The kids are asleep + this video is hella basic (….. Insert crazy face emoji here for that comment… did I really just say basic? Who am I right now? Anyway… ) I am just walking around blogging showing off the clean house. In other news… I am back to editing! I should finally be finishing up the summertime #messyhometour series very soon and then I will be starting #summerscorner and #mommylearnstokareoke. So, there will be lots of content coming soon to this blog + our channel! I also may be joining in on a collab for another blog if I can get my submission done in time! I really need to sit down too and catch everyone up on a diary post because I have lots to talk about between my internship, school and some cray cray stuff going on at our house right now. But, I have to make this quick because I have A TON of stuff that needs to be accomplished in the cray cray house today so, until next time my friends!!
As promised, I was able to edit and post two videos today so here is the second one! This is actually a follow up video to the last video, I did a second tour around 12:30 am after I finished cleaning the house. There are a few clips of the kids playing that follow the tour! This far into the summer I started to realize that I had a lot more of the day to share and started adding in additional footage at some point along the way! These videos definitely worked exactly the way I had hoped. It went from walking around showing off our mess to recording the kids playing, showing off the garden, showing off our CLEAN HOME! Woah, haha! Me actually yup, you know what I am going to say next… I started vlogging, for real vlogging, with my face alone on the camera. I know, I am as shocked as you are. Then comes “Summer’s Corner” games, karaoke, more playtime. And, dare I even mention I end up doing karaoke all alone, like for realz singing by myself in front of a camera. I mean, it isn’t pretty, I can never get through a song with all the right words or stay in key but I did it! AND, I am really going to post those videos too, for real. As soon as I get there, in editing. UGH CURSE YOU ICLOUD!!! But just know, we have so much more fun coming up!!!! SO (please) SUBCRIBE AND STAY TUNED!!! 🙂 THANKS GUYS! (AND GALS!)
So I thought it would be a good idea to share our new videos from our (click here) ->YouTube<- channel! I started a video project at the beginning of the summer called “The 77 Days of Summer”. It was really meant to catapult us into making videos because my daughter, Summer is so intrigued with Vlogging! Only, we didn’t know where to start, I felt super awkward on camera and I would get SO NERVOUS every time I tried to put something together. So there we were two weeks in after promising that we would start this venture and nothing, not one movie had been made. It was the second day of summer and I just said you know what, we gotta start somewhere, everyone has to start somewhere! I grabbed my phone, turned the camera away from me and started walking around the house, pointing out the mess that had also felt like this huge eyesore we couldn’t get around! Because, how to do you film around the constant mess?! Summer at first was like, “Mom.. what are you doing? This is not what I was talking about!!”. But a few videos later she was totally on board and our love for making these videos turned into all sorts of shenanigans! Right now I have over a thousand video clips on my phone plus additional footage on our camcorder, ranging from a few seconds to 15 or so minutes each! I was editing right along until I started to have an issue with iCloud taking all my videos from my phone and leaving only thumbnails of them that would then need to be re-downloaded in order to edit and create each movie. It might not sound like a major issue but, it is a total pain in the neck! Downloading is really slow and I lost about ten movies that I was almost ready to post which now have to be 100% redone on my computer and learning how to use iMovie on the computer is a whole different story! But, slowly I am getting there. Finally today after about a two week hiatus from posting anything on our channel I sat down at our computer and started to clean up this mess! I thought too that it might be a good idea to talk about each video as it goes public here so I can have some connection to them on our blog and maybe even an explanation to each one! So without further ado, here is the 57th Day of Summer! This video is not the most exciting one to be starting this with, I am basically half asleep talking about how messy the house is and forcing myself to stay awake to clean it, haha! But they do get better I promise!! Welcome to our home and welcome to The Messy Home Tour!
I have some new recipes coming out this week and a ton of videos that have made their way to our channel this past weekend so go check those out and tell me what you think! I started a video project a few weeks ago that we now call the #messyhometour. It started out I think as a way to motivate me towards making videos because it is something that would mean a lot to my daughter. She has fallen in love with a popular You Tube family and it is her absolute dream right now to be just like them. They have been making videos for years and I know nothing about making videos but I thought you know what, this is a way that we can bond. After the year that we have just had, we really need that. We need something to pull us closer together and give us more glue as a family. From there I started to connect all the dots with my blog. My blog shouldn’t be all about me and my feelings. My blog should be a showcase of my family and all thats awesome about us! I have a heartfelt post coming up this week about Florida and I will go in depth about what happened on our trip and why it changed me. But for now lets just say, Florida changed my life. I came back a different woman than I was when I headed towards that plane for our first take off. I came home with a fire in me like nothing I have ever felt before. And as a result of that I have completely transformed our yard and changed everything about my daily habits in the short time that we have been home. Our house has never been cleaner and all the projects I have been putting off for years are suddenly getting done, by me, alone. I feel great and I owe it all to the time I got to spend and bond with my family. And now that we are home I want to continue that feeling and that closeness we had on the most memorable trip I have ever taken in my life. So I hope you enjoy our new channel and all the new content I have in store. Get ready to meet The Johnson’s, we are coming atcha 😉