Friday, October 28, 2011

Purell Love!

Help keep your children safe from disease-causing germs,
all day longI sent a bottle of Purell to my son's 2nd grade class. I regularly send antibacterials so the teacher doesn't have to spend her own money. It is amazing the germs that the kiddos can spread. With strep, the flu and sinus  infections abounding, it is great to know there is additional level of protection.

We also keep a bottle of the Ocean Mist on the bar between the kitchen and living room. It has become a habit to squeeze
some into our hands as we pass through.
I think I have some of the healthiest kiddos around!

Here are some coupons for Purell.

About Purell (from their website)

PURELL was invented in 1988 by GOJO to meet the needs of their customers – healthcare providers and restaurants who were looking for ways to reduce the spread of germs. Healthcare workers needed a way to kill germs on their hands when they couldn’t get to soap and water. And restaurants were looking for ways to kill germs on hands to reduce the risk of food contamination.
PURELL was a great success, not only because it was effective at killing 99.99% of most common germs, but because it was convenient, gentle and a pleasure to use. PURELL dispensers and bottles could be placed anywhere, so hand hygiene was no longer restricted to the confines of a sink. People enjoyed using PURELL because it was refreshing and gentle.
Soon the popularity of PURELL grew. People who used it at work also thought it would be great to use when they were at home or on the go.
In 1997, PURELL was made available to consumers, forever changing the way the world stays well. PURELL soon became America’s #1 hand sanitizer and a significant part of popular culture.
Today PURELL remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. It defines the hand sanitizer category and is the brand most preferred by doctors, professionals and consumers everywhere to safely clean and refresh their hands.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011


For those of you who have deleted The Shabby Creek Cottage... Gina got her site fixed, but here is her post and warning!


How I got hacked

Yesterday afternoon I started getting emails, tweets, Facebook notes & conversations on Etsy about Malware alerts. Thanks to each and every one of you for giving me the heads up on my big nightmare!

So let’s talk a little bit about how I got hacked. It wasn’t really my fault, but that didn’t keep it from happening. Now is the time that I tell you from my own wisdom to be very, very careful of the ads you accept on your blog. My hack came through an ad – because that website was hacked and started bleeding all over the internet (I will not link to them – but if you have an ad from PSPrinting REMOVE IT NOW!) Their backdoors were open, and it led straight into mine. I removed the link, which removed my problem.

So what do you do if you’ve been hacked and you’re on Blogger? Go to Google Webmaster Tools – by copy and pasting this into your browser:

Be sure to change the link with YOUR blog URL where it says INSERTYOURBLOGNAME – this takes you to your Google Webmaster Dashboard


It will show you if there have been issues – select Check Site Health to see where your problem is.

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It will show a pop up box, then click Malware Detected?
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Now you can see which pages are infected. Click on “Details”
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I recognized the Suspected Injected Code from an ad that was placed a couple of months ago. Although I did review the website before I accepted them as a sponsor, I had no idea that they would be hacked (hey, it can happen to ANYONE!) If you cannot find your issue in a widget, try looking under your HTML in your DESIGN settings.

When you find the code in your HTML (mine was in a widget), REMOVE IT.
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Once you have removed the code from your website, go back to the page showing the list of bad links.

Up above all those links, there will be a yellow box to request a review. Click Request a review and fill in the info. Then wait for them to recrawl your site (it will take a couple of days, be patient!)

So, my problem is fixed. You are NOT at risk!
I’m so, so embarrassed that this happened – but it really can happen to anyone. I just hope that sharing my nightmare can help someone else in the future if they have a similar issue….
I’ll be back later today with my 31 days post :)

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Thanks Gina for helping the rest of us out. I know you must have been at whits end. Keep posting, we love you bunches!

In Him, Whyt

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Hint and a Chair Upcycle

 I LOVE dressing up for Halloween. Last year I went with a vampire theme. I found a cool red wig and picked up some glue on vampire teeth. I found a temporary tattoo of teeth marks and I was ready! The dress I have had for a few years… My Renaissance Maiden dress.I have worn it for both Halloween and to the Ren Fest.
For Mr. Whimsy, I made a monk robe.
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On Halloween night, I was a modern vampire.
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So much FUN!!!
Here is a clue for this year’s costume…
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A while back, I found these chairs with curves on Craigslist for $10 each. I will take all 4, thank you!
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I sanded, and sprayed the chairs Heirloom White.  I recovered the seats with canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s that I had leftover from my bedskirt.
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I better get busy on my costume. Have a great weekend!
Love, Whyt

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Is it Fall yet?

Well, it has been under 100 degrees for a couple of weeks, now. But we are still breaking heat records here in Houston. It was 96 today. UGH!
Last week I finally gave in and started my fall decorating.
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I switched out the white hydrangeas and daisies in the tin flower bucket for more seasonal sunflowers, leaves, feathers, and gourds.
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Added some pumpkins and pears…
The pressed flowers came as a card from friends of ours who are missionaries in France. The Bible verse is, “You are to be a blessing to others.” Galatians 6:10
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Some mums in a silver urn
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Then look what I found in my jar of corks…
Do you see it?
Mr. Whimsy hid a skull in my jar! Stinker!
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A monogramed pumpkin
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Another urn
And another pumpkin!
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Time to get the little one’s to bed. Tomorrow’s FRIDAY!
Have a great weekend!
Love, Whyt

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