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5 things I’m loving about #IntelTablets right now (review)

July 31, 2014

A couple months ago, Intel reached out to me to let me experience their Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and see if it’ll help a blogger out. A) I never owned a tablet of any kind so I was down to try it; and B) My laptop is not the of the lightweight kind and lugging it around to blog has been giving me shoulder pains lately, so now I’ve turned this into a health issue (see what I did there?).

My very own Dell tablet!

Also everyone makes fun of how I’ve been blogging for years but have the most outdated tech stuff — including but not limited to my laptop, phone, and iPod. #haters.

ANYWAY. Here are 6 things I’ve already loved about having it around:


1) Twitter and Facebook are much more fun to peruse

Home screen



2) It’s soooo small I can carry it around when I’m blogging on the go.

On the go


The built-in camera has helped me with restaurant blogging and I can upload it right to my blog if need be. But its tiny size has been the biggest plus for me so far. It’s lighter than my camera, for real.


3) I can catch up with my shows (in HD!) with their Netflix and Hulu+ apps

Hulu+ FTW


Finally re-joining pop culture conversations again.


4) Staying connected with family via Skype is a lot easier

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So basically, my parents love it too. And my nephew (maybe…he never sits still when I try to Skype with the little bugger).


5) iPads are cool, but this is too — and at a fraction of the price.

It's not that much bigger than my phone!


It starts at $250, plus the sleek black interface and dimensions (it’s less than a pound) make it even lighter than an iPad too.

Any of you try it? What would you use a tablet for? Share your thoughts below!

Learn more about Intel Tablets!


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Oh hey.

April 2, 2014

This has probably been the longest I’ve gone without writing anything on the blog since I launched it. I keep getting little emails from FB saying my followers haven’t “heard from me in a while.” Even FB is noticing. The long list of excuses begins with not really being in one place (or city, really) for more than a couple weeks at a time, as well as transitioning into a new role. I’ve been freelance for so long, I can’t remember what this was like. But I’m ecstatic about all the new developments! I might have to change a couple ways I cover things on here, but I’ll try to keep you guys posted. Sorry for the absence, I’ll get back on it!


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Hope everyone had a great new year!

January 3, 2014

Hi all! I missed blogging. I took a bit of an extended holiday/new year break…mostly because I couldn’t fit my laptop in my suitcase. Oops. Plenty more to come though! Let me know if there’s anything in particular you want to read about to jump start 2014! :)

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Shy

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Man proposes to his girl by hiding the ring in her Birchbox

November 8, 2013

Now, this is a guy who pays attention.

I just saw this on Birchbox’s FB page and, Chad, I’m really impressed. In case you don’t know, Birchbox is a company that delivers a specially curated box of beauty goodies every month to its members. I imagine Mandi to be like me, who squeals every time she gets a box in the mail…or at least did something for Chad to deduce that this tiny cardboard box is precious enough to her that he could successfully hide a diamond ring in it (a gorgeous one at that!).

Photo: Birchbox Facebook page

Just thought this was the cutest (and creative!) way to propose. Kudos! And a lesson to all not to throw any Birchboxes away in haste. Congrats to the cute couple!

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Funny makeup tutorial

June 27, 2013

So this is quintessentially why I always show off my much more talented, cooler sister: besides playing the guitar, talking mostly with her hands, she also finds the funniest sh*t online. She sent me this video and I thought I was really going to watch a makeup YouTube tutorial. What resulted was 1AM stalking of Daily Grace (“How I Watch Game of Thrones” — I don’t even watch the show and found this hilarious). Anyway, so you can bond with our new-found addiction:


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