Thursday, April 21, 2011

Yanni: Truth of Touch Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review the newly released Yanni: Truth of Touch Album. My family grew up listening to Yanni so it was so nice to be able to listen to his music again and once again be entranced by his amazing talent! My favorite song on the whole album was the song titled Truth of Touch. It just sounded the most like Yanni's glory days to me : ) This album was unique in that it was Yanni's first instrumental release! These original compositions were gathered over 8 years and were taken from the genre that Yanni helped to create and advance.

Here's what Yanni has personally expressed about the album:

"I work the rhythms in this album," explains Yanni about the new material. "There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that's going to become apparent."

Best of all on March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US!!! The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in LA. Be sure to check to see if he will be stopping by close to where you live as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and in the meantime, go and preview this album to see what songs you might like to purchase for your own music library!

This review and giveaway was made possible by the one2one network. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I paid for this review. I did however receive a music sample so that I might make an accurate assessment of the product. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.




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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was recently given the opportunity to do a review on the Disney Princess Baby Doll- Ariel from the My First Disney Princess Babies line from Tollytots®.

For Christmas last year, we bought my daughter some adorable princess babies from this line and she loved them so much and still does! This is the most played with toy "set" that our daughter owns! She takes these dolls everywhere!

Since this would be a special occasion for her, I knew that I would have to wait for the right moment to give this new doll to my daughter. So, I told my daughter that she would be getting a special vistor when we returned home.

Upon arriving home, I had her sit down with all of her other princess babies as she opened up the package. Inside she found Baby Ariel!

Her eyes lit up and she immediately started giving her new baby kisses! She introduced Baby Ariel to the other Princess Babies and then I had them pose for a "family portrait"!

I love this line of dolls and so does my daughter! They are so well made and have held up just fine to the everyday wear that my daughter gives them.

Each 12-inch soft bodied Princess Baby is dressed in an adorable onesie in her signature color and a removable tiara. Tollytots® has even made additional toys such as a bassinet, stroller, and playcenter to give your little one even more fun ways to play with their dolls!

The Disney Princess Babies come in a variety of characters which include:
Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Tiana.

If you've never heard of Tollytots® before, here's a few things their company has to say about themsevles:

"Imagination and Fun! These two words describe our company and our products.Our goal is to make sure the kids that play with our toys enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!"

"Tollytots is a vertically integrated, design, marketing, and manufacturing company with special emphasis on the girl's doll and accessory category. Our mission is to create unique and innovative products that combine classic toys with leading edge interactive technology. We want to create a whole new play experience for children and their caregivers."

"We are very proud to be working with some of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world."

Buy: These dolls are available at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and even Amazon. Prices of the dolls vary by retailer.


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That's a lot of ways to enter folks! Remember to leave your e-mail address in each comment! Best Wishes to all those who enter and a big THANK YOU to TollyTots for making this Review/Giveaway possible!

Giveaway ends April 20, 2011 at Midnight Central Time! Open to U.S. and Canada Residents! Winner must respond to the e-mail that I send them within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen!

This review and giveaway was made possible by Tolly Tots. Thank you to Tolly Tots for providing the product for review and giveaway! I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I paid for this review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.