Friday, May 15, 2015

Best Buy For Education

                                                         Best Buy Education           
                                          Your Education Technology Partner


Best Buy Education, a direct-channel division of Best Buy®, makes it easier than ever to give students the technology they need to succeed. Our dedicated Account Managers will consult with you, offer knowledgeable, unbiased advice and guide you to the product and service solutions that best meet your needs and of course your budget. Whether you are rolling out new devices in the classroom, launching a BYOD initiative, or upgrading the technology throughout your school, we can provide the products, support and protection you need. 

How Best Buy can help your school:

  • Dedicated Account Managers help you build the right solutions for your school
  • Single-source vendor for all your educational technology products and services
  • Pre and post-sales support including Geek Squad® Protection and training

They also have a Trade In & Trade Up Program. If you trade in 10 or more laptops, tablets or Chromebooks, you can get credit toward new technology for your school.

They are offering an exciting sweepstakes open to ALL Educators and Administrators. The sweepstakes is running through July 4, 2015 with a GRAND PRIZE of $25,000 in Best Buy credit!! As well as additional prizes of Gift Cards and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets with keyboards. 
This is an amazing opportunity to win the technology tools and services your students need to succeed.  With upgraded and advanced technology, kids can learn and put their mind to work creating the unimaginable!

Visit www.BestBuySweeps.com to enter for a chance to win and view official rules and all details.







For more information on Best Buy For Education:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/best-buy-for-business/null/pcmcat356600050000.c?id=pcmcat356600050000&ref=201&loc=9



 Go enter and GOOD LUCK!



 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.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Just Label It!


Just in time for Mother's Day weekend, Just Label It has launched a very special video with some celebrity power to drive home the message that MOMS are a very powerful part of all this--Protecting their babies from all the monsters in the world! 

GMOs have resulted in MILLIONS of pounds of Herbicides. It's something the World Health Organization has deemed a probable carcinogen, that's in our air and water creating such an intense public health danger that 60-100% of the rain samples in the Midwest are testing positive for glyhosate via the US Geological Survey. 

Glyphosate is Monsanto's Roundup, which is spayed on over 78% of GMO crops. It's literally raining carcinogenic herbicides because of the increase of GMOs. Please check out this video and consider becoming a supporter! 

Want to know more about Just Label It: http://www.justlabelit.org/ 
There you can find facts, more information about GMOs and donate if you wish. If you make a $25 donation you will receive a "GMO OMG" t-shirt. 

If you feel the same way and would like to become a supporter, please consider applying for the Just Label It #ConcealorReveal Campaign. You can do so here:
http://www.mamavation.com/2015/05/just-label-it-seeks-labeling-advocates-for-sponsored-campaign.html *taking applications until May 16th* 

The bloggers will be revealed at a Twitter Party on May 18 at 9pmEST. Feel free to RSVP and learn more about #ConcealorReveal:
http://www.mamavation.com/2015/05/concealorreveal-twitter-party-with-just-label-it-may-18th.html

Here's the page to sign the petition:
http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50202/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16457



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Furious 7...it's back!



Furious 7...enough said, right?!

I am super excited about the next movie in this franchise! I've been a HUGE fan since the beginning. I think we all have been! It all started in 2001 with The Fast & The Furious. Now, here we are in 2015 with Furious 7!

Whether we are into the movies for the cars (yes, there are some amazing cars throughout the movies), the action, the guys, or even the women; it's got something for everyone. 

These movies have become part of our lives. My husband has even quoted the movies during our conversations.

Tomorrow is the release of the movie, Furious 7. You can also see it tonight at some theaters. As soon as I got the fan alert from Fandango.com, I immediately purchased our tickets. I am not going to miss this movie or wait til it comes out on digital and DVD. You shouldn't either!

Tomorrow is our date night, dinner and Furious 7 (I believe one of the best movies of 2015!)

All kinds of emotions are going to be displayed when seeing this movie. We've watched all the characters grow and change. We've watched new characters come in and we've even lost one.We lost a great guy and this will be his last on screen appearance. Paul Walker, aka Brian O'Connor, died November 30, 2013, doing something he loved. 




The previous films have always ended with a cliffhanger, but not this one. It will be a tribute to Paul. I'm excited to see the ending but also sad. I'm anxious as well to see how his brothers did, as they took Paul's place for the scenes he was unable to finish.

We've grown to love each and every one of these movies and even the characters. We love with them. We cry with them. We laugh with them. We even get mad with them.  
 
Furious 7 Trailer 
  

You can purchase your tickets here:
Fandango Movie Tickets


Hope everyone goes to see it and I know there will be packed theaters across the world tonight and tomorrow! Once you see it, come back and let me know what you thought!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

American Sniper

My husband and I had a date night last night. He's been wanting to see the new movie American Sniper since they started airing the trailer. From the trailer, I thought, another war movie. I'm NOT a fan of war movies. American Sniper and Fury are the only war movies I've ever seen






American Sniper is based on a true story. Chris and Taya Kyle. It stars Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle) and Sienna Miller (Taya Kyle). It is about Chris Kyle's life as a Navy SEAL sniper. I'm not going to give any spoilers in this post, but this is a MUST SEE movie! 

He saved countless lives with what he did as a sniper. He does 4 tours in the war and finally comes back to his wife and children. He saved and helped so many it's a shame the way he died. It may be life, we all die at some point, but not Chris. He should have lived longer; to watch his children grow, graduate school and marry. He should have been able to grow old with his wife. 




This movie deserves every award in the book! American Sniper received 6 nominations including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper. Bradley as well as this movie, deserves all awards. He portrayed Chris fantastically and the movie told his story perfectly. I will warn you, it is graphic and has strong language. The best part of the movie was the story of Chris's life. I loved being able to see who he really was and how the military and snipers really work. This will definitely change your mind about war movies. My husband said "In my opinion, this movie is better than Saving Private Ryan." I haven't seen that movie, but American Sniper in my book is #1!

When we left the theater last night, you could hear a pin drop it was SO quiet. That's not normal for exiting a movie theater. This movie had everyone crying, laughing at the funny parts, smiling at the happy moments. It's definitely one to own when it come out on Blu-Ray/DVD. 

You can buy the book, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History here:
 http://www.amazon.com/American-Sniper-Autobiography-Military-History-ebook/dp/B005GFPZYK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421622775&sr=8-2&keywords=american+sniper

It's available in Kindle, Paperback and Hardback. 

His wife, Taya, also started the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, you can visit the page, purchase merchandise and donate here:
http://www.chriskylefrog.com/

You can go here and like the Chris Kyle Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/HonorChrisKyle

You can go here and follow on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ChrisKyleFrog

You can go here and order Official American Sniper clothing (proceeds go to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation). Go get some clothing and support Chris and other veterans. Shipping will begin February 1st! 
http://www.forged.com/collections/the-legend?utm_source=americansniper&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=AmericanSniper


ALWAYS REMEMBERED, NEVER FORGOTTEN! R.I.P. CHRIS KYLE!!




Monday, January 12, 2015

Easy Waffle Iron Recipes

My husband was looking through his Facebook newsfeed one day and found a video of recipes using a waffle iron. We decided to try them out to see if they would remotely turn out anything like what was in the video.

We tried out Waffle Quesadilla, Waffle Omelet, Waffle Biscuit and what they call the Wiscuit Sandwich. My husband also wanted to try out a grilled cheese sandwich.


Waffle Quesadilla

Ingredients:
Waffle Iron (of course!)
PAM (non stick cooking spray)
Flour Tortillas (even the soft taco shells would work)
Shredded Cheese
Fillings (bacon, pepperoni, ham, lots of options!)






Step 1:
Preheat the waffle iron

Step 2:
Spray waffle iron with PAM (top and bottom)

Step 3:
Place a tortilla shell on the bottom half of the waffle iron, sprinkle your cheese and other toppings you're in the mood for, place another tortilla on top, close waffle iron

Step 4: 
Cook 3-4 minutes

Step 5:
Put it on a plate (carefully, it will be hot!), you can either cut it or leave it whole.

Step 6: 
Let it cool down and enjoy! You can even put a side of dipping sauce on the plate (depends on your mood or ingredients you choose, up to you)










Waffle Omelet

Ingredients:
2 eggs
Fillings (peppers, bacon, ham, lots to choose from!)

Step 1:
Scramble your eggs

Step 2:
Add your fillings in with the eggs

Step 3:

Pour in waffle iron

Step 4: 
Close waffle iron, cook for about 3-4 minutes

Step 5:
Remove from waffle iron carefully, let cool down and enjoy, you can even sprinkle some cheese on top while it's hot


Waffle Biscuits

Ingredients:
Can of Pillsbury GRANDS Biscuits (or any other brand)

Step 1:
Place one biscuit in each quadrant of the waffle iron

Step 2:
Close and Cook for about 3-4 minutes

Step 3:
Remove carefully and let cool..Enjoy!



The Wiscuit Sandwich

Ingredients:
Waffle Omelet
Waffle Biscuit

Step 1:
Cut the Waffle Biscuit so that you have 4 pieces

Step 2:

Cut the Waffle Omelet so that you have 4 pieces

Step 3:
Place one piece of the omelet on one piece of the biscuit, top with a piece of biscuit

Step 4:
Enjoy!






 
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:
2 pieces of bread
Cheese
Choice of meat
Other fillings 

Step 1:
Build your sandwich

Step 2:

Place in Waffle Iron

Step 3:
Cook about 3 minutes

Step 4:
Remove carefully, let cool and enjoy!




These are super easy and quick recipes that make a great breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack! 

The kids loved the Waffle Quesadilla, we added in pepperoni to make it a pizza type quesadilla. I recommend getting a waffle iron that locks. Ours was given to us, so we don't have that option but will be upgrading to one that locks very soon. 
In my opinion, the Waffle Biscuit, needs flavor added to it. You can pour syrup on top of the wiscuit sandwich. My husband even suggested making the Waffle Biscuit and adding gravy to the top. There are pretty much endless options to what you can make with your waffle iron! 


Get cookin'!








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!!