Category: Experiences & Reviews
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief DVD

We recently received a review copy of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on DVD. I watched it with my husband and my ten year old daughter and overall, it was pretty entertaining. I’m not going to rehash the whole film—there are plenty of summaries about it all over the internet—but I did want to point out some […]

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iFrogz EarPollution CS-40 Headphones

I’ll tell you right now that I don’t like ear buds that much. They fall out a lot when I’m wearing my iPod and moving around and I can never fully relax when I have them in. That said, when the chance to review EarPollution CS-40’s headphones from iFrogz presented itself, I jumped at it. Truth? I’ve had to steal […]

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The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund

The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund mysteriously appeared in my mailbox one day. I assume it was a review copy from a publisher that has sent me books before. I get so much PR email that I can’t remember if I agreed to review it or not but I found the description compelling enough to take a gander and ended up reading it […]

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Oliver’s Labels

I’m ashamed to admit I got some personalized, waterproof labels to try out, from Oliver’s Labels, quite a while ago. My apologies to the company for taking so long to review them. The upside, however, is that we’ve also had quite a while to really test them out. I put one on the tag of my daughter’s jacket and after […]

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Tom’s of Maine: Silly Strawberry Toothpaste $100 Giveaway

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Tom’s of Maine. We were recently offered to try Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste. Actually, my kids were offered the chance to try it and I agreed to videotape it. I had a feeling they would like it and my suspicions were confirmed when my daughter said she liked it better […]

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HP Photosmart Premium Touchsmart Web All-In-One Printer

My HP Photosmart Premium printer arrived one fine day last month and the box sat in the family room for a week or so while I waited for my husband to set it up for me. I finally got tired of waiting and decided to go ahead and set it up myself. Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant. It’s not […]

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The Penny Pinchers Club

The Penny Pincher’s Club by Sarah Strohmeyer is the story of a woman who decides to kick her spending habits when she starts to suspect her husband is contemplating divorce. I was offered a review copy and unlike some of the other books I’ve received this year, I ended up really enjoying it. It was a light, easy read…perfect for […]

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Hot Wheels Harbor FAIL

My son just had his 4th birthday and he’s at an age where he now LOVES little cars (Hot Wheels, Matchbox etc) I mentioned this to a family member and so they got him the Hot Wheels Harbor playset. It’s one component of a whole Hot Wheels city and you can buy them all separately to make a complete city. […]

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Linden Street at JC Penney

In a promotion designed to draw attention to their new Linden Street collection of goodies for the home, JC Penney teamed up with BlogHer and gave yours truly $500 smackers to blow on Linden Street gear. The stuff? It’s way nice. Me? Way indecisive. My home? Needs more than $500 of help. And thus I had to really think about […]

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Flip Video

I recently got a Flip Video Ultra camcorder and to put it simply, I’m in love. It’s about the size of a cell phone (okay, a cell phone from 3 years ago) so it’s infinitely portable and it will take thirty to sixty minutes of video, the quality of which is far better than my little Nikon camera. The kicker […]

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The Daring Book for Girls

The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz was like a stroll down memory lane for me. The kinds of things they have included in the book really do hearken back to a simpler time when kids actually played outside all day long and the secrets of “Bloody Mary” and “Light as a Feather” were exchanged […]

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Peppa Pig on DVD

Meet Peppa Pig! She’s five years old, loves to play games, fly kites, play dress up and jump in mud puddles and she does a funny little snort when she’s excited! Originally an award-winning British show for the preschool set, Peppa Pig has just made her US debut with the DVD Peppa Pig: Muddly Puddles and Other Stories in which […]

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