Meerkat is more than just a cute little mammal from Africa

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How long have you been waiting for the Next Big Thing in social media? Not only have there been tons of apps to compliment, augment, and even consolidate our social media platforms but there have also been plenty of new platforms. And most of them don’t last too long. As proof positive of this, I encourage […]

Vanity, thy name is Selfie

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Selfie is a really annoying word, isn’t it? I mean, it’s totally accurate. It’s a description of a photo taken by oneself. But it’s become such a part of pop culture vernacular that it really has a negative connotation. Look through any random teenage girl’s Instagram account and you’ll see something like this (which was […]

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Women and Car Shows

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I’ve been going to car shows for as long as I can remember. Or at least as long as I’ve been married, which kind of feels like the same thing. My husband is a fan of cars and so am I. He likes the mechanics and I like the aesthetics. It’s part of why I […]

3 Cameras to Covet from Best Buy

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A few weeks ago, I created what I think was my best gift guide yet. I always look for cool, slightly unusual, and definitely not pie-in-the-sky items. I had four subguides broken down into kids stuff, socially good products, out of the ordinary gift ideas, and all the things a blogger like me would covet. […]

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 […]