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19 02, 2015

Best Baby Swaddler

By |2020-03-13T20:51:37-06:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

To swaddle or not to swaddle… that's always a debate for new parents. I decided to swaddle my newborn based on my ridiculous amount of research and conversations I had with other parents. However, I had no idea that wrapping your kid in a burrito would be this complicated. My friends gave me five different swaddlers before my son was born—not just five blankets; they [...]

16 02, 2015

Best Moldable Rubber for Fixers

By |2020-03-13T20:49:04-06:00February 16th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Likes, Posts|

Without making this a manifesto for the "fixer movement," I wanted to share one of my favorite materials with you: moldable rubber. More so, I wanted to show you the best moldable rubber for fixing stuff. Why would anyone want moldable rubber, and how does it help me fix anything? Personally, I've found endless uses for this putty-like material including reinforcing [...]

10 02, 2015

Best Baby Nail Clippers as of February 2015

By |2020-04-12T21:54:35-06:00February 10th, 2015|Categories: Kids, Likes, Posts|

After bringing our first baby home from the hospital, I was in constant awe of how tiny and perfect his body was. He had the softest skin and hair, adorable toes and fingers, and perfectly shaped nails on each digit. However, it didn’t take much time before these adorable nails started growing out of control. Sometimes his nails would naturally peel [...]

7 02, 2015

Best Leather Interior for Your Vehicle

By |2023-05-15T00:21:24-06:00February 7th, 2015|Categories: DIY, Likes, Posts|

I bought a 2011 Toyota Tacoma this summer. Some of you may have a very real emotional reaction to that statement (good or bad), but I've dreamt of off-roading in a Toyota since I first saw Marty McFly's truck in Back to the Future. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn't sell the Hilux in the states any more. So, I settled for the Tacoma. The very nature [...]

6 02, 2015

Jamie Cullum’s Interlude is a Jazz History Lesson

By |2020-03-13T20:31:11-06:00February 6th, 2015|Categories: Likes, Music, Posts|

When I first heard about Jamie Cullum's new album Interlude, I only knew its title and knew nothing about its content. That said -- the first listen felt a bit odd. The arrangements didn't sound like the Jamie Cullum I loved from his previous albums. Sure, Jamie's confident vocals made it seem musically perfect and well produced, but something still felt strange. [...]

3 02, 2015

Best Crossbody Handbag or Purse

By |2020-03-13T20:28:28-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Likes, Posts|

In June of 2013, my husband and I were downtown Denver making our way to Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies home game. We parked in one of the nearby garages, put the tickets in my purse, and began walking the six blocks to the field. Between the car and the front gate, the tickets were gone. We think someone [...]

1 02, 2015

Best Flash Drive for Most People – Updated 2017

By |2020-03-13T20:27:04-06:00February 1st, 2015|Categories: Likes, Posts, Tech|

Since I work with computers all day, its important for me to have the best flash drive to quickly access the files I need while I'm mobile. I typically prefer cloud-based data storage, but having a fast and reliable flash drive in my bag proves useful quite often. Whether I'm helping a client transfer data or troubleshooting a server, I can never underestimate the [...]

22 12, 2011

Xenocide & Children of the Mind book reviews

By |2020-03-13T20:18:41-06:00December 22nd, 2011|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

I finally realized that "Speaker for the Dead," "Xenocide," and "Children of the Mind" were all a continuous story (at least in my head).  Obviously, they're not the same physical book... but Orson Scott Card continues the story from Speaker for the Dead through Xenocide and concludes it with Children of the Mind.  A lessor author could have crammed it [...]

26 09, 2011

Speaker for the Dead

By |2020-03-13T20:17:33-06:00September 26th, 2011|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

Honestly, if you can get past the overwhelming, religious archetypes in this book... you may be surprised by the delicately crafted undertones of sacrifice, love and truth.  In Orson Scott Card's second book of the Ender's Game series, he allows very little humor and ample reflection for the most serious situations. Speaker for the Dead dives into the post-Xenocide mind [...]

21 09, 2011

Ender’s Game

By |2020-03-13T20:16:28-06:00September 21st, 2011|Categories: Books, Likes, Posts|

If you're looking for a great science fiction book that will keep you guessing until the end, allow me to recommend Ender's Game.  If you've read it before, read it again.  If you've never read it, pick up the whole "Ender Quartet" boxset at your local Barnes & Noble... 0r do as you please and grab it wherever including Amazon [...]