May 7, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day

Hey all!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

As we have traditionally done here at HW, we go out and find all the great stuff at other sites and share it!

You can share on the Facebook Fanpage

OR

the forum
(which I like because I can add images of things so I can know before I go there)

or

Twitter

Check out the forum thread to see where others at HW are headed out for a chat or challenge because we should be scrapping today!


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I am also taking an opportunity today to create filters for all of these newsletters I'm getting so they all go to a "scrapbooking newsletter" folder in my inbox from here on out!  Whoo hoooo!

I'm also taking the opportunity as I blog hop to be sure that all the blogs I visit are in the Digital Scrapbooking Blogroll.  Have you forgotten about it?  Remember, you can get the code and put it on your own blog or just stop by the sidebar of my blog and scroll through it from time to time to find new blogs to follow.

May 6, 2011

Outdoor Enjoyment!





We enjoyed an evening on the outdoor patio, with my new Mother's Day roses, a new pitcher with margarita, a salad for dinner, and American Idol on the laptop (as it did not get recorded last night)!

We really need to do this more often! We should sit out here with our Netflix movies and bring the bigger speakers outside and watch our movies here rather than on our big screen tv in the living room. The setting is so relaxing and inviting!

I bought this pitcher the other day. It has a spot in the middle to put ice cubes. We bought a pre-mixed margarita, ready to go, and dumped it into the pitcher. We were surprised it hardly took up any of the pictcher! It is much bigger than it looks. We could have dumped two bottles of the pre-mix in it and invited over company! We will just have to do that! I sliced up a lime for that visual effect and it was fun! Such small things make for such great moments. Crazy how that is, huh? Learn to enjoy the little things.

Mr. & Mrs. Robin are over here feeding their young'ins in the next they built on top of the gutter drain. So nice spending an evening with friends! (giggle)

What is the real truth?

I saw this video and found it thought provoking.

The video shares criminals in the courtroom before they see a (taser) video of themselves and, thereafter, their response.

Do they really not remember and, therefore, are telling the truth in the courtroom or are they lying. I wish I could determine.

A sweet Mother's Day surprise!!

I got some miniature roses by UPS from Logan for Mother's Day! I put them in this bucket and put them on the patio table. What a sweet surprise!!

May 5, 2011

Sometimes a wet paper towel is better than. . .

Sometimes a wet paper towel is better than. . .
. . .all the expensive things they try to get you to buy!!

I find a wet paper towel pushed between keyboard keys to knock off the dust works best !

Yep, it does take patience too. That's what the companies hope for -- people without patience willing to spend money for an easy way out!
A bent paperclip makes for a great tool for digging out  gunk between beneath the keys.

Turning the keyboard upside down and banging it in your lap works better than any can of expensive blow air!
Oh wait!! Yet a better inexpensive cleaning cost !!!

Use the paperclip to push the paper towel between the keyboard spaces to slide it around and really clean!!!

Ahhh...what else are you going to do with that time you save from all those expensive computer cleaning supplies?  Think of it as a lesson on patience and something to do while you need a "brain break" from all of those other things you do!

Cinco de Mayo would not be complete without...

Cinco de Mayo would not be complete without...

... a margarita

. . . cheese dip!!!

Yeah for YouTube Comments!

This morning I got distracted to YouTube and realized that it had been a long time since I have managed any comments or other communications on my site.

I found this comment from three months ago that really made my day!  What a great testimony about my videos from a complete stranger. 

I read things like this all the time, but how do I get these people to become subscribers and to get to know them and participate in the forum with us?

I really wish I had more time.  There are so many avenues if I just had time to be active in them it might help bring new people to HW.  I would love to have help of other people utilizing these avenues to get the word out about HW, but it seems I'm a one-woman pony!

Regardless, I am VERY thankful for people who take the time to leave me comments.  I know everyone's time is valuable and even the little time it takes to comment is appreciated by me.

Plant Picks /Flowers for Teacher Appreciation



Use your digital scrapbooking skills to create "plant picks" to stick in flowers and hand deliver the flowers yourself!  It is so much more personal.

What a great idea as a teacher appreciation gift.  I can just see one of my boys when young hand delivering the flowers with a big smile.

What a great idea for Mother's Day too!

Google Realtime

I discovered Google Realtime today.

Google Realtime is a search tool for social networking, mainly Twitter, Facebook, and Blogs delivered by the time it was posted, rather than the search returns being based on page rank.

I can see this being a tool good for people marketing and maybe could be abused by people marketing.  Nonetheless, it is something I might visit from time to time (if I can find time!)

My first search for "digital scrapbooking" provided all twitter and facebook results.  It seems a great way to find digital scrapbookers on Twitter and Facebook in order to follow them and get to know them.

I changed the conditions to "nearby" and found no results.  That was disappointing!

I tried a custom location for my zip code and came up with nothing.

I tried a custom location for my city and state and it came up with - - - me!

There is no option at the bottom of the results list to go to the next page, which can be confusing, but to the right is a timeline in which you can click "older" or "newer" to receive more results.

I tried a custom location for my state and found some people in Missouri and that is cool!

Now -- I'm off to find some new people to follow!  :)

May 3, 2011

I have decided that thin bagels....

I have decided that thin bagels make you fatter because you have to eat more than one and that just means more fattening cream cheese!!

...same amount of bread, but more of the good stuff! Calculate that!!

May 1, 2011

PLEASE NOTE!

We went through a server upgrade in the last 24 hours.

We lost everything posted since I initiated the server move, so I apologize, but you will need to repost/upload what you have done on Saturday.

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However, I thought everything was working fine, but I am having trouble with the main forum page coming up! I am working on it.

In the meantime, you can access the forum to direct areas of the forum through these links.

Subscriber Area

Welcome Area

Chatter Area (keeping good company)

Please note

Update, everything seems to be working find now.

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Update: Everything is working fine now and you can post lessons. Some may need to repost lessons.

We will soon be doing a second phase of the move. Hopefully this will get these issue behind us!

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We went through a server upgrade in the last 24 hours.

We lost everything posted since I initiated the server move, so I apologize, but you will need to repost/upload what you have done on Saturday.

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However, I thought everything was working fine, but I am having trouble with the main forum page coming up! I am working on it.

In the meantime, you can access the forum to direct areas of the forum through these links.

Subscriber Area

Welcome Area

Chatter Area
 (Keeping Good Company)