So You Can Teach a Not-So-Old Dog New Tricks

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I'm On Instagram!

This post first appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  I'm slowly starting to get with the digital age. I took some pics and played around with the Instagram filters and BAM! I've got a couple of photos up on Instagram! I even put hashtags on them and instantly got a couple of "likes" and comments....more

So Who Needs an iPhone Anyway? Oh, Me!

This post originally appeared on That Was Then | This Is Wow  Today I finally got an Instagram account--on my iPad. Now I need to start taking pictures with the iPad until I get an iPhone.We're dinosaurs  ...more

Surprise! Your Instagram Photos are Being Used for Marketing

Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge.  That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research. ...more
MelissaOnline vdebolt Well, I don't use Instagram. Another wise choice on my part.more

Social Media Sites Off the Beaten Path: 9 Sites You Should Know

Everyone and their mother has a Facebook or Twitter account.  But what about all those other social media networks; the ones that don't get the love and attention they deserve?  There really is a site for every interest; you need to go find it.  Whether it's in a social media site you've heard of but didn't originally think was for you, or in one you never even knew existed, there's plenty out there beyond Facebook and Twitter!  Here are 9 sites you may have overlooked. ...more
Pinterest is by far one of my favorite social media sites right now, and I'm getting the hang of ...more

How to Use Instagram and Make it Your Blog's Best Friend

If you read the blogging better series, you know that I am a H-U-G-E advocate of using social media to market your blog. I talk a lot about Facebook and Twitter, but it kind of begs the question: what about Instagram? The truth about Instagram is that it is one of the fastest growing forms of social media, especially where blogging is concerned. It might seem counter-intuitive because you’re using photos instead of direct links, but Instagram is really a great space to grow your audience. If you can take a photo with a phone, you can use Instagram. To help you get started – or to take your account to the next level -- here are a few best practices to follow. At least, follow these if you are looking to grow your audience. ...more
Thanks for the helpful tips, I love Instagram too, but I def haven't mastered the hashtags yet!more

Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

I recently saw this quote on Pinterest and I love it! It is quickly becoming one of my favorite quotes of all time in fact. Over the years I've gotten a lot better at not comparing myself to others. Although there are still the occasional days I even have to stop myself from comparing when I'm on Instagram, Pinterest, or even working on this blog....more

A Week Into Mom Approved Outfits

This has been one busy week, from taking care of a toddler that came down with a stomach bug to attending an after hour networking events, nonetheless I wanted to share with you a couple outfits from my week.  Notice that my outfits are affordable and accessible, basically mom approved.  Click under each photo for details on each thing I am wearing. What are you wearing this week?...more
These outfits are just right :) great tips girl.more

Would You Rather Be Lady Gaga's French Bulldog or Karl Lagerfeld's Tweeting Cat?

If you believe in reincarnation, you might want to come back as Lady Gaga's dog or Karl Lagerfeld's cat.  Featured in  Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, Gaga discusses her little French bulldog, named Asia, and comments on the famous cat,. ...more
Gaga's dog, without hesitationmore

How to Make Instagram Photostrips

I am obsessed with Instagram. I just can't get enough of the iPhone app. It's so much fun to take pictures and add fun little filters and effects. I like how it's also a mini-social network. Well, I love the app so much that I didn't want my favorite pictures trapped inside my iPhone for the rest of eternity. Don't they deserve to see the light of day, too?...more
I love these photostrips!!!more