I have had the domain sewinspiredllc.com for almost 10 years now. I don't use this blog as much as my Cabbage Patch blog and I feel that paying for a domain that I rarely use is a waste of money. So once my domain subscription runs out, my new blog address will be creative-mom-projects.blogspot.com. This is the name of the blog that I started before I had the domain. The change won't be in affect until February 2022.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
I recently started a new Instagram account that I wanted all my cabbage patch patterns uploaded to. It was going to be a hassle to save each one onto my phone just to be able to upload, so I found a very easy way to do it from my laptop! You don't have to download anything, just follow the instructions on this blog. Right click anywhere on the instagram page, then click "inspect." When a window pops up, there is a picture of a phone/tablet (or Ctrl+Shift+M). Click that. You're good to go.
Here's my new Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/cpkdiana/
Thursday, March 4, 2021
I used to use Windows Live Writer for writing my blog all the time. It's so much easier than using blogger because you can position the photos exactly where you want. Then it stopped working, so I uninstalled it. But, then I realized that I had a draft post saved on my computer that I had used with Windows Live Writer. It was pretty lengthy and had a lot of photos. I didn't want to lose it, so I had to download it again. The Live Writer that is available in the Windows app store does not work at all. It will not connect to the blogger account. I would get an error message that said, "Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app." So I googled the problem and found one that works.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
My husband and I had the same mattress for 22 years. We have had back problems and sleeping problems. He normally wakes up about five times a night and I am constantly tossing and turning. So we decided to give Sleep Number a try. The main reason we wanted the Sleep Number is because my husband is a heavy man and I am a pretty small woman, compared to him. So whenever he would get in bed, the bed would sink down where he was and it would cause me to roll towards him. For this reason, I wanted a firmer bed. But he wanted a softer bed. So we figured with the Sleep Number, we would both get what we want.
We went to a local Sleep Number store on Black Friday and tried out all the beds. I am so glad that we did because each bed feels so different! I almost wish that the salesman wouldn’t have even told us which bed was what so we could just try them all and find out which one we like the best without thinking about the price or anything else.
Amazingly, the bed both of us liked the best was an iLE 360 Smart bed, the most expensive bed. Luckily, it was 50% off. We also bought the base and frame, which was unfortunately not on sale.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Last year I purchased the Fitbit Inspire 2 (lilac color) basically to track my sleep and heartrate. I had been feeling exhausted (and still am) and wondered if the sleep feature would show me anything. Also, I have had heart palpitations and so I thought it could show me something on that as well. I thought I would see that I toss and turn and hardly sleep all night long. I thought it would show my heart beating at 175bpm like my Homedics blood pressure monitor showed. I was so wrong. The Fitbit app DOES show amounts of time sleeping/awake, what my heartrate was throughout the night, and what my average bpm is throughout the night and day, BUT it only shows my heartbeat every 5 MINUTES! That does not help me when my heart palpitations only last 30 seconds. And as far as sleep goes, there's been times when I was awake for an hour but the Fitbit app showed I was sleeping during that entire hour. So it was not 100% accurate.