Check Out The Latest Cameras and Camcorders @BestBuy Has To Offer At The Best Price #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason


Christmas is VERY quickly approaching and our shopping days are getting numbered. Which is why you might be wondering “What do you get the person who has everything”, or the person you really want to impress? Why, you get them the latest and greatest tech product available this year! Right now, Best Buy has the best prices and the hot new cameras this holiday season. Even better…. there is a HOT model available for everyone on your lists favorite brand. All 3 of these cameras are wifi capable which make it great for sharing your latest masterpiece to the world or just to your laptop or tablet. Check out the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.

Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens



  •  A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly.
  • This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity
  •     Also available in red or gray
  • Full product description HERE


Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera




  • A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus
  • This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.
  • Also available in White or silver
  • Full product description HERE


Samsung Galaxy Camera 2




  • A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps
  • This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy
  • Full product description HERE


Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.





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

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Look Spectacular on NYE with Rent the Runway

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Party season is here and with it the endless confusion over semi-formal, cocktail attire and black tie wear! Pick your favorite selections from Rent The Runway and help your readers clear up that dress code chaos – for less! You don’t even have to worry about accessories because Rent the Runway has those too.
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Here are some of our favorite New Year’s Eve looks:

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Gift Guide – Elements For Girls – A fun and Engaging Self-discovery Project

Elements for girls is a fun and engaging self-discovery project for tweens and early teen girls. Elements is a spiral bound book and bracelet set that invites girls to read, reflect and complete simple, fun activities while exploring important elements of growing up such as self-acceptance, empathy, communication and friendship.

The early teen years can be especially hard for girls with all the emotional and physical transitions their body is going through. With all the media and unrealistic expectations young girls see now days, it can be easy to get caught up in that. Elements is a self-discovery project that teaches girls to love themselves and get through this difficult transition.

Elements has ten chapters and ten beads (one that represents each chapter). Some of the beads include:
Yin and Yang- To show there are going to be good and bad times, but you will always get through them.
Panda- To show that not everything is black and white
Shoes- To remind you to put yourself in other peoples shoes and think about what they are going through
Bucket of Shells- Represents the “ocean of emotion” you will go through waves of emotion and maybe not even know why, but reminds you not to get overwhelmed.

The theme of self-care is woven into the book in sections on sleep, healthy eating and stress management. With original doodle art throughout the book, girls are encouraged to express themselves with color, drawings and writing to make the book their own. Elements does not try to change anything about young girls, but rather teach them to accept and love themselves and make the healthiest and best choices possible.
The book and bracelet, priced at $24.99, are available at online at and on at

NewAir AH-470 Space Heater Review

I received a NewAir AH-470 Space Heater for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.



Earlier this summer, we built an additional room onto our house. It is a fairly small room which we attached to the garage. In the summer, it was great to have a room made out of mostly concrete walls to keep you cool, but cold winter nights make it a whole different story. Our garage doesn’t have any heat sources such as a furnace or a vent, so we knew we would need something for a heat source. The problem is: we needed something that would be safe for such a small room that wouldn’t create a fire hazard but still produce enough heat for the coldest nights.

We have tried a few different space heaters, but many of them wouldn’t work. We had several different problems such as: blowing fuses, lack of heat, or too much heat. Most heaters are made for large open spaces, and you can’t use those in a small room where there isn’t much free floor area. So before we bought another heater, we had a few requirements it had to pass.

We wanted it to have:

-A  safety tip over switch
-Auto timer
-Small room design
-Adjustable temperature

With these in mind, we set out on a search and came across the Newair brand. They have many different heaters to choose from but we chose the NewAir AH-470 model. Not only was the model stylish and convenient in size, it had everything we were looking for and more, including:

-A  safety tip over switch
-Auto timer
-Remote control operation
-Flat panel design ideal for small spaces
-Extremely portable and lightweight with casters
-Easy to store away with a storage location for the power cord
-LED digital display with timer & adjustable thermostat

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This heater has many special features including but not limited to: remote control operation, digital LED display, adjustable thermostat, 18 hour programmable timer, power cord storage and is also ETL listed for safety.

The most important feature to me was the safety tip over switch. I know many house fires in the winter can come from heaters tipping over or getting too close to flammable objects. Having many little kids in the house, I know things are bound to tip over. Knowing I have this safety feature lets me sleep easier at night while letting the heater run.

When winter ends and it  comes time to storing this unit away, there won’t be any hassle. Due to its sleek and compact design, this unit will barely take up any space  and can easily store in the original box it came in.
All I can say is that I am thrilled with the product I got and feel comfortable knowing it is safe in  my house. It is the perfect heater for any room in the winter and I would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are like me and want to make sure your family will be warm and safe this year, and many years afterward; you should definitely check out NewAir’s line of space heaters and find the perfect one for you. -

I received a NewAir AH-470 Space Heater for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Amazon Toy Round- Up 12/16

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XOut Review #MC #sponsored


As your kids round that corner from being a tween to the glorious teen  phase, everything starts to change…. their voice, hair, smell and their skin. If you kids are one of the very few that blaze through puberty with little to no skin problems then they are extremely lucky, however if they are more of the norm and like most teens then they will surly battle with some sort of acne.


X-Out is a new unique one step powerful acne wash product specially formulated for teens and their busy lives. We all know that kids are on the go, whether it’s sports, dating, homework… or even real work. We start to see less and less of them as they are trying to get it all done. I have 4 teens in my household and I think I am just starting to understand them…. they need help and guidance but at the same time they want independence. 


 X-Out is designed to be used by it’s self twice a day with no other products needed to keep up with you busy teens. Each daily washing “treatment” is packed wit 8.5% Benzoyl  Peroxide, powerful scrubbing beads and gentle soothing moisturizer…. all while being dermatology tested and safe for all shin types.

Here is my son’s before and after pics


Many of us remember how crushing it is to have to deal with acne… but what is worse is how mean some people can be about it, the daily teasing and break down is self confidence is  heart breaking. I know that my kids day can be ruined if they are having a bad break out day. Even as an adult if I get a massive zit, I swear that is all that anyone is looking at and it can make it hard to feel comfortable interacting with people.



My son has been trying the all in one wash treatment for the last month and has really enjoyed and noticing a difference. We were also able to try the Cleansing Body Bar for all over acne control. For those days you have a stubborn zit or notice one starting right before that big date, you can give the Spot Corrector a try…. 10 min is all you need for improvement.

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Looking for Ideas to keep your family happy over Christmas break

  1. Decorate Christmas cookies.
  2. Decorate their room.
  3. Make a glitter painted glass ball ornaments.
  4. Make Christmas cards.
  5. Sing carols for a cause.
  6. Volunteer at local area projects.
  7. Hunt for a Christmas tree.
  8. Trim a Christmas tree.
  9. Make Christmas beaded safety pin patterns.
  10. Make cinnamon ornaments.
  11. Make tinsel-filled ornaments.
  12. Make ribbons and sparkles ornament.
  13. Sell Christmas trees with a youth group.
  14. Have a Christmas Specials and Movie marathon.
  15. Send a Christmas card and letter to a soldier.
  16. Journal this quick list: My Ten Favorite Christmas Specials.
  17. Journal this quick list: My Ten Favorite Christmas Songs.
  18. Journal this list: Top Five Gifts I’ve Received of all Time.
  19. Think about and journal what Christmas means to you.
  20. Make a Christmas wish list.
  21. String popcorn for the tree or mantel.
  22. Read a holiday story.
  23. Say this tongue twister 5 times: Snow slows Santa’s sled.
  24. Write a poem about Christmas.
  25. Write a poem about snow.
  26. Make a music video using Christmas Carols.
  27. Wrap your bedroom door like a present.
  28. Make candy cane bath salts.
  29. Organize a local coat drive.
  30. Make Christmas wrapping paper.
  31. Learn to make a traditional family Holiday dish or dessert.
  32. Adopt a grandparent or visit a nursing home with a group of friends.
  33. Take your younger sibling to see Santa.
  34. Offer to babysit for a Christmas shopping night for a family with younger kids – for free.
  35. Put your name in glitter on a Santa hat. Wear it.
  36. Make Christmas Chunk Soaps.
  37. Make Christmas Container Candles.
  38. Paint a Faux Stained Glass Christmas Ornament.
  39. Make Puzzle Piece Ornaments.
  40. Make a Rubber Stamped Advent Calendar.
  41. Make a Flower Petal Ornament Cover.
  42. Make a gingerbread house.
  43. Make Candy Cane Fudge.
  44. Track Santa online.
  45. Make a holiday journal.
  46. Make a CD of your favorite or new this year Christmas songs.
  47. Write out Christmas cards for your friends.
  48. Read the Christmas story in a Bible.
  49. Learn something new about Christmas in a different culture.
  50. Sit in the room with your Christmas tree with all the lights out but the tree lights. Enjoy your Christmas.

We have done a few of these already…the kids really likes making the beaded safty pins.

Pumpkin Crème Brulee

Pumpkin Crème Brulee
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On chilly winter days during the holiday season, there is nothing I love more than chilled, crisp pumpkin crème Brulee and a cup of hot tea. I am one of those people that will put pumpkin in everything from the first bright colored leaf in Autumn until the first bloomed flower in Spring.

Crème Brulee used to be one of those rare treats I thought you had to spend a fortune on at high end restaurants for. I didn’t realize how easy it is to make your own, and make many different  variations too! You don’t need fancy ramekins or even a butane torch to make delicious and beautiful crème Brulee. Once you try it, you will be making it every chance you get .

You will need:
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar (plus extra for caramelizing)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
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Pre-heat the oven to 300°F
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until well blended
Heat the heavy whipping cream in a saucepan, almost to a simmer; make sure to stir frequently so it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
Slowly add hot cream into the egg/sugar mix (make sure to mix in slowly or else the egg mixture will cook and you will have clumps of scrambled egg in your crème Brulee!)

Pour entire mixture through a fine strainer and toss out the clumps.
Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and ground cloves.
Divide the mixture between eight 4oz ramekins and lightly sprinkle the top with cloves or cinnamon.
Place the ramekins in large glass baking dishes and fill the dishes with boiling water about halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake at 300°F for 35-40 minutes. The centers of the crème Brulee’s should barely move when you wiggle the pan.
Take the crème Brulee out and refrigerate until cool. Top with a thin layer of sugar and use either a butane torch to create a hard glaze over the top, or place in an oven set to broil until the sugar melts.
Let the sugar topping cool and enjoy!

10 Winter Date Ideas

winter dates

1- Make snow ice cream
2- Make homemade marshmallows (and cocoa)
3- Go to a tree lighting ceremony
4- Volunteer for meals on wheels or a toy drive charity
5- Go caroling with a group and collect cans of soup for a food drive
6- String popcorn and cranberries
7- Make Christmas cookies
8- Go on a midnight walk to look at Christmas lights
9- Have a Gingerbread House decorating competition
10- Have a Home Alone movie marathon

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