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Friday, November 20, 2015

Free CSS Cheat Sheet - How to Use Cascading Style Sheets

#CSS #WebDesign #Geek #Blogging #Code #ScriptKitty #HowTo #DIY #HTML #Technology #CheatSheet 
 

   You've probably heard that CSS makes building web pages a lot easier. But how? Basically, CSS is a giant shortcut. It allows you to use one file to dictate the style of your entire webpage, instead of adding attributes to every single HTML tag. By telling the computer what to modify, and how, you save typing, save computer memory, and save a ton of hassle if you ever decide to change the style of your web page.

Contained in this FREE guide:
You Make The Rules  -- What CSS is and how to write it
Adding CSS To Your Page -- Three ways to utilize style sheets
Custom Selectors -- Use variables to stylize <div>...</div> tags & more
Cheat Sheet -- a HUGE glossary of  code based on my own personal cheat-sheet

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Star Wars The Old Republic, Roleplayers' Survival Guide

#gaming #mmo #geek #starwars #swtor #swtfe #RPG #roleplay #MTFBWY #gameguide #gamergirl
 

   With The Force Awakens nearing its highly anticipated release, those of you who play MMOs may be inspired to get your Star Wars on. As far as roleplaying games go, Star Wars, The Old Republic/The Fallen Empire is pretty much the only game in town. SWTOR (Or SWTFE, as it's sometimes called since the recent Fallen Empire expansion), which has been online since December 20th, 2011, is a vast, beautifully crafted digital world set in the Star Wars universe. Since SWG's shut down on December 15th of the same year, TOR has been the go-to for MMORPG gamers to get their Star Wars fix.

   However, as many roleplayers have discovered, the game is kind of a pain in the neck to actually roleplay (RP) in. While there are features a-plenty for finding and connection with people for quests, instances, PVP, and other combat content, there's little in place for connecting roleplayers with one another.

   Fortunately, where there's a will, there's a way. If you're interested in some tips and tricks on finding RP in Star Wars the Old Republic, then read on.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Flowers For Paris

#PrayersForParis #FlowersForParis #Tribute #Quotes #News #Kids #FatherAndSon #France #Memorial #Flowers #Prayers
 

   This young French boy, interviewed just after the attacks on Paris, is afraid that they might have to move away from their home to avoid the terrorists. His father, however, has some comforting words.



   Flowers. Guns may be used to kill bodies, but flowers can help heal souls. Each flower or candle represents thoughts, prayers, healing, and love. That kind of compassion is what protects us from the terror that ISIS and its ilk wants to sow among us. When the enemy wields fear as a weapon, we protect each other from it with flowers.
#FlowersForParis
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Acoustic Guitar Cover - Rattled


#Acoustic #Unplugged #Cover #Rattled #TravellingWilburys #GuitarCover #AcousticCover #ClassicRock #Rock #Guitar #Music

   For my first YouTube video, I'm doing an acoustic cover of a song called Rattled by The Travelling Wilburys.



   Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Transgender Teen Walks Into Girls' Locker Room... 150 Students Walk Out.

#LGBTQ #LGBT #Schools #Students #Teens #GayRights #Politics #Protest #KMOV #LilaPerry #Controversy
 

   Trangender teen Lila Perry, a student at Hillsboro High School in Missouri, recently requested that she be allowed to use the ladies' changing rooms instead of a unisex one. Lila, who is now 17, has identified as a female since age 13.

   While the school has been accommodating to her situation, many of her fellow students are not entirely comfortable with her request. Over 150 students walked out of school, in protest, for about two hours. Another 30-40 counter-protesters also showed up to show their support for Perry.
"There's a lot of ignorance, they're claiming that they're uncomfortable," Perry told KMOV, "I don't believe for a second that they are. I think this is pure and simple bigotry."
   Everyone has the right to a safe and comfortable school environment. But is Lila a victim of discrimination?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Irony in Advertising -- Save the Cute Ones!

#WildlifeRescue #Dawn #BabyAnimals #IronyInAdvertising #Fish #Cute #Comedy #Ads #Youtube #Funny #FunnyVideo

       Ah, YouTube commercials. Honestly, I like them best when you can skip them. Once in a while, however, I'll sit and watch one. In this case, it was because my sister happened to catch a glimpse of the cute baby animals on the screen. ...but wait? Are you seeing what I'm seeing? See if you can find out why I cracked up in the middle of this ad!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Healthful, Home Made, Apple-Ginger Tea

#ginger #health #food #cooking #recipe #freerecipe #apple #fall #autumn #foodanddrink #herbal

Disclaimer: This post is for education and entertainment purposes, and is not intended as medical advice. We recommend you talk to your doctor, and do your own research, before using any home remedies.

   Based on the recipe for, Healthful, Home Made, Orange-Ginger Tea, this tea was concocted as another tasty way to get some Ginger into your diet. The spicy-sweet root is known for it's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The fact that it tastes like autumn in a cup is just a perk.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day! 4th of July 2015


#July4th #USA #Patriotic #SoapboxSaturday #Tribute #Holiday #Celebrate #Faith #Country #StarsAndStripes #Art
 




Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this article, you may also like to check out some of my other posts. Here's what I recommend now:
In Honor of Veterans Day
Flowers for Paris
Police Body Cams In-Depth

Monday, June 22, 2015

Simple HTML Everyone Should Know

#HTML #Geek #WebDesign #Blogging #Simple #Easy #StudySunday #HowTo #Learning #Education #Computing
 

      Web Design sounds pretty complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Today, tools like Wordpress and Blogger make it easy for someone with little to no knowledge of HTML to own and update a working website. However, it's still good to know a little about the coding language your web pages run on. It can make things a lot easier!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Political Priorities -- Reply to Scott Walker's Survey

#ScottWalker #Politics #Polls #SoapboxSaturday #Campaign2016 #ConservativeIssues #FemaleConservative #IndependantPolitics #Presidential #Commentary #Policy
 

   Scott Walker posted this survey via his facebook page asking conservatives which is the most important issue of today. Unfortunately, rather than ranking the issues from highest priority to lowest, it only allowed you to pick one. Personally, I think he would get a more accurate idea of what people care about if he'd done it the other way.

   This is my response to the Conservative Priorities Survey, prioritizing the issues on the list from most to least pressing. Do you agree with the reasoning behind it?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

10 Foods To Fight Seasonal Allergies

#Allergies #Food #Health #Diet #Natural #FoodFriday #Wellness #HomeRemedy #HealthyFood #HealthyLiving #Vitamins
 

DISCLAIMER: The following post is for education and entertainment purposes, and is not intended to be used as medical advice. Always consult your doctor, and do your own research, before using any herbal medicine or home remedy!

   Allergies are really just a big misunderstanding. They happen when a foreign material (say, pollen) is mistaken for something harmful. Your body thinks it's being attacked, so your immune system fights back with antibodies to kill the invader. It's these reactions that cause the irritation, runny/stuffy nose, and scratchy throats associated with allergies.

   Like most things that ail the human body, this, too, can be fought with food! Here, you can learn how the ten readily-available foods featured on this list could help fight your seasonal allergies. In addition to this, I've included a list of seven allergy-fighting ingredients, and the foods that contain them; as well as a list of what foods to avoid to keep from triggering specific allergies. Curious how your diet can affect your hay fever? Read on!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Do You Crochet? Oui Crochet!

#ThreadsThursday #Crochet #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPattern #OuiCrochet #FiberArts #Yarn #Yarnng #Blogging #Kids #Fashion 


   Do you like to crochet? Maybe you're looking for some great, free crochet patterns. Maybe you're a beginner looking to learn how to crochet. Or maybe you just have a bunch of yarn, and are looking for something unique and creative to do with it. Whatever your current yarn-themed inspiration is, my Mom's crochet blog, Oui Crochet, has plenty of great ideas for you!

   Warning: You may need more yarn....

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Prints For Sale On Deviantart

#Art #Prints #Posters #Drawing #painting #DigitalArt #Deviantart #ForSale #Merch #WildcardWednesday #Fairies
 

   Check out my gallery of prints on DeviantArt!

   Though, unfortunately, a lot of my old files were too small to turn into prints, I'll be putting out plenty of new art available for purchase. Included in this will be the educational charts like the ABC chart and the Count To 100 chart from my previous Study Sunday posts, as well as future projects like the Princesses of the Apocalypse series, and the manga-style Rainbow Fairies series.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Sheet Music For 3 Alison Krauss Songs FREE On Chromatik!

#TunesTuesday #Country #Bluegrass #AlisonKrauss #FreeStuff #Music #SheetMusic #Chords #Lyrics #Tabs #Guitar
 

   Are you an Alison Krauss fan? Do you play an instrument? Good news for you! The sheet music for these three beautiful Alison Krauss songs is available for free on Chromatik. Come have a listen, and follow the links to download the music.

3 Youtube Pranks That Took WAY Too Much Setup Time (But Were Totally Worth It)

#MovieMonday #YouTube #Pranks #PracticalJoke #lol #Funny #Videos #FunnyVideos #Kids #Teenagers #College
 

   Sometimes, a practical joke is awesome simply because of the sheer amount of time and effort put into it. The best ones make you wonder what was going on in the joker's head when he was cooking it up. Why did you do this? WHEN did you do this? What on earth made you want to do this? Here are some jokes that go way to far.

   ...in a good way!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free Printable Counting Chart -- Count To 100

#Counting #Numbers #FirstFiveYears #CountTo100 #LearnToCount #Preschool #Homeschool #FreePrintable #StudySunday #EarlyChildhoodEducation #VisualRedundancy
 

   This free printable counting chart is designed to make it easy to learn to count. The color-coded numbers help children  recognize the pattern as they count along with the chart. They'll discover that it's not so hard to count all the way to one-hundred!

Police Body Cams In-Depth

#PoliceBodyCams #SoapboxSaturday #Police #Cameras #Privacy #Transparency #Government #Politics #VideoVigilantes #LawEnforcement #ThinBlueLine
 

   With the growing tensions between law enforcement and the public, many are looking to cameras as a solution to the mutual distrust. Police body cams promise unprecedented transparency in police activity for the public. They also provide indisputable and impartial video evidence for law enforcement. However, opponents are quick to point out complications regarding privacy concerns, and the logistics of using the body cams. Would putting cameras on our police officers be as good in practice as it is in theory?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Japanese Food How-to -- Onigiri and Sushi

#LearnToCook #Cooking #JapaneseFood #Japan #Onigiri #Sushi #YouTube #CookingWithDog #TomLin #HealthyFood #Japan

   If you like Japanese food, or if you're just curious about how it's made, then these videos are for you. The first 3-part video shows how to make various rolls of Sushi and Sashimi. The second features simple and delicious stuffed rice balls called Onigiri. The makers of these videos have posted oodles of great cooking instructionals on YouTube, so if you like what you see, I recommend checking out their channels as well!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Velvet Evening Dress -- from Sketch to Reality

#Fashion #Handmade #ConceptArt #Fashiondesign #Eveningwear #Gown #Sketch #FiberArt #Sewing #Dressmaking #Sewing
  

   The faithful sketchbook is where many fashion designs begin and end. This design, however, was lucky enough to make its way into the real world. If you'd like to see this handmade creation, and compare it to the concept sketch that preceded it, please read on.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

5 Favorite Playstation One Games


#Playstation #Top5 #Gaming #GamerGirl #InsomniacGames #NaughtyDog #WhoopieCamp #LucasArts #EAgames #StarWars #RetroGamer

   They say you never forget your first love. I'm willing to bet the same applies to when you first learn to love gaming. The Playstation One was my introduction to videogames. Many an hour was devoted to exploring vast imaginary worlds, fighting bad guys, and going just one more level. Even today, with all the high-tech digital gaming masterpieces available, these favorites are still my go-to games.

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