Monday, November 26, 2012

Python Printable Games - Review


Phyton Printable Games makes holiday fun easy by offering a bundle of various printable games designed for all ages. All you need is a printer!  They sell their Christmas Games in a bundle for only $19.99, that is less then 33 cents per game! Phyton Printable Games makes it easy to entertain a small and large crowds. Many of the games are suitable to be used year after year, which makes this small investment even better! 


Get FREE printable "Phyton Printable Games" at: 


PROS: A great variety of games for all ages.  Trivia games are my favorite of their bundle. It makes Christmas a bit more fun and easier to plan when you have these types of games.   

CONS: Requires a printer and some of the games will "eat" up a lot of your ink. The use of Toner printers would be best for this task.

RECOMMENDATIONS:  I would recommend investing in sheet protectors or laminating machine if you want to save your games for future uses. You would be able to use dry erase markers on them for some of the games. 
  
What's in their pack of 60 Christmas printable games? There are enough printables here to entertain any family, no matter how large, or how extended with holiday guests.

Some games are suitable for just kids, some for teen to adult, and some for adults only. Others are suitable for mixed age groups:


  • Christmas kids' games
  • Christmas games for teenagers
  • Adult Christmas games
  • Family Christmas games
  • Office Christmas Party Games
  • Example of games: Champagne Trivia game,  12 Puzzles Pack, A Charlie Brown Christmas Trivia, A Christmas Story Trivia, Anti-Christmas Left-Right Game, Best Christmas Movies Trivia, Bible Trivia Game, Camel Race Bible Trivia Questions Game, Christian Scavenger Hunt For Kids, Christmas Cracker Impossible Trivia, Christmas Dinner Left-Right Game, Christmas Music Trivia, Cleanup Scavenger Hunt, etc.
Their games are delivered via email links. Customers download the games in PDF format. They are then theirs to keep forever. No times limits or subscriptions, unlike our competitors.

Each game features original artwork and professional design. You don't need to be embarrassed to pass out a printable game sheet to your friends or family.

At $19.95, each game costs less than 33cents. That's a lot of value for your entertainment Dollar this Christmas.



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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Doormats by Entryways Review and Giveaway

A great way to help keep a clean house is by having a good quality doormat at the main entrance of your home. A great durable mat is a must and Entryways has a large collection of beautiful mats in many different designs, sizes and thicknesses. They are beautiful and are 100% handmade coir doormats made from all-natural coconut husk by locals in Kerala India. 
Coir, a coconut husk product, is used to make these natural and non-slip doormats. Coir is hand-woven then made into the desired shape and size doormat. Then special permanent, fade-resistant, and eco-friendly dyes are applied by hand to each doormat. After the doormat is complete, it is checked for quality to make sure you are getting a quality doormat, every time.

 As you can see, the mat is beautiful and even my son enjoyed sitting on it! He loves the camera and I just couldn't resist capturing his beautiful 2-teeth smile!  :-) 
 

I received the beautiful festive "Tis the Season", size 18"x30" mat for review. It is the perfect little touch to our entryway, accompanied with our very pretty festive handmade wreath. It is super thick and does a great job cleaning our shoes before entering our home.  It is perfect for this time of year, especially for trapping falling leaves, mulch, dirt and rocks from the bottom of our shoes. It is thick and heavy!  A good heavy mat is great for us as it can get pretty windy were we live, it will not go anywhere during heavy winds.  It is made of the highest quality all-natural coconut fiber and is 3/4" thick.  This mat is hand stenciled with permanent fade-resistant dyes. 
Entryways doormats are currently being sold through independent retailers like garden centers, hardware stores, and some Whole Foods stores or through online retailers including wayfair.comhayneedle.comamazon.com or debnroo.com
You can learn more about the process of making these doormats on the Entryways websitefacebook, and twitter  pages.

Other examples of beautiful designs to choose from!

 


Giveaway
USA ONLY (excludes AK or HI, unless winner pays for shipping cost)
One Winner will get choice of "S" or "P" doormat! 
Ends: December 2nd, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST



Playstation 3 Uncharted 3 Bundle Giveway - Group Event

PlayStation 3 Uncharted 3: Bundle

The event dates: 11/20 - 12/10
Open to World Wide: If the winner is outside the USA they will receive the cash equivalent via Paypal or Amazon NO EXCEPTIONS!

No Frill Reviews and Giveaways is pleased to participate in a group advertised event featuring a wonderful PS3 bundle up for grabs! Make sure that you participate in this giveaway, even if it's just for a handful of entries or all of them.  PS3 is an exceptional gaming system that will entertain for hours and hours.

The PlayStation 3 320 GB Uncharted 3; Drake's Deception bundle provides the action and adventure, as well as the unique blend of entertainment, excitement and fun that PlayStation 3 is famous for. The bundle consists of a PS3 loaded with a huge 320 GB hard drive, a matching DualShock 3 controller and a copy of Uncharted 3; Drake's Deception, a PlayStation Plus 30-day voucher and standard cables required to get playing (HDMI cable not included). Couple all this with the advanced audio-video features of the PlayStation 3, which includes access to Netflix,¹ Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter, as well as a 3D gaming option,² and you have the perfect means to enjoy the world of modern digital entertainment.

  Happy Holidays! One lucky winner will win PlayStation 3 Uncharted 3: Bundle. For your chance to win simple enter via the Rafflecopter Below. GOOD LUCK!  

Giveaway
Ends 12-10-2012
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

La Jolie Fille Boutique - Set of 4 Christmas Bracelet Giveaway


Holiday Giveaway!

One Winner will get  the below shown Bracelets! These would make great stocking stuffers for a daughter, a niece, etc! The bracelets are from "La Jolie Fille Boutique".

La Jolie Fille Boutique specialized in handmade with love jewelry for 
both children and adults! Offering personalized bracelets, earrings, etc. 

Earrings as low as $2.00 and bracelets as low as $3.00! 
Shipping is only $3.00 , no matter how many items purchased (must all be shipped together). 






One Winner will get the below shown four bracelets. Can be sized from Newborn to age 16. Children under the age of 3 will be made with wire & clasp for extra durability. 

Christmas Theme Bracelets! 

Made of Glass Pearls Beads, Cats Eye Beads, Silver Metal Spacers, and Tibetan Charms

Left:  Cats Eye Beads, Silver metal star spacers, acrylic alphabet round beads, and Tibetan Charm.
Right: Pink Freshwater Pearls, and Silver Metal Spacers. 





GIVEWAY
USA/Canada, 18+
One Winner:  Set of Four Bracelet as shown above. 
Ends: December 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop - Eau De Parfum Giveaway!

Giveaway is included at the bottom of this post! You will also find a list of over 100+ blogs participating and hosting their very own individual giveaway prizes!  

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The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. After you enter our giveaway make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Along with all of the individual prizes we also have TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list including Baby, Kids (boys and girls), Teens, and Adults. The Grand Prizes include a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children's Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Picture Keeper - Review and Giveaway!



I reached out to Picture Keeper since I have at least a couple thousands photos on my computer. I have a backup external hard drive but I have it stored and only pull it out every now and then.  I needed something a bit more user friendly, smaller,  and quick to use.

I was sent the PK-4 (see photo on the right), which can hold up to 4,000 photos (roughly, depends on the size of your images).  I love how easy it was to use! It comes with instructions and they were a breeze to follow.   This little device is truly simple to use, there's no software to download and it is not complicated, even my mom could use this and she's the least computer literate person I know ( I still love you mom! lol).  It is PC and MAC compatible.

For my MAC, all I had to do is plug it into one of my USB ports and an icon appeared on my desktop.  I clicked on the icon and clicked on the "PictureKeeper" logo.  All I had to do from this point on is click on the "START BACKUP" button .  It backed up all of my photos organized as they appear on my mac (it will be organized with folders as it is on your pc or mac)!  Each time I add new photos on my MAC, I plug my Picture Keeper and backup my photos (it will only backup your new photos and won't duplicate your photos from previous backups).

I'll be honest, after I learned how it worked, I didn't want all of my photos backed up so I went on their website to find their FAQs page and found out how I could choose only one specific folder to backup.  So I did a reset on my Picture Keeper and started over again selecting just one folder (I organized all of my pictures on my computer, it needed it badly!).

I was able to backup a total of 440 photos and I still have 70% capacity left on my PK. In my case, I would benefit from a much larger capacity PictureKeeper such as the PK Pro since my picture files are huge!  Better yet, I would prefer to get their PK software and just use my own USB Flash Drives, it would probably be more cost effective.

One thing that I have decided for any of my photography clients is that I will ofter them the option of getting all of their images on a Picture Keeper instead of a CD.  This way, they would already have their photo session backed up on their very own PK and they can use it to backup more precious photos from their very own computer! As a photographer, this gives me the peace of mind that their photos are kept safe.

PROS: Super Easy to Use!  This is NOT a typical USB Stick.  The huge benefit is the built-in software that automatically searches for and saves all of your photos fast and with ease! You don't have to manually do it, it does it for you!  You can bring your Picture Keeper to your local printing store, just as you would with any other usb memory stick.  Their new software allows for "drive spanning", what that means is that once your first PK drive is full, you can start  a new backup PK drive without double storing your images, it'll keep track of what you have already backed up and just continue on.  DO NOT DELETE your original images from your computer, the Picture Keeper serves as backup and should be used as such! Your Picture Keeper shouldn't be your only source of storage for photos, always store them at two places, this way, the likelihood of losing your precious photos are drastically reduced.  You can store a good amount of photos on the Picture Keeper!  It is so small and compact, that in case of an emergency, it is super fast, easy and light to transport and doesn't take much room!  You could lose everything in your house but pictures cannot be replaced!

Picture Keeper is offering a discount to all of my readers!
15% off and FREE shipping of any product on their website ("keeper15").


VIDEO about how easy it is to use Picture Keeper! 




CONS: My only con (and technically, it's not really a con for the average user!) is based on the fact that I do take a lot of photos and large ones at that (15.1 MP camera).  It would get rather pricey for me to buy their Picture Keeper USB Flash Drives as I would fill them up fairly quickly.  In my case, as I mentioned above, my best option would be to get their Picture Keeper Software and buy my own USB Flash Drives (which are a bit more affordable).

VERDICT:  Definitely a very useful gadget! It is a product that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I really do enjoy my Picture Keeper, it will not only keep my photos but

BUY IT HERE:  Picture Keepers Products starting as low as $29.99  (don't forget the coupon code for 15% off, keeper15)

Giveaway
US only, 18+
One Winner :  One (1) Picture Keeper PK-4, valued at $29.99
Ends on 11-25-2012 at 11:59 pm EST

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Printer Pix Canvas Review & a $100 Website Credit Giveaway!

Many of you already know how big of a passion I have for photography, it is one of my many interests but it tops the list! I am a Canon user, a have a lovely 50D camera body, and own several lenses.   I'm mostly a natural light photographer but I do enjoy using my 580EXII flash when needed.

Because of this passion, I'm always on the look out for reputable companies to purchase my photography prints/gifts from.  I am picky about where I go to get my prints done as color accuracy is important to me. My computer monitor is calibrated so that what I see on screen is what I get on print, simple as that.

I had the pleasure to review a 36"x24"canvas by a company called Printerpix !  They have a wide selection of Photo Canvas sizes and shapes (landscapes, squares, portraits, and panoramic). Prices start as low as $49.99 for a 8x10 and go up from there.

This is my first experience ordering a canvas for my personal use.  I never had the room or space to put a large canvas, but now that we have a new home with plenty of bare walls, I can finally invest in some quality canvases to display throughout my home.

SECRET WORD WITHIN THE VIDEO - WORTH 10 ENTRIES!
Ordering the canvas was super easy with Printerpix, you just need to follow the easy steps.   You start by choosing the type and size of canvas you want, choose and upload your photo and you are ready to start editing! My favorite part was how it shows you exactly where your wrap canvas border will be, this way, you see what areas it is affecting.

The standard thickness is 3/4" but you can double that thickness if you prefer (which I highly recommend if printing a large canvas), you can choose between standard canvas or a thicker and higher quality canvas (I went with the better quality canvas), standard color or 9-color giclee (I went with the 9-color since it has a broader color spectrum, therefore enhancing the colors of your image!).    You can also add gloss finish or keep it standard (again, I went with gloss has it is a additional layer of protective finish to your image).

I followed their advice of keeping the DPI above 100dpi (dots per inch).  My dpi was roughly at 115dpi! If you are a photographer, you know that is a uncomfortably low dpi number that normally results in poor quality prints (for the highest quality prints, you want to be as close to 300dpi as possible).  With a canvas, it's different, you can stretch out that dpi a bit more and still get a very nice canvas! Let me tell you folks, I have a 15.1 MP camera and only did a little bit of cropping to my image. This being said, I doubt that I will ever want a canvas larger then 36"x24", unless I upgrade to a bigger/better MP camera.  I was pleasantly surprised when I got the canvas, I didn't expect for it to look that great !  It is amazing! I was very happy with it, especially since the resolution was so low at 115dpi!

Based on the canvas received, I highly recommend Printerpix.com for your printing needs!

The photo is the very first thing you see coming into my home, it an eye catcher and I have received many compliments!  The video/photo provided in this review doesn't do justice to this canvas, it is so much better in person!

Giveaway
One lucky winner will get $100 Printerpix Credit!
USA, 18+
ends November 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST

Disclosure: The product mentioned was provided to No Frill Reviews free of charge for the facilitation of this review. All opinions are of my own and others experiences may differ then mine.  No Frill Reviews and Giveaways is not responsible for prize shipment