Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Placenta tissue banking is a potential game changer in regenerative medicine.
LifebankUSA, owned by Celgene Corporation, is the only cord blood bank processing material for FDA-approved clinical trials using stem cells from placental tissue. These stem cells are being used to treat patients with serious conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers. LifebankUSA preserves your baby’s placental tissue using the same steps taken for processing stem cells for our FDA-approved clinical trials. No other cord blood company can claim that. Tissue banking is simply one additional layer of protection and peace of mind for you and your family offered by LifebankUSA. †
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.
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Posted by Lara at 9:23 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
From the studio that brought you "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph” comes
Disney's "Big Hero 6"
on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere February 3rd
and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on February 24th!
Exciting bonus features include the theatrical short “Feast”
as well as a host of deleted scenes and extras.
Posted by Lara at 11:37 AM
Monday, January 5, 2015
On DVD January 6th!
When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan). The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land. The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire. It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!
Posted by Lara at 2:38 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Chuggington: Snow Rescue
The All-New Winter Collection
Arrives on DVD December 9, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum are ringing in the holidays with the Dove Family approved CHUGGINGTON: Snow Rescue as it rides its way on DVD December 9, 2014! Embrace the spirit of the season with this all new festive winter adventure with beloved characters Wilson, Koko and Brewster. In the most wonderful time of the year, watch old and new friends go on a magical ride in these five specials filled with fun and heartfelt lessons enjoyable for kids and parents alike!
It's wintertime in Chuggington and the Chuggers are busy making preparations for the Parade of Lights Festival, adorning themselves in glowing colored lights for a special procession through Chuggington! But, when freezing fog traps Koko and a snowy avalanche derails Fletch, that’s when Wilson and the Chug Patrol team must set out on a wild winter rescue! This action-packed collection features five Chuggington specials, including the all-new Snow Rescue Special airing for the first time this fall on Disney Junior! With added bonuses including new character montages and coloring sheets, your own little Chugger will discover important lessons about safety, responsibility and teamwork.
A colorful and contemporary CGI-animated TV show from Ludorum, “Chuggington” reinforces early social readiness skills. The series airs daily on Disney Junior and recently made its Season 4 debut with the first-ever primetime “Chuggington” special, “Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue.”
· Snow Rescue Special
· Iron Chuggers
· Deputy Chug Patrollers
· Movie Maker Brewster
· Toot’s Tall Tale
· Bonus Badge Quest Episode: Wilson Winter Feed
· New Character Montages: Fletch, Cormac and Tyne
· Coloring and Activity Sheets (DVD-ROM)
I have a two year old Chuggington fanatic! He goes crazy every time the show is on, he carries his toy trains around all the time, and he chugs his way around the house. So I had a feeling that he would really enjoy this DVD. When it arrived we settled in for some cozy tv time. We turned on the Christmas tree lights, put on a blanket, and took an adventure with Wilson, Koko, and Brewster.
I thought the Snow Rescue episode was very cute. It was fun to have a wintery wonderland to escape to. The episode was filled with adventure, team work, and winter fun. My son was totally into it and has asked to watch it multiple times since.
I have to say, having one of his favorite shows on DVD has come in handy. We can pop it in and head on over to Chuggington any time we want. And with such a great selection of episodes, we can be enjoying this DVD for quite some time to come. This is a hit with my Chuggington fan, so I would definitely recommend it for yours!
Posted by Lara at 8:11 AM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The holiday season is a beautiful time filled with friends, family, holiday music, shopping, wrapping and so much more! While we all enjoy the festivities.... we can also find ourselves stressed, tired, cold, and a little cranky. Let's face it... the holidays are a lot of work!
I have discovered a great way to make some time for myself and ease the aches and pains that come from my stress and constant running around! I spent 2 glorious hours at the Massage Envy location in Florham Park, NJ. From the moment I walked in to the bright, quiet reception area I could feel myself relax as I looked forward to the treatments awaiting me.
I was about to receive a 1 hour massage and a 1 hour facial. I was greeted cheerfully at the main desk where they checked me in and gave me a couple of forms to fill out. On these forms I was able to make note of any areas that I wanted to focus on, areas to avoid, how much pressure I wanted, and more. It was thorough without being too lengthy.
Once I was done I was taken on a quick tour to give a feel for the room I would be in. Since I was having two treatments done I was put in a dual service room that has a sink. This was really nice because it meant that I didn't have to change rooms. They explained how the beds were heated (ahhh, love it!) and the music, lights, and bed temperature could all be adjusted at my request. It was nice to know all of that up front so that when I was getting settled I knew what could be adjusted.
I then sat down to go over my form to make sure they knew everything they needed to know to make my experience the most enjoyable and beneficial. Then the fun part... my massage and facial!
The facial was an eye opening experience for me. My therapist talked to me in depth about my daily routine for my face and what kind of skin I had. She gave me tips and tricks to help me improve on the health and overall appearance of my skin. She made a note of what products she used and why. This way I could purchase anything I wanted to incorporate at home right at the front desk.
I had a fabulous experience at Massage Envy. From start to finish the staff made me feel comfortable. My therapist knew her stuff and left me feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on the rest of my day! I have since made some major changes to my skin care routine, as per her recommendations, and have seen dramatic changes. I feel like my skin is more hydrated and even then it was before. I will definitely be returning to take care of my stress and skin.
Massage Envy is the perfect holiday gift for someone else....or for yourself! And if you are in the New Jersey region you can take advantage of this fantastic holiday deal.... purchase a $100 gift card and receive a complimentary 1/2 hour upgrade!
My mother-in-law got me a Massage Envy gift card once and it was the best gift! It was easy to use and made for a perfect day out for me! With two kids... me time is hard to come by!
* I received complimentary services in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Posted by Lara at 10:27 AM
Monday, November 24, 2014
Tis the season to be giving! I am trying to teach my children that giving is better than receiving. There are so many wonderful ways to give during the holiday season... but World Vision is a unique and special way to give to the ones you love while also giving to those in need.
The World Vision Gift Catalog is filled with unique gift ideas that will make a difference around the world. Did you know that about 400 million children in the world under the age of 13 live in extreme poverty? This statistic is very upsetting, but there are things that we can do to help.... "This Christmas shoppers can help fight poverty by improving the lives of children with life-saving gifts from the 2014 World Vision Catalog."
You can give a child a backpack filled with essential school supplies, gift a goat that will provide milk to a family in need, donate to disaster relief and more. Or you can shop from the unique handcrafted gifts.
You can purchase jewelry, fair-trade coffee, purses, scarves and more. Check out these gorgeous serving spoons....
World Vision makes it easy to make donations towards specific needs and/or purchase handcrafted gifts. Each item has a complete description on how you are helping others. This is the 19th year that World Vision has had a Gift Catalog. The gifts range in price, but they are holiday budget friendly with over 30 gifts that are $35 or less.
You can learn more at the World Vision Website. Take a look and see if there is a cause or item that speaks to you this holiday season.
* I received a promotional item in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Posted by Lara at 7:53 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I love getting into the holiday spirit any way I can. And this year I was able to add amazing body wash into my holiday routine. Soaftsoap has introduced 3 amazing limited edition scents for us all to enjoy this holiday season.
Each one offers it's own unique and refreshing scent, all while keeping your skin hydrated and feeling soft during the harshest time of year. The cold weather has come in where I live and I am loving the fact that my skin feels great after using this body wash!
Softsoap® brand Alpine Mint Frost
Lose yourself in the beauty of winter with Softsoap® brand limited edition Alpine Mint Frost body wash. Its revitalizing scent of Cool Winter Mint will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth all winter long.
Softsoap® brand Parisian Berry Bliss
Celebrate the spirit of the season with Softsoap® brand limited edition Parisian Berry Bliss body wash. This moisturizing formula leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, while the festive scent of red winter berries leaves you ready to enjoy winter.
Softsoap® brand Venetian Vanilla Spice
Embrace the magic of the winter season with Softsoap® brand limited edition Venetian Vanilla Spice body wash. Let the invigorating scent of Sweet Vanilla & Spices infuse your shower to leave you with soft and smoother skin all winter long.
My favorite is the Parisian Berry Bliss, but I have to say they are all fantastic! This would make the perfect stocking stuffers... or a little holiday treat for yourself! I highly recommend checking these limited edition scents out before they are gone.
Available for a limited time at Walmart from October until December 2014
* I received free products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Posted by Lara at 12:09 PM
Friday, November 21, 2014
I have a huge Chuggington fan at home... so I know this will be a hit in our house!
On December 9th, Chuggington: Snow Rescue is traveling home to
DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Ludorum!
This all new winter collection is a must-have for your little conductor this holiday season!
And be sure to check out the fun activities!
Posted by Lara at 1:44 PM
I am so excited to bring you one of the hottest gifts this holiday season!
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Posted by Lara at 11:34 AM