Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review - Brookstone uSqueez App Foot and Calf Massager

Me in the Brookstone uSqueez App

If you don't have a personal masseuse at home to massage your legs and feet after a long day, then you would best be rejuvenated by the OSIM uSqueez App-Controlled Foot and Calf Massager offered by Brookstone.

Since this version of the uSqueez Massager is app-controlled, you can connect wirelessly with an iOS device and control your massage. What a great way to spend some quality me time, with an iPad and massage!

The uSqueez comes with preset programs which you can run, my favorite was "Pulse".

The preset programs are also available through buttons on the side of the uSqueez so you don't have to use an iPad or iPhone to control it. Through the app, you can also customize a manual massage.

Or you can peruse the app to find interesting facts about massage.

Since I'm not much of a manual reader, I also learned that you can change the angle of the uSqueez with a flip out bar.

The only problem is keeping the rest of the family out of the uSqueez! The one complaint we had was that it was a little tight for people with athletic calves. Once you squeeze yourself in, the massage is strong and effective!

Dova tries the uSqueez App

Special thanks to Brookstone for loaning an OSIM uSqueez App-Controlled Foot and Calf Massager to review.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Harlem Globetrotters at the DCU Center, March 17th, 2pm

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy? Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new "You Write the Rules" tour. Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level. Your family can vote at and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there's an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy. After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids. The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it. Use the promo code "USFAMILY" when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased at*. Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!

Here's a video we took of the Harlem Globetrotters at TD Garden in Boston last year.

You can get your tickets here and don't forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!
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Special thanks to US Family Guide for providing two tickets for this event!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Giveaway - The Great Race from Barefoot Books

Ever wonder about the story behind the animals of the Chinese zodiac? The Great Race from Barefoot Books retells this story with vibrant illustrations. It also provides intriguing notes about the Chinese calendar, annual festivals, and character traits of the animals that rule different years. I am a horse, which are popular, independent and fun. But of course!

My nine year old daughter enjoyed the book as well, although she felt that the cat was cheated by the rat. Hint, have you heard of the Year of the Cat? It doesn't exist! Celebrate the year of the Snake this Chinese New Year on February 10th with your own copy of The Great Race.  Xin nian kuai le!

To learn more about Barefoot Books, check out their history, blog, and podcast.

*** If you'd like to win your own copy of The Great Race or another title from Barefoot Books, head to their site and provide your favorite title (other than The Great Racein the comments. Please add your entry to Rafflecopter (click read more if necessary) and check out the easy ways to earn more entries. The giveaway ends on February 14th at 12:00am and is open to residents of US and Canada (no PO boxes please). ***

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Giveaway - Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger

After my work day is done and the family is fed, I always head to the bedroom for some quality time with my iPad®. OK, this really means that I do a few rounds of Bejeweled Blitz and enter the Cubis Creatures tournament, but nonetheless, it's finally me time! With the Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger, I have the added benefit of Shiatsu massage for my lower back as well as a spot to charge my iPad.

The massage action of the Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger is quite effective with four kneading nodules. If you'd rather just lounge, a padded cover folds over the massage nodes. The best part of the Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger is that the foam is firm and durable, and doesn't loose its shape like the old "husband" pillows of yesteryear.

These days, my kids have abducted my lounger for sitting on the floor in living room. Who needs a couch when you can get a massage watching TV or playing video games?

Dova enjoys the Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger

*** If you'd like to win your own Brookstone Shiatsu Bed Lounger, head to their site, answer an easy peasy questions in Rafflecopter below (click read more if necessary) and check out the easy ways to earn more entries. The giveaway ends on January 25th at 12:00am and is open to residents of US and Canada. ***