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Finding Philly: The Search for COFFEE

Finding Philly: The Search for COFFEE

If you know us (you honestly don’t even need to know us all that well), it’s no secret that Lynsey and I love coffee. You also might be aware that we recently moved our family to Philadelphia…had we mentioned that? Post move, the first task of this coffee loving set of parents was to FIND ALL THE COFFEE Philly has to offer. Sure, we could have simply done a survey or asked some people we know in the area, but…

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Wine on My Mind: A Wine + Activity Pairing

Wine on My Mind: A Wine + Activity Pairing

How to celebrate National Wine Day in 3 easy steps: Drink wine. Develop a wine preference survey and send it to all your friends. Laugh at their responses…while drinking more wine. As you may recall, we celebrated National Wine Day last month. As I observed countless festive social media posts, received celebratory texts from friends and did a little GIF sourcing of my own (duh)…I couldn’t help but wonder…WHAT’S THE WINE PREFERENCE OF THE MASSES (aka my small pool of…

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Everyday Data with Lynsey + Dan

Everyday Data with Lynsey + Dan

What is it?We love data collection and visualization, especially when it comes to illustrating what others might find mundane. But you already know this about us. Whether it’s getting real about how much coffee we drink on a daily basis or creating a web chart of top ranked baby names, we nerd out over data collection, analysis and illustration in a big way. Why lifestyle topics? Our initial goal was to quantify many of our family choices and actions, thus…

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Make My Mother’s Day: Data Collection

Make My Mother’s Day: Data Collection

Sometimes I forget where I’m driving them to. I do, I just stop in the middle of road and go, ‘Where are we going? How are we in this car? Who am I dropping off? and Where are we going?’ That happens a lot. It’s a lot of forgetful stuff that every mother has to deal with. -Amy PoehlerHappy Mother’s Day! We’re celebrating with a data collection, of course. Take our “Make My Mother’s Day” survey, and be part of…

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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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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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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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Whiteboard Data Viz: Tracking a Healthy Lifestyle

Whiteboard Data Viz: Tracking a Healthy Lifestyle

A few weeks ago, we posted a data viz on how much water we consume daily.  This data was part of our larger Back on Track Healthy Decision Tracker. For 14 days, Lynsey and I made every effort to record our good and bad lifestyle decisions. We focused on choices in the realm of food, physical activity, mental health and routine building. Of course we only recorded a fraction of the 35,000 decisions we make each day. For the overall visualization, I…

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Whiteboard Data Viz: Healthy Hydration

Whiteboard Data Viz: Healthy Hydration

When Lynsey and I woke up Sunday after Thanksgiving, we knew we had to get back on track. Weight gain, indigestion, grogginess and an overall fun-hangover were already sinking in. [Who’s with us?] With Christmas just around the corner, we both wanted to bring awareness back to our daily routine and infuse healthy habits. As a pair of data enthusiasts, we knew just what to do. TRACK OUR CHOICES. Since last Sunday (11/28), we have been tracking our good and bad wellness…

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Hops, Holidays and Heat Maps

Hops, Holidays and Heat Maps

In the Larson house, beer is practically a fifth sibling. There’s not a family event that goes by, where we don’t sip brews, discuss the best brands and argue over who has the most discerning taste. Of course there is the omnipresent sense of competition in this household with three obnoxious brothers and one very tolerant sister. Over the years, we’ve created families of our own and grown our roots within NJ, NY, MD and DE. There has been a long standing debate as…

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