Fun at the Houston Arcade Expo with my HP Envy #HPSmartMom

billy mitchell autographs photo for little fan

This past weekend, (wow it’s been a week already) I packed up my camera and my HPEnvy printer to take to the Houston Arcade Expo in Northwest Houston. We had some special guests coming to the show and I wanted to make sure and capture all the fun. That I did.

Attendees were so excited to meet some really great guys in the video game world – world record breakers like Joel West and Billy Mitchell as well as Mark Hoff and Mr. Walter Day of Twin Galaxies fame!

It was wonderful seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they greeted them and snapped photos with them with their cell phones. But you know what made the event even more fun? I grabbed my DSLR and asked them if they wanted a photo with my camera.

billy mitchell and fan

Then I would surprise them and tell them I’d print it out for them so they could have that moment in time autographed. These were priceless moments.

billy mitchell autographs photo for little fan

And they loved the idea! They now had a photo they could frame, take home and display. What a great way to capture a memory.

I had a great time using my camera so much, printing out photos and seeing the smiles on the attendee’s faces. I would never have thought to have so much fun had I not been able to just pick up my lightweight, easy to carry with me HP Envy.

Now to think of more ways to really enjoy and make full use of my HPEnvy.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Bringing Classic Video Game Fun Back This Weekend #Houston


Hey Houstonians! This coming weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 7th and ending Saturday evening (Nov. 8th) you can play classic video games from days gone by at the Houston Area Arcade Expo. Lots of local video game enthusiasts bring their games for you to play. It’s a fun event for all.

Tickets (and event information) for the event can be purchased here: Today may be the last day for the pre-order of discounted tickets so if you want to go I’d grab those tickets quick! All games are set to free play so once you buy your tickets you can play all you want. No quarters needed.

Everything from classic arcade games and vintage computers to pinballs and video game consoles of yesteryear.


Remember the old apple IIe computers and Atari 2600 consoles? Yes, there will be some of those too.

The full list of over 200 games can be found here: How many do you remember playing as a kid?

Come and relive the good old days of your childhood and video arcade games. It’s going to be a fun time for all.


Oh and don’t forget you’ll also have the chance to meet Walter Day of Twin Galaxies fame, Video Game Player of the Century – Billy Mitchell, World Record breaker – Joel West and more. See who else will be there.


© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Being Part of Something Grand at Beaches Resorts #BeachesMoms

sandals foundation

Being able to attend a social media conference out of the country at an all-inclusive resort like Beaches Resorts was a dream come true. But you know what was even better than all that? This one thing and I wish I could have been a bigger part of it – The Sandals Foundation. The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. Their promise encompasses goals in three key areas – Education, Community and Environment.

Before attending the conference we were informed of the opportunity we had to pack for a purpose and that purpose was to be part of the generosity of the Sandals Foundation. We voluntarily packed backpacks with school supplies for the children in the Caribbean and presented them at one of our breakfast gatherings at Le Petit Chateau.

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All administrative and management costs associated with the Sandals Foundation are supported by Sandals Resorts International.

When you make a monetary donation, service or in-kind donation to the Sandals Foundation 100% of your contribution goes directly to the people they support in the Caribbean – to fulfilling their promise.

Education is one major area in which the Sandals Foundation focuses. They know the power of education and that the children are the future.

The Beaches Moms group brought backpack upon backpack and suitcase upon suitcase full of school supplies and I’ll bet you anything we all wished we could have packed more.

And when these two beautiful young girls sang a portion of the song, “We are the World”, I can tell you, I wasn’t the only one wiping away tears.


Like I said, while being on a tropical island as beautiful as Turks and Caicos is, it’s the people, the opportunity to do  good and to help children and the community in which they live that truly touched my heart at this conference.


You can be a change agent. I’d like to invite you to Like the Sandals Foundation on Facebook, Follow @SandalsFdn on Twitter & Instagram and visit them online at Join them in helping to make the Caribbean a better place.

 I paid a fee to attend the Social Media on the Sand conference and was provided with discount rates to do so. I was not asked nor am I required to write about my experiences.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.