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A Professional Selfie? Sure You Can a with GoPro from Best Buy

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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. All of us have posted a selfie or two before, right?  Well, now it's time to make those selfies a little more professional - and it's possible with the amazing new cameras from Best Buy. Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life. Best Buy has a ton of options to choose from in GoPro cameras.  Here's the lowdown on 3 of the most popular … [Read more...]

Kids + Electronics + SIMPLR™ = No More Worries for this Mom


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™. There is one thing that's certain as a parent of two young toddlers - things will get broke.  Actually things will get broken, spilled on, dropped, sat on, and dunked in toilets.  I know there's plenty of ways to ruin everything in your house, but you get the idea.  I can't tell you how many things I've just chalked up to "It happens with kids." A few items that I don't want to add to that column are our price-y electronics.  Sure, I know they are just stuff, but they're stuff that we've invested quite a bit of money in so I try to take precaution.  We have covers on our iPhones and iPads, rules that they are only to be used sitting down, and rules of now food or drink near them, but hey, I know I can get a little lax on those rules sometimes. Which is why I'm … [Read more...]

Want a Perfect Bag of Popcorn Every Time? There’s an App for That!

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This conversation about the Perfect Bag of Popcorn was inspired by a collaboration with Pop Secret.  All opinions are my own. Does your family love popcorn as much as my family does?  Well, I know you don't know HOW much we love popcorn, but I'm going to tell you all about our enjoyment of a delicious smelling bag of popcorn today! You know how they say there's an app for everything - well, I'm beginning to think they are right!  Now, thanks to the Perfect Pop App by Pop Secret, you will always have the perfect bag of popcorn for your afternoon snack or movie nights in! Everybody's popcorn preferences may be a little different, but this combo will make the whole family smile - even Dad when he has to watch FROZEN again for the 358,725th time! Ingredients for a Perfectly Popped Bag of Popcorn Favorite Pop Secret … [Read more...]

Doctor On Demand: A Doctor That’s Always a Phone Call Away

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This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of the Doctor On Demand App.  All opinions are my own. I count myself lucky that my family is pretty healthy in general.  I hardly ever have the need to visit a doctor and occasionally have to take the girls in for sick visits, but I still count myself lucky.  On those occurrences that we do have to make a doctor's office visit, I'm usually completely stressed out - waiting and worrying how long it will take to actually get an appointment, taking 2 kids into an office where so many germs are floating around, dealing with 1 or 2 sick kids in public when all they want is to be held by Mom at home, and don't even get me started on the worry about how much it will cost. But what about those times that they're sick on the weekends?  Holidays?  Vacations?  Moreaya actually ran a super high fever … [Read more...]

How to Save Time and Money by Switching to Paperless Coupons

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This shop, on paperless coupons, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias I have a confession to make - I'm frugal, but I am the world's worst coupon-er.  The worst.  I tried it, I really did.  I went every Sunday and bought a couple of newspapers for a few months.  I really tried to follow the coupon blogs and match up with their ideas and triple savers.  I tried to buy a cute-sy binder and lug it with me to the store every day.  I tried... and failed miserably. I loathed the time I wasted driving to a store to buy a newspaper and I loathed the time it took to meticulously cut out all those coupons that I hardly ever used because I didn't need the items.  And I dusted my hands of the coupon craze and went about my business of not saving money … [Read more...]

All Your Holiday Photos in One Everalbum


This conversation about preserving holiday photos was inspired by a collaboration with Everalbum.  All opinions expressed are my own. Since today is a great American Holiday, I thought we should talk about preserving Holiday Photos! - If you're like me, and most people in this digital age, you have pictures everywhere.  I have printed pictures in a box in the top of the girls' closet waiting to be put into an album [they've been waiting for about 3 years], pictures on my iPhone that I just can't bear to delete, pictures on an external hard drive that need to be organized, and probably a few more places that I don't even remember! Even worse - I back up my iPhone pictures, which is where I take the most pictures, but then I'm scared that my computer might break and I'll lose all of my pictures that I backed up.  Photographs are … [Read more...]

VTech Safe & Sound: Perfect Video Monitor for Toddlers

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I received a VTech® Safe & Sound® Pan and Tilt Video Monitor to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed, including the opinion that this it is the perfect video monitor for toddlers, are my own. Do you have a Video Monitor? I bet if you don't you think "I'd love to have one, but I really don't need one."  And I bet if you do have one, you think "There's no way I could live without our video monitor - it's a must-have for parents."  I have been on both sides of that question.  We didn't have one when Sophia was a newborn, I felt like audio was enough and I just couldn't justify one with our budget when I kept convincing myself that audio was enough. Then I got our first video monitor and I figured out why people love them so much, but it still had it's drawbacks.  It had to be plugged in at all times and the screen was … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Record Your Home Inventory


This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by HomeZada. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Have you ever thought about doing an inventory of your home?  If you have, I'm sharing 3 methods on how to below. If not, maybe you've never even thought about why you would need to. Insurance. It's something that we all pay for, but hope to never have to use, right?  I sleep better at night knowing that if some catastrophe does happen, we won't be without financial help to rebuild, but I still hope I never have to use it.  That being said, when those times do happen to families, it's often hard to sift through the paperwork of what was lost.  I can't imagine the type of state I would be in, but I know it would be hard for me to remember everything in every room - even the … [Read more...]

Preserve instagram Photos to a Book Automatically with BooksTo.Me


Today I'm sharing with you one of my newest discoveries that will help you preserve Summer Vacation Memories!  BooksTo.Me is well, amazing.  Seriously - I am lazy when it comes to pictures.  The fact that I have all my pictures on my phone, computer, external hard drive, means that I have them and I really don't take the time to print any out.  Ever.  My Mom hates that.  She's always wanting me to send her pictures.  Sophia hates that because she LOVES looking at pictures, but I just can't get over my laziness of hating to print pictures. Besides, it takes a lot of time.  I take about 3 takes of each scene that I photograph.  It's easy since it takes up so little space - so if I have to print pictures, first I have to select the ones I want to print - both from my camera and my phone and... ugh, I'm tired just thinking about all that … [Read more...]

Support Local Schools with Bing in the Classroom

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Thank you to Bing for sponsoring today’s discussion! I’m proud to support #adfreesearch in schools. I remember when I became pregnant with Sophia everyone said "It's gonna fly by.  Enjoy them while they're little!"   And I did, but those days of sleepless nights and a crying newborn seemed to drag out forever.  Now I look back and wonder where in the world they went.  When did that sweet, little, tiny baby become this pre-schooler?   And although she hasn't quite moved past "homework" that uses more than paper, crayons, pencils, and the occasional glue stick and scissors, she will soon. Since I work from home, writing a blog, I'm online a lot and I realize just how worried I'm going to be when my girls want to be online.  Rob and I have already discussed that computers will only be allowed in collective family spaces in our home - … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearls: Organic Yogurt in an Edible Package!

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I am a #StonyfieldBlogger and often get perks for being one.  I only share the brand because I am completely in love with their yogurt and all opinions expressed are 100% my own! I have a brand new Stonyfield Organic product to share with you today and I promise my intention is not to make you jealous.  In fact, I felt a twinge of jealousy myself looking back at these pictures because I know I won't have the chance to indulge in them again for awhile.  So, we can indulge in the delicious pictures [and a twinge of jealousy] together, ok? That, my friends, is a Stonyfield Organic Frozen Yogurt Pearl.  The name pearl couldn't describe these delicious little spheres any better. The day my ultra exclusive Yogurt Pearls arrived, I had to share on instagram... had to.  I had to document these pearls because I knew they would quickly … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Reduce Your Digital Footprint & #GoGreen this Earth Day

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I received promotional products in exchange for sharing these 4 Tips to Go Green this Earth Day.  All opinions expressed are my own. Sure - there are WAY more than 4 Tips that can you help you Go Green this Earth Day, but these tips are focused on daily activities that can help curb your digital footprint!  Although we should remember Mother Earth every day, tomorrow is a day that makes that task easier and raises awareness to the eco friendly lifestyle. This April 22nd, make it a point to reduce your digital footprint and do your part in creating a better environment. With these four simple tips below, one can be on the fast track to celebrating Earth Day the right way. Switch your lightbulbs to CLFs CLF lightbulbs use 75% less electricity and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. They also last roughly ten times longer! Stop … [Read more...]