Hate Having to Hit the IOS 10 Home Button Twice? Here’s the Fix

openDon’t you wish that sometimes companies would just leave well enough alone? I mean, Apple–really…? Don’t even get me started on why you never thought it would be useful to have a Backspace button.

BECAUSE ONLY HAVING A DELETE BUTTON IS  BEYOND @%#$! IRRITATING!!! But that’s a conversation for another day.

Today, let’s just talk about whoever thought it was a good idea to have to hit the home key twice to access the home screen. The lock screen is total crap. You cannot enter the menu without pressing the home key twice. Nor can you enter the menu with the power/lock key alone.  So, please, just… just friggin’ fire the person who thought […]

2016-10-24T09:56:14-04:00September 23rd, 2016|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Best Glass Cleaner. Period. And How to Stop Cardinals From Dive Bombing Your Windows

I’m going to be a fountain of useful information today and provide you with two invaluable tips.

I’m on a mad cleaning tear. Happens every few years. Clutter accumulates until I can’t stand it anymore, and then I go on an extreme purge. What doesn’t get thrown out or given away gets a good cleaning and/or properly put away. Which also means every window in the house gets washed inside and out. (I know many people have the time to do this more often, and I salute those of you who do! Can I come and live in your house?)

Invaluable Tip #1:  Best Window Cleaner

sprayway glass cleaner I know. We all grew up with […]

2016-10-24T09:56:15-04:00May 22nd, 2016|Life, Nature, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Best “People Training” Book

People who love their dogs are used to reading dog training books to help their dogs achieve their full potential, so they may live with their family in the most enjoyable way for all parties concerned. And I’ve recommended many of those books over the years, as I’ve discovered new favorite ones.

Leadership and Self DeceptionI had a friend turn me on to what I would describe as one of the more enlightening “people training” books I’ve read in a long time. While I don’t necessarily love the simplistic writing style the author uses to convey his ideas (narrative parable), I absolutely think the concepts explained could […]

2016-10-24T09:56:15-04:00April 10th, 2016|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Here’s the Perfect Video Camera to Monitor Your Dogs While You’re Away

Have a dog at home that you’d like to keep an eye on while you’re out?

There are all kinds of security video monitoring cameras out there, and most of them do a good job. So how do you select the right one for you?

I wanted one that had really good video quality, was easy to set up, easy to operate, and wouldn’t break the bank.

camboxAfter doing some research, all roads led to Vimtag . At $100, it’s the #1 best selling camera in Home Security Systems on Amazon. Here’s the description :

  • Advantages: Pet Monitoring, Nanny Cam, Business Monitoring, Security, Vacation […]
2016-10-24T09:56:19-04:00December 2nd, 2015|Dogs in General, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Tip of the Day

Need cell phone or tablet peripherals? Maybe a cable, plug, case, or earbuds? Don’t want to pay a bloody fortune? Get thee to a Five Below store!

  usb-cable     USB-power-adapter

Apple  $29                                                                          Apple $19

Five Below  $5                                                                 Five Below $5


2016-10-24T09:56:21-04:00February 17th, 2015|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Best Cat Scratching Post EVER!

Sing it with me! Hallelujah!!!!

Those of you who’ve been here for a while know that I’ve been engaged in an epic battle for 7+ years to try to get Finn to stop scratching my furniture to ruins (hard to believe he’ll be 8 in April). I have tried just about every cat product on the market.


Better late than never…  Finn absolutely goes bonkers over this scratching post. He scratches. He climbs. He perches. He rubs. He scratches some more. He stretches. We are both in heaven.

The post is covered in sisal,  32″ high,  a snap to put together, and sturdy as can be. Finn, who has never so much as looked at any other cat scratching post I’ve […]

Have a Cell Phone? Get Powerocks!

Powerocks Battery Charger You guys know that I’m a little bit of a nut about safety. Especially when my daughter is involved. So when I was offered a chance to try out this Powerocks portable battery charger in exchange for an honest review, I agreed. Nobody has to ask me twice to test a cool new gadget. : )

 Don’t you just love it when a product is useful, portable, easy to use, and does what it says it will do! This little charger will give you up to 2 charges for your cell phone. (Though it says that you can charge any portable device […]

2018-04-17T07:51:40-04:00January 5th, 2014|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments
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