Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Febreze Set & Refresh Air Freshener {Review}

Who doesn't LOVE a fresh smelling home? I know I do and with everyday family life.... eliminating odors becomes a challenge. Luckily, I've found an easy way to accomplish refreshing my home thanks to Febreze's Set & Refresh.

About Febreze Set & Refresh

Febreze's Set & Refresh is a new air freshener that eliminates odors while releasing a fresh scent for 30 days! It slowly releases scented oils without the hassle of a plug-in. To easily use this air freshener, just place the scented oil cartridge into the Febreze Set & Refresh and wah-lahhhh, that's it! Easy peasy, right?

Check out how easy it is it use:


ace and friends thoughts

The sleek and modern white holder made it very easy to coordinate and blend into any room in my home. I chose to place it a room near the front entrance. You can immediately notice a refreshing fragrance as you enter. It was easy to set up and I truly like that it doesn't require and electrical outlet or batteries to operate it.

Febreze's Set & Refresh offers eight different fragrances:
  • Meadows & Rain™
  • Linen & Sky™
  • Spring & Renewal™ 
  • Apple Spice & Delight™
  • Hawaiian Aloha™
  • Thai Dragon Fruit™
  • Sweet Citrus & Zest
  • Advanced Odor Eliminator
The Febreze Set & Refresh retails for $4.49, which is inexpensive comparative to other air freshener on the market. Finally, I'm looking forward to trying Apple Spice & Delight for the upcoming holiday season! So, if you're looking for a quick, easy and economical air freshener, make sure to check out Febreze's Set & Refresh!

[Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Febreze and received a Set & Refresh unit plus refills to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.]
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Monte Carlo Sashays onto Blu-ray and DVD October 18th

GO ON AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
WITH TEEN SENSATIONS SELENA GOMEZ,
LEIGHTON MEESTER AND KATIE CASSIDY!


Summary: Bon Voyage! Take a journey across the ocean with a trio of friends who make front page headlines when a dream trip turns into a hilarious case of mistaken identity. The delightful jet-setting comedy MONTE CARLO arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on October 18th. Produced by Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman* (Moulin Rouge, The Stepford Wives), MONTE CARLO will take you on a fanciful ride through the picturesque sights of Europe - with three charming girls in tow!

Actress and pop sensation Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beezus, “Wizards of Waverly Place”) lights up the screen as Grace, a high-spirited high school graduate looking forward to a vacation in Paris with her best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy, “Melrose Place”), and stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester, “Gossip Girl”). Just as the girls think their trip is ruined when their hyperactive tour guide leaves them behind, Grace is mistaken for a wealthy socialite and the trio is whisked away to Monte Carlo for a thrilling week of glitz, glam, and unforgettable fun.


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T.J.Maxx + Marshalls = Back To School Shopping Fun!


School has been in session for just about three weeks now and thankfully I have finally finished picking up one final outfit for a.c.e., thanks to my favorite stores T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.


For those that know me, both T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are two of my ALL-TIME favorite stores. I always find amazing deals throughout the store and for the Back To School season, they certainly didn't disappoint. Lucky for me, I have access to several different locations that I can shop often. I know each time I visit either T.J. Maxx or Marshalls, I will find something super fabulous that I know is much less expensive than in a department store. 

About shopping at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

TJ Maxx and Marshalls offers first-quality, name brand and designer merchandise - the same brands you see at the mall and in the department stores, but for much less, usually 20-60% less! Discount stores may offer similar prices as off-price retailiers, but the difference is in the quality of merchandise. TJ Maxx and Marshalls buyers are trend experts. They are constantly traveling the world and watching runways to keep their pulse on the cutting edge of fashion. These buyers work with designers directly right up until the last minute of every season to bring the latest trends straight to consumers. Each week, every TJ Maxx and Marshalls store receives 10,000+ new items to restock shelves and fill racks with the most up-to-the minute fashions.

Mom Central Consulting & T.J. Maxx Online Survey
 
TJ Maxx and Marshalls teamed up with Mom Central Consulting to conduct an online survey this past August (2011). They wanted to identify back-to-school (BTS) shopping habits. (Approx. 1,000 moms with a minimum of one child took the survey).
 
Take a look at these interesting results:
  • 60% of moms do most of their BTS shopping a few weeks in advance, however 25% wait up until the last minute
  • Nearly 50% of moms shop at just 2-3 stores
  • One third prefer to shop at "one-stop" stores rather than specialty stores
  • 81% of moms said that the rising costs of living negatively affect their family's BTS budget
  • To help moms balance what their child/children WANT vs. what the budget allows, it took compromise, spreading out purchases, budgeting as well as understanding WANTS vs. NEEDS/DURABILITY
  • 75% of moms sometimes agree with their child's fashion choices
  • 81% said they MUST HAVE a backpack
  • 84% say sneakers are the most important type of back-to-school footwear
 
 
ace and friends thoughts 

As I mentioned previously I absolutely LOVE TJ Maxx and Marshalls! It's amazing how much you can really save at these stores for trendy and fashionable clothing for your kids (and your whole family). I was thrilled to find three amazing outfits for my kids for just under $50. Three entire outfits! Seriously, I know friends and family that spend $50 on just one item. 

For {c}, I found this Kenneth Cole Reaction outfit - which included the two-in-one hoodie shirt and jeans that would typically retail in a department store for $54, was only $16.99 at T.J. Maxx. Seriously, it's hard to find a pair of jeans for that amount.

{a} loves her dresses and leggings. Both TJ Maxx and Marshalls carries a wide selection of dresses and a variety of different color leggings. I was able to find this adorable dress on clearance for $7 and the legging were just $6.99. Of course, she LOVED her new outfit. She said... "it's sooooo fashionable!"

Finally, little {e}. I found this Paper, Denim & Cloth outfit - including a top and pants, which would retail in a department store for over $50, for just $7.99. I couldn't believe my eyes... or the price tag. My best find yet!

So, how was my shopping trip overall? First, when shopping at either store, you need to set aside a little time to do so. To me, it's not much different than shopping at a big box retailer or department store. The store is organized by department and sizes are grouped together. New items are generally located on the endcaps. To me, searching for clothes at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is like a treasure hunt. At the end of the treasure hunt, I find my buried treasure. It's definitely worth the trip and experience. My final thoughts: I would DEFINITELY recommend T.J. Maxx and Marshalls for your BTS shopping needs!



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[I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of T.J.Maxx and Marshalls and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.]
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mohawk Home Area Rugs {Review & Giveaway}


For several months now, I've been on a mad search for a new area rug for our front foyer that would compliment our style and yet still remain affordable. In my quest, I've learned a lot about rugs, although, a little more than one should know about them. However, I am glad I was diligent because I happen to stumble across Mohawk Home, an incredible manufacturer of stunning area rugs.

 
About Mohawk Industries

Mohawk Home (a division of Mohawk Industries) is the world's largest manufacturer of area and accent rugs. Mohawk Industries is one of the foremost manufacturers and distributors of residential and commercial flooring in the world. In addition to area and accent rugs, Mohawk has a large presence across multiple flooring categories, including ceramic tile, stone, wood and rugs in the United States and laminate in the U.S. and Europe. Mohawk dates its roots to the 1800's when it became one of the first American carpet manufacturers. Today the company is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia with operations on three continents.

ace and friends thoughts

In selecting an area rug, the first thing that I look at (or for) is pattern and of course, color(s). I am very particular when it comes to adding new items to our home. The next factor that I (or shall I say, my hubby) look at is price. I want something that is stylish, yet doesn't break the bank (or solicits backlash from aforementioned hubby). When I discovered Mohawk's 5' x 8' Sardina Select Strata Area Rug, I was immediately drawn to it's unique pattern, colors and style. I was in love, so next up, price... something so beautiful had to be expensive, right? Boy, was I wrong! To my surprise, this rug was not only what I was looking for, but just the right price (I know, unbelievable!) for it's size and quality. This particular rug is made in the USA (awesome), 100% nylon, rich in detail and appears to be very durable. Three kids trekking across it (along with two adult) daily, it's get's the true wear and tear testing.

stunning, isn't it?
Mohawk Home also offers a large selection of other style rugs including indoor/outdoor rugs, kitchen rugs, bathroom rugs, doormats (made from recycled rubber -see below) rug pads and much more.

In addition to the amazing selection of rugs, they also offer GreenWorks, an eco-friendly line of rugs. You can find Mohawk Home's recycled products at all the largest retailers. In 2009, they diverted over 18 million pounds of rubber tires, one of the largest and most hazardous types of post-consumer waste, from landfills and brought them to homes as designer doormats. Think of it this way, that represents enough tires to outfit 225,000 cars. The mat face or image area is also stamped with 100% recycled flocking. Impressive, right? I say DEFINITELY!

Finally, what I really found to be helpful was the ability to easily locate their products in many nationwide retailers such as: Lowes, Home Depot and Target. Furthermore, to find a complete list of retailers as well as to locate one near you, please visit their website.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lite Sprites by WowWee {Product Review}




Recently little {e} celebrated her 4th birthday and was fortunate to share her amazing day with lots of family and friends. She was showered with lots of fun gifts and was extremely thrilled to be introduced to a new and fun line of products called Lite Sprites.

 

About Lite Sprites

WowWee, an award-winning manufacturer of toys, is set to release Lite Sprites™, a new toy brand for girls that is equal parts magical, interactive, and empowering. For the first time ever, girls (ages 4 and up) have the power and ability to magically collect and share color and light in the unique play world of Lite-Topia.

The Lite Sprites™ live in Lite-Topia, an enchanted land that sparkles with color and light. The Sprites collect, share and use color and light to express their emotions. The Sprite Sisterhood includes five Sprites, each with a special power: Prisma, the leader; Astra, the keeper of the skies; Brooke, who takes care of the water; Meadow, who is responsible for the plants, flowers and trees; and Bleak, the rebel Sprite who uses her powers to disrupt color in Lite-Topia.

 
ace and friends thoughts 

Little {e} received three amazing pieces, the Lite Wand along with Prisma, the Waterfall and Sprite Meadow. Each Sprite includes it's own forest pod home and has it's own built in "favorite" colors. The pod homes can hang from the Tree of Light. We weren't exactly sure where to hang the pods, but with a little research, we uncovered where we could hang them. Since we don't have the Tree of Light jst yet, we used our own imagination and hung the pods in various locations around the house. We even created our own game of hide-and-seek using the Sprites and pods. It was super fun and the kids couldn't stop giggling on our Sprite quest.

To use the Lite Wand, little {e} could selects colors from the Lite Wand's own built-in library or you can also capture colors from the included color wheel as well as other flat color surfaces. It was really easy to use and little {e} had and continues to have a great time playing with each piece. Check out her using her Lite Sprite Wand and Sprites (or fairies... as she likes to call them). 


Overall, little {e} loves her new Lite Sprites and can't wait to add to her collection. I think her birthday money is calling her name!

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[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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Disney’s Spooky Buddies Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs Hits Stores September 20th!





Disney’s Spooky Buddies Blu-ray/DVD combo packs hits stores September 20th!

With the DVD release, readers can also enjoy Buddy Tips and Activities. Learn ways to stay safe this Halloween, play games and even get your horoscope. Also take a short quiz to find out which Buddy YOU are! Finally, get a sneak peak of this family-friendly Halloween movie. Enjoy.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Top {5} Reasons Why I Take My Nature Made Multivitamins!



I can honestly say, multivitamins haven't always been on the top of my priority list, but through life lessons, I developed my top five reasons why I NOW incorporate them into my daily routine. (please note: I am not an expert, just a mom that wants to feel better!)

Number {5} -Prevent Daily Deficiencies

In the past, I always thought, vitamins, blahhhh. Why do I need to take them, I eat healthy enough, don't I? Well, unfortunately, even trying to eat healthy doesn't ALWAYS mean you are getting the correct nutrients your body needs. Taking a multivitamin is the first step in adding in important nutrients that your body craves.

Number {4} -Help to De-stress

I've read that taking a multivitamin helps in cases of stress. With lots to do everyday with running around with the kids, errands and keeping up with the day to day, increased stress can obviously occur. Stress formulation multivitamins are suppose to benefit your mental ability and your daily endurance. I will take what I can get!

Number {3} -Minimize Risk of Disease

Isn't that enough? Well, from countless articles that I have read regarding multivitamins, taken daily, they help minimize the risk of cancer or any cardiovascular disease. Reason enough for me!

Number {2} -Provides Needed Energy

I know that most days, I need an exorbitant amount of energy to perform the daily tasks of everyday life. Taking daily multivitamin has definitely given me that added energy. Multivitamins contain several vitamins, such as B-complex vitamins and vitamin C, that may help improve your body's energy. That and sometimes my much needed extra cup of coffee! 

Number {1} - A Better Me = A Better Family!
Overall, taking my multivitamin just makes me feel so much better on a daily basis. And if I feel better, my family benefits. I have more energy to give to them and that is very important to me! I have noticed that if I stop taking them for an extended period of time, I certainly feel a difference. I get tired faster and just don't feel like myself. Although a multivitamin may not be for everyone, they have definitely helped me.  After having kids, I will take any extra energy I can get because to me...




[Disclosure Policy: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nature Made and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate. Vote for my entry at www.facebook.com/naturemade between 9/20/11 and noon (PT) 9/26/11.]

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Back To School - Tech - HearthSong GeoSafari Laptop {Review & Giveaway}


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I always try to find ways to enhance my children's learning experiences. With the day-to-day craziness, it's sometimes hard to incorporate education into your routine. I have a great fondness for toys that not only entertain my kids, but educate them too. The GeoSafari Laptop from HearthSong does just that and more. (Moreover, it's taught me a thing or two as well!)

About little more about HearthSong

Since its beginning in 1983, HearthSong has been committed to helping parents follow their instincts to provide their children with age-appropriate, wholesome, quality playthings.

The first HearthSong catalog was printed in black and white, with pencil drawings of carefully selected toys and books and mailed from the home of founder Barbara Kane by her family. The name HearthSong was chosen to reflect core family values - the Hearth, a traditional symbol for the center of the home, and Song, a symbol of family spirit and of a special playfulness that parents and children enjoy together.

Over the next 25 years, HearthSong evolved into a nationally known and respected source for quality children's toys, games and crafts. Parents who found unique toys for their children decades ago tell us they're now thrilled to be finding the same kinds of educational, entertaining toys to give to their children's children.
The GeoSafari Laptop Details

Kids have fun and learn at the same time! The GeoSafari Laptop offers Internet-style games that reinforce key topics across four core curricular areas—science, language arts, math, and social studies. Requires 4 AA batteries (included).
  • Includes 63 double-sided lesson cards that store inside the unit
  • Lights and sounds guide game play, track scores, and provide feedback
  • Three modes of play make it easy for kids to play alone, with a partner, or head-to-head
  • Compact, durable, and easy to pack up and take along
  • Recommended for ages 8 and up. 
 
ace and friends thoughts

When we opened The GeoSafari Laptop, the kids were immediately intrigued by all of the different lesson cards. They quickly started to sort through all of them and put them in an order in which they wanted to quiz themselves or each other. They turned it on and easily figured out how to operate the laptop.

Although it is designed for grades 3 and up, my eldest (who is the appropriate age) read the directions and explained to her younger siblings how to operate the GeoSafari Laptop. After showing all reading the directions and sharing with the other two kids the basics, they could easily play with it.

The game is guided by wild lights and sounds that tracks scored and provides users feedback.  It was a fun and interactive game for all of them. It was not too terribly high-tech, but they (as well as i) learned quite a bit about subjects that they didn't know that much about. Admittedly, some of the cards were a challenge even for me.  (Check it out and you will see what I mean).

To begin, the kids input a number that was printed on the card. The side buttons begin to blink where specific terminology or names/titles are listed. The picture on each card has a number that corresponds with the word titles, term, etc. To let users know if you were right or wrong, it would make distinctively different sounds. This game allows for one or two players and/or head-to head competition.

The GeoSafari Laptop has lessons that teach a world of subjects including 24 lessons on wildlife and animals, 36 lessons on science, language and math, 27 map lessons, 30 history lessons, and 9 trivia games. It also features self-storage for all 63 two-sided cards. It is compact and durably constructed. We will be using the GeoSafari Laptop for years to come!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back To School - Dress For Success - Western Chief Kids {Review & Giveaway}




 
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School has begun and now {c-dog} is prepared for all sorts of weather this Back To School season. He is definitely geared up and ready to go for the rain as well as other inclement weather thanks to our friends at Western Chief Kids. They offer an amazing selection of fun, stylish and COOL rain boots, raincoats and umbrellas for kids.



About Western Chief Kids 

When the rain rolls in Western Chief Kids (a part of the Washington Shoe Company) colorful and fanciful rain gear will keep them happy and dry!

There is something magical about the bond kids form with our characters. Once a kid puts on a pair of Western Chiefs they will never want to take them off, not even at bedtime!  With Western Chief Kids boots and accessories, no matter what the weather, they will be able to wear their beloved characters.... and a big smile.



ace and friends thoughts

Western Chief Kids offers an amazing selection of  fun and adorable outwear for toddlers and kids. As {c-dog} has been getting older, he wants a raincoat that is COOL. Now for a six year old I was a little unclear as to what he considered cool, and thankfully Western Chief Kids offers several styles {c} considers cool . Generously, he was sent what he considered two awesome pieces from their collection.


The Snowboard Camo Raincoatis a great pattern and is just perfect for what he was looking to wear to school. This classic hooded raincoat is styled with a simple snap placket and features a moisture absorbent gray plaid lining to keep {c-dog} extra dry. He loves to jump in giant water puddles and run in the rain. The exterior shell has a matte finish and feels extra soft, unlike any other raincoat that I have seen for boys. This jacket also has reflective stripes on the side and under the arms and three zipper pockets (two side pockets and one on the back.) Lots of room to store ALL of his stuff.


A little more about the Snowboard Camo Raincoat

  • Colorful waterproof outer shell with moisture-absorbent lining.
  • Shell:100% Polyurethane; Lining: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton.
  • Breathable and lightweight.
  • Snap-up front closure.


{C} was also fortunate to get the Stanford Umbrella. This umbrella is made of 100% nylon and is the perfect size for kids. It measures 22" long and 80" in circumference. Isn't it super sophisticated... or errrr, emmm, I mean cool? He was thrilled to finally have an umbrella of his very own!

With school back in full swing, make sure to check out the wide selection of Western Chief Kids products, including other Rain Coat, Rain Boot and Umbrella styles for boys AND girls. You will be so happy you did, we sure were!




{now doesn't c-dog look cool?}


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Modern Family: The Complete Second Season {DVD Giveaway}


I honestly CANNOT wait for the new season of Modern Family to begin... it's only a few short days away, hurray! In the meantime, I like to re-watch the previous season episodes. I am excited that THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th!

AMERICA’S FAVORITE FAMILY IS BACK

The #1 Scripted Comedy of the Season, nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards 

America's favorite extended family is back for even more laughs when “MODERN FAMILY” THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 

Packed with tons of exclusive features and never-before-seen footage, “MODERN FAMILY” THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Blu-ray and DVD will satisfy even the most diehard fans. Each set includes all 24 episodes of the critically acclaimed hit plus deleted family interviews, extended and deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, a music video and much more. 

The Pritchett clan has Jay sitting at the head, a true guys' guy experiencing a bit of mid-life crisis, has remarried a much younger wife, Gloria, whose passion and loyalty is matched by her 11-year-old son, Manny, a boy wise beyond his years. Blending together into this new family has quite the learning curve with some culture clashes, a few awkward misunderstandings, and plenty of sweet victories along the way 

Jay's grown daughter, Claire, has her own family. Claire and Phil are the proud parents of three kids with whom they want that open, healthy, honest relationship. It's not always easy, especially when you have a teenage daughter who's growing up a little fast, a too-smart-for-her-own-good middle daughter and a scatterbrained boy. On top of that, Phil wants to be the "cool dad," while Claire is just trying her best to run a tight ship, determined not to let her kids have the rebellious childhood she had. 

Claire's brother and Jay's grown son, Mitchell, adopted a Vietnamese baby with his partner of five years, Cameron. Opposites attract in this household, with Cameron having a wonderfully big personality and maybe a flare for the dramatic, whereas Mitchell is the more serious of the two. They balance each other out and are doting fathers trying to do their best as new parents. 

All of these three families are unique unto themselves, and together they give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family. 

“MODERN FAMILY” stars Ed O'Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofía Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell, Eric Stonestreet as Cameron, Sarah Hyland as Haley, Nolan Gould as Luke, Ariel Winter as Alex and Rico Rodriguez as Manny. The series is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions. Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd are executive producers/creators.

To see Ed O’Neill receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, check out the video via:

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Back To School - Tech - Energizer® Universal USB Car Charger {Giveaway}

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Whether you are shuffling your kids around to their various activities or if your a student that spends a large amount of time commuting, Energizer has just launched your portable power solution, turning any car outlet into your own personal charging station.

 

The Energizer® Universal USB Chargers, compact and lightweight for easy portability, make charging all of your handheld electronic devices possible while on the go.  With the dual port charger, you can save space and time by charging two USB powered devices on one outlet.

These smartly –designed chargers work with the USB cords you already own, giving you a way to streamline your charging needs when in the car. Simply plug in to any car outlet for fast, convenient charging of multiple devices simultaneously regardless of manufacturer.


Energizer® Universal USB Car Charger (MSRP: $14.99 for single; $19.99 for double)
  • Charges most USB-powered gadgets (5W of power or less)
  • Dual USB model allows for charging two devices at once
  • Ideal for charging smartphones, MP3 players and digital cameras
  • Quickly and simply converts your car/truck DC outlet into a USB charging station





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Monday, September 12, 2011

Back To School - Heelys Wheeled Shoes {Review}


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Have you ever noticed kids whizzing by you in a store and rolling on something, but all you see on their feet are tennis shoes? Well, if you don't look close enough, you will miss something very distinctive about these shoes, they have wheels, kids (and adults) love 'em. Are you wondering what they might be... well, they are a unique pair of shoes called Heelys.

About Heelys (source: heelys.com)


Heelys are the two-in-one shoe that lets you take life at your own pace. With the wheels out, the stylish designs perform and look just like any other shoe. When you easily put the wheels in, you roll at a different speed. Heelys are about exploring your freedom, unleashing the fun and empowering you to be fearless. 


ace and friends thoughts


{c} was given the opportunity to test drive these fun and exciting shoes. He chose the Heelys Edge. These shoes mix old school meets new school. They have a classic style and feature modern light weight 'rip stop' nylon construction that will certainly hold up over time.


Heelys are like getting two pairs in one. You can easily pop in the wheels for a fun little ride or they can be easily converted to a street shoe by easily removing the wheel with the provided wheel key. Easy, right? Definitely. {c} thought that these shoes were super COOL. 
Before we could head outside, we watched the video below on how to get started:


It definitely took a little practice and a lot of me pulling him around, but once {c} got over the fear of falling, he was whizzing around the driveway. What he liked the most was the actual style of the shoe. He felt like a true skater boy. Final Thoughts: A {wheelin'} good time!
 

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