If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the picture of my brand new iPhone 6! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, and want to rectify that problem, you can find me here 😛
The phone arrived yesterday. We were expecting it on Tuesday, but it got stuck in Tennessee because of the winter weather. I’m super-duper excited about it. I’m loving the thinness and the big screen. Unfortunately the SIM card in my iPhone 4 did not fit into iPhone 6. Sooo Dave had to run out to the AT&T store last night to get us new SIM cards while I made dinner. Anyway – I still need to find a cover. I had a soft silicone cover for my iPhone 4 and it served me well. I’m not particularly hard on my phones – I’ve never broken one or had water-related accidents with them (knock on wood). I’ve been having trouble finding soft silicone cases for the iPhone 6 online, and now that I have the phone I can see why….it has so much stuff on the bottom and the button is also close to the bottom so it would be difficult for a softer case to envelop the phone like they did in the older model. So I’ll probably be switching to a hard case that snaps on the phone. I don’t know how I feel about that….we shall see!
Time for Blogger Love! I didn’t post last Friday, so these are some of my favorite over the last TWO weeks!
Blogging 101: Creating an Email Template – Love the Here and Now
Anne’s done it again, and provided some great info that you might just not have known about.
How Much Does a Blog Cost? – Hey Kerri Blog
I’m really lucky – most of my blog costs aren’t an additional expense for us because Dave already has to have a hosting service for some of the websites he’s built in the past. He has different agreements with different people, but I’m pretty sure at least one company continues to give him some compensation for that hosting service. Plus he already had a blog of his own when I started up A Diamond with Sapphires….not that he ever uses it, but whatever. He can add an unlimited number of sites to the hosting service, which means this little space didn’t cost us anything more to host. The only additional cost is for the domain, which is pretty inexpensive. But yeah, Kerri breaks down what it costs to start a blog, which is definitely handy for anyone who might be considering starting a up a blog!
It’s Me…A to Z – All the Joys
Sometimes I really enjoy getting to know my favorite bloggers a bit better, especially when I discover that we have even more in common than you had realized before!
10 Book Related Problems that I Have – Seriously, Sarah?
If you love to read (like I do) you will probably be nodding your head and laughing at this list.
Behind Every Great Man Is… – the new wifestyle
Chelsea’s views on marriage and being a wife are refreshing, to say the least. According to her, behind every great man is…potentially a woman who is quite tired of hearing this quote. AMEN to that!
Let’s Go On a Blate! (Why You Should Visit Me in Fargo) – Notes from a Newlywed
I have not yet linked up with Amanda for her “Tell Me About Your Town” series, but I PROMISE you Amanda, I’m linking up next month. After all, the topic next month is “best restaurants.” Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE the restaurant scene in Indianapolis. It’s going to be a long post. Anyway, I’ve spent a bit of time in Fargo. Fargo and Grand Forks are popular destinations for people in my hometown of Winnipeg. Both cities are significantly smaller than Winnipeg, but they have shopping opportunities that just aren’t available in Canada! These days I’m usually just driving through town and not actually stopping for a stay, but one of these days Amanda and I might have to arrange a lunch or dinner blate when I’m passing through!
Let’s talk weekend plans. Tonight is the “Cabin Fever” event at Dave’s company. Basically it’s a family night that they have every year in the winter. There are games and food, and general hanging out with co-workers and their families. Thankfully Dave’s company has a really great work environment in general, and all these extracurricular events at the office include adult beverages….even if it is a family event. (Note to the cousins….IT’S A FAMILY EVENT! Inside joke….). So we’ll be hanging with friends tonight.
Tomorrow we’re heading to a little party hosted by our friends Adam and Lacey. You might remember that we spent Halloween with them. I’m soooo happy they moved down from Ft. Wayne to the Indy ‘burbs to hang with us. Unfortunately we haven’t seen them since December….when I found out that they’re expecting! They’ve got two boys, so this baby makes #3 for them! I’m very excited for the gender reveal that is going to be happening on Saturday. Usually I have a feeling about these things, and I have a decent track record for being right….kind of like a weird sixth sense. But with Lacey, I can’t make my decision. She already has two boys, so I feel like the odds are with her having a girl. That said, it seems like all of our friends who have had kids in the last few years have had girls, so it’s time for us to celebrate the birth of a boy! Those are the only two options soooo…we shall see!
I’ve had Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud” in my head a lot lately. My solution? Listen to it on repeat over and over. Ok, sometimes I stop listening to it and play a few other tunes too. I’ve been in a pretty mellow music mood recently. Every once in a while I put together playlists of songs that I want to listen to a lot. This is my current little winter playlist:
I’ve got back into reading with a vengeance lately. It’s helping me get through this cold snap of winter weather! I’m planning on posting more about this lately, but for those of you who are curious, this is what I’ve loaned from the library lately. I’ll probably do reviews of some of these books, but not all of them. If you want me to review one in particular, I would love to take requests!
Orange is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison – Piper Kerman (currently reading)
Anyone think I might have a reading addiction at the moment!?
That’s all for now, folks. Have a wonderful weekend!
Until later, Ashlen