Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Princess Bride Video Game - Review!

I recently got the opportunity to review a PC video game called "The Princess Bride". I'm telling you now that if you have an adolescent or pre-teen daughter, this is a must have! I have to admit that I will probably continue playing this game, even though it's meant for someone.. errr younger than I am.

As soon as I popped the CD in my laptop and started the game, the music and graphics had me extremely captivated! There are so many different facets to this game that it keeps you wanting more. Below are a few screen shots from the game. I wanted to be able to show you just how great the graphics are!

On the main menu screen, you can choose which type of game that you want to play. You can choose a trivia game, a puzzle solving game, a time management game, or a seek & find game. Each of these games reveal another part of the story after the level is completed, which keeps you wanting to play more so you can find out if the story has a happy ending!

In the first Episode, As You Wish, you need to manage to complete a variety of tasks in the time alotted. You are given a specific set of goals for each level and you need to figure out which order to do them in to be able to get them all done in time!

The second episode, Battle of the Wits, has your brain really working to solve a variety of trivia type questions.

The third episode, you have to figure out how to get your characters safely through the obstacles from one end to the other.

In the fourth episode, one of the tasks is to find objects from a list hidden in a room. There is another component to this level that really gets your brain working! I'll leave that one as a surprise for the player!

And finally, the fifth episode. This is the final episode to the story and I have yet to find out the ending. I am really looking forward to completing this game and hearing the ending to the story that I am now so invested in!

PC & Mac requirements for this game:
PC- Windows XP/Vista, PC 1.5 GHz or faster, 512 MB RAM, 100 MB available hard disk space, Integrated Sound, Integrated 3D Graphics with 64 MB or higher RAM, (Direct X Compatible).
Mac - Mac 05 X 10.4+, 1.5 GHz or faster, 512 MB RAM, 100 MB available hard disk space, Integrated 3D Graphics with 64 MB or higher RAM, (OpenGL Compatible).

The Princess Bride Game is rated E for everyone!


Are you done shopping?

I think that tonight I will finally finish up my Christmas shopping for the season. Then, all I will have to do is make cookies. Sounds simple when you say it out loud... I just have to make cookies. Ya right! I have to make 30 dozen (at least) and 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies! My big idea this year was to buy various cookie jars and platters and to make cookies and give those as gifts. I think it will turn out to be a great gift, but I also think that it would have been easier to just buy a different gift! LOL! My lovely mother (bless her soul!) offered to help me make the cookies this weekend. I quickly accepted her offer and asked if we could make the mess at HER house! Now, I just have to narrow the pile of recipes that I have down to 5 or 6 and get all of the ingredients. Stay tuned for pics of the masses of cookies and the recipes of the cookies that I decided to bake!

Who still has shopping or baking to do?


Wordless Wednesday!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Giveaway! Don't Miss Out!!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $25 Visa Gift Card!

Also, if you are a non-blogger or have a private blogger profile, make sure you give me your email address so that I can contact you if you win!

Good luck!


Two Little Monkeys..

jumping on the bed! Luckily, neither fell off and bumped their head. Can you see the third little monkey wishing he could jump too? LOL! We had to get some pictures before we asked them to stop jumping cause they were just too cute!


Love at First Sight!

This past Sunday, my friends and I and our kids had our Christmas party where we exchanged gifts, ate pizza and just had fun! Little Miss Lanie (14 months) set her sights on my Keegan and it was love. Like most boys, he was oblivious to her charm and beauty... that is, until the kiss! He was gaga over her afterward! I see wedding bells in the future!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fun with Secret Santa!

I am proud to be part of an online forum that is made up with several mommies, most of us having had babies that were born in June of 2007 (some earlier, some later). This is a wonderful group of women to share with, vent to, rejoice with, and get advice from! We have made it a tradition to put the babies in a secret santa exchange for those who want to participate and Keegan was in it this year! Tomorrow, the 15th, is the reveal on our board but since I leave for work so early in the morning and have a hair appointment right after work tomorrow, I let Keegan open his gift a little early. Thanks so much Cassie and Aiden for the wonderful gift! For those of you wondering what it is, it is the Discovery Learning Sounds Projecter. Keegan and Brendan were both laying in Brendan's bed for a long while watching it on the wall right after we opened it. I will be getting Keegan some more slides for it to put in his stocking for Christmas!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Cookies anyone?

Who is going to be making (or already has made) cookies for Christmas this year? I plan to make a bunch on the weekend before Christmas as I have bought as gifts two beautiful cookie jars that I need to fill up, along with my usual platter for work and platter for our family holiday party. Oh, and we can't forget to put some on a plate for Santa!

I'd love to hear what kinds of cookies that you'll be making this year! So far I will be making these:

Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip, cause who doesn't just love a good ole' chocolate chip cookie right?

Decorated sugar cookies that my boys can help with

Oreo Truffles - YUMMY!

Give me some more ideas! I need lots!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

$25 Visa Giftcard!

Who doesn't like Visa giftcards? I personally think that they are the best gift. You always know that you're going to get EXACTLY what you want with it since almost everyone takes accepts Visa! I'm giving away a Visa Giftcard worth $25. This contest will run from today until December 21st. The winner will be drawn on December 22nd.

Here is how you can enter!

Leave a comment on my blog telling me what you would buy with this gift card.

For extra entries (leave a seperate comment for each entry)

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post in your comment.

2. Follow my blog

3. Put my button on your sidebar (must leave the button up for at least 30 days)


At home with a sick baby

Today I am home with a sick baby :( Keegan started running a fever yesterday and is still sick today. He has no other sypmptoms, so I'm thinking that it might be his teeth, but am unsure. Poor guy! He's been laying around and sleeping on and off all day. I finally was just able to put him down after holding him from 4am till about 12:30 pm today. Whew! He's laying on the couch right next to me though and when I try and get up he whines. I will be here for him though with no complaints. I definitely know what it's like to just want your momma when you're sick! I hope he's feeling better soon!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Craft Time! - Magic Reindeer Food

This is a great project to make with your little ones! Magic Reindeer Food lays a glittering path to guide Santa's Reindeer to your house on Christmas Eve.

Combine the following ingredients in a mixing bowl:

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup red and green sugar crystals (for cake decorating)

Attach (or read) the following poem:

Be sure to take this magic food, and sprinkle on the lawn. On Christmas, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn. The smell of oats and sparkling path will guide them on their way. And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts next morn on Christmas Day!

You can also package some of the mixture in ziploc bags and tie them with a ribbon with the poem attached to give out as small gifts.

This is a really cute way to get your child(ren) excited for Santa to come on Christmas Eve!


Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree..

In the spirit of the tree lighting festival that we went to, I decided that it was time to get our tree and decorations up as well. I've been worried about how Keegan would be with it, but he's been surprisingly good! He's only pulled the bulbs off a few hundred times in two days....

Our Christmas lights

We've done a lot of work on our little house over the past couple of years and this past year the outside underwent a total transformation. My wonderful husband put up the Christmas lights outside this past Saturday and as we pulled up from our outing I just sat and stared with tears in my eyes. I know it might not look much to anyone else, but to me it's so beautiful it takes my breath away.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Tree Lighting!

Last weekend we went out in the midst of a winter snowstorm to the local tree lighting festival. Boy, I'm so glad that we went. It really got me in the holiday spirit! We bundled up in layers of clothing and snowsuits and pulled up to a wonderfully large bonfire waiting for us. Next, Brendan rode a pony, but not long enough for me to get a picture of him. He got scared since the saddle started to slide off of the pony and he nearly fell off! Next we listened to the high school choir sing some classic Christmas songs and as they sang "Here Comes Santa Claus" we all hurried to see Santa coming down the street in the fire truck! A beautiful little girl from the elementary school lit the tree and we finished up with some warm cider. It was a wonderful night to celebrate with family and friends and can't wait to do it again next year!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm not really MIA..

I was on vacation from my J-O-B last week and got too used to it. Now, I'm back to the daily grind and am barely treading water to keep up with everything! Yuck! Can't I just stay at home in my jammies and laugh with my boys all day?

Anyway, stay tuned for some new posts about holiday decorating! I'll have pics too!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And the winner is......

A random number has been chosen, and the winner is.... (drum roll!) Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem! I have emailed Jen. Thanks to everyone who has participated!
Stay tuned, there is another great giveaway coming soon!


Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm asking Santa for the Ceiva Digital Frame!

If you haven't seen this digital frame, you HAVE to check it out! For those of you with loved ones that live far away, this frame will be invaluable to you. With the ability to receive new pictures daily via an existing phone line or computer, Ceiva is set high above the standards of your ordinary digital photo frame!

In three simple steps, you could be receiving photos instantly. First, choose the frame that is perfect for you! Second, register your frame and activate your PicturePlan membership. Third, send pictures from your camera phone or computer. It's THAT EASY! Better yet, with $100 off the original price and free shipping, you can't go wrong!

Ceiva also has a fun way for you to sit on Santa's lap without leaving the comfort of your own home and a contest you can enter to win $500 to buy whatever it is that is on the top of your wishlist this year! I chose the above picture of me and one of my best friends to sit on santa's lap for the interactive video because it's such a fun picture and one that I'd definitely want loaded into my frame! 29 randomly chosen lucky people will win this contest (one for each day of the contest). If I win, I'll definitely be getting a Ceiva digital photo frame for myself and my mother!

Go sit on Santa's Lap today and tell him what you're wishing for this year!

Got a Wish Sweeepstakes