Jun 192014
 

This graduation gifts guide is brought to you by Microsoft and SocialMoms. All thoughts and words are my own.

Graduation season is in full swing and will run for the next couple of weeks. Having three graduates in our immediate family – Austin graduating from high school and Ashley graduating from college, and one of my brothers graduating from college, also – graduation gifts have certainly been on my mind.

All of our graduates are in different stages of life which can make it a little harder to come up with just the right gift.  If you’re in the same situation, I’ve put together a gift guide for you to hopefully make it a little easier for you!

Graduation Gifts for the College-Bound

Graduation Gift Ideas: Graduation Gifts for the College Bound

If your graduate is heading off to college, one of the first things they’ll need is a computer.  If you’re going this route, can I suggest a laptop?  When I was in college everyone was still mostly taking notes with a pen and paper, or the occasional voice recording stick, but now a lot of people like to just type them up on their laptop. Continue reading »

Jun 012014
 

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.

So, Father’s Day is a little over a week away. Eek! Between graduations and everything else we’ve had going on around here, it kind of snuck up on me.

Gift Ideas for Dad #GreatestDad

Fortunately, it’s Best Buy to the rescue again. They have gifts for those who like tech, guys who like to entertain – everyone on your list.  One of my favorite gift suggestions for the Gizmo Guru is the new Amazon Fire TV.  It has built-in WiFi and lets you connect to things like Hulu, Pandora, and Netlfix, while also letting you play games like Minecraft-Pocket Edition.  A seriously cool toy for under $100! Continue reading »

Apr 292014
 

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 couldn’t believe it when I looked at the calendar today and realized that Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away.  I was trying to figure out where it fell between the Derby party and Ashley’s graduation, and it snuck up on me.  Hubby asked what I might want this year, and I hadn’t even had time to think about it!

Foodie Gift Ideas in the Mother's Day Gift Guide from Best Buy #GreatestMom

I started checking out the Mother’s Day gift guide on Best Buy’s website to get some inspiration.  You can choose a collection of gifts based on personality: entertainer, foodie, fitness fanatic, adventurer, and on-the-go.  If you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, you can also choose the “all types” option and see everything listed out. Continue reading »

Mar 312014
 

I received a sample from KidzCanDesign in exchange for sharing this information with you. All thoughts and words are my own.

If you look at our refrigerator, it’s easy to tell that we have a preschooler.  There are a number of drawings and coloring pages stuck to the front of it, and many others grace the refrigerator at Grammie’s house, too.  She produces them much faster than we can keep up with them, that’s for sure.

As this is my first experience with all the “Mama, I made this for you!” drawings, I have a really hard time throwing any of them away.  What isn’t being displayed has been collected into a box to sort through at a future time.  Many of them I’m sure I’ll hang on to until she’s older, as some of them are really pretty good for a 3-year-old.

Turn Your Child's Artwork Into Custom Jewelry with KidzCanDesign

I know that over the years, there are likely to be some pieces that I’ll want to have forever.  And now those pieces can be something that you can memorialize in a very special way.  Using the KidzCanDesign website you can turn your kids’ art into custom pieces of jewelry! Continue reading »

Dec 142013
 

I received the Sky Viper QuadCopter and other products in order to facilitate my post.  All thoughts and words are my own.

Remote control…. The technology was still a bit limited back then, though, as most of our R/C products were tethered by cords running from the controller to the car.  Even once they graduated to cordless controls they were still a bit clunky – but of course still very fun!

Innovation never stops, though, and today’s R/C toys are pretty amazing.  Some of them, like the remote-controlled Sky Viper QuadCopter, are even a little mind-blowing.  Four-blade copters are one of the hottest trends in the remote control market right now and they’re finally available to the mass market.

Skyrocket Toys R/C Sky Viper QuadCopter

The Sky Viper QuadCopter is the biggest and most technologically-advanced option out there.  It has hobby-grade precision and computer-controlled 6-axis gyro and acceleromete stabilization make this an impressive toy.  The Sky Viper QuadCopter measures 16″ diagonally blade-to-blade and is constructed for both indoor and outdoor use.  So if the weather outside is frightful, kids don’t have to give up the fun. Continue reading »