Birders on Netflix

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team.

This month I had the opportunity to watch a few movies on Netflix, began a series and watched Birders.

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Ironically Birders was probably my fave due to my new interest in birds.  If you have Netflix at home be sure to search a hobby or interest and not only television shows. 

Birders shared about the life of the many birds that travel through New York City during the Spring.  As well as the many birders who are fascinate by these beautiful creatures. 

Of course I thought watching other birders excited about seeing a Cardinal, woodpecker… relatable.

What television shows have you seen on Netflix lately?  Have you searched your hobbies or interest to find a movie, series or documentary?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Who wants to be like the Joneses?

I’m enjoying being part of the Netflix #Streamteam and watching television series I’ve been missing out on.  A couple weeks ago I finished watching The Parenthood and was able to catch up and see the backstory of the current episodes I watch on TV.

I’ve also had a chance to see some movies.  One of my favorites so far was The Joneses.  This movie was relatable in so many ways.  It’s about a family that seems to have it all.  All the new technological gadgets, fine house and cars.

However, what people don’t know is that it’s all for show.  All their wonderful possessions are to promote brands and boost sales.  And….They aren’t really a family.  They’re all placed together to appear as if they are a real family.

People on the outside looking in are so intrigued by what they have and are willing to neglect their financial responsibilities to be like the Joneses.

Oh gosh, I absolutely loved this movie!  It’s rare that you watch a movie and not knowing what it’s about and not able to guess the plot within the first few minutes.  You know the kind of movie that if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all?  Well, The Joneses wasn’t one of those movies. 

One life application principle I took away from this movie, be content with what God has given you.  Something I try to practice daily.  It’s a must see movie.  Have you seen any must see movies lately?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Big Device Reveal #VZWVoices #MOM

Verizon Wireless Mom Voices Disclosure

Those of you that follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are already aware of the device we received to review for the next few months. Last week I attended the Verizon Moms Voices Kickoff. I arrived at our meeting place, the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Chicago. Before I knew I could check in early, I sat and looked at this beautiful view.

Sheraton Hotel Lobby

When all the other bloggers arrived we walked over to Marketing Werks

Chicago View

Views likes this help me remember why I love Chicago so much.  After the long suspense introducing ourselves, lunch and training on the Verizon Mom Voices Program…. we received these bags.

Verizon Bag

And remember my Blogher Bag drama?! Which bag should I take to Blogher? I took this bag to Blogher! It had side pockets for my umbrella, water bottle…. yada… yada.. ya!  It was perfect!

Open the BAG!!!!!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Not only did I have a bag for Blogher! I didn’t have to take my big’ OLE laptop along and I had wireless service from Verizon!  Can you hear me now?!  BOOM!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 pic

Isn’t she lovely?! This is mine! hands off, CRUMBSNATCHERS! HANDS OFF!!!!  I’ve been using it every chance I get.

What I’m Doing With My New Device

I set up my email accounts 🙂

Used the Peel Smart Remote App 🙂 🙂 No more calling my kids upstairs to hand me the remote control on my bedside table 😉

Set up all Social Media Accounts

I even used MapQuest to get to the Verizon party Thursday night.

 

I’ve been on a role!  I told you this was MINES!!! All MINES!!!!  Get away, CRUMBSNATCHERS!!! GET AWAY!!!!!

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Blogher Mode, Purse Remorse and a Tourist In My Own City

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I’m in straight Blogher mode. Between fitting in my clients, getting last minute things and making sure the house is in order, Blogher here I come!

We went shopping last week and I was looking for a Vera Bradley bag to carry my ‘easy to get to’ essentials.  Then I remembered my Franklin Covey bag that I’ve barely used.  It has more than enough pockets and compartments to carry an entire office if I wish.  I’ll look for a Vera Bradley when I’m not feeling pressed and I find the print that I think I can’t live without. 

I have a purse in my closet now (many purses) that I may have carried twice. Still sitting in the dust bag and I don’t carry it because I made the wrong choice of color and design. 

Nevertheless, I’m so excited about Blogher. I started getting my bags packed and mapping out all the details.  Speaking of mapping out all the details…. I’ve lived in Chicago all my life and when it comes to downtown, I feel like a tourist in my own city.  Of course we haven’t lived in the city for nearly 10 years, but I’m praying I don’t get lost
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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Jala’s #BarbieIsMoving Experience

If your the mom of young kids or when you kids were younger, did the get the “Are we there yet?” Syndrome?  Well, in some cases it’s the… “Are we going today?” Syndrome.  Whenever I would tell my kids we’re going somewhere Friday, I’m going to hear about it everyday, until that day.  So, I got wise.  I wouldn’t tell them until the day before or that very day.  I told Jala we were going to the Barbie Is Moving Tour, the day before. 😉

When we woke up Sunday morning she knew exactly what was on the agenda.  Get ready and GO! LOL

Jala on front porch

And she was ready to go.  We arrived and there was a line of parents with daughters waiting to experience Barbie Is Moving.

 

Barbie tour truck

Barbie tour1

barbie house

Barbie’s house that she has placed on the market.  Which was actually where the girls walked the runway.

barbies house walk the runway

But before Jala walked the runway we stopped to have her face painted.

Jala getting face painted

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jala getting face painted 3

Jala getting face painted 4

Warning: When your child has his or her face painted…. they are not going to want to wash it :-/

After having her face painted she walked the runway.

Jala about to walk the runway

Jala walking runway

Jala Barbie Photo

After walking the runway she enjoyed some other activities.  One of those activities was to design a dress for Barbie.  It was like using carbon ink to imprint the design on a dress and that dress was able to be worn by Barbie.

Design Barbie Dress

Coloring the dress

After designing the dress they were also able to color them.

Barbie Mega Bloks

Next, was the Barbie Mega Bloks.  They were able to pick out a few Bloks and were given a kit to take home with additional pieces.

Jala Mega Bloks

Mega Bloks Poodle

Jala Mega Bloks 2

Jala with barbie poodle topiary

Jala Barbie is moving tour

Jala Barbie moving boxes

Jala photo booth

Jala had a great time.  Something I would have definitely enjoyed as a child.  I loved playing with Barbies when I was a kid.

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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