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Summertime Fun Guide with Ereka Vetrini Ereka Vetrini partners with Fruit-tella, I Love Ice Cream Cakes, Opopop, and OtterBox to share tips for parents to take back the summer after an unusual year of working remotely and at-home schooling.

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Ereka Vetrini partners with Fruit-tella, I Love Ice Cream Cakes, Opopop, and OtterBox to share tips for parents to take back the summer after an unusual year of working remotely and at-home schooling.

This is the second summer in a row that Americans must be thoughtful when planning family getaways. Whether hitting the road or planning a staycation, most head of households still have safety top of mind. However, being careful doesn’t mean family and friends cannot enjoy some fun in the sun together.

As a TV host, Lifestyle Expert, and Working Mom, Ereka Vetrini has figured out a way to balance her career and family time. She has come up with four easy ways to get the party poppin’ and keep it cool as the temperatures heat up over the summer months.



According to a recent summertime survey, most parents plan on spending more time outside with their families. Ereka suggests sticking to the tried and true, like beach days, barbeques, and hanging out by the pool. That way families get to spend time together outdoors while being safe and socially distanced from strangers.

Before heading out-and-about, She recommends packing up a tote with a new book, games for the kids, and treats the whole family will love.

There’s a tasty candy brand crafted in Italy that recently launched in the United States. Fruit-tella Soft Gummies are made with fruit puree as the first ingredient. They come in two flavors, Strawberry & Raspberry and Peach & Mango. These candies are quite flavorful and each one has a fun and playful fruit character shape that makes for the perfect summertime treat.

 Fruit-tella can be found at CVS stores nationwide. 

Instagram: @fruittellaus

Twitter: @fruittellaus 


Americas’ streaming addiction has only increased during the pandemic and parents are looking for new ways to watch TV programs and movies with their families. Ereka suggests outdoor movie nights. She says setting up a big screen in a backyard can easily do the trick, especially if you add America’s favorite snack.

The most popular moviegoers treat, popcorn, just received a major upgrade with the newest innovation in microwave popcorn from Opopop. The secret to this brand’s taste is that each kernel is individually wrapped in exceptional flavors and a perfect mix of ingredients, prior to popping.

Opopop comes in six fun flavors, including reimagined classics like Fancy Butter, and uniquely created experiences with Maui Heat, Vanilla Cake Pop, Salted Umami, Cinnalicious, and Chedapeno.

Opopop can be purchased at

Instagram: @opopopco 


July is National Ice Cream Month and the perfect time to cool off as we head into those long hot dog days of summer. Ereka says nothing screams summer more than ice cream cake!

She suggests keeping it easy with a few pre-made ice cream cakes like the Carvel Confetti Cake and the new Cookie Dough Cake from I Love Ice Cream Cakes.

Ereka recommends storing one in the freezer for family barbecues, get-togethers, and pool parties.

The Carvel Confetti Cake and new Cookie Dough Cake are available online at along with a helpful product locator or at your local grocer and bakery’s freezer section. 

Instagram: @ILoveIceCreamCakes 


Many families are road-tripping throughout the summer months and that means children can catch up on reading, summer schooling, or gaming while heading to a destination.

As a conscious consumer and parent, Ereka is often concerned about protecting her family’s tech gadgets from cracked screens and other mishaps that happen on-the-go.

OtterBox for Kids combines trusted protection from OtterBox with products designed with kids in mind. These easy-to-use cases come in three different colors and offer an EasyGrab case stand to help little hands carry their tablet or easily hang a tablet between head rests. Other gadgets like the OtterBox Kids EasyGrab Mobile Charging & Audio Cable Bundle are available to keep the fun going while vacationing.

OtterBox products are available at Verizon and

Instagram: @otterbox

Twitter: @otterbox 

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