Share More Memories With Walmart Family Mobile

Jess
August 10, 2017
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Just over two weeks ago our daughter was born and our lives have changed significantly. I’m trying to adjust to the night nursings and establish a routine with a baby. My husband has taken over most of the household duties to let me care for our daughter and recover from my c-section. We can’t visit our family and friends as frequently as we like, and everyone expects photos and video of our growing family. Today I’m discussing how we share more memories with Walmart Family Mobile powered by T-Mobile.

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Setting Up An Easy Nacho Bar For Family Movie Night

Jess
March 27, 2017
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Since switching to Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan, we have at least one family movie night each month. My phone plan includes one free VUDU $7 movie credit each month (which is the price of a new release movie) along with unlimited* talk, text and data which (*includes up to 10GB of 4G LTEā€  data then 2G) for $49.88 per month per line. It’s fun to curl up with my family and watch a good movie, and even better when the movie rental is free. I like to make as much of our meal/snacks ahead of time, so that I’m not fussing with cooking when I could be relaxing. I’ve found that food items such as a Nacho or Popcorn bar, make the night go smoother. Everyone can eat or snack at their leisure, and I don’t have a 7 year old whining, “Mommy I’m hungry.,” during the movie. Here are a few tips and tricks for setting up an easy Nacho Bar For family movie night.

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Google Chromecast Audio Review

Jess
March 21, 2017
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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.

Would you like to stream music over WiFi instead of Bluetooth? We’ve had several Bluetooth speakers in the past that skipped or the music wasn’t crystal clear due to a spotty Bluetooth connection. In fact, that happened during our wedding reception when we were using Bluetooth speakers paired with the playlist on my phone. Google Chromecast has created a way to stream high resolution sound over a WiFi connection with the new Google Chromecast Audio. You can read more below in my Google Chromecast Audio Review.

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STEM Toys For Young Children: Friday Fresh Picks

My son’s birthday is a month after Christmas. I struggle with gift suggestions for him, I hate having a house filled with toys that he will play with one or video games. Big items on the list he created included anything Pokemon and Skylanders. He’s also in Cub Scouts so his first BB gun and archery set is on his list. I’ve encouraged our family to purchase STEM toys for Gabe because he really enjoys math and science projects. Here are a few of great STEM Toys for Young Children that I’ve discovered during my quest to find gifts or gift suggestions for Gabe.

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Powering Imagination with WowWee CHiP & COJ Toys

asouthernmother
October 11, 2016
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This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

My son tends to get bored with toys and games quickly unless they allow him to use his imagination. I couldn’t contain his excitement when I received WowWee CHiP and WowWee COJI along with Duracell batteries to help power them. They definitely made our Hot Holiday Toys list this year and you can read more to find out why.

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Summer Movie Night Suggestions: With & Without Kids

asouthernmother
June 20, 2016
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On the farm, summers are often busier than during the school year. Gabe has a few summer day camp programs, and Jeremy and I have a long to-do list. There’s also gardening and lawn work that has to be done. After a long day of camp or work, we like to relax and enjoy a movie night. We all enjoy watching movies and we like to do it as often as possible. Our friend recently got some Home Cinema Specialists in London to install a home cinema. She uses it all the time and I’m beginning to think we should get one here too! They got lots of advice about it and had it custom built within their home, so it looks amazing! They’ve given us a bit of advice just in case we do decide to take on getting a home cinema such as “How to pick the right subwoofer” and “How to get good acoustics for your home cinema”. Jeremy and I often have long debates about what to watch, and on occasion, we struggle to find a movie that both of us will agree to watch. I’m sharing some summer movie night suggestions including one list that can be watched with kids and the other watched without. I’m also sharing how we get one free VUDU move rental (up to $7) per month with my current phone plan.

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LIGHTIFY: The Automated And Adjustable Lighting System

asouthernmother
May 12, 2016
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I specifically had our cabinet maker add a light rail under my kitchen cabinets because I eventually wanted under cabinet lights. My grandmother always had them and she used them much like a nightlight in her kitchen. We wouldn’t have to disturb the whole house by turning on the kitchen lights when we wanted a snack or a glass of water late at night. Of course, like many new home owners, certain projects get put on the back burner for whatever reason. I had dozens of other projects that were prioritized over installing lights under my kitchen cabinets. My friend decided to look into timing relay for her floodlights outside and got a bit of automation on that go with that too, it seems to be all the rage these days! I might have to consider it for outside lights as well but I digress. Installing under cabinet lights used to involve lots of wires, bulky lights, and hours of installation. The new LIGHTIFY automated and adjustable lighting system by OSRAM SYLVANIA makes it easier than ever to install automated, adjustable, Wifi-enabled, lights. Here’s a glimpse of our new LIGHTIFY under cabinet lights, how they function, and how they were installed.

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