Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile + Data and a Movie

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Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile

Cell phones are an important and necessary part of our everyday life.  In our household they are a must-have for communicating with my husband and son when they are away from home.   It’s also important for us to be able to text and get important messages from our son’s school about early dismissal and other news.  And of course, the family needs a good data plan for email, social media, gaming and more!

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With plans starting at low as $29.99 per line, Walmart Family Mobile makes it easy and affordable for my family to get everything we want out of our cell phones!  Their newest plan is the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan featuring Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data.  It includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU (a $7 value) every month per line for $49.88. [Read more…]

Sitting Down with a Good Book and Kobo Glo HD

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Kobo Glo HD Reader

A lot of you don’t know this, but about a year before I started my blog, I got graduated from college as a double major in English and history. Over the course of my college career, I collected a lot of books which I still own and occasionally refer to. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of books because you never know when they might come in handy, but at the same time, we only have so much space. For this reason, the internet and ebooks have become a primary source for reading.

I recently got a new ereader, the Kobo Glo HD.   With it’s very clear 6″ black and white screen, the Kobo Glo HD is a great way to enhance your reading experience.  It is light weight and much more convenient to carry around than actual books.  It is  wifi enabled and gives you access to millions of titles, from classic novels to contemporary best sellers, text books, how-to books, and more!  (Some titles are even free!)

The product box actually has a page from Jane Eyre, which just happens to be one of my favorite books!  I looked it up in the Kobo Glo estore and was happy to find several versions of the title.  As a former student, I know how important it is to be able to access the exact version of the book that is assigned to you, so I found it very cool that a number of versions were available for the classic titles I look up.

Giving you the ability to store 3000 ebooks, plus a 2-month battery life are two more reasons why this is a good readers for students and avid readers alike.  Plus, you can download the Kobo App, and you’ll have access to all your ebooks any of your desktop computer and all mobile devices, including Android, iOS, Blackberry 10, and Windows 8.

If you are an avid reader of if you know a recent high school graduate or college student, this is definitely a great item to consider for gift giving.

Kobo Glo HD

Check out this video to learn more:

Discount:  Kobo is offering Simply Sweet Home readers 35% off a list of discounted eBooks ( To check out the list and place your orders, visit the discount page.

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A Gift for Gamers: Portable Minecraft™ with Gameband

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Portable Minecraft with Gameband

Is your child or teen a gamer?  Does he/she love Minecraft™?  If so, here’s a great item for you Christmas list.  It’s called a Gameband.  Minecraft is definitely one of Noah’s favorite and most played games of 2014, so for us, this gift is a no-brainer, as it comes pre-loaded with game content and allows him to save the worlds he creates on the game. Sounds fun, huh?  And of course, I love it because it’s also a cute fashion accessory!


Gameband at Target

I purchased the Gameband at Target in the video game Aisle. You should see it on a hanging rack with the mobile gaming cards; however, in my store, I actually found it on a shelf with other video games.  When I called to see if they had it, there were only 3 in stock, and by the time I got to the store that evening, they only had 2.  So if you’re thinking of getting get this as a Christmas gift, I suggest that you hurry, as they seem to be going fast!  (Keep in mind when purchasing, Minecraft™ Game License is sold separately.)

Gameband for Minecraft

Gameband is made by Now Computing and is affiliated with Minecraft™.   If you have any feedback about the Gameband, you should contact Now Computing.  Gameband Minecraft™ is the first-ever Minecraft™ wearable.  It is best for kids aged 8 to 15, and it comes in 2 sizes (Small – 6.7 inches and Large – 7.2 inches).    Essentially it is similar to a USB, but it is an upgraded version with an awesome twist (see the unboxing video below).  Gameband comes Pre-loaded with gaming content, like maps from Sethbling, Hypixel and Dragonz, and it allows you to save your worlds and take them with you for use on any computer!

Gameband for Minecraft


Noah’s been checking out the Gameband over the last week.  Some of his favorite features include:

  • The pre-loaded maps and ability to save worlds, and the ability to take them anywhere and use it on any computer.  (This is great because now he can play on his computer here, and also play on the computer at his other house.)
  • He likes that it can be worn as a wrist watch that tells you the date and the time.
  • It also comes with PixelFurnace, an App that lets you customize Gameband with messages, images and animations that you create.  He’s been wearing it around the house over the last week and showing us the different animations that he’s been creating.  (It’s very neat!)
  • And finally Gameband not only features ultra-fast, long lasting software, and  saves your Worlds…it also backs them up onto their secure, cloud-based servers.  This way if you lose it, all you have to do is contact Now Computing and order a replacement.  All your data will still be there! (And believe me, the way things sometimes disappear around here, that’s a definite possibility, so this feature is a real plus!)

Gameband for Minecraft

For just a little more information and an up close look, check out this unboxing video:

Is your shopping list filled with Minecraft stuff this year?  What do you think of the Gameband as a gifting option for your child?





Staying Connected with Walmart’s Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

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lowest priced unlimited plans

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is looking for ways to save money on gifts as well as other household expenses.   Earlier this year we made the decision to abandon our “contract cell phones” which were costing us $150 a month, and  we started looking for pre-paid or post-pay, no-contract phones.  We did a lot of research, and Walmart Family Mobile was the winner with the lowest priced unlimited plans I’ve seen. [Read more…]