Sample Some Fabulous Finds

sample sizesFree samples are genius. Think about a winery: you go, you sample, you buy bigger quantities. It’s really the smartest marketing a company can do.I love the idea of “try before you buy” and sampling is a great way to expand an interest or try something new! Sites that sell sample subscription services (wow — that’s a lot of alliteration) are all the rage right now. It is also a great way to give gifts.

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Use The Sun To Charge Your Phone

charger 1 I have been known to manage aspects of my personal life, professional life, and even this blog from my cell phone. It is true that the more our phones are capable of, the more we use them. And the more often we use them, the faster the battery drains. However, the flip side to that is: if you’re dependent on your phone, it’s even more important to keep a charge.

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Fab Find: Evernote Smart Notebook

Evernote Smart NotebookRemember two weeks ago when I started a new thing called “Shortlisted”?  Well I’m renaming it — yes, already!  I think “Fab Find” is so much more “me.”

So behold…the brand new “Fab Find” for this week…an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

First off — if you’re not using Evernote, you should be.  It’s the best place to keep all your lists, recipes, website clippings, gift ideas, notes, etc.  I’ve been a big fan for a long time.  There is also a notebook that syncs up with the Evernote app and website to make the experience even more cool.  Here are a few features:

1.  It’s a Moleskine product — Have you ever written in a Moleskine notebook? You must — it’s like no other.  It just feels smooth and special. Trust me.

2.  Digitize your content — Whatever you write in the notebook can quickly be saved to your Evernote account.  Simply take a photo with your smartphone and it will digitize the note.

3.  Easy to find what you need — When the note is digitized it is also automatically tagged.  There are also stickers that you can put on each page that will send it to the category you choose.  What that means is that any keyword you can think of is now associated with that note — making it easy to find when you’re pulling your hair out because you need to just remember “that thing you wrote down that time.” Read more