Let me google that for you…. and other awesome websites

I love browsing the internet however, the internet is a huge place. I found this huge list of useful websites and I picked out my favorites for you.

1.)  Have you ever had a friend text you and be like….”What year did the Wonder Years end?” or “How many cups are in a quart?” I mean, we all do it but honestly, sometimes I feel like my friends or clients think I am like this all the time:

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Instead of having to research and get back to them, try texting this site.  Translation “Let Me Google That For You”:

lmgtfy.com

2.) What about that time when you really just wanted to know “What is quinoa” or “Who is “Abraham Lincoln” and not get a mumbled jumbled mess of a million websites with info. Next time, try:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/

It is a mathematical site that only provides the most useful data, for more info on a topic….lmgtfy.com.

3.) If you are remodeling or moving to a new place and want to see what everything would look like before you lift a finger to move furniture… Try this instead of exhausting yourself for no reason:

http://www.homestyler.com/

It lets you do a 3D model of your home or apartment

4.) I don’t know about you but when I open a new email address and then see 20 spam emails in a row, I feel like this:

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Don’t let that happen anymore! Just go to this site and get a shortened and safer link to use instead of your email address that you can share on Twitter, forums, Craigslist, etc.

http://scr.im/

5.) So, for this next one I need you to stay with me.  It is complicated and kinda tech-nerdy but there are a ZILLION uses for it. There is a website that will organize all of your online data but only in ways that you tell it to.  For example, you can set it up so that every time you take a photo in Instagram it will automatically send it to your Dropbox account.  Or every time you “star” an email in Gmail, it will copy it to Evernote.  The point is that it only does what you tell it to do so unless you want to be like Karen from mean girls….

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Just go to If This Than That’s site and set it up so that you can get a text every time the weatherman says it is going to rain.

https://ifttt.com/wtf

6.) How many times have we thought “I would give AT LEAST $5 for someone to…”

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Well now you can put your money where your mouth is.  There is a site called Fiverr where you can find anything from a hand carved coconut monkey to getting a guy to send you a post card from wherever he is in the world  What would you pay $5 for?

http://fiverr.com/

7.) I have had a few people ask me about how I make my collages.  I am currently having a love affair with a certain website (don’t tell my husband)…

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I fell in love with Picmonkey several months ago.  It is the only site that you can make collages, write on your images, and do editing without getting all cozy with Photoshop.  Don’t get me wrong I love Photoshop, but there are times where I want to just throw it together and call it a day.  You can use it for free or you can upgrade your package for $33 a year. This is awesome for blogging, scrapbooking, Facebooking, or just putting stuff together.  Find it here:

http://www.picmonkey.com/

8.)  I thought this next one was pretty interesting, especially if you like to entertain.  There is a site that is basically Pandora for youtube.  Not only can you make a playlist of songs, its a video playlist.   If you have apple tv or can connect your computer to your TV this would be AWESOME for parties.

http://www.youtube.com/disco

9.) So this next one is helpful if you want to make a pie chart or report that doesn’t look like the most boring person in your office made it…

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They let you add and customize how your data is presented…for free!  Go to

http://infogr.am/

10.  Last but not least, ever wanted to be James Bond?

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could send self destructing messages online? Well, now you can.  This site will creat a message and when you send the link, it will self destruct after the message has been read….

https://privnote.com/

If you need EVEN MORE that this list that I gave you, go here.  There are 101 useful websites that are pretty interesting to browse

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I just love LOVE

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Happy Valentine’s Day readers!!!!! I hope you are all having a fantastic day so far.  There are a lot of things to love about this day, it’s not just about whether or not you are in relationship.  It is a great time to find joy in the dead of winter and to reach out and appreciate your friends and loved ones.  My friend Ellen hosted a BRILLIANT Galentine’s Day dinner party for a bunch of girlfriends.  (I’ll post picks on Facebook)It was seriously the best, but here are a few things I am doing and thinking of today to give a few giggles and to brighten up my day.

1.) I found THE FUNNIEST valentines on A Fish Who Likes Flowers’ blog.  I needed something super quick for my work friends who all have a wicked funny sense of humor. So I made a PDF which you can download for free HERE.  Then I downloaded the printable wrapping paper from Mein Lila Park’s blog and just cut out strips that I wrapped around each valentine as a little “envelope”.  Needless to say, they were a hit.

2.) Everyone needs a good red lipcolor.  These are my two favorite.  Dior Addict in Red Carpet is the perfect red lipstick, I bought it for my wedding.  It has some blue undertones so it makes your teeth look SUPER white.  The Nars gloss in Norma is the perfect top coat.  It has a little more orange in it so it makes the whole look more neutral.  What’s great is that because one is warmer and the other is cooler, you can mix and match with practically any gloss/lipstick combo you have.  They are the best for layering to get the shade you want.

3.) I love decorating for the holidays.  I usually put up some Valentine’s day stuff as soon as I take down my Christmas tree. In the entry way, I have some apothecary jars filled with candy.  Did anyone else know that there is a whole starburst bag of just the red flavors?  It changed my life when I found them! I also found the cutest tic tac toe game for the coffee table.  I was shopping at Homegoods and found it and the x’s and o’s made me think of v-day.