Also, I recently installed the Prose Theme from Studio Press & Copyblogger Media. Since SFT began, I’ve been running Thesis and was happy with it, but there’s a bit more of a learning curve than I’d like. I know NOTHING about CSS or PHP or coding or much of anything about website building. I also don’t have a load of money to plunk down on a great custom design. For a while, Thesis let me create a site that was good enough, and I’d still recommend it. It’s much easier to use and customize than a lot of themes out there.
But when Prose came out this week, I was hooked. I love the way it looks “out of the box” and changes and customizations are easy to make. You’ll likely notice minor tweaks over the coming weeks — I’m still toying with the way everything looks. If you’re interested, do check out the Prose Theme.
Now, onto the links!
♦ Mindful Momma wrote a great post this week called, 8 Ways to Reduce Waste at Home. This is a huge list of ideas for cutting down and scaling back.
♦ I found two really informative posts on Healthy Child, Healthy World. The first, Recipe for High BPA Exposure: Canned Vegetables, Cigarettes and a Cashier Job, highlights some of most insidious sources of BPA and who is most at risk (hint: it’s babies in utero). The second post, PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce, makes clear what those codes on produce levels indicate, and more importantly, what they don’t.
♦ And on a happier note, Emily at Remodeling This Life is participating in the 31 Days series this month, along with 7 other bloggers. Emily’s topic is 31 Days of Living Simply. She’s writing about some neat things, and, as always, there are beautiful photographs. My favorite this week was Day 15: Make Do.
♦ Blog Action Day was a huge success. By the time it was over, 5,613 blogs in 143 countries, with a combined total of 40,086,610 readers participated. Hopefully, the issue of water will get the attention it deserves and by this time next year, things will be much better for those who need clean water the most.
What did you read this week that was inspiring?
[Disclosure: The links to the Prose and Thesis themes above are affiliate links. If you click those links and buy either product, I'll get some pocket change. As you know, I only become an affiliate for products I use and like.]