Eye Strain Prevention – Protect Your Eyes From Screen Time Overload

With all the addicting apps, captivating shows, and responsibilities gluing our eyes to some from of screen, it is important to think about eye strain prevention. If I had to be honest, I think I spend around 85 percent of my waking day looking at a screen. This sponsored post is a part of the campaign "Protecting America's Eyes" by Reticare in order to inform U.S. citizens about the importance of … [Read more...]

10 Things You Need to Know About Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

If you don't already have a home phone, you might be wondering why you should even have one. But I am a firm believer that if you ever have kids in the house, you need to have a home phone in case of emergencies. So, for everyone with or without a house line, here are 10 things you should know about Ooma Telo free home phone service. Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service The following 10 … [Read more...]

The Best App for Searching the Internet – Dolphin Browser

Life just never seems to slow down. Honestly, if it did, I think we'd all be pretty disoriented. In order to keep up with the speed of life, we need tools that are just as fast--or better yet, faster. I'd like to introduce my new favorite mobile internet app: Dolphin Browser. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central. I received a PayPal incentive to thank me for my … [Read more...]

Easy Makeover with New Living Room Lights

This post was sponsored by OSRAM SYLVANIA as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review. Tweaking your living room lights can give the room a quick and easy makeover. Our living room is a bit dark when the blinds aren't open. There are only the overhead lights and one lamp in that room. The candle holder above the mantle … [Read more...]

I Finally Found One of the Best Cell Phone Plans

After sticking with the same company for TEN years and not being super satisfied, I finally decided to switch. All the mobile phone companies offer something great, but I finally found one of the best cell phone plans that works for me. I received product to facilitate this post but all thoughts and opinions shared are based solely on my experience. The Best Cell Phone Plans I was shocked … [Read more...]

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Our Favorite Features

The new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact crossover that's practical for many people. We tested out the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for a week to get to know its awesome features. Our Favorite Features of the New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Amazing Value. Starting at $19,470, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport provides space and versatility at an affordable price. Stability. … [Read more...]

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 – Powerful 2-in-1 Tech

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.  The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 is here! They days of bulky, clunky laptops are a thing of the past. Now we have 2-in-1 beauties like the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 that give us performance and power in a truly portable package. WOOT! Toshiba Satellite … [Read more...]

Arlo Wireless Security – Next Generation Safety

We recently moved our office space down to a large workshop we have in the back of the property. Because it's away from the house and all of our gadgets are in there, we knew we needed a wireless security system. We were given the opportunity to review the Arlo wireless security system using NETGEAR technology for free in exchange for our honest, unbiased opinion. High Tech Wireless … [Read more...]

5 Wedding Registry Ideas for a Smart Home

Creating a wedding registry is surprisingly harder than one would think. At least it was for me. I always thought it would be a blast to run around stores with the scanner gun and just add to the list, but when it came time for me to do that, I froze. Did I really want fine China? (Nope) Would we ever use an ice cream maker? (Heck yes) The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy … [Read more...]

Awesome New Games and Products from Disney Interactive #D23Expo

As odd as it may sound, I have poison ivy to thank for my gaming passion. Growing up in the woods with a deadly allergy to poison ivy was a bit like growing up in a prison. So my mom took sympathy and compensated by keeping me stocked with all the new games on the market. I'm so excited to tell you about everything we learned at the Disney Interactive panel at the D23 Expo. I was able to attend … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity 3.0 Preview with Inside Out Characters #InsideOutEvent

Disney Infinity 3.0 is an amazing gaming platform that all ages can enjoy! Available for Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One, you can preorder now! The most exciting part of this new and improved game is that it now has Disney Pixar's Inside Out characters! As part of the press trip to LA I received some of these products for free, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my … [Read more...]

XFINITY X1 Share App – New Way to Share Videos

XFINITY X1 just keeps getting better thanks to the apps that they have available. This new X1 Share App is the most impressive yet. Post and giveaway are sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. XFINITY X1 Share App I am sure most of us have taken video or pictures on our phones that we've wanted to share. Well, sitting in a room full of … [Read more...]

Getting Organized with My HP Envy 15

Getting organized seems to be a constant challenge for me. Since I started blogging, the struggle is even realer than ever. I think there was a time in my life where I might have been an organized person. Feels like a dream now. Thankfully, technology is here to help us on our quest to get organized and stay that way. #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel … [Read more...]

Top 20 Video Games of 2014 You Need in Your Library Giveaway

If you're like me, you love video games, but you don't love paying full price. That's why I've put together a list of the top 20 video games of 2014. These games are new enough to meet our standards, but just old enough to find them at a savings. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Top 20 Video Games of 2014 - Many and Varied There were some amazing games released in … [Read more...]

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

I have never known how to craft. That might sound strange, but I always thought crafting and DIY projects were part of an inherited gene that I just didn't receive. My sister is quite crafty, and so is my mom. I received a Cricut Explore for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This wireless design-and-cut system can make anyone a crafter. I know it has for me! How to Craft More … [Read more...]

Encourage Kids to Read More with Kindle and Printables

Did you know March is National Reading Month? This is certainly one theme I can get excited about. Here in Chiberia, we've been reading together an awful lot due to being trapped in the house to avoid lung-stopping cold temperatures. The joy of reading has not come naturally to either of my kids and I don't want to force them and turn it into a punishment. I want them to read more because they … [Read more...]

Awareness is the Key to Losing Weight

I would say that a major key to losing weight is awareness. It's easy to assume how many calories you eat in a day or how many steps you take, but that number may be nowhere near reality. Sponsored post and free product received from Omron, all opinions are my own. When I was at my best fitness level ever in my life, I was counting calories in and calories out like a spaz. This can be a major … [Read more...]

My Favorite XFINITY App

It's hard to choose which XFINITY app is my favorite among the many awesome ones that come with the new XFINITY X1 system. XFINITY sponsored this post; all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Smartphones are starting to control our lives more and more. There's truly an app for just about everything. I find it fascinating, and love to learn about new apps and ways to make … [Read more...]

Products That Love You Back hhgregg

Valentine's day is this weekend! Consider giving gifts that will love you back. Flowers and candy are sweet, but gadgets last longer. ;) Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Choosing a gift can show how much you know your loved one. If you know your partner is into fitness, a Fit-Bit can be a great gift. Dating a music-lover? Consider getting them an awesome new pair of headphones. There's … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #GiveMe4GLTE Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about Walmart Family Mobile 4G LTE Plans! On January 26, 2015 at 3:00pm ET, please join us for the #GiveMe4GLTE Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing 4G LTE and a variety of amazing smartphones, and giving you a chance to win prizes! With tax time approaching and with it the hopes of a little "extra" money, it … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love about XFINITY Internet

XFINITY Internet has always been the best choice for us in the area that we live. I must say that with the new XFINITY System, I have only noticed improvements. Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. For the most part, I had always been pretty pleased with XFINITY Internet in this house. As a blogger who works … [Read more...]

Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone – Like a Tiny TV

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone reminds me of a tiny TV. The crystal clear screen feels like I am watching a miniature version of our HD TV. I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate my review. Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone Sharp has been a well-known company for its electronics. The Sharp AQUOS … [Read more...]

Cameras at Best Buy #CamerasatBestBuy

Photography is a growing interest of mine thanks to blogging. Best Buy has an amazing selection of the latest models of cameras and camcorders. 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.  Before the blog, I had little interest in photography. Sure, I liked to take pictures, but the actual art of … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

We've been talking a lot about Best Buy this holiday season. It only makes sense, really. Gadgets are on the top of everyone's wish list this season, and Best Buy is our go-to store for electronics. 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. There's still time to grab the perfect gift for everyone … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions with Christmas Movies

Christmas movies are a large part of our yearly holiday traditions. No matter how busy the season gets, we make it a point to sit by the fireplace and enjoy our favorite Christmas movies. XFINITY has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Holiday Traditions with Christmas Movies I am going to be honest. Mike gets way more excited to watch Christmas movies than I do. He's the one who … [Read more...]

Best Buy Renovations in the Chicagoland Area

Best Buy has invested millions to renovate several stores within the Chicagoland area. As a Best Buy blogger, I was compensated to create this post. All opinions are my own. Orland Park is one of the Best Buy locations that has been revamped. As frequent shoppers at that location, Mike and I were eager to see the changes. Best Buy Renovations in Orland Park Upon entering the building, we … [Read more...]

Get Great Gifts for Geeks this Holiday Season

Geek. It used to be a name that mean kids taunted other kids with. Now it's a badge of honor. Geeks are the new cool, and gifts for geeks are the all the rage this year, but if you're not a geek, it can be daunting trying to figure out what to get for the nerdy guy or girl in your life. I was able to find some great gifts for the geeky season, and I'd love to share them with you. Shopular has … [Read more...]

Exploring the Features of the Samsung Tab 4 Nook

There is a device for everything these days, and many people have more than one mobile device to lug around on a daily basis. If only there was a way to scale down without giving up any of the features and conveniences. Thankfully, there is: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook combines e-reader features with tablet versatility. When Barnes and Noble devised their plan for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, … [Read more...]

Add the Goal to #ReadMore to Your New Years Resolutions List Kobo Giveaway

The end of the year is always such an exciting time. But, it can also be really stressful with the holidays and planning your next year. Do you make a New Years Resolutions list? I do, and this time I am including the goal to read more. With Kobo, this is going to be much easier and way more fun! Plus, it makes a perfect gift! Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with … [Read more...]

LG 4K TV – The Future is Now #MyPetLovesLG4KTV Giveaway

The future is now, and it's the new LG 4K TV. This bad boy sports over twice as many pixels as the current 1080p televisions out there, and its screen resolution is actually 2160p. That's insane! That's not watching television, that's looking out a window! I'm super excited about this, but I'm not sure how my dogs are going to feel about it. This post is sponsored by LG and the BlogPaws … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #WindowsHoliday Twitter Party

It's time to make those holiday shopping lists! Join us as we chat about some great ideas for you. There are Windows products for everyone on your list this holiday season. Windows has laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1's that anyone would love to see under the tree. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. We will be discussing some news that will knock your stockings off. … [Read more...]

60 Hour Battery Life with Huawei Ascend Mate 2

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 phone gets up to 60 hours of battery life in one charge. As a blogger, I can really appreciate that. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I have been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 for about a week now and have only charged it twice. Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Being the gadget lovers that we are in this house, we always look forward to trying out new … [Read more...]

Why Everyone Needs a Neato Robot Vacuum #neatobestpetvacuum

The Neato Robot Vacuum has climbed to the very top of my wish list. With the amount of dog fur that we have here, I need the help of machinery. This post is sponsored by Neato Robot Vacuum and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being Compensated for helping spread the word about the Neato Robot Vacuum, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. … [Read more...]

Our Favorite XFINITY X1 Features

Our XFINITY X1 boxes from Comcast have been installed and getting to know them has been fun. Last month I announced my exciting partnership with Comcast. As promised, I will now be telling you more about the XFINITY X1 system and all its amazing features. This post is sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Our Comcast technician arrived … [Read more...]

Best Buy Holiday Shopping Event #BBYShoppingEvent

Get a jump on your holiday shopping. If you are anything like me, you promise yourself you will start early every single year. Time flies by, so don't hesitate. Stores, like Best Buy, are already getting their holiday shopping deals ready. 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. Best Buy Holiday … [Read more...]

LG Televisions are Game Changers

I recently had the opportunity to take a look at the new LG televisions coming onto the market this season, and they are amazing. Their new OLED technology is amazing. It's going to change television forever. I participated in this event through Cooperatize and am being compensated for this post. As always, I speak the truth, and all opinions are 100% my own. I want to also give a quick shout out … [Read more...]

Must Have Gadget for Everyone’s Holiday Wish List

Every year there seems to be a must have gadget for everyone's wish list. This year I think it should be the GoPro camera. I don't own one, but I sure am putting one on my list. 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. Must Have Gadget for Everyone's Holiday Wish List Up until a few weeks ago I … [Read more...]

Direct Energy Smart Thermostat Sweepstakes #DESmartHome

A Direct Energy Smart Thermostat is an excellent addition to anyone's home. Controlling the temperature in your home is not only convenient, but it can help save you money. Thank you to Direct Energy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Living in the crazy Chicago weather, I can really appreciate a device like the Nest Learning Thermostat. Around this time of year, you can … [Read more...]

XFINITY Team So Fast Announcement

XFINITY is kicking off an exciting new program, and I am happy to be a part of their blogger program. Over the next six months, I will be showing you ways that the new XFINITY X1 platform can enhance your life and save your family time. Look forward to fun features and giveaways! This is a compensated program, but all opinions will be my own. XFINITY Team So Fast I had the pleasure of … [Read more...]

Nextbook 8 Has You Covered for Back to School

Nextbook 8 is here, and it's ready to make school both fun and productive in three special edition back to school colors - red, blue, and silver. If you're a fan of simplicity, the classic black version is available, as well. I received this Nextbook 8 as compensation for review, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Nextbook 8 - Form and Functionality... And the Price Ain't Bad, … [Read more...]

Portable Charger that Lasts and Charges Multiple Devices

Having a portable charger is almost a necessity these days. We use our phones for staying connected to our jobs, our friends, and our games, and it can drain our batteries quickly. I received a Lumsing® 10400mAh Harmonica Style Portable Power Bank for review. All opinions are my own. Lumsing Charger This is not my first charger review, so you already know why I love them. Being a blogger, I … [Read more...]

Affordable Technology for Back to School from HP

New technology can be overwhelming, expensive, and difficult to shop for. HP realizes this and does everything in its power to make back to school technology shopping easier. This post is sponsored by HP/Walmart, but all opinions are my own. Shopping for new gadgets and technology should be fun, but it's not always that simple. Walmart and HP have teamed up to bring helpful events to ease the … [Read more...]

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