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13 09, 2018

Sony WH-1000XM3 Unboxing First Impressions

By |2020-03-13T20:54:07-06:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Hot, Likes, Tech, Videos|

Sony just released the newest version of their wireless active noise canceling headphones. In this video, we give you our Sony WH-1000XM3 unboxing first impressions. Ultimately, this is a call to action for our viewers and readers. We're currently testing the WH-1000XM3 and would love your feeback. What questions do you have about the Sony WH-1000XM3? Please leave a comment [...]

7 01, 2018

Best Active Noise Canceling Headphones

By |2020-03-24T00:33:05-06:00January 7th, 2018|Categories: Hot, Likes, Tech, Videos|

We're obsessed with headphones. We could be audiophiles, but that obsession is too expensive to maintain. We stick with gear that costs a lot less money. Since headphone jacks are beginning to disappear en masse, we decided to begin our look for the best active noise canceling headphones with Bluetooth and analog connectivity. Bluetooth isn't as good as hard-wired; with [...]

12 01, 2017

Best Baby Swing – Graco Duetsoothe Swing Plus Rocker

By |2020-04-07T21:29:00-06:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

If you search on Amazon for a baby swing, you will find more than 41,000 results. There are so many to see! How do you even start to find the best baby swing? My go-to criterion is always finding something with dual purpose. If I can buy something that accomplishes more than one goal, then I think I'm really getting my [...]

21 08, 2016

Best Baby Floor Seat for Children Under 25 Pounds

By |2020-04-07T21:30:53-06:00August 21st, 2016|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

When we started having babies, I knew we would need some essential items. We looked for a floor mat, Jumperoo, and floor seat. We've already covered the floor mat and Jumperoo here on eciov, so now it's time to talk about the best baby floor seat. Bumbo was a household name -- everyone seemed to have one -- but one of [...]

21 01, 2016

Best Kids Play Mat – Tadpoles ABC Floor Mats

By |2020-04-07T21:32:47-06:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

Life was so easy when my son was in the “potted plant” stage. He was happy to sit on a blanket and play with the toys that he could reach. If he couldn’t reach a toy, he would just play with his toes. I didn’t have to worry about him venturing off somewhere if I needed a few seconds to [...]

7 01, 2016

Favorite Toddler Car Toy – VTech Car Carrier

By |2020-04-07T21:34:30-06:00January 7th, 2016|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

Christmas has already come and gone, and a new year has arrived. We spent a quiet Christmas at home this year, and our son got to “open” his presents all day long. Since he’s 13 months old, he still didn’t quite get the excitement of presents. By the last gift, he finally tore the paper on his own and actually [...]

17 12, 2015

The Road to Woodstock: A Makeshift City that Changed History

By |2020-03-13T21:02:41-06:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

“Woodstock is the biggest mass of people ever gathered together for anything other than war.” Sometimes an event alters the course of history and starts as just that - a humble festival and nothing more. No one saw it coming. It just happened. As a result, the world will never be the same. Though I am an avid music fan, I [...]

23 11, 2015

Best Baby Bottle Drying Rack for Most People

By |2020-04-12T21:50:04-06:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

Baby bottles are a necessity for almost any family with an infant. Whether you’re a full-time bottle user or only need them every once in a while, you’ll want a place to wash and dry bottles, cups, pumping parts, etc. We don’t have a lot of counter space, so I knew we would need something that was compact. The ones [...]

21 11, 2015

Epic Spotify Christmas Playlist – My 12 Top Christmas Albums

By |2020-03-13T21:03:51-06:00November 21st, 2015|Categories: Likes, Music, Posts|

It snowed here in Denver last night. My wife is decorating the tree and sipping on hot chocolate (I'm having coffee). That means it's time for Christmas. I'm hoping you won't mind us sharing our epic Spotify Christmas playlist here on the site. If you don't like Christmas music, or Christmas in general, please ignore this post and come back [...]

30 10, 2015

Best Baby Jumper for Children Under 25 Pounds

By |2020-04-12T21:52:14-06:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

Once my son was about four months old, he wanted to stand up all the time. Since my husband and I run a business from home, we didn’t have the ability to hold him up all day -- nor did we think that would be healthy for his development. That meant it was time for us to find the best [...]

23 10, 2015

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please – Come for Laughs, Stay for Wisdom

By |2020-03-13T21:05:14-06:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

"Here’s the thing. Your career won’t take care of you. It won’t call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around. It will forget your birthday and wreck your car. Your career will blow you off if you call it too much. It’s never going to leave its [...]

20 10, 2015

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects – First Book Precision

By |2020-03-13T21:06:14-06:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

Before we dive into my review of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, let's look at the importance of the importance of the debut novel. "We all know each other’s secrets. And we all use them.” Debut novels. There's something special about them, isn't there? Granted, we've all read our fair share of first book flops. However, the debut novel often provides a unique view [...]

15 10, 2015

Hide and Seek with Lucy

By |2020-03-13T21:06:53-06:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

Beauty. It’s something that’s hiding everywhere we look. Maybe you don’t see it at first. Maybe you even go weeks with the ugliness of daily life being all that’s apparent. But it’s there, I promise. Forgive me. I’m attempting to redefine a word that is oft used around us to mean that which is sexy, attractive, or money-making. No. These things are [...]

22 05, 2015

Stackable Cooling Racks: A Great Space Saver

By |2020-03-13T21:15:52-06:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Eats, Likes, Posts|

When I was in college, I had a full kitchen in my dorm. It allowed me to cook whole meals instead of the typical college diet of microwavable foods. It also meant I needed an entire set of kitchen items: pots, pans, baking sheets, and dishes. Since the freshman kitchens had limited counter space, I set out to find compact kitchen [...]

30 04, 2015

Breakfast Sandwich Maker – Healthier, Tastier than Fast Food

By |2020-03-13T21:15:30-06:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Eats, Likes, Posts|

When it comes to breakfast at fast food restaurants, the options are pretty much all the same (as Taco Bell has recently pointed out). After spending countless dollars on these sandwiches, I grew tired of wasting money. I wanted to make breakfast sandwiches at home for cheaper than fast food restaurants; even cheaper than the frozen sandwiches at the grocery store. Who wants frozen [...]

24 04, 2015

Best Baby Monitor for Audio and Video Connections

By |2020-03-13T21:17:59-06:00April 24th, 2015|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

When I found out I was pregnant, I went crazy with checklists. By the third trimester, we had almost everything on our lists. The one thing we couldn't decide, however, was the best baby monitor. Do we spend $30 on a cheap audio-only monitor with poor quality? Is it worth spending $200 or more on a single-function video monitor that we’ll [...]

11 04, 2015

Sony MDR-7506 iPhone Mod for Detachable Cables – Updated 2018

By |2020-03-13T21:04:42-06:00April 11th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Likes, Posts, Tech|

**2018 Update - Since we produced this article in 2015, there have been many technology shifts. Including the removal of the headphones jack on many smartphones. To account for this, we've added a new headphones recommendation to the site. Check it out here.** After a lot of research, screw turning, and soldering, I'm excited to share the Sony MDR-7506 iPhone [...]

9 03, 2015

Best Water Bottle for Leach-Free Drinking – Updated 2017

By |2020-03-13T21:00:08-06:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Likes, Posts|

I don't necessarily look like the kind of guy who would review water bottles, but I have a very good reason for my obsession: I live in Colorado. I'll explain why my location plays an important role in this best water bottle recommendation shortly. I just want to stress why it's important I make the best recommendation possible. That's why I'm taking [...]

7 03, 2015

Best Casserole Carrier for Potlucks

By |2020-03-13T20:59:26-06:00March 7th, 2015|Categories: Likes, Posts|

When I was growing up, we’d attend potlucks at least once a month. I loved it! It was like eating at a free buffet. Of course, the best part was the dessert table. My mouth waters just thinking of it! It was always fun to decide what to bring to the potluck and to see what deliciousness was waiting on those [...]