Death By The $10 Monthly Subscription

One of my favorite phrases of 2018 went a little something like this... "It's only $10 a month!" Before the internet exploded, subscriptions seemed limited to a) magazines and newspapers, or b) total ripoff service like the Columbia Mail Order CD Club (please tell me someone else remembers this?!). Now, of course, you can literally … Continue reading Death By The $10 Monthly Subscription

2019 TIRL Holiday Gift Guide — Treat Yo’ Self Edition

This isn't a Holiday gift guide to help you figure out what to buy for your friends and family. Nope. This is a POST-Holiday gift guide to help you discover tech toys you didn't receive as a gift and should go buy for YOURSELF. Yes, the Holidays are a season for giving. And giving is … Continue reading 2019 TIRL Holiday Gift Guide — Treat Yo’ Self Edition

2019 New Year’s Tech Housekeeping

As I've been scrolling around the web for the past couple of weeks I've seen a lot of hot takes on 2019 "New Year's Resolutions". I don't know if people are truly sick of the word (or maybe more the idea of) resolutions, or if they're just trying to think of a more clever way … Continue reading 2019 New Year’s Tech Housekeeping

What’s in a Name? + HitchSwitch

Names are funny. You have no control over the name you're given. You're born and your parents slap a name on your birth certificate and bam, you're stuck with it for life. Mostly. I guess there ARE ways to change your first name, although unless your parents do something like this to you, you'll probably just stick … Continue reading What’s in a Name? + HitchSwitch

Stop the (SPAM) Madness + RoboKiller App

Does anyone else feel like spam phone calls and robocalls are OUT. OF. CONTROL?! They are like an unstoppable force that we've learned to live with because we have no freakin' idea how to stop them. Telemarketer calls (especially calls to your cell phone), used to be only slightly annoying because they happened so infrequently. But … Continue reading Stop the (SPAM) Madness + RoboKiller App

Makin’ Groceries + Amazon/Whole Foods App

Living in New Orleans for the past 6 years has been, well, interesting to say the least. As someone who grew up in the Midwest (what's up, Ohio!), and had lived in pretty much every region of the country EXCEPT the South, I don't think I could have ever imagined just how unique and different … Continue reading Makin’ Groceries + Amazon/Whole Foods App

Life Through a New Lens: Learning DSLR Photography

I have always had a thing for photography. Taking my own photos, of course. But also just admiring the beautiful photos that others take. I have followed quite a few photographers on Instagram for years, and love to see what brilliant shot they are going to imagine up next. They don't even have to be true … Continue reading Life Through a New Lens: Learning DSLR Photography

2018 New Year’s Tech Housekeeping

I know people have mixed feelings about New Year's Resolutions. Most of my friends and family think they are silly or don't bother with them because they "know they'll never keep them." I don't always make an official list, but with the start of a new year comes at least a perceived fresh start. If … Continue reading 2018 New Year’s Tech Housekeeping

The (Workout) Struggle is Real + Apple Watch vs. Fitbit

Welcome to 2018! We all know that a new year is a time for getting back to the gym; putting healthier food in your body; being a better friend, employee, and partner; and ditching every single one of your bad habits, right?! Well, until mid-February at least. I love staying active, and this year I … Continue reading The (Workout) Struggle is Real + Apple Watch vs. Fitbit