Wednesday April 21, 2010

Aquatic Safety Instruction has a new West Hills Home!
 In addition to the Encino & Northridge locations, today’s Jen’s List sponsor, ASI, opens their newest pool located at the Kadima Day School. Did you know that ASI is one of the founding Water Safety Instructional schools in the So Cal area? As providers for the American Red Cross, their standards are high and they require that all aquatic staff are Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard (LG) certified. Most staff are professional educators with a min of a BA within Physical Education or have their teaching credentials. Planning a Party? With over 700 events under their belts, let them watch your pool so you can enjoy your guests. Swimming instruction is not enough! Learning to survive is everything!” All pools are heated to an average of 88 degrees. All Pools Open May 1st – Registration is now open. Email for more info or call 818 363-0221.

Today in History
Denim Day – Don’t forget to wear jeans/denim to help spread awareness of sexual violence against girls/boys/women/men.
Your Gadget Guru is available for all your home and small business technology needs!
I have used Gregg’s services personally many times and he is reliable, honest and VERY good at what he does! Affordable and dependable, same-day service for : PC / MAC Expert -Snow Leopard and Windows 7 upgrades and installs-Home Theatre Installation, Flat screen TV hanging, Wireless speakers, Apple TV, Netflix movie Streaming-Data Backup/ Recovery-Virus, Adware Removal-Wireless Networks/wireless printing-On-line banking with bill pay-Manage finances and investments (Quickbooks or Quicken)-Digitize your Home or office. scan photos, copy music CD’s and DVD’s into iTunes-Go paperless (eFax, voicemail to text/email, Skype, Google Voice, Video Conferencing)-iPhone / Blackberry/Pre, iPods, iPAD-Digital Cameras & Camcorders-Alarms and Nanny / Security Cams. Includes Free Electronics Recycling! Your Gadget Guru will show you what technologies fit your needs and lifestyle. Everything from purchasing, setting up, installing and training. Mention Jen’s List and save $20! is like having your own personal technology guide! Call Gregg at (818) 485-1444 or email
How Mommyhood Can Make You Money
For the past 14 years, I have been going to the same hairdresser. When I started Jens List, a few different stylists asked if they could do my hair, so I “cheated” – but ALWAYS ended back at Kristy as she is the ONLY one that I ever felt knew how to color and cut my hair. Because life got so busy and it was hard for me to block out a chunk of my time during the days she was at the salon, I asked her if she would come to my house and do my hair. Of course, she said yes….So – I asked if I can post to the group and she said ok! She works at Savvy Salon ( in Westlake Village and will NOW also come to YOU(anywhere in the SFV/Conejo Valley) on Monday’s. One little caveat…she has 2 little of the most well behaved boys(aside from mine…LOL) that tag along…BUT I just put on Elmo and gave them some trucks and they were wonderful. Clearly, this is not for everyone(and if its not, I HIGHLY suggest going to see her at her salon), but if you want to hang at home, have your hair done and chat with a totally cool chick….call Kristy at 805-551-2040 or email her at 
Win tickets to the hottest seat in town!
Dust of your paddles, get out your dancing shoes, and get ready! Round Meadow Auction Elementary is raffling off a pair of tickets to a taping of one of the hottest shows on TV….DANCING WITH THE STARS Each $20 ticket you purchase will get you that much closer to winning a pair of tickets to one of the tapings of this season’s favorite dancing show as well as an incredible DWTS goodie bag. You must email to get a tear off sheet to complete and then bring cash into the office of Round Meadow Elementary, in Hidden Hills, no later than Thursday, April 22nd at 4pm. The winning name will be picked on Friday, April 23rd. Winner will be notified immediately and will be put in touch with the ticket dept to set a date that works for you THIS season! Age requirement: 12 years of age. Tapings are held mid day Monday or Tuesdays.
Spoil yourself or someone you know!
Initial Charms…at Kodi & Co. I wear the charms to represent my family…everyone loves them! Now it’s time for you to get it…What a PERFECT gift for Mothers Day, Graduation, or just because! Mention Jens List and receive 10% off thru May. Got to – they are happy to ship to you…or visit this great boutique @ Allen Edwards Salon
20855 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills

Soft Touch Beauty Solutions is Honoring Women for the month of May!
The entire month of May on every Tuesday and Thursday they will be having some wonderful professionals come speak for on what they specialize in. Each amazing Speaker is doing this for All Women FREE! Please check for detailed information on each speaker.
RSVP to reserve your spot  805-497-7111
4035 E. Thousand Oaks blvd. suite 115 in Westlake Village
Celebrating Motherhood & Mother Earth Kick Off Event
MAY 2010 Pregnancy Awareness Month™ kicks off with a free, red-carpet lifestyle event celebrating expectant moms and new parents. Join co-hosts Anna Getty, Catherine McCord, Josie Maran and Ricki Lake for an afternoon of pregnancy and family activities, including educational panels with top experts and celebrities, maternity fashion show, specialty shopping and vendors, seed plantings, nature walks, Delicious & Healthy Treats and much more. Get pampered in the mommy lounge and watch your kids make eco-art in the toddler area! Event kicks off with a book signing by Trista Sutter and Jessica Denay, the founder of, followed by panel discussions and a special performance of “Arms Wide Open” by Scott Stapp, Grammy Award-winning singer, song writer and voice of Creed.
Sunday, May 2nd from 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: TreePeople, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills
FREE PARKING/SHUTTLE available at Harvard Westlake
Visit for more information
Planting is just the beginning…now you need to know how to keep your plants healthy, pest free and producing this summer.   Learn tips and techniques to assure a successful tomato harvest this season from Laura Taylor, successful home grower for over 15 years.  Class is being offered this Sunday, April 25th from 10am – 12pm. It will be held in Laura’s garden which contains over 60 tomato plants.  Pre registration is a must so they have plenty of supplies on hand. Email Laura@LauraTaylorAtHome or call (818) 716-7130
Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo ‘Earth Day’ Celebration!
April 24th from 9:30am-6:00pm
FREE EVENT for all ages – The premier natural parenting and family expo to introduce and educate families, professionals and friends about the benefits of sustainable living practices, holistic medicine, non-toxic products, organic foods, better nutrition and enrichment learning programs. Our mission is to educate the community about important health and environmental issues and provide the resources and tools necessary to protect our families, and the planet. Stop by booth #202 – Debi Yanover, Educational Therapist and Learn how to stimulate your brain for maximum learning potential and relieve stress. Listen to selections of music that help change how the brain works and enter for a Chance to win a free CD from Sound HealthR Highland Hall . Waldorf School – 17100 Superior St. in Northridge
Parking: $5.00 at designated churches. Complimentary shuttle services from churches and residential parking For more information:
Your Home Videos Transferred & Archived to DVD
Imagine Video Services will professionally transfer your precious home videos to perfect DVD’s. All your old VHS, MiniDV, Hi8 tapes will look fantastic. Enjoy complimentary pickup & delivery services in L.A., South Bay, & Valley areas. Please see web site for all details. Jens List readers get 25% OFF through May 31. Call (310) 256-7299 for more info!
Unique LA Event
April 24th-25th from 11am-6pm
The California Market Center -110 East 9th St. in Downtown
Come enjoy and shop local designers and artists (over 300 vendors) all made in the USA.  Deals and discoveries include clothing, stationary, jewelry, housewares, art, bath and body, baby, kids and more, There will be free drinks, hosted bar, DJ’s, pop up shop with Ameba records, 2 Cafes and a family and kids play area.  Don’t forget to visit the Ingridients booth of all handmade, exclusive deigned clothes for women, girls and baby.
(July 6-9 & July 13-16) Grades 3-7: Classes that are educational and fun! Students perform improvs & class text. Tue-Frid (10A-12) Grades 8-up: Students learn from a professional performances perspective. An acting workshop is also offered to bridge “classroom to real life” with Casting Director Brette Goldstein. Tue-Frid (1P-5P) For information, go to
pediped® announces the debut of their new machine washable footwear collection
The stylish machine washable shoes for kids 2-5 years of age will remain looking new as they are super-easy to clean.  This pediped® Flex line extension features DRYZ® technology which resists odor development and helps prevent stinky feet!  DRYZ® insoles wick away moisture to help keep sweaty, little feet dry and comfortable.   Designed with the active child in mind, this new machine washable collection features a lightweight, sporty construction.  The durable footwear, built to take a beating, includes toe caps, heel caps, breathable webbing and reinforcements throughout.  It also features pediped® footwear’s unique Flex Fit System which enables the fit to be customized and/or the duration of wear to be extended up to two months as the child’s feet grow.  Featured styles include Joelle/Joel and Adrian.  This machine washable pediped® line is available now at select retailers and at in EU sizes 20-29 (US sizes 5-12.5). Jen’s List mom’s will be happy to know that all pediped® footwear containing DRYZ® technology will be machine washable as of Fall/Winter 2010.  The new Fall/Winter 2010 pediped® collection will be available at retail beginning July 2010
Foster Care Panel-In Honor of Foster Care Awareness Month. Participants will hear foster care stories inside and out. Guests include current and former foster children, foster/foster-adopt parents. Participants will be able to ask questions & meet guests. Event recommended for parents, social workers, therapists working with foster and/or adopted children ages 0-100.
Saturday, May 8th from 1pm-4pm at The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave. in Venice
Call 310-823-0710 for more info!  
The Festival of Books at UCLA
Sat. April 24th from 10am-6pm – Sun., April 25th from 10am-5pm
One of LA’s true ‘must-see’ events. Most family activities do not require tickets. Free tickets to indoor lectures and special events are available at all Ticketmaster locations in Southern California until Thurs., April 22nd, at 5pm, or until all tickets have been distributed. A limited number of tickets are also available on-site. At the center of the annual celebration is a children’s section chock full of booksellers, costumed characters, and fun; the children’s stage features authors, kids’ bands, storytellers, and other entertainment. 
405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA
Just Had A Baby
Just as brides bask in newlywed status for as long as “just got married” fits, so too will new mothers be celebrated and recognized in style with a “Just Had A Baby” tee.  With all the joy and exuberance of birthing a newborn, these tees were designed as a sexy family of t-shirts to announce “Just Had A Baby” or “Just Had Twins”. The clean smart graphics speak to the universal wonder and charm of new life. Just Had A Baby’s philosophy is that each child, whether a mother’s first, middle or last, is an accomplishment to be hailed with acknowledgement and worn with pride.  Also check out the adorable matching “Baby” onesie. Visit for styles. Now on sale.. $20.00 for moms and only $10.00 for babies.
Thinking about a swing set for the summer?
Referred by Jens List member
“Call Dennis Bertsch. He is amazing and because he doesn’t work for one of the big companies, his prices are much better. He will come to your home do an inspection and go over options with you. 818.521.0053 or
Discover how to easily name guardians for your kids. Avoid the 6 common mistakes most parents make that leave their kids at risk, and make sure your kids will always be raised the way you want.
SUNDAY, May 2nd from 2:30 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M
23241 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills
Register at or call Mechelle at 818-905-6088. This educational seminar is presented by Personal Family Lawyer®, Gerry Kane, father of two
Don’t agonize about it, ORGANIZIT!
Do you have garage envy because your garage doesn’t measure up? The garage organization services industry is now the fastest growing segment in the home improvement market and OrganizIT! is on of the fastest growing garage organization company in Los Angeles. They are your full service garage organization company, with a level of professionalism second to none. They can help you with;
• Overhead storage racks,
• Slatwall garage organization wall systems,
• Full line of heavy-duty, versatile garage cabinets,
• Garage flooring; interlocking garage floor tiles/epoxy flooring,
• Full line of accessories; hooks, garage shelves, baskets,
• Garage lighting options.
Call or click 1-818-232-7683/, for a free design consultation and let them turn your mess into amazing. OrganizIT! was voted the 2010 & 2009 “Best Garage Design Firm”, by the National Association of Professional Organizers – Los Angeles.
Studio City Co-op Preschool invites you to KIDSTOCK!
The annual spring fundraiser event, on Saturday, April 24th 12-3:00. They are located in the gated space off of the parking lot in Beeman Park 12621 Rye St. in Studio City. For more information. call (818) 647-0312. Come join the fun! Games, food, entertainment including our special guest Twinkle Time! As well as a fabulous auction and wine raffle.
DrLopo’s SkinSolutions – Best of LA 2010 Nominee – Best Skin Care (Tarzana)
Springtime Visions Offer! 15% off ALL products & services – mention Jen’s List! Promo Code JENSLIST for online purchases – Free shipping!
Skin Care Products designed by Dr Lopo / Customized skin care programs / Acne Products – AntiAging Therapies / Botox & Juvederm by Dr. Lopo / Paramedical Esthetician OnSite – Come in for the best Facial and Massage you will EVER have!
Located in Dr. Lopo’s medical offices
18370 Burbank Blvd, Ste 414, Tarzana 91356
(818) 401-1720
Mothers Day Special May 9th – 10th at the Facial Bungalow in West Hollywood 
Bring your little one, they have a BABYSITTER!
Mothers Day $50 Specials: Facials Microdermabrasion Massage Haircut / Blow-dry Color
For more info and appt’s – call 323-854-8261
Sunday, April 25th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A wild day of earth education & celebration at the biggest & best Earth Day for families in Southern California! Enjoy live performances, celebrity guests, crafts, food, games & much, much more at this tropically themed outdoor festival! 10am-4pm
STAR Eco Station-10101 W Jefferson Blvd in Culver City
For more info call 310.842.3938
Kids and Teens Improv Classes with Ezra Weisz
Let your kids imagination soar at Bang Comedy Theater ( just 2 blocks away from The Grove). Ezra Weisz has been teaching Improvisation for over 20 years. He is the audience warm-up host for Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny with a Chance, Pair of Kings, plus so much more. Space is limited! $35 for a 90 minute class, Saturdays 12:30pm – 2:00pm. Call for more info 323-653-6886. Ages 7 – 17
Spinach and Strawberries – growing them, then making a salad!
Suitable for containers, too.
*Over 50 Name Brands including high end Designer Labels. *All Brand New Clothing for men, women & some kids *Selling for 60-90% OFF Retail! AND: Lucky Leather Bags, EMU Boots, Kids Adidas shoes, Trina Turk Bathing suits….and so much more!!
Saturday, APRIL 24th from 9am-1pm only
11571 La Maida Street Valley Village, 91601
Haig It Up Host’s Kids Disco
April 25th from 11am-2pm
Please let everyone who has a child know about this event! It’s going to be lots of fun!
At Cinespace
6356 Hollywood Blvd corner of Ivar and Hollywood in Hollywood
$10.00 Donation
The Young Artist Jazz Series
Produced by Barbara Brighton, it began in the spring of 1996 with the goal of providing a forum for local young jazz artists to showcase their talents in front of a live audience at L.A.’s premiere Jazz Club. Performers are selected mostly from recommendations made by teachers or musicians in mentoring positions. A special “Jazz Appreciation month” performance will take place on Tuesday, April 27th by the Colburn School of Performing Arts Jazz Program. The event will be held  at Catalina Jazz Club at 6725 W. Sunset Blvd. in L.A. Call 323 466-2210 for reservations. There is a $5.00 cover and 2 drink or food minimum. No cover charge for students with ID . For more info. contact: Barbara Brighton at:
Spirograph Art Contest
Sound Feelings Publishing is inviting submissions of beautiful designs to be included in a brand new multi-color instruction booklet for the popular Spirograph toy from the 1960s. The contest is free to enter and the deadline is October 5, 2010. $2000 worth of prizes will be issued to the winning designs
Are you a mom, student or someone who needs a job but can’t work during regular office hours because of your busy schedule?
Become a Passion Parties consultant and help empower women! Be your own boss – set your own party hours, work only a few extra hours a week from home and earn 40% commission. Many consultants earn between $50 – $100 an hour! This job is truly fun and never feels like “work”. The fee for your start-up kit is so inexpensive that most consultants earn back their investment after just one party!  You can get more general info by looking at: If you are interested, please call  818-343-4841 or e-mail:
FREE nutrition advice video online
This nutritionist and her friend put together this video to explain the healthiest way to eat and keep fat at bay. She shows a photo of herself when she was fat and now she is strong and in great shape!
Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day Gift?
Look no further… Silpada Designs has something for every woman in your life. Heirloom quality .925 sterling silver jewelry. View full catalog online at Call 805-446-6585 to place your order. Mention Jen’s LIst and receive 20% off your order. All orders ship directly to you. Order by 6 pm on Thursday April 29th for guaranteed Mother’s Day Delivery. Wish list too big for your budget? Host a show and get it for FREE !
Silent Auction Donations needed for Woodlake Elementary School
Woodlake Elementary School needs donations for their silent auction that will be on May 16th.  This is the biggest fundraiser for the school and all proceeds benefit the school.  If you are able to make a donation, please contact Stacey Boiles at  
“Creating Your Life Is an Inside Job,” a fun and supportive 6-week course facilitated by Intuitive Consultant, Sherry Lynn. Topics include Deliberate Creating and the Abraham-Hicks Principles. Jen’s List member, Carolyn Conrad says, “Sherry Lynn is a natural teacher, filled with Spiritual joy. She empowers with her intuitive gifts; gently guiding us in the direction of our dreams.” Contact Sherry for details: or (805) 660-9195