Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Made in the Shade - Stay Safe in the Sun All Summer Long with QuikShade products from Bravo Sports

With all the fun in the sun this summer, beach goers are also thinking about protecting their skin. Bravo Sports Corp., the global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, is proud to announce their complete line of umbrellas, beach chairs, and canopies to provide shade and extra SPF Coverage.

“This summer we all need a little time to relax with family and friends,” says Leo Pais, CEO of Bravo Sports, “Our line of beach products will help you enjoy your time at the beach, the park or at the pool while keeping you safe from over-exposure to the sun.”

Below are several Bravo Sports products that will keep you cool and protected on even the hottest summer days:

Beach Pockets Umbrellas: $19.99; available in Tropical and Rainbow; Beach Pockets Umbrella Anchor $9.99; Voted #1 Best Summer Product on The View!; Fill will sand or personal belongings to keep them out of the sand. All umbrellas are SPF 35.

Retailers: Big 5, A & P, Dixieline Lumber, SuperValu, All American Home Center

Quik Shade Beach Collection: Backpack Beach Chair With Shade Top: $39.99; available in Blue and White Stripes and Forest Green; provides plenty of personal shade regardless of the sun’s position.

Retailers: TSA, All American Home Center,

Quik Shade Chair 1.0: $39.99; available in grass green and royal blue; With more than 20 different articulating positions, the Quik Shade Chair protects you from the sun at any angle.

Retailers: Sports Authority, Modells, Dunhams

Quik Shade Go Hybrid Backpack Canopy™: $79.99, the first backpack canopy made for individuals;

Retailers: Sports Authority

Quik Shade Summit with Aluminex lining $249 and Quik Shade Décor Mykonos Cabana $199; Quik Shade Tiki Canopy $159

Retailers: Mykonos- Ace Canopy; Tiki- Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Modells

Fresh Flowers for Your Home a Must? There's an App for that!

Fresh flowers for your home a must?

Looking to brighten up the room and make guests feel especially welcome?

Too busy cooking for your dinner party to pick up flowers?

Need to thank your host for that great weekend at the beach house?


There is an APP for that.


For the home décor-perfectionist or anyone looking to brighten up someone's day, check off your to-do list by downloading the app for California Blooms (, the premier internet retailer of fresh, boutique-grown roses from the central coast of California.

The CalBlooms App has been wildly successful for the company, which launched their iPhone app in time for Valentine’s Day this year. The CalBlooms App, currently available on the iTunes App Store, allows customers to order the highest-quality, eco-friendly roses anytime and anywhere.

California Blooms will offer a 20 percent discount for all first time orders generated by the App.

The Cal Blooms App features include:

• Quick and easy ordering - most orders can be completed in 3 minutes or less

• The ability to save previous orders, as well as ship to and bill to addresses

• Order from anywhere at anytime over the 3G or any Wi-Fi network

• Nine varietals including a mixed bouquet to ensure your sending the right message



Who doesn't like getting a beautiful bouquet of roses delivered?  Even if you did have to order them yourself!! ;-) 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Parents Magazine Says The Bubble Scooter Is A "Backyard Best"


The Bubble Scooter is one of our favorites and Parent's Magazine agrees!

Click here to see other Bravo Sports products Parents Magazine also put on their 2010 list of HOT SUMMER TOYS!

Visit to see all the great outdoor recreation products Bravo Sports has to offer!

EXTRA, EXTRA!! O-MAMA Hits in the Chicago Tribune and Oprah Radio's Dr. Laura Berman Show

Opinionated MAMA founders Michelle Tingler and Debbie Devine recently travelled to Chicago where they did two GREAT interviews to spread the O-MAMA's message of empowering America's moms and giving them a voice in our country's most important conversations. 

First, they were interviewed by Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune - an O-MAMA for sure!! - who wrote this fantastic story!!,0,4755394,full.story
We loved her idea of "swapping" headlines!!

Then Michelle and Debbie went in studio at Oprah Radio with sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman to share their Opinionated MAMA opinions on everything from successful blended families to talking sex with your kids and much much, more!  Take a listen to an excerpt of their interview by clicking here:

Now that's a great road trip!!  Great job O-MAMA's!!!

Designer Natalie Umbert's Colorful Cottage Featured in Coast Magazine

Quik Shade's GO Hybrid Backpack Canopy In Transworld Surf

Monday, May 3, 2010

California Blooms Mother's Day Rose Giveaways

Make your mother and Mother Nature proud this Mother’s Day by selecting only the freshest, boutique-grown and eco-friendly roses from California Blooms ( to show all the beautiful women in your life how much you appreciate them.

California Blooms is the premiere online and mobile retailer for the highest quality, responsibly grown roses, and their sophisticated presentation and convenient ordering make this gift buying decision a no-brainer.

The long stem roses are available in a one dozen ($39.00) or two dozen ($59.00) rose bouquets and can come with a glass vase for an additional $8.00. In addition to ordering online, they have just launched an easy to use iPhone app. New iPhone App users save 20% off their first order.

“The superior quality and freshness of our roses is evident in every bloom, meaning that the gift of love and gratitude you’ve sent to Mom will grace her home just that much longer,” says Mark Skorlich, CEO of California Blooms.

California Blooms bouquets can be purchased online at or on your iPhone via the new CalBlooms App currently available at the iTunes App Store

Several Blogs, Websites and Magazines are hosting California Blooms Mother's Day Rose Giveaways, including the following: