Pink & Green Butterfly Table

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It feels like Spring around here, so I wanted to create a Springy tablescape with pink and green.
Who says you can't decorate on a budget?


The dollar store had these colorful butterfly placemats, plus the pretty butterflies hanging from the chandy.  The glitter butterflies on the napkins are from Michaels. I also found the cute butterfly glasses at the Dollar store.


The wreath I found at Tuesday morning while shopping with my Mom. The butterfly plates are from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  I created a butterfly with the  napkins.
I almost added my pretty cream tablecloth, but I got lazy, after I set the table up....LOL
It would have hid the red chair seats.


I love dressing our chandeliers.  These pretty rose garlands are from Michaels.  I hung some butterflies  off the wreath. Butterfly wings are also from the Dollar store.


Pink pillow cases cover our red chairs. Adding the green flatware and the green dinner plates completes the theme.


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Scroll Back to Top Button

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I don't know about most of you, however when I visit a blog and end up reading quite a few posts and I have scrolled way down, I hate having to scroll all the way back to the top.

There's an easy fix and I think most of you can handle this baby!  LOL


Why not add a scroll back to the top button?  It's button that goes into a Javscript gadget on your layout.  You add it at the bottom of your blog's layout... the footer is a good place for it.


Here is a picture of it on my blog's background. You do want it to appear as a transparent image, so make sure you save it as .png.




Open a Javascript gadget
Paste this code Below, into the box.  Click save and take a look at your blog.  Look on your bottom right of your blog while you are scrolling down.  Click the button for it to take you back to the top.


<!--BACK TO TOP STARTS-->
<a rel="nofollow" style="display:scroll;position:fixed;bottom:10px;right:5px;" href="#" title="Back to Top"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5WZU328CSC8/VM0lhyFz-hI/AAAAAAAAX10/TPS1487GNFQ/s1600/blue.png "/></a>
<!--BACK TO ENDS-->


Now take a look at this code.  It has my blue green button in there.  You can change that out with any
other button.  Notice it is.png.


If you don't want to make yours, you can search on Google or use some of these:







INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN



To make your own  SCROLL BUTTON , follow these instructions: Open PicMonkey, click Design.
On the left is Basic Edits, click Transparent Canvas, like example below. Click apply.


Now click  the Butterfly in Basic Edits.  Choose your shape!  I chose labels.
You can see for this demo, I clicked the pretty curvy box shape as shown above.
Now that you have the shape there, here's where you change the color.
If you are matching your blog, try to find the color code.  I chose #f73846
for this one. Where it says  Color. Either pick a color or copy and paste your chosen color code
into the space, where it said 000000.  Click enter to see the color change.
Here's a link to a color chart!



Now that we have the shape and color, we can add the arrow. Click the butterfly and choose your arrow.



I chose the simple arrow and I changed the color to white, so it shows up on the tangerine background. See the outline around the black arrow, drag the small circle to rotate it, so it is pointing up. Drag the corners in to make it smaller to fit the shape. Drag it into the pretty shape.
Now we have our button, we need to crop it. Click under Basic Edits and choose crop.
Crop it close around the button.



It's time to resize this cute button.  Under the same heading, Basic Edits, choose Resize and make your image close to 52 x 52.  Save it as  scroll .png   Upload it on a draft post, get the url and paste this into your Javascript box with the code.  Remove my link and add yours.  Ta Da!


A TIP for getting those url's  from an uploaded photo preview

When you upload the photo you want, after you see  the preview box, where it is highlighted in blue, right click the photo to get the url without showing the photo in a  post.
Don't forget I have Blogger tutorials.  I have organized almost everything on my blog.
Click the monitor to see all of my Blogger tutorials.



Now,  let's jump for joy after you add your scroll button. Another tip for you....



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Penne Pasta with Sausage

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One of our favorite pasta meals is Italian sausage with penne pasta.  This is easy and yummy!.



I use New York style Italian sausage, links or ground.  Remove the casing if using links and then  stir fry the sausage.  I sometimes also add ground beef or ground turkey.



Be sure to break up the pieces. I also  add a chopped onion, 4 cloves of chopped garlic and a chopped red bell peppers to the skillet as well, so all of the flavors are combined. Sometimes I use green peppers.  Drain.  Feel free to experiment, add mushrooms, etc.




After everything is cooked, I add 2 cans of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic and 1 large jar of
Classico spagetti sauce.  Choose your favorites.  They come in many different flavors.




Cook your penne pasta as directed and combine the meat mixture with the pasta.  Add some parmesan cheese  and fresh basil to complete the dish.

My neighbor who is Italian loves this recipes.  His wife was so surprised when I told her I use a jar of Classico Spagetti sauce. LOL...A little cheating here and there makes life easier sometimes.
You can also use fresh tomatoes with herbs for a great fresh taste of tomatoes.




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A Sea of Blue Green with Orange Table

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I set this table up in our Breakfast room.  The jewel colors of teal, turquoise is so rich, I wanted to add a pop of color.  It is amazing how well these colors go together.


I started with our rattan round chargers.  I bought them years ago at Crate & Barrel.  An orange charger plate goes on top. Notice the blue peacocks?  I must love peacocks....LOL  I find myself creating different looks with peacocks in mind.



The  blue dinner plates I found at Home Goods  last year.  They have the orange colored blossoms, so they look pretty with the peacock salad plates and bowls.
I found the bright orange lanterns at Ross, along with the orange candles and turquoise candle holders.


A night time shot.  I am having a heck of a time taking great pictures...




There again, I am using turquoise pillow cases on  my red chairs. Orange napkins keep with the theme.

Happy Wednesday....  I shall be joining the following parties:

What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Thursday"s Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm Of The Home


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Add A Pretty Site Map to Blogger

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This is a cool sitemap for your blog. It's  an index with all of your posts .This is highly recommended for Blogger users.  It helps them to navigate easily around your blog.  I know we offer  navigations menus, in addition to the search button.  However this lists all of your posts together on one page.
Below is an example of what you will see...Of course this is mine, so it will shows your posts.


If someone wants to see all of your posts, they are listed here alphabetically.  An index page.
Whenever you write a new post with labels, they are added to this.  There is no need for you to do anything else.

To achieve this:  Create a new page and name it Sitemap or Site Map


Click the HTML portion of the page and paste this code below in there.


 <link href="https://googledrive.com/host/0B-koCsA6FhQKTEwtQ0hxVmVLOFk" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"></link>
<script src="https://googledrive.com/host/0B-koCsA6FhQKMTFvYnFCZmxVZFk/" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://www.testblog.com/feeds/posts/default?max-results=9999&amp;alt=json-in-script&amp;callback=loadtoc">
</script>

Look at my example.



Change www.testblog.com  to your blog's address.

Click publish.  View your page to see what it looks like.
If you are using pages for your blog navigation, then you can add the sitemap to your menu.
 Open your page widget near your Header.





 This is your pagelist with the added Sitemap.

Enjoy!  I have been busy assisting people with their blogs.  I am planning another tablescape soon with Turquoise and orange.   We have been quite lucky with temps near 70.   Our plum trees are in bloom and the daffodils are also in bloom.








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