domeo ipad case up for grabs!

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when the domeo marketing representative contacted me, i was very composed. yet on the inside, i was uncontrollably ecstatic. never mind i was about to recieve a free case of my liking (yes, free!), but it would also be my first product review. ever! this was a huge milestone, as a rookie blogger. after much anticipation, the package arrived and it felt like christmas all over again. my 18 month old daughter shared my silly, kid-ish behavior and helped me rip it open. i have to say, i’m proud i didn’t screech with excitement and jump inside the box also. isn’t that just so wonderful about toddlers? ordinary things are out-of-this-world-extraordinary in their eyes.

another spectrum is how they’re so tech-savvy in this day in age. my daughter knows how to maneuver through a t.v remote, cell phone, ipad and a laptop– for crying out loud! i try my best to limit her screen time and encourage creative play, but i believe a healthy balance is also important. in my opinion, an educational dvd or app can be a good thing when used in moderation. my hubby happens to be a cute nerd with a creative flair, as an avid techie and a photographer. he depends on his mac and photography programs to view and edit his images. i’m an artsy sort-of dork with my apple products and creative suite of design applications. we’re not big television viewers, except for the occasional weekly episodes of our favorite show. still, electronics and technology is a part of our family life.

when asked which case i wanted to try out, i was delighted to see an array of fabulous options. i could of been able to use all of them, if i could. there’s one which makes reading recipes while cooking, effortless and efficient. another caught my eye, because it’s wonderful for the many one-handed moments in motherhood. for example, coffee in one hand, ipad on the other and baby on hip. besides practicality (which is a must, as a parent), i also thought about protection. i needed something for the hands of a curious toddler, who doesn’t know her own strength at times. ideally, it would also have round corners and a soft exterior. ‘”ideal” is  an overused word of mine. i need to stop using it because most things aren’t ideal–except for daydreams and hypothetical situations. much to my surprise however, i found the perfect case for our family’s ipad. it’s called the tri-lounge and as it’s name suggests, it’s three sided and great for….well– lounging.

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the tri-lounge ipad case is kid-friendly and mommy approved. it features two brilliant storage compartments. one for the actual ipad and another for the charging cord. it’s makes transporting a breeze and satisfies the ocd of any neat-freak.

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this particular case securely holds the ipad either vertically or horizontally (as shown above). i love the versatility!

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it’s super comfortable to lay on your lap. whether you’re sitting in bed reading an ebook or playing a game with your child on the sofa.

post21_strybrd4i appreciated that it also stands on it’s own with ease. in the photograph above, the ipad is positioned vertically and conceals the home button (big brownie points!). if you have a young child, then you’d understand how important this is. my little one will press it repeatedly, and i’ll have to restart the app.

domeo carries an assortment of products to meet your lifestyle. one lucky person will receive a free ipad case of their choice.

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swap your monthly horoscope for a FREE personalized biorhythm

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“bio” means life and “rhythm” means flowing with a regular movement.

i’m not an astrology enthusiast, although i’ve been intrigued since my teens. what makes me a skeptic is the mere fact i don’t completely fit the profile of my sign, as an aquarius. however, what does keeps me curious is the basic personality truth behind it all. take for example my husband, he’s the poster child for all capricorns. in terms of predictions, they’re either hit or miss. on occasion, my horoscope might catch my eye in back of a magazine. i’ll casually skim through it and realize it’s way off. other times, it does makes perfect sense. overall, it makes for a fun and fascinating read.

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it’s that same interest which attracted me in trying a personalized biorhythm. it’s actually based on simple mathematical cycles, which in theory predicts various aspects of a person’s life. according to dedicated believers, there are rhythmic biological cycles (thus the name: biorhythm) which affects one’s physical, mental and emotional activity.

if you are at a zero level of the physical cycle, it doesn’t mean that you will lie down flat all day, but it may mean that you won’t break any sports records. It will mean that the body needs rest and it would be best to restore your strength. The rest of the rhythms behave in the same way: intellectual rhythm at its highest is favorable for scientific work, interviews, and conferences; at your emotional high you will not be able to show your most sensitive and attentive self.

biorhythms are helpful in

  • forecasting the physical, emotional, intellectual, and intuitive capabilities of any person at any given time. it may be very useful for planning of important events, such as job interviews, exams and competitions.
  • tell you when to be extra careful or when to use your maximum potential.
  • they can analyze the compatibility of partners and the interactions between two or more people. This applies to romantic relationships as well as to the prospects of joint ventures.

biorhythms can’t predict

  • money: biorhythms can plan out favorable days for making deals, or for highest intellectual and intuitive capabilities. the rest, however, depends on you.
  • luck: to a great disappointment, there just isn’t a graph for luck. Biorhythms can help determine your intuitive and emotional capabilities, but certain things should be left for the forces from above.
  • love. biorhythms can help you find an ideal partner, who would fit all of your criteria, and with whom you could live a long happy life. it’s going to be your task to meet such a person, make them fall in love with you, and to be worthy of their love.

my personal results

much to my surprise, the analysis has been accurate thus far! the month isn’t quite over yet, so it would be premature of me to give a complete review. i’m anticipating the 29th, because it’s supposed to my most physical and emotional day. i already warned my man i’m excused from being a domestic diva and my increase of crying spells. haha…just kidding–well, kinda ;-)

will you be a skeptic or a supporter? 2 lucky WINNERS will be randomly selected on february 2nd to receive a personalized biorhythm analysis*

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simply comment below with the reason for your interest. easy peasy!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

take a peek and save

i’m a sucker for artsy, avant-garde pieces.

as an art school graduate, i have great appreciation for creative housewares, charming knick-knacks and unique accesories. if i ever need a little mommy break, you’ll mostly likely find me at thrift shops, flea markets and discount designer stores. i love me a good find! even better, is a good find at a great price.

recently, i came across a wonderful website which features quality products created by artisans. i expected the prices to by sky-high but to my surprise, they were incredibly reduced. i’m so excited to share this innovative style of shopping with you.

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the first thing that caught me eye was this apron set. it’s perfect for the fashionable domestic-diva–$14!

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while browsing, i earned badges just for being a new member and “peeking” at items which interested me. pretty awesome, if you ask me.

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this organic, handmade set by metropolis soap company, also caught my fancy. they retail for $24 and the sneakpeek price was $17.00. with my badges, i qualified for even more discounts–$10 (guaranteed for 14 days) or 10% off (guaranteed for 3 days). i chose the $10.00 option, and my price was only 7 buckaroos, a 70% savings! …and i also get free shipping with purchases of $49 or more.

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happy shopping!

raquel