Groovy Music City

Girlie Girl loves playing the piano. She also loves playing on the computer. Put the two together and you get Groovy Music City.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Using Groovy Music City software, kids can create songs by arranging a series of entertaining shapes and machines against the backdrop of an animated and futuristic city. A simple drag-and-drop interface lets kids choose from hundreds of rhythms, melodies, bass lines, patterns and chords to compose songs with just a few mouse clicks. They also have the option of selecting from a library of 128 virtual instruments or attaching a MIDI keyboard to create their own unique compositions.

MY REVIEW

The first thing we noticed was how quick and easy it was to download this game on the computer. There really wasn’t much to it and we were up and running in a few minutes. Girlie Girl really liked the animated background and being able to select her character.

What I really liked is that you really don’t need to know how to compose music. Everything is drag-and-drop and Girlie Girl was able to put together a simple song in minutes. She really enjoyed putting everything together and then listening to her finished product. It gave her a sense of accomplishment.Once she’s done, she can upload her creation online and share it with other music enthusiasts.

With schools cutting back on various music and art programs, this is a great way to introduce and encourage the love of music in children. It’s a great way to expand their horizons and have fun at the same time. Check out Groovy Music City and see how easy making music can be.

Joolwe.com (Giveaway)

April 12, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under reviews & giveaways, women

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #2: Steph
Congratulations!

With Mother’s Day coming up, what better gift than jewelry? And with Joolwe.com, you can now give affordable yet gorgeous creations for that special person in your life.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Joolwe.com is a new online jewelry store that offers our customers a myriad of jewelry in a wide array of metals and gemstones that are gorgeously designed at an affordable price. The company is built on a simple philosophy: we believe online jewelry shopping should be a fun experience. Our approach to online shopping is to offer our customers fascinating pieces at outstanding prices, while maintaining our reputation for excellent customer care.

MY REVIEW

We received their beautiful sterling silver heart pendant with blue topaz and diamond accent to review and we loved it! It was delicate, feminine, and gorgeous! The quality was first-rate and the gems really sparkled. The best part was that it didn’t look like affordable jewlery. You would swear it was the real thing.

They have so many amazing pieces that you’ll have a hard time picking just one. However, with their low prices you don’t have to. You can buy several items and still be within your budget. Here are some of the other items I loved:

WIN IT!

I have a sterling silver heart pendant (see photo on right) to give away to one lucky winner! To enter:

  • Just stop by Joolwe before midnight, April 19th and view their beautiful pieces.
  • 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 on April 20th.
  • The winner will then have 3 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.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and Joolwe.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

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

Thank you to Family Review Network for this review opportunity!

Safety Caps (Giveaway)

March 23, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under babies, household, kids, reviews & giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #42: Lily Kwan
Congratulations!


In this day and age of electronics, a lot of my girls’ games have to be plugged in to be charged. However, it can get dangerous when my daughters try to do this themselves. That’s why I was very interested in finding out more about Safety Caps.

The patented design of Safety Caps makes it virtually impossible for a child to swallow it. It measures 2 1/4″ inches wide with pacifier inspired holes on each side. These holes gives Safety Caps an additional measure of safety. And if safety wasn’t enough, these Safety Caps are made from a clearish white plastic that blends in with any home decor. After all, if a child doesn’t notice it they’re more likely to leave it alone.

I’ve had Safety Caps installed for the last week and Baby Bug hasn’t even noticed it! Since Girlie Girl is a little older, she did see the outlet coverings and it helps her to think twice before plugging in her Nintendo DS herself. It’s definitely given me piece of mind.

Get 10% off your Safety Caps order by using the code safetydad at checkout.

WIN IT!

Safety Caps is determined to tell the world how hazardous regular outlet covers can be. To accomplish this, he is requesting that bloggers from every state let Ellen & Oprah know about this situation. In return, you may win 24 caps Safety Caps by participating in this giveaway. To enter:

  • Just stop by with The Ellen Show or Oprah before midnight, March 31st and tell them that “My state loves Safety Caps!”
  • Then come back and mention in comments that you did it. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on April 1st.
  • The winner will then have 3 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.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Safety Caps.
  • Follow Safety Caps @ safetydad.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

Waggit Again (Giveaway)

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #60: Mandee.
Congratulations!

Who doesn’t love a good dog story? Well, Waggit Again definitely provides great reading for the whole family.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

The first time it happened, Waggit was just a puppy. But now he is lost again, and this time far away from home. How will he ever get back to where he belongs? Just when all hope is lost he finds two new and very unusual friends. Are his troubles over? Or are they just beginning?

MY REVIEW

We found Waggit Again to be a great family story. The larger print makes this book very easy to get through and the vocabulary easy for Girlie Girl to understand. In fact, she was able to read most of the book on her own with just a little help from me.

The story really held my daughter’s interest and they just couldn’t wait to find out how it all ended. However, what I really like about Waggit Again is the positive messages it portrayed. It also made you sympathize with strays and the hard life they have living on the streets. Kind of makes me want to go out and adopt a dog right now!

WIN IT!

I have a copy of Waggit Again for one lucky winner! To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, March 27th what your favorite animal story is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on March 28th.
  • The winner will then have 3 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.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to HarperCollins.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

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

Yandy.com

February 12, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under reviews & giveaways, women

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Who doesn’t love pretty lingerie? It’s a popular gift choice for Valentine’s Day but it’s also something that we use every single day (well, some of us anyway). That’s why I was thrilled for the opportunity to review an item from Yandy.com.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Be sexy with Yandy! We have a huge selection of sexy Valentine’s Day lingerie and sexy costumes, in stock and ready to ship right now. Yandy features sexy fashions including top brands of lingerie and clothing at great prices. Over 3000 items in stock that ship the same business day. When you order a product from Yandy, you are sure to get it, and get it fast.

MY REVIEW

When it comes to lingerie, I”m more on the conservative side. That’s why I was so happy to see that not only does Yandy.com have alluring and sexy selections but they also have many other items that are conservative and comfortable in nature. I chose a short-sleeved, long pants set in brown and teal.

I wasn’t sure what to expect since their prices are just amazing. However, when I opened the box I was surprised at the quality of my pjs and the absolute softness of the material. I loved it! The fit was perfect and the colors were exactly as shown on their website. I couldn’t have been happier with my new pjs. These are definitely going in my bag for layovers. Now I don’t have to worry about running out of the hotel in the middle of the night during a fire alarm ever again. But that’s another story . . .

Stop by Yandy.com for all your lingerie needs. You won’t be disappointed!

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