Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prioritizing: Kids, Husband, School, Job, Blogging... Random Tuesday

I have never been the best at prioritizing, but I am working on it. I miss blogging and I am trying to get better at making time for it. However that is easier said than done when I have so much on my plate. Blogging is last on my priority list... It's unfortunate, but that is the way it has to be.

If only my English teacher would grade my blog... I haven't mentioned it yet, but I am a part time online student! I started classes last July. I am currently taking an English class that I have actually enjoyed! Never like English classes in High School, of course I didn't enjoy writing as much then as I do now. Also in High School the teachers always made me read horrible books that I couldn't manage to finish... I love reading as long as I am interested in the topic.

Back to blogging:
Do you remember "Stalk Hop Friday"?
I want to bring it back! It was fun and a great way to grow your social media profiles! At the time I had link-ups for Google+, Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feed, Blog Frog and Networked Blogs.

I'm thinking the list needs to change up a bit. Obviously keep the first 3, but I think maybe add Pinterest. Any other suggestions?

I made a Facebook Page for Stalk Hop Friday!


We are all doing great here in California. I still miss Hawaii, I think I always will. I love the kids new school and they have fantastic teachers!!! Sissy had to do a little catching up in math thanks to Hawaii schools being a little behind but she is getting there! It took several months because we were on a waiting list, but they finally have ABA Therapy services going again! All adjusted and settled in.


I randomly decided to join in on the linky Randomness with Stacy, because why not and I love her blog!
Stacy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Women Taking Power Tools into Their Own Hands

According to the National Association of Realtors, there are now more than twice as many single-women homeowners as men, and many of these women are not afraid of a power tool. More and more women are fixing things around the house, and that final domestic area for expression of manhood -- the fixer-upper -- has become a woman’s domain as well.

Power tools strictly for women
Now there are companies that cater specifically to women. It started with the Tomboy Tool Company, which featured slick pink, high-quality hand tools for women, sold through tool parties.

Other companies are beginning to see there’s a market for selling directly to the women who fix up their homes. Companies are finding women’s online blogs touting their favorite power tools instead of looking for the Mixmaster.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Beware of Scams when looking for an online job....

I was sent an invitation to interview for a job on oDesk. The job was titled: PERSONAL ASSISTANT IS NEEDED FOR APPLICANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.
The message stated:
Our recruitment team viewed your resume published on (ODESK) and we are pleased with your qualifications,we believe you have the required qualifications to undergo an online interview.

To proceed with this PERSONAL ASSISTANT POSITION , you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger. You are required to have a yahoo instant messenger on your computer.

I want you to setup a yahoo messenger (IM) if you don't have one and Instant Message (Mr Darren Buckley) on his yahoo ID (darrenbuckley38@yahoo.com) As soon as possible for the interview so that you can get Started for the position.
Interview schedule: ASAP

Hope to read back from you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,
Cass Kelly.


I was already a little skeptical about doing a interview via yahoo messenger, also the job description was very vague. However I went ahead and added the guy to my messenger contacts, what could it hurt...

The next day he messages me. The conversation is as follows:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PCS - Hawaii to Southern California

I't has been so long I hardley know where to begin. At the begining of January we sad aloha to the beautiful Island of Oahu and hello to Southern California. It was sad and exciting at the same time. I absolutely loved living in Hawaii, we lived there for 4 and a half years! Much longer than the norm for Military families which is typically 3 years. I was excited also to start our new journey in California. Thankfully the climate change was not too drastic but I am still cold most days. I was used to a consistent temperature in the 80's with high humidity and now it ranges from highs in the 60's - 70's, Hawaii made me a wimp.

We are settling in well, we were without our household goods for over a month, we slept on air mattresses and used loaner dishes but that is what you get when you move across the ocean. The kids are doing well in their new school and quickly making friends!

I still miss Hawaii and I think I always will. I will never forget the experiences and memories I made there! Best duty station EVER!!! However, best thing about being back on the mainland, getting to eat at certain chain restaurant's that were not in Hawaii, like Chipotle Mexican Grill, one of my favorites that I had to live without for 4 1/2 years!!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Artist's Daughter
(I'm on the MOPS Street Team)




I highly recommend this book!

It is a very inspiring story and a must read for all mothers!

I plan on passing this book around to share with all the book lovers I know!




Watch this special message from the author Alexandra Kuykendall


Like Alexandra's Facebook page and Follow her on
Twitter @alex_kuykendall. Get your own copy of The Artist's Daughter from Amazon or enter to win a free copy!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Link-up

If you didn't already know, both my children and I are Aspie's. We have Asperger's which is a form of High Functioning Autism. Today April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day (wear Blue today) and the month of April is Autism Awareness Month. Please help raise awareness, feel free to snag any of the following pictures and post them to Facebook or on your own blog.
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Link to your WW post on the Linky below!
Don't just leave a link and run, its rude. Leave a comment as well!
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