Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Keep moving forward

It seems that we are just busier and busier with each week! Last week we celebrated my 28th birthday with some of my friends, between myself and the three other moms that came over to play games we had 7 kids to keep busy. Cards Against Humanity was the game of the night, thanks to that wonderful game we had a ton of fun and laughed until we cried.

Looking back I wish I would have taken more photos but we were caught up in the moment and having a great time. The gaggle of children were all over the place, they made magic potions, played xbox games and watched youtube videos. It was a hectic night, but it was totally worth the chaos.

Since then we have unboxed our June Nerd Block Jr boxes, adding up the content of the boxes it was worth more than we paid for it, but there were fewer items than previous boxes. Check out our unboxing videos:

You can see our youtube channel by clicking HERE.

Hopefully we will balance out some of the things going on and get a few more fun things done this Summer, but until then we are just making it work the best we can.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Coming Soon in June

It's a wonderful month, not only is it sunny and warm but it's my birth month! We are eagerly awaiting the June Nerd Block Jr boxes so we can make our new videos with our green screen. We have been practicing and perfecting our skills at the whole replacing a background thing, I have started making various images to use for different videos. Hopefully once we get some things settled around home we will be able to make more gaming videos, or you know, if Aedan can peel me off the PC now that I am addicted to Minecraft.

Another neat thing? We will be doing a skylander giveaway soon, maybe more than one depending on what we end up with. Aedan has been asking if we can do some giveaways for his youtube subscribers, right now he is still low on subs but he has been getting some decent views, in just four months he has gotten over 2,000 views, and over 1,000 of those are on one video.

I think we are figuring out better ways to do things and how to promote these in the right ways to let them be seen by the right kind of people, finding that target audience is pretty high on the goal list and we are doing better at that lately.

As these things all come together I will do my best to keep the blog updated with all of the new things we are doing. Hang in there and get ready for some giveaway action.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Addicted to Minecraft

So where the heck have I been? Well I blame my best friend for that one, she introduced me to Minecraft on PC, I might have still escaped without getting addicted had she not included me in a group of friends that played together.

Yup, I have been neglecting y'all for a group of gamers. It happens, suck it up buttercup. It turns out I know all but two of the people in the group from either high school or through my brother so it was interesting to reconnect with these people.

It seems like taking care of the kids and keeping the house in some sort of order is taking up most of my time and when I can manage to sneak a little time for myself I end up playing Minecraft and working on our town. I have realized that I am awful at being creative on that game, my house is a generic rectangle with some windows and a door, seriously it is lame.

I will attempt to make more time for the blog if I can, we are working on introducing green screen into our YouTube videos and learning how to do that to the best of my ability is a task in itself, and I can say it looks strange having a green screen set up in my dining room turned sewing room. I think it is safe to say that we don't have a normal house anymore.

Anything else new? Well I am making progress at figuring out the whole single parent thing, most of it is finally figuring out my support system. Now I am working on my personal crap, I can tell you I have a metric butt ton of baggage to work through and some big issues to overcome but for now we are doing alright.

Hopefully I will keep the blog on the to-do the list but for now I am off to tackle the rest of the house, I think I am in the clear for Minecraft since everyone is busy.