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Archive for September, 2017

22 Tips On Saving Money

Friday, September 29th, 2017
  1. Make a budget
  2. Every time you break a dollar put the changes in a piggy bank
  3. 2-liter soda bottle and fill it up with dimes
  4. Spend less only buy what you need
  5. Unplug all electrical appliances if you’re not using them like a toaster or phone charger etc
  6. turn off lights when you leave rooms
  7. Don’t waste water
  8. plan meals for the week make a list and eat before shopping
  9. sell items you barely use
  10. search online for stores that sell clothing at a cheaper price
  11. price check everything
  12. always book flights early
  13. carpool
  14. if you want to go somewhere and it is close to you-you can walk
  15. take your own lunch
  16. get apps that help you save money like Qapital on iPhone or get in on Android or Mint
  17. get apps that scan receipts checkout51ibottareceipt hog
  18. online shopping apps TopcashbackEbatesbefrugal
  19. Survey apps mysurveyquickthoughts surveys on the goquickthoughts
  20. small task apps swagbucksinboxdollarsshopkick
  21. mystery shopping apps easyshiftgigwalkfield agent
  22. gasbuddy
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Book Review

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

I have been busy with backed up school work because of hurricane Irma so right now one of my teachers is making us do a litsy log and post along with some other reading-related homework. So since I have been reading nonstop I thought I should post about one of the books I am reading called El Deafo.

El Deafo is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Cece Bell. The book is about Cece Bell’s childhood and living with her deafness. Although this graphic novel is about the author’s childhood it is illustrated with talking bunnies instead of actual people. In an interview with Horn Book Magazine  Deirdre F. Baker had asked Cece Bell “Why did you choose to tell your autobiography with bunny characters?” and Bell states “As the only deaf kid in my elementary school, I felt very different and isolated….Having to wear my awkward hearing aid intensified that feeling.To metaphorically show the magnitude of this, I made all the characters bunnies.”

The graphic novel shows Cece Bell needing the assistance of a phonic ear hearing aid while she was growing up. While the hearing aid helps her to hear it also distances her from kids because they see her different than them. This, of course, upsets her and it makes her desperate to find a real friend but she has problems with making a real friend because of the way the kids treat her but she still stays with them for the fear of not having any friends. Along the way, she gets an alter ego called “El Deafo” who is a superhero. Over time she opens up to people especially to a new friend who doesn’t care that she wears a hearing aid and eventually tells her friend about “El Deafo” and her friend agrees to be the sidekick.

This book was fun to read and I loved how it wasn’t a normal autobiography. I think the author did a great job. It was funny but it still showed her point of view on being deaf and dealing with people in her life. I honestly can say that I enjoyed every single part of this book.

If you want to see more opinions about this awesome book you can go to:

www.goodreads.com

Also if you want to follow Cece Bell online:

www.cecebell.com

If you would like to read books written by Cece Bell She has written the Rabbit and Robot series, the Inspector Flytrap series, and many others 

Friday’s Quote

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

September 22, 2017

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them”

-Ira Glass

Chili Recipe

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

So the other day I was hungry and I had a craving for some chili but not just any kind of chili, this chili is vegetarian. Even though it doesn’t have meat you can always add meat to it if you want. I make this chili for my family on occasions like football season or the Danial fast and they always like it. I wanted to post this because I want to share this yummy chili recipe with you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 29oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 3 cans of kidney beans
  • 2 carrots (sometimes I use diced carrots in a can)
  • 1 onion
  • half of a yellow pepper and green pepper
  • 1 cup of spinach chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • dash of cayenne
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chili powder

Directions:

  1. cut all the veggies and saute them
  2. then add the garlic continue to saute till the garlic produce a good smell
  3. add all the ingredients into the pot
  4. add the whole tomatoes
  5. add tomato paste
  6. add the seasonings
  7. add the chili powder
  8. let it simmer a few hours and stir it until it’s thick

I hope you guys like the chili and feel free to add or take anything away from this chili recipe. Have a great day!

Friday’s Quote

Friday, September 15th, 2017

September 15,2017

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”

-Charles R. Swindoll

10 Things About Me That Most People Don’t Know

Friday, September 15th, 2017
  1.  I love anime. I started watching anime since I was about 10 and it all started with Sailor Moon.
  2. I enjoy reading books especially historical fiction and Utopian books.
  3. I write poems and stories. I mostly write short stories.
  4. I want to teach students that are deaf or hard of hearing at some point in my life.
  5. I want to learn how to dance hip hop. I watch a bunch of youtube videos of people dancing and it just looks so cool and fun to me.
  6. I love shows like Bones, NCIS, Rookie Blue. when I watch them it makes me want to be a detective or something.
  7. I’m addicted to TMZ I watch it EVERYDAY.
  8. I can draw mostly manga and I’ve been trying to learn how to draw realistically.
  9. I work with kids.
  10. Mint Chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite dessert. Well, anything chocolate is my favorite.

About Me…

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Discovering Izzy is a lifestyle blog that talks about life experiences, ideas, food (my love), relationships, favorite places to go, etc.

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I am a 22-year-old college student who wants to travel the world, teach hearing and non-hearing kids, and experience everything that life brings. I started this blog because I thought it would be great to express myself in a fun way. What inspired me to do this was my boyfriend because he supported me and other people who I follow through different social media sites.

 

 

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