Saturday, January 17, 2015

Moving....and the flood...

Yep we love to move. Ok not really. I mean who loves packing up and moving all the time? What we like is going to new places. We decided awhile ago that while we love living on the farm we really wanted to be in town for the kids. Now when I say town what I really mean is one horse town. Summersville....population 500. Now population 507! We've been watching and waiting for a place. Houses in town don't come up often. So we finally find one (the hovel we called it) and were going to move and got a call that a much bigger, roomier place opened by the school. Still a hovel, but a hovel with potential.

We started our demolition yesterday. The previous tenants left everything they'd owned inside and in the front yard. When anyone asks where we are moving, I say you know that house by the school with all the trash. Seriously...I bought three boxes of garbage bags. What's sad is some of it's not bad. It's not my style, but it's not bad. So you have to wonder why? The neighbor came over and was so happy. No kidding! I'm happy someone is cleaning it and I didn't have to look at it everyday.

You know I could have a fine collection of yard art, a toilet, a sink, a broken birdbath, chaise lounge! Ha ha....No I'm totally kidding. What I was thrilled to see was hardwood under the old green carpet. We pulled that sucker up quick. Even better it's in pretty good shape. There is one spot where they started to paint it and then stopped....but we can sand that.

The kitchen is kind of cute, it can be left for now with just some paint touch-ups. The bathroom on the other hand....well it needs some serious love and new...EVERYTHING!

Today's plan was water on, internet called, more carpet pulling, top to bottom bathroom clean. Well that ended at water on. Yes the water was on for Noah. His ark would of gone in the yard nicely. Pipes must of froze, water poured out from under the house. Don spent all afternoon and evening in a foot of water. He will be finishing his scuba adventure tomorrow.

So for now we are cleaning and fixing. Lot's of painting to do, lots of trash to clean up and burn. It's a slow process. We still plan on having animals, especially chickens. The pig will stay at the farm till she's bacon ready. Off on a new adventure!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Older iPhone Models for Children

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Older iPhone models emerge as the perfect gadget for children. Trends show that parents continue to buy older model iPhones for kids these days. I know in my house we always buy the kids a previous years model. That way I won't cry if something happens to it.

In the ever-changing – and ever-breaking – era of technology, phones are often the first to be replaced. Cracked screens, water damage and everyday wear and tear contribute to a constant need for new devices. But the average buyer isn’t the only offender; it’s children that need to be watched with their gadgets while learning the responsibility of owning a new electronic. For parents looking to fit their child with a first device, a new iPhone may not be the best choice – and for good reason.

Parents are now turning to certified pre-owned phones for their children’s gadget needs. Last month, Gazelle, the nation’s leading trade-in and buy site for electronics, found that 52% of mobile devices purchased on its online store were for kids or another family member, and 31% of customers were buying as a first device. Twenty-five percent of those who purchased also reported a lost, stolen or broken device as the main reason for replacing their device, making older phone models not only a cost-efficient solution, but also a practical one.

Cost continues to be one of the major reasons for purchasing a new iPhone or Android. And with kids at the helm, a certified pre-owned device is the perfect choice for any cost cognizant parent.

At Gazelle, quality is not sacrificed for cost. Gazelle completes a rigorous 30-point inspection on each device, backed with a 30-day risk-free return policy.

For those looking for a newer iPhone model, Gazelle offers iPhones from the 4 all the way up to the new iPhone 6 Plus as well as Samsung Galaxy phones and iPads.

For a limited time, Gazelle has discounted the price of the certified pre-owned iPhone 4S, starting at just $129. Visit today to take a look at the certified pre-owned iPhone inventory.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Diapers Diapers everywhere....

Getting along good with our newest diaper editions. I have more inserts than I know what to do with! I think there is 80. I have been hang drying them. I was worried at first about them being misshapen but they haven't been at all. I've been just washing on cold and having no issues what so ever. I'm alternating using the covers that came with it and my all in two covers. Seems to work well either way!

Look at this crazy stack, and it's only half of them.

The biggest issue I am facing at the moment is the lack of room for laundry to dry. It's too cold outside and not enough room inside. This is how diaper laundry days look at our house at the moment.

Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic Supplement Review

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Are you looking for a supplement to help with your digestive health? Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic Supplement is a 1 month supplement that you can take. It comes in a pack of four boxes. Each box includes two foil packs of supplements that you take daily with food. So two pills each time.

Research suggests that this supplement can help with weight loss by improving healthy microflora in the gut. This can speed your metabolism and support fat loss. Your gut also supports your immune system by good bacteria (probiotics) battling with bad bacteria to prevent disease and relieve allergies, bloating, gas, and constipation.

This Synbiotic formulation has also been shown in clinical trials to help support normal inflammatory response in addition to supporting digestive health.

Probiotics develop a healthy microenvironment in your digestive system and gastrointestinal tract which optimizes nutrient absorption, giving you the energy and stabilizing your mood.

I wanted to try this supplement because I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I spend a great deal of my day resting and I have a very small window of energy. I noticed that I do seem to have more energy for a longer amount of time. I was able to get more done in a day than I typically would after a few days use. I can not vouch for the weight loss because I have not been using them long enough but I could see how it could be just based on the energy you have to move and do things. I would use Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic Supplement again!