Just a little bloggy bidness

I try really hard not to clutter my blog. I am very sensitive to the visual impact that too much stuff or even too little stuff, can have.

But I’ve recently added a few things to the sidebars of my blog that I wanted to make you aware of.

One is the Twitter box, over there on the left-hand sidebar. I’ve seen it on other blogs and though I still don’t really understand it, I signed up and have put it on my blog. Just call me Mrs. Lemming.

So, if you are a Twitter-er… please feel free to add me to your list. I don’t know how exciting my updates will be, or even how frequent, but you’ll get to have my cute little picture on your Twitter page.

Thrilling – I know!

Also, I recently added the ability to Ski*rt, Stumble, Digg or Reddit at the end of every post (this option also shows up in my feed now, so look for it at the bottom of each feed).

If you aren’t familiar with any of those sites, head over and take a look (but come back over here!) to see what they are all about. StumbleUpon is an addictive excellent site. I have found lots of great new sites to waste all of my free time read. I’m always adding new sites to my “favorites list” at Stumble. And I’m always up for Stumbling good blog posts too!

Again, if you Stumble or Digg, add me to your list, if you so choose. (I’m karpo at Stumble and karpo1 at Digg — if you have trouble finding me, email me and let me know.)

Finally, about a month ago, I added an Amazon widget over there on the left side bar. I have listed some of my favorite things. They range from old 80s music to craft books to beauty items. It’s a fun way to get to know me too. You can see how crazy my tastes are! Maybe you have crazy tastes too?!

Love Came Down at Christmas

from one of my favorite bands – hear samples of the entire album here too)

I’m a frayed knot

Thirteen Loose Ends I need to wrap up:

1. The winner of yesterday’s What The?! is Beth at A Mom’s Life.

2. It was a close up of this photo:

See the front of that sled? Yeah, it was that.

I love love love love love reading your guesses! And I love even more, that you are willing to play along!

3. On that note, here is a button to spread the word (maybe we can get some fun prizes lined up!)

If you use it, please link to this page so that others can find out what it is all about.

4. Also with that, since next Tuesday is Christmas, there will be no “What The” – but I will do the drawing for the month and announce it Wednesday the 26th.

5. The names to be picked from are: Sarah, Megan (FriedOkra), MommaJones and Beth

6. I’ve decided that I am definitely going to offer my Mommy Cards in a .jpeg format, effective immediately. They will be $15.00 and you will be purchasing the a high resolution .jpeg file. You may then print as many as your little heart desires. Or take it to Kinko’s, Office Max or your local print shop and have them print it for you.

7. I am also going to offer this option for my birth announcements and wedding stationary (for the DIY bride… or, whatever…)

8. I am also going to be offering personal stationary soon.

9. I’ve been tagged for a meme by Kim — Kim, I’ll post it real soon! Promise.

10. My mom and dad are coming to our house for Christmas. (Yippee!)
I’m wondering – For those of you who are familiar with Etsy or use it yourselves to sell stuff, do you like it? Is it a good option for selling? If you remember, my mom sews and sells really cute purses. I’ve set her up a web site, but I’m wondering if Etsy will be easier for her to use?? Opinions?

11. I had every intention of participating in the Christmas Tour of Homes, but I just flat-out got behind. I still haven’t taken any photos of my decorations. So, just imagine the most gorgeous Christmas decor ever. Then pretend it’s mine.

12. My feed is still acting weird. Please let me know if it is showing weird for you, and which feed reader you are using.

13. Please leave me a comment. Even just “hi”. I’m wondering how many comments I can get for Christmas.