Archive for January, 2011

Wisestamp Review– Better gmail and email signatures automatically

[ 16 ] January 31, 2011 |

WiseStamp Review : Make your emails work for you!

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 Wisestamp — How to Install

After admiring an email signature of my good blogging friend Simply Stacie and reading her post here on How to make a Professional Looking Email Signature,  I decided to give it the application that she suggested a whirl.  The name of it was WiseStamp.

Here is what my email signature previously looked like on Google email:

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While fairly cute, it still had the cobbled up look of a a 1980′s IBM Selectric typewriter.  So I went to Wisestamp to try to develop the up-to-date signature that I was starting to see in most professional bloggers’ emails.  I first watched the video, they made it look pretty easy!  So I started to make my new signature.  Not so easy.  I could not figure out how to wrap the text around the picture..(to be honest, I can never figure that out!).

Thank goodness, I know limited HTML so I just copied a fellow blogger’s signature into the editing space (You have to use the ctrl C (copy) and Ctrl V (paste) in this application), leaving out the social lines and letting the app add those at the bottom.  I revised for my details and then it all worked like a charm!

Now I have a signature that  WORKS for me.  My Wisestamp Email signature let’s those who get my email know how to get to my blog, my latest news, my latest blog post, and my latest tweet.  Wisestamp also provides links for Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Rss, and more social apps if I want to add them.  I am very pleased with the upgrade.  My only recommendation would be that the editing portion would be a little bit more template driven.  Wisestamp is FREE for the basic application.  To utilize more upscale portions of the application, WiseStamp Premium, you must pay a monthly fee.

Blog Note: The Chief Blonde provided a review of Wisestamp for the education of her readers.  She received no compensation or product for this post.

Reminder: $950 Winter Followers Giveaway Tour ends Tommorrow, 1-31-2011

[ 2 ] January 30, 2011 |

Have you entered YET? Well, what are you waiting for?

Here’s the Link to the MAIN POST for the $950 Winter Followers Giveaway Tour

Yes, quite a few people have entered this giveaway!  However, did you realize there are 3 Winners?  That’s more than we have ever had before!  Yes!  3 Lucky winners will take home these three amazing prizes:

Prizes:

Grand Prize – $500 Cash

Second Prize – $300 Cash

Third Prize – $150 Cash

$950 Winter Followers Giveaway tour

So get on over there and ENTER!

$950 Winter Follower Giveaway Tour–3 Winners!


Link Up with a Blonde! Week of 1-29-2010, Giveaway Linky

[ 2 ] January 29, 2011 |

Enter These Exciting Contests and then Link up with a Blonde on our Giveaway Linky!

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Get a STILL BLONDE Pin of your own!

$950 Winter Follower Giveaway Tour–3 Winners!

ENDS 1-31

$100+ Declutter Challenge Giveaway–365 items in 365 days

ENDS 1-25-2012 (yes, one year from now!)

Upcoming Giveaways to Watch for:

HandMade with Love Event featuring our very own STILL BLONDE Pin! ($60) Feb 2-6 on this blog and with 180+ other bloggers who will have their own Handmade giveaways! 

Mikasa Crystal Love Story Wine Goblets ($170)

Necklace Necessities ($53)

Getty Museum Callis Dessert Plates ($88)

3 Great T-Shirts from GoodJoe.com (54.00)

Giveaway Linky has ended.

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Sneak Peek! Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway Hop is Coming Feb.2-6. 180 Blogs Participating!

[ 2 ] January 29, 2011 |

On Feb. 2-6, Still Blonde after all these YEARS! and 180+ Blogs will participate in the Handmade with Love Winter Blog Hop!

Still Blonde Pin (Available at Still Blonde after all these YEARS–$20)

Commissioned from and Exclusively Designed by Helix Elemental Studios

We will be giving away 3 ($60 value) of our Exclusive Still Blonde Pins, inspired by the Chief Blonde!  The pin is gorgeous fused glass and is exclusively made by two talented Utah Artisans, Russell and Christine Colwell via their Etsy Store, Helix Elemental Studios.


The Still Blonde Pin is 2 1/4″ by 1 1/4″, each piece is handcrafted and original.

Can’t wait to win it?  You can buy it directly from Still Blonde after all these YEARS! ($20)  Just check out the details on our Side Bar!  Or Go Here to Purchase the Still Blonde Pin!

Can’t wait to see you at the Blog Hop on Feb. 2!

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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2011

[ 11 ] January 27, 2011 |

Today, 66 years ago, on January 27, 1945, Auschwitz, the largest German labor/concentration/extermination camp was Liberated!

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View of the entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau from inside the camp after May 1945. —USHMM #08909 / Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz

VOICES FROM AUSCHWITZ

The train arrived in the middle of the night, so we were greeted by very bright lights shining down on us. We were greeted by soldiers, SS men, as well as women. We were greeted by dogs and whips, by shouting and screaming, orders to try to empty the train, by confusion… There is no way to describe your first coming to Auschwitz.
—Fritzie Weiss Fritzshall

Still Blonde small Chief Blonde Remarks: I have personally been to Auschwitz.  It was a cold rainy day with a temperature around 40 Degrees.  I was wearing a coat and gloves.  I was freezing.  As I tramped around the now long abandoned site, I realized that I was beyond fortunate.  The inhabitants of  Auschwitz-Birkenau and many others like it often had nothing to wear but thin striped pajama like outfits, very little food, and very little hope.

I will never regret going to see the camps.  Many people, when I told them that I visited, will ask me “Why would you want to go there?”

My answer is simple–SO I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.  SO I WILL NEVER FORGET. SO THOSE THAT PERISHED WILL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN.  Yes, it was difficult to confront..but not only must we face our fears but we must look evil in the face, recognize it, and vow that as long as we inhabit this earth we must not contribute to such atrocities ever ever again.

Stand with me today and declare:  WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

For more information, visit: The United States International Holocaust Museum site.   For more information on Auschwitz liberation, visit the Liberation of Auschwitz page.