Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I WON A Hamilton Beach® and Eclectrics®

WOOHOO! I couldn't believe it but I was one of the lucky ones to win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer! I received a yellow one today and just had to write about it. First of all, it is a beautiful color. It's called Pineapple to be exact and really brightens up a dull kitchen. The features that come with my Eclectrics® Mixer are awesome.

It features:

400 watts of power

2-way mixing rotating action

Stainless Steel 4.5 quart bowl

Pouring shield

Quick Release tilt up head

3 mixing accessories

Not to mention it comes in many wonderful colors! I'm so excited to have have won this. Now I can make Christmas cooking easy as pie. HA! I'll be able to add ingredients and let it mix while tend to other things in the kitchen. It will also keep my arms from developing Carpal Tunnel..lol. Seriously, your arms can get tired of stirring dough and such.
Just in case you missed it in the video below, I included a recipe that I will be making with my new mixer. If you missed it, just leave me a comment and I will more than happy to send you the recipe! Hopefully you will be making this recipe with the help of a brand new Hamilton Beach® Mixer!!

Move to Wordpress

If you haven't already done it, you need to. Blogger is great for newbies, but I HIGHLY recommend you all to get away from blogger. Your freedoms are being taken away (like with the new commenting system) and it lacks in quality and respect.

Once you've been to wordpress, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. The plugins are amazing, the stats are awesome, and it runs FASTER than blogger! Make the change today!

Friday, November 16, 2007

100 Free Blogger Cards

Business cards for the Internet are the hottest thing around! What better way to leave your signature behind, right?! Basically, you are given a personalized tag cloud to show off. I love this idea and will will be getting myself some to use for my other blog. Right now you can get Free blogger cards so take advantage of the offer before it changes. This will give you a chance to see how it works and if you like them. I talk quite a bit about marketing and promotion and this fits in perfectly!

Small Things Make a Difference

Today I want to talk about a couple of things that can make a big difference.

1. Make sure your "Email this Post" is turned on. A good friend of mine pointed this out. This is a good way to get it distributed to people who may not have knowledge of your site.

2. Have your links open in a new window! I think this is a very important one. If someone clicks on a link you have provided you want them to be directed to that site but you also want them to stay at your site. If you don't have them to open in a new window, then you risk their attention being redirected to other possible links at other sites. It requires basic html knowledge so I will give you an example:
Say you are going to check out some credit resources.. notice that in the second link I added target="_blank". This is what makes it open in a new window.