December 23, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway

My Memories Suite is an award winning digital scrapbook software that is extremely easy and fun to use. It is rated #1 by Amazon and TopTen Reviews. Using this software, anyone can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts without having to buy expensive and complicated software programs.

For the winner of this giveaway, you get a copy of the My Memories Suite software for free!

As an extra Christmas special for all of my Epic readers, here is your very own Share the Memories code (STMMMS57489) that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon at the MyMemories.com store.

Check out the awesome Interactive album I made and enter to win your own My Memories Suite software below.

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December 21, 2011

A review of Simons E-store

You can now shop the hottest styles and trends in men’s and women’s clothing, designer clothing, fashion accessories and home decor from your very own home. Simons, one of the biggest clothing retailers in Quebec with stores in Montreal, Quebec, Laval, Saint-Bruno and Sherbrooke, has recently redesigned their ecommerce store.

The pros of their new look according to Epic Mom are as follows:

  • I thought it was a great new website. It looked clean, modern and well organized.
  • I absolutely loved their home section, especially the Deco by La Lingere line.
  • I was very excited to note that they have after hours support by both online chat and by e-mail.
  • I like the thumbnail list of the last items that I viewed and I liked the quick view option.
  • Another plus for me is that they deliver anywhere in Canada.

The cons of their new look according to Epic Mom are as follows:

  • I would have liked a scroll to the top button on the bottom of the page (like on Pintrest), I found it quite tedious to scroll back up myself every time I checked out a new section.
  • It would have been nice to have a check box next to every item so you can add the items that you like to your wish list without leaving the categories (like dresses, skirts etc) or having to go to the quick view.
  • I would also like to be able to use check boxes to compare items to see which ones I like best.
  • Instead of the static featured image heading (eg. Women/ Holiday Chic), it would have been more interesting if they had a series of photos featuring their trending items in the heading as a slider (like in their Lookbook section).
  • Finally, I quite liked the YouTube videos and wished that they were more visible on the website. My favourite was the tie series with Sascha Blick.

All in all, the Simons ecommerce store has a great new design. It’s functional yet fashionable at the same time. It has an easy clear layout and with a few tweaks, they can even further improve their customer’s online shopping experience.

December 20, 2011

Tech corner featuring Samsung Galaxy Note

Check out the new Samsung Galaxy Note with inbuilt stylus. It’s between the size of a smart phone and a tablet. It has a 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 mega pixel camera on the front.  If you are a technology aficionado, click on the video below to see some super cool features on this Android Smartphone and Tablet computer.

 

December 19, 2011

Captain Sun Comic Book Giveaway

‘Holy priceless collection of superheros Batman!’  Recently in the media, there has been an influx of superheros and superheroines.  From Superman to Spiderman, and to Marvels ‘The Avengers’ coming out in March, there is always another hero here to save our figurative day. However over the Christmas season, as we tell our children tales of the ultimate superhero who came to earth and died to save us all so we can spend eternity in heaven, it’s nice to find resources to help us as Christians to share the ‘good news’ in such an exciting way with our family.

We all know that ‘with great power comes great responsibility’, so Pastor Bryce Morgan has used his power of the knowledge of Christ to create a totally awesome superhero named ‘Captain Sun’. "Rescue Me! What Superheroes Can Teach Us About the Power of Faith" is not a simply a ‘Christian’ comic/graphic novel. It’s a classic superhero story that kids of all ages will love. Also, it’s more than a comic book/graphic novel! Each comic chapter is followed by a short kid-friendly lesson that connects the theme of that chapter to the timeless truths of God’s word. This is a great resource for any child, and is available for purchase on Amazon.com, direct from the publisher, or in special edition format from Lulu.com.

You can learn more about the book, see a preview edition of the book, and find information about buying the book here at the official Captain Sun website. You can also stay updated by subscribing to that site or by following Captain Sun on Facebook at www.facebook.com/itscaptainsun.

The winner of this awesome giveaway will get one free copy of "Rescue Me! What Superheroes Can Teach Us About the Power of Faith". This contest is open internationally and there is no age limit…’Shazam!’

Signing off from your Friendly Neighborhood Epic Mom. Have a wonderful Christmas with your families, and a Happy New Year! Now ‘up, up and away’ to enter this awesome giveaway.

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"In brightest day… in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight! Let those who worship evil’s might beware my power!" quote from Green Lantern

 

December 14, 2011

A Review of Celebrity Cruises

As you can tell from my ‘Where in the World was Epic Mom’ photos, I absolutely love to travel.  Forget just sitting on the beach, (although I like to do that too), I want to soak up the essence of the country I’m going to.  I want to see the sites, listen to the folktales, eat the foods and experience the culture.  I enjoy encountering fellow travellers and comparing notes about our experiences.  I have journaled my travels for many years and it is my belief that to truly capture the essence of any experience, you need to document it using as many senses as possible.  During this holiday season, I will be soaking up the sites and looking forward to sharing this new epic adventure with you!

A Review of Celebrity Cruises coming in the new year!

Bon Voyage!