Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

In case you haven’t heard, there is a total solar eclipse coming soon. I plan on watching the eclipse myself and created a Solar Eclipse Music playlist on Microsoft Groove Music to listen to during the event. I have tried to include songs from several genres so there is something for everyone. Solar Eclipse Playlist Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne Eclipse by Pink Floyd Sunshine on My Shoulders by John Denver Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash Total Eclipse by Iron Maiden King of Pain by The Police Eclipse by John Denver Black … Continue Reading →
Google Chromecast AUDIO – Stream without WiFi – PLUS GIVEAWAY

Google Chromecast AUDIO – Stream without WiFi – PLUS GIVEAWAY

Want a new way to stream audio on the speakers you already own? The new Google Chromecast Audio, available at Best Buy, uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth which lets you easily plug in to the auxiliary port (aux/line input, RCA or optical input) on your current speakers and devices. The sound quality will be even better with the Google Chromecast Audio than with Bluetooth streaming. In my home we have a lot of different speakers and audio equipment, especially in the man cave, because Hubby is a musician. These speakers and such are really great quality, but most do not … Continue Reading →
National Guitar Month – Infographic

National Guitar Month – Infographic

April is National Guitar Month and there is no way I could let that pass without a mention here on my blog. Hubby has been playing the guitar for years, his father plays as well (and sings and even made a record in Nashville years ago), and even my son plays (off and on). Hubby and T have both tried to teach me, but it’s just not the right instrument for me I guess. For this week’s infographic I found a great one on how an acoustic guitar works. Hubby actually plays both acoustic and electric, but I have to … Continue Reading →
Learn to play music and sing at MusicSchoolOnline.com

Learn to play music and sing at MusicSchoolOnline.com

The folks at MusicSchoolOnline.com recently asked if I was interested in reviewing their online courses (disclosure – I was provided free service to facilitate this review). While I am not a musician, Hubby is! He loves to play guitar and to sing. So he has been trying out MusicSchoolOnline.com for a couple of weeks for me and is sharing his experiences here today. This service is perfect for kids, teens, and even adult education. It is also a great resource for those who homeschool. Hubby has been setting up his man cave over the last several weeks as well and … Continue Reading →
Get and Give the Best Gifts from Best Buy This Christmas

Get and Give the Best Gifts from Best Buy This Christmas

I have two young adults in my home and several more in my family who I will be shopping for at Best Buy for some of their most wanted holiday gifts. They know I (Mom, Aunt Robyn, Cousin Robyn) love tech myself and that I understand their need for tech gifts. This being the #HintingSeason I am getting a lot of direct and not so direct hints they want. When I head to Best Buy in a few days to do my Christmas shopping I know that I will be able to get everything I need in one stop at … Continue Reading →
TOYS! Creativity Can, Paw Patrol, Kidz Bop 26, and Beados

TOYS! Creativity Can, Paw Patrol, Kidz Bop 26, and Beados

Toys, toys, toys! Even though I am 44 years old I still actually love toys. The toys I’m sharing with you today all came from the sponsors of #SweetSuite, a blogger toy event, and I have tried them out – or my nephew, Colby, has. We both recommend these for the upcoming holidays! Keep watching for more toy ideas throughout the holiday season too. Creativity Can This is my favorite toy to share today. This little can was filled with all sorts of miscellaneous items for crafting. Creativity Can has several different cans with various themes ranging from $10-$20. The … Continue Reading →
Why I Love Xbox Music and It Makes a Great Holiday Gift

Why I Love Xbox Music and It Makes a Great Holiday Gift

Music is something just about everyone loves. Today I am sharing in the video why I personally love Xbox Music, by the way you don’t need an Xbox to use it, and why it would make a great holiday gift. Disclosure: I am a Microsoft Blogger but this is a service that I purchase on my own and use daily. At just $10/month I think Xbox Music Pass is a great deal. It is available on Windows devices, Windows Phone, for Apple devices, and Android devices too! Think about it as a gift idea for that hard to buy for … Continue Reading →
Musical Apps for Little Kids

Musical Apps for Little Kids

Kids love anything that makes noise. As adults, we tend to like that noise better if it has some sort of musical quality to it. Here are a few smartphone apps that you should check out with your little kids and enjoy the music. These musical apps are suited for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and even kids a little older may enjoy some of them also. Sound Painter 2 Platform: Windows Phone Cost: Free A simple free-form app that lets your children draw and creates sound at the same time. The random play is fun, but you can also change … Continue Reading →
7 Reasons to Own a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

7 Reasons to Own a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

I have mentioned wireless Bluetooth speakers several times before. Today I’m going to share seven reasons why you should own one. Some people may balk at the price of a good one, about $200, but it is something you will use constantly and have for a long time. The most recent one I own, provided to me by Verizon as part of my being a #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Ambassador, is the Bose SoundLink Mini Wireless Bluetooth speaker and it is amazing! Versatility Unlike older types of speakers, a wireless Bluetooth speaker is extremely versatile in that it will work with any … Continue Reading →
Listen Anywhere and the Best Buy Audio Fest

Listen Anywhere and the Best Buy Audio Fest

Music is essential in my book. However, the way I listen to music has changed quite a bit over the years. When I was a little girl I had a little portable record player. Then we moved to cassette tapes along with records – that’s when I got my first stereo and I thought I was so grown up (I think I was about 10). That was still with the analog dial for the radio even, you know you had to turn the dial and kind of hope you could land on the right area of the dial. Then in … Continue Reading →