Tuesday, September 02, 2014

CSS Tips For Blogger Blogs

CSS Design Tips for Blogger

Look What I Found!!!

CSS! Up until a few weeks ago I didn't even truly understand what this was, what it did and what it could mean for my blog.

Now I've discovered what a few snippets of well placed CSS code can actually do for your blogger blog.

These are so easy to implement and although they don't change the look of your blog too drastically, these subtle additions can improve the overall aesthetics.

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Monday, September 01, 2014

7 Tips to Help You Cope With Exam Stress

Coping with exams

Miss 16 has been madly cramming over the last couple of weeks.  She starts her year 11 exams today and the stress levels have been extremely high around here.

Everyone has been walking on egg shells not wanting to upset her.

We keep hearing, "I'm going to fail...I'm going to fail"!! She mutters as she walks through the house. Never mind she has never failed an exam in her life!

We take our life in our hands knocking on her bedroom door, to be greeted with a snarled "what"??? As she looks up from the latest textbook.

"Just wondering if you wanted anything?" is my tentative response......while backing quietly out the door.....

I must admit these moments aren't very frequent, I have obviously caught her during moments of self doubt and anxiety.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Netball Finals Fever - Are You a Netball Mum?

Netball Mums

It's Finals Time

Today is the day, the start of finals for Miss 14's netball team. Unfortunately Miss 16 didn't make the finals this year, so it's all up to one to bring home the family pride........ Only joking, we really don't care how she goes, just as long as she is still enjoying herself playing the game she loves and that she tries her best...... Oh who am I kidding, we would love her to win!!

I'm not so concerned about her winning for us, but I know she will be devastated if she doesn't make it to the Grand Final this year.  We have been on tender hooks all week, preparing for today, nerves are high and tempers are short..... only 3 more weeks of this to go...hopefully...

I admit it, I am a netball mum.  I love the game, I love watching my girls play a game they love, I loved playing myself , however my ankles and knees didn't......

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Friday, August 29, 2014

8 Tips For Dealing With Telemarketers - #Stumble Into The Weekend

Stumble Into The Weekend Link Up
How Do You Handle Telemarketers? #stumbleintotheweekend

I receive most of my phone calls on my mobile phone, so when the landline rings at home I always cringe and when an unrecognised number appears on the screen, my heart seems to skip a beat.

I always answer it though, why is that?...

Because always in the back of my mind I am envisaging some major family catastrophe that I need to know about and if I don't answer the phone I will never know the news!!..... I mentioned I had a mobile right?

Anyhoo... 9 times out of 10 when the landline rings during the day or at 6pm in the evening it is always a telemarketer. Why do I pay an excess on my monthly phone bill for a "silent" number when I am going to get these calls anyway?
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Organising A Family Will

How To Organise A WillPreparing for The Enevitable, The Hardest Conversation Of All

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Firths The Compensation Lawyers*

This is a bit of a gloomy post about a topic that honestly we would rather not discuss and one we have ashamedly been quite remiss in rectifying.

It's not as though we have been intentionally ignoring the problem, we just haven't given it another thought, living in the moment and enjoying life one day at a time.

We tend to trudge through our everyday lives,  each day morphs into the next and we just assume that we are going to here tomorrow to do it all over again.

There are certain obstacles that we have to encounter during the course of our lives.  And one we would rather not think about is the death of ourselves or a loved one.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RV-Campervan Holiday Part 3 - Charleville QLD To Longreach QLD

RV Campervan Holiday Charleville to LongreachCharleville QLD to Longreach QLD

Part 3 sees us FINALLY on the road out of Charleville and heading full steam ahead towards Longreach.

After a few eventful days in Charleville, after "Bertha" had decided she had had enough. We were finally feeling like our trip was back on track, albeit a few days late.

We made the quick decision once the van was finally fixed to get on the road fast and try and make our next destination for the night Blackall, which we estimated would take approximately 3 hours on the road. It was now 3 pm which meant we would be on the road during the most dangerous time for wildlife so all our eyes were peeled.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge and Scary Teen Challenges

Ice Bucket Challenge Has Finally Hit Our House.

If you are a parent of a teenager you are probably hearing and seeing the never ending videos of your teens and their friends completing the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness, all over Facebook.

This is one challenge that has taken the world by storm with average citizens and celebrities alike all stepping up once nominated,  to raise money for research into the debilitating disease ALS.

So what does one do in the dead of winter?

Why we tip 3 buckets of ice cold water and ice over our heads of course!!

This is my daughter Miss 14 doing her Ice Bucket Challenge!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Category Tabs in Blogger

Design Blog Category TabsHow To Create Your Own Unique Category Tabs

This weeks blog design tip is all about how you can create individual and unique category tabs for your blog instead of just the standardised version that comes with your blog.

I don't know about you but when I'm visiting a blog the tabs section at the top of the page is one of the first places my eyes go to.

I love to scan the various different topics that the blog is covering.  It also makes navigating the blog much easier when you can just click to the category you want most. Whether it's "Blogging Tips", "Recipes" a "Shop" page or a "Media and Advertising" page  you are after, it's nice to know that these are just a click away.

If you have an "About Me" tab and a "Media Kit"  you want these details easily accessible also.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Application Form To Date My Daughter

Application to date my daughterMake Sure Your Daughter Finds The Perfect Partner

Here is something I'm sure all Dads will absolutely love!!

Do you want to scrutinise potential boyfriends that your daughter may have even more closely? 

Perhaps instil an element of fear?

The this is the perfect thing for you.  Have any potential suitors fill this out and your mind can rest at ease...

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Quote Of The Week

Quote of The Week

Yep It's Saturday which must mean it's time for a profound..... well sometimes profound, quote to start your weekend.


Do you have a perfectionist in the house? I do..... Miss 16 is constantly putting excessive pressure on herself to do better and to be perfect.

All too often our kids think that life needs to be perfect in order for them to feel happy.  

Perfect, now that's a word to consider.  When you really think about it, life is never completely "perfect". There is always something waiting in the wings getting ready to rock that perfect boat.

If we can encourage our kids to do their best, but remind them that perfection isn't the be all and end all, then maybe they won't put excess and unrealistic pressure on themselves.

Our kids are far from perfect, they should stop trying to become perfect and just concentrate on being happy, the rest will naturally follow. See beyond the imperfections.

Do you live with a perfectionist?

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