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Happy New Year from Digital Zen

Digital Zen has been quiet, but I’m still here. Check out how I used technology these past few months to close out the year, celebrate the holidays, and ring in 2016. Happy New Year!


Home & Kids

  • Signed up for FedEx Delivery Manager to keep a closer eye on holiday packages
  • Finally configured my smart TV to stream free Pandora radio
  • Pinned the kids’ gifts to Pinterest as I bought them, and shared the Santa 2015 board with family to avoid duplicates
  • Printed Santa & Co cone dolls from Mr. Printables for my six-year-old
  • Used local Facebook moms‘ group to crowdsource a pediatric dentist and HVAC quotes

Money & Online

  • FREE magazines: cashed in on a year of points earned at
  • FREE money for college: shopping online with my UPromise credit card, earned over $500
  • YES! it’s making a comeback: signed up online for home delivery of milk and eggs

Tech Support



  1. Xubby

    01/02/2016 at 11:39 pm

    Who configured the Smart TV exactly?

    1. Samantha

      01/05/2016 at 1:10 pm

      oh yes, ahem… thank you 🙂

  2. Amy @ Frugal Mama

    01/07/2016 at 11:23 am

    Dear Samantha,

    Yes, indeed, it’s refreshing to hear the many ways you show us that technology can improve our lives and give us more time and space.

    I’m glad your new year is off to a good start. Wishing you continued success,

    1. Samantha

      01/08/2016 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Amy! Good to hear from you and Happy New Year!

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