3.24.2015

Take a Break Tuesday: Google Feud

If you use Google and love trivia as much as I do, then you'll LOVE Google Feud!



Google Feud is a game from Justin Hook that is based on Family Feud but pulls the answers directly from Google's autocomplete. It's a giant time-suck so beware, but it is SO fun!

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3.20.2015

Oh Hey Friday: Totally Tech

Happy Friday! Sorry it's been quiet around here the last two weeks. I have been super busy with school, work, and life, so there hasn't been much time left for blogging. But, I'm back today to share some of tech-related sites, updates, etc.

Wallpapers


There are currently two main sites where I find some really cute and creative laptop, tablet, and phone wallpapers.

Source
Creative: Design Love Fest
Monthly: Wild Olive

Hardware

I am definitely in the Mac camp when it comes to computers. For some reason or another, I didn't download Yosemite right away when it was released last summer. In the process of downloading the new operating system, I discovered two things: my computer had almost no space left on the hard drive and that it's best to do a "clean install" when downloading a new operating system.

I purchased additional memory and installed it myself (!!!), so that solved one problem. However, I wasn't quite prepared to do a "clean install" of Yosemite. Doing a clean install means you wipe your computer and install an operating system that hasn't been integrated with any data yet. This helps ensure that any bits left by previous operating systems get wiped away.

To do a clean install, you first need to ensure that you back up your computer which I hadn't been doing. I purchased an external hard drive and a padded case to protect it to use as a back up.

Source
 I read some reviews and decided on going with the Seagate Backup Plus Slim. After a few days of being on the computer struggle bus, I was back up and running with a faster, better-performing computer!

Domains

If you came to my blog via Bloglovin' then you probably didn't notice, but I finally purchased my own domain for Jane Not So Plain! 



JNSP is now living at www.JaneNotSoPlainBlog.com. Don't worry, the Blogspot URL still works and redirects. It may not be a big deal to most, but it makes me proud to have my very own URL for Jane Not So Plain!

Music

Lately, I've been using two platforms for listening to music, especially throughout the workday. I mainly use Spotify because it's so easy to use with access to most of the music I enjoy.


However, I also listen to videos on YouTube every once in awhile. I've come across a few songs/videos that I really like but can't find anywhere else. I only have a handful of songs on that playlist, but I'm always looking for new music to add!


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What are your favorite gadgety, tech-type things?




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3.03.2015

Take a Break Tuesday: Taylor Swift Mash Up

If you haven't seen this yet, please take a minute to watch this cover mashup of Taylor Swift's Blank Space & Style. Not only are these artists super talented, I totally love their take on these songs. Super cool!




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3.02.2015

Favorite Dog Products



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We feed JoJo with the PetSafe Tug-a-Jug, and it's a miracle accessory to have. It provides more of a challenge for JoJo to get his food, so it takes longer for him to eat. It's also an easy way to get in extra mental stimulation for him.

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JoJo and Shanny both take a supplement over their food, as well as a vitamin chew. Shanny had a stone in her bladder in the fall, so I give her Potassium Citrate with Cranberry Granules to help prevent stones from forming again. JoJo had some hotspots underneath his armpits, so I give him an herbal multi-vitamin to help with skin and flea/tick issues. Lastly, they both get a Fatty Acid chew to provide support for skin and coat health, as well as immune system and joint health.

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I have found a couple good deals on Groupon for the dogs. First, I found a bag of assorted antler pieces. I really like having these around for both Shanny and JoJo for a couple reasons. First, they aren't super rich, so they don't upset the dogs' stomachs. Also, they don't make much of a mess at all. Antlers can get pretty expensive at the pet store, but I feel like I got a pretty good deal on these.

Then, I found a water-resistant crate pad for JoJo for a little extra comfort during the day when he's in there. This is kind of a test for JoJo...he has only had one pet bed before when we first got him, and it didn't last long. I'm hoping now that he's older that he won't chew it up, so we'll see!

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I feed Shanny and JoJo both Fromm Family dog food. Shanny gets the Reduced Activity & Senior Dry Dog Food, since she's an older gal with an extra bit of weight. And, JoJo gets Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food since he's a big boy. I have their food set up on auto-delivery from Chewy.com, so it's easy peasy!

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JoJo is a challenge on a regular leash and even a regular harness where the leash hooks onto the back. He just pulls and pulls and more or less chokes himself, then his eyes and ears get pink because of it. We had a different kind of harness recommended to us, and it makes so much of a difference! The Easy Walk Harness connects to the leash on the front of the dog. Because the leash is connected at JoJo's chest, when he pulls, he more or less pulls himself back around toward us. This type of harness doesn't really allow him to pull forward, so he's easier to control and work with.


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What are your favorite pet products? I'd love to hear your recommendations!




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