Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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*this post contains affiliate links Mother’s Day is almost here and I’ve already done a Mother’s Day post (Gardening Gifts with a Vintage Flair) but I have some more Mother’s Day gift ideas in me so here they are ~ this one is in the form of a gift guide.  Some of the gifts are free (fun phone apps), some are techy ’cause I like

Ditch Your DSLR ~ Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone

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Tips for Taking Awesome Pictures with Your Smartphone When you read, ‘Ditch your DSLR’ did you want to scream? I don’t really mean it but the truth of the matter is I don’t take my DSLR everywhere with me (even though I love it) but my smartphone….yep, that’s pretty much always within arm’s reach.  I must admit that I have been snooty in the past

Conversations Across the Clothesline and a Fun Announcement

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Clotheslines make me think of a time and place where people connected and things were somewhat simpler……. A few weeks ago I started to notice a buzz ~the buzz surrounded a beautiful app that supported so many of the same sentiments as I embrace ~ connection, creation and inspiration ~ most of the reasons I started this blog.   My hope was always to connect

10 Rules of Smartphone Etiquette

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Do you remember life before smartphones? I didn’t have my first cell phone until my middle son was 2 years old.  I remember thinking it was so cool and awesome to have that flip phone.  I liked the security it provided.  I was a single mom at the time and having a cell phone was a great way to stay safe ~ to make sure

DIY Smartphone Projector

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DIY Smartphone Projector Do you like to use your smartphone to watch TV shows, movies, or slideshows?  I have Netflix, the WWE Network, movies downloaded to my smartphone, pictures, instagram….LOTS and lots of entertainment on my smartphone itself.  The problem is that I have to HOLD my phone to watch (oh.my.goodness.how.lazy.am.I?) ~ yes, holding it can be hard for long periods of time so instead

The Smart Home Has Arrived ~ Check Out the #BuzzAboutHive

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Disclosure: I am being compensated by Hive for this campaign and being part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. I love technology (insert wedding song from Napoleon Dynamite). I really do. It has helped me in so many ways to organize my life and it has allowed me to be a work-at-home Mom which is something that would not have been possible 20 years

Tech for the Holidays for Everyone in Your Family

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Tech for the Holidays ~ A Gift Guide For Everyone in the Family *Disclosure: As a member of a pretty cool team of influencers I receive some very useful and wonderful gadgets and gizmos.  All opinions shared with you are my own. What’s on your Christmas wishlist?  Any tech items?  I always have several and so do my husband and sons.   My oldest son is in

Top 4 Tech Picks for Gift Giving

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Top 4 Tech Picks for Gift Giving A few weeks ago I had the chance to go to New York City as part of a Verizon Team for the NYC Summit.  While there I had the opportunity to try out some new products firsthand.  All of the products that I played with {that’s what it was like….being a kid in a toy store} were awesome

How to Keep All of Your Digital Photos in One Place

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Gather ALL of Your Digital Photos in One Place I have a LOT Of devices.  I have a PC, tablet, and smart phones {5 at last count}.  I know…the phone thing is a bit of a problem….my only defense is that I really like technology and each of the phones has a sweet spot for me.  I also have and take LOTS of pictures with

8 Thanksgiving Day Apps

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Thanksgiving Day is almost here and now is the time to download the apps you’ll need to round out your day   I have apps for recipes {how do I stuff a turkey????}, turkey wallpaper, turkey sounds {the sounds always get my kids and me laughing}, a shopping app {while you sit on the couch and debate whether or not to have a cold turkey