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HP Envy 120 Home Schooling Friendly

Update: While this printer is a nice printer, after two weeks the scanner/copier light will not come on. You can read the update here. HP as of right now is refusing to offer any solution to the problem.

I have always been a fan of HP products, I also had a love for Kodak. So when it came time to getting a new printer, I went with the Kodak ESP 5200. The main reason I chose this printer was because it was wireless, the ink was cheaper, and the ink was supposed to last awhile. With being homeschoolers we print a good bit monthly. So having a good printer is a must. At first I was very pleased with this printer, then I noticed the print quality was junk, and the ink ran out way to fast.

I even tried to set the printer where it only printed black, that didn’t work to well. I was going through ink like crazy, and I decided I wanted to ditch Kodak and go back to my trusted HP printer. Problem is the printer is about 6 years old, and I haven’t used it in forever, I am not even sure it works still. So that was out of the question.

I noticed a bunch of HP giveaways, so I set them all up in a folder and I entered them all daily. My hard work paid off because I ended up winning the HP Envy 120 from Our Ordinary Life.


The HP Envy 120 arrived via Fedex today. I quickly unhooked the old one and got the new one all set up. I couldn’t wait I heard a lot of good things about this printer.

kodak esp 5200


After plugging it all up, I turned it on and followed the on screen setup. I loved that it’s touchscreen. Makes setting it up simple! After setting it up and getting it all hooked up to the wifi, I went and set up the eprinting. Let me tell you, I am going to LOVE this feature. Why? Because I can print from ANYWHERE via my smartphone! This is a blessing, if I am every out and about and need to print something I can.

After I had the printer all set up, I took to checking out the apps! Yes, this printer has apps! This printer is going to become my best friend quickly.


I love the fact I can push a button on the printer and print graph paper! I am loving all the apps!!!

If you are a home schooling family and looking for a great printer, I would highly recommend the HP Envy 120. I plan on using the printer to make weekly meal planning menus, math print outs, and I will also be using the Disney app to print out fun worksheets for my daughter.


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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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