Archive for the 'Misc' Category

How to Tell your Email is Spam

Monday, May 25th, 2015

If you’re like most people, you’ve gotten a spam email. It could look like it came from UPS about a package you sent. Or it could be an email from a friend with a link and just one line of vague text like “You’ve got to check this out!” Today I got yet another one […]

GoPro for Beginners

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

I recently bought myself a GoPro (the Hero 3+ black edition). I wanted it to be able to capture videos of the dogs in the park in a way that was hands-free. I’m still learning things about it, but if you’re a beginner like me, here are some things that will get you started. Getting […]

Consumer Cellular Review—Anywhere Plan

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

My rating: I’m not one of those people who talks and texts on a cell phone constantly. In fact, I resisted getting one for years. But after working for a dog playgroup company and deciding to start my own, I realized I needed one. I was really anticipating barely spending 100 minutes per month and […]

Virgin Mobile Pay-as-you-go Cell Phone Plan Review

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Keep in mind when you read this review, I’m pretty new to the cell phone game. I resisted getting one for years. But then I got a job taking dogs to the park to play (yeah, I know, really rough). That’s the kind of job that really needs a cell phone because you might get […]

How to Combine all your Gift Cards

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

My husband and I have a business where we get Christmas tips every year. A few clients always give us generic gift cards, like a Visa gift card. While we really appreciate the thought, they’re kind of annoying to use. I do almost 100% of my shopping online, and the problem with them is that […]

Cool Halloween Costume: Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

When I signed up to go to a three-day letterboxing event last fall, I cringed when I saw there was going to be a masquerade ball. I’m not one of those people who can create amazing, award-winning costumes with things in my closet. So I put it off and put it off until I only […]

Our Turtle

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

When I was young, all the pet stores sold baby red eared slider turtles, about the size of a quarter. So we got one. Let me interject one thing before I go on–turtles are the WORST pet in the world to get a child. Do NOT buy your kid a turtle. The reason I say […]

Setting up a Website for an Animal Rescue

Monday, January 27th, 2014

This is just a quick post to capture some of the things I learned when helping my friend set up a website for a rescue group, in this case Maine Sheltie Rescue. We did the basics in a way that I would do my own site: Register a domain. I like to use 1&1 for […]

Best Place to get TurboTax

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

My husband and I have our own online business (dog playgroups. Oh, so much fun!) which means that every year, we purchase TurboTax Home and Office so we can do our schedule Cs on our tax returns. In the past, I’ve always purchased the CD for around $75 – 80. This is the first time […]

Amazon Prime—is it worth it?

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Allured by the promises of belonging to Amazon Prime, I just signed up for my free trial. They tell you: Free Two-Day Shipping Free borrowing from their Kindle Library Free Streaming of Videos The last item is the least important because I don’t think we have a computer beefy enough to be able to stream […]