Yoga Bitch Book Review



One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment


I came across this book one day when I was looking around the internet.  I knew right away that it was a book I wanted to read.  Yoga is a part of my daily life even if it is just doing a forward bend or downward facing dog before I go to work.  YOGA BITCH is not just for those that practice yoga, anyone who reads it will be entertained.  This book is insightful, funny and talks about yoga egos,  commercialism and love.

YOGA BITCH is a yoga and travel based memoir.  It is written in the style of a diary and follows the author through her two months yoga teacher training program in Bali.  She finds herself unwilling to conform to their ritual of  urine therapy until she gets “Bali belly” and has no access to antibiotics and her tongue starts to turn black.  Her humor carries her through the decision to cure herself by doing something she thought she would never do. [click to continue…]

LEGO KidsFest review- A great time for all ages!

Last night we headed over to LEGO KidsFest in Hartford.  I took my two boys, the 7 year old and the 40 year old.  We all had a really great time.  There was so much to do and the staff at all the areas were super nice and helpful.  With over 3 acres of LEGO family fun there was plenty of room for everyone to create, build and enjoy.

We started at the LEGO Model Museum.  There we many favorites such as SpongeBob, a huge Lightening McQueen, Batman, Buzz Lightyear, Indiana Jones,  and several interactive models such as a lion and shark that you can crawl in and this Pharaoh.  

After that my son jumped right into a bridge building challenge.

They encouraged the kids to work as a team and all participants

received a mini figure set.   There were other challenges through out the event such as a relay and building a figure.  There were smiles everywhere from all the kids and adults. [click to continue…]

AEROBIE Skylighter flying disc review


Aerobie® Skylighter™
Lighted Disc

Back in October we had a freak snowstorm that left most of Connecticut without power for as many as 10 days.  Parents were stuck trying to find ways to entertain children that were unexpectedly out of school for a week.  We played board games, took walks and waited in line for gas.  Then a package arrived with the Aerobie Skylighter lighted disc.  My husband and I have always enjoyed throwing a disc around and my little guy has quite an arm.  So, we waited until the sun went down and suited up with our coats, boots and mittens.  Out in the snow covered yard we started to toss around this lighted disc.  It was so much fun to play in the dark and actually be able to see the disc.  The next time we play I will get some glow stick necklaces to wear so we can see each other in the yard.   This disc is easy to throw and the rubber rim makes it easy for all ages to catch.

What Is The Aerobie Skylighter? [click to continue…]

Ben 10 Tech Blaster and Ultimate Ultimatrix Review

Ben 10 is a popular character around our house.  The first show my son watches every morning is Ben 10.  So, When the Ben 10 Tech Blaster and Ben 10 Ultimate Ultimatrix arrived I knew they would be big hits.

With the Ben 10 Tech Blaster you can wield the most powerful weapon in the universe. State of the art battle gear is at your fingertips with this multi-function piece of alien tech. Kids can convert the high-tech case into 5 different toys, each with different play patterns:

  • Deluxe Blaster
  • Mini Blaster
  • Super Decoder
  • X-Ray Scanner
  • Multi Scope
  • Sounds/lights/voices delivered through universal “Power Core.” [click to continue…]

LEGO KidsFest returns to Hartford #Giveaway

LEGO KidsFest returns to Hartford, Connecticut!
December 2-4, 2011

And we have 2 tickets to giveaway.

LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.  We went two years ago and it was fun for all of us.  There are activities for all ages groups.  Plus, the Convention Center is located conveniently right off the highway and is next to the Science Center so you can make a day out of a trip in to Hartford.  Also, the Hartford Winterfest at Bushnell Park will be going on with the famous twinkle lights and free outdoor ice skating.

The LEGO® KidsFest is filled with interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family! Join us for hands-on educational fun for all ages: LEGO & DUPLO® Construction Zones, dozens of large-scale and miniature LEGO models and displays, LEGO Universe and LEGO Games, group builds Creation Nation and Mystery Murals, LEGO Master Builders, and much more! [click to continue…]

FyrFlyz and Ickee Stikeez: Prize Pack #Giveaway

FyrFlyz is a really simple and cool toy.  My 7 year old opened the package and got straight to having fun.  Then I got my hands on it and we all had a good laugh.  It reminds me of the spinners I played with as a kid…I even would make my own with sting and a button but, the FyrFlys light up and make for  a great evening activity.

FyrFlyz is the revolutionary new spinning toy that puts the power to create a spectacular light show in kids’ very own hands.  Simply by swinging the connected two strings and applying tension or allowing slack, kids create a continuous movement (figure eights, rings, etc.).  The fun begins when the lights go out and the FyrFlyz multi-color LED lights turn the movement into an amazing light show that kids can play themselves or show their friends.  Kids can spin their FyrFlyz to create a wide array of tricks: they can turn them sideways to create slick Sydwynders, pull tight to create whizzing Black Holes or loosen the strings to make Shooting Stars – the more they spin, the more unique their tricks.  As kids develop their skills, there are no boundaries to what their imaginations can create. [click to continue…]

KRE-O Transformers Autobot Ratchet set Giveaway and Discount code

Building blocks and Tranformers are very popular around this house.  So I knew my son would love this set for his 7th birthday.  KRE-O Transformers Autobot Ratchet set can be made into an ambulance or Autobot Ratchet.  My son and husband loved building this set together.

With 187 bricks and other construction pieces, you can build the heroic AUTOBOT RATCHET character in either robot or vehicle mode with just one set! In robot mode, your AUTOBOT RATCHET figure is an intimidating force.

Build your favorite Transformers hero, Autobot Ratchet, in vehicle or robot mode with this 2-in-1 set of KRE-O construction pieces. It includes 2 Kreon figures: Autobot Ratchet and Medic. The KRE-O construction set lets you build Autobot Ratchet as a robot figure or as an ambulance. In vehicle mode, put your Kreon figures in the back or the front seat of the ambulance. The set includes 187 KRE-O pieces and stretcher and fire axe accessories. [click to continue…]

Just Air iPad and Tablet Case and Ribbz iPhone case

I recieved the hot pink Just Air case for my iPad.  It is a perfect fit, it is compact and it provides great protection for my iPad.  I have taken it on road trips and the iPad has been completely safe and I look good carrying it around>

The Just Air™ Shock Proof Cases completely encases your laptop or tablet, including all corners and ridges, in a protective layer of air filled cells. This patented technology distributes the force of impact and keeps your computer safe, fitting the iPad and iPad2 among many other tablet models.


  • Air Cushion Protection System – The Just Air™ Shock Proof Cases are designed to protect your tablet with the use of Air Cushion Technology:
  • Layers Of Protection – The Just Air™ Shock Proof Case’s outer layer is made with shock-absorbing polyurethane memory foam. The inner layer is designed to be water resistant, non-scratching and is built with a dust free lining.
  • Engineered To Protect – Our specially designed sleeves are engineered with individual, air filled chambers. These chambers support and protect any laptop from the daily bump and grind.
  • Shock Proof Padding with Strong Exterior Fabric
  • Anti-Shock Durable Inner Layer
  • Extra Cushioning Along Edges
  • Interior Fully Lined with Smooth Nylon Pack Cloth
  • Made to Fit Many Brands, including Apple, Sony, HP, Dell and more
  • Available in Four Sizes: iPad case, 10.5”, 13.5” and 15.5”
  • Available in Three Colors: Pink, Gray and Black [click to continue…]

Dr. Drip Coffee


Dr. Drip Coffee’s tagline is   “The quick, delicious cup of brewed coffee you can enjoy anywhere.”    That is such an accurate description of this product.  I received a 5 pack of The Double Daily Remedy Premium Signature Blend has a remarkable balance of crisp acidity and sweetness. The nutty, cocoa notes and smooth flavor make this the Dr.’s favorite morning cup.   Right away I opened the box and make a lovely cuppa’ coffee! You can check out all the blends they offer on their beautiful website, DrDripCoffee .

There are 6 simple steps, start by tearing open the wrapper, tear off along the dotted line on the filter, press the sides inward and place on a coffee cup as shown in the picture above.  Then, all it takes is pouring in some boiling water and letting the water drip through the filter.  Wait for the water to finish dripping and then you have an incredible cup of fresh brewed coffee.

There it is dark, fresh, hot and nothing like instant coffee.  We drink a fair amount of coffee around this house.  We may even be considered coffee snobs and I got the feeling that I would have to hide away one Dr. Drip package for myself.  My husband loves it and it is the perfect afternoon cup of coffee.  These would also be great for camping or when visiting with family to ensure you get a good cup of coffee. [click to continue…]

Jungle Speed game Giveaway


Jungle Speed is the lightning-fast game of quick thinking and quicker reflexes. It can be played with 2 to 10 players and is labeled for 8 years and up but my 7 year old was quick to understand the rules and loves playing. We have played several rounds of this game.  It is really fun.  And the games comes with a great fabric storage case that makes this easy to store and take on vacations.  Jungle Speed will go with us on all our family trips.

Your keen eye and swift hand will win the day, if you can stop laughing long enough to catch your breath.

Jungle Speed seems simple enough, and everyone can be playing minutes after you deal out the cards. But once you start playing, the chaotic action will take all your concentration. Fifteen minutes later, the game will be over and you can all pause for air – but that just leaves you time to play again! [click to continue…]