Take Better Flash Photos with Gary Fong Puffer Plus

Gary Fong Puffer Plus in Action

I received complimentary Gary Fong Puffer products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve had my new Canon Rebel camera for about two months now and honestly, I’m still pretty much shooting in auto mode. I have gotten adventurous a few times and tried messing with aperture and shutter speed, but for the most part, I really need more time to learn. One thing that I really wanted to improve was my flash photography. I know, you’re supposed to take pictures in natural lighting whenever possible. Well, guess what? Sometimes I don’t get to work on pictures […] Read more »

Control Your Entertainment with Logitech Harmony from Best Buy #HarmonySmartKeyboard

Logitech Harmony

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. We are an incredibly connected household. Between me and Jacob alone, we have two tablets, three computers, two TV’s, two DVRs and three gaming systems. My son is truly growing up in the digital age and he’s taking full advantage of it! I love that at 8-years-old, he’s already more tech-savvy than I was at 30. It just amazes me. When we got the change to try out the Logitech Harmony Keyboard from Best Buy, I […] Read more »

Teaching Your Children How to Use Social Media

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How do you teach children to use social media, especially when the rules seem to be changing every year? A generation ago, parents didn’t have to worry about whether their child would post something unsafe or inappropriate to Facebook or another social network. Now, children are creating Facebook accounts as soon as they turn 13 — that is, if their parents haven’t created social network accounts for them at birth. How do you talk to your children about what they share online? How do you prevent them from becoming cyber bullies, from giving out too much personal information, from making […] Read more »

A Day in the Life of my HP Envy Rove #IntelAIO PC #IntelPartner.

HP Envy Rove Desktop

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. You know that old song, I think it’s by the Beatles, that goes “get up, get out of bed, drag a comb across my head…”? Well, every morning when my alarm goes off, that song goes through my head. Except I usually don’t bother combing my hair until much later in the day. Hey, I work from home, I don’t need to be pretty first thing in the morning! If we’re being honest, that song comes into my […] Read more »

Lepow Modre: Elephant-Sized Sound in a Stylish Little Package (with Giveaway)

Lepow Modre 2

Looking for a way to turn your little phone or tablet (or even your big computer!) into a powerhouse of sound? You have to check out the Modre speaker by Lepow! I received a complimentary Modre to facilitate this review and it’s just such a neat little speaker! I love my Android tablet that Sal got me for our anniversary back in 2012. It’s been a constant companion on trips and at work. Sal loves it just as much. During his downtime, he’s usually playing one zombie game or another. That guy loves zombies! He also loves listening to music […] Read more »

My Five Current Favorite Windows 8 Games Apps #IntelAIO

Windows 8 Games Apps

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. Sometimes, when you have a little extra time on your hands, it’s fun to just relax and play a game. My HP Envy Rove Intel All-in-One makes it so easy to play with its big, beautiful touch screen and vivid display. With thousands of games in the Windows 8 app store, it’s hard to decide which to download first! Take a look at my five absolute favorite Windows 8 games…so far. Mind you, this list could change in […] Read more »

How My HP Envy Rove Intel All-in-One Saved my Back…And my Dog’s #IntelAIO

Intel AIO 3

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value.   I’ve been using my HP Envy Rove Intel All-in-One computer for about 5 months now. I find new reasons to love it every day. It’s fast, fun and full of amazing features that make my life easier. From awesome Windows 8 photo editing apps to fun software suites, it really is such a fabulous machine. One thing I really appreciate about my Intel AIO, though, is how much easier it is on my back! See, with my […] Read more »

Best Windows 8 Apps for Photo Editing

Best Windows 8 Apps for Photo Editing

In the last two months, I’ve spent a lot of time downloading different Windows 8 apps for photo editing. I think I’ve downloaded just about every free app I could find! I do a ton of photo editing, so I need different apps for different aspects. To save you some time, I’ve created a list of my favorites…so far. I do all my editing on my Intel AIO HP Envy Rove, which has an amazing touch-screen interface. You can use these apps on a Surface tablet or even a non-touch-screen PC with Windows 8 installed on it. I alternate between […] Read more »

How I Spent My Holiday Vacation with My Intel All-In-One #IntelAIO

Intel AIO Phototastic Colllage

#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. I’ve had my beautiful HP Envy Rove Intel All-in-One PC for about two months now. I’ve been loving every minute of it. During those two months, I’ve been incredibly busy at work. Aside from my usual online work as editor-in-chief of OurFamilyWorld and MyKidsGuide, not to mention running this site, I also worked outside the home as the manager of the Santa photo set at my local mall. So basically, I didn’t have a single moment left over […] Read more »

Key Ingredient Recipe Reader: The Perfect Gift for Kitchen Queens

Key Ingredient Recipe Reader

I received a Key Ingredient Recipe Reader in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are, of course, my own. Have you heard about the Key Ingredient Recipe Reader? It’s like a tablet completely dedicated to recipes and cooking! It’s a pretty amazing gadget that everyone needs in the kitchen. Regular readers know by now that I’m not exactly a kitchen queen. I can bake okay, but I can’t really cook well. My mom, on the other hand, inherited my grandmother’s cooking gene. It only activated after my gran passes away. Late is better than never, though, because she can […] Read more »