Birds a Sign of Change & DIY Kit Arrival

Yesterday was a very nice day.  The weather in the end was “make me happy” nice.  Since I love to bird watch – it was a great day for that.  Lots of migrating birds both to and fro…  Favorite of the day was the Baltimore Oriole.  He stopped by my yard to eat some of the fruit off my trees. Loved the surprise of seeing him. This is not the best picture – but he was loving the fruit on the tree!  I also had the opportunity to view a Mocking Bird. Unfortunately he was too far on the out skirts of my yard to get a good picture.  I will so miss these guys during the winter.  Saw two signs that winter is on its way – the White-crowned Sparrow and the Dark-eyed Juncos have found there way to my yard.  Oh well, I will have to face that winter is coming, even if I would prefer it doesn’t.

If you read this blog you know I am a big fan of Pinterest. Well if you use the site you may want to check out  Brit + Co.

She decided to create kits  based on DIY ideas found on Pinterest.  I thought this was a fabulous idea, so I immediately subscribed. There is a cost – her sight spells it out.  I received my first kit yesterday. Very excited to find out it is all the supplies to make these balloon lights.   I really like this idea when I came across it on Pinterest – I pinned it, but the problem was I could not find the blinking lights.  Well now I don’t have to look any more. I am doing this for my Christmas party.

It is football Sunday so we know what that means…  Have a fantastic Sunday!

Cravebox – politics banned!

Today is Wednesday – normally a nothing kind of night, middle of the week boring.  This week it has taken on new meaning.  The presidential debate is on.  No, I am not going to get political here.  You will vote for who you vote for.  The important thing is -that you vote!  Well others in my family have different opinions and they are very into debates, etc.  Me, I look for an escape.  Don’t get me wrong, I think it is important that you gain knowledge so you know what you are voting for.  But I can figure that out early on and not much they say in these debates will change my opinion.  Wasted TV time.

So what do I do?  I turn to my favorite TV channels – HGTV or FoodNetwork.  I love their shows and the commercials do not include political ads – a big bonus as far as I am concerned!  Plus – I can learn a thing or two.

Today I was excited because I received my first Cravebox.  I mentioned that I was expecting this in my last post.  I was quite excited to receive it.  My guess about the book was correct, so I know I am very excited about reading it.  If you want to read the first few pages as I did, go to Amazon. I also received a package of licorice from Natural Vines.  I have had licorice before, mostly form the grocery store.  Well, I have to tell you, there is a BIG difference.  This licorice is soft and very flavorful.  I had my son try it as well and he agreed. Another part of the box was a very cute bracelet from Alexa’s Angels, it spelled out Gratitude.  When I look at it, it does make me think about what I am thankful for.  Go to their website.  They have a lot of great gift ideas there. The last (but not least) sample in the box was a bag of soy nut mix.  I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about this one.  I am pleased to announce that it was good.  The bag had soy nuts, but also included a little bit of chocolate.  The combination made this work.  It was also the perfect snack size.  I will be buying from Crum Creek Mills again.

This may seem like an advertisement – but it isn’t totally (though to be honest, I want to be selected for more boxes…).  I am very impressed with what I received from Cravebox.  The products I received are definitely things I will use and seek to purchase in the future.

Book Lover's Cravebox Image

Well, I am off to read my book and eat my snacks.  Hope I get picked again soon!

Michelle

Klout

While working my way through all that is the internet these days – I came across a site called Klout.  Did you know that if you blog, tweet, facebook etc – you have a Klout rating?  This was news to me.

It started because I decided to join Cravebox.  This is a site where you get a chance to test new products and give opinions.  I like to that kind of thing, so I was all over this.  Part of signing up and being eligible to participate is a survey where you list your blog, facebook info etc.  They also have a place for you to enter your Klout rating.  Well I had to google this because I had never heard of such a thing.  So off to the Klout website I go and fill out another survey with similar information and Klout comes up with my rating…

I got a 41 out of 100 rating.  I get excited, that is pretty good isn’t it?  Well come to find out – it is average – LOL.  Well I hope that Cravebox finds my average rating good enough for their standards.

Cravebox image of a gift box

Ziplist.com Oscar Party Contest

Hey – I mentioned ziplist in a previous post, well they are having an Oscar Party contest on Pinterest.  I entered and surprise, surprise, I am a finalist.  The thing I need though, repins or likes.  I have selected some recipes and games etc. that I would do, if I were having an Oscar Party.

Visit my board here and like or repin please.  If you don’t do anything else – go to ziplist and see what I was talking about in my previous post!

So my first post was about my addiction to Pinterest – this post will be about why.  I love the boards and how I can find things that interest me.  But the really good thing is that I actually have tried some of what I pinned.

I found this on Pinterest and really liked it.  This is the original website that I got it from.  Mine is a little different.  I had a lot of fun doing this.

Family Schedule

 So I hope all you pinners out there do something with your pins…  I am trying!

Enjoy – stop back soon.  I am working on my peg board for my office.

New Blog

Ok – so I have become totally addicted to Pinterest and as a result need to have a place to share more of what I have found.  This place totally fascinates me.  I can and do spend way too much time there pinning things.  I love the concept though.  I can find websites with things that interest me and “pin” them to a board so I can find them later.  The better part of all this, I can follow people with similar interests and things they pin show up for me to look at.  There is so much out there.  I have discovered so many food and recipe blogs, home and gardening blogs and all kinds of other blogs and sites that I am not sure if I live to 100 I will get to visit them all.  But I am sure going to try.

 

If you haven’t tried Pinterest – I suggest you do it is great.