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    Sunday
    Dec212014

    Just Dance 2015: A workout and fun all in one!

    Here it is: One final holiday gift idea! This one's the most fun of all... and it's one that will please all (well, most) ages. 

    When my grandsons visited a few months ago, their favorite thing to do was play Just Dance 2014 on the Wii. I truly cannot wait to share with them Just Dance 2015, for it includes even more songs they will get a kick (and strut and boogie) out of than the version they played again and again while at my house!

    Just Dance 2015

    I received Just Dance 2015 free for review just the other day, and I immediately...

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    Sunday
    Dec212014

    Singing the praises of Voice Lessons To Go

    Ever since I started watching The Voice on NBC, I've longed to sing better. Not that I want to audition for the show — or that I come close in my singing ability to even the lowest scoring of the performers featured on the show. I just want to sing better. For myself. For my grandkids. And for my cat who likes to meow along with me when I whistle, hum and sing loud and proud when no one else is listening.

    My husband and I went for an extended drive the other day, and it was the ideal time to work on perfecting my do re mi and more. Not by screeching along to the radio, but by inserting into the CD player, one after another, the Voice Lessons To Go CDs I recently received free for review.

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    Ariella Vaccarino, an accomplished opera singer who has been teaching voice...

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    Friday
    Dec122014

    Consider Canon when seeking super family gifts at Best Buy

    This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

    best buy holiday tree

    I am a longtime hobbyist photographer. I started off with a 110 camera (remember those cartridges), moved to a 35mm camera, then used a digital camera for several years. Three years ago, my my husband surprised me at Christmas with a gift I'd only dreamed of...

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    Thursday
    Dec112014

    Brief book review: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

    When it comes to reference books, The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015 can't be beat. This year's edition includes must-know events, editors' picks of the most controversial sports team owners, "American Veterans: A Status Report," and other highlights plus all the popular features — Time Capsule, World at a Glance, Top 10 News Topics and more — that have made The World Almanac America's best-selling reference book for years and years.

    Fun to browse, necessary for stats and information. Learn more: www.WorldAlmanac.com.

    Disclosure: I received this book free for review; opinions are my own.

    Tuesday
    Dec092014

    AARP RealPad: Inexpensive tablet a simple solution for going digital (video review)

    Have you been considering the AARP RealPad tablet as a gift for Mom or Dad in hopes of helping them get online this holiday season?

    Or perhaps you've thought about picking up one as a handy dandy tablet for yourself?

    AARP Real Pad review

    I received an AARP RealPad from AARP free for review, and to help those...

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    Monday
    Dec082014

    Cell renewal + savings = super stocking stuffer from L'Oreal

    I am participating in aVibrant Influencer Network campaign for L’Oreal Age Perfect. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed here are my own. I am in no way affiliated with L’Oreal Age Perfect and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

    Not long ago, I told you about the amazing results I've seen in just a short time using the L'Oreal Age Perfect products — the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15, the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream and the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum. I'm still using the products, still seeing fantastic results.

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    Now I'd like to tell you what a super stocking stuffer the products would be for...

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