First Look: Made Kitchen & Cocktails, Alpharetta

First Look: Made Kitchen & Cocktails, Alpharetta
The look: Just up the street from the original Pure location, Made shares a freestanding building with a dental group. The rustic-modern build-out employs wood in various forms, from beams and tabletops to champagne riddling racks … Entrees include
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'We print imagination' at Mohawk's 3D lab
Stemmed Implant Technology has developed a less invasive but stronger way to affix dental implants to bones. The technology is the invention of a Niagara Falls dentist. It's screwless and more intricate than existing implants, says Chris Ostrovski, the …
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Pet Food Recall: Limited Quantity of Nutrisca Dry Dog Food

Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. has issued a recall of a limited amount of 4 pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food.  The official FDA report is below and can also be found here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2015 – Perham, MN – Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca.nutrisca

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.  No Salmonella-related illnesses in people or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

The recalled product was distributed in the 4 lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores, and internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4 lb. bag sizes, bearing UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7″ (found on lower back of the bag). Products included in the recall are identified by the below first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and “Best by Dates” (found on upper back of the bag). No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products, are affected by this announcement.

First five digits of Lot Codes:
4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P

Best By Dates:
Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence ofSalmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product. The company is coordinating this voluntary recall with the FDA, and is issuing the recall action out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers who purchased the 4 lb. bags of the dry dog food product subject to the voluntary recall (as identified above) should stop using the product, discard it in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle), and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

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Before and After – Part 3

I think his exact words for this one was “The bushes are killing it”.  He suggested I crop to just include her and the bench.  I had of course done this while taking various shots of her up there, but didn’t choose it as my favourite.  :) So this isn’t the same image re-cropped, it’s a different photo all together that I feel fit more what he suggested. I again feel like her head is squished and needs more breathing room.



Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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All You Need Is Love

Happy Valentine's Day from Bubby and Bean!

Since we take the weekends off around these parts, I’m wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day today (and a happy Friday, too!). Essley is, of course, my #1 Valentine again this year, and I can’t wait to give her extra snuggles (and extra treats) tomorrow. Last weekend, I helped her make Valentines for her grandparents, aunts/uncles, and cousins – and you guys, I had no idea how much fun it would be to craft with a toddler. I mean, yes, it was messy. And yes, the Valentines were basically hearts (that I cut out) with scribbled marker and randomly placed (possibly partially chewed) stickers and doilies on them. But it was so great. SO great. Essley’s and my other Valentine (her daddy) comes home for a couple of days on Sunday and there is a lot of couch lounging and comfort food on the agenda. That’s our kind of romance and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

However you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate), I hope your Valentine’s Day is wonderful. See you Monday!


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Chaa Creek Announces A New Whale Shark Adventure

San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) February 13, 2015

The Lodge at Chaa Creek has just announced a new Belize vacation package that allows travellers to get up close and personal with one of the the world?s largest animals, the whale shark.

According Lea Itzab, Chaa Creek?s marketing officer, the new package, to run from June 2 to 12, 2015, is the first of its kind ever to be offered by the Belizean eco resort, and is in partnership with Robert?s Grove, a Belizean Caribbean resort based near the picturesque coastal fishing village of Placencia.

?Belize is one of the few places in the world to have a regular, annual whale shark migration, and it?s a truly spectacular sight,? Ms Itzab said, ?For decades local fishermen have known about the yearly visits of ?Sapodilla Tom?, as whale sharks are called in Belize, and some years back they began taking researchers and tourists out to see these amazing creatures during their annual migration to Gladdens Spit and the Sapodilla Cayes?.

?Being able to get up so close to these huge, gentle creatures is a rare opportunity, and we?re excited to be able to offer our guests the chance to take part in such an amazing adventure,? she said.

Chaa Creek?s Belize Whale Shark Adventure Package is offered between June 2 to 12 to take advantage of the annual migration to Gladden Spit, which occurs between the months of April to July in Belize, Ms Itzab explained.

The vacation package takes guests to Belize?s ancient Maya heartland in the Cayo district where a stay at Chaa Creek includes three nights cottage accommodation including all meals and activities such as excursions to ancient Maya temples and city-sites, guided nature tours, visits to Chaa Creek?s Natural History Centre, Butterfly Farm, canoeing, swimming and a range of other activities within the resort?s 365 acre private nature reserve, as well as a trip to the Belize Zoo.

The Robert?s Grove portion of the package includes air and ground transfers to Placencia and Robert?s Grove with welcome cocktails, four nights accommodation, a full meal plan with breakfast, lunch and three course dinner, two days of whale shark diving with two tanks per day for SCUBA dives, a day of reef diving with two tanks and all dive gear included, as well as use of the resort’s three swimming pools, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers, Hobie Kats, gym, and bicycles, she said.

?We worked closely with Robert?s Grove management to craft a comprehensive vacation package that allows guests to experience the best of Belize?s inland and coastal attractions in the easiest and most cost effective manner possible. It brings together Belize?s pristine rainforests and rich Maya heritage with the stunning Caribbean coast and reef with a focus on the one of the world?s most amazing animals, the whale shark.

?It?s one of those unique adventures that could only happen in Belize, and we?re really very excited to be able to offer it,? Ms Itzab said.

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a true shark, relatively unchanged over the last 60 million years, and as the world?s largest fish has a recorded length of 12.65 m (41.50 ft) and a weight of more than 21.5 metric tons (47,000 lb.), although there are anecdotal claims of larger specimens, according to the Chaa Creek Natural History Centre?s Brion Young.

?Regardless of the exact length and weight, whale sharks are by far the largest living non-mammal, and one of the largest animals to ever inhabit the Earth,? Mr Young said.

Ms Itzab said that while whale shark migrations occur in Madagascar, South Africa, Australia, Mozambique, Indonesia and the Yucatan, Belize?s Gladden Spit is a particularly accessible and beautiful area in which to observe, and even dive and swim with the huge creatures.

?Whale Sharks are truly ?gentle giants? and don?t mind human company at all. You can swim, snorkel and dive close to them without any fear at all,? she said.

Ms Itzab said that while there can be no guarantees that whale sharks will be seen, their movements are closely monitored and every care is taken to ensure get guests close to them.

The whale sharks were often confused with true whales due to their size, docile nature and feeding habits, Mr Young said. As filter feeders, they draw water though mouths as large as four and a half feet to strain plankton and other nutrients, much as many species of whales do.

They are particularly attracted to fish spawn, and travel long distances to arrive at areas where fish are spawning to consume the clouds of eggs and sperm released during mating. The whale shark?s arrival at Gladden Spit coincides with the annual spawning of several species of fish found around the Belizean coast and barrier reef.

?We?re fortunate enough to have the perfect conditions to attract whale sharks, as well as an incredibly diverse country for humans to enjoy, with vast protected rainforests, the Maya Mountains, pristine rivers and then an unspoiled Caribbean coastline with hundreds of cayes and the world?s second largest barrier reef.

?To be able to combine all of that into one vacation package is, I think, a real coup for Chaa Creek and Robert?s Grove, and is a great opportunity for travellers,? Ms Itzab said.

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is a multi award winning eco resort set within a 365 acre private nature reserve along the banks of the Macal River in Belize.


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8Homeless pets across the nation will have more radiant coats, clearer eyes and renewed energy, thanks to the community, Halo, Purely for Pets and

The 4th annual Holiday Kibble Drop delivered a total of 565,000 meals to pets in need at more than 30 shelters and rescues in 15 cities throughout December.

At each Kibble Drop location, shelters and rescues received a food donation on behalf of visitors and Halo customers, who make the Kibble Drop possible simply by playing or by purchasing Halo pet food.

Halo retail partners in each of the cities along the Kibble Drop route generously agreed to provide a place where area shelters and rescues could pick up their donation.

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Importance of Encouragement

The power of friendship and encouragement among the Christian community is an important role, but it spans beyond just that as well when we actually take the time to stop and think about the role of encouragement. In Hebrews 3:13 (ESV), the Bible shares the following, “13 But exhort one another every day, as long as…

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Mar 4, Dog Training Resources | Best Dog Food Guide

Find the best dog training resources: courses and eBooks. TIP: start BEFORE dog problems arise.
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Vaccine vs Disease, Parvo Edition: an Infographic

Vaccines are a complicated topic, let’s start with that. It’s impossible to break down the conversation into something so simplistic as “Vaccines: yes or no”. Some are more effective than others, some prevent more severe diseases than others. There are some vaccines I did not recommend (hello, FIP) and others I was adamant about (parvo!) when I was in general practice. This is why you should have a good relationship with a vet you trust, who is willing to have a dialogue.

On the other hand, when people are wading into the quagmire of what to vaccinate for and when to boost it versus titer it, one thing stands: ALL puppies should have ALL the core vaccines: parvo, distemper, adenovirus-2, and rabies. What you do after the one year booster is between you and your vet, but basic risk/benefit is indisputably on the side of vaccinating young dogs for the above vaccines on schedule.

I think sometimes people forget how awful some of these vaccine preventable illnesses are. If you’ve ever seen a puppy dying of parvo, you would never miss that vaccine for your pet again.

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Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

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Secret Room Events Hosts the 2014 Red Carpet Style Lounge For Celebrity Nominees and Presenters

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

On Friday August 22nd 2014 Secret Room Events will host the Red Carpet Style Lounge, an extravagant invite only gift and beauty services lounge in honor of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and benefitting The Humane Society of the United States and The Shelter Pet Project. Many celebrity nominees, presenters and other talent as well as media, press and bloggers are set to attend this lavish event where guests will be introduced and gifted exciting new products and services. The Red Carpet Style Lounge will also host a ?yappy hour? with special gifts for the celebrity guest?s furry companions.

Omics LIVE! BEAUTYtreat Retreat, a collaboration created by Sherri Scheck-Merrill & Omics LIVE! Career-Exploring Interns, will offer the following to guests: custom Hot & Ice Blended Drinks from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, TONI&GUY Academy Costa Mesa/Santa Monica Braid Bar-Makeup-Nails, Dial M for Make-Up Lash Extensions and Cecilia Alcala Design Lash Bar. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of treats from POP! Gourmet Popcorn, Zico premium coconut water and Cupcake Sushi – Key West most unique and decadent new dessert. Chocolate fans will enjoy sampling gourmet treats from Chuao Chocolatier and Guylian, who will be offering champagne along with their Belgium chocolates.

One highlight of the Red Carpet Style Lounge is the luxury trips to be gifted to select celebrities. Alila Villas, crafted luxury in spectacular locations, will be gifting luxury stays in ocean front villas at their Uluwatu and Soori Indonesian properties with personal butler, spa services, dining and more. ITC Hotel Maurya New Delhi India will be gifting 8 nights in a Luxury Suite, airport transfers, luxury buffet breakfast, dinner each night and spa services. Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino California, Travel and Leisure’s winner of World’s Best Awards 2014, will gift a two night escape in a suite with breakfast and dinner daily featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by their executive chef. Riviera Resort and Spa Palm Springs is gifting a two night stay in a 1-bedroom suite, dinner for two at Circa 59 and one 50 minute spa treatment at Spa Terre.

Guests will also enjoy exciting gifts from the following generous sponsors:

Hape – leading manufacturer of high quality bamboo and wooden toys

Pet Head fashion-forward line of pet products

WHILL – Next-gen personal mobility device

Philips Oral Healthcare – Philips and Ora Dentistry Spa’s Dr Sam Saleh

FACTORY900 – The future eyewear

Toro Ride Inc. – LA’s car service app for executive and luxury car service

Rago Shapewear – shape wear made in the USA “that really works”

Skineez Skincarewear – revolutionary shape wear infused w/skincare

St Kitts Tourism – intoxicating beauty, warm waters and white sandy beaches

Littlest Pet Shop – a toy franchise from Hasbro

Yatra Collection ? fashion forward india-inspired apparel and accessories

VANDA – Raising your energy with Tools for your Soul

Wiki Wags Disposables – disposable male dog wrap that ends potty accidents

Ashieda – reduce wrinkles and get glowing skin with best collagen drink

Schmoozies – stylish neckwear for pets

Epic Pet Health – natural electrolyte supplements for dogs and cats

Faucet Face – leading marketer of eco-friendly glass water bottles

Our Angels ? psychic Gloria Bieber doing aura photos & readings – boost your health with 365 Vegan Smoothies book

Guests will leave with a VIP gift bag full of products from:

Sir Richard’s Condom Company – premium condoms free of harmful chemicals

OPI – nail lacquer and more

Bliss Beauty and Skincare – award-winning spa services and skin care

Villeroy & Boch – luxurious tableware from Europe

Kyjen – toys that keep dogs active

Mack & Jane – artisan leather cuffs

Mooney Farms – delicious California sun dried tomato snacks

My Monopoly – personalize your Monopoly board with My Monopoly

Omorose Cosmetics – making beauty yours with Omorose Cosmetics

ClifBar – snacks good for you and the planet

Pretty Woman – fashion-forward nail products from NYC

Kuzma Design – beaded embroidered statement cuffs

MD Complete – dermatologist skincare that delivers visible results

Murad – skincare products that transform your skin

Tooks International – headwear with built-in removable headphones

Audio Professionals Limited – high quality Italian earphones Tonino Lamborghini quantum

SunStyle Sunless – catwalk sunless collection

Justin’s ? gourmet nut butter

Pjur Group Luxemburg S.A. – premium personal lubricants made in Germany

Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co. – organic sustainably roasted coffee

Ourlieu – stylish home wares for any place or space

CB-X – world leader in male chasity

Reisen Home Collection – luxury home fragrance products

Lubrisyn HA – all natural joint supplement

True Fabrications – essential tools for efficient bottle opening

JudyCakes LLC – old-fashioned pound cakes like Grandma baked

Miists Int’l Inc. – ultra slim sprays

KP! Toffee LLC – gourmet English toffee products

Original Gourmet – flavored lollipops & suckers

Atlantic Coast Media Group – iconic beauty brands

FOR MEDIA AND PRESS: to cover this event please contact amy(at)secretroomevents(dot)com

About the charities:

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation?s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We and our affiliates rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals?a world that will also benefit people. The HSUS is America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.

The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie?s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. Their goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring that all healthy and treatable pets find loving homes. The Shelter Pet Project does this by breaking down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and communicating that ?A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.?

About Secret Room Events:

Secret Room Events produces Hollywood?s most talked about award show gift lounges, nominee gift bags and celebrity endorsement brand launches. For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact Amy Boatwright: amy(at)secretroomevents(dot)com.

Disclaimer: The Red Carpet Style Lounge is not affiliated with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences or the Emmy Awards.

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