BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat review

With a new grand baby on the way (any day now), this grandma is not looking forward to lugging around two separate car seats when the kids come to visit. Just in-time to save me from breaking my back, I received the new BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat to review.


Meets all US safety testing standards. BubbleBum, the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11, easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mom and dad can carry it in a backpack or purse, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Takes less than 20 seconds to inflate by mouth!

As you can see the BubbleBum is so lightweight that Becca has no problems carrying it on her own, leaving my hands (and back) free to carry the new infant car seat, or whatever else we need to carry that day.


This product could not be easier to use. The well designed clips make it easy to strap Becca in place and keep her there in comfort. Unlike the previous booster seat that I had purchase and really struggled with.

Not just a car seat, Becca loves her BubbleBum, using it as a booster seat at our table and even a few times while sitting on the floor to watch television. It is pretty soft. I love that it’s so lightweight and easy to carry, she loves it’s fun colorful design, and the fact that it belongs to her. Knowing all of this, and knowing that it helps keep her safe while riding in the car makes the BubbleBum a real win in our house.


The BubbleBum is available in four fun colors, and comes complete with a carrying case, and added belt positioning clip for extra comfort. Winner of several child safety awards the BubbleBum is available in select retailers and online. Visit http://www.bubblebum.co/us/ for complete product details, to order on-line or to use an easy store locator.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. This blog post contains one affiliate link.

The Greatest Gifts for Grads are at Best Buy #GreatestGrad @BestBuy

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.


Our youngest daughter is about to start her sophomore year of high school. Every time I think about it, I can’t believe how fast time is going by. As we enjoy graduation season with our friends and family this year – I can’t help but think that this will be us in just three short years. Three short years! The planning, the parties, and then the emotional big step to college. I’m not really sure I’ll be ready in just three years, but ready or not – it’s happening. It’s never too early to plan ahead, and plan smart. I’m getting a lot of advice from the parents of graduates this year. Like what a difference a smart gift can make. No matter what path a grad is taking, Best Buy Gift Center has the greatest gift options for everyone.

Moving out: Gifts for the Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own, help them get all set up.

Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices. This tech forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.

Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature. Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gifts for this grad helps them stay on track in many ways.

Since our daughter already has plans of leaving us for a college out of state, any number of these recommended gifts will help get her on her feet:

  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB Tablet
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Thule Crossover Backpack

Or my favorite gift idea “LG Microwave + Pizza Oven”!

Join the party!

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24 (6/24) at 7PM CST.

Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad’s Gift ideas from Best Buy.

Father’s Day Must-Have: SANUS® TV Wall Mounts


Necktie? Been there. Cufflinks? Done that. This year, stray from traditional Father’s Day gifts and treat dad to a new kind of accessory – a SANUS® TV wall mount. Offering a complete range of high-quality mounts, including full motion, fixed position and tilting, SANUS, the #1 best selling TV mount brand in the United States, will elevate dad’s entertainment experience and transform his man cave.


SANUS’ sleek mounting solutions are engineered with top industry technologies and tested to UL2442 standards, guaranteeing both style and safety. SANUS mounts are available at Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart stores, as well as local audio and video retailers nationwide.

Enter to win!

Enter the SANUS Father’s Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win the ultimate gift for dad. Four lucky winners will receive a VIZIO 32″ E-Series Smart HDTV and a SANUS Premium Series VSF415 Full Motion Mount ($410 value) to give dad on his big day. From May 19 through June 12 simply “like” the SANUS Facebook page and agree to the official rules for a chance to win the ultimate media makeover for dad. Winners will be selected at random every Friday during the promotion period.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided in an ongoing relationship in which free products have been received. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.

7 Things on Sunday

Thought I would mix things up a little this week…

Seven things I’ll be doing other than blogging over the next three days!


1. Working. I have to be in the office early tomorrow.

2. Traveling to New Orleans tomorrow afternoon.
First time there, I’m pretty excited.

3. Meeting a great group of bloggers.
Seriously, I’ve checked out all of their blogs. They are awesome.

4. Visiting the set of Nicholas Sparks’ newest movie The Best of Me.
Which happens to be one of my favorite of his books.

5. Meeting and interviewing several members of the cast.
Like, James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, and Luke Bracey.

6. Meeting and interviewing Nicholas Sparks
I’ve talked to a lot of talented people over the past few years, but have to admit, this one has me a bit star struck. All the magic starts with a good story.

7. Reading my Mother’s Day gift, Jason Priestley: A Memoir.
Yes, I’m still a fan, and I can’t wait to read his book.

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Series on The HubNetwork

I love that My Little Pony is just as popular as ever! Watching my girls enjoy such cute characters, that I played with as a child just warms my heart. Our granddaughter plays with the toys, enjoys My Little Pony books, and loves to watch the television series.

The HubNetwork’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” from Hasbro Studios, will be airing its fourth season finale this Saturday, May 10th, with two all-new, back-to-back episodes, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!


Because her grandma happens to be an Official Hub Club Blogger, our granddaughter Becca was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the two-part “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, along with a super fun surprise from The Hub Network.


The two part season finale, is a whole lot of fun! I’m not able to give-away any spoilers, but if you and your little ones enjoy the series, you’re going to really enjoy the finale. I’m also very happy to share that The Hub Network has renewed “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” for a Fifth Season! Yay!

After watching the finale, and enjoying a fun My Little Pony themed afternoon, we had the pleasure of a complimentary visit to our local Build-A-Bear store, where Becca was able to chose, stuff and bring to life her very own My Little Pony.


Build-A-Bear has everything a My Little Pony fan could want. Several of the popular ponies to chose from, and a whole selection of My Little Pony themed clothes and accessories. We had a great time during our visit, and Becca is loving having her own My Little Pony.

Watch for my full blog post on our visit to Build-A-Bear, coming soon.


Don’t miss The Hub Network’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” Airing this Saturday, May 10th, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received as a thank you for being an Official Hub Club Blogger. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

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