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Pixisnap

Monday, June 29th, 2009

This is an amazing photo application that I just can’t get enough of, so you know I had to share it with all of you! Here at Pixisnap you can turn your favorite photo into a tiled mosaic or a collage of Polaroid style images!

It’s so easy to use to! All you need to do is select which style of photo you want to create, either:

Mosaic – the… Continue reading

Citatoe

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Do you love a good quote? Do you keep a book of quotes so that you can keep all your favorite ones handy? I hope you do, because I know I do, and I’d hate to be weird. I like to include quotes in my correspondence, especially inspirational or uplifting ones; they just add that special something to a letter or card.
Citatoe is a site devoted to helping… Continue reading

Types of Disasters

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I want to say one thing before I dive into my review of this site; while it is set in the United States (it’s maintained by FEMA) there is a lot of information here that is useful world wide.

There are seventeen different types of disasters and this page is devoted to teaching you all about them. A few of them of them didn’t even occur to me so I… Continue reading

Paper Modelz

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I find the art of papercraft amazing. So when I found this site I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. Here you can check out marvelous papercraft, but more importantly you can download the patterns for free to try making them yourself.

Navigation of the site is blog style. Just scroll down the page and see the wonders in paper to explore. When you get to the… Continue reading

Earth Clinic

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Welcome to Earth Clinic where you will find home remedies from all over the world and they’re not just for people but your pets as well. The nice thing about the site is it isn’t just a site filled with people posting home remedies, you’ll find replies to the home remedies from people who have had success with them or have questions, or whom it didn’t work for.

The site… Continue reading

Foodista

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I know I’ve brought you a lot of interesting encyclopedias over the years, well I’ve found another great one to add to your bookmarks! That’s right Foodista is an amazing cooking encyclopedia!

Here you can search recipes, foods, techniques, and even tools – just by using their handy dandy search engine! For example type in braise. Then choose braising from list (it brings up everything that has braise as a… Continue reading

Weather Flash

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Do you need to check the weather for your location? Want to see what the weather is going to be like for the next seven days? Well then you’ve come to the right place!

I have to say, I absolutely adore how clean this site is. There’s not a lot of garbage getting in the way of using the application.

To get started type in the name of the city… Continue reading

Next Stop

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

What are your favorite things to do in town? What is really worth seeing where you live? Not only are these questions I can answer readily but with Next Stop I can share my recommendations with the whole world, and guess what, you can too! If you were coming to Toledo I’d recommend you check out the Toledo Zoo, and the Art Museum. Both are well worth exploring on a… Continue reading

Wallpaper: Calendars

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

I often lose track of the days in the month when it is summer time and I’m just puttering around the house. It’s different when I’m in school and have deadlines. I also have lost both my calendar and calculator application on my computer, and I’ve been much too lazy to figure out why. Now I can make wallpaper that have a calendar using this fantastic application!

There are several… Continue reading

The Color

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

School is out for summer, and you might just need a way to entertain your kids. Welcome to The Color, an amazing online coloring book!

If you want to save the images they color, you’ll need to get registered for an account! It’s free and easy to do. Click the Sign Up Today link at the top of the page. This will allow you to save any pictures they color… Continue reading

What a Lovely Name

Monday, June 15th, 2009

What a Lovely Name

Are you on the hunt for a name for your child? Or maybe you need to name a character in a story? Or maybe you have a new pet you’d like to name? Well thanks to this lovely application you’ll be able to search names in an interesting way!

To get started you need to select what database you want to use for your name… Continue reading

Avatar Photo

Friday, June 12th, 2009

This is one of the options on this site, and by far and away my favorite (check out the tabs for the other options) and it is way too funny! I’ve honestly been fooling around with this site for a couple of hours now. What you’re going to need is a nice clear, face on photo to make your avatar out of.

You can upload your photo one of two… Continue reading

Striped Backgrounds

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I don’t know why but lately I’ve gotten extremely fond of striped backgrounds. So when I found this site I couldn’t wait to share it with you all! Here you can make your very own striped backgrounds and it’s easy as pie!

To get started you can either click randomize to generate the colors of your background’s stripes or you can change the color on each stripe individually. To change… Continue reading

How To Blog Design Style Guide

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

I know I’ve talked off and on about blogging here, everything from where you can blog to what blogging is. Today I’m bringing you an awesome site devoted to helping you design your blog and style it so that it is attractive to your viewing audience.

The author breaks blog design into nine different categories, they are: Header, Content Area, Primary Navigation, Secondary Navigation, Headlines, Comments, Post’s Footer, Footer… Continue reading

Free Samples

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I know that some of you might be offended by the name of the site, but it is completely worth ignoring! Some of the best things in life really are free and this site is making it easy for you to find free samples of things you’d like to try.

How it works is so simple – you go to the site click the area closest to you. I selected… Continue reading

Ask Nerd

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Are you seeking help with a technical question, but want the answer in plain English and not technical jargon? Then you’ve come to the right place!

It is so easy to use too! Just type in your question, or the topic your question is on in the search engine. You can find the search engine fields at the top of the page in the right corner, and at the bottom… Continue reading

Still Tasty

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Have you ever found yourself asking whether or not something is still safe to eat? I know I do! Especially when you consider all the different markings on labels: sell by, use by, expires on, etc. Well here at Still Tasty you will find the answers to your questions.

The site is divided into three categories, they are:

Keep it or Toss it – this is a guide to whether… Continue reading

Free Conference Call

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Do you need to make conference calls to brainstorm, hold meetings, or even just get in touch with multiple people at once? Then you should definitely check out this site where you can make conference calls for free and even record them!

In order to get started click the Get Free Service button, then fill out the form to create your account. You will need to provide your name… Continue reading

Protect Your Move

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Are you getting ready to move? Well then this is a site that you definitely need to check out. This site will teach you how to avoid Moving Fraud, what your Rights and Responsibilities are, and how to obtain a proper moving estimate and more.

On the Home Page you’ll find categories that you can click into. You can also explore these categories by using the red navigation strip. The… Continue reading

Famous People Painting

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Welcome to a site that I just cannot wait to share with you! I think I’ve sent this link to everyone I know! This is an incredible painting of famous people throughout the world’s history.

Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante is a painting done in oil on canvas, it was created by Dai Dudu, Li Tiezi, and Zhang An, and you’ll even find them in the painting in the… Continue reading

CD Recycling Center

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

I have a ton of old game CDs just lying around that: I’ll never play again, are scratched beyond repair, so what the heck am I supposed to do with them? Well I’ve been really interested in recycling whatever I can so I looked into CD recycling and found this site!

I’m starting you off on the About Us page, so that you can check out their Mission Statement, and… Continue reading

Handipoints

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Now that it is summer time, kids are going to be home from school, which makes it a perfect time to implement a chore chart so that they can help out around the house. With a free account from Handipoints, you can print out free chore charts and then when school starts up again you can print out study charts. Check out the How it Works section for more information… Continue reading

Smart History

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

This site is an amazingly delightful look in to art history. I had a very difficult time trying to decide where you should start your visit. What I finally concluded was that you should start on the About page.

You can get to the About page by clicking the more link in the About SmartHistory box on the main page, or you can click the About SmartHistory link at… Continue reading

The Calligraphic World of Mi Fu’s Art

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

What I love about this site is that it is rich in history as well as art. You can choose the Flash Version or the HTML Version, but can only get an English translation in the flash version. The flash version is also nicely put together, and interactive.

If you’d like to turn the music off you can do so at the bottom of the page. Upon entering your… Continue reading

America’s Favorite Architecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Welcome to a site where you can view 150 different architecture projects selected by the American public. Here you’ll be able not only to view them but to vote on them and select your top five.

Your first major decision is to decide how you want to view the site. Your options are full-screen or regular browser size. The full-screen will launch in a separate window, the regular browser version… Continue reading

COLOURlovers

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

It’s fair to say that I’m having a love affair with color. It started when I was a little girl and discovered neon green. My love have green has morphed from neon green to lime green to true grass green. And then there’s purple, red, ivory, yeah it isn’t wise to get me started.

I was so happy to have stumbled across this site. COLOURlovers is devoted to color… Continue reading

Online-Sign

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Do you need to make a sign for something? Well if you do, you should really check this site out! Here you can choose from 16 different types of signs then customize it for your purpose, and print it out for free!

The only thing I don’t like is that you have to use Internet Explore for this site to work. Otherwise, the sign categories won’t open… Continue reading

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