American Horror Story: Season 1 vs 2 (Review)

Recently, Dave and I discovered the show American Horror Story. We absolutely loved Season 1, but Season 2, well, not so much. Here’s why…

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Book Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger owes me several hours of lost sleep. There were several nights I stayed up too late reading because I had to keep pushing forward to find out what would happen next in the book In the Blood. This book will do that to you.In the Blood by Lisa Unger

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I Feel Fantastic

Some moments in our life have music attached. Like this one. My husband fills my life with lots of laughter, and I love when I’m quick enough to capture it on camera!
I Feel FantasticWhen you hear this song (and watch the video), you’ll understand. I Feel Fantastic, by Jonathan Coulton – performed in American Sign Language by CaptainValor.

Can’t you just LET IT GO? (Today I Read…)

No? Okay then. You can get the Frozen soundtrack right now for FREE on Google Play – thanks Android Police! I would imagine most people who want this music already have it, but hey, you never know! Lately Google has been giving away a lot of cool things and for some reason I downloaded this. I do not know why… Continue reading

Today I Read

Apparently if you ask people for free things, they will send you some! The 39 Dollar Experiment is pretty interesting, and definitely creative.

Anti-bacterial solutions are often in the news as being a danger to our health. What if we could reduce the bacteria we encounter, without adding new chemicals to our environment? A company by the name of Sharklet Technologies is working on doing this now. Germ-deflecting surfaces that work due to TEXTURE?! Brilliant! Finding Inspiration in Shark Tanks and Bee Hives is pretty nifty.

As far as fiction reads, yesterday I started reading In the Blood, by Lisa Unger. Wowza! So far all I can say is, how come no one recommended this book to me?! In other words, it’s all kinds of awesome.

We don't always drink wine, but when we do - it's in our dinner!
We don’t always drink wine, but when we do – it’s in our dinner!

Tonight Dave made cajun beans and rice (yes, wine included), so there may be a recipe post coming soon. What did you read today, anything interesting?

2014: A Year in Review (Photo Journal)

When you have two photography enthusiasts in one household, you end up with a lot of photos.  2014 is ending, leaving me with over 1000 photos in my Lightroom archives and that’s just the photos I kept. Most of what I take ends up in the trash bin. And of course, that’s just me – this doesn’t include the photos Dave takes as well! However Dave is more judicious with his shutter button, so he doesn’t have to hit ‘delete’ as often as I do.

With all these photos locked away in our computers, I thought it would be interesting to share some of our best photos from the year, but I wanted to keep the list to TEN. Do you have any idea how difficult that was? I see some interesting “Throwback Thursday” posts in my future where I intend to sneak some more in, but for the Top 10…. here they are:

March 29, 2014
March 29, 2014: Sharon, with a camera in hand (of course)! Photo taken by Dave.

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Wool Dryer Balls – As Dog Toys?

Static – please, please go away! Yes, it’s winter. I know. But I can’t stand stiff, static-filled clothing. Since most dryer sheets aren’t safe for those of us lucky individuals with a corn-allergy (ahem), we just kind of live with the static.

Wool Dryer Balls

I was aware of dryer balls as a concept but hadn’t tried them, and besides, I thought they only came in plastic. Since I wasn’t eager to listen to non-stop thumping, I’ve ignored that option. As it turns out, dryer balls are also available in WOOL! The dryer balls are JUST wool – nothing else. Since I have no issues with wool sensitivity, I thought we’d give them a try.

When we opened the package, our dog Frodo perked up, and went into his little beggar’s stance. He WANTED what was in the package. Dave held up one of the dryer balls so Frodo could smell it, and that’s all it took. He kind of went nuts. It’s a little tough to see in the picture, but he rubbed it all over his head. Really, he is a very intelligent dog, you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The joy of a new toy

So of course, being good doggie parents, we let him have one to play with – I mean, it can’t be any worse than the polyfill he ends up eating from his toys.

Wool Balls as a Dog Toy

So far, Frodo hasn’t managed to ingest any of the wool, so it’s already lasted longer than most of his stuffed toys – and he still totally digs it! I much prefer throwing a wool ball around the house for him to fetch than a tennis ball, so I’m a little excited he is so happy about his new “toy”.

And as far as what we purchased them for? Yes, they do actually reduce static and make clothes dry a little faster! So yes, we’re giving 4 paws up for Wool Dryer Balls in our house house!