Good Riddance, 2018

2018 was a YEAR, not just for me, but for everyone. It seemed like every time we turned around, there was another news story that was more ridiculous than the last. Honestly, I think we’ve all reached our lifetime limit of shock value.

Thankfully, 2019 is just around the corner, and that means a fresh start. For my new beginnings in 2019, I’m looking forward to:

  • New job opportunities
  • Moving to the heart of Northeast Minneapolis, minutes away from my favorite breweries and coffee shops
  • Adopting a friend for Luna?? (If I put it in writing, it has to come true…right?)
  • Continuing to create fun, engaging content via social media and blogs
  • New travel destinations
  • More Volkswagens, as always

What are you looking forward to in 2019?

Google Pixelbook Review

If I had to guess, I’d say most people have both a computer and a tablet. But what if you could combine those products into one? The Google Pixelbook does just that, and I tested it out for a week to see if it’s effective!Read More »

Play Starbucks for Life without Buying a Drink

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 »

Apartment Friendly Smart Home Products

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 »

Gifts You Shouldn’t Give

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 »

Fossil Q Venture Smartwatch Review

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 »

Meet Expese, the company helping you test tech before you buy it

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.

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