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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 … Read More

How to Sync and Save to Dropbox on Surface Pro Right From the Desktop

dropboxHaving hit another strong writing phase, I decided to treat myself to a Surface Pro 3 (see below for my purchasing recommendations). And since I use Dropbox for all my files, imagine my disappointment to find that the Dropbox app isn’t really integrated on the Surface tablets.

But I found a really simple solution. For those of you frustrated with not being able to save directly to Dropbox, here’s how to do it:

Here’s how to get Dropbox to work

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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

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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 … Read More

Have a Cell Phone? Get Powerocks!

Powerocks Battery ChargerYou 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 … Read More

2 Indespensable Despensers

When I come across products that really work, I love to pass these finds onto friends. The following two items pass both my form and function test. They do what they are intended to do in excellent fashion. You can find both of these at your local Bed Bath & Beyond store, or click on the photos to buy them online.(Images and description courtesy of BB&B website.) Have you made any great product discoveries lately?

Oxo Good Grips® Salad Dressing

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Problem-Solving Dog Furniture

Because we live in an old farmhouse, we are always short on storage space. We have no attic or basement to speak of, so we need to take advantage of every way we can to make storage. In my perennial quest to get and stay organized, I came across these great ideas.

Folding Pet Home And OttomaDoggie Nite Stand   Tudor Dog House anyone?


But here’s my all time favorite. If you have a partner who would prefer not … Read More

Yeah… No

I was raised by a father who taught me how to be creative, resourceful, and self-reliant. There’s little I can’t fix and not much that I can’t build–up to and including completely renovating a house by myself.

All the tools in the garage (and there are lots) are mine. In other words, I’m handy. And I love to invent things and improve on things that are less than perfectly designed.

Which also makes me a little bit of a gadget … Read More

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