Category Archives: Blog Stuff

Yup, it is official!

My new Throwing Marshmallows blog is officially ready! I am still straightening up a bit, but it is time to get blogging again! Please come join me!

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Changes are afoot…

I mentioned earlier that I had been good about not starting a new creative endeavor before finishing my photobook. So of course now while I am waiting for the book to be delivered (it has been shipped!) I have had … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Thanks

I just wanted to take a minute to thank those folks who nominated me for an E for Excellent award. You all are too sweet! Thanks goes out to Not June over at These Go to Eleven, Joanne at Unschooling … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved

I first heard the Throwing Marshmallows quote after which this blog is named when I was reading the Unschooling.com bulletin boards years ago. I loved it and asked the author if I could use it as my signature line. She … Continue reading

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NearCircle

My friend Rebecca‘s husband has developed a neat new blog widget called NearCircle. It is a way to create a community of related blogs. Kind of like a webring but looks much more interesting and interactive…you can see posts in … Continue reading

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Yup, A New Theme…

Andrea just loaded a bunch of new themes, so I thought that I would check some out. In general, I liked the last theme, but there were a few quirks that I did not like. Like how all the pictures … Continue reading

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Putting Book Cover Images on Blogs?

Can anyone tell me how/where I can get book cover images to upload onto my blog? Is it as a simple as right clicking on the image on Amazon and then uploading it here? Or is that not allowed? Is … Continue reading

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“I could never do that!”

Not June played around with my header image and reformatted it a bit so that it crops better. It looks so much better…thanks so much. My friends take such good care of me… And check out Not June’s reflections about … Continue reading

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Time to Change

Well, those of you who are not reading this blog via email or a blog reader have probably already noticed that I have changed my blog theme. I was feeling the need for a change and decided to check this … Continue reading

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WooHoo! I am Back!

Did you miss me? All of homeschooljournal.net was down because the webhost decided to change the terms of service on Andrea and Ron and turned it off with no notice! Oh, and if that was not bad enough, it got … Continue reading

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Thinking Blogger and more…

I just had a chance to check in and see who was linking to Throwing Marshmallows lately and wound up finding a couple of really wonderful surprises. First to Kimmy over at shimmer.glimpse (how cool is that for a blog … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Throwing Marshmallows!

I knew that I was going to forget it! My blog anniversary was actually back on October 30th, but better late then never. And who knew when I posted this a year ago, that I would still be enjoying writing … Continue reading

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New Homeschool Resource Links

I thought that I would pass on some of my favorite online homeschool resources…they are now linked under Homeschool Resources (original, huh?). Fun Books – An online independent bookstore run by a wonderful homeschool family in Maryland. Has a wonderful … Continue reading

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I Saw My Life Pass Before My Eyes

Well, ok, so that is just a little bit of an exaggeration! But when I saw that HomeschoolJournal.net had been hacked, I immediately realized that I had not backed up any of my posts and that I did not even … Continue reading

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Examples of Good “About” Information

In the comments for my prior post about Quick Note to Website and Blog Designers Lesa asked “would you mind giving some examples of what you’re looking for” Sure! I’ll use LibraryThing as an example. If you go to their … Continue reading

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Yup, Playing Around With My Blog Theme Again

Did you notice? Andrea and Ron came up with this great theme…and the best thing is it has 3 columns! Yippee! So now I have to play around with things and figure out where I want what. So thanks for … Continue reading

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Warning: Blogging May Be Sporadic

Things are starting to get a bit busy…we are flying out to Chicago on Friday for the weekend for an Elms Family Reunion. It should be a lot of fun…the boys are really looking forward to the airplane ride. They … Continue reading

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Grrr…

I had a great post almost finished (complete with really cute short (and goofy) stories written by the boys and I lost it! Arghh! I am not sure what happened. I tried to use the new spell check from HSJ … Continue reading

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Looks like they found me…

The spammers I mean. Sigh. Not sure why they all of a sudden found me but they have. I have installed spam karma II which hopefully will help. I guess that we will see. Andrea or Don…if you see this, … Continue reading

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Oooh! I think that I found my theme – finally!

Yippee! homeschooljournal.net just added this awesome Tropical Breeze theme and I love it! I have been playing around with themes for the past week or so and had not found one that was “just right”. I really liked the dark maple … Continue reading

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