Sunday, February 26, 2012

bye bye google friend connect, what now

So, there are only a few days left (March 1st) before Google yanks Google Friend Connect from non-blogger hosted blogs.

So I'm Giving  bloglovin' a try

I'm a little late to this dance, but so far I'm lovin' it.

Pros:  Blogs can be categorized, you can use it to follow any blog, the dashboard is clean and super simple to use and view your favorite blogs, it automatically updates when a blogger posts new content so you don't miss out on anything, it's not connected to Google, Facebook, etc., and you can even set up your account to send you a daily email of the blogs you follow.

Cons:  You have to go to another site to view the blogs you follow.  But, remember you can have it emailed to you!
Here's What I'm Thinking

There are several non-blogger blogs I adore and follow through GCF. I DO NOT want to lose track of them after March 1st! 

So, I decided to add ALL the blogs I follow, even Blogger hosted because I'm totally living in fear that Google will take it away from us the in future too, to Bloglovin' (Linky Followers is totally another great option).  If miracle of miracles happens and the non-blogger blogs I follow still show up on my Google dashboard after March 1st, awesome.  If not, I've got them all set up somewhere else and am ready to roll without missing a beat.

PS I hate Google Reader. People work had on there graphics and templets and I wanna see them just not plain 'ol text! 

Of course you can still follow through a feed or sign up for an email subscription.  Those options can be found at the top left hand corner of my sidebar.
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Fly by the seat of your pants

I always say "I'm flying by the seat of my pants" A LOT! My VERY literal daughter always takes a peek at my back side when I say it. She never says anything but I know what she is thinking "idiot her pants can't fly"
I thought it was very funny when she told me last night "Mommy I flew by the seat of my pants with Chris tonight"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Drum Roll Please

Campbell has an announcement to make...

The Very proud and Excited big sister to be,
expects her delivery,
August 26th 2012

I learned I was expecting a few days before Christmas just in time to wrap up the news and put it under the tree for Mr. T to unwrap! 

The news was just settling in and we were an excited bunch when we got to go to the 8 week ob visit and confirm the news with a sonogram. 

Which turned out to look like this...

hummm, something look a little different to you? 
It's not one but two! 

So make the news Two Due 
Sometime in August. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Driveway fun

makes buying a house worth every penny!

Wishing you Love on Valentines Day

Romance is in the air today! 
Chocolates and Flowers
This kid knows his stuff


Today is Valentines day, a day that gives us another reason to celebrate our love for each other.  I know a lot of people feel like the day is overly commercialized but we look at it as an extra special day to make a point of expressing love. Look at Valentines thru the eyes of my 3 year old.
 Hugs, kisses, balloons and endless candy.. thats her perfect day. 
Happy Valentines Day 
The Collins

Sunday, February 12, 2012

2 weeks of moving

What have we been up to? Well it's been 2 weeks of this...

It's starting to come together and look like we live here. We were without tv and internet for the first 8 days so a lot got done. Makes me really wonder how productive I would be if we never got it at all but in the flip side I was totally out of touch with the world! I did not even know what the weather was going to do.
This week I'm scheduled around lots of deliveries & installers. Love it when the arrival window is 6 hours! Really you must have no life to get this stuff done or wait months for weekend deliveries. Lucky for me it's a perk of being a SAHM I can be here for deliveries, now we can stop eating off the floor & cable has restored peace in our home now that My little pony is back in the DVR box!

The dogs sure are glad my little pony is back too & their job of filling in as the entertainment is back to part time.