Monday, November 23, 2009

Game Review: Style Savvy

A couple weeks ago I came home and to my surprise there was a box waiting for me. So of course I dropped everything and sat down to rip it open and see what was inside...

Only a fabulous box of fashionista goodies from Brand About Town (have I told you how much I love them?) on behalf of Nintendo (seriously, amazing people). No really, to promote the new DS game Style Savvy they not only sent me the game but a make up bag full of some some Lorac makeup and a mini compact. Umm amazing right?

I was quite in love with it right away but didn't have time to play. Until this past Thursday when I found myself four hours later still playing. This game is so fun! Similar to Julie I've already won contests, been featured in magazines, sold tons of clothes, opened my own boutique, visited the buyer's center a bagillion times, got my hair did and so much more. I love that this game runs in real time so right now people are shopping for Fall clothing and on Sundays you can't get clothes delivered, it's amazing.

Pretty much you just have to start playing this game to really get into it and see everything you can do. I haven't even unlocked everything but I know there will be plenty more hours of game playing in my future despite my fiance making fun of me.

So what are you waiting for? Unlock your inner fashionista and go get this game!

I was given this game free-of-charge. The opinions are mine and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated monetarily to advertise this game.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Book Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Seriously I have been so behind on reviews and everything, oh the crazy life I lead.

Anyways, a while back I was contacted by someone at Harper Collins asking if I'd be interested in receiving this book and who am I to turn down a free book so of course I said yes. And I'm so glad I did because this book is amazing. I found myself wanting to know more and looking up William's story and interviews online because it was just that fascinating.

In a nutshell the synopsis of the book is something like this: William, a young boy in Malawi, is forced to leave school due to the fact that his family has become poverty stricken in a country where everyone is suffering. However William doesn't stop learning, he continues to use the resources around him and ultimately teaches himself everything he needs to know to construct a windmill to provide his family with electricity for the first time ever.

Amazing right?

Overall I loved the way William was able to tell his story. There were pictures to outline some of the physics that not everyone (me especially, I was horrible at Physics) would understand, there were snippets into his childhood, there were pictures of his family and friends, there was an overall sense of sincerity that made me just like William even more.

So if you want an uplifting story of perseverance this is definitely one to check out and add to your reading lists.

Check out William's blog here for more information about his amazing story as he continues to help others and further his education.

I was given this book free-of-charge to provide an honest review. The opinions are mine and were not influenced by any source. I was not compensated monetarily to advertise this book.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Brand Review: Wii Fit Plus Party

Last week I had the lovely fortune of attending a Wii Fit Plus party hosted by Ev'Yan and Brand About Town. Now I already own the Wii Fit and was pretty familiar with a lot of the basic activities it came with, but the Wii Fit Plus...oh it is magical. It has so many new features and a couple news games, it's basically heavenly and pretty much is going to help get my butt back in shape.

It was so fun to just hang out and mingle at first with some of my favorite bloggers and my sister came as well, and we enjoyed lovely smoothies before we got our Wii Fit Plus lesson. Once we had our lessons we were split into groups of two and got to try out some yoga techniques. I was pretty horrible (it had been a while since I used my Wii Fit) but it was still fun watching everyone trying.

it was in the same place as my DS party but
man did it look different but just as awesome.

After our yoga exercises we had a delicious dinner with lots of fun snacks (mmmmcheese) and wine (yeah I know right? Wine and working out? Works for me!) and awesomeness. And then we were free to try out any of the new games that we wanted and just have fun, which of course we all did.

Andrea and her friend practicing
skateboarding moves.

Kerri trying out one of the games
Amanda enjoys some wine, loverly.

I decided to get in on the action too.

Eventually the night came to an end and none of us left empty handed, we all got a new Wii Fit Plus and a schnazzy Nintendo jacket! Seriously it was such a great night with great friends and a great game.

all the fabulous bloggers with our new
Wii Fit Plus boards, woo!

and a big group shot.

Thanks Ev'Yan and Brand About Town!