Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Review

I still have my USB first flash drive that was given to me as a gift several years ago - 16MB (Yes - megabytes). The recent performance and capacity improvements in the flash drive industry is insane. Today I am holding a Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 - an awesome hunk of technology that boasts 8-Channel Architecture with USB 3.0 speeds of 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write capabilities. In real world terms, a standard CD sized file transferred over USB 2.0 took me about 35 seconds or so. This drive will accomplish the same feat in around 5 seconds. That's a huge performance gain. In the current world of storage designed to fit in your shirt pocket, this is a beast. 

Out of the box, the drive is well-designed and has a good professional feel to it with it's rubberized smooth metal design. No special drivers are required as my HP laptop instantly recognized it. It also has a lanyard slot so you can easily keep it attached to your body (or keychain, etc). It's good to know that this drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 but for optimum performance, you need to plug this bad boy into your USB 3.0 port. 

If you are looking for a general purpose drive to carry your Word documents around with you, this might not be the best fit for your money. But, if you're looking for extreme performance and high capacity for management of your HD media, system backups, and other demanding applications, this will be just what the doctor ordered. The drive comes with a 5-year warranty and comes from a long line of solid storage devices backed by the Kingston name. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is also available in 128GB and 256GB versions. Wow. 
Check out more information here.

(Disclosure I received a Kingston Dater Traveler HyperX 3.0 in exchange for my honest review all opinions are 100% my own) Thank You Kingston.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania is a wonderful family movie with a great message about letting our kids "spread their wings" (literally in this case). A ton of memorable and recognizable characters in this movie (voice by some big talent),  not to mention some great 3D animation makes this a must-see movie for you and your family. All the famous monsters are at the Hotel, but not too scary for the younger set. Be sure to check this out as I rate this a pre-Halloween "Must-See" this season. 


Definitely a must-see movie for the entire family with plenty of humor (and a "monsterous" parenting message) for both adults and kids.  Check out a great clip here:
(Discloser: I received tickets for a free screening for me and my family in exchange for a review on this movie) All opinions are 100% my own!

Disney the happiest place on earth!

What is it about being at Disney or even thinking about Disney - all of a sudden you feel like a kid and are transported back to being your childhood.  You get excited when you think about Cinderella's castle and the characters like Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, and so many many more...I would love to take my family and spend a little while in this magical place.  Just thinking about visiting Disney World I get all excited.  I would love to see the inside of Cinderalla's castle and stay for the fireworks..I love love love Disney and the fact is I would love to be able to take my family there again.

We were lucky to get to go to Disney in 2010 but could only stay for a day.  I would love to be able enjoy all that Disney has to offer.  To be able to share this opportunity with my children would be amazing.  Disney - just to hear it's name is magic and all of a sudden all your worries and troubles melt away.  Some day I'm going to live in FL but for now just being able to go back and spend it at Disney World with my family would be awesome!  Thanks BodylogicMD and Disney for the chance!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Join Freschetta in the fight against breast cancer

Now through the end of October, 2012, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are helping to promote breast cancer awareness through their new The Strength of 1™ campaign, which includes sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancerin young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals. The mission of this The Strength of 1™initiative is to inspire everyone to realize they can make a difference in some way in the fight against breast cancer.

Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have TheStrength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at

Come on everyone, join the movement in one of many ways, including: share a story about how someone has made a difference; take The Strength of 1™ pledge onFacebook; or help spread the word on Twitter. 

        Women can also support The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. To do so, visit, click     on Explore Thunderclaps, and choose "Cause" in the drop-down menu to find The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. Click on the "Support with Twitter" or "Support with Facebook" button to help further spread the word about this The Strength of 1™ mission.
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     We can all make a difference if we all take a step to get involved
     On behalf of Freschetta®, we thank you for your support and participation!

.   DISCLOSE InThe Strength of 1™ blog post  "I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for  posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ironman Armored Adventures Season 2 VOL.2

 Iron Man: Armored Adventures follows Tony Stark, 16-year-old inventor and heir to the billion-dollar corporation Stark International, as he battles the enemies of world peace with his revolutionary armor technology.  Growing up, Tony had always lived a life of luxury, but everything went horribly wrong when a tragic plane accident robbed him of his father and nearly cost him his own life. Eager to honor the memory of his dad, Tony now uses his suit of invincible armor and technical know-how to protect those who would also fall prey to tragedy, corruption and conspiracy.  With help from his friends Rhodey and Pepper Potts, Tony’s activities as Iron Man result in nonstop high-octane action. 

Team up with Tony Stark and his friends in the next 6 episodes of Season 2, as he continues his fierce battle to prevent the stolen Iron Man technology from being used for evil.  Iron Man faces an enemy like none other when the villainous Doctor Doom sets his sights on the Iron Man tech. The battle continues, as Iron Man must face the might of Titanium Man and Iron Monger. Witness Iron Man’s first meeting with the Black Widow and Hawkeye. It’s hard to tell who is friend or foe but rest assured that Iron Man won’t be deceived!  So suit up in your best armor and join Iron Man in the heroic adventure of a lifetime! 

I enjoyed watching this with my 2 sons...  I think Ironman Armored Adventures Season 2 vol 2 is an adventure for the whole family.  Their favorite was the "The Hawk And The Spider" episode.  I thought that the animations were well done.  It was still fun to watch the episodes with my kids and know that even though they are getting older that they still like to watch Super Heros with their mom!

  • Titanium Vs. Iron
  • The Might Of Doom
  • The Hawk And The Spider
  • Enter : Iron Manager
  • Fugitive Of S.H.I.E.L.D
  • All The Best People Are Mad
(Disclaimer: I received the Ironman  Armored Adventures Season 2 Vol.2 for review purposes only.  All opinions are 100% my own)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Beverly Hills Chihuahua-3 movie day

This was a really cute movie...Papi and Chloe, joined by their five playful pups and their owners Rachel and Sam move into the posh Langham Hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there's trouble when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than the others. Now it's up to Papi to help Rosa find and celebrate her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed.

 I watched this movie with my 2 sons - really a cute movie.  There were a lot of "Oh, how cute that puppy is" and a lot of giggles when seeing the costumes.  But I had a great time cuddling up with my boys and watching a family movie.  It was nice to shut off the xbox for a little family time...even my husband watched!

I loved all the cute little outfits that the dogs had in this movie..too cute...and little Chloe can really play the piano!  Made me want to go out and take piano lessons.  Hey, if a Chihuahua can do it, why can't I ;).

Now these little pups really made me laugh.  They really have some talent.

 This really is Viva La Fiesta!

Everyone’s favorite talking Chihuahuas Papi (voice of George Lopez) and Chloe (voice of Odette Annable ) are back, joined by their five playful pups in an all-new family comedy. It’s canine chaos as Papi’s family (dog and human) move into the posh Langham Hotel, complete with a luxurious doggy spa. But there’s trouble in puppy paradise when Rosa, the littlest member of the pack, feels smaller and less special than ever. Now it’s up to Papi to help Rosa find – and celebrate – her inner strength, which turns out to be bigger than she ever dreamed and reminds humans and canines alike of the importance of family, friends and teamwork.

Street Date: September 18, 2012
Direct Pre-book: July 24, 2012
Distributor Pre-book: August 7, 2012
Suggested Retail Pricing: 2-Disc Combo Pack which includes 3 Ways To Watch
(1 Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD and Digital Copy on the same disc) = $44.99 U.S. and $51.99 Canada
2-Disc Combo Pack
(1 Disc Blu-ray + 1 Disc DVD) = $39.99 U.S. and $46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S. and $35.99 Canada
High Definition and Standard Definition Digital = Check with your favorite digital retailer for pricing.
Feature Run Time: Forthcoming
Ratings: This film is not yet rated
(Bonus Features are not rated)
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray and DVD: 16x9 Widescreen
Audio: English, French and Spanish
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(Disclaimer: I received a sample of the above mentioned for review purposes only and all opinions are 100% my own)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bloggers Wanted ~ Secret Garden Playhouse Event

Secret Garden Playhouse Event is hosted by Mom to Bed by 8.

Prize: Little Tikes Secret Garden Playhouse
The event dates: 10/1 - 10/22
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

$150 Paypal Cash Giveaway

Today could be your lucky day! I Heart Giveaways and The Coffee Chic present a brand new giveaway where you can get a chance to win $150 Paypal Cash.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free Blogger Christmas Opp

Calling all bloggers, Sign up for the
Bloggy Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, Diva Fabulosa, Dishin With Rebelle and There’s a Contest 4 That Bring you the Bloggy Whatcha Want Christmas Giveaway!

You’re not going to want to miss this awesome event!  Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog has an awesome event in the works for Christmas, hurry and get a spot, the good ones will fill up quickly!

About the event:
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  • $50 Amazon Gift Code
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These events are always awesome, everyone gets TONS OF COMMENTS!  Our readers love them, which is the reason we want to bring another fabulous event their way!  So don’t miss out on this awesome blogger opportunity!

Remember, if you want the FREE Facebook link for this Super Bloggy Giveaway you have to post an Announce post on your blog.  Why?  HELP PROMOTE, THE MORE BLOGGERS WE HAVE IN THIS EVENT THE BETTER PRIZES WE CAN OFFER OUR READERS, THE MORE FUN WE ALL HAVE!