Friday, 28 March 2014

Poor Image Quality On Blogger

This was driving me bananas. I tried to create myself a simple header image with a white background in a creative moment, but no, it just wouldn't happen. I must have tried at least 20 times checking over and over, trying to discover where I'd gone wrong. My pictures were somehow altering somewhere! Nowhere on my Blogger section could I find a solution and I just gave up.

That was until tonight, two of my recent posts were left with embarrassing low quality images that were the whole basis of the posts themselves. It was pissing me off. This time, Googling answered my search needs sufficiently. I found the answer over at Peek and Ponder, a beauty blog.

If you follow her relatively easy instructions on such a long-winded journey to fixing our pictures! Apparently Google allows Picassa to auto-enhance them or some bull crap. Although, my options are slightly different to those in the post. I'll give you a quick run through on how I rectified the problem.

  1. Google+ homepage
  2. Home drop down list 
  3. Select Settings at the bottom
  4. Under the header 'Photos and Videos' turn Auto-enhance to Off
Dangerously Del x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blogger Tips! Twitter!

I find Twitter a messy social platform, in the sense that if you don't keep on top of it, you lose control. Making a blog dedicated twitter is an amazing way to keep in touch with readers and update them of any new posts or developments. I enjoy interacting with my followers but I cannot stand the unfollowers. I follow back all of my followers, with the exception of porn accounts and blatant spammers. 

An old account of mine I follow up to follower limit, 2001 and I cannot be bothered to clean it up. Its a mundane task that I began and then immediately stopped. My personal twitter is messy, but can be sorted with a bit of elbow grease, one day, when I care enough to. 

I have learnt my twitter lesson, and @DangerouslyDel is so much cleaner. Apart from the fact that @DangerouslyDelilah was too long a name for a twitter handle, I'm pleased with the direction its headed.

As you can see, my following to follower ratio is good and very easy to maintain since I downloaded Followers+ for Twitter. It's a simple application that breaks your followers down into categories, my favourite being New Unfollowers.

Checking out the Non-Followers is great way to decide if you want to continue to follow people who don't follow you. That one new unfollower is bugging me now, so I'm off to sort that out! Cheeky twitter plug, FOLLOW ME @DangerouslyDel

Dangerously Del xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wishlist Wednesday!

I stumbled across a gorgeous site that sells the prettiest, most feminine dresses. Chi Chi make and sell dresses that I just want to try on and twirl in front of full length mirrors in. One in particular has crossed my eye, the Chi Chi Shannon

I absolutely love this dress, the colour is bright enough to be different, but also subtle enough to not take you too far out of your comfort zone. This is perfect for weddings as its modest and modern, but flirty enough for an outdoors summer date. The versatility makes it a must-have.

Ahh! Jellys! I loved jelly sandals as a child growing up in the 90s, they were the staple of scruffy children in the playground. Just don't sweat, it results in a slippery disaster. I love the pastel pink block heel version from New Look. At only £14.99, its an affordable trip down memory lane.

D-d-d-daisiessss! This screams summer, grass, cider, festivals. All the best things in the world. Boohoo's Lucia Daisy Print Swing Vest is only £10 and will definitely be a wardrobe staple for the foreseeable.

Dangerously Del xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Spring Inspirations!

Blue skies, budding leaves and cool fresh air. The sharp yellow of daffodils, the soft pinks of blossom. Colour returns after winter, I love spring. Spring motivates me, makes me want to do things! Makes my fingers itch and finally after starting two years ago, makes me want to complete my unloved bedroom. I got as far as stripping the walls, that's it. Two years of bare walls, that as time passed, I grew to ignore. 

Mood board time! For once, I know exactly what I want, instead of flinging together random, unmatching items, I have somewhat of a theme. 

I have decided to opt for a floral, fresh, feminine feel. I haven't yet decided on the main walls colour, but I'm bound to pick some shade of off-white. 

  1. This gorgeous fake blossom ornament is from Wilkinson's for only £8.00. I absolutely love Wilkinson's for their affordable accessories that brighten up the drabbest of rooms. Looking around my room over half of my ceramics are sourced from there.
  2. I regret finding this gorgeous shuttered mirror from Sainsbury's as its currently out of stock! I'm going to do my best to hunt this down, for £20.00 its reminiscent of French windows, capable of transforming this hovel into a boudoir of sorts. Although if I can't source it, I'm sure I could DIY a really shoddy version.
  3. I'm not sure if I even want to share this before it's purchased and up on my 'statement' wall. This wallpaper is what pulled together all these ideas. Now, I actually really dislike birds, especially pigeons, but that's another story for some other time. The essence of these birds on the gorgeous spring blossom, with subtle bursts of of colour that I can easily accessorize to draw them out. It is available from B&Q at £16 a roll, which is all I need.
  4. Every new season comes with its own smells that is a must to emulate in the home. I haven't yet tested the Sweet Pink by Yankee Candle but the look, brand and amazing double wick have me suckered in! 85 hours of burn time for £19.99. Another place I love to pick up my home fragrances is Sainsbury's, they always have fine scented, long lasting and reasonably priced deals on.
I realise that if I go for the statement wall, I must forgo my statement duvet covers. Ouch. That hurts. I can do this. Just don't make me do white sheets, I enjoy eating in bed too much.

Dangerously Del xx