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Monday, August 31, 2009

Comment Help! eek!

Okay, so i thought I wasn't a blog novice. But I must be! I am having trouble leaving comments on some type of comment forms. If the posting comment opens up into a new page or into a pop up box, then I don't have a problem.

But, when the comment roll is at the bottom of the blog post, and you have to choose between Google Account, Open ID, Live Journal, Word Press, etc. IT WON'T LET ME POST!! I get so aggravated! For example, I wanted to post a comment here so that I could be included in the giveaway, but for some reason I can't. I always write what I want to post, then click on Google Account, and then post my comment... Nothing Happens!

Someone PLEASE help me! Tell me if my settings are wrong or what I am missing. I hope it is an easy fix - something I am just easily forgetting.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blueberry Pie

My Husbands favorite dessert? Blueberry pie. Recently, I have learned how to make a lattice crust on the top. (Thank you Tia Annie!) I have been buying the Refrigerated unroll and bake pie crust. I place down the bottom crust, add my blueberry pie that I just threw together, and then roll out the second crust on a cutting board. I then roll it out a little bit so that its not as thick.

To start the lattice top, I cut my strips. I place every other strip on the pie (so that I make sure that I still have long ones for going the other way on the pie). The key to making a lattice top is remember which pieces you need to pull back. Every other piece, you pull back like in the picture below, and place down your strip. Then you place back the strips over your horizontal strip.

Next, you pull back the other strips you didnt pull back the first time, and place down another strip.

Continue every other strip pulling back and placing down so till you run out of strips.

Remember to protect your edges so they don't brown too quick!

Voila! A beautiful lattice top on a very delicious blueberry pie.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wanna Be Skinny Mama

My Cousin Aly has a really cool blog I wanted to blog about. Wanna Be Skinny Mama is all about new and creative recipes to help us stay healthy! She recently bought a wheat grinder and so she has these fantastic Whole Wheat recipes! Check it out.

Have a wonderful blogging day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

a BIG thank you to my younger sister who made me a new header. I wanted a fuzzy bee with a trailing tail and I love it! Thank you!

Since this is a new blog, I just want some feedback-- What are some things that you would like to see on your new favorite blog? I have some more craft tutorials I would like to post. That just means I have to get the time to make them and take pictures as I do it so you can have an awesome tutorial to look at. Okay, expecting some good ideas of other things you are interested in!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Check out this site's giveaway

Thanks to my friend Katie, I have signed up for SITS (see the button to the left). That took me to this blog for the Martin family. They are having a giveaway. A pillow. Not just any pillow, but a Serta Perfect Day Outlast Bed Pillow. I like my mattresses, but I LOVE my PILLOW! Check out her blog and remember to enter! She is picking a winner on thursday the 27th. Good Luck!

Explosion Box

I found a cute blog today. She makes paper crafts. She has a tutorial that shows you how to make an explosion box. I think I am going to try and make one of these. I will post a picture if I do. (I am going to have to see if my mother in law has double sided scrapbooking paper because I dont think any of mine are).

If you check out this blog and try her tutorial, take pictures and I will post them up for everyone to see!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Background and things

I am still learning about blogging. Each new post is an adventure and I am trying to figure out what I like and what works. My mom has shown me two really nice sites for blog backgrounds. The first is and it has all kinds of backgrounds. Search for what you want!

The second one is I learned how to convert my blog into a 3-column format on her site. She has 21 of the 3 column designs, and many many more of the regular 2-column designs

Another one that I found that looks promising if you want to check out some more templates and backgrounds:

She has a template called Forever Families. It is really nice!

Saving Money in the Shower

Here is a tidbit that might save you some money. Often times, I end up using more conditioner than shampoo. When this happens, I sometimes try to “catch up” with my shampoo and use more than I need so that I can buy both at the same time. Now, you don’t have to do that! One easy way to save money is to buy pump bottles. Target and Wal-Mart have them. You can buy the soap kind like above, or the plastic ones they have near the travel section. Since we are saving money, you don’t have to buy really nice ones. I mean, its not on your sink for everyone to see—Its in your shower!

You should buy one for shampoo (if you and another family member use different, but another pump bottle), one for conditioner, and one for your body wash (if you don’t use bar soap). Because your shampoo and conditioner is now in a pump bottle, it is easier to regulate yourself on how much you pump out each wash. You can also teach kids not to waste extras by showing them they only need one or two pumps. And Body Wash—that stuff goes a long way if you lather it up, so this helps to save you money.

If you don’t buy body wash, but use a bar soap—this is what I have learned. If you open the bar of soap when you get home from the store and just set it in your cupboard where it can dry out, when your current soap is out and you pull this one out of the cupboard, it should last longer since it has had time to dry out (not a day, but a couple of weeks to a month should work fine). This is what I have been doing with some soap that I bought on clearance at Wal-Mart. It is just sitting in the bathroom waiting till it is all nice and “dried” so that it can last me longer.

Happy saving money!

Please leave comments on how you save money with your bathroom supplies! Everyone could learn from your experiences!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Give Away Today

I thought my first official blog could be about something that I really enjoy. There is this great blog here called Give Away Today. It is a simple concept. This blog posts a give away, and you have usually 3-4 ways of entering. You leave comments (per the instructions) to enter into the contest. Then each day winners are randomly generated. Some of the giveaways are really great! Check out this website. I will definitely be posting again about this website (sometimes you have to blog about a certain giveaway in order to get an entry).

If you end up checking out the website, let me know how it goes. Just leave a comment!

In the Beginning

I have just started this blog in order to release some of my pent up energy. I hope everyone enjoys and is able to take some information from my website and use it in your daily life. I have a lot of things I am passionate about, and some of those things include: My Family, My Faith, Crafts, Saving Money, Getting things for FREE, blogging :D, and much more.

I am not used to html codes, so I havent worked my blog out exactly how I want it. But, hopefully soon someone can show me, or I can get a blog makeover so that it will be what I want it to be.

Now, on to introdcutions. This blog is called HoneyBeeBzz because Melissa (thats me!) means Honey Bee. I am married to my very best friend, Charles and we have a darling little son named Jesse. We live in sunny (read here smog-gy) Southern California. Chuck is going to school full-time, and since being laid off is a stay-at-home dad. I work full time and I am a mom full time. I also, am a blogger/crafter/day-dreamer most of the time too!

I love to read other people's blogs. In fact, I follow a bunch and I get up earlier in the morning then I have to in order to read people's posts in my google reader before I head off to work. I would love to one day take a creative writing class and maybe write a book. That would be awesome. But until then, hello blog world-- here I come!