March 18, 2015

Premade Blogger Template
Radiant Orchid

This months featured premade blogger template is Radiant Orchid. I think my favorite part of this design is the color scheme. Purple is just so royal and rich. It's such an amazing color.

Lets dive into the design - Shall we?

Here is a closer look at the header. It's a bold, simple, classic san serif blog title paired with a cursive font.

The color scheme is monochromatic. You have a very deep royal purple, a bright lavender and then the "2014 color of the year" radiant orchid - see where the name comes from?

Here we have another bold but still super simple and oh so classic design. We used the title color for the font and continued the cursive from the header. I love that we incorporated the social media icons into the widget. Makes the sidebar seems less cluttered.

Radiant Orchid Template Features:
  • 2 column layout with right sidebar. 
  • Coordinating color scheme and custom google font pairings.
  • Matching custom header - with and optional tag line. 
  • Social Media Icons
  • Custom Search Widget
  • About Me/Welcome image.
  • Social Media Share widget below ALL posts. 
  • Stylized block quote. 
  • Custom Subscribe widget. 
  • Instagram and Pinterest widgets.  

What do you get when you order a Loving Life Designs premade Blogger template?

For starters this wouldn't be an instant download situation, where you have to install it all on your own. Loving Life Designs will install the template to make sure it turns out perfect and looks professional.

What else would you get with the purchase from Loving Life Designs?
  1. Install within 48 hours of purchase (keep in mind Loving Life Designs does not work on Sundays).
  2. The design exactly as it is shown - sorry no color or font edits. Any customizations (other than the header) will be extra.
  3. A custom edited header - as shown (we can talk about a different look). 
  4. A custom edited about me/profile widget picture. 
  5. Static page content customization - you provide the text and pictures - we'll style and design your static pages. 
  6. ALL widgets you want installed and edited to perfection by Loving Life Designs. (wanna add a Pinterest widget or a Facebook widget? no problem it's part of the design.)
  7. Social Media Icons - Installed and linked to your existing accounts. 
  8. Pretty much any edits that are needed to make this blog perfect for you and your readers. 

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March 11, 2015

How to Remove & Hide Subscribe to Post Link in Blogger
{Blogger Tutorial}

Today I have a tutorial for you about hiding that annoying and design ruining link (unwanted text can always ruin the feel and flow of a design!) at the bottom of your blogger page.

There are two ways to get rid of this link. An easy way and a hard way.

The hard way has you deleting code and what not - I am not the biggest fan of deleting code if you don't have to. As a beginner you might delete something you don't intend to or won't delete enough and it's always super hard to figure out what the problem is. 

The easy way is just simply adding some CSS code to hide it.

Today I am going to show you the easy way. *REMEMBER - First download and backup your current tutorial!

This is another one of those 30 second blogger updates that can dramatically improve the look of your blog - Okay maybe not dramatically but it does make the link go away.

How to Remove & Hide Subscribe to Post link: A Blogspot Tutorial

1. Go to Dashboard > Template > Edit HTML.
2. A few lines down you'll find <b:skin>--</b:skin>

3. Click the arrow next to it to expand your blogs template code.
4. Add the FOLLOWING code just about the closing </b:skin> tag - make sure you place it before the entire closing tag - }]]></b:skin>.
.feed-links { display:none; }
5. Preview your template and make sure it worked.
6. Save your work.

Viola, you are now done!

Want an even easier way to add this code to your blog? Follow these SUPER easy instructions.

1. Go to Dashboard > Template > Customize.
2. Click on Advanced.
3. Scroll down to add CSS.
4. Add the ABOVE code in the box. See photo below.

5. Click Apply to Blog.

Thats it! All done!
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March 4, 2015

March 2015
Visiting Teaching Handout

This months Visiting Teaching message is about the long suffering and patience of Jesus Christ. You can read the article here.

I found it to be a uniquely profound message for myself. I've been struggling with my patience lately - with my children, my family, generally just in life. It was a comfort and a wonderful reminder, on what it means to be patient.

The quote I chose for the handout spoke to me deeply. In fact the entire paragraph this quote is from hit me hard and stuck.
“Patience means accepting that which cannot be changed and facing it with courage, grace, and faith. It means being ‘willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon [us], even as a child doth submit to his father’ [Mosiah 3:19]. Ultimately, patience means being ‘firm and steadfast, and immovable in keeping the commandments of the Lord’ [1 Nephi 2:10] every hour of every day, even when it is hard to do so.”
I hope, like me, everyone will work on being patient this March.

What stood out to you?

*Remember - Loving Life Designs downloads are for followers only. We ask that if you download our creations you become a follower or like our Facebook page. It only takes a second. Thanks. 

 *A little note - The image is 4x6 size card. Sorry to those of you who prefer 5x7 size cards. If you would like a 5x7 size let me know and I'll whip one up.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy!

We also have some smartphone wallpapers you can download and use.

How to download and install LLD's wallpapers - While viewing the site on your phone, click on the corresponding link and it will take you to a new page, hold your finger down on the image, a dialog box will appear after a few seconds asking what you want to do with the image, click on "Save Image". You can then assign the picture to your wallpaper through your settings panel.


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