Have A Visual Experience Unlike Any Other! #VIZIOatBestBuy @BestBuy @VIZIO #Ad

    We have been thinking about making some changes in our home theater system and upgrading to something more modern lately.  Our living room is actually the largest room in our home and we have a lot of space to make it truly comfortable and perfect for all our home entertainment needs.       The all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display™ has really caught our eye because it is the first 4K ultra HD display to feature High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision, Ultra Color Spectrum, and Google Cast™ built-in.  Not to mention its powerful 6” Android™ Tablet which comes equipped with its own remote.  Talk about having it all right at your fingertips!     We love the VIZIO SmartCast app because it allows you to browse content by genre across multiple apps all at once.  The app is accessible through a 6" Android™ tablet remote which lets you experience everything that you already love in home … [Read more...]

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying From A Discount Shopping App

    You might have seen those discount shopping apps out there, the ones like Wish that promise you fantastic deals for just pennies on the dollar. And while many people love these budget shopping apps and the bargains they find, there are a few things you should know before you click the checkout button. Take a look below at 7 things you should know before buying from a discount shopping app, so you can be sure you are being a smart consumer and getting the best value for your money. 1. They charge shipping per item.
 Most shopping sites such as Amazon or Old Navy charge you a flat shipping fee. When you buy products from bargain shipping apps, you typically pay per item. That means if you buy 7 items, you will pay shipping 7 times. Be sure you know what the shipping charges entail so you don’t get stuck with surprises. 2. Shipping can take at least one month.
 Most of these bargain shopping apps are ran overseas, so you will need to be patient once you order. … [Read more...]

50% Off Sprint Plans – Plus Giveaway for TWO Smartphones! #SprintMom #Giveaway #IC #ad

*I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.     It has been an honor representing Sprint as a #SprintMom Ambassador this past year!  Not only did I have the opportunity to review some great smartphones and devices, but I also loved sharing my experiences with all of you.  Many of you contacted me privately to thank me for enlightening you about such affordable mobile rates and you also shared how you purchased Sprint plans for your own families.     I'm excited to tell you all that I've saved the best news for last!  To commemorate the launch of its new LTE Plus network, Sprint is introducing the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile rate plans.  There is no time like the present to change your wireless plan over to the Sprint … [Read more...]

Manage Your Life From The Palm Of Your Hand! #SprintMom #IC #Ad

*I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.     Last week, my twelve year-old son played a prank on me and hid my phone after I had set it down on the counter to pay for items at a retail store.  I cannot even begin to describe to you all how my heart literally dropped the moment that I realized that I could not locate my phone.  Honestly, I knew that I depended a lot on my phone prior to that experience but I never realized how it would affect me to lose everything that I have saved there along with the ability to manage so many aspects of my life right from the palm of my hand.     I've been a huge fan of the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones since I purchased the Galaxy Note3 a few years ago.  My brother made fun of me by saying that it was too big and bulky but I knew that it would be perfect for … [Read more...]

Save Everything On Your Own Personal Cloud! #KEEPITCOMING @WesternDigital #Giveaway #Ad

    Recently, I had a heartbreaking experience with our old desktop computer, it completely conked out and I lost some precious photos that could not be salvaged.  Since then, I have been looking for an affordable option to save all of the important files and images on my laptop.  I don't want to lose anything like that again and I found an easy and convenient way to do that with the WD My Cloud Mirror personal cloud storage.     Let me begin by saying that, although I consider myself to be very techie, I don't like spending a lot of time figuring out how to get gadgets up and running.  Not only was I excited about being able to simplify my digital mess so that I could create more, but I was also intrigued to see if My Cloud Mirror is as easy to set up as promised.  It literally comes with the personal cloud storage unit, an ethernet cable, and an AC adapter plug.  All I had to do was plug both cables into the unit and then plug the … [Read more...]

Get Exciting New PC Devices At Best Buy! #RadiusAtBestBuy @ToshibaUSA @BestBuy #Ad

    Now that our boys are both nine and twelve, planning for their holiday gifts usually requires a long list of gadgets and technology devices.  This year, we are trying to start preparing a little earlier so we won't get caught up in the holiday madness.  Thank goodness that we can get all of the exciting new PC devices that are on their lists at Best Buy.     The world’s first 12.5-inch convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display , the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 arrived in Best Buy stores on October 18, just in time for the Holidays.  This laptop has been designed with color accuracy in mind and boasts a Technicolor-certified wide gamut RGB display.     This display supports 100% Adobe® RGB color space reproduction, making it an ideal choice for mobile content creators and action cam enthusiasts. On this screen, what’s shot with the camera can be viewed with the same color fidelity, making editing a breeze.     Our … [Read more...]

Capture The Moment Now! @AdobeElements @BestBuy #BestLifeEver #PSE #Ad

    Years ago, I fell in love with photography and being able to capture precious moments to look back upon for years to come.  Unfortunately, my interest in taking pictures hasn't always met my skill level when it comes to having just the right lighting and making sure that all my images were crisp and clear.  As a result, I have dabbled in using quite a few photo editing apps and programs to enhance my photos and make them more appealing.     I've always wanted an easy and user-friendly way to organize, edit and share all of my photos but some of the programs that I have looked into were either too complicated for me or too expensive.  When I found out about Adobe Photoshop Elements, I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for because it is all about simplicity and sharing with your photos.  For a photography amateur like me, being able to improve upon my photos without a lot of hassle is music to my ears!     Adobe … [Read more...]

Make Halloween More Spooky And Fun! #BestBuyHalloween @BestBuy #Ad

    Halloween has always been such a fun holiday for us.  Ever since we bought our home in 2004, we have really enjoyed planning for all of the Trick or Treaters that come knock on our door that evening.  I have been known to go a little overboard buying candy to give out and we enjoy hanging skeletons in the front yard to add to the spooky vibe.     My husband and I enjoy a good prank and Halloween is also a great time to play tricks on unsuspecting people and scare the wits out of them.  Most families who love this time of the year as much as we do look forward to decorating and setting up Halloween pranks and haunted houses.  A friend of ours actually spends the whole season visiting haunted attractions around our state.     In recent years, Halloween pranks have gotten more elaborate and even spookier than ever thanks to all of the technology that we have at our disposal.  Best Buy has all of the spooky and fun products that … [Read more...]

Keep Your Family And Your Home Safe @BestBuy @ArloSmartHome #BBYConnectedHome #Ad

    This past year, there were two separate incidents where I walked outside and noticed that someone had thrown eggs at my car.  To this day, we don't know who did it but we do know that many cars in our neighborhood seemed to be targeted and many suspect it was teenagers up to no good.  You might think this was just a harmless prank but egg yolk can erode car paint and we had to spend money to have my car simonized to remove the streaks left behind.       This experience made us think hard about possibly installing security cameras around the perimeter of our home.  Cost was definitely a factor because we knew that these systems can be very expensive and we just didn't have the means to invest in such a costly security camera.       Fortunately, Best Buy offers a great deal on the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System.  Although you can purchase Arlo cameras at other retailers, their four camera set for $499.99 is … [Read more...]

Schedule And Track The Activities You Care About! @VolunteerSpot #Ad

    The fall is usually the busiest time of the year for me.  Not only do I prepare the kids to go back to school, but I also go back into the classroom every September to welcome a new class.  Aside from those two major milestones, my sons are involved in sports and other extracurricular activities in the afternoon and weekends.  It's all a lot to juggle and coordinate so sometimes I rely on a little help from my husband, family and technology!     Recently I discovered VolunteerSpot and it has made my life a whole lot easier.  So far, it has helped me save time and money by allowing me to create simple one-stop-shop for all scheduling and fundraising needs. The best part is that it is always free and it helps me to keep my stress levels within normal ranges.  I can organize helpers, conferences, potlucks and events without ‘reply-all’ emails, spreadsheets, and paper sign-up sheets that get lost and just add to my daily … [Read more...]