Saturday April 10, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by Lucy Ann
The original hand-stamped jewelry collection that allows you to personalize your charms with the name of your loved ones. Place your order by April 25th for Guaranteed Mother’s Day Delivery. Use COUPON CODE: JENSLIST2010 and receive 15% off your $50 Min. Purchase 
Today in History
* The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic departs on it’s maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912)
* The first professional golf tournament was held. (1916)
* The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established on this date in 1866.
A team of concerned parents from Wonderland Ave. Elementary teamed with Funny or Die to write and produce this “Hot For Teachers” video in support of California Public Schools. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green star alongside 90 public school kids. The hilarious Geoff Stults plays one of Governor Schwarzenegger’s representatives.There is a petition to sign. Together we can protect our children’s future. Here is the link for the video:
Here is the link for the petition:
Tina Fey’s message to mothers:
Tina Fey recorded a special (and funny!) message for mothers from the premiere of DATE NIGHT and Fox attached a special, heart-warming clip from the film.
TWO primetime TV shows looking for ethnic twins or biracial twins no more than 12 lbs.
Please send current pics to with dob and weight and contact info.
Top production company is seeking participants for new reality show presentation – “The Model Maker”. They are looking to cast women between the ages 25-45 who are working moms, and want to reach fitness model status. Optimally, they are looking for women who’ve gained significant weight due to mommy-dom and are willing to transform their lives and become fitness models for future magazines and products.  To be clear, they are NOT looking for the next body building champion. If you are a mom or know of a mom who would love to become a fitness model, and are ready to work for it, please submit the following info to Dan at
your name, phone number, best time to reach you, photo or reel and a paragraph about yourself.
Participate in the DOCTORS talk show!
The Doctors is looking for someone who wants to take control of their health and change their exercise, diet, and lifestyle habits.  If you are slightly overweight and have a family history of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure, and would like to overhaul your health, write to  Please include your contact information.
Hesby Oaks K-8 School Online Auction
Hesby Oaks is having their annual Gala on May 1st. Parent volunteers have put up an online auction fundraiser to provide direct funding for essential programs and services that enrich the education of all students. Items for the auction include hotel and spa getaways, meals at some of Los Angeles’ most famous restaurants, tickets to sports events, exclusive entertainment experiences, gift certificates for popular kids’ camps & classes and much more. Proceeds from the auction will help pay for much needed things like art, music and science instruction, physical education, nursing and teacher’s aides and campus improvements that, due to LAUSD budget cuts. Go to to shop for mothers day, birthday gifts, etc. THEY ADD NEW ITEMS EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Contact Stacie at with any questions.
Monday, April 19th in Santa Monica
8th Grade Girls   5:00PM – 7:00PM
8th Grade Boys  7:15PM – 9:15PM
Active tweens who play sports (both organized, pick up and individual). Honorarium  $75
Call Sandra Jaffe 323-939-0340 
Dessert with Daddy Nite at Lollipop Dream
Friday April 16th from 5:30pm-7pm
Special dessert night for father and daughter. Yummy treats, face-painting, dress-up and activities provided. (eat dinner prior to coming). Must RSVP and Pre-pay – (818) 981-7446
$30 family of 2, $7 additional family member
4818 Fulton Ave in Sherman Oaks
Paper Goose Gifts and Stationary
The legendary store on Tujunga in Studio City invites Jenslist members to the Sale of All Sales. 25% – 75% off gifts and invitations. They have been a leading invitation and gift store in California for 24 years & have over 2500 square feet of invites; blank or personalized for all occasions {Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceañera, Wedding, Showers, Baby}, personalized & boxed stationery and all kinds of wonderful gifts {for babies, family, business associates, best friends and of course your pets}, candles, bath and body goodies, chandeliers, greeting cards, journals and more! Stop in and pick up something for yourself or a perfect gift for a friend. They also gift wrap with a huge selection of super duper papers and bags and tissue and ribbons. Specials are running now on invitations and personalized stationery.
For ages 2-17 are currently running SPECIAL DISCOUNTS for their 2010 Summer Camps and this will only last until May 1st…(FOUR MORE WEEKS!!!) They have three very unique camps yet also offer a 6 week set of summer classes on Saturdays. If you are interested in their 2010 Summer Camps and/or the Six Week Set of Summer Classes on Saturdays, please visit their website at and click on the tab marked “SUMMER CAMPS & SUMMER CLASSES” for more information. They are also reachable of course by phone at (818) 783-4509. SPACE IS LIMITED! Located off the 101 and 405 in ENCINO at 17217 Ventura Blvd.

Children’s Fun Exercise Classes (Anytime Fitness)
A Certified Children’s Fitness Specialist: A Health and Fitness Coach; Basketball Coach; Track Coach; and Fun Coach. Coach Kee will work with children of all ages, in all areas of development. Coach Kee loves working with, and nurturing children in their growth, to become healthy, stronger, physically fit and physically active. He will motivate your children. For a Free Trial Class call 818-854-2080.
Create Your Own Custom Pet Food
Check out the MAKE IT COUNT PROJECT! They provide and facilitate art projects to be completed by your party guests, which are then donated to a charity of the host’s choice. It is a great way to encourage active involvement AND have all your guests put the “mitzvah” back in bar/bat mitzvah. CONTACT or or 310-251-2331.
Looking for Make-up Artists & Make-up “Junkies”
To test and try a New Vegan Make-up line that nourishes the skin while making you look beautiful. Long lasting, vibrant colors, gorgeous packaging and celebrity make-up artist testimonies to back the product line. Opportunity to earn residual income using the line, free product for customer referrals. Free Consultation. For more info contact Diane @
2 FREE Kids Yoga Classes During the month of April
*New Students Only – Please Give your kids the gift of FUN! Yoga for kids is a great way for kids to build strength, balance, creativity and focus. This practice explores individual, partner and group poses in a playful, non- competitive and light hearted environment. Your child will leave with a bright smile and a happy heart! Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30
Attention Families: Have You Lost Your Health Insurance?
Dr. Jim Mangia, head of St. John’s Well Child & Family Center was interviewed on National Public Radio. He is truly amazing. Families who have lost their health insurance may want to check out this program of health clinics for children and adults. Services are free or very low cost. St. John’s Well Child & Family Center clinics provide a full range of preventive and primary medical, dental and mental health services.
Music & Singing Classes and Lessons for kids of all ages!
ROCKIN’ TOTS, an interactive, music based class for children & their caregivers
Kick start learning by using music, movement, parachute, puppets & instruments, to help children with rhythm, cadence of speech & confidence. Taught by a trained singer who uses her guitar & personality to stimulate kids. 1st class is free! Begins Thur. April 15th at 9:30am at The Pump Station in Westlake Village. Hold your spot at
Just by understanding a few basic musical principles, you can develop and increase your ability to play by ear. Learn how to take a tune—yours or someone else’s—and find the downbeat and timing that let you add harmony under the melody in a rhythmic way. Some basic knowledge of how to read music and play the piano is recommended. Materials fee $10.00 at class. Monday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; 6 sessions starting April 19, 2010, ending May 24, 2010. Tuition: $95.00 – Materials Cost: $10.00
SMC Performing Arts Center – 1310 11th St. in Santa Monica, CA  90401
TAUGHT BY A PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER! Learn a variety of warm-ups to get your breath under control, loosen the tension, and improve resonance. Learn to have more confidence at school auditions! Need help choosing what to sing for school plays or community shows? Dana Shaw has a vast knowledge of musical theatre songs and shows. She also has an entire library of music and can help with audition material. Email or call (805)990-2956 for more info.
Learn Guitar in the Comfort of Your Home!
Will drive to you! *Emphasis: building confidence *Focus: well-rounded music education *Specialty: making music fun Mary Ruth Schuler has recently expanded her studio to include guitar lessons with Ryan, a graduate of LA Music Academy. Ryan has 5yrs+ teaching experience and has toured in the US. Now accepting students in Studio City/Sherman Oaks/Encino/Tarzana/Woodland Hills. Schedule your child’s lessons now! (818) 203-5342;
She will come to you and is reasonably priced. Her mom is a piano teacher and she has been teaching for a long time. She is consistent, calm, clear and kind. Contact Esther Eunji Kang at
Bring your child to a warm and nurturing environment where leaning to play piano is fun and exciting!
Your child will learn technique and music theory while learning to play a variety of styles ranging from today’s pop music, to jazz and classical. Adults of all levels and kids K-12 welcome! Miss Kristina is a young, established teacher and graduate with honors from The Musician’s Institute. For questions and further information, call Kristina’s piano studio @ 818-359-4310
Camp Discovery for Special Needs Kids Camp Discovery
Is a place where children ages 3 – 14 who have mild to moderate special needs can experience an outdoor day camp that features the same activities as a typical camp. Camp Discovery has a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio. Some activates include arts and crafts, fieldtrips, hiking, music, science, sports and much more! Camp Discovery, located in Pacific Palisades, is a summer program of The Help Group. Call 877-943-5747 for more info.
Jill Lauren Clothing now Online!
Now you can shop for Jill Lauren clothing on line at You have seen the fabulous and unique designs on the most comfortable and best fitting tees, tanks, sweats and hoodies all around town, but now shop from the comfort of your own home! Any questions, please email Jill at or call her at (818) 458-3066. Wholesale available.
Freelance Makeup Artist
Have a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, party or special occasion that you need your makeup done for? Rony is a freelance makeup artist who received training from MAC makeup. Not only is she affordable but also conveniently comes to your house or venue with her own makeup kit. You can even get your friends and family together for a fun makeup class to learn tips and tricks according to your skin tone and eye color. Call Rony at 818-903-7973 or email her at
Monsters & Miracles:Journey through Jewish Picture Books
Now thru August 1st, 2010 Fun for all ages! Showcasing more than 100 illustrations and texts from time-honored classics and popular favorites, this new exhibition guides audiences through the colorful history of the Jewish picture book, from the sixteenth century to the present. On display are original works of art sure to inspire wonder-paintings, drawings, computer-generated images, paper cuts, and collage-and an eclectic collection of texts, from illuminated Haggadot to Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are to Lemony Snicket’s The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story. Other featured authors and artists include Arnold Lobel, Daniel Pinkwater, Mark Podwal, Francine Prose, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Art Spiegelman, and William Steig, as well as luminaries Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Ze’ev Raban. 
Hold Onto Your Memories
They preserve your memories today, before they fade away. HOYM specializes in digitally transforming your traditional photography collection. The photo scanning services are the perfect way to preserve your photos, slides, negatives. Free pickup and delivery. Mothers Day special first to respond gets a $50 value of 25 photos scanned. All Jens list members get 50% off any order. Give the most unique gift for Mothers Day a gift certificate. Call 775.453.6536 for more info.
Web Design | Blog Design | More…
See Tancie at for all your Web Design, Blogs, Logo + Graphic Design, Branding, ‘At Home Business’ Development, e-Product Development and Internet Marketing. Especially for Mom’s who have a great business or service idea and need a simple custom affordable website to get started. Tancie helps to simplify the process, sets it ALL up for you, and has a quick turnaround time. or call 917-674-4063. Located in Marina Del Rey.
Massage Therapy Leads
Jen’s List special – 3 massages IN YOUR HOME(for you or you and your partner) for only $240! Pre/Post Natal and more!  Kellie Smith, choice Massage Therapist of celebrities, pro athletes, VIP’s and the like is now accepting new clients! Enjoy a luxurious spa experience in the comfort of your own home.  Peaceful music, soft linens, organic aromatherapy, an elegant touch and advanced techniques combine to offer you an unparalleled experience that will leave you spoiled, relaxed and revitalized.  Great for families too!  Call (818) 915-5355 or email I have used her and highly recommend her~Jen Levinson.
Jaymie Garner, CMT is offering 20% off to first time clients who mention Jen’s list!
Jaymie is a massage therapist who travels all over the Los Angeles area providing in-home massage. With 5 years of experience and more than 1200 hours of education, Jaymie brings a massage that is both therapeutic and relaxing. Visit for more information, or call 818-205-6125
10% Off to Jen’s List Members. Judi Castro is an award winning Reflexologist who knows just where the points are to relieve pain, stress, and other challenges. She can help you during pregnancy so that you dont have backaches, stomach upsets &  migraines. People from all walks of life go to her for their release from pain. Email for more info!
Javier Masnicoff, C.M.T
He recently joined forces with his brother of Synergy by Claudio, located within Black Dog Yoga in Sherman Oaks. Javier offers Jen’s List subscribers a 1 hour Swedish Massage for only $40! Regularly $60. Call to schedule a session! 818-907-7927. Offer good till May 31, 2010. Also ask about Thai Yoga Massage specials, friend referrals and in home visits. Relax, recharge and unwind! Location: 4454 Van Nuys Blvd Suite 206 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
“They will take your errands, you take your time.” Stressed out? Not enough time in the day? Wish you had more time for yourself? Let them help! They will run your errands and help with your events, giving you the freedom to relax & take back your time. Contact for more info!
Casino Royale – A Night of Elegance – Fundraiser
An evening of live entertainment, food, gambling, auction and raffle sponsored by Temple Akiba of Culver City Net proceeds from this event will go to the Akiba Day Camp Scholarship Fund Saturday May 22, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Temple Akiba Culver City, California Advance ticket sales — $36 per person At the door — $45 per person (must be 21 and over) Please contact (310) 398-5783 or for more information.
Main St. Performing Arts
A place for kids to dance and create. They offer a variety of dance and performing arts classes for ages 18 months-Adult in Ballet Babies, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, summer camp and much more. Now offering evening Ballroom dance for adults Tues and Thurs!! The new session begins Monday, April 19th for 10 weeks. Check out the website for a current schedule, and as always, the first class is FREE!
Lemonsquare – Music for Fun
Is a family friendly collection of tunes for all ages. My kids love the music! It’s songs are catchy, memorable, and stay away from the annoying side of kid’s music. Songs are educational (I Found It), inspirational (Brush My Teeth), funny (Wake Daddy) and silly (Bear KnowsBest).Lemonsquare’s music was featured in the ABC show “Notes From the Underbelly”.  Plus there are more free songs available for download on the web. Lemonsquare- Children’s Music that won’t drive parents insane.
Rock Stars In Training
Named one of the best places to learn to rock by Kids LA Magazine! Is available for birthday parties! A Rock Stars In Training Party consists of two professional entertainers playing guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboard and singing rock and classic kid songs from all decades! The kids at the party have a blast learning to be part of the band by playing along with musical props such as drums, bells and shakers! Email for more info!
Pet Sitting by Ashley
Pet & house sitting takes a great deal of love, patience, and dedication and Ashley possess’ all of these traits and more! Ashley’s Pet & House Sitting Services offers a multitude of services for a variety of pets. She can also handle various home services which, by making it appear that your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Depending on the client’s request, Ashley does stay overnight as well. Her business is based in Calabasas, but she services many different cities. Leave your home & pets with her & you won’t have to worry about a thing!! Please call today, as space is filling up quickly! Ashley would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service possible. She hopes to be of service to you and your animals! Email her at
The Easiest Way to Get your Children Eating Well!
They will instantly make your life simpler & less stressful. All menus are catered specifically to your family’s needs – weight loss, picky children, gluten free – you name it. The Culinistas (nice!!) shop for ingredients, prepare a week’s worth of meals in your kitchen (no mystery cooking facilities), package & label them and then tip toe out the door. They cook, you’re free!
Room and Station for Rent at Mali’s Beauty Salon
Located at the heart of the San Fernando Valley on Ventura Blvd. Full service salon with great parking available. Call Mali for more information. Mali – (818) 776-9079
A homecare agency that can provide you with live-in, live-out’s and hourly and can assist you with all your daily living needs such as bathing,dressing,toileting,meal prep, medication supervision, and much more.  Services are also available to assist a love one in a hospital or a care facility setting. For more details call 818-882-8720 and mention Jen’s list,
Get Organized!
Tired of Having Things You Don’t Need…But Can’t Let Go Of?
Tired of unorganized rooms, closets, cabinets etc? Revital will make life easy and neat for you. Her services include kitchen, bathrooms, pantries. All closets anywhere in the house. Moving or going under constructions? She will help sort and organize before and after. And garage too. Call 818-631-4282 for more info!
It’s Time to Spring Clean!
You love your home; but amidst the mounds of “stuff,” over-flowing closets, paperwork that needs filing and storage spaces that need going through, there screams a home begging to be shone off! Juggling Frogs can help freshen up your living space. Organizing and decluttering can create a serene home that you can truly enjoy. And after all, home is where the heart is. 10% off when you mention Jen’s List. Call 310-598-5038 –
Does it feel like your home has been taken over with clutter? Do you feel overwhelmed?
There is a better way to live – Contact professional organizer Coriann Bright at Bright Living and she will guide you to a happier, more organized life. Services and pricing are customized to fit your needs. Browse her website for references and inspiring client before & after photos. Consultations are free! Email or call 310-663-3682. Mention Jen’s List for 10% off through June!
Professional Organizer/Personal Assistant
Wendy Dern at (818) 885-0025 or  is “Your #1 resource when 24 hours isn’t enough” Organizational help, running errands, and more. Call today to see how her services can help you. $35/hour
Find the Right Health Insurance for you and your Family!
Lost in the insurance maze? Confused about Health Care Reform? Greg Eisenman specializes in Individual and Small Business plans, cares about his clients and can help YOU find the right policy. He can also set you up with affordable Life Insurance policies to help protect you and your! Call 818-914-7234 or Email for more info!
Painter Referrals
Located in the San Fernando Valley for over 35 years
Gary has been written up in the L.A magazine for being one of the top Los Angeles painting contractors. Specializes in custom residential painting. Call now and mention Jen’s list to receive a 5% discount.  For more information contact  Call 818-517-3324 and refer to for more info
Referred by Jen’s List member –
“Hector Aguilar (213) 278-5566 Hector does an amazing job, is prompt and courteous as well as cleans up perfectly. He also can refinish wood – he just refinished my front door.”
SB Painting Company is sure to provide you with the best Paint Job imaginable!
Sylvester has served the San Fernando Valley with exceptional quality and service with all your needs for over 20 years! (Everything from indoor/ outdoor to decks and woodwork, etc.!) Himself and his employees are extremely detail-oriented, honest, and reliable. Mention Jen’s List and they will come out for a FREE estimate! Also, check out their web site for other special deals. Call today! (818) 517-8491