Nov 192014

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.

Does anyone else have a family that gets down-right giddy when they come to the TV displays in any store?  We’ve been stopped so many times by my husband as he oohs and ahhs over the latest technology, that now even Bubbles points and starts talking about how great the picture is or “that’s a big TV Mama!”.


This year the “biggest” thing in TV is actually quite small. It’s the stunning design of LG OLED TV which is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point.  Seriously, think about that for a second – that’s less than a quarter inch.  You can barely do the pinching “it’s this small” thing with your fingers. Continue reading »

Dec 162013

I received a Wahl Massager product for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Hubby has had issues with his knees for years.  He had Osgood-Schlatter (pain, swelling and tenderness just below the knee) when he was a kid, which commonly affects pre-teen or teen boys going through growth spurts.  I don’t think it helped much, either, that he was a seriously rough-and-tumble kid that spent a lot of time racing bikes and seeing how high he could fly off jumps.

But he is not alone in having muscle or joint pain.  In fact according to research conducted by Harris on behalf of Wahl, 85% of Americans are experiencing routine aches and pains.  The number one area complained about is the back, followed by neck and shoulders, and then joints.

Wahl Hot Cold Massager

I know I fall into a couple of those categories, myself.  I remember teasing my friend Em who complained about back pain after the birth of her children, but now after having given birth, myself, I’m not teasing any more.  My back often aches when I get up in the morning and doesn’t feel too hot after spending the day bent over at her level to talk and play, either. Continue reading »

Dec 012013

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 have always loved wandering around inside of Best Buy, especially around the holidays.  Nearly everything technology- and appliance-related can be found under one roof.  And when you visit one of their 1,400+ locations you get to actually play with the items and get hands-on experience before making a purchase.

Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy

There’s also lots of help to answer whatever questions you may have.  Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends – and yourself!  In years past I’ve asked them quite a few questions – about TV size, PC specs, etc. – and they were always able to point me in the right direction. Continue reading »