We Added Style To Our Fitness Routine And We Love It

When it comes to my fitness, I like to treat myself with new equipment and new accessories.  It just helps me stay motivated! How you stay focused on your fitness? We rounded up some cute styles to add to our fitness routine!  Let’s explore them!

We Added Style To Our Fitness Routine And We Love It
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Get Smarter: What To Look For From Your Next Smartphone

In the olden days (by that, we mean the early 2000s), phones were all about calls and texts. They were functional devices which seemed like the cutting edge in communication. When we bought a new one, we looked out for things like appearance or a decent pay as you go package.

Get Smarter: What To Look For From Your Next Smartphone
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Best Gifts For Gamers

Best Gifts For Gamers--ROCCAT: Horde AIMO Gaming Keyboard

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Everyone knows a gamer. Many of our readers are probably gamers of one kind or another. I, personally, prefer fun little games I can play on my phone or iPad like word-themed games, or those where you build up a little town and trade gifts and help other players, solitaire-type games, mystery games, or coloring apps. Pretty basic and mundane, I suppose.

But, my husband and children are much more prolific gamers than I ever will be. They love all the popular games for the PC, Nintendo DS, Switch, Xbox and Playstation platforms like Left 4 Dead, Far Cry, Resident Evil, Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Zak & Wiki, Rock Band, The Sims, Grand Theft Auto, Assassins Creed, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield, Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted, The Last of Us, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Gears of War, Metroid, inFAMOUS, Call of Duty……

I mean, pick your favorite game of all time and they’ve probably played it at some point. I can’t keep up with it all. I know I sound like a total noob.

Since they’re all gamers, any time birthdays or Christmas come around I always kind of delve into this part of their world just a bit (enough to become thoroughly dazed and confused!) in search of gift ideas that they’ll love.

Over the years I’ve found some nice little gems and started something of a tradition in gifting to the gamers in my own family as well as outside friends and family that is pretty successful. Here are some of my ideas for the best gifts for gamers. Some of this stuff you already know if you have a gamer in your life. [read more]

Easy Smart Home Hack For Older Appliances

Easy Smart Home Hack For Older Appliances -- The Bond

 

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Remote- (or voice-) controlled devices make moving through my day a little easier. It’s an unnecessary luxury, but a welcomed one, all the same. Especially since I’m often on my feet flitting from one task to the next and stopping to flip a switch or find a remote control for pretty much anything is an aggravation that I just don’t need. Check out this new little home technology gem that I’ve found to make that super easy! [read more]

Air Fryer Oven Cooking For The Busy Lifestyle

I was introduced to my first air fryer a year ago. I like using the air fryer to make salmon.  It really saves time and energy as I don’t have to heat up the oven.  I tried making his favorite foods in it and he just wasn’t having it (he’s a picky eater). I only used it a few times and then it sat in a cupboard for months until I decided to pull it out again and give it another try!

Now that we have our own home and settling in, I’ve had the air fryer sitting proudly on my countertop! Nowadays, my son has me use the air fryer daily for his foods!

Air Fryer Oven Cooking For The Busy Lifestyle
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Home Security Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

Home Security Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

 

Recently my neighborhood has had an influx of crime and a few break-ins. This is terrifying considering I have lived in the same neighborhood now for close to 10 years and crime has never been an issue. I mean, HELLO?!?! We have 2 police officers in our community, isn’t that enough to deter criminals?

Apparently not because last weeks crime spree was right on the end of the street where the 1 of the officers home is located. This has hit too close to home for me and so I began looking at home security systems. WOW. The prices have definitely skyrocketed over the years and I know I can’t afford over $200 a month just for security, let alone the start up fee. The good news is I did not have to fork out that much money for peace of mind. WYZE provides outstanding security while remaining budget friendly.

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Getting A Better Nights Sleep

Getting A Better Nights Sleep

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What is sleep? I’ve heard it’s that thing you do where you close your eyes and don’t open them for at least 8 hours and feel nice and refreshed when you wake up. Needless to say with four kids under the age of 7, sleep just isn’t something I get a lot of. I love my babies don’t get me wrong but my youngest isn’t a fan of sleep. At this point, I’m pretty sure that coffee bleeds in my veins. Recently I’ve been looking into ways on how to improve your sleep and I’d like to share those tips with you.

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Stay Active With The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch

Find motivation to keep moving with the Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch from Best Buy!

Stay Active With The Fossil Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch at Best Buy

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.

The last year has been pretty difficult for me as I am working on being a single mom. Each day seems to be a challenge. I’ve been pretty overwhelmed and stressed out with many other things going on in our lives.

This month, my son and I start a new chapter in our lives. I recently closed on my first home as a single mom and we just moved in! We are starting fresh! It was very difficult to pack and organize all on my own. I was lucky enough to have help from my boyfriend with moving everything!

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Take Time For Wellness

Take Time For Wellness with four unique products

Take Time For Wellness

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I used to walk every morning during the week after putting my son on the bus. However, with the Camp Fire burning for weeks now in Northern California, our skies have been smokey, grey, and orange! It’s too unhealthy to be outside right now, so I’ve been trying to stay indoors as much as possible.

Instead, I’ve been using my oil diffuser, essential oils, and a salt lamp to help clean and purify the air. I also have several houseplants around the home, so they are helping to purify our air. Lastly, I just bought another air purifier to really keep our air clean and fresh.

It’s important to take time for wellness for your own wellbeing.

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Upgrade your Home Tech

Upgrade your Home Tech with New Accessories

Upgrade your Home Tech

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I am currently making changes and wanted to upgrade a few tech items! First, I recently upgraded to a new laptop a few weeks ago! I am very happy with my purchase. My old laptop was at least 5 or 6 years old and on its last leg. One of the plastic hinge covers was broken off and I could see the wires, plus the laptop itself was super heavy! I wanted a laptop that I could fold into a tablet. I wanted a flexible and lightweight laptop! Since I upgraded my laptop, I wanted to personalize it a bit, so I found a few fun items that are perfect!

Are you looking to upgrade your home tech? We found a few awesome products to get started!

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