Hello Kitty Laptop Bag

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No matter how old you get, you never outgrow Hello Kitty. There’s just something about this adorable character that always remains stylish throughout the years. You’ll find her face on almost every type of product from clothing to food items to electronics.

kitty bagI recently had the opportunity to review a Hello Kitty Laptop Bag ($49.99) courtesy of SparkleBee and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. As you know, I’m always blogging on-the-go whether it be from my parents house, while I’m waiting for Kacie at Taekwondo Class, or at the airport. So a really good laptop bag is very essential to make sure my MacBook stays safe and sound.

Features:

  • Fits most laptops with up to a 15.4″ display – Holds your laptop snugly while you’re on the go.
  • Interior organization – For easy storage of your laptop and accessories.
  • Shoulder strap – Provides easy portability.
  • Padded interior – Protects against bumps and scratches.
  • Hello Kitty design – For a stylish look.
  • Pockets – 2 front exterior pockets, 1 zippered back exterior pocket, 2 mesh and 1 nylon interior pocket.

For me, having lots of pockets is the key to being organized so I loved that this laptop bag has 6 roomy interior and exterior pockets. This way everything has it’s place and I won’t waste any time looking for items that I need. There’s also a separate section just for my laptop to keep it away from all the other accessories. I also like that the laptop section is padded. This way I do not need an additional laptop sleeve which makes it a lot easier for me when going through a security check point at the airport.

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However, the best part is how stylish it looks. Even though it’s a Hello Kitty product, it’s not all pink and girly and cutesy. It’s something that any female would be proud to show off when transporting their laptop. I know I am! And you would not believe how many comments I’ve received from other women wanting to know where they can get one, too.

So if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that female techie in your life, check out this and other Hello Kitty products at Best Buy or Sanrio. They have something for everyone!

This post was written for SparkleBee who provided the complimentary item in exchange for my honest review.

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Beautiful Exquisite Pearls by Pearlotica ($800 value Giveaway)

December 15, 2010 by  
Filed under 2010 Holiday Gift Guide, buying guides, giveaways, women

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #48: Melissa B!

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When I first started working flights to Tahiti, I became obsessed with black pearls. They were just so different from anything I’ve ever seen and their rich colors just amazed me. I also liked that even though I saw many individual black pearls each one seemed to have it’s own unique character. Needless to say, I purchased way too many of them.

But what about those who also love pearls that do not have the opportunity to hop on a plane and visit the South Pacific? Pearlotica has the solution.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

We are a team of dedicated, passionate pearl and jewelry enthusiasts with the common goal of bringing the beauty and elegance of cultured pearls to the world through our fine pearl jewelry. With our award-winning pearl collections and exquisite styles to fit any budget or style, Pearlotica welcomes you to the new world of pearl jewelry shopping online. We feature our Pearlotica Promise that provides our valued customers with a no-risk, 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

We are strategically headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. With Hawaii as our paradise and home base, the remote location allows us to be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for convenient travel to all of the exotic pearl farming regions of the world. With our key partnerships and relationships throughout the pearl and jewelry industries, we are able to ensure we bring the highest quality of jewelry matched with the most lustrous, exquisite pearls for a lasting value to our customers.

I recently had the opportunity to check out their online pearl boutique and found so many beautiful pieces. Here are some of my favorites:

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pearl 3So what is Santa bringing you for Christmas this year? How would you like to find a beautiful pearl masterpiece under your tree this year? Stop by Pearlotica for the most exquisite pieces around.

For more information, stop by their website or their Facebook page.

WIN IT!

You’re not going to believe this giveaway! Pearlotica has generously donated their beautiful Tin Cup Tahitian Baroque/Drop Pearl Necklace – Dangling Style 10mm (retail $800) for one lucky winner! To enter:

  • pearl 4Just stop by Pearlotica before midnight, Dec 31st and sign up for their newsletter.
  • Then come back and mention in comments that you did. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for Pearlotica who provided the item for giveaway. I was not compensated in any way. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

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Hallmark Recordable Storybook Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor # 68: Shaun!

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I’m so glad that my girls love books. Since they were babies, we would try to read at least one book together at bedtime. It’s the time of day that we all look forward to and will miss when I go back to work in January. That’s why I was very interested in finding out more about Hallmark’s Recordable Storybooks.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Recordable Storybooks feature voice capture technology that records the reader’s voice directly into the book. When a child turns a page, the book automatically plays the text in the reader’s voice. In addition to making a great keepsake, the Recordable Storybook may be useful for parents in the military, parents on the road for work or grandparents, aunts and uncles who are miles away from a child during the holidays.

OUR REVIEW

frostyWe had the opportunity to review Frosty the Snowman and loved it! When the girls first opened up the book and heard my voice as the narrator, they had a confused look on their faces. They knew it sounded like me but couldn’t figure out how my voice got into the book. It was pretty funny. Now, they listen to the book over and over again and follow along with the words.

What I liked about this book is how easy it was to set-up. I just opened up the book to the page I wanted to record, pushed the record button, and started talking. When I was done, I just pressed “stop” and it automatically played back my recording. When I was satisfied, I continued on to the next page. The cool part is that you don’t have to listen to the whole recorded page. Once you turn to the next page, the narration stops.

I was a little concerned about the record button being visible on the bottom of the book. However, I learned that there’s a switch on the inside that is accessible only by unscrewing the plate. Once you flip that save switch, the kids won’t be able to record over yours. This is a good thing because we all know how kids love to push buttons.

The best part is that the girls can still have their bedtime story even when I’m at work. As much as I would love to be there to read to them in person, this is definitely the next best thing.

WIN IT!

I have a Frosty the Snowman Recordable Storybook to give away to one lucky person! To enter:

  • Just stop by Hallmark before midnight, Dec 19th and check out their holiday items.
  • Then come back and mention which one is your favorite. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!

This post was written for Hallmark who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

This post was written for Hallmark who provided the complimentary book in exchange for my honest opinions.

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Building Imaginations with Superstrucks

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #47: Melissa!

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My kids love toys that allow them to use their imagination. That’s why since they were very little they’ve loved playing with blocks or any type of toy that deals with building things. However, I was recently introduced to a very different and unique type of construction toy called Superstructs.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Superstructs, vibrant plastic rod and connector style construction toys, is now creating customized kits perfect for the holidays or birthdays. With more than 24,000 possible combinations, it’s easy to customize a kit to a child’s taste. After choosing which Superstructs sets to include, which start at just $9.99, customize the box with the child’s name and the occasion. It’s that simple.

MY REVIEW
Creating our very own customized Superstruct set was super easy! First, we selected which model we wanted to build. There is a list with your available choices which also gives you information like cost, # of pieces, and a photo of the finished product. All you need to do is drag and drop your choices.

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Next, you’re able to select what you want your box to look like by choosing your favorite template and personalizing it with your child’s name.

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Then you’ll preview the finished product and place your order. Orders are usually constructed and sent out within 24 hours. How amazing is that?

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Since I ordered 3 different sets, my Superstructs arrived in 2 separate boxes. I was a little worried about how they would be sent since my order contained 250+ pieces. It would be pretty hard for me to figure out which piece belonged to which finished product. Luckily, they were already divided into separate packages with a detailed colored instruction sheet.

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I like that the pieces are made of brightly colored plastic. It makes putting everything together so much easier and there’s no struggling with getting things to fit properly. The detailed instructions is easy enough for even Kiana to understand and the girls had their creations done pretty quickly. Look how great they turned out!

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So if you’re looking for a building set with a personalized twist, check out Superstrucks. Your kids will love seeing their names on the boxes. It sure made my girls feel special!

Coupon code: KQPPB5PB for 40% off of one of the company’s best-selling kits, the BIG Builder, a 126-piece set for ages 4-11, normally $41.95. The code expires 1/31/2011.

WIN IT!

How would you like to win your very own 3-model combination set? To enter:

  • Just stop by Superstrucks before midnight, Dec 23rd and check out their building sets.
  • Then come back and mention in comments which one is your favorite. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for Superstrucks who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

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