Sodastream Fountain Jet Review

Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any … [Read more...]

SouthLAnd Complete Season One DVD Giveaway CLOSED

From Emmy Award winners John Wells, Ann Biderman and Chris Chulack comes a raw and authentic look at a police unit in Los Angeles. From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, "Southland" is a fast-moving drama that will take viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. Michael Cudlitz ("A River Runs Through It") plays John Cooper a seasoned Los Angeles cop, assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie, "The O.C."). Cooper's honest, no-nonsense approach to the job leaves Sherman questioning whether or not he has what it takes to … [Read more...]

Step-by-Step Tai Chi w/ Tiffany Chen DVD Review

Step-by-Step Tai Chi with Tiffany Chen A daily ritual practiced by millions of people around the world, Tai Chi has many health benefits. The low-impact, flowing movements sharpen the mind, strengthen the body, reduce stress, and improve flexibility. Regular practice can lower blood pressure, relieve chronic pain, even help you sleep better. Martial arts champion Tiffany Chen leads you through a 60-movement Yan-form practice she learned from her father, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen. A gentle but powerful workout for people of all ages and abilities. Approx. 88 min. on 1 … [Read more...]

Billy Kelly’s The Family Garden Review

BILLY KELLY’S THE FAMILY GARDEN WITH GUEST ARTIST MOLLY LEDFORD OF LUNCH MONEY “… An endearingly oddball sense of humor.” – NPR, All Things Considered “Totally winning in its goofiness … there are going to be some families who absolutely love love love this disk.” – Zooglobble “A 1-2-3 punch of catchy tunes, witty lyrics, and songs that are fun for the whole family … This one easily lands on the list of best kids’ music of 2009.” –,Children’s Music "Imagine if Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld wrote lyrics for all-ages music played by an acoustic Weezer.  I cannot … [Read more...]

Synonyms Board Game Review

This if my first guest post and it comes from the ultimate board game player, Father Geek.  Synonyms The Basics: Ages 10+ Players 2 - 8 About 30 minutes to play Geek Skills: Active Listening & Communication Counting & Math Reading & Writing Cooperative & Team Play Learning Curve: Child - Hard Adult - Moderate Theme & Narrative: None Endorsements: Father Geek rejected Child Geek rejected Overview In Synonyms, the word game that gets your mind racing, your goal as a player is to … [Read more...]

Social Deal Map Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Have you been to  I had not visited the site until recently and I am impressed.   I try to plan my life so that I do NOT have to pay full price for anything.  And Social Deal Map is a great way to help me achieve my savings.  This is how it works- Social Deal Map is partnered with a variety of discount businesses.  Using a map the reader can see what social deals are available.  The name is fitting right? Social Deal Map aggregates social buying deals and displays best ones on a local map. At Social Deal Map, we help our visitors to find great social buying deals in … [Read more...]

Storyland Yoga DVD Review

Storyland Yoga is a fun-filled adventure that infuses children with an eco-conscious message.  Two unique stories, Save the Whale and Condor Trek, engage a child's imagination through storytelling.  Kid's learn yoga postures by becoming part of the story and imitating animals.  Yoga is great exercise and helps to calm children, giving them greater focus and increased clarity.  By connecting with nature and gaining respect for their own health and well-being, children become empowered to create solutions for the health and sustainability of our planet.  Storyland Yoga is equally fun for parents … [Read more...]

Returning to Cloud-9 Review & Giveaway CLOSED

A world thrives above us. Not heaven, not space, but a civilization of weather beings. The time has come to rain, to avoid war. However, an insurmountable challenge has arrived – Ice 11. Captain Ice’s warriors have begun their siege. Hostages have been taken. A relentless onslaught seems to create hopeless odds. Is Dr. Von Droppings prepared? Is he Cloud-9’s only hope? The Cloud-9 Club: Drippy, Cleo, Flakey and Foggy have a mission of their own that requires the mad scientist’s vision. Now imagine falling 26,000 feet. Drippy’s six-year old sister, Tear, doesn’t have to. … [Read more...]

Hilton Milwaukee City Center Review

photo courtesy of We had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin right before Christmas.  We were in town to see The Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater.  We have a tradition of seeing the play every year at the Pabst, but his was our first time staying at the Hilton.  I had no idea what was in store for my family!  We had been driving for over four hours to arrive in Milwaukee and by the time we did arrive we were tired.  Three kids in a van for any length of time can be a recipe for trouble.  I knew the parking ramp at the Hilton would be … [Read more...]

SBA Kit from DENTYNE Giveaway CLOSED

The Safe Breath Alliance (SBA), the first completely made-up organization committed to educating Americans about the importance of practicing safe breath, led by actor, comedian Marlon Wayans, has officially declared February 2011 "Safe Breath Awareness Month." This Valentine's Day - whether spending it with a long-time love, a blind date, or a group of friends - the SBA wants you to be prepared so you don't end up in a compromising situation. Wayans and the SBA are leading the charge leading up to Valentine's Day to raise awareness about the importance of ALWAYS practicing … [Read more...]

Veggie Tales Happy Together Review

Stories about family, friendship and faith. Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler takes you on a mysterious adventure with Sheerluck Holmes and his venerable sidekick Dr. Watson as they work together, their forensic fortitude can solve any crime. The Grapes of Wrath... What do you get when a bunch of very cranky grapes make fun of Junior Asparagus? One sad asparagus and one big problem. Will Junior ever be able to forgive them?! Esther The Girl Who Became Queen tells the story of a new queen. When Esther has the weight of the world on her shoulders and the fate of her people in … [Read more...]

Power Rangers Samurai

The Power Rangers are back!  With a new cast, a new look and a new network, Power Rangers: Samurai debuted on Nickelodeon Monday, Feb. 7th at 8pm EST before moving to it's regular spot on Sundays at noon on Nickelodeon.  The world's most successful kids action series is in it's 19th season and has moved from Disney to Nickelodoen and just got a shiny, martial-arts-influenced reboot. Combining comedy with action-filled storylines, the all-new half-hour series features a new cast of Rangers and never-before-seen villains, as well as high-octane action, martial arts and … [Read more...]

Tommee Tippee Explora Review

Explora ® Truly Spill Proof Sippy Cup 2 x 11floz/ 325ml cups Stage 2 cup Advance-flo™ technology for easy drinking Unique soft-flex spout protects gums Hygiene Cap Truly non spill & leak proof BPA Free Cleaning Watch our demonstration video on how to clean our explora® sippy cups: The Clever Bit Unlike other valve systems our active sensor valve is designed by a physicist to be both so sensitive that liquid flows on demand, yet truly spill and leak proof With three children I have used a fair share of sippy cups.  Some leak, some the kids haven't … [Read more...]

Get Creative with Penguin Style Eyes Giveaway CLOSED

Everything you need to know to create beautiful eyes Trying to find the best way to accentuate and enhance the eyes can be a nerve-wracking experience for women of all ages. One of the most frequent questions celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian is asked is how to apply eye makeup. In Style Eyes she shares her highly sought-after beauty tips and techniques that will help you: • Identify and use eye makeup products and tools to address all your eye concerns. • Create the perfect brows with step-by-step techniques and learn how to fix any mistakes. • Identify the best … [Read more...]

Mrs. Macabre Earring Giveaway Winners!

The winners of a set of earring from the stylish Mrs. Macabre are........ #185 Pamela James (key earrings) #61 Andi S. (cat earrings) The winners will have 24 hours to respond to my email or new winners will be selected.  Thanks to all those who entered and to Mrs. Macabre for providing the beautiful earrings! … [Read more...]