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There’s YouTube and Flickr, Facebook and Twitter. Uploads and downloads and emails from sisters… Do you ever feel like the more technology and services you aquire in an attempt to share your special moments, the harder it gets? How do you choose what to use? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the media sharing options out there. And it’s easy to overwhelm friends and family with too many links.
That’s why we are loving ThisMoment to assemble video clips, photos and notes into a beautiful multimedia presentation to share with friends and family far and near, and even to embed in your blog if you wish. ThisMoment requires no purchase of expensive software and has no steep learning curve. It simply gives you a gorgeous platform for organizing and showcasing all your existing media, no matter where you have it stored. Pull your pictures off your PC or Flickr account, drag your YouTube videos into the slide show and stick in a link to the website of your favorite place to eat ice cream or a map of your home town. Putting together your story and creating a ThisMoment presentation is as easy as dragging, dropping and clicking. When you’ve completed the show, you can share it with your pals on Facebook and Twitter or email it to your mom. They’ll appreciate the nice “package” presentation of your story. Instead of multiple separate pictures, links, and video URLs to click through, they get one glossy, stylish presentation. Everyone will be impressed by how totally together you are. Shhh…You don’t have to tell them how easy it was!
Congrats to Adriennevh who won a Maxi Cosi Loola stroller! She says
” My favorite stroller is any one built with TALL people in mind. WHen my kids were little, I never uesed a stroller becuase I couldn’t push it all hunched over. Now with the grandbabies they are getting better, but still there is major room for improvement. And no, neither my daughter or I can afford the ones with the expandable handle.”
We hope that you love the Loola stroller Adrienne!
Every so often the same question crops up again on message boards and email lists, in magazine articles and blog posts. It’s tweeted about on twitter and emailed amongst friends:
“What’s the best stroller to take to (insert theme park name here)?”
As a resident of Southern California and mom of four wonderful kids, I spend a lot of time in theme parks. Disneyland, Legoland, Seaworld, The San Diego Zoo, The Long Beach Aquarium, The San Diego Wild Animal Park, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm… our strollers have rolled many theme park miles. After testing & reviewing dozens of strollers while raising my four kids, I’m still always searching for that holy grail of parent equipment. The perfect theme park stroller!
This summer we’re taking pictures of strollers in theme parks everywhere and inviting you to submit your pictures to our theme park stroller photo stream. Got a favorite stroller, link or theme park stroller advice to share? Leave us a comment below and you will be entered to win on of many theme-park worthy stroller from the experts over at Lets Go Strolling and some of our favorite stroller manufacturers. Looking for additional ways to enter? You got it! Four more ways in fact!
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Want to see the first stroller we’re giving away? It’s the Maxi Cosi Loola. Read our review of the Maxi Cosi Loola and you’ll see why this sturdy, versatile stroller was our choice for a recent jaunt to Disneyland. One reader will win a Maxi Cosi Loola of their own. Enter by Friday July 17th for your chance to win and make sure to bookmark this post.
Is there a “guy” or “gal” in your life that really revs your engine? Someone reliable who takes you for long, romantic, scenic drives and surrounds you with love and “good vibes?” CarZen – a personalized online auto search and car buying site wants to know! CarZen is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day photo contest asking women and men to “get personal” and send photos of the one who really drives them “Car-Azy” in their lives – their car!
What a warm Valentine’s effort to the auto folks in Detroit who have seen their fair share of economic woes, and deserve to see photos that prove Americans still love their cars!
Participation is quick and simple. Log onto the CarZen Valentine’s Day Contest and upload a JPEG photo of you and your car in any pose that reflects your deep relationship with your car. Props welcomed, and the more creative the better! Interior or exterior shots, close ups, or interaction with your car are encouraged. Include a 50-word or less reason about why you love your car. Judging will be done by an online poll of visitors to the website who can view and rate the photos.
And speaking of loving your car…after you enter the contest, don’t forget to check out Car Zen’s eHarmony video spoof for an extra chuckle.
Prize Eligibility: The contest is open to people at least 16 years old and up that reside in the United States and ends Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm (EST).
This week’s car seat giveaway is the OnBoard Infant Car Seat by Safety 1st.
The OnBoard Infant Seat is a rear-facing car seat designed for infants 4-22 lbs that comes with a harness specially designed to fit preemies. Other features include 17% more leg room than most infant car seats, easy to use front harness adjuster, ProTech energy absorbing EPP foam, adjustable stay-in-car base with BeltLock device for easy installation, and a removable, washable seat pad.
Got a big ol Belly? Enter your Preggo Pics to win a Bob Stroller. Bob is giving away a stroller a week to a new mom. Belly pics are displayed in a gallery on the Bob Site. Go check them out and enter to win one of these awesome strollers! Contest runs through the end of January.
Car & Caboodle kicks off our One Year | 52 Car Seats giveaway this month. That’s right, we’re giving away one car seat a week for a whole year. We’re happy to welcome Clek, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Peg Perego, and Safety 1st on board as our sponsors.
A new car seat and the winner from the previous week’s random drawing will be announced every Wednesday.
How to Enter
Entering our One Year car seat giveaway is easy. We randomly draw one winner a week from our list of loyal readers and followers. This list is the combined database of all our active newsletter subscribers, Twitter followers, Facebook group fans, and survey takers. If you follow Car & Caboodle multiple ways, then your name will be entered in our drawing once for each list or group you are an active in.
Here are the links below to join -
When I received one of these Portable Playtime backpacks, I had one of those moments. One of those "why didn’t I think of that?" moments. I also thought how incredibly handy this would have been on all the flights I have endured with my kids.
This fabulous backpack has all the necessary compartments to bring those must have toys on a flight. Books, action figures, crayons and paper, even snacks – all of it will fit in there and have a place to stay organized and keep your kids entertained. But that is not even the best part.
Everyone can find a bag for these things, but what makes Portable Playtime genius is that not only is it a great bag, it is also a perfect playmat to fit on the tray table. Yes, it open up and covers the germ infested tray table, stays securely in place, and gives your kids the perfect place to play with all the things they brought along for the trip.
Easy to keep clean, kid-tough, and in great colors and patterns, the award winningPortable Playtime backpack makes flying with kids so much easier, you will wonder how you managed without it.
To make this product even more appealing, Portable Playtime is offering Car & Caboodle readers 20% off through the end of the year, simply use the code "caboodle" when you check out.