Make a Book About Your Favorite Person and You Could Win $2,500 from Blurb

(This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.) Blurb wants to meet your favorite person and in turn you could win $2,500! All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win $2,500! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. With so many special people in your life (Hint: Mother’s Day is coming!), why not make a book for a few of them! With that much love to share, everyone is a winner! Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on […]

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Playing with Google Picasa 3 for New Blog Header

I really want to make a new blog header, one that goes with the season and has cute updated photos of the munchkins and me. I love playing with Google Picasa 3, it’s so easy to make a blog header. Usually. Today I spent some time trying to get the correct size, you see my blog header is 900 x 225, but when I use Google Picasa 3 I find myself forgetting how to properly size the collage I made for my header within that program so that when I upload it to site via FTP it doesn’t lose the quality. This morning my brain is fried and not working so I decided to walk away, but wanted to talk about it because, well it’s frustrating me and I thought maybe someone somewhere can remind me how to resize a collage within Google Picasa 3 to ensure I do not […]

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Not So Wordless Wednesday: The Joys of Summer Collages using Picasa 3

I love playing around with Picasa 3, that is the program I use to create my blog headers, which by the way look above, it’s been changed! Do you likes? Below are some collages I had fun making over the weekend in celebration for the spectacular Summer so far … What pictures would you use to sum up some of your Joys of Summer thus far in a picture collage format?

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Letting Kids Do Hair and Makeup

This is a really old YouTube video of mine being featured today, but it brings up a question I have. Do you let your kids play with hair and makeup on you for fun? Back in my dating days as a single mom of one that is how I won over children of a man I had dated once. He was more of a friend in the long haul but we attempted dating and his two girls were so cute. Every time I went over for a visit when they were there I had to bring my make up case because they knew Brandy was going to let them do hair and makeup. This is a simple way to have fun and get the kids involved in laughing. I love laughter, it seriously makes the heart healthier, I swear it. Okay I think farming makes the heart healthier too, considering […]

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