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Tech Trend: Rose Gold

08.25.13

Rose gold is quiet glamour, and I can’t get enough of it.

Rose gold is quiet glamour, and I can’t get enough of it. Made with regular gold, with a little copper thrown in just to dirty it up, It’s warm glow keeps you pretty in pink without resorting to anything close to a bubblegum hue. Trend, please go nowhere.

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Back to school week: Parental guidance edition

08.23.13
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You didn’t think I’d forget you, did you? We covered mornings, locker decor, taking notes, and creating a homework station, and now it’s time to get your game on. Because everyone knows that kids don’t get back to school with new clothes and outfitted backpacks if parents aren’t organized.  So all of these items below are all about keeping you running like a well-oiled carpooling/lunch-making/teacher-compliment-ing machine. Be sure to read all 5 posts in this series!

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1. The kids are back in school; now you can learn something new too: Pick up a new skillset on Skillshare.

2. Go for the natural look at drop-off with a Hipp x RGB nail polish shade that matches your skin tone. (and why has no one thought of this before??) $18.

3. Tempo pulls from your emails, contacts, calendar and documents to make one smart calendar. (iPhone only). FREE.

4. The UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker from Logitech is perfect perched on the kitchen counter while you make lunches in the morning. Blare My Chemical Romance as loud as you want… it turns into a speaker phone if you get a call.  $199.

5. Hamilton Beach’s Stay or Go Coffee Maker gets you and your co-parent ready for the morning commute or the carpool line. (There’s a carafe for saturdays). $63.

6. Ingenious Piccolo automatically sends you the best of your Facebook photos monthly. Starts at $10/month.

7. Smaller than a 3-hole punch, the Doxie Go scanner goes with you anywhere, no plugs or cables required. Once it’s back at your desk all your scans flood in.  Invaluable in the quest to go paperless. $188.

8. Every minivan warrior needs to stay hydrated. The thermos-of-the-moment is a glass Bkr with a brightly-colored silicone sweater. Pictured in Lush, $18.

9. Fall essential alert: New tote in an of-the-season color that feels new and classic at the same time. Thank you, Everlane. Pictured in Tangerine, $35.

10. I’m going to build an entire fall wardrobe around this Sailor drops wool silk scarf from Leif. Pictured in Grey, $120.

11. The mac-daddy of wireless routers, the Belkin N750 DB has dual-band speed (that’s enough bandwidth for your son the gamer, your husband the streamer, and your daughter the online shopper). Plus parental controls are built right in for safe surfing.

12. Whether it’s a playdate or a ditch-the-kids-romantic date, coordinating schedules is hard (and usually requires an annoying email chain).  Use Invy instead and streamline the process. (iPhone only). FREE.

 

All products and services are hand-picked by me. I am not compensated for my recommendations.

Carley K. is an amazon affiliate. 

 

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Back to school week: ‘Do your homework’ edition

08.22.13

When the kids get home from school, that’s when the fun starts… homework. It’s time to sit down in a well-lit space and crank.  Check out my favorite tech-cessories for getting it all done.  (Snack not pictured).

We’re talking back to school all this week— have you seen our posts about getting out the door stress-free, note-taking, and locker decor? Be sure to check back all week for more posts!

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1. My Homework app (for iPhone, Android, Kindle and more), keeps the  quizzes, assignments, and papers all sorted and scheduled. FREE.

2. This hooter keeps your screens clean.

3. A little inspiration for over your desk from Help Ink.  Choose from tons of graphically gorgeous designs, and $1 of every $5 you spend goes to the charity of your choice. $39.

4. Stay grassy: This charging valet is a lawn for your gadgets, by Kikkerland. $24.

5. The Torino desk from CB2 lets you pose as a neat freak, while secretly hiding your stuff in a slide-open desktop. $499.

6. Forget thumbdrives: You need a rock-solid back up plan. Passport drives from Western Digital come in 500MB to 2 TB configurations, and they’re available in colors. Starting at $57.

7. T’Light is a multi-tasking desktop hero: It gives you some light to read by, and charges your smartphone. $169.

8. The Chrome Notebook by Samsung has no operating system, everything’s done through your browser. Read: it’s lightening fast for surfing the web. 11″ wifi starts at $219.

9. Jonathan Adler is always a hoot. Especially so for this brainy owl stuffed animal that come with its own calculator. Genius. $48.

10. You have to sit on it to get it: The Buoy stool from Turnstone is a wobbly, height-adjustable stool that’s great to pull up to a table and join the conversation.  Think exercise ball, but cuter. Tons of colors. $214.

11.Keep it together: This shark stapler helps you take a bite out of paper clutter.

12. This cable organizer looks like a Star Wars AT-AT walker and keeps your cables out-of-this-world organized. And bonus— you get to put it together. $35.99.

 

All products and services are hand-picked by me. I am not compensated for my recommendations.

Carley K. is an amazon affiliate. 

 

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Back to school week: Note-taking edition

08.21.13

This week I’m sharing all my favorite products for Back to School.  So far, we’ve covered mornings, and pimping one’s locker.  Today’s post is all about notes, which can make the difference between pass or fail.  I was one of those meticulous note-takers: Color coded, highlighted, bulleted… let’s just say I could have made a pretty penny selling those bad boys.  I only wish I had some of these digital tools when I was in school. Check back every day this week for more!

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Back to school week: Wakey wakey edition

08.19.13
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I keep refreshing my calendar thinking it’s some sort of glitch, but it seems that school is, indeed, around the corner. I’m getting ready all week with guides to everything from taking notes to doing homework to outfitting the ultimate locker.  Today, I’m contemplating mornings: Hopefully the stuff I’ve listed here make the “hectic” a bit more “handled.” Check back every day this week for more!

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