Self-titled visual album “Beyonce” was released in an unorthodox manner on a Friday with no prior announcement except for a social media post verifying the album’s official release. The album contains 14 audio tracks with 17 videos to accompany them.
Said to be the game-changer iTunes announced the album has become the fastest-selling worldwide “with an unprecedented 828,773 albums sold in just its first three days.” “Beyoncé,” the superstar’s fifth studio album, broke iTunes’ first-week sales record in the U.S., with more than 600,000 copies sold.
“Firstly, the fact that she recorded and then released it completely unbeknownst to everyone means that the reception it’ll receive is going to be even more jubilant, more outrageous than it would’ve been, which is actually hard to imagine given the veracity and enthusiasm of Beyonce fans to begin with,” writes Dale Neuringer of the site Bustle.
Queen B does it again- make sure to check out this amazing silently released visual album on iTunes!
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Eos lip set, $9.99
For the Artist:
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For the Party Planner:
For the Commuter:
$19 iPhone 5 Wallet: givesimple.com
For the Health Nut:
$20 Fruit Infusion Jug: Fab.com
For the Man Cave:
$29.95 Custom Wall Mounted Bottle Opener: northwestgifts.com
For the Foodie:
$125 Walnut Custom Personalized Cutting Board: etsy.com
For the Little Guys:
$30 Hug-a-lot Hooded Bath Robe: giggle.com
For the Eccentric:
$12 Monkey Tea Infuser: kikkerland.com
For the Pet Lover:
$20 Wipe Paws Runner: next.co.uk
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.
The Hip Event xo
Friday, November 22, Kidville Montclair hosted a Grateful Holiday for Thanksgiving that featured a performance by SONY children recording artist Eric WaldMan, stage name Bobby Beetcut! With a full house—there was upbeat sing-a-longs and plenty of play. Mommies are definitely thankful for a happening place for their little ones to let loose!
Balloons, dancing and learning with Bobby Beetcut were some of the highlights from Friday’s eventful day at Kidville Montclair! Keeping it fun and safe is what Kidville Montclair does best. Visit http://www.kidville.com/montclair to be in the loop with more awesome events going on at Kidville Montclair, this week wishing you a Grateful Holiday to you and yours!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Kidville Montclair is hosting a Grateful Holiday show with SONY children’s recording artist Eric WaldMan, stage name Bobby Beetcut. Eric recently put out a new album “Beetcut and the Magic Box” which he will be previewing as well as children’s classics for sing-a-longs at this feel good holiday show.
Family Roots Music is music parents can “plant” their kids into. Like good soil, these songs will help root kids in messages of confidence, health and universal values to help grow healthy, happy and balanced children.
WaldMan shares his thoughts on the album, “I have always intended to inspire people through music and I know my calling is to help bring families together. What an honor!”
“Beetcut and the Magic Box” is currently available on iTunes. For more information on Eric WaldMan visit www.HitPlayRecords.com. For further information on his newest endeavor as Bobby Beetcut visit www.Beetcut.com.
Also, don’t miss out on $100 off early registration for Winter with Kidville Montclair!
New semester starts the week of January 13th & they’re hosting a Limited Time Offer through December 7th for $100 off your first Winter 2014 class! Call (973) 826-0350 and mention this offer or enter promo code “SAVE100W” at checkout online!
Enroll in two or more classes by December 7th, and SAVE $100 on each additional class with our Multiple Class Discount.*