Category Archives for Lifestyle.

Is Your Starbucks Mobile Order Slowing You Down?

The hack of using Starbucks mobile order to bypass the morning coffee line is a good one. Possibly too good. It seems that Starbucks mobile order has become so popular that the coffee giant cannot keep up with the demand. This has resulted in several problems: Inefficient crowd flow in stores as waiting guests crowd the barista…

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Destination Pillows Mark Latitude and Longitude

We often look for unique ways to remember special places around the homestead.  At the same time, I get tired of the usual tchotchkes that gather dust.  So I got excited when I discovered these customized destination pillows from Bethany Lane. The pillows (actually pillow covers for an 18″ square insert) can be designed for any destination name…

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End of Summer Reading List

Summer is almost over.  But if you are like me, you are vacationing late.  I purposely scheduled my Grand Mediterranean cruise late so that I could get to Europe AFTER most of the Americans had left and not run into the summer break for Europeans.  One other bonus is that I can compile my summer…

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Birchbox OR Ipsy – November 2014

It’s time for the November battle of the beauty sample subscriptions. Each month, Birchbox goes head to head with Ipsy to see which delivered more value and wow. Both services offer a monthly $10 membership where subscribers receive a selection of beauty product samples that is customized (somewhat) based on personal preferences.  Birchbox comes in its namesake…

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