HP Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO Desktop Computer | Helping Us With Family Time | #HPFamilyTime

HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO Desktop Computer

I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP desktop PC and other products as part of my participation.

Summer break has just begun & my kids are already in an electronic coma.  If we were to let them, they would play video games or watch TV literally all day and all night.  I want summertime to be filled with family togetherness – not just playing video games!  So, in an effort to have some fun together, Michaela and I hopped on the new HP Windows computer and looked up some nature parks in our area.  This computer is so fast that we found what we wanted, quick as a wink! We printed off directions to a letterbox in the area too & we were off!  (For more information about letterboxes, look up www.letterboxing.org)

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When we first got to the nature park, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I figured we’d at least have a nice walk along the trails. 

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Our directions brought us over a bridge and along a path which forked off toward a creek.  At first, my girls weren’t too sure about heading down to the creek, but once they conquered climbing down the hill, they loved it! 

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Even our sissy city dog, Casper, romped around in the water and had a blast!


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Getting out into nature has it’s benefits…

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And it has some disadvantages too!  The next day we came back with Daddy and found this dead snake.  We also found a live baby snake a little downstream.  UGH!  Actual size was only about 3 inches long, but it still creeped me out!

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Daddy showed Mikenah how to skip rocks.  She got pretty good!!

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On our way out, we decided to see if we could find the letterbox.  We got back on the trails, and saw something moving in the grass next to us.  The kids were thrilled to see this adorable bunny!


We made it to the letterbox area, but didn’t come prepared with proper clothing to go traipsing through the tall grass, so we decided to find it on another day.  Out near the parking lot is this beautiful field of flowers.  Love!


This was a perfect afternoon filled with adventure and fun.   Some of my favorite quotes from my kids were:  “This place is awesome!”  “We need to come here every day!”  “This is our new special place!”

The HP Envy 23 TouchSmart AiO Desktop Computer is perfect for my family because we love having fun together and sharing it with our loved ones.  We love how fast it uploads pictures so that we can share with our friends and family.  Our old computer was so slow and groggy that we rarely used it.  Grandparents are always asking for new photos and this computer is perfect for sending off pictures in a snap.

Be sure to check out Heather’s experience (and review) with the HP Envy 23 Touchsmart as well.

Check out how Missy uses her HP Envy 23 Touchsmart to help keep her family healthy.

See how Heather is sharing hobbies with her family on the HP Envy 23 Touchsmart.

I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP desktop PC and other products as part of my participation.


  1. Wendy says

    Eek! Snake! I see one that size nearly every time I go running at home. Not cool. But the rest looks fabulous!!

  2. Amy says

    I LOVE being able to get to a computer to quickly find what I’m looking for. We are so in need of an upgrade… I swear the house computer is as slow as Molasses!

  3. Beautiful. What a wonderful experience. I love the pictures! Please be careful around baby snakes. They are more poisonous (if they are a poisonous snake) than older snakes. Well, their venom is more potent. We see several out here on the farm.

    • Missy says

      Thankfully, the baby snake slithered under some rocks just after I took this picture. There is no way any of us would get close to that thing! lol But thanks for the advice. I’ll keep that in mind. 🙂

  4. Brett says

    Looks like a pretty amazing computer!!

  5. Kate F. says

    Your dog is so cute! The nature area looks like a cool place to go 🙂

    • Missy says

      Awe thanks! We had a blast!

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