Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yoursphere

 My girls have been playing around Yoursphere and really enjoying it.  They created a sphere about Dance.  Really enjoying talking dance with the other kids.

My youngest joined an Arts & Photography Sphere and my oldest joined a Fashion one (along with a bunch of others)

 Creating the account is super easy to do.  The parent makes the account, then the child goes in with a log in and then changes it to their info.  Couldn't be easier.  If you have a tween or teen and haven't joined yet.  Make sure to use code YSMC-0041

I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on Yoursphere.com, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Grill Daddy Pro Review & Giveaway (Father's Day Gift Idea!)

It is getting nice out, summer is almost here ...  Are you like my family and love to get outside and grill?  Who wants to heat up the house with cooking, when you can make some amazing food on the grill. 

The grill comes with a price though, they are a pain to clean.  If you don't clean them well, you get all that yucky burnt up old food on your new fresh food.  I have found the solution dear readers, thank to Mama Buzz and Grill Daddy!

I was sent a Grill Daddy to try out and review.  When I signed up, I didn't think much of it.  I know my husband loves to grill, so I figured hey something free to help clean the grill.  Normally we buy new supplies every year.  In my head, I was picturing the  Grill Daddy to be similar to the grill brushes I normally buy (on the small side).  When I opened up the box I was shocked at the Grill Daddy. It is huge (Measures approximately 22 by 4 by 6 inches) , and so heavy duty!     

The Grill Daddy is a unique system that actually cleans with steam powered cleaning tool that sanitizes grills and eliminates the burnt on food, grease and dirt. Cleaning grills can be a difficult and time-consuming task but the alternative is far worse. Unwashed racks can house bacteria that could contaminate food and leave an unsanitary and bad taste.
Utilizing specially designed stainless-steel brushes, the Grill Daddy releases water as users brush, hitting the grill and turning to steam while rinsing away unsanitary debris.
Other features:
·         Steam-powered
·         No rancid greasy residue builds up on the brush (liquefies and melts it away)
·         Safe for porcelain, steel and iron grills (hot or cold)
·         Ergonomic handle keeps hands away from heat and provides maximum leverage

I thought it might be a pain or complicated to use.  It wasn't!  It was very easy, just add water & let the steam power do the work for you.   Yes, this is a As seen on tv item, but it is one you really need to own!  If you use a grill, trust me you want this product!  

You can purchase your Grill Daddy for $19.95, and it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.  You’ll also receive a color-coded meat thermometer free of charge with your order (did not receive this, so no review on that item).  You can also get the Grill Daddy at certain stores, like CVS, Sears, Kmart and of course Amazon!


Giveaway ~I have one Grill Daddy to giveaway to a lucky reader.  To enter, tell me what feature you like about the Grill Daddy.

 
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Giveaway ends June 3rd.  You can also find a link up of a bunch of Grill Daddy Giveaways over at Mama Buzz

I was sent (1) Grill Daddy Pro free of charge for purpose of review. 
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon Video Game Giveaway * CLOSED *

How to train your Dragon the Game allows players to battle friends in an all-new video game adventure, based on the world of DreamWorks Animation’s movie, "How to Train Your Dragon."  The game is a third-person action-adventure that makes you a Viking hero.  You can play the game as either Hiccup or Astrid in Adventure Mode to explore the epic world, Island of Berk, or you can experience fierce battle action in Arena Mode as you fight, fly and fire your way to Victory. 



How to Train Your Dragon 
the Game logo
The hot fire of a Deadly Nadder in action in How to 
Train Your Dragon the Game



Start your game where the movie left off.
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 Players will train dragons, explore environments and battle in prestigious dragon tournaments as they battle for Viking victory. Plus, gamers can become the Dragon hero of their living room as they square-off with friends and family in endless head-to-head multiplayer combat. Key Game Features
  • Create Your Very Own Dragon - The "Create Your Dragon" feature allows players to customize six different types of dragons, providing virtually unending combinations of ways to modify your dragon's appearance.
  • Train your Dragon for Battle - "Level Up" your dragon's speed, power, fire and other abilities through intense training to face the critical Viking challenge of becoming the ultimate dragon trainer. Then use your arsenal of trained dragons to battle friends in a variety of unique environments.
  • Pick up Where the Movie Left Off - Players enjoy an all-new post-movie adventure as they jump into battle as their favorite characters. Explore the picturesque Island of Berk as Hiccup or Astrid in Adventure Mode or experience fierce battle action in Arena Mode as you fight for your crown as ultimate dragon warrior.
  • Head-to-Head Multiplayer Mode - Arcade mode allows friends to select their dream team of four individually customized dragons or dragons chosen from the arcade roster, then jump in and battle against each other. In addition to Astrid and Hiccup, additional characters are playable in Multiplayer Mode including Tuffnut T., Ruffnut T., Fishlegs, and Snotlout.
  • Mini-Games - Mini-games include Ice Sculpting, Looping Race, Flying Sheppard, Memory Torch, and Puzzle Dragon. Excelling in mini-games earns players experience points toward leveling up your dragon, winning gold and other items to help care for dragons.
Our family was able to test out the Wii version of the game.  The girls enjoyed it, especially customizing a cool dragon!  The graphics are great in this game.  The controls are fairly easy to navigate the world.  Overall the family enjoys this game!

Now only was I sent a copy of the Wii game to review, I was also sent a game for every single platform to giveaway to my readers!  Talk about an amazing giveaway!!!

To enter ~ Tell me which platform you want to win ~ Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or Nintendo DS.  There will be 4 winners, 1 for each game system.

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    Contest will end on May 31st
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