Get Latest Cameras And Camcorders At Best Buy! @BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason #Ad

    You guys are probably really tired of hearing me talk about how much I would love to get a new camera for Christmas.  The problem is that I can't stop talking about it because I am enamored by the beautiful images that I've been seeing that were taken by the cameras that are on sale this holiday season.  I'm sure that getting one would take my photography skills to the next level and allow me to include more vivid photos in my blog posts on Tough Cookie Mommy.     Best Buy is your  destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your precious memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease.  Imagine being able to upgrade your camera in time to capture holiday memories that you want to reflect upon for years to come.     The Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens is a DSLR that comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly … [Read more...]

Make Minions Digital Greeting Card! $25 @Fandango GC #Giveaway! (4 Winners) #FandangoFamily #Ad

    I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.  Today I took advantage of doing some last-minute gift shopping because I find myself falling way behind on that this year.  Luckily, there are still some great offers online and most stores are offering free shipping with guaranteed Christmas delivery so it looks like I'm going to make it after all.     One of my favorite gifts to give during the holidays are Fandango gift cards.  They are perfect for giving to all of the people on my list because they can be used to see such a huge variety of movies.  This is especially true for the tweens and teens in our family who like to plan their own outings without the interference of adults.  Fandango makes it easy for them to plan to see the films that they want to see with their friends.     Unfortunately, I also haven't had time to send out Christmas cards this season either.  Luckily,  Fandango has launched a customizable Minions Holiday video and digital greeting card maker! This … [Read more...]

Your Camera Destination Is At @BestBuy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason @CanonUSAimaging #Ad

    As I have been shopping for the holidays, I have noticed that I am sorely in need of a camera.  Not only would it allow me to preserve all of the wonderful memories that I make with my family, but it would also improve the photos that I include on Tough Cookie Mommy.  There is no denying that the pictures that modern cameras take are absolutely beautiful and vibrant and I would love to be able to take some of my own.     Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories and to be able to reflect upon them for years to come. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression. Here are some of the other wonderful features of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i: Captures Hollywood caliber full HD video Has continuous autofocus while taking HD video Features an 18.0-megapixel … [Read more...]

Give Your Tween Or Teen The Perfect Gift This Season! #GiftingAudio #Giveaway #CBias #Ad

*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftingAudio #CollectiveBias     As my boys are getting older, I am realizing that it is getting harder and harder to pick just the right gifts to give them during the holidays.  My older son is now eleven and in middle school so he is trying to establish himself as an individual and is very vocal about what he likes and what he doesn't like.  On the other hand, his younger brother loves to sing and share with others his favorite tunes.  Gone are the days of just buying whatever toys are hot that season.  I now have to be more creative about their presents because I want them to know that I have been paying attention to their interests and hobbies.     Like most tweens and teens, our sons are very much into listening to music.  Most days, you will see them each with a pair of earphones on jamming to their  favorite tunes and playlists.  We are currently in the process of … [Read more...]

My Favorite In-Ear Headphones For Busy Moms! @SOLREPUBLIC #Giveaway #Ad

    I'm not sure if I'm the only person in the world who has ever had this problem but I can never seem to find a pair of in-ear headphones that actually fit inside my ears.  Over the years, I have purchased so many varieties of them and they usually hurt my ears or keep falling out all the time.  It is really frustrating because I like to be able to listen to my music and other media on-the-go too but I don't want want to have to lug around bulky headphones.     Now, I can move with freedom and confidence thanks to SOL REPUBLIC'S award-winning sports headphone that is really easy to put in and never falls out.  The secret is the fact that they are made with a patented FreeFlex™ technology provides a seamless, adaptable fit.  I vouch for the fact that they really do stay in all day, regardless of whether you take them with you to the gym or just casually wear them about town.  For the first time in years, I don't have to worry about constantly adjusting my in-ear headphones because … [Read more...]

Great Gift Ideas For Boys! @HasbroNews #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Hasbro. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     I have been blessed to have two beautiful boys and they are very precocious and certainly very active.  During the holidays, and for special events like birthdays, my husband and I spend a lot of time shopping around for just the perfect gifts to surprise them with.  Since they both have unique likes and personalities, it is important that we choose toys that they both will individually enjoy.     This year these were some of the items that were on our boys' wish lists from Hasbro: Beyblade Shogun Steel Octagon Showdown Battle Set:   Includes everything you need to battle Octagon Showdown Beystadium Samurai Ifrit Speed Attack Battler Adjust Warrior Weapon arms to change combat action Ronin Dragoon Range Attack Battler Customize your battlers and unleash the warrior within Battle … [Read more...]

Find Cute Gifts At Carter’s This Holiday Season! @Carters #CartersFam #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Carter’s. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.     When our sons were little, we loved to shop at Carter's because they always had the most adorable outfits and there prices were really great.  One of my favorite things was to buy their pajamas due to the fact they kept our boys warm and were soft and cute.  No matter what time of the year we shopped, we were always able to take advantage of their awesome sales and their nice selection of outfits.     Now that our boys are older, I still count on Carter's for gifts during the holidays and for special events for the babies and toddlers in our family.  It always gives me great pleasure to browse through their store and pick out just the right ensemble to give as a present to our friends and loved ones.  They are definitely a trusted clothing brand in our household and they always make it easy to … [Read more...]

Tech The Halls This Holiday Season With @RadioShack #RadioShack #MC #Sponsored

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for RadioShack. I received a gift card to facilitate a shopping trip and promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Those of you who are regular readers of Tough Cookie Mommy know that, last month, I launched Operation “Buy Hubby a new phone.”  He was way overdue for a new smartphone and I had grown tired of having dropped calls or having him miss important messages because his previous, outdated phone was unreliable.      I've heard some great things about the deals that they are offering at RadioShack this holiday season so I decided to make an in-store shopping trip to our local store.  This year's holiday shoppers will be among the first to experience RadioShack's recently updated stores.  Also, by the end of 2013, RadioShack will have made improvements to nearly all 4,300 stores throughout the nation.     I had my eye on the prize, which was buying a new phone for my husband, and I … [Read more...]

“Leave Nothing To Chance” With Blue Nile! @BlueNileDiamond #Giveaway #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Blue Nile. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating.     Buying gifts for your loved ones can sometimes be a challenge, especially during the hectic holiday season.  It is such a special time that we are all looking to purchase just the perfect gift that represents everything that we feel without saying a word.  Blue Nile is making things a little easier for all of us this year with their new app that will "Leave Nothing to Chance" and bring smiles not only to the recipients of your gifts but also to you!     Let's face it, who better than Blue Nile to create such an app since they are experts at making dreams come true with their gorgeous selection of diamonds and fine jewelry.  The company is built on a simple premise, that choosing an engagement ring or the right diamond is not a complicated task and they make it easy for you to make the right choice.  They can create the earring, … [Read more...]

Operation Covert Christmas Mission! #MyKindOfHoliday @Target #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in a campaign on behalf of Target. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.     Every Christmas, it seems like it is getting harder and harder to figure out what our boys want as part of their wish list.  They change their mind from day to day and my husband and I have to be careful not to question them too much since they both still believe in Santa Claus and they expect him to know exactly what they want to receive. Luckily, this year we will have the help of Jonna Mendez, a former CIA intelligence officer, to show us how to determine the gifts our kids want the most this holiday season.  She has teamed up with Target to help moms who are struggling to figure out what their kids really want this year.     Jonna Mendez is a retired CIA intelligence officer with more than 25 years of service as well as being a mother and a grandmother.  I would say that these qualifications make … [Read more...]