A few times each year (usually in summer and around the holidays), Starbucks releases a promo game to promote their seasonal drinks. The gamification of products is nothing new, but Starbucks certainly does an excellent job of this. I get sucked in every time they release a new game, planning out my Starbucks visits and drinks in advance, all according to whatever will get me the most game plays.
Starbucks released another “Starbucks for life” game a few days ago, where each drink purchase gives you a game play piece, and 3 of a kind is a winner! But I recently found a way around all of this, how you can play the game without buying any drinks at all!Read More »
For those of you that live in an apartment and love new technology that helps you get sh!t done, smart home products are both a blessing and a curse. Many products require installation, like a home thermostat or door lock. These installations are often frowned upon by landlords, and are sometimes useless even if they could be installed.
For your convenience, I’ve put together a list of apartment friendly smart home products that won’t get you kicked out and make your life easier:Read More »
Tis the season for gift guides! But there are some gifts that just don’t match the recipient. So I’m here to help prevent you from making these mistakes. So without futher ado, here is a list of gifts you shouldn’t give:Read More »
Now before you roll your eyes and close my blog because of another rose gold thing: stop! The Q Venture also comes in black, silver, and gold!
Lately I’ve been trying to decide if I want to take the leap and buy a smartwatch, so I decided to rent this watch through Expese first (you can read all about them here). As soon as the watch arrived, I was excited to take it out of the box and start peeling off the plastic! Read More »
Update 1/2/19: Expese has dropped their monthly rental subscription, and now only offers a specific rate for each product you’d like to try. You can find more info about the change here: https://expeserto.com/faq
I love new consumer tech. I love learning about it, reading reviews on it, and of course, peeling the plastic off. The one thing I don’t love? The prices. I always want to run to the store (or Amazon) to get my hands on whatever shiny new thing was just released, but one look at my bank account stops me.
This summer, while looking at my September schedule, I knew I was going to need a vacation by the time the month was done. Tony and I decided we were going to head west; specifically, to Seattle. And of course we couldn’t leave out our neighbors to the north since we were so close! Here is a quick recap of the trip, including (probably too many) pictures of the gorgeous scenery.