Canon Would Be a Great Family Gift From Best Buy

Hubby and I are sitting here talking about gifts. Christmas is one week away! How did it get here so fast? We are both not done with each other and we look at each other and say…What do we Need? A camera! A new Canon EOS Rebel T5i would be awesome to have and right now they are $150 off at Best Buy.

I really need a good camera for this blog to take it to the next level. Hubby just wants one for our family and to take on all of adventures in our beautiful new home state where a camera is needed everywhere we go!



Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. Did you know that the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs? This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.


I am adding to my Best Buy Wish List right now! What a perfect family-filled camera. One day my children will be looking back at all of their childhood photos and it would be awesome to have some great looking photos and not just smartphone captures like I’m good at doing.

Hurry because this deal ends soon ~ Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy! Visit Best Buy to learn more because this offer is only valid until Saturday the 20th.


Do you need a good family camera?

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.

5 Tips to Winterize the Home

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It is just November and I am already cold all the time. My socks or slippers are always on my feet and I have three layers of blankets on my bed. The house never seems warm enough. Today I’m going to share with you 5 Tips to Winterize that my family will be taking to help make our home more energy efficient and a better place to be as these winter months go by.

5 Tips to Winterize

1. Check windows. The other day I was playing with my blinds and noticed a small breeze coming in. The window was not locked! Secure it tightly to remove those breezes. You may also want to get a free estimate for new windows. We’ve already had two different companies knock on our door to offer this season.

2. Extra insulation and weatherstrips. There is a tiny space in our front door groove where I can see the outside. I need to head out and grab some extra (or better!) stripping to put there.

3. Run fans in reverse. Instead of cold air it will bring warmer air down!

4. Automatic thermostat. I have learned in the multiple houses I’ve lived in that this is a must. I will go out and buy a new good one if it doesn’t do everything I want it. Set the temp lower if you are not home during the day and at night when snug in your beds.

5. Change your Filter in your heating system. The Filtrete Healthy Living Ultimate Allergen Reduction Filter MPR 1900 is effective at capturing 93% of large airborne particles such as dust, pollen and mold spores from the air passing through the filter. It also attracts and captures allergens like pet dander, smoke, household dust and microscopic particles that can carry bacteria and viruses.

Regularly changing your Filtrete Filter may also help your system run more efficiently because a dirty filter can restrict airflow and make the system work harder. Remember to change them at least every three months!

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It’s One of Those Mom Things

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The other day I was out with my brother and I mentioned that I had to go to the bathroom again. I laughed that I was getting old. His response, especially for a single man, surprised me and made me smile. He said, It’s one of those Mom Things. Meaning after three kids it is expected!


My brother loves teaching his nephews how to rile me.

Having to run constantly to the bathroom to pee isn’t the only Mom Thing. Did you know that 1 in 3 women experience LBL {Light Bladder Leaks}? Exercise, coughing, sneezing and my biggest fear, laughing can trigger it. I say laughing is my biggest worry because it is something I do everyday.

In a family of three little boys, a playful husband, and a brother who likes to tease me, they are always trying to outdue each other by wrestling, burping, farting, joke telling and they loooooove when I get involved in all the action too…the girl. Most of the time I am running to the nearest bathroom before it ends which brings on more giggles!


Do all boys ALWAYS wrestle?

When I leave the house I want to feel good about it. Whether it is when we headed to the beach or now climbing the tallest peak, I don’t want to worry about a Thing. I know for a fact I will be laughing along with my family, or maybe a sneeze will catch me by surprise.

It’s good to have SAM {Super Absorbent Material} Poise Microliner in my pocket…or beach bag…or backpack. Discreet LBL protection that keeps me dry and comfortable all day long.


Nobody will know a Thing is wrong with these tiny packages and the super slim {yet super absorbent!} style.


I can be silly too! :)

Because you know what? It’s One of those Mom Things.