July 21, 2016

iPhone 6 plus Camera Not Focusing Fix

So, while I was at the beach this past weekend, I realized my camera was not focusing for pictures that were at a distance of more than a few feet away. This was an issue! Here I am, at the beach, having fun with friends and my boyfriend, and my camera isn’t working. Not the best situation to be in, right? Sure, things could be worse, but it was definitely annoying!

We were only at the beach for a short amount of time (about a day), so I didn’t have time to research and fix what was going on. However, now that I am back at home, I figured it out and fixed it rather simply.

I found some “quick fixes” to fixing the iPhone not focusing, but they didn’t work for me. I tried tapping the phone at the top, cleaning the lens, taking the case off, shutting it down, etc. Nothing was working and I really wasn’t wanting to go to the Apple store or have to reset my iPhone to factory settings.


So, what fixed it? Well, I went into settings and looked to see if there was a newer update (iOS 9.3.3) that would maybe fix this camera not focusing bug. It didn’t mention anything about it in the updates, but I figured I’d try to download it and see if it fixed it anyways… and it did! So, if you are also having an issue with a camera out of focus on your iPhone, you might want to try it. New iOS updates can bring about new problems, but this fixed my current problem, and I’m quite happy about that. Also, sidenote – I also read it helps Pokemon go run smoother on the iPhone. So, there is that!

UPDATE: So, my iPhone 6 Plus camera went blurry and not focusing... again. The update only seemed to fix it for about a week (or maybe less, I wasn't taking many pictures). This made me quite mad, so I did a lot of research into the topic. It seems there is an "iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus" which has you put in your serial number to determine if it is in the batch of known phones with issues. Mine was.So, I called up Apple Support which had me setup an appointment for their Genius Bar. The guy on the phone said I'd have to pay about $30 to get it fixed, but I said I refused because it wasn't my fault this happened. He said I'd still have to pay. I could have also sent it in by mail to be fixed, but I can't go without a phone for who knows how long.

I had the appointment yesterday, which was also my first time to an actual Apple store. It was super busy! You really do need an appointment to get anything done there tech wise. After the guy was checking out my phone and determined it was having issues, guess what? I didn't have to pay anything. It was free to get fixed. No appointment charge or anything. It took about 2 hours, but the store was located in a nice shopping area, so I just went and browsed some other stores. All in all, not a bad experience.

If your iPhone 6+ is going blurry or not focusing, see if your serial number is in that batch and/or take it into the store (with an appointment) and get it fixed.

July 11, 2016

Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love by Linda & Charlie Bloom

Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love by Linda & Charlie Bloom is the book to burst the myths of “love” right out of the rocky waters of love. Everything isn’t perfect with love, and the myths we have been clinging to (sometimes without even knowing it) aren’t all correct. In fact… some are so wrong it hurts.


Book Description
According to bestselling authors and relationship counselors Linda and Charlie Bloom, accepting common myths such as “couples with great relationships don’t fight” or “little things aren’t worth getting upset over” can prevent you from building the strong relationship you hope for. This book offers compelling stories and valuable suggestions for replacing myths with realistic expectations, equipping you with behavior and communication guidelines that will enhance and strengthen your intimate relationship. With the Blooms’ strong yet flexible approach to love, you’ll discover a new openness in which mutual understanding can thrive.” – Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love


My Thoughts
Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love is a book that everyone should read that is married, engaged, in a relationship, or wants to be in a relationship… so that is 99.9% of the population, right?

This book is laid out with each myth as a chapter, so it makes for a rather breezy read. You can read the ones you have fallen victim to or read them all. I vote to read them all because it makes for a better well-rounded view on the subject, but this is not always the best option for everybody.

The first chapter I read wasn’t the first myth, either. It was the one titled “If you really loved me, I wouldn’t have to ask” – you know, the one where one person feels that the other should be a mind reader? We need to express ourselves more and just because our partner is very close to us and does understand us, it doesn’t mean they always know what we are thinking or what we want at any given time. We need to be more vocal, and this is something I think a lot of us need to do with our relationships. Great chapter.

Overall, I think this book is a great tool to improve relationships. I highly recommend it.



* Thank you to the publisher of Happily Ever After... and 39 Other Myths about Love, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

July 8, 2016

Polyvore: Beach Road Trip

Beach Road Trip


June 21, 2016

OwlCrate Unboxing June 2016 – Royalty


Thanks for watching my OwlCrate unboxing for the June Royalty themed subscription box full of bookish items. I’ve been getting this box for just a few months, but I am always excited when I see it has arrived - too bad Hedwig isn’t actually carrying it to me though! This month the is the Royalty theme, which I was very excited for!

The subscription costs about $30/month and is less if you purchase the pre-paid plan. This is my second unboxing of it to share with you, so I hope you enjoy it! Also, sorry my voice/thoughts are still not quite the best, recovering from the flu in June is awful!  

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June 17, 2016

The Activist’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin


The Activist’s Tao Te Ching by William Martin is an interpretation of an ancient Chinese text that shows how small changes by few can overcome the angry, frustrated, and greed that has overcome so many in our culture today.


Book Description
Change and anger are in the air. Looking for answers to today’s wrenching challenges, William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. 

Through his interpretation of this ancient Chinese text, Martin elucidates revolutionary messages condemning power-seeking and greed. He emphasizes that humans have a “natural virtue” that can help them heal the planet; shows how Taoism’s simplicity can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and reassures that “when injustice is the rule, justice always lies in wait.” 

Provocative and stirring, Martin’s Tao flows within and through those who ride the waves of anger and frustration and gently guides them to true freedom.” – The Activist’s Tao Te Ching



My Thoughts
The Activist’s Tao Te Ching is a small but mighty read. Martin does an excellent job of quickly summarizing 81 subjects into a very thought provoking page or two. I have not read the original text in length, but I feel that this interpretation of it along with Martin’s insights makes for a truly valuable read. It is calming and gives a sense of peace reading through the pages, and minutes or hours after reading I had “ah-ha” moments where something clicked and I got the bigger picture of what I had read.

This is an excellent read for everyone who is noticing that things in this world do need to change, but are perhaps feeling small and insignificant on such changes. I definitely recommend it.



* Thank you to the publisher of The Activist’s Tao Te Ching, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

May 25, 2016

GlossyBox May 2016 – Unboxing – Beauty Box


Thanks for watching my Glossybox May unboxing for the subscription box full of beauty items. I’ve been getting this box for about a year, and I am always surprised by how many great full-size or large trial size items they put into it each month. The subscription costs $21 and is sometimes less if you can find it going for a sale price. This is my first unboxing of it to share with you, so I hope you enjoy it! I’m still a little nervous making the videos, so keep watching and cheer me on to get rid of some stage fright. Thanks!

Sign-up for GlossyBox! $21/month (or less if buying 6 month or 1 year subscriptions) - https://www.glossybox.com/referal?CI=MTg5MTUz  (affiliate link)


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May 24, 2016

OwlCrate May 2016 – Steampunk – Unboxing




Thanks for watching my Steampunk OwlCrate unboxing for the May 2016 subscription box full of bookish items. I’ve been getting this box for just a few months, but I am always excited when I see it has arrived - too bad Hedwig isn’t actually carrying it to me though! This month the is the Steampunk theme, which is hit or miss with me, I actually really liked the box though. The subscription costs about $30/month and is less if you purchase the pre-paid plan. This is my first unboxing of it to share with you, so I hope you enjoy it! I’m still a little nervous making the videos, so keep watching and cheer me on to get rid of some stage fright. Thanks! 

Side note, I clearly wasn’t wearing my glasses in this video so it was hard to read some of the text! Sorry about that!

If you like this video and want to see more unboxing or reviews, subscribe to my channel. I’m going to be doing more videos like this or maybe even ones with me in them, too. ;) 

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May 22, 2016

Boxycharm Beauty Box May 2016 – Unboxing

Thanks for watching my Boxycharm beauty box unboxing for the May 2016 subscription box full of beauty items. I’ve been getting this box for about a year, and I am always surprised by how many great full-size or large trial size items they put into it each month. This month the products totaled $106 retail! The subscription costs $21 and is sometimes less if you can find it going for a sale price. This is my first unboxing of it to share with you, so I hope you enjoy it! I’m still a little nervous making the videos, so keep watching and cheer me on to get rid of some stage fright. Thanks!



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Target Beauty Box May 2016 Unboxing

I love the Target Beauty Box, I just wish it were an actual subscription box because I don’t always get them before they sell out. I did manage to get my hands on the Target Beauty Box for May 2016, and here is my unboxing of it to share with all of you!



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May 13, 2016

Fragrant Jewels Passport April 2016 - Maui Ring Candle

This is my first jewelry candle or ring candle I bought and I was super excited to open it, but I waited so I could share with you for the Fragrant Jewels Passport unboxing. See how it all looks and what the ring that came with the candle was worth.



This candle subscription box can be found at: https://www.fragrantjewels.com/passport/ it includes an exclusive scent each month, a ring worth at least $25 (with a code for another one possibly valued at $10,000), a sticker for your passport and a postcard from the destination. It costs $34.95 and you can pick your ring size for the candle. If you have a free candle, it is a random size (which as you see, I found out in this video).