Tech Talk: The Portable North Pole

Christmas! It’s practically here!

Like countless families, every year we anxiously await Santa. We make advent calendar angels to count down the days, we wait for the sound of jingle bells, and we always remember to leave out milk and cookies! But there’s really nothing like getting a personalized video from Saint Nick himself! That’s why we love Portable North Pole (PNP).

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Un Amore: Appliances with Oomph!

Oooh Kitchenaid Mixers!

No kitchen is complete without one, right? With so many colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one in the perfect shade. But what about when the perfect shade isn’t enough? What about when you want something perfect-er? (That’s a word now, its been published.)


Oranges Make Great Holiday Decorations!

We have a whole bunch of ideas for Christmas decorating here on the blog, and I’m back with another! This is a simple, yet elegant way to put a finishing touch on your holiday decorations. Hey, you can even use this idea to make a quick centerpiece for your dining room table! That always seems to be the one thing I forget when preparing my house for my Christmas dinner. The centerpiece. I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and I love it!

Celebrities Entertainment Health Pregnancy Seasonal

Celeb Talk: Pregnancy Fashion

Hello, my name is Jess and I’m a secret celeb-gossip addict.
Wow, I never thought I’d come out and say that! I’ve spent years “jokingly” checking out celebrity gossip blogs and fashion mags but now that I’ve decided to share this with you, I think its official. Emily and I were on the fence about adding a celebrity section to the site (mainly because we didn’t want to look like the crazy people we are), but we’re taking it slow and giving it a shot!

Kids Parenting Seasonal

Cold Relief For Children and Pregnant Women

Having a cold when you’re pregnant is tough. You can’t take many over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms, and you’re already tired as can be! I remember having a cold when I was about 6 months pregnant. It was awful. My doctor said I could take 2 doses of Zicam a day, but that really wasn’t enough to get the full benefits of zinc. But what’s worse than being pregnant with a cold, is having a baby or toddler with a cold! At least, in my opinion. I hate to see my kiddo suffering through a cold without many options for relief.

Arts & Crafts DIY Seasonal

Christmas Tree Craft

Do you have your Christmas Tree up yet?  Some people (like my husband and his family) put their trees up the day after Thanksgiving.  Some other people (like me and my family) put their trees up kind of as an afterthought and whenever they feel like dragging all the decorations out.  It’s been interesting for my husband and I to meld our two worlds and completely different ways of doing things together – but it’s been fun! 


Tech Talk: The Kogeto Dot

Welcome to Jess T.’s Tech Tuesday, where all your geek are belong to us!

There are a lot of camera apps. You can do just about anything with your photos on-the-go! But what’s really lacking for the iPhone is something neat for video. That’s where the Dot comes in. Check out this quick overview… I’ll wait here.