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Need a getaway without leaving home? You need a She Shed!

If you haven’t heard of a She Shed- you are missing out.  This is what I want- no really- right now my dream is to have my own she shed, my very own safe haven so I can get away from the chaos that is my life- without really going away.  Oh- and a place I can store all my craft stuff because my room is just over flowing with craft supplies.

Best Buy shares six she shed ideas for using technology to create the ultimate relaxation retreat:

1.       Extend the Wi-Fi for endless entertainment
2.       Set the mood with your phone
3.       Turn ugly cables into art
4.       Bask in the sun (even when it rains)
5.       Grant access without a key
6.       Create a hidden refreshment station

If I could build my DREAM She Shed- I would definitely incorporate all of these ideas.  I would want it to be AWESOME since this would pretty much be my staycation.

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If I could only pick one thing from he list- I would definitely have to go with number 1, Extend the WiFi for Endless entertainment.  For me, Wi-Fi is a necessity.  I am always on some sort of internet connection, either through my phone or on wi-fi so having wi-fi in my she shed is a must.

How to get Wifi in your she shed is pretty easy!  You will first need to add a Wi-Fi range extender inside you home. A strategically placed extender boosts the range of your existing router so the wireless can reach more places. Once it’s set up, you can enjoy movies on a tablet or music through a Sonos wireless speaker inside the shed.

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 11.51.04 PMSince I design everything on my computer for my crafts, I will add in that I will be bringing my laptop out so I can work in peace.  I can also view the baby on my ibaby monitor via wifi right from my she shed, so I can work and know everything is alright with Caleb while he sleeps :-)

Definitely check out this article from Best Buy for more ideas about pimping out your she shed.  There are so many awesome ideas that you can do, along with how tos and videos.  All you need a space and a dream and you can make it happen!

Disclosure:  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.

Stop into Best Buy for your Back to School Shopping!

Ahh- School is right around the corner and if you are a student or you have school aged kids I am sure you are needing to do some back to school shopping.  One thing that is essential for back to school in this day in age is a memory card to support safe storage for all of your devices.  Visit the SanDisk on Best Buy site to learn what card is right for you and your needs.

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SanDisk for Digital Imaging: SanDisk products, from professional-grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards, deliver industry-leading performance and reliability. SanDisk SD cards are also designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices—because your stories span generations and your memory solutions should too.

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With a SanDisk memory card you can capture more fast action, record more 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video, AND Transfer speeds up to 60MB/s FOR SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND ACTION CAMERAS.  All this over 10X faster than ordinary cards3 AND Transfer speeds up to 80MB/s FOR DSLR CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS.

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Mobile devices help you share stories every day, no matter where you go. SanDisk microSD™ cards give your smartphone or tablet a more responsive camera function and smoother media playback. Whether you want more storage for your phone or a card that makes it easy to shoot high resolution video on the go, you can choose the way you want to add fast, reliable data storage with capacity options from 4GB to 200GB.

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USB FOR IPHONE AND IPAD  ALLOWS FOR Easy transfer between iPhone, iPad, and computers AND Frees up iPhone and iPad memory with both lightning and USB connectors. Don’t have an iPhone, dual USB for ANDROID devices ALLOWS FOR Easy transfer between Android™ device and computers AND Frees up space for photos, videos, music and more.

There will be a special OFFER Coming Soon on SanDisk Products so keep an eye out on the Best Buy ad of this special offer :-)

Find the Perfect Birthday Gift at Best Buy

If you are like me, you want put a lot of thought into the gifts you give.  I love going to parties because I love giving gifts and now Best Buy has tool to make finding the perfect Birthday Gifts easier than ever!

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Knowing what will make the perfect birthday gift can be hard!  Check out the Best Buy Gift Ideas Page  to get the gift inspiration you need with lists of great birthday gift ideas for ‘Him’, ‘Her’, ‘Kids’, and ‘Teens’.  Or you can check out the Top Tech Gifts list will inspire you with the latest and greatest in technology.  This helps you quickly zero-in on the right gifts for the right people.

When you are starting your gift giving shopping, I am sure you have a price point in mind before you start.  That is what is nice about shopping at Best Buy, it takes the guess work out of what you can get around your budget.  The Best Buy Gift Ideas Page has lists to help you find gifts in the range you are looking for. Including: Gifts under $25, gifts from $25-$49.99, gifts from $50-$99.99, gifts from $100-$249.99, and gifts over $250.

You can also create a Best Buy Wish List.  It is great for many things, weddings, graduation, house warming parties… OH and BIRTHDAY- umm hello ‘list of super awesome gifts to give me’!  If you have a birthday coming up- create a wish list to let your guests know what you want- it doesn’t have to be a long list, but it will help your friends and family know what to get you.  If you have a child that is hugely into something like say.. SKYLANDERS, you can create a wish list to let your guests know what Skylanders your little one wants for his collection.

You can also use the Best Buy Wish List to keep track of gift ideas- make a list of potential gifts for each of your friends :-)

Check out the 3D Robotics Solo Drone at Best Buy, a great Father’s Day Gift!

Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR and Now is the time to explore for Father’s Day!  If you are wondering what a Drone is… well I am sure you can figure it out by this picture:

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Solo is a smart drone that’s designed for easy flying, and built to capture stunning video and photography with your GoPro camera.  t’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone. The Solo retails for $999.

Solo, the Smart Drone is available in over 400 Best Buy stores.  It arrived on June 8th, just in time for Father’s Day!

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Solo can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the shot. This intelligent drone is also the first to support full control of GoPro® cameras and deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts.

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This is a very cool gadget that I am sure any tech dad would love to have.  ((Okay I am basically sitting here trying to figure out ways I can justify getting one for ME)).  So make dad really happy and stop into Best Buy and Check this out!

Disclaimer:  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


Unique Registry Ideas: Register for that Backyard BBQ at @BestBuy #BestBuyWeddings

It is that time of year.  The flowers are blooming, the weather is warm, and every Saturday the flower garden at the local park is filled with bridal parties and photographers… yup it’s wedding time!  If you aren’t getting married or in a wedding, I am sure you will be invited to one this year.

Well I have a really cute idea for a Bridal Shower and Registry theme:  Backyard BBQ.  How fun would it be to have a cute Backyard BBQ theme for a bridal shower.  Maybe you can even make it coed and have the men join in on the bridal shower fun (since the theme isn’t going to be too girly lol).

You can serve hamburgers and hot dogs, have those red checkered table cloths and some cute BBQ decor.  And games can consist of all the Backyard BBQ Favorites (horseshoe is the first thing that comes to mind!)

And for the soon-to-be newly weds, they can register for all those backyard BBQ essentials they need and the guests get to have fun giving the gifts to help the newly weds have that dream Backyard BBQ and all the memories that will go with it and Best Buy Registry can help make this happen!

Best Buy Backyard BBQ

Some things you may want to add to your registry is a grill- I know- I bet you didn’t think Best Buy would have a grill… but they do, like this Char Broil combo Grill.  I don’t know much about grills, but I think any man would love this one!  How about that patio set?  Music definitely makes the atmosphere, so adding some outdoor speakers to your registry would be cool.

And when the night hits, all your friends can join you around the fire pit for smores.  And I love the patio heater to keep the fun going a little long in the year, even after the weather gets cool!

If you decide to go with this theme- I suggest adding a few items that are under $100, but also suggest to your guests that they use the new Best Buy Group Gifting option that will allow guests to “go in together” a little easier :-)

Good luck with your party and registry planning!  :-)

Disclaimer:  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

Check out the new @Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum at @BestBuy

If you are looking for a new, light weight cordless vacuum, you HAVE to check out the new Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum, available March 1st at Best Buy.  I had the opportunity to test out this new vacuum and I wanted to share my experience with you.

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First- The Suction!  You are getting all the perks of a lightweight, cordless vacuum, but you are still getting the suction of a traditional Dyson.  The first time I used it I couldn’t believe that the little vacuum was able to suck up as much dirt, dust and hair as it did.  I feel like it seals to floor to actually get a good deep clean when I vacuum.  I am VERY impressed with this!

Second, The Attachments.  The Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum comes with an array of attachments, including two cleaner heads, so you have many options of how to use your vacuum.  I really like that if I really wanted to (and I have) I was able to scale down the vacuum to a handheld size so that I could get the corners and some tight spots easier than when you have the big cleaner heads on it.  Definitely a plus to have so much versatility with one vacuum.  Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 12.56.47 AM

About the 2 cleanerheads:

1. Dyson Fluffy:  A soft roller cleaner head engineered to suck up both large dirt and fine dust simultaneously on hard floors. Powerful cleaning without scratching.

2. 75% more brush power:  A second cleaner head features a direct-drive motor that creates 75% more brush bar power than DC59 Animal to better agitate carpet pile and tackle ground-in spills and stains.

I used both cleaner heads since we have both hardwood and carpet in our house.  I tend to use the carpet option most because my room is carpet and I vacuum a lot to keep things clean for the baby :-)

More information about the vacuum:

Easy to push:A large, soft roller and increased versatility from a re-designed neck enables smooth movement across floor types.

Dyson digital motor V6:The latest Dyson digital motor gives V6 Absolute the most powerful suction of any cordless vacuum in use.

2 Tier Radial™ Cyclone Technology: Flings dust out of the air and into the bin, separating out even the most microscopic particles.

What I would change about the vacuum:  The only thing I would change is I would like to see the charge last longer, it only lasts about 17 minutes with the vacuum running- and somedays, especially when the kids are “helping” me clean- it takes me more than 17 minutes to vacuum even one room.

This is a great vacuum, and you definitely get the bang for your buck with this cordless vacuum!  This is something I would definitely add to my wedding registry if I didn’t already have it 😛

Disclosure: 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

Give Mom the Bag she REALLY wants this Mother’s Day, the #Modal Concept tote from @BestBuy

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you have an active mom that you need a gift for, let me point you to the Modal Concept Tote (RTV $59.99) available at Best Buy.

Modal Concept Tote

I had the opportunity to review this awesome bag.  Let me tell you it has everything!  I have used it as a diaper bag, a business bag, and have packed crafting stuff in it for craft shows.  It will also make a great gym bag once I am able to work out again!  What is great about the Modal Concept Tote is that it is so versatile you can make it work for just about anything!

The Modal Concept Tote is designed to carry all your essentials IN STYLE.  The designers of this modern style tote have thought of just about everything a mom would need.  There are pockets for just about everything– oh and they are labeled so you know which pocket or compartment is designed for each thing.  Discreet pockets to store your wallet or other valuables, water resistant pockets, Thermo Pockets either for a snack or to put a hot styling tool in.

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I really needed a bag that I could use to safely transport my laptop in- between craft shows, family trips, business meetings, and blog conferences– this was an important feature of the bag for me.  The Modal Concept Tote has dedicated, secure and padded sleeves for both laptop and tablet storage with quilted soft-touch lining which makes it PERFECT for transporting my laptop AND iPad :-)

If you will be going from the office to the gym you will be excited about the heavy duty, moisture-resistant fitness pocket has plenty of room for your workout clothes, including shoes, and is vented to promote air circulation along with straps for a towel or yoga mat.  Yes… they thought of everything!

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Now that I am sure you are wanting the Modal Concept Tote, either for yourself or a gift for a special mom in your life, you need to know that Best Buy offers Free Shipping on orders $35 and up OR Free Store Pickup, you can pick up your order in as little as 45 minutes.

Disclaimer: 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

Check out the new #AMDFX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop at @BestBuy

Are you in the market for a new laptop?  I know I just had to purchase a new laptop and I went straight to the experts, Best Buy.  I stopped in and chatted with the Geek Squad and a few sales people (all VERY knowledgable) before deciding on which computer I would get.

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If you are into gaming or you are looking for a laptop to watch movies on, I want to point you in the direction of the new AMD FX APU- HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop.  This laptop is perfect for any gamer because the AMD FX Special Edition APU provides extreme performance of AMD’s most powerful mobile processer.  So you will get great performance from this laptop if you are using it for gaming.  It takes a special laptop to be considered a gaming laptop and this is one of them :-)

Are you a multi-tasker?  Well the HP Envy TouchSmart 15.6 touch screen laptop makes multitasking a breeze.  And the AMD FX series processor AMD FX series processor is great for daily tasks such as managing your personal life or streaming movies or videos and provides great video quality for gaming or catching up on your favorite youtube videos.

The AMD FX Special Edition APU introduces mobile systems with AMD’s highest performing APUs, exclusive at Best Buy. When you are looking for a notebook, the AMD FX Special Edition APU will provide you with unbelievable performance, gaming and productivity. Plus, with the new FX APU powered notebook, be unbeatable and experience the processing power of 10 compute cores (4 CPU + 6 GPU)**!

Once you are ready to make your purchase, don’t forget Best Buy offers Free Shipping on orders $35 and up OR if you can’t wait for shipping, you can get Free Store Pickup in as little as 45 minutes :-)

AMDFX APU HP Evny Touchsmart laptop

Disclaimer: 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

Best Buy Wedding Registry is HERE! #BestBuyWeddings

Is your special day fast approaching?  The wedding of your dreams deserves the gifts of your dreams and with Wedding Registry at Best Buy, they can help make sure you get the gifts you really need and WANT.

WR_Wendy_NavyYellow_Gline_TM2In February 2015, Best Buy officially launched their wedding registry.  They took careful consideration into everything they put behind this to offer the best wedding registry experience for the registrants and the gift givers.

What I am most excited about is that when you are registering at Best Buy, you and your future hubby will both be excited about this.  This gives you the opportunity to register for those gifts you want (the Kitchen Aid Mixer, Microwave, or even a washer and dryer) AND the gifts you BOTH want (that GoPro Camera for your honeymoon).  Best Buy is a fun place to shop and get goodies, why not give your guests the chance to shop for YOU  there :-)

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When you register at Best Buy for your wedding you are also giving your gift givers perks too.  Every registry order, no matter what the size or amount ships for FREE!  This is a huge perk, no pesky shipping costs added on for your guests.  Another really cool option is the Group Gifting Option, your guests can spend what they want and you get the gift that you want!   I love this option because it your guests can pick a larger item and work together to purchase it.  No one person collecting money and things getting lost.  Best Buy has set this up to be very easy for everyone!

Now that you know all about the new Best Buy registry, what are you waiting for?  Go check it out, register for all those awesome gifts you want, with Best Buy Wedding Registry, you CAN have your cake and eat it too.

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Disclaimer:  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


Check out the new Jabra Earbuds to help you attain your New Year’s Resolution

Every year, I think the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  The New Year hasn’t even hit and I have already heard from several people “Once the New Year comes I am starting to diet and work out”.  If this is your New Year’s goal this year, you will want to check out the new Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds.

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The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are an all-in-one training solution that combines an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby Digital sound, and real-time voice coaching to enhance your workout and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Of course there is more, to get the most out of the Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, you will want to download the Jabra Sport Life app.  This will help your plan, track, and evaluate each workout.  You can test fitness levels and aerobic capacity, adjust heart rate zone levels to optimize training, and set goals based on distance, time, speed, or calories burned.  If you have a Blue Tooth capable smartphone, you can do all this with ease, just by connecting your phone to the earbuds.

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Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds retail for $199.99 and in my opinion, this is a great price for what you are getting.  Wireless earbuds, a heart rate monitor, voice coaching, and workout analysis, definitely worth it- it is like having a personal trainer with you at every work out :-)

Good Luck on your New Year’s Goals.  New Year, New You!  :-)

FTC Disclosure:  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.  All opinions are my own, honest, opinions.