What Working Moms Really Want In A Laptop

When it comes to what working moms really want in a laptop, it seems like most manufacturers focus on the technical specs. Specs are nice, but I’ll be honest, they’re not the most important thing to me when I’m shopping for a new computer. My work is, followed closely by this guy. When Intel and Dell first approached me about working together on a review for the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, they led with some taglines and specs, including this {Read More}

Lucky Leprechaun Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to whip up a little leprechaun-themed snack for the kids.   Lucky Leprechaun Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies) Ingredients: 6 Cups Chex cereal 1 Cup green chocolate candy melts 1/4 Cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp butter 1 ½ Cup powdered sugar 1 Cup Lucky Charms cereal Directions: In a large, microwave safe bowl combine the candy melts, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. {Read More}

Dollar Store Craft: Four Leaf Button Clovers

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with the kids? This cute Four Leaf Button Clovers craft my friend Katie came up with easy and fun to do with the family. You don’t have to be particularly crafty (even I can make this one) or spend a lot of money on supplies to create a little festive holiday decor with your kids to display around the house. Most of the materials used for this craft can be {Read More}

Buying Tillie Her First Cell Phone

Tillie’s getting her first cell phone this Christmas. Well, the first one that’s totally hers, that is. She’s 13 and it’s the one thing she really wants for Christmas this year. Mykl & I have agreed that she’s old enough, and have already started setting ground rules for her. (For anyone worried I’m spoiling the surprise, she already knows she’s getting it.) This isn’t her first phone. For the past year or so, she’s shared a cell phone with her {Read More}

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Sharing some great deals for bloggers this Black Friday. (and yes, I have included some affiliate links as well.) Blogger Tools & Subscription Deals 17hats – Invoicing, Bookkeeping, Timetracking, Contact Management, Workflows, and More! Save 50% on their 2-year plan, no code required. Valid Friday only. Get the 17hats deal now. 1Password from AgileBits – Create more secure passwords and actually remember them with ease with 1Password. They have versions for both PC and Mac, and their browser extension has {Read More}

Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

As many of you know, I’m lactose intolerant. So I love it when I come across vegan baking recipes, since they are already dairy-free. Unlike my regular pie crust recipe, this vegan pie crust is dairy-free and egg-free. Best of all, it’s still nice and flaky! Vegan Pie Crust Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup coconut oil, chilled to a solid (fill your measuring cup with the oil and place in the freezer until solid) 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 {Read More}

Saving Time & Staying Safe With Mobile Banking

I finally jumped on the mobile banking bandwagon. When it comes to technology, I’m usually an early adopter of devices and social networks, but mobile banking was something I held off on. I started looking into mobile banking options at the beginning of the year when I opened a checking account for my content strategy consulting business. I love my credit union, so naturally I went to them to find out more about their business checking accounts. When compared with the {Read More}

Easy Halloween Treat: Mummy Graham Crackers

Mummy Graham Crackers are an easy Halloween treat to make in your home kitchen. The prep time is reasonable, and the finished result is perfect to add a little something extra when it’s your turn to bring a homemade treat to a Halloween party or potluck. Best of all – the decorating is super easy to do! If you can draw a line, you can totally make these delish little Mummy Graham Crackers. Mummy Graham Crackers Ingredients: Graham Cracker Squares {Read More}

Quick Tech Tip to Fall Asleep Faster

Like many people, I tend to lay awake in bed at the end of the night, scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook or checking my email one last time. I am a card-carrying blogger & part of the Verizon influencer team, after all. Or maybe I’m just addicted to social media. Maybe both. In an age where our mobile devices are almost always within arms’ reach, it’s hard to resist the temptation to check your cell phone one last time before {Read More}

Best Emerald Coast Area Activities For Families

Last month I spent a weekend in the Emerald Coast area of Florida for Brandcation, an annual blogging event that’s part girl’s weekend, part brand trip. It wasn’t my first time exploring the Emerald Coast area, and it definitely won’t be my last.  Next time, I plan to bring the whole family. During my first visit to the Emerald Coast area of Florida, I spent most of my time on the Harborwalk reveling in all the things I could do {Read More}