Droid Ultra VS. Droid Maxx


I am about a week or so away from a phone upgrade. As much as my Windows Phone gets the job done, I am just still not happy with the selection of apps compared to other systems. My awesome Verizon rep sent me a couple phones to compare, the Droid Ultra and Maxx. As you may recall I reviewed the Ultra last year. I told my rep I wanted something with a decent screen size, decent battery, decent camera. I {Read More}

SOL REPUBLIC DECK Wireless Speaker

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This slim looking portable speaker from SOL Republic comes in four colors, for any personality or situation. Gunmetal works great for the home office or any living room. Lemon Lime will probably be a favorite for those that want to take this to the beach or other outdoor fun spots, should be easy to locate and keep an eye on. Electro Blue has a very next gen/tech look to it or you may take into consideration colors that bring out {Read More}

Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone Review #Verizon


Having been a user of a Windows Phone since last January, I am most definitely no stranger to the operating system. While I have nothing horrible to say about Windows Phones, I do have an opinion on the devices. I received my first Windows Phone last year as part of another blogger program. Back then there just wasn’t a lot of great apps. It took nearly a year for the mainstay apps, Instagram, Vine and the like to have an {Read More}

Soundfreaq Sound Spot Bluetooth Speaker Review #MC #SoundSpot

Soundfreaq Bluetooth Speakers

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Soundfreaq. I received a Soundfreaq Sound Spot to facilitate my review. Being married to a man who went to school for audio engineering, I am no stranger to what good sound should sound like. Sadly, that sound just can’t be attained with my crappy laptop speakers can’t hack it and that just leaves me with headphones for my phone. I had the opportunity to try a new (to {Read More}

Droid Ultra with Verizon 4G LTE Review


I’ve had the pleasure of testing out a few phones ever since I became a blogger. From when I was a Midwest Mom right up until now, I have been fortunate to be invited to try different Verizon powered gadgets. But so far no phone has captured me quite like the Droid Ultra. With its ultra-sleek and thin profile to its big beautiful screen, this phone has me wanting to upgrade, STAT. I’m not going to sit here and list {Read More}

Samsung Galaxy Camera Review


I have found a new love, a love called the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Verizon asked me to check it out for a couple weeks and let them know what I thought of it. As someone who spends many hours behind a camera, I tend to be a little picky when using a camera other than my DSLR. I am a huge lover of photos that feature depth of field…I really love that creamy blur behind a tack sharp object in {Read More}

Curious George’s Town iPhone App Review and a Giveaway!


There are times when my son is begging to play with our smart phones. This usually happens at least 4 times daily. Recently we were asked to try a new kid friendly app called Curious George’s Town for the iPhone and iPad. I don’t have one so I had my hubby install it on his phone. Originally it was aimed for Aiden (age 4) but it was my daughter, Alyssa (age 10) who played with it first. She was spending {Read More}

A Tuesday Surgery #Troop8X #HTC8

He didn't let me move for a second, he needed me more than anything in the world.

The surgery was planned way before I got my new Windows 8X phone to test out, but this phone came in very handy on Tuesday, January 29th as we took our 4 year old son to the hospital for outpatient dental surgery under general anesthesia. I got photos of his journey, and was able to update Facebook so his prayer warriors knew he was okay. I was grateful to not only have a phone with a great camera but also {Read More}