Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Because spying + shopping is cool: TheShelf.com

Monday, November 19th, 2012

the shelf

If you could see exactly what all your friends are buying, wouldn’t you want to take a little sneak peek?

Well, that’s one of the things you get with TheShelf.com.

We’ve (this means you!) been asked to give some input on this new site. It’s in beta testing right now. This means that if you want it do something, you just have to suggest it and it might happen. Your opinions will help shape it, and if it’s a site you and others use in the future then you’ll be so happy that you did. You can see my thoughts below, and then hopefully you’ll offer your own two cents!

This is what I like about the site:

  • You can share your shelves of actual items you’re going to purchase with other friends, and they can help you decide what to get.
  • When an item goes on sale in  your size, you’ll get an alert.
  • You can stay organized.
  • It lets you organize your promo codes.
  • Possibly better than an Amazon Wish List for the fashionis ... Read More

Best Children’s Books of the 80’s – Serendipity Books

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

pink dragon book

Children of the 80’s certainly must remember the pink dragon Serendipity books! This book series is best known to me for having unusual creatures and softcover books with fun covers with bright colors. (They all also had morals.) The books were written by Stephen Cosgrove and illustrated by Robin James.

They were written from the late 70’s, through the 80’s and into the 90’s.

You can buy older books for around $20 on Amazon, while new copies go for $100 or more.

Best Children’s Books of the 80’s

These are the ones I remember best:

  • Serendipity taught kids: Knowing who you really are will bring you happiness.
  • Crabby Gabby taught kids: Having fun while playing a game is more important than winning.
  • Gabby taught kids: Talking is fun, but listening is just as important.
  • Leo the Lop Tail 4 taught kids: Adults can learn from the magic children have in their hearts.

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Book Sculpture Art (Pinterest Art of Paper Designs)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

the secret garden

When it comes to book sculpture artists, you have to check out Su Blackwell and the works she creates.  Simply mystifying.

Birds paper artwork

Town paper art

Flowers paper artwork

The Secret Garden book sculpture art

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Stylish iPad 2 Cases for Women and Stylish Rolling Laptop Bags

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

stylish ipad 2 cases for women

When it comes to stylish ipad (2) cases for women, you definitely might find yourself looking at the ones at Hang Accessories. And while I cannot recommend them, I can tell you my reasons for hesitance and you might still like them. (I also provided some pictures of soem very stylish rolling laptop bags you might like to see.)

I received the Rose Gold Skin iPad 2 Case to review. They also offer this case in a Brown Gold, Black, Black Gold, Purple and Turquoise. The cases all have textured snakeskin on them, which is quite posh. Aside from the look of the case, I also liked that the magnetic closure turns off my iPad instantly, and that there is a way to use the cover as a stand. (It says there are two angles that it folds open to, but I could only figure out one. I’d say you could use it to watch Netflix, but if you were going to be touching the screen it might slide a bit.)

My biggest issue with the case is that the inside cover doesn’t have any padding, and presses the snakeskin pattern against the iPad screen. Now, many cases don’t have inside padding. But I’m a bit of a worrywort, and my iPad is my b ... Read More

Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs like Fairytale Characters

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Source: http://californialemon.tumblr.com/post/4902309504/intoasylum-happy-easter

Given that everyone has fairytale fever, now is a great time to merge that into Easter activities. Why not decorate your eggs to look like your favorite characters? Take a look at the images below. We’ve got

  • Snow White
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid

The basic face is the same for all and only requires dots made with a sharpie. You’ll want to dye the top for the hair, and the bottom for the body or dress. (Or fin, as the case may be.) Then you can draw on (or paint on) the extras. You might even have some glitter paint for Cinderella’s dress. You’ll want to keep them forever!

Source: http://californialemon.tumblr.com/post/4902309504/intoasylum-happy-easter

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Kodak Easyshare on Sale! Black Friday 2011 Deals Online

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

black friday 2011 deals online

I’m very hyped about the Kodak Easyshare cameras this year. And why is this camera so good? Well, I want to get it for my Mom because it lets you easily upload pictures to facebook without having to know much about computers. And thought she doesn’t understand computers well, she loves facebook and also loves to take pictures. (And I’m tired of having her asking me to do it for her! I shall empower her with this gift! And the gift of empowerment is supposed to be priceless, ha!)

Kodak EasyShare MD55 14 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) – Link!

List Price: $129.95 Price: $79.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details You Save: $50.95 (39%)

This camera will also be on sale at WalMart for $49.99 on Black Friday. ... Read More

Top Five Cool Gadgets for Women 2012

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

cool gadgets for women

Right before the holidays, companies come out with their shiniest, best new gear. Here’s the low-down on the top five new gadgets that will come out for 2012. These are all perfect for holiday gift giving.

So, what’s hot to trot?

Stump Portable Tablet Stand – $24 – Stump WebsiteAmazon Link Why do I like it? Three separate viewing angles? I’m sold. Haha, okay not SO fast. But this is so necessary! It’s for use with your iPad or ereader. Perfect for watching Netflix while you’re working at your computer, bored on a flight, or reading recipes while you cook in the kitchen. This is available in five different colors, small enough to fit in your purse, and the base is weighted so it doesn’t wobble. The Wall Street Journal has given this high, high praise. They seem pretty reputable, you know? 😉

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime – $499 for a 32GB model and $599 for a 64GB version Wh ... Read More

Where’s Your Happy Place? Here’s One of Mine that Works

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Ferris Bueller poster

I will admit this…begrudgingly… I’m a Type A, perfectionist who has a world of trouble trying to relax. It just seems impossible. I’m very high strung, and it makes me pretty unpleasant unless I actively try to combat my anxious feelings about everything in life. So, when it comes to CALMING DOWN, I look to my role model – the fictional character of Ferris Bueller. He knew how to live life. It’s pretty impossible to pick a favorite scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but I’ve always loved how shamelessly Ferris faked sick, then sat outside in the sun with a tropical drink and his phone.

When I faked sick in high school I’d play the part even if no one was home, just in case I got caught not looking miserable. But do you know what good worries do? Nothing. I mean, they keep you vigilant and if life were like The Walking Dead, I’s probably want to stay pretty “on guard” like this. But as life its, without the zombie apocalypse, it’s really time for me to relax. As the movie says, “Leisure Rules.” So be a Ferris. My happy place is visualizing myself in Ferris’ backyard, with his attitude on life. Everything will be okay!

What’s your happy place?

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Good Valentine’s Day Movies: A DVD Giveaway You’ll Want to Win

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

good valentine's day movies

The highly anticipated and greatly loved movie LOVE & OTHER DRUGS comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 8th 2011. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal – what could be better than that pairing? Yummy. We have a DVD giveaway for one of you wonderful ShesSmart.com readers!

So, win this movie and watch it for Valentine’s Days to come!

Now, I still haven’t seen Love & Other Drugs yet (I plan to asap, seriously) but I have a feeling this can be filed under good valentine’s day movies. They’re both attractive leads and they play smart characters – so I really think it’ll be charming and romantic. Have you seen it yet?

LOVE IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED! Find the Remedy on Blu-ray and DVD March 1st

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS SUMMARY: Experience the wonders of love when physical chemistry between two of today’s hottest stars explodes onscreen! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the romantic drama LOVE & OTHER DRUGS, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on March 1st, 2011. From director/producer Edward Zwick and based on the best-selling book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy, LOVE & ... Read More

DVD Giveaway: WILD TARGET with Emily Blunt and Rupert Grint

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

dvd giveaways 2011

An amazing Emily Blunt movie called WILD TARGET comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 8th 2011. We have a DVD giveaway for one of you wonderful ShesSmart.com readers!

I know you guys love your dvd giveaways for 2011! So let’s get on with the post. But not before mentioning that we highlighted Emily Blunt’s wardrobe in this movie. Check out: Emily Blunt Wild Target Clothes and get ready to covet her yellow mini skirt and bold-colored coats! (Plus, black gloves with amazing red bows on them!)

A CALCULATED CAPER MEETS ... Read More