Review: HP Photosmart 6520 All-in-one Printer

I recently finished the desk portion of our home office (it's all still a work in progress). It's simple and functional - and it's a design Chris and I both love. It provides us with plenty of desk space, hides our files, and it's decorative. The only thing our home office was missing was a printer. So it was a blessing when Staples contacted me to review the HP Photosmart 6520 eAll-in-one Printer. (#yesplease)

I have to be honest, I was a little intimidated prior to opening this box. Since the printer offered so many different functions, I was a little worried it would be complicated to set up and more of a hassle than anything (I can make a desk and hang shelves on the wall, but this little guy made me nervous - go figure). 

Much to my surprise, the printer was incredibly user friendly and within 20 minutes of opening the box I was printing pictures. 

The printer came with four different ink cartridges - which, again, were super easy to install.

It also came with a package of glossy, 4x6 sheets for printing. 

As you can see in the bottom left corner in the above picture, the printer is operated by a 3.45" touch screen - which I particularly loved. As much as we touch and swipe on electronics, it made the setup and printing process a breeze. It also offered video demos for certain steps of the set-up process. (#fancy)

The main thing I loved about this printer was it only required one cord. One! And that was just to plug it into the wall for power. Everything else was wireless. It wirelessly connected to our internet - then my laptop was able to find it and send my pictures. Perhaps all home printers these days do this, but my last printer purchase was in grad school (maybe even undergrad?) at least four to five years ago and wireless wasn't an option for me. So I was impressed. 

Once the printer connected to the internet and my computer connected to the printer, we got down to business. In a matter of seconds, I printed a 4x6 of us last week on our three year anniversary. Now I've just got to find a frame. 

This bad boy not only prints pictures and documents, but you can also use it to scan and make copies. As far as size and aesthetics - it's a typical printer size, but it's design is sleek so it isn't bulky or distracting. I am 100% pleased with this HP printer and I think it's a great value for the price and the capabilities. If you're in the market for a printer that has some versatility and is easy to use, this is a good buy! Go here to read all the capabilities and specs on this HP printer. 

Full disclosure: Staples provided me with this item for review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their entire line of printers online.


Life Lately

Last week was jam-packed! Not only was I super busy at work, but Chris and I celebrated three years of marriage and Chris turned a year older! This is us before dinner at Central in downtown Montgomery. We shared a wonderful night filled with great conversation and amazing food! 

Check out my Instagram for other things going on in the life of the Jackson's. 


Three Years

Today marks three years of marriage for Chris and myself. Time is a funny thing. A short amount of it can seem like an eternity and the opposite is true that an eternity can slip by in no time. We've been married three years, but we've been together and best friends for about eight and a half years. I'm going to save you all the mushy-gushy love post and just share with you some pictures from the past eight years. Enjoy! 

 Our first summer together. 

The Fourth of July circa 2005

Universal Studios, Orlando, FL circa 2005. 

Rum Runners in Raleigh, NC during our college years. 

Half-time tailgating at NC State football game circa 2006.

Acadia National Park in Maine, 2007. 

Mount Washington, Maine, 2007.

Sunday River Ski Resort

The Crab Shack, Tybee Island

Hilton Head, GA

Christmas in Savannah, 2011.

Trip down to Ruston, LA o visit Chris's friends and fraternity. 

Christmas with my parents in NC, 2010. 

Celebrating my grad school graduation the classiest way possible. Hula-hooping for a free waffle into the early morning hours with all our friends. 

Rehearsal dinner July 16, 2010

Our first dance as husband and wife, July 17, 2010.

Let's get this fourth year started! It's going to be a good one!