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5 Things I Couldn’t Live Without

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Blogathon Day 14: 5 things you couldn’t live without (not including living things).

Obviously these are things that I could live without if I needed to, but here are some of things that I just love and would prefer to not live without.

1. My computer

I feel like both my desktop computer and laptop can both fit into this category, but just a computer in general is not something I’d want to live without. I use my computer for everything. Gaming, editing videos, streaming, etc etc.

2. My phone

Having a smart phone now-a-days is just a huge convenience. I can use it as a map, to make a call (do people call people anymore anyways lol?), text, take photos, etc. I currently have an iPhone 7 with a pop socket on the back (seriously love this thing) and I just love it.

3. Nintendo Switch

Okay I could live without this if I needed to … but since I bought my Nintendo Switch last month I’ve just been so in love with it. I love that I can game on the go or I can plug it into my monitor or tv and game with others or just alone with the big screen.

4. Lipgloss

Finally something not tech related, but I just love lipgloss or lipstick. I love using a subtle nude color or a bright red, I feel like it really brings a look together.

5. Blankets

I love blankets. I have a lot and I’m usually always sitting at my desk with a blanket in my lap or curled up in bed watching tv with a blanket or two.

So those are just a few things that I couldn’t live without, what are some things you couldn’t live without?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 14, 2018
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My Favorite Apps

Posted in Blogathon, Tech

Blogathon Day 6: Your favorite Apps (list 3-5, or just 1 that’s your #1 fav)

In today’s day in age it’s no secret that technology, especially phones, are part of our everyday lives. My phone is a device I use daily (although I probably shouldn’t …) and over the years of owning a smartphone (currently have an iPhone 7) I’ve downloaded and fallen in love with dozens and dozens of apps, but for this post I’m going to just list my top 3. For this I didn’t want to include the typical apps like Twitter, Discord, Facebook, etc. but some that people maybe haven’t heard of but are ones that I use often. So here we go, in no particular order! Also note, this is not sponsored this is all my own personal opinion.

1. AfterShip

 

I found out about AfterShip through a planner Facebook group and it’s such a wonderful app if you order a lot of things online like I do. I use this app anytime after I’ve ordered something online. It allows me to track all packages all from various carriers in one convenient location. It’ll also send you alerts when a package has been delivered which comes in handy if you forget.

2. TV Time

I don’t remember how I found out about TV Time, but as someone that tends to watch a bunch of different shows (sometimes at the same time) it has come in handy. The app allows you to track any upcoming shows that you’re currently watching that are still airing as well as keep track of shows you’re binge watching on places like Netflix. First screenshot shows what the “upcoming” view looks like and the screenshot on the right shows a recent show I decided to rewatch (Monk) and how the tracking for that looks like. You can track each season and just check it off whenever you finish an episode. If I ever go back to a show after having not watched it in over a year this app helps so much with figuring out where I left off (especially if a show goes from being on Netflix to being on another app like Hulu so I no longer have my progress saved there).

3. Ebates

I mentioned Ebates before in my “How I Made $135 Through Ebates” post, but the app has been a vital part in making money buy shopping online. As you can see in the app (bottom right of the screenshot) I’ve already made almost $30 using this website. Sometimes I shop from Amazon, Ebay, and other online retail stores straight from my phone. Being able to use the app while shopping online means that I can still earn money while doing something I do anyways, buy items online. After buying stuff I can also put it in the AfterShip app once they’ve shipped!

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 6, 2018
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Nintendo Switch and Accessories

Posted in Gaming, Tech

I’ve been eyeing the Nintendo Switch since it released earlier this year and I finally was able to purchase one thanks to money and giftcards I got for Christmas. Tuesday morning I woke up at 7am and drove to Target (had to actually drive to 2 locations before I was able to get one) and purchased the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as my first game. I had been planning on buying one possibly around Christmas time so I started doing research on what games to buy and accessories a week or so beforehand, so here’s what I got.

First up is a carrying case. What I like about this is that it has an area to hold all of my games (so far besides Zelda I also got Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8) and it also came with a screen protector which was really is to put on. When I’m not playing or charging the system, it’s pretty much always in this case. When I originally purchased it it came in blue, solid black, and red. I purchased mine from Amazon, here for $17.99.

Instead of using my usual gaming headset I wanted something that was much more portable. So I picked up these Zelda earbuds on ebay for $10! They fit perfectly in the case and the sound quality isn’t that bad. The exact seller I purchased them from doesn’t seem to have any currently, but there are other sellers currently selling them. You can also find them in most retail stores like Target, but I”m not sure about the price.

The final and probably my favorite accessory is the LED dock shield. It comes with 2 plates currently, Zelda and Mario but I’m hoping they’ll add more in the future. I really love the extra flair it adds to my desk. You can rotate between a variety of colors or just pick a single color (I personally like the fading rotation of the colors!). My only real complaint about it is that the protective blue film that was on both plates was really hard to take off but once you got it off you could really see how beautiful it looks! It was $15.99 on Amazon, can find it here.

Overall I’m really happy with the Nintendo Switch and the accessories I’ve purchased for it so far, I’m excited to see what games and other things Nintendo comes out for it in 2018. The only other accessory that I ordered that hasn’t arrived yet is a dock cover (for when I’m not using the LED one) which I purchased on Etsy.

 

 

December 31, 2017
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My Gaming/Office Tour and Setup

Posted in Gaming, Tech

Since I moved back in January 2017 I’ve been making my office my own over the last year. My gaming setup has definitely stepped up and I really love how it has come together. So here’s an office tour!

When you first step into my office, off to the left you see a bunch of paintings that I’ve done over the years as well as some World of Warcraft banners.

Closer look at the 3 tier shelf that I got from Michael’s. Has a bunch of pens, pencils, lipgloss/lipstick, extra cables, and more.

This is my DX racer chair in pink with a WoW blanket, Sailor Moon blanket, Hearthstone pillow, and Twitch pollow.

Here’s a look at my triple monitor setup with my Blue Yeti mic and other goodies.

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December 29, 2017
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My New Gaming PC

Posted in Gaming, Tech

So before I jump into the post. WordPress broke on my website for whatever reason so I decided to start fresh :p SO HERE WE GO!

For the last few months I’ve been working on FINALLY building a new gaming PC. My poor old PC was nearing it’s end, and I knew with this new build I wanted it to be a little overboard in terms of upgrades since I didn’t want to upgrade it for a very long time. So here is my new gaming PC that for now is named Mercy (after an Overwatch hero).

I really loved the idea of having a lot of RBG in my build, overall I just love the look of it. I currently have the fans, led lights, and CPU cooler running on a setting that rotates the colors so it has this gorgeous rainbow look. To see the full stats of the build, please check out pcpartpicker.com.

I originally started building the new PC at the beginning of September but then Florida got hit by Hurricane Irma and I had to put it on the back burner. When I first built the PC it was not working, which was beyond frustrating. Turns out it was a motherboard that arrived to me DOA and once I got a new one I was able to build it. This was also my first time building a PC by myself and it was stressful, but turned out okay.

Besides being able to play every game I own and games that will probably be coming out for the next few years on ultra gaming settings, I’m also able to stream and record videos without issues. What I also love about this build is being able to change the colors to any color I want, or even being able to turn them off if they get too distracting lol.

Can see a video on my Instagram that has a video of the colors rotating. Overall I am very happy with my new PC build and I’m so glad I was able to do it. Next up building a smaller PC to be my streaming PC haha.

October 5, 2017
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