summer movie releases

Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.


Rotten Tomatoes’ Summer Movie Calendar for 2019 is out. They have reviewed most of them. I am looking forward to Late Night with Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling, and The Lion King with Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen and James Earl Jones.



Clinique ID is a new custom-blend moisturizer. Choose a jelly, lotion, or an oil-free gel as your base, then add one of five active concentrate cartridges based on your skin’s need (sooth irritation, smooth uneven texture, close pores, even skin tone, tighten lines and wrinkles). It should be used morning and night. There are 15 combinations to choose from. $39.00.



Add to your summer seating with these Futon cushions in kid and adult sizes – store them in a stack or scatter them around. They are made of reed grass and they wipe clean.

The Layboo straw futon cushions are made by hand with a steel frame. Made from eco-friendly, natural, breathable straw, they contain no formaldehyde and stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They are often used for meditation and yoga as well as extra seating when entertaining. One cushion is 16” in diameter by 6.7” high. $45.89 each.


The Eshow tatami floor cushions are flat handmade straw cushions. They are soft and comfortable. They are 23.6” x 4” high. $105.00 for two. They also come in a square shape.




Give Back Box was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela who was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago who needed a pair of shoes. At the time she was running an online shoe store. When she returned the next day with a pair of shoes, he was gone. She did research and learned that about 11 million tons of clothing, shoes, towels, bedding and many other textiles get thrown away every year. She created Give Back Box which are recycled shipping boxes used to donate used clothing, shoes and other textiles to nonprofits. Consumers are encouraged to fill their used shipping boxes with their unwanted household items and send them to local charities that have partnered with Give Back Box.  Print out your prepaid shipping label.   Tax receipts are issued to those who make donations.