Tidbits & Trends Thursday

Thursday, February 09, 2012



Hi all, is it really Thursday already?  I can't believe the week is about over and we are on to another weekend.  These weeks are just really flying by for me and before you know it, I will be a Mommy of two!!!  I have a lot on my mind today so you will have to bare with me if my thoughts come across like I am rambling a bit.




  • The biggest news in my life that I have been dying to share with you all is that I quit my job!!!  Yes, you read that correctly.  I told my manager a few weeks ago that I made the decision not to return to work after maternity leave.  I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about this.  I honestly never thought I would ever be a stay at home mom after working for 15 years as an Accountant.  It was never a dream of mine initially once I became a Mom, it was just one of those things that hit me one day that just seemed to make so much sense for our entire family.  This decision just feels so natural and right, that I can't imagine my life going in any other direction. I am so looking forward to this next chapter in my life!!
  • I finally made a decision on little man's bedding.  I found this amazing website called Babybedding.com.  You can actually custom make your own bedding!  They have so many fabric choices, that you just can't go wrong.  And the most exciting part?  They have grey chevron!!!!  I literally looked EVERYWHERE to find grey chevron bedding with robin's egg blue accents and couldn't find it anywhere.  What better solution than to find a website that would custom make it for me.  The picture above I created myself in just 10 minutes using their design tool.  It was that easy.  Please ignore the grey blanket hanging over the bed railing, I didn't design that portion of the bedding since I am only interested in the crib skirt and bumper.  Now I just need to place my order and say a little prayer that it arrives before our little man does!

  • I have read that Google is discontinuing the Google Friend Connect widget as of March 1, 2012 for Wordpress Blogs and apparently Blogger users may be next.  As we have heard with the discontinuation of Picnik, Google is also recommending using Google+ instead Google Friend Connect.  Apparently Google is really trying to build their Google+ users!!!  What I have been seeing popping up around the Blogosphere with both Blogger and Non-Blogger blogs is the new follower tool by Linky Tools. 

  • I just signed up for it so I can't really say what I think of it, however, it looks pretty cool and I love trying out new blog widgets.  I added the widget to my sidebar if you want to check it out.

  • I have the itch again to change my blog design.  It's been about a year since I have had my current design, and with the closure of Picnik quickly upon us, I have really given a lot of thought of changing things up around here before the little man arrives.  Something new on my to do list, just what I needed :)  Anyway, I would love to hear from you and what you like or dislike about my current design.  Your input means a lot and would love to also know what you like about certain blog designs and what you do not particularly care for. 




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17 comments:

  1. Congrats on the decision to stay home!!

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  2. aww- congrats Karen. I'm so glad you officially decided. and hopefully with the thirty-one income, it wont be a huge hit financially. I'm excited for you. I will text you- we need to get together soon.

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  3. Congrats on staying home, you will love it! I work from home and it is amazingly wonderful for me. I LOVE the bedding, it is gorgeous.

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  4. I see you're coffee & want a cup of something from Starbuck's! Congrats on getting to be a stay at home mom! The bedding is really pretty.

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  5. So excited for you!
    I had Jillian's crib bedding made from babybedding.com and I also recently ordered Brody the same grey chevron bedding for toddlers. They have fantastic customer service and great quality bedding!

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  6. Congratulations on the job situation. That's really fantastic. Thanks for sharing the bedding site; I'm off to check it out right now :-)

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  7. So excited for you, Karen.

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  8. Congratulations on becoming a SAHM!! So fun! And that bedding is gorgeous!

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  9. Congrats on becoming a full-time SAHM! And thanks for sharing the new linky (way to follow), I somehow missed all of this news around the blogosphere.

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  10. Congratulations on your decision to be a SAHM! I'm fairly new to your blog & just wanted to say I love it! BTW: I'm a Picnik user as well and am incredibly sad to see that it will close - have you found another online editing program just as nice & as easy to use as Picnik?

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  11. I'm so happy for you and your decision to be a stay at home mom now! What a blessing to give your children. :-)They really are a mom's most important and fulfilling job in life!

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  12. Hi, have you heard they are saying bumpers have led to SIDS? http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/18/health/no-bumpers-cribs-sids-parenting/index.html

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  13. Found your adorable blog via the Linky Blog Hop! I'm following you, now! Hope you can come visit my blog at http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ Thanks!

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  14. You are obsessed with grey chevron! So happy that you found the perfect bedding for your little guy! Congrats on quitting your job! I loved quitting my teaching job for a drastically less stressful job. I'm not very happy with Google and all this GFC discontinuation talk.

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  15. Hi Karen!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop.
    Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors :)
    New follower! Cheers.

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  16. How did I JUST see this!!?? Yay!! Congrats!! I'm so excited for you to be a stay at home. Now, can you also live next door to me? Haa...just kidding (sort of). You look fabulous by the way!

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  17. I am WAY behind on my reader. Pls. let me congratulate you for your decision! (of becoming a SAHM) I am sure it will be something you will not regret.
    on the other hand I am in love with your choice of color scheme and pattern for baby Nicholas' nursery {just my gutt telling me you will probably go with this one ;)}
    Thanks for the heads up on the Google Friend Connect widget. I am so confused with all the changes going around. I have been wondering why so many people are switching to Wordpress lately... Do you have any idea of a good reason? as you are always my ref. on this things...I've learned a lot with your often helpful tips.

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