Hey, What’s Up?

This is our first official week of summer vacation in our neck of the woods, woot! I actually plan on doing a heck of a lot of school-type things with my son over the summer, especially in subjects like math, reading and writing. Yay parenting! I’ve even got him signed up for a reading program over the summer at the library, which I just think is going to be amazing for him because it’s one-on-one help with reading for 45 minutes a week, I’m excited for him to be able to get the extra help!! I’ve also got loads of worksheets for him to work on and he has a summer journal to help out with writing.

I’ve been feeling like lately I haven’t really been getting much done, so I’m thinking I want to get back to making to-do lists and hopefully that will help to kind of get my priorities in line and make it easier for me to be more productive! On a related note, I’m kind of in love with planners (in theory, at least) and would love to get one of those Erin Condren planners and decorate it with stickers and washi tape and use all sorts of pens, markers and highlighters BUT I just feel like it would ultimately be a waste of money. I’m pretty sure I’m one of those people who will be really great at using a planner for a week or two and then just kind of completely forget about it for a few months and then repeat that pattern over again. Ugh, why me?

Also, my house is a mess. Clutter everywhere. Mostly stuff which belongs to my husband and he will not let me get rid of any of it. Seriously. I think I’d feel so much better just to have a better organized, less cluttered place to live. Isn’t there scientific proof that people are happier with less clutter??

What’s been going on lately with you? Leave me a comment, link me to your blog, let me know what’s up!

Netflix to the Rescue

So it turns out that I finished Gossip Girl just in time for the 3rd season of Orange is the New Black to come out! Woot!

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Spoiler alert: I’ve already watched the entire 3rd season, and YES it is very good. ALL 3 seasons are good, watch this show if you haven’t!!

Now I just need to figure out what to watch next… LOL

I Think A Revival May Be In Order…

I wasn’t sure how long it had been since I last posted here so I had to double-check… May 11th was the date of the last post, that means it has been almost a month!! Wowie wow wooooow.

So what’s been going on? Well, I just 10 minutes ago or so, finished watching Gossip Girl (the entire series) on Netflix, so now I’m going to have to find another show to watch… I almost want to rewatch Once Upon A Time or The Vampire Diaries from the beginning again! Those are good shows, and both have recent episodes that aren’t available on Netflix and that I haven’t watched yet.. plus they still have more shows to be made in the future! So those are winners! Although, I do kind of want to start watching something new and different as well!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on my traffic exchange goodness… just clicking my life away, it’s such a good way to spend all your free time if you’re interested 😛 Actually I’m planning to share more of my adventures with traffic exchanges on the blog in the future!

Anyway, I want to try and get my nails painted before having to leave to pick up my son, so I’m going to cut this post short. See ya again soon!

Conversations and the Future

I was catching up with one of the moms I met through my son’s school the other day (my son and her daughter have had the same teachers for the past two years) and she was telling me about how she had just finished writing her final exam for the course she’s taking, and that got us talking about what exactly it is that she’s going back to school for, how much it costs, whether or not she likes the program, and so on.

This was an interesting topic for me because going back to school is something that I’ve been considering doing, although I’m just not sure what program I’d want to go for and if I could make it work as far as having proper time to study, and still have time to be with my family, etc.

I’m still not sure what exactly it is that she’s going to school for, it has something to do with medical coding, but it did seem like something that I might want to do a little research on and think over as to whether or not it’d be a course that I’d be interested in perusing for myself. I do like the fact that she’s taking the course online and it’s only a 2 year course, plus the tuition fees sounded really reasonable. If I do decide to go back to school, I’ll definitely have to look into getting a loan to help pay for tuition costs. I’ll do some extra research and make sure I’m getting a loan from a company with good reviews.

Home Plans

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time then you probably know by now that I live in an older home; at least you should, I’ve mentioned it numerous times in the past few months!

Our home is small, and in need of many updates. The room that is top priority right now is our bathroom (yup, we only have one!).. it’s in pretty desperate need of renovation, I mean we have tape holding some of the tiles to the wall! TAPE!

We need to get the tiles redone on the walls and floor in the bathroom at the very least, and then maybe after the bathroom is done we could get in touch with Empire Renos at http://empirerenos.ca/ and see about getting a deck for the backyard?!

Hopefully with all the new home improvements we’ll deem our home worth staying in for a long time and won’t worry about having to contact movers like the ones at http://grandrivermoving.com/!

Natural Remedies

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that I’ve become more and more interested in natural remedies for myself and my family. Whether it be a toothache, a sore throat, a headache or any other number of problems we may have, I find myself constantly searching the internet for a natural remedy that can help cure it.

Over the years I have considered doing various body cleanses, although I still have yet to actually try one. I think doing a cleanse would have to be beneficial simply because as you get older more and more toxins build up in your body and I think if that I did a body cleanse, especially an all natural one like the one that’s available from cambridgelaboratories.ca, that I would probably lose a little weight, have more energy and just generally feel a lot better about myself afterwards.

Leave me a comment: Have you ever done a body cleanse? What was your experience with it?

Getting New Neighbors

Things are changing in my neighborhood, one of my next door neighbors has recently sold their house and will be moving out in a couple weeks and then I’ll be getting new neighbors soon afterwards. I have no idea who it is yet that will be moving in, I’d much rather prefer if it was a family with a child or two around my son’s age for him to play with, but there is a good chance in my area that the house will be turned into a rental and rented out to college students. Ugh, if that’s the case can it please be college students who don’t like to throw parties in their backyard?! Hah.. Or maybe at least college students who have quiet parties?!

I really like the area that we live in… it’s close to the downtown area and easy access to a lot of different bus routes, I just wish that we lived in a more updated home. We’re not ready to sell our home and look for a new one just yet, but when the time comes I’ll be sure to keep a good real estate agent like Gaby LĂ©veillĂ© at gabyleveille.ca in mind.

Five Confessions #7

Greetings blog readers! What better way to come back from a long blogging break than with a confessions post, eh? Here we go!

Contrary to how things may have appeared, I actually have not fallen off the face of the planet! This is great news, right?! I did, however, take a really long break from blogs in general which has been quite nice to be honest with you. Not only have I not been writing blogs, I haven’t been reading them either.. so forgive me for not being up to date with yours, k?

I’m still spending a lot of time on traffic exchanges, if you’re looking for a great free way to get some extra views on your website try checking out the following traffic exchanges: Legacy Hits or Top Hits 4 U.

I’m currently watching season 2 of Gossip Girl on Netflix……

Maybe I didn’t completely take a break from blogs, since I did sign up with Global Domains International… I’m sure I’ll write more about GDI in the future, but it’s a great opportunity to earn some extra money.. and it comes with a wordpress blog, so look into it! You may be interested!

Hubby and I bought a pretty sweet new camera the other week, it takes video sooooooo I may be trying out that feature soon 😉 I still don’t know how to edit videos, but there’s always time to learn!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you’ve been up to lately!

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My Goals for March

I’ve decided to switch things up a little bit and do a monthly goals post instead of the usual weekly ones since I’m going to be on vacation for two weeks towards the end of the month :) I’ll still have internet while on vacation but I’d rather spend my vacation doing things other than blogging, you know?

Here are my goals for the month:

  • Be more active on social media (especially my facebook page and google+) and continue to increase my followers.
  • Work on adding a couple of new pages to the site: I’m thinking a ‘favorite shops’ page and perhaps a ‘resources’ page, these don’t have to be fully completed this month but I at least need to put in some effort and work on them!
  • Start going through old posts; delete if needed, revamp — add photos and/or affililate links if possible, clean-up post tags and categories.
  • And most importantly: ENJOY VACATION and make it back home safely 😉

What is your favorite social media to use?? Which one do you get the most interaction from?

Five Confessions #6

Another week, another confessions post going up a day too late to participate in the Humpday Confessions Link-Up. Ugh.

I’d like to confess that lately Old Navy has been taking all my money… I haven’t minded that too much, I only wish that I had more of it to spend!

Just before I turned 19 years old I was a passenger involved in a car accident, the car I was in with my mother was rear-ended while we were slowing down to make a turn. Nobody was seriously injured but I did hurt my neck pretty badly and decided at the time to not bother with going to a hospital or to see a doctor to get it checked out. My neck still bothers me to this day, nearly 12 years later. I should have went to a doctor and maybe even gotten myself a personal injury lawyer like the ones that can be found at http://virkpersonalinjurylawyers.com/.

I’ve been increasing my blog page views by participating in free traffic exchanges, such as the one at socialsurf4u.com.

I focus a lot of my energy lately on doing things that can potentially earn me money online; the problem is that it’s too many different things going on at once. I’d like to really figure out what works and just stick with that, you know? It’s just a huge trial and error process right now!

It’s 1:30 and I’m hungry… I haven’t had lunch yet! I might have blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese again, LOL.