Tips for Buying a New Laptop

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  #RadiusAtBestBuy @ToshibaUSA  @BestBuy My laptop is two years old and because of all the wear-and-tear, I know I'm going to be needing a new one this year.  Time to start the research!  I've looked into what you need to know, so hopefully I can save you some time and share what I learned.  … [Read more...]

Technology to Add Some S-C-A-R-Y FUN to Your Halloween Decorations from @BestBuy! #BestBuyHalloween

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. "Mirror, mirror on the wall........" It just sounds spooky, doesn't it?  Halloween is just two weeks away!  Time to decorate and start getting ready for some pranking fun.  My nine year old daughter has already picked her costume up and she is going to be an evil villain queen.  She scares … [Read more...]

Bringing Tech To Your She Shed – @BestBuy Has What You Need For YOUR Hideaway #SheShed

I have my own version of a She Shed.  When we were redecorating our living room, I took it over.  Shhhhh, I'm not sure my husband realizes it.  We so seldom used our "formal" living room, I decided it to make it mine and put my favorite things in there.  That's what a she shed is, well, without the shed part.  A She Shed is a place where women can leave stress and responsibility behind and do what they love.  Or not do a think and just relax. … [Read more...]

Giveaway: iCoffee Opus Single-Serve Brewer (US, Ends 9/30)

Disclosure:  I was sent an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer for review.  All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. Bye-bye summer. It's getting chilly. Yesterday I reached for a jacket as the temperatures dropped. But inside, it's warm and cozy. Rise and Shine A feeling of warmth and comfort is reinforced with a hot, steaming, fragrant cup of hot coffee.  Especially in the fall and winter months, coffee is a part of my everyday … [Read more...]

@BestBuy Makes Gift Giving Easy! #GiftIdeas #WishList #ad

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Who wouldn't love a gift from Best Buy?  Have you been in a Best Buy store lately?  Yikes, talk about kid in a candy store!  There are so many things I would love to have.  Shiny, fun, cool things!   And guess what?  My birthday is coming up. How do you find the perfect gift for … [Read more...]

3 Reasons I Love My @SanDisk Memory Cards and Flash Drives From @BestBuy #SanDisk #ad

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  @BestBuy @SanDisk #SanDisk   It's back-to-school time and that's the perfect time to pick up SanDisk storage from Best Buy! Here are three reasons why I love my SanDisk Storage! 1.  SanDisk SD cards from Best Buy free up the memory on your smartphone or tablet so you can get … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Build A Bear and Lalaloopsy! (US, Ends 8/28)

We have been buying Build-A-Bear animals for years - nine years to be exact.  Going to Build-A-Bear is one of my daughter's favorite things in the w-h-o-l-e world.  We had one of her birthday parties there, it's a last-day-of-school tradition and we've even been to a Build-A-Bear in Puerto Rico.  Once in awhile an employee at Build-A-Bear will ask my daughter how many she has and I hold my breath.  But I'm not embarrassed by the count because … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Shaun the Sheep Movie Prize Pack! Critics and Families Agree – #ShauntheSheep is Best Movie of the Year! (US, Ends 8/13)

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   What are you doing August 5th? Our whole family is going to see the Shaun the Sheep Movie! Okay, watch this clip and I DARE you not to smile! I can't wait to see Shaun the Sheep Movie!  Our whole family will be there on opening day, this movie really has me … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #TVEverywhere 8/6 8:00PM ET – Prizes: Visa GCs and TVEverywhere Swag!

Disclosure:  I will be a paid panelist at the #TVEverywhere Twitter Party. Are you ready for a FUN Twitter Party? I’m excited to be a panelist at a party about TV that goes where you go. On Thursday, August 6th, from 8-9pm ET, please join me for the #TVEverywhere Twitter Party.  We’ll be chatting about our favorite television shows and where we love to watch them. Of course, like any twitter party, there will be prizes!  Doesn't that add … [Read more...]

Giveaway: DVD – Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip! (US, Ends 8/9)

Get ready to go back to school with the lovable little Peppa Pig! Peppa Pig is an award-winning animated series for preschool-aged children (ie a great cartoon!) that has been a favorite in Great Britain for years.  There is even a Peppa Pig Theme Park in Britain!  In 2011, the show came to Nick Jr. and Americans are falling in love with this adorable pig family.  Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of Peppa, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for XBox One (US, Ends 8/2)

Dare to be AMAZING! Calling all Spider-Man fans!  Have you seen the ActiVision game for XBox One, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"?  It looks phenomenal! What started out as the search for a killer very quickly becomes something so much more. In a unique story set alongside the events of the second film, Spider-Man discovers he's not the only one tracking down Manhattan's criminals. The underworld has been turned upside down with a one-man … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Nintendo 3DS Wipeout Create & Crash (US, Ends 7/28)

The competition begins now! Wipeout Create & Crash brings the fun and excitements of the popular Wipeout TV show inside your living room like never before with the all new Course Creator. Do you have what it takes to conquer the world-famous Big Balls? Go all in or you’ll WIPEOUT! GAME FEATURES: Create your own levels, and share them with your friends and family! Crash the courses as either fan-favorite or all-new character … [Read more...]

Just 15 Minutes A Day To Avoid “Summer Slide” AND Keep The Fun – #SmarterSummer #IC #Sponsored

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website  to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. PROBLEM:  Children experience a loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer.   What is "Summer Slide?"  Based on a survey conducted by Carson-Dellosa, 84% of teachers say students forget or "lose" … [Read more...]

@Jawbone Takes Fitness Tracking To A New Level With The UP2 and UP3 @BestBuy

A fitness tracker changed my husband's life.  Since he started wearing one, he's logged over 3,500 miles and gone from a very sedentary person to a "walker".  For me, tracking my running distance and pace is very motivating.  There are countless times when I put in a last push to try and get a personal record or run just a little bit further to get in that round mile logged.  My next goal is to address nutrition and "macros" (macronutrients like … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea! Cameras, Camcorders, NEW GoPro HERO+LCD! #GoProatBestBuy @GoPro @BestBuy #ad

Relive the journey!  Where is life taking you?  Record it with GoPro and you can share on social media, play for friends, or relive the best moments of your life.  With the GoPro HERO+LCD, you have a screen to watch the action on-the-spot.  You can start recording with the push of a single button.  Tag exciting moments with the Highlight button and find them quickly in playback.  Edit, create clips, and more.  With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, … [Read more...]

4KSUHD TV @BestBuy – Jurassic World Sneak Peek – Twitter Party Alert! #ad @SamsungTVUSA #SUHDatBestBuy

Disclosure:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I wrote recently about how amazing the new 4K TVs are - more colors, brighter picture.  So vivid that you feel like you are truly at the scene, not watching a screen.  The sharpness and intensity is almost more perfect than real life.  Really!  Stop in your nearest Best Buy and check it out! … [Read more...]