Cool Mom Heads Up on #XBOX Kinect

It’s easy to be a brand evangelist (ambassador? what are we calling it these days? How ’bout “this is is something cool you need to know about”?) for something that you truly love. When the wiifit came out I was all about it but as the kids say “that is so last year” and it IS. This XBOX blows anything else out on the market out of the water. It is just that freakin cool and cause I am your friend, and I don’t want you to be pulling your hair out trying to snipe a last minute ebay bid on it a week before Christmas consider this your heads up…..Not going to repost my whole review. You can go read it on BeTweenTalk. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you if you have XBOX heads like I do.

Disclosure: yes, this is a compensated relationship, yes, I really, really think this rocks my socks

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I am no longer hosting a weekly linky because there is a much better place to promote your giveaways. You can promote them on the Mom It Forward Forums anytime for free. You do have to register once, but it is quick, easy and free and there are lots of benefits to take a minute to get registered-like exclusive giveaways and blogger opportunities for forum members in addition to the awesome linky love.

Skechers Shape Ups Not What I Hoped For

I rarely write reviews on this blog but I am writing this one because EVERYWHERE I go wearing my Sketchers Shape Ups women stop and ask me if they are worth it.

I bought mine as a New Years Day present to myself and planned to write a review on them because I know so many people are curious: at $100 plus a pop, do they work? I held off writing the review this long because I wanted to give them a fair shot.

So, do they work?

Yes and no. If I wear them to the mall or Costco I do notice my calves are a little sore the next day which tells me they are doing something. I never felt any difference in my thighs, butt or abs as the ads claim. And I haven’t lost any weight simply by wearing them and walking around normally.

They ARE super comfy. Once you get used to them it feels like walking on air. They were a little weird to get used to. I kept feeling like I was going to roll an ankle but I never did.

I did learn not to wear them on a treadmill. Just too fast to get the kind of step needed in for them. Also, they are not the greatest in snow or icy conditions (duh, I know, but I live in Denver so you never know what the day may bring)

They are cute and stylish (at least in my opinion) and people do notice them.

I didn’t notice any change in my posture but I did notice that it changed the way I walk even when I am not in them (so is that a change in posture?). The shoes force you to walk heel to toe like you would on the beach. I absolutely catch myself doing that now more.

So do I recommend them?

IF $110 is not that big of a deal for you to spend on shoes than I say sure. But if it is, you can more than live without these things. I will continue to wear mine around during errands and such but more because I like how comfy they are and if I am going to do the walking anyway, why not? I have already spent the money.