Archives for the month of: October, 2017

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If you have only thought of cinnamon as a spice to add to your morning toast or coffee, think again!  Coral LLC (www.coralcalcium.com) offers a beneficial dietary supplement that’s great for supporting healthy blood sugar levels and maintaining healthy weight — Coral Cinnamon6.

This daily dietary supplement, in easy to swallow vegetable capsule form, is a blend of cinnamon bark powder and extract, combined with such potent natural ingredients as American Ginseng, Nopal Cactus, Bitter Melon and Fenugreek. Cinnamon has been used medicinally for more than 4,000 years and ranks highest among the medicinal herbs for its strong antioxidant capability, keeping cells healthy and free from oxidative free radical damage. Coral Cinnamon6 can help keep your body in tip-top shape and ready for the busy holiday season ahead!

Coral LLC Coral Cinnamon6 – Gotta Love It!

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Hayley Smith’s “Proggy Menagerie” (www.goodbooks.com) can teach you how to transform fabric scraps into adorable creatures using a traditional rag rug technique. 

Smith, the founder of Craft yourself Silly who resides in northeast England, provides detailed instructions and plenty of photographs as she takes you step by step through the progging process in order to create 20 different soft, squeezable creatures, including woodland owls, kittens, tortoises, penguins, clown fish and foxes. Each project is rated by the skill level required and patterns for the various animal creations are included in the back of the book. This guidebook makes a great gift for the crafter on your list looking for an unusual crafting challenge.

Proggy Menagerie by Haley Smith – Gotta Love It!

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Actress and entrepreneur Jennifer Esposito (www.livingfreejennifer.com)  shares her journey from celiac disease’s food restrictions and limitations to discovering an entirely delicious and joyful way of dining in the recently released Jennifer’s Way Kitchen, published by Grand Central Life & Style Paper Over Board (www.GrandCentralLifeandStyle.com).

Her passion and excitement over creating more than 100 recipes that are anti-inflammatory, allergen and toxin-free are evident in every page of this guidebook/recipe book. In addition to detailed suggestions for revamping your kitchen and your culinary skills, Esposito shares a wide range of recipes she has created herself using gluten and dairy free ingredients in response to feeling deprived of her food favorites following a celiac disease diagnosis. The resulting treasury presented in “Jennifer’s Way Kitchen” throws any sense of deprivation out the window and focuses on the creative act of delicious meals, snacks and desserts that contribute to a more healthy life!  You don’t have to be experiencing any health issues to be inspired by the suggestions presented in “Jennifer’s Way Kitchen”. Anyone who finds this book under the Christmas tree this season is a lucky soul!

Jennifer’s Way Kitchen by Jennifer Esposito with Eve Adamson – Gotta Love It!

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Out for release next week is “Bubby’s Puddle Pond – A Tortuga’s Tale of the Desert” by Carol Hageman (www. NinaStoryBooks.com), a thoroughly entertaining as well as educational children’s book that deserves consideration for your holiday gift list.

Illustrated beautifully and very colorfully by Nathaniel P. Jensen, “Bubby’s Puddle Pond” is charming on a number of levels. Not only does it introduce children to a variety of animal species they may not be familiar with, it’s story of Bubby’s travels emphasizes the importance of friendship, having a spirit of adventure and discovering the courage that lies within each of us to fully experience life. There is also a great section at the end of this book to learn more about desert tortoises and tortoise adoption facilities in the Arizona desert.  This is an ideal book for grandparents or parents to read aloud with their grandchildren or children as it is certain to captivate both.

“Bubby’s Puddle Pond” by Carol Hageman, Illustrated by Nathanial P. Jensen – Gotta Love It!

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Now’s the time to stock up on calendars for 2018 and Andrews McMeel Publishing (www.http://publishing.andrewsmcmeel.com/calendars) offers a wide array of quality wall and desk calendars in a wide variety of subject matters. 

Fans of the Broadway mega-hit Hamilton will love the Hamilton 2018 Wall Calendar, featuring gorgeous photos every month of the current Broadway cast, along with interesting historical tidbit, and ending up the year with a stunning photo of the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Or be ready for the spring 2018 premiere of The X-File’s newest season with the X-Files 2018 Calendar, featuring high quality photographs from several past seasons of your favorite characters.

And the Bob Ross 2018 Wall Calendar celebrates one of America’s most iconic painters and PBS favorite, a must-have for Bob Ross fans. This calendar showcases some of Ross’s most beautiful, serene and colorful scenes from nature to highlight every month of the coming year. 

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Calendars make great gifts for the holiday season, offering a high quality, affordably priced gift option, with hundreds to choose from on the Andrews McMeel Publishing website in categories ranging from entertainment, food and humor to animals and pets, inspirational, sports, travel and science, to decorate your wall, your desk or for on-the-go.

Andrews McMeel Publishing 2018 Calendars  – Gotta Love It!

 

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Author Anne Bancroft Fowler has created a very imaginative tale surrounding the birth of the Christchild and the journey of the Three Wise Men to present him with gifts in the recently released “The Christmas Camel” (https://www.amazon.com/A.B.-Fowler/e/B001K8HL1C/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0).

This biblical-based tale is told from the perspective of an adventurous and spunky water seller named Basel and his aging camel Omarr, who encounter Mary & Joseph and ultimately the Three Wise Men following the star to find the child Jesus. This engaging story contains more than a few suspenseful moments, thanks to the appearance of a band of robbers, along with a moral lesson or two about friendship and understanding just what matters in life’s journey. Colorful artwork by Doina Cociuba Terrano add to this creative tale’s enjoyment. Put this charming book under the Christmas tree as a literary gift to the whole family!

“The Christmas Camel” by Anne Bancroft Fowler – Gotta Love It!

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“Simple Real Food”/2nd edition by Amanda Cushman (www.amandacooks.com) is a breath of fresh air in an increasingly complex and complicated world!

The author demonstrates her belief that “cooking is love” with a wide range of classic recipes drawn from several cultures, emphasizing fresh from the market seasonal ingredients and presented in simple, yet elegant fashion . These are meal ideas readers can enjoy on a daily basis as well as for entertaining or special occasions. Herman Blanke’s vivid photography nicely complements such classics dishes as Warm Beet Salad, Gazpacho, Pork Tenderloin with Soy Ginger Glaze, and Poached Pears with Red Wine Syrup.  For beginning cook or accomplished chef, “Simple Real Food” offers a lovely treasury of non-complicated recipes that satisfy the eyes as well as the stomach.

“Simple Real Food” by Amanda Cushman – Gotta Love It!

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The recently released “Doorways of Paris” by Raquel Puig (www.prospectparkbooks.com) provides you with a novel way to tour through 20 arrondissements of Paris through its creative and ornate doorways.

This unusual guidebook offers the reader a beautiful photographic celebration of Parisian architecture as seen through the entrances of its buildings. One can only imagine the stellar design and architecture that awaits the visitor after opening these doors.  The “Doorways of Paris” offers an unusual way to experience a specific aspect of  Paris’ creative  charm as seen through the design of its many doorways. This book rates as a first-class stocking stuffer for those on your gift list who enjoy travel.

“Doorways of Paris” by Raquel Puig – Gotta Love It!

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Who can resist the adorable faces on the 2018 Grey Muzzle Organization 2018 Calendar? Not us! And we hope not you, either!

This high-quality 8.5 by 11-inch wall calendar is being printed now and begins shipping on October 30, 2017. You can pre-order yours now at https://www.yearbox.com/calendarsforgood/grey-muzzle-2018-calendar/ and feel great about supporting an organization that supports too often forgotten senior dogs (www.greymuzzle.org).

The 2018 Grey Muzzle Organization Wall Calendar – Gotta Love It!

 

 

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GourmetGiftBaskets.com is celebrating 15 candles on its birthday cake this month and invites you to win some fabulous prizes by participating in its “15 & Me Selfie Search” Contest (https://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/GGB-Turns-15.aspx).

Take a family-friendly selfie with the number 15 clearly posted in the picture, then post it on the company’s Facebook  page (https://www.facebook.com/GourmetGiftBaskets) or Instagram with the hashtag #GGBTurns15.  You can also sign up for a sweet 15% discount on any order. We recently sampled the Philadelphia Eagles Popcorn tin filled with fresh, tantalizing Cheddar, Caramel and Kettle Popcorn.  The company offers a variety of sports themed popcorn tins celebrating your favorite NFL football or MLB Baseball teams. Not only is the popcorn fresh and delicious, the tin is reusable. Makes a great holiday gift or to enjoy now during tailgating parties or the upcoming World Series. 

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GourmetGiftBaskets.com 15th Birthday  15 & Me Selfie Search Contest – Gotta Love It!