My Experience With AT&T’s Asurion Cell Phone Insurance

I am one of those super savers who hang on to their cars, phones, and furniture until they die!   In fact, I have a 18 year old blue sectional sofa that I probably should have replaced five years ago, but now it’s just the running joke in my family.  So, when my less than two year old iPhone kept telling me off and on, that I had “No Service”, I knew that I had to get it replaced, and thank goodness I had purchased Asurion cell phone insurance through ATT.




Of course, before I made my claim, I spent many hours on the Internet searching for ways to fix my phone, and even asked my teenage kids, because Lord knows they know everything there is to know about their cell phones!  Bottom line is, I really liked my phone, it’s my little personal assistant, and I wanted to try and save it.  (In fact, without FB and my trusty phone alerts, I probably wouldn’t know half of my friends & families birthdays).  🙂

So, finally I took my phone to my local ATT store, and explained to representative that my phone kept cutting me off.  The gentleman reset my phone and told me that my internal antenna might be malfunctioning, and if this didn’t work, that I would have to make a claim with the insurance I bought through ATT.

Unfortunately, a few days later my phone kept saying “NO SERVICE”, and I decided to make a claim for a replacement phone, and here is how it went.      


I went to the home page of Asurion , and in the top right hand corner I started my claim.  This took about 5-10 minutes, because and each step was very clear and user-friendly.  LOVE THAT!





Immediately, I was sent a e-mail with my claim information, and how to complete the next steps in the claim process.  



My next email required me to to upload or fax documentation!  I chose to upload my signed paperwork and Photo ID with photos I had taken with my hubby’s phone!  LOVE THAT!



I again got an immediate response that they had received my documents and will get back to me within 8 hours after they review them.  Did you hear that 8 hours!!!!



The NEXT morning, I get this awesome e-mail:



Then all I had to do was pay a $112 insurance deductible, which was added to my next AT&T bill.  I know that some of you are like, deductible?, but this is an insurance claim, and I don’t know any places that you don’t pay a deductible, when you file a claim.  (Lucky for me, I didn’t have to pay a very high one because I had not made any claims in over 12 months).


The very NEXT day a package came in the mail, with this new iPhone 7 in the box!  LOVE THAT!  



And some instructions on how to call Pro Tech support to help you set up your new phone, and back up the old one.  This is FREE by the way, and great for those who have no idea on how to do this.


And finally, they give you a shipping label and instructions on how to send your old phone back.



OMGosh, it can’t get any easier than this, and that is why I just had to share my awesome experience with Asurion and give them a super shout out!  This is a company that treats you right, and for only $34 a month, I have some peace of mind if my phones get lost, stolen, or damaged, and honestly I don’t know many people who can afford to buy a new phone outright.


Thanks to ATT & Asurion for making this gal a happy customer!  


Why I love My Cell Phone Charging Stations!

I’m a bona-fied Apple Fan, who is always on the look out for fun, functional accessories for my Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iWatch.   I have found some super problem solvers, trendy covers, and nifty gadget at great prices through out the years, and thought that I would share my cell phone charging stations.    

First up, is a unique charging station that gives power to both my Apple watch & phone at the same time, and what’s not to love about that?  



Orzly Charge Station for Apple Watch and iPhone





What I love the about this charging station:

It’s super compact, and has a very sturdy design, that easy to set up and use. 

It keeps my phone & watch charging wires together & organized.

I can see my phone notifications without having to pick it up.  

It’s $10,  Cha-Ching!

It comes in a variety of colors for all of you home decor divas & dudes out there!   (Silver is my thang).



I have had the above phone charging stand for about 6 months now, and I also bought several of the



Adjustable Cell Phone Stands below 






This stand works with any cell phone brand, which is great for all you Android lovers out there!  

It’s sturdy, compact, and adjustable which works great if you love making videos!  





This little guy comes in a variety of colors, like this awesome red above, and the price ranges anywhere from $10-14 dollars.  Not bad!  🙂


I am always on the go, and anything that keeps my phones juiced up, and organized is a huge plus for me.  And honestly, if your a blogger, vlogger, or social media pro, just having the ability to glance over and see your multitude of notifications and alerts, is reason alone to try this super charging station.  NO HANDS BABY!  


*Just so you know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decide to buy.  Thank you for your continued support, and Happy Charging!*     








DIY Small Space Garden Design Ideas

When I first bought my home over 10 years ago, the last thing I thought about was putting a garden in the back yard.  In fact, the majority of my yard is a huge concrete patio, which at the time was great, because it meant less grass to cut!  🙂  But, over the years, the gardening bug had gotten a hold of me, and with the help of my hubby, I found some super DIY small space garden design ideas, that have brought a fully functional garden into my backyard.  Below is a timeline of my garden design ideas, which I hope will inspire some of you to also become a fellow green thumb and make “growing your own” a part of your lifestyle.  Gardening has helped my family and I afford fresh produce, which not only tastes the best, but is a great way to stay healthy for less.


Patio Backyard



My very first year of gardening, I bought some huge planters and grew some tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs.  Seriously, it couldn’t get any easier, but I wanted to grow more, so that I could can my garden goodies for the winter months.  So, the following year my hubby and I took advantage of some flat area space right behind my house, and we built three raised bed gardens.

Raised Garden Beds


We also added some wooden trellises to the ends of our raised garden beds, which allowed us to grow vertically and add more veggies such as beans, cucumbers, and squash.


Garden Beds

Below, are some ways that we found ways to grow veggies and herbs on our patio.  First up, is our pallet beds.

Pallet Beds

A friend of mine found this huge pallet box on the side of the road, and I converted it into another planter, it’s below my DIY herb planter.  Check out the swiss chard that grows like crazy in it.   🙂

Swiss Chard

And finally, I wanted a way to walk right outside by back door and add fresh oregano, basil, mint, cilantro, or dill to my daily meals.   So, we built a DIY Herb Planter.


Herb Planter Decor

DIY Herb Planter Shelf



I hope that you can see how much fun gardening can be, and if you would like to see what has come out of my garden click here