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Why So Sneaky?

sneaky (adj.): marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

I started calling our eldest daughter 'sneaky' when she was into everything as a young toddler. When we would play peek-a-boo, I would ask where my sneaky little girl was. When she would do something super silly, we would call her very, very sneaky. She loved it and would erupt in giggles at hearing her title.

Of course, when our youngest daughter was born, she became a sneaky baby. 'Sneaky' quickly became one of her first words. She would toddle around the house saying, "Snea-ky! I vewy, vewy snea-ky!"

'Sneaky' has become one of our favorite words.

About a year ago, I was trying to come up with a unique name for my new blog. My oldest came up to me and said, "Sneaky mommy! Are you on the 'puter?" The light bulb came on, the keys clackety-clacked, blogger approved and Sneaky Momma was born.

As far as the spelling of "Momma", that's how we spell my mother's name. It was never spelled 'mama', always 'momma'. When we say her name, we put the emphasis on the Mom part. It sounds more like Mom-a than mama. I decided to honor her in my own small way by naming my blog (which is primarily about my life as a mother) after her.

So there you have it. Why I am not only a sneaky momma, but according to my children a very, very sneaky momma!

Middle Column Border- Intermediate

Not too long ago, someone asked me how to put a border around the middle column in a three column template. I figured if one person needed help in this area, that perhaps others of you would like to know, too. Here is how I did mine:

From your dashboard, go to 'Layout'. Click on 'Edit HTML'.

*Save a copy of your template. *

Scroll down to the part that says something like this:
#main-wrapper {
width: 410px;
float: left;word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */}

Your width (410px) may be different. You may also have other code written in this section. That’s okay. Don’t change any of it unless you want to. The only thing you need to add is the part in red.

Add border:5px solid #000000; under #main wrapper {

It should now look somewhat like this:

#main-wrapper {
border:5px solid #000000;
width: 410px;
float: left;word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */}

Of course, you can make the border any color you wish. I showed you how to do a black border (#000000) but you could choose any color (EX: if you wanted to make it white, you would substitute the #000000 with #ffffff.) You can also change the width of the border by making the number before px higher or lower.

You can find color codes by clicking here, or you can download a free program called ColorPic, which is what I use.

Preview the template before saving it. I tend to preview several times before saving.

Hope this helps! Remember, if you need further assistance or would like to know something else, ask me a question in my comments section. I would be more than happy to help you. Oh, and let me know if I can use your name/URL when I answer your question in my post. I don't want to bring attention to anyone who doesn't want it.

Happy blogging!

For more help with borders, visit Blogger Buster.