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What do I have to do to get you in a pair of #MonsterInspiration headphones today?

Picture it. A Bacchanalian afterparty. Two women, stunningly outfitted in White Cloud toilet paper hats, both still giddy about being selected to interview the glamorously hilarious Wendi-McLendon Covey of Bridesmaids.


Hell, yeah, I’m bragging. Wouldn’t you?!!?

And then it got even better. Thanks to Monster Products. They were there exhibiting their newest headphone model – Monster Inspiration. Color me excited. Way excited. Mel and I wasted no time trying them on and testing them out right there in the middle of the raucous event. What better place to test their noise cancellation abilities, right? Of course right.

“What song do you want to hear?” the friendly Monster rep asked me. “Um … “ I mumble, scrolling through her many selections, “How about this one?”

“You don’t have to be rich to be my girl …. you don’t have to be cool to rule my world … Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with … I just want your extra time and your ….. Kiss.”

I felt like Julia Roberts in her famously cute hot tub scene in Pretty Woman. Except all I had to do for the headphones is write this review. Which, honestly, writes itself. After all, these things are the Cadillac of musical headgear. Especially considering I’ve been slumming it with ear buds all these years. (Who knew?) We were truly so impressed with their sound as well as their durability. When I say they’re exactly what you look for in a quality headphone, I’m not exaggerating. Not one bit. (Note to readers: I will never misrepresent myself on this blog. You have my word on that one. In fact, I just turned down an incredible review opportunity last week because I was displeased with their product. And that’s all I’m saying.)

Oh, and they invited us to take pictures with them. Lots of pictures. And then share them on our many platforms of social media. (insert pause to pretend I’m shy) “Well … okay. If that’s what you really want, Monster Products. I’ll do it. But only because you asked so nicely.”


I know what you’re thinking. There’s a word for girls like me. And I like to think it’s …. savvy. (Although I would also have accepted cheese-loving.)

I texted Dave one of my pictures and then broke the news. He was over the moon. It’s not easy to get this man over the moon, you guys.


We cradled them as though they were babies, delivered them to our hotel room and played with them for the rest of the trip. We absolutely hated having to put them away for our flights home.


And of course, once I actually got here, everyone took a turn checking them out.


To borrow from my girl Julia Roberts again … Big thumbs up, Monster Inspiration. Big. HUGE. From everyone in this house. And that boy in the top right corner who owns a pair of your biggest competitors … well, he was pretty freakin’ jealous of impressed with his mom. Thanks for giving me the props. Not only do they enrich my music experience, but they also up my dwindling coolness quotient. It’s a scientific fact. I even conducted an experiment with them right here on ODNT.

Want to win your very own Monster Headphones? Well, of course you do!

Mel and I are EACH giving away a pair of Monster NTune Candy headphones. Perfect for Back-to-School, Back-to-Work or even Back-the-Hell-Off-This-is-My-Me-Time!


They come in an assortment of bright, bold colors. With a flexible headband, they’ll stand up in any backpack, suitcase, briefcase or fanny pack. (That’s how cool they are. You can wear a fanny pack and still look awesome!) Plus, the quality of the Monster sound is unparalleled. It’s no wonder this line is called NCredible. Just click the Rafflecopter link below by August 23rd. There are lots of ways to enter. You’ll see. Good luck!

Click here to enter the Monster Headphones Giveaway.

But that’s not all!

YOU:  But, Michele, you don’t seriously expect me to wait to see if I win the headphones, do you? DO YOU? I want my own pair. I want my own pair of Monster headphones NOW!!!

ME:  Geez. Calm down there, Veruca. I’ve got great news for you, too. But you have to act by the end of the month. Check the box below. Can you do that? CAN YOU? 



What if I told you we were talking about towel wraps today?

A few weeks ago I found myself floundering in a power outage during the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The kids and I had packed up a few essentials and relocated to my brother’s place to take advantage of the modern comforts of life such as light, air conditioning and, of course, internet service. It was there that I received an email from my new friends at Posy Lane. They specialize in kids backpacks and nap mats, among other things. And they wanted to know if I’d review one of their products. After perusing their online catalog, I happily obliged. They invited me to select a backpack, tote bag or towel wrap. And even offered to monogram it for me.

These people are awesome. They’re friendly, helpful and they respond to your emails … right away. (Take that, dill weeds at AMC!) I had a very pleasant exchange with my Posy Lane friends as they navigated me through everything. And my wrap came almost immediately. Check out the monogramming I selected.



I opted for the minky fabric. The upside to that choice? It’s brighter in color and softer to the touch. Plus, it’s lighter in weight because it doesn’t absorb much water. If you want absorption, choose a cotton wrap. Me? I’m only concerned about being comfortable and, of course, looking good after a shower.

And, because I’m so good at it, I’d love to be able to find something here to nitpick about …but I honestly can’t. The wrap is very well made and the monogramming is perfect. So it’s pretty, comfortable and durable. I even considered photographing myself in it for this post but then decided against it. My inner voice said, “Remember, Michele, we are trying to SELL these things. For the love of Henry, DON’T do that to your readers. They could be EATING right now!”

(My inner voice is an insecure prude.)

Truly, the only issue I had with the towel wrap involved a user error … meaning that I (and not Posy Lane) was the problem. So, here’s my one added pearl of wisdom: Pay attention to any sizing information provided in the online catalog. They offer child, tween, petite, adult and plus. My style of choice wasn’t available in petite. So I ordered the “adult” which categorized itself as fitting sizes 8-14 … because I really wanted it.

Those of you who know me know I am a shrimp. A shrimp with no boobs. (Yes. I know. My blog name IS ironic. Read here.) So … if I had to do it over again … I would select a style that was available in boobless shrimp sizes. Just to help keep its pretty, comfortable and durable awesomeness in place.

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Oh, and one more thing. I’ve got a COUPON CODE! The good people at Posy Lane have created a special code just for ODNT readers. The first 25 people who place an order for $25 or more (before October 25, 2012)  will receive $10 off by using this code:


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But I should probably add that the above number should read “24” because I’ve already placed the first order!

Happy Birthday, Mom!