Make Your Home Phones More Efficient with Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Phones & Qi Mobile Chargers {Holiday Giveaway!}

Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phones  |
Thank you to Panasonic for providing a sample Link2Cell Bluetooth® Enabled Phone with Answering Machine KX-TGH263B & 3 Cordless Handsets for us to base this review upon and for providing an additional set for our giveaway prize.  All opinions expressed are my own.

I love gadgets, so when I heard about Panasonic’s new Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Telephones, I was excited to try them out. We have VOIP service at home and just use a basic cordless phone, but the thing I really liked about the Panasonic ones is that they are equipped with Link2Cell technology. These phones not only connect to a land or VOIP line, they can receive the incoming calls to your cell phone!

Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phones  |

When we received these, I immediately set them up and got them running. We received one main base and two secondary bases with three phones. I put the main unit in our living room and the secondary ones in the kitchen and our bedroom. The phones link via Bluetooth to up to two cell phones, so all of our phone calls to our home phone and to both my husband’s and my cell were coming through the same set of phones! I loved that these phones play our cell’s personalized ringtones, so there is no way to miss who the phone is ringing for. The phones even have voicemail capabilities, which would be a plus for many consumers.

I love that I can use these handsets even if my cell is not right next to me. Now when my phone dies, I can go plug it in at the charger in my bedroom, but not miss any calls with my handset. It doesn’t allow me to text from the handset, but that’s a feature I’m okay without. It does, however, have a text message alert option, so I know if I have a text on my cell phone. The handset itself has very clear reception and I’ve never had any issues with static. It even has a “noise reduction” button so you can remove background noise, such as from the children or the television, while you are on an important call.
Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phones  |

In addition to the mentioned features, it has Talking Text Sender Alert which announces the phone number of incoming calls, a Locate Cell button that helps find your missing cell phone, Power Back-Up Operation which utilizes the large battery to keep the phones operating in a short power outage, Tone Equalizer which allows users to set bass and treble to equalize their voice, Eco Mode which saves power, Call Blocking, and complete personalization of the home screen on the units including wallpaper. Plus, it has a very sleek and stylish design that is nice and compact so as to not take up a ton of space on tabletops.
Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phones  |

We also received the Panasonic Qi Mobile Charger, which retails for $39.99, so now I can charge my phone anywhere. This small but powerful charger is convenient to take anywhere -- in purses, the car, even in your pocket. It has the capability to charge any phone with a USB cord so it’s always ready to charge your device whenever you need it.  What a perfect gift idea for anyone who needs to stay connected no matter where they go!
The Panasonic Link2Cell Bluetooth Enabled Phone is an excellent product that exceeded my expectations. These retail for $119.95 at, but is currently on sale for a limited time for just $91.99. What a great price if you have someone on your holiday list who needs a more efficient phone system at home!.

Enter to win a Link2Cell Bluetooth® Enabled Phone with Answering Machine with 3 Cordless Handsets (ARV $119.99) plus a Qi Mobile Charger (ARV $39.99) of your very own . . .

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This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

12 Disney FROZEN Gift Ideas for Girls at Kohl's {plus a $100 GC #KohlsGiveaway} #Sponsored #MC

12 FROZEN gift ideas for girls  |
I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Kohl's. I received Kohl's gift cards to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Can you believe that Christmas is now less than two months away?  I'm an early shopper and am usually mostly done by Halloween.  This year, however, I seem to be having trouble staying on top of everything.  How about you?  Have you started your Holiday shopping?  Well, if you're shopping for a Disney FROZEN fan, then you could probably be done with just one shopping trip to your local Kohl's department store.  Kohl's has everything FROZEN from fashion to home furnishings to toys and electronics.

Need to get in the winter wonderland mood before you can start your shopping?  Remember when I shared about the FROZEN Sing Your Heart Out Contest in September?  Well, the video submission period has come to a close, but the voting period will begin on November 10th, when you will be able to vote for your favorite of the 10 ten finalists to help determine who will appear in the Kohl's Holiday ad scheduled to air during the 2014 American Music Awards.

My daughter and I watched countless videos of entrants singing their hearts out to Let It Go.  There were so many talented people of all ages, including adorable children with lots of charisma.  I have to say that I hope Jaclyn, Olivia, and Makena make it to the top 10.  This trio would certainly get my vote for their amazing performance!  If you haven't yet, be sure to view their video and let me know if you agree.  (Be warned:  You may be singing Let It Go for the rest of the day.)

What Disney FROZEN gifts are on your daughter's wishlist?  |

Now that you're in a wintry mood, let's talk Holiday shopping!  Of the vast assortment of Disney FROZEN gifts available at Kohl's, here are my top 12 picks . . . 

12 Disney FROZEN Gift Ideas for Girls:

11.  Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna Fold-Out Sofa (Coming Soon)

Out of all these cool FROZEN gift ideas, the one my daughter chose as her top pick is #5, the Talking Olaf Pull-A-Part Plush, with #5, the World of Creativity art set, coming in second.  Which gift idea would your little FROZEN fan like the best?

To view these and the other 750+ FROZEN items offered by Kohl's, visit

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This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. A random drawing will be held shortly after the contest closing. The winner will be announced here and will be contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Exclusively Available at Target . . . 'Spot It! Fire & Ice' Family Game

Spot it! Fire & Ice card game by Blue Orange Games. A Target Exclusive.  |
Thank you to Blue Orange Games for providing a sample Spot It! Fire & Ice game for us to base this review upon. All opinions expressed are my own.

Since our first game received from Blue Orange Games, we have been in love. This company makes fun, quality games that my family loves to play. When we were offered their newest game, Spot It! Fire & Ice, I knew this game would be another one we would love. I was right.

Spot it! Fire & Ice card game by Blue Orange Games. A Target Exclusive.  |

Spot It! Fire & Ice is a Target exclusive game, meaning it will only be available to buy in Target stores. It features the same basic concept as the other Spot It! games, but with several variations that give it a twist. The object of the game is to run out of cards by rapidly playing those in your hand by matching one symbol from each card. In Fire & Ice though, there are “burn” symbols that give you the chance to push the included timer and get to free play all by yourself. This gives the game a twist that my boys just loved to take advantage of.
Spot it! Fire & Ice card game by Blue Orange Games. A Target Exclusive.  |

As with all of the Blue Orange Games, this game is well made with high-quality materials. The 55 cards are made of thick cardstock-type paper and the holder is thick, dense plastic. This game is recommended for ages 8 and up, but my 7 year old had no problem playing against his big brother and parents. It’s also designed for 2-8 players, so the whole family can play along. With its fast-paced timing, colorful cards, and convenient storage case/timer, this game is a great find for any family.

We’ve had so much fun playing this game already and I know that it will be a long time favorite of ours. From now through the end of November, you can purchase Spot It! Fire & Ice on sale for $17.99 at your local Target store. To learn more about Blue Orange Games, visit their website at

Getting Through the 'Danger Zone' This Fall with the Help of #AveenoEczemaTherapy! #MC

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Everyone has something they are insecure or self-conscious about.  For me, it's my eczema.  I've had eczema since I was a child. In fact, I can't remember a time when I didn't have it on some part of my body.  I remember that it wasn't until I was 9 or 10 years old that I started to feel embarrassed about having patches of eczema on my arms, legs, neck, hands, or feet.  As an adult, thanks to an increased level of self-control, I mostly only have eczema on my left hand.  As an adult, I feel self-conscious about having unsightly eczema on a part of me that I can't cover up easily.  After all these years, I'm 95% certain that my husband doesn't think about pulling away when I touch him with that hand, but I often wonder about what other people are thinking when they see my oddly textured and discolored skin.

Did you know that October is National Eczema Awareness Month?  How fitting, considering I believe October to be the beginning of the danger zone when it comes to my eczema.  Everyone's eczema is different.  For me, if I do not get a handle on mine during the fall, I am in for a winter full of painful cracks and splits on my hand's eczema patches.  It may sound pessimistic, but I have lost all hopes that my eczema will ever completely disappear.  When October rolls around, my hope is for my eczema to remain minimal and not get worse, so that I can survive the cold, dry winter air without too much discomfort.

In addition to the dry and frigid New England winters, two other things contribute to my eczema flare ups . . . stress and puppies!  Part of my feeling itchy on my eczema patches is psychological.  It has been clear since I was a child that when I seriously get stressed out, I start to itch and scratch.  The puppies don't actually cause my eczema to get worse, but cleaning up after them and washing my hands more times than I can count everyday definitely causes the eczema on my hands to grow dry and irritated.

Adorable rescue Jack Chi puppies #AveenoEczemaTherapy #MC  |

Since the beginning of October, I have been using Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema Therapy products to keep my eczema under control.  I have to say that I have been using my over-the-counter treatment for so long that I think I might have grown immune to it.  That's why I was open to trying new Aveeno Eczema Therapy products. All the products contain ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and are steroid-free.
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream and Bath Treatment #AveenoEczemaTherapy #MC  |

Since my affected areas are only on my left hand, I soaked my hand in the Aveeno Eczema Therapy Bath Treatment in the bathroom sink for about 10 minutes at a time.  I was truly shocked at how 'normal' my hand felt after soaking in this milky bath.  I am usually at least mildly aware of the tightness and roughness on certain parts of my hand, but after a soak I did not feel any tightness at all.  If I was not looking at or touching the surface of my hand, it actually felt like a normal hand.  I wish I had time to soak my hand everyday.

The Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream was something I would use on both my hands when they were feeling dry in general.  The Aveeno Eczema Therapy Hand Cream, however, was perfect for only applying to the affected areas.  The tip of the tube is narrow and dispenses just the right amount of cream to apply on my eczema patches for instant relief when they are feeling irritated.
Aveeno Eczema Treatment Hand Cream #AveenoEczemaTherapy #MC  |

After 3 weeks of using Aveeno Eczema Therapy products, my eczema has not worsened despite the dryer weather, the repeated hand washing, and daily stress.  That is a huge win to me!  I'm definitely going to stick with these Aveeno products throughout the fall and winter.  Maybe it is possible to get through the winter without developing dry, cracked, bleeding skin on my hand!

If you haven't tried Aveeno Eczema Therapy products yet, you can find them nationwide at your local grocery, drug, and mass merchandise stores, as well as on

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