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#50 💜 the blog days of summer

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Hello & Welcome to my 50th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is my latest crazy-hair-brained technique for beating the blogful summertime heat 🙂

Well here we are, mid-way through August and the sounds of Canadian Geese are becomng more frequent—signalling the beginning of the end to our favourite season :-/ All in all, it’s been a good summer. The snow melted extra-early 🙂 Then it rained more often than not 😦 And now, I’ve finally discovered the secret to my future outdoor summer blogging success! 

The iPad makes it easy to bring blogging outdoors, of course. But gosh-yarn-it… that glass screen reflects EVERYthing!!! And that makes reading and/or snapping pics in the sunshine quite difficult—especially for me, being visually impaired due to RP :-/

Hopefully someday, Apple will find a way to fix that glaring issue. Until then, I’ve taken drastic draping measures into my own hands and pulled the non-wool sheet over my head and iPad… LoL… ’cause y’know… 1-2 of our neighbours might not yet think I’m cuckoo 😉 But hey… not so nuts, since I got to edit all these photos AND enjoy an afternoon of fresh air 🙂 Plus now, I won’t need to choose between catching up with all my favourite blogs or enjoying the sunshine!  ❤

Do try this at home…
I highly recommend it!

So here in my photos… I’m all set for a blogfully constructive day in the sunshine with my iPad, charger/extension cord, earphones, fitted cotton sheet (elastic around the back of the head helps hold it in place if/when the wind blows) and water-filled hazelnut coffee creamer container—for a sprinkling sip o’ fun in the sun 🙂

Special thanks to Ralph at Bluefish Way, for his clear how-to instruction post filled with ideas to create your own animated GIF-packs 🙂 This first animated .gif of mine was really easy… I may need to make more! 


Ralph’s GIF-packed instruction post

Ralph’s GIF-packed instruction post
via my Pinterest pins

Online Animated GIF Maker & Editor
for iPad

Online Watermark & Photo Editor 


Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

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Go ahead… dare to cut the glare! 😉 ♥ Jackie


31 responses

  1. Hi Jackie 😀

    Wow, someone actually reads my posts and that one is you my friend. 😉

    Well done, your gif came out really well. How exciting ! Oh, and thanks for the link to my blog 😀 ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    August 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    • Hey Ralph 🙂 awe shucks… I’m happy to be one of your crowded followship! Always wondered how gifs were made. Now thanks to you, I may become addicted! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      August 18, 2016 at 5:44 pm

  2. ephesians413

    Are the Canadian geese making more noise in order to get ready to go south? I think Canada is not doing enough to attract them to go north these days. 😉 We have SO many Canadian geese in New England that just hang around all year (messing up the sidewalks!) refusing to go further north. It was always a right of passage in the fall when I was young to see and hear the Canadian geese flying high overhead in their V-shaped formations to go south. We’d look for them in the fall. Now I never see them fly south like that. So strange! I hope you’re enjoying the rest of this warm summer! Thank you for your posts!

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    August 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    • Good to see you again, my New England friend 🙂 And will you be updating your blog again soon?
      heehee… Yup.. cute as they are, those geese can sure make a mess! We used to live near an area where they liked to hang out. The smell became quite atrocious and we really had to watch our step!!! Perhaps someone ought to send a note to Justin Trudeau and he can send them parkas?!? 😛 😉 Oh well…
      We’re sad to see ’em go, since we know winter arrives once they’re gone :-/ Hope you’ve been enjoying your very hot summer! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      August 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm

  3. The Gif came out very well. I like your innovative response to the glare issues. Luckily, with the bag I wear on my head, I avoid the problem. I just squeeze my smartphone underneath the bag too.

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    August 19, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    • Thanks Bun 🙂 …heehee… Yup, whatever works! 😉 Hmmm … just heard the sounds of laughing voices out back and suspect they may’ve been in response to the sheet I’m wearing over my head/iPad right now?!? Oh LoL… if they only knew all the places I’ve been and all the people I’ve met under here! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      August 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

  4. Autumn is my favorite season, too. We’ve had a hot, stormy summer. But we’re on a major north/south fly way, so Canadian geese herald a change in the weather. Of course, I’ll be complaining again when there’s snow in the forecast (LOL). ❤

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    August 21, 2016 at 3:49 am

    • Yup… only another couple of months ’til the white fluff flies :-/ If your weather is similar to southern Ontario, then our summers are not nearly so hot/muggy as that. Hopefully this fall will be nice (like last year) for us all! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      August 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm

  5. Reblogged this on Ancien Hippie.

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    August 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

  6. Sunshine Quotes

    Thank you for the incredible support you have given me here! I don’t know much about knitting, but still appreciate your interest here!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 25, 2016 at 9:19 am

    • Thanks SunshineQ 🙂 Ah well… ‘guess we can’t all be knitters 😉 I like your blog too, because it beams with bright-shining quotes! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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      August 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      • Sunshine Quotes

        Thank you so much. These are the comments I need to know that my blog is headed in the right direction. Thank you so much!

        Liked by 1 person

        August 26, 2016 at 10:03 am

        • You’re quite welcome and I look forward to visiting your blog again soon! 🙂 💜 ❤

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          August 26, 2016 at 3:29 pm

          • Sunshine Quotes

            Thank you so much! I am trying to build up the content on my blog, but it takes a while! Thanks for your support…

            Sunshine 🙂

            Liked by 1 person

            August 29, 2016 at 9:26 am

            • Yup… if you build and share links to it, they will come! Thanks for all yOur sunshiny rays of support, too 🙂 💜 ❤


              August 31, 2016 at 2:36 am

  7. Great post and I loved the gifs!

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    August 26, 2016 at 8:12 am

  8. Couldn’t help but crack up at the knitted outfits…definitely would protect against the cold!!

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    August 31, 2016 at 11:23 am

  9. Arghh…the glare on iPad drives me crazy in summer!! Laughing out loud at your solutions! Also great song for the season and one of my favourites – remember this from the Eurovision when I was bopping about! 😀

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    September 10, 2016 at 6:31 am

    • heehee… Yup, ‘guess there’s more than a simple rhyme behind the reason some call me “wacky Jackie” 😉 Love that song, too! It’s such a happy tune! 🙂 💜 ❤

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      September 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  10. Best idea jackie i like the one that actually the persons inside the sweater and as well as inwollen clothes as well its cold time begin😋😋😋😋

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    December 1, 2016 at 4:14 am

    • heehee… yup! The snowy season is here… Time to crawl inside our warmest, most woolerful suits! 😉 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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      December 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

  11. Love your GIF, Jackie, and thanks for all the useful links. I’m going to have a go for sure. Our cats better watch out! 🙂

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    July 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    • You’re welome, Sarah 🙂 GIFs are fun to make/watch… Looking forward to seeing what you catch your cats at! 😉 💜 Jackie@KWH


      July 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

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