I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DSM. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Heart health is an important subject in our home. Both my husband and I have a family history of obesity and we both strive to live heart healthy lives and to teach our three little boys the importance of living the same way. Back when Dexter was first born, Mark was driven to get healthy. Becoming a father opened his eyes in a way nothing else had before. Having lost his...

When I lived in England, my ex-husband owned a moderately successful recruitment firm. I worked there on and off for a number of years before it was sold in mid-2008. As you can imagine, recruitment is an industry which can be very boring at times and also extremely exciting and/or stressful. One of the main functions of the job of a recruiter is to canvas companies across the country to find requirements you can help with. This involves a lot of cold calling and trying to make it past the so-called “gatekeepers” at each company...




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Every year it becomes harder and harder to buy gifts for my husband. With him being the Chief Technical Officer of a software company, he’s pretty much the King of the Geeks and usually has the latest, greatest gadgets. And when it comes to presents from the kids, I have to be pretty creative to do better than the ugly Christmas sweater and bad tie associated with Daddy Christmas Presents of yore. So it’s really awesome to think that there’s one place which is a one stop shop for ALL of our presents each year.

The Microsoft Store is an absolute haven for frustrated moms and wives everywhere. The redshirts (as I call the employees there!) are always there to greet me with a smile, offer to demo new products and help me figure out which accessories would be perfect for the technical kit my husband already has. The kids LOVE going there, as they get to play with the newest video games on the consoles set up in the shop, and they LOVE seeing the giant interactive wall displays that change as you walk around. It’s a Nerd Playground!

And at Christmas time, when we’re stuck for ideas, we can look at the awesome holiday gift guide for help before we even get to the store. It makes shopping even faster and easier than normal! And you can certainly find a present for EVERYONE on your list, from busy professionals to multitasking teens, gamers, designers, or even not-so-tech-savvy bloggers like me! The Microsoft Store makes everyone happy! If you can’t find an amazing gift on your own, just ask one of the employees for help. They’re only too happy to assist you.

A word of advice, though – keep the family at home… It is far too difficult to get them to leave the store, and you might end up like us – staying until it closed!

We had so much fun perusing our local Microsoft Store, and we created a cute little video to showcase some of our favorite products. Check it out and let me know what YOUR favorite products are! I think my favorite thing would be a Microsoft Store gift card so I could go in and spend ages playing with all the cool gizmos and doodads until I found exactly what I wanted.

 

 

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