Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Kinderdance International Inc. based in Melbourne, FL. a leader in developmental
dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children is proud to announce:
Kinderdance® has been approved as a 3rd party
vendor partner of Knowledge Universe.

Knowledge Universe is the largest private early
childhood provider in the US.
Knowledge Universe Education LLC owns
KinderCare® Learning Centers * Knowledge Beginnings® * CCLC®,
The Grove School® * Champions® Cambridge Schools™

Knowledge Universe believes in preparing children for a successful academic future and for life through
instilling a vibrant sense of learning and curiosity. Their early childhood education centers are safe and
secure places to learn, and their research-based curricula comprise abundant activities that model healthy
behavior, grow strong bodies and teach children how to make a lasting, positive impact on the planet.
Children learn in a safe, child centered environment through self-exploration and a variety of open-end
activities. Kinderdance® International has been selected to provide age appropriate developmental
dance, motor skills, movement, and fitness activities to young children, while they learn colors, numbers,
shapes, words, and songs. Kinderdance® programs will become an integral part of the Knowledge
Universe curriculum. Kinderdance® blends education and movement programs ensuring that each child
has an optimal learning experience.
All programs focus on child’s total mind/body development.
“It’s wonderful to be expanding Kinderdance® across the 1700 Knowledge Universe locations in the USA
where over 300,000 children are enrolled. For young children, movement, fitness, music and dance are
natural tools for learning and communicating while expressing their feelings,” says Kinderdance Vice
President, Karen Maltese.

Kinderdance®, with 130 Franchisees in 36 states and 8 countries, places emphasis on building
self-confidence and self-esteem in children through learning to share, lead, interact and respond to others
needs as well as their own. Children learn through a professionally researched and proven curriculum of
dance, motor development, and fitness instruction combined with educational tutoring taught by fully trained
Kinderdance® instructors.

Kinderdance® programs incorporate the arts, movement, education, music, fitness and the fun of learning
into a young child’s life while helping in the worldwide fight against childhood obesity.
The company offers the educational movement programs on site to child-care centers, recreational centers,
churches, fitness centers, corporate child care, community centers, military bases, public and private
schools and may other viable locations.

For more information on Kinderdance® please contact Karen Maltese at
800-554-2334 or visit their website at

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy 30th Anniversary to the classic Burt's Bees

This year we're celebrating our 30th birthday! And who knows where we would be if way back in 1991, our co-founder Roxanne hadn't perfected a lip balm recipe she found in a 19th century farmer’s journal.

 It quickly became a best seller and still is today !

Monday, August 25, 2014

Avoid Potty Accident When Travelling

Wasaga Beach Daily - Everyday Living™: Avoid Potty Accidents with TravelJohn!:

When you "Have to go" while you are on the Go......
TravelJohn solves the problem of having to go to the bathroom when there is not one for miles

Summertime travels and adventures are becoming more convenient  thanks to the TravelJohn family of innovative  on-the-go bathroom products.

TravelJohn is the creator of a series of civilized solutions to one's need to heed the call of nature while on-the-go. From their leak proof disposable urinals to their antiseptic hand wipes, they've solved the problem of going to the bathroom safely and hygienically  when there isn't a restroom for miles.

Friday, August 22, 2014





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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liquid Color Frozen in Time

Accent any home and pump-up interior design with the stunning color and alluring shapes of Doug Frates Glass
Don’t just design a room, OWN it.  With Doug Frates one-of-a-kind glass, any concept a client dreams up can be brought to life with dramatic color and sophisticated design.
With a passion and eye for interior design, Doug Frates is the cutting edge in glass design and creates stunning pieces known for their unique and difficult-to-achieve patterns and forms. Doug Frates Glass takes inspiration from the past while forging a new future of liquid form and vibrant color to maximize and enhance the beauty of any room and meet the needs of any design plan.  Any creative concept a room demands, Doug Frates can bring to fruition, offering clients and customers color customization options—something that no other American glass studio provides.

“We love working with clients to fill their needs and to surround them with creativity,” said Frates. “When we produce something, it is not just another off-the-shelf item.  It is a piece of unique one-of-a-kind art glass that has its own creative flow and features.  Having clients be part of the process is fun and fulfilling their needs is gratifying.”
From the swirling beauty of Taffy Wall Lillies to the intense figure and colors of dramatic Ripples, Doug Frates glass catches eyes and turns heads.  There is a piece or concept for any space in any room from small accents to striking wall displays.  Plus, every wall mounted product comes with an attached bracket for hassle-free and safe securing.  Doug Frates is dedicated to keeping current in the design world while pushing the envelope in glass art and design and is committed to providing clients with unique and stunning pieces.
“We are constantly striving to be unique, different and ahead of the game when it comes to home decor,” Frates said. “The neat part about this is how far ahead you can be!  We enjoy having fun [with our projects] as well as being allowed to be creative.  Working with our clients is just another element to add to what we do best!”
The perfect way to crown a room or step up ambiance, Doug Frates is any interior designer’s or stylish homeowner’s dream with customizable pieces available Wholesale and through design outlets including Cantoni design stores, Contempo stores, High Point Market in North Carolina and Dallas Market Center in Texas.

Doug Frates Journey into glass began after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.  Determined to follow his passion for the fiery radiance and liquid color of hand-blown glass, Frates began his study of the art form and its various techniques.  His talent was immediately apparent and under the guidance of instructors, he endeavored to bring new and innovative effects to the trade and to make American art-glass the focus of a promising and dynamic career. Doug Frates is now considered one of the premiere art-glass artists in the country.
Nationally and internationally known for unique work, Doug Frates Glass has consistently won awards including “Best in Glass” at the Tulsa International May Fest, Best in Show at the Panopoly Fine Arts Festival and many more.  Doug Frates pieces have also been featured in industry publications including Glass Art Today (listed as one of the world’s 130 best glass artists), and Best of Worldwide Glass Artist.

For more information please visit or contact 

Friday, August 15, 2014

No More Bursting at the Seams!

Give the Gift of an Organized Purse or Diaper Bag this Holiday Season with QuintEssential Mommy—Stylish Diaper Bag and Purse Organization solutions

The only thing that should be overflowing this Holiday Season…is Joy.  Put an End to bottomless purse digging and overflowing diaper bags and get in order before the New Year with the ingenious organization solution from QuintEssentail Mommy--One of this Holiday Season’s hottest gifts.

QuintEssential Mommy revolutionizes the way women carry all of their mommy essentials. They know what busy moms want and delivers every time with stylish carryalls and organizers that can stand fashionably on their own or transform any handbag into a sensible lifesaver. No more bulky diaper bags that add frump to everyday outings, no more desperately stuffing creams, toys, diapers and wipes into purses that can hardly zip.  With QuintEssential Mommy Carryalls, clutches and organizers that favorite go-to handbag can live up to its fullest potential eliminating the hassle of constant transfers between diaper bag and purse required when on-the-go with a baby in tow. Plus, they make the perfect holiday gift with a money-saving bundling option that lets you choose organizers and accessories in any of your favorite patterns to create a customized gift she’ll use for years to come.

Put some functionality in that fashion. The Quint Carryall is a handy organizer that fits in almost any handbag, ensuring there is a place for everything while keeping baby's stuff separate from mom's necessities. The outside is made with seven pockets of varying sizes for storing creams, lotions, and more, while inside there is a larger pocket for diapers and wipes, two smaller pockets, one secure zipped pocket, and two elastic pockets for holding bottles and cups. Best of all, it's completely machine washable and is equipped with water resistant linings in order to protect that favorite handbag from juice accidents and spills. Preparing for a day out is as simple as zipping up the carryall, dropping it in a purse, and walking out the door! No wonder moms everywhere have said that the Quint Carryall has totally changed the experience of transporting baby essentials on-the-go! It’s a great gift for non-moms too!  With space for headphones, toiletries, makeup, passports or whatever she might need at hand, it’s the perfect way to organize during travel and easy rests inside a larger tote, carry-on or backpack.

A chic, affordable and must-have gift for any mom or woman on-the-go, QuintEssential organizers and accessories keep everyday necessities at bay, eliminating the overwhelming feeling of spilling over.  Designed with beautiful colors and hip modern designs, there’s a vibrant hue or dreamy pattern for every taste to indulge in and enjoy.  Give a bundle of organizers and accessories in the same stylish look, or mix and match designs for a chic eclectic feel. Now you don't have to feel the "mommy blahs" of not being able to carry your favorite designer handbag anymore!  #quintessentialmommy #quintstyle #moms #bags #accessories #momstyle

Kopal Goonetileke and Jenny Hong were inspired to launch QuintEssential Mommy after sharing their joint fashion and organization frustrations after becoming new moms.  Their first carryall began with a simple sketch that came to life with the help of their families, and has now grown into a full line that includes wet bags, changing pads, and diaper clutches.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Maude Barlow, the inspiration for Mad Max?

Maude Barlow, the inspiration for Mad Max? 
Ottawa – As Warner Brothers released the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the long-awaited reboot of the 1979 classic about a world deprived of water and oil, you can’t help but notice similarities with a certain Canadian activist who has also shed light on the world’s upcoming water shortage.  
In the trailer, at 12 seconds, a female voice says, “The world is actually running out of water.” It‘s actually an audio clip of Council of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow. Right after, another voice says, “...water...water... water wars.” It sounds a lot like Vandana Shiva.
In Blue Gold: World Water Wars, by Purple Turtle films, filmmakers Sam Bozzo, Mark Achbar, and Si Livintoff portray the environmental and political threats to fresh water all over the world. Maude Barlow is seen at the Nairobi Social Forum saying the following (6:16): “I want to talk, comrades and friends, about a global crisis in which we know the world is actually running out of water.” In the trailer, renowned activist Vandana Shiva then concludes, “We have the generation of water wars.”
Compare the two clips for yourself:
At the Council of Canadians, we have serious questions about this trailer: Is it foreshadowing that Maude Barlow will, like Mad Max, start her own police force to challenge the lawless gang of private companies wishing to privatize water, making it a commodity out of reach of the many? And more importantly: Is Maude Barlow’s character going to make it into the sequel?
“I dearly hope that life is not imitating art, but alas, we have a lot of work to do to avoid the apocalyptic scenario presented in Mad Max,” says Barlow.
Blue Gold filmmaker Sam Bozzo says he was surprised that the film pulled audio clips from his documentary for the trailer. 
“Their film looks fantastic. I feel saddened that my documentary so accurately predicted our future of water conflict and hope the dire circumstances presented in Mad Max remain science fiction.”
Having successfully lobbied the United Nations to declare water and sanitation a human right, Barlow recently wrote Blue Future: Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 17 books. 
For more information about the Council of Canadians’ water campaign, please visit:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

INDERMICA ~Votre peau paraîtra visiblement plus jeune, plus uniforme et plus lumineuse dans aussi peu que 8 semaines.

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 INDERMICA  offers comprehensive skin restoration systems; patent-pending combination of natural ingredients blended with cutting-edge compounds can bridge the gap between science and nature. INDERMICA  gently returns the skin to a young, healthy glow using a comprehensive and scientific process of layering molecules to prepare, correct, and protect damaged and aging skin.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lemon-glazed lavender shortbread cookies

These sophisticated shortbread cookies are a wonderful pairing of citrus and herbs.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 Cream the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the flour, sugar and salt; beat on low speed for 1 minute. Add the lavender, beating until just incorporated.

2 Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and roll to a 1⁄4" thickness. Cut out the cookies using a round cookie cutter and place 1" apart on a greased baking sheet.

3 Bake on the centre rack of a 300°F oven for 20 minutes; let cool.

Make the glaze by whisking the icing sugar and lemon juice together. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the glaze over each cookie, spreading to cover the whole surface. Let set for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.

Makes 36 cookies. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RejudiCare Synergy 2CRM+

  L'ultime solution pour combattre les signes du vieillissement

L’apparence de la peau vieillissante est due aux facteurs intrinsèques (le vieillissement naturel causé par la sénescence cellulaire) et aux facteurs extrinsèques (l’exposition aux UV, le style de vie, la cigarette). Se protéger contre les facteurs extrinsèques de même que ralentir l’action des facteurs intrinsèques sont tous les deux nécessaires pour aider efficacement à ralentir et renverser les signes 

Vitamine C
  • 2 formes of vitamine C
    -acide L-ascorbique à action rapide
    - AAP à action prolongée
  • Fait partie du système de protection
    naturelle de la peau
  • Répare le collagène
  • Important pour la fabrication du 
  • Uniformise le teint grâce à l'inhibition de
    la tyrosinase

Vitamine E
  • Antioxydant liposoluble
  • Travaille en synergie avec la vitamine C
F3Acetyl Tripeptide-2
  • Aide à réparer la sénescence cellulaire
  • Ralentit les signes du vieillissement au niveau
  • Protège contre les facteurs de vieillissement
    externes (vitamines)
  • Ralentit les principaux facteurs de vieillissement
    internes (F3Acetyl Tripeptide-2)
  • Aide à réduire les signes du vieillissement
    -Rides et ridules estompées
    - Uniformise le teint
    - Adoucit la texture de la peau
    - La peau apparaît plus ferme et en santé
  • Léger, cosmétiquement élégant, pénètre rapidement
  • Parfum unique et hypoallergénique
  • Complémentaire à tous les systèmes anti-âge.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fostering Stewardship and Conservation within the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

 – On behalf of its partners the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, Royal Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce a new grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to support working with private landowners in the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System area to encourage and support ecological stewardship and conservation.

The grant will be used to support a full-time Watershed Stewardship Technician with the Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program (HHWSP). The HHWSP is a voluntary program that has engaged private landowners in ecological stewardship for the past 20 years. The new Watershed Stewardship Technician will focus on the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System area, helping private landowners to identify and implement ecological stewardship projects on their properties.

The grant will also be used to fund a part-time Land Securement Coordinator for the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, who will help private landowners explore options for long-term conservation of their properties and, where there is interest on the part of the landowners, develop mutually beneficial conservation arrangements.

“The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is about building connections – between natural areas to ensure their long-term sustainability and between people and organizations, because we often can do more together than we can on our own,” said Dr. David Galbraith, Chair of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System’s Management Committee and Head of Science at Royal Botanical Gardens. “The new funding from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation will allow us to work more closely with private landowners to enhance and expand green space and wildlife habitat in the ecopark system area.”

“One of the strengths of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is that it is a collaboration of several different organizations, all working together to care for and protect valuable natural heritage. Working with private landowners extends and enhances this collaboration, increasing capacity to restore and preserve greenspace while providing meaningful opportunities for community members to join in these efforts,” said the Honourable Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale.

The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is one of Canada’s biodiversity hotspots, home to more than 1,500 species of plants and animals, including nearly one quarter of Canada’s wild plants. Located in the midst of the vibrant Hamilton-Burlington urban area, it is also one of Canada’s largest urban parks, comprising almost 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of natural lands and open space connecting the Niagara Escarpment to Hamilton Harbour. 

The ecopark system lands are owned and managed by ten local government and non-profit partners who have committed to work together to protect, connect and restore the extraordinary natural heritage in the ecopark system area. The vision of the ecopark system is that it will be known internationally as a protected, permanent and connected natural lands sanctuary from the Harbour to the Escarpment that promotes ecosystem and human health within Ontario’s Greenbelt.

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has been an important supporter of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System. A non-profit organization, the Foundation operates independently from the government to coordinate and fund activities that bolster the richness of life in the Greenbelt. From supporting Niagara’s world-renowned viticulture, to promoting stewardship in agriculture, and restoring 4,700 acres of the most biologically rich wetlands in the country, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has funded and leveraged more than $45 million in innovative projects since 2005. Together with its grantees, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Ontarians for today and tomorrow.

Friday, August 1, 2014


Made from powerhouse performance ingredients, such as plant stem cells, brightening agents, antioxidants, vitamins, and more, these take home systems are a complete age management system.


For optimal results, these products should be used in the morning and evening in conjunction with the PRO INFUSION FACIAL  in-clinic treatment.