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Mom Start – MyClyns Germ Protector – Ends March 1st

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Mom Start – 2010 Olympics Coffee Mug – Ends March 1st

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Mom Start – Protect Your House CO Monitor 5 winners – Ends March 1st.

Mom Start – 15.00 Gift Card to Eshakti, 2 winners – Ends March 15

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Mom Start – Olivia, Curious George 2, Winnies the Pooh a Valentine for you DVDs – ends March 15

Remington Pivot & Flex R-5130 Rotary Shaver Review

Remington Pivot & Flex R-5130 Rotary Shaver Whether a man in your life has a birthday coming up – Jai’s birthday is on March 13th – or if you just want to get a head start on Father’s Day gifts, it’s never a bad time to keep your eyes peeled for potential presents. Many women will tell you that their male relatives are hard to buy for, so I think it’s a good idea to shop year-round so you don’t get stuck in a last-minute pinch. Shavers are a classic “Guy” present, and I understand why – it’s a practical item that many men use every day.

I recently received the Remington Pivot & Flex R-5130 rotary shaver to review, but since I obviously don’t have a beard, I gave it to Jai and asked him to tell me what he thought. Remington describe the Pivot & Flex as a new line of shavers which utilize “proprietary pivot and flex technology, which allows the three flexing heads to independently rotate a full 360 degrees – delivering a stellar performance every time. The flexible neck pivots in all directions to create a more ergonomic shaving platform, as well as serve as a shock absorber to provide comfort and ease around sensitive, contoured areas like the chin and neck.” The shaver is cordless, and has worldwide voltage, which would come in handy the next time we go to England. This all sounds good to me – but what did Jai think of the Pivot & Flex? Here are his thoughts on the shaver:

  • He likes it overall, and will use it in the future.
  • He did find it to be very comfortable and easy on the skin, however he feels that this may come at the price of not getting as quick a shave as usual.
  • Jai thinks that the Remington is not quite as thorough as his other shaver, taking a few run-throughs to remove all hair. He says his skin has gotten used to his other electric razor over time, which does a quick and extensive removal of hair but is rougher on the skin.

For the right man, a nice shaver could make for a wonderful present. But ladies, make sure you do your research and know what kind of features your guy needs a shaver to have – otherwise you could end up with an expensive gift that does nothing but collect dust.

So tell me, readers: What do you get for the tricky-to-buy-for men in your life?

B.I.G.H.E.A.R.T. Inspirational Bracelet Winner

F.A.T.F.R.O.G Inspirational Bracelet

And the winner of the B.I.G.H.E.A.R.T. Inspirational Bracelet is…

Comment number 50, Cheryl, who said: “tweet http://twitter.com/Tx_Sweetie/status/9543164744″ Congratulations!

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D.O.G.G. also has wholesale rates for churches who would like to sell them as fundraising items – click here to email Kim for more information.

Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack Review

Walt Disney Records

Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack


Phineas and Ferb is a popular Disney Channel cartoon from the creators of Rocko’s Modern Life (Remember that?). I’ve never seen the show before, but apparently it’s well known for its musical segments, earning two Emmy nominations for songwriting in 2008. It’s no surprise, then, that the official Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack was recently released. This soundtrack is a cute collection of funny, catchy songs from the series. As with any good cartoon, the subject matter is bizarre, resulting in hilarious songs like the rap send-up “S.I.M.P. (Squirrels in My Pants”. There are other memorable songs on here, including the theme “Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day” (performed by Bowling For Soup), the rockin’ “Ready For The Bettys”, and of course the famous “Gitchee Gitchee Goo” – which I had heard previously, but didn’t know where it was from. If your kids enjoy Phineas and Ferb, they will surely love this!

Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack Track List:

01. Today Is Gonna Be a Great Day
Performed by Bowling For Soup

02. Gitchee Gitchee Goo – Extended Version
Performed by Phineas and the Ferbtones

03. Backyard Beach
Performed by Ferb

04. Busted
Performed by Vanessa and Candace

05. Perry the Platypus Theme
Performed by Randy Crenshaw

06. S.I.M.P. (Squirrels in My Pants)
Performed by 2 Guys n the Parque

07. I’m Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun
Performed by Lindana

08. My Nemesis
Performed by Danny Jacob

09. My Goody Two-Shoes Brother
Performed by Dr. Doofenshmirtz

10. Disco Miniature Golfing Queen
Performed by Laura Dickinson

11. My Undead Mummy
Performed by Danny Jacob

12. I Love You Mom
Performed by Candace

13. Ready for the Bettys
Performed by The Bettys

14. When We Didn’t Get Along
Performed by Danny Jacob

15. He’s a Bully
Performed by Robbie Wyckoff

16. Truck Drivin’ Girl
Performed by Danny Jacob

17. Do Nothing Day
Performed by Jeremy and Candace

18. E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S.
Performed by Candace

19. Fabulous
Performed by Bobby Fabulous and Phineas

20. Little Brothers
Performed by Stacy

21. Let’s Take a Rocket Ship to Space
Performed by Danny and the Jaytones

22.Queen of Mars
Performed by Candace

23.Chains On Me
Performed by The Smile Away Reformatory Glee Club featuring Dan Povenmire

24.Phinedroids and Ferbots
Performed by Phinedroids and Ferbots

25.Ain’t Got Rhythm
Performed by Sherman and Phineas

26.You Snuck Your Way Right Into My Heart
Performed by Love Handel

Blast Pad Review

Growing Tree Toys

Growing Tree Toys offer a selection of educational toys that will entertain children and “Big kids” alike. They recently sent me a Blast Pad, a fun outdoors toy that launches foam missiles. Jai and I decided to take this down to the beach one sunny afternoon and see how it worked.

Blast Pad on the Beach

The Blast Pad comes with with a built-in handle for ease of carrying. The launcher folds out when in use and then neatly tucks back into the unit when not in use, making it easier to store.

The Blast Pad in Action!

Here is a shot of the Blast Pad mid-launch! The foam missiles propel quite high into the air – it was fun to watch them go up, up, and away. Watch the Blast Pad in action below:

I’m sure this goes without saying, but adult supervision is highly recommended for this toy! This product was provided as a courtesy of Growing Tree Toys for me to review. If you are a blogger, check out their Blog Sponsorship Program!

Sneak Peek: Dining Rooms Direct

Dining Rooms Direct

Last week, I reviewed a bird bath from “Teak, Wicker, and More”, a part of the CSN Network. CSN operates over 200+ specialized stores, offering everything from bar stools to luggage. I will be partnering with CSN Stores once again, this time to review a cutlery set by Reed & Barton from their kitchen outlet, Dining Rooms Direct. So watch this space for my thoughts – and in the meantime, you can check out my bird bath review here.

Reader Survey: Contest Corner Fans, Tell Me What You Think!



I mentioned a few months back that I was working on some exciting new features for my blogs. Well, I’m ready to announce what I’ve been working on: Contest Corner will be moving over to WordPress and its own host by the end of March! I am completely re-designing this site to make the layout clearer and easier to navigate, as well as adding new features. So while I’m overhauling the site, I’d like to get your feedback. What would you like to see on Contest Corner? What kind of giveaways would you like to enter? Click here to take my reader survey and let me know! Or, if you prefer, you can leave me your thoughts in the comments or send me an email. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!