HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6” Touch Screen Laptop @BestBuy #AMDFX

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.  Affiliate links are included in this post. As you can imagine, I would check the box "heavy", when asked to characterize the usage of my laptop.  It's on sixteen hours a day and used at least six of those (my daughter would unhappily say even more).  I know by it's age that I'll be … [Read more...]

Watch “Ever After High” on Netflix #StreamTeam

Me:  Do you want to watch "Ever After High" on Netflix? Rosie:  Are you SERIOUS? With a look that makes me think I have two heads... Rose:  OF COURSE! Have you seen "Ever After High"? "Ever wonder what happened to the storybook characters we grew up with like the Mad Hatter, Snow White, and the Evil Queen? Turns out they are parents now too, and their children are studying at the enchanted high school of Ever After High, a boarding school … [Read more...]

Sharp Brings Aquos Picture Quality To Mobile Phones #SprintMom #Sponsored #MC #IC

  Sprint and its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, are the exclusive U.S. carriers for the groundbreaking Sharp Aquos Crystal mobile phone.  Sprint sent me one to try and I was immediately struck by the unique and attention-grabbing design.  This phone is gorgeous.  The edge-to-edge HD screen is the first thing you notice.  It's great for watching videos - you forget you are even looking at a phone! I appreciate … [Read more...]

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones Might Be Just What You Need for Success! @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY

It's coming. When the Christmas chaos dies down, around the corner is New Year's Eve.   It's time to take out those resolutions from last year, dust 'em off, and look at what worked and what didn't. I don't know many people that don't have some type of weight management or health goal in their resolutions every year.  Health is everything, right?  We want to live longer and stronger.  I started running and my resolutions are going to include … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: Give the Gift of Identity Safety and Productivity #IC #GiftFellowes #Sponsored

Is it challenging to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? Do you have a friend or family member that wants a practical gift? Is there someone in your life that is trying to reduce the clutter in their home or home office? When I heard about the idea of a shredder as a gift, I was excited!  It's not the first thing that pops into your head when you think of gift giving, but what a great gift!  Identity theft is on the rise … [Read more...]

Holiday Wish List from Best Buy – Great Holiday Gifts @BestBuy! #HintingSeason

If you are a tech lover like me, Best Buy is your magical Santa's Workshop full of toys.  I've loved visiting my local Best Buy and seeing all the latest technology.  I'm not sure who's eyes get wider when we go in the store, mine or my daughter's.  We both love going from display to display and could spend hours in Best Buy.  The store is laid out in a way that encourages customers to try new gadgets and explore.  It's fun! Our list to Santa … [Read more...]

Make Advanced Photography Easy And Fun With Canon EOS Rebel T5i from Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason @CanonUSAimaging

As a mom and a blogger, I'm always looking at (okay, I'm drooling over) cameras.  I don't have a DSLR yet, but know that I will be taking that step soon.  It's a whole new world of photography with a DSLR and I'm excited about all the options you have with a powerful camera. The Canon Rebel is one of the most familiar names in the DSLR market.  The T5i is full of amazing features and a good choice if you not only want to expand your … [Read more...]

Shopping For The Latest Cameras And Camcorders? Best Buy Is The Ultimate Destination! @BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories.   Many holiday moments only happen once and you need a reliable camera that will not only capture but instantly share amazing images. Whether you have been keeping up with every innovation or aren't familiar with the latest technology, Best Buy is the place to shop.  With expert service and unbeatable prices, you can find the … [Read more...]

Best Buy Is Your Holiday Shopping Destination – LG’s New OLED TV @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

Best Buy is THE Holiday Shopping Destination this Holiday!  My daughter and I had so much fun there last week.  It was exciting to see all the newest technology, latest movies, and especially the televisions! Innovations from LG are incredible, especially the LG OLED TV, featuring spectacular picture quality including Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color that delivers a greater sense of realism and depth, enhanced color range and accuracy, … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Do you have someone with young children on your Holiday Shopping List this year?  I have a great suggestion!  I was first introduced to Laurie Berkner when my cousin gave me the CD,  Whaddaya Think of That?“ with the song We Are The Dinosaurs” and a note that said, “Children love this music and it doesn't drive adults crazy.”  And she was right, I love listening to Laurie Berkner as much as my daughter does.  We have spent many happy hours, not … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: HideAway Pets – A Snuggable, Huggable Friend for All Ages

My eight year old daughter did this review!  Rosie had seen HideAway Pets on television (and knew the theme song by heart) so when I mentioned that we had the opportunity to give them a test run, she was very excited.  Here's her review: HideAway Pets are snuggable, huggable friends that snap open to play, and when it’s time for bed or a nap, they curl up and hide away – doing double duty as the perfect pillow! The adorable new assortment … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from KIDZ BOP

  My daughter loves KIDZ BOP products.  We have several of the CDs and they always hit all the right notes.  Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.  The CDs seem to hit on every one of the songs she is wanting!  KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 12 years, KIDZ BOP has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 14,000,000 albums. Since 2001, families … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss The Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event This Saturday! @BestBuy #BBYShoppingEvent

The holidays is the best time to pick up the latest, greatest technology!  I'm excited about all the latest releases of computer, smartphones, TVs, and gaming.  There have been some serious improvements and great gadget gizmos.  If you want to see what the biggest brands, including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony are bringing to the holiday table, head to the Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event.  It's this Saturday, November 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 … [Read more...]

New Way To Call A Cab – “Curb” Makes It Easy! $15 Off Your First Ride #Sponsored #MC

I've never felt comfortable hailing a cab.  First, I can't ever remember if the light on means they are available, or not available.  It seems awkward to wave my arm in the air.  I can't whistle.  Middle of the block?  Corner?  I never know where to stand.  And the worst? Yes, people have walked right smack in front of me and stolen, yes, stolen, grrrrrr, my cab.  In the rain.  What's a girl to do? Well the days of awkward arm waving, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Let’s Imagine Elmo! (US, Ends 10/8) New Toys for Under the Tree (If You Can Wait That Long)! #HasbroChicago

Hasbro included me in a fun event in Chicago recently to play, er, I mean try some of their newest toys.  How fun is that?  F-U-N, FUN!  My favorite was a new line from Playdoh called, DohVinci.  Cartridges of an all new compound similar to, but not quite exactly Playdoh, fit into a Styler that reminded me of a cake decorating frosting gun.  It came with tips, that let you make stars, hearts, flowers, or even butterflies.  Shhhh, don't tell … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Phone – All Your Fitness Tracking In One Place #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

I'd heard so many positive things about the Samsung Galaxy.  You, too?  It is one of the most innovative and exciting phones available.  The newest version is perfect for me, it's the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport Smart Phone.  Sprint partnered with Samsung, Under Armour and MapMyFitness to provide health and fitness monitoring capabilities in a smart phone.  Not only to track and motivate, but also to analyze and provide instant feedback.  All your … [Read more...]