practically magical and bloggy gadgets

Exactly one month to go before our Practical Magic blog party and it's absolutely incredible how many people have signed up to play. There are nearly 160 participants and more keep coming! It's really beyond mine and Justina's wildest dreams. And the incredible art and talent from these women is just amazing. Who knew how many people still love this film. Well I'm so excited....and a little anxious. I'm still working on my post and a giveaway which I'm determined to have done by next week. But at least my camera works again. Yay!

I love finding fun bloggy gadgets when I visit other blogs. I've come across 2 that I thought are so cool. You guys might already be using them but I thought I'd share in case you haven't. I haven't put them up yet but I will the next time I do a redo. The first one is this cool gadget for your Etsy store from Craft Cult. Now my little shop is really bare right now but I'm showing you the gadget so you can see how fun it is.

They have a few different backgrounds to choose from. Unfortunately my sidebars are too narrow so it doesn't work very well on mine. I might have to do some adjustments later when I redo.

The other gadget is from Shelfari. You can create a virtual bookshelf and show books you're reading, have read or are planning to read. And you can add your own reviews and all that fun stuff.

Here's a quickie sample I made. This one has a customizable size which will actually work for my sidebars. I think you have a few shelf choices too.

Anyhoo....hope you guys aren't melting in the heat today. I'm off to Lowes to see if I can buy some of their old wallpaper sample books. They sell them for $2.50 at the end of the month and there's a line of other crazy collage artists trying to snag them too!

Today I'm grateful for.....

Pizza coupons. Too hot to cook tonight!


Victoria said...

Yay..such a coool post...lovely new gadgets!!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

Fabulous shared finds! I think I can fit the shop widget on my blog. I'm excited about the Practical Magic Party. I have a giveaway item made already - but I am thinking I might need to do a second one! Looks like there will be lots of visitors (at least I hope so!). Theresa

Sara said...

I am so excited about the Practical Magic Blog Party too. I have a few ideas... one I've been wanting to post about but I'm saving it. :)

Thanks for the gadget info. xx

Romeo said...

How wonderful are these widgets?!?! I think I may have to get "her" to check these out. Purrhaps that would motivate "her" to stock my Etsy store....a bribe of Oreo cookies was the only thing I had been able to think of and your widget idea is so much less expensive. I mean think about it....the cost of a cab ride, bribing the cab driver to go in and purchase the cookies (they don't let cats in the store), then the cost of the Oreos....well you get the picture. Did I mention that I'm grateful for your post?!?

I hope you have a great day! BTW I am not surprised at all by the response to your Practical Magic event - it was a great movie and the book you mentioned provided me with hours of a nap location ;)


Romeo (and "her")

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well we are having a "cool" spell, only the mid 90's :))
Your blog looks soooo pretty !

Charmed Existence said...

The bookshelf thing is cool. I love to read. I am working on a few ideas for the party, and have watched the movie twice this week.

Sinderella's Studio said...

Really working on my pm stuff!!! Hope with my very limited computer skills I can pull off what is in my minds eye!!!

.Trudi Sissons said...

Hi Anna!
So happy to hear you'll be sending a butterfly off into the deep blue sky! Beautiful beautiful blog you have - and I love what you did with the 'pride of lions'!
I'm off to add you to my blog list so I can visit again. Thanks again.