Friday, April 13, 2012

personality quiz

I've taken my share of super cheesy personality quizzes where the calculation at the end is usually  nothing close to my personality at all, or vague enough that it could match pretty much anyone, but THIS quiz I just took was really cool and spot on about me.  It simply asks you questions about your lifestyle and you select the picture that most closely matches your preferences.

If you're like me, you hate those moments when someone asks you to tell everyone a little about yourself in front of a group of people.  There are a lot of things that make me ME, but putting it into words can be tough.

The end result of this quiz is quite detailed with a separate summary on your spirit, relationships, money, health, food, home, entertainment, style and travel.  The quiz took just 2 or 3 minutes, but I'm telling you - the results were thorough and actually made sense!  Here's a look at my results...

According to this quiz, I'm an Energizer. 

A true original with a great sense of humor and spontaneous streak.  You're fun to be around and love being at the center of the action.  Your passion and enthusiasm mean you thrive on new experiences and ideas.  You value original thought and have a strong appreciation for arts and culture.  Variety is the spice of your life.

You're very down to earth when it comes to love.  You are a deeply loyal person and your partner is probably one of your best friends in the world.

It's hard for you to pick one thing you want most in life.  In a perfect world, you'd have it all - kids, a good job - you name it.

You believe in a balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle.

You like to keep food basic.  Warm homely aromas every day and the perfect Thanksgiving dinner are probably your ideas of culinary  heaven.

You're a free spirit and the idea of just packing up your life has probably crossed your mind.

You love music.

Your style is about maximum comfort with a splash of style.

Escaping into nature and heading off the beaten track is what you live for.

Leave me a comment and tell me your quiz results!  My husband took it and it labeled him a "Seeker".

Monday, April 9, 2012

how to install free fonts

There's nothing like a cute font to add a little pizazz to a card, document, graphic, or website.  Really, there's never a time that a different font won't add interest and style.  Times New Roman, Comic Sans and Arial -- move aside!  There are way too many unique fonts (and they're free) to be using those boring old standard fonts!

There's a little you need to know, though.  First, where are these fonts?  And second, once you find them, how the heck do you make them usable on your computer?  I can help you with that!

There are many places you can stumble upon free fonts (like blogs), but the best place to start is - where there are thousands of fonts to choose from.  The first time you install these to your computer could seem a little tricky depending on how computer savvy you are, but if I can do it - you can.


Browse through fonts and find one you like on DAFONT.COM.


Click OPEN - not save.

A window will open and your font will be sitting there, but you have to move it. 

Click on it, hold your mouse down, drag the icon onto your desktop, and release.

Do this with as many fonts as you like and keep them all together at your desktop.

Once you're satisfied with the amount of fonts you dragged to your desktop...

Click the START button.



Click the FONT folder and open it.

Select all the fonts from your desktop, DRAG them and release into the FONT folder.

Once this is done, you can delete the fonts off of your desktop.

They're now ready to use in whatever program you want (PAINT + WORD).

Enjoy your new fonts!  And leave me a comment if you have any questions.

If you're not sure where to start, here are just a few of my favorite fonts: