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Namechk

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I love this site! It makes it so easy to check and see if the username you want is available on a plethora of different sites all at once! I only wish I had found it when I decided to get into social networking to begin with.

How does it work? Easy! Just type in the username you want and then click the green chk button. It… Continue reading

Vocab Sushi

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I love this site’s slogan: “bitesize learning” because that’s exactly what you’re going to get! You’ll improve your vocabulary via games, exercises, and more!

You should begin by registering – it’s easy, click the Free Sign Up tab, and fill out the form with your name, e-mail address, select the test or difficulty you’d like to study for and then fill out the Captcha to prove you… Continue reading

Iconspedia

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Are you looking for a good icon, would you like it to be free? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. Iconspedia offers you quality icons for free in many fun categories!

On the main page you’ll find three highlighted sections – Featured Icons, Latest Icon Packs, and Random Icons. Next to those on the side menu you’ll find a plethora of categories: animal… Continue reading

Identifying Bugs and Their Bites

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Bugs are my least favorite part of summer, especially bugs that bite! Now you can browse through 29 slides put together by Web MD that show you not only the bug but also what its bite looks like.

They cover: ticks, spiders, lice, fleas, bees, wasps, fire ants, chiggers, scabies, bed bugs, caterpillars, scorpions, deer flies, mosquitoes, house flies, and roaches.

Each bug is… Continue reading

Fences

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Tired of having a cluttered desktop? Fences is a unique program that allows you to create organization on your desktop that you can hide and unhide with a simple double click.

I recommend watching the video that they’ve provided to see how the program works – they show you everything you need to know – and demonstrate all the features. You can also check out their FAQ… Continue reading

White Pages

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I can never seem to find my phone book, which in itself is mildly ridiculous since we get two delivered to our home. I don’t know where they are hiding but I most likely put them somewhere I thought I’d remember where they were – and now I don’t remember. But I’ve found a way around the whole problem; I use the web site White Pages instead.… Continue reading

My Brute

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

This is a fun site where you can create an avatar and duke it out in the arena! If the arena isn’t your style you can try their other games – Dino RPG, and KadoKado. Dino RPG is an adoption game, you’ll adopt some Dinoz and train and feed them. KadoKado allows you to play minigames to earn coins for real prizes.

To begin playing My Brute… Continue reading

InterfaceLift: Wallpaper

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By now you know that I love to change my desktop wallpaper. I’m always hunting for great sites to get free wallpaper from, thus I’m bringing you this amazing wallpaper site that you are going to LOVE!

The wallpaper is sorted by date, sort of blog style, so that the newest additions are on top and you scroll down the page to go back through the previous… Continue reading

Site Sketch

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

So I’ve brought you sites about blogs – we’ve covered getting free themes, how to set your blog up, and now we’re going to delve into how to make your blog even better!

This blog is devoted to helping bloggers and web designers create amazing content and to provide you with the resources to accomplish it. Along the top of the page you’ll find the navigation bar with the categories:… Continue reading

Card Funk

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Do you want to send an expressive e-card that you can completely customize and is free? Well then, welcome to Card Funk. Here you can make animated greetings or video greetings that are super fun, not to mention easy to make!

Step 1 – choose the card type you want to make. Your choices are Video Greetings or Animated Cards.

Step 2 – this area defaults to the Animated Cards… Continue reading

Origami Diagrams

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I love origami! It seems like every time summer starts, I get into making paper crafts. There is just something so fun and at the same time calming about folding paper into amazing designs. You can look back on it when you’re done and realize that it was just a square of paper when you started, and now, it’s a crane, or frog, or box.

The box… Continue reading

Slide Share

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Slide Share

I can still remember learning to use Power Point in high school. At the time I thought it was pretty nifty but I couldn’t visualize it being useful. Little did I know it took off in the business sector as an excellent presentation tool! I’m supremely glad I learned to use it in high school, especially since I have to use it in college to make… Continue reading

Long URL Please

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

We’ve talked before about shortening URL’s to make the easier to link, and send. But have you ever wondered about the reverse? Where exactly are those short URL’s sending you? Well now you can find out! With Long URL Please you’ll be able to reveal the URL behind the shortened version.

There are two ways to use it. If you use Firefox, you can just install the Firefox extension. Clicking… Continue reading

Top WordPress Themes

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I know I’ve been talking a lot about blogging lately. It is probably because my mom has had me help her set up her own blog and I’ve been looking into all the different options out there extensively.

I love Wordpress, but I have zero desire to design a theme for it from scratch. So I wanted to find a great offering of Wordpress themes that were free and easy… Continue reading

Totally Looks Like

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

This is a super fun site where people submit photos of things that totally look alike! Navigation is setup blog style so just scroll down the page, and click the Next button or the page number you’d like to go to.

Some of the look-a-likes are obviously trying to look like the other image as sort of homage to the original, and some are just coincidental and that makes them… Continue reading

All Blog Tools

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Welcome to All Blog Tools where you will find an assortment of different tools, tricks, and information to help make your blog better. There are two ways navigate you can used the side menu or the blue navigation menu. My category titles come from the blue navigations strip.

Blogger Templates – this is where you can find templates to make your blog look snazzy. There are three ways to browse… Continue reading

Vloud

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Do you have an mp3 that you love but it is just too quiet? Well now you can make it louder without having to blast the volume! On top of providing an excellent service it is free and easy to use!

All you have to do is select the volume level you want to upgrade the mp3 to: light, loud, louder, or loudest and then click the Browse button to… Continue reading

Bible Speech

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

My enjoyment of this site harkens back to my childhood, when I was desperately trying to pronounce the names in the Bible with no front teeth. I believe I was reading the listing of who begat who and had all those names to pronounce! But now you don’t have to wonder how things are pronounced and neither do I!

This site brings you a pronunciation guide to names and words… Continue reading

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

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