Today's post will just be a hodge podge of things I've been wanting to mention.
Brownie in a cup
My Crock Pot has been getting lots of use lately due to a great blog called A Year of CrockPotting. The other day she posted directions for making brownies in the Crock Pot--in mugs. Pretty cool. Tried it last night. Haven't eaten them yet--started too late and they were cooling off when we went to bed--but I think it's such a cool idea, and it looks like they turned out great. And you can use a store-bought mix, so even the domestically-impaired would have a hard time messing up this one.
New game for Chickie
I came up with a fun new game for Chickie. Lay your toddler on the ground on his or her back with feet in the air. Put an object (book, toy, diaper, whatever) in between your child's feet and tell him/her to try to hold onto it. Tickle those tiny toes to try to get them to let go. Enjoy the giggle fest as you try it over and over and over!
Ever used that "NEXT BLOG" button up at the top of my page? It's fun to scroll through the sites of other bloggers. A majority don't interest me but occasionally I come across a gem. Here are a couple I discovered the other day:
The Foolish Artist--A high school senior who is smart and artsy and promises to reveal the teenage angst she's experiencing? What a fun way to live vicariously through someone experiencing a pivotal year in growing up.
Michelle Brunner--Another artist. I just really like the look of her stuff, which is sold affordably on Etsy.
These next two topics are tips for fellow bloggers.
Backing up your blog
Fellow bloggers, be sure to check out this link on how to back up your blog posts. I haven't actually done this yet, but I plan to this weekend--I can't imagine losing all the posts I've written.
Ever heard of a favicon? Neither had I, until yesterday. It's that teeny tiny icon up at the left hand side of the address bar in your browser. Lookie, lookie, I've got my very own favicon now! Gone is my boring Blogger "B"; enter my stylized "C". I created a JPEG on my photo editing/graphic program (Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2) and then the Icon J site converted it to a favicon, is hosting it for free, and generated the HTML code for me. (Looks like you can even create the image on that site too.) The Rumbling Lankan blog turned me on to Icon J and helped me figure out where to paste the code into my blog's HTML.