Best Free Windows Phone 8 Lenses #VZWA

One of my favorite things about the Windows Phone 8 is the ability to use a Lens with the camera. No, it’s not what you’re thinking — on the Windows Phone 8, a lens is an app that opens with the camera, allowing you to customize a photo BEFORE you take it. This is really great because you can see what different effects will do to a photo, and adjust accordingly to get the shot you really want.

I’ve downloaded several Windows Phone 8 lenses in my time with the Windows 8X from Verizon Wireless, and I wanted to share my favorite free versions with you.


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5 New Products for Toddlers

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Yesterday, I shared 6 New Products for Babies that caught my eye at the PBJ: Play. Baby. Juvenile. trade show. There was just so much to see and do at the show, but I was able to narrow down my favorite products for toddlers as well. I received samples of some of these items, but others I just tested at the show.

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6 New Baby Products You Can’t Miss

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Last week, I was asked to attend PBJ: Play. Baby. Juvenile., a juried trade event for the most innovative gifts and gadgets across the baby and children’s industries. I was really excited to learn more about some new baby and toddler products.

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Jedi in Training

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So last weekend while I was at Blissdom, The Nerd was teaching Andrew a few things every little boy should know…

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Six Beauty Essentials for Busy Moms #BeautyScoop #CBias

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Collective Bias®, CoverGirl and Olay.

Six Beauty Essentials for Busy Moms

As a stay-at-home mom of a toddler, here’s the hard truth I’ve learned: A shower is a luxury. When you have a little person demanding your attention, it’s hard to do things like wear makeup or brush your hair. I am sad to admit that more often that not, I’m still in my pajamas when The Nerd gets home from work lately.

To get myself out of this rut, I decided to shop for a new beauty routine at my local Walmart. Luckily for me, there is an expert beauty consultant there to answer questions and recommend products based on my needs. I found her on the cosmetics aisle and asked for some recommendations.

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Some Thoughts on Blissdom


Last week, I attended my first “real” blogging conference — Blissdom. It was really nice to get away for a few days and be around people who “get” me and this blogging thing that I do. I got to meet lots of great people and I got to know some local bloggers a little better.

I’m still processing the experience, but I wanted to share a few of my thoughts with you before Mommy Brain kicks in and I have no recollection of the weekend at all.

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Mary Poppins Dallas Summer Musicals

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We’ve had the opportunity to see several musicals lately, but one that I’ve always dreamed about seeing was Mary Poppins. So I was really excited when Dallas Summer Musicals invited me to experience the show on opening night this week.

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