5 Apps To Hide in the Bathroom With.

 

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I know a lot of you are home with your kids on spring break right now and maybe you are nearing your breaking point. I mean, maybe you are off on a grand adventure and achieving pure bliss in between hair braiding and picture perfect family picnics – but just in case you are feeling the heavy weight of “when will I be able to watch my shows again and how are you still here???” I’m just saying if you are thinking about going to hide in the bathroom for seventy two hours…

How about a new game on your phone to get addicted to instead? I know we’re supposed to be patient and present and in the moment and smart phones are the worst or something, but whatever. Sometimes a mom needs five minutes with Solitaire to get the skip back in her step.

Here are 5 games on my phone* that I like to turn to when my daughter has been singing the same Moana song for eighteen hours / my son has literally not stopped talking about Minecraft since he woke up.

*I’m an Android girl so my apologies if you are living that Apple life and these games aren’t available — but usually they are on both stores, so definitely check!

We all have different game preferences and different situations call for a different fix.

If you want an artsy kind of puzzle:

Hungry Cat Picross is literally the best picross game you are going to find on your phone. I’m not trying to be Eleanore Exaggeration here. I literally downloaded all of them when I was running out of puzzles and they were all terrible. So save yourself the struggle / data usage and skip straight to this one. I’ve gotten several people hooked on this game. I’m not proud.

If you want to redecorate every day but like for free:

Design Home is the game I never knew I wanted to play. It’s literally designing rooms and then voting your favorite designs, buying virtual couches and potted plants and competing in design challenges. I am way too addicted.

If you are feeling nostaligic for middle school:

MASH is seriously an Android Game now and I won’t like, I made my 7 year old play with me – multiple times. I do wish there were less ads and more varied games but you know – nostalgia for the win. Break this one out when your little girls are getting antsy and need a distraction. Maybe your boys would like it, too, but I’m pretty sure my 11 year old would just roll his eyes at me like my husband did.

If you like hidden picture games:

Fantastic Beasts: Cases has two things going for it – the nerdgasm of Harry Potter universe references and a fun and unique game in its own right that is kind of somewhere between a hidden picture game and a mystery detective game. It may even help to tide you over until the next Fantastic Beasts movie.

 

If you want to take Solitaire to the next level:

Fairway Solitaire is probably the game I open the most frequently right now. It seriously takes Solitaire to new places and has just enough little goals and tasks to keep you checking back in throughout the day. Cute graphics, relatively speedy load times and not too many ads. Plus there is a sneaky gopher causing trouble, so.

What phone apps have you been hooked on lately?

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I’m linking up with Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop again. Let me know if you are playing along, too!

 

 

The 10 Best Android Apps On Our Phones.

We’re linking up with Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop answering the prompt: 3. List your top 10 favorite apps currently. We’re splitting it up and sharing Jen’s 5 favorites and Kim’s 5 favorites (ignoring the obvious apps that everyone has on their phone like gmail, google maps, instagram, Angry Birds, etc).

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I was a slow convert to the world of smart phones so when we finally made the plunge, I decided that my smart phone had better do damn near every possible thing a phone can do – a device that expensive needs to seriously pull its weight in my life and justify the cost. Now many phone upgrades and years later, my beloved Galaxy S5 and I are inseparable (for better or for worse, in sickness and in health).

Here are the 5 apps that I cannot live without:

  1. Alarm Clock Xtreme reminds me to wake up, take my allergy medicine, pick the kids up from school, take them to karate, exercise regularly and anything in between. In addition to having my 8,000 alarms which can each have their own ring tones, possible number of snoozes, and necessity to solve math problems or enter Captchas before dismissing – the app also has a stop watch and timer feature. (free with premium upgrade for $1.99)
  2. Bloglovin’ has quickly become my feed reader of choice since the cursed demise of Google Reader (seriously, what were you guys thinking?). After much deliberation and a bit of time using a few platforms, I eventually settled on these guys because of their attractive layout and just the right amount of features like saving and sharing content, sorting capabilities and I kinda dig their interactive interface that encourages blog owners to claim their blogs and mingle. (free)
  3. Frozen Free Fall is the latest game that has me obsessively playing every day. My husband and I are constantly comparing notes about what level one or the other is at and we’ve thought perhaps too long and hard about which characters from Frozen are more helpful or least annoying in a given level (Hans gives the worst condescending smirk whether you are doing well or not – unsurprising, really). It’s similar to Candy Crush Saga as far as game play but it boasts the ability to advance through levels without ever nagging your friends to participate. All games need to follow this trend – the patience level for friend nagging is seriously decreasing and inevitably discourages long time use of a game in my humble opinion. (free)
  4. MyChart lets me schedule doctors appointments, send messages or photos to my doctor, view my kids’ vaccine records and health charts and more. If your doctor’s office / insurance company works with MyChart, I cannot recommend this app highly enough. (free)
  5. S Health tracks how many steps I take each day. It runs in the background on my phone and from what I can tell it isn’t using much battery or date to do so. I have a widget set up that I can flip over to that tells me how many steps I’ve taken, how many miles that is equal to and with a few more taps it can also tell me calories burned, let me log what I’ve eaten or what other exercises I’ve been doing and on my S5 it can even measure my heart rate! (free but only works on Samsung phones)

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For years I balked at the thought of a smartphone. (What do you need GPS for? Use a map!) I couldn’t fathom the logic behind a small device to do tasks that I could already do on larger, slower, less technologically confusing device than a smartphone. Why fix what wasn’t broken? Eventually I was convinced to give them a try and while ‘convenience’ might as well be my middle name, it’s the myriad of games that has become my downfall.

TOP 5 APPS I CAN’T PUT DOWN

1. BrainWars is exactly what it sounds like. A war of the wits. The games are simple. Tap numbers in the right order, match the right color, etc. However once you’re playing against a random opponent for the higher score, these simple games get a lot more tricky. The better you do, the higher you go on the global rankings. The higher you get, the more difficult the puzzles become.

2. Flow Free is a game with a simple concept. Match the same colored dots together with one continuous line. Now match up the next pair without interrupting the first line. Continue until all dots are paired up. It isn’t too bad with only a few dots per grid, but once there’s close to dozen this game will burn your brain cells, unlike your battery life.

3. Ingress is a guilty pleasure of mine whenever I’m downtown and not the one driving. Public locations, statues, artwork, etc are all “Portals” in this augmented reality game which two sides fight over to control via their phones burning their batteries on GPS usage. You have to be physically present at the portal in order to capture it, which has resulted in some rather odd walking routes, and also some interesting local discoveries.

4. Google Sky Map is a nice sneak peak at what exactly is out in the night sky and exactly where it’s hiding. Just a tilt of my phone towards whichever direction I’m curious about and voila, star and constellation names show up on my screen. If I happen to be looking at a planet, that’ll show up too. I don’t use this app often, but it comes in handy when trees, clouds, or streetlights are getting in the way.

5. Hoplite starts off with one objective. Get to floor 16 of the underworld and retrieve the Fleece of Yendor. There’s just one problem. There’s enemies on each floor on the way. Good news, they can’t move until you do. Bad news, they move when you do. The number of enemies increases with each floor. Only with careful, strategic moves will one ever win. Since starting it last fall, I’ve only reached floor 12.

What are your favorite apps?

Road Trip Tips: 8 tips to reduce vacation stress and have a blast!

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This summer our family took a three week road trip up and down the East Coast and camped at half the stops along the way. This vacation was hugely daunting to me and I’ll admit, I was terrified that it was going to be a disaster – but we had a great time and survived the experience with our sanity in tack.

Here are the things I did that I think helped make the vacation a success.

the road trip binder1. Do your research and stay organized! While planning the vacation, I bought a three ring binder and a bunch of plastic sleeves and sticky tabs to keep organized. Inside the binder I had our itinerary (which I reprinted at least a dozen times over the months leading up to the trip as things changed), all our reservations, directions for each day of driving (rather than trying to do the whole trip in one set of directions) and ideas for things to do in each state. I also had a list of camping recipes and activity ideas and plenty of room to add new papers on the go. Each day had a plan of attack, a place to drive to and an estimate for how many hours we’d be driving. As important as ALL of this was (crucial really), equally important is…

2. Don’t be too rigid. Let yourself change plans: We probably changed 40% of the trip as we went. Some days were just NOT panning out to be camping days and we got a hotel instead. Some days we decided to just keep driving. Some days the drive time estimate was way off or the restaurants I’d looked up were not what we wanted or the place we wanted to go was closed. Don’t hug that binder too tightly. The whole point is that it gives you both a starting point and a place to fall back to. It’s not The Only Thing That Will Work. Let yourself roll with the punches and embrace the journey or you will be a hot mess. This leads in nicely to…

3. Go with the flow but acknowledge your own needs. Especially if you are traveling with other people – friends, in laws, etc. all naturally move and live at a different speed than your family. That’s just how it is. We’re programmed differently with different needs. Try to be flexible so you can all get along and find road trip harmony but acknowledge your own breaking points and give yourself time to reboot and do things on your own speed when you need it – and if you are like me, you will need it. Don’t feel guilty about needing your own rhythm.

Okay so apart from the State of Mind Suggestions, here are some fun and practical tips that we utilized on our vacation.

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The I’m Bored Box: In an effort to be Super Mom, and avoid back seat boredom, I spent months leading up to the trip collecting books and activities that would tie in nicely with the various legs of our journey or just be a fun distraction. I wrapped them up by date and wrote where we were going and what we’d see. Most days that we were on the road both kids had a package to open – sometimes it would be a combined package.

Cautionary tale: This was way too many packages for a 3 week road trip. Imagine your backseat slowly becoming cluttered with 40+ books and activities and toys along with the other things you accumulate on the trip. If it’s a short trip (like less than a week) then I think my method would have worked well. For longer trips, use this idea more sparingly so that you don’t have to spend 20 minutes waiting for your kids to find their seat belt at each stop.

A hack for mounting your tablet as a portable DVD player: Before we left, I’d spent a lot of time looking for a portable DVD player or some kind of carrier to put our tablet in so the kids could watch movies during the drive. We never found one we were 100% sold on.316-7xx_2Then right before we left my husband came up with the idea to take a bungee cord and wrap it under the fold in the case that my tablet came with (the kind with a cover for the front) and then attach the tablet to the center console of our truck so that the tablet was facing into the backseat – right in the middle so both kids could easily see. We were able to charge the tablet up front so the battery lasted the length of the movie and the whole thing cost us nothing because we were reusing things we already owned.

There’s An App For That: Take advantage of technology where you can. In addition to your phone probably having a great GPS and camera to use on your trip, you can also find a lot of great apps to use along the way. Two that we took major advantage of were:

  • The KOA app for Android which lets you search for KOA kampgrounds near you, gives detailed descriptions of said campgrounds and what is nearby, stores your Value Kard Rewards if you are a member, make reservations, mark favorites and get emergency alerts along the way.
  • RoadNinja is awesome  for planning what exit to take when you need gas, food or a hotel. You can search by highway and see what is at each exit and how far away it is. There are several apps with this premise but RoadNinja was the best executed free app available, in my opinion.

Avoid car sickness: Aside from keeping road sickness medicine on hand and having plenty of barf bag options, a new thing I learned the hard way is Keep the kiddos hydrated! If they aren’t getting enough to drink, apparently it can exacerbate motion sickness and keep them from feeling any relief. Bring some gatorade in case anyone accidentally goes too long without a drink. For us this seemed especially true when trying to wake up uber early for the day’s drive.

Family Photo Ops: You want everyone in the picture but you don’t want to use a tripod or your arms just aren’t that long. Look for another family ALSO trying to get a family picture and offer to swap photographer duties with them. It can be super sketchy trying to find someone to take your picture and not be paranoid that they will run off with your camera. Another mom or dad with kids is way less likely to commit theft like that in front of their own children. And you’ll be paying it forward.

These are just a few things I learned along the way that I think made our vacation a success. In short, be prepared but don’t be married to your plans. Be creative and have fun!

 Read more about our vacation here.

How much salt are you worth? Let the internet decide!

UPDATE: Since Google did not provide us with answers, behold! I have made my first online quiz and now YOU my friend can find out how much salt you are worth!

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Have you ever had a random thought that just absolutely ran away from you?

I was reading about how the Daily Mail wrote a sort of gossip rag piece on the Epic Baby Hair contest that ran on Mommy Shorts and how gracefully and with good humor she is responding to this new bit of press and really all the attention her blog is getting in general lately. And then I thought, “I love Mommy Shorts” and then I thought “Honestly, any blogger worth her weight in salt probably loves Mommy Shorts, she’s kind of The Big Cheese these days.

And then I thought, “How much is salt really worth? That is the most ridiculous expression ever,” and I Googled it’s origin even though I was pretty sure I already knew the answer.

“Sodium chloride, a.k.a. salt, is essential for human life and, until the invention of canning and refrigeration, was the primary method of preservation of food. Not surprisingly, it has long been considered valuable.

To be ‘worth one’s salt’ is to be worth one’s pay. Our word salary derives from the Latin salarium, (sal is the Latin word for salt). There is some debate over the origin of the word salarium, but most scholars accept that it was the money allowed to Roman soldiers for the purchase of salt. Roman soldiers weren’t actually paid in salt, as some suggest. They were obliged to buy their own food, weapons etc. and had the cost of these deducted from their wages in advance.”

– an excerpt on the origin of the phrase “worth one’s salt” from phrases.org.uk

Then I thought, “I wonder how much salt I’m worth?

But Google wouldn’t tell me so instead I Googled simply “how much am I worth” and then took a bunch of online quizzes to decide how important I am in the eyes of the interblag and completely wasted an entire morning in the process. You’re welcome.

Behold – my worth according to non-salty internet quizzes:


HumanForSale.com – Fun Quizzes

According to humanforsale.com, for example, I am worth $2.02 million based off my hastily ascertained IQ, salary, height, zip code, willingness to take more random quizzes, etc. I may have put my virus protection software to good use this morning going to all these random websites.

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Congratulations, according to our experts, you are worth :$6,868,379Find out how much you are worth at Quizopolis.com

Then I took a quiz at Quizopolis that used much of the same criteria with a little less jumping around to other websites and a few more questions about whether or not I have a savings account or retirement plan. They think I’m worth more money, so I’m inclined to think this quiz was better.

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According to the Financial Times my data is worth $0.7514 – as in this is what marketers would pay me for my data. I’m not really sure what this means but their quiz was much prettier than the other two.

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OK Cupid has a quiz about how many cows you are worth, which I figured was sort of relevant, but it turns out I’m only worth one sick chicken. I’m not sure whether to be amused or offended by this.

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There’s no denying it; you love being around boys. Even as much as being with your friends. They’re a ton of fun, and you’re always on the lookout for new ones to add to your contacts list on your cellphone. P-p-p-pimpette!

How Boy-Crazy Are You?

Though not relevant at all, Quiz Fanatic says I’m close to a boy-insanity level of boy craziness which sort of makes up for the sick chicken results in the previous quiz… kind of, but not really.

I think P-p-p-pimpette! should be my new email signature.

How much are you worth?

bitstrips love: meet momma’s cartoon self.

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If you’ve ever wanted to have your own comic strip but lacked any and all drawing skills / creativity…

If you are hiding from the kids and looking for something silly to do until they find you…

If you secretly love making avatars and you’re looking for another excuse to Toon yourself…

If a normal status update with no pictures of you as a cartoon just sounds too boring…

Jennifer shows her dog who's boss.

Have you met Ted Bitstrips?

This neato groovy Facebook app lets you create your own avatar and create comic strip status updates and greeting cards to share with friends and family. It also auto generates little comics for you every day starring you and any of your friends who also use Bitstrips. It’s kind of awesome.

I found the app loaded really well on my Windows 8 PC, the options to customize your avatar are quite impressive and extensive. You can even move the limbs around for all the people and animals in the comic to suit your preferences. Add speech bubbles and make your own funny captions or use the handy captions provided by Bitstrips if you are feeling less than creative / lazy.

Will this app cure cancer? Probably not – but it definitely promises a giggle or two and a fun way to kill some time between diaper changes and peanut butter and jelly sandwich making.

Are you using Bitstrips? What’s your favorite Facebook game or app?

rss love: my thoughts on feedly RSS reader

Last night I read that google is discontinuing google reader. I was so shocked and surprised by this decision as I honestly never saw it coming. I use google reader every day to follow all of my favorite blogs so life without an RSS reader is just inconceivable to me. My husband, though also disappointed, told me this has really been a long time coming. The writing was on the wall when they stopped featuring reader on their toolbars or stopped responding to users reporting problems with reader, like that giant glitch they had last month. Anyway, my point is – I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t at all. I think a lot of people feel the same way and are now scrambling to find a replacement.

I saw a lot of people mentioning feedly in comments sections and on Facebook and decided to check them out. I liked their catchy name and they seem to be really jumping on this opportunity to welcome new users. They even have a post with tips and recommendations for people transitioning from google reader to make the transition smoother.

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My thoughts on feedly so far? It’s taking some getting used to but I think I might actually like it better. It’s highly customizable and I love that different folders can be viewed different ways. For instance, the fashion blogs I like are highly picture oriented and look nice with their card viewing format above.

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how to change the view settingsThere are a lot of viewing options to choose from that suit different users and preferences. However, for most of the blogs I read, I prefer to sift through in the traditional google reader format I’m used to. This can be achieved by viewing them as titles. Hover over that little gear icon on the right side of the page and you can select from a number of different view options. Titles is the setting most google reader users will be familiar with. Other view formats I like are the cards setting which I mentioned earlier which I’m using for the fashion blogs I follow and also the food blogs where a picture really is worth a thousand words.

For the comics I read, I really like being able to view them all as full articles. No clicking necessary, just scroll through and read them all at once. This would probably be a lot to scroll through for the majority of the blogs I read, but for comics I found it’s perfect.

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These are just some of the customizing options they offer. They have an expansive preferences menu and even offer color themes so you can further pretty it up. You can even view your Facebook news feed on the sidebar of the page or your twitter feed. And there are a lot of sharing options for the posts you are reading, making sharing to facebook or twitter or google + very easy.

Basically, feedly really does seem to have it all and maybe a little more. Plus, did I mention pretty? And free? And available on your android and apple devices? Yup, it looks like momma might survive the demise of google reader after all. So fear not fellow RSS readers, feedly has got you covered.

Upgrading to Windows 8: PhotoFunia, Facebook Games & More

It pains me a little bit to type this but I’m just going to spit it out and move on, okay? Last weekend I upgraded to Windows 8, taking advantage of a deal they are running that lets you upgrade for just $40 until the end of the month (full retail price is $199 so that is one heck of a bargain). I think this was the first time I’ve ever been grateful that I had Windows 7 on a separate partition over the past year instead of completely wiping the whole drive when I quickly switched to Linux after buying my current computer.

Blah, blah, blah. Geeky blathering aside, so far I have to say the newest OS from Microsoft is not that bad…. Their whole tablet friendly start screen is still taking some getting used to and we’ll see how I feel after more than a couple of days using it, but so far I’m content. They’ve made something that feels fun and personalized but still runs pretty efficiently and mostly makes sense. And it was kind of glorious to be able to download Picasa onto my computer without being all MacGyver and tricking it into thinking I was running on a different OS and then still not quite getting the whole program working properly. Installing Picasa on Windows was so easy, so painless, so glorious… I think I might have just forfeited my Linux Geek card by typing that, but it’s true.

So aside from just trying to get my documents moved and settle into a new OS environment and go about my usual techy day of blogging about my latest book obsessions and playing Fashion Week Live on Facebook (shut up, I’ll do what I want), I’ve also been trying to take some time to explore the Windows 8 start screen thingy (I’m not sure what the actual name is and I’m too lazy to look it up, but its the word that my husband keeps saying and then I give him a blank stare and he says “you know the start screen thingy?” and I nod yes and we move on) and look at some of the apps that I can use.

Although it seems ridiculous to download an app on my personal computer, I have found at least one app that has been a fun time killer, called PhotoFunia. It’s a photo editing tool that lets you run all sorts of fun and random effects and filters over your pictures. This app goes way beyond sepia tone and blemish removal (actually there is no blemish removal – this is not a tool for people that want to touch up their photos, it’s more of just a fun filter app for your pictures that lets you put your face on a magazine or billboard or inside a picture frame in someone’s hands… Or turn a picture of your child into a framed portrait hanging in an art gallery (see photo at the top of this post).

So… there, I’ve said it. I’m using Windows 8 and sort of having a good time. I can’t guarantee that next week I won’t threaten to throw it out my actual window when it starts misbehaving, but for the moment I am mostly content in my computing world. ::knock on wood::

– update – Windows 8 is totally calling it a Start Screen so now I’m not sure what I was talking about. This is what happens when I smile and nod and pretend I was paying attention. I have no idea what my husband was talking about now.

things momma doesn’t like: a short list

I know the main purpose of this blog is to talk about the things that I love – little reviews and babblings of the products, tv shows, food and moments of life that make me smile. But occasionally some stuff comes up that I don’t like. And I think, “Maybe other people don’t like it either.” or “I could save people some time trying this one and spare them the suffering.” So here are a few things that I don’t like.

  1. Those stupid captcha things that guard machines and people lacking super human vision and deduction skills from posting a comment. I get it – spam comments suck, but you know what else sucks? Having to spend 5 minutes trying to type in absolute nonesense into a tiny box so that I can leave someone a comment. I am not a robot – but I also don’t know what 573 foidhsfioshios means and when you purposely make the letters illegible by knotting them all up together? Seriously? Seriously, who do you think can read that? What is wrong with real words? Just take a picture of real words! Or ask me a question to prove I’m not a robot like “Are you a robot?” Or, better yet, come on – let me just leave a comment! Here is a list from someone smarter than me with lots of better suggestions than the dreaded captcha.
  2. Mini skirts. When I was a teenager, I wore short shorts with pride and never thought too hard about skirt length unless there was a school dress code requirement (fingertip length, anyone?). Now that I am an overweight, over-intelligent over the dating scene grownup and mother of two, I have a different view point on mini skirts and shortie shorts. Beginning with, “I won’t wear them.” And not just from a prudish standpoint and not because my thighs are kind of horrendous – but because they are not flattering for my shape. Just two extra inches of fabric that bring a skirt from above the knee to just below makes all the difference in the world on my shape. And also frankly, as a mother, I am starting to find some validity to the idea that some short shorts are TOO short. They don’t need to see all of that – this isn’t a beach, this isn’t an underwear commercial. Put some clothes on – sometimes a dress is not a dress anymore – sometimes it is an ill fitting shirt and you need to put pants on. I get it – young, pretty, skinny girls look good in short skirts. And if their mother doesn’t mind and they don’t mind, then good for them. But clothing manufacturers? Please stop forgetting about the rest of us. I just want a pretty a-line dress / skirt that dips JUST below the knee. Not a mini. Not a maxi. Please?
  3. Cleaning – as evident by the growing mess in my office. I know I just told you I was a grown up, but would someone please come finish my dishes, teach my children how to put their toys away and do something about my paper clutter? And then come back and do it again next week? I think this might be a called a maid and so also, can I please afford a maid? Hint to husband: I see a terrific Christmas gift idea here. Do you think Amazon sells these?
  4. School fundraisers that are stupid. I never thought I’d hear myself saying something like “Why can’t we sell overpriced candles or $10 bins of popcorn instead?” and then my son started school. And I learned just how absurd fundraisers could get. This year they are selling the equivalent of Lunchables for Dinner Pizza Kits. I am apparently supposed to be peddling pizza kits with little squeezie packages of tomato sauce and shredded cheese and “meats” and those break and bake cookies with god knows what ingredients in them to my friends and loved ones. I don’t even feel comfortable buying one for my family, let alone trying to convince the people I love and admire to shell out their cash for this stuff. I spent ten minutes trying to figure out if the kits were freezable and what the shelf life was like before I realized there probably isn’t a shelf life at all.Honestly, just stop it already and ask me to cut you a check.
  5. Peas. Can’t stand em.

What things have been making it onto your Slanty Face list lately (  :-/   )  ? Feel free to vent with me in the comments section below!

Free seamless patterns for websites and desktops!

I stumbled upon repeatxrepeaty.com via a favorite blog of mine How About Orange which often showcases great places to get free fonts, desktops and background patterns among other things. I’m always on the hunt for a great background pattern for my blogs and I change my mind often as you’ll find if you hang out around these parts long enough!

Repeatxrepeaty.com seems to have a wide and varied assortment of seamless background patterns to suit, seriously, any style preference. They range from sweet and adorable to darker and edgier and some are just plain weird. Something for everyone! Definitely check it out if you are looking for a pattern under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. My current pattern is from these folks and I’m pretty smitten with it!