So You Got Your First Smartphone-Now What?

So You Got Your First Smartphone-Now What 8 Tips to Help You Get Started from

This post is part of the Verizon Wireless Lifestyle Blogger program #vzwbuzz. All opinions are my own. I’ve had smartphones for over 8 years now in one form or another but my husband and oldest son each just got their first.  Because using my smartphone has become second nature to me I didn’t remember that there is, indeed, a learning curve involved with getting started.  They

How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone

8 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone |

*this post contains affiliate links 8 Tips for Taking Awesome Photos of Fireworks with Your Smartphone  This is the season of fireworks ~ whether it be to celebrate a holiday or your favorite team winning a ball game it seems they are everywhere and I love it! Ever since I was a little girl I have been a huge fan of them.  A few years

Best Barbecue Apps

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Barbecue and grilling season is here, finally, and because I am grilling deficient (I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to grilling) I wanted to share the best barbecue apps with you! Whether you’re a pro (like my husband), in between or a novice there’s an app for every level.

Purify the Air in Your Home the Easy Way

Purify your home environment and remove allergens the easy way from

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. All opinions are 100% mine. My kids all suffer from awful seasonal allergies.  I really love spring but when I see them all stuffy with red puffy eyes and having to blow their nose constantly, well, I’m not so fond of the blooming trees and flowers any more.  They really enjoy

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 ( ~ yes, holding it can be hard for long periods of time so instead

The Smart Home Has Arrived ~ Check Out the #BuzzAboutHive


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