Take Control with the 2017 Mazda CX-5, Zoom Zoom! #DrivingMatters @MazdaUSA #ad

I recently spent a week driving the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring is a fresh newly updated model, while a lot of the cabin design is carried over from last year’s model (premium cloth seats, heated and powered seats, push button start), the exterior features a slightly more bold look, such as it's sleeker front-end, grill and headlights. When it comes to reviewing new … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Finished setting up our Christmas decorations. Made dinner and Christmas shopping plans with a good friend. Cut a couple of inches off my hair. The older I get, the shorter it seems to get. Made the switch back to an iPhone (7 plus) after my Galaxy Note crashed. Unfortunately I lost all of my contacts in the process. Ugh. The struggle is … [Read more...]

Make Father’s Day Fun With The Samsung Gear VR From Best Buy! #GearVR #ad

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. I am blessed with three amazing men in my life. My dad, my step dad and my husband. All of which I am very grateful for. Even though I try to remind them how I feel about them year round, Father's Day is a great opportunity to totally express how much I love … [Read more...]

Have fun with the Home Alone: 25th Anniversary holiday keyboard #HomeAloneInsiders

Sometimes it isn't enough to simply respond back to a text message. Emojis and gifs have become quite the necessity when trying to convey our true emotions. That's why I'm so excited to share the "Home Alone: 25th Anniversary" holiday keyboard. The free app is essentially a keyboard replacement that features all sort of reaction GIFS from the "Home Alone" movies that you can weave into your … [Read more...]

Nextbook 10 Windows Tablet Giveaway

Welcome to the Nextbook 10 Windows Tablet Giveaway Hosted by Jenns Blah Blah Blog and friends Sponsored by our friends at E FUN To learn more about the Nextbook be sure to check out our Nextbook feature by reading these tips to help you blog on the go. For under $250, the Nextbook 10 allows the entire family to stay connected, entertained, and productive with everything they want at … [Read more...]

My Friend Cayla, a new interactive doll review & giveaway

Our granddaughter recently turned eight. She is now at that age that when she comes to visit she needs to keep busy. Becca still being a fan of dolls really helps, as does her love for technology. We recently received "My Friend Cayla" for Becca to review. Cayla is the world's first interactive doll. She thinks, reacts and plays with kids using a downloadable app. Even though the package … [Read more...]

Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube #FandangoFamily

Fandango recently launched the Fandango Movieclips Family Channel on YouTube. Showcasing Family movie trailers, original series and videos. What makes this channel stand out over the others is everything shown is family-friendly, making it perfect for all ages to enjoy. With categories like "Animal Tales, Family Classics, and Reel Kids (watch what Real Kids are saying about new movies in … [Read more...]

GoPro Cameras @BestBuy , The Perfect Father’s Day Gift #GoProatBestBuy

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. As parents, we really enjoy capturing our experiences with our girls by taking photos and videos. I'm usually the photo taker, while my husband is better at capturing the moments with video. Which I am grateful for, let's face it - these years are going by … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 02. Helped a friend set up a blog. 03. Was so disturbed by a tv show that it kept me from sleeping. 04. Traded in my LG Flex phone, and switched back to the Samsung Note. 05. Spent an evening with our granddaughters. 06. Reorganized our camping gear. 07. Enjoyed dinner and a game of cards … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday #XFINITYreviewer

This week I'm listing seven ways my Xfinity X1 service made my recent trip to LA more enjoyable. 01. The Xfinity TV GO app! I had a 90 minute wait at the airport. I was able to pass the time by watching recent episodes of two of my favorite shows (Nashville, Grey's Anatomy). 02. XFINITY On Demand app (Purchases) I was able to purchase a movie on my tablet, and watch it during my … [Read more...]

@BestBuy: The Ultimate Destination For The Latest Cameras & Camcorders! #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes 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. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories. Sony Alpha - a6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera: ·A compact system … [Read more...]

Streaming family-friendly entertainment with Feeln, App Review & Giveaway

Feeln is a new destination for great films that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feeln is available online, in the living room and on the go. "Founded in 2007 by Academy Award winning Producer Rob Fried, Feeln (previously SpiritClips) is a movie subscription service showing films that move, inspire and delight audiences of all ages. Subscribers enjoy a wide variety of content, including … [Read more...]

The Future of TV is here! My Xfinity™ TV GO app review #TVGO

I recently downloaded The Xfinity™ TV GO app for review. Being such a big movie and television watcher, and perfectly happy with my current watching habits (both cable and streaming online), I was curious to see if an app would enhance my viewing experience. Or would it be something I use for a minute and then disregard. XFINITY™ TV Go app: "Now you can watch live TV from on any device, … [Read more...]

Is it time for a shake up in casino movies?

The forthcoming release of The Gambler, starring Jessica Lange and Mark Wahlberg, has got tongues wagging as to whether or not the remake will do the original justice this November. Directed by Karel Reisz in 1976, the original film starred James Caan as a literary professor who made one too many bad choices when it came to indulging his gambling vice. The film was a hit in the 70s – but … [Read more...]

GoPro Cameras At Best Buy The Perfect Holiday Gift #GoProatBestBuy

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 family really enjoys capturing our experiences together with photos and videos. So, giving someone the chance to do the same is like giving them the opportunity to relive life's happy moments, over and over again. That puts shopping Best Buy for their … [Read more...]

EZ Buy Direct, find your case online for less. Review & Giveaway

If you have a teenager with a smartphone or tablet in the house, then you already know all about the selfie! Kids will twist and turn and reach in all kinds of directions to get the photo opp. Putting their phones at risk to be dropped. While owning tech toys like smartphones and tablets is fun for kids, it can be of importance for us as parents. Like having the freedom to connect with our … [Read more...]

Enjoy Two Weeks Free of Hulu Plus! #free #HuluPlus

Hulu Plus™ lets you watch hit current and back season TV shows and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month. For a limited time you can score Two Full Weeks of Hulu Plus for Free when you use this link! You can cancel at anytime! Not happy, never pay a penny! Since cutting back our cable to save money, we're not missing a thing! We've been enjoying Hulu Plus to watch our favorite … [Read more...]

Where have I been ??

I was hacked! A few days ago my main email address was hacked. Some of you may have gotten an email from me stating that I was stranded out of the country and needed money to return home. Rest assured - I"m fine, home in Michigan, safe and sound! Though, I am confident to now have all my accounts safe and secure, the processes unfortunately cost me a month of emails and email contacts. Oh, did I … [Read more...]

Learning is Fun @ PowerMyLearning.Org #Review

PowerMyLearning.org is a free non-profit website for kids K- 12th. The site provides educational online games that incorporate all the things kids enjoy with learning - such as trains, animals and even fashion. I recently opened a parent account on PowerMyLearning to review with my fourteen year old daughter, and six year old granddaughter. Both are very tech savvy, and spend a good amount of … [Read more...]

When Did My Phone Become My Third Kidney?

I did the unthinkable yesterday. I left for the office and totally forgot my phone! It was not only inconvenient to spend eight hours without it, it totally messed with my head. I spent a lot of my day in the office thinking thoughts like these: How will my daughter text me? I don't have my calender! What am I missing? I could have a blog post due today. Doctors appointment! Oh my gawd - … [Read more...]

Asurion Brings Peace-of-mind To The Summertime

This post was created in partnership with Asurion, but all thoughts are my own.   The big crowds, splashing pools, and vacations that make summer so much fun can also spell disaster for delicate phones. A couple of years ago, during a visit at an amusement park, one of girls, while on a roller coaster had her cell phone slip out of her pocket. It fell several feet and hit … [Read more...]

Cool My Couch! Enter to Win a New Sofa & Skpe-enabled Smart TV

Our living room is definitely the most used space in our home. It's where we spend the most of our time, relaxing, enjoying entertainment, and socializing. Cool My Couch celebrates the living room. The social hub where most of a family’s milestone events happen – birthdays, gift unwrapping, where your pet dog first learned to sit! Celebrate these events by entering to win a new Smart TV … [Read more...]

Fotor, Free Online Photo Editing Review

Being a mom, I take a lot of photos. I snap them, usually with my phone, and sometimes I even send them to our home computer. But, too often that's where they stop and sit. I look at them on the screen and ask "why", why have I not bought a newer camera? I know with some real editing most of my photos could be share worthy, even print worthy, but editing can be a tedious and time consuming task. … [Read more...]

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