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Easy Video Creation with Muvee Reveal – Review

Hi all, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Muvee Reveal 11, a program to make help you make videos. I was fortunate enough to be one of the bloggers chosen for this review and I have to tell you, it made making videos so easy!

This program has everything, I put together a few collages using Gimp (a free photoshop like program) and polished up a few old pictures. I played with Muvee a while and decided to add some old video footage of the dogs.

I can’t help myself sometimes and I just MUST grab the nearest camera and take videos of my dogs… you may say that I am easily entertained, but I do think that they are the cutest dogs in the whole wide world! Lol Just like a proud Mother, huh? I am in the habit of saying that I wish my eyes had a built in camera in them to capture those moments that come and go so quickly.

muvee reveal program pictureLuckily most of us have several means for taking those precious videos and pictures close at hand with technology today. The problem has been getting those great pictures and videos together to form an entertaining video to share with others. Lets face it, with YouTube out there, we’ve all seen some very put together videos and we wouldn’t be entertained by just any video anymore.

I am picky when it comes to putting anything together to post online, and I have, in the past spent days and hours to put together my videos for my blog. The program Muvee Reveal 11 has made my work so much easier for me, and I can say that it is honestly worth the money, because of the ease of use and professional results you get in no time at all.

Muvee has so many features in it that I couldn’t possibly tell you about all of them… I am sure that I haven’t done anything but touch the surface of this programs capabilities. I know that I have yet to play with the voice-over feature and I only cut one old video down on it.

movee reveal picture of some settingsThe features that I have used to make my little movie, that I can recall off the top of my head:

Captions for on your video clips or pictures

Inserting Text before certain pictures

Choosing the Theme

Choosing the Music (either choose from what comes with the program or your own music)

Turning down the Music

Enhancing  the sound on your video clip

Editing one of the 4 little videos in the mix

Sorting my pictures and videos

Playing with the font for Captions, Title etc

Added Graffiti (tons to choose from)

Choosing where to upload my video (I chose youtube of course)

muvee reveal another settingAnd that is just to name a few of the options that I chose, I am currently waiting for my video to upload to youtube as I write this. 🙂 I could save this in HD Format, but that would take hours and with my internet sometimes acting up I decided to go with the lowest resolution so it will take only a few minutes to upload.

And Here it is! Check out my new video:

All I can say about this program is, the more I played with it yesterday the more creative I found I could be in making my video look truly professional and attractive. And the more I play with this the more I discovered about the program. If you get lost playing with Muvee Reveal, they not only have tutorials online, but they have a forum where you can easily search to find answers to your questions and if you don’t find an answer, then just ask your own question in the forum or with their Live Chat too!

I am excited that I have Muvee Reveal, as I have more review projects coming up soon that could use a video. Click here to get your own copy of Muvee Reveal and start making those pictures and or videos stand out from the crowd.


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.

David Gray Mutineers Album – Review

 

Hi folks, I was fortunate enough to receive David Gray’s Newest Album prior to it’s release on June 17th for a review. His new album is called Mutineers! Now, I don’t get to listen to much lately on the radio or music for that matter, since my husband is at home with his being disabled now too… so receiving this album was a treat for me and I love nothing more than great Country Music!

David Gray has a really wonderful voice and he really absorbs you into the tone of the songs he sings. His songs in this album are diverse as they seem to go from truly country sounding to more of a nice soft pop songs… this is fine with me as it reminds me of back when the radio stations had played a diverse mixture of styles.

Picture of David Gray and a picture of his new album cover for www.honestlymariah.com album review
My favorite song from this album? It’s hard to pick but if I had to pick one it would be, As The Crow Flies, the first song on my digital download. The lyrics in As The Crow Flies makes me think of how I tried recently to explain how complex we Women can be, one way and yet the polar opposite feelings at the same time. Don’t you just love how the lyrics of the songs you listen to can make you think of things that you’d just experienced or think of things long ago. Now don’t get me wrong, the song doesn’t seem to be about women in particular, it does mention a lot of opposites and this is why I thought of the recent discussion with a friend.

 

I love digital downloads as I can install them on my husbands iPod and pick my own personal play list and this album is my first entry into his iPod. I’ve listened to this Album again and again on my laptop (with my headset on) and found myself singing to several of the songs now. I love this album and am so glad to have something to sing along to while I run my part of the Multi-Family Garage Sale that several neighbors and I are holding this weekend… well maybe I will just listen to it and put it on speakers so others can hear it too. lol No sense keeping this new album to myself, right? If it’s good enough for me to give it two thumbs up for you, then it’s good enough for me to share it with the rest of the neighborhood and the garage-salers (hmmm, is there such a word?) this weekend. 🙂

I think it’s time to let those of you hear for yourself one of the songs from his new album, that just started being sold yesterday. Here is a video for you, this one is called “Back In The World” it’s the first song on David’s new album, Mutineers, enjoy! By the way this is my other choice of a favorite from his Album.

To purchase your copy of the album here are a couple of places where you can get your own copy:

You can check out more sites with David Gray & follow him online here:

Official Website – http://www.davidgray.com/
Twitter – @DavidGray
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDavidGray

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I receiveda free download of the album to review from One2One Network for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by ToiletTree and me.

May At Hard Rock Tampa & Surprise Pack Giveaway

Hi there, Here are the Events for May at Hard Rock Tampa… so much fun and the World Poker Tour starts at the end of this month too!

At the end of the Events Listing, Look for the Giveaway of a Surprise Pack from Hard Rock Tampa and enter to win this fun Surprise!

Events at Hard Rock Tampa:

Hard Rock Tampa Pool Side Parties on Fridays in May

“Bring In The Weekend” Poolside Party Series.

Join Hard Rock Poolside, every Friday in May from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
(must be 21 & up) First 1,000 people get in free. 

Bring in the weekend with Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa 
and 107.3 The Eagle, Tampa¹s classic hits station.

Included in the Poolside Parties:

  • Free sampling from popular craft beer and liquor brands
    (varies weekly)
  • Live Entertainment
  • A chance to meet the Master Brewers.
Food and full bar will be available poolside for additional purchase.

Hard Rock Tampa VJ Kidd Performs

VJ Kidd Leow at the Hard Rock Café.

12AM - 5AM at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Spinning hits and rockin' faces!

Cover for Ladies $5, Men $15 until 3 a.m.

Envy Saturdays rocks the house.

12AM - 5AM at the Hard Rock Cafe. 

Cover for Ladies $5, Men $15.

May thru June Hard Rock Tampa World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour Tampa Summer Tampa Bay Open.

Tickets go on sale May 24.
Event: May 31- June 9. 
Located in The Poker Room. 

The World Poker Tour is back! Grab your seat and get ready for some 
rockin' poker action!

Hard Rock Tampa May Crazy Cash Giveaway

Crazy Cash Giveaway.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
  • One winner will be drawn every other hour at: 
    11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Each participant will have the chance to spin the wheel once. 
The top prize on the wheel increases each drawing and the lower 
quantities will fall off. 

The top prizes at:

  • 11 a.m. - $10,000, 
  • 1 p.m. - $15,000
  • 3 p.m. - $20,000
  • 5 p.m. - $25,000
  • 7 p.m. - $30,000
  • 9 p.m. - $50,000 
Winnings will be determined by the wheel space where the peg stops. 

Earn entries on May 1- May 7, 2013.

May Hard Rock Tampa $100,000 Money Mania Giveaway$100,000 Money Mania.

Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25. 
To Participate: Wild Card members must swipe their card starting at 8 p.m. 
to be entered in the drawings. 
  • At 10 p.m., five lucky Wild Card members will win $500 in 
    cash.
  • At 11 p.m., five lucky Wild Card members will win $1,000 in 
    cash.
  • At midnight, five lucky Wild Card members will win $1,500 in 
    cash.
  • At 1 a.m., five lucky Wild Card members will win $2,000 in 
    cash.
Each winner will have until 2 a.m. On the night of the 
drawing to claim their prize at the Center Bar. 

Earn entries May 1, 2013 - May 25, 2013.

May Hard Rock Tampa Classic Rockers Mondays GiveawayClassic Rockers Golf Cart Giveaway.

Mondays, May 6, 13, & 20, 2013 
Location: At Fresh Harvest. 

Wild Card members 55+ can put their mailed entry coupon into the 
drawing drum at Fresh Harvest anytime from 11 a.m. ­ 9:59 p.m. 

One winner per daily drawing at 10 p.m. will win a golf cart. 

Winner need not be present to win.

May Hard Rock Tampa Cascade of Cash $75,000 Cascade of Cash Giveaway.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013. 

Hourly drawings from noon ­ 9 p. m.
  • One lucky Wild Card member will be drawn to play Plinko.
When the contestant successfully drops all nine pucks into an 
empty receptacle, he/she wins the grand prize of $7,500. 

Other prizes are determined by the number of pucks successfully 
landing in an empty receptacle, with prizes ranging from 
$250 - $7,500. 

Earn entries May 1 – May 15, 2013.

May Pays $100,000 Giveaway at Hard Rock Tampa$100,000 May Pays Giveaway.

Thursday, May 23, 2013. 

Wild Card members may earn entries from May 1 - May 23, 2013.
  • Ten winners will be selected each hour from noon ­ 9 p.m. to 
    win $1,000 cash.
All prizes must be claimed by 10 p.m. at the Center Bar.

Yamaha Boat Giveaway Hard Rock Tampa in MayYamaha AR192 Boat Giveaway.

Monday, May 27, 2013.
  • Each hour from 2 p.m. ­ 7 p.m., three winners will be drawn 
    and will each receive $500 cash.
  • At 8 p.m. the grand prize drawing will be held where one 
    lucky player will win a Yamaha AR192 Boat.
Earn entries from May 1 - May 27, 2013.

Play, Earn & Redeem.

May 1 - May 31. 
You must be 18 years of age in order to participate.
  • Players will earn a $3 WPT Reward for every hour accumulated 
    during the month of May.

The king of freestyle Stevie B. live in concert at the Hard Rock
Café.

Saturday May 18th 11PM to 5AM. 

This Hard Rock Tampa Event is hosted by Brian Fink from 93.3 FLZ. 
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More info visit Hard Rock Tampa by Clicking Here.
You may also check out the links for Gaming & Promotions on the
above Home Page for The Tampa Hard Rock.

Surprise Gift Pack Giveaway Honestly Mariah and Hard Rock Tampa Giveaway

Now for Our May “Hard Rock Tampa Surprise Pack, OH! Honestly Mariah Giveaway!”

One very lucky winner will receive their very own Hard Rock Tampa Surprise Pack, this is the very first of it’s kind on our blog and I am very excited for whomever wins!

Remember that I do check the entries for qualifications for all entries to make sure they are valid, so please make sure to follow the instructions carefully and to leave a comment here for the only Mandatory Entry. All the Bonus Entries are not mandatory, so if you don’t successfully fulfill the qualifications for those entries all your entries will be disqualified.

 
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Pulp Fiction – Audio Plays Giveaway! A wonderful blast from the past for you!

Sorry folks, it seems PromoSimple was acting up badly on the blog, it was working once upon a time (for me that is). But since the form for the giveaway said zero entries, I have restarted it this time using Rafflecopter. I am sorry if Promosimple didn’t save any of your entries folks. Please Enter again!

EDITED: just found where I could see how many entrants had entered on PromoSimple, I sincerely apologize for the 9 people that did enter while the form was working. Please forgive me for using a form that didn’t like my blog very well and was suddenly broken.

Thank you for you patience, this was my first of multiple trials for finding something else other than Rafflecopter for my giveaways and not a one worked the way it should, so as I announced earlier this month the remaining giveaways have all been set up on Rafflecopter since I first put them on the blog.  So never fear, the rest are working just fine (unfortunately will fewer options however then the other forms I tried.)

 

Action Adventure Package Audio and books by L Ron HubbardHi friends, lets start off our Grand Opening Month with a simple Giveaway. These Audio Plays/Books remind me of late nights listening to AM Radio as some stations in Wisconsin and Minnesota played old time radio shows… I just loved these times with my big brother Milton as he tuned in the station and we sat back listening to the old time radio plays letting our imaginations run wild as we heard these programs.

Here is a video from Golden Age Stories:

You may recall my review of these audio books by Golden Age Stories for those of you who have come here from our old blog (Joan and Mariah’s Reviews) for those of you that are new…these books are played out so wonderfully by some great actors. Click Here to see my review of these this will open the link in a new tab/window so you can see my review and easily return here.

By the way: If you prefer me to set up the links to my blog in the same window, let me know in the comments (below) for future reference.

Picture of 5 of my Audio Books from the Pulp Fiction era
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Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood, personally posted this short review (and the old review that this post links to). I didn’t receive anything in return for this post, or giveaway. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by GalaxyPress and me.

Win a PS4 Console – Giveaway

Win a PS4 console and get it on release day
Win a PS4 console and get it on release day

Doesn’t it figure? For Christmas this year my husband and I turned in our ancient XBox (yes the first one that came out) and we used the $50 store credit and picked up a PS3! Hopefully the PS4 will be backwards compatible if we ever get the PS4 that is coming out very soon… because my husband simply adores the games from The Elder Scrolls, and the newest one of the series called Skyrim. Anyway if you win and you are looking for games, I do recommend that you check out Game Stop for used games, the prices were great and if you pick up a membership there, at the store you can score yourself instant savings and savings as time goes on, with future purchases.

Okay, so you didn’t come here to hear all the above, so here you go, the information on the Giveaway of the PS4!

This is on a Facebook Page that you go to and sign up, entering you to win a PS4 Console, here is the information on the giveaway:

“Win a PlayStation 4 console and get it on release day!

Here’s your chance to score a Sony PlayStation 4 on release day! We are giving away four (4) pre-orders for the newly announced PS4 console to four (4) lucky Facebook fans. To enter, all you need to do is “Like” and recruit friends…”

Play Station Controller

I am sharing this with you as a result of their saying to recruit more to enter and better your chances of winning… so once you enter and get your code, you too can post your code online to get more chances to win. If you entered to win, feel free to copy and paste your personal link in a comment, lets spread the wealth of extra entries around! 🙂  So friends, be sure to check for comments and enter using the link from the last person who posted a comment. 🙂

Here is my link: http://sdqk.me/bYSDR9Rn/TOyy7lmy

Good Luck!