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TOYS“R”US® Tabeo™ e2

28 Dec

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Operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.2

  • 8″ Screen
  • Dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and a quad-core GPU offer quick and easy browsing, viewing and gaming
  • Customizable parental controls let you limit the content your child views and the amount of time he or she spends using certain apps
  • Preloaded with 30 apps, including learning apps like Operation Math, games such as Bejeweled 2 and Fruit Ninja, and more
  • tabeo App Store offers access to thousands of free apps, with 25 preselected apps suggested to help children with special needs learn and develop specific skills
  • Removable hard case with rubberized siding shields the tablet when dropped from a low height or when bumped into other objects
  • Dual-facing camera, microphone, built-in speakers and G-sensor
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Plays video files with .avi, .mp4, .mkv, .mov and .flv extensions
  • MP3, WAV, APE, OGG and FLAC audio playback
  • 8 GB of internal storage; expandable up to 64 GB with a microSD card (sold separately)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Bluetooth and WiFi enabled

Sold Only at Toys R Us

Retails for $129.99

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas. I felt the need to write this post on Toys R Us’s new android Tabeo e2 Tablet which was supposed to be the next generation of awesome tablets for kids. After conducting weeks of research and reading countless reviews I decided to purchase a set for my two younger sons ages 10 and 7. My primary reason for the purchase was to one provide them with educational tablets that in others opinions had been compared to an iPad except this was a less expensive version and more kid friendly. I currently own both an iPad2 and a mini iPad and my kids are on them non-stop conducting research for school, watching kid movies or playing games. I figured this purchase would be a great investment.  First of all these little boogers are not easy to find. I searched for over a month trying to locate these devices. I had to travel to multiple counties here in Atlanta to finally get my hands on two of them. Ok lets fast forward to Christmas Eve night. I was  already up super late playing Santa Claus and imagine how disappointed I was when I plugged the devices in to charge and two hours later attempted to complete the parental information on the tablet. The tablets will not work if you do not complete the parental information and the issue that I was having is that the tablet would not load. UGH!!! Not to mention that I purchased two and neither one of them worked correctly. I gave the tablets try after try to no avail did neither one of them work. Needless to say that I was livid! So the kids never knew that they had them and I returned then to Toys R Us on the day after Christmas only to find out from the nice lady at customer service that they have been getting returns on the Tabeo E2 all day. All I could do was say Wow! This tablet gets zero stars from this Mommy!

~Naturalbabydol

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Aio Wireless Giveaway!!

20 Dec

Aio Wireless Family Holiday Gift Guide

ZTE for one, ZTE for all!

It’s that time of year when we are all scrambling to choose the best gifts for loved ones.  The latest gadgets and tech are always hot items on the top of many wish-lists and Aio Wireless has a family of device options suitable for everyone. With sensible flat-rate monthly plans and no annual contract, Aio makes it’s easy to give a great gift that won’t break the bank this holiday season.  Whether you’re shopping for mom, dad, a tween or teen, the ZTE family of devices are among the many fantastic options available at Aio Wireless.

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Looking for more than a new phone to gift this year? The ZTE Velox tablet available for $179.99 at Aio Wireless is fully equipped with all the tools needed for work, play or a little bit of both. With a 7’ inch screen, multiple web browsers and the Google Play store, The ZTE Velox is the mobile viewer’s choice this season. Aio offers a tablet plan with 250MB of data for $15 a month with taxes and fees included. Plus, Forbes writer T.J. Mccue had many nice things to say about the ZTE Velox.

All of these options and more are available at an Aio Wireless retail location near you or online at www.aiowirelesscom. That’s right, even if there’s not an Aio store in your city, you can enjoy the simple, sensible, new way to wireless at the click of a mouse. Aio makes shopping for a wireless plan simple with three easy plans to choose from, priced.

But wait! I’m going to provide one lucky winner with their very own brand new ZTE Velox!

And HERE’S how you ENTER!!!

CLICK THE RAFFLECOPTER LINK below and it will take you right where you need to enter!

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THE WINNER IS >>>>KiSheyna ‘Kiwi’ Durham! Congratulations!!!

~Naturalbabydol

PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS CHARITY EVENT

18 Dec

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On yesterday December 16 I had the pleasure of being invited out along with my two younger sons ages 10 & 7 to attend Twentieth Fox Home Entertainment Celebration of the December 17th Blu-ray/DVD release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters with a charity event to support Project Linus at the Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta. The Charity event consisted of volunteers from UPS, Mommy & Lifestyle Bloggers and their kids. The night began with a red carpet event that included photos and interviews. Shortly thereafter we all proceeded to the Arctic Ballroom where we began the nights festivities by making handmade fleece blankets. The fleece blankets that we made were inspired by the Golden Fleece in the film. Fox has partnered with Project Linus to bring family and friends together to make over 200 handmade fleece blankets for Project Linus’ 15th Annual National Make A Blanket Day which will be held on February 15, 2014.  Up to 200 handmade fleece blankets will be created for children in need as part of Fox’s commitment to donate 1,000 handmade fleece blankets. In conjunction Atlanta-based UPS also served as a partner to last nights event.

ABOUT UPS:

UPS is proud to kick off its annual Peak Week, its busiest week of the year, by giving back to its hometown Atlanta. On Dec. 17, Peak Day for UPS and release date of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Blu-ray and DVD, UPS expects to deliver 29 million packages globally equaling more than 300 packages a second. UPS volunteered to ship the handmade fleece blankets to Project Linus through The UPS Store, which is ready to help customers throughout the holidays with hassle-free logistics and any shipping needs. UPS’s support of the Project Linus charity event aligns with its goals of delivering more than boxes during the holidays but rather delivering emotional connections and allowing customers to focus on the things that matter most.

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Synopsis:

The magical, mythical adventures of teenager Percy Jackson – son of the Greek God Poseidon continue in this heroic, action packed thrill ride! Out to prove he’s not just a “one-guest wonder”, Percy and hos demigod friends embark on an epic. cross-country journey into the treacherous Sea Monsters, where they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate evil. With time running out, Percy must find and bring home the fabled Golden Fleece, which has the power to save the world…and save us all!

I remember when Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters had its opening night at the movies. The week following the opening night my sons secretly made plans on how they would convince me to take them to see the movie on opening night but little did they know that I had already purchased our tickets in advance so that we would be amongst the first to see Percy Jackson’s newest adventure. I am a single mother of three sons ages 17, 10 & 7. I find that I am at the movies seeing more kid movies than adult ones. I will have to admit I think that I was probably more excited to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters more than my two younger sons. I was one of those students in school that could not wait until we cover Greek Methodology.

The Project Linus event in my opinion was the perfect event for the release of Percy Jackson’s: Sea of Monsters. The evening was spent with the kids enjoying the movie, great food and communication and an opportunity for my family to give back to others. I believe the highlight of the evening was when my two sons had the opportunity to meet Cashmere (Stephanie Leigh Schlund) from Hunger Games! If you could have seen the excitement in their eyes and the eagerness in their voice. The moment was priceless and as a mother that’s the best feeling in the world. I wasn’t sure if after a fantastic evening anything could top the eventful evening but when the boys asked to see what was in the swag bag they discovered that they had their very own Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters DVD.  Below you will find official pictures from the event.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and UPS celebrate the December 17th Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD(TM) release of Percy Jackson: Sea of  Monsters with an exclusive charity event to support Project Linus at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on Monday, December 16th. Inspired by the Golden Fleece in the film, event goers made  handmade fleece blankets for kids in need to kick off Project Linus’  annual National Make a Blanket Day on February 15th.

I was blessed to have the opportunity as a blogger to be apart of such a wonderful event and I look forward to helping make fleece blankets in the future with Project Linus. I would like to thank Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, UPS and Project Linus for allowing the bloggers to come together for a great cause.

~Naturalbabydol

Aio Wireless Store Grand Opening in Decatur

16 Dec

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On yesterday London my blogging Elf and I was invited out to attend the Grand Opening of one of the Aio Wireless locations in Decatur where Talking with Tami was the host. I was excited to finally meet her and network with fellow bloggers. The event was a hit and Talking with Tami spoke to the group on the importance of Branding, Blogging 101 and the rules of blogging. I can definitely say that I learned a lot from Tami. Tami covered major key points in the world of blogging and I especially love the way that she emphasis that it’s a business that you must grow and you can not expect it to be an overnight success. Tami also taught us that as a blogger you should take events and promotions that you are passionate about.

We also had the opportunity to go to each station and learn about all of the phones and services that Aio Wireless has to offer including their tablet and accessories. In the event you were not aware there is no contract! That’s right there is no contract  which in itself makes this an awesome cellular service provider. Aio offers three plans that include unlimited talk, text and data which has great high-speed access which includes 4G LTE. Aio customers can choose from a selection of smartphones, tablets and feature phones from ZTE, Samsung, Nokia, Apple and others. For more information please visit www.aiowireless.com. www.facebook.com/aiowireless and www.twitter.com/aiowireless.

~Naturalbabydol

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Godiva Chocolatier @ Lenox Square Place

16 Dec

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On last Thursday I was invited to the Godiva Chocolatier Store at Lenox Place here in Atlanta by Oh! Nikka for a bloggers night out event. The evening began with us being greeted by one of the associates with cups of yummy Godiva Dark Hot Chocolate along with wonderful goodie bags filled with chocolate. We were then taken on a tour of the store where we learned about the history of Godiva, where the name originated from and the differences with the chocolates. The evening ended well with me of course purchasing my favorite Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Reindeer Chocolate Lollipops for my two younger sons along with a gift set box of three hot chocolate tins for the kids. The evening ended FABULOUS!!

~Naturalbabydol

Power Rocks Magic Stick

11 Dec

My life is very hectic. I am a single mother of three kids, Social Media Manager and a Lifestyle Blogger. One can not imagine what a typical day looks like for me. People hear that you’re a Social Media Manager and they think it’s the easiest job in the world but no one understands how much work is involved, traveling to events and the millions of times that I post on Social Media outlets throughout both the day and night. Basically its a 24/7 career but I absolutely love it. One can only imagine how many times my iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone go dead. Trust me its too many times to count so when the opportunity arose for me to try out a new gadget, well lets just say I was excited to be afforded the opportunity.

Just incase you’re not familiar with the Magicstick here are some exciting pointers about this charger:

  1. The Magicstick  2800mAh is compact and lightweight which is great for a Social Media Maven like myself always on the go.
  2. The Magicstick 2800mAH size is perfect because it fits in any pocket, purse or backpack and you never have to worry of getting stuck with a phone or mobile device.
  3.  The Magicstick is easy to use and  carry. A single USB port and corresponding cable with micro to USB connections let  you charge a variety of devices seamlessly.
  4.  The Magicstick also features a  smooth, brushed aluminum finish available in a variety of colors. An included  drawstring carry case keeps it protected and always handy for use. Just grab,  go, and get charged up with the Magicstick.

The Magicstick can be found on www.powerocksmedia.com and retails for $49.99 and is available in the following colors: black, blue, red, silver, pink, green and charcoal. The battery capacity is 2800mAh and has a lithium battery. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to review the Magicstick  and I can not wait to see if the Magicstick can handle my demands. I haven’t received my charger yet and I will post weekly updates on my experience with the Magicstick.

~Naturalbabydol

Touch Screen Compatible Gloves!!!

9 Dec

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I was rushing off to Jury Duty today and I realized that I had left my cute little bow tie gloves at home so I decided to stop by my local Wal-Mart to grab a pair and to my surprise I found these unique Touch Screen Compatible Gloves. OMG! These are a Social Media Maven’s dream at least mine. I love to play dress up but I can not stand for my hands to get cold. I have found that in the winter seasons my hands get extremely cold and I love to wear gloves all day. In my field a normal day is having my laptop, iphone, ipad2 and mini ipad available because I’m posting something every minute of the day and I find that I always have to take  my right glove off but not anymore!!! I’m in Social Media Heaven! I’m so happy that Wal-Mart sells these and of course I brought a pair in every color. If you’re a social media junkie like me and you’re in Wal-Mart stop by their accessory section and grab you a pair or two!  Did I mention that they only cost $2.00!!! #TEAMWINNING

Aio Wireless Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotions

27 Nov

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Aio Wireless™ Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions

Offers to include: Free Nokia Lumia 620, Free ZTE Prelude™,
Free BoostPlus Audio Speaker and more

Alpharetta, GA – Nov. 25, 2013 – Aio Wireless announced today its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions in preparation for the biggest shopping week of the season. These promotions are in addition to existing Aio special offers, creating an opportunity for consumers to benefit from multiple offers at the same time.

On Black Friday (Nov. 29), new Aio customers activating a line of service on a qualifying rate plan will receive a free BoostPlus Audio Speaker when shopping in either Aio retail stores (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time) or online at aiowireless.com. Customers may also take advantage of Aio’s existing free ZTE Prelude™ smartphone offer when activating new service.

Additionally on Black Friday, new customers who bring an unlocked, compatible device for activation can take advantage of Aio’s 3rd month free holiday promotion, and also receive a free BoostPlus Audio Speaker.

On Cyber Monday (Dec. 2), the first 100 new customers to order a Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone on-line at aiowireless.com will receive it free when activating a line of service on a qualifying rate plan.  The next 500 will receive the Nokia Lumia 620 for $49.99 (regularly $179.99), also when activating a line of service on a qualifying rate plan. This Cyber Monday offer is available on-line only.

“The holidays are right around the corner and so is the biggest shopping event of the season. Aio Wireless is excited to offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on some of our best selling devices,” said Andy Smoak, Head of Product and Marketing. “These special offers combined with existing Aio promotions make this upcoming event a great time switch to Aio,” he added.

Aio makes wireless easy with a friendly in-store and online experience and three simple plans to choose from. All three plans include unlimited talk, text, and data—with a pre-established amount of high-speed access, including 4G LTE.  Plans range from $40 to $70 per month, taxes and fees included.

Aio customers may also choose from a selection of smartphones, tablets, and feature phones from ZTE, Samsung, Nokia, and others. Customers may bring a compatible device they love to an Aio store for activation on the Aio network or activate online at aiowireless.com.  Or, they may bring a qualifying wireless phone to an Aio store to trade-in for a credit towards an upgraded phone or accessory.

For more information visit www.aiowireless.com, www.facebook.com/aiowireless and www.twitter.com/aiowireless.

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About Aio Wireless

Aio Wireless (pronounced A-O) was created for today’s value-conscious connected consumers who want it all.  We created a new class of service for individuals who expect a first class wireless service at a value price – one with no-annual contract, friendly service, uncomplicated plans and the mobile phones and tablets you love.   All of Aio’s phone plans include unlimited talk, text, and data, with taxes and fees included – the price you see is the price you pay. Aio Wireless is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc.  Visit www.aiowireless.com to find out more.

 

Aio’s plan pricing includes applicable state and local taxes, and fees. Each unlimited plan includes a pre-established amount of high-speed-data access, and service is subject to Aio’s Terms and Conditions of Service and Unreasonable Use Policy. Coverage and services are not available everywhere.

 

© 2013 Aio Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Aio, Aio Wireless and the Aio logo are trademarks of Aio Wireless LLC. 

 

Black Friday: 

Black Friday (11/29/2013). While supplies last. New activation on a $40, $55 or $70 Rate Plan required. Limit one BoostPlus speaker (black only) per customer.

Cyber Monday: 

Cyber Monday (12/02/2013) on-line offer only.  While supplies last. For the first 100 orders of the Nokia Lumia 620 (Cyan Blue only), the device is free. For the next 500 online orders, the device is $49.99.  New activation on a $55 or $70 Smartphone Plan required. Limit one per customer. Not valid with any other offer.

 

For media inquiries contact:

Alejandra Arango, Aio Wireless

Alejandra.arango@aiowireless.com

972.757.8213

 

Three Events In Two Days

23 Nov

OH! NIKKA PINK AND PURPLE BRUNCH

I can truly say that I am living my life! I had the pleasure of attending four different events in two days on last weekend. My Saturday started out with an amazing Pink and Purple Brunch for Oh! Nikka which was held at The Lobby Bar & Bistro located in Atlantic Station here in Atlanta. I have visited The Lobby several times and I have always enjoyed myself and they provide a great brunch menu with a variety of items to choose from so if your ever in Atlanta this is the place to visit.  I almost forgot the “Bottomless Mimosa’s” are amazing!

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NATURAL GIRLS ROCK CHRISTMAS PARTY 2013

I had a great time attending The Natural Girls Rock Christmas Party with my sister Alisha. We had a great time meeting fellow naturals and vendors from the surrounding Atlanta area.

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FOREVER PINK FOUNDATION’S BEST MAN PREMIERE

I had the pleasure of attending the second annual Forever Pink Foundation Movie Premiere on last weekend.The Forever Pink Foundation was created by chapters of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. I attended their first premiere for “SPARKLE” starring Whitney Houston. This year we had the pleasure of supporting the ladies with their second premiere fund-raiser and they chose THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. If you have never attended one of their events then you are indeed missing out because these ladies know how to host an amazing event and raise money for their communities. The night was filled with excitement leading up to the movie beginning along with swag bags, raffles and great prizes. The Forever Pink Foundation had two jammed packed theatres for THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY premiere. I was blessed to be apart and I can not wait until their next event!

~Naturalbabydol

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GIVING IS GLAM!!!!!

23 Nov

On last night I attended the Giving Is Glam Canned Food Drive at Chef Rob’s Upscale Lounge in Roswell. This was my first time ever visiting Chef Rob’s. This was a charitable event hosted by the following bloggers: @iamlilliemae @iammsbotalley @beautyarchitect @virtuousstyls @ritakaydavis @prettysmartbiz and @kiwithebeauty. The evening was full of networking, photos and great food. Since this was my first time at the restaurant I decided to order their pan seared crab cakes. Let me just say that I was not in the less bit worried about the taste because Chef Rob has an reputation that far exceeds many fellow Chefs. OMG! The crab cake was to amazing. I enjoyed a glass of white wine which they just happen to be having a $5.00 special and a slice of his famous Cheesecake. Let’s just say that I was in Heaven. The evening was a huge hit! I was also one of the twitter winners too! They don’t call me the “Social Media Queen” for nothing. I had a fantastic time and I was able to meet many of my fellow Diva Bloggers. HAPPY BLOGGING DIVAS!

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