Book Review – I, Justine : An Analog Memoir

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A one-woman media phenomenon and a leading YouTube influencer takes readers behind the camera, and deep inside her world. Justine Ezarik has been tech-obsessed since unboxing her family’s first Apple computer. By sixth grade she had built her first website. A decade later, she became one of the Internet’s first—and most popular—“lifecasters,” inviting people around the world to watch her every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. But it was a one-minute video about an itemized AT&T bill that gave Justine her first taste of viral success: Within ten days of release, her “300-page iPhone bill” had garnered more than 3 million views and international media attention. These days, iJustine is a one-woman new media phenomenon: The popular techie, gamer, vlogger, and digital influencer has an army of nearly 3.5 million subscribers across multiple YouTube channels, with total views approaching half a billion. Now, Justine is giving friends and fans a look behind the scenes, sharing never-before-told stories about the hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) reality of sharing your life online. With her trademark wit and delightfully weird sense of humor, Justine delivers an inspirational message in support of creativity, entrepreneurship, and the power of staying true to yourself, while reminding readers that the Internet is a very small world—you just never know who you’re going to meet." {image & synopsis from Amazon}. I have to say, I have been a huge fan of iJustine for years, & I think my kiddo has a slight crush on her. I'm not usually one to read a bio in a day, honestly it takes me a few weeks to read one. Y'all? I read this one in less than 24 hours! I related to her in a lot of ways, I was that dorky kid in school who owned it. I was also that kid who had the teacher Mom who got a free Mac lol (shout out to my old school LC 2!). I was able to relate to spending hours upon hours online (still do). It was also interesting to see her rise to fame. It's true, the internet is a small world, I have found that myself thru blogging. Three of my best blogging friends also have kids at my sons school.  So maybe mine & Justines small worldness isn't exactly a like. If you want some fresh humor, what really happens when you "go viral" & an honest look at life on the internet. This one is for you.     … [Read more...]

Say Anything Tag

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When four friends get together, anything can happen. Anything can be said, which of course means we video ourselves doing the Say Anything Tag! It was just a normal Memorial Day with Meg, Channing & Michelle (which holy crap, we do look a like lol) when we got the idea to do this. Now, it needs to be said, they were worried about the words that were going to come out of my mouth, but they all took it to the "next level" first! Honestly, if I said all the things I usually want to say, they would probably really freak out, maybe even cry so +1 for my filter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2pCvX58gq4&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share Right now I also have TWO giveaways going on! My Jamberry one here on the blog & on Instagram for $200 ($100 for you, $100 for your BFF!). National BFF Day Giveaway! … [Read more...]

Jamberry Giveaway!

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    I'm so excited to bring this giveaway to y'all! When J's cousin started selling Jamberry a few months ago, I of course wanted to support family. Duh, that's what family does right? She had a facebook party going, which wasn't just a one day thing. She kept it active with all sorts of games to win prizes, & of course a big prize at the end. All while I learned about the brand. Of course I ordered my wraps (which I LOVE, so me y'all). I thought it would be cool to share the fun with you guys! The wrap options are endless, you have just about ever college ever, cameo print, girly, the not so girly, & even wraps for charities! Not only that, a lot of the wraps are available in glossy or matte options (I'm a glossy gal myself). Want to match your kiddo? DONE. They even have wraps for the tiny fingers! Not only that, they have an amazing deal, buy three sheets- get one free!   Here are some of my favorite wraps! If you want to order them for yourself, just click the image & it will take you straight to Rachel's site, just be sure to check my name at checkout please :)       I have the first two above, I love some floral water color & bright colors. I'm also loving the elephants, they're my favorite! Now, on to the good part- the giveaway! You have your very own chance to win any four sheets (check out the graphic above to see how much you can get out of one sheet!) & one application kit (pictured below)!   At this time Jamberry can only ship to America, Canada & Australia. I'm sorry friends in other countries!   Don't forget to join the Facebook party for your chance to win other prizes, & the grand prize of a Jamberry Heater! Just click the image below to join the fun! … [Read more...]

Catch up!

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It has been an insane past few week! I have felt like I was behind two hours for the past month. Between Comicpalooza, end of the year parties at school, and my own functions to attend. I have been losing my mind y'all. I'll have a post for you guys about Comicpalooza coming up shortly, let's just say- it was amazeballs. On Tuesday we had Kindergarten Graduation. Now, I know people have mixed & strong feelings about this. I get it, I did too, then my kid did it! It wasn't a true graduation. It had a cute tropical theme. They sang some adorable song, played a slide show that made everyone cry, and told us what they want to be when they grow. My little guy wants to "start his own job", which means he wants to be self employed, I had to double check on that lol. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you saw where I had to buy 100 cans of shaving cream. Yes friends, 100. Yesterday was the big kindergarten water party, the kids had a blast!  have to say, with all the shaving cream, water, & bubble solution on the ground I'm surprised (& grateful) that  we only had one skinned knee! Needless to say, we're all excited for summer. I think these two take the cake though. Molly is going to have "her person" home for three months!     Do you have any big plans for the summer? … [Read more...]

The BEST Instagram accounts (according to me)

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Like everyone else in 2015 I'm obsessed with Instagram. I love seeing my friends & family on there, don't get me wrong, but I love me some funny accounts. And accounts with hot dudes (like my husbands, hhhheeeeyyyyyy). One of my favorite, favorite accounts is Crazy Jewish Mom. It's all text messages from a mother to a daughter. CJM is not a fan of her spawn not having a ring on her finger, mason jars or Brooklyn. But she loves kegels, twerking, male strippers, catfishing on JDate & Scandal. A woman after my own heart! Ultimate Sir Mix-A-Lot fan. #crazyjewishmom Want your mom's crazy texts featured on the new account: @CRAZYYOURMOM? Submit via my website! Link in bio! And check out my personal account @KATEESIEGEL and our dog @ASSHOLETHOR too! A photo posted by Crazy Jewish Mom (@crazyjewishmom) on May 9, 2015 at 10:50am PDT How many of y'all are guilty of saying "OMG I'M LITERALLY DEAD!!!", because this chick is. Meet Skellie, she goes all over town, dates, work, deals with brunch hangovers just like us. EXCEPT WE AREN'T DEAD! #IDie Chillin' poolside, catching some rays, and drinking some suds. This is the life! #skelfie #poolside #Florida #sprangbreak #turnt A photo posted by Skellie 💁 (@omgliterallydead) on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:28pm PDT I'm boy crazy, always have been, always will be. This is something my husband knew the first time he met me, & when he married me. Like I knew he has a soft spot in his heart for grudgey chick bass players (I can play bass too ha!). ANYHOO. Here are some of the best eye candy accounts. Did you know there is a guy drinking coffee in this picture? Photo by @samhandler32 Like this photo? There's many more on his feed! Check it out @samhandler32 #menandcoffee A photo posted by M E N & C O F F E E (@menandcoffee) on May 3, 2015 at 6:19pm PDT There is nothing hotter than guys who like to read. Have mercy! I would donate a vital organ if these two California dream boats asked. Thankfully, they're only asking you to make a small donation to @FirstBookOrg. If we raise enough money who knows what piece of clothing will come off next. #iknowmyvote #hotdudesreadingforacause DONATE NOW (CLICKABLE LINK IN BIO) A photo posted by Hot Dudes Reading - Official (@hotdudesreading) on Mar 3, 2015 at 4:21pm PST HOT GUYS WITH DOGS. I mean C'MON! 👱🔥🐶 @trentgb #hotguys #hot #men #dudes #dogs #hotdudeswithdogs #canine #eyecandy #instafit #muscles #mutts #mancrush #sexymen #swag A photo posted by Hot Dudes With Dogs (@hotdudeswithdogs) on Apr 5, 2015 at 1:58pm PDT What are some of your favorite Instagram accounts to follow? Besides mine of course :) Still Saturday lol. For real real tho, I NEVER drink lol. A photo posted by Katie (@thenerdykatie) on May 16, 2015 at 11:58am PDT … [Read more...]