June 12, 2011

Platinum Hit – Episode 2

In the second episode of Platinum Hit, the 11 remaining contestants had to write a hook for a DANCE song.  The guest judge for this task was, appropriately enough, Donna Summer.  The contestants were all supplied the same beat and had 30 minutes to write their hook.  The top 3 hooks would be the captains for the team round.

Once again, I was a little surprised with the choices – but the Top 3 were Scotty, Karen and Brian.  Donna Summer told Karen that she liked that her song was an anthem and that if she tapped in to woman empowerment, she could have a hit.  Donna also liked that Brian’s hook was unique.  Since Brian won – he was able to use the original beat while the other 2 teams would have to adapt their hooks/songs to something new.

Meanwhile, in the team rounds… Nick sulked because he did not win.  Scotty chose him because he knows he is a great writer and then there was some drama over Nick not liking people and not wanting to make friends because he wants to win.  Nick’s cockiness is really getting old – though he is talented.   But crying because you didn’t win a challenge? Come on! Jackie and Jes convinced Brian to let Jes sing on their song… and Karen’s song seemed to fall flat from the anthem that it seemed she had going during the hook round.

After playing the songs for a club – Scotty’s song won and Karen and Brian’s song were the bottom. Although the judges did not like that Brian was not singing on the song, the team was safe for the week.  Karen’s team would be losing a member and unfortunately it was the Connecticut contestant, Blessing.

Platinum Hit airs Monday nights on Bravo at 10pm EST.

Mixbook Softcover Photo Book

My Dad loves taking photos when he goes away on vacation, but most of the time the photos never end up being printed.  He’ll hook his camera up to the TV to show us the photos when he gets back, transfer them on to his computer and then that is it.

I like to try and do fun things with his photos for holidays, in the past I have taken some of his photos and made him a calendar for him to hang up near his desk at work.

For Father’s Day this year, I decided to make him a Photobook from Mixbook.com.  I didn’t have the time to make a full fledged scrapbook from scratch – and digital scrapbooking is definitely the next best thing! Especially when you have a website that does almost all the work for you! 😉

When he was at work, I logged into my Mixbook account and uploaded his vacation photos in to my account so that I could make the book without him knowing about it. I took photos from his trips to Seattle, Las Vegas, Delaware and New York City to see the Knicks.  I tried to include a variety of photos, though some of the trips he did not take many pictures.

I used MixBook’s Father’s Day themed book and was able to add in the pictures and modify the pages to work with what I was trying to accomplish.  I created a nice 21 paged 8 x 6 digital scrapbook for him, in essentially no time! Mixbook had a TON of themed books to choose from, each book having several different types of layouts and “stickers” that you could add to each page.  I am such a sucker for stickers, I loved that they had this feature for their digital scrapbooks!

I ordered the book on May 23rd and it arrived by May 28th! I was incredibly impressed with the shipping time and the book looks AWESOME.  Fortunately, my Dad doesn’t read my blog (at least, not that I know of!) so I have been able to post a few photos of the pages without completely ruining the surprise for him.

Be sure to check out Mixbook.com to see all they have to offer.  You can also ‘Like’ Mixbook on Facebook and Follow Mixbook on Twitter!

Mixbook is offering a 20% off coupon to my readers on their next Mixbook purchase.  Simply use the code “TOMOSON20” during check out.  The code does not expire but will only work once per person.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com created by WebBizIdeas.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

GetGlue May Part 2

My friend started an account mainly to get me more stickers that I want. (I have had an obsession with stickers since I was a small child) This is the set from that account.

Addon Adhesive
Idol Welcome
Check In Pro
Experiment Subject
Fringe Prop Sticker
The Warblers
Lone Wolf
Ricky Martin MAS Tour Sticker
Fringe Division
Ricky Martin
The Warblers Coming Soon

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com