Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Convert M4A to MP3 Easily

There are several services available online that make it easy to convert M4A to MP3. One such site is, which is a free download for Mac or Windows that will convert files to MP3 as needed.

The software available on has been rated as 100% clean by Softpedia and also have several top ratings from sites like c|net and tucows. Making sure that any software downloads are clean before installing them onto your computer is crucial, so these top reviews can certainly give peace of mind to anyone who is looking for an easy way to convert M4A files to MP3 files.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Spending Money

Thanks for the post from Sylvester Campbell

We were spending money like we had it when my husband lost his job last year. Out of nowhere he just got fired so we had to cut back big time to avoid getting in financial trouble. We had some savings but it certainly wasn’t enough to keep up our lifestyle for a long time so I had to make some tough choices right off the bat. Some were easy like cancelling our wine of the month club membership and also talking to all our magazine subscription companies and asking them to cancel me and give me the money back. I looked into New York energy rates to get us a better deal and I even somehow got out of the lease on the Lexus. I feel good about where we are right now and I think we’ll be okay. My husband’s had some good leads when it comes to new jobs and you know, that’s fine by me. There’s something to be said for taking control of your finances for life!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas

I love finding unique and creative gifts for my close friends and family during the holidays. I look for ideas all year, but usually don't find what I am looking for until December. I found some awesome Christmas Gift Ideas on Gizoo and I thought I'd share my favorites.

I really like the Air Swimmers, even though I don't have kids of my own. They are super cool. Also, I've always been a PacMan fan so the Pac-Man apron would be great when I am baking cookies or a detailed dinner in the kitchen! Finally, since I do social media marketing, the fridgebook magnets are a fun idea for me to give to myself or to my business partner!

Online Spell Check

Sometimes when I am writing website content, I don't want to open a new Microsoft Word document in order to make sure that I am spelling a word correctly. This is where an online free spell checker comes in handy. It allows me to quickly open a new tab, go to the spell checker website, and check to see if I spelled a word correctly.

Besides saving me the hassle of having to open up a new Word document, the free spell checker also comes in handy when using my smartphone. The site opens fast and is easy to use.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Using Instant Messaging During The Holidays

Instant messaging is a great online communication tool because it allows businesses and individuals to talk online to their colleagues, friends, and family members anywhere in the world where there is internet access.

Because things can get pretty hectic during the holidays, using an instant messenger for communication is a great way to stay in touch with employees that are traveling for the holidays. Having a more flexible, work from home schedule during the holidays can allow employees to get work done while also spending time with their family. Instant messaging programs like Brosix make staying in touch so much easier.

Instant messaging programs can also be great for families who aren't all together during the holidays. Some instant messaging programs have Video Chat, which can allow families to see one another one the holidays themselves, which can have a lot of meaning to families who are located far apart from one another.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Finding a Print Vendor

Sometimes it's hard to find a high-quality print vendor. Since I live in the Kansas City area, I like to support businesses that are in the Kansas City Metro or the surrounding area. I found a printing vendor online called PrintNinja and they seem like a great option, especially since they are based in Columbia, MO, which is halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Some of the top options that PrintNinja offers are catalogs, brochures, flyers, booklets, envelopes, and magazines. You can get an instant quote online and they even offer free print samples! They guarantee customers a savings of 30-70% on regular printing prices and their website is simple and easy to use. Go check them out!

Advertising on Your Blog with Linknami

Sometimes after a blogger has had a chance to really see the commitment it takes to keep up with a blog, they begin to wonder if they can make money off of it.

In many cases, depending on traffic and the blog content, blog advertising is something that is a great way to earn income with blogging.

Linknami connects bloggers and advertisers in an easy to use program that helps bloggers find advertisers, without having to do it on their own. Besides blog advertising, bloggers can also find advertisers to sponsor blog posts or get compensated for tweeting or posting on Facebook about products.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creating eCards for the Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week already, and because I especially enjoy this "Turkey Day", I enjoy sending Thanksgiving ecards to my friends and family that I won't be able to see next Thursday. There are several different resources available online to find pretty and heartwarming ecards, including sites like

This website is so many well-designed and has so many clever e-cards! I'm sure almost anyone can find something that they like and will be perfect for the recipient they have in mind. Besides pretty illustrations, the site also has beautiful animations to make the e-card come to life. I enjoyed browsing the site and will definitely revisit it for other holidays and birthdays!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Watching Pierce's antics on Community

Guest post written by Leann Greg

Whenever I heard anything about Chevy Chase, for years I thought about him in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie because it's a family tradition to watch that movie every single year. So when I first heard that he was going to be on Community again, I envisioned him as Clark like in all the National Lampoon's movies. Well, Pierce definitely isn't like that on the show Community. But I still love him either way.

Before the new season started again, I decided that I would try and look online with my wireless internet Honolulu to see if I could find some info about what's going on with his character this season.

I knew that in the premiere when I saw that his character Pierce was going to act better, I thought that it would be just so weird for him. Of course we found out by the end of the episode that Pierce was up to his old tricks again. But I wouldn't love his character on the show or the show if his character wasn't like that.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Looking for a New Computer

Even though my computer is running fine with no problems, I still find myself looking at new laptops online to see what prices are. An Asus Laptop is usually a really good value, and a computer nerd friend of mine recommended them, saying that they have really gone up in quality since when they were first manufactured.

There are several other brands, like Lenovo or HP, but the most expensive of them all is of course the Apple MacBooks, which is usually a lot smaller than PC laptops but often cost 2x-3x more for the same amount of memory and processing speeds. However, many people prefer Apple and won't buy anything else.

I am always open-minded to PCs and Apple computers, I just evaluate each one individually to see if it is what I'm looking for. Usually I want something ultra-portable since I travel a lot. I don't like ones that have larger than a 15" screen because otherwise they are too big and difficult to carry.

When I finally decide to get a computer, I'm sure I will be able to find an Asus or other brand that will suit my needs.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Checklist

The Author of this post is Herman Barry

There are so many things I didn't think about before I moved in to my new house, but I sure am finding out about them now! For example, you would've thought I would have to run to the store and buy the blinds the very first day I moved in so as to prevent people from looking in my first floor windows while I slept! I also didn't realize I would need to purchase HIGH SPEED INTERNETsince dial-up was the only ground option in my area. I thought that painting the walls would be much easier than it actually was, so there was an expense I had never thou! ght of: hiring painters. I didn't think that not having a garage would be that big a deal, that was until the first hailstorm! I wish I had considered that when I was looking into this particular house. I think I've handled all the challenges pretty well as they've come to me, but I'm ready to stop dealing with problems and start enjoying my home!