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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bose Has New Smart Speakers at Best Buy

Wanting to enhance your sound system but don’t know which way to go? I’ve been there before too. Standing in the middle of Best Buy not knowing what to choose. Bose has a new line of smart speakers that may be perfect or you and your needs. They range from speakers, soundbars, sub woofers etc. You name it, Best Buy will have it for you.



Exploring Chicago with TripAdvisor

Are you planning a trip to Chicago with the whole family, or going there for an event? It’s a big city and so many forget all the family friendly activities that you can do besides shopping of course. TripAdvisor is our go to for trips, even if we don’t know exactly what we want, there are so many ideas to go off of.




The main reason we went to Chicago was to go see Fall Out Boy, who happens to be Canon’s favorite band. So when we saw they were going to be at Wrigley Field we couldn’t help but say YES!




Since the concert was on Sat night and only a small portion of the weekend we really needed to find other things to do. This is where TripAdvisor really helped us in the planning. As is was just Dan, myself and Canon for this trip we really centered around things Canon would like.

Friday night we left and arrived in Chicago heading straight for the hotel. If you never stayed at the Kipton Gray you need to. It’s a beautiful hotel. The location is perfect as well if you want to be downtown. Blocks from shopping, shows and so much more.






















Saturday morning we got up and ready for the day. We headed downstairs where my fav Starbucks was and had some breakfast. Being that I’m in a wheelchair, and we didn’t want to drive we took an Uber to the AdlerPlanetarium and spent the good part of the day there.








Part of your tickets include 2 shows and if you want to add more later you can. The first one we chose was destination Solar system which was my favorite of the 2. Jesse (our guide) was super funny and you were never board during the half hour presentation. The second show was Nine Planets where it talks about all of our current planets and the possible ninth.









Overall, we had a blast and learned a lot. Many places throughout the building are hands on interactive stations that canon just loved. I recommend getting their early so you can spend as much time as you want and not feel rushed.




Gino’s East is a pizza place that so many know and love. We have never been there so before we headed to the concert we decided to stop by and have some. We got the mozzarella sticks and a deep dish all meat pizza. Both were really good. I’m a fan of lots of sauce so this was perfect for me.





Saturday night we saw Fall Out Boy at Wrigley and as Canon’s first concert he had the time of his life. Machine Gun Kelly and Rise Against opened for them.




Sunday morning before we left town we decided to do one last thing with the help of TripAdvisor. Overcoming our fears (Canon and mine) of heights, we went to the top of the Willis Tower (formally known as Sears Tower) Observation Deck. Get there right as they open or you will be in line for a long time. Our line wasn’t too bad but it was still a wait. Once up to the top floor (103 floors) you can see for miles on a clear day. When I say for miles, I mean miles. You can see parts of WI, IL, MI and IN which is really cool. I thought I wouldn’t do well so high up as I’m very very scared of heights. Canon and Dan both loved the view as well but Canon didn’t do as good on the Sky Deck as it was clear at the bottom. When you look down, you see 103 floors straight down to the ground.









On your next trip to Chicago please consider Willis Tower for one of your stops and check out TripAdvisor for even more  ideas on how to make your trip yours from river tours, bus tours, food and so much more.


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Slow Cooker Ghirardelli Peanut Clusters

Need something to make for the holidays? Family get together, church, work, or just because are good enough reasons to make some treats. These Slow Cooker Ghirardelli Peanut Clusters are so easy you will be making them for years to come. I’m pretty sure my boyfriends co workers think all I do is cook and bake all day as they get all the treats from me.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Kate Spade Purse Giveaway

Kate Spade Purse Giveaway 

Ends 10/27 US Only


Thursday, October 11, 2018

PRI Wellness Prize Pack Giveaway

PRI Wellness Prize Pack Guest Giveaway 

Ends 10/21 US Only


$60 Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway

$60 Gift Card or PayPal Cash Giveaway 

Ends 10/25 Open World Wide


Just in time for fall projects or some extra cash for halloween costumes! Make sure to come back daily for your chance to win! 



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

See it. Stream it. Best Buy has the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player

Streaming devices are pretty cool. Which one should you choose? That’s a good question. Best Buy has Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player. This bring you over 2000 apps right to your TV (who doesn’t want that)?


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Polk Audio Soundbar with Alexa at Best Buy

Have you been looking at sound bars and not sure if you need one or not? There are so many to choose from that it makes the decision hard. I’ve been there. I’ve been at Best Buy staring at them wondering which is best and having no idea what to do. While I can’t say this is the best one for you, I can say that the new Polk Audio (2.1-Channel Soundbar System with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant built-in) is an awesome choice.