the latest posts from around the blog

  • Make-ahead Dishes for Holiday Mornings

    This round up of make-ahead dishes will help you untangle your holidays! Prep these recipes the afternoon or night ahead and still have a scrumptious meal in the morning.

  • 10 Geeky Gifts

    Time to geek out! Get your geek on here! We’re fluent in geek-speak! Check out great gift ideas for techies and nerds who desire the latest and greatest in the world of fun.

  • White Elephant Gifts Ideas 2014

    A White Elephant Exchange by any other name is a Yankee Swap just the same. We’ve compiled great gifts this year with some to keep and others to swap away.

  • Lots and Lots of Latkes!

    There’s something so yummy about potato pancakes’ crispy edges and moist interiors, it’s a shame they’re often made just during Hanukkah. These 8 latke recipes are gifts for each night!

  • Walmart Auto Motor Oil Starts Your Engines

    I rang in the holidays a little early this year with the purchase of a new car! The right motor oil will help keep it running smoothly for a very long time.

  • How to Stick to a Holiday Savings and Budget Plan

    For some, the most worrisome holiday-related topics center on finances. It’s never too early or late to create a holiday savings plan. Budget for a happy holiday!

  • Awesome Gifts for Animal Lovers

    We’ve compiled a list of holiday gifts for cats, dogs, and pet lovers. We go beyond belly rubs, scratches, and kisses to delight and amuse your beloved pet.

  • Trim Your Tree – 2014 Edition

    Decorating a Christmas tree is my favorite part of Christmas. This 2nd annual edition of my Trim Your Tree post features a selection of the best ornaments around the internet.

  • DIY Holiday Candle Holders

    It’s hard to save money during the holidays but I’ve found a few easy DIY projects make for great gifts. These tea light and candlestick holders will light the way!

  • #GiftingAudio with JBL Wireless Portable Speakers

    Two of my great loves are music and technology and I really enjoy sharing my passion for them with others. Listen up while I sound off on albums from 2014 as heard through JBL!

In the Kitchen with Kat Treats

All things yummy featuring our in-house foodie, Kat, with family favorite recipes (for people) that we call Kat Treats!
In the Kitchen

This Dog Blogs (& Feline Friends)

Our bloggin' dog mascot and friends bring part poetry, photography and video - all with puppy love!
this dog blogs

Rants and Raves

A little bit of everything - DIY, reviews and news, things worth sharing, guest posts, rants & raves!
rants and raves

around the house

Organize it, decorate it, do-it-yourself, around the house!
Around the House

Hail to the Chief Geek

Bits and bytes for fellow freaks and geeks from the desk of Jacob, the MyUntangled Chief.
chief geek
  • #GiftingAudio with JBL Wireless Portable Speakers

    Two of my great loves are music and technology and I really enjoy sharing my passion for them with others. Listen up while I sound off on albums from 2014 as heard through JBL!

  • Basil Ice Cubes, A love Story

    Don’t kill your fresh basil, freeze it! And read a love story about a basil plant, some olive oil, an ice cube tray, and the (re)birth of Chef Jake.

  • ZipLists, Disqus, and Good Clean Bloglovin

    In the spirit of getting untangled, the MyUntangled Life blog is getting organized and publicized with three fantastic apps, (and we’re taking all of you with us!)

  • Interview with a Geek

    There’s nothing like birthdays, anniversaries, and interviews to get you going on a path of looking back, and looking forward, and taking an inventory of your life.

  • Google Search, A Love Poem

    It breaks my heart that folks aren’t aware of the power of Google Search. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, I offer you a love poem to Google (AND a how-to video)!

  • New Location, New Letter, New Year

    Happy 2014! The first post at the start of a new year seems like the perfect time to check in, catch up, and share some really cool news!

  • 7 Unique Gifts for Geeks and Freaks

    Ready or not, the holidays are here and so is my round-up of unique gifts for all the geeks, freaks, sneaker-heads, foodies and boozers on your gift list!

  • DIY for Dorks: How To Install WordPress Locally

    Folks often ask me how to go about learning WordPress on their own and my answer is always the same – the only way to learn is by doing. To get started, I recommend installing WordPress locally with XAMPP. Here’s a step-by-step!

  • The ABCs of PINs

    The MyUntangled crew transports you straight to the head of the class with our Back to School (non-chalk) board. Sharpen your pencils and polish that apple before the first bell rings!

  • The NEW

    I have no problem admitting that I’d rather play around with than any other website I work on, but that little issue of how to pay the bills always ruins my fun!! Until now, that is.

  • I Just Learned Squares Don’t Fit Into Circles

    I used to watch House Hunters and daydream about leaving it all behind to start a new life in a new place. The TV is off now. I’m living the dream and don’t ever plan on waking up.

  • I’ve Got My Thumb on the_post_thumbnail

    Have you checked out our new homepage? A few minutes and a few simple steps under the hood is really all it takes to switch up your WordPress theme, here’s how we did it.

  • The Ultimate Complete Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

    Social media timelines, profile images, gravatars, etc come in what seems like a million ever-changing shapes and sizes. This infographic will keep you untangled!

  • MyUntangled Love Songs

    I’m not your stereotypical “romantic”. So of course it makes perfect sense for me to write a Valentine’s day post about love songs. Crank the volume for MyUntangled playlist!

  • Ready, Set, Pet Blogger Challenge

    I decided to enter us into a Pet Blogger Challenge. I didn’t realize it would turn into the E! True Hollywood story of the MyUntangled empire, and the dog behind it all.

  • Take this Business and Pin It!

    It’s been almost a year since I told you to take this board and pin it! Here I am again with some Pinterest updates, a video for business users, AND blog bling. Pin that!

  • 1 Last MyUntangled Holiday Post

    Looking back, it’s clear we had a few too many when we decided to crank out 12 consecutive holiday posts. On the other hand, I can’t believe it’s over, here we are at number 1.

Healthy living

Workout tips, healthy recipes and more - stop the insanity and untangle into a healthy lifestyle!
healthy living
  • Homemade Dog Food For Diabetic Dogs

    Welcome to Ruby’s Diner! I’ve been making my diabetic dog this homemade recipe for six years. Control canine diabetes with a low glycemic dog food, made with love.

  • Breakfast Smoothie Recipe #thingsworthsharing

    I spend most mornings making smoothies before heading into work. My favorite is this simple blueberry banana recipe but there are some others worth trying and sharing!

  • I’m Running Because I Can: The Accidental “Mud Run”

    In preparation to run the New York City Marathon for Team Boomer’s fight to cure Cystic Fibrosis, I decided to run the Mayor’s Midnight Sun 1/2 Marathon in Alaska!

  • Long-Lasting Deodorant Supports Active Lifestyle

    This sweaty geek can do a presentation, play some golf, take a run, bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan AND still come out smelling fresh and healthy!

  • I’m Running Because I Can: The Starting Line

    Over the next few months, I’ll be writing about my experiences with training, running and my health as I share my journey to the finish line of the NYC Marathon.

  • Carolina Vegetable Soup Recipe

    Lately I’ve been making lots of one pot meals to eat throughout the week like this quick and easy vegetable soup that packs a lot of flavor in a short amount of time.

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

    This hearty, flavorful soup is easy to prepare and full of healthy ingredients. Best of all, everyone can customize their bowl with their own choice of toppings.

  • Kat’s Maple Applesauce

    This maple applesauce is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably have on hand. You control the amount of added sugar and the texture in this delicious twist on a family favorite. Added bonus? It makes the whole house smell like fall.

  • Running for the Dogs

    I’m so inspired by my nephew Eric and his wife Kerri, and their personal journeys to become runners. I asked them to share their motivating stories…why they started, what they’ve accomplished and how they are helping others.

  • Mushrooms: The Main Ingredient

    September is National Mushroom Month, so this seems like the perfect time to pull together a mushroom recipe collection. With six delicious recipes to choose from, you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to make first!

  • Jessica Smith’s Fall Fitness Challenge

    If you’re looking to continue the fitness momentum you started this summer, or looking to kick off the fall with a commitment to working out, join me for Jessica Smith’s Fall Fitness Challenge!

  • I See the Sea – Beach Inspired Workouts by GymRa Fitness

    Are you looking for verbal cuing-free, totally clear your mind workouts in beautiful outdoor settings? Enter Gymra Fitness – their videos have calm music and written instructions. Shhh…

  • ’tis the Season: Cattail Shoots in Cream Sauce

    Eat those tall fuzzy things that grow in a swamp? What?!? Cattail shoots are a spring treat waiting to be discovered by those of us who typically forage for our food at our local supermarket!

  • Boston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

    On May 18th & 19th I’ll be just one of thousands of people who will walk up to 39.3 miles over two days to raise awareness and money to find a cure and end breast cancer. Join me.

  • March Madness Brought to You by Mother Nature

    During March I had big plans to focus on outdoor walking workouts. Mother Nature had different plans so here are my top indoor walking-based DVDs, all with beautiful scenery!

  • Motivation Board, What Motivates You?

    I’ve been talking about it for years, but in 2014 I plan to run the Boston Marathon. I decided to create a motivation board to keep me on track and well, motivated. Here’s how I started.

  • Gluten-Free Black Bean and Blueberry Brownies

    This black and blue brownie recipe will knock you out but won’t bruise your diet! Dark squares of ooey gooey-ness weigh in at just 132 calories – squeeze them into any healthy eating plan.