Sunday, November 29, 2009


Corel Painter Essentials' 4

Everyone in our family is into art so when we heard about Corel Painter Essentials' we jumped at the chance to review it. We found it easy to use and a great way to make your own presents this Holiday!

This is a great gift for a child or teen who's artistic, as they can explore Corel Painter Essentials' 90 brushes and paper textures without the mess and expense of traditional art supplies. In addition, this program is a great way for kids to create scrapbooks, paintings, or other unique artwork to give as gifts to loved ones during the holiday season.

You’ve Been Sentenced

Top pick from Parents with Style reviewers!

Parents with Style reviewers had a blast playing this game and highly suggest you pick up a game or two this Holiday Season!

This game is the first offering from McNeill Designs. This sentence-building game uses unique five-sided cards with multiple conjugations of a base word. With a hand of 10 cards, players try to score the most points per round by constructing the longest, grammatically correct, and sensible sentence. Each card used in a sentence is worth 5 points, but using some of the more difficult conjugations on the card can earn you bonus points. Any player can object to another players sentence, on either grammatical grounds, or the fact that the sentence just doesn’t make sense. The defending player and the objecting player get to argue their points to the rest of the players, who form a jury. The jury gets to vote on whether or not the sentence is acceptable. Half the fun is trying to defend, explain, and justify a completely ridiculous sentence to the other players. Accepted sentences score points, rejected sentences get you zip. First player to reach 200 points wins.


Our kids thought this game was a blast and have requested that we play this game every night. So its a winner!

The old game of go fish just got a very challenging twist. It isn’t child’s play any more! Twisted Fish takes a traditional standby and casts it into the 21st century.

13 unique Fish characters in five different colors, plus 8 unique “Zingers” that allow you to break the rules, makes “Twisted Fish” a unique game experience. The real challenge takes place when asking for the fish cards you are collecting—Now you have to be specific about the type of fish and color you are seeking. “Twisted Fish” challenges you to remember every question asked at the table. It is challenging and fun right down to the very last card!

We promise you’ll fall hook, line, and sinker! Twisted Fish offers laugh-out-loud fun for the entire family.

The Wi-Fire

No matter where I am in the house..I need the internet! So after testing Wi-Fire we highly recommend that you choose this product for all your internet needs. The product is wonderful and the range is outstanding! Easy hook up!

The Wi-Fire is a compact, range-extending USB device that enables you to access a wireless Internet connection from up to 1,000 feet away–three times the range of your internal wireless adapter.

The Wi-Fire uses a powerful directional antenna, highly sensitive receiver and proprietary software to find and enhance normal WiFi signals. With it, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet–even at low signal strengths–faster, more reliably and with a more consistently strong connection–than you are able to with an internal wireless adapter.

The Wi-Fire draws very little power from your laptop battery. It comes complete with everything you need to connect wirelessly to the Internet. Just install the Wi-Fire Connection Manager, plug the Wi-Fire into an available USB port and you’re ready to start. It can rest on any flat surface, laptop display or flat screen monitor.


Why wear Yoga Sandals® Footwear?

Do your toes need a stretch? Mine did and I can honestly tell you that these SANDALS ROCK! They are so comfy and they slightly align your toes in a comfy position. Too many times we squeeze our feet into those tight forming shoes that mess up our feet. Not these...your toes will sigh in relief!
These sandals are the next level in flip-flop design. The four thongs insure the sandal will not slide around on the foot or be accidentally kicked off with sudden movement, and the support of the heel protects your arch while the slope provides ambulatory stability. With each toe gently separated, there is a natural alignment of the foot bones and muscles, aiding posture and balance. In yoga training, there is an emphasis on separating the toes in the standing postures to improve the sense of grounding and balance, and these sandals re-train the toes to do just that, while exercising the foot muscles. Countless satisfied customers have told us about Yoga Sandals® Footwear providing relief from leg, hip and spinal discomfort, while having the ease of a sandal in and out of the house. See our on-line video for more details of how these sandals work, and read the wonderful article written by Prevention Magazine, July, 2007, re-printed on our site. Click Here to View Video


Everyone is going ECO this season and we wanted to tell you to check out BOBO's collection of wraps that are gorgeous and re-usable. The only way to go this Holiday!
Inspired by the ancient Korean tradition of
wrapping with fabric called Bojagi, BOBO is...

Eco-Luxe: A multi-purpose reusable accessory that is also ultra-stylish and luxurious.

User Friendly: If you can tie your shoes you can tie a wrapping scarf. In Asia, children traditionally use wrapping scarves to wrap their lunch for school.

Convenient: No scissors, tape or other tools needed.

Multifunctioning: The wrapping scarf can wrap wine bottles, stacks of paper or a packed lunch, as easily as it can wrap gifts.

A Custom Fit: Unlike bags, the wrapping scarf adapts itself to the size and shape of the object being wrapped to create a custom fit.

Great for Small Motor Skills: Asians are famous for their dexterity with their hands. Many consider the wrapping scarf along with chopsticks to be key factors in helping develop small motor skills in children.

Sustainable: BOBO Wrapping Scarves are made in the USA in fully inspected facilities. Instead of using virgin materials to create new fabric, BOBOs are made from carefully selected fabrics that already exist in the world.

All of these products have been tested by our reviewers and we stand behind all of them. We would never recommend any product that we don't approve of. We were not paid for any of these reviews.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Extravaganza

This Keepsake Journal is the perfect gift for a new mom or mom-to-be. If you are wondering what to get for a baby shower or to help parents welcome a little one into the world look no further. Parents with Style thinks this is the perfect Christmas gift! Munny Journey is a Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Money. It also shows you how easy it is to provide for the financial security of a child for as little as a dollar a day. Babies have been given the gift of time. Time allows even small deposits of money to grow to wealth beyond your wildest dreams - and Munny Journey will show you how. This full color illustrated journal has pages to store memories such as Baby's First Dollar, the first savings account, and the financial dreams of Mommy and Daddy. Take the first step toward financial security for the child you love. Start a Munny Journey today. I am not a great saver myself...but I am bound and determined to teach my kids how to save. And now that they have this journal...they are well on their way.

Skoodlez are new children's toys designed to increase literacy rates in kids ages 4-12. Each Skoodlez doll comes with a unique coin which holds a code that allows access to, the toy's Internet-based and educational component. At the Web site, kids are encouraged to write creative stories about their toy, which they can share with others through the Skoodlez online library, e-mail to friends and family, or print out to build their own book. seeks to make creative writing and reading fun and "cool" again for today's youth.Skoodlez are sold at Macy's and for $14.99. They’re an affordable and educational gift option for parents.

Mobile House $38.00 Encourage creativity, imagination, and interactive play with this simple mini-dwelling, featuring 8 rooms, stairways, and an attic. Carry it to the park, to grandma's house, just up and down the stairs at home. Measures 8.7.5"W x 14"D x 18"H. For ages 3 years old and up. Mobile House Features: · Easy-to-assemble for hours of play · Easy-to-store: it folds down flat in its box · All sides have openings · No sharp corners or edges

Temporary Language

Translation Tee is a shirt for babies and toddlers, featuring fun and bold graphics of a simple object on the front. If your little ones mispronounce a word, just love to say a word over and over, or just think something is COOL, that ‘temporary language’ gets featured on a very special keepsake shirt.

Osmotics Cosmeceuticals

4 Step Collection – Normal/DryMake a commitment to healthier, more beautiful skin. This simple 4-step regimen is designed for normal/dry skin types and includes our award-winning daily basics to cleanse, correct, defend and protect. Using these clinically proven products on a consistent basis is the key to achieving great results. Your products will arrive in an Osmotics gift box and includes our signature travel bag.

The SouthWing SH241 has several impressive voice, connectivity and style features, especially the exclusive WhisperMode technology, that are not found in similarly priced (under $40) headsets. This new unit is also great for the technologically-challenged. Other models include the SH110, SH505 and SH310 (

Thomas the Train Action Canyon

Get ready for big adventures with Thomas at Action Canyon, a Thomas and Friends TrackMaster set. Surprises await Thomas around every turn, with a giant waterfall, rickety old bridge, and winding mountain track. Inspired by the popular DVD, The Great Discovery, this set transports kids aged three and up to fabulous imaginary worlds.

Save your World Body Products:

Warm a GREEN heart this holiday season by giving a gift that nourishes the body and the soul. With Save Your Skin™ Gift Bags, you not only show how much you care by giving a premium all-natural, nutrient-rich skin and hair care product but you also give the gift of Saving the Rainforest. We also have great coffee table conservation books, wristbands, hats or T-shirt's to choose from.Every purchase of these Happy Holiday Gift Ideas saves acres of rainforest. Rainforest trees help regulate the weather patterns of the Earth and keep carbon dioxide out of the very air that we breathe.

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All products listed below have been highly recommended by our team of testers. Parents with Style will not tell any of you about a product if we do not stand behind it. So enjoy our Holiday Extravaganza!

A number of unique and Award Winning tools that are very giftable. In addition we 100% American Made, which we believe is becoming much more of a decision influencer in today’s world. Our Product Lines Include: Bionic Wrench, Bionic Grip. ImmiX Multi-Tools, Bit Dr. 21 in Screwdriver System.

The Simply Sarah Handy Hold All™ is at long last a stylish solution to the problem of efficiently storing handbags, baseball caps, and scarves.

Empress Neckace ($78): Purple rules this season, especially when it’s enthroned with the regal trappings of beads and genuine mother-of-pearl. The black diamond crystal pndant necklace is a stunner for showing off your d├ęcolletage. ADDED BONUS: With every Empress Necklace sold, lia sophia makes a contribution to Dress For Success, a non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women.
Lacey Earrings ($26): Paper-think disks of golden lace make up the lightest, airiest fishhook style dangles imaginable. Ultra feminine flutter that will leave you glowing.

(New York, NY; October 13, 2008) The ‘Tappening’ campaign has been instrumental in helping forge a national movement that encourages people to make tap their water of choice, whenever possible. The campaign (which Adweek has called “a form of business philanthropy…founded to right a perceived wrong”) and its –-both launched only last November, have served to educate the public about the wastefulness, excessive cost, and pollution of the Earth caused by the bottled water industry.

The Logitech WiLife Spy (Clock) Camera is the world's first ever networked clock camera that delivers professional-grade video security in a package that is easy to setup and affordable. The Spy (Clock) Camera masquerades as a sleek, fully functioning digital clock. Indoor Security Camera:The WiLife Indoor Security Camera Starter Kit includes all thecomponents for a full-featured, single camera system with three mountingoptions. Each kit includes a smart Security Camera, powerful Software,and free Remote Viewing Technology. Built using Universal Plug and Play(UPnP), WiLife automatically connects your cameras and PC. is a US based company created with the simple goal of providing women the ability to accessorize their bras with a variety of fashion bra straps to complement any outfit. Intended to be worn as a fashion solution as well as a fashion accessory, the company’s line includes over 90 different bra strap styles making it the largest single provider of fashion bra straps worldwide.

This Robot is an interactive humanoid robot that exudes personality in everything he does and says. The RS Mr. Personality robot features a full-color LCD screen that displays his personality with various animated and synchronized facial features. Through advanced infrared and audio sensors, the Mr. Personality robot interacts with his environment and entertains his human companions with jokes, conversations, games and daily fortunes found in various play modes such as “Crystal Ball” and “Fortune.” Available: Autumn 2008. MSRP: $249. 6 “C”, 3 “AAA” (remote) batteries not included. Age: 8 and up.

RS Tri-bot, the next generation of WowWee’s award-winning Robosapien, is an innovative talking companion robot with a dynamic personality ready to interact with you. Featuring various play modes and hours of entertaining content, RS Tri-bot features joke telling, story sequences, and built-in games. Available: Now. MSRP: $99.99. 8 “AA”, remote 3 “AAA” batteries (not included). Age: 8 and up.

With the Mobile House your child can proudly state, "I built and decorated MY own home!" It's perfect to store their small toys or dolls. Inspire creativity when your child becomes the decorator their home. Color their world of possibilities with crayons, markers, paint, wall coverings, etc. This portable and environmentally-friendly home is kid-friendly, constructed of 100% recycled and biodegradable cardboard by the Dutch company Kidsonroof. Watch your kids turn this house into a work of art.
Encourage creativity, imagination, and interactive play with this simple mini-dwelling, featuring 8 rooms, stairways, and an attic. Carry it to the park, to grandma's house, just up and down the stairs at home. Measures 8.7.5"W x 14"D x 18"H. For ages 3 years old and up. Mobile House Features: · Easy-to-assemble for hours of play · Easy-to-store: it folds down flat in its box · All sides have openings · No sharp corners or edges

Who wouldn't love playing with a parachute? Bounce a ball, move the parachute like varying weather patterns, play cat and mouse, and countless other games. It includes a colorful parachute, 16 plastic balls, and a bright carrying case. Perfect for up to 6 kids.

is an eco friendly, creative backsack for kids ages 4 and up. The bag is 100% recycled, the front is screenprinted with my original artwork, and the inside has a pocket that hold 8 washable non toxic markers. Kids color, mom washes, and kids recolor. It’s a great reusable activity that is perfect for sports, beach, travel, and carrying books. Kidzsack is mom invented and a gift that truly nurtures creativity.

PrissyPoofs is the go-to place for Grandmas, Aunties, and special friends searching for the perfect gift for the Princess in their lives! The SantaPoof, ReindeerPoof, and SnowPrincessPoof are perfect for the holidays! Not too mention the tons of other styles! PrissyPoofs has a "Poof" to fit every Princesses personality! Fantastically fabulous, PrissyPoofs are the must-have this holiday season!

Mr. Beams lights are eco-friendly. Experts agree that LEDs use far less energy than other bulbs, last a lot longer, and cost less to use over their lifetime. Plus, there's no danger from the mercury found in compact fluorescent bulbs.

Smart-e-bear, a product that I am very excited about for 2008. It's brand new, and not only won the NAPPA Gold award outlined below, but also was a Dr. Toy's Best 10 Technology Toys and Best 100 Products, Top Kid Tech Gifts in Tom's Guide, won a Greatest Products award from iParenting Media Awards and was Featured Item in Toy Wishes holiday magazine. Wow! I think of it as iPod meets the toddler set--just that easy to synch songs, games or stories, and you can have quiet songs and stories for nap time, and active music to get kids moving when it's time to play. He can even call your child by name, when you download the name from a long list. Plus, it's super cuddly.

Sparkling Liqueur is an ultra-premium sparkling liqueur made with vodka and a small amount of delicate French sparkling wine, chardonnay with a touch of pinot noir. Housed in a chic bottle that is reminiscent of luxury perfume bottles, NUVO adds fun and festivity to your holiday.
gatherings with its soft pink hue.

These adorable cable keepers come in a set of three to help organize your chid's desktop. Use these friendly cable clips to hold several cables together neatly, eliminating cable clutter from the work space . Or just bundle a long cable to make it shorter. ($3.99)

Chic Gems This holiday dress up your look with beautiful Jewlery from Chic Gems. You will be the talk of the party!

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
The full line of Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Vanilla products include: Vanilla Beans and Extracts from Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico; sugar and alcohol-free Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Powder; Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste and Certified Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans and Powder.

Temperature taking can often be a daunting task for new parents who don’t have experience interpreting the meaning of their child’s temperature. Vicks digital Fever InSight Thermometers feature a large color-changing display to help parents know when fevers are getting better or worse at a glance. Taking accurate readings in as little as 8 seconds, the Vicks SpeedRead InSight

Thermometer even feature a memory recall to help parents track the progression of their child’s fever. Now Moms Can Trust Their Ear ThermometerThe Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp Ear Thermometer is the fastest and most accurate way to take an ear temperature measurement – even in the middle of the night with a sick, fidgety child. This advanced thermometer features patented ExacTemp technology, a heated tip and positioning guidance system used by pediatricians and hospitals worldwide. Proven more accurate than rectal and temple measurements, the Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp Ear Thermometer is the ideal choice for first-time parents.

Ritzy Rider by Itzy Ritzy. Celebs such as Rebecca Romijn (ordered 2 forher twins due this winter); Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Jessica Alba. Noone wants a boring car seat! Give your baby some celebrity treatment withthe Baby Ritzy Rider in a notice-me print! 100% reversible to Minky Dotcreating 4 distinct looks, pacifier pockets, canopy hood & 2 neck strapsEasy on & easy off without removing any straps for quick clean up - machinewashable Celebs love baby's name embroidered on the hood! All items can becustom embroidered! Make a perfect gift for any stylish baby!Designed to fit most Infant Carrier Car Seats, including Orbit, Peg Perego,Britax, Graco, Evenflo & more!

This down-to-business bag organizes with ease, offering bold lines, protected pockets, two external water bottle sleeves, and is ready to manage a host of portable devices. A suspended neoprene sleeve is designed to protect 15” laptops and accessories.

Gymbo: This unique-and-sleek bag is more than just a work of art; it also brings functionality where it is needed most, delivering shoes via ventilated storage pockets; gear from its large U-shaped opening; and beyond-necessary water from an externally mounted bottle holster.

Boca Beth Beginner Backpack - Parents can now give the gift of Spanish & English as a second language the fun and easy way with Boca Beth award-winning CDs, DVDs, books and more. MSRP $49.99 this is the gift of the 2008 Holiday Season featuring eco-friendly package on the CD and DVD

Peek-A-Boob Strips. The newest, strongest, sexiest fashion tape to ever hit the markets! Once women discover Peek-A-Boob, they will never get dressed without it again! Please check out