When you Start Your Website Choose WordPress

Put a beautiful face on your website with a WordPress theme


One of the first decisions I had to make when I was having my website built was  to choose a theme. As a newbie, I really had no idea what that even meant. I just answered that question by choosing the number of columns I wanted. I had no understanding that the way the theme was written (coded) would affect my experience with my website. Since I did not understand that there are a ton of options when it comes to themes, I struggled a lot with learning how to use my website.

I didn’t realize that one of the reasons I had a hard time getting my website to look the way I wanted was the theme. You see, the theme contains all the html and css that determines how your website is displayed. Then I took one of the many class I have taken and learned  why I was having so much trouble. The great news is that themes can easily be changed.

I love WordPress and I encourage everyone to use it. No kidding, even beginners can have a great looking website simpy by using WordPress and a theme that fits their needs and personal preference.There are a lot of great themes out there, some are free, and others are considered premium themes and they have a cost associated with them.

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Blog Sites Can Help You Earn Money from Home

A Work at Home Mom

Make Money

WordPress is my favorite tool for setting up your blog site to start blogging. I have taken a  lot of classes to learn how to get started using WordPress. I have to tell you the truth, I really struggled to learn the basics. I spent countless hours watching tutorials, reading books, taking classes etc.

I can’t tell you how often I just wished I could find someone who could just hold my hand and show me how to get going. My purpose with my website is to help you put the pieces of the puzzle together. I will try to share some of what I have learned.

Computers changed the way we learn…

Years ago, for many over forty, the way we learned was by taking notes and studying those notes, I believe that was the kinesthetic teaching style. Most of us were not exposed to learning using multiple learning styles. Since we were conditioned to the old single teaching method, trying to master learning in the age of technology that integrates different learning styles can prove to be a challenge and be intimidating.

One of the great things I have learned in my learning quest is that technology provides so many ways to find information you are wanting, and it is offered in a variety of media forms. Form me, video tutorials have been great, because I know that having the opportunity to watch a video, stop it and go do what it demonstrates, and then watch the next step,  and repeat the process until I have completed the task I was working on. [Read more…]

Dinner Menu’s for the Week

Where this this week go? Can you believe that it is almost the middle of January? Wasn’t it just Christmas, it is mind boggling to me. Well, enough chit chat, did the menu from last week make you week any easier?

I have to tell you the truth. I did not follow my plan entirely. Most of my kids were out of the house on Friday, so I did not bother with pizza, we just ate left overs. My kids main feedback was that a couple of days I did not make enough. Let me tell you, that does not happen very often.

At our house, left overs are a steady source of our menu’s. In fact, some of my children are convinced that I collect all the neighbors left overs because they are sure we have never had that before. Little do they know what a few spices and additions can do to reuse a meal. Well, here is the menu for nest week, some of our regular meals  with a few new recipes thrown in for fun.

Green Chili Chicken
Tortilla Chips
Spinach Salad
Vanilla Pudding

Lunch at Amigos with the Indian gang!
Creative Commons License photo credit: InaFrenzy

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Affiliate Marketing Is Another Way to Feed Your Family

Feed Your Brain=Earn Income.

“Food For Thought”

Affiliate Marketing 101. I sure wish that had been on the course list when I was in school. I would have paid way more attention than I did in some of my classes. If you have read much of what I have been doing, you probably know that I spend a lot of time learning. I just wish I had learned this much in college. As a matter of fact, I wonder how many credit hours I would have earned by now, hmmm.

I have been really interested in learning about all the buzz surrounding affiliate marketing. If you read my post the other day, I tried to explain how it works. I was reminded about how prevalent it is this morning at church when I bought my “Script” cards for all my grocery shopping for the next couple of weeks.
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Dinner Made Quick & Easy-Menu Ideas #1

I feel like a coach at the starting line….

Okay team, I have all the dinner “plays” here on my play board, so lets take a look and get started. The goal is quick and easy dinners, organized recipes, and instead of points we get more time!

More time to spend enjoying our family, more time to spend growing our respective businesses. Time to learn and improve our skills, who knows, maybe time to just have a nap!

I am going to include menus for the week in this post. It will get really long to include all the entree recipes in this single post, so they will follow in additional posts. I will use clickable recipe cards so you can print them out and put them in a book if you want. Okay, let’s not waste any time, get on your mark, set, go.

Corn Crusted Chicken
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Tossed Salad w/Grape Tomatoes & Shredded Carrots

I will include a dessert, that way you will have access to more recipes, but at our house, I seldom serve dessert. No, it is not that my family does not eat sweets, my boys bake cookies at will (more about that later), we just are not in the habit of regular dessert. [Read more…]