Stacy is the mother of 3, step-mom of 3 and grandparent of 6. She has been developing websites for over 20 years, both for herself and others. Cooking, sewing, reading and history are just a few of her passions. Reading about history is a double passion!
Grab a cuppa and get settled in. We’ve got ten amazing Pinterest Tips & Tricks for you to review. Whether you’re a new blogger on the Pinterest scene or an old-hand, there’s something for everyone.
Social media is an ever-evolving business. One day images should be ‘this size’ and the next day they’ve changed. Keeping track of those changes is a full-time business. We’ll do our best to keep this page up-to-date. So perhaps you should go ahead and pin it now!
The ten tips we’ve listed should help your blog get on the Pinterest map. Our tips include help for images, descriptions, creating a brand, buttons and more.
This free online word and character counter is useful for your tweets, posts, sms messages, as well as a many other applications. Please feel free to use this tool to count the number of letters or characters in your document(s). Students will find this useful for essays and reports.
Many websites and applications have a limit on the number of characters that you should you use. Below our word and character counter we have listed many of those limits.
Summer vacation is already over in the Huddle household for our youngest, Megan. She started band camp on July 14th, was ready to quit on July 15th and was good as new on the 16th. Band camp lasts one more week and then there are endless evening and weekend practices, performances, contests.
Last week I did a guest post on A TIPical Day. I wrote about the importance of Mommy & Daddy Timeouts. Things to do alone, together and how to make it happen. I hope you’ll give it a visit!
Band camp start on Monday and we’ve already had tears, injuries and whining. Yeah, it’s a blast! Both my husband and I volunteer in a variety of ways. One thing I help with is “feeding the band” which consists of 240 band members and staff. It’s a crazy challenge that I adore.
As you can imagine, EASY is the name of the game right now for our own cooking. Easy lunches, dinners and desserts! The wonderful thing is, my very favorite cake is simple & easy. Strawberry Marble Cake is even kid friendly. Your younger chefs would love helping to poke the holes and splash in the jello.
This particular recipe came from my Aunt Cheri several dozens of years ago. I’m not even certain if she knows how much I love it! Maybe I need to jot off a not to her!
When it comes to parenting, we all have our opinions. Spanking vs. No Spanking. Co-sleeping vs. Crying it out. Cloth vs. Disposable. Formula vs. Breast. Yeah, there’s a lot of decisions to make and wade though.
One seemingly innocent parenting skill, is to count to three. The purpose of which is that if your child doesn’t respond within that count, an appropriate punishment would be handed out. Unfortunately, there is one major pitfall to this method plus a scary possibility. Let’s start with the pitfall.
We all know that before the age of five, children absorb and learn faster and easier than at any age. Repetition and patterns teach us better than anything else. Ever watched a children’s educational program? They repeat the same numbers, letters, colors, etc. over and over throughout the same program because it helps it to stick.
Let’s face it, there are few people who don’t like ranch, bacon or pasta. So what happens when you add them all together? Yeah, that’s right. You get a mouth explosion of goodness!
When I make Bacon Ranch Pasta for cookouts or potlucks, someone is always asking for the recipe. Oh and I have to make extra for a certain lady at my husband’s work! Those are the kind of compliments that I like receiving.
At the end of May I started getting exercise. Not just “more” exercise but “some” exercise! For the last several years I’ve been really good at holding my computer chair in place. All that that has accomplished is to make me severely out of shape and unhealthy.
I began with water aerobics for an hour and within a week I added walking for a half hour. I’m now walking about 1.7 miles a day and I hope to increase it to 2.5 by the end of July. Being very obese, walking isn’t very easy or enjoyable.
In order to make walking a little more palatable, I challenge myself to find one interesting or beautiful picture. Sometimes I find several in one day. Sometimes I find weird things that I doubt anyone else would be interested in. Nature walking is what I call my new “exercise”.
Rather than give you jokes about our presidents (most of which are quite tasteless) we’re giving you some humorous quotes by our presidents.
They’ve said some interesting, witty and downright eyebrow raising statements. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Democrat or Republican, there is something for everyone!
Mrs. Huddle finds this quote particularly humorous:
“The caribou love it. They rub against it and they have babies. There are more caribou in Alaska than you can shake a stick at.”
-George Bush, on the Alaska pipeline
We hope you have a fun & safe Independence Day this year! There is nothing Mr. Huddle likes better on the Fourth of July than to watch fireworks and spend time with his kids. Children make holidays so much exciting and fun!
Here are a few riddles just for the little ones…
Q: What did one flag say to the other flag?
A: Nothing. It just waved!