Saturday, April 23, 2011

Silly Bandz: The Game for your iOS devices

The Silly Bandz phase has caught on everywhere! Now you can play Silly Bandz: The Game on your IPhone, IPod Touch or on your IPad. Stella the Puppy, the official bulldog mascot of Silly Bandz, is there to help offer instructions on how to play the game, as well as, offering very helpful tips along the way.

Featuring 30 challenging levels set in beach, forest and volcano environments, boys and girls will delight in shooting Silly Bandz, like rubber bands, to collect stars that are hidden around Magical Island.

Once all of the Silly Bandz have been collected, the player moves on to the next level, earning even more Silly Bandz to use in the harder levels. Even if you think that you're not interested in playing this game, try it out. It's addicting! My daughter and I had a great time challenging each other to beat our high scores. Of course, she had to be covered head to toe in Silly Bandz while playing the game!

 Silly Bandz for iPhone and iPod Touch will be available on the App Store soon for $0.99. The iPad version of Silly Bandz will be available on the same day for $1.99.

Also published by Zoo Publishing, Silly Bandz for the Nintendo DS is now available nationwide for $29.99 and includes a set of exclusive video game themed Silly Bandz bracelets.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Enter to win 1 of 2 Sculpteo 3D Customized Figures!

Ever wanted your very own action figure? Struggling with a truly unique gift idea for the person who has, almost, everything? Sculpteo makes it easy for you to turn just about anyone into a miniature figure. All you do is send Sculpteo 2 simple pictures and they make a “mini-you”.

Get the details and enter here!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Review - Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do

Are you looking for a fun way to spend some family time together without any complaints from the kids? Slide the new Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do into your XBOX 360 Kinect and get ready to have a romping, silly, good time!

Take your family on a virtual trip to the carnival with over 20 games and attractions to chose from! Catch coins at Gold Rush Mountain, twist and turn with the Crash Test Dummy, watch out for those tornadoes while racing in the Hot Air Balloon Race and one of our favorites, mimic the mischievous Monkey Barker in Monkey See, Monkey Do. Collect tickets for your winnings and turn them in for wacky prizes!

One of the best features of the new Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do video game for the XBOX 360 Kinect is that there's no video game controllers required! The game works with your body movements and voice recognition. No more worrying about accidentally tossing a controller at your television. 

Get the family up and moving. You are also exercising without realizing it! Once your try this game, you can't help but laugh! It's ok to be silly. In fact, the sillier you are, the more tickets you will win!

Don't forget the popcorn and cotton candy for a night of total fun!

Rated "E" for Everyone. It's a fun time for all!

Available nationwide April 12, 2011

I was provided a free copy of Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do to review.. I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are 100% mine. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

No more messy pet food dishes!

I have several pets, 2 dogs and 4 cats in fact. Every day I have to go into the area where the animals eat and sweep up all the little bits of dog and cat food that hit the floor. Oh, and did I mention all the water drips all over the floor? There's a reason why I have designated a small room in the basement for pet food, too many spills in the kitchen!

The nice folks over at Neater Feeder contacted me and asked if I would like to try out one of their revolutionary new pet feeding stations. They claimed that the mess stays contained and that they were sure I would be happy with the results. Well, they were right! I have the Neater Feeder for cats and it's wonderful. Now I'm going to have to get one for my dogs. :)

Below is a video that shows exactly how the Neater Feeder works. I like that it's lightweight, has leg extensions to adjust the height, and is very easy to clean. At first I was concerned about the size of the bowl considering I have 4 cats, but that has not proved to be an issue. The dish holds plenty of food for the cats and I haven't had to fill it any more frequently than I did my old dishes. I definitely recommend the Neater Feeder. Great for anyone who has accidentally kicked a bowl of animal food only to find themselves sweeping moments later.

Neater Feeder provided me with a free sample of their cat feeding system. I was not compensated for this review, all opinions are 100% mine.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Creative Easter Baskets

Sick of the same old chocolate bunnies and shredded grass stuffing for your child's Easter basket? It's time to think "outside the basket" and consider these fun new ideas to bring a smile to Easter morning.

Favorite Things Basket

Instead of filling the basket with traditional candy, look to items that your child loves. A series of books, like Wimpy Kid or Judy Moody are great for budding readers. Maybe it's their favorite collectible toy like Polly Pockets, Webkinz or Hot Wheels. Many times retailers will have Easter editions of certain toys or books that make the basket a fun treat. Older children will like things such as recent movies with posters of their favorite actors or items to decorate their room.
Arts and Crafts Basket

All kids love crafts or art supplies. Create a basket full of markers, papers, glue sticks, craft supplies and more that will indulge your child for hours. Many specialty toy stores are carrying project oriented kits for the mad scientist, mini interior or fashion designer, or pet lover. The kit could also center on an Easter-oriented activity like egg decorating or bonnet making. Sidewalk chalk and bubble kits are great ideas to get them outdoors.
Get Cooking Basket

Perhaps your child loves to help at home in the kitchen. Put together a fun basket of kid style measuring cups, an apron, and an easy kit to make dinner such as pasta. Paper chefs hats, wooden spoons, and easy to read cookbooks are also great for that chef-to-be. Box mixes for cakes or muffins will indulge the baker.
Spring Things Basket

Older children that have moved out of the toy phase will love to get items for the new season. This basket could be filled with a new warm weather outfit that includes shorts, t-shirts, and maybe even sandals. Perhaps there is a new trendy item they have been begging for. Baseball hats or hair accessories are also great ideas.

See all of our Easter craft, recipes and more here