With a hectic holiday season quickly approaching, JCP PORTRAITS AT JCPENNEY is taking the stress out of capturing the perfect family photo by offering a free portrait throughout the month of November.

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The PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES AT JCP PORTRAITS go beyond images of newborns, toddlers, siblings and entire families. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to catch an everyday moment, JCP PORTRAITS will capture it for you. Owned and operated by LIFETOUCH PORTRAIT STUDIOS INC., jcp portraits photographers are trained on posing, lighting techniques and portrait design that isn’t easy to do at home.

Located in approximately 530 jcpenney stores, JCP PORTRAITS STUDIOS free offer for your family includes sitting fees, a traditional printed 8×10 portrait as well as a digital copy of the same pose to share with friends and family. In addition, at the time of their sitting, customers may select and order 36 or more 4×7 greeting cards featuring their new photo at a great low price of 50 cents per card during the month of November. With more than 40 designs to choose from, customers are sure to find the perfect greeting card to complement their new family portrait.

For more than 40 years, JCP PORTRAITS STUDIOS have been creating family photographic memories. From capturing the first family picture to continuing a holiday tradition, jcp photographers will put everyone at ease, keep children entertained and even get the family dog(*) to sit still.

Visit for locations, to make an appointment online and to preview styles, backgrounds and sizes available. Customers may also make an appointment by calling their local jcp portraits studio.

(*)Not all jcp portraits studios accommodate pets. Please call your local studio for details.

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Introducing the Sidebreeze™ Home From Blu Homes

Blu’s Eighth Home Model Brings Distinctive Breezehouse® Features to a New Spacious, Stunning Design

California and Massachusetts-based green, precision homebuilder BLU HOMES ( announced the SIDEBREEZE™, the company’s largest and most luxurious home design to date. With the introduction of the SIDEBREEZE, BLU HOMES now offers eight home models, giving homebuyers a wide range of environmentally-friendly, beautifully-designed options.

Blu Homes Introduces the Spacious New Sidebreeze Home, Available Now at http://www.Bluhomes.Com. Photo Credit: Mariko Reed. Home Depicted Above Designed By Joseph & Catherine Remick. © 2012 Blu Homes, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BLU HOMES, INC. is the leading provider of beautiful and green precision-built homes in North America. Built in its own 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Vallejo, California, Blu’s inspired and nationally recognized homes can be found from New York to the Colorado Mountains and Pacific Coast. BLU’s homes are built by skilled craftspeople in the company’s 250,000 square-foot factory in Vallejo, CA. Once complete, the homes are installed on-site in one day and completed in as little as two weeks by Blu’s teams of craftspeople. BLU’s proprietary building science technology allows its homes to be folded for quick and cost-effective transportation and setting on site, making for a drastically reduced building timeline, while simultaneously allowing the homes to have taller ceilings and spacious light-filled interiors. All of this is done at a pre-agreed, fixed cost. Blu’s proprietary steel framing and building technology result in homes that are as strong as they are beautiful; that ship efficiently; and are conveniently finished on site by their own teams. Blu homes are more economical, healthier to live in, require lower maintenance, and are much stronger than conventional construction. BLU is also the proud builder of the SUNSET MAGAZINE 2012 IDEA HOUSE in Healdsburg, California.

The SIDEBREEZE is available now for $590,000 ($625,000 in CA and Canada). For more information, visit

With the same open floor plan and airy feel as BLU’s iconic BREEZEHOUSE, the two-story SIDEBREEZE is an optimal choice for a wide variety of land sites, including narrow lots that might not accommodate other spacious homes. Additionally, the SIDEBREEZE features the largest bedrooms and bathrooms available in a BLU HOME as well as ceilings that soar to over 12 feet in its distinctive central, BREEZESPACE™. The BREEZESPACE also boasts full glass walls on both sides of the home, allowing for views in every direction and an abundance of natural light—and making it a perfect choice for homebuyers looking to appreciate their site’s natural environment.

The SIDEBREEZE’s iconic BREEZESPACE and cantilevered second story creates a welcoming entrance and multiple courtyards. The first floor is an expansive living space that is ideal for entertaining. An open, steel staircase leads to a private second floor with high ceilings and spacious bedrooms, including a master suite and balcony that affords spectacular views.

Beyond the standard green features that BLU includes in every home, such as RECYCLED STEEL FRAMING, RADIANT HEAT FLOORING, HIGH R-VALUE WALLS and ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES, BLU HOMES can achieve NET ZERO ENERGY STATUS with the inclusion of other available green elements. All BLU HOMES are solar-ready and are certifiable under the ENERGY STAR and LEED FOR HOME RATING SYSTEMS.

We listened to the thousands of customers who have toured our homes, participated in our webinars and visited the BREEZEHOUSE we built with Sunset magazine, and our updated version of the celebrated SIDEBREEZE incorporates dozen of changes they recommended,” said BLU HOMES CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND SIDEBREEZE LEAD ARCHITECT KARL DAUBMANN. “We preserved the high ceilings and sun-filled open spaces that mark the BREEZEHOUSE, while building a spacious home that highlights the best of California design sensibility. Uniquely versatile, the SIDEBREEZE will fit as seamlessly into a narrow beachfront lot in Southern California as it will the suburbs of the East Coast or the slopes of a Colorado mountainside.”

Notable features and options of the BLU SIDEBREEZE include:

  • 2,600 square feet, open floor plan
  • 3 or 4 spacious bedrooms, with option for a media room
  • 3 full baths or 2 full and 1 half bath
  • 25’ x 17’ Breezespace with 12+’ ceiling and full glass on both sides
  • Light-filled master bedroom suite and private balcony
  • Clerestory windows, abundant natural light
  • Spacious kitchen, ample counter space
  • Optional fireplace
  • Separate garage
  • Ideal for suburban lots
  • Extensive incorporation of green features

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Former Wall Street Executive Starts New Health Food Venture To Help Cancer Patients

Meals To Heal To Provide Home Meal Delivery Service For Patients And Peace Of Mind For Caregivers

New York City is about to get a house call thanks to a former finance executive and her new business endeavor. SUSAN BRATTON is bringing more than 25 years of experience representing healthcare corporations to the table with her new Manhattan-based company, MEALS TO HEAL. The startup will offer weekly home delivery of fresh, nutrient-dense meals to cancer patients in the contiguous 48 states.

Susan Bratton, founder and CEO of Meals to Heal. (PRNewsFoto/Meals to Heal)

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Renowned Baby Carrier Manufacturer Lucky Baby Wins Another International Award, Thanks To Their Popular Product Suppori Baby Sling

SUPPORI BABY SLING, a popular product from acclaimed baby carrier manufacturer LUCKY BABY, was recently been awarded the prestigious MOM’S CHOICE AWARD in the category of gear and accessories, totes, diaper bags, and slings.

The SUPPORi baby sling is a light weight carrier designed for simplicity, comfort and safety. SUPPORi is a fitted sling that keeps baby close and secure while alleviating baby wearing injuries like stiff necks. Permeability prevents heat rashes, so it can be worn year round. SUPPORi is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, but don’t let its size fool you – it is also the winner of 5 international awards. SUPPORi can be worn from the time baby can sit up unsupported, up to 28lb. Because it stretches and grows with baby, it needs not be replaced. (PRNewsFoto/Lucky Baby USA)

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HSN’s Joy Mangano Collaborates With Corelle(R) To Bring Style, Functionality And Durability To The Table With The New Corelle(R) For Joy Mangano Dinnerware Collection


CORELLE® DINNERWARE, the master glass and dinnerware brand since 1970 and a household staple for over 40 years, have joined forces with entrepreneur JOY MANGANO (and Ingenious Designs, LLC), HSN’s #1-selling personality, to introduce an exciting new collection of dinnerware. The 16-piece set combines the durable technology of CORNING GLASS WORKSCORELLE® dinnerware with the functional style customary of the JOY MANGANO brand. Available in five vibrant colors including CRANBERRY RED, COBALT BLUE, LEMON YELLOW, APPLE GREEN, and TANGERINE ORANGE (as well as a classic BRIGHT WHITE), the set also features a newly designed piece – a multi-use wide rim entree bowl.

HSN’s Joy Mangano Collaborates with Corelle(R) to Bring Style, Functionality and Durability to the Table with the New Corelle(R) for Joy Mangano Dinnerware Collection. (PRNewsFoto/Ingenious Designs, LLC)

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The Great Big Toys“R”Us Book – Filled with More Than $8,000 In Savings on the Season’s Hottest Playthings – Arrived in Homes and Stores Nationwide This Past Weekend

Much Anticipated And Authoritative Book On The Season’s Most Coveted Toys Showcases Company’s Competitive Strength In Offering The Broadest Selection Of Branded Playthings, Along With Hundreds Of Items That Can’t Be Found Anywhere Else; Toys“R”Us® Makes Saving Even Easier For Budget-Conscious Shoppers With Special Offerings, Such As Free Layaway, Price Match Guarantee And Buy Online, Pick Up In Store

TOYS“R”US® announced the launch of THE GREAT BIG TOYS“R”US BOOK, the authoritative resource for holiday shoppers on the hunt for fantastic deals and a source of inspiration for little ones as they anxiously begin compiling their Christmas lists. Set to arrive in homes and newspapers across the country this weekend, the trusted guide features 80 pages packed with deals on the broadest assortment of toys from major brands such as FISHER-PRICE®, HASBRO®, LEGO® and MATTEL®, including hundreds of playthings that can’t be found anywhere else. Parents and gift-givers will be thrilled to find over $8,000 in savings – more than ever before – on everything from dolls, board games and construction sets, to toys sure to excite a tech-savvy generation of kids, plus dozens of gifts with purchase, in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide beginning Sunday, October 28 through Wednesday, November 21.

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Toys”R”Us® Announces 2012 Holiday Toy Trends

Company Identifies Top Four Trends Predicted to Influence Holiday Toy Purchases: Precious Preschool Pals, Kid-Friendly Tablets and App-Enabled Fun, “Rad” Returns from the ’80s and Light F/X

As children begin to write their letters to Santa with care and parents start to devise their holiday shopping strategies, Toys”R”Us® today announced four emerging trends it expects to impact toy-buying decisions this holiday season. Representative of these top trends are toys based on tiny tots’ favorite characters, kid-friendly tablets, “rad” playthings from the ’80s that are making a comeback and items that offer fun light-up features. This year’s toy trends also undoubtedly reflect some of this season’s hottest toy properties and products.

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