Best Buy And The Samsung Galaxy Note7 @BestBuy #Ad

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 was just amazing to see in person. I couldn’t believe the sleek style and all the wonderful features that it offers. It really had my attention since I already own a Samsung phone but the Galaxy Note7 really impressed me and may be my next new phone.

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The Galaxy Note7 has many great features:
•it is rated IP68 for water resistant so you don’t have to worry about spills, splashes or drops
•unlock it by just looking at it using the new iris scanner
• fast autofocus allows you to take professional looking pictures
•expand to up to 256GB with a micro SD card that you can pop in and out

There are many features of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 that I just love the iris scanner to unlock the phone and I also love the S-Pen. Now, I’m usually one to put reminders in my phone, make paper lists or add things to my google calendar. But I love that you can make lists or write things you need with the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note7. No more having to have a ton of paper lists and using other ways to make sure that you remember everything you need to. It makes it so much easier on you.

Now Best Buy also offers a great tool for you to use when your looking for a provider as well. Did you know that almost 50% of the people who use Cellular phones over pay and are not aware of it. I don’t know about you but I would rather not be in that percentage! I like to keep my money and save or use it for things that we need then give it to a carrier. The Mobile Compare Tool to help you choose a plan that works for you and to ensure that you are not overpaying for your cellular phone service. Check the Best Buy store near you to see how they can help you pay less with the Mobile Plan Compare tool.

Disclaimer: 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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Freezer Breakfast Meal Recipes That You Can Make For A Great Morning Start #BackToSchool #Freezermeals

I have to say that I love making the Freezer Breakfast Meals, I do this 1 time a month and we have breakfasts for the whole month. The kids love it because they can choose what they would like and we can even take them on the go with us if we are running late for an appointment. It just makes mornings so much easier and I know they are eating something healthy to start their day.

Breakfast Buritos

A Dozen Eggs
12 Flour Tortillas
1 Green Pepper
1 package of Bacon or Sausage Patties or Links (family prefers)
1 package of Cheese
Milk

Scramble the eggs in a bowl and mix in a little milk to make them fluffy. Then add chopped Green pepper, and your already cooked meat choice. Scramble the eggs with everything in the eggs. Then take your tortilla (one at a time) fill them and fold them into a burrito. Let them cool down a little. Then put them in a freezer bag. Label them and put the date on them. It will make 12 of your Burritos.

Homemade Egg Mc Muffins

12 Whole English Muffins
12 Eggs
1 Package of Bacon
1 Package of American Cheese

Fry your eggs so that the yolk is still in tact, while your bacon is cooking, (I usually cook the bacon in the oven while doing this) Then toast your English Muffins, You then put 1 egg on each Muffin. Top with your bacon and cheese. Wrap your Egg Mc Muffins in a paper towel and then put in freezer bags to freeze. Label bag and put in freezer.

Pancakes

You can use a mix if your family prefers it, or you can make homemade pancakes. I also like to add Fruits or chocolate chips to them to give the kids a variety so it’s not always the same thing over and over again.

Make your pancakes, with Blueberrries, chocolate chips, banana or whatever you would like. Then let them cool. Now, I love to use my Bread bags for freezing them. Once the bread is gone I shake out the crumbs and save them to freeze my pancakes in. You can use any Bread bag to freeze them in. Then once they have cooled freeze them on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes then put them in the bag it helps them to stop sicking together.

Waffles

You can again make homemade or use a Box mix the choice is yours. You will make the waffles and let them cool. Then put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them for 5 minutes and then put in freezer bags. Waffles are at times to big to use the bread bags for if they are the larger ones. If you are making the square waffles use the bread bags as well.

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Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules Review

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We are always looking for our lawns to look great. Although this summer we haven’t had a lot of rain and our grass has been a not so lovely shade of brown. We have finally started to get some rain and have been happy to see it. I received Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules to spread on our lawn to help it come back to the plush green again and help to fill in where there are bare spots and help the grass to grow there.

I received the Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules and when we were going to have rain I hand spread the granules onto our lawn. It was very easy to do, I just sprinkled them onto the lawn where I wanted them. Then the rain came for a couple of days. I figured it would take a while for the plush green grass to come back but it wasn’t that long at all. It rained for 2 to 3 days and all the granules were getting smaller as well as the grass color was not so brown after the first day. You could see that it was fighting to grow healthy again. By the 3rd day of rain that we got it was starting to really show that the brown was fading quickly. After a couple more days the light green started to show through and I could see that the bare spots we had were starting to fill in again.

The progress of the green color coming in and making the grass look great really didn’t take long at all. The grass was growing quickly and it was becoming healthy green grass again. We had a little bit more rain and I was just in love with the plush feeling that was coming back. The kids actually wanted to play on the grass again. They were out playing ball again on the grass and having a great time. When the lawn was brown they hated playing on it because when they fell the grass was no longer soft it was a limp, crunchy, scratchy, feeling and they played on the sidewalk. They are now having fun, playing on their slide and enjoying the yard again.

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The color is now a lush green, it’s plush to play and lay on again. The family is loving it and we are doing plenty of outdoor activities as well. The Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules really helped to bring our grass back to life again and our grass looks better then all the other yards on our street. I now have our neighbors asking me what we used to get our grass look so nice. It’s really a beautiful shade of green now and we are the envy of our neighbors. I of course shared that we used the Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules to make our lawn look so nice. It will continue to grow in more plush and look great as time goes on.

*All opinions of the use of the Seed Aide CoverGrow Spread Mulch Granules are my own from using this product.*

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Giveaway Exp 8/21 #Giveaway

Is My Child Ready For A Cell Phone Giveaway

This is a huge question now-a-days. There is the worry of when your kid is dropped off somewhere. If something happens at school can you get a hold of your child? What about the child having divorced parents and you want to get ahold of them? Let’s not forget peer pressure. Some how I managed my youth without a cell phone. We used house phones or payphones. But both are a thing of that past. Many households don’t even have landlines. There are questions to ask, to know if your child is ready for a cell phone. Sprint is there for parents to help tackle tough questions.

Average Age Of Kid With A Cell Phone.

When I read this I was shocked. If this is the average, what is the low age? 8? That means either you have to have a very responsible kid or make sure you have a customized phone to protect your kid. There are a lot of predators on social media. If you are in doubt take the Online Quiz Sprint offers to help parents make informed decisions. There is even a customized parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits. 64 percent of kids already have internet access via personal tablets/laptops. According to Sprint 1 in 2 kids will have a social media account by age 12. I think in the last year that number is higher. So, when is your child ready for a cell phone?

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Questions To Ask Yourself:

  1. What will my child be using this phone for? Is it a want or a need?
  2. What rules do I want in the cell phone contract?
  3. What will happen if my child breaks the rules?
  4. Do I want my child to have full access to the internet or what restrictions am I setting up the phone with?

    Do I want my child to have social media? If yes, make sure you write all user names and passwords in the contract.

  5. Make sure to discuss what to do if cyber-bullying happens.

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Check out Sprint’s Kid’s First Phone website for expert advice, online quiz and other resources. Learn about all the social media sites out there and the cautions about each one.

  • Facebook.
  • Twitter.
  • Instagram (most tweens and teens have this).
  • Tumblr.
  • SnapChat (known for by sex offenders to search for children- my kids are not allowed to have it).
  • KIK.
  • Periscope.
  • Pinterest.
  • LinkedIn (mostly business networking for adults).
  • Google+
  • YouTube.
  • Vine.
  • Reddit (and Sub-Reddit groups).

 

There are new ones created all the time. Stay current with the latest social media and make sure you know which ones your kids are on.

Right now one lucky person will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. An awesome giveaway by Sprint. Winner must be of the age 18-years-old, or older and live in the Continental. U.S. To enter simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Giveaway

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Disclosure: Mom Are We There Yet received this phone for a review and is hosting the giveaway. All opinions are 100% honest. All participating bloggers helping to host this giveaway and Mom Are We There Yet are not responsible for items lost in the mail or not shipped by the sponsor. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. Giveaways on this blog are in no way affiliated with Facebook or any other social media networks.

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DIY First Day Of School Photo Prop For Back To School Photos #SchoolPhoto #photoprop #BackToSchool

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The children going back to school is always a hard time for parents. Letting our children go again after a fun summer with the family. However, we can make some beautiful memories for back to school that we can show our children when they get older. I fell in love with this board, it’s perfect for the first day of school and last day of school so we can see how much the kids have grown. It also makes it easier to see what grade, their age and more just by looking at the photo.

You can make one of these great First/Last Day of school photo prop boards for your child/children and use them year after year. They will hold up and I love that you can use chalk to write in the information of the school year and erase it for the next year or child. You can choose any color for the board that you would like, if you have a boy and girl use a color that would be great for both. You will love being creative with your board and you can add more information if you choose as well. If you would like you can also add, “When I grow up I would like to be” , “My best friend is”, “My favorite book is” and anything else you would like. Your not limited to the information that you can add to your board.

Note: You will need 2 sets of each images and letters for both sides of the board. One side will say first day of school and the other side will be for the Last day of school.

Supply List:

5/8″ Plywood 18″ High and 27″ length
1 Large Bottle Of Anita’s All Purpose Acrylic Wine paint
Modge Podge
2 Black and white apple and square print out
2 Black and white heart and circle print out
2 Black and white ribbon print out
2- Black Chalk Board Covering (Dollar General $1)
2 Rectangle shapes use your ruler to draw them out and cut them
Sand paper
Pencil
Ruler
Chalk
Foam paint brush (Dollar Tree)
Letter Stickers, Letter stencil or anything you would like to use for the letters

Step 1: Have your Plywood cut into the size of the board you need. You can make more then one or choose to make other projects from the left over plywood.

Step 2: Sand the edges of your board so that you will not get splinters and you can paint it easily.

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Step 3: When I’m painting I like to squirt the paint onto sections of the board and use a length wise straight across motion so that the paint is smooth. Then I continue till the board is covered onto the edges of the board. I then let it dry and cover the other side of the board and the edges again to make sure they are fully covered. The front and back will need two coats of paint each.

Step 4: Get your Modge Podge and place a thick layer over the top of your boards to seal the paint, it helps to protect it and makes it easy for cleaning as well.

Step 5: Print out the PDF files of your images. Now that you have them printed out, you can now cut out the outline of each image to use for your Black chalk board cover.

Step 6: You will want to trace your images on the white backing of the Black chalk board cover and then cut them out. Do not remove the white backing yet.

Step 7: If your using the Black Chalk board cover for the lettering with a stencil, you will want to use the wrong side of the stencil to trace so that the letters will come out correctly. If your using sticker letters then you can get them ready.

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Step 8: Now you have all your pieces cut out and ready to use. You will now use a ruler and your pieces to draw straight lines on your board. This will help you to ensure that your pieces go on the board straight so they are not all over the board and uneven.

Step 9: Now that your ready to start placing your pieces down. I highly recommend that you use modge podge on the back of your pieces as it really helps adhere them to your board. You will only use a light layer of modge podge. Once you have your light layer of modge podge on your piece you can start to place them one at a time. I like using the modge podge as I can still move the pieces easily if you need to.

Step 10: Once your pieces have dried you can use a damp cloth to remove any extra modge podge and your ready to use your board for the first and last day of school.

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Grilled Potato Pouches Recipe #Grilling #FoodPorn #Grillpouches

I love making these Grilled Potato Pouches for our family. They are one of the best things on the grill next to the meats of course. I have mine on the grill right now and they are cooking away, so I have to say that I am drooling waiting for them to be done cooking. I thought I would share this recipe with you as it does make quite a bit of food for the family and it’s a very healthy option when cooking on the grill.

Here is what you will need for a Family of 5

5 Baking Potatoes
1 Bag of Frozen Veggies (Your Favorite Mix) or your favorite fresh veggies about 2 1/2 to 3 cups
2 Tablespoons of Butter per pouch
Garlic powder
Poultry Seasoning or Lawery Seasoning
Italian Seasoning
Aluminum Foil

How to make your pouches:

* Wash and cut your potatoes (Skin on) into cubes
* Place in a half sheet of foil Save the other half of the foil for the top of the pouch
* add some of the cubed potatoes and veggies to the pouch (You will make 2-3 pouches so save some for the others)
* add your seasonings then top with butter

Take your top half of the foil and cover the potatoes and veggies. Then roll the edges and smash them a little so that none of the butter will escape. Put them on the grill for an hour. You will cook them on one side for about 30 minutes and then flip it to cook the other side. When you serve them just open the pouch and put some on plates for the family. Then leave the extras for when they ask for more they will then stay hot. Enjoy!

**NOTE** You will need a little longer then 12″ of foil length wise for your pouches. Then just cut them in half to make the pouches for the grill.

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“Is My Child Ready For A Wireless Phone?” Sprint Helps Parents Tackle The Tough Questions

Have you been debating if your child is ready for their first wireless phone? Have you wondered what is the right age to give your child a phone? Do you have many other questions that you would love answers to before purchasing a phone? Let Sprint answer those questions or concerns that you have.

Sprint (NYSE: S) is providing a one-stop resource to help parents determine the right time to buy their child their first wireless phone. With the launch of “Kid’s First Phone” website. Sprint is providing expert advice, an online quiz and other information to help parents make this decision. There is even a customizable parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits for uses of a mobile phone.

Did you know? According to Influence Central, in 2016:
• The average age a child gets their first smartphone is 10.3 years old.
• 64 percent of kids already have internet access via personal tablets/laptops.
• 1 in 2 kids will have a social media account by age 12.

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In today’s world, the question of when to purchase a child’s first phone certainly deserves attention. A wireless phone means growing independence, ease of logistics/scheduling, safety and security, but there are also concerns about cyber-bullying, inappropriate content and even out-of-control spending.

Sprint’s “Kid’s First Phone” website serves as a trusted advisor for parents and includes expert advice from Katie Hurley, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of “The Happy Kid Handbook.” Parents can take a quiz to determine an individual child’s readiness for a wireless phone, download and customize a wireless phone contract for themselves and their child, and read/experience third-party commentary on this topic.

Advice from an Expert

“This website is a great opportunity to sit down with your child and engage in a thoughtful discussion and even sign a wireless contract to set rules and limits,” said Hurley. “One of the first things I advise is asking yourself why you want this for your child. Is your child mature enough? And, what is the specific need for the wireless phone? Start from there and you’ll be off to a good, healthy and fruitful discussion for the entire family.”

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Commitment from Sprint to Parents

Sprint is making a major commitment to help parents navigate the purchase of their child’s first phone. “We hope this site better arms parents with information to help them navigate the many questions they may have on whether or not the time is right for their child to have a phone and all the responsibility that goes with ownership,” said Roger Solé, chief marketing officer, Sprint. “This is a one-stop shop to enable parents to make a crucial buying decision with peace of mind.”

Sprint has long been a leader in terms of family offerings and currently offers its customers several apps that help parents stay in touch with their children and monitor their phone usage. Sprint Family locator allows you to track up to five devices. Sprint mobile contols lets you monitor, limit and block content on Android phones. Sprint Drives First helps keep your kids safe by stopping distracted driving and keeping focus on the road. Family Wall For Sprint helps everyone stay connected with an all-in social app that allows families to share and connect via their own private social network.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.8 million connections as of March 31, 2016, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at Sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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Make Your Own Air Conditioner #DIY #AirConditioner

No, I’m not kidding you read that right. I was doing a lot of research on this topic last night as my daughter’s air conditioner went out and I had a reader say that they couldn’t replace their Air conditioner as well that had gone out. So I started thinking, there has to be a way to make your own. Low and behold there is! I have to say that I find it, not so attractive but when it’s in the 90 degree weather are you really caring what it looks like??? I would have to say NO! You have a whole let me cool off please thing going on! If you have little one’s I do suggest keeping it up on a table because of the fan blades. However, I am hearing that this does work and it does cool off the areas of your home.

So I am posting it for those of you who would like to help and elderly neighbor keep cool, your family keep cool, or someone else that you know that doesn’t have the money to purchase an actual air conditioner. You can follow the directions to Make Your Own Air Conditioner. I suggest that you start to make Ice right away before you start to put it together so that your completely ready to get started the minute your done with it. If you give this Homemade Air Condtioner a try please comment on how it works here so that we know. I would check Freecycle to see if you can get some of the materials needed for free if you do not have them on hand. You could also check your goodwill and other stores like it as well for the Materials. Happy Cooling!

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Free Bowling For Kids This Summer (2 Free Games Daily) #KidsBowlFree #FamilyFun #Bowling

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Kids can be active this summer with Kids Bowl Free! When you sign your child up they will receive 2 free games daily at a bowling center near you. You can go daily and the kids can have a blast while getting exercise. They also have a great deal for parents and adults to bowl 2 games with their children so the whole family can have fun!

I have been doing this event with my children for years and we just have a great summer. There is never a “Mom, we are bored!” I keep them active all summer long with lots of fun free activities for them to do and they look forward to them everyday. We have our schedule that we have in the summer that keeps them super busy but they have a blast and they get to see their cousins all the time and have fun with them as well as their friends.

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