Yesterday the girls and I walked down to the mailbox to mail Ella's birthday invitations and Addie cried when I brought her back inside. I love that she enjoys being outdoors so much, but I do worry about her little body overheating in the lovely weather of a Houston summer. To keep cool the girls played with buckets of water for a long, LONG time while I read my magazine in the shade :-).
Unfortunately, last night I was forced to try to keep MY cool as I encountered a blogger's nightmare...
I decided to try and find a new background for my recipe blog, specifically one with food pictures (imagine that!). I found a non-food background I liked on Cutest Blog on the Block and although I was happy with the change, I continued my quest for a food-related background. I should have known better, I have never had luck with any other sites, but I was feeling more "blog savvy" and figured I could handle it now. Well, I was WAY wrong! I lost all my sidebar information and was on the computer for hours last night trying to figure out how to get a REALLY cute background (food related) to work, before I set out to re-create my sidebar. Eventually I gave up on the new background and decided I would just use the brown background from Cutest Blog and just have to be happy with that. Although I was EXTREMELY frustrated at this point, I felt confident I could get back to where I was.
Then the real nightmare began! If you visit my other blog now, you will see that the title of each blog post is teeny and the date is HUGE. I cannot get it to switch no matter what I try. My blog has to be set to a minima template for the background to work, but yesterday I had it up and running with that background so I know it is possible. The other problem is that at the end of each post things are out of order as well. I go into Layout and edit posts and arrange them how I want but then they stay the same on the actual blog...I want the labels at the end like they used to be. So, I had reached my breaking point and when Mike asked me how much longer I was going to be on the computer I burst into tears and told him my whole blog was ruined :-)! He convinced me to go to bed and wait until the morning to keep trying but I still have not had any luck today (although I did get all my sidebar info back in place). I have posted my problem on some message boards, but if anyone has any helpful suggestions (besides leaving well enough alone next time), I would HAPPILY take them!