9 Frequently Asked Apple TV Questions Answered – how to get the most out of your Apple TV

9 tips for getting the most from your Apple TV

It’s no secret: we love our Apple TV. Love love love it. Seriously. I talk about it on Facebook, Twitter, GetGlue, Instagram…, and I’ve written about it several times already, including how to stream Pandora from it. In terms of technology, Randy and I are pretty passionate about it. I’m the obnoxious one, trying to […]

How to Deactivate Jetpack Tools


This past week has been particularly cah-ray-zee (though, when are they not?!?) and so I’ve struggled to get my thoughts together for a proper post. This post is not anything deep and profound, but it is about something that I was desperate to figure out and about lost my mind doing so. So I’m sharing […]

8 Tips For Decluttering Your Digital and Online Life


Even though I had a bit of a spotty start of it, when I finally committed to decluttering around my home, I found it rather to easy to get rid of things. As one spot cleared out, it spurred me on to clearing out other spots. Before I knew it, I’d donated several (packed) carloads […]

Trend Micro and Facebook Marked Our Site As “Abusive” (and what to do if they do it to yours)


*Note: I’ve been wanting to publish this post for nearly two weeks now, but I wanted to make sure that this situation was cleared up first. The last thing I wanted to do, was write a post, put the link on Facebook and have more visitors erroneously scared away from our site! (It’s also why I […]

Some Fabulously Addictive Videos – Spring 2013 edition


The last several months have been really busy with work and the kids, so I haven’t been posting as much as I would like to. In the meantime, I’ve accumulated so many videos that we’ve enjoyed, and I still wanted to share with you all. So here you go. Some are recent (like the first […]

Geocaching 101 – Make Your Family Outings Even More Exciting


Have you ever been geocaching? If you haven’t, I’d like to recommend checking it out. You’ll learn a bit about orienteering and have fun seeking and finding hidden treasures that others have left to be discovered. It’s not always easy to get your family outside and finding something that you can all do together that […]

Change Isn’t Always Bad: How Google’s Reader News Helped My Minimalist Lifestyle

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So you’ve probably heard the news: Google is shutting down its reader after July 1st, this year. I was sad when I learned this news. This was despite the fact that I had given up my reader nearly three years ago, for the ‘ease’ of email subscriptions. In the name of ‘simplifying’ and ‘more manageable’, […]

Some Fabulously Addictive Videos – Feb 2013 edition

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Last month I did a post on the videos that we are addicted to in our home. I tend to have great ideas and then get too busy to follow-through on them. So rather than commit and get anyone’s hopes up, only to fall on my face, I lazily said I “might” try to make […]

How to Catch Up on Downton Abbey

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*spoiler free* Last night was the season finale for Season 3 of Downton Abbey. You may have noticed your Twitter stream and Facebook feed explode at the same time. If you haven’t watched it, or have missed episodes and are still trying to catch up, you may feel a bit left out. Never fear – […]

Some Fabulously Addictive Videos – Jan 2013 edition

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We’ve had our AppleTV for over two years. It gives us access to just about anything we’d like to see. We stream iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, podcasts, our own photos and videos, and, thanks to the mirroring ability, anything that is showing on any of our computers. We even stream our church’s services when we […]