CSS: WordPress Jetpack Social Icons Widget

These codes are only good if you have Jetpack installed, social network widget enabled + custom CSS, and have your username in the sidebar widget.

  • You can get Jetpack here
  • To input usernames (after Jetpack enabled)
    • Go to Appearance
    • Widgets
    • Scroll down to Jetpack Social Icons
    • Add to your sidebar
    • Enter usernames
    • Save

Here are some codes for you:

for these icons that fade and rotate:

I also decided to make a simple one that would just make the icons one color and change color on mouseover:

change “hotpink” to your desired color for the regular link
change “turquoise” to your desired color for the link when you mouseover
get some hex codes here (replace the word with #hexcode)

BONUS, here is a blank CSS cheat sheet for you with all of the different social networks defined if you would like to use only a few or change things on your own ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Home Street

I found this super fun, super simple, super neat game for my phone. I sometimes want to try new things and I was looking for something that could be cute (to look at) and fun (entertaining). I just happened to find this new game called Home Street. It is available for both Android and iOS systems ~ and it’s not a pain in the ass like some games (I’m looking at you The Sims Mobile!) You get a good amount of “money” to start the game and it’s very easy to earn, to play, and win! I love it. Unlike TSM, you don’t have to worry about your character needing to go to the bathroom or feeling like they need to socialize. However, this game is REALLY big on building communities and helping each other out. That’s also part of why I like it: people are very friendly!

Here are some screen shots from my game:

I have made a group in this game (cost me 2000 coins BTW) called “Cupcakes” and it’s a low-key, laid-back group. I try to chat up my members and such (looking for people to monitor it, too.) Here is a screen shot of my logo, group info, and name:

Please, look for me using those parameters. I would love to have more members. The benefit of groups is you get some help along the way, can message/chat, join in the events, and earn extra coins and other things like tickets and gems!

I also made a (sort of long) video touring the game, the Halloween event, and more:

So, that’s it my darling readers. Come join the fun and find me! I’d love to be friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Cupcake Toppers: Pokemon

These super simple toppers can be printed out in as many as you want and then taped onto lollipop sticks! These were originally made for my nephew’s birthday last year, but I went in another direction. With these, all you literally do is print them, cut them out, and tape them to the tip of a lollipop stick/straw/toothpick/etc. They are so easy to do! Click the image to get the bigger-printer-friendly versions!

Under $5 Match Game: Lucky Ducks

Most of us know about the game “Lucky Ducks”. It’s a board game where the ducks swirl around on a moving track and the kids have to pick up matches. Well, when I was thinking of purchasing the game, I saw it was a whopping $20 bucks (online) and was like NO WAY JOSE. So I decided to make my own version.

You need:

  • Rubber duckies (I bought 2 three-packs at Dollar Tree!)
  • A bowl for the “pond”
  • Permanent marker
  • Water

Create it:

  1. Unwrap your ducks
  2. Draw matching pairs of shapes, numbers, letters, etc. (So two hearts, two squares, or two stars like I made)
  3. Fill your bowl about half way with water
  4. Float the ducks
  5. Have your child pull out matching pairs!

It’s so simple, so easy… It’s crazy! My two-year-old loves it and I made the whole thing for $3 bucks (unless you have to buy a permanent marker, too.)

You can store the duckies in a Ziploc bag, inside your bowl. I also use my blue pond for my fishing game (coming soon!) Let me know if you did it and how your kiddos liked it! You can also use matching bath toys — like tugboats or other animals!

Free CSS: Halloweeny

This is CSS for a the WordPress Theme: Twenty Twelve. You can copy/paste the code into custom CSS (I use Jetpack plugin with custom CSS enabled.) Please, donโ€™t steal this as your own. You may use it, but you are NOT allowed to change the code.

Here is the code!

 

Free CSS: Mint Chocolate Chip

This is CSS for a the WordPress Theme: Twenty Twelve. A minty, chocolatey look for your WordPress site!! You can copy/paste the code into custom CSS (I use Jetpack plugin with custom CSS enabled.) Please, don’t steal this as your own. You may use it, but you are NOT allowed to change the code.

Here is the code!

 

How to Use Cake Tools

I will be discussing two things here: cupcake wraps and cake toppers! I want to tell you how to use these things because I offer them specifically here (or tutorials that use them). It is my intention to create this page as a reference page so I can direct people here from time-to-time. Anyway, here goes nothing!!

How to use my cupcake wrappers

  1. Download your desired print
  2. Print it
  3. Cut it out along the lines (use scalloped scissors to create neat borders!)
  4. Wrap around each cake to get an idea of size
  5. Tape the inseam of the paper
  6. Slide your cake inside
  7. And pretty as a picture ๐Ÿ™‚

How to use my toppers (cut and stick)

  1. Download toppers
  2. Cut them as desired (either around the lines or in shapes like circles or squares etc.)
  3. Tape them onto a toothpick, lollipop stick, or even a candy stick
  4. Stick other end of pick into cupcake

Note: you can also weave string into the cut-out-toppers to make a banner!

How to use my toppers (candy melts)

  1. Download desired topper
  2. Print it
  3. Tape the template to a cookie sheet
  4. Tape over the top of that a piece of wax paper
  5. Melt your candy melts according to directions on bag
  6. Put into a pastry bag
  7. Cut a hole in the bottom of the pastry bag, start small and draw a line. Snip away until you have the desired width!
  8. Trace your template
  9. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for 20 minutes minimum
  10. After they have set (hard to the touch) peel them from the paper and place!

If you need better instruction (cause sometimes I can get off track), please feel free to message me or comment below ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

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