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Unique Fragrances you can “mix and match” from DefineMe

 

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I love scents. I also love fragrances.

I really enjoy scenting my home to make it smell clean and inviting. With five cats and a dog I always worry about my home smelling like pets (it doesn’t – our neighbors have confirmed that). I also like to scent my home because I am a firm believer that scents can really effect your over all mood.

I also really enjoy fragrances. I like wearing perfume. I don’t really have a signature scent. I change my perfume depending on my mood and the occasion. If I’m just going to work I like to wear something light and airy (I work with kids so I don’t need to be overly done up). If I’m going out with my husband on a date night I like to smell sexy. If I am attending a meeting or blogger event I want a scent that make me feel strong and confident.

Not long ago I was sent some perfumes from a brand called DefineMe. DefineMe has several unique fragrances. Each of the five fragrances in the collection is named after a different woman. The scent exemplifies their unique personality traits.

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AudreyIs empowered by love and believes it is always the answer.

Notes: Jasmine, peony, rose and sandalwood.

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ClaraAttracts abundance by being grateful for the good in her life.

Notes: Lilac, violet, hibiscus, lily and musk.

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Harper – Walks through life fearlessly blazing her own path.

Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot, honeysuckle and amber. This fragrance can be worn by both men and women.

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PaytonExemplifies strength and passion by living her dreams to the fullest.

Notes: Orange blossom, peach, clove buds and musk. This fragrance can be worn by both women and men.

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Sofia IsabelleIs a free spirit who embraces life with confidence and grace.

Notes: Mandarin, black currant, jasmine and sugar.

I was super excited to try out these scents. I was especially looking forward to trying out the scent Clara because it has Lilac in it and I LOVE Lilac (it’s my favorite flower). This scent doesn’t disappoint. It’s light and airy with a beautiful floral scent. It reminds me of spring when the flowers are in full bloom. It’s a perfect “anywhere” scent that makes me feel happy and playful.

I honestly thought I would wear Clara all the time, but then I got hooked on the other scents too.

With Audrey you can really smell the sandalwood and jasmine. It’s a more sophisticated scent. This scent makes me feel confident. It’s something I would wear to a business meeting or something along those lines.

Harper, to me, has an exotic, intoxicating scent. I can’t pinpoint what the scent reminds me of or what “notes” I smell the most. It’s a sexy scent. It can be worn by both men and women. I agree with that. It’s  unisex scent. If you asked me if it was a female’s perfume or a man’s cologne I couldn’t tell you which it would be. This scent seems to change the most as you wear it.

I think Sophia Isabelle is a very fun fragrance. When I smell it I have visions of attending an amusement park with my cousins when we were little and all the great times we had camping. It evokes a sense of nostalgia in me. It brings me back to my youth.

Payton reminds me of the beach which is really odd because none of the notes would be beach related. It makes me think of sailboats and beach bonfires. How odd is that how a fragrance can evoke images in your mind’s eye, even if the scent has nothing to do with them.

Payton is also a unisex fragrance. It’s very light but could work well with either a man or a woman.

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There is something very unique about DefineMe fragrances which you can’t do with other fragrances – you an layer them. You can mix and match any of these fragrances and wear them together to create a whole new scent. In fact the DefineMe website lists two of their favorite fragrance blends.

Almost every day I try out a different combination of the fragrances. I have all five scents so I mix and match them all. Some days it’s just two scents, other times it’s 3 or even 4. It’s fun to see what combinations I can come up with. I have come up with several really nice scent “recipes.” Sadly I never think to write these things down so I can’t recreate them again. But that is OK. It’s fun to try a different one each day. Since all the fragrances work well together you don’t have to worry about combining any that might stink together.

*Fragrance Tip: Don’t rub your wrists together because it takes the top notes off and leaves the base notes! Just dab the fragrance on an let it dry for a second or two. 

I love them! They are my #1 go to fragrance every day.

Here are a few more interesting tidbits about DefineMe’s fragrance oils;

  • They are blended with fractionated coconut oil, not Dipropylene Glycol (a chemical additive). The coconut oil is naturally sourced & vegan.
  • The fragrances have a roller ball for easy application.
  • DefineMe fragrances last 3 times longer than most fragrances (I agree – they do last a long time).
  • All of the scents are blendable with the other scents.
  • The fragrances are made in the U.S.A.

Each fragrance retails for $36 which is a decent price considering other perfumes/fragrances are in the $50+ range.

You can also purchase a sampler kit of all five fragrances in small vials for $15. I think that is a wonderful way to try them all out, blend them and see if you can create your own signature scent.

If you would like to learn more please visit www.DefineMeFragrance.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All the links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about the DefineMe fragrances? Does it sound like something you would be interested in?

Which scent sounds like one you would like the most?

If you had a fragrance named after you what would it smell like?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Move Review: Marvel’s Ant-Man – now playing in theaters nationwide

 

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If you are looking for something to do with your family this week (since the kids are on summer vacation) or next weekend you should definitely look into taking them to see Marvel’s newest film release Ant-Man.

My family and I were fortunate to see a screening of the film this past Thursday in New York City which included a special appearance by Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd. My teenagers had no clue who he was until I told my daughter “He played Josh in the film Clueless.” Then she knew who he was. LOL! In fact Paul doesn’t even look like he aged a bit since that film which was TWENTY years ago I might add. Sigh…

Ant-Man is another one of Marvel’s superheroes. To be honest with you when I heard Paul Rudd was slated to star as a Marvel superhero I thought it was an odd casting choice. I see Paul Rudd as a comedian, not an action/adventure superhero. It turns out I was way off. Paul Rudd was the PERFECT choice to play Ant-Man. In fact, it’s his comedic chops that really add to the role. Now that I’ve seen the film I don’t think there is anyone else who could have played the role of Ant-Man better than Paul Rudd. He IS Ant-Man!

Marvel’s Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Anthony Mackie, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Wood Harris, and David Dastmalchian.

The film starts out a few decades ago when scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) resigns from his position at S.H.I.E.L.D, much to the dismay of his coworkers. Pym feels that the scientific advances he has made would be more dangerous than good. His coworkers disagree. Pym hides the technology so that no one can use it

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Fast forward to present day. Pym no longer runs his own company. His daughter, Hope (Lilly), whom he has an estranged relationship with, and his former protégé, Darren Cross (Stoll) forced him out of his own company.

Cross is continuing the work he did with Pym. Pym knows that he is very close to creating the Yellowjacket suit that he was working with Cross on before he realized the technology was too dangerous.

Pym knows the only way to stop Cross is to steal the technology from Cross or destroy it. Unfortunatly he cannot just walk in and take it. The whole facility is heavy gaurded and Cross watches Pym’s every move. The only way to do this is to hire someone who has proven himself skillful in breaking into hard to break into places. That is where Scott Lang (Rudd) comes in.

Scott Lang has just finished his prison sentence for breaking into a heavily secured facility. Scott is not a hardened criminal. In fact he really wants to turn his life around so he can have a relationship with his daughter Cassie.

Unable to get, or keep, a job due to his criminal record, Scott agrees to help his room mates break into a safe found in an old man’s basement.

With MacGyver-like skills, Scott breaks into the safe only to find the only thing in there is a “motorcycle suit.” He takes the suit and flees the house with nothing of value.

Once back at home Scott tries on the “motorcycle suit” only to find out wearing the suit shrinks him down to the size of an insect. A mysterious person is also talking to him through the suits helmet.

Frightened Scott returns the suit only to get busted by the Police on the way out.

While in jail, Pym passes himself off as Scott’s lawyer so that he could talk to him. Pym makes Scott a deal – he can help him get out of jail (and possible prison time) and make him a hero in his daughter’s eyes or remain in jail (or prison) and lose his little girl forever. Not wanting to lose his daughter, Scott reluctantly agrees to work with Pym.

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With Scott’s help, Pym hopes he can get steal the Yellowjacket suit from Cross and stop him from creating dangerous technology that could get into the wrong hands and destroy the world.

Will Scott help Pym steal the Yellowjacket suit? How does Pym expect Scott to just walk right in and steal it? What happens if his daughter Hope finds out? To find out all these answers you must check out the film, Marvel’s Ant-Man, now playing in theaters across the country.

This film is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!! It has it all – action, adventure, cool special effects, edge-of-your-seat excitement and A LOT of great humor. In fact, this film is a lot funnier than you’d expect it to be for a Marvel superhero film. Paul Rudd will have you laughing the whole time (my favorite funny scene involves a Thomas the Tank engine).

The special effects in this film are amazing. The version I saw was in 3D which made things even cooler.

Falcon, from Captain America: The Winter Solider (Anthony Mackie) also makes an appearance in this film. He’s one of my favorite Marvel characters so I was thrilled to see him.

I saw the film with my husband and two teenagers. Marvel movies are not their “cup of tea,” in fact my son is not a big fan of movies at all. He’s probably seen about 10 movies in almost 16 years (almost all of them screeners too). He finds movies too loud and overwhelming and he rather watch the news than a movie – but – he even said that he really enjoyed the film. He was also laughing along with the rest of the audience. He found the film to be very funny too.

My husband enjoyed it a lot too and because he liked this movie so much he’s willing to give other Marvel movies a try. Yeah!

If you do go and see this film (and I hope you do) make sure you stay in the theater until the very last credit rolls. Marvel is know to hide clips in the credits section. These clips give you insight on the next Marvel film. Now I’m already super excited for the next Marvel film.

Marvel’s Ant-Man is playing in theaters NOW across the country.

If you would like to learn more about the film visit it’s official website, Marvel.com/Antman.  You can also connect with the film on social media – Facebook and Twitter.

Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

*I attended a free screening in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Summer Fun with new products from Roseart

 

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By now most schools are out for summer vacation. Some schools, like the one on kids attend, are almost done. They are just finishing up final exams.

It doesn’t matter how old your child is – at one point or another you are going to hear those words many parents dread – “I’m bored. What can we do?” My kids JUST finished school and I’m already hearing those dreaded words.

Now that my kids are older they can usually find something to do to entertain themselves. Most of the time it involves me driving them places (got to love teens).

I wish my kids were younger because they could take advantage of all the fun and wonderful new toys, games and products that today’s youth gets to enjoy. Take for example the new products from RoseArt.

When I was a young girl I used to LOVE to color in the road with chalk. We also had at one time a concrete back porch which I also enjoyed doodling on in chalk.

I used to color with chalk on the side walk in front of our condo when my kids were younger too.

One time a grumpy old man that lived in our courtyard complained about my kids artwork (chalk) on the side walk, referring to it as “graffiti.” Seriously? It was done by little children and it washes off. Sheesh! Some people.

From that point on my kids and I would draw with chalk in the parking lot at the elementary school. I wish we had a driveway we could enjoy the side walk chalk on.

Sidewalk chalk has come a long way thanks to RoseArt. They recently introduced some of the coolest products I have seen in a long time.

RoseArt Washable Chalk Paint

Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint – Where any sidewalk becomes your own blank canvas! Take your creativity outdoors – and take it to whole new levels.

  • Includes 2 fun colors and 2 foam brushes. Use them individually or mix them together.
  • Mix water with powder and create paint that easily washes away with water.
  • This product is certified non-toxic.

RoseArt Shake N' Roll Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Shake N’ Roll Chalk Paint Rollers

With Shake N’ Roll Chalk Paint Rollers, you can get on a creative roll with ease. Just add water, shake, roll and create giant-sized art that is 100 times more fun than regular sidewalk chalk.

  • Includes 3 Shake N’ Roll Chalk Paint rollers in red, teal and orange.
  • Easy to use. Simply add water, shake and you are ready to paint.
  • Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint easily washes away with water.
  • This product is certified non-toxic.

RoseArt Sidewalk Chalk Paint Markers

Jumbo Paint Markers

Coloring is fun, but turning a sidewalk into your own painter’s canvas is awesome. And now with RoseArt’s Jumbo Chalk Pain Markers, you can have all the joy of sidewalk chalk with the ease of a marker.

  • Includes four jumbo Chalk Paint Markers in blue, green, yellow and red.
  • Jumbo Markers feature durable paint tips for outdoor use. Simply add water, shake and paint.
  • Washable Sidewalk Paint washes away with water.
  • This product is certified non-toxic.

All of these products are available at Walmart for $3.99 – $4.97. Because they are budget friendly (I would have thought the would cost a lot more) you could stock up on these to enjoy all summer long. These would make great gifts too! Plus teachers could use them to decorate their chalkboards in the classroom, and restaurants could use them to decorate their chalkboard menus.

If only these products were available when I was a kid!

I can remember from my childhood, as well as when my kids were little, how laborious it could be to create a whole scene in chalk sticks. Not only did they get worn down to a nub in no time but they often broke as you were using them and sometimes I would scratch my skin on the concrete as I was coloring in with the chalk.

Now RoseArt offers a “liquid” chalk paint which makes painting big areas so much easier. Instead of scribbling back and forth to color something in with a piece of chalk you can simply paint it in. With the Sidewalk Chalk Paint you can cover more area fully too (no uncolored spots).

I also love the markers. They will make drawing so much easier because it’s like drawing with a marker.

I think these products are less messy than traditional chalk too. With traditional chalk it gets all over your clothes and hands. Not to mention it can be dusty. With the Chalk Paint you have more control of the chalk and you don’t have to get it all over your hands/fingers.

Check out the products in action.

 

RoseArt sent me these products to try out for myself. My kids felt embarrassed doing it outside of our condo so I had planned on taking them with me to a family party a few weeks ago but I had left them at home by accident. I have younger cousins who would have no problem enjoying these fun products and allowing me to take photos of their masterpieces.

We are hoping to get together with our extended family again for the Forth of July. If we do I’ll be sure to update this post with pictures of the new RoseArt products in action.

I wish I didn’t care about what my neighbors would think because I truly would love to play with them on the sidewalk in front of our condo. I’m guessing seeing a forth-something year old women doodling on the sidewalk might give them cause for concern. Ha Ha.

If you would like to learn more about these and other awesome RoseArt products please visit SidewalkChalkPaint.com and RoseArt.com. You can also check out he RoseArt brand on social media. All the links are found on the bottom left of their main website.

What do you think of these new products? Which one of the three products mentioned above is your favorite?

Would you love to try them out for yourself? Would your child/grandchild enjoy something like this?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Wrap your wrist with a beautiful bracelet from the Willamy Collection

 

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This weekend I finally made the decision to go through the bedroom closet and rid it of stuff I no longer need or use. My car is stuffed with thing to donate to a local charity. They sell the items and all the profits goes towards their charity.

While I was cleaning out my closet I found a lot of my jewelry that was lost among the mess. I realized that most of my jewelry is too fancy to wear “out and about” or at work. Most of my jewelry it too fancy. It’s not expensive jewelry, it’s just costume jewelry that looks expensive.

Thank goodness for my wrap bracelet from Willamy. It’s the one piece of jewelry I know I can wear to work, running errands around town and even to a fancy event.

I have seen people wearing wrap bracelets for sometime now, but I didn’t think I could wear one. I have a large wrist and I thought that the wrap bracelets would be too small and uncomfortable for me to wear.

I was offered the opportunity to review a wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection. I was ensured that it would fit me fine since I can adjust how many times to wrap it around my wrist plus there are more than one spot to insert the button that holds the bracelet on my wrist.

Trying to pick out a bracelet was more difficult than I thought it would. The Willamy Collection has so many stunning pieces to choose from.

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It literally took me well over an hour to pour myself over the site to pick out one bracelet to review. I finally chose the design referred to as “Melody.” I oped for this one because I liked the look of the button/charm that you use to close the bracelet (so it stays on your wrist). I also liked the neutral color (it goes with everything) and the black iridescent beads.

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This bracelet is made to wrap around an average size wrist 5 times. Larger wrists, like mine, can wrap it around 4 times and it will still look and feel just fine.

I wrap mine around just about 5 times and it feels just fine. It’s not too snug.

Wrap bracelets are cool looking. They look like a belt or a necklace (they are really long). To wear it you simply hold one end of the bracelet in your hand and use the other hand to wrap it around and when you are done simply insert the button/charm into one of the pre-made loops. It’s really easy to do.

If you follow me on Instagram (SheScribes) you probably already saw my wrap bracelet from the Willamy Collection.

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Although Willamy has plenty of gorgeous wrap bracelets to choose from in every color combination you can think of, they do carry other beautiful jewelry worth checking out. They have earrings, children’s jewelry, necklaces, headbands and much more. They even do custom work.

Pieces from the Willamy Collection have appeared in publications such as Good Housekeeping and In Touch Magazine. Celebrities also enjoy the pieces from the Willamy Collection including Dean Cain, Thea Andrews and Dancing With The Stars Alumi Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

If you would like to check out all the lovely jewelry available from the Willamy Collection you can visit the brand online at www.WillamyCollection.com. You can also check them out the the various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest). The links are found on the bottom of their website pages.

What do you think about the Willamy Collection?

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way. 

 

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Add color and whimsy to your home with Whim™ by Martha Stewart

 

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My mom always told me that I like to march to the beat of my own drums. I have never been one to follow the “norm.” I choose to be different and unique. I’ve always been that way.

My home reflects my eclectic tastes. I have mismatched furniture, my desk is covered with toys (my toys – not toys belonging to kids) and I have rat and mice wall decals on my walls and doors. I know that sounds strange but I put the rats and mice around our home for Halloween a couple of years ago. I thought they looked cute so I kept them up. They look realistic too.

I’m a fun person. I’m a kid trapped in a forth-something year old body. I adore things that are whimsical, cute and colorful. I’m all about having fun and making people feel welcome in my home.

Growing up my parents had a formal living room. It looked like something out of a magazine. Everything in that room looked perfect. As a child I wasn’t even allowed in the room. Call me crazy, but how is that living? I want my home to reflect me and I’m certainly not boring and stuffy.

My husband and I don’t have a real bed. We sleep in the living room on a sofa bed. That is one of the disadvantages of living in a shoe box sized condo. I dream of the day I can have a REAL bed in our own bedroom.

A few weeks ago I was sent information about a new product line from Martha Stewart. I adore Martha Stewart products from home and home wares to pet products (did you know the Martha Stewart brand has pet products?). I joke with family and friends all the time that if we had a bigger home I would turn into Martha Stewart. There are so many things I want to do that I have seen her do on TV and in her magazine, it’s just that our home is not conducive to those things. If given the opportunity I would totally turn into Martha Stewart and host lavish parties and make my home the envy of every home on the block.

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Martha Stewart’s new product line is called Whim™. Whim™ is an exclusive bedding and dinnerware collection from Martha Stewart that is available only at Macy’s, both online and in stores.

The Whim™ product line includes comforter sets, sheets and quilts in playful prints and colors, as well as colorful dinnerware.

I was given the opportunity to review a bedding set from the Whim™ collection. Some people might wonder why someone who sleeps on a sofa bed would want a nice bedding set. It’s for that very reason why I wanted to do the review. Just because I can’t have a real bed doesn’t mean that I don’t want my bed to look inviting and cozy. There is no reason why my bed can’t look as nice and well made as regular bed.

I was sent to review the Whim™ Pretty in Poppy Bed-in-a-Bag set and my choice of sheets. I love the choices I had from the Whim™ collection. I could have picked pink flamingo sheets, turquoise polka dots or zebras. I was leaning towards the pink flamingo sheets but my hubby thought that was too “girly” so I went with the turquoise polka dots.

The great thing about the Whim™ collection is that nothing is supposed to match. It’s all supposed to be fun and whimsical.

Our bed in a bag set even included two throw pillows with mismatched patterns.

Even though nothing truly matches, when you put it all together it really does work well together.

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The comforter, colorful polka dot throw pillow, blue throw pillow and poppy print pillow cases all came with the bed in a bag set. The white sheets and pillow cases with the turquoise polka dots were a separate set from the Whim™ collection. Those are the sheets I could have gone with the zebras or flamingos. I think I made a nice choice.

Here are some other photos of our beautiful bedding. Even our cat Bella approves.

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Not only is the bedding colorful and fun, it’s also VERY comfortable. I love cuddling with my hubby under the comforter. It’s thick and fluffy. Our old comforter was so old that it was pretty much flat. It’s so nice to have a fluffy one again.

With it finally being Spring time it was also nice to put away our drab flannel sheets and make things more colorful and cheery with a new bedding set.

Our Whim™ bedding is great for Spring, Summer and year round. In fact I am thinking about getting other sheets (like the pink flamingos) so that we can swap out the sheet sets throughout the year.

The new Whim™ collection from Martha Stewart also includes very colorful dinnerware that can be mixed and matched too.

I am loving this new collection. I can’t wait to see what else Whim™ has in store.

For more information about this fun, colorful collection visit your local Macy’s store or shop Macy’s online at www.Macys.com. You can also fine Macy’s, and the Martha Stewart brand, on social media.

What do you think about this new collection? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Laptops and desktops at affordable prices – plus a $100 gift code giveaway (ends 4/12/15)

 

Electronics

It never ceases to amazed me just how much we rely on technology these days. Growing up the idea of a handheld device you could watch movies on, or make phone calls wirelessly from on top of a mountain were not even a thought. The big thing when I was a teen was cable and Sony Walkman portable players.

I also cannot believe how far computers have come. When I was young I had a massive IBM computer that was so heavy it took two people to move it. Back then we only had a black screen and a little square that appeared on the screen (curser). These days computers are small and lightweight and you can take them everywhere with you.

Many of us “need” our computers whether it’s for work or for keeping up with family and friends. Sadly computers “die” and we find ourselves in need of a new one.

Computers have come down in price considerably, but for many their prices are out of reach.

When my previous computer was dying I needed a new one ASAP but I didn’t have the money for it. Thankfully I had a gift card and a little money set aside so I was able to get one that was on sale. It wasn’t the laptop I wanted, but I was desperate for a new one so I purchased it (I like my laptop now. It’s a nice little laptop).

Recently my husband’s laptop started to have a  lot of problems. It’s about 8+ years old – a “dinosaur” by today’s standards. He does so much for me and our family that I wanted to find a way to get him a new laptop to surprise him with. Unfortunately I don’t have the money for a brand new laptop, but can afford a refurbished one.

A refurbished computer is usually a computer that has been previously leased to corporate customer, used as a display/sample unit or returned by customers for a variety of reasons. They are not old or damaged computers – although some might have a scratch or blemish that doesn’t affect it’s functionality in any way.

Refurbished electronics cost much less than their brand new counterparts and work just as well. They are not “rejects” or junk.

The key to buying refurbished electronics is to know the computer you are buying from and see if they offer any kind of a warranty on their products. Also look for companies that are certified to offer refurbished products.

I really wanted to get my husband a “new” computer, but I knew a brand new one was not feasible. I knew I had to go with a refurbished laptop.

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I found a great buy on refurb.io (spellend with a lower case “r”). Refurb.io offers consumers refurbished desktops and laptops from such brands as HP, Dell, IBM and Lenovo. My husband previous had a Dell but has been borrowing an HP from his job. I know he likes the HP so I opted to get him an HP laptop.

I purchased an HP Elitebook 8440P laptop for my husband. It features a 14.1″ screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive. It sold for $249.00 on refurb.io. The same computer sells at Kmart for $399.99. That is almost a $150 savings!

Reburb.io is both Microsoft Certified and Microsoft Authorized to refurbish computers.

Purchasing refurbished computers is great for college students, families, parents and those who like a great deal.

I should note that my husband is a computer tech. That is his job. He’s been working with computers for almost 20 years and he’s familiar with popular brands like HP, Dell and IBM because he works with them all the time.

I placed my order for the laptop for my husband (shipping was affordable too). The laptop arrived at our door four days after I placed my order. Talk about speedy! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly refurb.io shipped out the laptop.

My husband LOVED his gift. He’s been using it ever since he received it. So far, so good. He has not noticed anything wrong with the functionality of the computer. After he set everything up (putting the computer on our router, bookmarking his favorite sites, adding our virus protection…) he was all set to go.

I asked him if he noticed anything wrong or if he’s had any issues with the computer. He said “no.” I asked him, as a computer tech, what does he think about the computer. He told me that it’s a really nice computer, it’s in great working condition and it’s just as good as a computer I could have spent hundreds more on.

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The only “flaw” he noticed was a very small dent on one corner. To be honest I didn’t even notice it until he pointed it out. It’s not noticeable unless you are looking for it. I had him purposely look over every inch of the computer – inside and out – that is why he found it. I think if you were not looking for it you wouldn’t even notice it. It does not effect the functionality of the computer in any way.

Another benefit to buying a refurbished laptop or desktop from refurb.io, aside from saving a lot of money, is that it helps to keep the devices out of landfills. Refurbishing the computers and laptops give them new life and they are able to be enjoyed again and it keeps them from ending up in the local dump. I’m all for recycling, repurposing and giving new life to things to keep them from sitting in landfills and destroying our planet.

Buying from refurb.io is a “win-win” situation – you get a great device at an affordable price and it keeps the devices from wasting away in a dump.

If you would to check out what refurb.io has to offer visit refurb.io (type it in you brower exactly or click on the link). The link will take you to the U.S. refurb.io site. You can also change to the Canadian site by clicking on the flag at the top right of the screen and then clicking on the Canadian flag.

Be sure to check the site often as their inventory is constantly changing.

You can also find refurb.io on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Reburb.io is currently offering 10% off of laptops using the discount code LAUNCH10.

Refurbio Gift Card

In addition, refurb.io would like to give a lucky reader a $100 gift code towards the purchase of a laptop or desktop on their site. Thank you refurb.io! 

This giveaway is open to U.S. AND Canadian residents only and will end on April 12, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you want to win the $100 gift code to refurb.io?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kimberly

*I received a free product in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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