Posts Written On February 08, 2021

Life Lessons for Your 20s

If you’re like most people, your 20s are a pretty chaotic time. You probably feel as though you’re doing well just to survive them, let alone having to learn a few life lessons along the way. In fact, although you may not realize it at the time, you really are learning a lot and growing as a person. A decade that started with your first tentative steps into adulthood ends, for most people, with full independence. You might have settled down, started a family and be on a fast career track or you might still be wondering what to do with the rest of your life. Whatever the case, you’ll set the stage for a more comfortable time in your 30s with the lessons below. What if your 20s are just a distant memory? The lessons below are valuable reminders at any time.

Stay Out of Debt

When you’re not making much money and watching everyone around you buy nicer items and take better vacations than you can afford, it can be awfully tempting to whip out the plastic. The problem is that you quickly can find yourself paying for that temptation for years and even decades to go. A better policy in your 20s is to start working your way out of debt. For example, if you took out student loans, you may be able to change your relationship with them by refinancing. You only need a few minutes to find out whether you can take years off the term of your loans and reduce your monthly payments with a lower interest rate.

Failure is Normal

This may fly in the face of all your instincts, but the truth is that multiple failures are entirely normal on the path to success. The trick is to take the sting and the stigma out of them. Success means taking risks. Not all of those risks will pay off, and that’s okay. Get used to hearing “no” because you often have to get through a lot of them before you hear a “yes.” Once you realize that trying and failing is not an indictment of you as a person, you’ll be open to more ambitious leaps and unusual solutions.

Embrace Humility

While you’re patting yourself on the back for understanding that the road to success is littered with failures, try not to get ahead of yourself. When you try something and you fail, analyze what happened. What could you change next time to get different results? Talk to those who have gone before you, learning from their experience.

Expect Change

Making decisions can be scary in your 20s because you may feel that the wrong one sets you on an inexorable path. The truth is, very few decisions are irreversible, and this is the best time to make mistakes. If you’ve found yourself on the wrong career path, in the wrong major at school or in the wrong relationship, there’s plenty of time to shift course. Don’t be afraid to make big decisions or to reverse them, keeping in mind that most people go through multiple career changes over the course of a lifetime.



A Valentine’s Giveaway Alert – Act Fast!

That’s right everybody, the season of romance is once again upon us all and it has many people scrambling for ideas. This is a very important day for anyone who has someone special in their life. Between the candy and flowers, as well as all of the other gifts and little surprises, this is one holiday where you better not drop the ball.

What Are You Planning on Doing for Your Loved One?

Now that you know how important this day is (as if you needed us to tell you) the next question is; what are you planning on doing about it? 

While nice dinners and other gifts are always good ideas, this holiday comes with a couple of must-have staples; flowers and candy, particularly chocolates. And the more exotic those chocolates are, the better. So, no matter what you end up doing, make sure that you have those two things covered.

What if You Could Do Something Special and Never Spend a Dime?

That’s right. What if you could give your significant other an incredible package without having to purchase anything? Well, with California’s The Accident Guys incredible Valentine’s Day Giveaway, now you can!

They have put together an incredible Valentine’s Day package that includes an official The Accident Guys Charcuterie Board (meats and cheese not included), Godiva chocolates, and flowers delivered directly to the address of your choice. Imagine the look on your sweetheart’s face when they receive this amazing package out of the blue. 

A charcuterie board filled with various delectable delights and succulent treats, coupled with exquisite Godiva chocolates and beautiful flowers are enough to make anyone’s Valentine’s Day feel extra special. And you will get all of the credit and come off looking like the hero for simply entering our contest!

They are offering this giveaway exclusively to their Instagram followers, and you must be 18 years or older and a resident of California to enter.

Here is all you have to do:

1. Like this post.

(Simple, isn’t it?)

2. Make sure that you’re following us here on Instagram.

(This contest is only open to followers of The Accident Guys)

3. Leave a comment telling us your favorite date spot in California!

(Anywhere you love to take someone counts. Whether it’s one of the countless amazing beaches, a sporting event, or any other place you think makes a great date spot, we wanna hear about it)

And it’s just that easy! No forms to fill out and mail off, no information to submit. Simply follow those 3 steps and you are entered for your chance to win this elegant Valentine’s Day package filled with goodies and treats of all kinds.

And of course, don’t be afraid to tag your valentine in the comments. If they enter too, it doubles your chances (Unless you are hoping for this to be a surprise…) 

We will post our winner on MONDAY, so be on the lookout for our winner announcement. The lucky contestant will be chosen at random from those who met all entry requirements.

In addition to the Valentine’s Day package, we will also be sending a delicious box of chocolates to four runners-up. So even if you don’t get the top prize you can still make your partner feel like a winner.

*This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram.


Empower your team to increase their productivity by up to 50% with SideTrak solutions

For the ultimate work from home solution…improve your productivity while working from your couch, office, or dining table with a portable monitor for your laptop! Instantly DOUBLE your laptop screen workspace with this game-changing new portable monitor technology!

The SideTrak portable laptop monitor allows team members to work from home, coffee shops, meetings, and business trips more efficiently. This innovative solution will save you time and money. SideTrak’s 180-degree screen share capabilities allows team members to mirror their screen and share content with an audience. This will revolutionize your team’s meetings, presentations, demos, and more!

SideTrak Slide Portable Monitor 12.5″

Instantly DOUBLE your laptop screen workspace with this game-changing new portable monitor technology! This 12.5” Full HD monitor attaches to the back of your laptop with semi-permanent metal plates so you can effortlessly work anywhere with two screens.
  • MAKE YOUR LAPTOP DUAL SCREEN >> SideTrak is a 12.5” FHD IPS portable monitor that securely attaches to the back of your laptop with device-safe metal plates. Perfect for work from home or remote work!
  • ULTRA-PORTABLE >> SideTrak weighs 1.65lbs and has a strong magnetic connection that allows you to pick your laptop up while the portable monitor is still open and walk from room to room without having to take down your whole setup!
  • FREE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD REQUIRED >> The SideTrak monitor for laptop is powered by built-in DisplayLink technology and is compatible with most 13” – 17.5” Mac, Windows, or Chrome laptops.

  • EXTEND, MIRROR, & ROTATE >> Extend your portable screen for better multitasking or mirror your display and rotate it 270° to give amazing presentations!
  • The CUSTOMERS LOVE SIDETRAK: “This was the perfect solution! Easy to install, outstanding display quality, and it weighs practically nothing. I work from my laptop all day, and this has made a huge difference. Portable, durable, and a true extension of my laptop screen. Would recommend to anyone who spends enormous hours on their laptop right now. Worth the investment.” – Bobbi J.

SideTrak Swivel Portable Monitor 12.5″

SideTrak Swivel is a 12.5” FHD IPS portable monitor that securely attaches to the back of your laptop with a device-safe metal plate. This portable monitor does not require a download and is compatible with most devices and operating systems including Mac, PC, Chrome, PS4, Xbox, & Switch. Its compact, innovative attachment is designed to fit any laptop size.

  • MAKE YOUR LAPTOP DUAL SCREEN >> Instantly double your laptop screen workspace with this game-changing new attachable portable monitor technology! SideTrak Swivel is a 12.5” Full HD portable monitor that securely attaches to the back of your laptop to combine the productivity of working on two screens with the portability of a laptop!
  • PORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT >> SideTrak Swivel weighs only 1.2lbs and has a strong magnetic connection that allows you to pick your laptop up while the SideTrak is still open and move from room to room without having to take down your whole setup!

  • EXTEND, MIRROR, & ROTATE >> Extend your screen for better multitasking or mirror your display and rotate it to give amazing presentations. The SideTrak Swivel’s unique hinge and screen autorotation allow you to easily share your screen by rotating it horizontally or vertically.
  • COMPATIBILITY >> This portable monitor does not require a download and is compatible with most devices and operating systems including Mac, PC, Chrome, PS4, Xbox, & Switch. Its compact, innovative attachment is designed to fit any laptop size and its built-in kickstand allows it to transition to a freestanding monitor.
  • ADJUSTABLE >> Adjust SideTrak Swivel to your viewing preferences by rotating the screen, adjusting the brightness, or using the kickstand.

Stop the frustration of going back and forth between tabs and easily transform your workstation into a dual-screen setup. SideTrak Slide and Swivel portable monitor helps increase productivity and efficiency!

For me, I am an artist, blogger, also an art teacher. As the school hasn’t reopened yet, I have been doing online teaching for almost a year! To be honestly, I love teaching online for a couple of reasons, one is because I can overlook all the students artwork at the same time from my screen. But there is always a problem that I need more screen space! I can’t just minimize Zoom window because I need to see the details of the students’ artworks. And at the same time, I need to check on the reference images for the drawing demo. Luckily, SideTrak Slide perfectly solves my problem. I just easily drag the reference images on this extra monitor and still keep the Zoom class at laptop screen. I also can check the emails and Google search something whenever I need to with the help of extra screen room.

Plus, it is very very easy to assemble and set everything up. It is light enough to carry around too. The monitor looks so clear that you won’t feel it is a extra add-on. Adding a second screen to your workspace increases productivity by 20-30% and can save you 8+ hours each week! End the frustration of going back and forth between tabs!

Enjoy a change of scenery without sacrificing productivity. This portable monitor stays attached to your laptop and doesn’t require a table so that you can work with two screens at a desk, on a couch, or outdoors. Set up your dual monitor workspace in seconds and easily move it with you throughout the day. SideTrak Slide’s lightweight, durable, and slim design is built for your life on-the-go! It fits in most work bags so that you can carry it between your home and office.


Ice Castles in Utah

Living in Vegas, the summer days are long and endless and the winter days are just a few short weeks. The city erupts with excitement at the first glimpse of cold and this year we even got some snow days. But only a few hours away is a real winter wonderland!

We went to visit the amazing man made Ice Castle in the city of Midway, Utah. It was easy to get there, parking was easy too, we had to make a line to enter but it was pretty quick, you had to use a mask the whole time there but it actually helped with the cold! Inside they had a little trailer selling hot drinks and pastries.

Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The experience includes breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, and fountains

There was two bigger frozen slides for kids 42″ and taller but th video where Diana was sliding was perfect for the little ones who couldn’t go on the bigger slides. The music from Frozen really set the mood for the kids and adults alike!

At around 5 they turn on lights inside the caves but we didn’t stay to see them in the dark because we had already been there for 2 hrs and it was getting cold and we were definitely tired out! We will be back again next season for sure!