Red Hatter Club Crafting with Wine Corks

Today I attended my Red Hatter Club’s monthly meeting at our “Queen’s” house. We were crafting with wine bottle corks, and I was the “leader” of the craft. Essentially that meant that I was the “main” person responsible for helping everyone understand the directions for the craft. Luckily through a group effort we had accumulated most of the supplies over the past several months, and little money was spent.

Since I’m not supposed to drive, out “Queen” came over to my house and picked me up to take me to her house. We got there several minutes before the rest of the ladies arrived, and I had time to figure out the directions for the craft before most of the people arrived. There were a couple of early birds, and they helped me to figure out the directions, and helped to pre-cut and pre-tie some of the ribbons and bows, which made things go a lot smoother.

One of the ladies brought a dessert to share called “Lemon Lush” that she got from a cookbook called “East Dessert First.” The dessert was essentially a lemon pudding with a topping that was made with cream cheese and Cool-Whip. Another lady brought in a pistachio flavored cake that was sprinkled with confectioners sugar in place of frosting. Both were delicious! We all had the chance to make several ornaments, we helped each other out from time to time, and we had a good time catching up with each other’s lives. I always have fun when we get together! After it was all over, we helped clean up, and the “Queen” drove me back home again. Next month we hope to go to the movies together, but we don’t know yet what movies will be playing. Hope we go to a comedy! I can always use a good laugh to lift my spirits!

Here are some photos of the ornaments that were made during the club meeting! Aren’t they just adorable!?


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Did it work?

OK, peeps, I sent in a request for help through Jetpack support, telling them that I was having issues with the Facebook Publicize. This was part of their response, telling me what the problem is, and what to do to fix it.

“In your case, Facebook is not accepting your post for publication due to the open graph errors that you mentioned on your latest blog post. These are happening because you have the All-In-One SEO plugin installed, but it isn’t setup for adding social tags.

Since Facebook doesn’t like duplicate Open Graph tags either, Jetpack automatically disables our Open Graph tags to avoid any conflict when a plugin, like All-in-One is installed. But since we aren’t providing the tags nor is All-In-One, Facebook isn’t happy.

You can resolve this by either setting up All-In-One to insert Open Graph tags or you can install this plugin to reactivate Jetpack’s: https://wordpress.org/plugins/always-use-jetpack-open-graph/

Once either of those are done, the tags should return to your site and your site should publicize to Facebook as expected, based on the debugging information on our end.”

 

I looked at the All-in-One plug-in settings to see if I could modify it to add social tags, but I couldn’t find anywhere that I could do that.  I’m feeling pretty stupid at this point! So, that “All-in-One” plug-in that has been so highly recommended by so many people may be the culprit!

 

I have installed the “Always Use Jetpack Open Graph” plug-in that the Jetpack support recommended, and activated it. I am HOPING that will take care of the issue! Once I hit “Publish” I will go to Facebook and see if it appears or not. I hope it did! Wish me luck! If it works, I’ll add a “YAY it worked” comment below the appearing post!


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Certificate of Appreciation Received From Locks of Love

Certificate Of Appreciation from Locks of Love

Certificate Of Appreciation from Locks of Love

Recently I mailed a ponytail of hair that I had cut off to Locks of Love. They emailed me a certificate of appreciation! I don’t remember asking for one, but I have to admit it is nice to get a “Thank you” from someone now and then when you do something good.

I think “Thank You” is a term that has been badly neglected in recent history by many people. So many people take each other for granted. I don’t know anyone that likes to be taken for granted, do you?


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Love the smell of line-dried sheets

clothes dryer (free clip art)

clothes dryer (free clip art)

I’m not a big fan of the extra work involved in taking clothes from the washing machine outside and hanging them on a line, then going back out hours later and taking them down. And certain clothes just don’t feel as soft when line-dried, even if fabric softener is used in the washing machine. Especially towels!

I will admit that I love the convenience of just putting the clothes in the electric dryer. Hanging clothes on a clothes line to dry is inconvenient.

But, I DO love the smell of sheets that have been dried outside in the sun. There is something about the scent of line-dried clothing that just makes me feel “good.”

A few years ago, when looking at our electric bill, I decided to try to save some money by purchasing a clothes-line pole, and asked my hubby to install it in the back-yard. I was hoping to save money. Well, that clothes line pole was FINALLY installed about two weeks ago, and although I readily admit that I do NOT use it for EVERY load of clothes (I don’t want the sun to fade the colors of my bright clothes) I am trying to use it for the articles that are already white, or articles that I don’t mind if they fade a little bit.

Laundry service (free clip art)

Laundry service (free clip art)

The extra physical labor of taking the clothes out, and in again is actually helping me get my back-side off of the chair in front of the computer, and I am loving the smell of the clothes.

I DO need to remember, though, to shake everything when I take it down from the line, to help encourage any little creepy-crawlers to vacate whatever item they have attached themselves to. I really don’t want to bring in hitch-hiking spikders or beetles.

I hope I can keep this up!

 

 


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Tweaking Facebook Publicize

Several days ago I complained to JetPack that their “Facebook Publicize” was not working. They did some tests and told me that it is working fine. That was quite a while ago, and when I tested it again it still was not working. I decided that maybe I should change the theme I have been using – maybe there is a conflict there.

So I came online today with the intention of changing the theme, but before I did that I saw that there was an update to the JetPack plug-in. I’ve installed the update and I’m going to publish this post in the hope that this post WILL cross-post to Facebook and all will be fixed. Then I saw on a forum some suggestions to delete the publicize setting in this blog, then go into Facebook and delete the wordpress app, then go back into this blog and activate the publicize setting again.

I’ve tried that now, and am now going to publish this post and hope like crazy it works! This has been very annoying!


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