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It is hard to be a fan of Nintendo and not love the creation of the Mii characters. Now they have their own world in Tomodachi Life where you create the Mii's and bring them to life. Although not a game we were planning on playing, having the video game provided to us to enjoy and review meant we found a new game the entire family can play on either the 2DS or 3DS.

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August is the month that Best Buy celebrates all things audio with their AudioFest event which runs from 3-30 August at all Best Buy stores.

As part of the August AudioFest I was invited to take a look at the Samsung Shape M7 Multiroom speaker system which I received this week and I must say ever since they arrived music has filled our house for the first time in a long time.

I love music. When my home was built in 2006 I had whole house audio system installed. However, I did not have it installed in my bedroom or basement. My thinking was that if someone was partying downstairs, then I could still listen to something else in my master bedroom. Therefore I like to use a portable speaker in my bedroom. But not all portable speakers are created equal. Some sound like they are made just to appease a kid’s sense of sound. And some are made to fit in your pocket or purse.

Oh, those poor television actors and Kardashians reality show contestants… just when the cosmetic industry has figured out ways to hide your pores and oh so human flaws from HD TV, here comes Ultra HD!

Imagine listening to Rhapody, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify (my favorite), tunein, amazon cloudplayer, or your own tracks on this Wireless System, whether its wifi or bluetooth you can control your music anywhere with your iphone, android phone, or any device that you can pair with it, from anywhere in your house.

Have you heard of Best Buy’s August Audio Fest yet?  No?  Let me tell you a bit about it!  First, we all know that Best Buy is the place to shop when you want to enhance your home entertainment experience or upgrade your sound system.  The August Audio Fest is taking place across ALL Best Buy stores from 8/3/14 – 8/30/14.  So, what does that mean, exactly?  In short, August is THE month of audio specials, events, and more.  Best Buy will be your one

As a Best Buy Blogger we receive new products they have coming our or want to feature for the month. This month (August) is Audio Fest at Best Buy, so we are reviewing an amazing product that I will tell you more about below, the HEOS5 by Denon. As a stay at home mom and a full time blogger, you can imagine that I love all things technology. My husband and I are always buying the latest and greatest tech items that come out.

For my husband and I, music is a great way to bond with friends or family, relax after a long day, have a dance party with our kids, get work done, or let some emotions out.  Being tech people, we have many different ways to listen to our music and are always looking for the newest and best ways.  I know we both would love to have speakers throughout our house but that has always been more complicated than we were willing to take on.  Until now.

his is what I want in heaven...for words to become notes, and conversations to be symphonies. - Tina Turner

 There is ALWAYS music at the mansion.  

Not only does it keep the mood here light, but as a writer it keeps me inspired.

One of the most frequent expenses I've faced as a homeschooling mom has been ink for my printer. If you are a homeschooler, I know you can sympathize. I don't have the space or the money to invest in a big, industrial printer that uses giant ink cartridges. I really prefer a desktop printer and have always preferred HPs. And because I'm big on saving SPACE (as well as time!), 3-in-one or 4-in-one printers are best in my opinion. I like that I can copy, print, scan, and/or fax from one device...

Recently I got the chance to upgrade my 11 year old HP Printer with the new HP – ENVY 5530 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer. It’s been a huge upgrade and I’m thrilled with the ease and speed of using the new printer!

It’s sort of a bittersweet time. In several months my own daughter will getting ready for college. Your kids might be doing the same. They may be simply moving out into the world on their own.  Helping them get all set up with some of the greatest picks from Best Buy gives you that transition period to let it all sink it and celebrate! Maybe you’re a little like me and you knew it was coming but it felt like a long time off.

I would share a photo of here of my Mister, but he'd kill me. He might let me photograph an arm while it's showing off a recipe he's making on the grill. Maybe a foot that accidentally gets into the photo. But he's not much of a fan of fame, lol. So - instead, I'll just have to tell you about my favorite guy, and some of the awesome gifts he helped inspire as I put together this epic Father's Day gift ideas list.

Not sure what to get dad this Father's Day? You may want to consider the Season 1 collection of HBO's True Detective! It's available at Best Buy on June 10th!

HBO at Best Buy

I don't typically watch a lot of television series, but HBO has some very addicting shows! I was a huge fan of Six Feet Under, which is probably my favorite television series of all time. And it's something completely un-like me, too. Death, darkness, funeral homes? For some reason I couldn't stop watching it. It was my guilty pleasure.

Best Buy is one of those places that offers an absolute galore of #GreatestMOM gifts any season of the year. I was especially excited when the folks from Best Buy came to me to pick the best loved gift for myself. Being a mom who loves active lifestyle, I went straight into the Fitness Mom section of the store to explore some of these best picks of the season

Best Buy has a wonderful selection of gifts for Mother’s Day. I’m showcasing a selection of my favorite gifts for the Foodie and/or Adventure mom. Foodie moms can cook a celebrity chef under the table and Adventure moms are always looking for the next great family adventure.

Years ago I bought a new TV that allowed for an internet connection (wired of course) so I plugged it in. I remember being so excited about being able to surf the web on my TV! After I turned it on the first time and saw how hard it was to interact with the browser using a conventional remote & never touched it again. However I never lost the desire to surf the web using my big screen! Then about a year ago I bought a new Smart TV which is much easier to use because of the apps but typing on a conventional remote is nothing short of torture!

I’m a bit of a sports and stats junky. If you’re like me, simply watching the games on TV isn’t enough. I crave interactivity with my teams – both virtual and real. That’s why my screen of choice is my tablet. It’s my portable lifeline to all things sports-related.

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