Tag Archive: review

Light Up Links Review: Hot Holiday Toy Alert

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Disclosure: I have a client relationship with Light Up Links and received product for review.  I confess. I am a sucker for great infomercial products. So it’s no surprise when my kids start jumping up and down and begging for the latest hot toy to hit the airwaves. If it’s a clever/good product the begging…

Starbucks Verismo Review

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I have a little coffee problem. I’m addicted to venti Americanos. There are a lot of coffees I can brew at home, that are tasty and provide the caffeine I crave. But they are not, after all,  a venti Americano. I was thrilled to review the Starbucks Verismo and put it to the test. I…

Shot With Sony, Aired on the Big Screen

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As the mom of a student at the Orange County School of the Art’s Film & Television conservatory, OCSA’s Winter Cineplex is an event I really look forward to. Twice a year the students gather to screen their work. Their pride is palpable, and the camaraderie amongst the students is sweet and inspiring – breaking a…

Two Screens are Better Than One: Watching TV w/a Sony Xperia Tablet

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I’ve been playing around with the Sony XPeria Tablet  for the last month or so and I’m not sure I want to give it back. Android, Apple… I’m not super picky. Tablets are tablets to me for the most part but there are several unique features about these ones that I especially love. Splashproof This…

Gluten Free Passover Matzo? Yes!

As someone who eats gluten free and relatively low carb all year long, I sort of look forward to Passover, that time of year when dietary restrictions don’t keep me from getting my carb on! It’s a largely wheat free holiday, where food is front and center. There are sponge cakes and noodle kugels, macaroons…

Sick Days & Snow Days Look Sweet With Sony

A couple of weekends ago my entire family hit the wall. The hectic pace of life, the projects and parties and assignments and auditions. The travel for business and deadlines. The preschool slide wars and paste bullies. You name it, from toddler to teen to the CEO of Casa de Chaos (that’d be me), we’d…

The Secret World of Arrietty – We Can’t Wait

When my girls were little we watched Castle in the Sky and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Again and again. We watched Ponyo with my 7 year old and 3 year old son. Now the whole family can’t wait to watch The Secret World of Arrietty. Even me. I remember reading The Borrowers Series of books as…

{Review} HUG Me. Back Pain Relief.

A few weeks ago I went to a Brookstone blogger event. It was a weeknight and I had to juggle hard to get there but… Can I tell you how much I love that store? I love a good kooky invention that proclaims to fix x, y and z. You never know… sometimes they work….

Toyota Highlander Review: Big Family, Small SUV?

In this short but sweet video we answered the question: Is it possible to cram a large family into a smaller  SUV? Not sure I’d want this to be our only vehicle, but we were actually quite comfortable taking off for a three night vacation in the Toyota Highlander with all six family members buckled…

Take Me Everywhere Handbag by Belen Echandia

I’m a fickle handbag carrier with a lot of loyalty. What does that mean? It means I have a large collection of fun fashion bags, and a small collection of two or three “go to” brands that make bags I can carry for longer than a week.  As much as I love a cute fashion…