Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Finds #2

Good Morning! Happy Friday, everyone! I hope your day and weekend are absolutely amazing! I want to take a moment to remember all those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attack. I can't believe it's been that long and how much the country has changed since that fateful day.

"Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: 'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.' " 
-- President George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001.

We Will Not Forget.
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I've got another week of finds to share with you, and I'm pretty jazzed about all of them.

Colour Lovers

Have you heard of Colour Lovers? It's a website where you can design palettes and designs, and use them to make your own web designs! I'm still exploring it a little bit, but I'm hoping to be able to re-design my entire site, eventually! If you join (for FREE!) follow me! Martinbeks.

Podcasts

So, with my new phone and new car, I finally downloaded this app, Podcast Addict, to see if I could find anything worth listening to. I think I inherited my dad's love for Talk Radio, and while I was in the gym this week, I listened to three episodes of KM Weiland's Helping Writers Become Authors podcast. I love that she uses nerdy stories to make her points. It makes things very clear to me. I also listened to a couple episodes of Dave Ramsey while in my new car. I think I'm addicted!

OnStar and the New Car Experience

I realize OnStar has been a thing for many years by now, but I've never had a car with it, and since I got my new car last weekend (!), I've been having a ball playing with all the new features. I hope I'll never need to use the rescue portions of OnStar, but on their app, I can start my car from ANYWHERE! I was in the gym locker room, pressed the button, and when I came out five minutes later, it was on and nice and cool for me! 

I was also waiting for my dad the other day, and hopped on my car's WiFi. Yes. My car has WiFi! I don't know why I'll need WiFi, since I have no children that will need to be preoccupied in the car, but while waiting for my dad, I was able to use it instead of my phone data. Pretty cool stuff. 

I can also make hands-free phone calls, use an Aux Cable to listen to Audible, Podcasts, and Music from my phone. I think I'm in new car Heaven. Now to budget everything so I'm not having to LIVE in said pretty new car. ;-)

Craftsy

If you're a person who likes working with your hands, you need to get on Craftsy.com ASAP. I discovered them based on a Facebook ad awhile back, advertising a free knife skills class. I got an account, and then forgot about my free class for about six months before I hopped on to check it out. 

Craftsy is a website that has online classes your can purchase to teach you almost anything, cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, woodworking, drawing, painting, gardening, so much stuff! Plus, like the knife skills class, they have several mini courses that are free! 

The Knife Skills class, taught by Brendan McDermott, is VERY helpful and informative. he starts you off slow, showing you how to hold a knife in the safest way possible, and how to do basic cuts, chopping, and even peeling with a knife. After watching the class, I took his tips with me into the kitchen, and I've been a prepping fool ever since! I can julienne carrots now! How crazy is that?! Plus, when I was watching him break down a Butternut Squash, I couldn't help but wonder how I hadn't chopped off my hands in the past. Absolute craziness. I HIGHLY recommend this class.

  • What have you found this week that you're absolutely loving?

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