Essential Planning with Samsung Galaxy S8

Essential Planning with Samsung Galaxy S8

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Planning can be arduous for some, I used to be an uber planner, these days I’ve learned to keep a healthy balance. Summer in South Florida comes with a few different types of planning.

Back To School with Samsung Galaxy GS8

All of the supplies, equipment purchases, and of course the new-found pressure to nail the infamous first day pic. It’s enough to keep your head spinning! These days my life consists of the simplest methods to achieve what it is that matters to our family, and that’s time together. The less time spent trying to run around like a chicken with its head cut off, the more I’ll have to spend those precious last moments with the kids.

Samsung
Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM and CDMA networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular®. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider. Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy J3 devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider. SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.

The new Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 has kept me on track this back to school season. The convenient scheduling apps (fewer pre-loaded apps makes this convenient) available and reminder settings helped to keep me right on track. Having an unlocked option made this a simple purchase online at Walmart.com. Since the phone is available for purchase unlocked, you can just call and add it to your existing plan.

Back To School with Samsung
This Samsung Unlocked phone will work on any GSM or CDMA compatible network. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular®. Support for certain rate plans, features, and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider. SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.

Let’s not forget the 12 megapixel camera and the first-ever Infinity Screen! The Galaxy S8 display stretches from edge to edge giving you the most amount of screen in the least amount of space making those back to school photos a cinch on the first try (well, it won’t guarantee a smile).

Hurricane Prep with Samsung Galaxy GS8

Another way to prep in South Florida is for the peak of hurricane season (September). Floridians spend hours downloading apps and getting storm tracking updates to stay ahead of the storm (so to speak) and brace for impact. These imperative online updates are the very life source for residents of the southern states. They allow us all to prepare to our best ability and stock up on non-perishables to sustain us.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked made it easy to switch phones and add to my existing plan effortlessly. With this new unlocked option purchase (online only) you can choose your carrier, data plan, services, features and apps, so you can get your phone exactly the way you want it. The Samsung GS8 and Samsung GS8+ are only available online. I’m currently using it to track Hurricane Irma so we can stay put to ride out the storm.

The water-resistant feature makes this phone optimal for our rainiest season. With an IP68 water-resistant rating, it can resist a splash or accidental dunk. With Walmart’s easy online ordering you can have an unlocked Samsung at your doorsteps in your favorite color within 3-5 business days (my favorite was the Orchid Gray).

Samsung Galaxy GS8

Essentially yours,

Erika

Monster Jam is Back In Town!

Monster Jam is Back In Town!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I have received compensation in order to facilitate my review. As always all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

It’s that time of year again! Monster Jam Triple Threat Series East, the most action-packed motorsports experience delivering edge-of-your-seat excitement,will be coming into town from August 5 – 6 at the BB&T Center. This adrenaline-charged show takes the skills of Monster Jam competitors to a whole new level of athletic endurance with the survival of the fittest.

These twelve‐feet‐tall, ten‐thousand‐pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom‐designed track full of obstacles to soar over ‐ OR smash through.  Monster Jam provides a massive night’s entertainment tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger‐than‐life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

This exciting tour will test the versatility of the athletes as they go head to head in seven different competitions driving three different vehicles ‐ Monster Jam Trucks, Monster Jam Speedsters, and Monster Jam ATVs. You don’t want to miss the battle for points while they push their machines to the limit.

Truck Line-Up

Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga;  Max‐D driven by Colton Elchelberger;  Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir; Scooby Doo driven by Myranda Cozard; El Toro Loco driven by Kayla Blood; EarthShaker driven by Tristan England; Blue Thunder Driven by Matt Cody; and Monster Mutt Rottweiler driven by JR Seasock. Subject to change without notice.

Find more show information here!

This will be our first Monster Truck show, and we haven’t even told the boys just yet. I’ve heard such fun things about this experience for kids of all ages. It is a family-friendly show that is jam-packed with age appropriate excitement. I’m sure it will be a night we won’t forget! We’re packing up the kids and some friends to enjoy the hottest ticket in town. They may sell out quickly so get yours today!

To add to the excitement, I’m offering a discount code for my readers. Buy 4 tickets for only $60 when you use code FAMILY online with Ticketmaster or over the phone by calling 1‐ 800‐745‐3000.

Monster Jam is playing at the Sunrise BB&T Center August 5th at 1pm and 7pm, then on Sunday August 6th at 1pm. This is the first year there will be two Pit Parties! Pit party is Saturday AND Sunday 11:30am – 1:00pm.

** Doors open one hour prior to show time.

Essentially yours,

Erika

Raise Money for Your School w/o a Bake Sale

Raise Money for Your School w/o a Bake Sale

Both of our boys will be in school this year and we are excited for our new journey as a family. Of course as parents we want to do all we can to send our children to the best schools that suit their needs. Personally I am lucky enough to have a schedule that allows for me to be available and I joined the PTA. While I know how fortunate we are that I am available to our children and the needs of the children at their school, this isn’t feasible for everyone.

Box Tops

Devoting long hours at school is hard work, but it’s also considered a luxury of you don’t have the time to volunteer to help our your kid’s school. Plenty of moms and dads work outside of their home on a tight schedule, and are doing all they can to keep the family going. However, there are plenty of ways you can pitch in to feel more connected and even make a difference at your local schools.

Shop Til You Drop

One of the quickest ways to help raise money for your local school is to participate in the Box Tops program. Purchasing Reynold’s Kitchen and Hefty Trash products you would normally already need, then taking a second to clip the Box Tops points from the top of your purchase. Rallying a group of moms to collect these Box Top points can be lucrative to your local school. I’ve heard of school’s earning thousands towards their playground fund and other necessities. This can be a simple and easy way to contribute to your child’s school without the hassle of baking a ton of cookies and putting together a conventional bake sale. You can enter to win up to 10,000 Bonus Box Top Points for you school here! 

Box Tops

Reynolds Kitchens™ and Hefty proudly support the Box Tops for Education initiative which helps schools like mine raise money for supplies, technology and more. Find Box Tops on most Reynolds Kitchens™ products like Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners and Bakeware Pans. You can also find Box Tops on Hefty Trash Bags, Hefty Foam Plates and Hefty Cups—all things I need to make life easier during the busy school year!
Now through August 29th, you can enter here to be one of 50 daily instant winners and enter to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of Box Tops for your school! A total of five schools will be chosen for the grand prize and you can enter once a day until 8/29 so bookmark the site and visit often.

Join the PTA

Most people think that by joining the PTA you have to commit yourself to being on the school grounds. This is not true, in fact, you don’t event need to be a parent at a school to join their PTA. Having just come back from the National PTA Leadership Conference, I learned a lot about the legislation that has been passed over the years through local chapter PTA’s. A nominal fee from each family can make a huge difference in the type of issues your school is able to address.

Grow Where You Are Planted

If you can’t make your way in to school, there are plenty of work from home jobs that can be tackled with just an hour from home once in a while. It could be as simple as dropping off a letter while grocery shopping to help sponsor a school event, easy data entry to help keep things going, or phone calls to gain local sponsorships. All of this can have a positive effect on fundraising for your child’s school, all within reach.

At the end of the day, parents in unity can affect change within the community, and support the children in it to become their best selves.

Essentially yours,

Erika

 

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