Shelley Says – LeapPad XDi Ultra Review

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. What is on Jesse's Santa list this year? A LeapPad tablet of course. So you can imagine my excitement when the LeapPad XDi ULTRA  came in the mail. As much as I wanted to share it with Jesse, this one is waiting until Christmas morning. The Ultimate Kids' Tablet Experience says LeapPad.And I agree! With a huge 7" HI-RES screen, kid safe web, built in parent controls, 8GB memory that holds games, eBooks and video games, works with cartridges and apps. This is the new top notch gadget for kids ages 3-9. Perfect for Jesse turning 5 next month. He will have 4 years to grow with it. Gotta love a toy they can use and stay entertained year after year. The only thing I will need to do is upgrade the games. Some games Jesse gets to try are: Jake and the Neverland … [Read more...]

Is Bingo as Social as it Used to Be?

Bingo has witnessed growth by leaps and bounds. From the brick and mortar bingo halls, the game has transformed to the online mode. So much of changes have taken place. Today most people prefer the online version- be it for comfort or more incentives, the question remains is online bingo more social? Perhaps yes. In online bingo, large number of players get together in a particular bingo room, interact with the fellow roomies as the numbers get called out. The strong social element associated with the game makes the online version more popular than its land-based counterpart. As opposed to the bingo halls where you can’t talk to other players, and not to mention the smoking ban, the fun aspect of the game is in a way lost. Online bingo however, rekindles the passion and love for the game without any restriction- be it sharing a hearty natter or smoking. Online bingo is not only beneficial for people who are the gregarious types, but also for those who are looking for value for their … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide Point 3 Basketball Apparel Giveaway Ends 12/1

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Him Featured Product! See the rest of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here! The Rowells are more gamers than sports fans. You can of course be both, we just aren't. That being said, Jake loves basketball. He's a big Lakers fan, we even have pictures of him when he was little in a Lakers outfit. At this moment he's wearing Lakers slippers and rocks a Lakers comforter on his bed. He's never played on a team for school as he suffers from some pretty severe asthma. He does like to play casual games though and loves watching it on tv. In the game of basketball, 0.3 is the difference between a block and a charge, a steal and a foul, the back of the rim and the sound of the net. Own that 0.3 and you have the advantage. POINT 3 Basketball was … [Read more...]

The Swiss Colony a Holiday Tradition Giveaway Ends 12/1

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. Petits fours were on my Grandma's table after every Christmas dinner. I'm sure we had other desserts too such as pumpkin pie, but I always looked forward to the petits fours. These tiny cakes were so incredible to me and later my Grandma revealed she only got them because she knew how much we loved them. Each year, she would order them from The Swiss Colony. They have so much to choose from! There are meats such as spiral hams, summer sausage, even bacon! They offer many different types and flavors of cheeses. There are nuts and snacks, even popcorn and fruit! But my favorite category is the cakes and desserts and that's where I chose my review selections. I picked Andes Petits Fours which is a twist on the classic. They are bites of chocolate cake with a mint creme … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Fresh Balls Giveaway Ends 12/1

Fresh Balls

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and honest in nature. 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Gifts for Him Featured Product! See the rest of the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide here! I have to admit when I first was approached to review a product called Fresh Balls, I laughed. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea. I mean let's face it, it's not exactly the most "aired out" area. The man region can be the perfect spot for uncomfortable moisture, bacteria, and well a less than desirable musty smell. Richard and Jake aren't exactly shy when it comes to talking about these issues other. I generally roll my eyes and tell them to knock it off, but I was happy to present them with Fresh Balls to see if it helps. Richard took a picture when I first got Fresh Balls and put it on Facebook with the caption "Ain't nobody dope as me...so … [Read more...]