Handable Helps me Not Cringe when Daughter Holding iPhone #cell #holidaygift #spon

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I am so happy to have The HandAble Phone Holder as part of my holiday gift guide this year, seriously. This has been a fantastic product to have because my daughter now has an iPhone. Obviously it was a difficult decision giving my child such an expensive cell phone, but in all honesty it just made sense for our plan. The cost was more effective than us all having different devices. I must admit though, I cringe each time my tweenager has her iPhone in her hand either texting, reading an ebook or playing a game. My daughter has my clumsy gene and is often found stumbling this way and that, I would hate to see that iPhone take a flying leap and with HandAble, she has a better grip on her iPhone. Thank Goodness!


Basically in a nutshell, HandAble Phone Holder is a one size fits all accessory for your mobile device and will help keep the device from falling out of your hands. Nothing is worse than holding your cell phone when all of a sudden it just slips out of your hand, it has happened many times to me but also happens to others in my household. It’s easy to have happen. HandAble has a video to share with you all, check it out on HandAble YouTube Channel or watch below …

HandAble Phone Holder can connect to your tablet, mobile device and ebook readers as well, in addition to that, you can mount HandAble Phone Holder easily to your protective case. Learn more at HandAble.com



Short Term Shortage for Long Term Happiness

Sometimes life throws me 100 curve balls at once and it’s uber frustrating to try to stay on the happy train, the oh everything will work out just fine thought pattern. Then there are those times when you have 100 things tossed at you and you take the time to separate each into priority. Once you check off one item, you move onto the next. Do not take too much time, but try to just resolve this one thing then the next and the next. Like I wrote the other day, sometimes you have to just take one thing at a time.


Right now I have to do a lot because I am moving, into another house. The lease here is up and it’s time to move on so that my Mom can move back here with her husband and their pets. There is a lot more land here for the horses and she has her own plans. After about a year and a half it’s time for me to move onto my next chapter, as it is for her too. I am ready, but what it entails is a huge list of things to do.

I have to not only keep up with my three kids who have school, various other appointments and such going on, but I have to pack and keep my work from home stuff going or else I run out of money. There is a lot of upfront costs associated with this move and it’s been a game of “what can wait” and “what can not wait”. It’s a process of just focusing on the one thing but also realizing what is most important to complete first to ensure moving date of mid June.

So far everything has started aligning up great. Each day we take a moment to focus on one thing and that gets crossed off. We are amazed that so much of our plan to move has started to align so well. The only downfall is that some bills are not able to be paid right away, they will have to wait. The upfront costs of moving are really expensive and so while I wish I could pay some of the bills I have piled up, they have to wait and I send what I can or work out deals with those companies or people. It’s just how it is right now.

In the meantime I foresee living on pasta and other inexpensive meal ideas for a month because there won’t be much extra hanging around for normal $100 a week or $150 a week groceries. Tips on cheap meals that can be made and worked out for leftovers would be ideal for me right now.

I have lived in ways where I was so broke that I could only eat mac n cheese or ramon noodles and I was fine with that. I haven’t ever had a ton of money, I live pay check to pay check, well I live pay period to pay period, whenever clients or contracts pay out. It works for me. I just have always lived this way and for me, to give up a little bit for a short period of time, it’s not a huge deal. I just have to remind myself that in a month everything will be changed to be new, better and the start of a new chapter.

Think of hard times as this “it’s a short term shortage for long term happiness”.

Pardon the End of Holiday Blog Season Stuff

Pardon me while I get my reviews done. Giveaways wrapped up and holiday gift guide in full order. December will be a bit better but still be used for some catch up items. While I work to revamp the blog, my policies and start declining any reviews until 2012 season I just need you to pardon the “mess”, while others will be loving the reviews and giveaways I do know some of you come to read about me, the pug and other such events.

I don’t like visiting my own blog and seeing TONS of product reviews and giveaways on the front page but tis the season. That is what happens for those of us bloggers who take on holiday gift guide reviews and giveaways. This is no different than this time of year when you watch televisions … you know what I am talking about?

Those commercials that play over and over while your kids stare and sometimes drool over the new cool toys that you must buy for them this Christmas. Blogging is much like televisions yet we reach louder because we are MOMS and DADS … so please pardon the mess and product commercials on the blog – it’s just the fun holiday season wrapping up on my blog world and once mid December and early January arrive things will go back to the happy state they were in before!

Nevermind Peace & Quiet

Took the kids out to Chinese buffet for dinner last night and we always think our four year old is going to be the worse, but nope the two year old is the one who always seems to prove that he quite simply is the loudest of all.

My two year old, Baby K, was singing away and talking as loud as possible. I think he gets it from his Grampa and me. I have a voice that starts off at a normal level but slowly increases to a louder notch as I get further into my conversation. Baby K does this but he starts off loud and gets louder, one cute part of dinner last night was when Baby K decided to start singing I Need You Now by Lady A.

The only thing with Baby K singing that song is that he sings it wrong, they say “I need you now” through out the song and he always says “I don’t need you now” he sang his little heart out. I could see an older couple at the other table looking not too impressed about this loud two year old but what I say to that is … At least he wasn’t jumping around and hopping up on their table bugging them.

I am sure he entertained his great uncle and a couple of his friends who happened to sit at the table behind us, and that’s all that matters… right?!

He’s a kid…. it could have been way worse.

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