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Field Guide: Birds

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Are you ready to take a stroll through the forest? Did you see an interesting bird in your yard today? Now you can check out this great field guide to Birds! My love of bird identification comes from my childhood. My father would always point out the different types of birds we saw around town, in our yard, and at the metro parks in our area.

There… Continue reading

Place Spotting

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Place Spotting is a super fun map identification quiz. You’re shown an aerial/satellite photograph of a location then you have to use the map below to find where the location is in the world.

To the right of the image you’re hunting for you’ll see a list of clues to help you narrow your search down.

On the map below you can use your… Continue reading

Online Business Card

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I love this site! Not only does it provide you with an excellent and useful free service, it also provides a demo account so you can try it out before you register – so you can see if it is something you will actually use.

Click the image on the left to start in the demo account or click the demo tab. Explore the different… Continue reading

Old Photo Lab

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Do you like the charm of old photographs? Well now you can take any picture from today and give it that old photo charm. Not only that it is easy and free to create old photos from your computer.

To begin click the English button at the top of the page (unless you can read Japanese) – this will translate the important parts of the… Continue reading


Friday, August 14th, 2009

Children provide a bevy of questions, they always want to know why, how, what – about everything. Children don’t have the market on it though; I still ask those questions every day. I think so long as you have an innate curiosity about the world and the way things work, you’ll stay young at heart. This site is devoted to helping answer the questions: what, why, and how.… Continue reading


Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Welcome to Roosterfly where you can compare prices on tickets to your favorite events. Whether you’re into sports or the theater, or maybe you just want to see your favorite band in concert – you can check out and compare ticket prices with Roosterfly.

What the site does is gather up all the ticket prices they can find and show them to you in one place. Then… Continue reading

Abandoned Places

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

This is by far and away one of the most interesting sites I’ve browsed in a long time. The site is dedicated to Abandoned Places In the World. It is setup blog style, with pictures and text for each entry or location.

Navigation is super simple, just scroll down the page, and then click on the number 2 or 3 to continue onwards.

The… Continue reading

Western Signs and Ideograms

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

This is a fascinating site that has over 1500 different signs for you to read about, and over 2500 different signs! There are three ways to navigate the database:

Use the Graphic Index – to browse this way you’ll have to fill out a form about what the sign looks like. Set each drop down box, there are four in total, to what you desire to search… Continue reading

Color Scheme Designer

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This site provides you with a fun and interesting way to design a color scheme. You are presented with a color wheel, a preview pane, a light preview, a dark preview, and even the tools to fine tune your design to perfection.

Start by selecting your main color, this will give you a great starting point. I’m feeling like purple today, so that’s what I picked. Above… Continue reading

Grunge textures

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

So you’ve got a blog or website and you’ve decided to make the background image on your own but you’d like somewhere to start – then you’ve come to the right place. Here you can find free quality (and by that I mean amazing) background textures that you can use to create your own amazing graphics. All you need to do is provided credit back to the site.… Continue reading

This is a fascinating site that has over 1500 different signs for you to read about, and over 2500 different signs! There are three ways to navigate the database:

Use the Graphic Index – to browse this way you’ll have to fill out a form about what the sign looks like. Set each drop down box, there are four in total, to what you desire to search… Continue reading

Veteran Owned Businesses

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Are you a veteran? Do you own a business? Then you might just want to check out this site! And if you’re not a veteran, then maybe you’d like to support them? What this site is – is a comprehensive listing of veteran owned businesses. There are nearly 2000 businesses already listed here, if you’re a veteran then what are you waiting for to list yours?

There… Continue reading


Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Are you tired of your cluttered inbox? Do you find yourself checking and rechecking your e-mail because someone might have just sent you an important e-mail that needs an instant reply? Well with Kukoo you can take all the anxiety out of e-mailing, as well as, take control of your inbox.

Head on over to the About page, by clicking About at the very top of the… Continue reading


Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I am in love with this site. I absolutely detest shopping for household items. It is so annoying to have to run out to buy toilet paper or laundry detergent. Mostly because you have to price what’s on sale, see if you have any coupons, see if it is cheaper somewhere else – what a hassle!

Alice provides you with a different way to buy… Continue reading

Lightning Facts

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Navigation on this site is easy – you just scroll down, but prepare yourself to be wowed by amazing photographs of lightning.

As you scroll down, you may be so entranced by the photos that you miss the interesting facts about lightning between the images. If this happens to you, as it did to me, just go back to the top of the page and start your… Continue reading


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


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


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

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