Tutorial: Learn How To Take Back Control Of What You See on Facebook

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When I get onto Facebook, however sporadic it may be, I look forward to seeing the updates of my friends, as well as those of the business pages I have “liked”. But with all of the new Facebook changes, have you noticed you are seeing less and less of the status updates to the business pages you’ve “liked”? I have been becoming more and more aware of this lately, and it has been a source of frustration.

I know there are all kinds of factors that go into which Facebook pages will or won’t show up in my news feed but, as simple as it may seem, I just want to see any and all updates to the pages I have have selected to “like”. Why else would I “like” a page if I wasn’t actually interested in seeing updates etc, right? Add to this, the fact that most business pages are now being forced to pay for each post if they want their entire audience to see it; making it even more unlikely it will end up in my news feed. And I will say, I don’t always have time to comment on each post that I would like too, and this also may play a part in how much (or how little) I see of my favorite pages.
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15 Summer Beauty Must Haves & Makeup Steals

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Summer is almost here! (Can I hear a collective sigh of relief!?!?!) And with summer, comes the drastic (albeit welcome) change in weather, trends, and colors. And as such our makeup routines also change so drastically! For me, the change in weather and makeup is a fun and much needed one! Summer brings all the beautiful bronzes and brights to the forefront, along with that carefree light hair and makeup that go along with the hot summer days!! So in the spirit of all things summery, I bring you an article devoted to the best products that will help you look your best during the hot summer months~!!!

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It was a Headband Kind of Day….

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Ever have one of those super rushed, busy, stressful days? Yeah, well today was one of those…lol….It was stressful because I got lost when I was downtown today. Which for all of you that know me – know I’m “directionally” challenged. ;) Haha – And I’m totally ok with that, I have my other strong suits so the fact that I lack in the “sense of direction” department is no sweat off my back. That IS, well except when I’m trying to actually get somewhere! ;) And you may ask – well don’t you have a navigation system? And the answer to that is – yes.

Except today, my navigation system (which is on my cell phone) kept crashing at crucial points downtown when I had to make turns. So, of course, my internal sense of direction would tell me to go the wrong way and when my nav system caught up with me, it was constantly “Re-directing” me~! All the while, my little one in the back seat, telling me “Mom, I feel like we’re going in circles – and I’m getting car sick.” This while I’m trying to find the office where we have an appointment. LOL….Yup…one of “those” days! I did finally get to my destination and thankfully not even late! Good thing I allowed extra time…even if I thought that extra time would be for traffic – and turned out to be more for all the wrong turns I made! And I was glad the car sickness ended up passing for the little man – so alls well that ends well, right?

When I’m really rushed, I try to take short cuts where I can with my getting ready routine. And I have a lot of hair – thick hair. Either way, I have to spend the time blow drying/straightening it. But when that’s over with, its a lot faster for me to just throw a headband in my hair rather than fussing with it any further. So thus, today was one of those “head band” days. But still, try to glam it up even when its one of those days – some jewellry, eyeliner and red lipstick! And hopefully nobody noticed that it was a “headband” kind of day for me. ;)

Where is my Child?!?!?!?!

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Ever have one of those moments as a parent where there is a split second (or maybe longer) where you truly DON”T know where your child is? Well I had one of those moments today! Nothing to worry about – just one of those moments when you go to pick up your child from school and they aren’t where they are supposed to be….And you feel that panic set in…

Well today – my 9 year old wasn’t in the Gym where the parents always pick up their kids. When I asked his teacher if she knew where he was – she didn’t know. Because he’s ALWAYS in the Gym when I come to get him. So she went into the bathrooms looking for him, while I stayed in the Gym (silently concerned). And she returned after a couple of minutes to let me know he had just forgotten his watch in the classroom and had run back to get it. Ahh…relief set in and I joked about it with his teacher and with my son.

But that sparked some questions in me. I thought to myself – would he know what to do if a stranger came up to him? What would he say? And how would he handle it? So on the drive home, this little incident initiated some good conversation between myself and my little buddy. I asked him what he would do. And he told me – and of course it wasn’t what I’d hoped for. But this isn’t a time to scold your kids, they don’t know if you don’t tell them or show them. So I gently said, well if this”insert scenario” or if that “insert another scenario” happened, then you should say this, or do that.

Whatever you feel comfortable with or works for your family – just give your kids different scenarios and find out how they would respond. Then tell them whether that’s the right way to handle it or there might be a better way to handle it. Because we can’t expect our kids to know instinctively how to handle situations like these – because our kids are instinctively good-natured and trusting. Now I’m not advocating being paranoid – but kids need direction on this topic here and there. Because for many families these kind of situations don’t always have a happy ending. And I want the peace of mind in knowing I’ve given my child the proper direction that could help him if this situation ever arose. (Of course I hope that never will)

So it turned out to be a nice little talk – didn’t last super long. But I know I “reached” him and he understood. And I do appreciate these teachable moments that come up as parents unexepectedly, we must always take advantage of those however they come to us and continue molding and guiding our little loved ones. <3

About Me

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Welcome to my personal Lifestyle Blog – Creative Life of a Glam Wife! Infusing creativity into many of the areas I’m passionate about as well as sharing ways you can always “keep it glam” while doing so! Some of the topics I’ll discuss are Beauty, Cooking, Fashion, Bargain Shopping, Creative Projects and Life in general. I’ll share the top beauty trends, tips, and products that are not only award winning but ones that I’ve discovered will always keep you looking glam on every budget! And cooking tips I’ve learned over the years, some of my tried and true recipes and even some time-saving budget-friendly meals.  As well – sharing tips, tricks, and techniques for doing Digital and Hybrid Scrapbooking projects, and other unique creative projects. Creativity is one of the key ingredients to many of the topics I’ve discussed and I’ll show you just how to infuse that into your life~!

In a nutshell, I’m a…. Mom to 2 amazing boys, Wife to an awesome Hubby, Avid digital and hybrid scrapbooker, Creative cook, Long-time couponer, Beauty addict, Fashion junkie, passionate, private, fun-loving, Christian gal. Not perfect, but learning and growing everyday by the grace of my Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ.