Sunday, July 12, 2015

Quick Tip

Ciao Tutti,

Many of you may have heard of PicMonkey but if you haven't, I'm about to school you! It is the perfect place to edit photos for YouTubers! I am so excited to use it and I wanted you all to know about it. When I start to use it more I will give you and update on what I like and the features.

Link: http://www.picmonkey.com/

Have An Enlightening and adventurous day
Xo,
allie V.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Screened

Ciao Tutti,
So, this week was an interesting week starting up work at camp again which I am adjusting to. Right now I am in the blogger and YouTube Groove thanks to my planner! I am back and ready for some film action! I watched two videos one today and one yesterday... they are both from the TV and I will see if you can get them on Netflix if not you can find them for free on the TV or to rent.

                              Here Is My Planner Unboxing and Sticker Haul:
 
 
The first movie is a 5 out of 5! Cross Creek
Cross Creek is a great tale of friendship, love, heartbreak, and most of all finding yourself. The headstrong  Arthur Marjorie is determined to write a best seller and stops at nothing to do so. In her abyss out in the middle of a creek she gets more than she bargains for. Please enjoy Cross Creek and it's charm. I really appreciated how the movie was directed and filmed which kept my eyes glued to the screen!
 
The DaVinci Code 5 out of 5:
I know I am late to the draw with this one and I have seen Angels and Demons already. I am always intrigued by a mystery and I think the DaVinici Code took it one step further.  As if the topic of the movie wasn't taboo enough it begs for the hidden truth to be unveiled behind secrets and ancient societies. The question really is was Jesus immortal or mortal? This is the holy grail the question of all questions at least in the movie. It was quite and interesting perspective as a Christian watching this movie I was rather intrigued and would love to do some research on if this question is actually a question that a lot of people think about. I had never heard of this theory until the movie and it would be interesting to find out where they pulled this information from when writing the book. A great thought provoking movie that I will defiantly watch again.
 
 
 
Have an enlightening and adventurous day!
 
Please comment below if you have any movie recommendations I would love to hear them! You may just see the movie you recommended in my next screened review!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What Is In That?

Ciao Tutti,
I have an interesting topic to discuss regarding medication... Yes, ughh this topic is annoying and we know that most medicine has extreme side affects but, do we know exactly what we are consuming. It all started this morning when I got a call from my mom and one of the things she mentioned was to not take equate gel ibuprofen anymore. Of course, this a rarity but, on occasion I would have ibuprofen. It just so happens that I had it last week because the showerhead fell on my head. Now I find out over the phone that gel capsules have gelatin in them.... NOT VEGAN!! I was quite upset and she said it also, has shellac.. what the f... It is outrageous what  is deemed "acceptable" to ingest into our bodies. I am going to go through exactly what each ingredient is used for. I went onto http://www.drugs.com/otc/132138/equate-ibuprofen.html to learn more about this drug and its ingredients.

What Am I Really Ingesting:
INACTIVE INGREDIENT(S)
Ammonium hydroxide, FD&C green no.3, Gelatin, Iron oxide black (ferrosoferric oxide), Medium chain triglycerides, Polyethylene glycol, Propylene glycol, Potassium hydroxide, Purified water, Shellac, Sorbitol, Sorbitan monooleate
  • Ammonium hydroxide: also called Aqua Ammonia,  solution of ammonia gas in water, a common commercial form of ammonia. It is a colourless liquid with a strong characteristic odour. In concentrated form, ammonium hydroxide can cause burns on contact with the skin; ordinary household ammonia, used as a cleanser, is dilute ammonium hydroxide.The water solution is generally represented by the formula NH4OH, though no appreciable amount of the molecular species NH4OH is present: the solution consists primarily of large quantities of water (H2O) and ammonia (NH3) and smaller quantities of ammonium ion, NH+4 , and hydroxide ion, OH-.
  • FD&C green no.3: also known as Fast Green FCF is a food, drug and cosmetic synthetic dye with an aquamarine color. It is listed as a safe additive by the FDA. However, the European Union does not allow the use of Fast Green. This substance has been found to have tumorigenic effects in experimental animals, as well as mutagenic effects in both experimental animals and humans.[1] It's use in coloring foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics may be of quantities allowable by the U.S. FDA.
  •  Gelatin: Gelatin is a protein obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones with water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs. Gelatin is used in shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as Jell-O); in candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules, and it is sometimes used to assist in “clearing” wines. Gelatin is not vegan. However, there is a product called “agar agar” that is sometimes marketed as “gelatin,” but it is vegan. It is derived from a type of seaweed. http://www.peta.org/about-peta/faq/what-is-gelatin-made-of/
  • Iron oxide black:FDA has regulatory review for color additives used in foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Ferric oxide black (Fe3O4), also known as iron (III) oxide, is a coloring agent for tablets and capsules used in the pharmaceutical industry. Iron oxides are also commonly used in the cosmetics industry. Iron oxides for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing may also be synthetic
  • Medium chain triglycerides:Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are partially man-made fats. The name refers to the way the carbon atoms are arranged in their chemical structure. MCTs are generally made by processing coconut and palm kernel oils in the laboratory. Usual dietary fats, by comparison, are long-chain triglycerides. People use MCTs as medicine.

    MCTs are used along with usual medications for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea (fat indigestion), celiac disease, liver disease, and digestion problems due to partial surgical removal of the stomach (gastrectomy) or the intestine (short bowel syndrome).

    MCTs are also used for “milky urine” (chyluria) and a rare lung condition called chylothorax. Other uses include treatment of gallbladder disease, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, and seizures in children.

    Athletes sometimes use MCTs for nutritional support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass.

    MCTs are sometimes used as a source of fat in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In TPN, all food is delivered intravenously (by IV). This type of feeding is necessary in people whose gastrointestinal (GI) tract is no longer working.

    Intravenous MCTs are also given to prevent muscle breakdown in critically ill patients.
  • Polyethylene glycol: is a petroleum-derivative compound that is made from ethylene glycol (ethane-1,2-diol), the main ingredient in antifreeze. PEG can be found in a number of other products, including skin creams and personal lubricants, and as a food additive for anti-foaming purposes.
  • Propylene glycol: The freezing point of water is depressed when mixed with propylene glycol owing to the effects of dissolution of a solute in a solvent (freezing-point depression); in general, glycols are non-corrosive, have very low volatility and very low toxicity, however, the closely related ethylene glycol
  •  Potassium hydroxide: Also known as lye, a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to modulate the pH of a product. It is also used as a cleansing agent in some cleansers. In higher concentrations it is a significant skin irritant.
  • Shellac: is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is processed and sold as dry flakes (pictured at right) and dissolved in ethanol to make liquid shellac, which is used as a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.
  •  Sorbitol: A sugar alcohol that occurs in berries, cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches, prunes, algae, and seaweed. Also used as an anticaking agent, humectant and sweetener. - See more at: http://www.befoodsmart.com/ingredients/sorbitol.php#sthash.QuqWOFE4.dpuf
  • Sorbitan monooleate: derived from dehydration of sorbitol or sorbose and related compounds in ester combination with fatty acids and with short oligo (ethylene oxide) side chains and an oleate terminus to form detergents and surfactants such as polysorbate 80. Their appearance may vary from an amber-colored oily, viscous liquid, to a light cream color, to tan beads or flakes or a hard, waxy solid with a slight odor They are also used as surfactants or emulsifying agents in the preparation of emulsions, creams, and ointments for pharmaceutical and cosmetic use. Sorbitan use in asthma inhalers has been implicated in causing secondary bronchospasms in children.[1]







Lets stay proactive and knowledgeable about what we are digesting!







Sunday, July 5, 2015

Presidental Candidacy Overage

Ciao Tutti,
 I have decided this year that I will be focus enough on the presidential election which I was first eligible to vote in 2012. My view on the voting process is why am I voting if I haven't kept up to date on the presidential election. I want to vote with a keen eye and not chose a president at random which is why I have decided to become a voter.

 So, with this big task ahead for us to pick the next president of the Unites States it couldn't be a more interesting year for me to decide to vote. There are 18 candidates in the running so far with 3 more potential candidates. Out of the 18 candidates two are women so, there could be another historical moment if one of the ladies wins. As I am staying update with the election and am new to the political world I will be researching each  persons background to see who I feel is best fit to run for president and overall protect the country I live in.

 Hot topic candidate for the presidential election is Donald Trump whom I know a little about but, I can say he is a savvy businessman. We also, have our Governor from New Jersey whom I know little to nothing about.

 Over the next week I am going to dedicate my time to finding background information on all of the candidates to help as a voter smoothly go through the presidential elections.

 I do not particularly enjoy the news so, this will be a little challenge to myself to keep up with this election which I intend to give my best efforts in choosing the candidate whom will be the next president of the U.S. I have heard channel thirteen brings the most accurate news so,, that is the news station I intend to follow along with any debates etc..

 This is an exciting time in which I hope to discover new things and learn from. I also, have to add where did all these people come from because when President O'Bama was running in the presidential election I do not remember there being nearly as many candidates. Which begs the question is there a presidential candidacy overage?





Do not forget to come back and read about my thoughts on the presidential election every Sunday and I haven't figured out a time yet but, it will probably be Sunday night sometime after 6pm eastern time.

Who Is Running For President: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/2016-presidential-candidates.html?_r=0

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Is House Hunting A Hobby?

Ciao Tutti,
    I don't know what my obsession with real estate is and renting property but, the thirst is real...It is one of my goals to rent out houses etc as one of my ways of income and something I am extremely passionate about. I don't know about you but, I get this amazing feeling when I look at property just as I do when I look at fashion. It is a feeling of desire, and excitement which is a fun feeling to have. As you know if you read my blogs right now I am on a $0 budget which means I will not be house hunting for a rental anytime soon but, I like to stay current in the real estate industry. I wish that I was a millionaire n 7th grade because that was around one of the best times to buy real estate. I am aware I am not a millionaire and would never alter my life journey from what it has become. Many of you may share the same excitement for real estate so I am going to show some properties I have found in Washington D.C. The real estate in D.C. is equivalent to NYC but, not to NYC prices. Although, some of D.C. is rather expensive. It is amusing that real estate can hold such value in certain states and cities and, hole little to no value in other states. The real estate market is rather intriguing and I can't wait to learn more about it in my research.

Enjoy the House Hunting:

1636 44th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

5 beds3 baths1,569 sqft  

   

1636 44th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
1636 44th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

1636 44th St NW, Washington, DC 20007



Estimated Rent would be: $4,425
It would take you about 19 years to fully gain back all your money if you paid cash and charged this amount to rent.

700 New Hampshire Ave NW # 1200, Washington, DC 20037

3 beds5 baths2,972 sqft


700 New Hampshire Ave NW # 1200, Washington, DC 20037
700 New Hampshire Ave NW # 1200, Washington, DC 20037

700 New Hampshire Ave NW # 1200, Washington, DC 20037

The price of this 2,972 sq ft abyss is a cool $2,795,000. The funny thing is what attracted me to this lovely place was the laundry room.... Yes, the laundry room. I think it is such a good idea to have a sink in the laundry room and look at all those cabinets!! It does not give a rent price but, I am going to do a little snooping and see what the heck it would rent for. I mean let's just take one more look at the laundry room currently laughing at myself! I couldn't find how much rent would be but, the mortgage would be about 10,000 + a month so, I would like it would be a little more than the mortgage.

If got $11,000 in rent for a little over 21 years you would get your money back, if you paid fully in cash and rented the entire 21 years.

2709 N Street Nw #101, Washington, DC 20007

3 beds2.5 baths2,100 sqft

2709 N Street Nw #101, Washington, DC 20007

 

2709 N Street Nw #101, Washington, DC 20007

Venice or Washington D.C. ?

There are some pretty freaking cool listings on Zillow for Washington D.C. You should defiantly check it out if you love to look at homes. The mortgage would be around $4,000 over the mortgage which turnover wise is not ideal. It is located Alexander Hall, Georgetown which looks like an adorable town! The scenery here is amazing and you may want this to be your permanent home and the others your $$$$ makers. You should look for fixer uppers, short sales, foreclosures,  real estate that you are going to make money off of.


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Don't forget to follow me and leave comments!! I appreciate all of your support and hopefully you are all enjoying my perspective and new tips !! Please check out my YouTube channel the link is above and subscribe so you can view all of my fun vlogs and follow me around!!!! 

Themes I am think about using:
Organizing Chaos
( Let me know what you guys think about these themes! I will be doing a few inspiration boards on Pinterest and I will try out the new thing where you can add to it. So I will let you know when I post that on Pinterest and you will be able to add to it! If you have any suggestions or have any topic you want me to cover let me know on twitter @thatsabang. Chat with you guys soon.)

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Allie V XoX  
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