Archives for the month of: November, 2019


Our thanks to Jo Trizila of True Rest Float Spa ( for bringing our attention to American Express’ Small Business Saturday program this coming Saturday, November 30.

Now in its 10th year since being started by American Express, this day is an opportunity for folks across the country to seek out and patronize independent business owners and franchisees for all of their holiday shopping needs. Some of our favorite independent businesses include Tops Malibu for really magical gifts (, Soaring Eagle New Age Shop (, and  Westgate Jewelers ( We encourage you to look around the Internet as well as your own neighborhood to find unique independent businesses that you can shop this holiday season!

Small Business Saturday — Gotta Love It!


If you are searching for a stocking stuffer just jammed packed with useful and factual information, The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020 was just released today (

With over 1,000 pages of useful information, The World Almanac has an impressive track record, having published its original edition in 1868. It feels comforting to know that in a world filled with forgery, disinformation and outright lies, The World Almanac can be trusted to provide the reader with accurate consumer information, sports statistics, health and vital statistics and plenty more about such topics as the economy, U.S. history and world culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020 — Gotta Love It!


Whether you’re preparing to meet up with family and friends at home or preparing to travel to share with loved ones, “Gotta Love It” thanks you for your continued support of this blog!

Wishing you peace and prosperity not only on Thanksgiving Day but also throughout the upcoming Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving Day — Gotta Love It!



The luscious Charcuterie Lovers Picnic Basket pictured above is just one of the many wonderful gift basket choices available this holiday season from

Whether your gift recipient favors sweet or savory flavors or crisp and chewy textures, has an arrangement that can be speedily shipped to their destination. Judging by the delicious mix of quality crackers, cured meats, cheeses and spreads that were included in the Charcuterie Basket we recently sampled, these baskets fill the bill for a gift option that is guaranteed to please. Check their website to activate a 10% discount on your first order. — Gotta Love It!


Mothers searching for just the right gift for a teenage daughter this holiday season should check out the excellent mother-daughter guidebook, “Blossoming: Becoming a Woman”, authored by Dr. Victoria J. Mondloch (

This easy to read, easy to understand book helps young teen girls get better acquainted with the changes their bodies undergo as they develop and how to handle the challenges they encounter, both physically and mentally. “Blossoming” offers an easy way to open up a discussion about how teen girls can set a strong foundation for good health as they mature and develop.

“Blossoming: Becoming a Woman” by Dr. Victoria J. Mondloch — Gotta Love It!


We got a sneak peak at the soon to be released “Life is a 4-Letter Word” by Dr. David A. Levy ( and recommend it to anyone who needs good advice blended with good humor.

The author recounts 40 situations from his own experiencec to teach such life lessons related to faking it, self-acceptance, complaints vs. solutions, and many other topics  that will likely activate your brain cells in order to accomplish personal and emotional growth and improved well-being. Makes a great stocking stuffer and a valuable bedside table book when insomnia strikes.

“Life is a 4-Letter Word” by Dr. David A. Levy — Gotta Love It!


OB-GYN Dr. Victoria J. Mondloch has done a wonderful service for women in the 40-plus age category with her new book, “Full Bloom: Health and Happiness through Hormone Balancing” (

This book offers a very user-friendly treasury of information that will help women experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause understand the changes taking place in their bodies and how to deal with it medically and emotionally. If knowledge is power, “Full Bloom” will help to make the reader feel powerful and confident in maintaining physical and mental health throughout their post-child bearing years.

“Full Bloom: Health and Happiness through Hormone Balancing” by Victoria J. Mondloch, MD — Gotta Love It!


Frequent campers and fishermen will love finding the Titan Deep Freeze High Performance Roto Cooler ( under the Christmas tree this season.

The 20-quart model (pictured above) keeps ice up to 4 days and is certified bear resistant so that your food and beverages are safe and secure. The heavy-duty quality construction  features a freezer-grade gasket, heavy-duty T-laches, built-in locking mounts and a stainless steel rotating handle for easy transportation. The oversized side drain also provides faster draining. The Roto Cooler is available in gray or turqoise, in 20 qt and 55 qt sizes.

Titan Deep Freeze High Performance Roto Cooler – Gotta Love It!


Few things can make families feel more connected than sharing a good book together, and “Ralph’s Christmas Quest” by SJ Murray ( makes the perfect companion on a chilling winter night.

This beautifully illustrated book shares the tale of Ralph the Raccoon and the crisis of confidence that occurs when he loses an object he considers his magic button. As he continues his search, he is aided by a variety of fellow creatures, who help to teach Ralph what really matters most as he encounters challenges in life. “Ralph’s Christmas Quest” makes an excellent stocking stuffer this season!

“Ralph’s Christmas Quest” by SJ Murray with Abianne Miller Falla and Courtney Smith and Pictures by Emma Schmidt — Gotta Love It!



It certainly feels like a scary world out there, but John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman’s excellent resource guide, “SAS Survival Handbook for Any Climate in Any Situation/ revised edition” will have you in a better position to either avoid or mitigate danger and life threatening conditions.

Wiseman covers a broad range of topics, including such essentials as meeting basic needs for food and water if stranded. Survival at sea, during natural disasters and while camping are also covered in detail. This is very fascinating reading and makes a great holiday stocking stuffer, especially for those who enjoy the great outdoors and an active lifestyle.

“SAS Survival Handbook for Any Climate in Any Situation” by John Wiseman – Gotta Love It!