Friday, September 19, 2014

New Vlogging and Blogging Schedule Effective September 22nd





Life can be very busy and that is without adding in blogging and vlogging on a weekly basis. I have decided to make a schedule for myself so that I can get everything done I have to get done in a week and on a timely basis. Making sure my posts and videos go up on time so I don't get overwhelmed and behind.

My blogging schedule will be outlined below on what you can expect to see from me on what day.

Monday - Weekly menu planning and grocery haul links to my youtube videos showing the hauls. I will post some new recipes I have tried in the previous week that were a hit for my family.

Tuesday - Movie Tuesday will be my weekly review of new movies that have come out or something I am currently watching on netflix.

Wednesday - Photo and crafting Wednesday will be a perfect day for me to highlight different crafts I have done that week even if they are a fail. Most of my craft ideas will come from pinterest and I will always tag the original in my post to give proper credit to the original creator of the post. I love to vlog every day and with vlogging comes taking a lot of photos of my family and things we do in a week so I have decided to highlight a few of  them on my blog every week.

Thursday - Review/Giveaway Thursday  will be the perfect day to check to see what giveaway and products I am reviewing for the week. There won't always be a giveaway every week but there will definitely be a review every week.

Friday - Homeschool Friday will consist of what we have done that week homeschooling and learning at home.

Saturday and Sundays you will not find blog posts from me on a weekly basis. I will add a blog post every now and then but not on a weekly basis. It will be only Monday to Friday.

There will be an exception of a blog post on the last day of every month where I will post our family favourites for the month and that will include what we have enjoyed for the month.

That is my new blogging schedule and I am looking forward to continuing to share my life journey with all of you.


New YouTube Schedule

You can find my YouTube channel here at https://www.youtube.com/ItsJustMyLifeCA. I am daily family vlogger and I vlog our daily life and post it from Monday to Friday. I try to have my daily blog up in the morning by 11am every week day from the day before. There is times when life and appointments do get in the way making it impossible to have it up during that time frame but the point is I am going to try my hardest to hold true to this schedule. 

In October I plan in taking part in Pintober which means I will try something new from Pinterest every day in October and video it to share with my viewers. This could be a recipe, craft or even some DIY project just as long as the idea came from pinerest. I plan to put these videos up in the afternoon on YouTube with dedicated playlist for them so if you are just interested in Pintober you can just play those videos. 

I want to thank every for subscribing to my new YouTube channel and I just love watching it grow and connecting with my viewers and others in the YouTube community. 


Friday, September 19, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Menu Planning Monday - September 15, 2014



I just want to dive into fall meals with all this cooler weather we have been getting. 

Here is our menu for the week. 

Monday 
  • Garden Vegetable Soup

Tuesday 
  • Pork Chops, Rice, Veggies

Wednesday 
  • Ham, Potatoes, Veggies

Thursday 
  • Chinese Food
Friday
  • Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Veggies


Saturday
  • Homemade Pizza made ahead of time

Sunday 
  •  BBQ, Grilled veggies and potatoes


What are you having for dinner this week??? 



Friday, September 19, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Saving money is easy with flipp app {#giveaway}



We live life on a budget and the flipp app makes it that much easier to do. No more dirty hands while cruising the flyers every week I can head to my ipad or smartphone to do my weekly shopping. The bonus is my house is becoming more paper free every week!




The flipp app has gave a whole new meaning to price matching for me. I can just browse all the local flyers and touch what ever item I want to purchase and the app circles it for me so it makes price matching so easy. Another feature of this app that is just awesome is that I can just search for an item I am looking for and it will show me everyone who has it on sale so I don't have to worry about missing it in one of the flyers. Flipp does the searching for me. 


 

About Flipp:
Developed by Toronto-based tech company, Wishabi) can be downloaded in itunes and google play store

Flipp has a unique set of user-friendly features and functionality that set it apart from other apps, including:


  • Search: Easily search for a store, item, or brand and never miss out on something specific you need

  • Clippings: Clip items from any flyer straight to your shopping list
  • 
Discount slider: Highlight items on sale for the best deals and savings
  • 
Favorites: Save your favorite store’s flyers for easy reference



Notice above how the app circles the items you are interested in. Also once they are circled they are saved to the clips area so you can access them really quickly without going through the flyers again. I use this feature all the time for price matching that way I do not have to bring all my flyers with me they are on my phone.

Don't take it from me though seriously download the app and see how much money you can save while doing your shopping every week.

~*~ WIN ~*~

One of It's just my life.... Canadian readers is going to be lucky enough to win a $50 visa gift card from flipp to help with your shopping needs.





Wednesday, September 03, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Monday, September 1, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - September 1, 2014



With the going back to school schedule just right around the corner I feel like it is time for some fall meals. I know it sounds silly but it really does. 

Here is our menu for the week. 

Monday 
  • Ham, Potatoes, Veggies

Tuesday 
  • Cabbage Roll Soup

Wednesday 
  • Chicken, Rice, Veggies

Thursday 
  • Pasta, Salad

Friday 
  • restaurant (some where in Toronto)


Saturday
  • Roast Beef, Potatoes, Veggies

Sunday 
  •  Leftovers


What are you having for dinner this week??? 

Check out other menu plans at Orgjunkie.com


Monday, September 01, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - August 25, 2014



With the going back to school schedule just right around the corner I feel like it is time for some fall meals. I know it sounds silly but it really does. 

Here is our menu for the week. 

Monday 
  • Herb Chicken, Rice, Peas

Tuesday 
  • Homemade Pizza

Wednesday 
  • Pasta, Salad

Thursday 
  • Enchiladas, Nacho Chips, Salsa

Friday 
  • BBQ Chicken, Poratoes, Grilled Veggies

Saturday
  • Pulled Pork, Ranch Potatoes, Veggies

Sunday 
  •  Lasagne, Salad


What are you having for dinner this week??? 

Check out other menu plans at Orgjunkie.com


Monday, August 25, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hey Arnold! coming to DVD exclusive to Walmart Only



Your favorite football head and all his pals are here with enough fun and laughs to cover several city blocks! My older children used to watch Hey Arnold every day after school when they were young. I remember so many of the episodes fondly. Arnold and his pet pig are always up to something. Let's have another generation of children enjoy Hey Arnold!

On DVD August 19, 2014 only at Walmart!





Life in the big city is one big adventure for Arnold. Living with his grandparents, who run the Sunset Arms boarding house, Arnold shares a roof with a diverse and unusual menagerie of characters (including his pet pig!). But as any fourth grader knows, some of the most memorable people you’ll ever meet are in school. With friends like Arnold’s (including storyteller Gerald, class jinx Eugene, sometime-bully Harold, and the tomboy Helga, who harbors a secret crush on our hero), you can be sure that he’s got some funny exploits to share with fans.








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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Monday, August 11, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - August 11, 2014



The way I stay on budget in my home is to do a weekly meal plan for my family! 

Here is our menu for the week. 

Monday 
  • Pork Chops, Potatoes, Veggies

Tuesday - Canada Day! 
  • Chicken,  Rice, Veggies

Wednesday 
  • Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread

Thursday 
  • Ham, Veggies, Scalloped Potatoes

Friday 
  • Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, Cauliflower

Saturday
  • Spare Ribs, Rice, Veggies

Sunday 
  •  to be decided....


What are you having for dinner this week??? 

Check out other menu plans at Orgjunkie.com


Monday, August 11, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Friday, August 8, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul - The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide {#Review}



Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide

Mom's are always so busy juggling children, house, activities for the kids, homeschooling and more. Seems like I always have a few irons in every fire so to speak with it comes to multitasking and keeping track of daily life at our house. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide: 101 Inspiring and Amusing Stories for Mothers Who Do It All contains 101 inspiring and amusing stories for mothers who do it all, including:

  • Making “Me” Time
  • Feeding the Family
  • Sharing Good Advice
  • Laughing After the Fact
  • Handling Housework Hassles
  • Learning From the Kids
  • Juggling a Career
  • Feeling Guilty
  • Slowing Down
This book is a great addition to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and is perfect for every mom. I love reading the quick stories in this book and they are perfect for a busy mom to pick up and read when she has a minute.

What is your favourite Chicken Soup Book?

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Friday, August 08, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Looking for Adventure in August check out #Netflix #StreamTeam




How can it already be August!!!!  August is the perfect time to start crossing things off your summer bucket list that you haven't gotten around to yet, whether it is camping, hiking, geocaching or taking a day trip to explore a new place. This month Netflix has put together a list of titles to help get your family inspired to take full advantage of the dog days of summer. 

August Adventure Titles 

For The Big Kids:


For Your Little Ones: 



After watching National Treasure with the family we sat down to plot how to find our own little treasures by geocaching in our area. If you having been geocaching I highly recommend it it is a great family activity that involved finding geocaches and sometimes involves hiking in different areas and experiencing new things. Best part is that it is a free activity to do with your family minus your gas to get to the various destinations where the hidden treasures are.

Check out the Adventure on Netflix this month 
and plan your own adventure!




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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Iron Horse Festival - St Thomas, ON #LdnOnt #StTOnt




Celebrating 20 Years!!!

This year, for its 20th anniversary, Iron Horse will be moved off of Talbot Street and into a space a little more railway: The area adjacent the Elgin County Railway Museum! The new & permanent space allows for more parking, more room, and more fun for a better Iron Horse! The preparation for the space is already well underway and is quickly shaping up to start shipping out the entertainment!

Iron Horse is packed full of music, midway, train rides, historical reenactments and so much more!! Admission to the festival itself is free of charge but various entertainment and midway attractions are available for a fee.


Headlining the music on opening night (August 21st) is non other than April Wine!!! Tickets can be purchased online at ironhorsefestival.com or in person at the Iron Horse Office (attached to the Wine Shop) or at Railway City Tourism. *General admission & cash only at the Railway City Tourism office.

The Iron Horse Festival is still looking or volunteers to help out with this great event. Are you in high school/going into high school and need volunteer hours? Are you looking to get involved in your community? Sign up with Iron Horse and have fun while getting engaged in one of St Thomas’ most popular events! To sign up call 519-207-4000 or register on-line at www.ironhorsefestival.com/volunteering.


Tuesday, August 05, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Monday, August 4, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - August 4, 2014



The way I stay on budget in my home is to do a weekly meal plan for my family! 

Here is our menu for the week. 

Monday 
  • Sausages, Potatoes, Veggies

Tuesday - Canada Day! 

Wednesday 
  • Pasta, Salad, Garlic Bread

Thursday 
  • Pork Chops, Potatoes, Veggies

Friday 
  • Homemade Pizza, Salad

Saturday
  • Crockpot Chicken, Ranch Potatoes, Veggies

Sunday 
  •  Shepherd's Pie, Salad


What are you having for dinner this week??? 


Monday, August 04, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Other Woman {#Review & #Giveaway}



Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann were so funny in this movie. This was a hilarious movie of revenge and consequences. I have to be honest when I seen some of the critics ratings of this movie I almost didn't want to see it but decided not to pay attention to what they thought because on so many other occasions I have found them to be wrong. This was definitely worth the watch in my opinion. 

On Blu-Ray and DVD July 29, 2014!




It’s time to get even! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes girl power to a whole new level with THE OTHER WOMAN. With Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as the leading ladies and newcomers Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj bringing the jokes left and right, ladies all over better be ready for the perfect movie to end their summer in style! Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. 


Eight times Cameron Diaz has been a boss...

1. When she and the other angels kicked butt and saved Bosley after he had been kidnapped.
  

  

2. When she refused to put up with BS. Even from her students.

 


3. When she didn’t remember that she got married in Vegas, and then she hit the jackpot.




4. When she was a princess by day and ogre by night.




5. When three guys loved her, even though this happened...



  

6. When she was never too old to play dress up.



7. When she was an amazing mom.

 
  

8. When she still doesn’t put up with BS. 




My Rating: 3.75/5


~*~ WIN ~*~
My Canadian readers have a chance to win a Bluray/DVD copy of the movie The Other Woman







** Disclosure: Posted by It's just my life... I was provided promotional material by the manufacturer or a representing PR agency. Images, information and prize provided by PR agency. The opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. **

Monday, July 28, 2014 by Annie Brown · 0