August 11, 2016

Staying in Shape with Style: Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch

I’ve been using a Fitbit off and on for the past year or so as a means of motivating myself to move more. On the days that I don’t run or work out, I’m lucky if I get 3,000 steps in (the recommended goal is 10,000!!!) Those of you who have desk jobs can relate, I’m...
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Blogging & Social Media
February 23, 2015

What I Use: February 2015

I often get asked about the camera equipment we use, and I decided it was good fodder for a blog post. I have purchased most of these products myself, or I will tell you otherwise. Either way, it is equipment that I truly use and recommend. Photography Cameras: In addition to his full-time job as an I.T. Director, my husband has...
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December 1, 2014

What if a smartphone battery could last all weekend?

I love my smartphone. We are joined at the hip. I’m lucky if I get through a day without charging her up. When I’m traveling or away from home all day, she doesn’t get through the day. On a normal day, she just barely makes it till bedtime. There is nothing worse than waking up...
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July 30, 2014

Moto X Smartphone Review #VZWBuzz

A few years back I made the switch from Android to iPhone, and while it took a bit of adjusting, I’ve been fairly happy with the switch — so much so that I traded in my 4S for a 5S last summer and committed to another 2-year contract. I also have an iPad Mini that...
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June 2, 2014

Keep Kids Safe Online with Internet Filtering Software

My post about BING in the Classroom for ad-free, safe search in schools spawned several questions about keeping kids safe online when they’re at home. Unfortunately BING’s ad-free safe search is currently only available for schools, but there are other internet filtering software options for home use that you can install to protect your kids when they’re...
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November 25, 2013

iPad vs iPad Mini vs Google Nexus

With the holidays approaching, many of you may be buying or requesting a tablet. I was kind of late to the tablet train. I didn’t get my first tablet till last Christmas, and now I have three. Ahhhh the life of a blogger! If you’re not sure which tablet you want, I thought perhaps my...
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September 11, 2013

Trade In (or SELL) Your iPhone on Amazon.com

Are you jonesing for the new iPhone 5S? I know I am! I’ve been waiting anxiously for Apple to announce the official release date so I can upgrade from my 4S. I like the 4S just fine, but I’m on Verizon which means I’m still operating with a 3G network, and I’m more than ready...
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August 8, 2013

Canon Rebel EOX Rebel SL1 Review

We’ve spent the past few weeks getting familiar with the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 — the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR. When the box arrived on my doorstep, I dove right in and started using it. As a mom of three lively kids, I’m always trying to capture those special moments before they disappear, so I’m...
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February 17, 2010

Can the Palm Pre Plus REALLY Make Life Simpler?

I’ve had my Palm Pre Plus for two full weeks now, and I am getting comfortable with it. In fact, it has pretty much replaced my old phone. Unfortunately I haven’t figured out how to forward my old phone number to the Palm, but once I do, I’m ready to make the switch for good....
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