Saturday, February 23, 2013

Smart Phone a Smart Buy?

I love my Smart Phone! If you have one yourself, then you know exactly why I love it so much!

I still remember when I did not own one (Feels like forever ago). I used to think what was the big deal? I even remember thinking, "Wow! $30 more a month just to use a phone" and " How much for a Phone!!!". In fact, when my mom got one before me ((blush)), I gave her some grief about the extra money she spent on it, as it isn't exactly a cheap devise to own.

So, how did someone like myself, with that frugal mindset, become a Smart Phone owner. Well, my mom loves to get the newest gadgets out. So, when a newer version of the Smart Phone she owned came out, she upgraded and then generously gave me her original (It was  less than a year old). It was the best gift she ever gave me!  I of course ate my words and apologized to my mom for thinking she was being frivolous. Looking back, I can not believe I went so long with out one. It really is so nice not to have to carry a camcorder, camera, TV, radio, GPS or I pad/computer where ever I go,  because it is all built in to my Phone. Needless to say, I will never go back to a reg. phone ;)

 My top 5 reasons I love my phone!

1. I never miss a photo because I forgot my camera.


2. I never miss videoing my family's special moments anymore.


3. Before I would have to write out my directions before going off, or call business or friends to get to where I needed to go, but now with built in GPS I can just speak my destination and it helps me to never get lost.


4. When I am on the go in the car all day and the kids are board they can just play games on my phone (Music games, Sports games, Solitaire, etc.). They can even access their Online curriculum (Time4Learning). This makes keeping up with their Homeschooling school work so much easier when we are busy or traveling.


5. Other entertainment perks that I use regularly are listening to music, surfing the web, playing games myself and watching HBO and Netflix.


So, if you were wondering if a Smart phone is a Smart buy? Well, IMO It is!

But Please Always be Sure to always   <~~~~<~~~<~~~~~<~~~~~<~~~~~

Until Next Time...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I Heart Writing

    Have I told you all lately how much I enjoy Blogging?! I  really do love to write!
To me it is a way I get to express my thoughts, feeling, etc. A way I get to share a part of who I am to the world. A friend asked me once how I come up with what I write. Truth be told, the writing process, has always be an easy one for me. I just have always been able to put words to paper, so to speak. Now Math, well that is a totally different animal for me, lol!  I guess that is how it is for most people. Very few can say they are good at all subjects, right? (I always try and keep that thought in mind, as I am homeschooling my children. I know that like me they will have their strengths and their weaknesses.) Plus, I think when you enjoy what you are doing, it is never hard to actually do it. That is how I feel when it comes to writing this blog. I just start typing and like now, the words just spill out with ease :)

However, if you are new to blogging or want to be a blogger, but do not like writing or just do not know how to exactly. Well, it can be frustrating. Just coming up with ideas to write about on your blog can be hard for some.
Writer's block is the worst!

So, this what I suggest to do. First try and think about what has happened that day, week, or month, etc. See if there is anything that comes to mind you would like to share. Once you do, then just write as if your talking to your best friend. If you are still drawing a blank, then try writing about something you feel strongly about like maybe Homeschooling, your family, etc. Other options could be hobbies, politics, a book you like or even a favorite show. Eventually, writing will come more naturally and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Until Next time...

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Going to the Circus is one of those childhood events that most of us have experienced growing up. Unfortunately, I nor my husband had. I have always wanted to, but just never had been taken, or took it upon myself, to take myself. So, when my son's Birthday was almost here, I just knew that this would be a perfect way to celebrate.

Thankfully, I was lucky enough to indeed find a Circus traveling though my area. The Circus we attended was called the UniverSoul Circus and it was Amazing!
We chose to splurge and get front row seats ( they were not box seats, but was the 1st row in the isle area as I was informed were the best).

This Circus was defiantly created to entertain all ages and had a lot of great music and acts through out the show. One of my most favorite part of the Circus was that right before it began. The circus offered, for a fee of course, Elephants rides!!!!! I will admit I was hesitant at first. My children, however, were ready to climb that Elephant like it was a pony lol!  However, since I had never rode one before ((Shocking I know, lol)) and my son was still what I consider young, I decided to ride this BIG beast with them ;)
 Now let me tell you, the ridge of that animals spine, the sensation of the soft muscle tissue moving as the Elephant breath and moved underneath you was a bit unsettling. To be honest, after  the first lap of the arena I almost got off, but since my kids were having such a great time I chose to take a deep breath and just let all my fears go. I decided that I would not allow myself to let my fears ruin this experience. So, I stayed on and enjoyed the final lap of our ride. It was defiantly one of those " Once in a lifetime opportunities". If I ever have a chance to ride an Elephant again, I will defiantly do it ;~ )

Once the show began, it was very entertaining to say the least! They had tight-rope walkers, contortionist , clowns, Magic acts, and of course animal shows. The Elephants were my favorite part. they had one sit on its bottom and beg almost like a dog. They had another stand on these piers while another Elephant crawled underneath it, ect, ect, ect!
I tell you what, even though this was not supposed to be a homeschooling field trip, the kids still learned so much by just being so up close with the Elephants. They were defiantly eager to learn more. So, I have taken the topic of "Elephants" and have been running with it. Not very hard to create your own Unit Study. Just "Google" Elephants and you will find so much info on them. Like that they can live up to age 70 yrs. I also of course printed some crafts and coloring sheets and made up some handwriting worksheets, etc. for them to do. So, if you have never been to a Circus you should defiantly Go!

Until Next time...