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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Need the Perfect Gift? Get a Canon at Best Buy! #HintingSeason

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.

There are so many reasons to capture the moment, or as I like to say the memory. With school activities, sports, and everyday life, there are going to be memories that you wished you had captured. The special memories I especially love to keep forever are the holidays celebrated together. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs available and you can pick one up today at Best Buy! I am planning on buying the camera myself as I have been wanting a DSLR for what feels like ages. This beauty produces some exceptional images. 

  • Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
  • Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
  • Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
  • The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation. 

Best Buy has all the latest and greatest cameras to satisfy any photographer. I use the term photographer loosely, since moms, dads, grandparents and professionals can all be a photographers. There are many camera options but I still have my eye on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. 
Visit Best Buy to learn more. 
*offer valid 12/7-12/20

Friday, December 19, 2014

Still Need A Holiday Gift? Grab A K’NEX® Amusement Park Set #ChosenByKids

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With Christmas just a few days away I am still not quite finished with my shopping. Fortunately I was able to get some great ideas at the Walmart Toyland Event this past weekend. My daughters were honorary Toy Testers at the event and enjoyed trying a few of their toy selections available.

Both my daughters were thrilled to play with the toys, they attracted attention to the event. Some people decided to purchase a toy after watching them play with them! The main reason we went was to pick up one of the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets. Unfortunately my store was completely sold out of them, as well as other local Walmart's. However, we are already very familiar with K’NEX® Amusement Park sets and have played with various K’NEX® sets.

Not only are the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets affordable but they are on a lot of children's wish lists this year! There are three sets to choose from and I have to mention this, girls love to build things too! My daughters wanted to make sure I included that little piece of information. Below is some info on the sets.

  • Supersonic Swirl- Make your own space themed Jet Ride! Motorized for excitement and has a figure ready to ride. Comes with 464 parts, requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included). Recommended for 7+.
  • Amazin' 8 Coaster- This space themed roller coaster is motorized with a chain lift that will take the car up, and then you can watch it spiral through the track! The recommended age is 7+. The set comes with 448 parts and requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included).
  • Star Shooter- Build your own motorized, space themed roller coaster ride! The set comes with 434 parts and requires "AA" batteries (not included). Recommended for builders 7+. 

Seriously the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets are a blast! We have played with several K’NEX® sets and the roller coasters are super fun! You can pick up a K’NEX® Amusement Park set at your local Walmart or by visiting Walmart.com. For more about K’NEX® and to stay up on the latest products and deals just check out K’NEX® Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Updating the Bedroom

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There are times when people seek to update the home. Some take on major projects. People take to knocking out walls, taking down cabinets and other major renovations. However, it’s not necessary to change everything within the home to make a drastic change. Small changes can make a huge difference. Look for key pieces that will bring out the life in any room. For starters, begin with changing the bedroom. 

People sleep a third of their life. It makes sense that they should love the beds they sleep in. Comforter sets offer an instant way to change the look of a bedroom without having to make a huge change in décor. A comforter set makes the room feel cozier as well. Its warmth and plushness make a room feel warm and inviting. Depending upon the homeowner, soft materials may be desired. Some comforters offer two different sides if people like to change up the look of their room often. 

Updating the room with tile can make the whole room appear different. Tile cleans up an otherwise cluttered room. Even if nothing else is changed in the room, the room will appear tidier as it lends clean lines and a feeling of openness throughout the room. Any color is suitable; however, lighter colors will make the room appear larger, and darker colors will make the room appear smaller. Be mindful of common color groupings and the tone of the tile chosen. Depending upon the existing colors in the room, warm or cool tones may be desired. 

Wall décor in the bedroom makes a difference. Instead of spreading wall décor all over each wall, focus on a focal point to place a series of pictures. Reserve the other walls for small pieces of wall décor that act more like accent pieces rather than the main focal point. Use one wall for subtle lighting with miniature lights or backdrop lighting. 

Home should be enjoyed. Even if one room is tackled at a time, it’s enough to make a homeowner feel accomplished without having to break the bank. Start with the bedroom where a person spends nearly a third of their life, and branch out to the other rooms of the home. When the home is comfortable to the homeowner, the homeowner is, naturally, more at peace. This feeling of peace transcends to the other areas of the homeowner’s life.