Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to Create a Facebook Welcome Page

I've wanted one of those awesome welcome tabs for my Facebook pages for awhile now, I just couldn't figure out how to do it. After learning some basic HTML, I have finally figured it out. Of course, I wanted to share it with all of you.

First create a graphic for your Welcome page. I use PowerPoint for almost all of my graphic design. It's not something many people think to use, but it's what works for me - without shelling out a bunch of money for an actual graphic design program.

Once you have your graphic or logo made, resize it to around 500-550 pixels wide. I use Picassa for this. To resize in Picassa, I just export my picture and choose the size I want. Remember the dimensions, you'll need them later.

In order to post a picture on the welcome tab, it has to be hosted somewhere else. My host of choice is Photobucket. It's free and easy to use.

Now go to your Facebook page. Click on Edit and go to Apps. In Apps, find the FBML app and click on 'go to app'. If you already have a FBML tab set up for something else and you'd like to set up a second tab, just go to that app, scroll down and click on Create new FBML.

If you just want the picture without any links, all you need to do is copy the HTML Code from your picture on Photobucket and then paste it in the FBML box. I always like to have everything centered, so you can type the code like this:
Your HTML code would go here

If you want to get a little fancier, you can add a link to your welcome page. This is really useful if you want the page to direct people to your website. In order to do this, you'll need to copy the direct link to your picture instead of the HTML code this time. 
Your code would look like this -
<a href="http://www.iheartfluff.com"><img src="http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae274/clothchronicles/IHeartFluffwelcome.jpg" width="500" height="347" border="0" alt="Welcome to I Heart Fluff" />
Just replace the text in red with the link you'd like your welcome page to be directed to, the text in yellow with your picture's direct link, and the text in green with your alternate text (this is the text that appears if your picture isn't showing for some reason). 
Remember when I said to remember the dimensions for your picture? This is where you need them. Make sure to adjust the width and height for your image.

And that's it. As I've said before, there is a reason I'm not a teacher. So if you are completely confused, please leave a comment and I'll try my best to help. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

***CLOSED"***Why I (Heart) bumGenius! and Diapers Etc.

The winner is....

Laura O!!!!

Laura, check your email for a message from I Heart Fluff. 

I was thrilled when I found out about Diapers Etc. Blog Party - and I was even more excited when I found out I could review a bumGenius! 4.0 Artist Series!!! Instead of a standard review, this time I wanted to share the top reasons I (heart) both bumGenius! and Diapers Etc.

Why I (Heart) bumGenius! 4.0 Artist Series...

~ They are so absorbent. These are one of the few pocket diapers that my son can wear at night without soaking completely through it. And that's with only ONE insert!

~ These would work from birth to potty training. They fit children 7-35 lbs and the smaller insert is perfect to use when the diaper is on the smallest setting. This would help create a trimmer fitting newborn diaper.

Smallest Setting

Largest Setting

~ The stretchy tabs. I remember when I heard about these and thought, "how different could stretchy tabs really be?" Well, they are pretty darn awesome! It seems to me that the stretchy tabs make the bumGenius fit even better around little man!

~ The replaceable elastic. This is another one of those upgrades that I didn't think was much of a big deal...until the elastic started to give out on one of our favorite diapers. Cloth diapers can go through a lot of wear and tear, especially if they are used with multiple children. So, I love the fact that I can easily replace the elastic, making the bumGenius! 4.0 last even longer!

It's hard to see in the picture, but the elastic can easily be replaced by turning the diaper and using a seam ripper to remove a few stitches.
 ~ The print. Sure, it's probably a little vain, but I absolutely love the print. And the fact that no two prints are exactly the same makes this diaper even more awesome. Of course, I love all of the cutesy prints. But, it's really nice to be able to have some modern, artistic looking cloth diapers too.

Why I (Heart) Diapers Etc...

~They have a ton of USA made products!

~They've been in business since 1998. Obviously, they know what they're doing!

~They carry much more than just cloth diapers - BPA free products, organic clothingskin care and more!

~Their website! I love a website that is fresh looking and easy to navigate. Plus, blue and green make me happy. :)

~Their commitment to customer service. From quick shipping to money back guarantees, Diapers Etc makes their customers their top priority.

Here's something you'll (heart) about Diapers Etc - they are giving one of our I Heart Fluff readers the chance to win a $25 gift card!!!

It's so, so simple to enter! Just fill out the form below with your name and email address. The winner will be randomly drawn next Friday, February 25th.

Monday, February 7, 2011

*CLOSED* Sweet Cheeks Laundry Review & Giveaway

The Winner Is....


Do you have the stinks? Do you have to double or triple rinse? Does it feel like it takes all day to wash a load of diapers? Is your water bill outrageous because of all the extra rinses? Do you spend a ton of money on laundry soap for diapers? Do you have to strip diapers because of soap build up?

Well, I have the answer for you! My Posh Nest has an amazing cloth diaper wash by the name of "Sweet Cheeks". I know once we find something that works, we stick with it. But I was offered the chance to step out of my comfort zone and I am glad I did. The WAHM behind Sweet Cheeks sent me a 45/90 (HE) bag of Cucumber Melon scented diaper wash. The cost is only $7 a bag plus shipping!

The first wash made a believer out of me. Cold rinse to get the 'stinkies' out. Hot wash with 1 teaspoon of Sweet Cheeks. The directions say 'Final cold rinse IF YOU LIKE, but Sweet Cheeks is clean-rinsing. It isn't necessary. Okay...throw them in the dryer. I smell them as they go in the dryer. NOTHING! No smell. Let's see what they smell like when dry. Again, NOTHING! No smell at all!

I thought, 'Okay, well maybe it is the initial use'. So, two diaper loads later, still no smell. I decided to try my luck. My oldest son, due to medical issues, has nighttime enuresis (bed wetting). I washed a load of his bed linens in Sweet Cheeks. They are clean with no urine smell. I am so happy! I took his comforter to the laundry mat to wash in a front loader. Again, completely clean.

I will be using Sweet Cheeks diaper laundry soap on a regular basis. It comes in many different yummy scents like Monkey Farts (I don't know if I will use this, my little monkey does enough of that on his own. LOL), Sweet Clementine, Butter Cream Cupcake and many more.

Lucky for one of you, Sweet Cheeks wants to give one I Heart Fluff reader a free bag in their choice of scent!!

Just fill out the form below to be entered:

Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb 15. Winner will be announced on 2/16.