ALOR Launches ‘HOPE’ Affirmation Bracelet In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

alor-hope-braceletBrand Founder’s Personal Passion Project to Aid in Finding a Cure

Southern California-based ALOR, known for their portfolio of luxury cable jewelry, is proving jewelry can do good this October. The brand has designed the ‘HOPE’ Affirmation bracelet that will raise awareness and funding for finding a cure for breast cancer.  The bracelet will be available via ALOR’s website in early October.

Sandy Zemer, ALOR’s co-founder, is the heart behind the ‘HOPE’. “I was given a similar bangle by my husband at a recent milestone birthday celebration, as were all of my friends in attendance. The bangle symbolized that no matter how many miles or years may separate us, we are always close to each other’s hearts and that support system is always there.” She continued, “With the ‘HOPE’ Affirmation bangle, the message is much the same: the wearer is part of a network, an unwavering support system that will be there throughout their journey.”

Ten percent of sales proceeds will be donated to Here for the Girls, a charity dedicated to healing and saving lives by supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer, while providing breast health education for all.   Continue reading “ALOR Launches ‘HOPE’ Affirmation Bracelet In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Opera Event Revolutionizes Social Engagement Through a New Platform for Online Influencers

opera-eventTwitch audience members can now engage with their favorite online influencers in fun, new ways; Influencers benefit from a new revenue stream, access to valuable data about their audience engagements, and added value to brands that work with influencers

A new social media engagement platform for online influencers launched has launched. Opera Event, Inc. (http://www.operaevent.co/) was founded to enable online influencers to engage with their audience in new ways, and to provide influencers with more data about their audiences, making their online presence even more successful, valuable and appealing to brands with influencer marketing programs.  Continue reading “Opera Event Revolutionizes Social Engagement Through a New Platform for Online Influencers”

Turtle Beach To Launch New Wireless Gaming Headsets at TwitchCon in San Diego This Sunday, October 2nd

turtle-beach-wireless-headset-for-xboxThe Company’s Latest STEALTH 520 and STEALTH 420X+ Gaming Headsets Adds Superhuman Hearing and Other Must-Have Features to its Prior Best-Selling Models

Fans Attending TwitchCon in San Diego This Weekend Can Check Out the STEALTH 520, STEALTH 420X+ and Turtle Beach’s Entire Holiday ’16 Lineup

This weekend Turtle Beach Corporation, an audio technology company for over 40 years, launches its latest 100% wireless gaming headsets – the STEALTH 520 for PlayStation4 and STEALTH 420X+ for Xbox One. The latest upgrades to Turtle Beach’s prior best-selling STEALTH 500P and STEALTH 420X models offer gamers exactly what they need to hear everything and defeat everyone via Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing™ sound setting, plus a variety of additional must-have features no gamer should be without. The STEALTH 520 and STEALTH 420X+ have a MSRP of $129.95 and $149.95 (respectively), and will be available at participating retail outlets nationwide starting this Sunday, October 2, 2016. Continue reading “Turtle Beach To Launch New Wireless Gaming Headsets at TwitchCon in San Diego This Sunday, October 2nd”

San Diego Pediatric Dentist Honored By Colleagues as Leading Next Generation Dentist

dr-jenna-m-khoury-dmd-from-carlsbad-caDr. Jenna Khoury DMD of The Brush Stop named to prestigious national 40 Under 40 ‘Best Young Doctors’ in America by Incisal Edge Magazine.

Dr. Jenna Khoury DMD, a Carlsbad based pediatric dentist, has recently been selected as a ‘Best Next Generation’ dentist by industry experts and esteemed doctors. The honor, announced in Incisal Edge’s 2016 40 Under 40 issue, is a reflection of Dr. Khoury’s ability to combine the latest, cutting-edge technology with compassionate care for her patients.

The ‘40 Under 40‘ recognition is based on the “best next generation of dentists — doctors nominated by industry experts from around the country, vetted by an independent panel and presented in a manner befitting the honor; as the rock stars of our field,” according to Incisal Edge. Continue reading “San Diego Pediatric Dentist Honored By Colleagues as Leading Next Generation Dentist”

XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences

XLIVE 2016 Las VegasXLIVE- Las Vegas, NV– Transcending all things festival, music, film, culinary, eSports and technology, the world’s premiere live event production conference, XLIVE 2016, touches down in the entertainment capital of the world this December 5th -7th, 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Previously known by two separate entities, International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) and International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), XLIVE will host 140+ guest speakers, 80+ exhibitors and 40+ interactive sessions for participants to transform their perspective and understanding about the latest approaches to elevate event production and attendee experience to new, unprecedented heights.

Uniting the industry’s most brilliant minds under one roof, the 13th annual conference will bring the dynamic festival community together to share in a creative and collaborative space where attendees can explore the latest trends and share ideas within the rapid evolution of the large scale gathering phenomenon. Featured speakers at this year’s conference include: Billboard and Hollywood Reporter President John Amato, Eventbrite Co-Founder & CEO Julia Hartz, Continue reading “XLIVE 2016: Cultivating Big Ideas for Extraordinary Live Event Experiences”

WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

WGU Washington logoScholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling in an education program

To encourage a new generation of educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage, WGU Washington launched the Future Teacher Scholarship for people seeking a fulfilling career in K-12 education. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 93 percent of principals say they’re “struggling” or in a “crisis” mode to find new, qualified teachers. This scholarship helps smooth the pathway to high-quality and respected credentials for aspiring educators. Continue reading “WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers”

TwitchCon 2016: Amazon Game Studios Reveals First 3 Games

This evening at TwitchCon 2016 here in San DiegoAmazon Game Studios announced its first three games: Breakaway, New World, and Crucible.

“Powered by Amazon Lumberyard and designed to be streamed, Amazon’s games aim to be as fun to watch as they are to play”

In addition to announcing the games, Amazon Game Studios previewed and provided the first public, hands-on demo of Breakaway, a mythological sport brawler that will begin accepting a limited number of gamers into alpha later this year. Amazon Game Studios is building all three titles on the Amazon Lumberyard game engine, and each will include new Twitch features that put broadcasters in the spotlight and bring spectators into the action. 

Here’s a little more about the games: Continue reading “TwitchCon 2016: Amazon Game Studios Reveals First 3 Games”

TwitchCon 2016: Amazon Game Studios Reveals Breakaway, New World, & Crucible

This evening at TwitchCon 2016Amazon Game Studios announced its first three games: Breakaway, New World, and Crucible.

“Powered by Amazon Lumberyard and designed to be streamed, Amazon’s games aim to be as fun to watch as they are to play”

In addition to announcing the games, Amazon Game Studios previewed and provided the first public, hands-on demo of Breakaway, a mythological sport brawler that will begin accepting a limited number of gamers into alpha later this year. Amazon Game Studios is building all three titles on the Amazon Lumberyard game engine, and each will include new Twitch features that put broadcasters in the spotlight and bring spectators into the action. 

Here’s a little more about the games: Continue reading “TwitchCon 2016: Amazon Game Studios Reveals Breakaway, New World, & Crucible”

3 Weeks Old: San Diego Beach Parents Must Have Jogging Stroller

This week I decided to dress you up in one of the outfits I bought you. A pretty colorful dress and a flower for your hair that Aunty Rachael got for you. She bought you a ton of pretty bows for your hair that will match anything you wear.

Flower in her hair just like mommy #avakalea

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Before you were born I went crazy at Target. I waited till after the baby shower to shop for you so that I didn’t buy any duplicates. Your dad had never seen me go crazy shopping. He stepped away for a moment and I came back with a full cart of outfits.

Getting ready for #avakalea 14 days and counting

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Funny, but I’ve never witnessed @staciakennedy being so into shopping …

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Your dad took us to the beach this week. I love taking a break during the afternoon and spend time with you and your dad. Here we are again in Del Mar.

@avakaleakennedy and @staciakennedy – two of the beautiful girls in my life

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Your dad wanted to buy a jogging stroller months ago. Not for jogging but to take you on our walks on the beach. The Chicco Travel System stroller we have will not do on the sandy terrain.

As you know before you were born we love walking on the beach and catching a sunset almost every night.

Your dad is a great shopper and found a great deal on craigslist. You are too tiny for this type of stroller but we put down a nice fluffy blanket your aunty Fancy and Desi bought you and strapped you in. You fit perfectly and looked very comfortable.

Trying out our jogging stroller for our walk on the beach #sandiegoliving☀️ #sandiego #solanabeach #beachparents

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If you are a #beachparent this is a must have. Jogging strollers are the best for strolls on the beach.

If you are looking for a good one, Jeep strollers are Daddy Bloggers favorite or anything with good tires and comfortable seating for baby to sleep in.

(For more advice and reviews Ask Daddy Blogger World for his opinion.)

This week your grandma Jojann also flew in from Seattle, WA to visit you. She will be here the rest of the week to stare at you and kiss you all up.

mom-and-ava-kalea-sunset mom-and-ava-kalea

As far as your health you have been growing like a weed. You are now 8lbs 14oz and 20 inches long.

You are also only doing breast milk and the last 2 days it’s been very hot so you have been crabby.

Not sure if it is the heat or if you are just so hungry. Or just the pains of growing so fast.

You make a ton of noises while you sleep and while you are just chilling at home you talk and squeak about.

It’s cute but also not sure if it’s gas when you start to get really fussy. Not so cute when you projectile vomit your milk at me.

Love you lots!

Mom

2 Weeks Old: First Trip To Venice Beach

On September 21st you turned 2 weeks old. We started off the week with a great week.

You have been doing is eating a lot and sometimes you eat too much, too fast so you hiccup a lot and throw up on me a lot. You took your first real bath. After that, your hair got more spiky and I think your hair is growing fast.

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#SpikyHairDontCare My hair was very spiky when I was a baby too. Your hair is dark on the top but the sides look reddish and blonde. I think you got that from your daddy. His hair was red when he was little.

I still can’t tell but your eyes are grey or blueish. I hope they stay like that or be more like your dad’s. Either way, it doesn’t matter you are still so pretty and beautiful!!!

We also went to the doctor this week and you gained back your weight. You were 7lbs 8oz.

I got you dressed up and decided to deck you out in leopard print. Thanks to your Aunty Cherie, who sent you a ton of clothes including this outfit. ava-kalea-lepoard-print

Your dad and I also love taking walks on the beach. When we moved to San Diego from Washington your dad and I would walk on the beach almost every day.

We haven’t been to the beach since you were born and your dad came home this week and decided it was time to show you your first sunset. Here you are at the beach in Del Mar, we tried to wake you to watch the sunset.

@avakaleakennedy ‘s 1st #sunset

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Over the past weekend, I was excited because one of your Aunties Jolyn that came to visit you last week wanted to see you again. She was in town for a few more days. I got your dad to drive us up north where she was staying. We took you and your brother on your first road trip to the LBC (Long Beach California).

@avakaleakennedy w Aunty Jolyn

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Your aunties loved visiting with you and they all took turns holding you. Here we are in front of El Torito’s they have a great buffet for breakfast.

After that, I really wanted to take you to one of our favorite places on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, this place called Poke Poke. Since I haven’t been able to eat raw fish since I was pregnant with you I was excited to go there. Your dad had lived in Santa Monica a city very close by for a few months a couple of years ago. I went to visit him there and we had a great time. I think your dad misses living there. Maybe we will live up there again one day.

Loving me some @pokepokebowls

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There was also a new place that serves acai bowls in a coconut shell. It was their grand opening and it was only $3 I love a great deal. It was Amazebowls!

#grandopening

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One thing we have been noticing is that you love to sleep with your hands above your head. It reminds me of your dad. He loves to go to the ocean and raise his hands to the sky in a Y shape and say YES! YES to the world, YES to abundance, Yes to Opportunity! It’s a way he gets energy, inspiration from the ocean. Maybe you will do that too when you get older.

@avakaleakennedy on a power nap

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Monday, you spent the mid-morning and afternoon with your dad. He took you for a walk and to the gym with him. While I went to see an acupuncturist for the first time. I have been having minor lower back pain. Now it is all better. Dad recommended me to get this treatment and I wasn’t sure but it was surprisingly very helpful.

The next day evening you slept a lot during the day which means you were up with me all night. I had no sleep. I was very tired but look how awake and alert you were. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything else.

Loving being your mommy! Happy 2 Weeks and will be back next week with a new update on your journey.

Love Mom!