Posts Tagged ‘smart ass romance’

Displaying the Family Jewels – Arts and Crafts

I’m one of those creative people. I mean, not just in writing, but in lots of other areas as well.

I macrame. Yes, remember the old hanging planters of the 80’s? I made millions. Chokers, bracelets, lawn chairs. I tole painted, I embroidered, I made sand candles. I made decorative elements with cat tails (that yes, did eventually explode in the living room). I freely admit I can’t knit or crochet, and the quilting class instructors eventually retired from teaching FOREVER after just one class with me.

On the other hand, some things I can do well.


Do you make anything? Arts, crafts, whittling, baking? Feel free to share right here, right now.

I’m waaaaaaaaaaiting!



Third Rate Romance and Hits of the 70’s


My favorite song of the 70’s. I have it on CD in my truck and well, anywhere else I can possibly play it. A close second would be Sweet Home Alambama.

What’s your favorite song from your youth?



How to embed Videos – Woodie Knows WordPress

Woodie knows WordPress - Carrie Spencer Smart Ass RomanceSome of you may have noticed that putting in videos on has gotten a bit more….challenging. Like grabbing that last petunia off carrie’s front porch.

Well, I’m here to offer some assistance.

First, if you have a youtube video: Grab the link. I’m using one of some buddies of mine having a fun day out.

Now click on your media button

and you’ll get this annoying box

but at the top of this box is pure gold…
see where it says “From Url” ? that…
Now you have this…

In here, my children, are all the answers to the video world…

For you tube or google video: simply paste the URL right into the top box. click ok. ta-da!

For Daily Motion and Vimeo videos, you’ll take part of the URL and add it into the code to display it. Click on the links next to each type to see how it’s done. Pretty darn simple pimple.

If you are on, you have several ways of adding your videos, although it’s even easier. You can follow the first steps above, then upload from your computer, or insert a URL. There’s also a TON of plugins that make adding videos so much easier. Do a quick search under “plugins” and “add new”.

Occasionally youtube has an unembeddable video. that’s by the owners request. In that case, it’s easier to find a similar video.

Hope that helps! Now grab some popcorn and watch Wayne and Wilbur here at work. I love these guys.


Going to Graceland – Swinging good Links with Elvis

So much has been written about Elvis, so many images, so many ….well, paintings, coffee mugs, whiskey decanters, t-shirts and sightings. Me? I’m just going to toss a few items at you. No sightings, I promise.

The official Elvis Website – From here you can buy tickets to Graceland. Get $4.99 flat rate shipping on the Elvis Potato Head, get your own TCB logo necklace, view the Graceland cam and report Elvis sightings. (ok, I lied.) It appears has a bit of a sense of humor about itself these days!

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
I have no words.
Ok, just one.

For me, it’s the music. I adore listening to Elvis. I can (and have) listened to him for months at a time while driving. Until DH finally says ENOUGH. Did you know Sirius has an all-Elvis all the time station? Here’s a list of The Times best 50 Elvis songs ever.
For me personally, the first time I heard Elvis’s Christmas music, I fell in love.

Get your own Elvis Visa card. Now. Go on, I’ll wait.

The Elvis App

Elvis on Etsy

Zombie Elvis
Elvis Whoopie Pies
Elvis Corset

Elvis Impersonators – The Good, The Bad and The….The…

Elvis Shoes – if these came in wide I would own a pair, I kid you not.

Or maybe these Elvis hightops

elvis shoesOr maybe even these…

So there you have it..a gentle welcome into the world of Elvis. Don’t panic, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from him soon!



Someone’s got a really big green thumb


Jealous? Oh I am. I’d show you pictures of my gardens, but I’d be showing you pictures of my weeds. Ugh. Lots of rain, no time = weed infested.

We’re not even discussing the little woodchucks dining on said weeds.

How about you? Green thumb or black? Got pictures?



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