Tuesday, May 29, 2012

So Scentsy

There are tons of updates that I plan to write a post about, but will have to save those for another time when I am actually able to sit down and write. Preferably when I am not at work.

I love candles. They look nice. They are an easy decorative piece. They smell good when they are not too strong. They can be romantic.

There are 2 things I don't like about candles. 1) The really nice ones can be expensive 2) Eventually, you burn them so much, you can't light the wick.

A few weeks ago, my mom hosted a Scentsy party.

I didn't really know what to expect. I was just planning on showing up to support mom. I wasn't planning on ordering anything, but I totally ordered a bit more than I expected.

These wick less candles are awesome! you plug them in and place the wax on top. The light bulb generates heat and causes the wax to melt.

I package I ordered came with 6 scents. There are so many to choose from. I got a good mix of scents that smell like delicious smells from the kitchen (Blueberry Cheesecake, Hazelnut Latte, and Black Raspberry Vanilla) and some scents for "him" like Titanium and Zeppelin.

My mom now has 3 of the Scentsy Buddies- Mollie the Monkey, Patch the Dog, and Ribbert the Frog. She got one for all the grandchildren, and even though Mollie was bought for Madeline, my little Madeline loves all of them. She carries Ribbert around the house and holds him when she takes her nap over at mom and dad's house.

I am thinking that one of my Scentsy warmers will be used in my classroom next year. Maybe coming into a room that smells like cupcakes will keep my students' attention.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Down for the Count

My computer at home is sick!

The other day, Daryl had been working on it and was having some trouble. He went to restart, and nothing happened. It started to load, the Windows screen comes up, and then nothing. There is a black screen, the cursor moves, but no beeps, no lights, nothing. Any ideas on what could possibly be going on here??

I tried to get it to load in safe mode when I got home, but still nothing. I have been having these mild panic attack moments at the thought of losing all my pictures which have yet to be printed.

Daryl and I had been talking about getting an external hard drive so I could save some of the files from work. It never fails right? We have yet to get one, and my computer crashes.

I'm sorry for the unanticipated blog vacation I've seemed to take. I'm still here. I can't blog from work everyday, like I'm doing right now. I am trying to get it fixed sometime soon. I don't know when I'll be back again, but I am still here.

Monday, May 7, 2012

All good things must come to an end

April has come and gone.

I survived completed the A to Z blog challenge, and now it's time to reflect.

I really enjoyed this challenge! I loved that it forced me to be a bit creative with my posts. I often find myself not posting because I don't have anything to write about. Things get hectic, and busy, and routine, and I say all the time "well it's just like every other day, and it's boring. Who wants to read about that? I was able to write about all kinds of things and draw out some of emotion, rather than just writing about "stuff."

Because of my hectic schedule, I had to do a lot of back dating. I got my posts done, but at times felt like just that. I wrote something down just to say I posted something. Not my best thoughts for sure. I even got to test out the schedule setting. Oh my goodness! I have seen this on the side bar in the post settings, and always just over looked it. I really did think that bloggers posted their posts at 8 am Monday morning at work. How the heck do these people do it?? And then the light bulb went off. Ohhhh they just "schedule" the post for a specific day. Please excuse my blonde moment there.

I visited a lot of blogs and found new sites I enjoyed. While I didn't always have time to read everyday, I enjoyed seeing how different the topics were. I commented and followed, and enjoyed seeing these numbers  go up on my own page. I like this sense of community, and have received some great advice/ ideas.

I know this is a "to each is own" type thought, but I am a little confused in regards to responding to comments.  As I was exploring other blogs, I found that some people responded to a few here and there, and answered questions that came up from their readers, and others responded to every comment posted. I have read all the comments and I greatly appreciate each and every one of them, but is there an etiquette in responding to comments? Just wondering?

I don't know if I had a favorite posts. There were a lot I enjoyed writing. I am looking forward to participating in the challenge next year.

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