Tuesday, October 7, 2014

How to make an moving Origami Woodpecker

Not much to say about this video.  It's pretty complete.  It is a moving woodpecker and pecks on that sheet of green paper.



Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to make Honeysuckle simple syrup

It's been awhile since I made a blog post.  I've been struggling with some blogging issues however I still love making videos so I thought I'd share my latest video and the background info on it.



I enjoy wild food foraging my latest is honeysuckles.  I remember picking them as a kid and sucking on the end of it.  It was like breathing in honey flavored air.  I knew you could eat them so I decided to make a simple syrup to use for lemonade and flavored iced tea and as a cake soak.



I spent about a half hour gathering 2 cups of honeysuckle flowers.  I think I could have spent less time but I went along a long path gathering the best flowers.



It is an unusual honey flavor.  If you have honeysuckles in your yard - I'd recommend it.





 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Have you tried a twitter party?

I open tweetdeck and the host's twitter page when I chat
I meet a range of people who are lost on twitter, others just don't want to bother and others who are on the fringes.  The ones who casually participate I find are curious about twitter chats but do not know how to participate - soooooo, I made a video.

Some thoughts before watching the video, the second half of the video is just watching me participate in the twitter chat.  It's to give you an idea of how particpate.  Also, #momchat is a great twitter chat to start with.  It's every Tuesday at noon (eastern standard time).  The chatters are welcoming and we have some who don't have kids and we have Dads participate too.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Decluttering and Vlogging about it

Has anyone been keeping their New Year's resolution?  Did you complete it? My resolution was to de-clutter my home.  I've been reading about it, but learned so much more by doing it.  For instance, I'm in the process of de-cluttering my family room.  It is more of a challenge than I expected.  Since it's the second most popular room in the house (kitchen is #1), daily life stunts my decluttering efforts.  Nonetheless, I carry on.

Last week, I began a vlogging series about my decluttering efforts.  In my first video, I got an answer to, how do you define clutter, that I didn't expect.  So I thought I'd put it out into the blogisphere and add a question as well.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Zero to Video Hero Challenge Review

I've been on youtube for a few years, but I rarely put my face in front of the camera.  Over time, technology, my equipment, and my skills improved.  When I heard about the zero to video hero challenge I thought, perhaps I am beyond it but it was a free course so what the hell.  Since I am not a traditionally trained professional I thought any tidbit is a good tidbit.  What I didn't realize that it was not a course - at least not a traditional one.

Each day for 15 days, Holly Sugrue asks a question - like give a book recommendation, or tell us about yourself.  The only rule is to keep it under 3 minutes.  Then you post your video in a closed group on facebook, where you can look and respond to other videos.  That was it.  Halfway through, I thought why am I doing this?  Is it worth it?