Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yo Gabba Gabba

Violet has never been one for TV. She never glanced up at it in her first year of life. Starting a few weeks ago I would put on different TV shows for little ones (I don't care about the whole no TV till your 2 rule seeing as she literally watches a few minutes a day) to see if she was interested and finally I that I have found one she will watch....Yo Gabba Gabba of course. I mean she only watches for a few minutes and glances at it while she plays but I just love it when she moves her butt to to the music. We joke that she has a "groove thing." When she hears music she can't help it but to dance. I actually like the Yo Gabba Gabba shows because they are educational without being annoying. I especially like the music. I seriously catch myself singing them. I hope as Violet gets older she will watch more of DJ Lance. And to go with the theme here is a pic of Brad Pitt as DJ Lance for Halloween this year.

I think Yo Gabba Gabba has a music CD out. I should probably buy it for Violet for Christmas.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Name Your Tune: Review and Giveaway

Name Your Tune: Review and Giveaway I am super excited about my first review and giveaway. It is a Name Your Tune personalized CD!!!!

With the love of music, arts, children and creativity, Candace Alper founded Name Your Tune. The award winning Name Your Tune is a compilation of many popular children's songs on one CD. What makes this CD special is that it is made to order with your child's name. Your child will hear their name more than 80 times while listening to this CD! Violet has very few things with her name on them since her name is not that common so it is a special treat for her to have something with not only her name on it but her name sung on the CD. We travel in the car a lot and as soon as we got the CD I was excited to try it out. What a fun CD! The songs were super catchy and I know it will be a CD that will be played in the car for many years to come.

Since the CDs are personalized upon receipt of your order (including a personalized label), you can include one, two or three names and they simply alternate the names among the list of songs. Although Violet can't really understand the songs yet she still loves the melodies on the CD and she hears and understands her name when it is sung in the songs. I just know that as she gets older she will love it even more. I can’t wait to hear her sing along with the CDs.
You can also get to personalize the label! It will have your child(ren)'s name(s) on it, along with a brief message. I had ours personalized to say

"Special Songs for You
Love, Mommy & Daddy."

These make absolutely wonderful gifts! They are so unique and fun, any kid of any age would just love this!

A huge thanks to Name Your Tune for offering this review and giveaway!
Buy It! Stop by Name Your Tune to find out how to purchase a personalized CD for the special child(ren) in your life! They also have other products including placemats and lunchboxes. Even better Name Your Tune has offered the coupon code, 'wakeboardingmama' for $5 off for your Name Your Tune CD order.

Win It! The very generous creator of Name Your Tune CDs has offered to give one personalized CD to one lucky reader!

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