Must-Have Home Tech: Netatmo Debuts Smart Indoor Climate Monitor!

Chances are, you have the latest tech in your pocket. The newest phone, the latest laptop, netbook, tablet, and activity tracker. We adapt to new technology because they adapt to our needs, they make our lives easier – they change the quality of our lives. So when new tech like the Netatmo hits the market, I definitely sit up and take notice. With a seamless design and fully integrated app, Netatmo is the smart indoor climate monitor that takes four critical measurements of your indoor environment which can then be used to make healthy changes.

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Netatmo hosted media (including me), this afternoon for a Parisian baby shower, where we were able to have a first-hand view of the Netatmo Healthy Home Coach in action. The event was held at The Hudson Hotel penthouse – which has some of the prettiest event space in the city, and is simply gorgeous.

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We were joined by lifestyle expert Limor Suss, who shared with us the ways that Netatmo makes her life easier as a mom. The Netatmo Healthy Home Coach is slim and compact, allowing it to blend seamlessly into your nursery or home décor. What it does is use sensors to measure that space’s noise, humidity, air quality, and temperature. Lorni mentioned how babies sometimes wake up from their naps a little sweaty, well, the Netatmo climate monitor will notify the app on your phone when the room gets a little too warm or humid for your baby and offers suggestions on how to alter the room’s climate.

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The mobile app is compatible with iPhone iOS8 and above, as well as Android smartphone 4.3 and above. Alongside a handy dashboard, you can ask Siri the status of a rooms climate (it works with HomeKit), and the app also enables you to send notifications to whomever (babysitter, grandma, husband/wife, etc.) is at home and would be up to opening up a window when it gets too hot, or turning down the humidifier.

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Believe it or not, according to Netatmo most of us spend up to 80% of our life outdoors. So it’s definitely wise to invest in maintaining our indoor space. I really loved what the Netatmo representative said, “Stop guessing and start knowing”. Netatmo’s Healthy Home Coach is not just for babies – if you’re especially sensitive to humidity or would love to track the noise levels in your New York City apartment that might be causing you loss of sleep, the indoor climate monitor will definitely be useful to you too. Personally, I’m pretty excited to incorporate this device into my home, I love the concept of having access to information that will allow me to take more control over my home environment.

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The Netatmo Healthy Home Coach is available online here, as well as at Best Buy, Home Depot, and Amazon (ARV $100).

Untangled and On-the-Go with New VerveOnes!

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VerveLife in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.*

The summer so far has been pretty sweltering. I know because I spend almost every day downtown among sweaty tourists, and glaringly hot city streets. Ah, midtown. I’ve been digging up and relying on every single piece of light clothing I have – which is saying a lot because I usually rock a NY’ers uniform, as in all black everything. Being as light and as unencumbered as possible is my way of attempting to escape the gross sticky heat that has settled on the city. I’ve even ditched my massive carry-everything purse. And speaking of accessories, I recently got my hands on VerveLife’s newest set of headphones, which I’m not going to lie is the coolest piece of tech in my bag right now.

VerveOne Wireless Earbuds

I consider myself somewhat of a tech geek, like most millennials I’m always on the lookout for the next product that makes my life easier and my work life a more seamless experience. VerveLife is totally there for me on that front, they’re a new brand just recently releasing a new range of wireless connected audio and video devices. Including these VerveOne Smart Earbuds.

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These babies allow me to stay connected to my tech, minus the wire. If you’re like me, then you probably carry earbuds in your purse or bag, and you’ve probably damaged the wiring in your headphones tugging them out from the tangled mess in your bag. I can’t tell you how many pairs of headphones and earbuds that I’ve had to replace doing that. The VerveOne Smart Earbuds are completely wireless, so no more untangling wires from the bottom of my purse.

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The VerveOnes come in a charge case, which is basically your charging station as well as a travel-friendly case. You twist the case to open it, and you also twist and pull (or push if inserting) your headphones to remove them from their slots. A variety of ear gels are provided, and Verve encourages you to find the right fit – meaning your left and right ear canal might have a different size. I actually never thought of that, which is probably why one side of my earbuds usually fits and the other doesn’t – at least it used to, now I have the proper size gels so my VerveOne earbuds are staying put.

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You just pair them up with your Bluetooth device, technically the left earbud connects with your device and the right connects with the left – which you should keep in mind when trying to pass an earbud over to a friend or relative. You can also use the left as a single-unit device. It’s definitely an easy to use device, there are no complicated directions, charging is a breeze and the earbuds even let you know when they’re in need of a charge.

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I’ve been using them for a while now. They recommend that you keep the earbuds within a short distance from your device for ideal connectivity. I like to keep my phone on the table by my bed, which is right by my head, and let some music play while I study or read. I can sit up and adjust my space without snagging on a wire or having to remove the earbuds. The convenience is great. If you’re a runner, you’ll love being able to stay connected without the wire, and these are compact enough to fit in your shorts or toss into your gym bag. The VerveOnes are a perfect accessory for work, school, relaxing, enjoying your latest playlist or taking an important call. With a deep HD sound – and Siri & Google connectivity – plus, up to 12 hours of playtime, I can officially say I’m obsessed with them!

VerveLifeVerveLife has released some other exciting products too:

  • VerveOnes and VerveOnes+: A virtual “computer in your ear” and the result of 18-months of Motorola and Binatone joint engineering, VerveOnes are true wireless stereo earbuds completely free of wires. HD quality sound, clear voice calls, Siri and Google Now compatible, and a category leading 12-hours of battery life.
  • VerveCam+: A wearable, social, livecasting camera that never misses a beat, the VerveCam+ offers 2.5k HD motion video, photo and video editing, time-lapse and loop recording. Livestream to YouTube in real time. Use the waterproof case and capture the next beach vacation. Comes with a universal mount, bumper, lanyard and a wearable clip to film every active moment. VerveCam+ will be supported by a range of additional mounts sold in separate Action and Home accessory packs.
  • VerveRider and VerveRider+: Comfortable, collar-style “wearable” earbuds for those on the go, the VerveRider offers 12-hours of battery life, rich HD sound, an integrated mic for calls, and is Siri and Google Now compatible. Get your workout going with the VerveRider+, which is also sweat and waterproof.
  • VerveLoop+: Take your music anywhere. Ideal for sports and gym, the VerveLoop+ wireless earbuds are super lightweight, sweat and waterproof and have up to 10-hours of battery life to enjoy music, podcasts and more, long after your workout has finished.

Find out more about VerveLife and the VerveOne Completely Wireless Earbuds here.

A Plan Worth Committing To – Data and a Movie with Walmart Family Mobile

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

If you’ve been around these parts before, you know I’m a massive fan of Walmart Family Mobile. I started with them back in 2014 and they’re still my favorite (and only) service provider. You could say we’re in a stable, committed relationship, haha! Recently I’ve been busier than ever, if you follow me on Instagram you might know that I’m working on a massive chocolate series where I plan on featuring over 15 different chocolatiers in NYC, and I’m also working on an influencer series collaborating and featuring some of my favorite, and most inspirational people I know. Thanks to all this busyness, my phone has pretty much become attached to my hand!

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I’ve also noticed that I’m beginning to run out of data a lot sooner than I used to. I’m attributing it to the hours I spend traveling, during which I stalk my favorite foodie, beauty, and travel accounts on Instagram, and stream my favorite movie and shows – which can eat up data like nobody’s business! So naturally, like I do whenever I need a quick solution, I headed to Walmart for a bit of an upgrade. I picked up the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, a phone smaller than the one I used to have. I’ve been meeting up a lot of new people in the city as a part of my influencer series and I prefer taking a small clutch – my old phone is a bit too big for that, and carrying a larger purse or bag can get cumbersome. I also switched my plan, and guys, I think I’m in love – Walmart Family Mobile’s new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS service plan is a keeper!

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So, here’s the deal, if you’ve got some data demands like I do, Walmart Family Mobile PLUS is exactly what you’re looking for. Walmart Family Mobile PLUS features unlimited Talk, Text, and Data. What sets it apart is that it includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month! How awesome is that?! You get all of that for $49.88 per month, per line. So here’s how it works, every billing cycle you’ll receive a text with a VUDU code for a free rental. All you have to do is log on to your VUDU account, select “redeem movie credits” plug in your code and you’re good to go!

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I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of obsessed with this benefit. Movie night is a big deal at my house – we pull out all the stops, from snacking to snuggly socks. We actually watched a movie last night, I just logged into VUDU using my Chromecast app and streamed it on our TV. Since I’ve been spending so much time on the go, I feel like my Walmart Family Mobile PLUS movie text has become my little reminder to take a break and spend a lazy night at home with my family. And when I am on the go, it’s so comforting to know that I have a service plan that can keep up with me, and that I won’t run out of data when I need it most!

What do you use your data on? Have you found a service plan that you love? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/28aqc or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Stay Organized this Year with the Beautiful Calendar Browser Extension

In order to become more productive I’ve been attempting to employ a plethora of organizing techniques. Everything from decluttering my work space to shredding loads of old documents, and donating clothes that I bought but never used. So far, so good. But the most useful technique for me has been keeping a consistent calendar. I love my planner, between work commitments, tutoring, and other demands on my time, I use the calendar to stay on track with my goals and remind me what I need to complete. Unfortunately it’s quite bulky and very heavy, I just simply cannot take it with me everywhere. Then someone introduced me to Beautiful Calendar, a chrome extension that allows you to sync your Google Calendar and Facebook events – score!

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Beautiful Calendar is extremely user-friendly. Whenever I open up Chrome, its right there – a reminder of what I need to get done. I love that you can sync it to Google Calendar, since I already schedule myself on there.

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Basically, you install the extension and then sync up your account. The great thing is that there are various themes that you can use, depending on your tastes. The really cool thing is that the theme stays consistent but the subject within that theme changes as the seasons change. Like when I was using the fashion theme back in December it had this really pretty holiday watercolor look.

My favorite theme has been the fashion one, but they have quite a few lovely ones to choose from. The group behind BC hails from Tel Aviv and have over two decades and already have a portfolio of successful apps and browser extensions – so it’s not really surprising that this extensions works so seamlessly and so well. Also, BC contacted artists and designers as a source of inspiration behind their gorgeous themes – which, as someone who has an artist in her family, I think is pretty cool of them!

I love it this personal calendar, and I think you will too! Check them out and add them to your browser here!

Simplify Your Setup with Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus!

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A few months ago my family and I were planning a family vacation. Everyone had gathered together and were on their separate devices – me on my chromebook, my sister on her kindle, my brother on his tablet, my parents on their laptops, etc. Getting a whole bunch of people to agree on a destination is feat, getting them to agree on hotels, restaurants, and places to see while you’re there is a whole other battle. Someone would find something exciting and we would proceed to pass the [insert electronic device here] until everyone had a chance to see it themselves. I think at one point someone suggested needing a vacation from planning our vacation. It was as if we had gathered together for the communal experience of planning a vacation, but were separated by our devices. A few weeks ago I was introduced to the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, since then my family and I have put it to the test – here’s what we thought! 


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The Logitech Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is (obv.) a wireless keyboard, it features a built in touchpad, and few handy shortcut keys. The keyboard also comes with a Unifying receiver – which connects your PC to the keyboard. Once you’ve connected your PC to your TV, you just plug the receiver into your PC and you’re ready! We don’t like complicated setups in my house – so we definitely appreciate the K400’s plug and play design. 

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The keyboard has a range of about 10 meters (or 33ft) so even if your living room is massive, you’ll still enjoy a trouble free connection. The keyboard itself is powered by two AA batteries and boasts an 18th month battery life. We’ve been using it for everything – personally I love to surf pinterest on it!

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The thing about this keyboard is that it’s so light and really so perfects the PC-to-TV experience that you don’t realize how much you’ll end up using it. Just last night I was online shopping with my sisters – I mean things like bridesmaid dress shopping and looking up places to eat is so much better because you never have to call someone over to look at the computer. The keyboard shortcuts like the yellow left click button at the top left of the board makes it so comfortable to use the trackpad. I love showing YouTube videos to my friends and family – and now everyone can enjoy them at the same time.

The Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus retails at around $39.99, and you read more about the keyboard by clicking here

I most definitely recommend the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, annnddd thanks to the lovely Logitech folks one of you can enter to win a K400 Plus of your own! Just enter below, and good luck!

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6 Tips for Last Minute Travel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias

I adore traveling, I really do. This summer I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a few last minute trips with my family – like a trip to the shore, and one down to Florida. They were relatively unplanned and I had an amazing time during both of them. As it happens, I’m actually about to head out on yet another trip to the sunshine state – I can’t seem to get enough of that Florida sun, haha! Thanks to all this travel I’ve become something of an expert on eleventh hour travel, so I’ve thrown together a handful of my top last minute travel tips to share with you – plus, I’ve also got some deets on how you can save on your service plan with Walmart Family Mobile before you hit the road!

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Find Your Go-To Luggage

Packing is half the battle, finding the perfect bag for either a weekend getaway or a weeklong adventure is crucial to avoiding overpacking and ditching extra stress. I have a convenient little carry-on, I know I can take it on the plane or pop in the trunk of a car. If space is really tight, I can also tuck it under my seat or put on on the seat next to me. You’re looking primarily for space efficiency, sturdiness/quality, and ease-of-use/comfort (is it easy to carry/roll?).

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Keep Connected

Having an excellent plan, like I do with Walmart Family Mobile and their new 4G LTE service – means I know that I’ll be able to talk and text with my friends and family, as well as update my instagram instantly (see what I did there?), that way no one misses out on those epic sunsets, and I can get tips from other tweeters and ‘stagramers on great local places to eat at! Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data and the first line starts at $29.88 a month!

So I recently broke my phone, I’m not going to bore you with the embarrassing details but I set my devastation aside and headed to Walmart for a quick replacement, where I picked up this LG Leon. It’s super slim, lightweight, is 4G capable and boasts a 4.5” Multi-touch screen, and 5 MP camera – plus, it has this super neat feature where you can actually have your camera respond to hand movements to take a pic, which means better family selfies!

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One shoe, two…

I have an extensive shoe collection, and I happen to be very fond of it. However, I’ve found that I only ever need two pairs of shoes when I’m traveling. At the most, I’ll take three if one of them are flip-flops. But usually I only need one pair for comfort and the other for fashion. Honestly, so many shoe brands have gotten hip to both situations that finding practical, stylish footwear isn’t as hard as it used to be.

Pack Smarter

With all that money you’ve saved on your service plan, you’ll definitely have spare cents to bring home plenty of souvenirs – I know I did! Make sure you have room in your luggage by not over packing in the first place. If there’s a drugstore near your hotel, definitely ditch the extra toiletries. Go for travel sized items, and if you don’t use an item regularly at home (like that uncomfortable but gorgeous top) chances are you won’t wear it while on the road.

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Charge Up

Keep your new phone, and other electronics ready for the road by charging them the night before. Be sure to also charge spare batteries, and don’t forget to pack an extension cord!

Go Local

Finally, save even more time and money by researching and downloading local deal, delivery, and experience apps. You’d be surprised at how much you can save and how many amazing local spots you can hit up!

I hope these tips were useful to you (I know I always forget to charge before flying) – if you have any great travel tips then please share them below!

Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data and the first line starts at $29.88 a month, to find out more about Walmart Family Mobile or the LG Leon click here! Happy travels!

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/frw8 or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Give Dad What He Really Wants – the GoPro HERO + LCD from Best Buy! #GoProAtBestBuy

*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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Life is full of moments that you’ll want to revisit and share forever – and with the new GoPro HERO + LCD, you’ll have exactly what you need to capture all of your favorite occasions! This Father’s Day, give dad what he reallys wants – and really, who wouldn’t want the GoPro HERO + LCD?! Now he can capture all of his proud dad moments – like family vacations, pool parties, BBQ’s, weddings, and sports events!

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I know so many of my friends and family are obsessed with their GoPro, and the newest GoPro is definitely one that will impress ANY DAD! The GoPro HERO+ LCD boasts features such as:

  • 1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and more.

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My dad has an affinity for capturing more of our not so brilliant (but plenty entertaining) moments – like when we were on vacation and decided to have a styrofoam pool noodle fight (don’t ask), or when my sister and I decided that pleasant people pose for holiday photos with noodles dripping off their face (yep, don’t ask about that one either), or when we had a short-lived career as gymnasts and almost broke ourselves trying to balance on top of two chairs while hanging Christmas decorations on the wall. Good times. I can’t imagine what insanity he’ll capture for posterity when he get’s his GoPro!

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With that in mind, the GoPro HERO + LCD have launched just in time for Father’s Day at Best Buy – this means that right now Best Buy – being the best place to pick up the newest and coolest cameras and equipment – have TWO great offers:

·    HERO+LCD (Sku 6954009) with free 32GB Extreme Plus memory card (Sku 9387066). Valid 6/14-6/20

·    Free $50 Best Buy Gift Card with purchase of the GoPro HERO4 Silver (Sku 8374096) or GoPro HERO4 Black (Sku 8374078). Valid 6/7-6/20

Learn more at Best Buy, and have an amazing Father’s Day!

YouTube Kids Luncheon at MILK Studios!

Last week I was invited to join YouTube at MILK Studios for an introductory lunch celebrating YouTube’s debut of YouTube Kids! The YouTube Kids app is designed with families in mind – an app designed from the ground up for kids. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on Google Play and the App Store in the U.S.

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My sister and I joined YouTube and other families to celebrate (and try out) the new app. My sister was so excited – we’re massive YouTube users (who isn’t?). Naturally, as a family with more than one blogger, media consumption is relatively high and for years safety on the internet has been a prominent topic of conversation for my family. So when I first found out about YouTube kids I was so glad – finally, a space that’s safe but not exclusionary! It means that your kids still have access to excellent YouTube content minus the content inappropriate for their age!

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Between YouTube Cakepops and other treats, I was shown how the YouTube Kids app allows you to even set time limits on the app – and how the app notifies the user that the time allowance is running down by playing soft bedtime music. Pretty darn cool!

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Here’s a quick rundown of the YouTube Kids parental controls:

Parental controls

We realize every family is different, so we’ve built options into the app that help you control the experience for your kids:

Timer: Let the app be the bad guy with a built-in timer that lets you limit kids’ screen time. The app alerts your child when the session is over, so you don’t have to. (You’re welcome. ;) )

Sound settings: Sometimes you need a little peace and quiet! You have an option to turn off background music and sound effects, so your kids can keep watching while you catch a breather.

Search settings: If you’d rather limit your children to just the pre-selected videos available on the home screen, you can turn off search.

Product feedback: Our goal is to improve YouTube Kids all the time, so we’ve included a space for you to give us your feedback.

We had such a great time, we loved seeing Elmo & Cookie Monster (I don’t care how old you get – Elmo & Cookie Monster are the icons of childhood!), and it was so lovely of YouTube to have us!

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YouTube Kids is available for free here on Google Play and the App Store, and will soon be available on Kurio and nabi kids’ tablets!

Maximize Your Return with the ZTE ZMAX & Walmart Family Mobile!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MaxYourTax #CollectiveBias

It’s about that time of year again – tax time – and that also means (for many) that it’s almost time for your tax return. I don’t know about you, but tax returns can usually result in some interesting purchases. Everything from extravagant dinners to cinnamon pretzel fueled shopping sprees can result from a return. But this year I decided that the best thing for me to do with my bit of extra money was to upgrade my phone – luckily I’m already a dedicated Walmart Family Mobile user, so I knew going in that their plans – including Walmart Family Mobile’s NEW 4G LTE service & Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web plan – and phones were going to be the best way for me to get the most out of my money!

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I decided, after much deliberation, that the best phone for me would be the ZTE ZMAX phablet. So I headed to my local Walmart, and after spending an appropriate amount of time in the candy aisle and ogling new DVD’s, picked up the ZTE ZMAX as well as the SIM card. As a blogger and a student I really need a phone that can do more than keep up with me, I need a phone that can make my life a little easier – and so far the ZTE ZMAX has been that phone.

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I would like to think that the ghosts of tax returns past played a convincing roll in my decision to upgrade my phone this year. You see, last years tax return may have ended with the purchase of a old fashioned hot dog roller – an item that has collected dust and seen use only once. The ZTE ZMAX is definitely one of the items I own that will never have a chance to collect dust – it’s with me everywhere I go! I take it to school, when I travel, when I’m out during the weekends, when I’m at home, and because it boasts an 8 megapixel camera I also use this instead of my DSLR to take product photos! It’s easily the most impressive tool in my electronic arsenal right now because it full of great features and does so much.

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On top of it all, Walmart Family Mobile’s NEW 4G LTE service – which clocks in at $29.88/month (for the first line) for Unlimited Talk, Text & Data which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data – is so good that I’m constantly able to fully enjoy all the functions of my new phone!

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Want to make the most out of your money? Well, my ZTE ZMAX and Walmart Family Mobile 4G LTE service is easily one of my smartest investments. The service powers my phone and is kind to my wallet, and the phone is something that I carry with me everywhere, so it’s a small investment that positively impacts my life on a daily basis. I love them and I can’t recommend them enough!

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If you want to get the most out of your tax return this year and want to find out more about Walmart Family Mobile, click here or head to your local Walmart and ask about Walmart Family Mobile! And let me know – what was your craziest tax return purchase?

‘Tis the Season with Tagspire!

The holiday season starts unbelievably early for a blogger. In fact I was thinking about stocking stuffers and attending holiday previews before the first fourth of July burger hit the grill! It’s all fun, exhausting work, and I love every minute of it but as bloggers it’s important to find ways to monetize our time and effort. Then along came Tagspire! I found out about Tagspire this fall prior to attending InStyle’s Celebrate InStyle event. Basically, Tagspire is a social commerce tool – a way to turn your social klout into cash!

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If you’re a blogger, or just someone who loves to talk about and share their favorite products on social media – then you’re going to want to sign up for Tagspire right away. Tagspire enables you to tag a photo with links to purchase the product in the photo, view a video related to the product in the photo, and more! When someone purchases a product through your tag you earn a commission! For instance, I know my holiday season will be full of festive parties (yup, I have a large large family) and there are a few products in my arsenal that I know will help me look my best. One of these products is Jergen’s Body BB Cream! So once I log onto the Tagspire website, I upload the picture of my Jergen’s Body BB Cream…

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Add two tags – one for the light version, and one for the medium to dark version… grab the code and tah-dah! Here is is!

Another product I rely on is my Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler – or as I like to call it, the best eyelash curler in the world! It grips and curls your lashes painlessly and perfectly – I don’t know how I’d survive the holiday season without it. Or any season for that matter. Here it is, all tagged up – feel free to follow the link and pick up one of your own! ;)

I’m in love with Tagspire, it’s just so easy to navigate and really I’ve been looking for a platform/service like this for ages! I definitely encourage you to give Tagspire a go, especially now that we’re heading into the busiest time of online sales. To find out more, check out Tagspire’s video below:

Tagspire has a minimum $50 commission payout, you can incorporate multiple tags within a photo and you can monetize through multiple categories (not just beauty, in case you were wondering). To sign up and find out more click here!

*This post was sponsored by Tagspire. All opinions are my own, for more information check out the PR tab at the top of the page. Thanks for reading!