Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rock Out with Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits for Nintendo DS

My kids and I have long been fans of Guitar Hero for PlayStation so we were thrilled to find out that we could now enjoy the game on our Nintendo DS systems.

Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits for Nintendo DS is a follow-up to the On Tour and Decades games previously released. The games are SO much fun and very addictive. There are three different versions to choose from: Guitar Hero on Tour, Guitar Hero on Tour- Modern Hits, and Guitar Hero on Tour - Decades.

Thanks to Mom Central, we were able to review the Modern Hits and Decades games. And we love them so much, I'm planning on purchasing the third game, Guitar Hero on Tour. I really, really love the songs available on that one..."Spiderwebs" by No Doubt, Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl," and they even have an old song my husband dedicated to me when we were first dating more than twenty years ago- "Pride and Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan.

You can view the set list for all three games here, but I'll give you my favorites from Decades and Modern Hits.


~"One Way or Another" by Blondie
~"CrushCrushCrush" by Paramore
~"Any Way You Want It" by Journey
~"We Are the Champions" by Queen

Modern Hits
~"Sweet Sacrifice" by Evanescence
~"Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven
~"Where Are We Runnin'" by Lenny Kravitz

Each game includes 28 songs in all, and they're radio-edits so you don't have to worry about exposing your kids to mature lyrics.

I was worried that it might be difficult to play Guitar Hero on a Nintendo DS console, but the creators really knew what they were doing when they designed these games. There is a strap that attaches to the DS with four, colored keys to press in accordance with the notes shown on the DS screen and I had no difficulty getting used to it, and neither did my kids.

There are stickers for players to personalize their "guitar" and a guitar pick stylist to "strum" with. You can also play with your regular Nintendo DS stylus if you prefer.

You can choose your band name, guitarist, outfit and guitar. As you earn cash at each of the five all-new venues you tour at, you can go into a shop to purchase more guitars and clothing.

My kids love to play every chance they get, but especially in the car. Portability is the biggest advantage of playing the games on a Nintendo.

The most excitement for my kids, though, comes from the multiplayer, head-to-head mode (requires two games and two Nintendo DS consoles). Here they are battling out to "Unconditional" by The Bravery:

The wireless feature not only allows mutliplayer modes, but it also allows for song streaming.

Other key features:

~Choose your path to stardom – For the first time ever, players can choose how they take their band from the underground music scene to worldwide rock stardom with the exciting non-linear gameplay progression in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.

~Do it for the fans – Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits delivers an all-new gameplay experience with Fan Requests. By completing Fan Requests players build their fan base and open up new challenges to rock-out like never before including jamming to an entire song in Hyperspeed, battling it out in a Guitar Duel with active Bomb Notes or whammying every single hold note in a song.

~Rock out anytime, anywhere – Fans can take the Guitar Hero experience wherever they go with Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits. The Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ mimics a guitar fret board and fits seamlessly in people’s hands to deliver the same core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero.

~The party never stops – Song streaming features allow players of Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits and its predecessors, Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, to share songs via local wireless connectivity. Players can rock out together in multiplayer modes, jamming to tracks from all three versions of the game.

Guitar Hero On Tour retails for $49.99 and is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older – Lyrics). Be sure to visit for more information and enter to win all three Guitar Hero On Tour games!


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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keds Green Label

Green is the new black. But black can be very green as well.

Confused? Click here and check out the cool, new, black Keds Green Label Canvas shoes I received for review.

Keds Green Label shoes are both fashionable and friendly to the environment. Here are the features that make these shoes so special:
  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Laces are made from 100% recycled water bottles
  • Recycled rubber outsoles (20%)
  • Non-toxic, soy and vegetable-based inks and dyes
  • Nickle-free eyelets
  • ISO-9001 certified factory and recycled insoles

There are two styles: Willow Lace Up and and Meadow Mock Toe. Mine are the former and I love them! They're extremely comfortable and I love the design inside the shoe and on the sole. It reads, "The world is at your feet. Tread lightly and change your footprint. Every small step makes a difference. Be true, Keds.'

My favorite aspect of the shoes' design is how they make the laces out of recycled water bottles. How cool is that?! Such a perfect way to keep those bottles from filling up our landfills.

The colors, made from non-toxic dye, are gorgeous! I chose classic black, though, since it goes with almost everything.

Check out the Keds Green Label Website for more information and/or to purchase these fabulous shoes. You can also enter to win a $250 shopping spree while you're there. Good luck!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guest Post and Giveaway: To Do List? Make That a "To Be" List

Please give a warm welcome to author Mindy Friddle, who is guest posting today for So a Blonde Walks Into a Review as part of a Wow! Women On Writing tour.

There's also a fun "Seedy Characters" giveaway in celebration of Mindy's latest book Secret Keepers, so be sure to read to the end!


Are you a list maker? I am. I write and rewrite lists on stickie notes, deposit slips, notebooks, and--on rare occasions, when I'm feeling organized--I sign up for some new free software that promises to help you prioritize. It's the kind of task master system that sends you emails to remind you what to do everyday.

Such ambition for compulsive organizing and prioritizing is--for me anyway--fleeting. Thank goodness. Now if I could get an email task list every morning that said: drink coffee and listen to the birds, write half the day, garden, take a long walk with the dog, have a drink and a leisurely home-cooked meal with your family, read for hours, repeat next day....well, I'd sign up for that one.

In this frenzied hyper-connected digital world, it's easy to get caught up in the undertow of doing, doing, doing and forget being. I try to remind myself that it's the process that counts, not so much the end result. [Yeah, I know. Insert eye rolling. I can hear you laughing. But notice I said, try to remind myself.]

So many of us are in the habit of just trying to get through something, to get it over with so the real fun begins, wishing away the minutes, hours, days, years. I've noticed too many of the "what's on your mind" statuses of my pals on Facebook say, "Can't wait until Friday." Usually that's on a Monday!

But all this stuff...It never ends, you think. Paying bills, dentist appointments, taking the critter to the vet, the kids to practice, job responsibilities or looking for a job, haircuts, groceries, volunteering, buying birthday presents, and on and on. But dig up an old list in your glove compartment or some dusty drawer, a list you made a year ago, or five or more years ago, and you see all the tedious stuff that's passed, floated on down the river, that debris that seemed so important at the time. "Life is what happens to you while your busy making other plans." John Lennon said that.

About a year ago, I decided to try to live more in the "now," and that meant to remember to give my full attention to whatever I am doing now. That's pretty much the opposite of what the busy world demands--multitasking, anyone?-- but I find doing one thing at a time makes me more productive, anyway.

When I write, and when I'm outside, in the garden, it's easy for me to "lose myself"-- in a good way-- and escape the frantic tick-tock of time and deadlines, and access a real sense of peace. The zone-- some call it-- when your focus quiets the mind. Not so easy in a traffic jam or at a family reunion!

But it helps to start small if you don't want to sweat the small stuff. And noticing just how often your mind chatters--planning, fretting, remembering, scheming-- is the first step. "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." Emily Dickinson wrote, which always reminds me to pay attention to the smells, sights, and sounds around me right now, no matter where I am.

I was in a crowded parking lot recently. Hot asphalt, grumpy people, jumbled shopping carts, car exhaust. I looked up at the lazy, beautiful clouds and there was a rainbow! No one else around me noticed. It was faint, but you could just see it if you looked up, and you were paying attention.


Bio: Mindy Friddle's first novel, The Garden Angel (St. Martin’s Press/Picador) was selected for Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers program in 2004, and was a National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition summer reading pick. Secret Keepers, her second novel, was published by St. Martin's Press in May. She lives, writes, and gardens in Greenville, South Carolina where she directs the Writing Room, a community-based nonprofit program she founded in 2006. She often posts photographs of her garden on her blog Novel Thoughts: Musings on Reading, Writing & the Earth.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Purex Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets Winner

Congratulations to David Johnson! His name was selected at random via as the winner of the Purex Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets giveaway.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

First-Hand Account from Lucky No Doubt Fan

If you read my review of the No Doubt show at the Nissan Pavilion in Virginia, you know that one fan had the experience of a lifetime...being pulled on stage by Gwen Stefani!

Bob has kindly agreed to share his experience with all of you here, complete with pictures and video.

One thing you should know...Bob is a firm believer, as I am, in the power of prayer and the law of attraction as found in the book "The Secret." And he utilized both to make this happen, which I find tres cool.

Here is the story, straight from Bob himself. I'm sure he'd be happy to hear your thoughts so leave him lots of comment love, please. :) Enjoy!

OK...BEST concert I have EVER been to!!! One truly amazing night. My dream finally came true! From start to finish, this was my day:

Actually, rewind. First, I was just eager at the possibility of being front-row. But after getting home from work Saturday night, I read online that Gwen had been pulling fans on-stage at recent shows. So I planned on waking up early the next morning, getting to the store, making an amazing eye-catching sign that would be sure to grab Gwen's attention.

Tossing and turning. Anxious.

Fast-forward! I woke up yesterday morning earlier than I should have, and sat around getting nothing done. I kept trying to think of an awesome idea for a sign, and nothing would come to me. So I got ready. Thought about shaving, but didn't. But I don't regret ANYTHING about yesterday because everything fell perfectly into place!

So anyway, I hit the road around 12 and head for Best Buy to buy a memory card, and to Michael's to pick up some supplies to make a sign. I got back out to my car and my first attempt was dreadful. It was just a yellow posterboard with black marker that read, "Pull me up Gwen PLEASE" Not fancy enough.

So I took a couple minutes (and only a couple minutes) and threw together a sign made of yellow posterboard, cut into the shape of an arrow pointing down. Going down the arrow, in glittery letters was the word HUG with two question marks on the head of the arrow.

I thought, 'This'll never work' but I thought I was running later than I was. I hit I-95 ready for the show. Speeding. Doing 90 and blasting "Hella Good" and the rest of the No Doubt catalog...feeling GOOD!

Got to the venue at 3pm, and they said parking gates wouldn't open until 4:30pm so I went to Target to pass some time. Bought a new shirt because the one I was wearing wasn't bright enough. Also bought some hot yellow sunglasses. Changed in the bathroom, headed out to my car, then realized the memory card I bought at Best Buy in Baltimore didn't work in my camera. Ran back into Target and bought one that did.

Got everything ready and headed over to the venue at 4pm. They were letting people in already. So I parked and headed to the Fan Club line. Met two really awesome people over there (who for reasons we discussed while leaving will remain nameless!) and hung with them until the gates opened.

5:40-ish we get in. I take off running, faster than I ever have before, and caught up with them (They had already taken off). We ended up front row, just right of the center. The Sounds rocked. So did Paramore. Now the good stuff.

No Doubt comes out, opening with "Spiderwebs". While Gwen's covering the stage, back and forth, I'm holding up my sign. 5 years ago in almost the same exact spot, Gwen had sang a line of "Simple Kind of Life" to me, and before she did, she gave me this look that said, 'Get ready. I'm choosing you!' Sounds silly I know.

But during "Spiderwebs", she glanced at my sign and gave that same look. I felt then that she'd definitely pull me up. She just lingered while looking at it. So I kinda knew.

They do a couple more songs, and Gwen starts reading other signs before the next song. She starts off to my right, and she's moving closer and closer...and I'm getting nervous. Then she skips over me. I was crushed. I thought, 'Oh no...this isn't gonna happen for me.' She read another sign, then they went into the next song, so I thought, 'Good, she didn't pull anyone up yet. I still have a chance.'

I don't remember honestly if she did one or two more songs. It's all a blur at this point. But after whichever song came before "Simple Kind of Life" (I honestly cannot remember right now) the lights came up and I held my sign up again. I'd been holding it up quite a bit and felt ignored. She kept skipping over me.

So this time, she walks right over to me, and I'm holding it up and thinking, 'Oh Sweet Lord, this is it!' She glances down, and (I cannot remember exact dialogue) but she says, "What's that? What's that say!?" So I hold it up, and she says, "Give it here!" so I try to reach but it was too far. So security hands it to her.

She holds it up, and I snapped two pics of her holding it...then, to my complete shock and amazement, she says, "COME AND GET IT!" Then whirlwind. People behind me start pushing me over the railing, while security is pulling me from the other side.

Security lights the way to the stairs and I run (I think I ran - I don't remember!) up the stairs. I do remember I almost tripped once I got up there. It's vague. But I remember it.

And there she was. Arms wide open. Gwen was waiting to hug me. In front of thousands! So I give her the warmest hug, which she returned just as warmly. And it felt like it lasted SOO long.

And I leaned in and thanked her for her work in helping HIV/AIDS research (campaigns such as One) and I told her that I'd lost (someone very special to me) to that disease and it meant a lot. There was this true bonding moment...just in that instant. But it lasted an eternity. And it meant the world.

Then she noticed my camera and said, "Do you want a picture!?" I remember the crowd roaring behind us, and she took my camera out of my hand, held it in front of us, and snapped two pictures.

Lemme just say...I had NO idea what to do with my hands. As I recall, one was around her bare waist. I remember thinking, 'I'm crossing a line, they're gonna throw me out!' but it was all cool. I remember Gwen giving me a second hug, and I turned around and waved to the entire band, and headed back down the stairs.

I truly hope I remembered to thank Gwen...but if I didn't, I was able to mouth it repeatedly to her at the end of the show. I went back to the spot my friend saved for me and enjoyed the rest of the show. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

At the end of the show, so many people approached me, and a number of people even asked for pictures with me...which was kind of mind-blowing. I've always dreamed of someday being a celebrity...for what I don't know...but tonight, I had a taste of it. And it tasted like Reese's Peanut Butter cups, and milk - sublime.

Dreams absolutely do come true. Gwen made mine come to fruition on a stage at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia on June 14, 2009. So very grateful. All you need are the powers of whatever you believe in - prayer - positive thought - The Secret - sounds a little out there to some...but I'm proof :)

Note: Originally published at So a Blonde Walks Into a Blog.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Hella Good - No Doubt 2009 Tour at Nissan Pavilion in Virginia

Note: To fully enjoy the pics, click to enlarge. Also, I have an exclusive from the fan who was pulled on stage (see below) and will be bringing you that soon!

I know "Hella Good" is probably an overused title when it comes to No Doubt reviews, but my is SO fitting I just had to use it! I was able to enjoy the band's 2009 tour from the pit at the beautiful Nissan Pavilion in Virginia last night, with more than 21,000 fans surrounding me.

Here's a shot at how far back the crowd was behind me (taken when Gwen asked us all to turn around and acknowledge the fans with lawn seats in the back):

Another cliche that so aptly applies to lead singer Gwen Stefani: She really IS more beautiful in person. As a mom of three in her late thirties, I was in awe of Gwen's ability to have such tight, phenomenal abs after two kids and 39 years on this earth. Neither words nor pictures can accurately portray how amazing she looked, but you can get an idea by this:

Speaking of motherhood, one of the most touching moments of the night, for me, was when Gwen sang the lyric, "I always thought I'd be a mom," from "Simple Kind of Life." The crowd cheered since, as we all know, Gwen is now in fact a mom. And her whole face lit up and radiated pride as she gave a knowing nod back to the crowd.

It's very obvious that No Doubt loves their fans as much as their fans love them. Gwen interacted with the crowd throughout the show and gave several shout-outs to Virginia. Here's Gwen singing "I'm just a girl...from Virginia:"

As fans handed Gwen various gifts, she made it known that she loves to receive. "Is that a present? I'll take it." She donned a backpack from one fan and a flag banner from another, which she called a "butt flap." At one point, something went flying up onto the stage toward Gwen, which was a little unnerving, but she played it off cooly and announced that it was a wedding invitation:

She read several signs that fans held up, including one from a young girl who was turning ten. Gwen wished her a happy birthday and asked her if it was her first concert (it was).

Another fan, Bob, was richly rewarded for his sign, which read in glittery letters, "Hug?"

"Come and get it," Gwen replied, and Bob went onstage for the hug and two photos with her, living out every No Doubt fan's biggest dream I am sure. (As I stated above, I'm in touch with Bob and will be bringing you his story exclusively in an upcoming post soon, so stay tuned!)

Those up front who missed out on the chance to go on stage got their share of the fun when Gwen suddenly jumped down into the audience and sang amongst the crowd, which drew huge cheers and applause. Such interaction really sets No Doubt apart in the realm of fan appreciation, for sure.

The entire performance was flawless, with Gwen's vocals just blowing me away. With a lot of singers who sing live, the sound is so often different from what you hear on an album. But if Gwen hadn't changed up the lyrics to some of the songs and added in the shout-outs, I could've been fooled into thinking she was lip syncing (she was not). It was that good.

There were two costume changes, for a total of three costumes that Gwen wore. First:



The award for most creative costume, however, goes to No Doubt's drummer Adrian, who wore this ensamble, complete with a pink tutu:

The stage set-up wasn't that elaborate but the screen that played in the background made up for it. Some of the cooler shots included:

I didn't get a shot of the best one from the night, however, which was of No Doubt in their earlier days. Gwen looked like a baby on the screen she was so young!

I missed the opening performances by The Sounds and Paramore, so I was thrilled when they all came out on stage with No Doubt during the finale to sing a cover of Adam Ant's "Stand and Deliver:"

At the very end of the show, No Doubt threw out souvenirs for the fans, including drumsticks, guitar picks, sweaty towels, and cups of water. One cup went hurtling my way and my hand got soaked by the water. I never wanted my hand to dry off, let me tell you! You can see the cup coming my way here:

You can see more of my pictures from the show here and videos here.

Many thanks to the AMAZING people at Live Nation and Nissan Pavilion for making this review possible and really going out of their way for me. I got a sneak peek at how much hard work they put into these shows and believe me, it is impressive!

For tickets and information on No Doubt's tour, click here. If they haven't come to your area yet, you DEFINITELY want to snatch up whatever tickets may be left fast. It's SO worth it!

Note: Originally published at So a Blonde Walks Into a Blog.

Celebrate Father's Day at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse is honoring dads everywhere again this year with a fabulous deal to match their fabulous food. Every dad who eats at Outback this Father’s Day weekend will receive a $10 gift certificate towards his next visit (restaurants will be open at 11AM that Sunday so you can take him for lunch or dinner).

And with such delectable meals such as the NEW 6oz. Sirloin & Wedge Salad on the menu: just can't go wrong!

Thanks to MS&L, I get to share an Outback recipe with you for their Crab Stuffed Shrimp!


The recipe is as follows:


1/4 pound butter

1/4 pound diced onion

1/4 pound diced celery

1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic

2 Tbs. sliced green onions

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1/8 tsp. white pepper

1 cup bread crumbs

1/4 pound lump crab meat

Place sauté pan over medium heat. Place butter in the pan and allow to melt. Place onions, celery, garlic, green onions, and seasonings in pan and cook for 6-8 minutes.
Place mixture into a blender and blend for 20 seconds. Caution: Mixture will be HOT.

Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl adding bread crumbs and drained crab meat. Fold in with a spatula until blended.

Lemon Pepper Butter:

1/2 cup water

2 Tbs. flour

1 1/2 Tbs. lemon juice

1/2 pound butter

1 tsp. lemon pepper spice

Combine water, lemon juice, flour and seasonings in a sauce pan. Over high flame, whisk until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Slowly add softened butter in small amounts until all is blended.

Cooking Shrimp:

Butterfly shrimp. Place flour in a container and toss shrimp until completely coated. Deep fry shrimp at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes. Place 1 Tbs. of hot stuffing onto each cooked shrimp. Drizzle 1 Tbs. of Lemon Pepper Butter over each shrimp.

Serve and Enjoy!!!!!

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm Just a Girl... the PIT!! That's where I'll be tonight, bringing you all along with me virtually for the No Doubt/Paramore show at the beautiful Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia.

Stay tuned to my Twitter feed and to my Twitpic account for coverage. I'll be posting a full review of the show soon!

Many thanks to Live Nation for this fabulous opportunity!

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Collective Soul Is Back

Collective Soul is back, but to be honest with you, they never really left my little world. I LOVE their music and have never stopped playing it.

In fact, it wasn't that long ago that I twittered/blipped the song "Under Heaven's Skies" as a dedication to my husband. That seriously has to be one of the most romantic songs ever!

So you can imagine how happy I was to receive an email notification from Twitter telling me that Collective Soul was now following me! Click here to check out their Twitter account.

I quickly burst into song ("Shine"), to which my husband begged me to stop (not because of the song, but because I was totally butchering it, lol).

Collective Soul is not only going to be coming out with more fabulous music soon, they're also going on tour! Click here for more info. Sadly for me, DC is not one of the stops, but I'm hoping that might change.

You can follow the latest news from Collective Soul here, as well as follow their blog here.

And be sure to check out this article on how much Collective Soul appreciates their fans and the lengths they go to to show it. Pretty impressive! While you're there, read all about the contest they're holding at the end of the post. But don't hate me because I'm totally rooting for myself to win. :)

*singing*"Oh, Heaven let your light shine down."*singing*

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the Latino Book Month Giveaway and the Mother's Day Book Giveaway.

The five winners of the Latino Book Month Giveaway are as follows:




~Jinxy and Me

~Cheryl (B)S

The five winners of the Mother's Day Book Giveaway are as follows:






Thanks to all who entered and to Hachette Book Group for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Win an HP Mini With Intel from Blissful Style

There is an amazing giveaway going on right now at Blissful Style for a gorgeous HP Mini Vivienne Tam Edition with an Intel Atom processor. Hurry over and enter soon! Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Monday, June 8, 2009!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Laundry Made Easy - Purex Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets Giveaway

There is one room in my house that I will not allow others to laundry room. No matter how many loads of laundry I do, there are still piles staring back at me waiting to be washed. But doing laundry has gotten a little more easy thanks to Purex Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets.

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When your clothes are ready to be dried, just transfer the sheet into your dryer and it serves as an anti-static, softening sheet.

I was able to review the Spring Oasis scent ("A nature-inspired fragrance with fresh citrus and flowers, like a clean morning breeze.") It is heavenly! My clothes are not only clean and soft, but they smell wonderful. And I love that all I have to do is grab a sheet and throw it in the wash. It saves so much time and space.

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