Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ultimate List of Cyber Monday Tech Deals: From Kindles to Tablets to Fire Sticks & Dots!

Well, 2016's flying and here we are,
on the brink of the advent season and
beginning to plan for the holidays,
searching the "perfect' gift for the special people in our lives!
Coming soon is my gift guide for HER as well as
the toy and book gift guides for the kiddos!
(And here's a recent tech gadget guide for upcoming
But just in time for CyberMonday, 
I've garnered the best deals on all things tech:
fire sticks, echo dots, kindles,  and many more!
So, from the comfort of your couch, 
enjoy and  happy shopping~~~ !

Not a toy, 
a full-featured Fire tablet with a  7"  display,
 front and rear cameras.

 Easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper.


Includes the latest Kindle without sponsored screensavers, 
a free kid-friendly cover, 
plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee.

Amazon's best-selling Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - 

Black, 6" High-Resolution Display 

Built-in Light, Wi-Fi 

Kindle for advanced readers with adaptive front light

Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display 

 with Adaptive Built-in Light, 

PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi 

A hands-free, 
voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, 
control smart home devices, 
provide information, 
read the news, 
set alarms, and more.

Expected to be the most gifted of Echo Device product line. 
Smaller and cheaper than Amazon Echo and great for any room of your home.


Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, 
Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn 
with up to 9 hours of playback.


Amazon’s best-selling tablet of all time
 featuring a quad-core processor, 
rear and front-facing cameras, 
and up to 7 hours of battery life.

Fire TV is an ideal holiday gift: 
Friends and Family can simply plug in and watch the content they love. 
Supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality.

Over 7,000 channels, apps,
Alexa skills and more than 300,000 movies and TV episodes.

And here's my mega Advent-prep post--
if you're still in planning stages, this may have some easy, practical ideas~

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Until next time,


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Day after Halloween: Chocolate Haze & KIller Recipes!

Can we just talk about how Halloween should NEVER be on a Monday?
 It’s just  cruel to all the kids  (and parents ) out there. 
The sugar crash, the insane bedtime,
the costume accoutrements found littering your
 den, hall, kitchen this morning.
And my kids are <sort of > out of the  childhood
Halloween  - hysteria -  age.
Though we still do trick or treat! 
As they get older, the crazy wanes...but only a little.
And truth be told, I love it all, especially the crazy.
So, my solution, even though I'm posting a bit 
late in the day (sorry) to the whole
howtodealwiththesugarhigh  is to ..... ....bake.
That's right. 
A little hair of the dog?
Whaddya say?
So, this morning, amid the wrappers, bowls, glowsticks and 
 pillowcases of candy lying about,
I decided to dig right in and make brownies.
Crazy, right?
While everyone's still stuck in a sugar haze, 
this was, for me, the only way to greet the day!
let me share with you some awesome spots that you might not know about.....
and how great is that......
to find cool, easy,  killer dessert recipes!

First of all, THIS is the brownie recipe I used today....
found over at my good friend, Lisa's,  home on the web
If you're looking for a quick,  tasty dessert, Lisa and her daughter have
tried and tested pretty much anything you could dream up.
Lisa features everyday ingredients that you don't need to run out and hunt down.
They're already in your kitchen and you won't believe  what she creates with them.
So go check them out here at Home to Four Kiddos!
looks super yummy, right?

 I love to haunt is A Slice of Smith Life.
the home of  my friend, Tracy, who shares ideas, activities and TREATS around
liturgical year feast days and holidays.
If you're looking for a fun birthday cake or holiday sweet, head to Tracy's!
I think this campfire cake is  my favorite,

 but there are soooooo many from which to choose.
If you don't already follow Tracy,
 now you know where to go next time you need a unique dessert!

 Anything...absolutely anything at Recipe Girl!
 For chocolate galore and so many more  easy scrumptious ideas,
I love Lori's blog. 
I'm SO happy I stumbled onto her home on the web! 

These Cookies 'n' Cream Cookies are full of white chocolate chips and crushed Oreos for true cookie addicts! They are soft and chewy and not cakey!

I haven't tried making these  cookies yet, but SOON!!

One last spot that I recently discovered  is Kelly's site, Live Laugh Rowe.
I'm not sure if I found Kelly in a blogging group or what,
but the first time I clicked over, I knew I had to become a regular!
I made a quiche recipe recently that I found over at Kelly's,
but the desserts  look  amazing!
I just love perusing her treats

< I have a good number of treat recipes right here, too!
Enjoy those goodies! >

                                                                  Friends, as always,  
thank you for stopping over and 
spending some of your precious time 
here at my home on the web!

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