Archives for the month of: April, 2017

treats

Nobody shows more appreciation or enthusiasm for receiving a treat than your dog. Hartz Mountain Corporation has recently premiered “Delectables”, the first lickable stew treat for members of the canine population (www.hartz.com).

Delectibles come in a variety of flavors, including Chicken, Chicken with Cheese, Chicken with Beef and Chicken Senior Formula, fortified with Vitamins B and E. They are individually packaged in easy-to-open sealed pouches for convenient storage and great for taking on the road this summer to always have a succulent, nourishing, delicious treat on hand for your loyal friend. You can pour Delectables right from the pouch onto a plate for slurping, or add it atop dried food to make kibble more appetizing. Our trio of dogs gave a resounding paws up on this new treat, both for taste and aroma.

Hartz Delectables Stew Lickable Treats – Gotta Love It!

beatles

Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield (www.robsheffield.com) provides Beatles lovers around the globe with stream of consciousness observations about this legendary musical quartet and the impact they made on pop culture everywhere in his recently released “Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World” (www.DayStreetBooks.com).

If you thought you knew all there was to know about John, Paul, George and Ringo and their fascinating ride through the 20th century world of pop groups, there are thousands of insights, trivia facts and observations presented here which may surprise you.  As the author observes so astutely, the Beatles may have left the field after giving their last performance, but they never really left our consciousness, or our hearts!

Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield – Gotta Love It!

vibes

The More Good Vibes Coloring Book by Thaneeya McArdle (www.https://www.thaneeya.com/) provides a wonderful outlet for creative expression.

Each page of this adult coloring book contains an encouraging and empowering message, such as “Cultivate Peace” or “Go In Unexpected Directions”. Grab your crayons, colored pencils or Papermate Pens and spend some quiet time getting back to enjoying an activity usually reserved for kids!

More Good Vibes Coloring Book by Thaneeya McArdle – Gotta Love It!

 

creditcard

For a comprehensive education about preventing credit card fraud, identity theft, and other financial hazards, check out “Preventing Credit Card Fraud: A Complete Guide for Everyone from Merchants to Consumers” by Jen Grondahl Lee and Gini Graham Scott (www.rowman.com).

The authors present an excellent overview of what is the fastest escalating crime in the world today and how to prevent yourself from becoming another victim, whether you are a consumer or a vendor.  This guide is an excellent investment of time and money for every member of the family. 

Preventing Credit Card Fraud” by Jen Grondahl Lee and Gini Graham Scott – Gotta Love It!

penny

One of the best gifts any adult can impart to a child is a sense of self-worth, and that’s the primary message in the very entertaining book by Stephenie Barker, “The Little Copper Penny” (www.BrownBooksKids.com).

When Little Copper Penny is feeling blue over being told he’s not worth much by others who discount the value of pennies, it’s Grandpa Wheat, a savvy 1922 minted senior penny, who comes his rescue by giving him a new perspective. This is a great read-together book that inspires discussions about value, money, and developing a sense of self-worth, despite the misguided opinion of others. The rhyming tale is accompanied by bold and colorful illustrations by Cynthia Meadows.

“The Little Copper Penny” by Stephenie Barker — Gotta Love It!

 

beauty

Women ready to invest some serious time and money in creating their own beauty products free from harmful toxins and artificial ingredients can learn a wealth of valuable information from Danielle Sade’s recently published “The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products” (www.robertrose.ca).

In addition to detailed recipes and instructions for creating everything from body lotion and lip balm to anti-wrinkle serums, Sade provides some enlightening education about the science of skin care and exactly what the body’s largest organ actually needs to look youthful, glowing and healthy. Following the recipes in this beauty guide takes time and a commitment to quality, but the results are an array of beauty products guaranteed to be free from harmful ingredients and toxins.

“The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide” by Danielle Sade – Gotta Love It!

Otis

Author Kathryn Hast has crafted a wonderful new children’s book, “Otis Grows” (www.lujubooks.com) that explores the often scary world of change that children encounter on a daily basis.

Otis Grows” also covers the topics of family conflict, prejudices, and the changes that take place when growing up in a charming story young red onion Otis, who struggles to understand the world, influenced by his yellow chicken mother and blue flower father. This is an inspiring tale of transforming scared feelings into strength and learning how to adopt a view of the world that helps every individual tap into the advantages of its diversity and immensity with less distrust and fewer prejudices.

“Otis Grows” by Kathryn Hast – Gotta Love It!