Monday, January 18, 2016

How to buy a used car

I have bought my fair share of used cars. In reality, probably more than necessary but hey, we like cars. You, however, may be fairly new at this and don't really know where to begin.  Here is my guide for how to go about buying a new used car.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Browsing the Internet more safely. Step 1 - block ads

So often people ask me, "Kimmy, how can I be safer while browsing the Internet?" and I have some ways that I do it and thought I'd share. Firstly, what do I mean "protect" yourself?  Obviously we all know not to download sketchy files from odd places on the Internet, right? (Don't download random files from places that I wouldn't trust... that's such a bad idea) Unfortunately, that's not enough. Ads on websites are bad in 3 ways. 

  • They're annoying. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Let's get moving!

I am not a very athletic person.  I played sports in high school (screwed up my knee) and have actively avoided any sort of extreme physical exertion since.  I'll walk around and I won't shun difficult hills or distances, I'm not a lazy slouch, I've just never been one to "work out".  Last year for our anniversary the hubs got us both fitbits to track our steps.  This all started while we were in Japan and our days would be miles and miles of walking up hills and stairs and all over creation.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I gave up

After just over 4 weeks of trying the "No Poo" shampoo thing I gave up and used regular shampoo again.  My hair never felt clean, it was always kind of straw-like and I swear I could still feel the baking soda in it regardless of how long I rinsed it out.  I could never run my fingers through it and I was tired of not being able to put it in a ponytail during the day without a hairbrush handy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I love my baby monitor

I'll tell just about anyone who will listen about how much I love my baby monitor.  It's not the cheapest one on the market but I got mine from with a 20% off coupon code as part of the Amazon Mom program so I feel like I got a good deal.  This thing is just awesome.

We're an ifamily, we both have iPhones and iPads.  This monitor shows you what's going on in the nursery by way of a free app for any iOS product and now Android too.  The monitor runs off of your wired or wireless network so you don't have the security vulnerability of the traditional radio monitors.  To enable a device to be able to use the monitor you have to configure it individually by a bluetooth connection, so you have to be within close range of the monitor; you can't randomly activate it over the Internet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No poo day #9

So, my hair still feels kind of gross.  I increased the amount of baking soda in my "shampoo" and it felt slipperier than before which is good I think but it still feels cottonny dry.  Add to that super static and it's pretty much awful.

I took a picture yesterday and to me my hair looked kind of greasy but it doesn't look like it in the mirror.  Today's totally a ponytail day, we'll see if it gets better.

Friday, May 24, 2013

No poo day #5

Ok, so a quick update on my no poo adventure.  It still feels really strange to not have any lather when I'm in the shower, but I'm getting used to it.  I still don't know if I'm using enough or if I'm using too much.  Yesterday when I washed it I left the baking soda solution in my hair for a few minutes before rinsing it out.  I've read that you need to rinse it really well, so I did, about 3 times longer than usual.  I either didn't rinse it well enough or I'm in that "cotton hair" period.  The roots of my hair feel like there's powder in it, kind of like rubbing a cotton ball.  It doesn't look powdery at all and isn't greasy so it's fine for me.