Tuesday’s Tip: Make Your Own Social Media Graphics

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If you are like me, you’ve browsed through Facebook or Pinterest and wondered how all those fancy and creative images are created?

Most web designers and graphic designers are most likely using Adobe Photoshop (Ps), which is an incredible tool. Ps and other Creative Suite software are among the standards in the industry, but there is an easier way {hence today’s tip}

Introducing – Canva. With nearly thousands of templates, text graphics, and other features that you can select and drag-and-drop into a new project, it really is among the easiest ways to design a great graphic quickly and (cheaply). While some of their templates and designs are offered for a low-cost, many great options are free.

check it out! TT canva.com

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Reading Challenge: My 2016 Non Tech List

This is drawing on my last post about the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading challenge. Here are my book picks!

1.Book Published this year: To be Determined

2. A book you can finish in a day:  “Say Goodbye to to Survival Mode” by Crystal  Paine (finished 1/3/2016)

3. A book you’ve been meaning to read: Hands Free Life“by Rachel Macy Stafford

4. A book recommended by local librarian or bookseller: David and Goliath” by Maxwell Gladwell. (finished 1/10/2016)

5. A book you should have read in school:Red Badge of Courage” by Stephan Crane (Update: I started this  1/20/16  and I made it half way through, and I was just not plain enjoying it at all. I really tried, but decided life is too short for boring books, so I moved on!)

6. A book chosen by friend/spouse/sibling/bff: “All the Lights we Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

7. Published before you were born: “Emma” by Jane Austen.

8. Banned at some point: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

9. Book previously abandoned: “The Rule” by St. Benedict. I’ve read parts but never the full book.

10. Book you own but never read: Charlotte’s Web by E.B White.

11. Book that intimidates you: “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

12. Book you’ve already read at least once: The Gospels.

Stay tuned for my list on technology books for 2016!