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Book Review: Goodnight, Batcave

If you’re like me, you may have grown up reading “Goodnight, Moon”.  This book is an unauthorized parody from MAD Magazine and instead of saying goodnight to the moon and everything in the room, Batman says goodnight to his Batcave and everything and every one around.  The illustrations are really nice and the book is cute for the young Batman fan who just needs one more book read to him/her before bed!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

A 100% UNauthorized GOODNIGHT, MOON parody — as only the world-(in)famous MAD Magazine can do it!

Batman may be ready for bed — but crime never sleeps!And before the Caped Crusader can turn in for the night, he’ll have to deal with villains like the Joker, Bane, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and the Penguin!If the Dark Knight hopes to ever catch some Z’s, he’ll have to catch Gotham’s most dangerous criminals first!

In this all-new story from The Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine, the bestselling children’s book GOODNIGHT MOON is parodied with the heroes and villains from the world of DC Comics’ BATMAN!

Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 7/19/09

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): Keli Price, Score 24
Venue: Crazy Donkey
Cost: $29


Book Review: Yarn Whirled

Yarn Whirled: Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore is another crafty book that I was looking forward to reading.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the formatting for it 100% correct to be able to read everything, but it seems like these characters may be a better start for me before diving into learning something like crochet.  These are more made of folded yarn. I loved seeing all the fairies and the other folklore characters that were created.  With my limited hand-eye coordination I think that these types of creations are more my style. The outcome is really adorable too.  There are humans as well as other characters shown in the book, like adorable little brown bears and characters from the nutcracker too.  The details on the tutus of the ballerinas and the wings of the fairies are absolutely amazing.  If you’re looking to make some characters in a way that might be a little bit easier than with crocheting, this is the book for you.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Want to create adorable yarn dolls? Give it a whirl! Create a lovable character from the classic stories of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm with this brand new craft. This unique way of wrapping yarn requires no previous experience or special tools, and uses yarn that can be found at your local craft store. Fun, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs show all you need to know to create Cinderella and Prince Charming, Hansel and Gretel, King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and many other beloved favorites.

Virtual Race: Santa Burger

Race Title:  Santa Burger
Distance:   10k
Company:   Chilton Running Club
Charity:  Mama 2 Mama

Music Monday: John Mayer The Search for Everything Wave 1

Moving On and Getting Over
Love on the Weekend
You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me

January 20 John Mayer released the first wave of his new album, The Search for Everything.  4 tracks were released and since he worked with the gang he worked on Continuum with, there is a strange familiarity with these songs, even though it was my first time listening to them.  I really liked that, because it almost felt like “home” and definitely the “throwback” John that I really love. (Not that I don’t love his more recent stuff, but it was a bit different than the John that I know and love)  In the Spring, John will be embarking on the Search for Everything tour – and I’ll be seeing him in Boston – apparently from behind the stage (but that’s a story for another time).  In the Summer, he’ll once again be hitting the road with Dead & Co and then is supposed to be going on yet another solo tour after that.  Fingers crossed he hits up CT and smaller venues where sitting behind the stage isn’t possible 😉

Scrapbook Saturday: November

November is just Kris Allen – for now.  I also was at Disney World but like I said last week, that will be in several future posts 🙂

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Book Review: Trolls Graphic Novels #1: Hugs & Friends

The Trolls Graphic Novels #1 contains 15 different stories that are about 5 pages each.   There are different characters featured in every story and they are illustrated, not computer generated like the movie, so they look a little bit different than what you might be used to for the movie.  This is the first book and I am looking forward to more to come to see what other kind of trouble these Trolls can get into!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

It’s the Trolls first graphic novel! Who are the Trolls? Who are the Bergens? Why is there one Troll who isn’t happy like all the other Trolls? And why does this Troll know more about the Bergens than any other Troll? Find out more about Poppy and Branch in this all-new collection of comics that take place before the Trolls motion picture. Warning: You may never look at a cupcake the same way after you see this graphic novel.

Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 7/18/09

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): NA
Venue: Paradise Rock Club
Cost: $34


Book Review: Crochet Stories: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

I know every time I read one of these crochet books I say that I am going to learn to crochet, but I truly thing this year is going to be my year.  The latest book I read was all about the characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.  In addition to the instructions on how to make the characters (which are ranked with skill levels like easy or intermediate so you know where to begin based on your skill level) there is also some excerpts of the book included as well.  There are some really cute characters like the door mouse and the hedgehogs as well as your favorites like Alice, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  You can also make accessories for your tea party as well!  All characters come with crochet instructions and how many to make as well as photos of the finished products.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Everyone should visit Wonderland, and these charming crocheted characters bring Lewis Carroll’s enchanted kingdom to magical life. Appropriate for intermediate to advanced crocheters, this collection of eighteen patterns presents clear, well-illustrated instructions for creating imaginative renditions of personalities and props from the classic tale.
First and foremost is golden-haired Alice herself, both in her normal, child-sized form and also in a miniature version. Other characters include the White Rabbit, the King and Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar and his mushroom perch, the Dodo, the Mad Hatter and Dormouse, and the grinning Cheshire Cat. A variety of accessories consist of a tea pot and cups for the mad tea party; a flamingo mallet, hedgehog ball, and playing-card arch for a game of croquet; a rose bush with red and white blossoms; and a cake and bottle to provide Alice’s transformations in size. Crocheters will delight in each of these whimsical patterns, and their handiwork will result in keepsake treasures.

Love with Food December

The last of the Love with Food box posts. I was not happy that they changed prices on me after I locked in for a year and no refunds were offered and the quality of the items in the boxes were becoming less and less items that I actually would want to try… so I am moving on.  Try it Tuesday will never be the same.

Bunch o’ Berries Fruit Snacks

by Horizon Organic

Big fruity flavor comes in small packages. Don’t be surprised if the kids are craving these any time of day.

Can’t go wrong with fruit snacks and this was no exception!

Extreme Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate

by NibMor

This deliciously dark chocolate doesn’t mess around. 80% cocoa, organic and more than a little addictive.

LOTS of dark chocolate in this box and it all went to Mom!

Salmas Crackers

by Sanissimo

After tasting these deliciously crispy bites, you’ll swear there must be some magic hidden in those five ingredients.

These were pretty good!

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mini Bar


Chocolate, nuts and oats. A flavor combination that never gets old – especially when there are no GMOs and zero gluten.

More for Mom… she enjoyed.

Beef & Pork Pepperoni Seasoned Meat Stick

by Field Trip

13 units of Field Trip Beef & Pork Pepperoni Seasoned Meat Stick

The perfect boost of protein in a seasoned, salty package, with zero gluten and seriously addictive flavor.

This meat stick was nothing to write home about.  Decent.

Peppermint Bark Bar

by Baron Chocolatier

A flavor combination that the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without. But with no GMOs, there’s practically no guilt.

Also gave this to Mom. She liked it.

Baked Mac n’ Cheese Puffs

by Snikiddy

12 Bags of Zesty Baked Mac n’ Cheese Puffs by Snikiddy

The cheesy, comforting flavor you love in light, airy puffs you can take anywhere!

I’ve had these before as well and it takes a second to realize its not Mac and Cheese but they are good.

Ginger Snaps

by Lucy’s

12 Mouth Watering bags of Ginger Snaps by Lucy’s

Just sweet enough with a little kick of spice. Perfect for the season, or basically anytime you’re craving a cookie.

Love ginger snaps!