Category Archives: FAMILY + KIDS

You Don’t Need To Spend A Fortune For Chic Lenses!

November 17, 2017

I need glasses!! And before I go spend a fortune on designer frames – I am going gaga over this!

DiscountGlasses.com

Loads of super affordable glasses! (And contacts if you need them)

I am loving so many, it’s hard to choose. And, they are so low price – I don’t have to!

I mean $27???!!! With lenses?

Brands like…

  • Picklez (for kids)
  • Lunettos
  • Covergirl
  • Ann Taylor
  • Hello Kitty

DiscountContactLenses.com has all of these:

  • All the major contact lens brands including Acuvue, Air Optix, Bausch + Lomb, Dailies, Proclear, and much more

Sexy Librarian!

1970’s Tennis Coach! (LOVE!)

Nerd city!

More reasons to check this site out:

USA based with our products shipping from Columbus, OH allowing for same day and overnight shipping capabilities.

House brands – Lunettos for adults and Picklez for kids – are rapidly growing brands at prices found below  most.

Prices start at $9.95 and with frequent sales and special offers.

High quality lenses – from free plastic lenses on up to Transitions are lower in price and pass all FDA/FTC guidelines.

Free shipping on any size order and 365 day free return shipping – don’t like it, no worries, they pay for shipping to you and back to us so there’s absolutely zero risk.

Sister site, DiscountContactLenses.com, has the lowest prices guaranteed on contact lenses including an unheard of 20% new customer offer and includes the same free 365 day return policy.

They have been selling optical products online since 1996 with millions of customers.

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Holiday Gifts For Design Lovers: Books on symbols, graphic design, and hand-lettering for the designer in all of us

November 11, 2017

Thinking in Icons by Felix Sockwell

Designing and Creating Effective Visual Symbols

With: Emily Potts

Foreword by: Steven Heller

ISBN: 9781631593147

Rockport Publishers | October 10, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $32.99

In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell takes readers through the process of creating an icon, covering many styles and visual approaches. Sockwell also offers examples of his collaborations with Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and other high-profile designers, and features the work he has done with an impressive roster of blue-chip international brands, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, Sony, The New York Times, and Yahoo.

A Designer’s Research Manual, 2nd edition, Updated and Expanded by Jenn Visocky O’Grady and Ken Visocky O’Grady

Succeed in design by knowing your clients and understanding what they really need

ISBN: 9781631592621

Rockport Publishers | July 1, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $33

A Designer’s Research Manual, an essential in any design library, has been completely revised, with all new case studies, photos and graphics, and updated technical information. Authors Ken and Jenn Vosocky O’Grady present a comprehensive discussion what design research is, why it’s necessary, and how to conduct and apply it. Designers will go beyond simply crafting a logo and learn to create commercial successes.

Written by Hand by Erica Tighe

An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Handwriting

ISBN: 9781631063862

Rock Point Gift & Stationery | October 3, 2017

USD: $16.99 | CAN: $21.99

The art of beautiful handwriting is being rediscovered by a generation that spends most of the day typing on keyboards and screens. With Written by Hand, anyone can hone, perfect, and beautify their handwriting. Guided practice sheets encourage readers to look deeply at the written word and add flourishes and embellishments to their lines that elevate them from typical or rushed to elegant and purposeful. Learn to love your handwriting again.

Who Needs Heaven When You Have Tentsile?

November 4, 2017

Ok wait a sec – WHAT?

I CAN SLEEP IN AIR, LIKE, BETWEEN TREES?

Tentsile Tree Tent just upped my camping game to new elevations. No pun. If a tent and a treehouse made hot love, this would be their love child.

You may call them hanging tents, hammock shelters, flying tents, kick ass mo fo bad ass domiciles – but for now, let’s call it Tentsile.

The bad boy that’s coming with on my next Camp Manu adventure is the Stingray,  the mack daddy of the line.

Tentsile makes camping even more magical and ethereal. There you are sleeping in the air – the stars above you – feeling weightless. They can hold 2 or 3 people – depending on the tent.

The hammock floor also give you this feeling of floating. They are taught enough to work as a bed, lounging chill zone, or a place to just hang for dinner.

Since I have not set mine up yet, I can’t offer any advice, but the peeps at the company are so cool and you can totally check in with them before heading out, if you have questions.

And yah, you can stack tree tents on top of each other work your way up a cathedral of self-Tensiles.

And more cool news:

  • For every product sold,  Tensile will plant a tree
  • No trace of human impact on land (cuz you’re in a tree!)
  • Can be used in forests,  woodland and mature trees
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GIVE THE GIFT OF LESS ANXIETY WITH THIS

October 29, 2017

I have always loved a HEAVY blanket. When I buy a comforter, I can never find one heavy enough. When I get X-Rays at the dentist, I am in heaven. I finally learned that weighted blankets help with anxiety. 

Adults, teens, and children can benefit from weighted blanket therapy.  Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are a safe and effective non-drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep and relaxation.

“In psychiatric care, weighted blankets are one of our most powerful tools for helping people who are anxious, upset, and possibly on the verge of losing control,” says Karen Moore, OTR/L, an occupational therapist in Franconia, N.H.

“These blankets work by providing input to the deep pressure touch receptors throughout the body,” Moore says. “Deep pressure touch helps the body relax. Like a firm hug, weighted blankets help us feel secure, grounded, and safe.” Moore says this is the reason many people like to sleep under a comforter even in summer. (Source: Psychology Today)

Weighted BlanketsWraps, or LapPads can be used to calm down and relax in many different ways by covering the whole body for sleep, wrapping around your shoulders or by laying it across your lap or legs only.  Our products can provide relief, comfort and can help supplement sensory disorder therapy treatment for the following:

The deep pressure touch simulation, or swaddling that happens when you cuddle up with a Mosaic Weighted Blanket® can help you or your loved one feel better and ease the mind allowing for complete relaxation.

See, it’s science.

I started researching these for my kids – more specifically for my 11 year old. She has a lot of anxiety and because she is older, she is no longer acting it out, but instead, it seems to be turning inward. I want to reduce her stress. I found MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS and fell in love with this small company.

I could not wait to order one from this adorable company who put so much care and love into every product. When I saw the SO MANY DOGS pattern I lost my mind. I was hellbent on getting this.

It just arrived and I cannot wait to surprise my daughter when she comes back from her dads. The good news is that means I have two nights with it all for myself!!

UPDATE: Aria is in HEAVEN!!! We are all fighting over it – I NEED ONE FOR MYSELF!!!

How to order:

Read more about founder Laura and her story here.


Who is Mosaic Weighted Blankets®?

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® is based near Austin, Texas and was founded by Laura LeMond. Laura was so impressed with the benefits of weighted blankets that she founded Mosaic Weighted Blankets® to raise awareness for this simple, but effective way to solve many anxiety, stress, insomnia and other health related disorders.

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® ships its weighted blankets,wraps and lap pads worldwide to parents, grandparents and caregivers for children, teens and adults that need help relaxing and easing into calmer daytime activities and who need longer and deeper sleep periods during the night.

Weighted Blankets are beginning to make headlines in newspaper stories and television shows throughout the United States. Click here to see recent weighted blanket news stories.


What Disorders Do Mosaic Weighted Blankets® Help?

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are a very effective, organic solution for helping children, teenagers and adults that suffer from a wide variety of anxietystress/tensionattention deficitinsomnia and other related disorders such as Alzheimer’s DiseaseAsperger’s SyndromeAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)Anxiety DisordersBi-Polar DisordersCancer AnxietyFibromyalgiaInsomniaPervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Restless Leg Syndrome.


Where are Mosaic Weighted Blankets® the Most Effective?

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are very popular in the education and healthcare industries among occupational therapists, pediatric therapists, schools, hospitals, sleep disorder clinics, sleep research facilities, dentists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, sports rehabilitation centers, hospice cancer centers, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, special education centers, crime victim centers, accident victim recovery centers and soldier family care clinics. Corporate customers receive volume purchase discounts, which are available by calling (512) 567-8943 or click here to send us an email.


When are Mosaic Weighted Blankets® Recommended?

Weighted blankets are not recommended for children under the age of three. The most important consideration when buying a weighted blanket is the customer’s body weight, which should not be greater than 10% of their body weight, plus one or two pounds. Weighted blankets should never be too heavy to remove by the patient and should never be used as a restraining device. Always check with an occupational therapist or healthcare professional to recommend proper medical treatment.



How do Mosaic Weighted Blankets® Work?

The benefits of weighted blankets can be traced back to the Mother’s womb. Before entering the world, infant is held tight inside the womb where they are shielded from sensory perceptions from most of the new world they enter.

As children grow, most learn to adapt to new environment stimuli such as light, sounds and movements from things around them. Some babies do not adapt well to their new environment and suffer from sensory processing disorders.

Sensory Processing Disorder is a term used to describe the inability to efficiently and correctly process sensory information coming to the brain from the environment. Touch, taste, smell, sight and sound are most frequently referred to as the senses, however the body also senses movement, force of gravity and body position through the muscles and joints.

Children, teens and adults with Autism do not regulate sensory input well, which is referred to as Proprioception. Children with Sensory Processing Disorder often benefit from a weighted blanket to help their body organize and process sensory input so that they are less restless and fidgety and allow most individuals to sleep better during the night.


How Much Do Weighted Blankets® Cost?

Compared to a good night’s rest, Mosaic’s most popular weighted blankets are very cost effective. Many parents with Autistic children will tell you that after putting their child to bed with a weighted blanket that they enjoyed their first night of deep sleep in years.

Mosaic Weighted Blankets® are manufactured with highest quality fabrics and weights. Blankets range in cost based on size, material, weight and fabric selected. Click here to shop through our Mosaic catalog of weighted blankets and lap pads.


Do Weighted Blankets Really Work?

Yes, for most customers a weighted blanket offers a soothing, calming, deep pressure therapy that helps customers relax and concentrate during the day and sleep better at night.

If your child has a tendency to wear very tight clothes during the day or roll them self up in sheets or blankets like a burrito or taco to sleep at night, a Mosaic Weighted Blanket will offer them the relief they have been seeking intuitively.

 

CELEBRITY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

October 22, 2017

Stuck on what to be this year for Halloween? Get inspired by your favorite celebrities and recreate their signature looks. From classic to current divas, Hairdo has a variety of styles and shades to help you accomplish the look.  

Taylor Swift

  

The old Taylor Swift might be “dead” but her looks definitely aren’t! Rock her chic and cute bob with Hairdo Classic Page Wig ($119, Wigs.com). This alluring wig gives off blunt, shoulder-length edges, an off center part and soft, full bangs.

Coming in 12 different shades, get the right T-Swift shade and look like her in no time. 

Cher

    

Cher has many iconic styles, but her straight, long hair instantly strikes off a sexy and confident look. Get her ‘do in seconds with Hairdo’s 8pc Straight Extension Kit ($79, Ulta.com), giving you the ultimate length and volume straight up.

The piece easily attaches with pressure-sensitive clips and includes eight 16” pieces so you can choose how much glam you want. 

Ariana Grande

 

No matter how many different styles this Pop-Star tries out, we all know Grande makes her statement with her lengthy, high ponytail. Instantly pull off Ariana’s look by adding length, verve and volume to your pony by using Hairdo Simply Straight Pony ($49, Ulta.com). 

*Note: These celebrities are not wearing Hairdo products, but we wanted to show you how to get the look by using them.

 So – check these two out – YUP – this is what me and Aria (my 11 year old) will be rocking this Halloween. Ok, that’s a total lie. I am so not waiting for Halloween and I am totally not stopping there. I will wear these whenever I can. ARE YOU KIDDING?!!!!!