This Video of Owners Skyping with Their Dogs is a Must-Watch.

January 05, 2015

If you’ve ever Skyped with your pet while you’re out of town, turns out you’re in good company. In this new video (discovered via People), you see a compilation of owners Skyping with their furry friends. But instead of just searching for the source of the sound and losing interest, these pups quickly respond in an adorable way. Check out the video below. My personal favorite? The German Shepherd at the 2:55 mark. Adorable.


Traveling for the Holidays? Want Some Entertainment? This is Exactly What You Need.

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on December 19, 2014

Are you traveling to go see family or friends over the holidays? In need of some entertainment, preferably the kind that requires headphones so you can drown out chatty airplane seat neighbors or fighting kids? Then you’ll want to check out a podcast called “Serial.” It’s a new phenomenon that has people absolutely hooked, and if you love true crime dramas and great reporting, you’ll be just as fascinated.

Here’s the description of the podcast from the “Serial” website:

On January 13, 1999, Adnan Syed was a hurt and vengeful ex-boyfriend who carried out a premeditated murder. Or he was a bewildered bystander, framed for a crime he could never have committed. After 15 months of reporting, we take out everything we’ve got – interviews and documents and police reports – we shake it all out, and we see what sticks.

“Serial” is a spinoff from the creators of “This American Life” , so if you’re a fan of that podcast, you’ll probably enjoy this too. If you want to get started, check out Episode 1 here. Warning: you’ll probably become addicted. But in the best way possible.


Ready to Make Some Cookies This Holiday Season? Check Out These Unique Recipes

Posted by Lauren the Web Girl on December 08, 2014

Are you doing a cookie exchange this holiday season? Looking to send something delicious and homemade to friends or family? Skip the basic chocolate chip recipe and try one of these unique creations. Just don’t blame us when you immediately get requests for more goodies:

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreos? Tasty. Chocolate Chip cookies? Very tasty. Combine them together using this recipe and you’ve got a delectable treat.

Red Velvet Cookies with a Cream Cheese Swirl

Red velvet recipes are perfect for this time of year, and the cream cheese swirl makes this recipe tangy and delicious.

Two-Tone Cinnamon Cookies

These cookies look festive and fun, and taste equally amazing. They’re perfect if you’re looking to impress guests at a holiday party.

Stained Glass Ornament Cookies

Another great option when you really want to “wow” party guests or are looking to give cookies as a gift this year. They look complicated, but are surprisingly easy to make.

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

This is a classic Christmas cookie recipe that’s sure to be a hit at your party.

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe? Share it with us in the comments!

The Perfect Video To Get You Ready for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014

You may be familiar with the Holderness family. They’re the impossibly put together clan that puts out parody songs such as “Baby Got Class” and “Xmas Jammies.” Now they’re back, just in time for Thanksgiving, with this song “All About That Baste.” It’s a parody of a popular song “All About That Bass” but we think this version is even better, especially as you prep for the holiday. Check it out below:


5 Fun, Unique Thanksgiving Traditions to Try This Year

November 17, 2014

Stuffing your face and watching the parade (and football) on Thanksgiving is part of the charm of the holiday, of course. What’s
not to love? But if you’re looking to add a little something special to your holiday this year, try implementing one of these creative new Thanksgiving traditions:

  • Make a game out of placing name tags at the table: If you do a seating chart for your Thanksgiving table, skip the imagesname tags this year in favor of something a little more fun. Instead of writing the person’s name, use three adjectives to describe the individual who will be taking that seat. Then have everyone try to guess who should be sitting there.
  • Put together a family cookbook: If you’ve got recipes that are absolute staples at Thanksgiving, why not compile them together into a cookbook that can be passed down from generation to generation? This can include secret stuffing recipes, delicious dessert concoctions, or special appetizers that everyone loves.
  • Get active before the big meal: You know you’ll be chowing down later on, so get active ahead of time. Many cities have Turkey Trots or other runs happening on Thanksgiving Day. Encourage the whole family to take part. Even if you walk most of it, you’ll feel good about getting some exercise in before polishing off that third piece of pie.
  • Give back to the community: Volunteering is another great way to bond with your family this Thanksgiving, plus you’ll be benefitting people in need in your community. Serve a meal at a homeless shelter, pay a visit to a nursing home, walk dogs that are living in an animal shelter, or find another charity that has significance to your family.
  • Do a little research about your family’s history: Use sites like to find out more about your family’s history. You can also “interview” older relatives about what life was like when they were growing up, and then record these sessions so you can enjoy them for years to come. It’s always interesting to find out more about your family’s background, plus hearing these stories can serve as a history lesson for kids.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Share them with us in the comments!