

New Fire Department Coffee Campaign Aims To Raise Funds for Sons of the Flag

July 1, 2017

Anything FIRE DEPARTMENT is major in this house as my son is OBSESSED!!! Anything COFFEE and GIVING BACK as I am obsessed with both.

So, when I heard that Fire Department Coffee created a campaign aiming to raise funds for Sons of the Flag,I perked up. Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit organization committed to aid military, first responders, and civilian burn survivors across the nation.

Beginning today, FDC will donate 20% of all online sales to Sons of the Flag. The campaign will run from July 1 through July 16, 2017.

Please watch the campaign video by clicking the image or via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esm2jR3xlfM.

Sons of the Flag needs funding to continue care for burn survivors and fund existing treatments and surgeries. The organization is committed to support burn survivors by providing funding for innovative research, technology, and education.

Consumers can contribute to the campaign by visiting www.firedeptcoffee.com.

“We can’t allow those suffering to be forgotten,” said Fire Department Coffee Co-Founder Luke Schneider. “We’re committed to do all that we can to make sure every burn victim gets the care, treatment, and funds needed to recover.”

To learn more about Sons of the Flag, please visit: http://sonsoftheflag.org.

THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! DO IT!!

 

Future Disruptors Raises Awareness And Funding for Music And Arts Education

June 25, 2017

When I’m not blogging here, I am an arts educator in South Central. I teach Performing Arts in a charter school and during the summer I teach art to kids. It’s the greatest work I do. I was a child performer from the age of 6 on and when I tell you that nothing is more important than giving kids the space to find themselves creatively – I mean it – from first hand experience as both an artist and teacher.

I was blown away today at the Future Disruptors event at The Comedy Store, where proceeds will benefit the Ovation Music Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides music education scholarships for low income children at music schools across the USA. www.ovationmusicfund.org

This showcase of rising talent was the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voices and combat the underfunding of the Arts in schools.

We saw all my kids’ favorite Disney and Nickelodeon. Not to mention the amazing headlining band, Heffron Drive, featuring Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) and Dustin Belt, with Demian Arriaga on percussion.

Our hearts were thumping watching this talented crew of rising young stars. The great news is this event will be happening twice a year and it’ll be building more momentum with even more amazing talent. Today we saw these gems.

Asher Angel of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack

Sean Ryan Fox of Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger

Ricardo Hurtado of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Megan Lee of Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop

Lance Lim of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Ruby Rose Turner of Netflix’s Fuller House

Breanna Yde of School of Rock

Below is my daughter, Aria (right) with her BFF Molly (left) soaking up all the Disney and Nickelodeon faves.

Aria, Ruby Rose Turner, and Molly

Aria, Megan Lee, Molly

  

Aria, Sean Ryan Fox, Molly

Heffron Drive  

Future Disruptors is an event for children and families benefiting Ovation Music Fund. This showcase of rising talent is the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voices and combat the under-funding of the Arts in schools.

 

Ovation Music Fund, a 501(c)(3) that provides children under 18 from low-income families with music scholarships so that they may attend Ovation-approved after-school music programs in the US. Omaze.com is interested in partnering with us to promote the event via their Omaze Made Platform. They generate millions of media impressions for celebrities and cause campaigns through custom designed t-shirts made specifically for this event. It’s a great way for talent to cross promote and raise awareness with their fan base.

 

“Future Disruptors” Charity Benefit at the Comedy Store-Sunday June 25

June 22, 2017

“FUTURE DISRUPTORS” PREMIERES AT THE COMEDY STORE SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017: NICKELODEON, DISNEY STARS AND OTHERS SING & DANCE TO BENEFIT MUSIC EDUCATION

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Savoir Agency is launching Future Disruptors, an event for children and families, at the iconic Comedy Store on Sunday, June 25th in Hollywood, CA from 1 pm-5 pm. This showcase of rising talent is the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voices and combat the underfunding of the Arts in schools.

Sunday June 25th  1:30- 4pm

The Comedy Store Hollywood

8433 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA  90069

Future Disruptors is an event for children and families benefiting Ovation Music Fund. This showcase of rising talent is the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voices and combat the under-funding of the Arts in schools.

Proceeds will benefit the Ovation Music Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides music education scholarships for low income children at music schools across the USA. www.ovationmusicfund.org

 

 

Ovation Music Fund, a 501(c)(3) that provides children under 18 from low-income families with music scholarships so that they may attend Ovation-approved after-school music programs in the US. Omaze.com is interested in partnering with us to promote the event via their Omaze Made Platform. They generate millions of media impressions for celebrities and cause campaigns through custom designed t-shirts made specifically for this event. It’s a great way for talent to cross promote and raise awareness with their fan base.

The day will be filled with live music and performances by the best & brightest young talent!

An array of young stars from hit Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows, along with other young musical and dance artists, will be performing a concert on Sunday, June 25th from 1:30 – 4 PM at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA. The original showcase of rising talent, produced by Savoir Agency, is the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voice, and combat the under-funding of the Arts in schools. This inaugural event, “Future Disruptors,” is a fundraiser for the Ovation Music Fund, and is open to guests of all ages.

The day will be filled with live music and performances by the best and brightest shining stars in Hollywood. Headlining will be Heffron Drive, featuring Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) and Dustin Belt, with Demian Arriaga on percussion. Talent performances include:

Asher Angel of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack

Sean Ryan Fox of Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger

Ricardo Hurtado of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Megan Lee of Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop

Lance Lim of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Ruby Rose Turner of Netflix’s Fuller House

WHERE:         The Comedy Store

                        8433 Sunset Boulevard

                        Hollywood CA 90069


WHEN:          Sunday June 25, 2017 EVENT BEGINS AT 1:30PM

INTRODUCING LAVANILA GIRL BY LAVANILA LABORATORIES THE AUTHORITIY IN HEALTHY DEODORANT HAS A NEW FORMULATION CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG SKIN

June 20, 2017

The same pioneering, all-natural, aluminum-free formula from Lavanila deodorants that you’ve come to love and trust, designed specifically for younger, more delicate skin.

A new line of Lavanila’s best-selling Healthy Deodorants, formulated specifically for young girls and teens.

FINALLY!!!! Omg – my 11 year old daughter has been getting really – well – stinky – and I have no idea how to deal with it. I tried gently giving her my deodorant and she said GET THAT AWAY FROM ME. I handed this to her to ‘explore’ (just left alone to do it herself) and she said nothing – but quietly put some on and SAID NOTHING, AGAIN. As far as I am concerned, mission accomplished.

Extra gentle and non-irritating, Lavanila Girl’s twist-up solids fight odor by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, while importantly, still allowing young skin to breathe. Completely free of aluminum, parabens, propylene glycol and harsh chemicals, this formula offers a safe, effective and fun option for those new to deodorant. Powered by the same breakthrough, beta-glucan technology found in The Healthy Deodorant, this new collection is uniquely infused with skin-soothing ingredients perfect for delicate skin:

· Calendula: A gentle, natural ingredient prized for its anti-bacterial and skin-soothing properties

· Noni: A unique, tropical fruit that contains over 165 beneficial compounds and antioxidants to nourish the skin

· Beta-Glucan Technology: A proprietary, 100% natural technology that works to break down and absorb sweat molecules to stop odor before it starts

With a compact, round applicator that is perfectly sized for the younger underarm, this non-whitening, super-soft formula is available in two fun, refreshing scents:

Beachy Vanilla: Tropical and breezy, with bright citrus, creamy coconut and yummy vanilla

Sporty Vanilla: A squeaky clean combination of fresh apple, watery melon and soft vanilla

As a mom with a nine-year-old daughter, I look at her…how young she is…and want to give her every opportunity to live a cleaner, smarter life,” says Danielle Raynor, Founder and CEO of Lavanila. “I am really excited to offer a gentle, aluminum-free product for our next generation of ‘women’ who deserve the best.” Lavanila Girl’s all-natural formula is a great way to start healthy habits early, and with its playful packaging and fresh scents, it’s offering this next generation the opportunity to live a cleaner, healthier and smarter life – starting now.

WHAT THEY COST: 2 for $12 (sold as a duo with one of each scent)

AVAILABLE: June 15, 2017

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Only on Lavanila.com

Thoughtfully Has Your Father’s Day and Housewarming Gifts Covered!

June 15, 2017

Thoughtfully makes the BEST CURATED GIFT BOXES!

I popped over to meet with Thoughtfully to get my eyes on their amazing gift boxes. Let’s just say, this is just a sampling of the goodies they have. I’ve since set up two friends with corporate house accounts as they flipped over what they saw on my Instastory.

BBQ Loving Dad

The Big BBQ

A Barbeque Sauce Lover’s Gift Set

You know the type: carnivore to the core. No sense in gifting books or socks… if it’s not related to meat, they won’t know what to do with it. Give our BBQ sauce gifts to these single-minded types. Our Real Sweet BBQ sauce, 2 Classic Smoky sauces and two spice rubs will keep them focused. And our wrench-shaped bottle opener means they don’t have to walk away from the grill. Our BBQ sauce sets are for guys always in their prime.

What’s In It:

  • Wrench Bottle Opener 
  • Real Sweet Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • 2 Classic Smoky Bbq Sauces (5oz) 
  • Jamaican Jerk Spice Rub (2.5oz) 
  • El Bufalo Loco Spice Rub (2.5oz)

Price: $49.99

 

Grill Master Dad

Branded & Grilled: A Barbeque Lover’s Gift Set

Ranchers know their cattle. And grillmasters know their beef. Now both can brand with pride. Our barbeque gift sets let your pit-boss master his domain. Our customizable branding iron and 5 grilling charms give his meat the mark of a pro. There’s also a stainless steel basting pot, a silicone basting brush, 2 salacious sauces and 2 robust rubs. Time to fire it up.

What’s in It:

  • Customizable Branding Iron Set 
  • 5 Stainless Steel Grill Charms 
  • Stainless Steel Sauce Basting Pot 
  • Silicone Basting Brush 
  • Sweet Fire Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Holy Magma Bbq Sauce (5oz) 
  • Blazin’ Diablo Rubbing Spice (2.5oz) 
  • Scorched Mamba Rubbing Spice (2.5oz)

Price: $59.99

 

Game Night Dad: Saints and Sinners

A Whiskey Lover’s Gift Set

 

Saints and sinners can agree… if you’re going to do something, do it right. Take whiskey; there’s a dignified way to imbibe. It’s with slate coasters, whiskey stones lowball glasses and mixes to bring out the flavor of their preferred malt. Our whiskey lovers gift set is not about half measures. It even includes a deck of cards. Sin is inevitable; poor whiskey etiquette is not

 

What’s In It:

  • Four Etched Lowball Glasses 
  • Saints & Sinners Graphic Playing Cards 
  • Four Slate Coasters 
  • Eight Whiskey Stones 
  • Smoked Honey Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Whiskey Sour Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Blood Orange Drink Mix (2.3oz) 
  • Mint Julep Drink Mix (2.3oz)

Price: $49.99

 

Hot Sauce Loving Dad: Hot sauce Skull Gift Set

A Hot Sauce Lover’s Skull Gift Set 

The next Day of the Dead is going to be a hot one. Our hot sauce gift sets celebrate living with some serious heat. Raise spirits with ceramic skulls of salt and pepper, four skull shot glasses and our signature spicy peanuts. And what would our hot sauce sets be without a glass skull filled with 25 ounces of scorching sauce? The dead might return for a burn this good.   

 

What’s In it:

  • Ceramic Skull Salt & Pepper Shakers 
  • Set of Four Skull Shot Glasses 
  • Glass Skull Fiery Hot Sauce Bottle (25oz) 
  • Spicy Peanuts (3oz)

Price:$69.99

Coffee Loving Dad: A Cold Brew Coffee Lover’s Gift Set

 

Don’t get it twisted. Cold brew is not iced coffee. It’s not hard to make. And it’s not even new. Our cold brew set takes it back to the old school way of brewing smooth coffee in cold water. Instead of hot, acidic coffee and melting ice, our simple set provides crisp stimulation. The mason jar, the pouring spout, and a reusable cotton filter are all you need. And we’ve sent along some quality Colombian beans in our coffee gifts. Coldbrew is that simple. Act like you know.

 

What’s in It:

  • Large Mason Jar (64oz) 
  • Spout for Pouring Brew 
  • Reusable 100% Cotton Filter 
  • Aluminum Scoop 
  • Colombian Coffee (10oz)

 

Price: $59.99