T-Mobile Tugs at the Heart with #homefortheholidays

I cry. I used to cry at Little House on the Prairie when I was a little girl. I get teary when the boy finally gets the girl. Tears flow at every video of a soldier coming home. Kleenex commercials cause my throat to get lumpy as well as the groom seeing the bride for the first time.

These are all reasons to get emotional, but the most emotional time of the year for me is Christmas time. I cry because I miss my mom and I cry when my kids open that gift they have been asking for for weeks. When it comes to the music I hear this time of year, Home for the Holidays is one of my favorites. So when I had the opportunity to watch this video from T-Mobile, guess what I did?

You got it. Let some salt water out.

Kudos to T-Mobile for pulling this off and tugging at my heart strings. What a beautiful rendition of Home for the Holidays while bringing women of all shapes, sizes, and races together at this most precious time of the year.

Enjoy and please feel free to re-tweet this video if it pulled at your heart strings too.

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile.

Moshi Monsters {Moshling Zoo}: Activision for Girls

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo

What one of Activision’s hottest games this year for your kids and the DS is the Moshi Monsters. This monsters game will surely keep your kids up at night, but not out of fear of monsters in the closet or under the bed. They will embrace these little characters and enjoy exploring and adding them to their zoo! With over 50 million players across over 150 countries, there is no doubt this game is a must have this year.

 

Features

• Find ‘Em, Keep ‘Em: Explore the Wooly Wilderness in search for ULTRA RARE Moshlings to add to your Moshling zoo!

• Play Cool Mini-Games: Play exclusive Moshi mini-games to help boost your Moshling’s level, mood, health and happiness.

• Explore the World: Explore all new areas of Monstro City including Buster’s Baby Care, the Glormatorium and Raaghly’s Stararcade.

• Unlock Moshi Rewards: Unlock ULTRA RARE Moshi Monsters rewards including achievements, trophies and super secret items to be unlocked within MoshiMonsters.com.

 

          

 

 

This is not a sponsored post and I am not being paid for my thoughts or information on this post. I attended a summit sponsored by Activision called Games for Girls Summit. I was shown in detail the games and agreed with the direction Activision is taking with the gaming world.

Lalaloopsy: Activision for Girls

 

 

Activision Games for Girls

I went to a Games for Girls Summit sponsored by Activision and was amazed on how they are really taking the gaming world to new heights. Activision is really implementing some solid education into their games and taking girl games seriously. I experienced, first hand, how well these work with girls and am an Activision fan! They have researched the gaming world with girls and have brought a great level of challenge and enjoyment to their products.

Lalaloopsy

Lalaloopsy is good example of the level of product Activision has brought to the table. It is a new game, released this past month, and has the cutest doll to go with it. The fact that it involves sewing may be completely foreign to me but it makes it so intriguing.

GAME OVERVIEW

The whimsical and magical world of Lalaloopsy has been brought to life on the Nintendo DS. As thenew girl in town, you start by selecting your very own playable Lalaloopsy friend. Reunite all thefamiliar Lalaloopsy dolls with their lost pets to build incredible friendships and unlock exciting craftingactivities. Special surprises and cool collectibles make it a unique and exciting experience. There is somuch to do and so much fun to be had, it’s time to get sewing!

• Colorful and Whimsical World: The handcrafted feel and bright palette is preserved in thegame. Every doll’s environment and items will feel familiar to all Lalaloopsy fans.

• Build Lasting Friendships: Help the dolls find and care for their pets to unlock their specificcraft mini-game; giving the finished crafts as gifts unlocks even more accessories!

• Create Cute Crafts!: Twelve doll specific craft activities are made uniquely personal withvarious customizations and themes.

• Rewards A’Plenty: Frequent rewards, accompanied by distinctive animations, sounds andcontent, coupled with delightful hidden collectibles, make the game engaging and exciting.

 

Screenshots from the Lalaloopsy game:

          

Crocs™ Shoes Giveaway

Crocs™.

We have all seen them. Maybe we have even been wearing them. Ahem, some of us buy several pairs. They are those fun looking boat shoes that form to your feet and make walking fun! I am excited to have been invited to the grand opening of the new store in Austin on December 3. I will be hanging out, tweeting, on facebook, and taking some pics for you all to see!

Besides being some of the most fun shoes, Crocs have over 250 designs for boys, girls, men, women, and have sold over 100 million pairs! Pretty incredible. Our family alone have 7 pairs, with more in the future. Especially when they look as cute as these…

Hover Boat Shoes

They have come a long way from that original shoe with the holes all over, haven’t they?

 

Cobbler Lined Shoes

Hover Shoes for boys

Pretty awesome, right?

You know what’s more awesome? One of you are going to win a pair!

The Giveaway

That’s right folks. Wake up the neighbors because Crocs is giving away a pair of shoes of your choice (valued under $100)!  What better way to kick off the best month of the year! All you have to do is leave a comment for the following…

To enter the giveaway, simply answer the following question in the comments section of this post: What was your favorite Christmas gift from when you were a child?

For additional entries, leave a comment for each of the following:

  1. Become a fan of Crocs on Facebook. Leave an additional comment on this post letting me know you did this.
  2. Follow Crocs on Twitter. Leave an additional comment on this post letting me know you did this.
  3. Tweet the following: “Enter a #giveaway to #win a pair of @Crocs at @MariahHumphries  http://ow.ly/7KJ1D” Leave an additional comment with your tweet url letting me know you did this.

All entries must be received by midnight CST on Wednesday, December 7th 2011. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified via valid email address. This giveaway is available for US residents only.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crocs. I am receiving compensation from Crocs for my participation. Crocs is also providing the giveaway item.  All opinions expressed are my own.

 

 THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED…Thank you to all who participated!