I made the switch to Microsoft Office 2010

Most everyone who knows me knows how much I adore Excel and how I use it daily.  If there’s a way to organize my thoughts in Excel, you can bet I’m doing it.  It’s basically the way I keep track of everything, including my review and giveaway schedule.  Since I have been using it daily … Read more

First Alert Wired Security Camera – Model P-520

Cozy At Home: Day 27 A big part of how Cozy At Home we are is dependent on how safe we feel in our own homes.  First Alert knows how important safety and security at home is and has created a whole line of products to ensure even private citizens have the highest in security … Read more

Cricut Expression Review

For years I admired the Cricut display in the craft store and wondered if it was really as cool as it seemed, but honestly, I had no idea what it really could do.  I knew it was for scrapbooking, but beyond that, I was pretty clueless.  But I knew I wanted it.  Eventually, all my … Read more

LeapFrog My Pal Scout

I would like to introduce you to the only toy my daughter asks for by name, the My Pal Scout interactive puppy (This is of course assuming that his name is, in fact, "Woof Woof" as she insists that it is).  When I got to meet the LeapFrog rep at the Time to Play Holiday … Read more

Cinemek Hitchcock iPhone App Release Party

  Interior Room Camera Fade In [Partygoers fill an industrial loft in Seattle, skyline visible through window] Narrator: When Cinemek throws a party, you can bet there will be bacon.  No, not fatty bacon strips; that would get grease all over their iPhones. We're talking Bakon Vodka.   Celebrating the release of their Hitchcock iPhone app, a mobile … Read more

Portrait Professional – Review and Discount Code

I have found it - the perfect photo editing program for both amateurs and advanced photographers alike.  Portrait Professional is a simple program that is user friendly and intuitive, even for the casual photographer.  Portrait Professional delivers high quality work in a fraction of the time it takes to completely retouch a photograph on other editing … Read more

Picture Keeper Review

The perfect solution for preserving your priceless memories A few years ago, I got a frantic call from a friend who wanted me to come take pictures of her son immediately.  It turned out her computer had crashed and with it was the first 3 months of her newborn son’s life.  Of course, she had … Read more

Pulse SmartPen with Livescribe Dot Paper

A Pen that just might be smarter than you are Very rarely does a product come along that I completely don't understand, but I have to admit this was one of those times. When I first heard about the Pulse SmartPen and prepared to do this review, I had mistakenly thought that it was similar to an … Read more

Roku Digital Video Player – Top Pick for Father’s Day

"For On-Demand Movies at Plan-Ahead Prices" We might have been the last family in our town to get a Netflix account. For years we were harassed by well-meaning friends and family members touting how great the Netflix service was. And, I’ll admit it sounded great, but I just couldn’t get past the monthly invoice whether … Read more