Oct 152014
 

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.

Growing up in Maine, there were always plenty of adventurous winter activities in which to participate.  Skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating parties, ice fishing.  You name it, we were outside doing it.

Take Your GoPro HERO Camera to the Ski Lifts! #GoProatBestBuy

There were always some awesome moves being showed off on the mountain, or cool things we would have loved to capture while out riding a trail (hello, bears).  But that was before smartphones, and most of the time you didn’t really even want to bring a camera, as they weren’t designed to take the beating of an active lifestyle.  So when GoPro cameras came out, I thought “hey, it’s about time!”. Continue reading »

Jul 222014
 

This DIY movie lovers gift basket post is sponsored by Pop Secret. All thoughts and words are my own.

I haven’t met too many people – any people? – that have said “I don’t really like movies”. The type of movie they enjoy may vary greatly from person to person, but everyone seems to enjoy them. Which is why a movie lovers gift basket is one of my go-to gift giving ideas.

DIY Movie Lovers Gift Basket for Under $10

These gift baskets are easy to put together, and with a little planning ahead, are really inexpensive. For example, I recently picked up a big popcorn bowl at Walmart in their summer clearance for $1. A set of four matching smaller bowls was also just $1. And you could always hit up one of the dollar stores, too. Continue reading »

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 »