Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Hello, everyone!
For the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to clean up my blog a little.
The truth is I had not made any changes for a while now, so it really needed a "facelift" :)

I have to be honest with you and tell you that making these changes scares me a little.
I was born in the mid 60's and our generation didn't have the privilege of growing up learning to use computers like our kids do now in school and, for that reason, it sure can be a real challenge sometimes. 
Good thing I am hard headed and also read everything that falls in my hands. :)

I have been wanting to add media buttons to my blog and no matter how much I tried, it just didn't work. 
There is tons of information on line and I finally figured out this week how to install media buttons on my blog the easy way, without having to upload images to a photo program and try to find the HTML for each button.

Today, I am sharing this information with you, so you don't have to go crazy figuring it out, like I did. :)
Sometimes I make my life so hard! LOL

 Here we go!

First, you need to find the buttons you like.
There is so many free downloads online.
I found two sets that I really liked from two different blogs that were offering them as "freebies".  
Or you can go to Google where you will find, literally, hundreds of them.
Saved the ones you like on a folder or your desktop. 

If you like the colors of the original buttons, then you are set to install them on your blog, but if you want to change the color to match your blog design, all you have to do is upload them to PicMonkey one by one and make them any color you desire.
This is how I changed mine.

While you are on Picmonkey, you can also resize them.
I set mine at 60x60.
You need to do this process with every button that you want to add to your blog.

Ok, now you are ready to load and link them to your media sites.
After many hours of researching and trying about every way you can imagine to install the buttons on my blog, I came across a YouTube video that literally left me speechless.

The video was uploaded by Blogaholic Designs and she gives you a super easy tutorial on how to get your media buttons added to your site just by putting them on a blog post. 
Brilliant! Why didn't I think of this! LOL
Just click on the above link and follow her super easy directions and you will have your buttons up and running in no time at all.

 I hope this post helps others as "technology challenged" as myself. Let me know how it works for you.
I am off to visit all the entries linked to Tuesdays at Our Home. 
Can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week! :)
Enjoy your day!


  1. Thank you for this! It is a little daunting and I have definitely started & stopped several times trying to get it right...still not quite what I want so I will revisit thanks to your help :)


  2. Thanks so much...I was a kid from the 50"s so you know I don't know technology very well, I'm pinning this and will wait till I have time...soon I have to pick the girls up from the bus!

  3. I have been putting this off for so long! Now I know why! I was waiting for you! :) Thank you!

  4. Oh! Your new blog header looks gorgeous!!

  5. I like this idea, been thinking of making the same changes to my media buttons.

  6. Thanks for the tip! I've found this difficult, too. Think I'll give it a try again. Love your 'facelift!'


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