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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

Chelshire, Inc. invited me to review their paperback book, “Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?” This book is written by Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. The book reads as a parent speaking to their two daughters. Though the book never identifies who the narrator is so it could also easily be an aunt, uncle or grandparent. I like that the book reads like I’m speaking to my child as we read along.

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

This book is relevant to our youngest daughter because she wants to be a firefighter when she grows up. She even asked us if girls can be firemen. When given the opportunity to review this book I was excited. I knew the subject matter would impress her but more importantly, I hoped it would give her the confidence to be whatever she wanted to be when she grows up.

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

“Can a Princess Be a Firefighter” focusses less on the specific job of a firefighter and more on the endless options our daughters have for a career choice. The narrator has a back and forth dialogue throughout the book with the girls about various career options. While the girls interjecting age appropriate questions such as, “Could I still wear my fairy wings?” I found the back and forth dialogue to be much like my own with my daughter.

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

The end of the book summaries that the girls can be anything they want to be. It places importance on doing something you enjoy, something that makes you happy. It finishes off with a reassurance that regardless of what they choose to be, they will always be a princess to the narrator.

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter

Overall I really enjoyed this book, more importantly so did my daughter. It was entertaining while teaching a lesson as well. The book is short, which is great for younger children with short attention spans. It’s easy to read and has a natural flow. I would recommend this to anyone with small children.

PROS:
Easy to read
Shory story, great for short attention spans
Age-appropriate dialogue
Creative and relevant illustrations on each page
Well bound
Quality paper

CONS:
The illustrations look slightly out of focus

Ratings (Out of five stars):

Material Quality: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Binding Quality: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Narrative: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Illustrations: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Value: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Overall rating:  24 out of 25 stars / 4.8 Star Average

I hope you enjoyed this book review. If you have read Can a Princess Be a Firefighter, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about it. If you’d like to submit your product for review and be featured on my blog please contact me by using my contact form. I received this product complimentary from Chelshire, Inc. for quality testing purposes; all opinions expressed are my own.

 


Portable Stereo Turntable by 1byone

Portable Stereo Turntable by 1byone

1byone invited me to review their Portable Stereo Turntable. I like this Portable Stereo Turntable. I wanted to love it but there are some things that prevent me from doing so. I received my Portable Stereo Turntable with some defects. There was a screw loose on the suitcase, that was easy enough to fix. The main issue is that turntable casing was not fully attached to the suitcase. When you put a record on it the audio would skip because the turntable casing was wobbling. I debated on whether or not to repair this myself and opted to do so. It was a very easy repair but who wants to repair something new?

Portable Stereo Turntable by 1byone

The next issue I had was with the arm (looks like whammy bar) was stuck in the up position. This prevented the needle from being able to touch the record. I felt like I was going to break the arm to get it in the down position. I did successfully move it down but I will never move it again as I’m sure I will break it with continued use.

Portable Stereo Turntable by 1byone

Now that I’d resolved these three issues I was finally able to play my records. I’d picked up some vintage records at my local thrift store so that I could test this record player. All records with varying degrees of wear and tear. I was pretty impressed with the sound quality. Of course, the more damaged a record was the more interference you’d here. I honestly felt like this added to the immersion of listening to old records.

Portable Stereo Turntable by 1byone

The speaker quality is average. It’s not a Bose or Sony quality speaker. There’s not a lot of range or bass but it plays well enough to provide an enjoyable experience. If you turn the audio all the way up you will notice flatness of the audio more. It plays back best at medium volume.

For the current price of $76.99, I’d like to see better quality plastics as well as better overall quality control. Had I paid for this I would have expected a replacement or refund. While I was finally able to enjoy the experience of listening to audio with this Portable Stereo Turntable, it took too much effort on my part to do so. After my repairs, this is a solid record player. I’m really enjoying using it and I will continue using it.

PROS:
Attractive design
Diamond needle
Average speaker quality
RCA & Headphone jack outputs
3.5 mm line in
3 speeds 33 / 45 / 78 RPM
Can stream MP3

CONS:
Screw loose on the suitcase upon receipt
Turntable casing wasn’t fully attached to suitcase upon receipt
Arm (looks like a whammy bar) was frozen in the up position upon receipt
Unable to play records until I secure the turntable casing to the suitcase
Flat audio playback on higher volume levels
Some parts are made of cheaper plastic than expected

Ratings (Out of five stars):

Material Quality: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Sound Quality: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Aesthetics: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Ease of Use: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Value: gold-star25gold-star25gold-star25

Overall Rating: 19 out of 25 stars / 3.8 Star Average

I hope you enjoyed this Portable Stereo Turntable review. If you have tried out 1byone’s Portable Stereo Turntable, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about it. If you’d like to submit your product for review and be featured in my blog please contact me by using my contact form. I received this product complimentary from 1byone for quality testing purposes; all opinions expressed are my own.

Peeps Easter Cupcakes Project

Peeps Easter Cupcakes

I’ve been having a lot of fun with US Cake Supply’s  Chefmaster Liqua-Gel Paste Cake Color Set. I’ve already showed you how to make Rainbow Pancakes. Now I want to show you how to use US Cake Supply’s Liqua-Gel food coloring to make Peeps Easter Cupcakes.

Rainbow Pancakes Gel Food Coloring

First you’re going to need a Wilton Peeps Silicone Pan. I used a box of white cake mix and a tub of white frosting. I mixed the cake mix and divided it into 6 different cups. I put three drops of the gel food coloring in each cup. I used the rose pink, sunset orange, lemon yellow, leaf green, sky blue, and violet. Then while the cakes were baking I divided the icing into six cups but for the frosting, I only used two drops of each color.

Peeps Easter Cupcakes
The results were amazing! I love how vivid and bright these cupcakes are. They retain their color during the baking process much better than liquid food coloring. The food coloring gel doesn’t alter the flavor or the cake or frosting in any way.

Peeps Easter Cupcakes

These Peeps Easter Cupcakes look great frosted. We used the same colors for the frosting as we did the cupcakes. You could have fun with this a change the frosting colors to another color. I topped these Peeps Easter Cupcakes with some sprinkles.

Peeps Easter Cupcakes

I hope you enjoyed this Chefmaster Liqua-Gel Paste Cake Color Set review. If you have tried out US Cake Supply’s Chefmaster Liqua-Gel Paste Cake Color Set to make Peeps Easter Cupcakes, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about it. If you’d like to submit your product for review and be featured in my blog please contact me by using my contact form. I received this product complimentary from US Cake Supply  for quality testing purposes; all opinions expressed are my own.
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