Elizabeth Daugherty

I am a homemaker-writer transplanted to Indiana from Seattle by way of my software engineer husband. Being married to someone in the software industry is like being married to someone in the military. You go where the job sends you. I am immersed in the techie world where I am learning to speak what I call "Geekinese" in order to survive being "a Timex watch in a digital age". Although I scoff at having to use three remote controls to turn on one television, honestly, I have the coolest internet set-up in the neighborhood and secretly covet the latest cool gadget. I would never admit that to my husband.

Zazzle Customized Doodle Speakers Review

I’m all about my Big Band music. I have an Mp3 player full of it.  I stream it via Live 365 Internet Subscription radio.  I even have vinyl records of old recordings, and I have stuff older than that.  I can’t always play my records and in my area; Big Band music cannot be found …

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MobileEdge ScanFast 2.0 Bag Review

MobileEdge ScanFast briefcase. Checkpoint and Environment friendly.   (this is a 2nd opinion review of bag that we featured last year) I really hate flying.  I’ve never been a big fan.   I hate the high prices, the long lines, the rules, the regulations, the baggage fees, what you can carry on and what you …

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The Best Part of Waking Up? Is Starbucks in your K Cup!

At Last!!!!!!!!  My cry has been heard! Not to be outdone by Dunkin Doughnuts, Starbucks is now getting into bed or…waking up…not sure which… with Keurig K Cup.   Dunkin Doughnuts has announced that you can now purchase their coffee blend in the single serve K Cups designed for the Keurig Coffee Brewers. Earlier they …

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Brother PT 1290 Label Maker Review

I had previously reviewed another label maker by Dymo which is plugged into the USB port of your computer. Using built-in software, you could create and print labels from your PC. I also made a snarky comment about handheld labelers and needing to be an expert texter.  The P-touch 1290 label maker from Brother is …

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Veto Pro Pac XXL-F Tool Bag Review

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw …

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Black and Decker’s PlantSmart PCS10 Plant Sensor Review: The Gardener’s Fish Finder

Fish Finders, to those who don’t know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the same …

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But What Does It Do?

Well…nothing.  That’s the point…I think. For those of you who remember the kitsch from the 70s, the Pet Rock was…a rock.  No. Seriously.  It was a washed and polished rock that came equipped in a mini little pet carrier nestled atop some rafia. Back in the day, it sold for five dollars.  Might not seem …

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Dymo LabelManager PnP Review

Remember the old days in label making?  They weren’t necessarily good old days either.  For those too young to remember, skip this review because I think Spongebob is on.  For those old enough to remember when The Partridge Family was cool and a job at Burger King was the bomb, stay with me. You remember …

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Bacon Clock… The best part of waking up….

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Wake’n Bacon. No. Seriously.  A bacon alarm clock.  An alarm clock that wakes you every morning to the smell of freshly cooked bacon AND bacon you get to eat. No.  Joke. Now, I am so not into strange alarm clocks although I DO have a Voco Clock. But this one takes the cake… or the …

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