Thursday, September 30, 2010

Facebook: Like Box

Have you been to blogs or websites that have that cute little box from Facebook where you can "Like" them and see how many others like them too?  Well now you can have your own!

Simply follow these quick instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Facebook Page URL (web address)....If you don't know it open FB and go to your page, then copy the address in the address bar or if you haven't already set up your FB username {see my quick tutorial here}.
  3. Width-Choose the width of your box (in pixels).  If you are adding it to the side bar in a blog you want about 200-250 pixels.
  4. Connections-Enter the # of people who like you that you would like to appear in your box.  The default is 10; which means that 10 profile pics of people who like your page will randomly appear in your box.  You can decrease this number to reduce the length of your box or increase the number to increase the length of your box.
  5. Show Stream- This feature allows you to show your most recent status update or profile stream or "What's on your mind" piece from your Facebook Page.
  6. Header- Allows you to have the option of adding the header "Find us on Facebook" to the top of your Like Box.
  7. Get Code- Click this box to get the code that you will copy and paste into your webpage or blog.  If you are entering this on your blog you will need to add and "HTML/JavaScript" gadget and paste the code in there with NO TITLE.
My settings for my Like Box:

No Stream
No Header

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily Deals on Groupon

So if you haven't heard about Groupon yet then where have you been?  All kidding aside, I HEART Groupon!  My best friend Lyndsay turned me on to it about 3 months ago and I have bought like 4 groupons since. 

Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that is localized to major markets in the United States.  These deals are often 50% off or more the retail price for things that you typically buy anyways so buy in advance and save!

For instance here are some examples of Groupons I've taken advantage of:

  • $7 for $15 worth of food at Double Daves Pizzaworks (BTW the BEST Pizza Rolls EVER! And on Tuesday they are buy 1 get 1 free so you are really paying like 25% of the cost!
  • $30 for 5 Adventure bootcamp sessions--bought 2 worked my butt off for the month of July, loved it!
  • $12 for 2 admissions to Dewberry Farms.  Tickets are usually $12 each so it's like buy 1 get 1 free.
  • $7 for $15 worth of food at Texadelphia

You can sign up for daily emails of the deal of the day or you can like them on facebook and see the deal of the day in your daily feed.  Either way, check them out!

You can also refer friends to Groupon and if they purchase something within 24 hours of your referral you will get $10 towards your next Groupon purchase!  Not bad!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mabel's Labels are the BOMB!

Mabel's Labels

So I'm back in the saddle, or so to speak.  We took some time off for summer vacations and then school little one started pre-school!

So since I was starting my little one in pre-school I was on the hunt for something to label her sippy cup, extra pair of clothes, shoes and basically EVERYTHING I sent with her to school.  In my search I found the perfect match, MABEL'S LABELS!

I just got my Mabel's Labels in the mail and when I couldn't find my daughter's InchBug name band, which those are super cool too...I ran to my Mabel's Labels to put on her sippy cup for her snack.

I got the Classic Sticky Labels with the flower in pink and they are super cute.  I've put them to the test and so far so good.  I'll update this post in a couple of weeks and let you know how well they hold up for me but I know I have several friends who absolutely sware by them; so I'm sure they will be the bomb!

Mabel’s Labels – Perfect for school, camp or daycare.

This post was based on my personal opinion and admiration for Mabel’s Labels. I adore them so much that I’m a Mabel’s Labels Buzzmama and an Affiliate!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Facebook: Easy to Remember Facebook Address

I don't know about you but I hate that when I copy and paste the URL (web address for my non-techie peeps)  to my Facebook Page it is this long and obnoxious...I mean look at it:!/pages/Best-Thing-Since-Slice-Bread/108888559137410?ref=ts

Facebook now allows you to have a "username".  What does this mean for you?  If your page meets certain criteria (which I can't really get the straight answer on this because it says you have to have 1000 fans but clearly I don't and I registered usernames on almost all of my pages [not the ones I have recently created]).  You may have noticed on commericals that certain pages have URLs like or well these Fan Pages are using usernames to make the address to their facebook page much easier to remember than that long line of random letters, characters, and numbers as listed above.

To register your username:

1.  Log into your Facebook profile
2.  Go to
3.  Choose the page name for which you want to register a username from the drop down menu.
4.  Type the username you wish to use in the box
5.  Click on "Check Availability"

There are certains rules that go along with Facebook Usernames:

1.  Once you register this username you may not change it.
2.  You may not sell or transfer usernames
3.  And some other legal speak that I can't remember but you will see it in the pop up box before your username is assigned to your fan page.

So go out and register your username today before someone else does!!! 

P.S. Here is a link to more details on Facebook usernames!