Mother’s Day Poem: “Motherly Love”

Motherly Love

Happy Mother's Day - May 11, 2014
Happy Mother’s Day – May 11, 2014

She cries and travails
For the child in her womb
The mother and the father
Wants the child born soon

She pushes and breathes every minute and hour
Thinking back on the moments of the baby shower
9 months of labor, tears, and pain
Suggesting and coming up with the child’s name

A newborn baby, a new life to see
A mother’s birth amounts to something
She nurtures and watches her child grow
Respect and dignity she faithfully sows

A mother’s reflection can be seen through their child
When everyone’s given up, she’ll go the extra mile
God blessed her and made her fruitful with her spouse
They also play an important role in the house

Mother’s Day is not one day, but everyday of the year
Her words and her love remains sincere
For mothers living, for mothers dead
They’ve all made sacrifices to see their children fed

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!
The tears shed, the prayers, and for all you do!
May each and every child one day discover
The overall purpose and love of a mother!

©Carl McKever

ASOS

ASOS WomenAffordable style is not a really common thing. However, ASOS is one store that is changing that. They ship to most anywhere in the world for FREE and offer a variety of vintage and retro inspired clothing. If you are looking for something that will help you stand out, or please your sense of fashion,then they are the place to look. While some of their clothing is a bit pricy, for instance $70 for a T-Shirt with a screen-printed design, they also offer a large selection of their clothing at discounted prices.

There always seems to be some kind of sale going on or a promotional code or two floating around for ASOS customers to enjoy. While shipping is not the fastest that we’ve seen, it is FREE and efficient. Their customer service is suburb and answers questions and offers support around the clock! One thing that we really love about ASOS is that they have a nice selection for both Men and Women, whereas many clothing companies target one gender.

ASOS Men

They offer many methods that you can choose to pay for your order with, personally we love using PayPal, but if that’s not your thing then credit and debit cards are perfectly fine. There is a growing demand for the type of clothing that they offer, and so far no other company does as good of a job of treating their customers great, giving them the best deals, and offering such great prices and of course the FREE shipping is never a bad thing!

Now were not saying that we are in love with everything that they offer, some of their clothing may only be fitting for the more unique and individual, but for the majority they have something for just about everyone. From shoes to sweaters to jewelry and underwear, they literally have it all. The cool thing about ASOS is that they not only sell their brand, but they sell other independent and undiscovered brands as well so that you get the best variety and selection possible. So the next time you want an outfit that helps you stand out or start a new trend, check out ASOS.

Winky Designs Iconic Edition

Winky Designs is a fun and quirky new company that has been delighting people with its slap watches and other cool designer products for a good while now. Their latest addition to the Winky family of products is a line of slap watches that feature icon images rather than numbers like you would find on any other boring old clock. They literally have a nag for taking the ordinary and turning it into something fantastic and functional! The new line features three new and “iconic” designs. These designs are the camera, travel, and computer icons. We got our hands on one of the Iconic Camera watches, and the first thing we have to comment on is their superb packaging. The packaging has vibrant orange and white colors and boasts a neat side label that looks like a nutrition facts label that has useful information about the watch printed on it.

The watch itself is clever beyond words. The iconic images printed on the inside compartment of the watch are crisp and clear. The material that the watch is made of is a very soft and comfortable silicon material that is a pure black color. There is also a classy silver ring around the centerpiece of the watch that draws one’s eye to the watch. You are sure to get noticed when you wear a Winky Designs product, and that’s a good thing because this has to be without a doubt one of the coolest watches to ever be made. This watch along with the other two designs in the Iconic Edition collection are most certainly going to be the next big thing in accessory fashion. Be sure to head on over to their Facebook page and like it or follow them on their Twitter for the latest info on their amazing products!

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Paperwallet

If you’re like me, you have a hard time finding a wallet that works for you. I myself am environmentally conscious but hate to sacrifice great style. Surprisingly, not many companies are looking into ways to make accessories and functional items, environmentally friendly, with the exception of one very cool company called Paperwallet. This company is true to its name, they make wallets made out of Tyvek, a material that is 100% recyclable!  How cool is that!? We think it’s probably the best idea we’ve herd in a very long time. Now, Paperwallet is all about keeping the green going, so that’s why they offer a really cool program where you can send in your old wallet and get a 15% coupon from them to use towards a Paperwallet!

Sounds pretty good right? It is, but we aren’t just saying they are awesome, we are using their products. The best part for me is the room and space in the wallet for all of my cards and cash. The quality of these wallets is another big point of discussion for new buyers. They look fantastic, but do they stand the test of feeling and using as high quality? Yes, they sure do. Upon first touching one of these artistic wallets you get the gist that it is a very durable and thick paper stock. A great company that is moving forward for our environment always deserves support, and that’s why we fully support Paperwallet 100%!

 

Check out the pictures of our Paperwallets!

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Baggu For Your Laptop & iPad

It’s no secret that here at Toast Pop we love BAGGU, we don’t go to the grocery store without them, but we have some news to share! BAGGU now offers a line of cases for your laptop and iPad! We know one thing for sure, they are high quality and very durable, just like their bags! They come in a variety of cool colors, as one might expect, and fit a variety of different sized computers. It goes without saying, the iPad ones just come in one size, since there is only one size iPad on the market. The color choices are fun and brilliant just like all of their other products, another thing you don’t have to worry about with BAGGU is the color of their products, even the darkest colors they offer look fantastic and stand out. They continue to amaze us all with simplistic and functional products that look good! My only question is, what will BAGGU come up with next? One thing’s for sure, we will be waiting to hear about it, whatever it may be!

ImagineNations

Looking for something cool to decorate your space with? ImagineNations may just be the perfect solution for an empty desk or space. Globes are a traditional piece of home decor and have been for many years, but the globes sold by ImagineNations are even more unique than any you will find on the market. Wendy Gold is a designer who understands the asthetics of home decor quite well, and it shows in her products. So what’s so cool about a globe that has a neat design? The fact that you get to be the designer too!

Wendy has provided the customer with packs of designs and stickers to put on the globe that you already own. Yes, you get to decide how your old globe looks and how to enhance it’s looks! There are various different packs to choose from, all of which look fantastic on any globe! You may be more traditional, you may like turning a boring globe into something fun, and you may just want it to look exceptionally good, any which way you want your globe to look, there is an option for you! It’s an idea that is simple, fun, and accessable to almost anyone! Globes can be bought almost anywhere, you get to choose the globe that works for you at any local store that sells them, and you get to further the experience of owning a little planet by truely making it yours. It’s quite literally, the world through your eyes. So go ahead, and imagine your nation with ImagineNations!

UZO Umbrellas

One doesn’t generally take into consideration what kind of umbrella they are using in todays market. There is such a problem with mass production of cheap quality products, that the most functional are left unnoticed. UZO Umbrellas is making a large impact in changing that. The way you see umbrellas will never be the same. Think about it, an umbrella is quite possibly one of the most useful accessories to have when leaving the house on a dreary day, but it can be a frustrating one if you are using a cheaply made one.

Taking the umbrella a step further, UZO Umbrellas is turning this useful accessory into a fashion statement with their brillant line of colors to choose from. One major feature that makes a UZO Umbrella better than most all others is it’s ability to protect the user from rain completely by leaving no part of the area above your head exposed. It was brilliantly thought of and conceived by Ronald Obmaces, a fantastic designer and engineer.

What other umbrella company with those features can boast about owning 24 patents worldwide? None come to mind. It’s quite easy to see why the UZO Umbrella would be a magnificent choice to keep you dry and looking better than anyone else holding an umbrella on a rainy day.

A Whimsical Twist on Practical Houseware

Wolfum creator Annabel Inganni spent nine years in apparel design before her designs took an interesting turn in 2010. Inganni is now creating household items like linen napkins, bookends, and coasters, but her flair for the unique provides a whimsical and stylish twist to these seemingly traditional pieces.

Los Angeles based Wolfum makes simple, everyday products from organic cotton, recycled poly twill, and FSC certified walnut. Quality materials mean lasting items, and lasting items mean less replacement and waste. If that wasn’t enough, bold patterns and colors like sage, olive, and navy adorn each hand-made product.

Wolfum’s collection of unique linens have a timeless appearance, with patterns that could have easily been taken from a trunk of beloved vintage items or used to embellish a modern tabletop. Wolfum’s colorful animal bookends and wall hangers also add a fanciful feel the the collection. Tigers, rabbits, coyotes, and a slew of other creatures in a variety of delightful patterns and colors would be perfect for a child or adult.

Whether it’s a mix-and-match collection or a coordinated set, Wolfum products are Inganni’s answer to a boring room. U.S. made and built to last, Wolfum’s whimsical products can be purchased at California shops like ST&NDARD GOODS and La La Ling, as well as Wolfum’s website.

NOOKA Mindstyle

Looking for something different to accessorize with? Nooka has the answer! They have created an entire company based on the idea of being different and looking great while doing so. The products that they sell boast a modern and simplistic look, while also pertaining to the functionality of everyday use. They create fun and creative ways to make everyday task, such as checking the time on a watch, more exciting. Their lines range from watches, to eye-ware, all the way to other types of apparel. Their product lines have grown over time, and new and innovative products are definitely in the future of Nooka.

While some may say their products are a little too ahead of our time, meaning they look too futuristic, Nooka thinks otherwise and is proving that with their continuing success in the world of modernism. Most of their products are a little more expensive than their competitors, but that is simply because the quality and design is superior at Nooka. It may cost a little more to get a Nooka product, but you seriously get the look that you pay for. While I must admit some of their products will more than likely make you stand out everywhere you go, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, Nooka makes products specifically for those who want to stand out.

Celebrities are more than willing to wear Nooka products and show off the brand, in fact Miley Cyrus has been seen wearing their sunglasses with everyday clothes, making them the focal point. It’s not hard to see how Nooka is taking this generation by storm, and it’s not too hard to see how they will only continue to succede in a world where being different and looking ahead of your time is not only acceptable, but celebrated. With the mindset of “mindstyle”, Nooka is making a lasting impression.

MOO Makes An Impression

There are so many different ways to make a statement anymore, but the simplest and most formal still remains giving someone a business card or calling card. It’s simple, to the point, and quite useful. One company by the name of MOO is making giant leaps in providing high quality, professional business cards and other quality paper goods. It’s hard enough to find an affordable company that sells custom business cards, much less one that does it with so much class and design skill.

They have a qide range of designs to choose from, ranging from plain colored backgrounds with text all the way to intricate pop art designs. It’s not hard to see why this little company is rapidly taking over the market. Most all business have business cards for their employees, and now more than ever students are using them as a way to exchange information in case a quick study session is later in need. It’s quite possibly the best way to keep in contact with people through their information. MOO is literally making the competition MOOve over! They offer so much more than business cards though! They even offer personalized stickers! The quality of the materials used by them surpasses that of any of their competition and when your order arrives in the mail you will be greated with professionally designed packaging that only accompanies the overall experience of shopping with them.