Get Schooled Saturday #7- Bvlgari Giveaway

I am within of inches of just switching back to Blogger.

I just spent 1.5 hours writing this post and getting it perfect, when my computer mysteriously shut down with no warning and guess what?

My post disappeared. Apparently, WordPress does not auto save as you are writing a post like blogger does.

Let's get a few things straight

1. I somehow lost all of my sidebar titles and can't figure out how to get them back.

2. It took me 2 hours to uncover the mystery of changing my sidebar background color-and I spent another 6 just searching for and researching tutorials and have gotten next to nowhere with this hot mess

3.I do not have another 75 hours to spend on this and it is making me crazy to have my blog looking nothing like what I want it to look like

1 + 2 + 3 = 4 goodness sake! I NEED A WP BLOG DESIGNER

I am offering up a lovely little Bvlgari bath time set of goodies (similar to this one) to the person who steers me in the right direction.

It includes: shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, and hand soap all in the eau de blanc sent-and it is heavenly!

Leave a comment with your blog designer suggestion and when I make my decision and choose one I will let you all know and pop this goodie bag in the mail to the blessed soul who has helped me.

Enough of my ranting, on to the party! Sorry no highlights this week, after losing them all once, I just don't have time to load 'em all up again! I promise I will be better and more able to work this WP puzzle out by next week!

No rules round here folks! Link whatever you like-just remember we are a g-rated show so play nice:) Here is a button if you would like to display one somewhere on your blog-but you don't have to!


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  1. Hi there! I’m sorry you’re having WP problems. 🙁 I linked up, but can’t see any links… Maybe Mr. Linky is being mean to you too. …? xoxo

    • SUCKER! Everyone is against me this week,haha. I see the links now, so I hope everyone else does too:) Thanks for linking up lady!

  2. So sorry you are going through all this. I hate when I can’t figure things out too! I have thought about moving to wordpress later this year, but now you’re scaring me, lol! I don’t know and wordpress designers, BUT I do LOVE writing my posts in windows live writer. It saves my work even when my computer crashes and I was in the middle of typing a sentence! (although I could have just gotten lucky) But it does save your work and inserting pictures is so much better with it! At least until you figure out wordpress ; ) Good luck!!

    Thanks for hosting ; )

  3. I’ve definetly considered switching! It’s stories like those that scare me to stay on blogger! lol

    @ Creatively Living

  4. Oh Im sorry for all that…I thought WP is better than blogger so at least they should auto save the posts !!!
    I hope you will find a very good blog designer

  5. I wish I could help you with your blog problems….as I am still a newbie and a blogger…but I will pray for someone to offer some guidance to you:) THANKS for hosting…. I’d like to invite you to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party
    going on now-Sunday night……Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Hey Kim, Hang in there.I feel for ya, don’t know how to do that stuff. I’m still trying to figure out blogger. Kathy

  7. Bless your heart. I know it’s hard. I started my blog on wordpress and switched to blogger. I was more comfortable with blogger and all things google. Good luck. We’ll all be here waiting when wordpress does decide to cooperate.

  8. Coolest link party around! Hope your blogging woes will be over soon. Change is always hard in the beginning. If it makes you feel better- your blog does look beautiful 🙂

    • Thanks Samantha! Change is so hard, but as long as I have some minor successes I think I will be ok! One small step at a time:)

  9. sorry about your transfer frustrations. Hope you find someone to help. I know if I ever make the switch I’ll definitely pay someone it just seems like a mild nightmare

  10. Thank you for hosting! Little Bit from

  11. Ugh! So sorry, Kim!
    I have been SO tempted to switch to WordPress — especially lately. Seems like EVERYONE is doing it! :)~
    But your post just curbed my temptation for a while at least! 🙂
    Good luck!
    ~Bec 🙂

    • “If everyone jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” Well, Bec, you wouldn’t but apparently i would and look where i landed! Hee Hee. I know I will figure it out and i will love having a million options, but for now, I am struggling!

  12. Thanks so much for hosting. I’m sure it’s a lot of work. Much appreciated!!!

  13. Oh – I wish I could help you! I don’t have any leads on a good WP designer/helper – I have been thinking about whether I should switch or not, but for now I think I’ll stick with good ol’ blogger! At least I mostly know how to use it! Good luck fixing everything – it still looks nice 😉

  14. Hi Kim! sorry to hear about all your frustration with the blog! Hope it gets better soon. My hubby is really good with Photoshop and blog design-he just did mine for me. That’s my suggestion and hoping for a chance to win your goodies! Let me know if you’re interested if you like my new header and I can hook you up 🙂 p.s. thanks for hosting in spite of all the frustrations!!

  15. So, I use blogger for my blog but I have a website for which I use WordPress. I had the people at help me. They aren’t free but they are good.

    Good luck!

  16. Oh Kim, you poor thing. I think that’s why I stay with Blogger. Better the devil you know. Sorry I can’t offer any advice. For someone who changes their buttons so much, you’ll get the hang of it my darlin’! Love your work!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    • HaHa, I know! I did pretty well messin with blogger, but boy oh boy, I had no idea what i was getting myself into here!

  17. Grrrr! Techy stuff is so frustrating! Try for some blog design issues. I also think Kristi at Creative Kristi does blog design?
    Good luck!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  18. Thank you so much for hosting the party, Kim! 🙂
    I am sorry to hear about your troubles with WordPress. I am positive thought that it’ll get easier with time!
    Your sidebar headers are written in white font on a white background, that’s why they appear to be gone.
    WordPress does save changes, not as obvious as Blogger does though.. When you are editing your post, look on the upper left for “screen option” and then tick the box “revisions”. It will show you a list of all changes made from when you first started writing on the post. 🙂
    Let me know if I can be of more help!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  19. Oh dear…. Sorry Kim, I can’t help – have absolutely no clue about WP:) I’m a Blogger girls haha:) But I do hope you will manage to sort things out soon and that you will be happy with your blog:)

  20. Hey. I switched over a while ago and am happy to share anything I’ve learned with you as I know it’s a pain. Email me your questions or we can chat via phone. 🙂

  21. Good morning! Sorry to hear about your wordpress woes. It will get better. Also, I just wanted to let you know I removed your get schooled saturday button from my blog (the old one). I then tried to place your new one on my blog (so people would be directed here). Anyway, when I cut and pasted it to my blog, it did not work. I will try again. I just wanted to let you know so you could test it and make sure the problem is not on your end (I’m sure it’s on mine) Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Gosh Kim I hate you are having so much trouble and wish I could help but I know nothing about WP. I am sure someone will help soon I have found there are a lot of nice people in the blogging world. Thank you for being so kind as to host the party I know it is a lot of work and I hate to add to your woes but your button wouldn’t work for me either.

    • Riddle Me This? I tried a new code for all 3 of my buttons on my button page. I installed them all on my personal blog and they all worked. 2 hours later, When I snatch that very same code again, the buttons don’t work? I have a feeling I am getting punked!

  23. Thanks for hosting! This is my first time joining up in the linking party and I will definitely be back next week! Good luck with WordPress. I use it as well and just try to hit save every couple minutes. Other than that I like it, but have never had a blogger site, so don’t have that comparison!

  24. UGH!! So sorry you are having so many problems with WP friend! Not making me feel overly confident about us making the big switch over. I think your blog is looking great though and I love/covet the scrolling photos across the top! Thanks for hosting us even in the midst of the madness. LOL!

  25. Sorry about your blogging woes. That sounds so frustrating. I used Word Press and it does save the changes under ‘revisions’. Have you thought about Evanpar Solutions? Ashley from The Handmade Home and lots of others use it and their blogs look ah mazing. Maybe check them out. Anyway, thanks for hosting the party even with all of the issues!!

  26. So sorry about your problems. I think you sight looks good. I am on WordPress and Love it. I think people who switch from blogger to WordPress have more of a problem because they compare one to the other. Since I’ve never been on blogger I can’t relate. I have a fabulous WordPress designer – Simply Amusing Designs, She is not only a wonderful designer, but a wonderful human being. I found Karen after a horrible experience with another WordPress Designer. Here’s the link: Good Luck!

  27. On by the way WordPress does do autosave – See Vanessa – Nifty thrifty Things above, she explains how to set.


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