Lassy Project Sharing their Back to School Tips

Hat's off to this guy! John Guydon, CEO of Lassy Project, shares his top five tips when it comes to keeping kids safe.  Guydon created an app technology that can help missing children. Since it's launch following the abduction and murder of a 12 year old girl, Jessica Ridgeway, Lassy Project has been instrumental in fostering local communities united around a single goal: to stand for the 685 children that go missing in the U.S. every single day.

Kids are heading back to school, with many of them marching through those doors independently for the first time.  What steps can you take to ensure your child is safe in his or her trek to the bus, the classroom, or even a friends home after school?

Here are Lassy Project's top 5 tips for keeping your kids safe:

  1. Stranger Danger: Teach your child about not taking anything from or going anywhere with a stranger
  2. Scout Their Routes: Know the routes your child will take to get to school and his or her friends’ houses
  3. Safety Zones: Designate a safe zone that you and you child know
  4. Buddy System: Make sure your child knows to stay in groups of 2 or more
  5. Be Lassy Safe: Download the Lassy Project app and create a profile for your child

John Guydon is co-founder of the Lassy Project, a free service that gives parents and guardians the ability to notify an entire local community about their missing child in seconds. With the single push of a button that sends a text alert, parents can mobilize a trusted group of family, friends and neighbors immediately to help with their search. This group of community members is called the ‘Lassy Village’ and they are the most important asset users have if a child goes missing. Together, we are helping to bring missing children home through the power of our communities.


Nutrisystem has just launched #NowBelieveIt, a social empowerment campaign highlighting the positive power compliments play in the lives of women and young girls.

Nutrisystem has also partnered with Girl Talk (, an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program focused on helping teens build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Through a $25,000 donation, Nutrisystem is supporting the organization’s annual girls leadership summit and scholarship program activities throughout the year.

The power of a simple compliment is under-appreciated.

According to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll within the United States on behalf of Nutrisystem, statistics on compliments are intriguing: 
  • 94% of women remember the last time they gave someone a compliment
  • 83% of women remember the last time they received a compliment
  • 38% of women say it is difficult for them to accept compliments
Compliments are being given but not accepted, ultimately begging the question – why are women so hard on themselves?

The dynamic starts early and is long-lasting. 
  • A girl's confidence level starts to plummet as early as 9-years old? The dynamic starts early and is long-lasting. 
  • As many as 70% of teens feel they don’t measure up in some way, and an incredible 80% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat.
  • By high school, just 29% of girls said they feel “happy the way I am
I have a ten year old daughter and know that so sadly this is true.  Please join me in this movement.  #NowBelieveIt

The Yes! Guarantee

 **Disclosure: I was provided a free service plan in exchange for partnership in promoting Yes! Air Conditioning. All opinions are of my own. 

Can you believe that it's still above 100 degrees here in Las Vegas! This heat just will not go away and will more than likely stick around through October.  Without a good working air conditioning unit, you'll have a hard time of staying cool with the possibilities of having a higher bill as well.  Let's face it Vegas, we all know that our electric bills are high, especially during the summer when they can range from $250-$400 for most us and we spend the rest of the year paying off those summer bills.

When you're air conditioning unit does not peak at it's performance, that can cause the unit to break down or have to work even harder to cool down your home, causing you to have a higher bill.  I can't stress how important it is to make sure you get yearly maintenance for your units. Think about it, it's much cheaper to pay for a service plan than it is to continue to let your unit work harder, causing you to have a higher bill each month.  Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides a full range of service for home owners with competent, trained, dependable staff of experts that looks after and cares for your air conditioning system.

I was extremely impressed with the service we received at our first appointment.  Bill, our technician gave the impression that he really did care about, not only about our air conditioning out put but also our wallet.  Not once did he try to downplay what we already had. Not once did he try to "sell" other services, repairs or products.  He was extremely professional, quick, to the point and wanted to make sure we were comfortable with the cooling air in our home.

Yes! Conditioning & Plumbing offers a service plan for $169 that includes both plumbing and air conditioning inspections, tune-ups, 24/7 "front of the line" emergency service, professional grade cleaning of outdoor coil and so much more!  The $169 that you would be paying anyway in high energy bills if you don't have a properly working unit, so why not make sure everything is working correctly, cleaned out and blowing that cool air that it should.  Def worth it in the long run.  They even have monthly payment plans if that works better for you!

An added bonus for me was that every Yes! technician has also passed a local and national background check as well as a drug test and screening to ensure they provide the highest quality service and safety! And check out that rating! Almost 2000 reviews and a full five stars!!

For more information, visit their website at

Overall Rating
9576 star rating
(1943 Reviews)


I absolutely love Monterey!! I've been lucky enough to visit a couple times and it really is one of the most beautiful places I've been.  I cannot wait to go back!  Summer is almost over and it’s time for a mini-vacation package before we get back into the grind of things.. Enter now for a chance to win the ultimate getaway to the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, stay for two-nights, and wake up to a delicious breakfast in Jacks Restaurant. This is a Bay Area getaway you won’t soon forget!

Monterey Hotel Giveaway Package includes:
  • Two-night stay at Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Breakfast for two at Jacks Restaurant each morning
  • A warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie upon arrival
  • Two Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets

Terms and conditions apply. Must be 18 or older to enter. Last day to enter is August 26, 2015. Winner will be notified via email by August 28, 2015.

Wordless Wednesday

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Disney•Pixar proudly presents a hilarious new animated adventure, TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, Join Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang for an unforgettable tale packed with family fun and a must-have for every Pixar fan’s collection! During one of Bonnie's post-Christmas play dates, the “Toy Story” crew find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional.  It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to ever return to Bonnie's room. Available for the First Time on Blu-ray, Digital HD  and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd.

Today! Paint & Party with Crazy Pita


Who: Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill specializes in delicious healthy Mediterranean cuisine and nutritious seasonal foods; and Paint and Party Las Vegas.

What: Crazy Pita Town Square partners with Paint and Party Las Vegas throughout the summer offering guests Paint–Drink-Dine events. Guests get the option to choose from multiple portraits to paint and learn from local artists while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to keep or give as a giftThe cost is $30 per person, $20 for children 16 and under. That price includes painting materials and supplies along withone appetizer per table. Happy Hour prices will be offered to Paint Party guests 50% off beer and wine. Guests who plan to consume alcohol must be 21 years old with valid ID. This event is all ages. No experience necessary, beginner artists welcome.  Reservations required 702-778-3310.

When:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 ((TODAY))

Where: Crazy Pita - Town Square, 6587 South Las Vegas Blvd. #190

Why: Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill loves to provide guests with exciting events and activities. Paint and Party Las Vegas will host Paint- Drink - Dine events twice a month on Tuesdays at the Crazy Pita Town Square location throughout the end of September. 

Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill is a locally owned, fresh casual dining restaurant group based out of
Henderson, Nevada. Specializing in fresh cooked to order Mediterranean cuisine. Signature dishes feature food that is fresh, tasty, and healthy, seasoned steak, lamb, chicken, shrimp, salmon, falafel, vegetables and Kefta (Seasoned ground beef), in addition to their famous hummus and pita. Beer and wine are available for dine-in. Catering services are also available. Crazy Pita has three locations in southern Nevada, including The District at Green Valley Ranch, Town Square Las Vegas, and Downtown Summerlin. More information is available at 702-896-7482 or online at