I (Steph) am so excited to be here with today’s un-digi! 🙂 I grew up in a family of four girls. No brothers (my poor Dad, huh!?). Now, that we are adults, we have transitioned into a different kind of relationship. I don’t feel the responsability to take care of my younger sisters and protect them as much as I did when we were younger. Our age differences seem to become smaller as we get older. Each of them have talents and strengths that really help me out when I need it. I know if I need to remember the name of a restaraunt we went to on vacation together, I call my older sister. If I have a decorating question or fashion question, I call my sister just younger than me. If I have a nutrition, exercise, or Apple (as in Mac) question, then I call the baby (although, I’m not sure she likes being called that).
So, today, I thought I would put together some GREAT sites and things that I have learned from my sisters. If you don’t have a sister then for today, you can pretend you do and join or family of all girls –after all what’s one more?! If you DO have a sister (or two) then, maybe you will see something you want to pass on.
Everything I need to know about Allrecipes.com I learned from my youngest sister. I LOVE this site! It makes menu planning a snap. For those of you on the metric system, there is even a button you can click on to automatically convert the recipes! I love that I can add the recipes to my recipe box for future use, but my most favorite thing of all is the SHOPPING LIST feature! When I am doing my menu planning, I add the recipes to a shopping list (and my recipe box) and then I save the shopping list. When I save the recipe to a shopping list, all of the ingredients pop up on the shopping list. I can also go in and add things to the list that I might need. During Christmas, I put together a shopping list of our traditional Christmas Eve meal, Christmas morning, and Christmas Day recipes (and even added the items I would want for the chocolate fountain). Now, next year, all I will need to do is pull up that shopping list, print, and go to the store! I have done this with several week-at-a-time menus as well, it makes meal planning a no-brainer…who doesn’t need that!?
Everything I need to know about decorating I learned from my sister just younger than me. She sends me links to decorating blogs she finds and they have the best, affordable, easy decorating ideas. Check out this “uplifting notes board” by Joys of Home:
One thing that all of these decorating blogs have in common is the use of SPRAY PAINT!! I have even been inspired to pick up a can of black spray paint and “have a party”
Go check out all of the really cool things Sarah a.k.a Thrifty Decor Chick did with spray paint. I was shocked by the rocking chair!
Everything I need to know about blog feeds I learned from my older sister. You might have noticed if you subscribe to us in a reader that there are some fun new links in there at the bottom of our posts. Links for you to email this post, stumble it, or add to delicious to name a few. My sister taught me all about Feed Burner. Sometimes, I think I am the last to learn about these cool things, but if you don’t know what Feed Burner is, it is a site that you can redirect all of your feeds through, so you can see statistics on how many subscribers you have, how often the click, etc. Since there are far more readers out there than Google and Bloglines (although those are the ones our readers seems to like most) it’s nice to be able to see just how many of you there are subscribed to our feed!
I’m very blessed to have three great and talented sisters!
The last site I want to share is one I came across today that was so fresh and inspiring that I wanted to right-click and save almost every image on the site…so BEAUTIFUL and SO MUCH TALENT!!! Have fun being ispired!