New Tool Tuesday: Online Speed Tests

When we dropped cable more than a year ago, we did it because we planned to stream our television content (and watch a lot of over-the-air programming). We have two laptops, two smartphones, a Kindle, a Nexus 7, a Roku and an Internet-enabled Playstation 3, many of which run at the same time. So we […]

New Tool Tuesday: Florida Blogger Directory

I am SO excited about a new project that my dear friend just launched to support the Florida blogging community. While I’d love to take credit for even a small piece, this is all her hard work — and I honestly think it’s something that other states need to copy. (I’ll also shout out my […]

New Tool Tuesday: MailChimp

No news is no news…today marks 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant and despite *lots* of activity from the BabyBug, I have not had any signs of real labor. Wish me luck!!! I feel like an unofficial ambassador for MailChimp, since I’m pretty sure I have convinced at least a half-dozen people to try the […]

New Tool Tuesday: Doccaster.com

Today’s tool is one that is near and dear to my heart because it’s the brain child of a buddy of mine, and a start-up that is making BIG news in Central Florida! Doccaster is an online community designed to make it easier to share documents like PDFs, Word documents, spreadsheets and more. It’s especially […]

New Tool Tuesday: Camel Camel Camel

It’s New Tool Tuesday! And I’m pretty excited about this one because it’s already saved me money. Boo YA. These days, my online wish lists are made up of baby items. Because these kids are freaking EXPENSIVE, as it turns out. I’ve had two amazing baby showers that have helped tremendously, but there are still […]

New Tool Tuesday: Which Smartphone?

A few weeks ago, Lucas dropped his iPhone. And because he doesn’t have a crazy smartphone flak jacket like I do (I have the incredibly awesome but super bulky Otterbox) the screen smashed to bits. Lucky for him (or unlucky, maybe), the phone still works…it’s just very, very difficult to read the screen. Being the […]

New Tool Tuesday: Clicky

I am a numbers nerd. You know this. And it doesn’t get any nerdier — or cooler — than analytics. (You can catch up on all of my recommendations in my Blog Homework series.) When it comes to tracking traffic, I love two tools. 1. Google Analytics (the big kahuna and the one I use […]

New Tool Tuesday: Piktochart

When I found out I was pregnant, a few thoughts raced through my mind: OMG, seriously? How am I going to tell Lucas? How am I going to tell my parents? How am I going to be able to tell the blog? I had fun with ALL of the announcements I made, but I really […]

New Tool Tuesday: Beta Li.St

Beta testers, unite! We are the ones that pound on and improve technology, social platforms and online programs. We are the ones that take the bad before the good. We are the heroes of the Internet. Mmmmmkay, maybe a bit over the top, but the truth is (hello, it’s what New Tool Tuesday is all […]

New Tool Tuesday: MyHabit.com

I’m not much of an online shopper. I get scared at the prospect of buying clothes (I’m a size twoelve, so it’s really difficult to know what will fit my body) and I hate paying for shipping. (Grumpy girl, much?) But I squealed when I stumbled upon a new deals site, and I can’t get […]