Friday, October 30, 2009

Giveaway - Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. tote

Calypso Studios has a new line of Fall and Holiday S.H.O.P totes.

Aren't they beautiful? S.H.O.P totes are strong, lightweight reusable bags that roll up with a snap closure to take with you easily. They are made of polyester and can hold up to 20 pounds I have used a S.H.O.P tote for several months and it is strong and extremely convenient to carry.

Through the end of October, all Holiday S.H.O.P totes are 2 for $10 using promo code HSHOP1031.

*** If you'd like your own Fall or Holiday S.H.O.P tote, leave a comment with your choice of Leaf Toss or Jolly Santa. ***

For extra entries, promote this contest by tweet, blog post, StumbleUpon or other social media and leave an separate comment for each with the URL or username. Up to five entries per person.

This giveaway ends November 14, 2009 at 11pm EDT and is open to residents of US and Canada.

Special thanks to Calypso Studios for providing S.H.O.P. totes for the giveaway and review.

Chocolate with a purpose

Did you know that every purchase of Hershey's has supported the Milton Hershey School for children for the last 100 years? Milton and Kitty Hershey set up a trust to devote their entire fortune to support children from profound need. Find out more about the school and its impact on at

You can see the Milton Hershey School logo on the specially marked Hershey Legacy chocolate bar.

So when you're considering treats for Halloween, remember that choosing Hershey's also helps to break the cycle of poverty for the kids at the Milton Hershey School.

Special thanks to Hershey for sending the Hershey Legacy chocolate bar for my family to enjoy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Review – The Beatles Rock Band

The Beatles Rock Band has got to be one of the few video games that simply don’t need promotion. When I first heard that they were going to produce The Beatles Rock Band, I immediately wanted to pre-order it. But thanks to Harmonix, I received a free promotional copy of the game software to review with my existing Rock Band.

The Beatles Rock Band is exactly as awesome as you would imagine. The story mode walks you through The Beatles career from the early days to the rooftop of Apple Corps. The dreamscapes take you right back the to psychedelic 60’s. The music… there is simply no compare. Unlike other Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games, where you may or may not know the songs well, you can be guaranteed to know all The Beatles songs. The song list is pretty comprehensive, but covers more of the later years. In the upcoming months, three additional albums will be available for download, Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Rubber Soul.

To make your Rock Band collection complete, you can also get a replica of Ringo’s drum set as well as John’s Rickenbacker, George’s Gretsch and Paul’s H√∂fner Violin Bass.

Aren’t those beautiful?? Beatlemania is in full force at our house! We love to sing the songs in harmony and even my non-gamer husband will join in. Highly recommended for any Beatles fan.