Monday, October 14, 2013

Check Out my Mad Skills!!!

Ya'll. I'm sure you've noticed how NOT tech savvy I am.  I mean, I want to be.  I often think that I am a computer genius.  For example, I watched The Facebook Movie and immediately figured I was as smart as Jesse Eisenberg.  See also, I watched Zombieland and decided I was totally ready for the zombie apocalypse.  But that is neither here nor there.

Isn't that the dumbest phrase?

Anyway.  I bought a basic blog design class, and I've been using a few of the ideas here and there for a revamp of this little slice of internet.  Professional bloggers would have designed the entire page before launching it, but yeah.  I wasn't gonna do that, mainly because I figure this is going to take a few months.

I keep getting sidetracked!!! Anyway.  Again.  Up top, under my header, I'm going to have a few tabs, and one of them is going to be a collection of recipes.  And it took some tears (a lot of tears) and a few hours of my kids watching mindless tv, but check it out- I made the menu chalkboards AND THEN I CODED THEM TO FOLLOW BACK TO THE POST WITH THE RECIPES!!!

So yeah.  Watch out Jesse slash Mark Zuckerberg.  You designed facebook? Big whoop, I put little menus on a page AND THEY LINK BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POSTS.  Checkmate buddy.


(Disclaimer: This page is a work in progress, but I'm so flipping excited about learning the <extremely basic and idiot proof, so don't be too impressed> coding that I can't help but post it!!!)

Here are the recipes from Angela's and my first cookbook challenge, Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier. (I can't imagine anyone NOT knowing her website, but here it is in case you live under a rock.)

And here are the posts from our next challenge, Dinner: A Love Story.  (Link for her website here.)

(One day there will be menu tiles here leading to the posts, but as we haven't actually started this challenge yet...)

And here's some random menus and recipes for good measure. (Again, one day there might be more tiles and links to posts, but alas, that day is not today.)

Well, what do you think? Are my chalkboard tiles too big? Is the chalk font too stupid? Aren't my recipe combos random and weird?