Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mudtopia and the Backyard Creek

Pin It We have the best back yard - it is absolutely gorgeous and green and beautiful now that summer has arrived. Plus there is a lovely creek that is just made for my kids to play in. My boys have decided to build "mudtopia" for the frogs and dragon flies that populate the creek area... I'm not sure the local wildlife appreciate their efforts but the boys don't seem to care.

We are all just so thankful that summer has finally arrived!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

#SummerSwitch Twitter Party with @MicrosoftCanada

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Some of you may remember that I participated in the #HolidaySwap Windows 8 Phone Challenge a few months ago. I loved the Nokia Lumia 920 and am still using it today!

Join me on Tuesday night, June 25th for our 2nd Microsoft Canada Twitter Party and you could win a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone of your very own! 

Shannon from @ShashersLife will be asking the twitter party questions, Jennifer from Hart & Galla will be there to chat about the #SummerSwitch Windows 8 Phone Challenge and I get the super fun job of awarding the prizes on my twitter handle @tarasview!

RSVP below if you'll be joining us.

#SummerSwitch Twitter Party Details:

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time:  8-9pm EST
Hashtag to Follow: #SummerSwitch

Prizes: TWO (2) Nokia 920 Windows 8 Phones arv $599. each, ONE (1) XBOX 360 50GB Kinect Bundle gaming systems arv $349.00.

Hosted by: Make sure you are following our host @microsoftcanada
Moderated by: @hartgalla -- @shasherslife -- @tarasview

A few of the participants in the #HolidaySwap Challenge and some of those who are right now participating in the #SummerSwitch Challenge will also be tweeting with us!

Prizing available to Canadians only, please read the Rules & Regulations and RSVP in the linky below. You must RSVP in order to qualify for one of the prizes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Nomination for the #WindowsPhone #SummerSwitch Campaign is @LindsayDianne

Pin It How many bloggers do you know who don’t have smart phones? Not many, right? Well, I know one. She’s my assistant, and somehow she manages to be online more than most people I know, and yet… The girl just never joined the smart phone wave. That is, until now.

Many of you will remember this past Christmas season, when I was a part of the #WindowsPhone #HolidaySwap campaign. I was asked to switch my current smart phone out for a Windows Phone, and to give my honest opinions about the pros and cons as I experienced them. If you were following along then as you are now, you’ll probably remember how much I loved this experience! The Windows Phone simplified everything, and coming from the irritating cell that I had been using before? It was like a breath of fresh air.
the Nokia Lumia 920

At the end of the campaign, I was asked to nominate someone to join a new campaign based on the same idea. The person that I suggested was Lindsay Dianne, and the reason for that is simple; the girl has gone without a phone long enough. For goodness sake, we make our living in social media! There may have never been someone who needed a smart phone more.
the lovely @LindsayDianne

There’s a slight possibility that my nomination was self-serving, in a way, but don’t tell her. I mean, if you knew how quickly Lindsay responds to my emails and messages most of the time, you would have to wonder just how responsive she’d be if she was at my beck and call 24/7. And if you had an amazing assistant like Lindsay, you’d want to give her the chance to experience the Windows Phone too, because the machine is nothing short of phenomenal. 

For anyone who needs to stay connected, the Windows Phone manages to integrate your social media platforms in the best possible ways. Not to mention that the camera on this phone is the best on the market when it we’re talking smart phones. Throw in the fact that this girl is a photographer and it’s a total no-brainer! Lindsay was definitely my pick for the #SummerSwitch campaign using #WindowsPhone.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fieldtrip Fun

Pin It My Macbook Pro died last week and it is currently away being fixed... I am in serious withdrawal. But I distracted myself by going on two fieldtrips - yesterday with Olivia and today with Owen. I had a lot of fun!

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