Saturday, December 20, 2014

Get the Hottest Cameras and Camcoders This Holiday at Best Buy

'Tis the season to capture family memories. To do that, a great camera is vital. Thankfully, Best Buy has you covered with that. Best Buy is the ultimate destination for latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories.

Whether you are specifically looking for a Nikon, Sony or Samsung or even if you don't know what camera is right for you, Best Buy has the perfect camera for you. Because their associate are so knowledgeable and willing to help, they can ensure you get a camera that exceeds all your expectations.

The Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens is a DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so not only can you capture sharp photos and video footage with optical image stabilization that helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity, you can share them instantly like you can with your (lower quality) cell phone camera. Never loose quality to gain convenience again.


The Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera is a compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus. I used to own a Sony DSLR and It was my favorite camera ever. I could take amazing photos with the easy of a point and shoot because of the incredible autofocus. The only minor drawback was it's cumbersome size. The a6000 is so much more compact, with even more features than my old Sony.

The a6000 boasts 24.3 megapixels for outstanding image quality. The Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. With the built-in Wi-Fi allows you to share your stunning pictures and videos across all your devices.



The Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 is a 16.3 megapixel digital camera that comes with 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, which allows you to capture sharp photographs and HD video footage. The 4.8" touch screen makes operation incredibly simple and makes sharing content via the Wi-Fi capabilities a breeze. It also makes it possible to use Android apps right from the camera.


You can check out all the incredible gifts that Best Buy has to offer in the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center. With Best Buy's superior service, guaranteed low prices and huge selection of this season's hottest products, you are sure to find the perfect gift at the best price and without all the stress that normally comes with holiday shopping.


After Best Buy helps you find the perfect gift, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday and a fantastic New Year. I hope all your holiday wishes come true, and I don't just material gifts.

*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.*

Get The Greatest Holiday Gifts From Best Buy

If you are still looking for the perfect holiday gift for somebody on your list, there is no better place to go than Best Buy. With Best Buy, you not only get the best, most knowledgeable service associates, you not only get the best prices(guaranteed), but you also get the best selection.

No matter who you are shopping for, you are sure to find exactly what you want, even if you didn't know you wanted it yet. The wonderful associates at Best Buy will help you pick out the perfect gift and even make sure you understand how it works.


If you are shopping for a child, teenager or gamer on any age, the Xbox One would be the ultimate gift. Xbox One has the best list of exclusive titles like Halo and Sunset Overdrive, the biggest blockbusters including Call Of Duty and Assassin's Creed, the hottest sports franchises like Madden 15 and NBA 2K15 and the best family titles including Skylanders and Just Dance 15.

Xbox One is so much more than just the most elite gaming console. Xbox One is unlike any other device. It offers access the the latest TV shows and movies through all your favorite apps. In fact, with Xbox One ALL of your media is at your fingertips.

I have been looking to upgrade my son's game system for awhile, but I was never sure it was worth it. With Xbox One, I can see the huge differences and I know it is a vast improvement over his current system. I know he will love the Xbox One.

For any music love on your list(like myself), JBL has you covered. The JBL Charge 2 takes Bluetooth speakers to a whole new level with twin passive radiators for deep bass and Social Mode which allows up to 3 different people to control the playlist from their own separate devices. While it is sure to be the life on any party, but it's not just for fun, the Charge 2 is perfect for business with it's hands-free conference speakerphone and twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery.

The JBL Flip 2 is the ultimate wireless portable stereo speaker. Not only is it convenient and stylish, it boasts dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, but the best feature is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation.

The JBL Reflect Earbud Headphones offer Bluetooth 4.0 technology and sound isolation. The wireless range is up to 40 feet and there is a 3-button in-line control and microphone. The ear tips have an ergonomic design with angled ear pieces. The cord is sweat proof and they are even reflective. The 8.5mm drivers make the sound quality out of this world.


For the travel enthusiast on your list, Best Buy has the best navigation systems. Whether you want TomTom or Garmin, you will find the perfect navigation system at the best price with Best Buy. I am so directionally challenged, so this would be an excellent gift for someone like me.

The TomTom Go 50s boasts a 5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance, 3D maps, Lifetime Maps for US, Canada and Mexico and lifetime TomTom Traffic.



The Garmin 2597LMT and Garmin 52LM both offer 5.0" display, maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1, Spoken turn-by-turn directions so you can easily find addresses and millions of points of interest. They also feature lane assist with junction view and display speed limits and accurate arrival times.

If you are scrambling to get a great gift, stop worrying and head to Best Buy. Let them make your holiday less stressful and more joyful for you and the recipient. No one can beat Best Buy's prices, selection or service.


*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.*

Capture The Holiday Magic With Canon From Best Buy

I don't consider myself to be a hobbyist of any kind, but if there is on particular type of hobby that I particularly enjoy, it has to be photography. I am very passionate about photography, in fact. I do not, however, consider it to me my hobby. To me, it's more important than a hobby could ever be.

I don't take photos for the sake of taking photos or as a way to entertain myself. I take photos because it is a way to essentially freeze time in a single moment and create a visual story that can be treasured for generations.

I take photos because they tell the stories of our family. They capture the emotions of all of our most monumental family moments. From our wedding day to the birth of our first child, to our son seeing his baby sister for the first time, to first birthdays, first steps and too many other precious moments to list.

Photos are the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and to your family now and into the future. Being able to pass down all the memories you have made over an entire lifetime to those that come after you, a visual timeline of their family history, what could be more personal and special?

Photography also happens to be a very large part of my job as a blogger. I need to be able to photograph the items I am reviewing so I can tell all of you readers about the features and actually show you what it is and what it does. Seeing is believing, after all.

Everyone who knows me well knows just how passionate I am about photography and how important it is for me to have an incredible camera. My husband knows this better than anyone, and of course, he wants to make sure that I have the best. They are his moments I am capturing too.

With gifts, it is the thought that counts. My husband always puts so much thought into his gifts, and he comes up with the most wonderful ideas for me, but he is not the best shopper, especially not for surprises. He is terrible at shopping online or shopping around for the best deals, so he usually needs me to help him. He feels bad that I have to know what he is getting, but I would rather help him get the best price then overspend to surprise me.

He told me he wanted to get me, as he put it, "the ultimate camera". He had looked at some and had a few in mind that he thought I would like, but left the decision up to me. One of the ones he had selected was the Canon EOS Rebel T5i. That was incredible to me because he does not know much about cameras or any technology for that matter, and the Canon EOS Rebel T5i was the top item on my (unspoken) wish list.


I immediately blurted out that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i was exactly what I wanted. I actually almost yelled it at him, and I kinda felt bad, but I couldn't. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best selling DSLR cameras fro a reason. It makes advanced photograph easy, which is very important to me. As much as I love it, I am hardly a pro and a great camera is only great if you use it properly.

The Canon EOS Rebel T5i can capture full HD video and even has continuous autofocus while recording HD video. My old DSLR did not even take ANY video. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images, and the 3" Vari-angle touch screen makes navigation super simple, even for me.

Once I knew what I wanted, I already knew exactly where we should get it, but I shopped around online just to double check. As I assumed, the best price came from Best Buy.

Best Buy always has the best price on all the hottest gifts. The associates are friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to help answer any questions. With FREE 2-day shipping or store pickup until 6pm Wednesday, there is still time to get the best gifts at the best price from the best retailer - Best Buy.


 It might be the height of the holiday season, but it may also still be "hinting season". Be sure to drop hints on all the gifts you want(like the Canon EOS Rebel T5i from Best Buy) and be sure to be extra receptive to hints that your family/friends may be leaving for you. Then, once you know what they want, head over to Best Buy(online or in store) to get everything for the best price.

There is still time to save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20.

Enjoy all the giving and receiving of gifts and of love, joy and peace that you are sure to experience this holiday season. From my family to you and yours, we wish you a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.

*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.*

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How I make Money Online (for real)

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, "How do you make money online?" People are always shocked that I am able to earn all MY personal income via my blog and other online activities. People always think that all online opportunities are bogus, and believe me, there are a lot of things that are.

Most of the ways to earn money have a catch. The majority are for selling things, which I am no good at. I have no luck as an affiliate, survey sites are good, but are always hit and miss on if you qualify, there are very few real, easy, ways to earn cash, but there are a few.

The best way that I have ever discovered to make money quickly and easily online is AdvoWire. AdvoWire is the easiest way to earn cash online. All that you have to do is link your social media accounts. Then you share(with 2 clicks) branded content to your social sites. You get paid for every single share.
https://www.advowire.com/home/advocate/overview

You start out at at least 30 cents per share(up to almost $1), and you can share on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn up to twice a day per site. So you can easily make about a dollar a day from the very start.

The more you share, your rank increases, and as it does, your rate goes up, so you can make even more. I have made over $200 on AdvoWire in only a few months. You can cash out when you reach $50 and it goes directly to your Paypal account(immediately when you cash out).

My AdvoWire cash helped pay for our Christmas. It is so nice being able to buy my husband and children things with my own money. I know many couples share assets, and that is awesome, but I would much rather have my own. I love that even though I technically don't have a job so I can be home with my family, I can still earn my own money and contribute to the household. It's only a bonus that it only takes (literally) a few minutes a day.

If you want a completely legitimate, no-catch way to earn extra money, I HIGHLY recommend you check out AdvoWire. If you would like a spot on MY team, please leave me your email, so I can refer you. I only have 20 spots on my team.

If you have any questions for the AdvoWire/HireInfluence team, please reach out to them on Twitter @HireInfluence with the hashtag #ShareToEarn. They are very friendly and always happy to help, which is just another reason to love AdvoWire.

*Although this is a sponsored post, I use AdvoWire every day(since long before this post) and I would not endorse it if I did not love it.*

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Splash Math Makes Learning Fun!

Whether you like it or not, the world today is massively reliant on technology. In many ways that can be a great loss to society, but in other ways, there are many benefits of having so much information so readily available. One of my favorite uses of technology is to make learning easier, more fun and less time consuming.

Since my kids are so interested in technology, I decided to use it to teach them while entertaining them, and learning apps are the best way to do so. I don't like having to pay for knowledge though, so I much prefer the free apps. I recently discovered two that I love.


Splash Math Grades 1-5:

This app is so good for my son. I love that is is grades 1-5. My son is currently in 2nd grade. He has autism and often does not like to pay attention to written work. He is very good in math, the best in his class, but I am always hoping for him to learn faster than just grade level, and apps are the perfect way. He is obsessed with his iPad. He really loves this app.

I love that it is free, and with this free version you get 20 free math questions every day. That is just enough as to teach without becoming too much like work, and the fact that it is limited almost makes my son like it more. It's like a special event when he can get new questions, that excitement makes him want to learn even more.


Preschool & Kindergarten Splash Math:

My daughter is 3, but we had to start he in Pre-K this year because there are concerns about her development. Since our son is autistic already, it is a bigger deal than it may be otherwise, and we are doing everything we can to work with her now as we did our son, who is incredibly smart and has made immense progress.

The main way we teach our son is through apps because that is what interests him. Our daughter is the same way. She loves apps and loves to emulate her brother. I love that I can use this app to help her learn while having fun. It is challenging for her, which is exactly what I wanted. I am trying to get her to exceed her age level, so I love that this is kindergarten level work.

She is already starting to learn with this, and she really loves it. I love watching her confidence soar when she gets one right. The characters and such are a lot of fun and really hold her attention well. This is a great free app to prepare for kindergarten.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Wishes - Zipz Shoes Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Everyone likes to put their best foot forward, especially during the holidays where seems to be so much more going on. Luckily, there is one company that makes it insanely easy to always do just that. Zipz are a one of a kind line of footwear that takes fashion to the next step(pun intended).

It's always said that shoes are a girl's best friend, and of course that is usually true, but I know so many men that saying would apply to as well. In fact, my husband is a shoe connoisseur. He owns easily double the amount of shoes that I do, and I have quite a few.

Having a large selection of shoes is wonderful. It ensures that we will always have the perfect pair for any look and any occasion. It allows us to express ourselves with our favorite colors, styles and patterns. It just makes us happy. There is a downside though.

First, buying a new pair of shoes all the time can get expensive. Second, shoes need a place to be stored, and in our home, there is practically nowhere to keep them without it looking tacky. Our TV stand in our bedroom is actually housing shoes instead of the movies we previously kept there.

Amazing, Zipz solves both of those problems. If the name did not already give it away, Zipz shoes are just that zip-able. Still don't understand? The tops of the shoes zip off from the soles, so that you can use another top to create the look of a whole new pair.


I really love that I can change up the whole look in a quick Zip. I really love that since the soles stay the same and the tops are the same size/fit that I can actually wear 2 different tops at the same time if I want to. I have a bit of a crazy sense of style at times. I have always wanted to wear two different shoes at once, but since shoes are different heaths and such I was not able to wothout it effecting how I would walk.


Also, instead of paying for a whole new pair of shoes, you just have to buy the tops. That saves a lot of money. It makes a lot of sense too, because I find that the top of my shoes begins to look distressed and the soles are perfectly good. Now I don't have to throw out the whole pair just because the tops look rough.

The tops are much more compact that a full pair of shoes, so you can easily store 5 pairs of tops(or more) in the same amount of space as 1 pair of shoes. Space is a huge issue for us, so that really makes me happy, especially since I love to indulge my husband's shoe obsession, and always want to get him new pairs, like these amazing Zipz.


He loves his Zipz. Not only does he like the space saving and style changing features. He really loves the look of all of Zipz styles in general as more stylish than average shoes. He especially likes how the zipper looks like and embellishment to give the shoes more personality.

When either of us wear our Zipz, we always get tons of compliments and people asking us what kind of shoes we are and where we got them. Not that we base our fashion choices on the opinions of others, but it is really nice when people compliment you on something that you already love.

That's one of the best thing about Zipz, yeah they are practical, but they are also fun and incredibly unique, but like those that wear them, which is why they make such a wonderful gift. Zipz are all about all things fun and exciting, which is why there are hosting this fabulous giveaway.

One very lucky winner will receive a pair of Zipz of their very own. What better way to show their unique style? If you want to win this fantastic prize, enter below. Be sure to enter all the other Christmas Wishes giveaways HERE for other amazing prizes. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway THE FINE PRINT: All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Please read each giveaway 's directions carefully as entry methods differ, and giveaways may be open to different world areas. Please make sure you leave a way (valid email address in form or comment) with your entries to be contacted if you win. Please note that Momma Told Me, Blog POP! or the Blog POP! bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner we will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly and prizes will likely not arrive in time for the holidays due to event and giveaway timing. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize should concerns arise after winner's notification. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog owner no sooner than 14 days from prize notification and no more than 6 weeks, for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

Christmas Wishes - Insta-Bed NeverFLAT Raised Queen Airbed Review & GIVEAWAY!!

You are not sleeping your way through the holidays are you? Now is the time to be planning, shopping, decorating, visiting, donating, volunteering and so much more. This is the busiest time of the year. If you are not wide awake, you will miss out on many magical moments.

Luckily, after the holidays, when you need to sleep for a week to recover from all of the fun, I have just the thing to help you do it right. The Raised Queen NeverFLAT Airbed from Insta-Bed is the most elite airbed available. In fact, I hate to even call it an airbed.


To call it an air mattress immediately gives the impression of an inflatable raft, something that is stiff, uncomfortable, made or horrible plastic that will stick to your skin and go flat as soon as you fall asleep. Nothing could be further from what this bed actually is.

This Raised Queen bed is in a class of it's own. The height is fantastic. The material does not squeak or stick, in fact the soft-suede top is very soft and comfortable. It holds bedding in place, but we have a king bed, so we did not have queen bedding. We used it without anything on top and it was still a joy to sleep on.


The bed is not too firm, but it does not sink in. The bed offers real support, and actually feels like a real bed. The greatest feature is the NeverFLAT pump. Not only does the bed inflate and deflate in seconds with the turn of a nob, but the pump SILENTLY keeps the bed inflated at the perfect level all night long.


You can even choose from from, medium or plush settings. Aside from the NeverFLAT feature, which is my favorite, the adjustable firmness option is my favorite. I need a plush mattress, usually anything inflatable can either be firm(fully inflated) or soggy(flat), so having the option to choose a plush feel is wonderful.

I really love that it can be firm too though, because my husband needs a firm mattress, so when he uses it, he can choose that option. We recently stayed a few nights in a hotel and there was only 2 beds with hubby, myself and our 2 kids. We used this bed so our son could have his own bed. Hubby slept on this and our daughter slept with me.

The hotel bed was horrible and gave me crippling back pain, while hubby slept like a baby. When we first talked about who would sleep where, it was discussed as him "biting the bullet" and sleeping on the airbed so I could be more comfortable. I guess it pays to do a kind deed, because he ended up with the best bed.

The NeverFLAT pump really does just what it says, the bed was exactly the same firmness in the morning as it was when I inflated it, and it did not make a peep all night. I am a very light sleeper(especially since that hotel bed was a nightmare) and I would have heard it.

Since it is so easy to deflate, we deflated it each morning so we had more room to move around during the day. Since it power deflates, no one has to smash the air out and try to ball it up and stuff it somewhere. All the air sucks out in seconds and it folds back to the same size it arrived, and stores easily in the included storage bag.

I am so glad that we got this amazing Raised Queen NeverFLAT Insta-Bed, because we have to stay in hotels several times a year and this will make it more of a vacation and less of a chore. We will actually be visiting family for the holidays and this will be a lifesaver. Not sleeping well makes us all really cranky, and that is no way to be during a holiday gathering.

This bed is completely good enough to be an every-night bed. I actually wanted to make it my son's bed, but he would puncture it with something(intentionally probably). If not for both of my little terrors, someone would be using this as an everyday bed, and would probably be sleeping better than they are now.

A great night's sleep is one of the best gifts you can give someone, and this amazing bed is a practical and affordable way to do that. If you are shopping for that person who has it all, I think this Insta-Bed NeverFLAT Raised Queen Airbed would be an excellent choice.

Insta-Bed agrees, and that is why they have been kind enough to give one away. One lucky winner will receive this Insta-Bed NeverFLAT Raised Queen Airbed. Enter below for your chance and enter all the other Christmas Wishes giveaways HERE.

a Rafflecopter giveaway THE FINE PRINT: All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Please read each giveaway 's directions carefully as entry methods differ, and giveaways may be open to different world areas. Please make sure you leave a way (valid email address in form or comment) with your entries to be contacted if you win. Please note that Momma Told Me, Blog POP! or the Blog POP! bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner we will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly and prizes will likely not arrive in time for the holidays due to event and giveaway timing. We will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize should concerns arise after winner's notification. If there is an issue with a sponsor please notify the blog owner no sooner than 14 days from prize notification and no more than 6 weeks, for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.