Tuesday, October 02, 2007

WFMW - Backwards Day!

Shannon over at Rocks in my Dryer is having a GREAT WFMW this week. We are going backwards. Ask the questions that you need help with, and see what answers you get that my Work for you!

Okay, I have two... well three...

  • What are some sweater storage ideas? They are everywhere during the winter when I need them most. But I hate having them all over.
  • How do I get my 5 year old interested in learning to tie her shoes? She could care less!
  • How can I change up my blog, make it more personal without it costing me a ton. We don't make a lot of money, and want to move towards profitable blogging if I can.

Head on over to Rocks in my Dryer for more backwards Work for Me Wednesday questions.


Jill said...

I don't know a whole lot about blog template stuff, but your blog seems like it needs a header. There are a ton of bloggers who frequent Rocks in My Dryer who do it and I don't think it costs much. I think it just needs some color.

Hope it helps!

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

First, thanks for the tip on having my daughter do a journal to help her deal with her overwhelming emotions. I think that is a great idea!

I don't have any sweater storage tips as we Miamians really don't own many sweaters.

But the way I got my kids to learn to tie their shoes was to have another kid teach them. Somebody a year or two older who they look up to. It got my daughter to learn it in one night!

As far as your blog, I can't afford to do a professional blog makeover either. But until last week, I didn't know that in Layout, you can choose Template and the change up all the colors and fonts. You may already know this, but I thought I was stuck with the template as is. Anyways, I changed the colors and fonts around until I got a more welcoming scheme.

Good luck on all fronts!

Debs said...

I keep my sweaters on a shelf at the top of wardrobe - above the hanging rail.

Could you add some pictures in the sidebar (just don't ask me how!) to add some colour. I know if you go into blogger there are options to change your template, maybe have an experiment, but keep a note of what you do you so can change it back if you don't like it!

I remember having card that looked like a shoe and had a lace threaded in to practise tying my shoelaces. I guess in the mean time you could buy them shoes with velcro or buckles (hehe!)

Veggiemomof2 said...

I hang my sweaters up. I don't have many, so I don't have to worry about weighing the bar down ;)

Meg said...

Not sure how much underbed storage you have, but i put all of our sweaters in underbed clean plastic containers. You can get them at most of the dollar type stores for pretty cheap and they help keep the sweaters organized. HTH!

Dawn said...

I keep all of my sweaters folded up on shelf in my closet. I don't have that many, though, but the shelf would hold a lot.

I can't help you much on the blog stuff. Mine's pretty boring. I just use a template from blogger. They do have some with different colors, though.

As far as how to get your five-year-old to want to tie her shoes, I just realized my five-year-old doesn't know how to tie his shoes because he always has shoes that use velcro. I guess we should teach him. When my seven-year-old got to kindergarten and realized he was one of the few kids who couldn't tie his own shoes (there was a kid in his class that always tied them for him) he decided he wanted to learn, so he did. I admit I'm a slacker on teaching my kids how to tie their shoes. Velcro works for us.

Pmom said...

Have you tried one of those canvas sweater holders that hang from the closet bar? These are fairly inexpensive. I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but they are available all over.

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karen@FamilyBriefs said...

My sweaters stay stacked on a high shelf above my hanging rack in the closet year-round. I have them stacked by color and sleeve-length (of course the ones with wool go in the cedar chest in the summer :)

My 7yo didn't become interested in tying his shoes until we went shoe shopping and saw some that he liked that tied (he wasn't interested in the velcro ones that were available). His first pair he got almost toward the end of his kindergarten year & he was frustrated with them because he couldn't re-tie them fast enough when they came undone. That led us back to non-tying shoes. :(

Now, in second grade, he's a tying pro so we're back to shoes that tie.

I'm too new to blogging to even THINK about offering a suggestion for your blog :) Good luck!