Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Sweet Dreams! Laurie Berkner Lullabies Is A Must Listen For You and Your Kids!

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Best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner has released her first-ever lullaby album, Laurie Berkner Lullabies (Two Tomatoes Records/Razor & Tie, $13.98)! The album features traditional lullabies (“Hush Little Baby,” “Little Boy Blue”) as well as brand new songs to lull little ones to sleep (“Fireflies,” “All the Planets”). The album also includes re-worked versions of some of Laurie’s classic originals (“Under A Shady Tree,” “Five Days Old”) – and, of course, the beloved Laurie Berkner bedtime favorites “Moon Moon Moon” and “Goodnight.”

Laurie is joined on Laurie Berkner Lullabies by band mates Susie Lampert (keyboards), Brady Rymer (bass) and Bob Golden (drums, percussion). The album is enhanced by the voices of children including Laurie’s own daughter, Lucy!

Says Laurie, “I have been getting requests for this album for many years. I’ve now been a parent since 2004, and I’ve had a chance to feel that amazing experience of singing my own child to sleep. I’ve written lullabies for her and I’ve sung my favorites from my own childhood to her over the years. To me, making that time feel safe and full of love is so important. I hope some of these songs create some of those feelings and become as special to other families as they have been for mine.”

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie currently stars in Sing It, Laurie!, an animated short-form series on the Sprout preschool TV channel, and makes frequent appearances on the network’s “Sunny Side Up Show” and in music videos.

Laurie Berkner Lullabies Track Listing:

  1. A Lullaby
  2. Fireflies
  3. I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
  4. Pillowland
  5. Sing Me A Song
  6. Under A Shady Tree
  7. Your Beautiful Eyes
  8. Moon Moon Moon
  9. Hush Little Baby
  10. All Around My Room
  11. What Is The Color Of My Dreams?
  12. Mahalo
  13. All The Planets
  14. Nona
  15. Little Boy Blue
  16. In The Clouds
  17. Like A Seashell
  18. All Through The Night
  19. Five Days Old

Here’s just some of what people say…and I have to agree. My kids and I LOVE Laurie…so happy, so sweet, so perfect for kids to listen to.  It’s really a must if you haven’t heard her before…and especially if you have!!

“Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children.”  - Los Angeles Times

“The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine

“Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown ups.”  - The Wall St. Journal

 

My Hair Feels Rejuvenated With Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser #DamageEraser

IMG_0919 As women, we are all “Damage Criminals.” LOL…I know, but you know it’s true! You who you are…those of us who use a hair straightener, blow dryer or other heat styling tool regularly because we simply won’t give up on our favorite look. Guilty of applying too much heat to our hair we experience the frustrations of dry and damaged hair as a result.

Well, worry no more because Garnier has developed the Fructis Damage Eraser designed especially for dry and damaged hair. The latest in hair care innovation from Garnier Fructis can reconstruct your hair’s strength by 90% from root-to-tip so styling tools can be used without worry!! How can you beat that? I had to try this out for myself. I am always on the lookout for new product, especially product that promises to reverse some of the damage I’ve done too it…over-processed, dry, split ends. It’s a pain, so I was super excited to try Fructis Damage Eraser. 

I saw results…and fast…after the first use actually. My hair feels softer, silkier, and I feel like it took a lot less time to flatten my wavy hair when I was blowing it out. As you can imagine, time is always of the essence as a mom and three, so the less time I have to spend getting ready for the day, the better…it’s very important to me.  Each use after seems to have improved on that more and more…my hair feels great! I’m so happy I decided to give this a shot. Sure, I know Garnier and have used them for years…but they always seem to come out with new innovations that really work and improve on part product!

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Now, it’s time for you to give it a try and see for yourself how great your hair will look and feel!!! Get your dry and damaged hair on the path to happiness…LOL!  Visit the Garnier website to learn more about the NEW Fructis Damage Eraser product line and to take advantage of the limited time trial offers!! Included in this NEW hair care product line are the Damage Eraser Shampoo and Conditioner and the Strength Reconstructing Butter. Check out more on YouTube here:

To find out more about Garnier Frutis and all their fab products, check them out online:

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Product Review: Fellowes® AeraMax™ DX55 Air Purifier

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The Fellowes AeraMax DX55 air purifier is perfect for this time of year. People are still a little cramped in the house from a nasty winter, but all of those terrible allergens are starting to do their dirty work. As cold and flu season winds down and allergies and asthma season begins, it’s especially important to protect the air you breathe. On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors where the air is up to five times more polluted than it is outside. The Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers offer protection with a True HEPA filter (only True HEPA filters can safely remove 99.97 percent of airborne particles), independent certifications and state of the art technology.

Not only does this work really well to keep you and your family healthy, it really looks great. The very cool, sleek design makes an impression.  People coming over will ask you what it is, and they will be amazed at how something that looks good is actually good for you, too…lol!

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Fellowes® AeraMax air purifiers are extremely effective at removing influenza and cold viruses from indoor air7 as well as all of those spring time allergens. Check out the following features:

1.       True HEPA filters. Only True HEPA filters – found inside the new line of Fellowes AeraMax products – safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles, including: viruses, germs, dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander and cigarette smoke.

2.       Independent certifications from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB), Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), UL Listed and Energy Star-certified (for the 200 and 300 models).

3.       State-of-the-art technology. Fellowes AeraMax air purifiers offer total  innovation and convenience with:

  • Ultra Quiet operation
  • Automatic filter change indicators that alert you when the filter needs to be replaced
  • Automatic sensor that monitors the air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified
  • User-friendly touch screen technology with back-lit performance LEDs

The Fellowes AeraMax 200 starts at $183.99 at Amazon.com

To find out more about Fellowes and the AeraMax, you can check out:

  1. The homepage
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Bumbo Cares Program and the Awesome Bumbo Floor Seat #BumboCares

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Love and Support for Every Child. I think that’s something all of us can really get behind.

Bumbo believes every child deserves a bright future. Their products help your little ones sit up on their own, step up to places they can’t yet reach, and build up their confidence as they gain independence.

We love the Bumbo Floor Seat…it’s such a wonderful growth tool…and we had it for all of our kids. Each of them loved being able to sit up like big kids!! Check out this interactive demo!

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Bumbo also takes notice of the hardships that families in their hometown of Pretoria, South Africa face. A portion of proceeds from every Bumbo baby product purchase made worldwide is donated back into the community through Bumbo Cares.

Their Bumbo Cares facilities and specialized programs provide much needed support to the underprivileged and special needs children in Pretoria. This includes food, shelter and other essentials, childcare and development, as well as self-esteem building activities.

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So, not only are the products, awesome, you are doing awesome things for other people in need. Can you really ask for anything more?

Take a look at this wonderful video:

Bumbo Cares Program from Bumbo USA on Vimeo.
With all of your love and support, Bumbo has been able to donate more than 10 million dollars since 2005!!!!!

Together, we can help build up a better tomorrow.

Learn more at BumboUSA.com. #BumboCares