Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Christmas Sweets and Salty Treats

These home-run treats cover all the bases. They're sure to satisfy any craving- from sweet to salty, this holiday season!

SweetsGiftBox- (USA)

Santa called! He said you have been super SWEET this year! You deserve a SweetsGiftBox.

Pamper your taste buds with a variety of different textures and flavors. Each month you will a box jam packed with goodies ranging from gourmet chocolates and cookies to artisan candies and treats, SweetsGiftBox is your ultimate sweet tooth experience. Treat yourself or order a gift for that special someone!

Crave. Indulge. Love.
Use code HOLIDAYCHEER at check out to get 50% off a subscription or 40% off a 1 time purchase.

Baci Perugina-
Baci Perugina, an iconic Italian chocolate brand - now available nationwide - was founded in 1922 by Luisa Spagnoli. The chocolate remains unchanged - available in milk and dark chocolate, contains a creamy milk chocolate, chopped-hazelnut filling crowned with a crunchy whole hazelnut, is made with just eight, all-natural ingredients, and is still produced in the charming village Perugia, Italy. Not only recognized for its heritage, quality, and taste, this world-renowned brand has become a symbol of love and affection – each Baci confection includes a signature Baci Perugina “love note” bringing the words of philosophers, classical authors, proverbs, and more to the indulgent experience – a sentiment (and tasty treat) that is perfect to share during the holiday season. Baci Perugina boxes of chocolate starts at $3.49, making it the perfect stocking stuffer.

A Gift Inside-

Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Chocolates-

During the holidays, there is no better present than Hershey’s KissesKissmas Chocolates. Whether you’re planning an ugly sweater bash, trimming the tree, sending letters to Santa or tying ribbon on that perfect gift, these uniquely wrapped treats are sure to inspire new ways to make the season sweeter.

o   Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Gift Chocolates – Sold exclusively at CVS. Available in 9 oz. (SRP $4.49).
o   Hershey's Kisses Santa Hat Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Target. Available in 11 oz. (SRP $3.49).
o   Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Sweater Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Walmart. Available in 11 oz. (SRP $3.24).
o   Hershey’s Kisses Kissmas Tree Chocolates – Sold exclusively at Kroger and the Kroger Company family of stores. Available in 11 oz. bag (SRP $3.50).

·        Reese’s Peanut Butter Clusters 
·        Reese’s Peanut Butter Bells/Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees
·        Candy Cane Kisses

·        Hershey’s Bells (milk chocolate or peppermint) 

***Watch this spot for more holiday sweets and salty treats for the holidays.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Techies

Have a techie to buy for this holiday season?As the holiday season closes in, you may be thinking about just what to get the tech-savvy person on your Christmas list  and we have some great ideas for you.Welcome to the gift guide for some great ideas on what to get them!

This quadricopter is an ace of acrobatics and can perform flips and rip through the air at 11 mph. The ‘Night’ can fly during the day and night thanks to two powerful LEDs with adjustable intensity. The Parrot Airborne MiniDrone has remarkable flight stability and utilize technologies usually dedicated to larger drones:
o    A 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope measure and analyze each movement or inclination of the drone and, thanks to the autopilot, rectify the position of the MiniDrone.

o    A vertical camera compares, every 16 milliseconds, an image of the ground to the previous one to determine the speed of the MiniDrone. It also enables the MiniDrone to take snapshots which are recorded on the 1 Gb Flash memory.

o    An ultrasound sensor analyzes the flight altitude up to 13 ft. Beyond, a pressure sensor controls the MiniDrone in altitude.

o    Aces of acrobatics: the Airborne can rush up to 11 mph, turn right and left, and perform flips with amazing fluidity and stability. A ‘swipe’ on the screen and the Parrot ‘Airborne’ turn 90 or 180° in a flash.

They are always on alert. Throw them and their sensors detect it instantaneously: engines start automatically and they stabilize in the air!
Great holiday gift for the tech lover in your life!

THINKWARE’s F750 Dash Cam-

THINKWARE’s F750 dash cam is one of the most technologically advanced dash cameras on the market. It’s loaded with advanced features including Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in GPS with location tracking. It also comes with Forward Collision and Lane Departure warning systems, which will keep you and your passengers safe. The F750 uses high end components including an Ambarella A7 chipset and Sony sensor to deliver excellent video performance and durability. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, users can connect to the dash cam and download recordings straight to their phone.

The F750 makes the perfect gift for the father who loves to take road trips or the daughter or son who could benefit from the safety of installing a dash cam.

**Watch this spot for more techie gifts for holiday gifting!

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

We've rounded up our favorite holiday gift ideas of 2016 that are perfect for every gal on your list! Treat the women in your life to something special this year. Some great ideas include:

Britney Spears newest scent, Private Show-

Give the lady in your life the chance to channel global pop sensation Britney Spears with Britney’s newest scent, Private ShowBRITNEY SPEARS! A dazzling combination of dulce de leche, white florals and iced coffee will empower her to channel Britney and to be her most confident, sexy self. This luminous, modern gourmand is sure to be a smash-hit for any woman who loves to pamper herself. Find the fragrance for $32 at Kohls.com.

Knix Wear Holiday Gift Pack-

A great last minute holiday gift idea for the fitness lover.

It includes a Knix Bra, 3 Knix Sport Underwear, Knix Sport Socks, 5 Knix Hair ties and a limited edition gym sack for $99 (retail value of over $170). You can customize your kit using Knix Wear's digital kit builder https://www.knixwear. com/pages/holiday-bundle

Knix Wear is the leader in active intimates. They merge performance, technology and design to knix the bad and make the good even better. Their mission is simple, to create the best active intimates on the planet that empower women everywhere to do more of what they love.

Cracker Barrel-

If your looking for the perfect holiday gift for her, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has great gift ideas. Gifts like:

The Brown Basket Weave bag- for the fashionista

The Willow Tree Promise Figurine- for the "romantic"  or 

The World of Dick and Jane and Friends book- for the nostalgic

and many more ideas that you can find on their web site, with Free shipping on all orders over $50! Plus don't forget to check out their main page for gift ideas for "What's Trending Now!" Great gift suggestions!

Starfrit The Rock One-Pot -


The "One-Pot Meal" concept is quite amazing and results will surprise her. All she has to do is put all ingredients in the same pot (deep pan), whether it be protein, vegetables, carbs, herbs & spices, and cook together by simmering the mixture to get a complete meal. That's not all. The best thing in all of this is that you only have one pot to clean!

The Rock cookware is unique because of its Rock Tec technology that modifies the cooking surface and makes it ultra durable. It has a non-stick surface three times better than competition and resists to scratches and abrasion. She's gonna love this pot.

Starfrit The Rock ( Electric) Multi-Pot-

The 4.8 quart (4.5L) Starfrit The Rock Multi-Pot is a must-have appliance in her kitchen. The adjustable temperature controller allows her to prepare a wide range of meals - soup, stews, chili, stir-fry, sauce and can even be used as a food-warmer.

The electric Multi-Pot is the ideal partner for her holiday parties too - it will keep food warm and ready to be served at all times. The Multi-Pot has an extra-thick base for even heat distribution allowing your favorite meals to cook quickly
with less energy. A must have for any woman who loves to cook!

Ninja Coffee Bar System-

o    New Ninja Coffee Bar System is a better than a coffee house experience, at home, that you can’t get anywhere else.
o    Provides integrated frother, six brew sizes, five brew types, including the Ninja exclusive CafĂ© Forte – which amplifies the natural subtle flavors of your favorite coffee, for a sensationally different and delicious coffee experience!
o    MSRP: $199

o    This would be a great gift for HER because making coffee has never been so easy along with so many different types and sizes to choose from. The Ninja Coffee Bar System makes you the barista.

*** this is a wonderful coffee system- you really can experience a "coffee house" experience @ home!

***Watch this spot for more great gift ideas for Her for the Holidays.

Reynolds Launches TEXT-MOM Help Line to Offer Holiday Support and Advice from Real Moms (But Call Your Actual Mom Because She Misses You): USA ONLY

When it comes to advice, everyone agrees that Mom knows best. However, Mom also wants to know when you’re coming home to visit or why you’re still single. 

To help Americans navigate the holidays without sacrificing sanity, Reynolds Kitchens introduced the TEXT-MOM program, a quick and easy way to get all cooking, baking and entertaining questions answered by a league of real comedian moms; sans judgment, guilt-trips or marathon conversations. From how to host Christmas dinner, partake in a cookie swap, or properly use an oven bag, Reynolds TEXT-MOM has all your pressing holiday questions covered. 

How It Works

From December 12 through December 23, the Reynolds TEXT-MOM team will be on call to provide advice, unconditional love and a dash of comedy via text to people across the country. The team is comprised of six real moms who hail from Chicago’s iO Theater, a world-famous improv destination. U.S. residents can text 937-TEXT-MOM (937-839-8666) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT and receive a funny (and helpful!) mom response within the hour.

“As a family brand, Reynolds is committed to making the holidays as easy and stress-free as possible, from offering cooking and baking solutions to the launching the new TEXT-MOM program,” said Mike Mazza, brand director for Foil at Reynolds Consumer Products. “While everyone loves their mom, this program harnesses Mom’s vast knowledge and great advice quickly without the guilt or extra commentary, letting Americans across the country enjoy more time with friends, family and of course, their actual moms.”

Now open and ready for questions, the Reynolds TEXT-MOM help line is open to U.S. residents through December 23. Normal texting rates apply. For more information on the TEXT-MOM help line, please visit www.ReynoldsKitchens.com/text-mom

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Junkies

Do you have a beauty junkie on your holiday gift list? Want to wow them with something great this year? We have some ideas for the "glamour gal" :

Zest Fruitboost-

Boost your shower experience with Zest® Fruitboost™ Revitalizing Shower Gel! The perfect shower stocking stuffer will last up for 40 showers and is only $3.00! Available in 5 delicious scents! The shower gel is enriches with moisturizers to reveal your beautiful glowing skin with the power of Vitamin C. 


The iconic, legendary House of Juicy Couture reveals another aspect of the dynamic and vivacious Juicy Girl with I  JUICY COUTURE. Perfect for the glamorous rebel who loves without restrictions and declares it to the world. Combining lush fruits and fresh florals, this fabulous, fierce and unforgettable scent will have ever wearer radiating confidence and joy during the holiday season. Find the fragrance for $94 on Macys.com.


HorseOPeace.com is the leader in making the most moisturizing, highest quality all-natural goat milk soaps as it uses only 100% raw goat milk, without the dilutive water often added to other brands, and offers a complete variety of all-natural toxin-free HorseOPeace.com goat milk soaps and Gift Packs designed to be pamper, protect and keep skin healthy.

Elizabeth Sanders, founder of HorseOPeace.com, said, “Our customers across America and the world often increasingly enjoy year-round discounts through the HorseOPeace.com Soap Club, where special pricing is always available. We are always pleased when customers tell us how our goat milk soaps helped their dry or sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. ”

The array of the world’s best goat milk soaps are available at www.HorseOPeace.com and  milk soap and related products are available online at HorseOPeace.com, Facebook.com/HorseOPeace, Amazon and elsewhere.  

**Watch this spot for more beauty gift ideas!

5 Disaster Planning Tips To Prepare Small Business Owners For The Worst

Natural disasters can be devastating to the communities and people impacted by them, and small businesses who happen to stand in Mother Nature's way can have an extremely difficult time recovering. That's why it is critical, regardless of where you live, that you plan for the worst as the livelihoods of your business and the people it employs are on the line.

Below are some relatively simple steps small business owners can take, which shouldn't set you back too much, and can make all the difference in the world when disaster strikes.

1. Utilize A Climate-Controlled Storage Facility

One thing you can do to prepare for the worst is to rent out an off-site storage facility. Here, you can keep materials or copies of materials (and data) critical to your business operations in case your business is physically destroyed or badly damaged from a fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, etc. It's important to make sure you're getting a facility that is climate-controlled, however.

2. Develop a Preparedness Program

Part of preparing for disaster is simply having a plan in place. The Department of Homeland Security runs the website, Ready.gov, that will help you come up with one. It walks you through a five-step process that includes:

       Program management
       Testing and Exercises
       Program Improvement

3. Figure Out Your Insurance Needs

This will vary depending on what part of the country you live in, but you need to identify the disasters that are most likely to occur in your place of operation. If disaster strikes, what kind of disaster is it most likely to be? Research insurance options related to what you come up with.

In fact, it's a good idea to simply contact your insurance agent - or multiple insurance companies - about insurance options related to disaster preparedness.

4. Make Sure Your Plan Is Up To Date

Even if you already have a plan in place, you should review it periodically (annually perhaps) to see if it can be improved in any way in light of new information or events. Changes that could make a difference could range from a significant change in headcount or location to changes in data or reliance on certain data. Just go over your plan and make sure it still makes sense for your business in its present form.

5. Don't Forget About Smaller-Scale Disasters

While it's super important to be prepared for natural disasters, the chances that you'll have to deal with one anytime soon are still relatively small, though, they can be greater depending on where you operate.

"Major disasters, such as earthquakes and large-scale power outages, are rare," says PrepareMyBusiness.org. "Smaller disasters, such as server failure, burst pipes and fires however happen every day. Companies often prepare for the worst, but forget the everyday challenges, which can be just as crippling."