HomeTeam – Bringing together families in a meaningful way


Holiday Grandparent Reading

Can you believe that it’s already NOVEMBER? When did that happen? It seemed like only yesterday my kids were gearing up for final exams. Now they are busy making their Christmas wish lists. Sigh… time flies too quickly.

I love this time of year. Not only do I enjoy the cooler weather, but I am also excited about all of the holidays. Not only am I crazy about decorating, I also love spending quality time with family and friends.

This time of year also makes me feel a bit sad. I miss my kids being little and getting excited for Santa Claus and Christmas morning. They are teenagers now and it’s just not the same as when they were little.

The holiday season also makes me miss my mom and dad, mother in law and great-grandparents. I had such amazing childhood memories when it comes to the holiday season. I miss it all – right down to the great big Christmas morning breakfast my mom would make for everyone.

I also miss spending time with my cousins and other relatives who are far away. Distance can make things difficult when it comes to getting together for the holidays. It’s not easy for some people to take off from work, hop on a plane and spend a week with you. It’s especially hard for elderly relatives, such as grandma and grandpa, most especially if they are in ill health or not able to travel.

Thankfully we have technology that can help loved ones stay in touch when they are unable to be there in person such as telephones, Skype and HomeTeam.

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Have you heard about HomeTeam yet? It’s a wonderful way for people to stay connected no matter where they are in the world.

Some people, especially parents, might think that technology is not always good for children. HomeTeam’s mission is to turn “tablet time” into “family time.” HomeTeam helps to bring families together and foster love and relationships.

HomeTeam is an app that is available on iTunes or Google Play. You can also sign up for HomeTeam on your desktop or laptop computer.

Once you create an account you are able to connect with family and friends. Once connected, your child (or grandchild) can connect with loved ones to chat, play games TOGETHER, read books and more.

HomeTeam has a delightful library of wonderful ebooks that can be read together or your child can have grandma or grandpa read one of the books to them via HomeTeam.

HomeTeam Books


HomeTeam has a great library of books for children up to age 12 including popular characters like Marvel, Disney, Pixar, sports books, animal books, science and more. There are plenty of wonderful options to choose from.

You can even read books of your own via the live video feed option. Imagine reading The Night Before Christmas to your grandchild/grandchildren “in person” via HomeTeam.

Using HomeTeam your child can have their grandparent, or perhaps even a parent who is deployed or living in another part of the country, read them a bedtime story.

I wish HomeTeam was available when my parents were still alive. I think it would have been amazing to have my mom or dad (or both) read my kids a bedtime story and be able to interact with them on the computer or tablet (similar to Skype). What a wonderful way to make special memories to cherish a lifetime.

HomeTeam is not just about books and reading – your child can interact with loved ones and play games together with them too. Imagine your child being able to play Connect Four or do online puzzles with a grandparent who lives thousands of miles away. I love it!


Games HomeTeam

There are plenty of games for all ages as well as games for children up to 12 years old.

In addition to playing games and reading together, HomeTeam is also a way for children and parents/grandparents to talk to one another, face-to-face, on the computer or tablet.

HomeTeam was created by Panasonic

HomeTeam brings grandparents and grandchildren closer together, helping to reduce a gap that may exist due to geographical distance or cultural differences. Phone calls with young children, often filled with yes and no answers, lack the depth and duration needed to build strong relationships and can leave individuals searching for something to talk about. Panasonic built HomeTeam from the ground up to address these and other unique challenges facing today’s families striving to build regular and meaningful contact.

“HomeTeam bridges the gap that sometimes separates today’s grandparents from their grandchildren, be it distance, culture, familiarity with technology or a lack of topics to discuss,” said Todd Rytting, Chief Technology Officer at Panasonic Corporation ofNorth America. “By providing activities that create common ground and shared experiences between grandparents and grandchildren, HomeTeam engages them in a way a weekly phone call never will. Panasonic studied how families struggled to create meaningful connections outside of family events and visits and this service was built to overcome the most common barriers. HomeTeam is easy to use and provides a natural experience with the power to unite families, anytime and anywhere.”

You can give HomeTeam a “test drive” for an entire 30 day for FREE (no credit card required). If you enjoy the service you can subscribe to it for $8.99/month. Personally I think that is a decent price for access to the games, books and having the ability to connect with loved ones far away. You are lucky to be able to buy one game or book for that price – and that doesn’t include the ability for your child’s grandparent to read it to them or play with them.

You and your child can also play the games and read the books without being connected with someone else.

If you would like to learn more please visit www.MyHomeTeam.com.

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You can find the app in the Google Store and on iTunes. You can also sign up directly from your Desktop/Laptop.

With this being the holiday season HomeTeam would be a wonderful way to connect with family and friends for the holidays, especially those who cannot be with you in person. I think this would make a great “family gift” too.

Don’t forget to check out Panasonic on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you think about HomeTeam? Does it sound like something your family would enjoy? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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*I have partnered with HomeTeam to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Celebrate National Cat Day with a Logi Circle



Happy National Cat Day!

If you follow my blog on a regular basis you know that we have five crazy and lovable cats – Velcro, Kitty, Padmé, Anakin and Bella. We also have a dog and a fish (Espn and Fishy).

I cannot imagine a life without our furry family members. They bring us so much love and joy.

Growing up I only had two cats – Kitty and Bear (yes… another at named Kitty). In fact, Bear came to live with us a few years ago but she was not happy here (I think having to share us with five other cats threw her off – she was used to being the only cat in the house). If she stayed with us we’d have six cats. Imagine that.

We often wonder what our cats do when we are not at home. We see evidence of things they do (random cat toys scattered about, things knocked off the shelf…). But we really don’t know. We joke that they have a party when they know we’re going to be out for a long time and invite over all their kitty friends. LOL!

Cat Party

We often wonder what it would be like to be a “fly on the wall” and watch what they do without us knowing about it.

I’m also curious as to how many asthma attacks our cat Bella has when we are not at home. She has severe asthma and is on pills and two different inhalers – yet she still has asthma attacks.

Recently we were sent to review the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera. It’s a portable camera that shows you what is going on at home from the convenience of your smart phone in real-time.

The Logi Circle is designed to capture the moments that happen in your home every day, and deliver them to you through a seamless and secure app. Now, you can look back on what’s happened while you’re away, and receive Day Briefs™ that provide you with a full day’s highlights in just 30 seconds. So if Fluffy knocked over your flower pot or got in a playful tiff with Fido, you’ll know exactly what went down.

This brief video will give you some more information about the Logi Circle.


I know there are plenty of home video cameras on the market – but the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera, in my opinion, offers a lot more “bells and whistles” then other home cameras.

First and foremost the Logi Circle is small in side and lightweight. It’s not big and bulky. This allows you to place it just about anywhere in your home. It’s also not very obvious so you can kind of hide it so that people are unaware of it (kind of like a “nanny cam”).

What I really like about the Logi Circle is that it’s portable. You can move it from room to room. With other cameras they are stuck in one place. You can move the Logi Circle camera with you whether it’s the kitchen, living room or even your back patio. As long as it’s within reach of your WIFI the Logi Circle camera will work. You can also get up to three hours of power before the camera needs to be returned to it’s charging base.

I like the portability because I have been able to move the camera around our condo and try and capture different angles of the rooms to establish which is the best angle for watching our cats. I’ve found that the top of our armoire pointing the camera down a bit gives us the best view of the living room where the cats seem to spend most of their time.

Logi Circle

Logi Circle is available in white or black

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I’ve actually viewed Bella having an asthma attack on the camera. I know she’s having an asthma attack by the way she positions herself (its as if she’s trying to hock up a huge hairball). So far I haven’t caught any other attacks, other then the one. So that gives me a bit of relief knowing that she’s not having many asthma attacks when we’re not at home.

You don’t have to be a techie to set this up. My husband set it up for me, but he said it was easy enough to do. It’s just a matter of setting it up on our WIFI system and downloading the accompanying app (the app is FREE).

We’ve used the camera to make sure our kids are home from school/college too. We also set it up (unbeknown to the kids) so that we can see just want they do in the kitchen when we’re not home. Yikes! No wonder we seem to go through a lot of food during the week. The kids are eating us out of house and home.

Logi Circle in the kitchen, on a candle on the counter.

Logi Circle in the kitchen, on a candle on the counter.

A great feature that comes with the Logi Circle is the ability to have a two way conversation with people from the camera and through the smart phone on the app.

I have a new job now and I get home late from work. I barely have time to get dinner started before my husband walks in the door. Lately I have been relying on my 16 year old son to help with dinner. I’ll leave him messages on what he needs to do (turn on the oven, put something in the oven…). Having the ability to talk with him (kind of like Skype – except he can’t see me) allows me to see what he’s doing and let him know which pan to use or what have you. All he needs to do is hold up a pot or pan and I can let him know which one I need.

This will be a great way to connect with my family the next time I travel. They can set the camera up near the dining room table and I can virtually have dinner with my family and join in on the conversation.

Logi Circle can also see in the dark (up to 15 feet away). I haven’t had the opportunity to try this feature out yet.

Logi Circle on a shelf in the dining room.

Logi Circle on a shelf in the dining room.

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Logi Circle on top of the pantry in the kitchen looking to see what our teens are up to (EATING!) when we are not around.

Another feature with Logi Circle which I don’t regularly use, but I have tried it out, is being able to see what happened in a 24 hour period in a matter of a few seconds (a high speed version of the day). My son is looking forward to trying that feature out when we have a snowstorm. He wants to set the camera up so it’s looking out the window and be able to capture a snow storm from start to finish and watch the snow rapidly pile up. I like his idea and I’m looking forward to trying that out.

Through the app you can also go back and re-watch live action. It holds recordings for I believe 24 hours.

So far I am enjoying the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera. I don’t view it every day, but it’s nice knowing that it’s available to me when I need it. I keep it in one location for the most part (to see the entire living room) but if I do need to move it to another room it’s nice knowing it’s possible.

If you would like to learn more about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera visit the Logitech website, www.Logitech.com, and search for Circle. You can also check out Logitech on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think about the Logi Circle Portable Home Connection Camera? Would you use it to spy on your furry friends? Or would you use it to connect with your family? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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*I received a free product sample 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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Support Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Breast Cancer Research with TracFone


I am participating in a VIN campaign for TracFone. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with TracFone and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Most people are well aware that October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I consider myself very blessed only to know one person personally who had breast cancer. When you think of the staggering statistics about this type of cancer, it’s amazing that I’ve only known one person. Believe it or not that person was my own grandfather. That’s right – men can get breast cancer too.

Back in the early 80’s it was discovered that my grandfather had a tumor in his left breast. A biopsy confirmed it was malignant and he had to have his entire left breast removed.

I’m assuming such an operation on a man is a lot different than a woman. He was left with a huge scar across his chest. He looked a bit lopsided too but a breast implant wouldn’t have worked in his case.

If the man in your life discovers any bumps or lumps in his breast area he should get it checked out. Don’t let him think that breast cancer can’t happen to men – because it does!

I like how to help raise awareness and funds for research, many companies offer pink products where a percentage of the sale goes towards breast cancer research.

TracFone, one of America’s leading no-contract cell phone service providers, has a lovely pink phone which is available at Dollar General stores and online nationwide in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. The phone is available for $9.00 at Dollar General (yes, you read that correctly – $9!) and airtime service plan is required for activation. TracFone is donating 10% of the sale of the special Pink LG306 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s important breast cancer research.

TracFone Pink LG306

For the past six years, TracFone has shown it’s commitment to this important cause. They will give the foundation a minimum guaranteed donation of $25,000.

Our kids used to have TracFones phones years ago. It was their first phones. We loved that there was no contract involved, especially because they were children. We also loved that we could buy plans that were suitable for our kids. For example, our daughter is older and she discovered texting first so we needed a bigger plan for her that included texting. Our son only used his phone for emergencies for the most part.

We never had a problem with TracFone as far as their service was concerned. They have nationwide coverage and a dependable service.

To be honest, I don’t use my phone often and my husband and I both consider going to a TracFone when our current contract expires. We’re tired of paying a huge bill. We would rather have something more customized to us. Plus there are no activation or cancellation fees, and we can change our plans according to our individual needs and not get stuck in a plan that clearly doesn’t suit our needs.

They even have Data-only Cards and Text-only cards.

In addition to being a no-contract phone service provide, TracFone also offers Unlimited Carryover®, allowing customers to keep unused minutes, text and data as long as the cell phone service is active and in use within any six month period. I love this because there is nothing worse that unused minutes going to waste.

If you are interested in purchasing the Pink LG306 TracFone visit your local Dollar General store or check them out online. There is a store locator on their website – DollarGeneral.com.


For more information about TracFone Wireless please visit TracFone.com. You can also check out TracFone on social media – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and they even have their own blog.

Check out the hashtag #CallitPink to see what others are saying about TracFone’s Pink LG306 and/or their commitment to breast cancer awareness and research.

What do you think about the TracFone Pink LG306 phone?

Are you familiar with TracFone? Have you ever used their service?

Have you personally been touched by breast cancer?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.



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Check out the Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble Nationwide November 6-8 (giveaway ends 11/6/15)


B&N Mini Maker Faire

We all know Barnes & Noble is a national bookseller, but did you know they’re committed to building all forms of literacy for our children – reading, art and technology? As part of that commitment, they’ve partnered with Make: Magazine to present a Mini Maker Faire at every single Barnes & Noble store across the nation Friday, November 6-8.

Maker Faires are community-based learning events that inspire everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. Guests ages five and up can experience hands-on learning and making opportunities in creative thinking, art, design, construction, programming, coding, and 3D printing.  The Mini Maker Faires will consist of three main areas:

  1. The Make Workspace: Attendees will experience the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding and programming, including: da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from XYZprinting, Ozobot, The Slipstream Drone from Protocol, and Meccano Meccanoid from Spin Master.
  2. Meet the Makers: Leaders and top brands will discuss the latest trends in designing, building, creating and making.
  3. Make & Collaborate: Guests can immerse themselves in the process of ideation, rapid prototyping, circuitry and more. Among the featured products for children are: Electronic Snap Circuits from ELENCO, littleBits, Maker Studio™ from ThinkFun, and LEGO® Bionicle Bricks

You can contact your local store to find out what special guests are participating during the Mini Maker Faire, or visit www.bn.com/storelocator.

We know its important to keep our children engaged and to expand their minds in new and wonderful ways, and the first-ever Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faires provide an incredible opportunity for both children and adults to experience creativity and learning in an authentic, hands-on event.

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In addition, one lucky reader will win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate, compliments of Barnes & Noble. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on November 6, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email 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 would like to win this prize?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I have partnered with Barnes & Noble to bring you this information. This is a compensated post. Barnes & Noble will be providing the prize. 

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Memorex Invites Fans to Revolt with Actor Joey Lawrence – Tablet giveaway ends 11/7/15



Have you ever dreamed of making it big in Hollywood whether as an actor or someone behind the scenes, such as a screen writer?

I don’t think I have what it takes to be an actress (I’m camera shy) but I do like the idea of doing voice overs. I had the opportunity to try out doing a voice over a few years ago. I did the voice of the character Penelope from the film Wreck-it-Ralph. It was a lot of fun.

My husband and I often come up with movie ideas together. Over the years we have come up with a few interesting ones. I keep telling him he needs to write it down and develop a screen play. You just never know.

Memorex recently launched a new competition where one lucky winner will get a walk-on role and have the opportunity to pitch their screenplay. If you ever wanted to make it in Hollywood you know that opportunities like this are golden.

Here is more information about the competition.

Memorex-CE has announced the launch of its first ever “Memorex Lives!” video contest that invites consumers to create a “make-a-scene” video featuring a Hollywood actor for a once in a lifetime chance at breaking into Hollywood. One lucky Grand Prize winner will walk away with a walk-on role in a 2016 production by The Asylum, one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios, plus an invitation to audition for a speaking role and if the Grand Prize winner has a screenplay, he or she will have the opportunity to schedule a screenwriter pitch meeting with The Asylum producers.

“We’re excited to see all our talented fans competing in the ‘Memorex Lives!’ contest, and we’re even more excited about the possibility of discovering the next Sharknado or Z Nation!” David Michael Latt, CEO and co-founder of The Asylum, explains.

Giving the “Memorex Lives!” make-a-scene video contest its Hollywood touch is actor, singer, and producer Joey Lawrence who plays the role of superhero action star Brock Firestone, leader of “The Resistance” against The Evil Empire (tech giants). He is also the star of the series Melissa & Joey.

“The ‘Memorex Lives!’ contest is such an exciting program because it gives aspiring actors and filmmakers the opportunity to break into Hollywood,” Lawrence said. “I really enjoyed playing the character Brock Firestone because he’s intense but very comical at the same time. I can’t wait to see how people will react with my character in the video contest!”

I told my son about this. He often talks about working in Hollywood, however he wants to film movies.


Entering the “Memorex Lives!” Online Video Contest is super easy.

To enter simply visit www.MemorexLives.com and download the highly produced “make-a-scene” video footage of Joey Lawrence as superhero action star Brock Firestone to use in your online video submission. You will “make-a-scene” by shooting seven 10-20 second entertaining homemade clips to re-edit into the online video. The goal for every participant is to create the ultimate scene about joining “The Resistance” against The Evil Empire of tech giants who are taking over the world with overpriced products.

My son is good at editing. Even though he doesn’t want to do a walk on role or pitch a screen play I am still going to have him give it a shot by creating the seven clips. I’m sure he’ll have fun with that, even if he doesn’t submit them.

This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Entering is also very easy.

You have until December 10, 2015 to enter.

You can use your iPhone, webcam or Red camera to shoot your videos then upload them into the film editor.

There will be 10 finalists chosen who will compete against one another with a popular vote starting on December 17, 2015. Of those 10 finalists there will be three lucky winners.

Check out the prizes!

Grand Prize*

  • Walk on role in a production produced by The Asylum
  • An invitation to audition for a speaking role in a production produced by The Asylum
  • Schedule a script pitch meeting with producers at The Asylum
  • Memorex CrystalVision Ultra 55” 4K UHDTV w/ sound bar and subwoofer

Second Place Prize

  • 42” Memorex CrystalVision HDTV w/ sound bar and subwoofer

Third Place Prize

  • 32″ Memorex CrystalVision HDTV

*Grand Prize Winner will be provided Transportation and accommodations for two people to Los Angeles, CA for two nights to receive their walk on role and pitch session. Airfare and rental car will be provided for those living in the 50 States and cannot be exchanged for its cash value.

If you would like to learn more about this competition, or to read the complete contest rules, visit www.MemorexLives.com.

If you don’t plan on entering I hope that you will pass along this information to your family, friends, co-workers and social media followers.


To help you with your film editing, Memorex would like to give a lucky reader an awesome tablet – Memorex 9″ Tablet Powered by Android. It comes with a keyboard case (it’s an actual tablet – not a netbook/notebook). Thank you Memorex!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on November 7, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email 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 would like to win this prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I will be receiving the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted. Memorex will be providing the prize. 

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Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Printer



If you are a regular reader of She Scribes you have probably heard me refer to our condo as a “shoe box.” Our condo is teeny, tiny. There is no room for us, let alone our stuff. Space is at a premium in our home.

There are certain things that are a must like my laptop, desktop and printer. These are items I NEED, not so much want. I need my laptop to blog, as well as for my kids to do homework. I NEED my desktop because I use it to watch movies I need to review if it’s not something my family is interested (or when hubby is watching football on Sundays). I also NEED a printer, not only for printing out contracts and invoices, but also for my kids to print out homework assignments and projects.

I have a small corner desk. I don’t have much room to spare.

I used to have a huge all-in-one printer, but it was so big that it partially hung off the side of the desk. That was always a huge safety concern for me. I worried that one of our cats would sit on it and it would fall off the desk – injuring my cat (or any animal that was unfortunate to be underneath it when it fell). I also worried that feeding in pieces of paper to scan or print I would knock it off the desk and it would break and I would be without a printer.


What I need is a small all-in-one printer that can handle our day-to-day printing needs as well as the occasional project or photos that we want to print out because we are too impatient to wait for the local photo shop to make copies.

I was sent to review a nifty little printer from Epson called the Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One.

Leveraging Epson’s MicroPiezo printing technology and Claria Premium inks, the XP-820 delivers consumer-rated unbeatable photo quality for vivid, borderless photos up to 8” x 10,” plus direct CD/DVD printing. Create a custom-labeled music compilation for that special someone, or even personalized valentines for the little one’s classmates. Plus, the XP-820 comes equipped with the Epson Connect™ suite of free mobile printing solutions, and even enables users to edit, scan and share photos directly to Facebook™ or the cloud.

My first impression of the printer is that it is a space saver. It’s not tiny, but it fits better on my desk than my other all-in-one. This printer is more compact. I’m relived that there is nothing hanging over the side of the desk.


This printer is a bit taller than my other one. It’s taller -not wider.

Set up was super easy. My husband had this up and running in no time.

The print quality is excellent. The printer prints out crisp, vibrant colors. Photos look just as good as they ones we get from the photo shop (just not glossy).

I scanned some old photos and printed them out on the Epson printer. I think they turned out pretty good. I was impressed.

Here is one photo (I had to crop people out of it). This is a photo of a photo that was printed from the Epson. That is me from 1986.


Keep in mind this is an old photo, so it’s not as crisp and clear as a photo taken today from a digital camera. None the less I think it turned out great.

This printer might be small, but it “packs a punch.” It can print a beautiful 4″ x 6″ photo in as little as 12 seconds. Gone are the days of waiting several minutes for a color print to come out. I’m sure many people know what I mean. With this printer you can have a copy of a precious memory in your hand in seconds.

I like being able to print photos directly from my printer. So many photos end up on hard drives and flash drives – some of them get lost or misplaced. There are certain photos I want a “hard copy” of to put in a photo frame or add to our photo album.

You can even print without boarders on this printer. I haven’t had a need to try that out yet, but I figure it was worth mentioning. This feature might come in handy for your child’s school work or an important project.


This is an all-in-one which means you can print, copy, scan and even fax.

The Epson Expression Photo XP-860 also has dedicated trays for specialty paper. I cannot tell you how many pages of photo paper, cardstock and resume paper have been wasted because my kids accidentally printed on them because I forgot to remove them from the printer. With this printer you can leave them in the printer with no worries.

A feature I REALLY love is the wireless printing. Once you connect the printer to your WIFI you can use your smartphone or tablet to send things to the printer to print out for you. This is especially handy for my kids when they are doing their homework and need to print out something they find on the internet to help them. Gone are the days when I had to give up my desk so that my kids could print something out.

Something else I really like is that you can print directly from a memory card or from a CD.


I have had printers that could print off memory cards, but they were always found in awkward locations. Not with this printer. The memory card slot is easily accessible.

I haven’t had the print anything from a CD as of yet, but it’s nice to know that I can if/when the situation calls for it. I have A LOT of photos on CD.


If you like to share photos, this great little printer allows you to scan photos and upload them directly on to Facebook. You can even send them to the Cloud.

As far as the ink is concerned, the usage seems to be standard. The amount of ink you’ll go through all depends on what you do with the printer. If you print out a lot of photos you’ll go through a lot of photo quality ink, which can be pricey. If you use your printer like the average person does, the ink should last a while. The ink prices are pretty standard from what I can tell.


If you are looking for a quality printer with a great performance look no further than the Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One. It retails for around $199.00.

For more information visit the Epson website, www.Espon.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom right of their website.

What do you think of this printer? Does it sound like something you could use in your home? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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*I received a free product sample 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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