Monday, September 27, 2010

805 Living Magazine Features The NEW Vonny Casserole Carrier

We are in love with the new Vonny Casserole Carrier

Who doesn't want to show up at their in-law's this holiday season with a great dish delivered in this super cute carrier.  Your mother-in-law will think you are the perfect wife for sure! 805 Living Magazine thought it was great too and just featured it in their "Clever Kitchen" article.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Newport Beach, CA –A group of over 40 members and other parents of children attending Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach, CA called The Ensign Fund, have set out to raise $110,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. The kick-off event will be the 1st Annual Mix + Mingle By The Sea, an event to raise necessary funds affected by the state budget cuts and most importantly create a parent community among the families attending the school.

“Middle school is such a quick two years, and we are excited for this new event as a way to bring together our families from our five feeder elementary schools into one Seabee community.” Comments Steve McLaughlin, the Principal at Ensign.

Top priority for the group’s budget and administration is to fund a College Guidance Specialist. This position is crucial and beneficial to all students at Ensign and would be responsible for managing programs such as Challenge Day -; AVID ; National Junior Honor Society; G.A.T.E. (Gifted & Talented Education); Renaissance Program; Extracurricular Clubs, Intramural Sports; Technology upgrades and more. The Ensign Fund raises money for many other enrichment programs at Ensign Intermediate School, including faculty support to provide smaller learning environments.

The 1st Annual Mix + Mingle By The Sea event will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at the American Legion Hall (215 East 15th St., Newport Beach) from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Tickets are $35 per person, include an amazing island-inspired dinner buffet and non-hosted bar. Tickets can be purchased by going to - using the Communities drop down menu and then click on Ensign Fund to use your credit card or PAYPAL. Ticket forms are also available at the school front office (2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach 92663).

Guests will dance to the tunes of The Fabulous Nomands ( , enjoy the live entertainment donated by Island Inspirations ( The event will also feature raffle prizes and a silent auction, with amazing auctions items such as items from Laird Hamilton and Steve Hillenburg from the Creator of Spongebob, signed cleats from NFL player Clay Mathews, great Ducks tickets, a Jet fighter simulation package for six and a vacation home in La Quinta Resort among other items.

“We are so excited to have a casual, fun night where they parents of the 7th and 8th graders can get together to enjoy great music and food, while helping the school raise funds to support the great programs at Ensign,” says event Co-Chair Amy Manser. Co-Chair Alewa Olotoa adds “With budget cuts being felt this year, it is more important than ever to give our kids the best educational opportunities available.”

For questions and tickets, contact Amy Manser at (714) 240-1959 or Alewa Olotoa at (310) 774-1487. To view the event flyer go to:


Halsea is at Coterie Sole Commerce Unveiling New Products

Sally Bartz, Halsea’s founder, is at the Coterie Sole Commerce (Tues. 9/21 thru Thurs. 9/23) with the complete line of the super popular beach chic travel bags and accessories.

She will also be unveiling a NEW Halsea hat and beach cover up line! You won’t want to miss it! Be sure to stop by the Halsea booth (#3666) to get a sneak peak.

For special appointments or interviews, please contact; TO Media Co. 949.722.8488 or's Tips For Teaching Kids About Voting In Coast Kids Magazine

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

LA Parent Features Toy Story Skateboards from Bravo Sports

What kid doesn't love Toy Story?! Now you can get some of the movie's favorite characters on
skateboards from Bravo Sports.  Check out the latest article from LA Parent magazine featuring one of the skateboards:

Walmart's Magazine - Family Summer Fun Guide- Featured Pulse Scooters

Pulse offers some of the best scooters on the market.  There is truly something for everyone and every skill level.  Walmart's Family Summer Fun Guide featured three scooters from the Pulse line. 
P.S. -  Check out the O-Mama T-shirt

Friday, September 3, 2010

California Blooms Supports Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and OCRF



BURLINGAME, CA – AUGUST 31, 2010 – California Blooms (, the premier internet retailer of fresh eco-friendly, boutique-grown roses from the central coast of California, will offer consumers a special 18-rose white bouquet throughout the month of September in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.   With the purchase of the benefit bouquet, 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), an organization dedicated to the fight against ovarian cancer.

“We are honored to partner with OCRF and to help in their efforts to prevent ovarian cancer,” commented Mark Skorlich, CEO of California Blooms.  “This is a worthy cause that has affected so many people, and we’re excited to offer our customers an easy way to contribute with this month-long campaign.”

“We are so grateful to California Blooms for their support,” said Audra Moran, CEO, OCRF. “It’s important relationships like these that enable OCRF to continue funding the most cutting-edge research in our quest to find an early detection method and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.”

According to OCRF, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women.  The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. However, when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early on, the five-year survival rate is greater than 92%. Supporting ovarian cancer research makes it possible to develop new early testing techniques as well as new treatments.

California Blooms proudly supports the search for a cure in honor of the late Gerre Skorlich, mother of CEO Mark Skorlich, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 1994.

About Ovarian Cancer Research Fund:
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the largest private non-profit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research.  Our mission is to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.
Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and about 15,500 women will die of the disease.  Currently there is no effective means of early detection. Since 1998, OCRF has given almost $40 million for ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OCRF sponsored researchers are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.

For more information or to join us in our fight, please visit OCRF’s website at

About California Blooms:
Launched in 2009, California Blooms (, is the premier internet retailer of the freshest, boutique-grown and eco-friendly roses from the central coast of California for any occasion.  California Blooms roses are delivered direct from the grower to anywhere in the U.S. within 24 hours of being hand-selected and cut, resulting in the superior quality and freshness of every bloom as compared to delivery times of upwards of 3-7 days for many of the larger floral retailers and florists.

Get up-to-the-minute California Blooms info and special offers at or