Fisher-Price puts out a new product called “Apptivity Seat” retailing at $80, an iPad is hooked up in front of infants chair for entertainment- but is it educational or invasive? Fisher-Price describes it as, “Soothing, entertaining and technology all in one great grow-with-me seat for baby! Lock your iPad device inside the case to protect from dribbles and drool. Play and learning are at baby’s fingertips.”
So what’s the verdict for mom’s? Is it smart to entertain baby or too inhuman since they’re strapped in without a choice? Will this become the new tech babysitter? According to Today moms generally aren’t happy with the new Apptivity Seat from Fisher-Price and has actually been questioned to be “the worst baby product ever.”
Despite reviews the iPad bouncy seat is projected to be a hit this holiday season. The concept for newborn to toddler learning is modern and like most things, best in moderation if at all.
Today, we would like to reflect on the lives of two truly great men who recently passed away: Paul Walker and Nelson Mandela.
40 year old “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker was a passenger in the car crash that took his life Saturday, 11/30/13. At 3:30pm the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a pole and several trees on Hercules Street in Santa Clarita.
Walker had been in five of the six “The Fast and The Furious” films. The seventh was in developmental stages and is now on hiatus.
“I’ve always been into cars,” Walker recently told E! “Growing up with all the car publications around the house, going to my grandfather’s shop … he was the first to break 160 mph with the Ford Falcon back in the day, which was a big deal.”
“Just under 200. I did 197. I just haven’t broken 200 yet, which is driving me crazy! I’ll do it; it’s just a matter of finding the right car. Every car I have has plenty of power for that and everything — it’s just aerodynamics.”
Best said by his co-star Diseal on Instagram: “Brother I will miss you very much, I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. Rest in Peace.”
Former South African President said to be the Gandhi of his generation, Nelson Mandela passed away.
South African President Jacob Zuma commented: “He is now resting. He is now at peace, our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
After celebrating his 95th birthday on July 18th his health failed and his persistent stomach aliments brought him to final rest. Various charities and businesses hosted services nationwide including food banks, painting in schools and a 41-mile relay to commemorate his 67 years of activism.
We thank him for his wisdom and honor him today by spreading his message, “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.”
Prayers and warm wishes for the families and loved ones of both Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker during these hard times. They have both inspired and moved us and will not be forgotten.
BOW WITH A TAIL:
Make these simple brown paper placemats for Thanksgiving dinner this year and have everyone read their list of things they’re grateful for before dinner! Don’t forget to set the scene; lighting candles brings warmth and adds that special something to holiday decor.
Everyone loves a little pumpkin around the holidays-make a special drink & enjoy with the family!
We’re loving this chic + casual Thanksgiving outfit. An oversized beanie would top this off nicely and a fitted leather jacket never goes out of style.
Don’t forget your camera to capture the memories. 1 picture says 1,000 words.
Amazing idea Alert!: Print your pictures, spray paint a piece of wood black and cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila; your memories are saved in a super cute original way.
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This fall people are going to be looking at more than just your outfit. Be aware that your nails are becoming more and more a part of your outfit. Your manicure can now be considered an accessory. So to save you the trouble of spending those extra ten minutes wandering the nail salon looking for the perfect color, here’s a guide to some of fall’s hottest nail tends.
If you like to keep your manicure simple, just transition from those light summer pinks to darker colors, like oxblood or even black. Black isn’t considered “goth” or “emo” anymore and can ad a chic finishing touch to an outfit. If black isn’t your style go for deep shades of red and maroons. The warmer shades will keep you toasty as the temperatures begin to drop.
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than just a plain color, try a pattern in the same warm colors as above. Black and white nails will always be in style and it adds a little fun to these simple shades. You can try polka dots, chevron, stripes, or more intricate designs. If you think black and white is still a little boring for you then try adding little touches of gold or silver to break the patterns up.
If you end up loving the sparkle of the metallic gold and silvers more than the black and white, try another on-trend nail style and go for solid metallics. Don’t be intimidated! These shades can work as neutrals and add a little sleekness and chicness to your overall look. Plus you still have options, you can do silver, gold, or even colors like blue!
If you’re a little more daring, and plain colors, patterns, and even metallics aren’t doing it for you then 3D nail art is for you. People have been coming up with all sorts of things to put on your nails. Some are indulging in the caviar manicure, some are toughening their nails up with studs and spikes, and then some are adding jewels and bows and all kinds of things. Pick little things to match your personality. 3D nail art can be done in neutrals, black and white, or any color your heart desires. It really gives you free range to express yourself, as you should be able to.
If you just can’t decide between all of these amazing trends to do, remember that you can always combine them. Do patterns in metallics or caviar in black and white or add studs to oxblood nails. Fashion is about making choices to fit things into your own style. Let your nails work for you. I guarantee if you try any of these trends, style will be at your fingertips!
After his seven-year music break, Justin Timberlake brought sexy back again with his hit singles, “Suit and Tie” and “Mirrors,” from his top charting album, “The 20/20 Experience”. The album included ten songs, which featured production from Timbaland. Timberlake surprised fans by doing a continuation of his album, “The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2”. Timberlake and Timbaland partnered up to create music without planning to complete an album. However, the talented duo made 20 songs in 20 days, half of them which were completed in “The 20/20 Experience Part 1 of 2”.
On September, 20 2013, the rest of the songs that fans are anticipating will be released. Justin Timberlake himself has as much anticipation about this release as his fans. On www.justintimberlake.com, Timberlake took the time to post an open note to his fans, explaining his entire process for putting this album together. In addition, a clip of Timberlake and Timbaland working together in an effort to make this album happen for the fans was showed.
As summer comes to an end, so does summer vacation. Parents, get ready to send your little ones back on that big, yellow school bus! The first day of school is closer than you think. Are you and your children prepared?
Sleep is the most important thing in re-introducing a back to school schedule. A bedtime of 5 and 6 in the morning just isn’t going to do. Of course, you can’t just expect your children to fall back into a routine of going to bed on time overnight. Slowly introduce children into a set bedtime at least 3 weeks before school reopens, and eventually their minds and bodies will adapt.
Plan ahead before doing any back to school shopping! Between the end of July and the beginning of August are the biggest sales for back to school. Do not wait until the first day of school to buy all of your goodies. Trust me, they will be gone!
The only good thing about leaving summer behind and preparing for the arrival of fall and colder weather is you get to break out a whole new wardrobe. During the fall it is key to layer and build a look with layers. But just because the weather is getting dreary and darker doesn’t mean your clothes have to! Don’t forget to keep color in your wardrobe in 2013. In the end, this fall is really all about adding a little edge into each of your outfits. So check out the top five pieces you need to stay in style this season.
We’re going to start at the bottom and work our way up. There are two pairs of shoes that should be in your closet for the upcoming months. The first is over the knee boots. For a more casual during the day look try ones without a heel in a neutral other than black. Then for night go for a thigh-high black look with a high heel in leather or suede.
Our next must have is also footwear, metallic to be specific. Whether a pump, flat, or even sneaker, you can’t go wrong with one of fall’s biggest trends. It’s been showing up on the red carpet and now you feel like your own celebrity. Whether gold or silver, pick something that goes with the tones of your outfit but doesn’t have to fight for the attention.
Our next item is for when the colder weather comes, but you don’t want to sacrifice fashion by covering up in a sweatshirt or some ugly winter jacket. The perfect fix is a trench coat. It works great with layering and makes any outfit look effortless and classy. Plus most trench coats come in neutral colors and therefore can provide you with a little extra warmth without you having to worry about clashing colors and patterns. It is our favorite transition piece not only from season to season but from day to night too!
Another key item for this fall going out and finding something with studs. If you just want to add a little edge to an outfit try a handbag, big or small. If you’re feeling a little more feisty go for an article of clothing, like blouse or even jeans! If both of these options seem a little out of your comfort zone then try something smaller like a piece of jewelry. Studs and spikes are so in that it won’t be difficult for you to find whatever you’re looking for and for a great price too!
Finally the last thing you need to remember for this fall is to keep color as an important part of your wardrobe. Whether it is just a pop like bright rain boots or sweater or even a belt. Help people remember that fall doesn’t have to mean boring colors and neutrals. Color is just as important to an outfit as neutrals. Use the color to show off your attitude and personality!