Nov 30, 2012

PhotoADay, and remembering Zig Zigler

20 work play

A few favorite words from Zig Zigler:
“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action and discipline that enabled us to follow through.”

22 grateful

“The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”

23 black

“Failure is an event not a person”

24 sky

“It's not where you start or even what happens to you along the way that's important. What is important is that you persevere and never give up on yourself.”

24 sound

“If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.”

26 cupboard

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could”

27 tree

“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.”

28 vehicle

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”

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“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”

Recipe of the day

  • one cup of love, two cups of loyalty,
  • three cups of forgiveness,
  • four quarts of faith and
  • one barrel of laughter.
Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs. Serve generous helpings daily.
― Zig Ziglar
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Nov 27, 2012

How to put social icons on your blog

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I feel very unqualified to be taking on this topic but since you asked I can simply tell you what I know. Or what I did. It may not be right, efficient or anything else.
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How to get these icons to appear horizontally in the sidebar like they are on my blog.
Well, I don’t know much about html,  so I can’t tell you the why and how or what part of it makes it vertical or horizontal.
I just found someone’s blog that some icons laid out horizontally, I highlighted, right clicked, view source, copied to notepad. At every “href” I changed it to my link, at every “src” I replace with the url to the icon I wanted displayed, at every “alt” I put a word describing the link.
Here’s what I did:
1. Upload icons to where ever you want to host them, photobucket, flickr, picasa, wordpress media library, where ever.
2. view the icon, right click on it, select ”view image” (Wordpress will give you the image url when you view images from your media library)
3. copy icon url from address bar
4.  paste icon url into YOUR_IMAGE_URL (see example below)
5. find page you want the icon the to click through to, copy address from address bar
6. paste address inside the quotation marks after the “href=”
7. in Blogger, layout, add gadget, HTML/Java script
7a. in Wordpress , Dashboard, appearance, widgets, add text, Arbitrary text or HTML
8. paste into gadget or widget save and see if your links work.
If it doesn’t, try staring at the html and see if you can spot something missing. If it just doesn’t make any sense take a break and go make some cookies. Come back the next day and start fresh it’ll make a world of difference.
It looks something like this.
<div id="social-icons">
<a href="!/YOUR_USER_NAME"><img src="YOUR_IMAGE_URL" target="_blank" width="45" height="45" alt="Twitter" /></a>

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="YOUR_IMAGE_URL" width="45" height="45" alt="RSS" /></a>

<a href="http://" target="_blank"><img src="YOUR_IMAGE_URL" width="45" height="45" alt="Pinterest" /></a>

<a href=” target="_blank"><img src="YOUR_IMAGE_URL" width="45" height="45" alt="Facebook" /></a>


I hope this helps.

Or at least inspires you to go read someone else's tutorial where they might explain it better. For more good reading Diythemes has a good tutorial on this and more.


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Nov 25, 2012

Leftover Turkey Cranberry sandwich

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Turkey and cranberry have always been some of the highlights of Thanksgiving dinner for me and leftovers are just as good.



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A couple of  slices of whole wheat multi grain bread,


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a couple of slices of canned cranberry sauce,


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Some extra sharp cheddar,


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Some turkey,


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a little salt and pepper to taste,



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a leaf or two of romaine and we’ve got a sandwich!


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I really like these barbecue flavored sweet potato chips from some brand I’d never heard of before called Food should taste good. If you have any sweet potato chips they’ll go nicely with a left over turkey sandwich.

There were more on the plate when I started but I kept eating them as I was making the sandwiches.

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Eating this sandwich turned out to be a bit messy, the turkey squished out one side, the lettuce and cheese went out the other and cranberry sauce dripped everywhere.

It was very good, drips and all.



Leftover Turkey Sandwich


  • Whole grain bread
  • leftover turkey
  • leftover cranberry sauce
  • cheddar cheese
  • romaine lettuce
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Nov 20, 2012

PhotoADay: Happened this weekend

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We watched Hockey with some of my little hockey playing friends. The NHL might not be playing hockey, but lower levels of pro hockey are playing this season.



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This is Eli, he’s been playing hockey for a couple of years and Pekka Rinne  just might be his favorite NHL player.


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The game was tied near the end of the 3rd.



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Noah said he wanted to see a shootout. I agreed I’d like a shootout but I wanted to see the IceBears  win if we were going to go to a shootout.

Nobody scored in overtime so we got the shoot out we wanted. Now Noah wasn’t sure this shoot out was such a good idea.



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I just can’t watch


It was still tied, The IceBears  shot second and they were sending their last guy... 


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Ricky did some kind of a Datsyuk move. He came down stickhandling on his side and faked a shot


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Then he slid the puck across with the toe of his backhand


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And shot backhanded. But Did he score??


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Everyone was on their feet.


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We won!



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Nov 16, 2012

Photoaday, In my bag?

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I looked at the photo a day list and cringed when I saw the prompt for day 15, in my bag. Oh no, Chantelle this is worse than the refrigerator prompt from September. I could find things I didn’t know I had.

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Day 12 was pretty easy and this pomegranate lemonade is really good.


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Alright, how about the grocery bag with Mrs. Pig’s bulk buy? Mrs. Pig’s bulk buy is in reference to a children’s  book of that title about some little piglets who only liked ketchup and didn’t want to eat any other food their mother made for them. So the next time Mrs. Pig went shopping she came home with gallons and gallons of only ketchup. The little piglets were overjoyed to be able to have just ketchup for a meal Until they realize they’re going to be eating ketchup for breakfast lunch and dinner until the last gallon is gone.

Anyway I refer to any large quantity of any food item as “Mrs. Pig’s bulk buy” and people look at me a little weirdly. It’s ok, I am a little weirdly.

Anyway, let’s keep going through my bags. 15 in your bag 2


On first glance it looks like pretty much everything that should be in there, except why am I carrying around empty water bottles?


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I dug down to the bottom and came out with a bunch of little things that I just keep, ya know just in case.

One skate lace. Actually that could be very useful.

The hand warmers that I will never use even if I was freezing to death because then I wouldn’t be able to tell myself I have those hand warmers in case I get REALLY cold.

Then there’s the last end of a roll of tape that isn’t enough to tape even the tiniest  child’s hockey stick. But I keep it in there just, just because, I don’t know. I really should throw it out.

The there’re the rubber bands for extreme emergencies. These are for really extreme emergencies because they don’t work real well any more, kind of sprung and hardly hold hair.

A few pens, one of them works and I’m not sure which one it is.


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In another bag, oh, this should be day 17 cause it’s probably the last thing I bought. You can’t quite see it in the photo but the price tag say original price 5.99 and then the sale price is marked 7.99. This is the one and only time I argued to pay regular price instead of the sale price.

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Can’t live without, Bokeh! These shapes are so much fun to make.


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And this clear nail polish is also good for chigger bites since for some reason unknown to me God has decided here in the south we cannot live without chiggers.

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These little shapes were in my camera bag. They are what I put in front of my lens to get the Bokeh shapes floating around.

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