Function Meets Beauty With This Songmics Bamboo Lap Desk

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If you’ve followed my blog for even a short amount of time, I’m sure you’ll notice that I have been finding lots of great household items from Songmics that I just can’t live without.  From organization to furniture to laundry storage, there’s no area of your home that Songmics can’t help tackle.

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It’s no secret that I work on the computer…A LOT!  Sometimes I don’t feel like using my desktop, but my laptop has always been inconvenient.  It makes my lap hot, and let’s face it, a lap just isn’t that study anyways.  I came across this Songmics Bamboo Lap Desk and I knew that I just had to try it.  This desk had all of the great features I was looking for so I decided to put it to the test.

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This lap desk perfectly blends function with design which makes it very aesthetically pleasing.  The stopper on the front edge helps keep your laptop securely in place when you have the desk top angled for better viewing.  The cut out design not only offers a wonderful visual appeal, but it also helps to keep your laptop from overheating…perfect for a heavy tech user like myself.  The built in mouse pad is truly a genius part of the design.  No extra equipment to fool with, no mouse pad moving around, just a user friendly experience that everyone who uses this desk will love.  The small drawer on the side is perfect for keeping small items secure while you work.  I love keeping a pad of sticky notes in there to jot down what I need and get back to work.  The legs ingeniously lock into place to keep the whole desk sturdy so you can work without any worry.  The foldable design is convenient for storage when you’re not using it which makes this quite possibly one of my favorite items I’ve tried this year!

This lap desk is currently 15% off, perfect for the Back To School season!!  Whether you’re shopping for yourself or some lucky friend or family member, you can’t go wrong with Songmics.  Check out all they have to offer so you can find the item that’s just right for you.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

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Safe Travels With Slime Flat Tire Repair Kits

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With so many things going on in our day-to-day lives, there are a lot of things that should be considered more often that go unnoticed.  How often do you think about your spare tire?  Or even just a flat tire?  Probably never, right?  If you live in a rural area like I do, this is actually something that I think about on a weekly basis.  My home is pretty isolated from much of everything, and it’s a 25 mile journey one way through VERY unpopulated terrain to the closest town with grocery stores.
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The pictures above are from my journey into town to go grocery shopping (don’t worry, I was the passenger, not the driver).  I typically drive these roads alone during the week, and every single time I drive anywhere, I’m ALWAYS worried about a flat tire.  I do not know how to change a tire (I’m spoiled I guess, my husband is the one who does the vehicle maintenance), and as you can see from my pictures, if I were to ever get a flat tire alone I’d be stuck in a position I don’t want to be in.  There are 5 miles of dirt roads between my home and the main road that runs through my tiny town, and sharp rocks and washboard ridges on these roads are always a concern of mine.  The cellular service here is spotty at best, so it’s not likely I could call anyone for help.  Walking to anywhere would be next to impossible in the Arizona heat…so what’s a girl supposed to do?
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The Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit has been the answer to all of my worries.  In just 10 minutes I can repair my tire and get back on the road safely again.  This kit is the simplest thing to use, and I can’t tell you how incredibly grateful I am for the peace of mind this kit being in my truck has given me.  You simply plug the unit into your vehicle’s lighter plug, and instantly a mix of sealant and air are pumped into your tire, sealing any punctures and repairing the tire.  The repair lasts up to 500 miles so there’s plenty of time to get to a service station.
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So, two days ago I got ready and headed out into town to get some groceries.  It wasn’t too long into my drive and whadya know…one of those pesky rocks decided to try and throw a monkey wrench into my day.  I had a flat tire, and there was no better time to put the Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit to the test.  I was able to hook the repair kit up to my tire with no problems, and sure enough, in about 10 minutes my tire was ready to go.  I made it into town safely and stopped at a service station, but had it not been for the Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit I would’ve been in a pretty bad predicament.  If you ever have to rely on your Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit, just remember that it will work with your vehicle off, but if the vehicle is running it works even better.
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Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit Features

  • Includes 15.2oz. Slime Tire Sealant (TPMS safe)
  • Repairs and fully inflates your tire with the push of a button, in just 10 minutes!
  • 4 simple steps
  • Dial display gauge is integrated right into the inflator, so you can monitor tire pressure as you inflate
  • Plugs into a standard 12-volt accessory outlet
  • Pressure release valve
  • Sealant approved by leading automakers

Slime also makes a digital version of this Flat Tire Repair Kit, so make sure you check out everything Slime has to offer to find the products that are just right for you!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Save Your Home From End-Of-Summer Boredom with Max Traxxx

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If you’re looking for some end of summer fun, Max Traxxx from Skullduggery is here to save those last days of summer and add a whole new level of fun.  Your kids will LOVE these Max Traxxx Tracer Racers!  The racers utilize Light Trail Technology as they blaze streaks of light on Skullduggery patented glow-in-the-dark track.  Each Tracer Racer beams down purple light rays from its undercarriage onto the track that’s specially engineered to emit glow remnants long after the racer has passed…it seems like just as the track is fading, the racers come back around and light up the track for endless glowing fun.

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I received the Max Traxxx Tracer Racers Remote Control Twin Loop set from my friends over at Skullduggery and my kids couldn’t wait to get this thing put together so they could start having fun.

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The setup of the track was super simple…just a few minutes and we were ready to have fun!  (Keep in mind, you will need 8 AA batteries, 4 for each controller, and it’s best to put the batteries in the controller and charge the cars before you assemble the track so there’s no wait time to start the fun.)  Choose your track, racers and loops, take into a dimly lit room and your kids will be ready to set the darkness ablaze.  We used this track first in the living room so we could take some decently lit pictures, but the fun in the dark is even more incredible!  My 5 year old daughter was able to race alongside my 12 year old son, so no matter if the racer is a beginner or advanced, there is fun for all!  The variable speed remote control cars and adjustable track heights allow racers to control course difficulty which is perfect for household’s like mine with various ages of children.  (Or just silly cats that like to watch the cars…our cat even spins her head in a circle watching the cars as they go through the loops, haha!)

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As you can see, the track really does light up really well, and stores the light energy for a considerable amount of time.  With 2 glow-in-the-dark dual loops, 4 dual glow-in-the-dark corners, over 36 feet of glow-in-the-dark track, and 2 remote control Tracer Racers, your kids will have hours and hours of fun.

Save these last days of summer from boredom with Skullduggery and Max Traxxx!  From now until 8/30/17, if you purchase a Max Traxxx Tracer Racer Set  (Double Loop, Infinity Loop and Police Chase) you will receive an extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free ($30 value)!  How awesome is that?!  To receive the extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free you will need to email proof of purchase from Amazon to skorders@skullduggery.com with purchase date between 6/21/17-8/30-17.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Adorable Kids Character Headband Headphones from CozyPhones

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If you’ve got kids who love listening to music, chances are they experience the frustration of ill fitting traditional earbuds and headphones.  Often times earbuds are just too big for little ears and cause pain, and headphones are often big and bulky and don’t even come close to adjusting to use on little heads.  CozyPhones are a great way to allow your little one to listen to their favorite music or just use apps on their devices comfortably.

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The soft fleece headband allows for maximum comfort so no matter where your child is going, or what activity they’re participating in, they can use their CozyPhones and make their activity much more enjoyable.  From road tips to sleeping or just enjoying some quiet time like coloring, CozyPhones are a perfect companion for kids of all ages.  My children vary in ages, from 5 to 13, and the CozyPhones were so perfect at adapting to the different size of each of them.

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There are a variety of fun characters for your kids to choose from, so no matter what their style is they can find the perfect headphones for them.  The flexible braided cord and super sturdy 3.5mm stereo plug really stand up to the abuse of kids which is perfect for a high energy household like mine.  This summer will be FULL of music and my kids are loving it!  My youngest child absolutely loves listening to music.  She loves listening to her mp3 player and singing out loud and just feeling the music.  She has always been frustrated with earbuds and headphones so she was really excited to see the Unicorn CozyPhones just for her.  She was the first to try them out and couldn’t wait to show brothers their CozyPhones too.  My youngest son and my daughter immediately went into working on their activity books, listening to music and actually getting along for once!

My poor oldest child inherited my families insomnia.  Sometimes, no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t sleep.  He will be starting high school in just a few weeks and his sleep will be key to his success, so these CozyPhones couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.  Since my son started using them, he said he’s never been able to sleep so well and is actually excited to be starting high school refreshed and well rested.

Whether you’re giving them as a gift or just surprising someone with a fun surprise, you can’t go wrong with CozyPhones.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

 

Vivitar…Helping Make Father’s Day Gifting A Little Bit Easier

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Wither Father’s Day just around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to introduce you all to the Vivitar DVR 786HD ActionCam.  Vivitar is a name I’m sure we all know and love by now, they’ve been around since 1960 helping make some of the best equipment affordable for everyday people like you and I.  Thanks to Vivitar, top tech toys are much more attainable, so go ahead and spoil Dad this Father’s Day…he deserves it!

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My husband has been wanting an action camera for a while now and the Vivitar camera just seemed to have everything we were looking for.  Great quality, great durability, and all at a price we can afford on a budget that supports three children.  The DVR 786HD comes with a bike/ATV mount as well as a remote shutter button that you wear like a watch to help you capture every little moment.  We took a family camping trip to the lake this past weekend and couldn’t wait to try out the DVR 786HD to help capture some of our most important memories.  With 12.1 megapixel pictures and 1080p HD video you’ll be able to look back at all of the fun in full detail.

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The photos that the DVR 786HD captures are 12.1 megapixels so you have a really decent quality photo in a really small device.  This camera came in so handy on our little mini vacation!  The lightweight and compact design allows you to move freely and doesn’t have any negative effect on the activities that you’re out and about enjoying.  I think the pictures came out really well and showcase just how beautiful it was in Princess Cove at Lake Mohave.

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The underwater shots came out so good!  The waterproof case didn’t affect our picture quality and kept the camera safe so we could just enjoy having a great time.  We even got some really great video of the fishes swimming past as we enjoyed the beautiful waters of the lake.  The kids can’t wait to go back and snorkel through the caves with the Vivitar DVR 786HD.

This Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he’ll love and use all the time…give him a Vivitar!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Give Mom Some Peace Of Mind This Mother’s Day With The MyQ From Chamberlain

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In today’s tech-driven world, we rely on our smartphones increasingly to handle a wide variety of tasks.  The MyQ Garage Door Opener Wi-Fi Connection System by Chamberlain is a great little device, controlled by your smartphone, that will make life so much simpler, safer, and more secure.  With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the MyQ is a perfect gift for any mother who wants nothing more than to protect her family (like me).

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The installation is super easy and quick to do.  You simply mount the Wi-Fi hub near the garage door opener, mount the door sensor on your garage door, then download the free Chamberlain MyQ app.

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Once you’ve downloaded the app, the setup is really simple even for the less tech-savvy users.  You can easily open and close your garage door whether you’re home or not with the simple tap of a screen.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rushed home from the store unsure of whether or not I shut the garage door…this MyQ is going to be a LIFE SAVER!  You can even choose the alerts you’d like to receive, also when, and what time of day.  Whether you’re home and don’t want to receive alerts or away and want to receive alerts immediately, changing the settings is simple to do no matter where you are.

Give mom a little peace of mind this Mother’s day with the Chamberlain MyQ…one little device will mean the world to her.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Crystal Clear Hi-Res Sound With Google Chromecast Audio #Ad

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The new Google Chromecast Audio is here to help you listen to your favorite music in a whole new, yet simple, way!  Other music streaming devices out there use Bluetooth to connect, while the Chromecast Audio uses WiFi so you can stream crystal clear high resolution sound like never before.

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I received two of these awesome little devices to try out and I have to say I was blown away with the ease of use for a less than tech-genius person like myself.  I was able to easily set up my devices in just a few minutes using my phone, but you can also set up the Chrome Audio from a tablet or computer, so no matter where you store your favorite music you can stream it no problem.

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I tried to take a few screenshots through the setup process but it was really so simple that there wasn’t much time to try and capture screenshots.  After the Chrome Audio finished setting up I waited a couple minutes for the update and was able to stream my favorite tunes in no time.

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Once your Chrome Audio is set up, simply plug into your speaker’s auxiliary input and connect to your Wi-Fi network.  Then just tap the Cast button from your favorite apps on your phone, tablet or computer to cast songs, radio stations and podcasts to your speaker.  I really love the multi-room feature so when I’m cleaning the house or just busy moving about, I can still enjoy every single second of my favorite songs without missing a beat.

Product Features:

  • Smart enabled – Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.
  • A huge selection of entertainment – Wirelessly stream millions of songs, radio stations and podcasts from your favorite apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, NPR, Spotify and Google Play Music.
  • Cast music from your phone, tablet or computer – Pair with your Apple® iPhone® or iPad®, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop or Chromebook.
  • Multiroom audio – Lets you play music throughout your home. Group Chromecast audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity – Built-in 2.4GHz/5.0GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Easily connect with your speakers – Just plug Chromecast Audio into your speakers via the auxiliary input, connect to Wi-Fi and tap the Cast button from your favorite apps.

The Google Chromecast Audio is the biggest little thing to hit the market yet…make sure you check your local Best Buy and pick one (or two, or three) up today!

 

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.