Friday, January 27, 2012

The little terror we call Lexie

Meet Lexie. She's cute right? Well, she also has a habit of tearing our house apart. But sometimes it's hard to care when she's this cute.
Here is her recent destructions: Clean laundry all over my floor. Pulled out all of her diapers from the package. Pulled all of my pants out of my drawer. This one keeps happening and it's driving me nuts. Getting into the trash in the bathroom and tearing apart diapers and toilet paper. Oh lovely.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kindle Help

Ok, we know that I love books and I try anyway I can to get as many books into my life as possible. I discovered that while talking to people with digital devices for reading (kindle, nook, ipad) that they didn't know you can get books from your local library right on your reading device. I uploaded the Kindle app on Joe's Ipad (the app is free by the way). I figured since quite a few people didn't know you can borrow books on the kindle, I'd do a quick walk through to help you out. This also works for the kindle app on the ipod touch, iphone or ipad.
This is what my library page looks like. You can see a box that says "download" and has a picture of different reading devices. You would click on that link. From what I've seen, most of the libraries go through overdrive. So I'm hoping this will be helpful to as many people as possible. Once you've clicked on the link you'll be taken to a page with all the books offered through overdrive through your library. Some libraries carry a huge amount, others like mine are more modest. But I have the great luxury to get books from the Albuquerque library and the Rio Rancho library. You'll also notice there is an audiobook section. I will do another tutorial on how to get audiobooks to your ipod. So go on the site and find a book you want to read. Once you've found a book, make sure it's available. This one is, but there is a big audience out there so sometimes you have to wait. This book also has the option to be an epub book (this is the book I need for the nook). If you're downloading this to your kindle/kindle app, click on the "add to my cart" in the kindle section. You will then be led to this window. You can see that you have the book for 14 days, some libraries give you 3 weeks, mine does 2 weeks. All you need to do at this point is click "confirm check out". It will then take you to your amazon account. Your kindle/kindle app is connected to your amazon account. On the right side you will see that you can choose which kindle you want the book sent to. I have highlighted Joe's ipad, but I also have the option to send it to my ipod touch or my mom's kindle. Just make sure you register all your kindle/kindle apps to the same account. To finish, click the yellow button "Get library book".
At this point it will be automatically sent to your kindle/kindle app. That's it, it is now in your kindle library. It will automatically disappear after the allotted check out time.
I did this all on my computer which I find easier, but those with a kindle fire can do it on their system.
I want to do a post about getting library books on your nook/nook app and how to get audiobooks on your ipod.
I hope this was helpful. I found that the more uses for your kindle the better you feel about your reading device. If you have questions, I hope I can answer them!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My new best friend

Meet my new best friend. Recently I purchased this bad boy and I am so glad I did it (got it from with a coupon). I HATE sweeping my kitchen and I hate even more mopping. Being that I'm lazy and tired at night, this accounted in me very rarely doing either of these chores unless absolutely necessary. I thought the shark steamers look pretty cool but that still leaves one chore that I despise. Well this beauty does both the sweeping and mopping all at once. Win win for me and my floors. The plus side is that it also uses no cleaners, just good old water that steams my floor clean. I'm more apt to pull this out just to sweep really quick at night since it only takes me a minute and a half. Tonight Kalli spilled some non-diet soda and I very quickly swept and mopped my floors to make sure they were clean, this was all done in 5 minutes. Did I tell you I've mopped my floors twice this week, that may be an all time record for me!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Almost there...

We've been on a painting marathon for the last couple of years. We saved our living room for the last as it was so large and it would take us a little bit. We are down to our last two rooms to paint (we have to wait to do the office/toy room until Joe finishes the desk he's building). But because of the money I won a couple of months ago, we decided to go ahead with our living room. This is what it looks like right now. We have 2 walls out of 5 done, so it'll take us some time. For now, we're living in organized chaos.
I told Joe I won't know what to do with myself when everything is painted, but then I thought of some other stuff I can do with the house (like adding hardware to our cabinets, getting a new light fixture in the kitchen). So I think I'll find stuff to keep me busy.