Celebrate Earth Day with Best Buy

Celebrate Earth Day with Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

We all know how much I love Best Buy, and today there’s an even better reason! Just visit their Earth Day Homepage for incredible deals on Energy Star and water efficient appliances!

While there is a large selection of Energy Star appliances at Best Buy, the LG Twin Wash and Sidekick Laundry Pair have really piqued my interest. Before we jump into why I love these, let’s take a look at why Energy Star appliances rock my socks.

Why Energy Star?

Best Buy Earth DayFor starters, a new ENERGY STAR certified washer uses 280 kWh of electricity. This can save you up to $40 a year on your utility bill, compared to a standard model. If you have a standard washer over 10 years old that alone costs you, on average, $180 a year.

ENERGY STAR washers also use less water – a standard machine uses 23 gallons as opposed to the 13 gallons of water per load used by an ENERGY STAR appliance. That is more than 3,000 gallons of water a year saved!

ENERGY STAR dryers use 20% less energy than their conventional counterparts and there is no sacrifice on features or performance. This is mainly because they offer sensor drying as opposed to timed drying.

Now… on to the LG Twin Wash & Sidekick.

Best Buy Earth Day

My favorite feature is being able to do two loads at once (I have been waiting forever for this technology!) This lets get other stuff done instead of washing clothes all day. The LG Twin Wash is made with efficiency in mind. It gets more clothes cleaner, faster with its 6.6 cu. ft. capacity. The TWIN wash offers an ergonomically elevated and angled door that makes loading and unloading a breeze. Another plus is the LED control panel, it is located right on the front door so there is no reaching or hunting to find it.

The TurboWash 2.0 feature can save you up to 30 minutes on larger loads with exceptional cleaning performance. The TurboSteam technology is designed to deeply penetrate fabrics to give you even cleaner clothes and linens.  Oh, and the detergent tray is made to prevent spills with the easy-to-fill recessed design.

The Sidekick  can be paired with nearly any LG front load unit. Use the main unit for smaller loads to prevent water waste. With the LG SideKick pedestal washer, you can get two loads of laundry done at once, regardless of size.

The Sidekick may also be used to discretely raise your primary front-loading washer to a comfortable height. As a bonus, the SideKick matches the pedestal under your LG dryer! It has a 1.0 cu. ft. capacity perfect for tackling small loads whenever you need. It also comes with a 10-year warranty and a magnetic remote control!

Before you start shopping be sure to take advantage of these great offers:

  • 18 months major appliance financing or 10% rewards (increased from 5 to 10% for April!) and 10% back in grocery purchases (NEW – testing during this campaign)
  • Free delivery on purchases $399+
Refresh Your Kitchen with KitchenAid at Best Buy

Refresh Your Kitchen with KitchenAid at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

 KitchenAid Collection at Best Buy

Have you ever walked into the kitchen only to find yourself wishing it was different? I think we all, at one point or another, wish for an amazing kitchen that looks like it came out of a movie. Or a cooking show. Or your best friend’s cousin’s brother’s kitchen. Sometimes anything seems better than what it is.

The apartment we just move into has a decent kitchen, but definitely outdated. The stove looks like it’s straight out of 1972 while the refrigerator is blah at best. I can’t help but wonder what it would be like with some of the awesome KitchenAid appliances from Best Buy.

The KitchenAid collection looks like chef-quality appliances without the premium prices. The appliances are professionally inspired with a perfect balance of elegance and functionality.  This is a great way to wow your friends or the nagging mother-in-law!There are a lot of choices available, so shopping is going to be half of the fun! The other half comes when you’re ready to show off your new, drool-worthy kitchen – cocktail party anyone!?

KitchenAid Collection at Best Buy

The KitchenAid collection has some amazing features:


  • The new Slide-in Ranges fit your traditional freestanding cutouts for a seamless look. They also provide exceptional cooking and baking!
  • The all new Slide-In Downdraft Range offers electric and Dual Fuel options for more cooking options.
  • Even-Heat™ Technology means flawless results in KitchenAid wall ovens and ranges.
  • Expect amazing performance with the exclusive Steam Rack and Steam Bake cooking options.
  • The baking drawer offers cooking flexibility. You can keep dishes warm, slow cook, or simply bake at a different temperature than the main oven compartment.


  • The NEW French Door Refrigeration Configuration has more drawers for more possibilities. The Five Door offers the ultimate in flexibility, organized storage, and easier access to food.
  • The NEW 34″ French Door Bottom Mount Built-in Refrigerator expands on KitchenAid’s offerings with a platinum interior design.
  • The KitchenAid Refrigerators offer luxury fit, feel, and finish with soft close pantry drawers, new crisper, and platinum interior with undershelf lighting.

If you’re ready to update/refresh your kitchen then Best Buy is the place to go!

By shopping the KitchenAid Collection at Best Buy you’ll get 18 months major appliance financing or 5% rewards as well as free delivery on purchases of $399 and up!

A Prettier World with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

A Prettier World with Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

When I first started this blogging gig I wasn’t aware of how important pictures were. For the first couple of months I didn’t include any images in my posts. Then I started using images that were, well, crappy. The quality was horrible but I was going by the “at least it’s something” motto. I’m embarrassed to be admitting any of this but I am because I have learned so much over the past five years. The key thing being high quality photos are very important for any blog.

Once I realized how important pictures were I started using web-based applications to edit my pictures. These were either free or super cheap and the saying “You get what you pay for” rung true. While these applications did help make my images look better they weren’t the best they could be. Recently I started using the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan and I’m blown away by the difference.

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography PlanI was intimidated at first because I thought you had to have a degree to be able to use these programs. With a little searching and trial and error I now understand how to take my photos from drab to fab with a few mouse clicks and some playing around. The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan encompassing Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom Creative Cloud. That means wherever I am I can add, improve, and share my best photos.

Photoshop Lightroom Dragon

The Creative Cloud Photography plan is all about enhanced photo editing and convenience with the multi-screen capabilities provided by the Cloud. It retails for $119.99 reg for a 1-year subscription. With the Creative Cloud plan you can totally transform your photos or just make a few everyday edits. The possibilities are near endless and you can manipulate images in any way imaginable!

One of my favorite features is the ability to organize, edit, and share my images from anywhere. PC, web, iPad/iPhone and Android devices – whatever I’m using I can be sure the Creative Cloud will be there. I can also organize images in web galleries and share them on sites like Facebook and Titter with ease. The Adobe Slate mobile app helps me craft visual stories and animated video while the Adobe Voice app lets me add narration in my own voice!

Whether you’re a blogger, photographer, or photography enthusiast I highly recommend checking out Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. It’s what my pictures have been needing and I can’t imagine editing and enhancing photos with any other program!

Best Buy Special Holiday Shopping Event

The reviewer has 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 Special Holiday Shopping Event

Did you know BEST BUY is hosting their Shopping Event on Saturday, November 7th  from 1pm to 5pm? I know I’m super excited and will definitely be attending. Me and Best Buy are besties, they have me covered on all of my tech and household needs. If you’re not sure where the closest Best Buy to you is then click here. You’ll be able to find a store near you under Store Locator.

You’re going to want to get to the store early because …. DRUMROLL …. Best Buy is giving a Free Tech Gift to the first 100 customers at each store. While you’re there you’ll have a chance to preview and shop the Holiday Collection from the biggest brands including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony. You can look forward to exclusive offers from these brands and more!

Not to mention, experts will be available to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect holiday gifts. That’s a biggie for anyone who has someone hard to shop for on their list. I know I have a few of those so I’m excited to see what suggestions the experts will have for them.

Don’t Forget to Play!

While you’re there you can try out some of this seasons hottest gifts first hand! Who doesn’t love to play while they shop?! These gifts include:

  • Parrot Jumping Solo Mini Drone
  • Samsung Gear VR virtual Reality Headset
  • Sphero SPRK Edition
  • BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ by Sphero

And Then…

Before you leave the store you must check out the Win the Holidays $1,000 Gift Card Sweepstakes. This is an in-store only event so you have yet another awesome reason to head to Best Buy! You can find all of the details by clicking here.

Visit Best Buy’s website for more great offers, details, vendor demonstrations and to find participating stores in your area. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there!

New KitchenAid Line at Best Buy

New KitchenAid Line at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

What’s your favorite room in your home? The bedroom? Maybe the living room? For me it’s the kitchen. That’s where I do some of my best work and I guess you can say it’s where the magic happens. I love to cook and bake, whether I’m creating a new recipe or following a tried and true one. I get excited over refrigerator magnets and new dish towels. Heck, I even enjoy hand washing the dishes! There isn’t much I don’t love about being in the kitchen which is why I’m always hunting for ways to spruce it up a bit.

new KitchenAid line at Best Buy

I daydream often about what my dream kitchen would look like and include. It changes often but a few things stay the same: an island big enough to seat four, cabinets for days, and appliances that meet my demands. What would your dream kitchen look like?

I do a lot of window shopping when it comes to major home purchases like appliances. With refrigerators and cooking surfaces always advancing it’s hard not to fall in love over and over again. My latest love interests come from KitchenAid and their new lines of ranges and refrigerators. I’m a huge KitchenAid fan with their stand mixers being my long-time BFF.

Did you know KitchenAid offers large kitchen appliances?

KitchenAid range

For starters, there’s their new, all new Slide-in Ranges. They fit the traditional freestanding cut-out for a seamless look that provides exceptional cooking and baking. The new Slide-In Downdraft Range comes in Electric and Dual Fuel for more ways to cook. These include Even-Heat™ Technology which means flawless results in their wall ovens and ranges.

More features of these drool-worthy ranges include exclusive Steam Rack and Steam Bake cooking options that are designed for amazing performance. Also, a Baking Drawer for cooking flexibility to keep dishes warm, slow cook, or simply bake at a different temperature than the main oven cavity.

That will come in handy for holiday gatherings for sure!

KitchenAid Refrigerator

Then there are the refrigerators, which are a must for holiday leftovers! Their EW French Door refrigeration configuration offers more drawers for more possibilities.  Five Door offers the ultimate in flexibility, organized storage and easier access to food. (Huge bonus for grabbing a drumstick in a hurry,)

The new 36” French Door Bottom Mount Built-in Refrigerator expands their offering with platinum interior design. All the while the luxury fit, feel and finish has soft close pantry drawers, new crispers, and platinum interior with undershelf lighting.

You totally get why I’m drooling now, right?

Best Buy has some great offers for anyone looking to upgrade for the holidays (or beyond). Check them out below.

  • Free 10-pc Painted Stainless-Steel KitchenAid Cookware Set w/ the Purchase of Any KitchenAid Range/OTR Pair. (Runs through 10/31)
  • Save an additional 5% with the purchase of 3 or more Kitchen Aid Major Kitchen Appliances (Runs through 10/31)
  • 18 month financing on Major Appliance purchases $599 and up or 10% Back in Rewards
  • Free delivery, haul-away & recycling on Major Appliance purchases $399 and up.