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Month: January 2017

Whiteboard Data Viz: Manic Mileage

Whiteboard Data Viz: Manic Mileage

It was not long ago that our travel was so uncomplicated. A single day often consisted of a ride to work and back, maybe interrupted by a quick errand on the way. These days are no more. Between school, work, errands, extra curricular activities and the like, we spend a TON more time in the car than we would like. After tracking mileage for a week, we drove a total of 366 miles (wince). Those of you with more than a 5 minute commute…

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5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

Lynsey and I seem to always be on the go. Although we both love to read, sometimes it is hard to sit down with a book…and driving while reading is not advisable (ask Lynsey how many times she’s almost rear-ended someone in the car rider lane). ENTER the podcast. This talk radio/books on tape inspired audio trend is essential to our way of life at the moment.  Podcasts are a great way to keep yourself current on almost any topic you can find. It’s…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: A Week of Wake-ups

Whiteboard Data Viz: A Week of Wake-ups

Just how early do you need to wake up to experience one of those euphorically depicted mornings complete with meditation, full hair and makeup and the entire family gathered around the table for a wholesomely home cooked breakfast? After collecting data on our morning routine, we’ve come to a conclusion. 3:37AM…that’s what time you’d need to get your ass out of bed in order to live out the picturesque scene commercialized by breakfast cereal brands.If waking up at the same time you went…

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Coffee: A Love Story

Coffee: A Love Story

we like coffee. we like it in the car. Coffee and crazy pants. What more does a gal need to crush her Thursday? #coffee #yogapantsforlife #entrepreneur #bossbabe #productivity A post shared by The Social Larsons (@sociallarsons) on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:59am PDT we like it from a jar. If you find me wandering governors ave in a state of caffeine confusion…at least you'll know the source, and it's delicious. @chameleoncoldbrew #coffee #monday #caffeine #letsdothis #boomerang A post shared by…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

Whiteboard Data Viz: Snow Day Scenarios

It’s only January and we already have a day and a half of “snow days” under our belts. If you live in Delaware, then you already know that this could potentially be just the beginning. We have mixed feelings about snow days in our house. If school, work and everything else in between is cancelled, then SUPER. But our reaction to a school closure depends on a number of other variables. How many snow days do we have behind us at…

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3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

I don’t know about you guys, but this last snow storm really caught DataDan and me off guard! The pantries were bare and so were our creative parenting brains. Luckily, DataDan is an avid snow slope builder, and he provided hours of entertainment for our tribe. I however, was only interested in the snow while it was falling. After about two rounds of  playing “chase, tackle, zip, button, lace” with Gus, I was ready for a hot mug of coffee and some arts…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Say My Name

Whiteboard Data Viz: Say My Name

As soon as Lynsey thought of the title for this visualization, the family was exposed to an eye opening “Teen Lynsey” lip sync flash back.  As the parents of two kids, we hear the words ‘Mom’,’Dad’,’Mama’,’Dada’,’Daddy’ and every other variation…a lot. There’s only two of them, so we have a solid 1 on 1 situation in our household. Can you imagine how this mom of quadruplets feels?  ↓↓↓↓↓  So this weekend we decided to collect and visualize just how many times…

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Book Review: Dear Data

Book Review: Dear Data

I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Dear Data  from the moment I heard of it’s two artists and their weekly data visualization project. In all honesty, this project was the inspiration for our own Whiteboard Data Visualization venture.  Dear Data is as beautiful as it is thought provoking, and makes for a superb addition to any data enthusiast’s collection. The publication itself, serves as a chronicle for the visualizations sent between the two authors over one year’s time. Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: A Viz in Review 2016

Whiteboard Data Viz: A Viz in Review 2016

Last year we launched this blog (yep, this one right here) on the heels of closing our brick and mortar modern family boutique.  At first we were all over the place…read more about that here. After six months of late night brainstorming and lots of coffee, we landed on the idea of running a Data Driven Lifestyle Blog. So, what sort of data design nerds would we be without visualizing everything we’ve shared with you in 2016? Over the past year,…

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2017: Resolutions for a Data Driven Year

2017: Resolutions for a Data Driven Year

As 2017 commences, it seems only fitting to share our RESOLUTION for the next 365 days. We’re referencing goals specific to our blog and data driven lifestyle of course. Don’t even get us started on the million other parenting-partnering-health-happiness and wellness resolutions we have milling around in our brains…we know you’re right there with us. So here’s what you can look forward to from the Social Larsons in 2017: → DESIGN a weekly whiteboard data viz (every. single. week.) to share…

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