Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Weekend

Happy Weekend all my Lovlies! It's a beautiful Sunday morning here in Minnesota. Not as warm as I'd like, but the sun is out and the clouds are away, I'll take it!

Friends, I need your help with a few things...

1) I need a new vacuum!! And I'm looking for recommendations. Anyone have a great vacuum that picks up everything and you can't stop raving about it? I have a Hoover right now and it's heading for the garbage. I've checked out the Dyson but not a fan of the ball technology. It just feels akward. I'm the type who vacuums almost everyday so not having a good vacuum in the house is just killing me!

2) It's been awhile since I've had a giveaway and I think it's time for another one! What better way to celebrate Fall, my 500 followers, and my new blog? So, I need some ideas, what would you want to see as a giveaway prize? Ideas please!!

3) Have a blog question... How do you automtically have all the blogs you follow show up on the side panel of your blog as a 'blogs I follow' or 'blogs I love' Gadget? I've done it before but just can't for the life of me find how I can do it again. Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks Everyone! Have a wonderful, fabulous, relaxing weekend. Love ya!

33 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

i need a vacuum as well. My mum has the dyson and she raves and I mean raves about how awesome it is... easy to maneuver and really picks up.

I will be checking back to see what everyone suggests.
xx
callie

Rebekah said...

My husband just bought me a Dyson and I love it. I've never owned a vacuum that picks up as much as it does. It's the easiest one I've ever used too. I'm all for Dysons.

Couture Carrie said...

Wish I could help on your queries, darling...

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Claire Gibson King said...

Jen, The dyson is beyond wonderful. It is a must and you will love vacuuming even more. It is unreal the amount of stuff it picks up. You can get a Dyson without the ball, which is actually better because it fits under furniture better. AND they have such cool colors.

Now to add your blog roll all you have to do is go into the Design Section of your blog, it should actually be up top in your dashboard section. You want to edit layout. Now, all you have to do is "Add a Gadget". Then add "Blog List" and that will allow you to make a list of all the bogs that you follow. Hope this helps.

Jen said...

Claire - Thanks for the tip on the blog roll! But since I have such a long list of blogs that I follow, I don't want to have to add them one by one. There is an auto fuction that I think you just click and all blogs that you follow automatically get put into that gadget list... no individual adding or deleting. At least that's how I thought I did it before. Just can't figure out how I do it again.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh man, if you can afford that Dyson do not hesitate and get the Dyson. It's incredible and life changing.

As for scroll bar, go to Design and add a gadget. Click on Blog Lists. I think you might have to manually add the blogs you follow though.

Kayla said...

I have a Dyson that I love. It's not the ball one I think the model is DC14 of something like that. The first time I used it I was a little grossed out at how much it found my other vacuum didn't. Now I'm not sure I'd buy anything else.


Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

la petite coquine said...

The DC14, without ball, is the best purchase I've ever made, hands down. It's terrifying how much that sucker picks up, and you'll never go back!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Hi Jen! I believe for #3, there is an "Add a Gadget" option under the "Design" tab in your Blogger dashboard. :)

Wendy said...

I too LOVE my dyson! That being said, I know a few people who RAVE about their Kirby vacuums. I hear they last FOREVER and clean wonderfully.

MELlow~Dramatic said...

Oreck is the absolute best vacuum ever! They're not cheap, but we've had ours for at least 5 years and it's going strong!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

On the vacuum, get one that has no bag, just a canister to pop out and dump. We have a Dirt Devil that has hung in there for about 6 years with no issues at all. Not as fancy as a Dyson, but not as expensive. Target has them. No idea on the giveway - I'm just glad you won mine! And on the blog, you have to add a widget and then they will give you choices of what you add in. A whole list pops up.

Emilie said...

To add blogs you like, you just have to click gadgets on your google design-page, and then you can choose 'list with blogs' or 'list with links', then you can add all the blogs you want :)

Hope this helps (I have no idea about the vacuum, sorry)

xx

lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

Stylelover said...

Hi sweety... I am sorry but I do not have any idea about vacuums either about the blog lists! hahah It seems I am not so usefull.
Anyways I wanted to tell you that I love the picture and that I hope you had a great weekend and that I wish you an even better week.
xoxo,
Vicky

mytressa said...

I know what you mean about the vacuum, and I didn't care for the Dyson when I tested it as well. I actually have the Royal Privilege vacuum. I know, the name is something but here's some info on it http://www.royalvacuums.com/Household/Uprights/privilege.aspx

I tested both the Dyson and the Royal side by side and Dyson had nothing on this one. I love it!! It picks up like a dream! I've had it for a few years now and just changed the belt once, but still runs lovely. But, whatever you choose, make sure you test them all out before you buy. ;)

As for your blog question, I think you'd have to go to your dashboard and then go to where you edit your blog... and I think it's a gadget you add. There should be an option to add blogs you follow or something like that. :)

Julianna said...

Hi! Dyson. worth every penny. On the blog roll... add the gadget. Then, save your changes, then click view blog. Click the edit tool on the gadget you just added. Where it says add blogs, open it and click blogs I follow. A list should pop up, and you can check the ones you want to add. SO much easier than copy and paste. Hope this helps! And thanks for stopping by! -J

Katie said...

We have a Dyson - love it! There's some way to add the blog roll and you check the option to just add all the blogs you follow, I think. That way you don't have to go through individually.

Miz.November said...

Wow! It sounds like I need a Dyson. Maybe you should have a Dyson giveaway and I should win. Ha. Ha.
Okay. Just kidding.
All I can say is that I hate a Rainbow. They clean great, but GEES!. It's a huge ordeal every time you vacuum.

Mirela said...

so much fun when you buy new gadgets for your home,when we bought our new vacuum i think i vacuumed all day like a mad women,loved it Happy weekend lovely lady XX

KristiMcMurry said...

Let me know what vacuum you get! I've been looking at Oreck, but I don't have the money right now. I'm wondering if I should find a cheaper route. I'd love to hear what you end up getting.

My roommate took our vacuum to work, and I seriously doubt I'll ever see it again.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

I need a new vacuum too! Maybe you could road test the suggestions and tell us which is the best? Hope you're having/have had a great weekend!

Nikki said...

The big question is...did you grow up with a canister or an upright? I grew up with a canister and tried to switch to an upright and I hated it. I switched to a kenmore canister from sears and love it.

Josie said...

I wish I had an answer to a single one of your questions, but I have a tiny DirtDevil for my dorm room and am hopeless with Blogger anything, haha. On another note, we should TOTALLY hang out when I get back home -- but considering my age, let's make it coffee-chocolate shakes at Convention Grill instead of drinks? Love it.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

pancakeSTACKER said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed the post, and I assure you there will definitely be more from Alex :)

I hope you'll stop by again and consider entering my first contest! (Maybe it can give you a little inspiration for your future one!)
www.pancakestacker.blogspot.com

kingaaaa said...

you've got really wondeful blog, greets and thanks for commenting mine. :)

janettaylor said...

I need a Dyson...definitely! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I have a Dyson and I really love it...At first I didnt like the ball but its really good and makes cleaning so much easier:)
Wish you a wonderful day,sweetie
Kisses

Krystal said...

I would like a car for your giveaway please!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

dyson, amazing


xoxo

D-May VT. said...

Hey! I'm new on Blogspot, but i'm open for every opinion!! ;)
Fashion lover ? Maybe you're gonna like my blog.
See ya ?
xoxo.
D-May.

Screen Door Prep said...

Thanks for your sweet comments regarding my one-year blog anniversary! I appreciate it so much! Hope you are having a relaxing Labor Day! =)

Anonymous said...

Miele vacuums are amazing!!!!

The girl of many sorts. said...

Dinner with you:)
Shit i live in Norway...dinner would be hard then?????

But that is the best prize ever....

Have a great day - SP

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails