I often get asked how I am able to do it all. I work outside the home 40 to 45 hours a week. I am
a part time blogger who would love to be full time. I work on crafts and home projects on a
weekly basis. I also cook and clean and take care of my home, my husband, and son.
And in my spare time I travel twice a year
to Bolivia to drive a transient herd of Alpacas to the Peruvian border………
We share hair tips -
Alpaca headshot (Wikipedia Creative Commons.)
Ok fine, I may have exaggerated the last part to appeal to my Peruvian readers….
All of this keeps me pretty busy… So – what is the secret to my success?
Caffeine? Chocolate? Hair Spray? All these things certainly play a part…
But the truth is, my biggest help is technology. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite’s older brother Kip -”I love technology…..always and forever.”
Good or bad, love it or hate it, we are surrounded on every side by technology. We can either embrace it, or say goodbye to everything and go live in one of those underground houses – in a remote place – like Idaho.. where the deer and the antelope play..
Could be fun.
But I choose to embrace technology. I do everything online.. I pay bills, do my banking, buy my clothes, talk with friends, store and edit my pictures and Skype with the grandkids.. I use the internet on a daily basis to keep me organized. That is why, when Samsung told me about their new, life changing refrigerator I couldn’t wait to check it out! Where? Online of course!
It has Wi-Fi….. tweet and eat…….sweet!
Did you just hear the angels singing? Cause I sure did!
This is not your G-Ma’s refrigerator.. in fact, this isn’t even your Mom’s refrigerator!
Isn’t she lovely? And gleaming?!
And large.. you could fit an Alpaca into this thing ……..
There is even an extra drawer in the middle with different temperature zones!
Zones! Who knew?
Just look at some of the other features;
- FlexZone Capacity: 4.0 cu. ft.
4 Temperature Zones with Smart Dividers:
- Wine / Party Dishes (42°F)
- Freezer Features
- Freezer Capacity: 7.7 cu. ft.
Easy Open Handle™
- 1 Drawer Divider
In-Door Pizza Pocket
- LED Lighting
But, let’s be honest – they had me at Wi Fi… Can you imagine – A fridge with Apps?
This could make life even more efficient in my home.. The refrigerator happens to be the one thing in the house that the whole family interacts with every day. Which is why it is the best spot for communication with each other. And in my house, it often is one of the hardest spots to find. Always completely covered with notes, phone numbers, christmas pictures, etc. stuck on with magnets of every shape and color… in a word – tacky. If I leave a family note on top of that mess, it likely won’t be read for months.. Well, now you can leave notes for each other and display your family pictures all without covering up one inch of this gleaming appliance! You can also look up recipes and and even check out your weather and news! All of this on a Wi Fi enabled 8 inch screen- Now that is what I call an efficient, time saving, not to mention uncluttered, appliance! It could help me with meal preparation and polishing off the items on my task list- all in one shot! And then, maybe I could even wind up with time to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with the hubby as we listen to romantic music being played. On the refrigerator of course……… and isn’t making time for that exactly why we want to become more efficient in the first place?!!!!
Sigh….time for romance? Or even coffee and conversation?
Finally, there’s an app for that…
Now – if it only had an app that would change the toilet paper roll…
If you could invent an appliance that could solve your most annoying problem, what would that be?
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