Tag Archive: technology

Activity Tracker Comparison: Fitbit Force versus Jawbone UP

A new year means new resolutions, and for many of us these include having healthier lifestyles.  If you’re looking to assess where you are now and have some accountability for going forward, an activity tracker is a great tool.  There are several on the market. In this review I’ll be comparing two of the major …

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Top 5 Picks for New Parents

Top 5 things I didn’t think we needed as new parents, but now I can’t live without As new parents it can be extremely overwhelming seeing the thousands of products available for you and your newborn baby.  It’s difficult to know what you will truly need, what is just a ploy, and what is going …

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Woven Basket from Electrical Cords

Does this look familiar, boxes and totes full of discarded and outdated electronic devices in a tangled mass of cords?  Over the years, we have gone through several computer towers, printers, DVD players, and sets of speakers.  Some have been upgraded, others replaced after extensive use. In our last house, all of these unused items …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, August 3, 2012

Italian Ice, Geeky Gifts, Make it Yourself, Fantastic Food, and Children’s Books 1. Rita’s: Ice. Custard. Happiness. This spring we were introduced to one of the East Coast’s culinary delights, Italian Ice.  Growing up in the rural Midwest, we did not have any businesses in our area that made this product or sold it regularly.  Hearing …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 20, 2012

Project Tutorials, Interior Design, Living Fully, Manly Materials, and Surreal Sculptures 1. Cut Out and Keep I love coming across a great stash of unique craft ideas along with their step-by-step instructions.  Even if I don’t get around to re-creating the projects myself, I still enjoy seeing the process and what others have come up with. …

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Top 5 Websites for Dads

June is already half over and this Sunday is Father’s Day, our chance to give the outstanding men in our lives a big “Thank You” for all they do.  Fire up the grill and grab Dad a cold one, because he deserves a day to kick back, have a little fun, and know just how …

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Top 5 Websites for Moms

This week, in honor of our moms, the Top 5 is dedicated to sites that they will hopefully enjoy and find very useful.  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13th.  So, if you have not already finished your shopping check out the previous post for last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.  Since I am so fortunate …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, March 9, 2012

Life Hacks, Computer Glasses, Salt Art, Audio Books, and Beautiful Stores 1. Lifehacker I’m always looking for new ways to improve my life and make things easier.  Lifehacker.com is a website chock full of tips, tricks, and “hacks” focused on taking the stress and complication out of daily tasks.  Throughout the day they feature different ideas to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, March 2, 2012

Money-saving Coupons, Knowledge Junkies, Budget Apps, Caffeinated Soap, and Touchscreen Gloves 1. RetailMeNot Saving money and couponing has never been more popular, competitive, and now never easier.  Unless you are one of the die-hards who has made couponing their full-time job and are preparing for your appearance on reality television, most of us don’t have the …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 24, 2012

Pinners, Test Tubes, Education, Gifts, and Groceries 1. Pinterest By now almost everyone’s heard of Pinterest, the online pinboard where people share what they love.  I was a little late to the game and only started using the service a few months ago.  Once I took the time to check out the site and what was …

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