NeatPack Bags ~ Ideal Travel Accessories

This is a sponsored post. I have been provided with product for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

Created by travelers for travelers is the company motto and I can tell you that they have definitely done a great job. As someone who travels often, I am always on the look out for the perfect bag that will keep me organized, is easy to carry, holds everything I need and is comfortable to take along. NeatPack offers several different packing cubes, backpacks and toiletry bags – just to name a few.

NeatPack Bags Travel AccessoriesI am using their sling backpack and I am thrilled at how much the bag holds. I particularly love the location of the cell phone pouch – on the strap – right in front. No searching through your bag for your phone. No taking  your bag off to get to your phone. The location of this pouch is brilliant! The bag is extremely comfortable, even when full, because of the design. Whether rushing through an airport, hiking or walking around a theme park – the bag holds everything you need. Even an iPad or smaller laptop. Next, the bag is so light weight! The things we need to carry around are heavy enough without the bag they are in adding extra weight. Overall, this bag is the best I have found for my travels and is my new travel necessity! 

NeatPack Bags Travel Accessories

The products are high quality and better yet – very affordable! Who wants to spend lots of money on accessories? I would rather spend the money on my travels!

My readers can receive a 10% discount on any purchase of a NeatPack Travel Accessory by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF

About NeatPack Travel Accessories

The company was formed by two sisters who share a passion for travel and organization. They live on opposite sides of the world which means they don’t always get to see each other. When they do, they always make sure to make the most out of their time together. One way to do this is by travelling. Travelling is rewarding, but the headache of packing can sometimes take away from

Their philosophy – Spend time travelling not packing! They started NeatPack to offer affordable, quality products to help travelers stay organized on their trips and to reduce the stress of packing. 

The company is constantly developing innovative solutions to enhance your travel experience by making packing as simple as possible! Whether you’re going on a camping trip with the family, backpacking around Europe, or travelling for work, NeatPack has the solution for you.

Don’t forget! You can get a 10% discount by using PROMO CODE: OPEN10OF




Turn Your Frown Upside Down with Precious Moments

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Precious Moments Disney Figurine

Precious Moments, the world’s most recognized inspirational brand, has Disney Gifts for the Disney fan in us all. Beloved Disney characters created in porcelain by Precious Moments create a festive holiday and keepsake memory. These make perfect gifts all year long since there is a Precious Moments to help celebrate any occasion! The Disney Collection will brighten the day of any Disney lover for sure!

Not sure what to give to the young and young at heart? Look no further than Mickey, Minnie, Pooh and friends.  Young or old, Disney classics make gift-giving easy, appreciated and memorable.  

Precious Moments Disney Figurine

Some Days Have Their Ups And Downs figurine featuring the lovable forlorn Eeyore from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh arrived at my door and definitely turned my frown upside down! As a huge fan of both Disney and Precious Moments I knew there would be a perfect spot on my shelf for this beauty. You know you want one! You can get your very own at PreciousMoments.com. This guy definitely made me smile! He is just as adorable as he is on screen. The expression on his face is captured in beautiful detail. The Disney Showcase collection features figurines, limited edition sculptures, birthday trains, and more so you can add a touch of Disney magic to your gift list for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or any day of the year!

Precious Moments Disney Figurine

Each Precious Moments purchase arrives securely in a nest of packing to insure it arrives in one piece with no bangs, bumps or bruises. The box clearly notes your pieces collector number and includes a small piece with the collector number as well. I like to attach the small cardboard piece to the bottom so that I always have it in a secure spot. 

Precious Moments Disney Figurine

This Precious Moments piece makes the perfect gift for any occasion for anyone who can’t help but love the forlorn donkey from Disney’s Winnie The Pooh. Meticulously sculpted of fine bisque porcelain and expertly hand painted, it stands about 5” high. The attention to detail is beautiful! I know I am going to get each and every piece of the Disney Collection.

Precious Moments Disney Figurine

Some Days Have Their Ups and Downs ~ Available at www.preciousmoments.com

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The History of Precious Moments

It began more than three decades ago, when Precious Moments® creator, Sam Butcher, began drawing the endearing teardrop-eyed children he called “Precious Moments,” as gifts for family and friends.

In the early 1970s, Sam and a friend, Bill Biel, started a small company to produce his Precious Moments art on a line of cards and posters, calling their company Jonathan & David. They took their goods to the annual Christian Booksellers Association Convention in Anaheim, California. Their tiny booth was filled with enthusiastic retailers wanting to order the new line and the crowd became so large, neighboring vendors came over to help the two young men write orders.

Shortly thereafter, Sam was approached by Enesco Corporation to develop a three-dimensional figurine based on his artwork titled “Love One Another.” Sam was so overwhelmed when he saw the first porcelain sample, he fell to his knees and wept. It was the beginning of a phenomenon for both Sam and the gift industry.

By the end of 1978, the “Original 21”  Precious Moments figurines were introduced to the market. The response to the collection was incredible. The longevity of the Precious Moments brand is a testimony to its ability to stand the test of time and persevere with its core values of goodness, quality, creativity, and stewardship at its forefront.

This is a sponsored post. I was provided with payment and/or product from Precious Moments, however, all opinions are my own.




What is an Unlocked Smart Phone? Find out at Best Buy!

Unlocked Smart PhoneWhat is an unlocked smartphone? An unlocked smartphone is a phone that isn’t tied to a specific carrier or contract. Therefore, you have the freedom to shop for the latest phones and plans as often — or as infrequently — as you like. And when it comes to international travel, unlocked phones can’t be beat.

Unlocked phones are becoming a popular choice here in the U.S. Why? Because nothing beats the freedom of an unlocked phone when it comes to choice of models, carriers or plans. They offer freedom and flexibility from carriers and contracts, save you money and are ideal for International travel!

Some unlocked phones may cost more up front compared to phones financed by the carriers, but, spread over two years, and combined with a less-expensive voice or data plan, it will be less expensive than your total monthly payments on a two-year or monthly installment billing contract.

By purchasing an unlocked phone you can continue to use older or legacy voice, text and data plans. This can save you money and allow you to keep the plan you are comfortable with.

Since unlocked phones are not tied to a specific carrier you have a greater selection of phones and features to choose from. Whether you are looking for a phone with basic calling and texting options, a smartphone with all the latest features like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or anything in between, you’ll be able to find the right unlocked phone to meet your needs and budget.

Unlocked phones offer great flexibility to international students, tourists and business travelers. Since international roaming rates with your current phone and U.S. network can be high, buying an unlocked phone for overseas travel can save you money. With an unlocked phone, you’ll pay the same lower rate as the locals do for calls in that country. It can be as easy as purchasing an unlocked phone in the U.S., traveling to your destination country and purchasing a local SIM card.

Dual-SIM unlocked phones such as the BLU Studio G can house up to two SIM cards in the same phone. This means you could have your U.S. SIM card and a local SIM card from the country you are traveling to together in the same phone. You could also use a dual-SIM phone at home to maintain separate work and personal lines on the same phone.

Interested? Best Buy has an Unlocked Smartphone savings event going on right now with sales on Samsung, Huawei, Moto, Sony, BLU, Alcatel and ZTE smartphones. Shop your favorite brand during the Unlocked Smartphone Savings Event.

Moto:

  • Offer: Save $50 on Select Moto Mods with purchase of Moto Z Play
  • Valid Dates: 10/30/16-11/5/16

Huawei:

  • Offer: Save $50 on the Honor 8 by Huawei plus get a free case 
  • Valid Dates: 10/30/16-11/12/16

Samsung:

  • Offer: Save $100 on the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Valid Dates: 10/30/16-11/12/16

BLU:

  • Offer: Save $40 on the BLU Life XL
  • Valid Dates: 11/6/16-11/12/16

Sony:

  • Offer: Save $100 on the Sony XPERIA X Compact
  • Valid Dates: 10/30/16-11/12/16

Disclaimer for all offers listed: Offer valid 10/30/16-11/12/16. Phones, service and coverage not available in all markets. Available in New Jersey. No dealers. See a Blue Shirt for details. 4G/4G LTE not available in all markets. Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive bundle/package savings. 

To use an unlocked phone in the U.S. or abroad, you will need a SIM card for the carrier of your choice. SIM cards are small cards that house carrier and user data within your smartphone. If you purchase a replacement phone or upgrade to a new unlocked phone, you can take out the SIM card in your old phone and pop it in the new one. If your old SIM is not compatible (size difference) or you are changing carriers, you will need to purchase a new SIM card. All unlocked phones work on carriers that use GSM networks, which include AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless and more. Some popular prepaid carriers that also use GSM include AT&T GoPhone, NET10, TracFone and Simple Mobile. You will need to use SIM cards from a GSM provider in your unlocked phone to get service. A number of newer unlocked phones such as the Moto G (4th Gen) are universal and therefore compatible with all major U.S. carriers in addition to most overseas carriers. You can choose almost any carrier or plan and all you need is a SIM card. Common US carriers include: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, AT&T GoPhone, and TracFone.

Best Buy sells SIM kits that allow you to activate your unlocked phone with a prepaid wireless carrier such as AT&T GoPhone, T-Mobile, Verizon Prepaid or Cricket Wireless. If you need a SIM card to activate a traditional plan, you will need to visit a local Best Buy store to purchase and activate your SIM card.
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



Cook at Home for the Holidays With the New LG ProBake Oven at Best Buy!

LG ProBake OvenUsing the LG ProBake Oven to Cook at Home for the Holidays

As the holidays draw closer and closer, planning Thanksgiving dinner comes up on the list as the next important meal to spend with your entire family. What’s the best way to prepare your kitchen and yourself for this exciting holiday? LG came out with the latest in convection technology for just the occasion and Best Buy is making it easier to add the best appliances to your kitchen with their Prep for the Holidays deals!

New ProBake Convection Technology Evenly Cooks Each Meal Perfectly

Our family appreciates great cooking especially our professional chef, so the ProBake Convection feature is by far the most appealing by evenly cooking meals every time. By rearranging the heating elements so that the lower oven’s heating element sits on the back wall over the oven, heat is evenly distributed offering consistent browning on top and bottom, perfect for baking holiday cookies! Modeled after pro-style ranges, this technology has been recently added to freestanding gas ranges and comes with both gas and electric ranges.

LG ProBake Oven

Additional LG Electric & Gas Range Features

  • EasyClean: 3 step process, 10 minutes, exceptional clean without chemicals
  • 4 Cooktop Elements: Wide range of power for a variety of cooking requirements
  • Spacious Double Oven: Cook multiple meals for a large group in less time
  • Auto Shutoff: Timed shut-off for ovens to offer safety and efficiency

Last Minute October Deals on Kitchen Bundles and LG ProBake Ranges from Best Buy

Best Buy is offering great deals on kitchen appliances like the following sales on a 4 piece Kitchen Package or the LG ProBake Range until 10/29. You’ll still find plenty of kitchen appliance savings in November, so keep an eye out!

Best Buy Deal 1: When you purchase a 4 piece Kitchen Package from Best Buy by 10/29, receive a Visa gift card up to $400!

Best Buy Deal 2: Add 5X reward points to your Best Buy account on any ProBake Range when you purchase before 10/29. You can even add these savings to your savings from the Kitchen Package!

LG ProBake Oven

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.




Do You Have a Need for Speed? Then This Linksys Wi-Fi Router is For You!

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In this day and age when every single member of your household is running some sort of device – all the time – the latest technology is an important factor in keeping the family happy. Bring ultra-fast AC Wi-Fi to your home with the one and only WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Open Source Wi-Fi Router from LYNKSYS. Equipped with Tri-Stream 160 and premium MU-MIMO technologies, this open-source router delivers blazing-fast, uninterrupted dual-band Wi-Fi speeds to multiple devices at the same time.

picmonkey-collageHere is what was most important for my family:

  • Multiple USB ports
  • Everything needed was right in the box
  • Each family member can connect to the router at its highest speed without adversely affecting the speeds of others
  • If your home usage and needs has grown from one or two users to multiple users that include smartphones, gaming consoles, and laptops, it’s time to upgrade to a dual-band router. If you do a lot of video streaming and online gaming, you’ll need a good midrange router such as this
  • no lost signals or weak signals

Because I travel alot and often work away from home, here is what was most important for me: I could CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE my HOME WI-FI ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App, I can closely monitor and manage my home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids — even when you’re away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.

SPECIFICATIONS:

The WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is powered by Tri-Stream 160 technology, which doubles the bandwidth on all spatial streams for the fastest dual-band router on the market.  Gain access to restricted DFS channels at full bandwidth for the clearest Wi-Fi not available to most other routers. The WRT3200ACM also boasts:

  • 1.8 GHz CPU for high-powered performance
  • MU-MIMO technology for high-speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time, same speed
  • Open-source ready with OpenWrt and DD-WRT® for complete flexibility and customization of functions
  • Upgraded Smart Wi-Fi app to manage and monitor your home Wi-Fi from a mobile device, anytime, anywhere
  • 256MB Flash and 512MB of RAM Memory
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

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