Finally, if you're like us and think children have too many toys, I have an idea for you.
You can buy plain canvas totebags, purses, and aprons from Hobby Lobby (or make your own, but last year I paid less than $2 for a pack of three). Decorate with fabric paints; freehand, with stencils or rubber stamps.
I have also used acrylic craft paint in place of fabric paint, it just has to be heat-set with an iron before washing. Be sure it's dry (it takes about 24 hours), use low heat and don't put the iron directly on the fabric, copier paper works well.
You can also use this idea for your children to make "handprint" T-shirts, pot-holders, or aprons for their daddy or grandparents. We made my husband a T-shirt one year with both our children's handprints on it and "We love our daddy" written in freehand.
I can understand why people pay someone else to build their website, it can be very confusing to "newbies" like me!
When I bought my hosting they gave me a choice between Windows and Linux and I thought that meant the type of operating system I have. I have Windows, so that's what I picked. I even went with GoDaddy over my first choice, HostGator, because they had Windows and HostGator didn't.
Come to find out, it's the host's servers they give you a choice on, not your computer's software. I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't know that.
Anyways, I wanted to use WordPress on my site and you can't with GoDaddy if you pick Windows. Thankfully, it wasn't too much trouble to switch to their Linux server, which has a WordPress plug-in, it just took an awful long time to do it. GoDaddy is VERY slow once you log in to your account, it takes about 30 minutes to load a page! Of course I do have dial-up, which is slow anyways, but 30 minutes is ridiculous! Thankfully, I only paid for two months of hosting so I can switch to HostGator, if GoDaddy doesn't work out.
I did get WordPress installed, which was very easy, and now I can actually start building my site. With WordPress you can work from your site itself, not your hosting account, so maybe it will go a little quicker.
Well, that's my progress so far and I'm going to try to work on it some today. Stay tuned for further updates!
And all you techie people out there, go ahead and laugh. I am! :)
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