Showing posts from May 31, 2009

Review ~ Celebrate Truffles

I love chocolate, love love love it! I also like to watch my weight, once you become a mom it seems that it gets harder to stay thin.

Imagine how excited I was when I discovered Celebrate Life Nutrition through the Family Review Network. I was able totaste test their new Celebrate Chocolate Truffles.

Celebrate Truffles are 100% natural chocolates that are created to to help cut your cravings and satisfy your hunger. The instructions indicate that you are to savor 1-2 pieces 20 minutes before each meal. In addition to cocoa, Celebrate Truffles contain three natural oils (avocado, macadamia nut, and hemp seed) which not only are loaded with healthy Omega 3 oils, but they also help to tell your body that you are beginning to feel full.

Now truffles are my all time favorite chocolate, so Celebrate Chocolate Truffles had a lot to live up to. Let me tell you, they did! They are super yummy. I'm not a really a big eater, so I'm not sure how well they did on suppressing my appeti…

Review ~ Dudley's Solo

Dudley's Solo, by Tiffany Alexander, is the story of a young boy who is deaf. He wants to do what the rest of his friends do and sing in the choir. Sweet Dudley can't hear or speak, but he is still able to preform his own solo with the choir.

I read this story and it has a great inspiring message. It is a religious story, I didn't realize it at the time of accepting the review. Dudley is in the Church choir, they sing "He's got the whole world in his hand".

Honestly my 7 year old did not like the book. We are not a religious family, so she had no interest in church, prayer, etc. She did like that Dudley got to the solo by signing though. The book was just too religious for our taste.

I'm not sure the recommended reading age of this book. It is most likely geared more for younger kids though. If you are enjoy a religious natured book, then this is an excellent book to read to your child. The idea of treating everyone equal is very important!

The kid…

Review ~ Chemical Cowboys by Lisa Sweetingham

Lisa Sweetingham, former reporter best known for covering the trials of Michael Jackson, Robert Blake and Scott Peterson has written Chemical Cowboys: The DEA's Secret Mission to Hunt Down a Notorious Ecstasy Kingpin.

Book Description ~ For nearly a decade, Ecstasy kingpin Oded Tuito was the mastermind behind a drug ring that used strippers and Hassidic teenagers to mule millions of pills from Holland to the party triangle--Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.
Chemical Cowboys is a thrilling journey through the groundbreaking undercover investigations that led to the toppling of a billion-dollar Ecstasy trafficking network--starting in 1995 when New York DEA Agent Robert Gagne infiltrated club land to uncover a thriving drug scene supported by two cultures: pill-popping club kids and Israeli dealers.Gagne’s obsessive mission to take down Tuito’s network met unexpected challenges and personal discoveries that almost crippled his own family. Weaved into the narrative …

New Games for Wii Pirates vs. Ninja Dodgeball & Pilates Workout

SouthPeak has come out with a great game for Tweens/Teens to play on the Wii ~ Pirates Vs. Ninjas Dodgeball.

Leading videogame publisher, SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SOPK), introduces a new arcade-style videogame, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, featuring iconic characters in the ultimate playground sport of dodgeball. Using a ball to tag opponents out of the game, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball transforms the innocent childhood game of dodgeball into an action packed, mind-blowing battle between Pirates, Ninjas and other eccentric groups of characters.

Who would win a fight between pirates and ninjas? It’s a tough question to answer and is a pop culture phenomenon that has generated YouTube videos, books, thousands of online postings and entire online communities in a rivalry that’s shown no sign of being settled…until now! Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball for Wii™ was developed by Blazing Lizard to offer players the opportunity to settle this debate on the dodgebal…

Guest Post from Katka Author Stephen

Be sure to check out the Guest Post from Katka author ~ Stephen R. Meier over at my Product Review & Giveaway Blog.

Why Social Networks are the Key to Success

Keep an eye out for my review of Katka in a couple weeks!

Why Social Networks are the Keys to Good Networking

Today we have a guest post from the author of Katka ~ Stephen R. Meier

Social Networking can really be a great tool for networking, cause let's face it, everyone, and I mean everyone knows of MySpace, Twitter or Facebook. It's becoming the way to communicate. You are essentially "out of the loop" if you aren't on one of these, and for an author it can open up doors that might not have ever been possible. For me, Facebook has allowed me to have my book, read and reviewed by people in nineteen countries! That was a month after it was released!
The amazing thing is how much influence some of these people have. There are people out there, that I truly think "Facebook" for a living, meaning they are constantly on, writing, chatting, commenting on other people's photographs, posts, etc. And when you get your book in front of one of these people and they like out! Next thing you know you are being interviewed by a nineteen year old kid who has a …

Father's Day Giveaway ~ 18x24 Poster Print

My friends at UPrinting sent an email asking me if I'd like to do another giveaway as part of their Father's Day Promotion. I immediately said yes of course for my dear readers.

This time, they are giving away an 18x24 Poster Print!

I haven't had a chance to try out Uprinting yet. I'm currently trying to decide what picture I want to get made into a poster printing in the 16 x 20 size. I'm debating between trying to get a good picture of my daughters in their ballet outfits or getting a photo from the Hubble Site. You can download high resolution pictures for free there to get printed anywhere you want. I am leaning towards doing the Space photograph, and then doing the ballet print on the canvas printing that they offer.

Anyway, back to the giveaway. Like I said, I'm giving away one 18 x 24 Poster Print. To enter, Stop by Uprinting and browse around. Come back here & tell me what you would use the 18 x 24 poster print for.

You can get a second entry b…

Obama: The Historic Journey: Young Reader's Edition

I like to have books available on my daughters book shelves about history, especially presidents. I have a very nice one that lists all the presidents up to George Bush's first run, with a few pages on each. Sometimes I add print outs to it as well, like when a former President dies, etc.

I'm excited to add some books about our newest president, Barack Obama to their collection, especially since it was such a historic election. It is one that both my girls had a chance to mock vote in (both voted Obama), so I know they will always remember it. I was lucky enough to have Mothertalk send me a copy of Obama: The Historic Journey: Young Reader's Edition (New York Times Book).

The book is a nice size ~ 10.9 x 9.2 x 0.7 inches.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: Callaway (February 16, 2009) Language: English

Obama: The Historic Journey: Young Reader's Edition is a beautiful book, full of amazing photography. The book covers the entire election, plus…