How To Get Rid of Damp Smell From Leather Handbags


  I have a handbag from Not Rational that is the perfect shape and size for daily use. The “Amy”.  I’ve had it for years. It’s just big enough for my little 11 inch macbook air and not so big that I get weighed down. The pockets are perfect for handing out and collecting business…

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5 Hot Spring Trends: Lookbook Live

Lookbook Live Fashionistas

My girls are serious about their personal style and love to talk fashion!  LOOKBOOK Live brought GQ and Glamour Magazine to The Shops at Mission Viejo. This live event gave us a sneak peek at the latest fashion trends. Lookbook Live featured date-themed style closets as inspiration for him and her, and included beauty stations, style challenges,…

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Tea Collection Hosts Inspiring Catalog and Sweepstakes

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Have you seen the gorgeous new Tea Collection catalog? I’m old enough to remember looking forward to great catalogs in the mail. My favorites were the ones that told great stories and brough the world to light –  J.Peterman comes to mind. Tea Collection has done just that. Their most recent catalog (and web version…

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The Kids are Watching: Modeling Responsible Alcohol Use


When it comes to responsible alcohol consumption, I consider myself very fortunate to have had good role models growing up. I’ve never once seen my parents drunk. The closest I’ve observed to my parents being “under the influence” was once or twice when they were a little buzzed from a third glass of wine at…

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The Jewish History of Barcelona is Hidden in Plain Sight


Perhaps more than any other Spanish city, Barcelona has a long, rich Jewish History. But you might not know that if you can’t decipher the clues and don’t know where to look, what questions to ask. A thousand stories about the Jewish community of Barcelona during medieval times, remain untold. Perhaps the largest tell that…

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Share The Love for The Shelter Pet Project


Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home.  This is why we have chosen to adopt our pets from local shelters. The goal of The Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters and rescue groups…

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PSA: Buckle Up For Tween Seat Belt Safety


Tweens aren’t little kids anymore and want to be treated differently. But some rules should never be up for debate – the car doesn’t move until everyone is wearing a seat belt. We have this rule with our children. We say it and buckle up ourselves and our kids have to buckle up. And if…

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DISNEY RESORTS Celebrates their 60th ANNIVERSARY and brings KaBoom To Anaheim

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All Kids Need Playtime!  So many underprivileged children are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Sadly, play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 16 million children living in poor living conditions. Playtime is a crucial part in a child’s development. Imagination, socialization, and physical activity is important for a…

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Date Night Beauty Fix at Blushington In Fashion Island

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When you’ve been looking forward to date night all week, the last thing you need is a beauty dilemma . Inevitably as a mama, you’ll have to battle with a pre-date beauty drama. In my case it most likely involves my noisy unpredictable kids. But, chaos and unexpected beauty mishap doesn’t have to ruin your…

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#CutYourBillSweeps Right in Time for Mother’s Day

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Everyone wants tchochkes for Mother’s Day. What I’d really love for Mother’s Day is the ability to travel more. It’s no secret that I love to travel. Travel means saving money and planning. Cell phone plans can get expensive.  I’ve found a way to cut mine in half. JG Media and Sprint have partnered with me…

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Top 10 Questions Parents Ask When Looking For Daycare


  Finding the right daycare or preschool program for your child can be lots of work and a challenge.  When I looked for a preschool for my son, I visited countless preschools, spoke to several parents, and was seriously frustrated.  I met with the founders of Carelulu Jen and Patrick (husband & wife) and parents…

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Los Lobos In Concert On Cinco De Mayo In LA!

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Support KLCS PBS Don’t miss this Cinco De Mayo celebration at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles.  This concert will benefit KLCS PBS for Los Angeles. There will also be performances by Dave & Phil Alvin with The Mighty Echoes.  Get your tickets before they sell out! Ticket Prices: $45 GA / $70 VIP…

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Enter A New Skylander World with Knight Mare and Knight Light

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  Welcome Night Mare & Night Light! My son feels extremely powerful when he enters this Sklyander game zone. He considers himself a portal master and is always ready for a new game challenge. He is totally ecstatic about these new Skylander characters,  Knight Mare and Knight Light. This extension pack comes with an exclusive new level…

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Vans Custom Culture offers up 50K to Support Art Programs


My daughters are extraordinarily lucky to attend a charter school that supports the arts. There are so many talented artists at OCSA and so many opportunities for those artists to thrive in this creative environment. Not all high schools are as lucky.  For the second year in a row, Vans is running “Custom Culture” –…

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