No More Dirty Dishes with the Bosch AutoAir™ 500 Series Dishwasher

Southern Carolina Family has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for freeAll thoughts and opinions are my own.

As the kids get older, some parts of life have gotten easier. The night time calls for mom are rare, the messes seem less severe and they can dress and groom themselves. But, the one area that hasn’t gotten any easier would be our dish situation.

Three growing boys can create a massive amount of dirty dishes in a matter of moments. Keeping up with their hunger and the aftermath has had me dreaming of a new dishwasher. My eye sparkles at the sight of the Bosch AutoAir™ Bosch 500 Series dishwasher when I am shopping at Best Buy. 

No More Dirty Dishes

I love that the Bosch AutoAir™ automatically opens the door at the end of the drying cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air circulate for better drying results. *Compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry. It has a quiet operation and a roomy interior which can hold up to 16 place settings. That is just the right size for a family who has always hungry kids, or that loves to entertain. 

Back to School with Bosch

While the kids are just getting back to school, the mom in me recognizes that cold and flu season lurks right around the corner. A big selling point in the Bosch 500 series Auto Air is that this dishwasher has a Sanitize Option that reduces 99.9% of bacteria with a hot-wash rinse for sparkling clean and sanitized dishes. How helpful is that in keeping your family healthy year-round?

If you are looking for a new dishwasher, the Bosch Auto Air is the one to look at; it has a flexible third rack and the capabilities to customize how the racks fit in the dishwasher for a one of a kind clean, every time.

Next time you are in Best Buy be sure to check out the appliance section with the new Bosch Auto Air dishwasher. It has made my life in the kitchen a lot less stressful.

**Compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry.**

Disclosure: Southern Carolina Family has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 Decorating Tips For A Boy’s Bedroom

decorating ideas boys room

It’s not easy to come up with ideas for a boy’s bedroom when you know nothing about decorating. Start by taking a step back and considering the person who’ll be using the bedroom. Take into account their interests and hobbies, as well as their sense of style.

Think about what normally goes into a bedroom setting, and then start brainstorming what it might look like for your son. There’ll be items you’ll need to compromise on, but that’s normal. Take one element at a time and work your way around the room until you visualize the area as a whole. Use your instincts, but also consider what your son wants to be implemented into their bedroom – after all, it’s their personal space.


You know the staples you’ll have to get for a bedroom, but you’ll also need to decide if there are extras you want to add. For example, a bookshelf is a nice addition to your standard set of furniture. Decide if you’ll use wood or some other material for the bedroom set. Remember to measure and see what fits before you make a purchase. Ask your son what he prefers and come to a decision together.


Have your son pick out his own bedding. You want him to be happy with the colors and patterns that he chooses. There are many options out there, so he’ll have no issue picking out a design that fits his personality. Help him consider the look of the entire room as he’s reviewing and narrowing it down.


Since it’s a boy’s room, you’ll probably want to take his gender into consideration and go with a safe color scheme. Get creative with paint and add patterns or texture to the walls to enhance the look of the room. To keep the room bright, you’ll probably want to opt for a lighter color of the carpet. Make sure each piece you pick, flows with the overall color scheme to keep it looking cohesive.

Personalize & Accessorize

You need to give your son space to show his personality through his bedroom. Let him partake in the decorating, but help him to keep it tasteful. Create a mini art gallery with his favorite artists, or his preferred paintings. Let him hang items on the wall that speak to him. Include books on the bookshelf that he enjoys reading and maybe add a desk where he can sit and do his work. Give him space to make the room his own.


Whatever you do, have lighting options. It’s ideal if there’s natural light that pours in during the day. Use lights on the ceiling and try to get them on a dimmer switch. You have several choices including track lighting, recessed lighting, and a singular fixture. You’ll also want to add lamps for nighttime and reading.


Don’t panic if you’re tasked with decorating your son’s bedroom. Start with what you know and build the rest based on his personal interests and taste. These are decorating tips for a boy’s bedroom. After you tackle the decorating aspect, be sure to check out ways to keep your house clean with boys!

Types of Kids’ Subscription Boxes You Ought to Know About

Types of kids’ subscription boxes

Today there are tons of subscription boxes that you can choose among, and make your child happy. Maybe you are already getting one regularly but you are not happy with it since you are receiving it too often, or very rarely. Maybe the items don’t seem adequate for your little one, or you are not happy with the price you are paying or the quality of the items.

If you wish to get a subscription box for your child, but you do not know about the types of boxes you can choose among, we have made a list of the types of kids’ subscription boxes, based on some factors as follows.

Based on How Often You Wish to Receive Them

How often you receive a box is something very important, since you do not want to receive a 50 dollar box every week, nor you wish to receive clothes for your kid that often. In general, according to how often you receive them, you can choose among the following boxes:

  • Weekly boxes – you will receive these on a particular day of the week, i.e. every Wednesday. Weekly subscription boxes are usually boxes that contain magazines, coloring books or foods,
  • Monthly boxes – you will receive a box of this kind once per month. Usually, these are boxes with clothing items as socks and underwear, but also with school supplies, or magazines.
  • Seasonal boxes which you receive every three months, one per season. These generally contain clothing items, and you receive them at the beginning of each season in order for your child to be prepared to have the necessary clothes for the weather. One of the best subscription boxes of this kind is KIDBOX.

There are also other types of boxes based on how often you receive them, as every five weeks, every six months etc. At the same time, some companies offer you the chance to select how often you wish to receive a box when you subscribe and send it to you according to your decision.

subscription box

Based on the Age of your child

On the other hand, you will be able to select among boxes based on the age of your child, which are as following:

  • Boxes for newborn – these usually contain stuff you will need about your baby like diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers as well as baby clothes since we all know how often moms need to change babies because of all the throwing up.
  • Toddlers – boxes for toddlers contain toys and clothes mostly. They may also contain baby bottles, spoons and plates, and other baby stuff. Children’s books with bedtime stories are often included.
  • Kids – at the age of four kids already know what they want and what they don’t. They also grow up very quickly from this age on so they need to change clothes very often. They also start becoming more creative, so there is a variety of boxes they can choose among with creative toys and projects. At this age, they can also start to receive school supplies.
  • Teens – though teens hate being in the same list with kids, they are probably happy they too benefit from subscription boxes. Boxes for teens, aside from clothes, also contain school supplies, magazines, and books. They can also get accessories and other cool stuff.

Based on Items they contain

A kids’ subscription box may contain everything, from foods to clothes and even creative projects. The box you will get really depends on what you wish your child to receive, and how he or she will benefit from it. Some of the items a subscription box may contain are as follows. 

  • Clothes – most of the boxes contain at least on clothing items. On the other hand, there are boxes that contain only clothes and nothing else. You can also find boxes only with essentials, like underwear and socks.
  • Everyday items – boxes that contain items as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, or even food.
  • School supplies – school children can benefit a lot from boxes that contain school items, as pencils, notebooks, calculator, rubbers, highlighters, scissors etc. Creative projects are often part of these boxes.
  • Toys – of course, kids get bored with toys very quickly. A subscription box is a chance for your child to get creative toys that positively affect their personality.

There are also boxes that offer other type of stuff as magazines, coloring books, comic books, accessories etc.

Based on their price

The price is quite important and you should pay attention to it. You do not want to pay more than the box is worth. Prices vary from very cheap ones to very expensive boxes. Usually, weekly boxes are the cheapest, while seasonal boxes are the most expensive. However, you may notice the difference even in boxes of the same type, since some seasonal boxes may be quite expensive, while others are very cheap in comparison to them.


Do you have a favorite subscription box that your child looks forward to receiving? 

Back to School: Save on the HP Envy x360 Laptop at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

School will be in session in just a few weeks. I am thinking ahead to the outfits and shoes that are needed for the year. I am planning for supplies in the classroom and at home, and I am preparing myself for the reality that we need to add another computer to our house so that we can give the boys the tools they need to research and prepare assignments.

HP Envy x360 Laptops

As a work from home mom, the computer is the most important of all of our back to school needs. I need a computer at my disposal too! Finding a great one that can handle my work load and do double duty for the boys when they have work to complete seemed to be a challenge, but then I discovered the HP Envy x360 from Best Buy. Let me tell you what I love about this option for students and working parents.
It has the Windows 10 operating system, which brings back the start menu I have been missing and it has a full HD touch screen. The color and clarity are mind blowing impressive with the 1920,1080 resolution.
HP Envy x360 Laptops
The HP Envy x360 has ample memory and high bandwidth to play games and videos smoothly. While the laptop might be primarily used for work and school, these features make fun a possibility too!
This laptop is available in both a 13″ and a 15″ size so that you can get the one that will fit your fingers and lap the best!
The Hp Envy x360 isn’t just a laptop. It is a true 2 in 1 device with a 360-degree flip and fold design. It is fast, thin and so user-friendly that I can’t wait to add one of these devices to our home!
HP Envy x360 Laptops


We have used and loved HP products for many years. This new version of a favorite is bound to be a much used and much-loved device in our home. Have you ever bought an HP laptop from Best Buy? I would love to hear about your experience in a comment!

Kohl’s Plus Size Sleepwear for Women

This post is sponsored by Kohls. I was paid for this post and received the included sleepwear as compensation.

Plus-size sleepwear

Buying great sleepwear can be a challenge for any woman, but when you are shopping for plus size options, it can be even harder! The styles are limited, and it used to feel like this is what you can pick from, be happy with it.

I headed to Kohl’s to check out the selection because cooler weather calls for new pajamas! Let’s be honest, there are days when it is too cold, or too snowy to head out, and evening arrives earlier now and that is reason enough to put on something comfortable for an evening at home! Winter weather is pajama weather in my heart!
First I shopped online, where I found some great options!
For an evening when a little chill might call for a comfortable robe, I selected Plus Size Apt. 9’s Robe and Lace Chemise 2 piece set. This is pretty, feminine and perfect for a cozy night at home. I love the appearance, fit and colors I could choose from! I went with Blank and Pink Toile and I love how it compliments my skin tone and hair color.
plus size sleepwear
For those downright cold nights where I want to be wrapped in warmth, I selected the Plus Size Sonoma Goods for Life Pajamas. I love the coziness of the microfiber bottoms! These are so warm and comfy! The knit top is a great fit and keeps me toasty with long sleeves and a great fit in the shoulders.
When the day is all done and I want to crawl into bed to sleep comfortably, but ready to hop up at moments notice to take care of the kids in the middle of the night, I selected the Plus Size Croft & Barrow Crochet Nightgown in Blue. It has a pretty design and is super comfortable to sleep, or lounge in!
kohls plus size sleepwear
Because an online shop only tickled my taste buds, I went shopping to add to my cool weather collection. In the store, I got a 2 piece croft & barrow short set intimate, which is ideal for those nights when it is not too cool. A Plus size Croft & Barrow grey cotton gown, which I could wear every day it is so comfortable! And a Sonoma 3-piece pajama set with socks. I love that the socks are a great match with the pajama set and they are all so comfortable and fit great!
kohls pajamas
I really love the quality of all of the items I got at Kohls! They are perfect for helping me to be comfy when it is time to relax and there is nothing like comfort when you are trying to get a good night’s sleep.
Are you more of an online or in-store shopper? I enjoy both experiences, depending on how busy I am!
I would love to hear more about your favorite sleepwear items. Leave me a comment to tell me what is your favorite thing to wear to bed.

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Prepare for Fall Gatherings with GE Appliances at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

As we get into fall, my thoughts drift towards holiday baking, family meals and of course a timeline for how I will shop, store and prepare all of the yummy things that come with the most wonderful time of the year. To be honest, as our family grows, it gets more challenging every year!

This is the perfect time of year to add a few new appliances to your kitchen. GE and Best Buy have a great deal for you to help you add a modern look to your kitchen at special prices. One of the things I love about GE Appliances is that they have a unified look so that you can mix things up and make your kitchen meet your needs with a great look!
 GE Appliances

The GE Profile Gas Range features an edge to edge cooking surface that provides extra room for pots and pans and it has an extra large, integrated, reversible cast iron grill and griddle for a fantastic variety to how you can cook on your range!

With a new range, a new fridge may be in order to store all of the delicious things you are going to be grilling and baking!

The Keurig K-cup French Door refrigerator offers an unexpected twist, featuring a single serve hot single brew right from your fridge! I am crazy about this fridge and feature! The saved counter space from a built-in Keurig machine is very appealing!

If you need to update your kitchen to get ready for the holidays, the time is now! This offer won’t last forever! For a limited time, you can SAVE UP TO $1,200* on Select GE Appliance Packages
*Purchase 4 or more eligible GE Profile™ or select GE® appliances and, depending on the number of appliances purchased and whether any are BONUS models, receive a GE Appliances (GEA) Visa prepaid card valued up to $1200*.
I know that these innovative improvements to the way we cook and store food could make my holiday baking so much easier! I would love having more room to cook, and more ways to prepare food.

How would these appliances make your holidays easier?

Southern Carolina Family