bananasAn apple a day may keep the doctor away, but Banana Wave (www.bananawave.love) enables you to drink a banana anytime and anyplace, enjoying all of the nutritional benefits of the whole fruit.

Banana Wave is the world’s first non-dairy banana milk on the market, in easy to carry and store  packages that don’t need refrigeration until opened.  This delicious-tasting plant-based milk contains one whole banana in every serving, rich in potassium and made using high-fiber oat milk.  Enjoy original, chocolate or strawberry Banana Wave right from the single serve carton, or purchase the quart-size to use in breakfast cereals and nutritious blender shakes.  Banana Wave makes a great after-school snack item and is perfect for athletes seeking to replace lost carbs and electrolytes following a work-out.

Banana Wave Non-Dairy Banana Milk — Gotta Love It!

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kittycardboard

Anyone owned by a cat knows how much they love to explore and find hidden places to hide or relax. Kitty Cardboard (www.kittycardboard.com) offers you  a choice of easy to construct designer boxes (featured above) to provide the felines at your house with a new playground! And they are much more attractive for your current decor than just plain cardboard boxes.

Within a few minutes of our setting up a beach themed Kitty Cardboard box, we peeked inside and saw a familiar face peeking out, perfectly comfortable at being the first cat in the house to discover a new hiding space. These quality made boxes are sturdy and well ventilated, featuring ample entry and exit spaces for small to medium sized cats. They also make a great gift for a new cat owner. Kitty Cardboard seems the perfect way to channel your cat’s inner Queen or King.

Kitty Cardboard Designer Boxes — Gotta Love It!

saintperfume

Adding fragrance to life also adds pleasure and excitement. We’ve recently been introduced to SAINT Roller Ball Perfumes, a collection of fragrances created by Ira Dewitt.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/cb1mn3qrp2plb6x/Saint%20Fragrance%20Catalog.pdf?dl=0

SAINT is made using 100% all natural essences of florals, resins, spices and balsams blended with holy oils to deliver intense fragrance. Each variety is exquisitely packaged in a glass container with a smooth rollerball that delivers just the right amount of fragrance when applied to your pulsepoints.  Each of the formulas has been blessed by a rabbi and a priest and include such choices as Oliban, Arabian Flowers, Mount Ararat and Turkish Rose. Made in the USA, SAINT Roller Ball Perfumes also benefit Saint Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  They make the perfect stocking stuffers for the 2019 holiday season, a welcome birthday gift or a lovely treat to lift your own spirits.

SAINT Roller Ball Perfumes by Ira Dewitt — Gotta Love It!

 

cooking

Settle yourself into a comfortable chair, grab something refreshing to drink, and savor the journey presented by Larry Levine (www.TableTalkatLarrys.com) in his entertaining “Cooking for a Beautiful Woman: The Tastes and Tales of a Wonderful Life” (www.archwaypublishing.com).

Levine provides the reader with a range of stories about the important women in his life and the special dishes he associates with those memories. “Cooking for a Beautiful Woman” offers a unique combination of story telling and recipes, many influenced by the author’s own Jewish heritage.

“Cooking for a Beautiful Woman” by Larry Levine — Gotta Love It!

 

authenic

If you are ready to really solve many of your health ailments without prescription medication and costly health exams, “Authentic Health” by Dr. Gus Vickery (www.morgan-james-publishing.com) is an excellent guidebook for doing just that.

Vickery exposes much of the rhetoric, propaganda and falsehoods that masquerade as the 21st century “healthcare” system. Vickery has a much better idea, championing the idea that each individual can take personal responsibility for improving their health and even achieving optimal health by following the steps he outlines in this excellent guidebook.  There’s no reason why stress, high blood pressure, insomnia and other maladies have to be a part of anyone’s life in the 21st century and “Authentic Health” offers a pill-free, inexpensive way to simply feel at your best every day.

“Authentic Health” by Gus Vickery, M.D. – Gotta Love It!

upcycling

If you or anyone in your family knows his way around a workshop, then Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo (www.quartoknows.com) will provide 20 different ways to transform recycled materials into useful outdoor projects.

The creativity showcased here is amazing, turning old doors into a unique storage shed, bicycle wheels into a firepit, an old birdcage and lampshades into outdoor lighting, and old scaffold boards into a new dog feeding station. If you already have an assortment of tools on hand, McMurdo gives you detailed instructions on creating new useful items out of castoff materials.

“Upcycling Outdoors” by Max McMurdo – Gotta Love It!

gardens

You don’t have to have a backyard or even a small plot of land in order to produce many of the edibles you can enjoy in your favorite recipes, so long as you have Shelley Levis’ very user-friendly guidebook, “Countertop Gardens: Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment” (www.QuartoKnows.com).

“Countertop Gardens” covers a wide range of topics, everything from containers and fertilizers to growing methods and the best edibles to grow, including lettuce and flowers, so you can savor the freshest salads, seasonings and sauces no matter the time of year or the outdoor weather. Levis also includes her favorite recipes in every chapter so you have a starting point for using the fruits of your indoor gardening labors.

“Countertop Gardens” by Shelley Levis – Gotta Love it!

cricket

We recently had the pleasure of trying a very unique offering in the world of protein bars, featuring a special ingredient that’s becoming more and more valuable as a protein source in the 21st century.

EXO Cricket Protein Bar (www.exoprotein.com) is a slightly sweet, nutty and chewy protein bar option made with a powder created from farm-raised crickets. EXO combines fruits nuts, cricket powder and other natural ingredients to create a delicious snack option providing 10g of protein with no gluten, grains or dairy. The consistency of the bar is similar to a freshly baked brownie, with each 60g bar providing 270 calories.  There are half a dozen flavors to choose from, including chocolate and banana-bread, and for the more adventuresome, EXO also produced pure protein whole-roasted crickets in a variety of seasonings.

EXO Cricket Protein Bar – Gotta Love It!

fathers

Just in time for Father’s Day comes “The Father of all Dad Guides: from (A)doring to (Z)addy” by Madeleine Davies and Tara Jacoby (www.stmartins.com).

This humorous volume, accompanied by very creative and clever illustrations, will have both dads and daughters and sons laughing as they try to determine which of more than two dozen father “types” the dads in their lives are – whether they be fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers or fathers-in-law.

“The Father of All Dad Guides” – Gotta Love It!

 

belowtheline

If you ever wanted first-class, VIP access to all of the background activity and preparation required to make a Hollywood movie, “Below the Line: Anatomy of a Successful Movie” by Meredith Jordan (www.belowthelinebook.com).

This book offers a fascinating insiders look at all of the work, preparation, effort and activity required to produce and shoot the movie “Last Vegas”, directed by Jon Turteltaub and starring Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman. As a movie-goer, it’s easy to quickly consider oneself an instant film critic, but “Below the Line” really demonstrates the enormous amount of details that are required months and even years before the cameras start rolling or the audience is finally reading the ending credits and giving the movie their mental rating. Great summer reading for any film buff!

“Below the Line” by Meredith Jordan – Gotta Love It!