Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Exciting Links - And My Favourite YouTube Video

   Life is: always busy. But I love it :) And if it's not busy, I fill my time up doing useless things - like looking for the perfect new tunes for my ipod.
   This weekend my sister (and best friend) was gone for the weekend visiting her friend. And the boys and I finished hoeing at the farm, so I didn't have much to entertain myself with. Friday was fun, Saturday kind of dragged... And Sunday was nicely filled with church and good talks, and Dominion (my dad and my favourite game right now).

   I found some fantastic links to share with you. They absolutely fascinated me:

I am subscribed to ImprovEverywhere on YouTube. They have some insane videos (you should check them out). I was positively delighted by their latest video "The Mini-Golf Open Championship":
I think it's so cool that they do this for kids. Another one like it is "Carousel Horse Race":

And another video I wanted to share with you is, to me, absolutely incredible. Every time I watch it it makes me SO HAPPY. I've only ever seen stuff like this done on guitars, so as a pianist, this was pretty exciting:
I heard this song, and went and bought it on itunes. I could listen to it, and watch the video, for hours.

And finally, I discovered this on I Waste So Much Time:


Honestly, once you get the hang of it, it is almost addicting. To be able to do that with just a computer and your eyes....

   Anyways, have a lovely rest of your week, if I'm not back here... I might put some pictures from camping up if I have time... <3

Monday, 16 July 2012

Packing Tips

Well, I’m back from camping and into the swing of things again. I love to go camping - I’ve been camping almost every year of my life. It’s sort of a family tradition.

While camping this year I thought of a few simple tips I could give you for packing:

1. roll your clothing. I have seen this tip online a few times, and decided to try it myself. it really saves room in your suitcase, so you can bring a lot more/ use less baggage.

2. keep track of anything you wanted this trip and didn’t bring along, so you can bring it with you next time you go vacationing. also keep track of what you brought and didn’t end up using, or brought too much of, so you remember to not bring it with you next time.

3. take pictures as you are packing. I know this sounds kind of ridiculous, but it worked very well for me. I always manage to fit my items in my suitcase like a puzzle at home, but when I pack for the return trip I can never seem to figure out how I did it the first time. This year I fit everything back perfectly.*

4. make a checklist of everything you will need (that way you won’t forget anything). I find the best way to do this is to simply go through a day in my head. (i.e.: first thing in the morning I do my devotions - need my Bible; then I get dressed - need to bring what clothing...)

*that is my sister's and my stuff (not just one person's), and the gun is just a cap gun ;)