NASCAR Unleashed for Wii

Get ready for a NASCAR experience like no other. Test your mettle on classic speedways, including Daytona International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. In NASCAR Unleashed, you’ll get to see how good your driving skills really are as you crash through the boundaries and bring the racing action to the streets, beaches and off-road environments of the cities that surround the familiar tracks.

We found it.  We finally found a video game that keeps the teen son and the tween daughter happy!  Nascar Unleashed is fantastic and whether or not you are a racing fan, it’s sure to please.  According to my teen, between all the different tracks, different changes, drifting, crashes and all the different car designs and options make this a must have for teens.

Tween and husband, for that matter, liked the two player feature.  NASCAR Unleashed has been a fabulous game and in my opinion with the holidays coming up it would make such a fun gift  for the whole family to enjoy. Although, you might have to let them open it early to enjoy during their holiday break!

We received the Wii version of the game and we have the classic controller and the Wii remote and nunchuck, both types worked great for the kids and they didn’t seem to have a preference for the game.  If you have the Wii steering wheel that works great as well, but not a necessity.

All-Star Pack: Fifteen of NASCAR’s biggest drivers! Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and many more…

 Nascar Unleashed brings fun and excitement to you in Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS, it retails for $39.99 at

I received this game for my honest review and no other compensation.


Chloe’s Winter Wonderland

December 2, 2011 by  
Filed under entertainment, holidays, kids, product reviews

Chloe’s Closet is a preschool show on Sprout TV. We had never seen it before and have apparently been missing out.

I received a copy of Chloe’s Winter Wonderland and absolutely adore it.  Chloe is a little British girl who loves to play and use her imagination. The episodes on Winter Wonderland are so festive and fun! When Chloe opens her wardrobe, an outfit for the day is there. Sometimes it’s an ice princess outfit or an ice hockey skater. She and her friend are then transported to a fantastic wonderland complete with penguins and polar bears!

The animation is gorgeous and the characters are lovely.  It is nice when you find something you and your child enjoying watching and I look forward to seeing more episodes.  We really enjoyed Chloe’s Winter Wonderland  and I highly recommend it for girls and boys, my youngest is a little too young to watch TV, but when this came on he laughed out loud.

Chloe’s Winter Wonderland includes episodes;  Ice Skater, Snow Princess, Ice Hockey Player and Snow Skier.  Approx. run time: 45 minutes. It’s another dress up day.  It’s our favorite game to play. Retails for $9.99 at

I received this DVD from the publisher for my honest review and no other compensation.


The Bridge to Never Land!

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under books, product reviews

They did it! Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson have written another fantastic Starcatcher book!  We have read them all and were not expecting another. The Bridge to Never Land  pleasantly surprises!  In this book the characters, Sarah and her brother Aiden, have discovered a secret mysterious riddle hidden in an antique desk.  They set off in a quest to discover what secret it holds.  Could Peter Pan be real? Could the Starstuff be real? If so, what happened to it?

We had a blast reading these books together out loud as a family so that we can all enjoy the stories together.  The Bridge to Never Land refers to pages in the earlier books, but you do not have to read the earlier books to thoroughly enjoy The Bridge to Never Land.   The writing is so vivid and it transports you into the book as soon as you read the first paragraph and holds you there throughout the adventure.  This is the perfect addition to the whole series.

The characters are engaging and in-depth. I not only highly recommend The Bridge to Never Land but ALL the Starcatcher Series and the Neverland Series books by the same authors!

The Bridge to Never Land written by authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is available Hardcover, Paperback, audio CD and Kindle editions.  It retails for $11.50 at

I (happily) received this edition for my honest review and no other compensation was received.


Celebrate the Holidays with SpongeBob!

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under entertainment, holidays, kids, product reviews

Holiday’s with SpongeBob 3-DVD gift set is out and absolutely full of favorites!  The disks included in the set are Spongebob Halloween, Spongebob Christmas and To Love a Patty!

SpongeBob is kind, caring, silly, loyal to his friends and has a fantastic work ethic!  What is not to like?  His friends Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Crabs and his little pet snail Gary add lots of fun and silliness to their adventures.  SpongeBob is one of the few television shows that all of my kids can watch together since it does not seem to have an age limit . . . according to my almost grown son! (I can hear him laugh every time he watches . . . every time!)

If your family already owns all of the season box sets, as our family does,  these episodes are already included spread out throughout the seasons.  Even so, my kids like these very much since they do not have to go looking for all the winter and holiday episodes. Now they’re organized together on each disk.

Episodes for each disk :

A SpongeBob Squarepants Christmas :  Christmas Who?, Procrastination, Snowball Effect, Survival of the Idiots, Mermaidman and Barnacleboy IV, Chocolate with Nuts, As Seen on TV, Pizza Delivery, Squeaky Boots

To Love a Patty :  To Love a Patty, A Flea in Her Dome, Mermaidman vs. SpongeBob, Le Big Switch, The Donut of Shame, Blackjack, Blackened Sponge

SpongeBob Squarepants Halloween :  Scaredy Pants, Imitation Krabs, Frankendoodle, I Was a Teenage Gary, Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost, The Secret Box, Band Geeks, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, My Pretty Seahorse, Idiot Box

Buy it – Holidays With Spongebob retails for $29.99 at

I received (happily) the DVD set in exchange for my honest opinion.




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