Friday Five

My "Friday Five" is just my crazy collage of gossip, stop-the-presses news, and random thoughts for giggles and grins. Friday Five just includes anything rattling around in my head, structured a little like the way my attention span works . . . random.



Not so Grin Worthy but Important, Grin #1 – Stop the presses!! Google announced they're doing some Spring cleaning and shutting down several products. On March 12, 2012, Google is retiring Google Friend Connect for everyone who doesn't use the Blogger platform, which, includes Catered Crop (I use WordPress).

So, 202 of you lovely people who connect to Catered Crop through Google Friend Connect will need to subscribe by any of the other features like Facebook, RSS, e-mail subscription (my personal favorite) if you want to continue to keep up with all the latest and greatest (oh, and I do hope you do). Just click on any of the subscription options on the sidebar there . . . and do stay in touch!

You can read the press release about the retirement of Google Friends Connect at the Official Goggle Blog.


Grin #2 – Are you traveling during the holidays? Gotta get your scrapbooking fix while you're away from home? Check out this very cool site at Paper Crafter's Corner: US Scrapbook Stores Map.


Grin #3 – Tangerine Tango is the new Black. Pantone Color Institute®, global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, just revealed their choice for Color of the Year for 2012.

Here's what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® has to say about it: “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Oh my, is it getting warm in here is it is just me? What a seductive color choice.


Grin #4 – Design Seeds! Oh baby, this site is so full of FAB-u-Lous eye candy and design inspiration, I can just get lost for hours. If you're challenged like I am with putting together lovely color combinations, or if you just love color, you gotta see this.


Design Seeds takes objects we see everyday and dissects their color combinations. You'll never look at a carrot the same way again.


Super Big Grin #5 – Feb10 design is finished with the redesign mock-up of Catered Crop. There's rumor we might even get the new design up and running this weekend. So, if we look a little cattywampus this weekend, you'll know we're under re-construction.

Here's a sneak peak. Recognize this color combination? Yep, it's Design Seeds' carrot {ribbons}.


My heart goes into crazy palpitations when I see what feb10 design has done.  Oh swoon!!! Every single element, top to bottom, is custom designed and gorgeous. You guys are gonna freak when you see it. I Can't Wait!


Alright, that's all she wrote for tonight. Now, get back to work you slugs – it's not the weekend yet.  😉


Sweet Comments

  1. Will have to get my Depends out…. This is just soooooo exciting I am about ready to pee my pants!

  2. OMG! I bought that same card! I just love it! Did you ever see Pixar’s movie UP? The dog Doug would say something and then “SQUIRREL!”. Now around here sometimes we just text each other “squirrel” and giggle. Thanks so much for sharing Linda. Toodles. Holly

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