Wine Shipment #2 and Win Your Own Wine

Wine Shipment #2 and Win Your Own Wine

Once again it is time for me to suffer for my readers in trying out some new wines as part of my work with the California Wine Club. Just like last month, my two new bottles of wine were delivered right to my door safely. This time I put them both in the fridge to chill. Should I have done that? I honestly do not know yet, but that is what I did because I generally like cold wine personally. Both wines are from Castoro Cellars this month which is in San Miguel, California. First up was a 2010 Gewürztraminer. … Continue Reading →
Motorola Droid Bionic Hits and Misses

Motorola Droid Bionic Hits and Misses

As part of the #MidwestMoms with Verizon Wireless they sent me a new Motorola Droid Bionic smart phone to use. My regular readers know that I have been an iPhone users for several years now, so this new Bionic is a big change. I’m actually using both phones right now at the same time. Hits of the Droid Bionic 4G LTE speeds I am still amazed at the speeds I get with Verizon Wireless 4G LTE service on both the Bionic and my Xoom tablet. The difference in speeds from being on a 3G connection and the 4G LTE connection … Continue Reading →
Wine delivered to your front door

Wine delivered to your front door

Wine is a fairly new thing for me. Not that I did not know of it, but just not something I used to not enjoy, or so I thought. What I have been learning is that wines are very different from each other and you have to find the kind you like. Food that you eat while drinking wine also impacts the flavor quite a bit which is why wine folks get all excited about wine pairings – it really does make a difference. When presented with the opportunity to try out the California Wine Club I thought this was … Continue Reading →
Get to know Verizon at the Twitter Party #VZWBuzz

Get to know Verizon at the Twitter Party #VZWBuzz

You do not want to miss this Twitter party on Friday afternoon! Join @TheOnlineMom for this special event to learn more about VerizonInsider.com and explore mobile lifestyle issues. You know TheOnlineMom parties are always informative, fun, and full of great prizes and this will be no exception! If you want a sneak peek into more things coming over the next several weeks be sure to stop by and read Family Buzz too. This week’s prizes include a 16GB 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (I’m testing one of these now and it’s great), a Motorola Droid Bionic + $125 Verizon … Continue Reading →
Wordless Wednesday – Something Is Fishy

Wordless Wednesday – Something Is Fishy

The first picture is the original I took of Wally, Hubby’s Oscar fish, with my Xoom. If you want to take pictures of fish in a tank turn off your flash and have your camera at an angle to the tank. The rest of the pics are effects from Camera Fun Pro app that I did all on the Xoom also and then just sent them from the Xoom to my PC via the Dropbox app. The fifth one with all the blues and greens is my favorite variation. Which one do you like best? Disclosure: As a Verizon Wireless … Continue Reading →
The Xoom From Hubby’s Point of View

The Xoom From Hubby’s Point of View

Yes, believe it or not I do share the use of the Motorola Xoom with Hubby and Taylor. It really is something we can all use for various reasons. Today I interviewed Hubby about his initial thoughts on the Xoom and Verizon Wireless. Robyn: Do you like the Motorola Xoom tablet and why or why not? Hubby: I love it! It is like my phone (HTC Inspire 4G – also Android) on steroids. The size of the display is not to big and not to small. Robyn: What kinds of things do you do with the Xoom? Hubby: I play … Continue Reading →
Tiny Wings App Review

Tiny Wings App Review

Last week I was watching Jimmy Fallon’s show and one of this guests was talking about being addicted to a game called Tiny Wings on the iPhone. You all know I had to go take a look at it. The object is to keep the little bird flying as long as you can. To start he hops out of his next at sunrise and you tap the screen and hold to make him sail downward and let go when you want him to soar. There are hills and valleys to help you out with this. Collect the suns along the … Continue Reading →
Grocery Shopping Lists

Grocery Shopping Lists

I guess I actually should start off asking if you even make a list for the grocery store. Growing up I don’t recall that my mom used one, hmmmm. Now I always make a grocery list when I am headed to the store, if not I buy 10 other things except for what I actually needed to get. Normally I type up my menu and list on the computer (in Notepad) and just print it out to take with me and mark things off with a pen as I go. I generally drop the pen twenty times during the trip … Continue Reading →
Ten Tablet Tips

Ten Tablet Tips

Since I am a fairly new tablet user with my Motorola Xoom from Verizon Wireless, I thought I would do ten tips from what I have learned so far. Fingerprints happen Get a nice microfiber cleaning cloth to easily wipe clean Prepare to share People are fascinated with tablets, be prepared when you are using it around others that they want to see it, touch it, and ask questions about it Share your photos Even though you may have wifi access, your pictures will show much smoother still if they are on your tablet. Perfect for sharing family photos at … Continue Reading →
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz FREE!

Bejeweled 2 + Blitz FREE!

This offer will end “Sunday morning” (who knows exactly what time) – but currently Bejeweled 2 + Blitz is available FREE in the iTunes store. This will work on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Woohoo!  Get it while it lasts! I love that I can connect into my Facebook account with it so I can play the Blitz game on my phone and share the scores to the Facebook page. Sweet! Continue Reading →