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DIY Valentine Idea- You Blow Me Away plus free printable

My kids love music, and while we were recently browsing the aisle’s at Dollar Tree, they saw some recorders that they just had to have.  As I had visions of my kids tooting their horns all over the house, I couldn’t help but think what a cute Valentine it would make.  So, I picked up a couple of them and thought I’d share my DIY Valentine- You Blow Me Away idea with you.  Of course, I had to create a printable to go along with it, and I’m sharing that, too.

DIY Valentine Idea - You Blow Me Away free printable @thatbaldchick

While most of my kids friends parents would be fine with them receiving a recorder for Valentine’s Day, you do have to be discerning when considering such a Valentine gift.  I did have one friend who said, “I pity the fool who gives my kid one of those…”  I had to chuckle, because I remember well how I felt when my brother gifted my kids a set of six musical bells…  You can’t just give noisemakers to anyone.  LOL.

The printable tag is the one shown in the pictures, and says You Blow Me Away, Valentine.  There are eight to a sheet on the pdf, and of course the actual tag doesn’t have my url on it.  :)

You blow me away Valentine printable tag @thatbaldchick

Click the tag above or on the You Blow Me Away Valentine printable link to open the pdf in a new window for printing.

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Braven 705 Wireless HD Bluetooth Speaker

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I have had countless “portable speakers” but the Braven 705 Wireless HD Bluetooth Speaker is the first I have had that is truly portable. The Braven 705 is portable to the fullest extent. Not only is the Braven 705 portable, it can also act as the music hub in any room.

Braven 705 is portable

It is easy to use.  First, you must pair your device, by just holding down the play button and selecting “Braven 705″ on the device list. Then after you hear the Braven “paired sound” you will be ready to play your music.

The Braven 705 has an incredibly intense sound with a very deep bass. The Braven 705 is way better than any other portable bluetooth speaker.  I have tried many portable Bluetooth speakers, including the Flips® and the Beats® Pill XL, but nothing compares to the sound AND price of the Braven 705.  The Braven 705 is just $99.99 at Best Buy, while the Beats® Pill XL stands at 299.95!  This is an insane price difference for an even better product.

The Braven 705 is water resistant and can endure, splashes,spills,and other minor water inflictions. So whether you’re having a water balloon fight at your family reunion or taking a dip in the pool in your backyard the Braven 705 is the perfect speaker that amplifies any smart device.

BRAVEN - 705 Wireless HD Bluetooth Speaker

The Braven 705 is cute,fun,and colorful but it takes Bluetooth® sound to the maximum. The Braven 705 comes in 8 stylish colors. The reason I believe the Braven 705 is the best portable speaker on the market is because you are not paying for the brand or logo on the side of the speaker, you are paying for the functionality and the beautiful sound quality, the stylish colors and sleek design of the speaker is just an added bonus.

Braven 705 Speaker

The Braven 705 comes with a noise-canceling speakerphone with a built in microphone. I know for me sometimes I can’t hear my phone when it’s in its protective case, but now I have been using my Braven 705. I have started to hear people more than I ever have before on the phone, and the Braven 705 is perfect for multitasking while on the phone, because it can amplify someone’s voice so you can hear them while doing other activities.

The Braven 705 comes with a charger that charges it in 3 hours or less. After charging the Braven 705 you can listen to 12 hours of continuous playtime. The Braven 705 also acts as a charging bank so you can charge your phone or your tablet on the go.  It can be linked with other Braven speakers so you can have the fullest and most colorful sound throughout your house. You can also manually link your music device manually with an AUX cord. *AUX cord sold separately.

I hope the Braven 705 is at the top of your wish list. You can check out other Braven products at .

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Eliminate the Expletives with @musicbleeperapp – plus $50 iTunes giveaway (11/5)

This post made possible by the musicBleeper app. All opinions are my own.

Cuss.  We’ve all heard it.  Some of you may even do it.  I personally don’t cuss.  Haven’t in a long time.  That said, I often hear expletives fly around me.  Whether at the gym, watching television, watching a movie, or listening to music, it seems that the prevalence of cuss is pretty high.  When I can, I remove myself.  At the gym, I walk away.  When it’s on the television, I switch the channel.  When it’s on a movie, I fast forward.  Since I’ve never been able to find a viable solution for eliminating the expletives in music, I am very selective on which artists I will listen to. I’m a firm believer in the old adage, “Garbage in, garbage out.”   I just recently learned about the free musicBleeper app, which is  available for download in the App store, and think it could be a viable alternative.  It’s like ClearPlay for your ipod.  I like fast paced upbeat music when I work out.  Most of the music that has the tempo I like for working out has a lot of cuss in it.  Now I can eliminate the expletives with musicBleeper and keep the song.  Score.

musicBleeper App

musicBleeper is a censorship app that allows you to personally control the words you feel are inappropriate in your music.  Now you can relax and listen to music with your children without being embarrassed or worried about profanity or inappropriate language.  It can be custom tailored to your own personal taste. Simply choose from among 91 words in PG-13, R and Religious categories to customize the words they want to skip or silence based on your children’s ages, religious affiliations, personal morals or family values.

How musicBleeper Works:

  • Once the app is downloaded to an iOS device and parameters are set, the app immediately starts scanning and scrubbing the songs that live on the device.
  • If a song title is shown in bold, it has already been scanned and scrubbed for offensive words. If the song title shows in grey scale, it means the song has not yet been scanned and scrubbed, but will be available soon.The words and phrases noted are removed from all songs on the device – users can select either “skip” or “silence.”
  • The ability to manage the app is password protected, so parents can identify the words they want eliminated, without children having access to change them.
  • The app can be turned on and off, so parents can turn the app off when children are not around. This feature is password protected as well.

There’s a short demo video on which you can check out to see how it works.

I primarily use an android phone, so I’d love to see musicBleeper on the Android operating system, too (I hear it’s coming by end of this year or beginning of next year!).  I’d also expand the actual unsafe words list.  At present, it’s primarily profanity and sexually related words, which is awesome, but  I’d add words that relate to suicide, guns, gangs, and such, which are more popular in some music.  It’d be awesome if users could submit their own unsafe words list to the app to have them added.  I definitely see the usefulness of this app and think it would benefit many parents.

Now musicBleeper would like to give one lucky reader a $50 iTunes gift card, so you can expand your music library and give musicBleeper a whirl! Download musicBleeper in the App store to give it a try.

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Get social with musicBleeper by liking them on  Facebook, and following them on Twitter or Google+ and enter below!  Good luck!

***That Bald Chick is not responsible for prize fulfillment.***

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Kyle Sherman Hear Me CD Giveaway (11/25)

I mentioned yesterday how much I am enjoying my new CD Hear Me by Kyle Sherman. The albums title song, Hear Me, keeps rolling through my head.  Let me tell you, if you have to have a song stuck in your head, this one is a great one to get stuck on!

Kyle Sherman Hear Me

Kyle Sherman has the honor of being the flagship artist for the brand new label RayLynn Records, and I have the honor of partnering RayLynn Records to offer one lucky TBC reader a Hear Me CD of their own.  Check out The Greatest Tear video on the RayLynn Records YouTube Channel.


Get a jumpstart on the giveaway by liking the Kyle Sherman Hear Me CD review, liking Kyle Sherman on Facebook, following Kyle Sherman on Twitter, and following Kyle Sherman on YouTube.

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***Product sample received to facilitate review.  All opinions are my own.***

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Seeds of Faith CD Review

I was chatting with the junior high age daughter of a friend recently about memorizing Scripture.  I mentioned that I attempt to have Mister and Sister memorize one verse a week, and she excitedly said, “We (my brother and I) love the Seeds CDs for memorizing verses.  It makes it so easy and fun.”

I had NO idea what she was talking about, but didn’t want to look like a dumb adult, so I kept my mouth shut.  Later, I asked her mom what the Seeds CDs were, and she pointed me to the Seeds Family Worship site.


When I visited the site, I couldn’t believe the veritable treasure trove of help that was before my eyes.  One of my children memorizes Scripture quite easily.  The other?  Not so much.  That child, however, loves to sing and can memorize a song in nothing flat.  I could use these CD’s to help BOTH children.  SCORE.

After looking at the tracks, I was initially most interested in the Seeds of Faith CD and the Seeds of Courage CD.

seeds of faith cdseeds of courage cd

After listening to the Seeds of Faith CD, I want to add the whole Seeds of Worship library to my music library.  These CD’s are great for the kids, but they are great for ME, too!  The cool thing about the Seeds Family Worship CDs?  I mean, aside from the fact that they make it easy and fun for the whole family to hide God’s Word in their hearts?  Each package contains two identical CDs – one to keep and one to give to a friend.  Now THAT is planting seeds!

The Seeds Family Worship CD’s are available at in the Seeds Music Store, on Amazon, and at Christian retailers nationwide.

***Courtesy sample received to facilitate review.  All opinions are my own.***

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