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Just a weirdo without Facebook?

8 May

It’s been a while.

I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately…

Most of it being about a way to have a better relationship with social media. Finding a happy medium between what I am doing now, and completely deleting everything, running off and becoming a hermit in the mountains somewhere.

Don’t you ever just get tired of being plugged in to the world all the time? Aside from Pinterest, Facebook is the one I use on a daily basis and is the absolute worst.

When I first signed into Facebook years ago, I never felt this way (then again, I didn’t have 300+ “friends” either) It was more like family and old friends keeping in touch and I loved it. Now…other than the occasional family photo It’s like a spam site and the spam is meaningless and emotionally disconnected banter, meme’s, Politics, Judgements, and photos of food.

The interesting thing about it is that the people you are friends with havent changed, their opinions haven’t changed and  your opinions of them haven’t changed. It’s the way it’s delivered that bothersome.

Before Facebook I would call “Sally” and Sally would tell me on the phone that she is cleaning the house and having Turkey for dinner and then we would talk about the kids and what to do this weekend, etc. Now, Sally doesn’t call, she doesn’t need to because she already put it on Facebook. Not only did Sally but so did Debbie, Barbara, Sara, Lisa and 200 more of your friends! Talk about information overload.

This is what I mean. This overload of information about everyone I know. At the same time, I am a part of that. I post things all the time that are meaningless like, dinner pics, updates about nothing (e.g. “Cleaning the house today!”) and I like a bunch of those ecards and meme pictures that float around all the time! Sheesh it’s like a never-ending cycle.

A few months ago I made a separate Facebook page and added only my direct family members just so I could only see important family updates and try to end my annoyance of Facebook. That really didn’t work. I had something like 30 family members on that page and Facebook was sending me “You’re a freak, get more friends” alerts every day.

I read somewhere that if you don’t have more that 80 friends on Facebook you’re basically considered a weirdo and if you don’t even have a Facebook, you’re probably a sociopath.

Ahhh, to be one of those people….. I’d really like to be a part of that weirdo clan.

I have only met one person who didn’t have a Facebook page and didn’t care to have a Facebook page. He was basically a genius that had travelled the world multiple times before the age of 30. Not saying he was that way because he didn’t have a Facebook, I’m just saying he wasn’t crazy, and ignorance of the Facebook world was definitely bliss.

Unfortunately, my family is all over the US and I never see them, so, my fantasy of deleting Facebook completely wouldn’t work.

Facebook, It’s not you, it’s me.

It’s obvious that I over use and abuse this site. So, I vow to decrease my use of Facebook to once a week.

Side Note: I’ve also been rethinking the concept of my blog and what I am going to be writing about because of my above rant. This would be a completely new blog but I promise to share more of my random posts on this one until my new creation is complete. I hope you all follow!

Christine Kay

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Spring cleaning tip!

25 Mar

For the mommies with little ones that are still in diapers, here’s a good tip!

Turn your diaper boxes inside out for smaller garage storage.

Tape it back together and Viola! Easy to label and perfect size for things like keepsakes!

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Tata!!

Christine Kay

Thought I’d share

24 Mar

Dollar store laundry basket=awesome outdoor toy storage!

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Hope you’re having a beautiful weekend outside!

Tata!

Christine Kay

Bird feeder fun with a side order of FREAK OUT!!

13 Mar

I learned this way back in the day when I was in girl scouts. It’s the perfect family time craft in the spring/summertime.

Making a DIY Pine cone bird feeder!

First, you need to take the kids out on a pine cone hunt! You could even get some dollar store  supplies before you head out on your journey. Grab a cool bag to collect them in, a little magnifying glass etc…then they will be all set to go on a super secret mission!

Then all you need to do is spread peanut butter on your pine cones, roll them in bird seed and hang them up! Easy Peasy!

Things you need

Roll in seed

Adrian isn’t old enough to make one himself but he is the best pine cone collector out there and he helped me pick just the right spot to hang it….

Adrian and pine coneHanging in the treeMeanwhile, behind the scenes….

We hung the bird feeder and I put Adrian on the patio next to his Wagon to play while I went inside to grab the laptop. That way I could work on this post while he played in the yard.

To give you a better picture of the situation My laptop was at arms reach inside the back door, I was inside long enough for the screen door to close.

When I returned I see Adrian looking very confused.

Then I noticed that his cheek looked like a baseball player with chew in it.

Yes, I FREAKED OUT!

I swooped the mystery object out of his mouth IMMEDIATELY!!

What was it you ask?

snail ahhThis is officially the most horrifying thing he’s ever done…by far!

I could see it as I pulled it out of his mouth and I screeched! It was seriously like something out of the movie Aliens.

That will teach me to leave him in the yard unsupervised for ANY amount of time!

He crunched a nice hole in the snail’s shell too (as you can see).  So yeah, I had to dig tiny bits out of his mouth.

Then it was off to the bathroom to wash his mouth out and brush his teeth, which he loves. 

So, for him, that confusing moment was over and he giggled the entire time.

Me? I’m not giggling….I’m grossed out.

Just a day in the life! 🙂

Xoxo,

Christine Kay

Oatmeal Raisin Baby Sticks

12 Mar

I haven’t been able to sit down and post much in the past couple of weeks. I’ve been a busy bee getting things ready for Adrian’s first birthday party this weekend (I can’t even believe he is about to be 1!)

It rained a few times last week,  and since  me and the little man were hanging out indoors for a bit I decided to make him a special treat!

Oatmeal Raisin Sticks!

The original recipe I got from All Recipes and made a couple of kid friendly adjustments to it.

Here is my revised kid friendly version!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2  ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 packs of raisins chopped

1. Cream butter, banana, vanilla extract and butter together.

2. Combine wet and dry ingredients.

3. Spoon log shapes or cookies shapes on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Oatmeal rasin 1

Oatmeal rasin 2

Honestly, I believe you could also omit the butter and they would still hold together and be even healthier.

I rolled them in log shapes kind of like a teething cookie and even though he only has two teeth I give him the entire cookie, they melt right in his mouth!

He absolutely LOVES them.

Nom Nom Nom 🙂

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Xo,

Christine Kay

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