A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

Fireworks and Fun

CRUMBS Star Spangled Cupcake:

Celebrate the Fourth with this festive red velvet cupcake. It’s filled and frosted with vanilla cream cheese frosting and decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles and quins, topped with a star shaped cookie.

Available until July 4; in stores, $4.00; online, $4.50; www.crumbs.com

Lifeway Frozen Kefir:

Are you looking for a frozen treat that won’t weigh you down? Delicious Frozen Kefir is smooth and creamy and has only 90 calories per serving. It comes in four tasty flavors and is gluten free and 99% lactose free.

Available at: Whole Foods Stores; www.lifeway.net

LANDS' END Signal Flag Tote:

This is the perfect canvas beach tote. It has four inside pockets and stands upright to keep everything you need at hand. It’s durable and easy to clean and it can even be personalized with a monogram.

Available at: www.landsend.com, $26.99 on sale

Havaianas Kids Superheroes :

In this summer of superhero movies, your child will love wearing these cute flip-flops by the pool. Choose from three colorful styles.

Available at: www.havaianas.com, $16.00

Fundex Games Pool Puzzles:

Kids will have a great time putting together these soft, foam, sea creature puzzles. After they assemble the numbered pieces, they have a huggable, floating friend to play with in or out of the pool.

Available at: www.amazon.com, $7.00 each

Virgin Mobile Samsung Restore:

This is the smart way to stay in touch and be eco-friendly at the same time. The Samsung Restore is made of 83% recycled materials (excluding the battery). Plus, it has all the features you want in a messaging phone, including a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Virgin Mobile’s reliable, affordable service.

Available at: www.virginmobile.com, $79.99

Toshiba CAMILEO BW10 1080p Waterproof Camcorder:

Record your vacation in full HD, even up to 2 meters underwater. This rugged little camera also takes 5-megapixel stills and allows you to share your experiences with easy YouTube uploads.

Available at: www.toshibadirect.com, $129.99

Post-it Brand Products:

School is out and summer is finally here, and that means a whole new schedule of activities for busy families. Post-it can help you get organized in no time, with calendars, notes, and pockets to help you keep track of your active lifestyle. There are even chic Pop-up note dispensers that are both practical and fun.

Available at: www.post-it.com

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