Archive for November, 2007

Hey, I'm on Facebook!

Glblguy’s Facebook Profile

I finally bit the bullet and established a profile on Facebook. I’m still learning the ins and outs, and not exactly sure just what to do with it yet. Here’s a link to my facebook profile if you would be interested in adding me as a friend.  So, maybe I’ll see you on there and hopefully you facebook gurus out there can teach me a thing or two about it!

Sunday Lyrics – Praise You in the Storm

Incoming Storm
Photo by: Dr Stephen Dann

I’ve been contemplating for a while having a Sunday post were I shared some of my favorite scripture versus. I hadn’t done it yet as a number of other Christian blogs do the same thing. While I believe this is a great thing to do, I wanted to be a little different.

I’ve decided instead to share lyrics from some of my favorite contemporary Christian music artist. Let me know your thoughts on this and if this is something you enjoy reading or not.

Here’s a song from Casting Crowns, Praise You in the Storm (affiliate link):

The Friday Gathering For 11/16/2007

Old Barn
Picture by my wife

The M-Network focused this week on cars and transportation and together we wrote some great articles which are highlighted below. A number of other bloggers joined in as well with some great articles as well which we welcomed and appreciated.

I rolled out a brand new theme this week for Gather Little by Little as well. I am really happy with it, and based on the feedback I’ve received so are you. I’ve made a few changes since the roll out earlier this week based on your feedback and comments and hope it’s getting even better.

Credit is a disease you won't catch here

Wallet with The Virus written on it
One evening a few weeks ago, we stopped at our local convenience store to get some gas. I walked inside to grab a drink. I don’t recall the details of the conversation, but at some point the clerk working the counter said:

Credit is a disease that you won’t catch here!

He was referring to not liking credit cards and debt in general. I still liked the quote and found it a very profound statement. For the sake of this article, I’m going to change it to make it say what he really met : Debt is a disease you won’t catch here

How To Protect Your Personal Data When Disaster Strikes

House Fire

I’ve known for a long time that in the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire, hurricane or tornado that my personal data including health records, financial statements, insurance information, etc. would most likely be destroyed. I’ve known it’s a risk yet I’ve done nothing about it. We’ve discussed purchasing a fire/waterproof safe and even making copies and storing them elsewhere. Why haven’t we done it? I’m not sure exactly. To be honest, I guess it’s just pure laziness and the fact that I keep telling myself: What are the chances?

New Theme is Up!!

The new theme is now live. I still have a couple of minor issues and some tweaks I’d like to make, but overall the implementation went very smooth.

Please let me know what you think!!

5 Reasons You Should Buy A New Car

Ferrari Hood

The M-Network is doing a group writing project this week on the topic of new cars, used cars, or no car. We would like to invite you to participate as well. Please include a trackback to this post in your article or include a link via a comment below and I’ll add you to the list at the bottom of this article.

A New Theme Coming Soon

While the current theme here on Gather Little by Little has served this site well since it’s inception 4 months ago, I have been finding various issues with it that are both limiting what I want to do with the site and causing it to not display well at various resolutions. As a result, I’ve been working on a new version of the theme that I’ll be rolling out in the next couple of days.

It won’t be dramatically different, but here are a few changes you can expect:

Money Saving Monday Tip #16 – Clothes on the Cheap

Clothes on racks
I love clothes, especially nice clothes for work but I detest paying the high prices most major stores charge. Here are some places you can get decent clothing and not pay an arm and a leg for them:

Thrift Stores

Probably the cheapest option, thrift stores can contain some great bargains if you are willing to spend the time looking through the clothing. Clothing items can frequently be found for just a few dollars each and are often in very good if not new condition. Of course you won’t find the latest fashions there, but you will find clothing dirt cheap. Primary stores in our area are The Salvation Army and Goodwill.

The Friday Gathering for 11/9/2007

Woods in the fall

Time for another Friday gathering! It’s been a pretty quiet week for me and I’m looking forward to a nice quiet long weekend. Hope yours is enjoyable as well!