Lennox’s HVAC Smart Home Technology

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lennox but all opinions are my own.

Most of us choose our favorite season based on our temperature preference. I love the fall because it’s cool and crisp and anticipates even a cooler time. My HOT friends love the summer and the time off with their kids too (most of them enjoy that aspect). One thing irritating for us fall lovers is the fluctuating temperatures. Often times we ask ourselves what season it will be this week.

I’m a bit behind in home technology, but there are HVAC systems that help you control the temperature of your home remotely. iComfort® S30 from Lennox is a wireless-enabled touchscreen thermostat. It’ normal like other thermostats which you can control from the wall, but you can also control it from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop! It really ups the convenience aspect because the program will give you weather updates! Instead of having to figure out what your weather will be like for the day and then walk to the thermostat to adjust it, you can do it remotely. I always struggle with remembering to adjust the thermostat before I leave the house because I’m in a rush to do this and that. If I forget, no problem. I can do it from my phone. It also adds convenience because it alerts you of scheduled maintenance system problems.

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If you activate this feature, you don’t even have adjust the thermostat’s schedule to when you are home. The GPS in your phone will alert the system when you are home and set the HVAC system to your desired temperature.  The Smart Away™mode brings comfort, convenience, and efficiency together in a blended synergy.

The Feels Like™ temperature mode will let take humidity and temperature into account and adjust the system’s temperature to create your desired temperature in the house! For you HOT readers, I’m sure you would love this!!!

For those of you plagued with allergies, you’ll love this feature. The Allergen Defender monitors the amount of pollution and pollen in your area based on zip code and turns on the fan to eliminate these nasties from your home! Here’s a video that explains this feature more in detail.   

You can also find out information on Lennox’s website.

Second Chance to Win on eBay with Liberty Mutual Insurance

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Mutual Insurance for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever bid on something on eBay only to have someone swoop in at the last second and outbid you?  I’ve been there many times and I hate it when that happens!  Now, with Liberty Mutual Insurance eBay Bid Protection, you might get a second chance at that lost item!

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I’ve been outbid before.  I spent time searching for that rare item and researched a good and fair price to offer.  I placed my starting bid, not too high but not too low.  Hours go by and no one bids against me.  I wait, and wait, and wait.  With only a few minutes to go I refresh the page frantically.  I have a second tab open in case I need to raise my bid.  It has my max bid typed in and ready to go.  Refresh, refresh.  I think to myself, “Yes, I’ve got this!”  With two seconds remaining someone out-bid me.  I scramble to submit my highest bid but it’s too late.  I see the “You’ve Been Outbid” notice.  Ahhh, so much time wasted!

If you’re an eBay shopper, I’m sure you’ve been there too.  It’s disappointing.  Wouldn’t it be great to get a second chance at that eBay auction you lost and have that possession you had your sights set on?  Yes, I think so!  Well, with Liberty Mutual Bid Protection Sweepstakes you can enter a sweepstakes to win an item that you were outbid on!

This sweepstakes covers items that are in the Cars & Trucks and Home & Garden categories of the eBay marketplace.  You could win a CAR!!!

Here’s how you can enter:

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This sweepstakes ends September 1, 2015 so you have plenty of time to browse around and enter!  Happy Shopping!

* Eligible entries are losing bids in the cars & trucks category between $15,000 and $30,000 placed by June 15, 2015, as well as any other losing bids on items in the cars and trucks or home & garden categories between $500 and $1,000 placed by September 1, 2015.

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Sterling Prevail Shower Door

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sterling for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Along with summer’s sweat, sunscreen, and dirt comes more baths for the little ones!  Baths can be a headache for some but for us, the key to a smooth bath time has been routine!

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When we announce it’s time for a bath my daughter knows what to expect.  She knows that it’s her job to get her pjs, Dad will run the bath water, and I’ll carry my son and grab his clothes and the towels.  Then my daughter picks which towel she’ll use (her brother is still too young to care) and we begin.  We always clean the hair first because it’s their least favorite, then wash everywhere else, and then they can play.

Establishing our routine has helped cut down on meltdowns because there are no surprises and no negotiations taking place.  We have our routines for morning and bed time too.  For me, it’s critical to have a routine when they are the sleepiest.  That way there’s no debate, it’s just time for so and so.

Does your family benefit from a bath time routine?

Bath time means a lot of lifting kids into the water (thanks, hubby!) and a lot of leaning over to scrub little dirty toes. Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology are a great addition to any family’s bathtub (or shower).  It has a flexible track, which is comfortable, easy to clean, and a smart addition to any showering space.  Unlike other tracks you don’t have to worry about accidentally stepping on it or it digging into your elbows when your cleaning the kiddos.  It’s also great for washing dogs and for relaxing in the tub with your feet up – things you can’t do with a hard shower track, but the ComforTrack technology makes it possible.

The track is also extremely durable.  Its heavy-duty material withstands rigorous testing, ensuring that it will outlast day-to-day wear and tear. What’s more, the track features a low profile and sleek shape that is easy to keep clean. This innovation is truly a win-win for today’s homeowner.

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Do you have any tips for making bath time with kids easier?