Looking for CBD and Hemp Tinctures and Products? #GiftGuide #MadeInTheUSA

cbd cream

Let me introduce Extract Labs out of Boulder, CO. They make an amazing selection of exceptionally pure Hemp Tinctures that are the highest quality, but offered at the lowest price points possible since the company keeps every step of production in-house. Yes, they are made here in the USA. 

 

Extract Labs was founded by a former combat veteran turned CO2 extraction expert, Craig Henderson. The Hemp Tinctures are made of oil that has been CO2-extracted from industrial hemp plants grown only in Colorado. It’s rich in CBD and uses a base of fractionated coconut oil – the purest form of coconut oil. Consumer testimonials indicate the tinctures are used to support wellness in a number of ways, including relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, inflammation, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD, etc.  It is available in different sizes and dosages. There are even options for your 4 legged friends! 

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Why A Smiley Face Cookie Can Be The Best Gift To Give

So you’ve been going around shops trying to find that one gift you can give to your special someone. But after three long hours of gawking at stalls and walking pass through numerous stores, you still haven’t found anything interesting at all. 

Well, here’s an idea! Why not just bake or order some smiley face cookies? 

Why smiley face cookies, you may ask. For the record, there are many reasons why these sweet treats are the best gift you can give on literally any occasion. Here are only some of them:

  1. Smiley face cookies make people smile, literally. 

Oftentimes, you can’t help but also smile if you see a smiley face in front of you. This is actually a scientific fact. According to a study published in the Trends in Cognitive Sciences report in 2016, people really have a natural tendency to mimic a facial expression of emotion. The mimicry, as it is called, allows them to recognize and feel the emotion that the messenger was conveying in the first place.

But it’s not just the smiley face that will make your special someone crack that grin. It’s actually also the cookies themselves. Cookies contain a bit of sugar, and an intake of this leads to a surge in levels of dopamine in the body. Dopamine is a feel-good transmitter and it contributes to people’s feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.

So if your special someone had a bad day, once he sees those cookies you gave him through an Eat’n Park e-Gift card, you will surely put a big smile on his face.

  1. Cookies provide good health benefits. 

Cookies are rich in proteins. Proteins are required for the structure, regulation, and functions of the body’s tissues and organs. They are what the body’s metabolism converts into energy.

But apart from this, researchers from Tel Aviv University actually found that eating dessert with breakfast can help with weight loss. For their study published in the journal Steroids, the researchers divided participants into two groups that were given a low carbohydrate diet for breakfast. One group, however, was allowed to eat dessert, which could be cookies, cake or ice cream. 
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Fathers Day Gifts He Will Love

With Father’s Day right around the corner, here are some fun and funky gifts we think Dad will love.

Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? The only thing with coffee can be, as we get older (aging like fine wines, of course) sometimes the acid or the caffine can be less then ideal. You can try a low acid brand like trücup low-acid coffee in either regular or decaf to help with those problems, while not sacrificing on taste.

These low acid coffee options remove what can be harmful or painful for some people’s stomachs, like those who have acid reflux, GERD, IBS, or about a zillion other stomach issues. I know it can get to me, personally. With bold or mild, espresso, decaf, and other choices, there is one that is sure to tickle dad’s fancy. Using a natural steam process to remove acids, but leaving in all the flavors and aromas, your dad will enjoy this healthier, low-acid coffee alternative. Check out https://trucup.com to choose your dad’s favorite roast.

Taking dad out on the town? Check out Tenth Street Hats for something to help him stand out. From the classic to the bold, traditional or funky, these hats are well made and will be a hit- a for sure conversation piece. Some of the best sellers as per the company-
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Fun Summer Finds for Active Women

As active parents, we are excited that warm weather has finally decided to visit us (and here’s hoping it stops raining for a few minutes so we can stay outdoors to enjoy it!)

Now that Spring has spring and Summer is on the way, here are a few of our favorites for moms on the go.

Sand Cloud, an environmentally aware company that donates %10 of it’s profits to #SaveTheFishes (help protect and preserve marine life) offers a wide array of items that are sustainable, adorable, and environmentally friendly. From super useful items mom will love like reusable glass bottles with beautiful and fun designs on them to metal straws that you can take anywhere (avoid those unnecessary plastic ones), soft towels with lovely artwork, to organic tees and tanks and more. Visit https://www.sandcloud.com to see what strikes your fancy.

yoga gear

Yoga lover? Me too, we hit the mat almost daily, it is one of the best ways to center yourself and have a few minutes of peace. Slightly Buddha is a yoga company for yoga lovers, by yoga lovers. The items on the site are simple, pretty, and express the ideas of living a zen lifestyle. They make, as they describe them, “well made, cute clothes” that offer value to the customer. As the owner describes the collection, “Slightly Buddha is a manifestation of my love for yoga, art and clothes.”  The clothing is soft and comfortable, and perfect for hitting a class or running errands. Pay attention to the photos and the reviews, they are honest and helpful when choosing a size.  Visit https://www.slightlybuddha.com and check out the graceful designs that are easy to mix and match.
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5 awesome Gifts a New Dad will love

The following is a guest post, and the opinions are those of the author. 

Most new dads are always excited about their new role of parenting. However, the role can be accompanied by fatigue and lack of sleep. Without a proper support system, new dads can easily breakdown. That is why it is crucial for family and friends to shower new dads with gifts once in a while as a way to show them that they are valued. If you are not sure on the kind of gift to offer a friend or relative who just had a baby, then here is a list.

1. Baby carrier

Previously, it would be hard to find a man carrying a baby in a carrier. However, things have changed and it looks super cool to find a dad carrying a baby in a carrier and walking majestically in the mall. As you make a choice on the best carrier to purchase, ensure that it is classy for a man and that it is sturdy enough to offer proper back support. Of course, you don’t want the new dad to start complaining of backaches. The colors should also be neutral so that the dad feels comfortable using it.

2. A Parenting Guide Book

You may think that a new dad has it all together but he is just acting strong. Most likely he does not have a clue about what to do with the baby or even how to support the mother. A book with loads of information regarding babies would be helpful. It should be comprehensive such that he can refer to it whenever he has doubts about anything. It will encourage and also teach the new dad ways of being a supportive husband and a loving dad.
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Awesome 60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Dad

The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

 

A father is always a pillar of the family so his 60th birthday it should be very special for him to be getting into his second phase of life. 

A life journal   

With age men do have various experiences which sometimes quite hard to share. So this 60th birthday why not add some happy and valuable thing in your dad’s life.

 

Gift him a life journal where he can pen down his experiences of life and the happy and sad moments and how and what they learnt from them. This way you would be encouraging them to write and this journal would not only be their asset but precious for you too as it would help you to understand and bond more close with him.

A fitbit wireless wristband  

60 is an age when not only one grows old slowly but the body too starts weakening, so this 60th birthday bring fitness in your father’s life by gifting him some healthy gift. Go for a wireless fitbit wristband which would help him in checking his body and its fitness.

 

These fitbit bands help with the accurate reading of the physical fitness, the heartbeat and even can help in checking the pressure. So this way he would be able to check on his own health and follow a fit regime with walks and exercises. This will be one of the best 60th birthday gift ideas for dad.

A power bank pen  

Technology is surely enhancing with time, so on the occasion of the 60th birthday of your beloved dad why not gift him some latest technology which would surely be useful for him.

 

Smartphones are now very common in use, and surely your dad too uses one of them, and the most common factor is charging them when you are outside, so the powerbank pen would the best solution for charging wherever he would be.  
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Valentine Gifting From Companies that Give Back #ValentinesDay #Sustainable

If you want to shop sustainably this year, support small business, or like to avoid big box stores, I’ve got a shop for you. If you just like unique and high quality products at a reasonable price- this is a shop you will love. Marketplace Africa has clothing, bath and body products (and I’m in love with some of these already), purses, bags,- really, gifts for everyone on your list. Thoughtful gifts anyone would love to receive.

African body works

This website lets Africans can sell their one-of-a-kind handmade goods to the entire global market.  Anyone looking for a unique gift for the holidays can feel as good as the products they are buying, since they are purchasing directly from the source. Buying from small business owners in Africa boosts not only the store owner, but also the economy.

For more information on Marketplace Africa and to choose some fantastic gifts,  visit www.marketplaceafrica.com

Sudara creates ethically and sustainably sourced clothing for men, women, and children. This brand came about because of a desire to help women escape sex trafficking in India. 12 years ago, Sudara’s founder partnered with a sewing center in India and taught six women how to sew a pattern for pants.The year prior, she had been to India and heard story after story of women who were sold into sex slavery or were at high risk of being. The company was created to give woman the chance to have an education, a job with livable wages, and to be free.

ethical clothing

Sudara is a Certified B Corps company, which means they meet “the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems”. You know, the best of the best- the “good guys”.

The clothing is beautiful, as well. High quality, unique designs with fun colors and patterns, lots of options available. If you have not yet shopped with Sudara, I hope you take the time to give them a look now. Check them out on social media while you are at it, see what they have to offer- sudara.org  facebook  twitter  instagram

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Fun Toys for Creative Kids #GiftGuide

Looking for something fun to stimulate the mind of a creative child? These are a lot of fun, and we think your little Eisenstein will get a lot of play out of them.

imaginative play

One of our all time favorite toy companies, Schleich, has all sorts of new toys this year. That is in addition to the many amazing playsets and figures they already had- these don’t go out of style. For the child interested in dinosaurs, horses, farm life, sea life, Roman history, and so much more, these incredibly detailed figures are perfect for creative play and collecting.  The Schleich’s Wild Life range allows kids to walk through the wilds of the Savannah, take a safari, and see lions, zebras, and rhinoceros.  Individual animals are also available. Horse lovers will love Schleich’s Horse Club , which lets them take these majestic animals to tournaments and festivals, win best in show, feed and take care of them in stables, and more. Dinosaurs, sea life, Fairy wonderlands, and more are all available. Visit https://www.schleich-s.com/en/US/ to see what your child will enjoy.

girls toys

Kuroba, a new collectible that is a mix of Shopkins and BeyBlade, is newly available. Small and easy to put away, these toys are 16 different cube-shaped characters with funny, expressive faces and personalities. The toys are featured in a show on the Kuroba YouTube channel, where kids can watch the series of 1-4-minute shorts. The line includes a Training Pack to practice and enhance their skills, a Battle Pack for battle, and a Klash Arena playset to battle their Kuroba.  Find out more at https://playmatestoys.com/brands/kuroba/
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