Thinking Christmas?

The Neighborhood Is Buzzing With Excitement …

Getting the Christmas lights up and all the associated decorations … I’m not aware that it’s an official neighborhood competition, but it does seem to be with some … 

I’m not part of that group … It’s not that I have anything against Christmas or Christmas lights … It’s just that I don’t necessarily like following what others are doing. When I’m ready and have the notion to do so, I’ll put up my Christmas lights and lawn decorations … Until then I’m not going to be all lit up …

Plus I Did Not Give The Neighbors The Satisfaction Of Taking Pictures And Giving Compliments

Just call me Scrooge … 

Quite a few years ago I wrote a post about making a Christmas tree using books. This was exciting!! You could use old books you had on hand or gather up some from a thrift shop or used book store. Just add lights and you have a very interesting conversation piece …

You could use whatever else you have handy … CDs or DVDs … Perhaps add those with hardcover and paperback books … Perhaps you do jigsaw puzzles and would like to have a stack of those along with other items to make your unique Christmas tree … I’m wondering about using Tarot Decks … That may prove to be interesting.

We have hobbies and collections of things that may lend themselves to a very original display in the shape of a tree … Weave in the Christmas lights and you have a homemade Christmas tree … 

This could be a fun family project … I wonder how favorite toys would work … Or collectables … You tree could have a very unique shape … This may make it more unique and an expression of your family … Make it yours …

It’s Always Fun To See An Idea — A Christmas Tree Made Out Of Books And Create One Of Your Own To Express Your Interests Or Those Of Your Family

Include them in your project and it will bring more meaning to the holiday season …

I love tradition, but I’m all into creativity and imagination. 

I was thinking about food containers, too — different boxes of favorite foods … tins, too … My goodness, you could use just about everything … On your next shopping trip for groceries, you may just be thinking about this post and the book tree …

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Thanksgiving Week 2019

It’s Cold And Windy … May Be Bringing In Some Rain Clouds …

I’m truly excited that autumn is here!! There is truly something exciting about colder weather that gets me motivated to accomplish so very much more … It seems to be an exellent time for creativity in whatever form that takes …

Years ago I made an autumn tree … it was a artificial Christmas tree … I put it in a colander and decorated it with fall items … Decorate it with things of the season … spooky Halloween stuff … Thanksgiving items … things to do with baking and being harvest … also being thankful …

It may be worthwhile to create one for all seasons … Or include them all together in one tree … I’m sure you’ll find your interests blend quite well together from season to season …

It’s Always Fun To Be A Kid Again And Play In A Pile Of Leaves …

And excellent opportunity for you to go around the neighborhood and see how many families are working together raking leaves and kids playing in them …

This is a good time to get out in nature and see all the abundance around us … We are very fortunate … If we would only look around …

That’s the beauty of having a smart phone, you can always take pictures or videos … As well as reaching out to family and friends. 

Update: Thursday, November 28, 2019 — Happy Thanksgiving

We’re experiencing rain and in the higher elevations snow … It’s all quite exciting!! 

I’m not out playing in the leaves … I’m cozy and warm inside with my precious Yorkie … It’s a nice day to sit with family and friends telling a few tall tales or even some ghost stories … I encourage you to visit my new website CryptKickers.com where you’ll find some interesting ghost stories and paranormal investigatiI’mons … I’m finding many are using their smart phones to capture apparitions and paranormal activity … They find it much handier to work with along with their ghost hunting equipment. I find it all quite interesting that a smart phone has all the bells and whistles to do several tasks to make life so much easier.

I do hope everyone is having a delightful Thanksgiving!! Hopefully, no one is stuck on the roads … This is a busy traffic day to get to friends and family … Be safe!!

Many of you may be looking forward to the Black Friday sales … I do a lot of shopping online … It’s a great way to upgrade your cell phone … and to get a bit of a headstart on your Christmas shopping … maybe for some December birthdays, too.

I Love Holidays And The Seasons …

Life is to be enjoyed and shared … At one time I thought all of this social media was a waste of time … But it truly is a way to connect with friends and family and meet new people with shared interests …

I was watching a Live YouTube presentation a few days ago and the woman asked about everyone’s Thaniksgiving plans … Then said, “please don’t tell me you’re going to be alone … That makes me sad …” Well, it doesn’t have to be sad … Sometimes things don’t work out … We can’t get to our loved ones … But we can reach out to them … It doesn’t have to be physical contact … The internet connects us quite nicely …

We create our happiness … We share it online with friends, family and strangers … This could be a good thing … Many YouTubers do what they do to reach out to others … They share parts of their lives … and if we care we follow them or subscribe to them … Look for the positve … don’t get bogged down in the drama of others … 

Have a great Thanksgiving … enjoy this week and the following weeks closing out 2019 and welcoming in a new year …

Thanks for stopping by and upgrading your cell phone … it is greatly appreciated 🙂

Sharon

A Phone Is Not Just A Phone

When I First Created My TwoCansOnAString.com Blog, It Was Basically A Kitchen Junk Drawer Of Posts …

Then came the need to have a niche … But I’m finding this website doesn’t necessarily fit into a niche … Talking with friends and family does not necessarily correspond to a niche … We talk about everything that is on our minds …

I’ll continue promoting upgrading your cell phone … but I’m not going to talk only about cell phones …

Most of the comments I receive are about other posts … not about product reviews … I’m beginning to believe a kitchen junk drawer may indeed be a niche … This allows me to have fun and not be stuck to discuss one topic exclusively … To me it seems like eating the same thing night after night for dinner.

 

We “Google” A Lot Of Information …

I’ve found I “YouTube” information much more often … Have you found this to be true?

I have two other websites: MysticalKey.com which is all about Tarot and things Occult … And there’s my newest one CryptKickers.com where I explore the paranormal realm with ghost hunters and haunted stuff …

It was important for me to have a fun name to capture what it is I’m doing … 

Our Cell Phones Have Truly Become Our Communication Center …

Yes, we keep in touch with friends and family … but we have networks of people … YouTube people who have become important to us … very much like an extended family …

There are those who teach me Tarot and those who go out on paranormal investigations … There are those who review products … do crafts … cook … travel … and just share their lives …

Friendships are developed … All because of this wonderful technology … The Cell Phone …

We Can Take A Walk Or Shop While We Live Stream …

We can be cooking in our home or even watching television along with others … we’re all snug as a bug in our own homes … but we’re sharing the experience with others … people we’ve met on YouTube …

It is truly an interesting concept …

Just something to think about … I’d love to hear your views on the subject … Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Blogging Or Vlogging?

I’m More Of A Blogger Than A Vlogger …

I’m not that comfortable in front of the camera …

But with how they’ve improved Smart Phones … You have a whole studio in your hands … You can vlog while talking with your family and friends …

I was watching a video where these ghost hunters or paranormal investigators were exploring an abandoned house — with the owners permission, of course. This group of three investigators each went in separately for 15 minutes … I found I was getting cold chills and feeling uncomfortable … 

It is possible to write in such a way that will scare others … But there truly is something about seeing and being part of the experience …

With A Smart Phone You Can Create Some Interesting Videos …

A video could make walking the dog or walking in the park much more interesting …

Everyday activities can be more interesting … for you as well as for others with whom you share your personal experiences … Everyone carries around their cell phones … no one would know you’re recording. They may not even think you’re a bit strange talking to yourself … They’ll just think you’re talking to someone on the phone.

Plus you may be at the right place at the right time to capture something interesting.

Let me know what you think and how you use your cell phone. Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

Smart Phones Have Changed Many Lives

With Our Busy Lives, As We Are Out And About …

A Smart Phone is a “must have” …

Plus with the various social media formats available … taking pictures and short videos are a necessity when communicating with others  … 

I’ve always been amazed how people have the peace of mind to take a picture to capture “strange events” or just something interesting your friends and family are doing.

It’s excellent with the upcoming holidays to be able to capture pictures and videos … even s:hare them on your favorite social media format …

I’m From An Older Generation … It May Be Interesting To See My “Learning Curve” When It Comes To Using A Smart Phone …

I do wonder how easy it would be to teach an “old dog new tricks” ,,, I would imagine much depends upon my motivation …

I imagine it would open up a whole new world of possibilities for me …

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Sharon