MyLifeScoop: Boost garage sale profits with tech tools

Declutter, make some money, and meet your neighbors at the same time! Garage sales are a win-win-win, especially during the summer. In my next post for Intel-sponsored MyLifeScoop, I talk about how I used tech tools to boost our summer garage sale's profits. Related: More featured stories at MyLifeScoop

DIY summer bracelets


via Between The Lines A classic summertime activity. Beautiful way to use up scraps of fabric. Via Craftzine (that endless source of crafty fun).

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iPhone FM Transmitter

My car is old enough that it lacks a built-in jack for an iPhone or an iPod. Does this deter my husband, who is not only physically connected to his iPhone, but a big-time music lover with a creative, diverse collection of songs? Of course not! For our last few road trips, he's plugged in […]

Bandaids as temporary outlet covers

Bandaid outlet cover

Ah, the creativity that comes from necessity. Amy's travel babyproofing hack: We rented a little cabin in very rural South Dakota over the holiday. Because it was so far away from any town we packed our food and most every thing else that we needed except…outlet covers for little fingers! We ended up using bandaids […]

MyLifeScoop: For the Birds, or, field guides for your smartphone

Summer is in full swing, which means I am busy trying to nudge my family out onto the trail. In my next post for the Intel-sponsored site MyLifeScoop, I talk about how you can turn your smartphone into a decent field guide for identifying birds, bugs and wildlife. Related: More featured stories at MyLifeScoop

Parent Hacks admin: the joy of summer…offline

When Parent Hacks goes un-updated days at a time, you can assume that something's going on in my life that keeps me away from the computer. In the recent past that hasn't been good news; school- and family health crises dominated my attention for quite some time. But now, I'm so, so happy to report, […]