Sunday, November 3, 2013

And she moves to Wordpress...

I moved to Wordpress! Come and visit me there and link up for the Sunday Social Blog Hop!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wordpress or Blogger?

I moved to Blogger in January of this year and up until now I have been super happy with Blogger. It's easy to use, manage, and update. I like the fact that I am still able to have GFC, but I'm getting that urge to move back to Wordpress. I think the main reason for this is because I recently started up my little entertainment blog again and I'm using Wordpress there and I'm realizing that I may be able to do more with my blog with Wordpress. Don't get me wrong, I've been happy with Blogger up until this point and I still may be happy with Blogger, but WP seems to be calling me again.

So I'm at the point where I ask myself: do I switch or not? I feel like there are pros and cons to both. I can always get my urge to use WP while updating and working on my entertainment blog, while keeping Blogger for Polka Dot Heart. But will that make me want to move even more? I will miss GFC if I move and the only other alternative to that is G+, which to be honest I still haven't gotten the hang of 100%.

I need your input! What would you do? What do you use? Let me know your thoughts and opinions and hopefully it will make my decision a little easier!

BTW, I have an awesome giveaway coming in the next week or so... psst it has to do with this post.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday Social Blog Hop #5

Want to co-host the Sunday Social Blog Hop? Email me at!

Christina @ Polka Dot Heart

Co-Hosts for the week!
Ellie @ Little Vintage Camera

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunshine Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by Anne from Little Pretty Mess! Thank you so much for thinking of me and my blog. :)

The whole idea of the sunshine award is that you nominate 11 bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative and inspiring.

The Rules:
  • You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post.
  • Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
  • Write 11 questions for them to answer.
  • Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.
11 Random Facts About Me
  • I'm an only child. Being an only child is nice because I get my parents all to myself (heh), but I know that when I have children I'll have at least 2 because I did always want a sibling and I want my children to not miss out on that.
  • I can play the piano, but don't very often even though we have one in our house.
  • I love over 20lbs on Weight Watchers but once I stopped the program, I gained it all back and more.
  • I love photography and would love to take a class for it, but as of now, it's just a hobby.
  • I've met a couple of my best friends from online in person (message boards, blogs, etc)
  • I have my AA in Early Childhood Development
  • I want to go back to school for my BS in Computer Information Systems
  • I've been web/graphic designing for over 10 years
  • My middle name is Ruth... named after my dad's birth mother
  • I love cheese (any kind)
  • I've been to Disneyland at least 30 times.
11 Questions I Was Asked
What is your favourite time of the day? My favorite time of day is right before it gets dark outside (dusk?). I love it because it's cooler but it's still a little light outside.

If you could go to any place on earth, what place would you choose? I would want to go to the Philippines. My family and I were supposed to go in 2006, but my mom got sick and we couldn't make it. I would love to meet all my family over there!

Favourite thing from your wardrobe? Ah! I guess it would be my Reef flip flops (total California girl?). But if I had to choose a piece of clothing, it would probably be my jeans. I love jeans.

What are you addicted to? Honestly, food. Changing my eating habits has been really hard but I know that I don't need most of the stuff I want and it's all in my mind so that's what I have to keep telling myself.

One thing you will never get bored of? Graphic design. I can make endless stuff and never get bored. I love Photoshop and coding... it takes a lot off my mind.

What is your dream vacation? My dream vacation would have to be going back to Hawaii and staying a lot longer to explore more things as an adult because when I went, I was only 13.

What makes you proud of yourself? Changing my eating habits and losing weight. I always would say I'm on a diet, but this time I've made changes that are making this a little bit easier. I'm not on a program like Weight Watchers, but eating foods I love, just less of it and stopped snacking!

You will never... I will never doing anything dealing with heights (sky diving, bungee jumping, etc). I have a fear of heights that is no joke. I can barely do roller coasters (like mini ones).

If your house was on fire, what’s the first thing you’d grab to save? My dog but if I had to choose something else, I would choose my photo albums of me growing up.

What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done? To me that would be when I finally met someone from an online dating website. We still talk, but I don't think anything will come from it but the fact that I actually did it, made me realize I can do it again and I will be fine. I'm very shy in person so it was a big step for me.

One thing you are grateful for? My parents but the relationship I have with my mom is one that I hope to have with my future children. I can say that my mom is my best friend.

I nominate...
Nic from Chevrons & Anchors
Brandi from Cupcakes & Curves
Angie from Excitable
Sam from House of Sage
Ally from Lazy Confessions
Randi from Randi Lynn
Raewyn from Be A Warrior Queen
Natalie from Revel & Design
Dara from The Southern Thing
Renee from Getting Fit & Fab
Julie from Coco and Cocoa

My 11 Questions
  • What made you start blogging?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What are your top 3 favorite colors?
  • What is your favorite place you've traveled to?
  • What is your favorite season?
  • What is your favorite type of blog to read (lifestyle, fashion, mommy, etc)?
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be?
  • Do you believe you match your zodiac sign?
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What are some of your favorite hobbies?
  • What is something you've accomplished that you were proud of?
Have fun and I hope you all participate. :)