Follow me on Pinterest!

If you’ve visited this site a time or two, you may have noticed a veritable um… tapestry(?) of interests — but not a [complete] lack of focus! Like many people (you?), I have too many ideas and far too little time, especially now with my handmade shop up and running. This complete disarray becomes an organized bulletin board of dreams on my Pinterest. I’d love it if you’d follow me there! I promise it’s full of great ideas, many of which I’m positive you’d love, because I know you’re … Continue reading

5 ways Fitbit keeps me delightfully motivated

Fitbit sleep over the course of a year

Happy End-of-May to you! I’ve been lacking in the DIY department lately. Our little boy is growing quickly and spends much of his day running around the house now. It’s incredible to watch and at the end of the day I am thoroughly worn out. The young one is fighting a fever today and had a record-breaking nap out of nowhere. After seeing the doctor, he had another long nap. Weird day. In an attempt to distract myself, let’s talk about how the snow is gone, it’s … Continue reading

Fitbit review: What’s cool? What could use improvement?

You might remember how crazy I was about getting a Fitbit for Christmas. For the first time, there was an in-depth look at my crazy sleep patterns drawn up for me by this very cool device, accessible from both my smartphone and my laptop. Neat! It’s a month and a half later, so I thought I’d draw up a couple lists: The Cool and The Needs-Improvements of Fitbit.   The Cool: Sleep tracking — I still love it. I’ve had about 2-3 more hours sleep … Continue reading

Pixlr Express: Photo Editing For Your Phone & Camera Alike

You’ve probably taken a picture of yourself with your phone at some point. Likewise, you might have taken a picture where you realized something was superficially wrong in that you weren’t 100% confident on sharing with the universe. Maybe you had a blemish, or a black fly bite on your neck large enough to give the impression that you spent the night at Makeout Creek. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been mentioning Instagram a lot lately. In part, it has to do with my phone. … Continue reading

Much Ado About Instagram Video

Here we go. Instagram now has video. 15 second long video that you can add filters to. Take that, Vine! Admittedly, I’m one of those dummies who doesn’t know what a Vine is yet. I think it’s a short video that you take for no reason but I’m not entirely sure. A few years ago, and I realize this is not the same thing, Flickr added video to try and compete with YouTube. I’m no official spokesperson but I’m going to go ahead and say … Continue reading

MapMyDOGWALK for Android

You’re probably aware if you read this blog on a regular basis that we have a Yellow Labrador named Casey. I’ve been reading a lot about dogs behaviour lately, and I came across a few interesting articles about dog walking related to dominant and submissive characteristics in our furry friends.  Casey has a lot of pent-up energy, and after reading this I felt motivated to start walking her properly (and much more regularly). I searched Google Play for dog-walking apps and came up with a … Continue reading

I Can’t Wake Up! Alarm Clock for Android

Waking up is a huge problem for me.  There have been mornings where I have hit snooze in excess of 20 times before finally uttering a swear word, stretching, and forcing myself to get up.  I am the kind of person who wakes up hours after they intended to, unless there is some motivation for me to get up. The app I am about to describe eliminates that.  As a result, I kind of hate it, but only because I love it so very much. … Continue reading