Monday, December 8, 2014

Canon is the perfect gift this Christmas from Best Buy!

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 is the ultimate destination for electronics and cameras! They have many options to choose from, today I'm going to tell you about a certain Canon beauty! The Canon EOS Rebel T5i!

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories.
The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs! This camera makes advanced photography so easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression. Some of the great features included :

•  Capturing 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

How amazing is this camera?!  I absolutely LOVE taking pictures of anything and everything (especially my kids!). I would love to get more involved professionally and I know the Canon EOS Rebel T5i would be perfect for this! Technology has come so far these days. Cameras can now do things we've always dreamed of and couldn't possibly imagine. From posting right to social media FROM the camera, to producing full videos (even movies) in full HD!

The camera can even do this:

-Capture fast-action shots at up to 5 fps (frames per second)- How awesome is this for sports!

-7.5x optical zoom- Great for getting those far off objects!


This camera is at the top of my Christmas list and I know it will be on yours too once you check it out! And right now you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20*


Love Best Buy and Twitter? Well, they are coming together on December 18th at 7pm CST (8pm EST) to throw a Twitter Party and talk all things holiday! Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy! 



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving is here!

One of my favorite holidays (besides Christmas) is finally here! We get to enjoy the company of family and friends and some delicious food! Maybe even do some shopping for those that enjoy it!

What am I thankful for this year?

My kids! As silly and sometimes bratty as they may be, I love them to death! They are growing like weeds, are so smart and friendly.

My husband and his family! He works his butt off everyday to provide for us. He is generous, loving and caring. He will even go out of his way to help others. His family (mainly his mom) has been there for me more than my own family and I love her for that! 

My friends! I have people that I was friends with in high school, but I haven't seen them since I graduated high school. I've seen and hung out with these ladies more than anyone else. They are sweet, funny and absolutely great friends. I know Kayla (if you read this), we don't know each other well and hang out as often, but we need to! My internet friends/family: Y'all are awesome. I love you all! It's great to chat with you everyday (through Twitter and FB), would be great to finally meet some of you!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the company and delicious food.
Now, go stuff your faces!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

LG OLED TV now at Best Buy!

You can now buy an LG OLED TV at Best Buy. Let me tell you a little about this amazing new TV. Then you can go to the store and check it out!

What is OLED TV you ask?

Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. With the new LG OLED TV, this is something that can be experienced on a daily basis.

The absolute stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. The picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest of blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. 
You can learn more here:

LG's latest display technology has deeper and richer colors as well as stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens. It delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination, it's unlike any other technology you've ever seen before! 

Amazing features of this TV include:

- Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

- 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
- Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
- Find content faster with webOS

I'm so excited for this new technology! I think it's going to be amazing. 
I love the curved screen, so much easier for everyone to be able to view their favorite show. No need to move seats anymore! 
The Infinite contrast is a must have. The colors are going to be so much more clearer and more brighter, even the black is going to look fantastic. Combined with the 4 color pixel technology, it's going to make every show you watch look more realistic, like you are actually there! 
Something new, the webOS. How fantastic is that? I'm organized in some areas of my life, but my TV is not one of them. I love this feature! It's great to have everything in one spot, neatly organized and it's so easy to find what you are looking for. Definite must have for all the TV fanatics! 

At a fantastic everyday price of $3499.99, it's definitely worth lit!

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. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. All opinions are 100% my own. 

I tried out the Miracle Gel today. I think it's a great product to have as part of your beauty routine. It's a gel manicure with NO UV/LED light needed! How amazing is that?! You can give yourself a manicure and pedicure right in your own home! 

  Ready to paint my nails!

I received the color Redgy. It's a very pretty red as you can see in the pictures. It dries really fast, so no need to wait to apply a second coat. By the time I painted my pinky finger, I was ready for a second coat, that's how fast it dries! 

You apply two coats of the Miracle Gel then top it off with the Miracle Gel Top Coat. You have 45 amazing colors to choose from! 

You can see the amazing shine after the Top Coat! How pretty!


Instructions are right on the back of the box. Also includes a $2.00 off coupon! Saving money while looking pretty, can't get better than that!

No UV/LED light needed, easy soak free removal and no base coat needed are just a few of the amazing benefits from Miracle Gel. I'm only on Day 1 but this lasts 14 days! No need to re-apply for 2 weeks! 


You can find them at their website:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Camp

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted...

Our 8 year old loves going to camp. He got to go to Camp Walter Johnson through Salvation Army about 2 years ago. The camp is located in North Carolina. He had so much fun there!

On May 13th (well about a week before) I found a certain Twitter Party. It was on May 13th 9 at night. To RSVP for this certain party, you had to register for the Sunny D ProCamps and send in your registration proof as well as including your twitter handle. I did just that. I chose the Steven Smith Football camp in North Carolina, about 2 hours away. I attended the party and learned more about this opportunity. I then bookmarked the page so I could enter everyday for a chance to win. It's an absolute once in a lifetime experience. I tried to remember to enter everyday, usually it ended up being 2-3 times a week I would enter. One week, I wrote it down and put it on the computer desk where I could see it everyday. That one week, I entered everyday! After that, I became too busy to take a few minutes to enter everyday. I don't think I entered at all after that. I honestly completely forgot all about it. 

I checked my email one morning and saw the subject Sunny D ProCamp. I figured it was an email saying something like 'Sorry you aren't a winner, but here's a thank you for entering'. Most of the contests I've entered do send an email with a coupon or percentage off an order for entering their contest. I read it and my jaw dropped. It was a winner email!! I won a free entry into the camp I selected!

I'm still in shock and super excited for our son, Aden, who will be attending the camp!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, something you don't pass up! If my son didn't want to go (I knew he would, he wants to end up playing football) I would go in his place (If I could). He's going to learn so much! He gets to interact with Steve Smith and Luke Kuechly!! I'll be honest, I had no idea who either were til this contest. Shows I don't watch football, huh? He'll learn so much about football from these amazing guys! I think I'm more excited than he is! It is June 12th and June 13th for 3 1/2 hours each day. It will be an early start both days, but so worth it for Aden to get to experience this! Plus we'll get to explore Charlotte for a bit too! His dad will be at work so he won't be able to join us, but our youngest, who is 5, will get to watch his brother participate.

He's holding the registration confirmation papers! Will definitely be posting again with pictures from the camp!

There is still time to enter to win for your child!
Go here and fill out the form!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quick and Easy Meal Time (Recipe)

Taco Ring  (Pictures will follow)

What you will need:

1 pound of ground beef (or 2, depending on how many you are feeding)
Taco Seasoning Packet (1 or 2, depending on your meat)
Shredded Cheese (we love using the combo pack, cheddar and monterey jack)
4 cans of Croissants (We use Pillsbury, Original, 8 count) (2 if you are doing 1 pound)
1 or 2 baking sheets (round would be better, but we don't own round ones)

Step 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or 350 for non stick or dark pans, usually whatever the temperature says on the can of biscuits.
Step 2. Brown the hamburger meat like normal.
Step 3. Add taco seasoning (follow instructions on packet)
Step 4. Spray the pan with Pam or non stick cooking spray.
Step 5. Open the can of biscuits, roll them out and make a circle, laying them somewhat on top of each other.
Step 6Take the meat and put it towards in the inner part of each biscuit. Continue until each one has a good size of meat on it.
Step 7. Sprinkle cheese on top of the meat.
Step 8. Take the pointy end of the biscuit and fold it over the meat and tuck it under the inner part of the circle. (sometimes it doesn't always go under it perfectly)
Step 9. Bake for 10-12 minutes (usually whatever is on the can)
Step 10. Enjoy! You can dip in ranch or even salsa.

Pictures are below of a few steps :-)

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Step 9:  I have to cook two of them (4 people), but they get eaten up!

Step 10: Enjoy!

This is a recipe my mom taught me and thought I would share with everyone (also can be found searching google). Hope you can follow along easily (first time typing up a recipe).

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Last night we went to the drive in, Monetta Drive In here in South Carolina. The first time we've been since they opened this year (which was only last month).

We've been keeping a watch on the website to see what movies were playing and what movie pairs were playing. We didn't have the money this week to go. I decided for the hell of it, to check the website to see what was playing. So should not have done that....

Low and behold, they were playing the one movie I've been wanting to see since it came out. 
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER!! And a BIG plus, Rio 2 was paired with it. I showed my husband and he said "I know where we're going this weekend." That was probably the only time both of those movies were going to be paired together so we HAD to go. We got the money up and went to the movies!

Rio 2 was shown first, which was great, because I knew the kids weren't going to be up for the second movie. It was great! Such a family movie and hilarious. Must see movie if you haven't already seen it!

I don't know what got me into the Superhero movies, but I get so excited every time a new one comes out. This movie is so worth the time and money. It's a little over 2 hours long. They did great with the movie. They seem to pick the perfect people for superhero. Chris Evans is amazing. To my amazement, our 8 year old actually stayed awake to watch all of Captain America. He loves the Superhero movies too! :-)

So happy we went and had a great time. Can't beat 2 movies for the price of 2 movie tickets if you went to the theater! $24 total for all 4 of us for 2 movies. If we went at night for one of these movies, 4 tickets would somewhere around $40! And that's only for ONE movie. We don't go to the theater unless I win tickets.

Next month we are going back for the new X-Men movie coming out! Hopefully they pair it with something great too! :-)