• Blog Update: New Look and New Content Coming!

    October 24, 2019

    You might have noticed that I have begun tweaking the blog a bit. While the transition from Blogger to WordPress was pretty easy, it messed with a lot of the photos and some of the posts. Since I have to go into each post to check it, I thought it would be a good time…

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  • Another Curve Ball Thrown My Way

    July 24, 2017

    This year has been a very trying one for me and last week just made it a whole lot tougher: I was laid off from my job of 12 years. I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around everything but my #1 goal for now is to spend all of my time finding…

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  • Blog Content Survey

    June 15, 2017

    A few days ago I set up a little survey on my blog sidebar. It was a simple Blogger survey, but I found it kind of hard to see. So, I scoured the web for a free survey service and found SurveyMonkey. What a find! If you are looking for a survey service check it…

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  • I Finally Have a Newsletter!

    January 19, 2017

    I finally did it! I wrote my first newsletter last night. I know, I know. Every other blogger has probably had their newsletter for years, but you know me. I am always late to the party. If you would like to get the inside scoop on Crafting with Cat Hair sign up below or on…

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  • How to Blog without Breaking the Bank – Part 4: Decorate a Blog with Photos

    May 31, 2016

    Well, we’ve made it to the end of the How to Blog without Breaking the Bank series and Part 4 is a subject everyone is always asking about: royalty free stock photos. Royalty Free Stock Photos There are plenty of places to find royalty free stock photos: Bigstock, Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Fotolia, and iStock, but…

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  • How to Blog without Breaking the Bank – Extra: Make a Blog Button

    May 25, 2016

    Today we’ll be doing a pretty simple tutorial on how to make a button for your blog.Blog buttons are all over the sidebars of blogs everywhere. They are especially great because they are free advertising! Check out my last How to Blog without Breaking the Bank post to see the different free photo editing programs…

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  • How to Blog without Breaking the Bank – Part 3: Embellish A Blog

    May 23, 2016

    So you have chosen your platform, set up your domain name, and figured out which template design is perfect for your blog. Now you are ready to add some bling to your blog. Social Media Icons Social media icons are on every blog and website. If you purchased or downloaded a template social media icons…

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  • How to Blog Without Breaking the Bank – Part 2: Design A Blog

    May 16, 2016

    By now you have decided which blog platform you are going to use and whether you are purchasing your own domain name or not. It is now time to think about the design of your blog. For the sake of this lesson we are going to use Blogger as the blogging platform, but you can…

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  • How to Blog Without Breaking the Bank – Part 1: Start A Blog

    May 9, 2016

    So you have decided to start a blog. Awesome! You’ve worked hard on narrowing down your idea, your name, and your blog topic. You can’t wait to get writing, but you really don’t want to spend a ton of money to get started. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a ton of…

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  • Blog Mission Statement

    May 2, 2016

    For over a week my internet connection has been spotty, to say the least. My neighborhood is getting AT&T Fiber, which is great but has been causing some grumbling from all of my neighbors. You don’t realize just how much you rely on the internet until it is gone. It is nice to unplug for…

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