Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Promo Materials for "Snow White & The Huntsman"!

I'm really excited about this movie, and no, it's not only because Kristen Stewart will play the character the story is based on. It's because I always LOVED this story as a child and can't wait to see it re-made into a live action movie! I think the casting is brilliant! Take a look at the newly distributed promo pics that were released during the Comic Con event in San Diego...


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Too bad we all have to wait until June 2012! Check out the film's website HERE!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Adding a Custom Favicon to Your Blog!

Ever wonder how people get those cutesy icons that add a personalized, custom look to their blogs? They're used to visually be able to quickly identify a bookmarked blog or website, or they can be considered a site brand. Well, I decided it was time to give it a whirl.  I'm not a PC idiot, but I'm no pro either... but after tonight, and after spending over an hour trying to figure out one of the steps when the solution was staring at me the WHOLE time, well, it makes me feel like a complete idiot. ;-/

Anywho, I know now! It's super, super easy. I don't know how easy it is for Wordpress or other blogging platforms, but for Blogger it's a piece of cake.

First, you need to create your favicon! Go to a favicon generator site - I used www.favicon.co.uk, but I know there are others as well. Create your favicon from an image that screams your website, or just something that will help others identify you. I cropped my image down to around 60x60 (I use picnik.com as my photo editor and I ♥ it!) before I uploaded/created it. Once you upload it the site will allow you to download it to your PC.



From there, all you have to do is go to your blogs Design tab, then click on Page Elements, then simply click EDIT next to the FAVICON box (top left). Upload your custom favicon that you saved to your PC, and there you go! Easy, right?


I was actually looking up HTML codes and instructions...it was giving me a headache! I wonder how long this option has been staring at me?

Have fun making your blog more YOU!

**TIP: It may not show up immediately, in fact, it could take a couple of days. Mine worked within 5 minutes. I did clear my cache and internet history - maybe it helped?**

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Big Brother 13... Let The Drama BEGIN!

I only became a Big Brother fan last summer (season 12), and I was hooked after the first show. I was SO excited to have it premiere tonight so we could "meet" the new house guests, but boy oh boy, I had no idea of all the twists they'd throw out... right out of the gate! I guess I haven't kept up with all the hoopla leading up to tonight - Apparently, you could vote on which previous "duo" to bring back to compete against the 8 newbie house guests. I had no idea! But, I gotta say, I ♥ who came back. Even though I only really have knowledge of Brendon & Rachel, I have heard of Jordan & Jeff (weren't they on Amazing Race too?). I had NO idea who Evel Dick & Daniele were, but he already creeps me out! I know, I know...Rachel is a bit annoying. OK, maybe a lot. But you gotta love her! And hey, she already won a HOH competition! Take that! ;-)

So, anybody stick out to you? Who's going to be the first to be evicted? I say Lawon. There's just something about him that gives me the hibbigibbies. Just sayin'.

Doggie LOVE!

I would lay on my couch, but...


I have a lazy dog who likes to sprawl out on the entire couch! I didn't have the ♥ to move her.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cape Hatteras Here I Come!

We're packed up and ready to go... Where you ask? CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE, that's where!

 I'm so excited! We're going to camp, in a tent, not an RV, right on the beach... well, kinda on the beach. It'll be behind the dunes, but you can see (and smell!) the ocean from where we'll be pitching our tent! I kinda feel like this is by camping redemption, ya know... from the anxiety I had from my last camping trip in the NC mountains last fall. Remember that? Here's a refresher HERE & HERE & HERE & lastly, HERE. I don't think I'll have any bear or coyote encounters here! LOL! Yes, I'm a worry wort. I can't help it. I will be a little uneasy during our planned kayaking trip in the Pamlico Sound though. Why? Well, there could be sharks in there! And, I know there just waiting for me! ;) Nah, I'm kidding... well, kinda. I'll be fine. Right?

We're going to fish, climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, frolic on the beach, drink lots & lots of beer, and bake in the sun for 3 straight days! Ahhh! Sounds nice, right?

I hope I find a TON of seashells...


I hope to see a gorgeous sunset like this one overlooking the Pamlico Sound...


I just want to R-E-L-A-X and enjoy what the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina has to offer. I can't wait!

Cape Hatteras here we come!

Pics when we return! Stay tuned!