I dropped my Iphone this morning and my screen shattered. I’ve dropped it plenty of times in the past but I really did it to it this time. Poor thing never stood a chance with me as it’s owner. I even got a protective case for it but apparently ti doesn’t protect the phone from someone who really beats their phone up.
I dropped it awhile ago and it put a teeny tiny little chip in the screen. It was hardly noticeable but I knew it was there and would only occasionally feel it as I would draw my finger tip across the screen. Well, once that little chip or crack was in there, all it took was another big fall to send the screen into bits and pieces or as I like to say smithereens.
The phone still works sort of but I don’t want to put it anywhere near my face or really even touch it. I’m worried it is going to cost me about $150 to repair the screen on it. Maybe I can buy some kind of self repair kit and do it myself for a fraction of the cost. I don’t want to void the warranty though so I’ll wait to see what they tell me it will be and decide from there.
Do you let your children play with electronic devices? Does your child have his or her own personal IPad , IPhone, IPod, Kindle Fire, Nook, or similar device that can connect to the internet? If so, I’m curious to know about the boundaries and rules you have put in to place regarding it’s use.
How closely do you monitor what your children are doing on these electronic devices? Do you sit with them and participate in the activity or do they get to have free time alone to use it all by themselves? Have you placed time restrictions on when the devices can and can not be used? Is there a time limit when the kids do get to use it? Do you use it as a reward or privilege or just something they can use whenever?
My daughter can use my IPad to play on the applications I have downloaded for her as long as her chores are done and she has made good choices during the day. I do limit the amount of time she is on the IPad but it depends on what she is doing. I let her play on the learning apps for almost as long as she wants as long as they are the educational apps and not something like baking cupcakes or dressing up a doll. I want her to view learning as fun and there are many applications that help me accomplish just that.
Quite a few of my friends got new Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers for Christmas this past year. I’ve always wanted one myself and i have some serious Kitchen Aid mixer envy. I love to cook and love the idea of getting one of these miracle mixers as a gift. I’ll have to be sure to tell every person I know that I would really like to have one.
Maybe I can convince them all to pool their money for my birthday and get me one. I would probably be the happiest girl on the Earth. I can’t decide though if I want a red one or a sharp looking stainless steel one. I love red and have other red kitchen gadgets and appliances. Red would fit in nicely with everything else, but so would the stainless steel. I think the stainless steel makes the gorgeous mixer look like a big statement piece in anyone’s kitchen.
If I had one of the beautiful mixers it would always stay out on my counter top. I would never put it away. I would want to use it too much. But, then again if I had my dream kitchen I would see if I could get one of those nifty mixer lifts installed so that it hides in it’s own cabinet. Then you can pull it out up to the counter level and still have my counter space for other things like cookie sheets and such. I guess it’s something to look forward to.
Before I bought my first smartphone a few years ago I researched and discussed the pros and cons to owning one. I didn’t want to put out $200 for something if I wasn’t really going to use it. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it. These are just 6 ways my smartphone has simplified my life.
Connections with family and friends – I’ve been able to check my e-mail and Facebook on the go no matter where I am. This makes it extremely easy for me to stay in touch with family and friends. Video chat is only a click away and I’m I’m seeing my family face-to-face.
Camera – I LOVE having a built in camera on my phone, and being able to share those photos with people in an instant.
GPS – I’m the queen on getting lost or as I call it taking the scenic route. My phone has built in GPS so I never have to ask for directions again becuase it’s buiilt right into it. This has probably saved me, time, gas, and money.
Calendar – I use this to keep track of all my appointments, bills I have to pay, birthdays and holidays. It’s hand and again, it’s built right in.
Alarm clock – I use the alarm clock and timer feature every single day. I don’t use the standard clock radio anymore because of all of the options my phone has. Less clutter in my house is great.
Entertainment – The versatility of this device is incredible. You can watch movies, play games, read books, listen to music and much more. My favorite part is that I don’t have to buy something else to do these because it’s part of the phone.
So the other day when I changed the batteries for the smoke detectors it got me thinking about other thing that contribute to home safety. I founds some very helpful tips on BestHomeSecurity.com. I’m considering getting a home security system and they offer a few different choices for monitoring your home and giving you peace of mind with alarm systems.
This company has three different pricing options, all of which seem to be pretty affordable ranging from$35.99 to $45.99 a month. These seem pretty reasonable when it comes to the safety of my family. One item that I was particularly fond of in one of the packages was an alarm that sounds when doors or windows are opened that are protected. I know this would put my mind at ease if all I had to do would be listen for an intruder alarm.
No matter what system I might choose to get, my family’s safety is my number one priority. I just want to make sure my daughter and I are both safe and secure.