Monday, February 02, 2015

Fiddlewax Pro Review


Fiddlewax Pro is a cutting-edge music sketchpad for iPad.



Create songs, riffs, and compositions with an instrument that's designed from the ground up to bring your musical ideas to life. Fiddlewax Pro is also fully compatible with MIDI, AudioBus, and IAA, so you can easily integrate it with your creative process.

In the most recent update (version 2.2), Fiddlewax Pro also includes visual pitch detection to help you see notes as you sing them and quickly learn/play them into your songs.

See how visual pitch detection works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRLWUtKixY0

Music first
Designed from the ground up to help you focus on what you’re creating. Reinvented piano layout extends your expressive potential. Optimized for 10-finger multitouch and seamless use; keep playing even while adjusting parameters.

Play your heart out
Choose from 12 instruments, all optimized for high quality playback on the iPad. Select from four drum modes with both analog and electronic samples. Add filter and reverb effects to shape your sound. Realtime visual pitch detection lights up corresponding notes as you sing.

Informed by theory
Choose from all 12 keys, 7 diatonic modes, and 7 secondary scales (Pentatonic, Blues, Whote-tone, etc.) to facilitate stylistic riffs and melodies. Intuitively learn relationships between notes and chords as you play. See what chord you're playing with realtime indication.

Chords with context
Quickly build complex harmonies with a single touch; push-button chords adjust to include triads, 6, 7, 9, sus2, sus4 and modulation chords while also informing the chorded zither / autoharp. The octave of each chords follows the keyboard range.

Intuitive looping
Five auto-expanding, synchronized loopers offer layering, contextual sizing, replay, and simple undo/redo via press-and-hold. Tempo control and beat quantization let you easily align looped sequences on the fly. Move samples between loops by dragging its record button left/right.

Record your session
Record live audio as you play — a stereo M4A file (clean output and vocal/mic input) and multi-channel MIDI file for use in a digital audio workstations (DAW) are both saved — with up to 90 minutes per session. Record with or without microphone input. Save the entire instrument's state at anytime.

Share with the world
Easily upload your recordings directly with SoundCloud or other installed iOS file apps (such as Google Drive or DropBox), share files via email to friends and family, and backup files directly to your computer when you sync your device.

Connect with other apps
Send realtime audio directly to other iOS apps via Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Output MIDI to control other iOS synthesizers or to desktop syths and workstations via WiFi / Bluetooth.

Customize your sound
Import SoundFont files (.sf2) to change all instrument. Import audio files (.m4a, .wav, .mp3, etc.) to override individual instruments with custom audio. Directly record new audio samples on-the-fly to create new instruments.

Extras for experts
Extreme tempo range (via +/-) from 1-300bpm. MIDI channel indication. Keyboard note hinting. Analog looping mode. AudioBus state saving. Chord automation recording. Expanded keyboard views for increased sensitivity to note velocity. Expert MIDI mode for per-channel volume control. Advanced quantization mode lets you adjust beat-locking per recording.

Download Fiddlewax Pro in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id905878913

I received complimentary product. 

Cassandra's Review-  I could not believe just how cool this was to review.  As most of you know my some of my children have special needs and this actually gives them the freedom to create amazing tunes.  I was told by the founder that this comes in other forms such as Fiddlewax blue which is a free app also on iTunes and is great for starting out with the program.  Not only can professionals rock out but so can any one no matter what level of expertise.   I know a lot of home school moms who can not afford to give their children instruments or drums to use.  This is designed for all of those to be played and you can even buy some great books to help your kids learn the chords and keys and they will be on their way to a great musical journey.  It seems like this would be hard to figure out, but you as a parent can learn and then teach the kids the basics in order for them to have some fun.  I think that I enjoy this just as much as the kids!  Awesome design and concept.  

Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told Review

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We need a parenting revolution!

Most parenting approaches end up encouraging children to ask the wrong questions about life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?
But God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When parents change the way they parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and then gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life.
You’ll learn . . .

• how to parent in ways that build internal motivation so that kids don’t have to rely on you to get things done.

• the four promptings of the conscience and how to coordinate your parenting to take advantage of them.

• ways to energize your spiritual training with fun and creativity.

• how to help children respond to mistakes instead of blaming, defending, or justifying.

The greatest gift you can give your child is strong moral and spiritual development—this book shows you how. Every chapter includes practical examples of families applying the Bible to their current issues.

Join the revolution!


Cassandra's Review-  This is a book your going to read more then once. The authors really compile a great amount of ways to help the parent to guide the child. It is not a book that is going to make you or your child upset.  There are a great number of ways to help yourself learn how to open your child's heart spiritually in a sense that they will want to be involved in everyday chores etc. without being overwhelmed or demanding.  I would recommend this more for religious parents who want to structure their children based on Christianity.

About the Author
Scott Turansky has been a pastor and missionary for more than 33 years and is an author of several books. In addition to pastoring full time, Scott also conducts parenting seminars on Saturdays around the United States (http://www.effectiveparenting.org/). He is the cofounder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting (www.biblicalparenting.org) and has co-authored four books.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.




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#DisneySide @Home Celebration Goodies with fun recipes and activities

A huge THANK YOU to Disney Parks and Mom Select for selecting me to be a host of a #Disney Side @Home Celebration!  I received complimentary product.

Show Your Disney Side


I saw this huge box being delivered to my home. It was so exciting and the kids were super happy.  My party theme was a multi-generational celebration, so I was able to invite guests of all ages and have so much fun.  



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Check out how others are sharing their Disney Side


Check out these awesome Disney inspired recipes 
Mickey Mouse Tuna Tomatoes
Sleepy’s Quick Energy Nuggets
Toy Story Veggie Pizza Planets
Hakuna Frittata
Strawberry Rose Shortcake
Nemo’s No Fish Tofu Tacos
Dumbo’s Chicken with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Tangled Orange Biscuit Braids
Rapunzel’s Squash Hazelnut Soup
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Crunchy Nut Clusters
Fish Fingers
Simba’s Slimy Yet Satisfying Grub Gnocchi
 My guests had a lot of fun trying some of these activities.

Mickey Checkers
Ask Me Anything
Mickey’s Cup Cozy
Donald’s Cup Cozy
Might I Bite?
Shoe Pile Scramble
Disney Song Challenge
Minnie’s Masquerade Paper Lanterns
Genie Inspired Magical Transformation Game
Sharpshooter
Bobbing for Nemo
A Goofy Party Hat
Mickey and Friends Bowling Pins
Chopstick Pass Along
Mickey’s Tabletop Football
Constellation Collaboration
Tag Team Drawings
 Learn about the services available for Guests with disabilities at Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line.
 To find out more about showing your Disney Side check out  Disney Celebrations here.




Kicking off February with Hormel

I received complementary product thanks to the  Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program


You’ve heard them say it again, and again, this winter is going to be COLD…for everyone. Whether you’re in the snowy Midwest plains or near the salty Southwest beaches, it’s the perfect time to warm up in the kitchen with Hormel Foods.

Even though the big game is over you can always have an after party and replay your favorite moments while trying out these great Hormel Goodies!

Kick-off Celebrations: The adrenaline is up and stomachs are growling! So while you’re preparing the main course, toss the kids – and the “hungry” husbands – a SNACKERS® dip to settle the pre-game munchies. Offered in four great-tasting varieties, including Chili Cheese, Cheesy Bacon & JalapeƱo, Southwestern Style Nacho and Spinach & Artichoke, just pop them in the microwave for 60 seconds and start dipping!



· Timeout Teasers: When you say bacon, we say bits – “Bacon!” “BITS!” “Bacon!” “BITS!” – now that’s the spirit! The first timeout of the game calls for game day potato skins made with HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits – sneak one (or two) during each break!

· Game Day Go-To: Hormel Foods has once again partnered with football and entertaining expert Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive mother of Tennessee Titans linebacker Michael Oher and inspiration for the book and film The Blind Side. During a two day media tour in Atlanta and Nashville this week, Leigh Anne is sharing some of her favorite signature game day tips and recipes, including Mini Mexican Chili Bites and BBQ Pork and Celery Slaw Sliders. She would love to hear from you this week, so remember to follow her on Twitter (@LeighAnneTuohy), Facebook and Instagram (@leighannetuohy)!

Cupid’s Play Day: Known for heart-shaped candies and flowers galore, Valentine’s Day can be about much more than romance. A dollop ofSKIPPY® Natural Dark Chocolate gives your kids’ favorite peanut butter dessert a sweet twist, while heart-shaped SPAM® Musubi makes a festive treat for the foodie in your life! #HormelFamily Tip: Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter!

A Very “Chili” February: It may be no coincidence that National Chili Day falls on February 26 – whether you enjoy classic Hormel® chili in a chili bean bake or with chips and veggies, there’s no better way to keep the winter doldrums at bay! #HormelFamily Tip: Try HORMEL® Chili Turkey for a reduced fat version of your favorite recipe!




· Timeout Teasers: When you say bacon, we say bits – “Bacon!” “BITS!” “Bacon!” “BITS!” – now that’s the spirit! The first timeout of the game calls for game day potato skins made with HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits – sneak one (or two) during each break!

· Game Day Go-To: Hormel Foods has once again partnered with football and entertaining expert Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive mother of Tennessee Titans linebacker Michael Oher and inspiration for the book and film The Blind Side. During a two day media tour in Atlanta and Nashville this week, Leigh Anne is sharing some of her favorite signature game day tips and recipes, including Mini Mexican Chili Bites and BBQ Pork and Celery Slaw Sliders. She would love to hear from you this week, so remember to follow her on Twitter (@LeighAnneTuohy), Facebook and Instagram (@leighannetuohy)!

Cupid’s Play Day: Known for heart-shaped candies and flowers galore, Valentine’s Day can be about much more than romance. A dollop ofSKIPPY® Natural Dark Chocolate gives your kids’ favorite peanut butter dessert a sweet twist, while heart-shaped SPAM® Musubi makes a festive treat for the foodie in your life! #HormelFamily Tip: Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter!

A Very “Chili” February: It may be no coincidence that National Chili Day falls on February 26 – whether you enjoy classic Hormel® chili in a chili bean bake or with chips and veggies, there’s no better way to keep the winter doldrums at bay! #HormelFamily Tip: Try HORMEL® Chili Turkey for a reduced fat version of your favorite recipe!

Hormel® Pepperoni – 100 Years Young: You can’t have pizza without pepperoni…or is it you can’t have pepperoni without pizza? Either way – America has evolved “beyond the pie” when it comes to this Italian staple. From hearty sandwiches to meaty salads to zesty pastas, celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hormel® pepperoni by asking you my readers for your favorite ways to use this versatile ingredient.

National Snack Food Month: With winter break and the holidays behind us, it’s back to the daily grind. For a quick and easy after-school snack, serve up SNACKERS® dips. Pop them in the microwave to enjoy hot with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or other pantry munchies.

Wearable technology to improve your life with trends and new devices available in 2015

 The February U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade Post.



There are wearable accessories for the business professional, fitness fanatic, and of course those of us who want to experience the latest in wireless technology.

At U.S. Cellular, they understand the importance of having a reliable 4G LTE network/high-speed network at our fingertips - or on our wrists! Their customers can use these innovative devices where they live, work and play.
A recent survey from U.S. Cellular found that 63 percent of smartphone owners check their mobile devices every hour, so why not have it right at your wrist?
Per a recent report from ABI Research, wearable health and fitness devices are expected to hit 169.5 million, a sizable increase from the almost 21 million devices sold in 2013,

Hottest wearables for 2015 include:

      The new Apple iWatch. Apple’s first wearable gadget allows users to access emails, texts, social media updates, apps, navigation, Siri and more right from your wrist.  Wearing this device means users won't have to constantly take out their iPhone 6 to check notifications. It also features health sensors and notifications for easy, hands-free fitness tracking. This iPhone-compatible watch works seamlessly with iOS8 devices, and will be available in early 2015.


     The Moto 360. Motorola is bringing functionality to the wearers' wrists with this new device.  They are available with either leather or stainless steel bands and a Corning® Gorilla® glass face to help prevent scratches.  With the Moto 360 you can take hands-free calls, listen to music, track mileage, take pictures and videos, and check your texts, emails, and social media.


 Wearables for the fitness fanatic in the New Year:

    For anyone interested in fitness, the Polar Loop Fitness Band for Apple is one of the hottest accessories for 2015.  You can use this custom fit device for 24/7 tracking of daily activities such as calories burned, steps taken and even sleep cycles.  This device gives great feedback on daily, weekly and monthly goals.  The device is water resistant so it is suitable for swimming as well.  It is also compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart® heart rate sensors. 

 All these wearable devices empower people to simplify their To Do Lists, improve their lives, and have a little fun while they are at it.

 Parent Child Agreement

Moxie Girlz Poopsy Pets Giveaway

Moxie Girlz Poopsy Pets Giveaway

 

Hosted by CT Coupon Crazy Mommy

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  unnamed (2)   Tired of having the same boring doll pets? Moxie Girlz Poopsy Pets are anything but ordinary. Kids can take them on an imaginative adventure complete with whimsical pets that poop -- so cute! Kellan has a pet tiger who poops striped eggs, Lexa has an elephant that poops peanuts, and Avery has a pet panda who poops bamboo shoots! It's a great way to teach kids how to manage pet "clean up," with a laugh! Moxie Girlz™ Poopsy Pets are cute—and just like magic, they have silly poop! Kellan has a pet unicorn that magically poops rainbows! Bonus-Doll can really sit and stand on her own, no doll stand required! Want a Poopsie Pet for your little pooper? Enter below for a chance to win a Moxie Girlz Poopsy Pet! Good Luck! Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends Feb 16, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.  
Disclosure: The above item was received in order to facilitate review. I have not been compensated for this post. The Coupon Crazy Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Coupon Crazy Mommy is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. If you have any questions, please contact me couponcrazymomblog {at} gmail {dot} com. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

PROPHECY OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL by Diantha Jones NERD BLAST and Giveaway






She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. Fed up with prescription meds and therapists, she wishes for a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After a vicious attack and learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. While on a mission to discover the Most Beautiful, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who is working hard to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook or Kindle, getting drunk on Red Bulls, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure junk food.

The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works.

WEBSITE: http://www.diantha-jones.com/
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--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

1 Winner will receive a Signed print copy of Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise (Oracle of Delphi #2) plus the matching charm bracelet by Diantha Jones.


Collage.com Valentine's Day Pillow Giveaway

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Valentine's Day Pillow

Giveaway

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Co-hosted by Michigan Saving and More

A Valentine You Can Hug // 50% off Photo Pillows
Get ready for Valentine's Day
Why say it on paper when you can declare your love on a pillow? It's quirky. It's different. And what's better than a valentine you can cuddle with?
  • Super-soft pillows (for top-notch cuddling)
  • Can showcase 1-40 pictures in 300+ shapes (for ultimate customization)
  • Add text and titles (because nothing says "I love you" like the words "I love you")
Perfect for expressing romantic love, filial love, parental love, platonic love, and all the loves in between, our photo pillows are the ideal valentine for...well, for pretty much anyone. I received a pillow for review and I absolutely love it. I put a collage of wedding photos on it and I am giving it as a gift to my husband on Valentine's Day. I'm going to be placing it on our bed, I think it will be a cute (and romantic) addition! You can add photos and text or, do as I did and add photos as the text. It's such a cool option! It was very easy to upload my photos and I play around with options until I got it just right. Here is the final product: 405463813
And here is how it looks on the pillow:
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I had my daughter hold it so you can get a general idea of the size.
Here it is on a king size bed:
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The quality is wonderful and the pillow case is machine washable! Just unzip and throw it in the washing machine.
Free shipping offers apply to standard, U.S. shipping only. Rush and international shipping options may result in additional charges. Promotional vouchers cannot be combined with other discount codes.
You can also enter to win one of these awesome photo pillows in my giveaway! Enter below! Good Luck!
Disclosure: The above item was received in order to facilitate review. I have not been compensated for this post. The Coupon Crazy Mommy blog will always provide honest opinions, beliefs or experiences on products reviewed. We will only recommend products or services that we feel are of benefit to our readers. Coupon Crazy Mommy is not responsible for prize fulfillment; sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.