52 Week Saving Plan

Save Some Money

I know the holidays have just come to an end and you probably just put away your decorations. However, it is never too early to think about next Christmas and start saving early. I saw an image posted on Facebook the other day and it made perfect sense to me to use something like it to save for next holiday season. The premise is simple, you save a little bit each week and at the end of the year you will have over $1,000 ($1,378.00 to be exact) to spend frivolously on your loved ones! No pain involved…  Well maybe a […] Read more »

How to add a FavIcon to your WordPress website


Maybe it is just a pet peeve of mine but I get annoyed when I see a blank FavIcon or worse yet the theme’s default icon. What is a FavIcon? A FavIcon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 or 32×32… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon If you don’t have your own website then you may not even care about it. However if you do have a website you should make it match your brand that people recognize you by. Either your logo, or part of it, or maybe your photo. […] Read more »

Another version of the Domain Name scam


I can’t believe that in the last two days I have received this notice from two different clients. This has been going on for years and it seems that the scammers just change their name but mostly everything else stays the same. If you look back in my archives you will find this post from 2008 explaining the scam that was going on then. So now the scam is to send what appears to look like an invoice for your domain services. They make it look like they are providing backup DNS services even though they are doing no such thing! […] Read more »

Easy microwave bacon

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What better way to start the new year than with Bacon! :) For Christmas I received a crock pot slow cooker (thanks Mom & Dad) that I have been putting to good use. My kids are thrilled with it too as dinner is ready and waiting, plus the house smells so good. So with this new found treasure I have been trying to find recipes that everyone will enjoy. I am amazed at how many recipes there are and how easy most of them are to make. For dinner tonight my kids picked out a BBQ Chicken Bacon Melt. Sounded […] Read more »

What is the proper advertising request etiquette


I never thought about having advertisers on my blog as it is just my personal blog. However I have been approached on more than one occasion to advertise on my site. So I guess that means I should put together an advertising policy page for anyone who wants to advertise here with me will have clear understanding of my advertising policy. The thing that gets me is my most recent conversation with someone who wanted to advertise on my site. It started off normally with a request to advertise on my site: Hi there, I am interested in text advertising on your […] Read more »

Out with the old and in with some changes


Happy New Years Eve everyone!   I want to wish you all a safe, healthy & happy new year and hope that it brings you nothing but joy! Lately I have been seeing everyone doing recaps of 2012 and their plan for 2013 as blog posts so I figured I would join in so to speak. I am not going to do a recap but do what to let you in on some changes that will be happening here. I have neglected this blog terribly because it never had a focus. Originally it was my personal blog and I would […] Read more »