Sunday, October 23, 2011

"You've Been Sentenced!" Game Review

“The latest in the evolution of games, “You've been Sentenced!” is the first game in history to really turn making sentences into a very funny, playable, and challenging game. Using a unique word deck of pentagon shaped cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names from throughout history, familiar places, and wild cards, players have to make grammatically correct and justifiable sentences. The real fun begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the rest of players. They form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand and the points are scored. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value.”

My family loves board games. We even like to have friends over to have board game nights! We were super excited to have the chance to try out “You’ve Been Sentenced!”.

Since Cooper is too young for this game, I took it to a family event and played it with a couple of my younger cousins (between the ages of 10 and 14). We had so much fun! Some of our sentences were so funny, we were literally rolling on the floor laughing so hard!

Another great thing about this game is that a portion of each retail sale of "You’ve been Sentenced!" goes to fight illiteracy in the USA through the not-for-profit organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc. Founded in 2002, the organization’s mission is to encourage reading, particularly by children. For more information about Success Won’t Wait and its literacy programs, please visit

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves to play board games. It is guaranteed to be a load of fun, no matter what your age!

You can find this game, plus all other McNeill Designs games at Toys R Us and Kohl’s this year in addition to Barnes & Noble! You can also find them at hundreds of independent stores, catalogs and websites.

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Kelo-cote Review

"Dealing with unsightly scars can be very troubling. From the pain of rigid scars to the desire for smooth skin, finding an effective treatment can be a daunting task. Kelo-cote Scar Gel offers an easy and proven-effective way to reduce scars and heal skin."

I was given the opportunity to review Kelo-cote Advanced Formula Scar Gel and Kelo-cote Spray. I was thrilled to have been given this opportunity, as I have quite a few scars from my surgeries last year with scars that really bug me. The most annoying is the raised scars that I have on my stomach.

Here is a little info about both products from their website:

Advanced Formula Scar Gel:
Get rid of unsightly scars for good with Kelo-cote Gel. This innovative topical silicone gel reduces scars and smooths skin with an incredibly easy application.
Ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
Silicone hydrates the scar as well as modulating the growth of cells that create scarring.

Kelo-cote Spray:
Reducing scarring is just a spray away with Kelo-cote Spray. This topical silicone treatment works to reduce the appearance of scars and to speed healing. With a no-mess and no-fuss application, this will replace any other scar treatments you may have tried!
Ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin.
Silicone hydrates the scar as well as modulating the growth of cells that create scarring.

I have been using the Gel on the scars on my stomach, and the spray on the scars on my leg since I received the products. I have only been using them for 8 days, but I feel like I am starting to feel a difference in the raised scars on my stomach already. Obviously, it will require more time to really see the true results of these products, but I am hopeful that I will continue to see and feel great results.

80% of patients rated Kelo-cote's effectiveness as Good/Very Good on a wide range of scars, and they are recommended by plastic surgeons. That is excellent, in my opinion! I hope that I fall into that 80% when my treatment period is complete!

If you have unsightly scars, be sure to check out Kelo-cote products! I would love to know your feedback on these products as well!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nerdy Shirts Review

I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. I look forward to the weekends when I get to wear my favorite t-shirts! That is why I am so excited to tell you all about a great company that I found - Nerdy Shirts.

Nerdy Shirts is an awesome online store with unique t-shirts that allow us all to express our inner nerd - and even if you don't want to admit it, we ALL have an inner nerd! I had the hardest time choosing which tee to review because there are so many that I love!

After much deliberation, I chose to review The Amazing Spider-man tee, so that I could wear it to my son's Spider-man birthday party!

First of all, I want to tell you that the t-shirt that I received was very comfy and well made. I loved the quality and the vintage look! I received so many compliments on the shirt, and most of all, my son thought I was the coolest Mom on the planet for wearing a Spider-man shirt to his birthday party!

Nerdy Shirts has tons of really cool tees to choose from. I know that you will find the perfect one (or five!) if you check out their site. So don't wait - go check them out now! Your inner nerd will thank you!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The winner of the DesignerLiners giveaway is...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The winner of the Bloomsbury Kids Books giveaway is...


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Shout! Factory - JEM and The Holograms: Season One DVD Review & Giveaway

On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc. released JEM and The Holograms: Season One 4-DVD Set, sparking with all of the episodes from the complete first season and the bonus feature Video Jukebox.

As a little girl, JEM was one of my favorite shows! I watched it all of the time. One might have called it a slight obsession. Little boys had their superheroes; I had JEM and The Holograms. They were the coolest! So when I was offered the chance to review JEM and The Holograms Season One on DVD, I was beyond thrilled!

I was worried, however, that Cooper might not be so interested in the show that had once been my obsession, since he tends to favor superhero shows, and has never actually seen JEM and The Holograms. Much to my surprise, Cooper absolutely loved it! He thought it was even cooler that he was watching a show that was his Mommy's favorite when she was a little girl. Now that I have watched JEM and The Holograms as an adult, I understand why the show was my favorite, and is now a favorite of my sons. It is very entertaining, and full of "action" that I had forgotten was a part of the show.

Here is a little about JEM and The Holograms: Season One (from their website):
Upon the death of her father, Jerrica Benton inherits Starlight Music and finds herself the new co-owner executive alongside the greedy, power-hungry Eric Raymond. Eric is on a mission to seize complete control of Starlight Music as well as use it to launch to stardom his latest discovery — rockin’ rebel girl band The Misfits.

With the help of Synergy — a computer holographic machine created by her father — and a pair of special jemstar earrings, Jerrica is able to transform into the megapop sensation named Jem! With her sister, Kimber, and their band, The Holograms, Jem takes on a battle of the bands competition against Eric and The Misfits for control of Starlight Music. Can Jerrica keep her superstar identity a secret? Will The Misfits rock the charts? Will Synergy fall into the hands of evil? Watch and find out!

I would highly recommend JEM and The Holograms: Season One on DVD to anyone. It is an awesome blast from the past that is sure to entertain the entire family!

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