Monthly Archives: September 2009

The latest iCarly Dolls and Toys

iCarly Toys

I have just finished a new Squidoo Page titled – iCarly Dolls, Toys and More and I am still taken back by HUGE amount of merchandise available surrounding this TV show on Nickelodeon.  Now my kids are big fans of the show and so am I – yes I must admit that I really laugh every time I watch it. Kids just love the shows cast Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Jennette McCurdy (Sam), Nathan Kress (Freddy) and Jerry Trainor (Spencer) – they are what makes the show so great – oh and of course some very good writers.   I was inspired to make this page when I saw the new iCarly Fashion Switch Dolls and it snowballed from there.  If you are or have an iCarly Fan living in your home – you do not want to miss this. I think I have covered what I think are the HOTTEST sellers.

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Do you think Michael Jackson’s This is It Movie is really it?

Michael Jackson This is it

If you watched the Video Music Awards the other night you will know it was dedicated to the late Michael Jackson with an incredible opening number featuring dancers and his sister Janet.  I also cannot forget the great speech give by the one and only Madonna. I think they did a terrific job and I have saved it on my DVR. You would have also seen the trailer to the upcoming movie;  Micheal Jackson’s This is It which will be in theaters October 28th for only 2 weeks. This movie compiles all of Michael Jackson’s last days rehearsing his big come back tour. I think this will no doubt be a must see and very well done to honor the King of Pop, but why is it out for only 2 weeks? What will come of the movie after that? I think there is more in the works and this really can’t be “It”.

I have also heard there are songs Michael Jackson made that have yet to be released – I have a feeling those will be coming our way in the near future as well. Hmmmmm

It is still so sad that he is gone before his time and that he had so much left to give us all with his music and talent. As the investigation into his death continues and while we wait for justice to be served will will be given a taste of what could have been.

Feel free to visit my Page – 10 things I will always remember about Michael Jackson – see if we share some of the same memories.



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What do you think of Ellen as the Fourth American Idol Judge?

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I have to say that when I heard the news that Ellen DeGeneres was taking over Paula Abdul’s seat on American Idol Season 9 I was very excited. I am personally a big fan of Ellen’s and have been for so many years.  There are  lot of people who are not as excited wondering what will she bring to the show being she does not have a music industry background.  There are a lot of good points being made from both sides. I just think she will give the show a fresh feel, bring some humor and a well needed change. I am was not crazy about Kara DioGuardi being brought on last year and I am not a huge fan of hers. For some reason she annoys me – I think it is her mannerisms. I thought having her and Paula was overkill and not needed.

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So will having Ellen be overkill as well? Nah. I think she will bring the perspective of the everyday person who buys the music.  She will be our voices and look at judging as we would if we were in that seat. Even though she does not have a music industry background per say – she knows a lot about it.  I also think it is great PR for the show – I think she will bring in a new audience and a lot of her followers that maybe did not follow American Idol before.

Well I guess this will be a wait and see kinda thing for those who are unsure. The new season will air January 2010 and I think there will be a lot of people tuning in to see how this will all turn out. I will tune in because I never miss American Idol and I am excited to see Ellen and how she will handle Simon. My prediction – This year is going to be one of the best yet.

Stop by my Squidoo page – American Idol Season9 and take a poll about what you think of Ellen as the new judge. So goodbye Paula you will be missed – but something tells me she will appear in some way on the show as well.

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Been Busy on Hubpages

So I have also been busy building up my Hubpages as well and I have added four more Hubpages in the past couple weeks.  So now I am at a total of 21 and hope to double by the end of the year. My goal is to be at 40. I like to write about a variety of things there – not just one niche at this time. I am just having fun writing about the things that interest me and making some money along the way never hurts. So here is what I have been up to:

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Elmo Says Wash your Hands – I decided to write about the new Ad campaign going on with Elmo from Sesame Street. For one I am a Elmo fan – that is right I admit it. I am a grown up who likes Elmo – Is that wrong? Nah. The second reason is because I really like what he is doing and his new job of helping spread the importance of proper hand washing and how to correctly sneeze and cough without spreading germs to others. I think the more attention to this the better for us all – even if it has to come from Elmo. With the Swine Flu and Flu season looming over us all I think any extra attention to proper hygiene the better. See all the Ads and read more at my Hub.

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Hannah Montana Room Decor – My daughter is a big Miley Cyrus Fan and a fan of her show Hannah Montana so I decided to write about all of the great Room Decor available. I am not surprised that Disney has covered every area in that market and you can see it all on my Hub. The thing I like about all the bedding is that it is sophisticated and the colors are really nice. I have also added some great videos showing girls reactions to their newly decorated Hannah Montana Bedrooms – it is priceless.

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Toy Hamsters –  Zhu Zhu Pets are one of the most sought after toys this 209 Holiday Season and I wanted to share that there are other fun Toy Hamsters on the market in addition to them.  So you will see all the fun Toy Hamsters I have found and I believe I have found a very nice selection in addition to the Zhu “>Zhu Zhu Pets. So take a look and if you have a hard time getting the Zhu Zhu Pets know you have other options to make your child smile this Christmas.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Being a fan of the original story written by Judi Barret – I decided to write about the upcoming movie.  I think this new 3D Animation will be a big hit with kids and adults of all ages. The book was great and I think the movie will also live up to that. I have also added some of the Toys and Games that come along with the movie like all of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Video Games.  So stop by and see what it will be like if Meatballs fell from the sky. I think it would be quite tasty.

JUST ADDEDCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Birthday Party – I came up with some great ideas based on the movie on my Party Blog. It is all about Meatballs and Food and great game ideas. Have you ever seen a Meatball Pinata? Come and see.

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My latest Birthday Party Theme’s

So I have been busy with some new Birthday Party Themes on my Party Blog. My focus has been on the boys, but the party themes can go either way. Here is what I have been up to:

nascar birthday party supplies

Nascar Birthday Party Theme – Nascar is so popular so I have put together some great ideas for the Nascar Fans.  It seemed that the Hot Wheels Birthday Party Theme was so popular I decided there was a nice amount of kids out there that also love everything to do with Nascar.  You will find your Nascar Party Supplies, Invitations, Party Favor Ideas, Nascar Birthday Cake Ideas and more all in one stop. So the race is on to see how fast you can get planning.

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Construction Birthday Party Theme –  A friend of mine inspired this post with a party she had for her son’s 1st Birthday. I have shared a lot of really great ideas that she used for her party combined with my own. You will find of course all of your Construction Party Supplies, How to make a Dump Truck Invitation, Decoration Ideas, Dump Truck Party Favors,  Games, How to make a Construction Site Cake and a Payloader Cake and many more great ideas that are fun and unique.

Fire Truck Pinata

Fire Truck Birthday Party Theme –  Are you looking to have a Firefighter Birthday Party theme? Then you must see my post – it is one of my favorites. I have gathered all of the best Fire Truck Party Supplies, Invitations, Favors, Game Ideas, Fire Truck Birthday Party Cake Ideas all for you to see.  You will will even find Stuffable Dalmatians and Dalmatians Cupcake Ideas. There is no doubt this post is on FIRE and full of everything you need to pull this party theme off.

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Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Theme – Of course this theme is one for the girls.  Here I wanted to share some of the Best Minnie Mouse Party Favors. You will find everything from Chocolate Covered Minnie Mouse Rice Krispy Treats (Mickey is available too) to Minnie Mouse Take Home Tumblers. I have also highlighted some great Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Supplies and some of my favorite Minnie Mouse Ear Party Invitations. So be sure to stop by and see some very original Ideas.

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Halloween Party Ideas

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I cannot believe it has been a while since I last Blogged on here. Well I will tell you about some new pages I created to help you with your Halloween Party Planning. To start I made a great blog post all about Personalized Halloween Party Invitations including one of my favorites that gets put inside a cardboard coffin box. So when it comes to getting out your Halloween Party Invites you will find some really great ideas and some that are very creative as well.

Ghost Pinata

Ghost Pinata

Next I wrote a Squidoo Lens all about Halloween Pinatas and there you will find every pinata available for this fun holiday. When writing this I was absolutely amazed at how many choices there are available. My personal favorite Halloween Pinata would have to be the Ghost – it is just adorable as it looks like it is flying.

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Spider Ring Toss Game

To go along with that I did a Squidoo Lens on the Best Halloween Party Games available. A Halloween Party would not be complete without some fun spooky games for the kids ya know.  I have also included one of my favorite games which is the Touch and Feel Boxes with Step by Step Instructions and ideas for some gross things the kids can touch. You will also find many party games you may never even knew existed – I sure did not before writing this so it is a great resource.

Demon Window Poster

Demon Window Poster

Do you think I would forget scary Halloween Decorations? No way – I love decorating for Halloween and some of my favorites  are Halloween Window Decorations. On this Squidoo lens you will find some of the scariest and cool decorations for your windows. Everything from Bloody Window Clings to Clings for your car Windows. You will see a great variety of  decorations there that may just keep your neighbors from wanting to peak in your windows again.

Fang Monster Cupcake

Fang Monster Cupcake

Then I moved to Hubpages and created a Hub on Halloween Cupcakes. On my Hubpage you will find lots of great ideas to make your Halloween Cupcakes looking sweet and spooky. You can also watch a video showing you how easy it is to make Ghost Cupcakes. I have added lots of photos of some fun creations like Spider Cupcakes, Monster Cupcakes, Eyeball Cupcakes, Bat Cupcakes, Witch Cupcakes, Mummy Cupcakes and more. Oh and one of the newest – How about Brain Cupcakes – ewww – Just the way you want them – so come check it out.

So that is what I have been up to for Halloween Party Ideas so far – when I write more I will add them on here. Halloween is so much fun and so are all the parties that go along with it!!!

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