Monday, December 14, 2015

We Got A New Dog

Today was the best day ever! April got her first Christmas present, early because we cant hide something thats alive! Meet Winston! We are so in love with this dog already! When we got home Remington and Boo showed their approval too!!

We Got A New Dog

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cutting Our Own Christmas Tree

So there is a program in CA for 4th graders called every kid in a park. The program allows 4th graders to register for a pass to get entry into all national parks across the US for free for one year. With this pass you are allowed to get a free permit in participating national parks to cut down your own holiday tree. We saw this as a once in a life time opportunity that we should take advantage of, little did we know that it would be the biggest mission since changing the manifold gasket in Shelly's car! The struggle was real but we ended up with a beautiful tree straight from the snowy mountains of the Sequoia National Forest.

Cutting Our Own Christmas Tree

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Decorations

Did you miss us?! We sure missed you! We're back and hope to be back on schedule with daily vlogs like normal! Today was a very Christmasy day, Shelly and April went to a Christmas craft day at a friends and then came home to finish decorating the house. Now all we need is to get a tree, watch us adventure to the forest to get a tree in tomorrow vlog!

Christmas Decorations

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Tehachapi Apple Festival

Today we go for a little drive out to the Tehachapi Apple Festival! Nothing beats the small town charm of all the cities around here! We had some fun walking around the booths and ate some delicious food! We did a little sight seeing on the way home and then just hung out and had some fancy chicken for dinner!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Adventure At The Kern County Fair

Today was a super exciting day! We went to the Kern County Fair! Probably the best fair we have ever been to, we spent literally 10 hours there which is more than we have ever spent at a fair! We got to hang out with some butterflies and April and Shelly scooted their boots around to one of April's favorite bands Maddie & Tae! Shells aunt really spoiled us and we had the best time! Can't wait until next year!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

School Picture Day

Everyones favorite day, PICTURE DAY! April is looking very pretty and ready for a great day! Shelly drug me out on some early morning Costco shopping and we got the house cleaned up for her Aunt coming tomorrow to visit. Make sure you finish the vlog for April's special bedtime show!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Who Is Ready For Taco Tuesday?

Who's ready for the best day of the week?! WE are! Taco Tuesday is always a favorite here!! Even though that was the only exciting thing that happened, what else do you really need other than tacos?!

What Happens When This Gay Vlogger Confronts His Childhood Bully?

Riyadh K
Riyadh K
Irish gay vlogger Riyadh K confronted his childhood bully over the phone and shared with him how his bullying impacted his development. Riyadh explains that throughout school he was constantly taunted with slurs like "faggot," "queer," and "poof" and that he was instilled with fear and remained closeted as a result.

Check out the intense and ultimately "cathartic" phone call:

Riyadh shared with his bully:

“It was laughing about something that was so central to who I was and who I was becoming. I stayed in the closet for four years beyond when I realised – because I was afraid of reactions from you, the boys and a few others.”

The conversation proved to be therapeutic for Riyadh, who says:

“I don’t think that could have gone better than it did. He genuinely was sorry, and I don’t think he even realized the effect that it had on me, and still has on me now. It’s very cathartic.”

Have you had a similar opportunity for catharsis, Instincters? What would you say if given the opportunity to confront a childhood bully?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Channel Trailer Ideas?

Today Shelly goes off to do her good deed of donating plasma while I start to work on our channel trailer, then start again. Not the most exciting day but we got to relive some of our best moments working on the trailer! What are you favorites that you would suggest us add in?!

Channel Trailer Ideas?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Movie Day

Today Shelly and I get a day date while April goes and bakes with Josephina and Lolly! We went to the $1 theatre and saw 'Vacation' which was hysterical! Shelly and I had a quick bike ride before going to have pizza and watch 'Inside Out' at her parents.

Movie Day

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Geocaching Adventure

And we're back!! Seems that we are still having trouble getting back to this daily thing but here we go again! Hi Marc! Today is Batman day! The best day!! We wore our Batman gear and went Geocaching for the first time here in Bakersfield and found some cool stuff! We will definitely need to do that again soon!! Shelly made some amazing magic meat (meatloaf) and we called it a day! See you tomorrow!!!

Geocaching Adventure

Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Find the Best Vlogging Camera

As your vlogging and video creation skills grow, you’ll learn what a difference a good vlog camera can make to the overall quality of your YouTube videos. The good news is that a good digital camera for vlogging doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Have a look at these quick tips for finding a good camera for your video blog:

Look for a Wide-Angle Lens

If you’re looking to shoot video in the widescreen format you’re going to need a wide-angle lens. As mentioned before, people are watching YouTube videos on their HD TVs, and most of those are built for widescreen viewing. Widescreen is also formatting looks a lot more professional and is preferred over the older pan and scan narrow ratio. It all comes down to this; a wide-angle lens makes everything look better.

Good Optical Zoom is Key

A great optical zoom on a digital camera will show you where to focus your shot in the viewfinder. The beauty of the zoom focus is that you’ll usually use it to tell how each shot will look before you start filming.

You want to try and avoid grainy or blurry video, and that’s why checking the range is so important when zooming into a subject from a long way away. The optical zoom is a useful tool whether you’re filming up close or from a distance.

Make sure High-Definition Video Recording is a option

YouTube first rolled out its HD 1080 high-definition five years ago. Ever since then HD has become the dominant YouTube format. These days people watch HD YouTube videos on their smart TVs, smartphones, tablets,and laptops. To create the kind of video that your audience craves you must make sure that your vlog camera is capable of recording in HD.
Be aware of camera size and weight

Once you’ve found a camera that’s compatible with your budget, the next thing you’ll want to look at is size and weight. If you shoot a lot of footage while on the go, you will want something small and light enough to fit into your pocket and that isn’t going to feel like a you’re carrying around a brick.

Built-In, High-Quality Microphone Make All The Difference

Audio is right up there with video quality in terms of importance, so making sure that your digital camera has a high-quality in-built microphone is something you will want to do. A microphone that can filter out background noise is good, an extension for an external is better again.

There’s no doubt that an external microphone improves audio quality, and it’s true that you may not get the best audio without one. That being said, you don’t need to rush out and buy one straight away. It’s good enough for now if your camera supports an external microphone, an external microphone is something you can think about another time.


Vlogging Camera
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You will be surprised at just how affordable a high definition camera that’s easy to carry around can be. Make sure that that you get a camera that is going to meet all of your needs. Remember, it doesn’t matter how small a camera is, it’s not worth the packaging it came in if it doesn’t take quality footage.

Finally, make sure to do your research before making a purchase. Read the reviews, keep in mind that one or two bad reviews do not mean that it’s a bad camera. It’s good to come across a couple of bad reviews as these will give you a balanced overview. Obviously if nobody has anything good to say about it, then move on and look at other makes and models.

Try to keep these basic features and tips in mind as you look for a good vlogging camera for your video blog.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Chris Crocker Deletes YouTube Channel

YouTube sensation Chris Crocker recently deleted his YouTube account over abusive commenters. That’s right: it has been eight years since he first uploaded his famous “Leave Britney Alone” video and he has only now learned something that professional bloggers have known for decades: never read the comments.

Why I deleted my YouTube
Posted by Chris Crocker on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Crocker regularly posted videos on a range of topics: from comments about his family life, anti-femme misogyny in gay culture and even quick humorous bits lasting less than a minute long. But now all those videos have vanished. In a Facebook video shared early Tuesday morning (above), he explained:

“I started to realize that I’m not that 19-year-old anymore and things that I have been through — depression, anxiety, and different mental health issues that I have tried to overcome — that came into play in my mid-20s, and having this reputation of being the “Leave Britney Alone” guy for so many years, and all these things that people thought about me; y’know, I realized that the environment was something I couldn’t handle any more.”

He further explained his reasoning in a brief Facebook post which read in part:

The website got so toxic with comments telling me to kill myself if I just uploaded a regular ‘hi, how are you guys?’ video; that it just wasn’t worth it. My mental health and focusing on positivity is the most important- and people that appreciate me, instead of trying to see the worst of me.

He’s right of course — YouTube is a cesspool of abusive comments. The site allows content creators to preemptively ban comments that contain certain keywords, but trolls tend to be bad spellers and can easily get around the filters by misspelling words like “faggit” and “dumm bich.”

Crocker says he chose not to disable the comments on his videos because he hadn’t seen the option when uploading videos from his phone. He also felt “swept under the rug” by YouTube’s promotional campaigns which omitted any acknowledgement of his work despite his contributions to the site’s fame. He leaves the site feeling abused and generally unappreciated.

But seeing as he has 1,898,965 Facebook fans and just released a new musical single, it’s unlikely that Crocker will disappear from the digital landscape, no matter if you consider him a treasure (which he is) or just a “dumm bich.”

Thursday, September 17, 2015

“Dear Fat People” vlogger Nicole Arbour fails, spectacularly, to defend herself and her video on “The View”

Canadian comedian Nicole Arbour of “Dear Fat People” went on “The View” today to defend her pro-fat-shaming video, and the co-hosts were — to put it mildly — none too impressed with her defenses.

After playing a clip of “Dear Fat People,” Whoopi Goldberg asked Arbour whether she even understands why people found her video offensive.

“What I find most offensive about that video is my hair. Frankly, if I knew it would go viral,” she was saying when Goldberg cut her off. “You’re here, this is your shot,” she said, “so did you expect to offend people?”

Arbour replied that she did, because that’s her shtick. She added that she only made the video because “fat people” in her audience felt left out of her vlogging. “That topic was actually voted in by fans,” she said, “some of whom are fat.”

Joy Behar noted that as a comic, it’s one thing to make fun of yourself and your own failings, another to upbraid others for theirs. “I’m a comic,” she said, “so if I’m going to make a joke about a fat person, I’m going to call myself ‘fat’ first. That’s your problem — you’re not fat.”

Arbour repeatedly claimed that her video was satire, but co-panelist Michelle Collins couldn’t see it. When asked “Where is the satire?” Arbour wasn’t able to formulate a coherent answer. That shouldn’t be too surprising, as satire requires an object to be satirized, and Arbour’s comedy — at least in this case — lacked one.

Watch the entire segment via “The View” below.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ingrid Nilsen and Hannah Hart Confirm They're a Couple in the Sweetest Way

After a heavy dose of speculation from fans, YouTube stars Ingrid Nilsen and Hannah Hart are official! The comedian/chef told DIVA magazine that their friendship turned from platonic into something more.

"I met someone who was a great fit for the real me... She's also a YouTuber. We've actually been friends for a couple of years and then... circumstances kind of aligned. Her name is Ingrid and she is a big YouTuber. But she's also one of the most brilliant, soulful people I've ever met. It's so good," she said.

A photo posted by Ingrid Nilsen (@ingridnilsen) on

This is seriously freaking adorable. That's one way to announce your relationship status! And you can tell that they care so much about each other. Ingrid publicly came out as gay in June, and we're happy to see that she's in such a loving relationship.

Do you think Hannah and Ingrid are the cutest couple ever? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nintendo's Latest YouTube Copyright Crackdown Is Destroying Entire Channels

Let's be honest: Nintendo has yet to figure out this whole "YouTube" thing. While most gaming publishers are perfectly fine with letting YouTubers make a bit of money off of videos that use their games (most actually view it as free advertising), Nintendo has always had a more "hands-on" approach — if "hands-on" means claiming all revenue on any video popular enough to show up on the publisher's radar.

True, members of the Nintendo Creators Program still get a cut of the video's revenue — but again, most publishers don't take a cut at all. It's hard to argue for Nintendo's case when the rest of the industry seems to be moving forward when it comes to YouTube and its growing audience of gamers. What's worse is that Nintendo actually seems to be moving backwards in its approach to gaming on the site.

For years, speedruns and ROM hacks have been a popular YouTube subgenre: speedruns feature gamers trying to get through a game as quickly as possible (sometimes assisted by special tools), while ROM hacks can take an emulated version of a game and create something entirely new using the game's engine. They're extremely popular, especially with Nintendo games ... but that may change soon.

And here we see an intrepid young YouTuber trying to make his way through Nintendo's copyright policies.
One of the most popular speedrunners on YouTube, PangaeaPanga, was recently forced to watch as Nintendo tore his channel apart. Now, "tore apart" may sound harsh, but there's really no other way to describe it: roughly 80 percent of Panga's videos were removed without notice from the channel, and there's seemingly no way of restoring them. In fact, only five videos are still featured on Panga's channel, and there's really no telling if they're safe. Some of Panga's longest-running series — including his extremely popular "Item Abuse" videos — have been rendered completely unwatchable.So, why exactly did Nintendo bring the hammer down on Panga's channel? According to the publisher, it's all piracy.

Panga was well-known for using ROM hacks. These remixed versions of games like Super Mario World all start off as emulated versions of the game, or copies of the Super Nintendo original. Nintendo's argument is that publishing videos of emulated games is infringing on the company's intellectual property rights, as they're based on unauthorized versions of the original game (there was never a Super Mario World PC port, in case you were wondering).

While it's true that Nintendo technically has the right to crack down on unauthorized copies of its games, the company is now making claims against a game that's more than two decades old now. It'd be understandable if Nintendo were shutting down Mario Maker hacks, but it doesn't make much sense to start pulling down videos based on a game from 1990, especially after they've been around for so long.

Panga isn't the only YouTuber affected by Nintendo's newest policy, either: another YouTuber by the name of switchPCorner was also a casualty of Nintendo's strange new anti-speedrun policy. It's through Corner that an email from Nintendo was made public, and revealed the publisher's less-than-sympathetic take on the situation (you can read the full email over at Kotaku). The worst part of the email is that Nintendo offers up its Creation Program as an alternative, then informs the recipients that their videos aren't eligible for the program, anyway. At a certain point, it's just adding insult to injury.

Sadly, it doesn't look like Nintendo is going to be letting up soon — but is Nintendo really trying to stop piracy this late in the game? Nintendo emulators have been around for years, and the company never did all that much about it. However, it makes sense that Nintendo would want to put a stop to ROM hacks videos — which essentially show off custom, fan-made versions of the game — when its own Super Mario Maker is just a few days away from release.

For the time being, it looks like Nintendo's YouTube policies are only going to get more and more strict — which, considering the company's current policies, isn't exactly a good thing.
Super Mario Maker is due out on Sept. 11.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cosmic Rush

Since we moved to Bakersfield April has been in love with this place Rush, she has been begging us to take her to Cosmic Rush for weeks and weeks so tonight we finally take her and her friend! I have to say it was pretty awesome, we all had a super fun time and jumped our legs off! April and Demi were stoked to go and had a blast before their sleepover!

Cosmic Rush

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Our Generation Bite to Eat Retro Diner Tour

Today we surprised April with a package she got in the mail and goes NUTS! She took some of her birthday money she got from her grandparents in AZ and picked out an American Girl Doll online and it finally came! She also gave us a tour of her dolls world including the amazing Becky's diner (Our Generation Bite to Eat Retro Diner) that she got for her birthday from Becky! She's one excited kiddo! Make sure to Subscribe for more!

American Girl Diner Tour

Inspiring Beauty Vlogger Jordan Bone Just Revealed She's Partially Paralyzed

Jordan Bone has dozens of makeup tutorials on her YouTube channel, each with thousands of views and dozens of comments. Like a true beauty blogger, her eyeliner is always on point, her contouring is perfectly blended and she's not afraid of experimenting with color.

One detail from her videos, though, has stood out to users: Bone's hands are always closed, her fingers curling into her palm. In an effort to silence critics and answer curious users, Bone released a moving video two weeks ago in which she revealed she is a tetraplegic, partially paralyzed from the torso down.

Beauty Vlogger Jordan Bone Just Revealed She's Partially Paralyzed"Most of the time when I upload a video, I have questions about my hands. Truth is, I can't move them, open them or close them. And it's all because 10 years ago I became a tetraplegic after a car accident," she says in the opening of the video. "So to be able to do my makeup good enough to show you guys is a massive achievement for me."

The video, entitled "My Beautiful Struggle," has garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube since she published it — and has proved yet again that beauty tutorials are increasingly becoming a means to connect over matters deeper than mascara and lipstick.

The power of makeup shape identity: "Being the girl in the wheelchair wasn't my plan," Bone says in the five-and-a-half-minute video, "so I didn't want people to see just the chair."

Makeup-free and staring into the camera, she narrates how she used to struggle to apply her makeup. She didn't know how to use her hands and would get frustrated and depressed over her weakened abilities.

"I'd lost a lot and I didn't want to lose my identity too," she says. But makeup, specifically regaining the strength to wield it, has been an empowering process.

"I persevered and I'm happy with how my useless hands helped me enhance my useless face each day," Bone says.

Her hope, she says, is that her viewers can take away some inspiration from her struggle. "You guys inspire me every day, so I hope this is my little way of saying 'thank you,'" she says.

Connecting over more than just makeup: YouTube users have responded with enthusiasm in the comments to Bone's message, many calling her an inspiration to open up about their own struggles.

Now they have a hashtag to do so with: Bone created #MyBeautifulStruggle so that others could share their own private challenges and triumphs. To date, she's received hundreds of messages from people, she told Today.

"Hearing from fans made it all worth it," Bone said in the interview. "They may think I inspired them, but they really inspired me by telling me that it's OK to be brave."

Bone's video is the latest in a string of makeup tutorials connecting with viewers on a personal level. In July, beauty blogger Em Ford shared a video, "You Look Disgusting," where she recounts the criticism she's gotten on social media when she reveals her acne-prone skin and the praise she receives when she covers it with makeup. Meanwhile, vlogger Nikki de Jager of NikkieTutorials used a video to validate girls who love makeup and want to experiment without judgment or guilt.

Bone's video is a reminder that makeup can be empowering — and that there's always a story and a person underneath the layers of foundation and blush.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Back To School Night

Doughnuts, date night and back to school night! Oh my!!! New school = really important back to school night! we learned a lot tonight, including that April sub hates her life as a teacher! LOL, but in all honestly we learned so much and are super excited for the school year! Not to mention Shelly is the room mom! She is going to be one busy lady this year but April is THRILLED! Make sure to Subscribe for more!

Back To School Night

LG is offering $10,000 and a chance for budding vloggers to build the computer rig they've always wanted

LG is offering $10,000 and a chance for budding vloggers to build the computer rig they've always wanted as part of its Dream Setup competition.
Photo: LG
This post is brought to you by LG Electronics.

Since the dawn of YouTube, anyone with a webcam and something to say has had a chance to become a bona fide superstar.

A huge portion of the vlogging celebrities on the Tube make their name and fame by reviewing technology or games — searching “let’s play,” the genre of YouTube videos in which vloggers entertain viewers by getting way into playing video games, yields some 7 million hits. “Unboxing” — literally videos of someone unboxing some new toy or gadget — pulls up more than 20 million.

That’s a lot of people vying for a lot of eyeballs, so it’s a bit strange that something like LG’sDream Setup competition hasn’t come around before. Singers need recording contracts, so they go to America’s Got Talent; inventors need investors, so they go to Shark Tank. What about aspiring vloggers, who need lots of expensive computer and recording gear to create competitively polished video content?

Dream Setup is part of LG’s UltraWide Festival 2015, and it’s also a competition to do for vloggers what Project Runway does for fashion designers: give them the opportunity to share their ideas for the perfect media-making rig, then help them realize it with a $10,000 prize.

The Dream Setup terms are simple. Applicants submit pictures and videos of their current hardware setups, whether at home, work, in the studio or wherever they get creative with their computers. These get uploaded along with a description of the rig they wish they had — their Dream Setup.

Winning rigs will be the most productive and efficient at giving users maximum creative control. It’s a rare chance for the vlogging community to get their hardware ideas heard, and a chance for LG to hear what vloggers have to say about hardware.

After the polls close on September 25, a crop of 30 semifinalists will be selected by three judges, each of them vlogging “Inspirers” in their own right: Linus Sebastian from computer review page LinusTechTips; Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy, a popular (you guessed it) unboxing channel; and widely watched Let’s Play vlogger Jahova Witniss.

Each of the 30 semifinalists will get one of LG’s brand-new UltraWide Monitors, the envy of any computer geek. They’ll use this monitor for a new video, after which three finalists will be selected, each of whom will nab $10,000 and mentorship from one of the superstar vlogger judges.

On November 20, the winners will each get to unveil their dream rigs, using them to create an extended video showing off what they’re capable of.

With UltraWide Festival 2015’s Dream Setup contest, the competition for recognition in the vlog-o-sphere will reach new heights. For the winners, it could mean the chance to realize their dream rig — as well as their dream gig.

To catch the drama, or to enter yourself, visit LG’s UltraWide Festival 2015 website before time runs out.

Louis Tomlinson's Little Sister is Now a Beauty Vlogger

Whether you knew it or not, you've already seen Lottie Tomlinson's work everywhere. Yes—the guys in One Direction have a makeup artist, whom 17-year-old Lottie has been assisting for some time now. But now, the little sister of Louis is branching out on her own with her own YouTube beauty tutorials.

Her very first post walks us through how to achieve glitter lips, a look she proves would actually work in real life (no, really):

She also gives us a how-to on rocking bold blue eyeshadow, which we all know can be a tough look to pull off.

So basically, she's teaching us how to be a mermaid. We're already looking forward to what else we can expect from her new endeavor!

Lottie Tomlinson

Thursday, September 10, 2015

That Time We Found A Lego Store

It's Thursday! So you know what that means. A Throw Back Thursday video. Today's Throw Back is to two weeks ago when we went back to our home town for April to go to her friend's birthday party. While she was go Shelly and I had dinner with friends and walked the mall. We found some really cool stuff! Like a photo booth we stuff 4 adults in, a caviar vending machine and a lego store!

That Time We Found A Lego Store

YouTube Just Divulged the Details of 'Dance Camp,' Its First Feature-Length Film

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As rival platforms make a foreboding play for the $13.8 billion online video ad industry, YouTube is ramping up investment in its own creator ecosphere like never before.

Case in point: after rolling out on Tuesday its latest television, print and outdoor marketing campaign spotlighting beloved creators Tyler Oakley and Lilly Singh, the Google-owned platform has just divulged the details of its first feature film.

Entitled Dance Camp, the film will weave “an amazing story of unlikely friendships, unleashing passions and discovering yourself all through the power of dance,” the company said in a statement. Premiering exclusively on YouTube later this fall before rolling out elsewhere, Dance Camp was created in collaboration with Awesomeness Films, a division of digital media company AwesomenessTV, which is owned by DreamWorks Animation and Hearst.

Last April, in a bid to create more top-tier original content on YouTube, the company, alongside AwesomenessTV, announced that it will “release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars…setting what we believe will become a new distribution paradigm for years to come.” Dance Camp features YouTuber Meg DeAngelis, though its male lead is Jake Paul, a heartthrobby Viner.

Old media luminaries involved with the project include producer John Chu (who directed the Justin Bieber documentary Never Say Never) and choreographer Fatima Robinson (who worked on Dreamgirls and Save the Last Dance.)

Unsurprisingly, YouTube’s first feature outing is aimed squarely at its ravenous tween fanbase. There are also more than 24 million dance-related videos on YouTube, making it one of the platform’s most popular genres, according to Kelly Merryman, YouTube’s vice president of content partnerships.

Awesomeness has already released several feature films starring digital influencers proving the viability of these ventures. Most recently, Smosh:The Movie, starring the popular YouTube comedy duo, rocketed to the top the iTunes comedy charts upon its debut.

Fat-Shaming YouTuber Get's Fired From Role in Movie About Bullying

Canadian actress and Youtuber Nicole Arbour’s viral video “Dear Fat People,” which critics have labeled as “fat shaming,” has reportedly cost her her job in an upcoming movie.

In a statement to Zap2it, the movie’s director, Pat Mills, explained that “Don’t Talk About Irene” was a “body-positive teen dance movie” and questioned whether Arbour had even read the script.

Mills told the publication that there is a difference between talking about people who are overweight and making “cruel and lame” impositions about a certain demographic. He said:

“[‘Dear Fat People’] is an unfunny and cruel fat-shaming video that guises itself about being about ‘health.’ It’s fat phobic and awful. It went on for over for six minutes. I felt like I had been punched in the gut. I was so upset I was shaking like Shelley DuVall in the ‘The Shining’.”

The director understands the plight of those who are bullied. He said:

“I’m gay. I was bullied a lot as a kid. I am no stranger to ridicule and loneliness.”

Mills furthered that statements like Arbour’s in her video affect the way people live their lives, which is why he created “Don’t Talk to Irene” in the first place. He said:

“[The movie] is about a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being a cheerleader, but she is constantly bullied for being fat. She learns that she doesn’t have to change anything about herself to be awesome because she already is.

“Bullies like Nicole Arbour are the reason I am making this movie. I’m tired of body shaming. It’s everywhere.”

Mills ended his statement with:

“Nicole: Did you even read my script? It is a body positive teen movie. It has a message that is in direct opposition to your cruel and lame YouTube rant. We will not be working together. You are not hired for ‘Don’t Talk to Irene.’ ”

For her part, Arbour seemed to deny that she was ever attached to Mills’ movie in the first place:

Whatever the case, Arbour’s video rant serves as an example of exactly what not to do to get a job in the movie industry.


Jim Chapman reveals why he and Tanya Burr banned vlogging from their wedding day

When two of the internet’s most famous vloggers got hitched, we thought it would be all over YouTube and Instagram and Twitter – maybe even with a live-stream.

But Jim Chapman and Tanya Burr opted to keep their big day under wraps, only revealing the news on Sunday, three days after the wedding took place. And now Jim has revealed why.

“I just think we wanted our wedding to be very intimate, very private,” he explained. “We share so much of our lives, and we wanted a day where we could just turn everything off. “I didn’t even have my phone on me. It was actually really nice, just to have a day with me and my wife and our really close friends and family.”

But with so many friends who are vloggers, such as Zoella (Zoe Sugg) and Tyler Oakley, keeping the wedding secret required a pre-warning. “We had to have on the invite, ‘Rules: no vlogging, no Snapchat, no social media’,” Jim said. “Everyone took pictures and they’ll be releasing them now. But we wanted to be the ones to announce it.”
A photo posted by Tanya Burr (@tanyaburr) on

Jim has 128 million views on his YouTube channel, while his wife's YouTube channel has 239 million. They have been engaged since 2012 and sometimes appear in each other’s videos to play games and do competitions.

“I was very lucky to find the one I wanted to be with very early on,” Jim said. “I think – you’ve got to keep it fun. We’ve been together now for about nine years, and it’s always fun and exciting.”

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Game Of Thrones Star Maisie Williams Launched Her Own YouTube Channel!

I love that some celebrities are launching their own YouTube channels! It’s a great way to actually get to know and learn more about them. Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams decided to create her own YouTube channel and her first video may or may not have a special cameo by one of her costars…

Maisie-Williams-YouTubeMaisie decided to post her first video after she reached one millions followers on Twitter! Her videos will be called “Random Moment of Madeness with Maisie Williams”. The video is a Q&A and she talks about how fame changed her friendship, her favorite TV show and of course, Game of Thrones.

I learned so much about Maisie and now love her even more! Check it out below!

Monday, September 7, 2015

YouTuber Nicole Arbour claims ‘censorship’ after ‘Dear Fat People’ video taken down

Nicole Arbour earned a heated reaction for her “Dear Fat People” YouTube video, and apparent censorship on the part of YouTube.

The YouTube personality posted the six-minute-long video to her page on Thursday, Aug. 3. In it, the Canadian comedian used humor and “trolling” to try to inspire overweight people to lose weight. With over 700,000 views, the video upset a number of people, including vlogger Meghan Tonjes.

Several days later, Arbour’s YouTube channel was temporarily shut down. Technically the video doesn’t break any of YouTube’s guidelines. She took to Twitter on Sunday to complain about the apparent censorship.

“We literally broke the Internet … With comedy,” Arbour writes.

We literally broke the Internet... With comedy. #censorship

— Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) September 6, 2015

Oh, and this too.

— Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) September 6, 2015

“Wow, I’m the first comedian in the history of @YouTube to be #censored There are graphic videos about murder and torture, but satire is [speak no evil emoji],” she continues.

After CNN reported on Arbour’s channel being suspended, she noticed that it was reinstated but without her videos. As of press time, the videos have been returned to her YouTube page. She then added a new video called “Most Offensive Video EVER.”


April's Birthday Party

Happy Birthday April!! Today we have a sweet celebration for April's 9th birthday, filled with Candy, cake, doughnuts, pizza, tire swing, trampoline, games and a photo booth! We all had a sweet time!

April's Birthday Party

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Court Is Stupid

Hey guys, its been a while we know! Just wanted to take a minute to let you know where we have been and that we are back now. After a long court battle we finally won and are back to our daily vlogs! Thank you for supporting us and sticking around during this hiatus we had to take! Feel free to ask any questions below!

Court Is Stupid

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The 101 Most Useful Websites

List of websites that can be useful for anyone

1. – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
2. – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
3. – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
4. – find the original URL that's hiding behind a short URL.
5. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
6. – copy special characters that aren't on your keyboard.
7. – a better search engine for twitter.
8. – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
9. – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
10. – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
11. – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
12. – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
13. – gets answers directly without searching - see more wolfram tips.
14. – print web pages without the clutter.
15. – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
16. – a search engine for RSS feeds.
17. – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
18. – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
19. – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
20. – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
21. – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
22. – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
23. – your virtual whiteboard.
24. – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
25. – now get read receipts for your email.
26. – visualize and compare the size of any product.

27. – quickly determine the font name from an image.
28. – a good collection of open source fonts.
29. – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
30. – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
31. – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
32. – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
33. – share you screen with anyone over the web.
34. – recognize text from scanned PDFs - see other OCR tools.
35. - Track flight status at airports worldwide.
36. – for sharing really big files online.
37. – best-sellers on all subjects that you can download for free.
38. – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
39. – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
40. – work on the same document with multiple people.
41. – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
42. – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
43. – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
44. – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
45. - chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
46. – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
47. – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
48. – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
49. – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
50. – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
51. – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
52. – share your photos in an album instantly.
53. – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
54. – when you need to find the name of a song.
55. – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
56. – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
57. – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
58. – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
59. – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
60. – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
61. – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
62. – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
63. – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
64. – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
65. – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
66. – find the web host of any website.
67. – found something on Google but can't remember it now?
68. – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
69. – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
70. – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
71. – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
72. – download stock images absolutely free.
73. – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
74. – quickly create custom Google Maps online.
75. – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
76. – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
77. – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
78. – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
79. – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
80. – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
81. – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
82. – create timelines with audio, video and images.
83. – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
84. – check the trust level of any website.
85. – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.

86. – you'll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
87. – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
88. – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
89. – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
90. – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
91. – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
92. – find the technology stack of any website.
93. – research a website from the SEO perspective.
94. – broadcast live audio over the web.
95. – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
96. – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
97. – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
98. – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
99. – hire people to do little things for $5.
100. – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
101. – create a connection between all your online accounts.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Top 5 Vlogging Cameras (2015)

In this gadget roundup I’ve included plenty of great vlogging cameras; a couple point and shoots, a DSLR, an action cam and some phones. Literally, whatever situation you find yourself in (or budget you find yourself constrained by) you’ll be able to find the best camera for your vlogging efforts here.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 III

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

GoPro Hero4 Black

GoPro Hero4 Black

iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6

iPhone 6

Vlog Record Holder Charles Trippy Visits Ripley’s Warehouse

Charles Trippy has vlogged daily on YouTube for a consecutive SEVEN YEARS on his CTFxC channel. Not just a video star, Charles is also the bassist for We the Kings and often films his vlogs while on world tour.

Vlog Record Holder Charles Trippy Visits Ripley’s Warehouse
Charles’s vlog follows his life with girlfriend, Allie Wesenberg, and their two dogs, Zoey and Marley. He films his band tours and chronicles a close-up of his battle with cancer, even filming his own brain surgery.


Charles originally started doing videos online as a bet with a college roommate. The prize: a 12-pack of beer.

“I still have yet to get that 12-pack of beer…” -Charles

It’s been 10 years since then, just as many years as YouTube has been in business.

“It was a bet, and then I just started loving it.”

He now has over 1.5 million subscribers and averagesover 200,000 views a day.

The coveted gold play button is the YouTube creator’s award for breaking 1 Million subscribers.

Charles and Allie recently stopped by the Ripley’s warehouse on day #2316 of the vlog to have photos taken for the 2016 Ripley’s Annual. He also guest-starred in Ripley’s own Believe It Or Not! YouTube series.

“We’re going to be doing some cool stuff with the vampire killing kits.”

Vlog Record Holder Charles Trippy Visits Ripley’s Warehouse
Charles on set with girlfriend, Allie Wesenberg, and Ripley’s host Otelo Vizcaino

‘Dear Fat People’ video results in emotional YouTube exchange over weight-shaming

Everyone can agree that being overweight is no laughing matter — but where society’s views go from there, apparently, is a matter of opinion.

A YouTube battle began Thursday (Aug. 3) between Canadian comedian Nicole Arbour and vlogger Meghan Tonjes, both posting videos to their significant number of followers. Arbour hoped to use comedy to convince fat people to lose weight; Tonjes argued that shaming people into weight loss is cruel and ineffective. Soon, insults were being exchanged and tears were flowing.

“Dear fat people …” begins Arbour in her post. “Argh! Some people are already mad at this video!”

Admitting that she’s trolling, Arbour falls back on humor as justification for the outrage she clearly expects: “What are you gonna do, fat people? Are you gonna chase me?”

“Fat-shaming is not a thing. Fat people made that up,” Arbour explains. “That’s the race card, with no race.”

In between her comments, Arbour goes off on various tangents aimed at comedic effect; the linchpin of her video, however, is a story about people she calls “The Fat Family” that inconvenienced her at the airport.

“If I offend you so much that you lose weight, I’m OK with that,” she says. “You are killing yourself.”

Among those offended was Tonjes, who took to YouTube a few hours later to post an emotional response.

‘Some of you grew up like I did; you’re going to fat camp when you’re 12,” explains Tonjes, tearfully talking about her own experience. “Or you’re cutting yourself because you think that the world would be better without you, and you’ll never be enough. I get that on a very human level.”

“I don’t know why this video — out of all the things that I have seen — is so upsetting to me,” she smiles through her tears. “I’m really upset about the Nicole Arbour video. And not necessarily the video, just the mindset that I find really upsetting, even if it’s done for like ‘satire’ or ‘comedy,’ which it just isn’t.”

“I find it really harmful,” she adds. “A lot of girls … struggle with body-image. Of all different sizes. They really don’t need to hear this s***.”

In Arbour’s video, the comedian justifies her frank comments by claiming to be concerned for those who are overweight.

“I’m talking about the 35 percent of North Americans who are obese,” Arbour quantifies. “That means you are so fat, you are affecting your own health. ‘Big-boned’ isn’t a thing.”

“They forgot to tell you that ‘Plus Size’ stands for plus heart disease, plus knee problems, plus diabetes,” Arbour says. “Plus your family and friends crying because they lost you too soon because you needed to have a Coke plus fries.”

In Tonjes’ response, she calls Arbour’s “Dear Fat People” video “lazy comedy wrapped in health-and-concern trolling, tied in a f****ing privilege bow. It’s so easy to go after fat people, because it takes a lot of time, energy and effort to view people as people, fully-formed people that you have to get to know.”

By the end of her response, however, Tonjes seems to stop the tears and actually come out of all this feeling somewhat empowered.

“YouTube is my therapy in a lot of ways,” she explains. “I get to come on here and talk about things that are in my heart.”

“I just want it to be known: If you watch that video, and you agree, and you don’t view people as complex and nuanced the way that they are please don’t follow me, please don’t comment on my stuff,” Tonjes says with her hands together in a pose of prayer. “Please go find anything else to watch. I’m not here for you.”

Arbour, however, doesn’t seem to be re-thinking her stance. In lieu of another video, the comedian tweeted a message likely aimed at Tonjes: Emojis of crying faces and baby bottles.