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Happy Planner 101 – Advice from the Planner Newbie

Posted by TacieJ on November 4, 2017 in craft ideas, Instructional, tips and tricks |

First … DON’T PANIC.  Getting started with Happy Planner (HP from now on) and planner journals can be overwhelming.  Take a deep breath, have a piece of chocolate and plunge on.

I’ve never been able to keep a planner for more than, say a, month.  But as the husband & I are traveling more, I needed to keep a calendar.  I have my iPhone, but honestly that is so … calendar.  My HP is more of a scrapbook than just a calendar.  Or a picture journal with places for appointments.  Either way, it’s fun and I hopefully will be able to keep it going.  I’ll check back in a couple of months.

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Knitting How-To: Joining 2 Skeins of Yarn

Posted by TacieJ on January 25, 2015 in knitting, tips and tricks |

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike weaving in ends. I’m lazy and when I’m finished knitting I really want to be done with a project. And also, I’m always afraid that my weaving in won’t be enough and the ends will come undone and my entire project will unravel.

What I do is probably – if I did my research – something common. Here is what I do, especially with the fluffier yarns. The join with the smooth yarns (especially bulky) is more noticeable. But depending on what you are knitting and where the join is, it might not make a difference.

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Desktop Publishing Tip: Don’t Throw Out That Mistake

Posted by TacieJ on July 5, 2014 in Desktop Publishing, tips and tricks |

You know that envelope (invitation, response card, etc.) you just ruined? Don’t throw it out. Use it as a template to make your corrections. You now know where you don’t want your text. Make your corrections and just run it through the printer a second (or even 3rd or 4th) time. Just use a different color print each time so you know to where you’ve moved your text.

In the examples below, I’ve blurred the names and address. So don’t worry, your vision hasn’t gone selectively blurry.

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Desktop Publishing Tip: Always Buy Extra

Posted by TacieJ on July 5, 2014 in Desktop Publishing, tips and tricks |

When printing invitations, response cards, etc. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS over estimate how many you need and buy an extra box. It’s always best to have too many than to run short. You will ruin at least 1 when printing. If you have an unopened box you can return it (just stick the receipt in the box so you don’t loose it) or sell it (online, at a yard sales, give it to a friend, etc).

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How do I sort my Yahoo email by Sender (10/10/13 version)

Posted by TacieJ on October 11, 2013 in rants, tips and tricks, websites |

First off, why on God’s green earth when something is working do they have to go and break it!?  Below is how to change your choices in Yahoo Mail so you can sort your e-mail by Sender.  (click on the images below to see the full image)

The following is courtesy of www.TheWebElves.Net. They found it for me and I just had to share because no one else has!

How to Sort by other than date or unread or attachments or starred (the most unhelpful choices – beyond unread)

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Yarn: the importance of dye lots

Posted by TacieJ on August 4, 2013 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

For those of you who are like me and don’t necessarily pay attention to your dye lots, this post is for you.

I never really pay too much attention to dye lot. Granted I do try to buy enough of the same dye lot to finish a project. But I usually say, if it looks the same then the dye lot isn’t too important. That can be horribly wrong.

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The Sims Medieval for iPhone

Posted by TacieJ on January 21, 2012 in cheats, technology, tips and tricks |

From EA: Your favorite lighthearted Sims universe is going old-school – back to the times of castles, kings, jesters and knights! Control your Sims and decide their fates in this new fantasy. From serf and squire to Lady and Lord, role-play and immerse yourself in a dramatic, story-driven adventure. Create your hero and determine your Sim’s destiny – the possibilities are endless. Long Live The Sims!

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Converting a PDF file to a Kindle for iPhone readable version.

Posted by TacieJ on January 30, 2011 in technology, tips and tricks |

A girlfriend gave me a copy of her book in a PDF format and I wanted to put it in my Kindle for iPhone so I could take it with me. I looked around on the next and got part here, part there, and a lot of bad info along the way. Once I finally figured it out, it is so easy. It took me most of a day to research it, but once I realized how to do it I had a total “D’oh!!!” moment.  So since I couldn’t find the exact directions anywhere else … I’m making my own.  Follow the pink arrows on the pictures (which you can click on to make bigger).  They will show you where to go.

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The Sims 3 for the iPhone

Posted by TacieJ on December 29, 2010 in cheats, technology, tips and tricks |

Stop reading now if you don’t like spoilers and hints and cheats. I’m talking this paragraph now. The next paragraph starts the spoilers. Ok. You’ve been warned.

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MyTown update

Posted by TacieJ on November 21, 2010 in technology, tips and tricks |

Since I can’t figure out how to update the existing file here’s the new update for my MyTown spreadsheet.  If you have any changes or updates to it let me know and we’ll do this again.  Actually we’ll do it again when I level up and can update my properties to level 22.

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