Book

Follow This Line by Laura Ljungkvist

Follow This Line...into a board book! A new format for the littlest readers, Follow This Line takes you on an adventure across varying landscapes by tracing a continuous line throughout the book. Starting on the front cover, the line zigs and zags across scenes both urban and pastoral, playfully spiraling into the shapes of animals, faces, buildings, vehicles and more, all without breaking its stride. Along their journey, kids will be asked to count, sort, and identify objects, creating an entertaining opportunity to practice early concepts through these attractive, whimsical, Scandinavian-style designs.

Laura Ljungkvist’, Follow This Line introduces her clever continuous line drawings to a whole new audience

Book

LOVE by Casey Rislov

LOVE by Casey Rislov a Bible inspired baby board book that shows you are never too young to give and receive LOVE. The new baby board book LOVE, was inspired by and celebrates the much loved and well known passages from the Bible ( 1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Author Casey Rislov and Illustrator Rachael Balsaitis – the team behind the award winning children’s book, Love is Forever, created this book for little ones from birth to four years old. Love wraps youngsters up in the embrace of gentle words and sweet illustrations, and is an endearing tool for parents and caregivers to teach-from a very young age-the moral and ethical tool for parents and caregivers to teach.

Love is patient, gentle, kind, generous, celebrates others, protects, comforts, bears all hardships, believes the best for all, hopes for all, and endures through all. As adults, we learn these lessons along our paths of life. But you’re never too young to receive and give LOVE.

product review

AFORE CBD Effusive by Dr. Few

Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Julius Few just introduced a groundbreaking CBD Mist, and it’s safe to say we’re obsessed. Not many products make it into the multiple-use-per-day rotation, but here we are spraying on Afore by Dr Few CBD Effusive after pretty much every single activity.

Wake, spray and go. Spritz this on skin right before your morning workout to wake up your skin (and yourself!). This lightweight face mist hydrates the skin, providing an instant youthful glow so you’re ready to take on the work day or your workout.

Bring on the endorphins. Went extra hard and now you’re skin’s flushed? No problem. Spray on the Effusive for an instant calming and redness reduction. CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory properties work in concert with green tea, vitamin C, and witch hazel to help even the most sensitive skin chill out.

Combat WFH exhaustion. We also love the Effusive for a pre-and post-ZOOM pick-me-up. If you and your skin are looking fatigued from video conferencing, keep this bad boy deskside to perk up you and your skin up in no time. 

Wherever, whenever. Whether you go au naturale or use the Effusive to set and refresh makeup, this product breathes new life into skin throughout the day – and it shows!

What makes it different: Formulated using 100 milligrams of CBD nano-emulsion, this is the first face mist to use water-soluble CBD synergistically with plant extracts and antioxidants.  Unlike other CBD skin care products that use CBD oils, CBD Effusive’s unique nano-emulsion makes for a more potent CBD formula, helping the product mist more easily and deliver its active ingredients to skin more effectively.   

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Family, Time of the Season

Happy Easter Happy Spring 2021

The very first Easter taught us that life never ends and love never dies. Everyone missed my mom this Easter. She has been in rehab for many weeks now, learning to walk and healing her fractured arm from the fall she had in the house. Due to Covid she is allowed one visit a week, and I go every week with my sister. The visits are 30 minutes and no contact. If there is covid problem we get a window visit, talking by phone, we are happy just to see her and her see us there waving and throwing kisses. When there is no covid issue we get to visit inside around a table, again no contact, but we can talk easily without a phone. We are hoping that her arm heals soon so she can begin therapy to start using it and hold on to a walker.

My daughter decided instead of going to a restaurant we go to her home and we celebrate together. No catering, she and my son in law cooked the whole meal. It was delicious.

It was a beautiful day and we spent time inside and outside all day long. Life is in full bloom. Tucker Boy seemed to smile too.

This Easter was special, my daughter, granddaughter and niece made the Maltese Easter pastry treat The Figolla, from the recipe my cousin sent from Malta. First time and it was perfect. They made all shapes and sizes.

Spring is natures’ way of saying come one, lets party!! Finally after a long winter and staying away from each other, time to get together and start again.

As always there is a new game on the block. This year my granddaughter brought out Mind The Gap trivia board game. A wonderful generational game and we represented each generation!! 4 generations: Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, & Gen Z.  We split up into two teams. It was a close game, 2 to 1. Sorry to say my team did not win, but we had a fun fun time together and we got real loud.

Easter: No matter how long the winter, Spring is sure to follow and on Easter so does dessert. My granddaughter made a lemon meringue pie, she is quite the baker, love her so much.

It’s the sweet simple things we recall. Wishing you a Happy Easter and Happy Spring. Be Well. Stay Well.

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Book

Bathing Kitty and Other Mischievous Poems by L.W. Lewis

Bathing Kitty winner of the Bronze Awards for Poetry from the Moon Beam Children’s Book Awards, Bathing Kitty blends clear wordplay with easy to remember rhymes to help children build reading confidence.

With poems that are humorous for all:

FEEDING THE NEIGHBOR'S CAT
My neighbor asked if I'd feed her cat.
I told her I would be glad to do that.
She wanted it back two days later
But it was fed, to my alligator!

Bathing Kitty is the perfect holiday or birthday gift for young readers. Bathing Kitty poetry could bring out the poet in you and your child

About author: L.W. Lewis has performed his poetry at adult comedy clubs and classrooms alike. Adults find humor in his work, as do children. Bathing Kitty is a great way to spend time with a special child.