ROBIN’S PICKS: Cool Discoveries!


 Zazzle, the site that lets you create virtually anything, from customized T-shirts and postage stamps to skateboards and home décor, now also offers families and friends a platform to customize memorabilia and products for big life events, such as redecorating your new home.

Some ideas include:

A cute animal clock for a child’s room…pictured below.

classic poster for a nursery

Their products are just adorable!  And, there is much to choose from.

I had the opportunity to have made for me a personalized I Phone 5 Case. This photo (above)  doesn’t do it justice….it’s a lot more vibrant and slick looking in person, and I know it will be a conversation piece!  I love the artwork…the colors are fun ‘n bold….the design is whimsical….and the typeface stands out!



 If you’re looking for a special gift, Zazzle is a great site to check out!

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Health advocate, mother of 7, and television personality, Joan Lunden, has introduced a new line of safe and responsible cookware, sold at Bed Bath & Beyond®.  The line was designed to make healthy cooking faster and easier by bringing a clever “twist” to the products.   

Made with high-quality materials that can stand up to everyday use, Twiztt by Joan Lunden features convenient, built-in food preparation tools that save space, measure easily and keep food warm without unsafe heat transfer. 

Coated with an eco-friendly mineral ceramic non-stick coating called Thermolon™, the line gives home cooks a healthier alternative to cookware coated with common and harmful PTFE and PFOA coatings found in a slew of kitchen and household products. 

I’ve known for some time how unhealthy Telfon-coated cooking products are, so it’s refreshing to have a viable alternative!

Bed, Bath and Beyond carries the entire Twiztt by Joan Lunden collection, which includes:

  • A stainless steel casserole pot with “keep-warm” bowl and a stainless steel lid with a revolutionary straining function, available in red or white and 3 or 5 quart sizes.
  • Stainless steel, ThermolonTM non-stick coated fry pan available in 8, 10 or 12 inch sizes. 
  • A two quart stainless steel saucepan with cover, and “keep-warm” melamine bowl with a stainless steel lid and straining function, available in red and white.
  • A 12-inch round cast iron grill pan with a wire rack, a high-dome stainless steel lid with steam control functions, which can be used to attain perfect sears and convection-style cooking for an easy way to finish off creative dishes, available in red.
  • A four piece all-in-one set, including a 10 inch stainless steel, ThermolonTM non-stick skillet, a “keep-warm” melamine bowl for easy stove to table placement, a removable stainless steel lid with steam control functions and a bamboo chopping board with a convenient cm/inch calibration.

Made by The Cookware Company, Twiztt by Joan Lunden was created with meticulously-selected materials so that the production process does not utilize harsh chemicals in production, avoiding a negative impact on the environment.  A cookbook with Joan Lunden’s favorite recipes with easy-to-follow steps is also included.  Visit


The TouchBack BrowMarker is the first-of-its-kind, patented marker created specifically to enhance the shape of your brows.

The BrowMarker is designed with a unique fine tip marker that deposits just the right amount of intense, vibrant color for even, natural-looking coverage.

The smudge-proof, budge-proof formula lasts all day by bonding to brows and skin, filling in any sparseness and enhancing brows’ shape and color. Simply apply to clean, unmoisturized brows using short, upward strokes, moving in the direction of hair growth. Continue to fill in until desired level of coverage has been attained, and voilà, you’re set to strut your stuff and show off those eye-catching brows.   

If you’re like me, and you love to tweeze, you might benefit from this marker….it’s a great alternative to a eyebrow pencil that doesn’t last long and smudges.  I love this product!

AVAILABLE SHADES: Dark Brown (suitable for black/dark brown brows), Medium Brown (suitable for medium/light brown brows), Blonde, Auburn

WHERE TO FIND IT: Exclusively at


The LUMENE Time Freeze collection lifts skin making it appear and feel firmer and more supple. It combines Arctic heather with key plant protein to maintain the skin’s support network of collagen fibers in optimum condition. Antioxidant-rich Arctic heather flower extract effectively defends skin against the damaging effects of free radicals while boosting the strength and elasticity of the skin’s elastin fibers. Arbutin, a skin-lightening agent, helps increase skin’s radiance and prevent pigment changes due to exposure to the sun’s rays. The ultra-nourishing heather oil extract also softens and moisturizes skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated.  Plant protein present in the Time Freeze formulas, specifically pisum sativum (pea) extract, work to activate skin’s collagen production, resulting in an overall firmer and more youthful appearance.

The Time Freeze skincare range includes:

Firming Day Cream with SPF 15: Ideal for normal to dry skin, this rejuvenating day cream smoothes fine lines and evens out skin’s texture. It defends skin from the aging effects and discoloration caused by exposure to sunlight. 

Firming Night Cream: This restorative formula fortifies skin’s structure overnight, promoting collagen production and preventing pigment changes. Apply to clean skin at night. 

Eye Perfecting Treatment: Developed with Metaciotics™  Resveratrol, the highly-potent skincare ingredient that has gained much popularity for its incomparable anti-aging benefits, this cooling, soothing cream diminishes puffiness around the eyes. It can even be used on the eye lids to firm skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Apply to skin around the eyes and on the upper lids every morning and night.

Firming Eye Cream: Created to condition the delicate skin around the eyes, this cream helps lighten under eye circles in addition to firming and smoothing skin. Dab a small amount on the skin around the eyes every morning and at night.

Instant Lift Serum: An ultra-lightweight serum that acts as an excellent quick-fix for an instant beauty transformation, this formula immediately boosts skin’s radiance and improves its firmness. Apply to clean skin whenever necessary. Use before Time Freeze face creams or applying makeup.

I love the feel of the Night Cream and Instant Lift Serum.  They are an effective combo that make my skin soft and smooth at bedtime.

WHERE TO FIND IT: CVS, Walgreens, Ulta, Duane Reade. Visit for additional retailers.



Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing product samples.