I love starting out the new year by sharing new services with my readers. Today I’m excited to share with you a new service available called ORBY TV Satellite Television. While I’m not able to tell you from my own experience about the service (they are not currently available in Hawaii), I wanted to share information about ORBY TV with all of you. If you’re looking to cut the cord on your television cable service and want to try something new – I have a few things I want to share about ORBY TV and how it differs from your standard cable service.

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ORBY TV Satellite Television IS AFFORDABLE

ORBY TV is ONLY $40 a month. That includes taxes and fees and it’s NOT an introductory rate. Yup, you read that correctly – just $40 a month. You will need to buy the equipment and get it installed. But, you own the equipment after that, so you won’t have to pay monthly rental fees that other companies may require. Because the monthly service rates are so cheap, the equipment pays for itself in the first few months. You are literally just piling up savings over time – which is an awesome deal!

There are two different plans that you can choose from as well as additional services available for Orby TV Satellite Television:

  • $40 a month (Essentials Package) = 40 channels
  • $50 a month (Extras Package) = 60 channels
  • Add EPIX (EPIX, EPIX2, EPIX HITS & EPIX DRIVE-IN) for an additional $6/month


Local TV channels are always free with the included antenna. Once the equipment is installed, your local channels (where available) are free, even if you decide not to pay for a package of channels. This particular point got me excited because here in Hawaii with our local cable company, we no longer can run analog television or local channels without paying for a service agreement through the company. ORBY TV satellite television offers that to you, even if you decide you don’t want to continue with their service packages.


There is no high speed internet needed to use ORBY TV like you would need if you were utilizing streaming services. Because high speed service can often be really expensive or if you only have mobile, ORBY TV is a great choice.


You can easily turn off your package of channels and then turn it back on when you want or need it. You only pay for the service when you want it, through a simple to use app. There are no reactivation fees or cancellation fees. You can cancel at any time! And, you still get your local channels even if you’re not paying for the monthly channel package.


ORBY TV’s service is kind of like a pre-paid phone, but for television. There are no contracts, no credit checks and it’s the perfect service for anyone that is looking for an affordable way to watch television without spending hundreds of dollars a month. There are no rental fees, because again, you own the equipment.


Well, you’ll need to purchase the ORBY TV Hardware. The are available online via or via stores like Best Buy. It will also be available at Target in March. The hardware will cost approximately $99 (depending on the location, etc.). Once you have the hardware, you’ll need to schedule to have it professional installed. Professional installation costs will be approximately $150. Once that is done, you select the monthly channel package you want and you’re good to go. As I mentioned before, you’ll also have access to free local channels and of course, low-cost programming from then on.

If you’re tired of contracts and teaser rates that skyrocket in a few months, you’ll absolutely enjoy ORBY TV. I love the fact that you don’t need to have a contract signed, because getting stuck in one of those is seriously deadly, lol. And, if you fall on hard times financially or say you just want to save that extra $40 – $50 a month, you can decide to cancel at any time without penalty. You don’t have to worry about feeling like the repo man is coming to pick up your box or your satellite dish, because you own the hardware. And, turning the service back on is as easy as selecting the package you want again and moving from there – no need to pay all over again.


ORBY TV is seriously changing how we pay and watch television. They are affordable with a fixed price and high-quality digital satellite television service. ORBY TV newly launched on 1/21/19 so this is the perfect time to check them out and give them a trial run. As soon as they hit Hawaii, I’m positive my family and I will be signing up and installing our own hardware box.

So what about you? Will you be trying out ORBY TV? I think that the price point and the fact that there are no contracts is a huge buying point for me. I also love the fact that we can get our local channels free. Our local service doesn’t even provide that and so we are streaming our local channels online in order to watch them. I definitely suggest checking out ORBY TV satellite television and find out more about what they have to offer.

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Music feeds my soul and because of this, I carry a pair of ear buds with me no matter where I go.  It’s literally attached to my hip in case I need a little inspiration or need some quiet time and a little relaxation.  Sometimes we don’t think about the convenience of things like headphones or ear buds until we are spending 45 minutes untangling them.  It’s no secret that I’m brutal with many of my belongings and earphones are one of them.  I literally take them off and toss them in my purse only to find them the next day looking like a bad hair day on steroids… it’s traumatic to say the least. Today I bring to you a product that my son Kevin and I have been absolutely loving.  See, he is an earphone extraordinaire as well and you can easily find a pair of earbuds in his pocket on any given day.  Today – we share with you a revolutionary product called – CordCruncher.  These tangle-free earbuds (they also have charging cables) help solve a solution my son and I deal with on a daily basis – tangled head phone cords.

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How many of you spend minutes or longer untangling your headphones?  How many of you have headphones that look like mine (pictured above)?  US&M partnered and collaborated with Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge, Mel B. for the global launch of CordCruncher, a much needed and most convenient tangle-free earbuds.  Since Mel B. leads an active lifestyle and loves working out, she uses her Cord Cruncher to prevent tangling while she is listening to her music during her workout sessions.  These awesome headphones are available in four different colors so you can pick the one that best fits your personality and style and they offer you the ease of mind – knowing you won’t be spending an hour untangling cords the next time you want to use your earbuds.

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There are different types of CordCrunchers available.  The Tangle Free Earbuds with Microphone and the Standard Tangle Free Earbuds are $29.99 and the Mel B Signature Series Tangle Free Earbuds are $39.99.  My son and I both own the Mel B Signature Series in Cobalt Blue and Poppin Pink.

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The technology of the CordCruncher is designed and engineered right here in the US.  It’s a patented tangle free cord management system that  has a Tangle Free Sleeve that is made of medical grade natural USA latex rubber.

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The earbuds have great features like – well, of course… they NEVER tangle and have patented adjustable bass and drivers making the sound incredible for acoustics of all kinds.  It extends and retracts into the tangle free sleeve 40″ to 16″ and includes 3 pairs of different sized ear tips.  The different sized ear tips are especially important to me because I have sensitive ears and I can adjust the size of the earbud to fit comfortably in my ear.  What makes this so great as well is that you can wrap the CordCruncher around your wrist or neck for storage while on the go… hello, genius.

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Using these earbuds is as simple as pulling out the cord to use them and then stretching the latex sleeve over the cord when you are done to store them away.  It’s just a matter of a little finger work and you’re good to go.  I especially love that I can turn up the base with just a little turn of the actual earbud itself, offering great audio with acoustic sound that gets me pumped up and ready to go for a walk and run or workout.  You can extend the cord to 40″ which gives you a lot of length for your convenience, or tuck some of it away for a shorter cord that gives you a little more freedom to move.

“These earbuds are awesome.  I use them in various electronics – my iPad, Samsung Note and to listen to music or watch videos.  They are comfortable to wear and easy to put away.  I just toss them in my backpack and they have never tangled.  It’s a great invention.” – Kevin

These earbuds are seriously a great buy.  Considering the quality and the technology as well as the ease of use, they are an impressive product that I would highly suggest to anyone.  If you are someone like me that uses music to inspire you or watches YouTube videos on the fly and you take music with you on a workout or run, you’ll absolutely LOVE these.

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I remember a time when headphones and earbuds were really affordable and that also meant they didn’t last long.  In the time when a set of headphones can cost you upwards of $100 or more, these definitely offer similar quality but the convenience of not only using on the go – but they never tangle.  If you ask me, it’s a WIN.

You can get these earbuds and others products from CordCruncher at:  If you are tired of tangled headphones and earbuds, I highly suggest you check these babies out, they’re awesome.  They are so good, they made my April Favorites 2016 Video, which you can watch here.  I’m sure you’ll see these pop up in various videos on my channel or in social media because we truly enjoy them.

I want to thank my son Kevin for offering his input and for helping me test out the CordCruncher.

So, have you heard of the CordCruncher earbuds before?  If you have, what are your thoughts on them?  If not, is this is something you think you would get some use out of?

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There is absolutely no hiding it, I am an android lover.  It has been said in various posts and videos in the past that as much as many have tried to get me to convert, I just can’t do it and am a huge fan of the Android base system and what it has to offer.  As if that was not enough, after owning the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 previously, I just couldn’t see converting to iPhone either… Recently, I upgraded my phone to the Note 4, and it is my technological best friend.

What's on my phone?

Being in a technology world, it comes as no surprise that I use many of my phone and computer features as a part of my daily routine and overall work base.  I whole-heartily believe that you must “disengage” yourself from technology often, but I also run my entire world through my phone and sync it directly with my paper planner so my lifeline for certain things can be found here.  It’s ingenious if you think about it, years ago when I was still carrying around my funky button phone, there was no such thing as an app and now – there are a plethora of them available at the touch of a screen.

So what apps are important to me.  Be sure to check out the video below where I walk you through each aspect of what is on my phone.  Click here to watch directly on YouTube.  It’s a long one, so grab a cup of joe and enjoy.  Not into long videos?  Well, do not worry – I sum it all up for you below.


Most of the applications on my phone are geared towards production or productivity.

Blog, Productivity and Tasks apps:

  • WordPress – I blog through WordPress.Org and use this app to write up drafts for my site as well as manage images, etc.  A handy app for blogging on the go.
  • Trello – One of my favorite apps for organizing anything.  This is a free app that you can use to organize a schedule, project, or anything you can think of and share with others so they can add and remove from your task list.  I use this for project planning and for party planning and I love how easy of an interface it is.  Interested in checking it out?  Click here.
  • Evernote – Similar to Trello but different, if that makes any sense.  Evernote is what I use on the go when I can’t access WordPress.  It allows me to type out notes or a full letter or post if I want and save for a later date.  I save images, task lists – anything you can think of and can sync via my phone, tablet and desk top as with Trello.
  • Wunderlist – Yes, I may be in a task list overload… but this app is my go to for grocery lists and even listing ideas for posts and videos.  I love that I can break it down easily in it’s own little folders, sub folders, etc. and check them off once I’m done.  It’s simple and again, works through my desk top and my phone/tablet allowing me to be able to access on the go.  This has been my go-to shopping buddy.
  • Scanbot – I use this to scan all of my documents into PDF form, includes receipts too and saves to the drives I request.
  • DocuSign – I use this app to sign documents easily using my built in S-Pen.  You can then email to the recipient or save.

Favorite Dining, Review, Travel and Realty Apps:

  • Open Table – My absolute favorite app for booking reservations.  I use this app for looking up reviews as well.
  • Urban Spoon – Another cool app for looking up reviews and menus on restaurants.  I have been using Urban Spoon for years and have utilized it not only in my home state but many places across the US.  It is a life saver when in a pinch and you have no idea what or where to eat.
  • Uber – A fun taxi app.  I haven’t used it yet since I haven’t been traveling lately, but I will soon.
  • Yelp – I use Yelp often and if I’m not featuring a restaurant or establishment here on my blog, you know you can find my review on Yelp.
  • Yellow Pages / Yellow Book – Who needs to pay for 411?  I love that the Yellow Pages app is easy to use and quick.  Find anything you need from pizza to a hotel or a pair of socks at your finger tips.
  • Kayak – Have you seen the commercials?  This app makes booking travel very easy.
  • TripAdvisor – Look up reviews of your favorite destination resorts, etc. and find the cheapest rate for travel
  • Expedia – A long time favorite… I will always use this for discounts on airfare, travel, etc.
  • Zillow – An easy interface for looking for houses in the area you want to purchase.
  • – Find your dream house with this easy to use app.
  • Trulia – one of my favorite realty apps besides Zillow – this app will allow you to see what is available for purchase in the Realty market.  Since my hubs and I are always on the hunt to buy our dream home, Realty apps make it simple.

Shopping Apps:

Everything from Amazon to Etsy and don’t forget Sephora.  I have shopping apps at the click of the wrist.

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Social Media Apps:

Of course, Social Media is an important part of blogging but in general my way to stay in communication.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are some of my daily used apps.

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Finance apps:

Everything from Credit Score apps to PayPal, I find that balancing your Finances or just looking them up is a great way to stay on top of your task at hand.  Looking for an App to help manage your finances and get you prepared for Tax Season, Mint is a great one.  Oh – and Credit Karma really is free!  After paying a ton a month for another Credit Score company, I’m so glad I finally found Credit Karma.

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Food apps:

Everything from recipes to menu planning, if you follow me on Instagram or here on the blog, you will know that I am a major foodie.  While creating my dishes from scratch is what I strive for, I love trying new recipes that I can find in some of these applications available.  Yummly and Food Network In the Kitchen are some of my favorite recipe apps.

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Workout, Health & Fitness Apps:

Tracking my water intake daily, my period and my work outs are all easy thanks to some fun and easy to use apps that I have found available.  S Health is my favorite and came standard with my phone.  It tracks where I go via GPS, how long of a walk or run I have done and even plays music for you.  A great app for those looking to get healthy or stay healthy.  Interested in joining a community where others encourage you?  I think MyFitnessPal is a great one.  Looking to track your woman cycle or all the monthly stuff?  Check out MyDays.

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Game Apps:

I’m not gonna lie, I’m addicted to these Games listed here… don’t judge! hahahaha!  I want to know your favorite games, comment below and tell me!  FarmVille 2, Trivia Crack & Word Crack have been a few that I have been addicted to lately.

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Music Apps:

Music feeds my soul and if you have been here on my blog a while, you would know this.  Each application has its purpose and I enjoy each one.  However, Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio are surely some of my favorites.

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Photo and Video Editing Apps:

I’m always downloading and checking out new Photo and Video apps to try.  However, a few of my favorites that I use consistently are:  Magisto, Flipagram, PicsArt, Afterlight, Moldiv and Aviary.

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So, that is the round up of my most used apps.  Of course, I do have my Google Apps which I use consistently like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Google + and Docs.  Overall, even if I go old school with my planner, my phone works side by side with what I do daily and it is my go-to for everything most of the time.  Applications on my phone keep me organized and on task and they also help to keep the kids busy as well with apps like Netflix or YouTube Kids.

I hope you enjoyed this break down of the things I have on my phone.  I love my phone – it’s versatile, does what I need it to do and works for my lifestyle so the apps I download must be able to do the same.  Don’t forget to check out my video (click here) to get a walk through of everything available on my phone.  What applications do you find are necessarily to keep you on task?  What are your favorite things on your phone at the moment?  Comment below and let me know what apps you love.

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It’s absolutely too cold to be going out for a run or dressing up to go to the gym… or at least that is my opinion, lol.  But, while it’s too chilly we shouldn’t neglect our exercise, or family time for that matter.  Since the boys and I tend to be on our own while my husband is at work we find ourselves exploring or often times going on walks, but the colder months make it a little more difficult.  Well, luckily we have a little fun and easy way to get our exercise in as well as family time.  One of our favorite workouts comes from moving along with the Just Dance 2015 Game for Wii.  Since my family loves music and loves to dance, this is fun in a case and we love it.

Just Dance 2015

Just Dance 2015 is the perfect game to get the whole family up and moving. With a fresh tracklist of more than 40 of the hottest hits and throwback tunes, there’s something for everyone! Players can dance along to hit songs like “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, or classic favorites like “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith.

As a family we have really enjoyed the Just Dance games over the years and were super excited to get our groove on to the 2015 game.  In our opinion, while each song is definitely a hit and gets our heart pumping and our bodies moving, a few of our favorites include:

  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Rount (Like a Record) *A Personal Favorite since that is from my “Dancing Queen” era. lol
  • Maroon 5 – Maps
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora – Black Widow

Just Dance 2015

Since all three of my children love to dance, just like their parents – when the disc gets put into the game console, everyone eagerly awaits their turn and then goes for it when it’s their time.  My ten year old loves the music selection since many of the songs are popular with he and his friends and the twins, they just love to rock out – dancing the night away while we all get some extra exercise in and our body moving for some extra cardio.  Just Dance 2015 is a great way to get the entire family on their feet for some exercise in disguise—have fun while burning calories!

Just Dance 2015

The Just Dance 2015 release includes new songs and fun wacky choreography to keep you moving and dancing to the beat of your own drum… but most importantly, it’s fun and keeps us active during this time of year when going out to play is not as feasible.

To bring awareness to National Bullying Prevention Month, Just Dance 2015 and Stomp Out Bullying have partnered to show people everywhere that “it’s okay to dance to your own beat!”

Purchase Just Dance 2015 available now on Amazon for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.  Depending on your system and console, pricing can and will vary.

Get your fun and dance on with your family and friends and dance to the beat of your own drum with Just Dance 2015.

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