Hello ( Waving ) !!!
Well we have a little over two weeks to go before Christmas! I haven’t even started to shop for gifts for family and a friend as this is the norm for me. I will say that the sales that I have noticed are really good so that’s why I am holding out….I guess. Well as promised here is the second installment of gift ideas for you and I hope this list will help in your gift selection.
You will find below the second gift list of 2015!
I have some friends that are true Tea enthusiast and love their tea and enjoy it daily. So for the tea lover in your life I found this adorable Juliet 5 Piece Teapot set perfect for two. This set is made of clear glass as well as the 2 teacups and 2 saucers that come with the set. You can also purchase additional cups and saucers if need be. This gift retails for $38.00 on www.wayfair.com
If you have someone who loves the beauty of a Betta fish aka Siamese fighting fish then this next gift will be great for them. I think this is the so cute for the office or to display in your home. This fish tank is made from crystal glass with painted metal finish and opening on top for feeding. This Hanging Fish Tank gift retails for $40.00 on www.opulentitems.com
I personally will be purchasing this gift for myself since I occasionally suffer from migraines. The weather here in Atlanta can be tricky and our seasonal changes can be hard on people with sinuses so this gift will ease that discomfort as well. This cap provides 100 percent all-natural aromatherapy, filled with 12 healing herbs. You have the options of using hot or cold or even a combination of hot and cold therapies. This Herbal Sinus & Migraine Cap gift retails for $40.00 on www.ahalife.com
Aromatherapy is all the rage right now for easing stress and tension with the art of smell. This Travel Aromatherapy Diffuser is an absolute must for the traveler in your life. You can now enjoy your favorite scented oils on vacation or in the office. It diffuses scented oil without the use of heat by using ultrasonic vapor technology-no heat or flames. This gift retails for $49.99 on www.sharperimage.com
And finally rounding off this list will be a great gift for the wine lover in your life. I found myself at a few summer outdoor concerts this year and of course you can’t have a picnic without wine right? I am so in love with this Picnic at Ascot London Sunset Wine Carrier and this will be added to my wish list. This gift contains two glasses, napkins and combination corkscrew perfect for a night out under the stars. This gift retails for $39.00 on www.brookstone.com
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Well last night I had the pleasure of attending the Hyundai smarter living event that was held at the prestigious and beautifully landscaped The Estate in Buckhead. The once privately own property at 3109 Piedmont Road was the perfect location for this event. The charm of the historical house nestled in the woods was truly a diamond that was hidden in plain sight.
Atlanta was the first stop for this campaign and in my opinion Atlanta provided the perfect backdrop to kick off this inspiring event and the revealing of the newly-designed 2015 Sonata. This event was pulling double duty because it also gave a platform for Atlanta’s femme-fatale sector and to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of everyday women.
The five influential panelists of women present in Atlanta were Shanti Das, Marshawn Evans, Myleik Teele Rashan Ali and Christine White who were openly candid about how they got their start in their preferred occupation and some major mistakes that were made along the way. I do encourage you to Google each and every one of those inspiring women or better yet visit http://www.hyundaismarter.com/ to watch videos of each and to learn more about their story.
The Garner Circle http://www.thegarnercircle.com/ who is a well-established and respected Public Relations firm in Atlanta put the magic touch on this event and believe it or not brought the entire city out to this event as they always do. The patrons came well dressed in their finest cocktail attire and were looking amazing. We were also blessed by seven-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer–songwriter Kelly Price who belted out three of her hits.
This night was magical and chic and I am so glad that I was able to be in attendance. Below are some of my favorite quotes from the women on the panel that encouraged me to continue and never lose sight of my dreams. Again, check out http://www.hyundaismarter.com/ post a selfie and you could win some amazing prizes, learn more about the panelist and don’t forget to stop by a Hyundai dealership and test drive the amazing 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Check out the pictures and favorite quotes from the night.
Marshawn Evans: Listen to your inner voice, God never fails you.
Myleik Teele: Do not just have one channel of income.
Rashan Ali: I have a great village that supports me…create your village.
Shanti Das: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want…know your worth.
Christine White: Don’t shy away from the unknown you are capable of handling it.
I hope that you are doing well and thank you for stopping by to see what I have on the blog today. Okay, so let’s get right into this post about this amazing camera that Samsung has graced us with. I am a self-proclaimed beginner photographer and I love the art of photography so much that this is my second camera that I have purchased. I purchased my beloved Canon Rebel T3i camera back in 2012 and I love it, however I am still learning the ins and outs of using that camera which is amazing as well. I was looking for a smaller camera to use when I am having dinner with girlfriends and attending events that would be easy for me to pull out quickly and capture a great shot. I wanted a camera that would be WiFi ready, able to post to social media outlets, have a camcorder and price just right.
My search was over when I ran across the Samsung Galaxy 2 Camera which has the functionality of everything that I am looking for and guess what? It fits in my purse!!! This camera is so easy to use because it’s just like my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 so yahoo this was made for me! There are so many things that I love about this camera and so many functions that I decided to list a few of my favorite functions below via http://www.samsung.com
• Android v4.3 JBP, Processor (1.6 Q) Do more than ever with the Android-powered GALAXY Camera 2, now upgraded with the latest version of Jelly Bean: 4.3. Powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor—and featuring numerous camera and social networking apps—it does what conventional cameras and smartphones cannot. Like capturing brilliant images, even in low-lit settings, and saving photos to your PC and smartphone without having to use an SD card. Plus you can edit right on the display, and wirelessly upload to Facebook and Instagram.
• 21x Optical Super Long Zoom with Pinch ZoomSave the digital zoom for editing afterwards. GALAXY Camera 2’s 21x Super Long Zoom is 100 percent optical. With the intuitive Pinch Zoom, you can zoom in and out by simply pinching two fingers on the screen. Both the 21x Super Long Zoom and Pinch Zoom help get you as close as possible to your subject while maintaining the same crystal-clear image sharpness you experience with subjects nearer to the camera.
• Tag & Go (NFC/Wi-Fi)Wi-Fi and NFC technologies open up a world of possibilities. Photo Beam lets you transfer an image or video to a friend’s smartphone when the two devices are placed back-to-back, while MobileLink sends content to another device much farther away. Other Tag & Go features include a Remote Viewfinder, which lets you control your camera with your smartphone. AutoShare automatically sends every photo instantly to your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi that’s powered by NFC technology. Sharing and saving have never been this easy.
• Selfie AlarmYou are the star of your selfie. So why use a smartphone camera when you can snap a high-resolution 16.3MP self-portrait with the GALAXY Camera 2 instead? It’s easier than you’d expect, thanks to the Selfie Alarm feature. Simply hold up the camera and face it, and Selfie Alarm automatically shoots five images in a row. Choose your fave of the batch and make it your Facebook profile picture.
Guys and Dolls….this is an amazing camera and the price is $399.00. I am sure that you can find it for a few pennies cheaper if you search. I purchased my camera from QVC which also provided some great photo shopping software as well. You will LOVE this camera!!!!
Remember that epic selfie that Ellen Degeneres took at this year’s Oscars? Well of course you do I mean you would have to be living under a rock not to hear about that now famous one shot selfie. That star studded plus one “photobomber “ who shall remain nameless…..literally generated over a million retweets…..but do you ever wonder what could have been if Bradley Cooper had one of these while snapping that picture? What you ask? The Looq of course the world’s first battery less remote shutter pole! I first noticed this item on “Good Morning America” and absolutely feel in love with it. You simply plug your iPhone or Samsung into the slot of the Looq and then plug the wire into the earphone jack and download a free app from Google Play or the Apple Store and you are all set!
This is a must for your friends who love to take selfies at parties, events or themselves every 15mins. It’s portable, extends up to 23inches and can fit into a purse for on the go. The price is also reasonable for avid picture takers only $49.99 for this great item. I have this on my list and you know I will do a complete product review and I might throw in a few selfies as well. Check out the video below to learn more and if you take a selfie with it tag me so I can post it to the blog! In my Jim Carey voice from “The Cable Guy” say cheese……. ooooohhhh that’s a good one!!!!!
It has been a few weeks now since I posted “Terrific Tip Tuesday” but I am back and do I have something that is awesome for today! I need for you to put on your thinking hats and think back like to 2001 when there was this company called “Webvan” that use to delivery groceries to our front door. I personally thought that was a great idea just maybe ahead of its time….well Cold Life has surfaced and I think they are here to stay.
Cold Life Organics is a great new company that delivers fresh, delicious organic produce and groceries to your front door or even your office. They have everything that any regular grocery store has without the hassle of driving to the store, shopping standing in line, driving home….you get the picture. They have weekly specials and the Farm Baskets is a must do for the super health nuts in your life. I am surely going to do my part and patronize this company because the convenience of having my groceries delivered gives me more time to spend with my family. Check out the link below and the video to get all the juicy details on products and delivery areas! I am very excited about this company and just placed my order for the Fruit Lover’s Delight Organic Fruit box, check back for my full review!
Check out the video below
So this is what I have to share for “Terrific Tips Tuesdays” and I might be a little late with this but “cough” anyway here goes. I love to take pictures and having a smart phone allows me to snap great memorable moments anywhere at any time without always having to carry around my Canon. The quality of the pictures on my phone is great but the endless amount of pictures that I have stored on my smartphone because I have yet to print any out is closely reaching the “are you serious” level.
So if you are a procrastinator as I am from time to time and you have over 100 photos in your phone and you keep lying to yourself saying “ I am going to Walmart and have these pictures printed out” STOP IT I Say!!! There is a super app called Free Prints by PhotoAffections.com that prints our high quality photos in different sizes with glossy finish straight from your smartphone/iPhone and the best part they will be delivered to you in the mail!! I just received my first 10 free prints (see picture below) on Friday and I tell you I am HOOKED on this app.
This app is fantastic and will eliminate the need to go to the store and stand at the kiosk, you can literally go through your phone and touch photos that you want and hit send. I promise you it’s that easy and great! I have ordered at least 30 pictures off of my smartphone this past weekend and can’t wait to receive them. Check out the video below to learn more about this fantastic app…..I guarantee you will love it so you can thank me now! So long live the shutterbugs and “Snap, touch, receive” all of the lost photos on Instagram, FaceBook, Dropbox and your phone gallery that you have always wanted in print. I tell you it doesn’t get any better than this!