Check in at home with Arlo Smart Home Wireless Security Cameras #BBYConnectedHome #ad

Whether we are across town, running errands, out for date night or out of town for family travels, I’ve always wanted to have the ability to check in on our house and yard to know that everything is ok while we are away. We have been using a really cool high definition security camera set […]

Mapping my way to get school supplies #BackToSchool

Here we are – back to school season. Already. With all that’s been going on in our lives, we almost forgot to go Back to School shopping, so we went a couple of weekends ago for clothes, lunch goods and school supplies. My Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet powered with powerful Verizon 4G LTE service. […]

#Apps to help you with home #remodeling & #construction

Those that have been following my Facebook page and blog know that we moved in to a new house last summer. We basically moved in to a blank slate that had a full basement that was half finished. The basement is a huge reason why we decided to buy this house. When we first walked […]

Helpful #Wedding Apps to get you to the altar! #VZWBuzz

Last month, I was in a wedding for a good friend, and on top of that, my oldest daughter is getting married in August. It’s been and will be a busy few months ahead, but oh so worth it! I’ve been downloading and using apps to help give recommendations for wedding planning apps to help […]

#Wedding Day Survival Kit & trip planning #VZWBuzz

Over the past few months, I’ve had an amazing opportunity to learn more about Verizon, their products and their services. I am about to head out for a fellow blogger’s wedding, (Shannon with The Mommy Files), so I thought I would show you how I am using my Verizon 4Glte powered Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet […]

Captain McFinn “Swim & Play” Preschool Learning App #SwimAndPlay #IC #Ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Captain McFinn. I received a complimentary subscription to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. There’s no denying that we are a techy family. We are always on the hunt for new apps for the kids that are […]

All @Rayovac powered up for the New Year!

Here we are; the last day of 2014. Do you have any New years resolutions for 2015? I think a lot of us have health and fitness for our New Years resolution, but for me, one of my main ones is to pick up my Nikon more. I think I picked it up maybe a […]

Custom #Christmas Photo Gifts from CVS

How is it that this year is almost over with already? Are you still looking for that perfect gift to get that certain someone? CVS is here to help! Did you know that you can order custom photo gifts and pick up in store or have shipped directly to you or your gift recipient? CVS […]

Using my @Verizon @Samsung #GalaxyNote tablet to plan for upcoming travels to #Disney & #NicheParent14 #VZWBuzz

I travel quite a bit for the blog for conferences and media events. Each trip, I create a new packing list with uPacking List and as something comes to mind that I should take with me, I add it on my list. What if I was to tell you that you can pack for a […]

Wear it. Mount it. Love it. Have fun with #GoProAtBestBuy with @BestBuy 

Do you like to take action shots, or even selfie action shots? I do, but it’s hard to capture those awesome and active moments because your arm can just go so far out. I’ve been looking in to getting a GoPro for when we travel, to help capture just those moments. Do you have a […]

Learning & Growing More. My visit to the @Verizon #VZWBuzz office

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure to visit the Verizon offices in Chicago, IL. I am a proud Verizon Ambassador, so this was an experience that I was excited to attend and be a part of along with my fellow and amazing VZWBuzz bloggers. While I was there, I met up with […]

Don’t be left stranded without power – @Rayovac Portable Power Boost 800 Charger

A couple of years ago, my kids and I got stranded on a highway about 20 miles from town… at 2:00am. My car had no power, my phone battery was dying, so I wasn’t able to charge my phone and I feared I would lose power and no one would be able to find us. […]

Back to school lists & savings with my @Samsung #VZWBuzz #GalaxyNote3? Yup, and then some!

School starts when? Not like I’m counting down or anything….. I am SO ready! With this said, I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for those party celebrations preparations. How can a phone help you with shopping for school supplies? As they say, ‘there’s an app for that’. Here are just a few that […]

My #VZWBuzz @Verizon phone & tablet saved us during storms, hail & a tornado.

This month’s post for Verizon was originally planned to be something totally different from what I’m about to post to you all right now. I originally wanted to show you some amazing features that I recently learned, however I thought I would take a bit of a turn. Ready for it? It seems that my […]

Getting fit with the @Samsung #GalaxyNote3 #VZWBuzz #Fitness

I’ve been on a mission. Not only to get fit and healthy, but I’ve been training for a 5K. I know, I know… shocking, isn’t it? I am going to be running in The Color Run in September, so I thought I’d start working on my running before hand. While I have been going to […]

Getting Fit with #FitBit Flex! #Fitness #Weightloss

How many steps in a day do you think you need to take in order to be active and lose weight? Well, any steps in a day are great verses sitting on your butt all day, right? Right! My daily goal is 10,000 steps each and every day. There are days that I will almost […]

World’s First Apple USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

There are so many times that I’ve picked up my iPhone, used an online storage app and searched for a document, information, PDF, music for a flight or simply an image. With my iPhone, I don’t like to keep a lot of things ON it, so I can keep space freed up for other things. […]

My favorite @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #TravelApps #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. Here I am, in Atlanta Georgia, at Mom 2.0 Summit. This is my 4th year attending and this […]

Portable Power, the size of a key. Literally! #Nomad

I am on the go a lot. Like… a LOT. When I travel, I don’t like to take my charging cable with me because it just causes one big tangled and jumbled mess in my purse or bag. I saw a product not too long ago that peaked my interest called ChargeKey. Long story short, […]

How my @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has helped me with our move #VZWBuzz

As member of an awesome team of influencers, I received the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own & 100% truthful. We are moving in 1 day and 16 hours… not that we are counting down or anything. We […]

A few of my favorite apps on the @Samsung Galaxy Note 3 #VZWBuzz

I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for a couple of months now and it seems that each day, I learn something new about it and fall more in love with it. I wanted to share some of my favorite apps that I use pretty much on a daily basis. Here’s the folders that […]

Protect your iPad Mini with Protective Cases from Tech 21

Whether I’m at home or on the go, I always have my iPad mini with me. It’s thin so I’m always afraid it will snap in half, crack or get a ding in it from all the things that I have in my bag. I was able to try out a case from Tech 21 […]

Parent Happy, Kid Friendly – Kidoodle TV #Review #MC #Sponsored

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kidoodle.TV. I received a promotional item and a free trial as a thank you for participating. My kids are pretty technically savvy and love to play games and watch their favorite shows on the iPad or computer, but I haven’t been able to monitor what […]

The @Sprint LG G2 has blown me away! #SprintMom #MC #Sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review. When I am in the market for a phone, I do some pretty in depth research. First off, what do I want from a cell phone? Do I want to be able to game from […]

At home & on the go with the Motorola MBP34 Video Baby Monitor

You don’t have to be a new parent to a newborn to need and to use a baby monitor, especially a video baby monitor. While my kids are older now, we did use baby monitors when they were babies, but we still use baby monitors, as well as video baby monitors in our house. We […]

Internet everywhere with @Sprint’s NETGEAR Zing Mobile Hotspot #SprintMom #Sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review.   I am always on the go. Like…. always. While it’s convenient to have my cell phone with me, that tiny screen gets a wee bit annoying to stare at when I’m trying to use […]

Kicking back with the HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO! #HPFamilyTime

I’ve written how EASY it was to se up my new HP ENVY 23-dl0xt. I’ve written how connected I was with my HP ENVY,  and I’ve shared how happy that I am to keep in connection with loved ones from hundreds of miles away. So, now what? I have sooo many more ways that I […]

iLuv my Snoopy Folio for iPad mini!

Everywhere that I go, my iPad mini goes with me. I love the size and it’s so easy to toss in my purse and run errands, get groceries and travel with. With that said, I have to protect my investment but I also like to have fun with it with fun cases and protection for […]

Rayovac 7 Hour Power is a lifesaver!

I’ve been stranded a time of two (ok, so it’s more than I can count) without power. My devices are a priority when I travel, and when there’s not an outlet around, I tend to spaz out a bit. Ok, so I go in full blown freak out mode. While it’s nice to have a […]

Free App! Picture Collage Maker

I am always looking for apps that I can play around and upload photos with. I just found Picture Collage Maker and wanted to share it with you all. It’s free for a limited time in iTunes. If you have this, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I just downloaded and am about to play. […]

Setting up my HP ENVY 23-d150xt TouchSmart All-in-One Desktop PC

For the last month, I and my parents have been enjoying keeping in contact with each other through the miles. We live in SW Iowa and they live in west Texas, so any chance we can see or chat with each other, the better. I have a few posts to show you how we keep […]

I stay in sync with Office 365 Home Premium

I am constantly on the go. If it’s not a media event, then it’s for family travels. I have more devices that I have on a daily basis, and that I travel with… hubby says that I could probably power a small town. I have my PC laptop, MacBook, iPad, and Android phone, but regardless […]

INRIX 4.5: Your New Traffic App and Personal Assistant

We travel a lot, so we like to see what the traffic is like while on the go. I’m about to try out a new app that was just released. Have you ever heard of INRIX? INRIX just released the latest version of its traffic app for Android and iOS users,INRIX Traffic 4.5, which now […]

Easy and fun movie making with Magisto #MagistoMoms

My electronics are a huge part of my day-to-day life, as well as when I travel. I take a lot of pictures and videos. When I say a lot… I mean a LOT. I can’t even begin to think of the number of pictures and videos that I take of my kids on a daily […]

Give mom a Kindle Fire HD

Mother’s Day was this weekend. What did you get mom this year? Every year, I see so many people spend so much money on flowers that will die in a couple of days, chocolates that mom might complain about later on (lol) or something that she will most likely return anyway. Does mom like to […]

Weight Watchers 360 Program

I think a good number of people start every year ‘fresh’ and to lose weight. That dreaded ‘New Year’ resolution gets us ever time. Admit it, you do it… I know I do. Well, I do this circle often to lose weight, get fit, get healthy and stay healthy. Back in 2006, I joined a […]

Protect your iPad mini with the Ballistic Case

I never thought I’d use my iPad mini as much as I do. When I travel, it’s in my purse. When I’m out running errands, it’s with me. When I am home lounging with the family, it’s right next to me. I read, browse the internet, play games and even blog from my iPad mini. […]

Give your sweetheart the DROID DNA by HTC

For anyone that knows me, knows that I am a huge geek lover. Like…. HUGE. I love testing the newest technology that’s out there to see how it can help out in my daily life, and how it can help in other’s daily lives. Maybe you’re a work at home mom. Maybe you’re a stay […]

Workout Wireless with Motorola S11-FLEX HD Bluetooth Headphones

Last summer, I decided to join our local gym. While we have an elliptical and a treadmill here at home, it’s good for the mind and soul to get out and socialize with other people, especially while working out. I’m pretty extremely technical, so when I go to the gym, I have to take my […]

Are we There Yet? Top 7 Traveling Apps to Keep you On Track

“Are we there yet?” It’s the most commonly asked question by casual travelers and globe-trotters alike. But to paraphrase Steinbeck, even ‘the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.’ So how do the best of travel planners steer clear of mishaps?  Stay close to your smartphone…because when it doubt, there’s an app […]

Traveling with our Verizon xyboard

We have been on the go all summer. When we travel, we travel with just about any toy, book and electronic that we can to keep the kids entertained on road trips. While we’ve been reviewing  the Motorola xyboard powered by Verizon’s 4G service, we thought we’d download a few things that would allow us […]

Favorite Apps for Android & Motorola xyBoard

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I was a Verizon Midwest Savvy Saver and I received a Verizon powered Motorola xyboard to test out and explore all options that it has. I will go in to even more details with it on the go as we travel at the end of the month, […]

Kid-friendly iPad covers from M-Edge

When I bought my iPad 2, I had thought about selling my iPad 1, but then I decided to keep it for the kids to play games on and use the learning apps that I downloaded on for them. With such an expensive piece of electronic, we like to protect it in any way, while […]

Brookstone iConvert Scanner for iPad

Ever since I built my home office, I have been organizing things left and right, as well as making sure that all my receipts and paper documents are organized. While I have a home scanner, there are times that I may be upstairs and I come across some things that I’d rather scan right there, […]

Activision Announces ‘Zoobles’ for Nintendo DS

While my 6 year old son plays his Nintendo DS, we often tend to forget about the younger crown that also has a love for Nintendo. My kids don’t play their games daily, we do have family time and the kids play their DS while we are on a long road trip. My youngest is […]

Ben 10 Triple Pack for Nintendo DS

We are mega Ben 10 fans here. Yes, even I am a fan, as is my 6 1/2 year old and my 4 year old. When Ben 10 is brought to the Nintendo DS for a triple play with a 3 games in one. Product Features Join Ben and the Tennyson’s on an adventure across […]