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Mom Organization Skills 101

There is no greater reward than being a mother, but believe me, for all those expecting moms out there, you sure do have your work cut out for you in order to earn that reward. It was only when I had my second child that I realized, being prepared for any scenario was better…

How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

4 Steps to Having Social Media Icons That Match Your Theme

Installing Theme Consistent Social Media Icons

As promised in my last post Don't Just Share Your Posts, Share Your Blog, here are the instructions to installing your social media icons that fit your theme.

Step 1 Find the icons you'd like to use or make them.

These icons can basically be any picture you want, however, I suggest if you use your own pictures, be sure it's easy to tell that they are icons and not just pretty pictures. Google search Free Social Media Icons and you'll find lots of results for pages listing awesome icons where you can visit that site and download them for free. Once you've downloaded the package of icons, I suggest going through it and grabbing the ones you want and dropping them into another folder. I'm using icons found on http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/tag/icons/ for the example below.

Step 2 Adjust the Size of the Icons

Use your favorite editing application to scale the icons. If you don't own an application that does so, www.pixlr.com does a great job. The size of your icons are based on how many icons you'll be using, how many rows you want to have and the width of your sidebar. If your sidebar is 200 pixels wide and you're adding 4 icons per row, divide the 200 by 4 and you get 50 pixels per icon. Majority of these icons come with transparent space around them. Keep that space! Creates a nice even gap between the icons.

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