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Forum Upgrade

We are working on a long over due update to our forum.  This update is necessary and as with previous updates, it's sure to bring new features that you may come to love or hate.  Along with these new feature should come an increase speed and stability.  I appreciate everyone's patience during this transition and request that you do not email customer support about any forum issues as they won't be addressed.   Mostly, I just wanted to see how the blogs are functio

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New visitor at Greenleaf

Well this was the sign that greeted me when I got to the office yesterday. It was hanging on the door to Bev's office which I usually past through to get to mine. While I was explaining that we had to use the other entrance to my trusted travel companion, Seven the Dog, Bev popped out to tell me about our guest. This is Snowball, the one eyed, seven toed, deaf cat friend that is staying with us for a while. She was living with Bev's sister who can no longer have pets, so she is in sea

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I can finally use my cell phone again

A while back I blogged a story about concerns over cell phones affecting the bees' navigation system. In a nut shell, it basically said that cell phones might be keeping bees from pollinating crops which would ultimate lead to the extinction of the human race in four years. Well I'm here to tell you we can all relax and turn our phones back on. The giant colony of bees that moves into one of our warehouses every year (above) arrived like clockwork from where ever it is they spend their winter

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Bear roams near Coopertown school

This is from our local paper. Very rare indeed! Bear roams near Coopertown school By Mark Boshnack Staff Writer Things were a little out of the ordinary Thursday morning at Cooperstown Middle/High School when a bear was spotted behind the building, officials said. The incident occurred without any injuries to the animal or humans, those interviewed said. A bear stands against a tree in the yard of a home on Linden Avenue in Cooperstown on Thursday. The Cooperstown Midd

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Adding a YouTube video to your post

It simple; after finding an interesting video on YouTube, just locate and copy the video ID which I highlighted below (it's the combination of letters and numbers that follow the = sign): Then select "Insert: YouTube" from the Quick Access Menu while posting: Then simply paste the video ID in the box: Click OK and share your video... it's that simple! XRI_zlJo0go

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Where do Greenleaf Dollhouse Kits ship from?

In case you were wondering where Greenleaf Dollhouse Kits ship from, I snapped this photo of the Greenleaf Packaging and Fulfillment Center on my way to work today. This building is located in Middlefield, NY which is about 15 minutes away from our main manufacturing facility. My sister Lisa's runs this facility, so we don't see each other much even though we work together. Click the map for a better view of the area The black "L" shape to the right of the push pin is a birds eye

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Cat carriers... don't leave home without them!

Two cats, one man and no pet carriers; even as I write this it sounds like a bad idea! Seven the dog has no trouble behaving in the car. She commutes back and forth to work with me so she puts on more miles in a year than most humans. So with this in mind, I headed off to the vets office this morning with Booty the cat and his cat brother Chang and said the heck with those stupid pet carriers, it a nice day and my boys will enjoy the scenery. Apparently the only scenery they wanted to see wa

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Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?

I caught this article and started to wonder why I'm trying to loose weight if we're all going to be dead in four years anyway. It seems I can't pick up a paper with out someone trying to scare the pants off me about something! There's a large colony of bees that show up in one of our warehouse every summer. If I don't see them by the Fourth of July, its Big Mac time! Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious

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That Darn Grocer!

I thought I escaped the marketing genius of Nabisco, but the manager at the grocery store moved the Limited Edition Oreo's up to the checkout area. Luckily, I only had a few and brought the rest to the office for Bev to eat! Bev can stand to gain a few pounds, so I think that this slip has caused little damage. In the future, I will avoid food shopping on an empty stomach! Bev enjoys Oreo's, but not the camera! The first week of May has done little to help me reach this months goal

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Getting Your Pictures Ready for the Internet

Resize digital pictures quickly While it's great that newer digital cameras can take beautiful 5-, 6-, or 7-megapixel pictures, using such large photo files on the web can become a problem. At our forum, these large files in a post or blog entry can limit the amount of pictures you can upload. Additionally, many users are on dial-up connections which can result in painfully slow image viewing. Resizing pictures before you post them is made simpler using a free Windows XP download called the Ima

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Going Public with Content Blocks

Over the past few years I've been using my blog mostly for technical notes, but last fall I deleted all the entries so that I could use it for a tutorial on how to get the most out of our community blogs. Well, I'm no closer to writing that tutorial, but I figured I'd make it available anyway. There are a few key features I think are being overlooked, so as time allows, I will add a post about these features. This post will start us off and it's all about Content Blocks! What are Content B

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Did I say Monday?

Well it is Monday, the official start of my diet. Well a, no actually, I meant next Monday. Unfortunately, this is a little game I play with myself at the beginning of every week. I eat everything in site over the weekend claiming it's my last ho-rah, then Monday finally comes. I skip breakfast and then lunch. By this time of day I'm flat out starving and the whole idea of a diet is sounding pretty stupid. I know many people will never understand what it's like to have a weight problem.

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I'm watching: My action at Netflix!

Living out in the sticks sometimes has it's draw backs, one of which is movie rentals. Back in the dark days, I would have to drive 20 minutes one way to find out what wasn't available at my local rental place and usually end up with something other then what I went out for. To make matters worse, I'd get stressed out about returning the movies before I was saddle with late fees. Well that all changed when Netflix came online. Netflix was the first and largest major online DVD rental servi

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Explanation: The way back machine

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. Sharing what happened way back when can give others some incite into who you are and what's important to you. For instants, reflecting back on when you got your first dollhouse and the events that led up to it might help communicate your passion.

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Explanation: Battle of the bulge

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. Like many of us, I have had a life long struggle with my weight. Documenting your progress and set backs can be instrumental in reaching your final goal regardless of the challenge. Besides holding yourself accountable you may also be a source of inspiration for some who is fighting their own demons.

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Explination: Building a better website

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. Well this is point of interest item that might bring people to visit my blog who want to know what I have in the hopper for our community. It's important to remember that though you might be writing for yourself, if you have nothing interesting to share your blog may very well go unnoticed.

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Explination: From the shop floor

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. It's very easy to get lost in the details of a project, if it's at home or at work. Keeping a blog on your progress at these task sometimes brings a new perspective as you're collecting your thoughts and may also lead to the encouragement of others.

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Explination: Why I'm proud to be an American

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. Though it may not be very popular amongst some these days, my pride in being an American has never been greater. My love of country defines me as a person and is in the forefront of my daily life. Sharing something you're passionate about in your blog will reinforce your beliefs and if done in a respectful way, may e

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Explination: Something cool I learned today

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. Ever get those eyebrow lifting moment followed by a little voice in the back of your head that says "Cool"? Well why not pass it along to others so everyone can share in your discovery!

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Explanation: Nothing in particular

As part of the "Why Blog" tutorial, I'm offering a brief description of each of my categories as examples of potential subjects that members might want to cover in a blog. In an attempt to keep things organized, I created this category for everything that doesn’t really fit into my other categories. The benefit of this is viewers can still use the sort option in case they’re just interested in random thoughts. Otherwise, they have to sort through entries about subjects that they no they hav

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