Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Vacuum – The Perfect Holiday Gift


The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum is the only vacuum with no filters to wash or replace and has strong suction.  It has a 32-foot cord which provides a long reach for continuous vacuuming of large rooms, and the bin holds plenty of debris and dust, so you don’t have to stop to empty it constantly. Another great feature is that only the Dyson Big Ball cylinder vacuums pick itself up once it topples over.


Included in the box are the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum, a carbon fiber turbine head, a Tangle Free Turbine Tool, a Stiff Bristle brush, a Combination Tool and a Stair Tool.


Some of my other favorite features are the upholstery attachment and the way the wand extends up to 4.1 ft when you need to vacuum in out of reach spaces.


The Carbon fiber turbine head has stiff nylon bristles which remove dirt from carpet, and soft carbon fiber filaments which gently remove dust from hard floors. Because the vacuum head is thin, you can easily glide the wand under shelving units, cabinets and tables.


The handle on the wand makes it easy to maneuver the vacuum around your house.  And because the canister is on wheels, it easily follows behind you with smooth movement.  And as I mentioned before, only the Dyson Big Ball cylinder vacuums pick itself up once it topples over.


The canister comes off easily to empty and it hygienically ejects the dirt. You can drive out trapped dust and debris with just the push of a button. There’s no need to touch the dirt.

You can buy the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball at Best Buy HERE.

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Lego Star Wars Freemaker Adventures Season One On DVD


Unleash the Lighter Side of the Force With the Action Packed Thrills of LEGO® STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures Complete Season One being release for the first time on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the First Time on December 6, 2016.

Join the Freemakers in their spectacular first season of LEGO Star Wars Adventures. Taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, these new adventures follow a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family. Relive all 13 action-packed episodes in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

Bonus Features:

The Freemaker Adventures: Meet the Freemaker Family – Get to know the members of your favorite family of celestial scavengers – and meet the actors who bring them to life – in this fun collection of clips, behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews.
Freemaker Salvage and Repair – Visit the shop with the finest salvage in the galaxy as Rowan, Kordi and Zander take you on a tour of the family business.

Bonus Inside Each Blu-ray and DVD – 6 Exclusive Magnets

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Metallic Edition Waist Trainers from HourglassAngel.com


Simply jaw-dropping. Now available on HourglassAngel.com, Ann Chery’s bestselling Deportiva latex waist trainer is now brighter and bolder than ever. Designed with a metallic exterior, this high-compression latex waist trainer reflects light for a sleek, shimmering appearance.

The Metallic Edition Waist Trainer literally shines at the gym, where you’ll love showing off your new curves and flaunting your hot new waist trainer. While you exercise, the latex core stimulates thermal activity in your midsection, so you sweat more with minimal effort. Flexi-boning helps correct your posture, giving you a taller, more confident stance. The waist trainer visibly slims inches from your waistline while you wear it, while also making your bust and buttocks look more prominent. Three rows of hook-and-eye closures give you greater control over fit, while also allowing you to size down as your body changes.

Don’t want to work out? You don’t have to. A smooth, flat-seam construction lets you hide this waist trainer under almost any other clothes to enhance your silhouette. An inner cotton lining ensures the garment always feels soft and comfortable against your skin.


  • Slimmed midsection
  • Stimulates perspiration to maximize your workouts
  • Visibly reduced waistline: Look 1, 2, even 3 sizes thinner
  • Flattened tummy
  • Smooth hips
  • Improved, more confident posture
  • Increased thermal activity


  • Sleek metallic exterior
  • High compression latex core smooths and sculpts your figure
  • Cotton lining for added comfort
  • Flexi-boning
  • Flat seams remain hidden under clothes
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Using Technology to Strengthen Your Family: 3 Essential Tips



This new term represents just what you think it does: the sneaky, constant interference that technology has on our family lives and relationships.

Everyone has experienced some sort of technoference, but for parents, the divide can be especially noticeable. Kids love their devices, and testing their limits.

So how can parents take the reins back and ensure technology stops getting in the way of moments that matter?

Better yet, how can parents flip the script, and use technology to strengthen their family, as opposed to strain it? Here are 3 essentials tips to do just that:

  1. Find a Shared (Tech) Activity

Whether it’s playing a fun game as a family (like Words With Friends), Geocaching (if you haven’t heard of it, check it out), or enjoying a weekly family movie night, there are tons of ways you can use technology to bond and create memories together.

  1. Use Apps to Stay Connected When You’re Apart

There are tons of apps you can enjoy together as a family. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • Find a messaging app for your whole family to use, like WhatsApp, and use it to stay in touch.
  • Download a family calendar like Cozi to make sure everyone’s on the same page.
  • ‘Friend’ each other on social media (if your kids say it’s OK!).
  • Opt for FaceTime or Skype instead of phone calls, when possible.

Just be sure that before you establish a new modus communicado, your whole family is clear on expectations and rules (such as check-in texts only when your kids are hanging with friends, or that you can ‘like’ social media posts, but not comment).

  1. Stay Accountable with OurPact

Chances are, you already have expectations in place about device use. The reality is, enforcing those expectations is no easy feat

OurPact is an awesome free parental control app that can help stay everyone in the family accountable to agreements, through at-a-touch or scheduled internet and app blocking.

Using OurPact, you won’t need to ask your kids more than once to power their tablets off for dinner – if your first request is ignored, you can block devices with a touch for however long you please. Don’t want screens used past bedtime? (You shouldn’t, btw.) Set a bedtime schedule with the app to automatically block access every night after a certain time.

Sign up here today to get started with OurPact for free!

Any other tips for using technology to connect with your family? Share in the comments below!

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5 Disney Movie Rewards Points Each Day Thru Christmas


It’s that magical time of year! DMR is partnering with Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas to give you Bonus Points. Starting today, visit 25daysofchristmastv.com to collect your code, & then enter it in Disney Movie Rewards for a nice holiday treat.

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Hello Kitty Digital Advent Calendar Available November 30


Celebrate the Holidays With the

Hello Kitty Advent Calendar

Hello Kitty is putting a new digital spin on the Advent Calendar with the Hello Kitty StoryGIF Advent Calendar by Zoobe Messenger Entertainment. This special countdown to Christmas runs from December 1st to 25th where Kitty-fans can unlock a adorable free GIF each day they come back. (Or purchase all 25 at once.)  The app will be available in apps stores on November 30, 2016 – on iOS $.99 and Android $.79.

The Advent Calendar is a Christmas tradition that has been around since the early 1900’s that acts as a special countdown the big day with 24-25 doors or windows with chocolate or other special little surprises when opened each day leading up to Christmas.  The Hello Kitty Advent Calendar is a digital experience that gives fans the same effect via their mobile phones with a new-adorable image to collect each day to express themselves, spread the holiday cheer and message to friends. Super cute !

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Double Dip Deals on Liquor


Here is a fantastic deal on these two liquors…. both of them have $3 cashback on Ibotta and Bevrage.  I went to the BJ’s wholesale liquor store which does not require a membership !  I always look for the gift sets when I buy Baileys because it doesn’t cost any more than buying just the bottle. :)

Paid $39.74 after tax and will get back $12.  Plus I gots $5 bonus for redeeming one offer before 11/27 @ midnight making it $22.74

If you are new to either cash back app, I would appreciate you using my referral link/code…

  • Ibotta – http://bit.ly/1Rx6cYv
  • BevRage – use code SMNRXJEF
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Create a Delicious Candy Buffet with Oriental Trading Co


One of my favorite things to do each holiday is create a candy buffet for friends and family that visit.  It always seems to cheer people up when they can grab a piece of candy on the way in or out of my house.  This year I used 5 candy jars from Oriental Trading and all of the Christmas candy was from there as well.  With yummy chocolates including Nestle® Crunch® Jingle Bells, Hershey’s® Christmas Kisses®, Hershey’s® Candy Cane Kisses®, Reese’s® Peanut Butter Bells, Rolo® Holiday Chocolate and Holiday Twist Lollipops, you are sure to please everyone.


I absolutely love the 3 piece glass jar set and actually have 2 sets of them because I like them so much. They are the perfect size for display tables. Jars come in 3 sizes: 8 5/8″ 16 oz., 9 1/2″ 21 oz. and 11″ 24 oz (pictured below).


Whether you need party supplies & decorations, an ugly Christmas sweater, holiday baking needs, crafts and more, Oriental Trading is THE place to order from.

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$10 Frost-free Jackets at Old Navy

Old navy jackets

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