Friday Finds #15

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As I started working on this edition of Friday Finds, I was having a SERIOUS hard time realizing that there are just two weeks left till June is here and one-half of 2019 will be gone already! Holy Batman, Robin!

Friday Finds Week #15

Food and Drink Related Finds

Find Your Summer Hit with McCormick

For many, the extended Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer, and you know what that means. Time to drag out the grills and clean them up and start making the neighbors hungry! 🙂  

This grilling season, McCormick is inspiring food-lovers everywhere to curate the ultimate Summertime BBQ at – the summer go-to resource for everything from mouth-watering recipes to insider advice on food prep and even essential grilling packs.

The Triple Mustard Bacon Cheeseburger featuring French’s Classic Yellow Mustard and the Maple Glazed Seasoned Baby Back Ribs featuring Lawry’s Seasoned Salt are just two examples of crowd-pleasing hits that are on tap for our housewarming/summer BBQ we are planning this year.  

Did you know that you can order collections of all types directly from McCormick as well? Since this is our first summer in our new home, and our first grilling season – the McCormick Grilling Essentials 10-Piece Condiment Set is what I’ve got my eye on.

Grilling Essentials 10-Piece Condiment Set

I really love the Grill Mates 15-Piece Grill Master Collection as well – but hubby is a little funny when it comes to all that “fancy schmancy” stuff on his meat so I might just have to sneak a few of these items in here and there without him knowing!

So before you kick off your BBQ season this year – be sure and pop over to McCormick’s and grab all the mouth-watering recipes and spices you’ll need for an absolutely incredible grilling season!

Keep The Kids Busy This Summer

With our society being so plugged in continuously, I know other parents have a hard time dragging their kids away from their screens and outdoors to romp and play without the electronics. When you get your brood together this summer for some family outdoor time, be sure to have one or more of these Stomp Rocket® products available. There is literally something for everyone!

Stomp Rocket® Jr. Glow (Tots Ages 3+)

These all foam fliers are perfect for the smaller set. They can fly up to 100 feet in the air and glow in the dark for daytime and nighttime fun.

Stomp Rocket® Stunt Planes (Ages 5+)

This set features three unique Stunt Planes that were designed by aeronautical engineers to loop, glide, and flip.  See them in action here!

Stomp Rocket® Ultra LED (Ages 6+)

Summer Favorite! Light up the night with these bright LED-equipped rockets that can launch up to 150 feet in the air. 

Stomp Rocket® Dueling (Ages 6+)

Give siblings and friends an opportunity to share in friendly competition with this set that lets two kids launch rockets at the same time.

Stomp Rocket® Extreme (Ages 9+)

Let the older kids put their stomping and flying skills to the test with these rockets that can fly up to 400 feet in the air!

About Stomp Rocket

Run, jump and STOMP! For 25 years, Stomp Rocket® has been entertaining kids and their families and stimulating active, outdoor play. The Original Stomp Rocket® is 100% kid-powered, and the product line includes rockets that soar up to 400 feet in the air, as well as toys that are appropriate for kids as young as age 3. Stomp Rocket® has sold over 5 million toys and won numerous awards from industry experts, including Good Housekeeping, Creative Child Magazine, Dr. Toy, iParenting Media, and Toy Directory Monthly. Stomp Rocket® is made by D&L Company of Minden, Nevada,

Stomp Rocket® has already garnered national and viral media coverage on Good Housekeeping, The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Red Tricycle,  She Knows and more. 

Stomp Rocket is easy to find and can be purchased in-store at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohls as well as online at,,, and more!

Summer Attire

Your Sunscreen Is Absorbed Into Your Bloodstream

Okay, maybe not ALL sunscreen is absorbed into your bloodstream, but a recent study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that several chemicals found in sunscreen enter your bloodstream at high levels in as little as one day.

Even more alarming? Daily use of sunscreen can cause some ingredients to remain in your body even after discontinuing use. The report calls for more research into the health risks these ingredients may create when absorbed into the body.

Meanwhile, the experts agree that sunscreen is still the best line of defense against exposing bare skin to dangerous UV light. So how can water lovers and beach fans fend off the potential adverse side effects from both sun AND from sunscreen? With HydroChic, maker of sun-protective swimwear and cruisewear has a sensible suggestion: cover up.

HydroChic Smart Swimwear

Traditional swimwear can be quite skimpy. HydroChic offers a unique line of figure-flattering Smart Swimwear for women and girls who want to feel confident and look great without sacrificing comfort or modesty. Its extensive mix-and-match swimwear collection features skirts with attached leggings, skorts, capris, tunics, long and short-sleeve tops, and tanks.

HydroChic does more than provide coverage. Its swimwear is made from top quality fabric with a UPF rating of 50, the industry’s highest level of UV protection. Yes, you still need sunscreen for exposed skin – but less exposed skin means you use less sunscreen.

Another HydroChic plus: quality craftsmanship. With hidden zippered pockets, detailed stitching, and vibrant luxe prints, these chlorine-proof swim pieces have excellent breathability and a two-way stretch for a perfect fit, even after repeated use.

Stylish, lightweight, and fast drying, HydroChic fashions can be worn from the beach to the boardwalk and out to lunch or dinner. The super-versatile line also includes swim shorts, pants, jackets – even maternity styles and mastectomy options.

HydroChic is available from women and girls in a wide array of colors, prints and sizes up to PLUS XX at select stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, and Israel, and online at  Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00. HydroChic was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf. Support the business women peeps!

Home Decor

Trendy Two-Tone Moulding Adds Glamour to Your Interiors

OMG y’all – this has to be one of the most beautiful decorating ideas that I have seen in a long time! Look at this:

These are the fashionable Haute 2-in-1 mouldings from Ornamental Mouldings and Millwork. You can install a two-tone crown, baseboard, and/or chair rail moulding in any room of your home. Available with either a gold rope or silver pyramid removable wood insert, the mouldings come primed and ready to paint.

“Homeowners can add an upscale interior design statement to any room with these elegant mouldings,” says Keith Early, vice president of marketing and new product development at Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork. “This is an easy, on-trend DIY project that can have stand-out results.”

You remove the gold or silver insert that comes with the molding. Then paint the primed molding profile in whatever color you desire to match your decor. Once the molding is dry, install it. Finally, use a construction adhesive to fasten the prefinished gold or silver trim insert into the molding and you’re finished!

Whether used as a ceiling accent in a bedroom, a custom wall design in a dining room, or to create an attention-grabbing baseboard in a living room, the Haute 2-in-1 Moulding products are a fast and easy way to add a touch of high fashion to the home. The whitewood crown, chair rail, and baseboard moldings all come primed and ready for paint. The pre-finished gold and silver accent trim easily installs with construction adhesive.

“Ideas are endless for using these two-toned moldings,” says Early. “The silver pyramid insert style can highlight stainless steel appliances in a kitchen along with lighting fixtures throughout the home. And, the gold rope insert style adds warmth and elegance to living areas with brass and bronze cabinetry hardware, lamps and mirror or picture frames.”

Available nationwide through Lowe’s®, Haute 2-in-1 Moulding products are Made in America.

Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork manufactures a wide array of decorative wood moldings and accessories. Owned by NOVO Building Products, the industry’s leading manufacturer and distributor of moldings, stair parts, doors, and specialty millwork, Ornamental Mouldings & Millwork is based in Archdale, N.C. For more information, visit or call 1-800-779-1135.

Allergy Relief

Airfree: A Revolutionary Air Purifier

Spring is in full bloom which means allergies are in the air as well. Many suffer from allergy attacks from the pollen of blooming EVERYTHING. I recall my first battle with allergies a few years ago. Wasn’t until my late 40s that I developed pollen allergies and good Lord I thought I had the flu and was going to die! One way to help protect those of us who suffer from allergies is to have an air purifier.

I recently won a Rainbow Rainmate II Air Purifier when I attended our local Southern Women’s Show. While I love the fact that it runs on water straight from your tap, what I don’t appreciate is the noise. It is not something that you want to have running all night long when you are attempting to sleep, that’s for sure! The upside is that there are a variety of scents that you can add to the water to make your whole home smell fresh and clean.

What I really like about the Airfree however is that it is SILENT. No noise, no filters, no water to change!

Airfree is a revolutionary air purifier that dramatically reduces indoor air pollution and germs in your environment that safely and effectively destroys microorganisms.  As a result, contaminated air is drawn into the Airfree ceramic core and is destroyed at high temperatures and returns clean, sterile air to your environment.  This air purification cycle is silent, requires no maintenance and is guaranteed to work based on numerous tests. Just turn it on and forget about it, as the device needs no maintenance or cleaning.  Airfree offers an entirely natural process that uses does not use radiation, chemicals or toxic products and running an Airfree purifier will not interfere with temperature or humidity in your home.

So if you have an allergy sufferer in your home, head over to Amazon and check out the variety available to find the Airfree that is right for you!

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