How to You Listen to Music? #AudioFest

The reviewer {that means me :)} 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. But as always – these are my real opinions, 100%. #AudioFest @BestBuy 

Audio Fest at Best Buy

I’m a music lover. An eclectic music lover. Where some people need silence to concentrate when working – I need music in the background. I need music playing all day – when I get ready for the day in the morning, when I clean the house – and let’s not forget dance parties in the kitchen while we cook dinner :) And, because I have a really wide range of music that I love, it’s been totally amazing the past few years to get an iPhone, to discover Pandora, and learn that there are awesome speakers that can play my choice of streaming music wherever I am in the house – bathroom, kitchen, or even by the pool when we entertain in the summer. Love-love. I also come from a big family filled with musicians….

Music Lovers unite

This is my younger brother James, who’s been in a band for about 10 years now. {And, this rad, totally randomly snapped pic, came from my point and shoot I got from Best Buy too.} So, since I’m a music lover, it explains why I’m super excited that my absolute fave store for gadgets and tech gear is celebrating the love of music this month with their Audio Fest event. A little more about what it is, and why it rocks my socks: [Read more...]

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How do You Juggle it All Each Day?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VTech Communications for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you a multitasking mom?… Bahahahaha. That was funny, right? Is there any mom out there who’s not a multitasker? I mean, we take care of kids, work inside or outside the home, do house work, run errands, cook, clean, organize, plan events, host parties…. And every once in awhile, we get the chance to take a 3 minute shower while the minions bang on the door repeatedly asking what we’re doing in there. I mean, motherhood definitely has it’s perks, for sure. But it is a challenging job – and any tip or trick that can make it a little easier is worth sharing. Which is why I’ve got a great “Tech Tuesday” product to share with you guys today…

Busy mom tips [Read more...]

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Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

Have I ever told you how much I dread shopping for a new cell phone or calling plan? There are a few reasons I hate cell phone shopping: Staff who aren’t knowledgeable about the products. Even worse, staff who do know their stuff, but who value their commission more than finding the right phone for me. I’ve been debating changing wireless providers for awhile, and that’s tough too. I don’t want to visit 5 different stores to learn about 5 different brands. But ladies – I’ve found a better way. Follow me, and I’ll show you the way to simpler smartphone shopping….

The easiest way to shop for smartphones and tablets [Read more...]

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Nabi 2 Disney Special Edition – See it in Action

Looking for the best kids tablet? Look no further… Let me introduce you all to the nabi 2 Disney Edition Tablet, available exclusively this holiday season from my fave peeps over at Best Buy. {I received a complimentary nabi 2 tablet to test out for this review – everything that follows are my own honest rambling opinions, as always…}

nabi 2 Disney Special Edition

I am super lucky-ducky to have gotten to work with the Best Buy team for the past year or so, and I’ve gotten to try out a lot of their super cool new products as they come out. And while this is of course a ton of fun for us – the real goal is so that I can share some real-life feedback about these sweet new gadgets with you guys. You know, the stuff you really want to know about. You can find the product specs and technical info on the websites – but you want the skinny on how they work in real life, with real crazy kids. So, I’m here to give you some {hopefully!} helpful insight into one of the hottest holiday gift items of the season – a kids tablet that rocks for little ones and their parents. Check it…

how to choose the best kid's tablet computer

I can’t believe all of the technology that exists for kids these days. I hate to show my age, but…. When I was a kid, we had an Atari. I remember the excitement of things like the first Nintendo. The Walkman and cassette tapes. Heck – do you remember how freakin’ awesome it was to play Oregon Trail on a computer? My nephews don’t believe me that when I was in middle school a kid having a cell phone was unheard of – in high school the cool kids just started to carry pagers. What a long way the world of tech has come, right? My oldest nephew has friends in 3rd grade with nicer iPhones than I have, and every kid has a tablet on their Christmas list this year. And, the nabi gives you some serious power and programs, at a price that won’t blow your whole holiday budget. [Read more...]

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How to Find the Best Management Careers for Women

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” - Hillary Clinton… This is one of my favorite quotes. When I was younger, I was a total go-getter. I worked my way up from my first job – a cashier at McDonalds at 16 – to working as a merchandising manager, and doing fashion marketing and displays in some awesome retail stores. I loved it for awhile… I thrived on working hard, beating sales goals, and moving up to new, higher positions. But after awhile, I realized that while I was seeing traditional success – moving up the ladder, earning more money, etc – I wasn’t really satisfied. Why? Because while I had a career – I didn’t have a life.

How to find the best jobs for women

“If you don’t wake up in the morning excited to pick up where you left your work yesterday, you haven’t found your calling yet.” -Mike Wallace [Read more...]

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Make Fitness a Lifestyle: Put This On, Set a Goal, & Go!

Learn How Busy Moms Make Fitness Part of their Everyday Routine… I’m a busy mom. Which is a silly phrase, really, isn’t it? I mean, have you ever met a mom who wasn’t busy? There are a lot of different things needing to be squeezed into my busy days – meal prep, housework, potty training, family time, blogging and business work… Plus errands to run, events to attend, and trips to plan for. And oh yeah – fitness. Having a mom means {for most of us} that our figures aren’t quite the same as they used to be. I called it “baby weight” for a long time. But she’s three now. I have to start calling it the “toddler tons” or something. So a few months ago I committed to a serious mission to get in better shape. It’s not all about appearance – it’s also for my health. I’m not severely overweight or anything, but I’m about 30 pounds more than I should be. And recently I found out that I have crazy-high blood pressure, as well as high cholesterol. This BLEW.ME.AWAY. since I’m a really healthy eater, and in decent shape. But, it made me realize that I really need to kick my activity level into high gear, and get more exercise into my life.

How to get fit with the FitBit Flex: Put it on. Set a goal. Go! [Read more...]

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Why Do-It-All Moms Need an All-In-One Computer

I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free, in exchange for sharing my experience with the new Dell All-In-One computer.

Obviously, as a crazy-busy mom who works online from home – while trying to entertain my toddler, and two rowdy nephews – I rely on a lot of tech gadgets in my daily life. I’m definitely NOT an expert on technology, but have quickly learned over the past couple of years how much it can help calm the chaos of my hectic days. And – I have found a new helper that is seriously rocking my socks off – the Dell All-In-One computer from Best Buy. It’s like you took all of my favorite things, threw them in a box together, waved a magic wand over it all – and created the most perfect computer ever. Check it out below, and learn why it is an absolute must-have for Do-It-All moms like us.

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