Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Get Ready for August Audio Fest at Best Buy! #AudioFest

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.

We really enjoy listening to music in our home and on the go in the car too. If you enjoy music to any degree, you likely notice the quality or sound (or lack of) your audio equipment puts out. Is it time for an upgrade? I know we're definitely due for something new, and next month is an opportune time to shop for the best in audio.

Best Buy's Audio Fest is about to kick off in stores this Sunday. From August 3-30 you can expect great deals, audio specials, events and more. Best Buy will be offering the best deals on the best audio products on the market today. This is a killer opportunity to upgrade or enhance your home's audio experience with additional components, speakers and headphones.

From portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio, test out an try the latest and greatest in audio during Audio Fest!


You don't have to be an audio pro to have a fantastic sound system in your home. A Samsung SHAPE Wireless Audio System lets you listen to, share and experience music how you live. Whether it’s a single speaker in one room, or a multi room system in two rooms or every room in your home, it’s never been easier to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds. Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your speakers.

Samsung Shape Wireless Audio is an expandable system – now music can follow you anywhere in your house. Play one song in any or all rooms, or different songs in different room from any number of speakers. Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your AC powered speaker.

You can control volume, streaming services and playlists, or switch to a speaker in a different room. However you enjoy your music, Samsung Shape™ Wireless Audio makes it happen.
Top content providers include Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, tunein, amazon cloudplayer, and tracks.

One of the audio systems I'm excited about trying soon is the Samsung M5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. It features a Bluetooth interface and near-field communication technology for easy wireless pairing with compatible iOS and Android devices and select PC and Mac computers also. I love that this system is expandable and allows you to enjoy audio in multiple areas simultaneously when you purchase additional speakers.

I definitely won't need any expertise to set up this speak system with my home network. I can enjoy my favorites like Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Rhapsody and other music services through the speaker.

The Samsung Wireless speaker HUB is designed to be compatible with the M5 together to create a whole-home audio solution (that we so desperately have needed to figure out!). It has multiple device capability so I can connect more than 1 device at a time, and of course it has easy set-up for the technical challenged like me.

This August, SHAPE YOUR MUSIC EXPERIENCE with Audio Fest at Best Buy. Check out the best in audio so you can be sure your home entertainment system is the best it can be. After all, good music makes the heart sing.


Baby Shower Invitations from Oubly {Giveaway - Ends 8/13}

If you have a baby on the way, there's no doubt that a lot of planning is taking place. Perhaps you're helping with your own baby shower plans, or maybe your best friend or sister is taking on the role of party planner. Either way, Oubly can help you celebrate life's special moments with stylish personalized stationery, invitations and cards.
This is a sponsored giveaway brought to you by Oubly. All opinions are 100% my own.

Oubly is an online stationery boutique based in Los Angeles, California. This family owned printing company is passionate about print, design, technology, and fine papers. With a focus on social responsibility, affordable pricing and providing a positive experience to their customers, you can shop Oubly's beautiful collection with confidence. Shipping is also free shipping on orders over $49!

Planning a baby shower in itself can be overwhelming, but choosing a invitation doesn't have to be. With over 60 designs of baby shower invitations to choose from at Oubly, the selection is really great but not enormous like other custom stationery online sites.

Your baby shower invitation will set the tone and theme of your baby shower, so enjoy browsing the beautiful, unique designs from Oubly. Here are a few more!

Your baby shower invitations (or any other stationery you choose) from Oubly will arrive in keepsake branded packaging that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Do you need to make a more customized order? Oubly accepts custom designs and custom print requests. Since they've been in the printing business for over 20 years and employ some really neat local indie artists for their designs, Oubly can definitely help you with whatever printing project you have.

Win It!
One winner will receive a set of 30 baby shower invitations from Oubly!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HOTMilk :: Maternity Lingerie & Nursing Bras {Review}

{Alright, you probably think I'm pregnant. Nope! This is a guest review from my sister!}

Preparing for the arrival of my first this December, I'm finding there's so much to learn and figure out. Where do I even start? The internet and advice from veteran moms is a way to get some great ideas and product recommendations, annnnnnd some not so great advice too. With some research and major review checking, I've figured out what's going on my wishlist, and what's definitely not.

 I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

For myself, I'm starting to look into nursing bras and apparel, and what the hot brands seem to be. Although December seems so far away, it's going to be here sooner than I think. So, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to review a HOTMilk nursing bra, my first nursing bra, ever. I quickly learned why they're a popular brand for moms!

Although HOTMilk has a lot of really beautiful maternity and nursing bras with embroidery and elegant details, I opted for the simplistic charm of the Eternal Black Nursing Bra.

Similar to a classic t-shirt bra, this wireless style comes with a soft cup for the ultimate in nursing bra comfort. It's stylish but also completely functional and comfortable. Since I'm all about comfort and always have been, that was the main detail that appealed to me with this style. I'm sure it will be a nursing staple when the time comes.

Postpartum comes with lots of bodily changes so the six columns of hook and eye closures will surely come in handy. While the outer material is silky, the inner cups are lined in 100% cotton for breathability.

This bra is really, really supportive and has full coverage on all sides for nursing, and yet is stretchy enough to accommodate the inevitable growth and changes that come with nursing.

Here's a view from the inside of the bra. There is a side sling that allows for optimal skin to skin contact with baby.

The easy one-handed clasp for nursing and stretchy outer material make it easy to pull the whole cup down for nursing.

Overall I'm really happy with the fit of this bra now and the growth room it still provides for when the time comes to put it to use as a nursing bra. If you're looking for a nursing bra that is simple, yet pretty and comfortable, I would definitely look into HOTMilk and they're beautiful selection.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Skip the Dirty Dogs on the BBQ this Summer & Join Applegate for a Wienervention! {Giveaway - Ends 7/30}

Frankly, there are way too many nasty additives in our classic barbeque meats that are just so unnecessary. Forget the fillers, the sodium phosphate, sodium nitrates and other junk. They just don't need to be in there, especially for a delicious, flavorful hot dog. With the help of Applegate, it's time to stage a Wienervention in America. No more dirty dogs!

 I received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Applegate Natural & Organic Meats sent me an amazing Wienervention Kit filled with everything I needed to enjoy a nice junk-free barbeque with my family! They even sent gluten-free and regular organic hot dog buns from Rudi's, one of my favorite bread companies. Condiments came from Annie's and Rick’s Pick’s and what barbeque is complete without paper straws and napkins from Susty?! There was even an apron, grilling tool set, a fun little cooler, and frisbee.

In Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs, all you'll find is beef (antibiotic-free and hormone-free), water, salt and spices. Dude, why can't other companies do this? A clean dog is a must!

A new survey finds that while 92% of Americans bought hot dogs in the last year, 80% agreed that most hot dogs are low quality and unhealthy. So when it comes to hot dogs, Applegate thinks it’s time for a cleaner wiener and I couldn't agree more.

Mmmmm, a dressed cleaner weiner from trusted natural brands! Leave behind the unhealthy, filler-loaded dogs you're used to and join the Wienervention!

These dogs are simply delicious, and you may have noticed a few extra dogs were on our grill. Well, I enjoy them PLAIN too and now I can enjoy them more often without feeling guilty. I probably hadn't had a hot dog in a couple years until I found Applegate. I'm glad I can join in the summer fun on the barbeque (and around the campfire!) with cleaner wieners from Applegate!
Win It!
One winner will receive a Wienervention Kit from Applegate!

-          Applegate Naturals Beef Hot Dogs
-          Rudi’s Hot Dog Buns (White and Gluten-Free)
-          Annie’s Organic Ketchup and Mustard
-          Rick’s Pick’s Relish
-          Applegate Apron
-          Grilling tool set
-          Frisbee
-          Mini Applegate Cooler
-          Susty paper straws and napkins

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stay Safe in the Sun with Rocky Mountain Sunscreen

Disclosure: This is a guest post.

Staying safe in the sun is important. The skin needs to be protected from sun damage so that premature aging and skin cancer will not develop. In order to provide ample protection from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun, it is imperative to wear a reliable sunscreen.

Savvy individuals who do not want to limit time outdoors but want to have the appropriate protection for their skin will be eager to shop at It is possible to buy Rocky Mountain Sunscreen in bulk so that there will never be any worry about running out while on vacation or during the hot summer months. It is more economical to buy sunscreen in this way, especially when considering that the product has a shelf life of two years.

Gun Safes Protect More than Firearms

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When manufacturers design and test gun safes, the intended primary use is the protection of guns. These safes are designed to keep unauthorized users from accessing guns and potentially harming others. They are also designed to protect innocent children by securing dangerous firearms so that they are out of sight and out of reach. Luckily, you are never limited to the primary intended use for any item.

Many gun owners use their gun safes to lock up all of their valuables. You can open one of these safes and easily find jewelry, gold, gems and stashes of cash along with firearms. In some cases, the safe is filled with valuable items but no guns at all. There are a few reasons that this type of safe often doubles as a safe for high-dollar items:

Ways to Make Healthcare Services More Efficient

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With technology advancing a little bit every day, it is becoming easier for healthcare and dental establishments to provide their clients with amazing accommodations. One accommodation that has helped a great deal of patients is the preregistration system. Patients can preregister with their nearest hospitals so that they can obtain immediate care if an accident occurs. Preregistration can save a person time that he or she may not have if a serious injury occurs.

Some doctors’ offices have started using laptops for all of their transactions and appointments. They order prescriptions and set appointments with the click of a mouse. This decreases time for the doctor and the patient. The doctor can spend more time on the patient by using electronic processing, and the patient can receive his or her prescription in approximately 15 minutes instead of standing in line and waiting to turn in a paper form.