Archive | August, 2012

Thursday: the Best of YouTube

30 Aug

My sister, Katie, and I with our Shetland Sheepdogs, Finnegan, Teddy Roosevelt, and Lilly, this past Christmas


It’s just me and my dogs this weekend. In honor of my beloved pups, here’s 10 adorable family dogs. Need more cuteness? Add some laughing, cuddly babies. How could you not love these videos?

10 Infectious YouTube Clips of Babies Laughing At Dogs

What are your favorite dog videos?


Wednesday: Happy Pinning!

29 Aug

My boyfriend and my anniversary is in less than a month. Recently, he asked me what I wanted. Naturally, I pointed him to my Pinterest board entitled “Wish List.” Pinterest once again proves to be practical! Instead of trying to keep a list throughout the year, I just use my Pinterest board. With the “Pin It” button on my web browser, I can instantly pin anything I see on other websites. Thus, I have a running wish list and my boyfriend always knows what to get me to keep me happy! ūüėČ

Here are some of my top pins:


Can you tell I love all things preppy? Feel free to check out my entire board. I hope it inspires your wish list!

What Pins are on your wish list?

Tuesday: Tumblr

28 Aug

Tumblr has me ready for fall. Are you?

October Glory shows us the beautiful “colors of life.”

What are your favorite fall photos from Tumblr?

Monday: Headlines

27 Aug

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Lots of headlines for you, including several about Apple vs. Samsung

Apple vs. Samsung Head Juror: ‘Evidence Was Overwhelming’

The jurors found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents. Interesting to hear the head juror’s inside perspective. Can you imagine hearing this case? How would you handle it?

These Apple Products Have Samsung Parts

The article begs the question: in our world, is there anything that is “original?”

Apple vs. Samsung Continued: Why This War Is Far From Over

The technology giants will continue to battle it out. Both want to make money. Both want to be on the cutting edge. It’s the nature of our capitalistic society. The battle will continue. On a positive note, we, the consumers, will reap the benefits of their war. We will receive better prices and better products as they two compete for the top spot in the technology industry.

In other news:

Twitter removes ability to see what app a user tweeted with

I am fine with this move. I understand that it was free advertising for apps, but I found it annoying – too much information. The only information I really care about is the information contained in the Tweet. I will be curious to see if it effects apps, such as HootSuite or TweetDeck, and their popularity among users.

Meet Facebook’s Oldest User

Who says social media is only for young people? Social media brings generations together. Social media has no age limit, and that’s fine with me! The more people using social media, the more people I get to interact with and learn from. Florence, friend me!


What headlines caught your attention today?

Wednesday: Happy Pinning!

22 Aug

Girls night on Friday! My friend is making a salmon recipe she found on Pinterest. So I need a delicious Pinterest side dish to accompany the main attraction. I picked a few pins from my favorite Pinterest board, “Favorite Recipes.”

Couscous Salad

Grilled Focaccia

Spicy Sichuan Style Green Beans

Broccoli Salad with Feta Dressing

Goat Cheese Tart


Which do you think I should make? What are your favorite Pinterest recipes?

Check out more of my favorite recipes on Pinterest, and follow me on Instagram to follow my food adventures.

Tuesday: Tumblr

21 Aug

Quick post for you all. I found this Tumblr through a fellow DePauw grad. A good mix of images, but I was particularly drawn to it because of the quotes. Bonus: clever name! Hope you enjoy it!

Check out “Sharing from Afar” for quality quotes and a few other surprises.

Monday: Headlines

20 Aug

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts Thursday and Friday. My younger sister is leaving for her sophomore year of college, so most of my time has been spent with her. Have to get in some sisterly bonding before she leaves! Alright enough with the family updates. Facebook has made lots of news today, so all of today’s headlines involve the company.

Facebook’s stock slides; Zuckerberg’s leadership questioned

The reports are nothing new. But today the stock fell to its lowest. Do you think the stock will rebound?

Peter Thiel Sells Almost All His Facebook Stock 

One of the earliest investors of the company unloads the majority of his Facebook stock. The news comes on the heels of Facebook’s share hitting a low of $19.69. Does this news scare you from investing in Facebook?

Facebook’s Instagram¬†Acquisition Now Only Worth $735 Million¬†¬†

The acquisition of Instagram made huge headlines several months ago, but now Facebook’s ownership is less than notable. What will happen with Instagram? How Facebook ruined it?

After reading these headlines, what do you think should happen with Zuckerberg? Should he stay CEO?