Archives for the month of: August, 2015

One of the greatest gifts that any individual can have is the ability to think! Think Board ( is a clear, dry-erase surface that attaches easily to walls, desks or any clean, smooth surface. You can then write on it – anything from math equations, quotations, messages or reminders – using the special black marker provided,  and just as easily wipe it clean again for another round, again and again.

We tested out the smallest version, at 8″ by 11″, and found it perfect for posting inspirational quotes as well as reminders. It proved easy to install after watching the video featured on the Think Board website. Think Board also comes in several other sizes to suit your needs, including versions that already include calendar blocks. It’s a great way to send off your college age kids or to encourage younger school age children to enjoy the process of learning.

Think Board – Gotta Love It!



The Fire Driven Life by Vanessa Chamberlin ( is our book pick of the week – it will most definitely get you to view your food and dining choices differently and may inspire you to try one of the many recommended plant-based recipes she offers that are more nutrient rich and lower in calories than many traditional food choices.

The Fire Driven life by Vanessa Chamberlin – Gotta Love It!

mission belt

If you are searching for that go-to, versatile fashion accessory to add to your wardrobe this fall, consider the versatile Mission Belt from the Mission Belt Company (

We recently tried out a sample from their Nylon Collection and found the belt to be attractive, well-constructed, versatile and easy to wear. Instead of buckle holes, the Mission Belt features a rachet system that is easily controlled with a latch on the bottom of the buckle, making the belt very easy to slide on and off, adjusting its size for your comfort throughout the day. It comes in a variety of colors, too, and the company also offers kids styles and buckles decorated with a variety of major sport team logos. If you are serving as Secret Santa for the upcoming holiday season, the Mission Belt comes in a variety of styles and sizes to suit every waistline!

The Mission Belt – Gotta Love It!


Hemp and hemp oil are among the most misunderstood and often-maligned substances on the planet, despite their proven health benefits. But we were recently introduced to a company called ViPova which uses full-spectrum hemp oil in its organic black tea products, high quality products destined to change the way people view hemp. It’s a great way to have the body enjoy all of the wonderful health benefits of  cannabinoids, or CBD oil ( by drinking freshly prepared hot or cold tea.

We brewed up a cup of ViPova Black Tea and found the aroma enticing, the color a wonderful shade of amber, and the taste rich and silky smooth. This is a no-hurry tea as you must steep the bag in almost boiling water for up to 15 minutes, but your patience will be rewarded with one of the most satisfying cups of tea you have ever experienced. Check out the company’s current 40% discount sale!

ViPova Black Tea fortified with Hemp Oil – Gotta Love It!


Whether you take daily vitamin supplements or prescription medication,  the Style Rx Pill Box Case from Inspired by Dawn ( is a very classy way to keep your pills well organized. This gorgeous fabric-covered pill case looks so much prettier sitting at the breakfast table or on your dresser drawer.

The Style Rx Pill Box Case from Inspired by Dawn is also an easy way to ensure that you have your essential medications or supplements with you when traveling this summer. Each compartment marks a separate day of the week and runs Sunday through Saturday and you can remove it from the fabric-lined outer case to make filling the pill compartments easier. This item also makes a great stocking stuffer for the 2015 holiday season!

The Style Rx Pill Box Case from Inspired by Dawn – Gotta Love It!


If you or anyone in your family has diabetes, you should be aware of a great new, recently published  resource from Laura Cipullo and the editors of Prevention Magazine – The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet (

The book is a thoroughly researched combination of guidebook to help construct a manageable plan for eating in addition to over 100 recipes that focus on optimizing your intake of carbs, healthy fats and fiber in order to less the effects of diabetes to your quality of life.  The recipes offered, including Soba Noodle Salad, Grand Slam Nachos and Fish Po’Boy with Cajun Slaw are all so easy to make, colorful, delicious and nutritious that you can prepare them for the entire family, with enough variety to keep everybody happy at the dinner table!

The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet by Laura Cipullo – Gotta Love It!