Beat Holiday Stress with Your Smartphone (Prize Pack Giveaway)

After waiting an entire year for the winter holiday season to roll around again, it’s time to make your holiday to do’s fun, easy, and most importantly… quick. Now, more than ever, your smartphone will help complete your once time-consuming and stressful activities all from the palm of your hand.  Hooray for timesavers!!  Saving time on these tasks means more time to spend with family and friends and enjoying ourselves. It also means less stress on us, and less stress is never a bad thing. I can tell you MY smartphone has saved my sanity simply thanks to my calendar altert function on my phone!

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Lifestyle and technology expert to the world’s brightest stars, Janna Robinson, who also serves as host of the popular Hollywood Hi-Tech show on the DIY Network, is helping us to beat holiday stress– with our smartphones. With her vast experience in the world of entertainment, technology, and design, Janna will introduce an easy way to navigate through the new world of applications, available in the Google Play store. Finding delicious recipes, creating shopping lists, and sending all your loved one’s unique holiday cards are just some of the apps you can utilize to ensure your home stays stress free in this year’s app-happy winter wonderland.

Get some help this year from Janna and U.S. Cellular doing some of your fun and important everyday tasks:

•             Don’t let your holiday joy lessen your bank account – Track and save your money.
•             Get to every holiday party on time – Update your calendar.
•             Keep your family full – Find new recipes and have your favorites within reach.
•             Make sure everyone has something under the tree – Shop online till you drop.


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More About Janna Robinson

As the host of DIY Network’s Hollywood Hi-TechJanna has become one of the country’s most relied upon voice on all-things lifestyle and technology. Before bringing new technology into the homes of celebrities and non-celebrities alike, she began her success venture into the entertainment world while working as an assistant for a movie producer, where she honed her interior design and tech-savvy skills. She has transformed the homes of many beloved stars including Paris Hilton, Oliver Stone, Rob Lowe, Marcia Cross, Mario Lopez, Josh Duhamel and Fergie. She also appears as a tech expert and correspondent for various media outlets, including EXTRATODAYTIMEReal SimpleHomeInStyle Home and Sound & Vision.

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 One reader will win a prize pack including a robe, slippers, StarLytes candles, Holiday Tea tin, Ghirardelli chocolates, a Burt’s Bees skincare set, a 2GB flash drive and a $10 Google Play Card!
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This giveaway will end on December 20, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. US only. Winner to be chosen randomly.
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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • to beat holiday stress i hug and kiss on my 3 4 legged girls
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  • I like to schedule a spa day about a week before Christmas where I get my hair & nails done.. maybe even a massage!
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  • Take a bubble bath with no interruptions or outside noise! :)
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  • I buy things way before Christmas if I see them on sale or have a nice price :)
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  • All of them but I can't get the map to show AK or HI so maybe not those 2.
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  • It looks like US Cellular is available everywhere, except maybe Hawaii as I don't see it on the map.
  • My tip: Eat lots and lots of chocolate. Apparently scientists can now prove what I've been saying for years, chocolates is a great stress reliever. :)
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  • checked US Cellular coverage and seems to cover all states - some more fully than others.
  • I do this year round but on Google Documents I use to put a list of items that I wanted to get someone when I saw it throughout the year and added the name of who I wanted to get it for. Nowadays with Pinterest, I find it easier as I like the hidden board where I can add the actual pins of items. Come Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I can browse through this list and pick the BEST item for my friends/family.
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  • I did check US Cell coverage and they cover all states of the US but appears to have some spotty coverage in some of the Western states.
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  • One of the ways I beat stress is to retreat & work on one of my crafts that I have ongoing. Right now I'm working on my nephew's stocking. Also I shop online. It's so much easier & less stressful.
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  • We only get everyone one gift each! I am totally not stressed... been done with that months ago!
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  • An easy way to beat holiday stress is by staying organized. I hope I win this prize! It would be great!!!!
  • Tips for a stress-free holiday party - Don't aim for perfection and don't be afraid to ask (or accept) help if you need it.
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  • Beat the stress by watching holiday movies with the fam.
  • Take time out for yourself and don't let the rush of the holidays get to you. Start shopping early so you don't have to do it all at once. Thanks. partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com
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  • From a scheduling perspective, we treat this time of year like any other time - balancing the fun stuff with not overbooking!
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  • Just take it one day at a time and do some online shopping! So much less stressful :) nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com
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  • I like to make a fancy coffee or hot cocoa, sit back on the couch with the doggies and a comfy blanket and watch a good movie. I don't get to do it very often, so it is a nice relaxing treat when I do.
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  • Tip - Relax. Don't let things get to you. Nothing has to be perfect.
  • My best tip to lessen stress is to not try to attend every party/gathering. We get several invitations and it's just not doable to make it to all of them. We also have a rule, no more than one party/day.
  • Sit back and enjoy the holidays. Don't wait until the last minute for everything, it will make you crazy.
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  • i usually read a book or play on my computer at night to help me with the stress! i over think everything all the time so I try my best to stop thinking about it...never really works
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  • Shop Early and get someone else to wrap your gifts even if you have to pay them. They have local places that take donations. I never did it but this year I will sibabe64 at ptd dot net
  • I try to do a little cooking or a little wrapping every day so I am not overloaded the last few days :)
  • I take breaks and do something relaxing like go for coffee
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  • I try to spread out cooking over a few days so I don't do it all at once. And I shop all year round for gifts when I find great deals. kelseylouiseapley at gmail dot com
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  • Shop and wrap the presents early. Thank you! jackievillano at gmail dot com