Did anyone tell you? Christmas is now less than a week away! I’m not quite sure how that happened.   I haven’t started wrapping yet, because I haven’t finished shopping ! Am I the only one who can only wrap after all the shopping is done?  and call me crazy, I’m planning to finish up my shopping on Friday.  I love being in the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping.   I’ve got the big stuff covered, but I enjoy the excitement of just being in the stores right before Christmas.  I know I’m not alone in the last-minute shopping (the mall parking lot proves that!).

I’m excited to be partnering with HP this year for some great holiday gift ideas.  As part of the #PinTheHalls program, I was sent some wonderful technology from HP that are sure to get a plenty of oohs and ahhhs under the tree.

HP Portable Bluetooth Speaker at TidyMom.net

We are all big music lovers in our house.  The new HP Portable Bluetooth Speaker makes it easy for me to listen anywhere in the house (or even outside), but it’s especially handy when I ‘m in the kitchen.  I “may” be known to occasionally take pictures and upload to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook while I whip up something delicious.  With the Bluetooth speaker, I don’t have to worry about unplugging my phone from the device while I play with the camera and social media.

The speaker can be used with any Bluetooth enabled device, so it even makes listening to my playlist from the computer more enjoyable!  Right now I’m loving the Glee Cast Holiday Playlist on Pandora

Pandora Playlist


An unnamed family member is going to fall in love with what will be under the tree this year (hoping to keep this a surprise)….. the ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook, part of HP’s premier line of touch PCs!

HP Envy Smart Touch

HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook

They will to have a blast learning all about all the great new features of Windows 8 {call me jealous}.

There are so many fun things they will be able to do on this sleek machine, like

  • creating playlists and listening to them with the Beats Audio
  • use the HP TrueVision webcam to connect with friends and family who don’t live close by
  • Upload photos from the USB 3-enabled hard drive (fast file transfer)
  • Customizing the home screen with the new Windows 8

visit HP for all the wonderful specs on the ENVY 4 TouchSmart Ultrabook

If you are like me, as I try to finish up my last bit of shopping, I always ended up with a few gift cards to give, so I went to the HP Creative Studio and printed a few of these Holiday Gift Card Boxes

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easy printable Christmas gift card box at TidyMom.net

 print a Christmas Gift Card Box (no longer available)



What’s on your holiday wish list this year? What hot items have your kids, friends, or family requested this year that they just must have?

Disclosure:  I have a working relationship with HP and Snapfish as part of the#PinTheHalls ambassador program and received the above mentioned products for my participation.  All view and  opinions  are 100% my own.