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Happy to have one less errand or two…#onelesserrand

Happy to have one less errand or two…or twenty. Thanks to Google Express. #onelesserrand

I recently attended a blogger dinner to learn about Google Express and I am so glad I did! First of all it was all kinds of gorgeous, and great to connect with old friends and make new ones – I learned some photo tips, too. The dinner was held at Serafina in Boston which I have been longing to try – it’s wonderful – food, ambiance, service.

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So, what’s so great about #GoogleExpress? Well, do you like going to the store for paper towels, detergent or office supplies? Me neither. Google Express features same day delivery from local area stores with no delivery fee (if your order is over $15) and there is a free three month trial that I am using like mad. In my area, the stores include Stop & Shop, CostCo, Staples, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, Barnes & Noble and Kohl’s. We have had cleaning supplies, paper goods, office and school supplies and beauty products, and even an airbed (perfect timing, we had guests coming to stay and no air bed). Try it for three months free, you’ll be glad you did.

 

 

Love the convenience, the cost (same price for items as in store), you can link your loyalty cards from stores like Staples and Stop & Shop to Google Express. I’ve used it three times and was happy with every delivery. School supplies? Delivered? (Staples, you know I love you but I cannot handle the back to school craziness). Yes, please.

I did receive a gift card to Google Express for the purpose of review. All opinions remain my own.

 

Social Media is so cool or Capability Mom geeks out

Okay, if you know what social media is, great. If, like me, you had heard about it but really had no idea what it entailed – here is the scoop.

I decided to start a blog. I figured out a name and where to sign up (first Blogger then WordPress.com – more about that later). I started writing  (posting). I had no visitors and was only lower on the search results than, well, actually, I was the lowest on the search results.  Since using social media (I sound like a toothpaste ad), I have moved up the search results on Google considerably. Disclaimer: you have to type Capability Mom or Capabilty:Mom and I am second and third on the list. Let’s be clear, I am not doing anything other than twitter and a Facebook Fan Page.

I am thrilled with this mini-success.  I am the daughter of an electrical engineer and think math is one of the circles of hell.  I do, however, like to put things together. I like to rewire lamps and have recently started messing with  Facebook’s static FBML (their mark up language so you can customize your Fan Page).  What is a Fan Page? It is a page for a business or organization. While I haven’t figured out HTML yet (it may take me a bit more time), I have googled some sites that give tutorials.  Here is a link to Facebook FBML http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=4949752878  to explain what it is and here is a FBML tutorial  that shows you how to do it. Why do you want to? Because it is cool and let’s you put whatever you want in your Fan Page.

Geek out.

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