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HP Instant Ink Replacement Service Added To Six New Envy Printers

7 Oct

I think anyone who works from home, have kids or owns a desktop or laptop should own a printer. I’ve been through my share of printers and it wasn’t that the printers weren’t good it was the ink was expensive or discontinued. One thing I hated doing was buying ink or forgetting to buy it when I was running errands. 

I’m so glad HP thought of a way for me to never forget or run out of ink anymore. Between homework, reports and constantly printing out work now I can be at ease. 

HP unveiled the expansion of its rapidly growing Instant Ink replacement service to six new HP ENVY, OfficeJet and DeskJet printers. With the HP Instant Ink service and enabled devices, HP is eliminating ink anxiety and cutting ink costs up to 50 percent so customers can print what matters most and never run out of ink.

 The new HP printers are HP Instant Ink ready with the sign-up experience integrated into the printer set-up out of the box, making it simple to begin the convenience and savings on day one. Customers can quickly choose the plan that works for them or choose the traditional model of purchasing ink at retail or online when they run low. Additionally, for the first time, HP is offering the choice of one or two year HP Instant Ink plans out of the box with the introduction of the HP OfficeJet 5741 and HP OfficeJet 5743.

 Smart Original HP Ink cartridges can reorder ink before it runs out and deliver it directly to the customer. Whether printing at home, for a small business or at college, customers can enjoy the lowest two year total cost of ownership available, printing high-quality photos as well as black and white or color documents for the same cost.

Recycling is simple with HP Instant Ink. The program provides prepaid envelopes to return used cartridges, lowering the carbon footprint related to ink cartridge purchase and disposal by an estimated 70 percent.

My HP printer that I owned prior to was not WI-FI enabled printer so HP was kind enough to send me the Envy 5540 All-In -One Printer. I’ve always wanted to be able to print right from my phone or tablet no matter where I was instead of waiting to get home and push a button and now I can.  Now when I get home documents and pictures are waiting for me. The Envy 5540 copies, prints and scans. Even has 2-sided printing. Easy wireless set up was a piece of cake. Only one plug to use. I downloaded the app and set up an account and viola. I was printing from my phone in no time. I was also given a gift card to order ink with the Instant Ink replacement service. I took the one year plan and within a few days I was receiving more ink way before I ran out and still haven’t opened the new ink yet. We love our new printer and this amazing new Instant Ink replacement service. Ink will always be available at my finger tips and nothing will be delayed. I enjoyed printing photos from my printer. 
Thank you HP for keeping this mom and her kids up to date with the latest in technology. 

Here’s info on the printer I have: 

HP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer: An affordable printer with a quick, five-minute mobile installation process so users can print from a smartphone or tablet with or without a router or local wireless network. Users can also scan, copy, and access web content directly from the color touchscreen. Starts at $129 and is available now. 

HP Instant Ink is currently available in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany. Additional information about HP Instant Ink and the new generation of eligible HP printers is available at More information about HP is available at

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a printer and gift card for review purposes. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 


Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool Fan/Heater Review 

17 May

I recently received Dyson’s hot+cool to review. This is a bladeless fan/heater that cools you down or heat you up. This couldn’t have came at a better time. NYC weather has been crazy. One day it’s cold in the 40’s and the next it’s hot in the 80’s. Some days I don’t need to turn the air conditioner on so the fan cools us down without everyone freezing. Those nights when the temperature drops the heater keeps us toasty. There’s a personal mode you can choose from the remote control. This mode is for long-range powerful heating. The diffused mode heats the room quickly and evenly. The jet focus control focuses on the long-range powerful airflow or diffuses for a wide projection to mix the surrounding air. Wih the oscillation button on the remote air can be directed around a room. 

I also love how quiet it is. I can still listen to the television or music at a normal sound without turning it up loud. The Air Multiplier technology amplifies surrounding air, giving an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. My kids are impressed that there aren’t any blades and they can stick their hands through. I love that Dyson thought of Safety first. As a kid all fans had blades and for some reason I always wanted to put my hand inside. I did a few times and thought my fingers were going to fly off. Kids will be kids and try things even if it hurts, so I am glad Dyson thought of this and it also makes it easy to clean. I hated cleaning blade by blade and so much dust my asthma and allergies would do a number on me. 

It also comes with a 2-year warranty which is great. You can register your hot+cool on their website: Another cool feature is the sleep-timer. I need this because I don’t like to wake up in the middle of the night to find things running. This can be programmed to turn off after pre-set intervals ranging from 15 minutes to 9 hours. How great is that?

There are 10 airflow settings and the remote has a magnet that allows you to store the remote right on top of the machine. We lose remotes in our house quite a bit so I appreciate this. I wish my tv remote was magnetic. If you happen to lose the remote there is a button on the bottom of the fan that you push to turn on. The iron/blue color is beautiful. This tower fan/heater can fit anywhere with its sleek/tall shape. It can also tilt up or down. It’s perfect. 

There are different models to choose from. I have the AM09 model. The only thing you have to do out of box is put base on the fan. Plug in and feel the cool or choose the warm. That’s it! My family and I absolutely love it!!!! Thank you Dyson. 

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What features do you like about this model? 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given the hot+cool for review purposes. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 



@themoms @LyveMinds LYVE APP & LYVE HOME IS FOR ME!! #BigBelliMOMS

30 Jan

I want to introduce you to one of the best photo storage app ever. It’s name is Lyve. I don’t know how many people tell me they don’t have enough space on their phone to take pictures. I hate when I’m somewhere and need to get a shot and that message comes up. Cannot take picture. Check your storage. OMG it is the worse. I have almost 3000 photos on my phone and refuse to keep buying more and more storage. My iPad is also over capacity. I don’t want to delete my photos especially the memories of my kids and my work as a blogger and I don’t want to transfer my pictures to my desktop which is about to die any day now. HELP!!!!!!

I went to my friend house and discovered this cute Lyve Home box that was sitting in her living room with all of her pictures that she had from her phone just streaming one after another. Amazing is what I thought. How did you do that? Where did you get that? I want that is what I was saying. When she told me it holds 2 terabytes of storage I almost fell off the couch. Where have you been all my life? I’ve lost so many pictures and wish I had knew about this years ago.

I can finally take pictures and not get that annoying message popping up and know that my pictures are safe and my family and friends can enjoy seeing our pictures when they come over. HALLELUJAH!!!!!

First thing I have to do is actually get one of these bad boys. Have no fear!!
I recently attended another MAMARAZZI event with @themoms ,supermodel Molly Sims and Lyve reps were in attendance. I was so happy to see them and ask questions. I didn’t even know there was a Lyve app as well and was happy to get information about that. So I was told Lyve works with IOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Macs, and Window PCs. Thumbs up for that. Once you install the app on your devices Lyve will pull together all of your photos AND videos into a single library so you can find, share and view your photos wherever you go.

So guess what I did? I installed the app to my iPhone and iPad immediately. My photos and videos from my iPhone and iPad were synced. It really is amazing. I kid you not.

The Lyve Home has a LCD touchscreen, 2 terabytes of storage that I was talking about earlier and connects via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It sets up in seconds and will continue to backup new photos and videos as you capture them. Also, up to three additional users can share storage on Lyve Home, with private access to their own accounts.

I truly love this app and can’t wait to see the Lyve Home in my home for my family to see. This year my family is going on our first vacation together to the Bahamas on a cruise and I want to capture every moment with my kids.

The Lyve Home can be purchased for $299 for 2 terabytes of storage at retail stores or from the Lyve store. The app is free to download on the App Store. Check out their website: and on Twitter : @lyveminds

I took pictures of my iPhone and iPad that shows the Lyve app that I downloaded. I also took a pic of my pictures from the Lyve app from my phone. You can see the timeline.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are 100% mine as always. Some pictures photo credit to myself, Fredy Mfuko and Mission 101 Media.






CAPTURE AMAZING HOLIDAY PHOTOS WITH #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason @BestBuy @CanonUSAImaging

8 Dec

If there’s one thing I love about blogging it’s the pictures I post. Whether it’s of my family, celebrities or food I have to get that perfect shot. I won’t call myself a professional photographer but I’ve gotten quite a few compliments from my pictures that I capture. I wouldn’t mind taking a few photography classes and upgrading to a DSLR camera. I watch how the professionals do it and it doesn’t look hard at all.

I remember taking my oldest son to purchase his first expensive DSLR camera and he was so happy. He saved his money and knew what he wanted. I was so proud he wanted to dabble into photography. My second oldest also want to go in that direction. Since I haven’t gotten around to purchasing one yet I make sure my phone has a good camera until I make my purchase. I know for sure Best Buy has some great cameras and great deals. I’ve been doing my research. There are so many to choose from and I don’t want anything too complicated so I have a few favorites.

The description below tells you about one of my choices.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
• Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
• Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
• Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
• The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Does this sound like a great camera or what? Come on,18.0 megapixel and Hollywood caliber full HD video. This is what I’ve been waiting for. My pictures look good now but with this camera I know my pictures will come to life. I want the best for my blog and my career. I want to take it to the next level and I also want my younger kids to learn how to use a DSLR and not just a phone camera. I hope someone reading this will see what I want and make me happy for the New Year to come.

Take a look at the gorgeous pictures below and let me know your thoughts.
Here’s a great deal: “Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20”

Disclaimer: 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.





@BestBuy It’s #HintingSeason for the LG OLED TV #OLEDatBestBuy #spon

19 Nov

When I moved into my new house in the Bronx the first piece of technology I had to purchase was a flat screen tv and I knew it was going on the wall. With kids I didn’t want any accidents and it looks so much better off the ground. I also knew it had to be from Best Buy because they had the latest in televisions and best prices. That was in 2010. So much has happened since then with new televisions coming out with high definition, to the thinnest surface, most clear, colorful pictures you’ve ever seen. For the non tech person it’s probably hard to keep up with everything out here. I make sure I go to Best Buy when I want to find out what new and hot.

Don’t get me wrong I still love my tv but my kids keep saying we need to upgrade. That’s when I heard about the LG OLED TV.

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV:

*Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

*4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

*Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

*Find content faster with webOS

Don’t that make you want to upgrade?
Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500). What a deal!!

Pencil thin, 4 color pixel and curved screen are my top 3 favorites. Can’t wait for our family to go shopping together and we all agree on this amazing LG OLED TV. They are going to love it!!

Disclosure: 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.



Are GoPro Cameras On Your Holiday List? Get To @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy #ad

13 Oct

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

I consider my a techy and when new cameras and camcorders come out I am first to see what they’re all about. I might not own every camera I see but it’s good to know what’s on the market. To be honest I don’t own any cameras or camcorders. There’s a few I would love to have. The first place I go is Best Buy to get a hands on demo and the information I need about the product. With the holidays fast approaching I have a few tech items I’m interested in and one of them is the GoPro camera. I’m sure my kids will also want one. I consider my family adventurous and there’s plenty of times we could have used one. We love amusement parks, boating, hiking, swimming and will be going on a 7-day cruise soon so I hope to have a GoPro camera so I can capture some great video too. This would be perfect especially if we go swimming with the dolphins or when we’re having fun on the water slide. It will be very hard to use my iPad or iPhone under water. Not a good idea.

I love taking pictures and even though I’m not a professional photographer I consider myself an expert at what I’ve captured so far. Hoping a family member reads this and see that GoPro is first on my holiday list since my birthday just passed. If not I will just have to save my pennies.

GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.


GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.


GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.
12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates



Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Disclosure: 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.