Monday, December 31, 2018

3 Classroom Craft Ideas to Try With Students

Students always love to play and they have a nice time away from books. To help them with this, teachers usually try to incorporate craft classes into learning, where students get to explore their creativity and imagination through the creation of different crafts. The good thing about it is that there are no limits when it comes to classroom craft lessons. Imagination and creativity, as they say, are unlimited.

As a teacher, you would want to keep your students trying out refreshing and original craft ideas. There are lots of unique craft ideas you could try out with your students to keep them engaged. Well, here are three craft ideas you could incorporate in your craft classes today.

Creative Superhero Craft

Currently, there has been a surge of many superhero figures such as the Wonder woman, Hulk, Batman, Superman, and Black Panther among others. Students usually will always have their favorite superhero and would mimic them at any given time.

So, you can get your students to explore their creativity by coming up with their own imaginative superhero. They can develop a superhero character from their own imagination. From the craft, you will have the opportunity to see how far they can use their imagination and creativity. To make it interesting, you can also get involved so that they can feel you are also part of the process.
In the end, you can award good scores to motivate them in addition to rewarding them with candies.

Animal Based Craft

Kids love animals and they will always be fascinated by them. So, having them craft their favorite animal can be a good craft session. For instance, you could try coming up with 5 animals and group the students into the 5 animal groups depending on their preference and have them create animal crafts.

Also, you could have them create an animal book. Try getting different wildlife magazines and get the students into groups and have them cut out all the animals in the magazines and then create an animal book out of them. Afterward, they can creatively design their respective books and present their final presentations before the other groups. The essential thing is to keep things fun and engaging.

Events and Holiday Craft
Well, there are numerous holidays and events happening throughout the year and this can form the basis of your craft lessons. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Independence Day, and other events can offer good craft ideas. For instance, during the Halloween week, you can have the students craft simple Halloween items such as cards, badges, and attires. For Christmas, you can have them create Christmas cards, banners, badges and simple gifts for their fellow students, teachers and family members.
 Cheerful girl painting New Year while sitting
Another creative idea would be to have them engage in craft lessons based on celebratory days. For example, during the World's Environment Day, you can have your students create environment related crafts to celebrate the day.

Be sure to get the best Classroom Supplies for Teachers to ensure your classroom craft ideas come out perfectly.  Whatever art and craft supplies you are looking for, may it be painting products, beads, collage trays, frames, buttons, pebbles, mosaic squares and more, you will surely find it.

Monday, December 24, 2018

VIZIO P Series 55 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service.*

If you are still scrambling for a last minute gift, but don't want something that feels last minute, then you're in luck. The VIZIO P Series 55 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Perfect for a man cave. Perfect for families. Perfect to keep for yourself. (I won't judge.)

This is not just any TV. Every pixel is a masterpiece of color, clarity and contrast. With expansive colors, superior HDR performance and pristine 4K detail, each frame is a jaw-dropping experience. VIZIO’s Ultra Color Spectrum® technology paints each scene with over one billion colors. Dolby Vision HDR with UltraBright 1000 brings extraordinary contrast, depth and brightness to the screen. And a high-performance Active Full Array Pro™ backlight with up to 120 local dimming zones produces picture-perfect blacks.

The all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ offers unprecedented control and streaming options. Browse favorites like Netlifx, Hulu, Prime Video, and YouTube right on the TV. With Chromecast built-in, you can stream thousands of Chromecast-enabled apps from your phone to the TV. Support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant makes the P-Series a perfect smart-home centerpiece. Offering a gorgeous edge-to-edge screen design, VIZIO’s P-Series 4K HDR Smart TVs will thrill the most-demanding videophiles.

TV is life, so a great picture, great sound, and access to all the streaming content are so important. I very rarely watch traditional TV (if I do, it is DVRd) so being able to stream from almost anywhere is great. My current Smart TV does not have Hulu built in so I have to hook my laptop to it. That defeats the purpose of a Smart TV. Smart Device compatibility, while not essential, is such a great feature. Who doesn't love giving commands and having them be obeyed?

So if you need a great gift, today, head over to Best Buy and save $100 on the VIZIO P Series 55 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV. Great Gift Great Service Great price✔  Looks like Santa just "checked" that list 3 times. What are you waiting for? Happy Gifting.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Starlink Battle for Atlas On Sale at Best Buy!

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service.*

Still looking for the perfect gift for a young (or old) gamer on your list? Starlink Battle For Atlas would be perfect. Available on XBox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. We got one for our XBox one, and it's a hit! The kids love being space adventurers.

What makes Starlink Battle for Atlas so cool is that you use physical pieces to control the virtual game. It's an open-world space saga that features modular toy technology that allows players to assemble and customize real-world physical starships, link the starships to their game controller, and launch into an epic adventure across the Atlas star system. It is single player or you can play with a second player in split screen.

Each modular component and pilot attached to the starship appears instantly in-game, allowing players to directly affect the course of their battle in a noticeable way. There are many module packs available. Expansions. So it's the gift that can keep on giving. A great gift for Christmas, and then inspiration for future birthdays, rewards, Easter, whatever. I love having a fail-proof gift option.

We got an extra pilot, Starship, and Weapons pack. That way we could see how the changes effect game play. It is really so cool, to watch a video game change before your eyes. Who doesn't love to be in control?

These modules are so awesome. My son even loves to use them as toys when not playing the game. He has been asking to "collect them all" and has put them on his list to Santa. I have plans to get him some, especially Razor Lemay who is an awesome female charterer. There's not enough female characters in most games.

We really love this game. I feel if you have children who like video games and/or outer space, Starlink Battle For Atlas is a no brainer. And right now, you can save $25 on the game and get 30% off expansion packs at Best Buy! What a deal.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It's Holiday *Time* - The Michael Kors Wear OS by Google Smartwatch from Best Buy

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product.*

It's that time of year. The time when you are thinking and planning and doing all day, every day. From getting gifts to attending gatherings to hosting gatherings and volunteering, and umpteen other tasks daily. It is easy to lose your head and lose track of the time.

While I cannot help with you numerous responsibilities, I can tell you how to keep them better managed, and in style, too. The Michael Kors Access Runway Wear OS Smartwatch by Google, available at Best Buy.

This watch is stunning! While it has so many other amazing features, this is definitely a fashion piece. The classic gold or rose gold finish embodies timeless sophistication. If all this watch did was tell time, it would still be and iconic timepiece. However, it does so much more..

Powered by Google, this watch has everything you need to manage your life. From health and fitness tracking, tips, and goals from Google Fit to managing calls, appointments and so much more with Google Assistant, the Wear OS by Google does it all.

All work and no play? Of course not! Not only can the Wear OS by Google lets you access your music, ring your phone and even take selfies! Plus with Google Pay functionality, you can pay with a wave. I don't know about you, but being able to wave my wrist (and gorgeous watch) and just walk out like a queen seems pretty epic.

Plus, you can customize the face (dial) of the watch. You can have it to look more like a real watch face, like shown above, or you can take full advantage of the digital face and make it look like a screen. Either way, it is fabulous and totally you.

Even the box is lovely! No need to get a gift box. I don't even think it would need to be wrapped, just add a bow and a tag and the recipient would be awestruck. If you can't give the gift of time, this is the next best thing.

Or, just get it for yourself. You deserve it. Treat yourself; I think it's time. No matter who on your list is lucky enough to receive such a wonderful gift, head on over to Best Buy to get it. They have both the colors, a Price Match Guarantee, and knowledgeable employees to help you with any questions you may have.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide - Dreaming of Sugarplums

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday, there is surely much to plan. Travel, entertaining, gifts, cards and more. It can be so easy to get caught up in all the planning. It is important to also remember the everyday needs and pleasures of life.

For example, I keep forgetting my usual weekly groceries because I am hyper-focused on the holiday offerings. And my son needed a new bed, I kept having the urge to put it off until after the holidays, like nothing else mattered.

Thankfully, I came to my senses and decided that I could get a bed now, I could even have fun with it, and make it an early holiday gift. I chose the TurboCharged Twin Truck Bed from Step2. It is so fun! As the name implies, it is shaped like a truck. A super cool truck. And, it is fire engine red. Every little boy's dream, right?

Now, when my little man goes to sleep, to dream of sugarplums, on Christmas Eve, he can do it in style. And speaking of sugarplums, he and his sister will be able to whip them up into sugarplum pie with the fabulous Step2 Shop And Play Kitchen Playset.

My kiddos are going to love it! Actually, I love it too, and can't wait to play with it with them. Pretend food/cooking was always my favorite thing to play as a child. I remember "fighting" over the kitchen play station in kindergarten.

So as the days count down and more and more stress descends upon us, let's remember that the holidays are fun and fabulous and great gifts are wonderful, but there is more to life and family than just the holidays. Let's make every day a holiday. Sweet sugarplum dreams to you all.

*Although I received these products at no cost, to facilitate my review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide- Motorola Talkabout T600

If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the man (any man) on your list, you're in luck. Hubby and I have been playing with these Motorola Talkabout T600 H20 2-Way Radios, and they are so awesome. From teenager to grandpa, and anyone in between, these two-way radios make a great, fun, practical gift.

In fact, any man, woman, or child would love these, I just feel they fit better as a mens gift idea, since I feel men get left out a lot on gift guides, and I personally have a really hard time knowing what to get my hubby, and other male family, as gifts.

They are great to have for any outdoor adventures: camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating. Any time you may need to get in touch, and want a backup in case of a lost/damaged/dead cell phone. These babies are waterproof, and they float! They even have a water activated LED flashlight, making it super easy to find if you drop it in the water.

For a fun gift that is sure to be a hit with anyone on your list, that is useful and will not just sit around on a shelf or in a closet, these Motorola Takabout T600 H2) Two-Way Radios is sure to check all the boxes and bring smiles to the face of anyone who receives them.

*Although I received this product at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Holiday Gift Guide - Bandai Toys

We are under 2 weeks away from Christmas. If Santa hasn't finished up his shopping yet, it's time to really go into overdrive. In our house, Santa has been stocking up for months, but there is always room for a few more last minute additions, especially when they are this cool.

Bandai has so many great toys. We are a sucker for anything Disney related, and my daughter is obsessed with dolls, so the adorable Ralph Breaks the Internet Talking Vanellope Doll was a no brainer. She is so cute. Her hair clips can be worn by her new best (human) friend.

Speaking of cute, how adorable is Baymax from Big Hero 6? This Squish To Fix Baymax Playset is so fun. My kids (and I) love all things squishy. And did I mention all things Disney? I did? Well it's worth saying again. We love Disney. Big Hero 6 is such a sweet movie. And now a sweet toy.

And this Hy[per Cluster YoYo Starter Pack might not be Disney, but it is super cool. I love active gifts like this. This is great for getting my son to go outside and it helps build motor skills and hand eye coordination. Not something a klutz like me would be good at. But my son is great at this kind of thing. He always pick it up freakishly fast.

No matter what age or gender child you are shopping for Bandai is sure to have the perfect gift to make their holiday a little more special. I hope you all have a safe, happy, joyful holiday.

*Although I received these items at no cost, to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide - Ugly Christmas Sweater

Everyone has seen a sweater, especially a holiday sweater, that is just so ugly you a baffled not only why someone would wear it, but by why a designer would even make it. There is a fine line between festive and fugly. It got to the point, where people would try to find the ugliest sweaters on purpose, and ugly sweater parties were born.

But when you want to look "ugly", but not really, and you still want to have your personality come through, you can get an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Now, all the holiday and pop culture themes you love have been uglified.

In this case, ugly just means epic. Who wouldn't want a Home Alone, National Lampoon, or Harry Potter sweater? And what could be more awesome than a soft, cozy, grandma-esqe sweater with Grateful Dead Dancing Bears on it? Talk about Rock 'n Roll.

You know you want one. I mean, look at those bears.

This is going to be a gift, so I have not tried it on, though I am super tempted to keep it for myself. I don't wear many (any) sweaters, ugly or otherwise, but this is just too cool.

I know the recipient will love this gift. How could they not? Seriously, anyone looking for a statement piece this holiday season needs to check out If you are looking for a unique gift, something fun yet practical, nothing better than a fabulously "ugly" sweater.

Are you part of the ugly sweater craze yet? Will you be now? What design/theme do you love most? Who do you know that would love one of these epic sweaters? I would love to discuss all this with you all in the comments.

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide - Yale Assure Lock

This holiday season, give the gift of security and convenience. Nothing is more important than the safety of your family. That is something you cannot put a price on. The same with time. Things that save you time and stress are priceless.

With the Yale Assure Lock, you can cover all of those. Know that your family is safe from break-ins. Know if your kids got safely home, even when you are not there. Since the system replaces your current deadbolt, there are no cylinders to pick, making it much harder to break in.

Kids can let themselves with a  unique pin code, so they won't need a key that can get lost or end up with a person with malicious intentions. The unique pin codes also allow you to track who has entered the home and when.

You can even lock and unlock the door from your phone, even when you are not there. That is great for letting someone in one time. (Ex "call me when you get to the house and I will let you in.") Perfect for someone pickup up or dropping something off.

If you have your phone with you, the door will unlock automatically as you approach. Perfect if you re carrying things and don't want to dig for keys (which you will no longer need for your door, though, since you will use a pin) or try to type in your pin.

What other gift can provide such security and convenience? Everything in your home is becoming smart now, why shouldn't your lock be? Gift the gift of peace of mind this holiday season.

*Although I received this product at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide - Blentec Designer 725 Blender + Giveaway!

The holiday season is officially here, much quicker than I was expecting. It's time to start buying holiday gifts as well as planning holiday gatherings. The Blendtec Designer 725 can help with both. If you are looking for a show-stopping gift for someone close to you, you definitely cannot go wrong with the Designer 725.

It is such a versatile gift. Busy mom? Being able to chop and dice veggies in a flash is a pretty great time saver, not to mention the clean setting, full, ad soap and tap a button, then rinse. Cleaning can literally not get any simpler than that. Less time wasted chopping and cleaning, more time with children or relaxing.

Health nut? Smooties and whole fruit juices for the win. The Blendtec Designer 725 is powerful enough to blend touch skins and even seeds so you can get all of the nutrients without sacrificing quality. And not having to seed/peel things also makes it quicker and easier.

"From scratch" foodie? Make your own nut butters, baby food, salsa, ice cream, soup and much more. Whether you have to control ingredients for allergies, health issues, or just for quality and peace of mind, you will always know what your family is eating. Plus it is usually much more cost effective to make it yourself. Have you bought almond butter lately?

Party animal? Make perfect blended drinks. The party never stops and neither does the Designer 725. With plenty of power to crush ice to perfection, your margaritas have never been so good, or so easy. And again, save money. Making drinks at home is much more economical than going out.

With six preprogrammed one-touch cycles, to ensure blending perfection. The settings are: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, and Clean. You can add 10 seconds to any cycle by tapping the respective button while the cycle is running. The Designer 725 even suggests additional uses for each cycle so you know how to get the most from your blender.

And if the preprogrammed cycles don't match your exact need, there is a 100 speed touch slider. Get seamless precision speed control for 100 speeds with the slide of a finger. It even tells you which speed to use for stirring, chopping, mixing, blending, or pureeing. You can use Multi-Speed Pulse for an added burst of power at any speed.

The Blendtec Designer 725 is truly the blender with a brain. The exclusive SmartBlend technology senses and identifies potential problems that could interfere with the perfect blend-including loading errors, overheating, or air pockets - and then tells users how to fix them. What an amazing feature for blender novices. It is actually really helpful even if you have ample experience.

The Belndtec Designer 725 is the best blender I've ever had, and I have had other "high end" blenders. I love the preset options, it makes it so easy to get the same result every time. I also love the SmartBlend feature. I generally know what I am doing, but it never hurts to have a fail safe just in case.

Anyone who wants to try new recipes, improve their health, eat more from scratch, Have some great cocktails, or blend anything, ever, the Blendtec Designer 725 is the perfect gift. And all the features that make it the perfect gift also make it perfect for holiday entertaining. Faster prep, faster cleanup, better quality, less stress, happier guests, happier you. What more could you want?

While the Designer 725 is worth every penny, you know what's even better? Free. That's right. Blendtec has been generous enough to provide a Designer 725 blender to give away. One of you very luck souls will win. Enter below for your chance. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Best Beverages for Marathon Runners

Whether you live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and are training for a coastal marathon, or you’re in Boulder, Colorado training for a marathon in the Rockies, there are certain beverages that can help fuel a better performance. For those running for 90 minutes or less, plain water is fine, which will help replace fluids lost from sweating while preventing dehydration, but for marathon running, fluid intake is far more important. In addition to water, your body needs carbs and sodium.

A DIY Sports Drink

Many sports drinks contain all sorts of unhealthy additives that don’t do your body, or mind, any good when you’re trying to win, or simply finish the race. You can make your own healthy drink by combining one-part water with one-part fresh-squeezed orange juice and just a pinch of salt. You’ll get the fluid you need along with the carbs and nutrients in the orange juice, including potassium. This mineral that’s lost as you sweat is important for regulating fluids and maintaining mineral balance in the body’s cells as well as helping muscles contract.


Contains a good amount of sodium to help replace the amount lost from sweat, while its salty taste encourages more drinking, a benefit for marathon runners whose bodies need the fluid to keep going.

Tea or Coffee

While it’s somewhat controversial, drinking a cup of tea or coffee 30 to 45 minutes before a run does provide an energy boost that allows athletes to work harder, thanks to the caffeine content in either beverage. The caffeine may also help to improve glucose absorption so that muscles are refueled quicker. It’s best to drink only a limited amount, however, as caffeine can also be dehydrating.

Carrot Juice

The morning of your marathon, you may want to drink a glass of carrot juice. It not only contains lots of vitamin A, but phosphorous, which boosts the body’s metabolic rate and ensures optimal use of energy in the body while reducing muscle pain after exercise.

Beet Juice

About an hour before the race, try drinking a glass of beet juice. A study conducted out of Saint Louis University in Missouri found that consuming beets can “acutely improve running performance.” The results revealed that runners who ate beets 60 minutes before a race were able to run 3 percent faster, with the biggest improvements found during the last leg. The researchers noted that they believe the nitrate in beets helps to reduce the oxygen cost of endurance exercise, allowing the runner to use up less energy to produce the muscular force need to propel forward. It also increases nitric oxide production and improves blood flow, allowing muscles to perform more efficiently.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

IG Charcoal BBQ - Holiday Gift Guide

If you are looking for a show-stopping gift for the man in your life, look no further than the IG Charcoal BBQ. This state of the art, stainless steel, charcoal barbecue is sure to be a gift he will never forget. And he will get lots of enjoyment out of it for years (or decades) to come.

This grill is truly impressive. All the awesome extras of a gas grill with all the flavor of charcoal. The IG Charcoal BBQ offers a plethora of great features. My favorite features are the folding side trays, the retractable legs (which make the grill compact enough to travel), and the rotating handle which raises and lowers the charcoal! How cool is that?

There are many other cool features like wheels (on all legs, locking on 2), Ash collection tray, that makes cleanup a breeze, and a multi functional top that can be a standard grill top or a removed top for skewers.

This is a barbecue unlike any other. All the style and function of a large gas grill, with the flavor quality of charcoal and the added portability that you don't get from a gas grill. Tailgating just got a lot better.

I don't know about you, but when I give a gift, I want it to be something that will get used. Collectibles are nice and all, and it's the thought that counts, but it is so much better to give a gift and know (or see) the other person is getting use from it. Imagine how many awesome meals this BBQ will cook. It is so well made I can tell it will last for many years.

I could gush about the IG Charcoal BBQ all day, but the best way for you to find out how awesome it is would be to buy it. Or better yet, win it. IG Charcoal BBQ has been generous enough to allow me to give one of these fabulous BBQs away. Enter below for your chance to be the lucky winner. Good luck!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Café Matte Collection by GE

*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.*
When choosing appliances, is style important to you? If so, allow me to introduce you to the GE Café Matte Collection, available at Best Buy. A collection of modern kitchen appliances that you can customize.

Choose your "canvas", select your appliance in Matte White (that comes standard with brushed bronze hardware) or the Matte Black which comes standard with brushed stainless hardware). You can then select brushed copper, brushed bronze, brushed stainless, or brushed black hardware choices to customize either matte finish and complement your overall kitchen design.
The end result is a beautifully customized kitchen.

I have always been partial to black appliances, but that Matte White, with that brushed copper hardware is stunning. The soft luster and warmth of the Matte White finish offers a fresh approach to a staple kitchen color. With a luxe look and a smudge-resistant, soft-touch feel, Matte White allows owners to create pops of brightness against dark cabinetry or a seamless blend in an all-white kitchen.

The Matte Collection's premium finishes in Matte White and Matte Black seamlessly complement premium cabinetry and flooring, setting the stage for mindful layers of warmth, depth and personality. You can't go wrong with style that also performs. It's time your appliance had a personality; yours.

I know I am excited about these amazing appliances, and we need a new stove anyway, so I will definitely be visiting Best Buy to check out the Café Matte Collection. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the collection. What is your favorite color combo? As I said, I love the Matte White and Brushed Copper. Let's discuss in the comments.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Snoring is an issue that has a solution

Snoring is a cause of many serious health problems and even a cause of many divorces. Some people find snoring as a sign of masculinity but always bear in mind that snoring doesn’t produce positive effects. Try sleeping with a snorer for more than a few nights. It won’t seem that cute anymore.

Snoring is a common issue, but the wide population lacks consciousness about this disorder. People who snore for a couple of years believe that a solution for snoring doesn’t exist. In this article, we will undeceive this. Snoring actually has a solution. What is even better, we will
enumerate several solutions, so you can choose which way you want to go.

First of all, let’s be clear – snoring is an indicator of a constriction that exists somewhere in
your airways. This constriction makes the soft tissue produce vibrations, which results in
snoring. If the snoring lasts for a few years, a space around your pharynx gets completely
clogged. This further results in obtrusive sleep apnea, which is a severe health problem.

A fallacy

We want to emphasize that many people live in a fallacy. Both and women snore. So, if you
believed that only men snore, this is false. Yet, women don’t snore as much as men. Snoring in women occurs with every eight woman, while every third man snores. Snoring intensity in women can be a bit lighter, but don’t be surprised if you hear some lady while scraping a wood.

A surgery

After all those years of snoring, you probably believe that only a surgery can fix the things. Yet, what we recommend you is to stipulate whether you are a snorer, or suffer from sleep apnea. If you have symptoms such as sweating at night, a high blood pressure, and you have breathing pauses while sleeping, then you suffer from sleep apnea. Obtrusive sleep apnea implies a surgery in most of the cases. However, don’t be afraid of the process, as it can save your life.

On the other side, if you don’t have these side effects, there is a chance for you to avoid surgery and further complications.

Luckily, we have a few solutions that can save your life and prevent a surgery and lost post-
operative period.

1. Improve your life habits

You won’t believe this at first, but life habits can trigger snoring. If you smoke cigarettes, then you are my dear, a high potential for snoring. Further, if you like fatty food and you have gained some weight, this is a trigger for snoring also. Fat makes breathing difficult even when you are active through the day. When you lay in your bed to sleep, the fat in your throat will affect your breathing.

When people sleep, their muscles relax. This already makes less space for the air to come
through. When you add the fat, this makes a serious obstacle for the air. The air tickles the throat and the palate, which produces snoring. To conclude – eat healthy food and be active and reduce or quit smoking.

2. Keep your home and the bedroom clean

Allergens in the air may produce snoring too. If you know that you are prone to allergies, pay special attention to cleaning your bedroom and your living space. Ventilate the room before going to sleep in order to let in some fresh air. Buy hypoallergenic pillows, as they prevent sneezing. Clogged nose is one more cause of snoring, as you will breathe through your mouth. Make sure you clean all the dust and change the bed sheets at least once a week.

3. Get yourself an anti snore device

If you are struggling with snoring for a long time now, then you probably tried to find a fast but effective solution. Doctors came up with a great innovation – an anti snore device. It helps you especially if you snore on your back. Make sure you check on some anti snore device sleep aid reviews and assure yourself of the effectiveness of the device. It helped millions of people around the world, it would help you also. As you see, snoring is an issue that has a solution, and it is more simple that you could ever

Bose Smart Home Speakers

*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.*

Anyone who knows me knows that I love music. I will always be a rocker at heart, but my music taste can be very eclectic. I'm not afraid to jam out to some 90s pop or rap along with Eminem. I'm even a bit (old school) country at times. One thing is for sure, I am passionate about my music. I feel every note, so I need to hear every note perfectly.

That's where the new Bose Smart Home Speakers with Bass Module and Surround Sound come in. There are amazing Smart Home Speakers to choose from, all with the superior sound you can only get from Bose. The Bose Soundbar 700 is designed to be the world’s best soundbar, delivers an unmatched combination of sophisticated design and exceptional sound. The stylish Bose Soundbar 500 has a thin profile that fits discreetly under your TV, while its powerful acoustics fill the room with sound. And the Bose Home Speaker 500 delivers the widest sound of any smart speaker.

With built-in voice control with Amazon Alexa, phenomenal sound is just the beginning. Effortless control. Millions of songs are right at your fingertips. Well, the tip of your tongue, actually. Actually, both are correct, with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, along with voice control, you can command streaming with your voice, or you could use the Bose app, to get the music you want with the tap of a screen. Either way, it is so easy a child could do it. Any probably will. Everyone in the family (and those who are not) will want to take these speakers "for a spin".

If you want to buy one (or more) of these amazing Bose Smart Home Speakers with Bass Module and Surround Sound, there is no better place to shop than Best Buy. From the large selection to the unbeatable prices to the unparalleled service, you are sure to find exactly what you need, even if it takes a little help from a professional.

I'd love to know your impressions of the Bose Smart Home Speakers with Bass Module and Surround Sound. Are you in love? (I am.) What feature(s) have you most excited? Do you already own one. If so I want to hear all about it. Let's chat in the comments.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Google Chromecast - See it. Stream it.

*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.*

Anyone who knows me knows I love TV. I love movies, and I watch them semi-often, but I am obsessed with TV series. I think it is because TV shows can take their time more, lay the groundwork, really tell the story thoroughly and build compelling characters. Also, just because I can enjoy the content longer than a two hour movie.

Anyway, I get obsessed. I binge-watch everything. If I miss a show's first season or two, I often wait for the entire series to end so I can watch without waiting for new seasons. I am a binge-watching pro. And I just found something that makes it even easier. Google Chromcast Streaming Media Player. Stream all your content to your TV with just a tap of your phone.
I already had a smart TV in the living room, where I do all of my watching, but for some reason the Youtube app on the TV stopped working, it just gets stuck. With Chromecast I can watch Youtube again. There are several cool shows on there that are free. Plus music and how-to videos and much more. Chromecast has so many more apps than Youtube and YoutubeTV, though. Over 2000, in fact. Netflix and Hulu, of course, but also HBO Now and many, many more. 

If you have Google Home, you can access TV/Movies with just you're voice! I am lazy and always losing remotes, so I LOVE that feature. They work seamlessly together. I can just say: "Okay Google, play Roswell in the living room." and BAM, I'm watching Roswell. (The best SciFi drama of all time, IMO.)

Chromcast turns "dumb" TVs into smart TVs. Hubby still has his non-smart big screen in our bedroom. He never really cared, but I always wanted to get Netflix in there. We used to use a DVD player that was smart capable, but the DVD part broke and it was too bulky to keep in there for just Netflix. Now he can have a smart TV too, and I can make him stream all the shows I have been telling him to watch.

My daughter as well, she is 7 and does not have cable in her room. She only has a (non-smart) DVD player, but now she can have Netflix (and Hulu, etc) in there too. She loves it! It's so nice to upgrade to "smart TVs" without paying for a whole new TV. Chromecast works with any TV that is HDMI compatible.

If you are looking for a better streaming experience, I recommend Chromecast. You can find it at Best Buy. You could get it elsewhere, too, but Best Buy has great prices and knowledgeable associates always ready to answer your questions. I'm off to stream some shows, but I'd love to know what you think of Chromecast, your experience if you've used it. Or what you are most interested in if you haven't. Let's discuss in the comments.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet

*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 love discovering fun, new, tech products. I just got the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet, from Best Buy, which is super cool. It is great for drawing and photo editing. It lets you turn any computer into an art studio.

I am no artist, but I wish I was. With the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet I can practice. It is very simple to use. It includes Corel Painter Essentials software, which is great for drawing/painting. My creations may not be great, but I had fun, and the Pen Tablet was easy to use. Without the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet, I would not be able to even draw a stick figure on my laptop. Using a mouse, or even my touch screen is a nightmare. A pen in your hand is a more natural creative interface on your computer when creating artwork.

The pen is really neat. It is a 4K cordless, pressure-sensitive, battery-free pen with a built-in pen nib compartment and nib removal tool. It works seamlessly with the tablet and its 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It is beyond precise.

The tablet has a large active surface area so it is great for large or multiple monitors and can be set up for both left- and right-handed use. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect wirelessly with Bluetooth to your Mac or PC.

The Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet also comes with Corel AfterShot photo-editing software. I am an avid photographer, so I love that. The 4 customizable ExpressKeys are great for that. You can store your most use actions like Copy/paste and Undo, so they are always right at your fingertips.

I have been having a blast with this so far, but I can't wait to keep discovering and growing my abilities with the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet. I am going to let my son use to too. He is 100 and autistic. He is an amazing artist for his age and he loves drawing on his iPad and computer, even with his finger/mouse, so I can only imagine how well he will do with this.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet. Have you tried it? Do you want to? What feature do you most like about it? How would you use it most? Lets discuss in the comments. And if you want to get one for yourself, be sure to visit Best Buy. They have a great price, great selection, and knowledgeable employees to help you get just what you need.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The top 3 benefits to getting laser hair removal

So you're thinking of getting laser hair removal but something is stopping you. Is it the fact that people tell you that it is expensive? Don't be intimidated by what you hear from other people especially if they have not yet tried the procedure. You need to do your research to see just how effective it can be. to get you started, here are the top three benefits you can enjoy when you get laser hair removal.

1. You won't need to deal with waiting for hair to grow so you can remove it again -

One of the things that women do not like about shaving, waxing or tweezing, aside from the ingrown hair, is the long interval between the processes. You cannot shave every day or even every week for some. You will have to wait until the hair is long enough until you can shave it or wax it. Growing hair will not only feel itchy, it can also look unsightly, and you cannot do anything about it but just wait until it is long enough to remove again. But with laser hair removal, you don't need to experience that anymore as most patients experience permanent hair loss when they undergo the procedure.

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2. You will be saving time -

One of the best benefits of laser hair removal is that you get to save the time that you used to allot for waxing and shaving can now be used for something else. If before, you needed at least half an hour or more to prepare for dates because you need to shave or pluck, if you do laser hair removal, you actually get to spend more time pampering yourself instead. Take a bubble bath while reading your favorite novel. Paint your toenails or catch up with friends on a coffee date. you'll be surprised to find that you will get to have a lot of free time because you had the laser hair removal.

3. You are saving money in the long run -

Many people are afraid and hesitant to try laser hair removal because they say it is expensive and not affordable. Now, while it is true that the treatment may be expensive when compared to your regular wax treatment at your favorite place, if you think about it, in the long run, you are actually saving money. Why? Because laser hair removal takes only several sessions for it to be effective. And when the sessions are done, you will only need a follow-up session of about once a year, but other than that, you won't need to spend any more money buying a shaver, shaving cream or getting the treatment.

If you have decided to get the procedure, you will need to prepare. First and foremost, choose where you will get it. Make sure that the clinic as a good reputation, like Body Details, who has been around for a decade and whose people are all qualified. Also, research on what you can or cannot do before your scheduled treatment.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Top 3 Things You Can Wear For Comfort

Depending on factors like the weather, where you are headed, the occasion or type of work that you do or intend to carry out, there are several clothes, shoes, and accessories that you can wear. However, it is important that you pick out the right items that are comfortable despite the factors involved.

What you wear should be comfortable to sit and move around in without causing you discomfort or exposing you to the elements. Here are the top three things that you can wear for comfort.

Sizable, fitting clothes (Mobb scrub pants):

When selecting comfortable clothes buy loose fitting clothes that won’t press too much on your body making it difficult to move around. If you are a uniform person, mobb scrub pants are the most comfortable and ideal choice there is. Mobb scrub pants will keep your legs feeling both warm and comfortable. The elasticity in the pants makes them free to walk with ease and give you a sense of comfort for the entire day.

For those not wearing uniforms, just pick on clothing that is not too tight or too loose to wear. If you decide on a loose top, pair it with something that’s fitting to improve your overall look. You can also pair the clothes with a bit of accessory if you like, or if your profession does not restrict it.

Warm clothing:

It is important to always wear clothes that are not only warm, but comfortable during the cold season. Always wear a base layer in cold weather or when going to a place where the weather might change to increase your body temperature. This can be worn under your jacket, hood or sweater to keep you as warm and as comfortable as possible.

This can either be a long-sleeved t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt. A warm sweatshirt, pull neck like a shirt will also be an ideal choice to prevent the cold from getting in through your neck. When it comes to the jacket, pick a jacket that has a warm lining that retains the heat within your body.

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Going down, find pants with a warmer lining that will keep your thighs and legs feeling warm and not let in any cold. Shoes should also be accompanied by thick, heavy socks for comfort and warmth.

Flats and low heeled shoes:

Flat and low heeled shoes can be worn any time of the day without making you tired or causing your feet to hurt. For a more official look such as in the office, you can opt to wear a low heeled shoe with a good base and insole to support your feet throughout the entire day. Flat and low heeled shoes are not only comfortable, but easier to walk in and to avoid foot ache in case you have to stand for long hours.

Apart from flat shoes, warm and loose clothing, lightweight materials such as light shirts and pants are also comfortable especially during hot weather conditions. Always wear something that is breathable and that allows your body to either retain or let out heat depending on the weather conditions.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST Portable Speakers

*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.*

Summer is winding down. My kids go back to school in 11 days. It seems like the time is just flying by. There is still time for a last hurrah, so I want to make it count. No summer gathering would be complete without epic tunes.

That's there the Ultimate Ears MegaBlast and Blast portable Speakers come in. I am someone who always wants "top-of the-line", so I was partial to the MegaBlast, since it is Ultimate Ears' most powerful speaker. It also has hands-free Amazon Alexa built in. It's bluetooth and WiFi capable and has a (up to) 16 hour rechargeable battery. Plus you can play and charge at the same time.

The MegaBlast sounds awesome, right? Well it is, obviously. But the Blast is water resistant! Here in Florida, that is almost all it takes to sell me on it. But it also has 360 degree, intensely rich, sound.Two 35mm active drivers ensure crisp, clear sound, always. It also has Multiple microphones with beam forming technology and noise cancellation to enable a smooth long-range voice recognition and control experience.

No matter which you choose you will get enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app. You can control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously.

It just keeps getting better, with more awesome features coming soon, like Spotify voice control. You can already control Amazon Music, Deezer, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM with your voice. Spotify Connect will be an option soon too. So you can play your Spotify right to the speaker (under "devices availabole") without having to connect to bluetooth.

Also coming soon is the ultimate block-party experience (my words). With the option to pair up to 8 MegaBlast and Blast speakers together. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Eight speakers, all blasting the same awesome tunes, I can't imagine a sweeter (yet more rockin') sound.

So obviously, everyone needs one of these. The only hard part is which one, unless you just get both. MegaBlast, Blast or both, you can get a great price at Best Buy. They are on sale right now! What are you waiting for, headto Best Buy and pick up the sound of summer, before summer is gone.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

HP Envy x360 Laptops at Best Buy

*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.* 

You all know how much I love working with Best Buy to keep you in the know on all the hottest tech and best deals. This time is especially amazing, though. I get to tell you about the HP Envy x360 Laptops. Cool enough, right? But the really weird thing is that I just bought one a week ago before I even knew about this campaign. That alone should tell you how hot these laptops are. 

The one I chose is one of the 15" Envy x360 Laptops, because I don't move mine around too much and I insist on a large screen. Like all of the HP Evny Laptops, it has a touch screen (and can use a stylus) and is completely foldable (laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation, and tablet modes), taking it from a laptop to a tablet in seconds, so you can take it anywhere. 

The AMD Processors make it fast and thin, so it won't slow you down.
Though it is travel friendly, it  has full size performance, right down to the LED backlit, keyboard.I hate a condensed keyboard.
The Windows operating system allows you do do everything you would expect (and more) from your PC. It is also built for Windows Ink, so you can jot down notes and ideas with ease.

If you want something even more travel friendly than mine, there is the HP Envy x360 13" line, with all the same great features as the 15". Perfect for students or anyone that carries their laptop with them frequently.  Whichever size you choose, you are getting a larger-than-life (2-in-1) laptop that will take care of all of your school, work, and play.And through 6/28 you can save $100 when you buy your HP Envy x360 at Best Buy.

Best Buy's New Photography Workshop Tours

*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.*

You all know how much I love Best Buy. And I also love photography, though I could stand to improve my skills. Now my favorite tech store and my favorite hobby are coming together. Best Buy has new Photography workshop tours in select cities.

On July 28th, Best Buy will be hosting Photography Workshop Tours in Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, New York City, and Minneapolis. The tours are half-day excursions where attendees will get to work with real photographer and Best Buy camera experts to conduct 4 individual photo shoots. You’ll also  get to test and try an array of lenses & accessories to truly unleash what’s possible with photography, learn to think like a pro, and walk away with some amazing photos.

The package costs $50, but in addition to the amazing knowledge and experience, you will also get lunch and a goodie bag full of camera accessories. Plus if you share your photos on social media with the hastag #BestBuyPhotoWorkshops, you’ll be entered to win Best Buy gift cards or a dream photography package!These tours would be amazing for any intermediate photographer.

If you are a beginner or you are looking for a free learning experience, Best Buy has that covered too, with free in-store photography workshops. They will be 2 hours long and will cover the photography basics. You will still get 1:1 interaction with Best buy Camera Experience Shop Experts to walk through your camera’s settings.

Best Buy's Camera Experience Shop is like visiting a specialty camera store, right in the middle of your local Best Buy. Not only are the very knowledgeable, but they are all photography enthusiasts too. And of course they have an larger assortment of cameras, lenses & accessories that you won’t find in other locations, but they also let you touch and test them, to truly try in store before you buy.

No matter which option you choose, you are sure to learn a lot and have fun. If you want to do one of the Photography Workshop Tours, but 7/28 is too short notice, you're in luck, because they will be offered again in October and January. You can sign-up to be notified when these go live for registration in the fall/winter. Do you plan to sign up for one? I'd love to hear all about it if you do.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Have the Best Birthday Ever at Chuck E. Cheese's

My dear son, Bobby, just turned 11. Many of you know he has autism, so he has different interests than many 11 year olds, who, I feel, often try to grow up too fast. He is very much a child at heart. He usually does not particularly like social places, but there is one place that he loves, even if it is packed - Chuck E. Cheese's.

We took him there for his 6th birthday, and he never looked back. He has gone the for his birthday every year since, with no end in sight. He loves it. He loves the games, He loves Chuck E., he even loves the food! (Well, the chicken nuggets and the Dippin' Dots.)

We get the birthday package so he can get in the Ticket Blaster and get a birthday song from Chuck E. Plus other goodies like goodie bags, balloons and more. We also chose the packages largely for the All You Can Play option, that allows for unlimited games for a set amount of time (like 30 minutes to 2 hours.)

Now, the All You Can Play is available without having to book a party and starts at just $9 for 30 minutes. A great way to make the most of your money. Great for hoarding tickets. Hubby and I rack up the tickets as much as we can, one of us has to shadow the kids at all times, which the daughter's choice, not because they can't safely wander. That way the kids can play anything, or do rides with no tickets, and still get plenty for prizes. Plus, honestly, we love games as much as they do.

If you are looking for the perfect place to hold a party of any size, or just a fun indoor activity that can be affordable, Chuck E. Cheese's is perfect. My daughter agrees, which is why we will be right back in September for her birthday party.

*Chuck E. Cheese's sent me some passes and tickets, but we booked and paid for the party on our own with no incentive. All opinion are 100% unbiased.*

Saturday, June 9, 2018

More Fun Outdoors With SunBriteTV

*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.*
Summer is here! Kids are out of school, the weather is warm, and it's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. I'll admit, I love to get out and have fund with friends, but I am more an indoor person.

One of the biggest things I miss when outside is TV. I am a compulsive TV binger. I get enthralled in a series and watch it every available moment until there is none left and then I regret not having savored it longer. I can't do that outside, or can I?

With SunBriteTV it's possible. What a time to be alive! The SunBriteTV Veranda series is a family of weatherproof televisions designed for full-shade applications, like our front porch. There are also the Signature Series (for partial sun) and Pro Series (full sun), so you could put one literally anywhere. 

Unlike regular, indoor, TVs, SunBriteTV is made for the outdoors, engineered to be weatherproof. They are meant for permanent outdoor installation. Perfect for creating a backyard theater, or making your front porch the best "room" of the house. 

As much as I tout the usefulness for my binge watching, this would actually be really useful for "drive-in" movie nights and Super Bowl parties and the like. With football games all summer, any game can be "the big game". We've had watching parties here before, but it was a tight squeeze, with SunBriteTV, we could have had so much more space (and less disruption in the house.)

No more boredom during commercials; play horseshoes, Frisbee,  kick a ball around. Get a little exercise and don't feel like your wasting time watching TV, not that I ever do.With a SunBriteTV it's like adding a whole other room to your home, for just the cost of 1 item. There is no easier way to expand your entertaining space.

It's even easier right now with this great deal from Best Buy. Get a free Outdoor Weatherproof Tilt Mount (for 37" - 80" TVs) with the purchase of: SunBriteTV - Veranda Series - 55" Class LED - Outdoor - Full Shade - 2160p - 4K Ultra HD TV. Are you going to take advantage of this deal? Where would you put your SunBriteTV? What would you watch most? Who will you invite? I love hearing your thoughts; let's discuss in the comments.