Thursday, November 15

Holiday Gifts for One and All


The FABRIQ Chorus is a Bluetooth/wireless smart speaker that's the #1 Amazon Echo alternative. Every unit is even Alexa-enabled. Chorus is customizable with different patterns on the outside so you can hand pick your favorite pattern for your recipients (or yourself). You can connect up to 10 Chorus units throughout your home so you can create a whole house music system. I love it because I can just speak commands and hear the music I want. I don't even have to stop what I'm doing in the kitchen and dry off my hands! The included charging dock makes it quick and convenient to charge by simply setting the unit on the charger base. The sound quality is pretty amazing too for such a small speaker.


Now days most cars come with a back-up camera. But what they don't come with is a dash-cam to record what's in front of you. I was excited about getting this Vivitar HD DashCam because I want to be able to record the bus picking up my daughter in the mornings. We've had issues with cars passing the bus and now I can catch anyone that does it on video! Of course the dash cam is also great for catching accidents making reports to insurance a breeze too!

Easily keep track of anything that happens in and around your vehicle with this item that provides crystal clear picture and audio. The camera’s 90 degree wide 4G glass lens makes it easy to review recorded videos and an integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle. With incident detection (G-Sensor), automatically save footage of collisions and incidents that happen to your vehicle while you’re out and about.


Know someone that likes to get creative when they grill? Or maybe likes to kick things up a notch by using a smoker? Than this Grilling Planks + Smoking Chips Sampler from Wildwood Grilling Outlet is a great gifting idea for them. It comes with five different wood materials of grilling planks as well as two different wood types of smoking chips. Perfect for distinct smoke flavors with different food flavor pairings. Plus all of the grilling products from Wildwood, including their seconds, are 100% natural and free of any chemical additives. Now that's a guarantee you probably won't find from other grilling products.



The JBL Clip 3 is a great gift giving idea for anyone that likes to listen to music on the go. It's a portable Bluetooth speaker that's not only compact, it's also very durable, and features an IPX7 waterproof design. That means you can “Clip” it to your backpack and take it on a hiking (or fishing) trip and not worry about it. Just proceed with your trip and enjoy hands-free entertainment for up to 10 hours – all with exceptional sound. For a hand sized speaker this thing can put out some awesome sound. The JBL Clip 3 is even available in variety of cool colors too so you can even coordinate with your gear!


Someone getting a gaming system for Christmas? Then you're going to need some gear for it right? Over at PowerA they have everything you'll need! Whether you're looking for accessories for the XBOX, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, or Nintendo Wii PowerA has you covered. From controllers and charging stations, to audio and accessories, to cases, bags, and more. Not only do they carry a wide variety of quality accessories for all of the systems, they also carry them in fun patterns that any gamer will love!


For the runner (or person that's always on the go) on your gift list, JVC offers completely wireless headphones. They feature two small earpieces — no wires — specifically designed for runners and people on the go. They fit comfortably and securely so they won’t fall out while running. They’re waterproof (they can even be rinsed under running water!), come with a lightweight portable charging case, and clip-on pouch for portability at it's best. They even have an app that has a 10-level battery indicator and a “find” function to make it easy to locate a missing earpiece. Now that's something to sing about!

Of course not everyone is a runner, but may still want a good quality pair of Bluetooth earphones. That's okay because JVC has you covered too. JVC’s line of Marshmallow headphones — named for their soft memory foam earpieces — are among the brand’s most popular. Marshmallow Bluetooth inner ear headphones feature a built-in mic and remote control, and are available in your choice of five colors — blue, black, green, red and white. The memory foam earpieces provide a comfortable fit and a tight seal to ensure the best possible sound. With 14 hours of listening time via the built-in rechargeable battery you'll be listening to music all day long!


Speaking of listening to music. Sometimes music should be seen and heard and that's just what COBY had in mind with their Light Up sound bar. The lights actually flash to the beat of the music providing you with both sound and a show! The rechargeable, Ultra-Slim Bluetooth® Stereo Speaker, with built-in mic lets you play music from any Bluetooth®-enabled device from up to 33ft away. An integrated microphone allows for hands-free calling making it dual purpose too!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the above mentioned brand. I received product to share my honest and unbiased thoughts. However, all thoughts and opinions stated are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brand.

National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Prize Pack (ARV $130) #Giveaway - Ends 11/30


With the release of the 10th book in the Weird But True! main series, things just got WEIRDER and it’s time to celebrate!

One of the things we have always loved about the National Geographic Kids Weird But True! books is that they don’t have to be read from start to finish like a chapter book. You can open them up anytime you have a few free minutes to any page for some fun and amazing facts. With topics like science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything else you can think of there's something that will peek all the kiddos interests. Curious what's inside? Here's a little fun fact out of one of the books: 99% of people can’t lick their elbows — but 90% of people who read this will try! Be honest you're thinking about it right now aren't you? I know I did!

Here is a brief description of the books I received:
• Weird But True! 10 (ages 8-12, $8.99) is the latest release in the main Weird But True! series and books 1-9 has been refreshed and expanded to include 50 MORE facts than the original releases (that’s 350 facts per book if you are counting!)! Did you know that ears are self-cleaning, or that itching is contagious? It's all totally weird ... but true!  Each of the ten books of this main series  contains 350 surprising and amazing facts about topics like science, space, weather, geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything else under the sun, presented with fascinating photos and illustrations.

• Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology (ages 8-12, $12.99) - The newest in the WBT book family, WBT Know-It-All focuses on a specific topics structured into profiles. Weird But True!  Know-It-All Greek Mythology includes everything kids need to know about all their favorite Greek gods, heroes, monsters, quests, muses, and famous philosophers. From who gave mankind fire to famous fatal flaws to who stood guard at the Underworld, this book includes all the iconic Greek myths and key characters — and then goes one wonderfully weird step beyond.

• Weird But True! Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book (ages 8-12, $12.99) -  Get ready for even more DO-IT-YOURSELF weirdness in the latest Weird But True! Sticker Doodle title. With each turn of the page kids learn new  information and get to try new wacky activities, from doodling prompts to crosswords, mazes to picture puzzles. This book unleashes kids' creativity in a uniquely Nat Geo Kids way.  Discover amazing weird facts and then doodle, draw, or color away right on the page. Did you know that some American soldiers once rode camels instead of horses? Draw some other unexpected animal mounts! Did you know that some ice-cream trucks serve scoops just for dogs? Create some other gourmet masterpieces for your canine companion. Enhance your wacky masterpieces with 150 fun stickers included in the book. Let your kids’ creativity run wild for hours on end in this perfect boredom-buster for rainy days, car rides, or any time.

• Weird But True! Christmas ages (8-12, $8.99) - A bit different than the main Weird But True! series, this title is focused on one theme — spreading holiday cheer with festive far-out facts about Christmas! Makes a terrific stocking stuffer.

And if the books aren't enough to keep your kiddo entertained be sure to check out the Weird But True! website. There you can find videos, games, and lots more educational and entertaining content.

Win it:  One lucky reader will win a National Geographic Kids Weird But True! Mega Prize Pack (ARV $130). Prize pack includes: Weird But True! books 1-10, Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology, Weird But True! Cool and Crazy Sticker Doodle Book, Weird But True! Christmas, and a handy Weird But True! bag to carry this big haul of books!

This giveaway will end November 30th at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.  Prize fulfillment will be made by the sponsor, I am not responsible for prize delivery or lost or stolen deliveries. Open to residents of the US.

Entry Method:  Please use Rafflecopter form to enter.