Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Real Way To Give Back This Holiday Season

It's less than two weeks til Christmas, and we all know what that means. The final countdown, the running around, the hustle and bustle, the shopping, the wrapping, the crazy whirlwind of festivities. It can be really hard not to get caught up in all the crazy that is the holiday season, but I really do think it's important to focus on the things that are really important during the holidays, and today I am going to share a really great cause with you guys that I think you will definitely want to have a part in helping out.

The cause I am going to tell you guys about today is a great non profit called TryMunity. TryMunity is a social network of sorts for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injuries and their families. It's a great place for people who often feel overwhelmed and alone to really connect with others who understand what they are going through and help each other with support, advice, suggestions, and friendship.

TryMunity developed from the need for a place where people who have experienced a traumatic and/or life changing event can go for information, advice, and support. There has never been one single website where people experiencing the same traumatic event (like traumatic brain injury, cancer, or paralysis) could consult each other on coping and treatment methods. TryMunity is managed by Tom and Bernadette Coleman of Advice Interactive Group, and is a place where doctors, supporters, and the injured can come together to offer each other love, help, and most importantly, hope.

It's a really great cause, and something that I definitely feel can be a life changer for people suffering from traumatic events and their families. I can only imagine how helpful a social network like this would have been for more after the loss of my parents, when I was still struggling trying to find my way and connecting with other people. This year, Tree Classics is teaming up with TryMunity and are donating $1 for every Christmas tree purchased to TryMunity! This is awesome, and if you are in the market for a new tree this year, definitely check out Tree Classics. They have some really beautiful trees, and you can feel good about a portion of your purchase going to help a great cause! Helps College Students Save Money!

If you have a college student in your life, chances are you already know how crazy expensive buying textbooks can be! Luckily, there is now another option available! is an awesome alternative to buying textbooks. With CampusBookRentals, students can rent their textbooks instead of buying them! They offer flexible renting periods, students can highlight in their books, they offer free shipping both ways, and best of all, students can save more than 40 to 90% off of bookstore prices! What's not to love!?

CampusBookRentals is a great alternative to buying books! They also offer an amazing program called RentBack. RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is awesome because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) Isn't that awesome?!You can watch the video below to learn more about RentBack! Another great thing about CampusBookRentals is the fact that a portion of the proceeds from every textbook rented is donated to Operation Smile! How great is that! All in all, this is a great company doing great things for not only their customers, but the community as a whole as well! I know it's almost time for Christmas break, but make sure to talk with those college students in your life over the break and tell them all about CampusBookRentals!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Great Holiday Gifts From Canon And Best Buy!

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

There's still time to find that perfect holiday gift, and Best Buy is the perfect place to find it! When it comes to my personal dream gift, I will take full advantage of #HintingSeason and say that I would love to have the Canon EOS Rebel T5i! Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. 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.

This camera is super amazing, and features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images. It also offers continuous autofocus while taking HD video, while the 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation. This is a super gift and a super tool to use for capturing all of those very special holiday memories! Plus, right now, you can get $150 off the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy, through December 20! Visit Best Buy to learn more!
This camera is amazing, it's great for a starter camera for someone looking for a great DSLR, but it would also make a great gift for the experienced photographer as well. It has great reviews and everyone seems very satisfied with it! Definitely check out this great deal if you are looking for a camera for someone on your holiday wish list!

Share Your #PregamePride and Win BIG!

This has been a compensated post in partnership with Global Influence. 

Living in Kentucky, we know a thing or two about NCAA sports. We are crazy about our Wildcats here, and that means all through football season and basketball season, we are ready to tailgate, party, celebrate and follow our Cats no matter where they go! No matter where we are, or who we are playing you can always count on tailgate time to be a fun time!

Now, the NCAA, Walmart, Axe, Dove+ Men, and Degree are all teaming up to offer customers a great deal on pregame grooming supplies! For a limited time only, when you buy $15 worth of Unilever Men's Grooming products at Walmart in a single transaction, you will get back a $5 Walmart Gift Card! What an amazing deal! Customers can also enter to win a trip to a college bowl game with a friend! Want to learn about that great contest? Enter here!

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How cool is this!? Make sure to enter to win one of 10 $50 Walmart Gift Cards or the Grand Prize, one $500 Walmart Gift Card! And, if you are sharing your pregame traditions on social media, don't forget to use #PregamePride!! Good luck!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Little Luna, Big Talent: A Hilariously Fun App For Kids!

My kids LOVE getting new apps, it is probably their favorite thing to do, finding a new app and discovering and getting to know it. Well, we recently had the chance to check out a great new app called: Little Luna, Big Talent and it was great! My kids were totally into it, because guess what? Little Luna is a farting bug, a Bombardier Beetle to be exact!

Little Luna’s interactive adventure promotes concentration, musical expression and coordination, while educating children about individuality and encouraging them to embrace their own special talents to help them boost their self-esteem.

Complete with mini games like practicing toot target-shooting with her dad, doing yoga with her mom, matching musical melodies with her brothers, and other interactive activities; children will enjoy engaging with Little Luna’s world as they learn about the unique ways Luna and her family utilize their special talents.

I wasn't sure how my kids would feel about Luna, but here we are, and they are still playing it every single day! As a mom, I love that this game has NO in app purchases, so that is one less thing for me to worry about. The game is beautifully illustrated (? animated?) and it is just gorgeous to look at. My kids have really enjoyed this game, and I am sure that yours will too! Little Luna- Big Talent is available for download from the App Store for only $2.99! Check out the trailer below as well:

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