Author: Kris McDonald

Decorating for Fall with Amazing Accessories from the At Home Store

Although I am not a fan of the cold, I do love the fall. I love dressing in cute layers, wearing cute boots, and I love fall colors. And I also love shopping! Lately my favorite things to shop for are new items for my home. There is nothing more fun than decorating your new home after you finally move in. Although we’ve been in our home for 6 months now, things have been moving fairly slowly. I still have much decorating left to do. So, when I was asked to check out the At Home store and report...

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My Brilliant Girls Started High School and They Were on the CBS Chicago News!

I’m VERY late posting this. It has been a very busy summer! But now it’s time…. school has started! My girls are officially in high school. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! It was enough getting used to being the mother of teenagers, and now I’m the mother of highschoolers! And the boys are entering 6th grade. Time flies! It seems like just yesterday that they were in preschool! If you have babies cherish every little thing, because before you know it they will be taller than you with huge feet. 🙂 As a mother, nothing makes you feel better than...

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Get the Awesome Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Republic Wireless For Less

We have already established that I am a smartphone snob. And I love my Samsung Phones. I also need to have a very reliable phone signal when out and about. I was happy to check out the Galaxy S7 Edge on Republic Wireless.   One of the first things that I did was install the Speedtest app so that I could see just how fast the Republic Wireless 4G LTE network is. The result was pretty impressive. I got 24.03 Mbps download speeds and 10.06 Mbps upload speeds. Not bad, not bad at all. This is plenty of speed...

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5 Tips to Taking the Leap and Buying a New Car

The below is a sponsored post.   Shopping for a car can be downright stressful. The last time that I did it, I did it all by myself. I refused to be stressed. Being the tech savvy person that I am, I researched EVERYTHING online. I got pre-approved. And I went ready. I narrowed it down to 3-4 vehicles. I knew that I wanted an SUV. I knew that I needed 3 rows to accommodate my family. And I knew that I needed good cargo space. Those were must haves. Everything else was pretty much a want…. sunroof, leather...

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Alexa and the Smart Home Features of My Aprilaire System

You know that I love smart home products. I used a few in my old home, but since moving in here I have outfitted our home with several smart bulbs, outlets, switches, a connected security system and doorbell, and more. As previously mentioned, we were just outfitted with an awesome whole-house air system courtesy of Aprilaire that is helping us keep the air in our home cool and clean. One of the things that I love most is how high-tech the system is. I mentioned before that I was iffy about replacing my existing Nest thermostat with the Aprilaire...

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