Archives for February 2009

Already released: Madagascar 2: Escape from Africa is a biggie: it came out on DVD on a couple of weeks ago. They have this neat little 2-pack that includes a second DVD with a short film of the infamous penguins stirring up trouble. For $19.99, you can't go wrong in buying this two-pack. And, we actually just watched this two nights ago and I … [Read more...]

They're my husband's new favorite shoe for lounging and strolling in warm weather. In fact, when he first received them his immediate comment was: How come you never got me these before?! The awesomeness of these anti-microbial shoes is to be noted. Starting at only $14.99, the Okabashi men's line is available in 3 styles--all easy going enough to … [Read more...]

Okay I couldn't help it - I had to post and share this photo. I had my kids' Moses basket in the front hall, ready to get rid of it, when I came downstairs to this image - my 8 year old cat Charlie, snoozing away comfortably. Apparently we're keeping it - and really - you gotta admit that this is making good use of a product that otherwise only … [Read more...]

I have yet to get sucked into the High School Musical hype, but I'm thinking that's only because I have two young boys and that it's only a matter of time. Every tween girl seems to be all over this one - so I'm sure all you Moms of girls and older kids out there will appreciate the reminder (if you missed it!) that High School Musical 3 released … [Read more...]

One of my 3-year-old's favorite new toys is the Poingo, a pen-shaped reading device that allows "readers" to touch images on Poingo interactive books and have their favorite stories come to life with words, sounds and music. The Poingo starter kit is available at Walmart, Target and Toys R Us, as well as online at Amazon, where we found it for … [Read more...]

It was gorgeous. Even under dense, overcast gray puffs hiding a struggling sun and brilliant blue sky, in front of the largest pool weíve ever laid eyes on we were awestruck by the beauty of the facilities and grounds of Azul Sensatori. Every element had been well-planned and placed, every palm evenly lain, every light just the right hue. It was … [Read more...]

Donít you hate when itís a really rainy and windy day out, you have to go outside and your umbrella just isnít cutting it to keep you dry and protected? Sometimes your umbrella even flips inside out and you are left with nothing to shield you from the elements! Well, donít get wet anymore! Check out the fascinating nubrella. The nubrella is not … [Read more...]

Whoever said there ain't no free lunch, is clearly not a baby. Because this week only there is going to be a whole lot of free lunches, and dinners, handed out by one awesome organic baby food company. I don't normally post local events but I would hate any of my So Cal. pals to miss out on a chance to try TastyBaby food for free! I reviewed this … [Read more...]

So said my 5 year old last weekend on our drive to DC. I'd picked him up at school with lunch packed and, after strapping into his Marathon, I strapped the Star Kids Snack & Play Travel Tray on as well. And he quickly unpacked his lunch and spread it out infront of him, a la the lunch table at school. There were no spills, no drops, and no … [Read more...]

Mmm..Chocolate - hard to resist, but not so good for the waistline. I'm still following the Weight Watchers plan, and I love that I can indulge a little bit with Weight Watchers Chocolate Candies by Whitman ($2.99 per bag). With a points value of either 1 of 2 per piece, I can spoil myself a little and not feel guilty. Choose from Double Chocolate … [Read more...]