I can't believe that summer is half over; how time flies! Things here in the Cookie Jar are busier then ever...
1. Widget-y fun: Try Wowzio!
I received a note just the other day inviting me to try Wowzio widgets and so I moseyed on by the website to see what they were talking about. Wowzio offers three types of widgets- one for photo slide shows, another to highlight recent items in your feed, and a "live activity"one showing who is reading your site. I've seen these types of widgets elsewhere and thought they were just another of the same thing until I tried them.
These are so easy to configure and install that I had it going in my blog in only minutes. And, they have this really cool "auto sizer" feature that helps not-so-savvy computer people like me not worry about it messing up the template.
Besides all that good stuff, they're free too.
2. Looking to Pretty Up Your Blog? Go look at Blogger Buster's 125 New Templates
Wanting to spruce the place up a bit? Blogger Buster finds and then features all sorts of great templates, from feminine to simple, dark, or magazine style. I couldn't resist and even updated the travel pages around here. I think this is much more suitable, and it was really easy to install.
I may have to go back there if the images with this design don't resolve themselves.
3. Tired of depressing news? Read This.
There just are no words. That is just the oddest news.
4. Fun & easy favor for a kid's party: Serve lunch on frisbees!
I saw this tip in the July 2008 issue of Canadian Living; pick up some clean, new frisbees, turn them over and line the inside with some colorful paper napkins, and voila! Plates! When the kids are done they have a toy to take home!
5. Things About Town: Agassiz Farm Cycle Tour
What a great idea! Hop on your bike and cycle out to some farms to get a rare glimpse into how they run, and have the opportunity to purchase or sample some of their wares! 25 km of cycling too far? How about riding a shuttle? You need to register and pick up a map-go here for more information!
Hey and while you're at it, why not visit a farmer's market? This site has a huge listing of them all over BC.