10 Tips for Switching to a New Cell Phone

tips for new cell phone

I love trying out new tech, but sometimes switching to a new cell phone can suck. New phones don’t come pre-loaded with all your apps or contacts in the same place as your old phone, and if you’re switching models, the buttons are probably in different places and there are new features to learn, too. Since I switch cell phones often as part of the Verizon influencer team, I thought I’d share some of my tips to ease the transition {Read More}

Keeping Kids Active On a Budget

Keeping Kids Active

Exercise has many wonderful benefits – it builds strong bones, maintains a healthy weight, and even improves self-esteem. The one benefit that millions of families overlook is how physical activity can create a stronger family bond. With summer right around the corner, consider some of these ideas to keep your kids active on a budget. Family fitness activities teach valuable life lessons like teamwork, communication and organization. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make memorable memories. Sometimes, all {Read More}

Karina Dresses Purchase: The Sophie

Checking myself out in the Sophie dress

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t just wear Karina Dresses because they send them to me to feature on my blog or because I’m an affiliate – I also buy them because I love them so much. They have some really good sales, so sometimes I treat myself by buying a new dress. A few months ago they had a 50% off clearance sale, so I snagged this Sophie Dress for $30. Total steal, in my opinion. The Sophie Dress isn’t {Read More}

Best Buy Exclusive: AMD FX APU HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart

Looking for great gaming and entertainment performance in a laptop? Take a look at the AMD FX APU HP Envy Touchsmart. Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card in exchange for sharing information about this new Best Buy exclusive product. There are affiliate links included in this post. The HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop features AMD’s most powerful mobile processor – the AMD FX Special Edition APU. Whether you’re mega multi-tasking or in the middle of an intense game, this {Read More}

Glee Season Finale – I tried not to cry but just couldn’t help it

Glee cast

Image credit: Wikimedia Two things you should know about me right off the bat: I have no idea when the season finale actually aired because I’m perpetually behind on actually catching up with TV shows. I cry during sad movies and TV. Like, a lot. To the point where Mykl often has to ask if I’m ok because I’ve turned into a sobbing mess totally unlike my regular assertive, snarky self. Tonight I reached a breaking point on some website {Read More}

Direct Sales: Can You Really Make Money Working From Home?

Direct Sales: Can you really make money working from home?

Many women (and men) are jumping into the world of Direct Sales with companies like Young Living, Jamberry, Plexus, and more. This isn’t just a side business for some people – Today reported that stay-at-home moms are leveraging their connections through social media and blogs to create six-figure incomes for themselves. With all these women making more money working from home, I thought this would be a good opportunity to partner with Quotacy to interview some bloggers about their experiences in {Read More}

Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Delicious homemade pad thai - recipe at LifeWithLevi.com

Craving pad thai? My favorite takeout dish is pad thai, and I get a craving for it about once every other week. Our local thai joint is awesome and makes my tastebuds super happy, but my wallet isn’t as thrilled about the expense of eating out so often. This pad thai recipe is easier on the budget and has a great fresh taste. I’ve made it with chicken, but you can easily swap out the chicken for beef, shrimp, or {Read More}

Kids – Get Your Science On! The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is Back


Calling all kids! Are you ready to get your science on? The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is back and currently accepting applications. You might remember that I wrote about the challenge last year. I’m excited because this year, I have two kids I’m going to encourage to enter – Tillie is in 6th grade and my niece Alizah is in 5th grade. Even if they don’t have their eye on the big prize, I think going through the process {Read More}

Maple Glazed Ham: Easier Than You Think

Maple Glazed Ham - easy dinner recipe at LifeWithLevi.com

Maple glazed ham is one of those family meals that look & taste like they took a ton of effort, but is actually really easy to make. Maple Glazed Ham Ingredients 1 bone-in ham (size to fit your needs – approx 3/4lb per person) ½ to ¾ cup pure maple syrup (depending on the size of your ham) ½ cup water Directions Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a small sauce pan, reduce the maple syrup to a thick {Read More}

How to add Google Analytics to WPtouch Plugin

How to add Google Analytics tracking to your WordPress site when using WPtouch

I recently discovered that I did not have my Google Analytics properly set up for my WPtouch plugin, which means my stats weren’t accurately capturing my site’s mobile traffic correctly. Regular readers – you can ignore this post. Bloggers – if you’re on WordPress and using WPtouch, you’ll want to follow these steps to add Google analytics tracking to the plugin. (and yes, you still need to do this even if you have your GA code installed in your < {Read More}