Friday, November 21

Freebies :: [Giveaway] WOVEN WHITE FAUX LEATHER BAG! 0 comments

Purses, purses.

I love me a lot of purses.  A girl can never have too many because every outfit needs one.  Right?

Good thing there's this giveaway!

Enter now, and all I ask is for you to subscribe to my newsletter so you don't miss a thing!  GOOD LUCK!


Epic class - This tote bag screams "Put together". Sturdy gold chain over-the-shoulder straps accent our modern quilted leather design. Two cell phone pockets, large and small zip pouch, and 2 over-sized compartments. Gold chain tassle on main zipper.
* Shell: 100% Polyurethane. Lining: 100% Polyester.
* Imported.
* Do not wash. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dryclean. Do not tumble dry.
* 12 1/2" across. 12" tall. 6" depth of base. Straps are approximately 29" long & 1" wide.

Wednesday, November 19

Photography :: Five and One 0 comments

Here's a little treasure my husband and I dug up from my mom's room last night.

My girls were only five and one.

I look so cheesily happy.  The girls?  I'm not quite sure what to make of their expressions.  So cute though!

How about a little captioning fun today?!

Tell me in the comments what you think the girls were thinking about!

my girls five and one

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Gathering Graces

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Tuesday, November 18

Technology :: Is A Tablet Good For Blogging? 0 comments

I've been an active blogger for about 3 years.  When I started, I only had my laptop to do everything in.

Eventually, the techie world went boom with the iPads and then the Galaxies, and I jumped in.

I did what every self-respecting nerd would do - read up on reviews and compare, compare, compare.

After deciding I didn't want to be an Apple person, the product of choice for me, at first, was the ASUS Transformer Infinity TF700 10.1 in. tablet.  I loved that tablet, but it was heavy and I never did get to buy the keyboard/mobile dock to go with it.  That was my plan, you see, to make it into a clamshell tablet so I could type my heart out.

But 2 years passed, however many iPads came out, some androids, and I still needed something easier to blog with.

Enter the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. - with S Pen!

That made things a little easier - but not every app was S Pen compatible.  And everytime I had to type something, half the screen is taken by the keyboard.  I did not like that.

So I got a bluetooth keyboard to use with the tablet (and even did a giveaway for it), but it became too tedious to always connect and disconnect a keyboard, just so I could type.

What's a blogger to do?

As of NOW, I've placed my Galaxy Note on sale, on eBay!  Yep.  I'm selling it.  I just find that I'm not using half the apps I've installed and blogging on a tablet is kinda frustrating.

BUT I don't have enough money to buy me a new laptop.  Trust me when I say my laptop is old, heavy, slow, noisy, and not portable - unless you're a college student who goes around with a backpack.  Even then, I don't think college students have laptops this cumbersome anymore.

So when I make some money from selling my Note, I will use that money to buy myself a brand-spanking-new CHROMEBOOK!

I think this might be the ticket for my blogging needs.  Plus, Chrome has lots of extensions that I can use if I want.  And I already use the cloud a lot anyway, it's ok if it's all cloud-based.

When I get my Chromebook, I'll write another review and let you know how it goes.  Hopefully, it'll give me a better blogging experience.  After all, they can be small enough to fit in a purse, portable, fast, and it has a keyboard!

I can't wait!

Do you have a Chromebook?  What brand is it and how do you like it so far?  Would you recommend it and why?  I'd love to hear your experience so I can pick the right one!

Technology :: [Giveaway] SUNJACK PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGER 0 comments

Sometimes, we're out somewhere that doesn't have any outlets available when our multiple electronic devices needs to be recharged!

A solar charger is the only workaround that I can think of to solve this dilemma.

Good thing there's this FREE GIVEAWAY!  ($150 value!)

Power Up

Power Up

Benefit from wall outlet charging speeds, anywhere. Powerful enough to fully charge most phones in 90 minutes and holds enough energy for up to 8 smartphones after just 5 hours of sunlight.
Compatible With

Compatible With

Your active lifestyle and all USB devices. Charge your phones, tablets, GPS, GoPro, Jambox, lights, and more. With SunJack as your personal power companion, simply plug in and power up.
  • For emergency power. Are you earthquake / zombie / disaster ready?
  • Camping / Backpacking / RV / Rock climbing trips.
  • On your car dashboard while driving.
  • Music & Art Festivals – Coachella & Burning Man )'( anyone?
  • Sailing / Boating / Fishing.
  • Beaches and lounging by the pool.
  • Rural locations such as mountain cabins, ranches, and farms.
  • We’d like to say in space, but we haven’t tested it there … yet.

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