Fadra’s 3rd Annual Highly Unusual Gift Guide

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Are you ready for some Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or whatever reason you have to rush out and buy something to show someone how much they mean to you? Then I’ve got just the right thing for you. I don’t know why but this year I’m actually ready for Christmas. I mean, I’m not physically ready […]

The Good News and Bad News about the Shark Rotator Vacuum

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There are two camps of people, I’ve learned. Those that love to vacuum and those that don’t. I happen to fall into the former category for reasons I can’t entirely explain. I have no real domestic skills or desires but I somehow find vacuuming, painting, and cleaning windows all extremely gratifying. Even though I’m well […]

The Intel Inside (of a Best Buy Store)

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One day, my friend asked me if I could take off on Friday. Normally a working stiff, she decided to take the day off and asked if I wanted to join her. Of course I had work to do. Of course I don’t get paid unless I work. But even freelancers need a day off. […]

KidsLink: An App to Organize Your Entire Family (even pets!)

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A few ago, my son fell off the wagon. Well, he fell off a wagon. Not the wagon but that wasn’t the most interesting part of the story. He fell off a wagon and complained in his overly dramatic way that his arm hurt. He was screaming, crying, and begging to be put out of his misery (I told you […]

My husband really can cook (and other ways I’m teaching my son about fire prevention)

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In my role as a working mother, I wear many hats. (And notice I didn’t say work outside the home, work at home, stay at home or any other qualifier). But since I left the corporate world five years ago, happily watching the dust fly as I took off down the road, I knew the freelance life […]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]

August Audio Fest at Best Buy with the Samsung M5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: So Easy A Girl Can Do It

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It’s a good thing I don’t get asked to review too many shiny objects. Because I would do it every. single. time. Pretty, shiny, luxurious, and high tech. Those are probably my favorite review categories. Oh, and delicious. I love a good food review once in a while. But today, it’s all tech and it’s […]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 12

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I’m almost to episode 13 which would give me a full season of Show & Tell Tuesday. Don’t 13 episodes make a season? Then I can start selling it as a boxed set with never before seen footage! And exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews! Or I can just keep filming stuff like this. It’s a little technical […]

How Leaky Batteries Became Taboo at My House

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We had lovely evening plan for New Year’s Eve last year. Lovely for a suburban family of three, that is. No partying all night or spending extravagant amounts of money on downtown celebrations. Nope. We were opting for a steak dinner on the grill at our neighbors’ house. They also have a family of three […]

All The Ways To Say… Why did I take that picture? {Giveaway}

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A few short months ago, I made an infomercial highly entertaining video describing all of the benefits of using a service like BooksTo.Me. And I wrote a very informative post about what it was all about including a highly pinnable image. But just in case I can’t convince you to click back and read the entire post […]

What to do with all those Instagram photos

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My instagramming has a very distinct style and my Instagram profile kind of says it all: I like interesting photos and colorful filters. But the style is also about when I take photos. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Instagram isn’t an every day social media tool for me. If it was, it would get a little […]