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Eighty MPH Mom & Bed Bath & Beyond Giveaway

Eighty MPH Mom

When we were moving my son into his college dorm last year, we stayed at a hotel that was right next door to a Bed Bath and Beyond. I cannot begin to tell you what a relief this was, as there were so many things we did not remember to bring with us, or that we realized we needed last minute (door hooks, power strips, and of course, a flower arrangement from mom to spruce up the place!). I can say without a doubt that Bed Bath and Beyond is the headquarters for everything College.

One really neat thing that Bed Bath and Beyond carries is the Homedics® SoundSpa® Fusion AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio with iPOD Docking Station. I was ecstatic when I received this product for review. From the Bed Bath and Beyond website:

Ease into the day by waking up to the sound of your choice. This SoundSpa Fusion AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio with iPod docking station gives you the options of waking up to 6 nature sounds in addition to AM/FM radio, an alarm or your iPod. Charge your iPod while it’s docked or use to attach non-docking iPods, CD players and other MP3 players. Includes large LCD display and 5 interchangeable face plates, dual alarm with snooze. The auto-off nap/sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

My daughter is really enjoying this – I really want to steal it from her, but that wouldn’t be very nice. Instead she has it in her room, and has changed the face plate several times. The colors of the face plates are gorgeous, and it is such a clever idea to be able to match any decor. What she was most excited about was the dock for her iPod. She loves her music and previously wasn’t able to play her iPod music in her room…now she can. She is also enjoying the sound machine – she can choose from several different sounds to lull her to sleep. I think this would be perfect for a college student. After studying hard, the soothing sounds would be so relaxing (and maybe help them sleep), and of course, an alarm clock is a necessity!

Bed Bath and Beyond is a great resource for all things back-to-college. In addition to the dorm essentials, Bed Bath and Beyond has tools and tips for students and parents. They provide free tools like a comprehensive checklist and something called “Pack and Hold”, a service that eliminates the hassle of packing the car or the cost of renting a moving van. Now this is a really neat service. We had 3 cars packed full when we moved my son into his dorm…I really wish we had known about this service then. There is also a section on Practical College Solutions. This is a really helpful tool.

From Bed Bath and Beyond – College Prep: Dorm Design 101 -Experts suggest this year’s must-have items:

As fall draws near, the millions of students (and their parents) that are headed off to college will begin to prepare for this exciting but challenging time of life. With the abundance of dorm room gear available for dorm dwellers, Bed Bath & Beyond recommends a few key items that are must-haves for comfort and décor.

“For years, Bed Bath & Beyond has been helping students and parents save time and money on this journey,” commented Bari Fagin of Bed Bath & Beyond. “Check with your college or university before you shop to learn the specific rules of your on-campus housing. Then, use our checklist to identify what you need to buy and what you can take from home. Save money by dividing the list with your roommate, this way you avoid buying duplicate items.”

Make a statement. Since the bed is typically the largest item in the room it typically sets the décor tone. Select a bedding pattern that reflects your personality. This year Nautica® offers several patterns in both comforters and duvet covers. Grover Beach is a great set for guys, in masculine grey and black it has a modern geometric appeal. For a fun, feminine look, go with the bright and bold plaid of “Torrey Beach.”
Good Night, Sleep Tight. If you’re headed for on-campus housing, you’re probably not destined for a new mattress. Convert any mattress to comfy cozy by starting with a mattress protector, which acts as a barrier between you and the mattress, and then add a mattress topper like a fiberbed for additional comfort.
Storage Solutions. Tuition may have increased over time, but the size of the average dorm room has not. Choose a double hang closet rod to double the amount of usable closet space and use bed lifts and underbed storage bags to maximize every nook and cranny of your room.
Wake Up Call. Finally something that actually listens… and responds! The Moshi® Interactive Voice Response Alarm Clock is voice or touch activated. The clock responds to voice commands such as “Time,” “Temperature,” “Alarm” and so much more. Now there are no excuses for being late to class.
Quick Study. There’s no reason you can’t be comfortable while getting work done. The My PlaceTM Bed Desk will help you knock out that term paper from the couch, bed or even your favorite chair. Folds down for storage and comes with an LED light and built in mouse pad.
All Charged Up. With all of the wireless gadgets students carry these days, cell phones, PDA’s and MP3 players, a great organizational accessory is a charging station. This unique item keeps all of your wireless wonders together and conveniently charges them while keeping the cords out of sight.

With the wide array of products student have to select from, it’s easy to transform any dorm room from drab to fab. Whether shopping in stores nationwide or online at, let Bed Bath & Beyond be your one-stop-shop for all your back to college needs.

I am a huge fan of Bed Bath and Beyond, and I will be returning there again this year for my son’s back-to-college needs. Even though he will not be in a dorm this year, he will be in an apartment, and there will be a whole new list of “needs”!

Thanks to the nice people at Bed Bath and Beyond you can WIN the Abbey 11-Piece Complete Dorm Room Ensemble shown below!

Abbey 11-Piece Complete Dorm Room Ensemble:
Get prepared for your new surroundings with this 11-piece dorm room ensemble. Abbey combines the fashion-forward colors of warm chocolate and fierce magenta with contemporary design.

Twin/Twin extra long set includes:
Bedding: (1) 63″ x 92″ comforter, 1) standard sham, (1) standard pillowcase, (1) fitted and (1) flat sheet (Fitted sheet is 4″ longer than a standard twin sheet and has a seam that provides a perfect fit on both twin and twin extra long bed sizes.), (1) standard bed pillow,
Other: (2) two pink 25″ x 44″ bath towels, (1) dry-erase board with marker, (1) large pink hamper that measures 13 1/2″ H x 13 1/2″ W x 22 1/2″ D.

$79.99 for the twin/twin extra long size.
This item can be found in Bed Bath & Beyond stores, online at or by calling 1-800-GO BEYOND (1-800-462-3966).


4 August, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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