Friday, July 3, 2015

Artisan Handloomed Turkish Towel ~ Pestemal Active #pstml

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In my household we have always used regular, every day cloth or terrycloth towels. I really didn't there were any other kind of bath or beach towels until I had the opportunity to try a Turkish Towel. I was very interested and couldn't wait to see the difference. 


Wow! What a difference! This Turkish Towel, referred to a Pestemal or Peshtamal (pesh-te-mahl) is an authentic Turkish Towel. It's flat-woven with a hand tied fringe, generally made with Turkish cotton. Pestemal are colorful, fast drying, absorbent and an essential element of the Turkish Bath experience. Pestamal are used as towels, decorative throws and packable travel towels among other things. Well, I was certainly impressed. Even though this towel is very thin and lightweight, it is definitely absorbent. The Turkish Towel also dries pretty fast and is one that can be taken anywhere, such as the beach or pool since it folds up much smaller than a regular towel. This towel is made well and made to last!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

#Miami Beach ~ Hidden Gems You Never Knew Existed ~ #Travel

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Miami Beach, Florida is a beautiful place to visit...the sun, sandy beaches and the nightlife are spectacular. If you've never visited this amazing city and only seen a few select clips on television, then you may think it's all about the night life. Jumping the velvet rope in a Miami Beach nightclub is one thing ~ viewing Miami Beach from the luxurious penthouse of the Hilton-Bentley South Beach is quite another!


Many travelers vacation south for the winter in Miami Beach, home to numerous bars, lounges, the hottest venues and vibrant night clubs, but if you're looking for luxury you may need to look past the neon signs into a more secluded spot. The Hilton-Bentley penthouse is definitely one of the Miami Beach's best kept secrets, and who knew...it's located in the center of it all!

Do these #laws really exist in the United States? #video #government

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Happy 4th of July! 

While we're all getting ready to celebrate the creation of the United States, let's check out some bizarrely inventive laws that our state governments have created. Did you know that in Massachusetts gorillas are not allowed in the backseat of a car? Does it make you wonder just how that law came into play? It makes me wonder that and more! 

Check out this video and find out what other hilarious and ridiculous legislation has been passed in the last 250 years. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Caillou lends a helping hand in “CAILLOU HELPS OUT” on #DVD #PBSKids

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 "Caillou Helps Out" is new on DVD from PBS KIDS!


The popular PBS series, Caillou, has been a favorite of my kids for a long time and still is for my six year old. He loves it when he can relate to a character and he does just that with Caillou. In this new DVD, Caillou is helping out...he helps his dad make pizza and learns how important it is to clean his classroom. He finds out that helping out and working together makes everything easier and more fun for everyone. I love that my son is learning as well. Every one could use a few positive role models and that's exactly what Caillou is to my son.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC ~ Bursting Back Into Sewers 7/14! #DVD #TMNT

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The Turtles are bursting back into the sewers and onto DVD July 14, 2015!


Everyone's favorite Turtles have returned to New York City to defend their city in this new DVD. In these episodes, the Ninja Turtles search for their lost master Splinter and defend NYC from the criminal world that is terrorizing the city and its people. This DVD also includes the "Mutation Of A Scene" special feature, which offers a behind the scenes look into every  episode.

The Kratt Brothers are on the move in WILD KRATTS DVD “SUPER SPRINTERS” on #DVD

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Wild Kratt's "Super Sprinters" is available on DVD!


If your kids love action-packed adventure shows, then this is definitely one DVD that you will want to buy for them. My boys are hooked on just about any animated show who's characters are cool, into science and FAST and this one fits! The Kratt Brothers are hustling throughout this story like super speed cheetahs!

#AntMan ~ Paul Rudd receives a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Today Paul Rudd, the star of Marvel's Ant-Man, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wow! I've always thought he was an awesome actor and when I see that he's one of the starts in a new film, I immediately want to see it because I know he's going to be awesome! 


Love Flowers? Do-it-Yourself with a Boost from Bloominous! #DIY

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Let's say you have a special event coming up soon, such as a wedding, baby or bridal shower, anniversary party or even a quinceanera.You want everything to be perfect but there's a budget to abide by and to top it off, you or someone you know is pretty crafty. What do you do? Spending hours coming up with a gorgeous floral design and then making countless trips to the store to purchase supplies can be tedious if not absolutely frustrating. I've discovered a company that will take the frustration and work out of this type of DIY project...Bloominous!

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Celebrate 4th of July with Red, White & Blue #Cocktails from @Skinnygirl!

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The 4th of July is not only a holiday filled with American pride and patriotism, but also one that we tend to celebrate with fun, laughter and a few timeless traditions. Families around the country will be getting together this weekend in homes, on the beach, in the park and countless other venues to kick up their heels and observe this Federal Holiday. Banks and other businesses will close down so that their employees may also pay tribute to the United States. Showing our appreciation and love for the wonderful gift that we have is always in order and we should keep this tradition alive and passed down from generation to generation. In honor of Independence Day, we want to share a few of our special red, white and blue signature drink recipes with you to add to your celebration and traditions.

Revere in our country's independence with fireworks, fun-filled BBQ cook-outs, family and friends and of course, Skinnygirl Cocktails! There's no better way to get into the American spirit and honor our nation's stars and stripes than by toasting with patriotic red, white and blue beverages. Skinnygirl Cocktails always has a knack for coming up with the most creative and eye-catching drinks, and these tasty concoctions won't disappoint! My favorite is the Blueberry Sparkler! As an added bonus, Skinnygirl Cocktails are low-calorie, so there's no need to stress about all the BBQ you'll be munching on this weekend. Awesome!

Now, on to the recipes!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

4th of July #Cocktails to Kick off the Holiday Weekend ~ @HornitosTequila

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What are your plans for the 4th of July holiday weekend? No matter what ideas you may have for celebrating Independence Day, make sure you spend it having a good time.