Good morning friends! Today, I’m going to share my method for editing and creating blog images with you all. If you’ve been reading for some time you’ll notice that every post I write begins with an image that has my post title added to it. I refer to them as “toppers” but I believe the “official” name is title image.  I have a folder on my desktop for TTBH and in there I’ve got a sub-folder called toppers where I store all the images I’ve prepared to lead my posts. When I first started blogging I was creating 1 per post but recently I’ve been trying to expand my pinterest traffic so I’ve started creating 2 pinnable images for each post I write. So, first, the real reason why post toppers are important. They help you get noticed! If you’re trying to grow your blog and have it auto-posting to twitter, google+ or pinterest when you publish a new post, photo toppers (title images) are super important. They are visually appealing, provide a striking visual of the topic of your post and really help gain visits to your blog and your content. Without the toppers, your posts will appear nameless…

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  Margsy turned 16 months old over the weekend! I just can’t wrap my head around this. She’s nearly 1.5 years old. Time just flies doesn’t it? I wrote a similar post honoring Margs’ 15 month birthday last month and had a lot of fun sharing a typical day with you fine folks so I figured I’d do it again. Like I mentioned last month, our days are pretty predictable around these parts. Sticking to a solid routine seems to work best for us so our days aren’t extraordinarily exciting. But, since last months installment was on a weekday I decided to base this one on a weekend. Sunday to be specific! 5:30 am – my alarm goes off and I get out of bed and head downstairs to put on a coffee. I listen to an anxiety podcast while I wait. I drink my morning coffee, listen to podcasts, check emails and answer blog comments. <—- my morning routine! 6:30 am – I jump in the shower and get ready for the day. I don’t feel like blow drying my hair so I put in some conditioner and let it air dry. (My hair is on the wavy side so…

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I am soooo glad it’s Friday. Anything fun planned this weekend? Here are my highs & lows for this week! Highs Celebrating my 6 month blog anniversary. The whole idea is still very surreal to me. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and emails on my blogiversary post this week. I’m so blessed that you’ve kindly given me space in your readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you! TTBH’s new look. After wanting a cleaner and neater looking theme I decided to give TTBH a little overhaul. So far, I’m loving the simplicity of this new look and I’m hoping it’s here to stay for awhile. For those of you who are interested I’m running the Rosalie Theme and my new header was created using the chasing embers font available for free from dafont.com Swimming lesson success. I’m so incredibly proud of this little girl! I totally had a proud momma moment when Mer was able to dunk her under water not once but twice during her lesson. This kiddo was terrified of getting her face wet so, we’ve made an enormous amount of progress! Lows The cold bug is making its way through out house. My mum is…

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This week marks my 6 month blog anniversary! 6 months? How did that happen? In some ways it feels like I hit publish on my first post just yesterday. The day I created this blog I was so overwhelmed by the very basic process of creating an account that I had to step away not really knowing if I’d ever sign back in to write that very first post. I did write it– and I’m just so glad that I pushed through my fear and started to share my life with you fine folks. You all are so incredibly wonderful and have truly made the last 6 months an amazing experience for me. What started out as a “let’s see what happens” type of adventure has really stolen my heart. I enjoy giving my thoughts a voice and sharing tid bits of my life with you fine folks. But, most importantly, I love communicating with you guys and hearing your thoughts, experiences and opinions. Blogging has become an integral part of my day to day life and I’m excited to see where this journey takes me. It hasn’t been easy though. There have been many days plagued with self doubt, newbie mistakes…

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