Over the weekend, I went to Scrappin' Blogs to look for a new background. The floating PhotoBucket image annoys me and I'm ready for a change anyways. I really liked a lot of the designs they had previously so I thought I'd use them again. They have a message on their homepage now saying that they were getting too many hits and that PhotoBucket wanted them to convert their current account into a business account where they'd have to pay a rather hefty monthly service fee. Fortunately, they were able to find another server to use. They'll still have to pay (but probably not nearly as much, I'm guessing) and instead of charging for designs, you can leave a donation via PayPal should you choose to do so. They're busy re-uploading and coding each design one by one. In the mean time, I have a white blog background. While that might appeal to some, I don't particularly care for it. I've found from experience that not all of the Blogger templates work like they're supposed to. I wouldn't mind paying for someone to design one for me but I'm not in a position to do that right now. So ~ what other sites offer free backgrounds? I suppose I could google it but I wanted to see what your suggestions would be first!
And now, onto the awards!
Katie @ Life with the Dietrich's was kind enough to give me an award last week. I already have this one but I'm going to post it again because I like the pretty flower! And actually, the award wasn't given to me last time, it was given to my dog, Chico. This one is all mine, baby!
The second is to pass it on to 12 other bloggers.
I have mixed feelings about giving awards. I love to give and receive them but I've noticed that when I let someone know that I've given them one, some people either ignore it completely or they'll thank me for it but I never see it posted. I know some people like to save them up and post them together when they've gotten several more and that's wonderful. I'm always afraid that I'll forget by then so I tend to post them when I get them. I even once saw a comment on someone else's blog that they were going to forgo the particular award they'd just been given because they'd just gotten a different one a day or two earlier and had posted it on their blog. Why does that make a difference, exactly? I'm always honored that someone would want to give me an award and am sad that others apparently don't feel the same way. But alas, I'm going to follow the rules so here goes...
Fiesty Three Booker Man Meg Avery Jack P Coreen
Honey Life With Dogs Hero Wilf Riley Draco
Sorry if you've already received this award, I was too lazy to check and see.
Way back in February, I was looking for a new avatar. Because I go by "sprinkles", I thought it would be fun to use a cupcake with sprinkles on top. I didn't find quite what I was looking for, but I did find something else:
I don't exactly have mad computer skillz (what, you couldn't tell?) so I wouldn't have the knowledge or probably even the program(s) necessary to create an award on my own so when I stumbled across this on bing, I knew it would be perfect! I don't know if it's original intent was to be an award or not but decided to use it as one. I've gained a lot more followers since February so I wanted to post this again and say if you're a follower and don't already have it, please grab it!
I'm pretty sure this is an all-inclusive list of who wouldn't have had it from the first posting. If I've missed you but you want it, by all means, take it if your're a follower! Or maybe you forgot to pick it up from last time... I do have a couple of followers that I couldn't find blogs for that have never commented. So if you're reading and don't see you're name, that's why.
little princess Luna Lucy's Human Mango Meg Meeko Fabulous Mr. Pip Mommy Lisa Olive Pibble Piappies World Scout 'n Freyja Summer
Just a little thanks from me to you because you truly are like the sprinkles on my cupcake!