Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Here I am .... I'm back!!!

Here I am again!!!!!

Here is a quick explanation of what happened; on New Year’s Eve, I noticed that my posts, on both blogs did not have any pictures.  All my pictures were gone and replaced with a minus sign inside of a box.

My Bitstrip of me; the closest picture I had of what I felt like.

Huh? ….. Oh no! I thought I knew what happened right away – see the day before, I noticed that my Google account had added recent pictures that I took with my phone -  Huh I thought again; how did these get on my Google account I did not add them on the site?  I panicked and removed all the pictures on Google; even though my settings were set to private, I removed every single one of them.  I did not like that the pictures on my phone automatically linked onto my Google account without my doing.  Yet once I realized what had happened, which is, I think it has something to with URL addresses. Do you know that all your photos on your post have an URL address? Well I do now, and I think that once they are loaded onto the posts they are also stored on Google, without that link they can’t load onto the post.  Arrgh!  A cycle, huh!  I decided as long as the pictures on my Google account are set to private then it’s okay to leave them there….

So my next step was to try to restore all the deleted pictures back onto Google, thinking that the pictures would magically link to my blog posts that each picture belong to; well that did not work. 

So alas my only option was to reload all the pictures on each post, one post at a time.

It took me 12 weeks!!!

Last Week I finally completed fixing up my blog posts for Mangia, Mangia…No Talk and SquaareKat.

23 posts on SquaareKat and 64 posts on Mangia, Mangia…No Talk! 

 YAY!  Hip, Hip hooray!



Normally I am not a patient girl…there are things that I feel that are blood-clutching torture! Gardening being one of them; folding socks too and switching seasonal clothing! I guess what I’m trying to say, things that take a looong time.

Although this project felt like it dragged on – it was somewhat pleasant.

Yes, I had many silver linings,which are:

  •  The pictures that are on the posts are now grouped in individual folders named after the         post.
  •   All pictures reloaded onto its post have a watermark on it.
  •   All posts that have a recipe also have a print-friendly recipe button.
  •    Lastly, I got to see and enjoy all my past posts all over again.
 I was able to go down a memory lane.

I encourage you to do the same; here are some of my favorite posts: 

I Heart Garlic

Crumb-Cake Cupcakes

It should go without saying the posts that featured my grandparents top them all!  Yet I wanted to showcase some of the ones that were fun and special to me as well….

Please visit some of my past posts; and stick around for more… I have so much more to write and share with every one of you.   One last favor please, please talk …let me know what you think!  Leave me a comment and join the party!

Mangia, Mangia…No Talk!!!


  1. Hi Marisa....
    Glad you are back!
    Kinda the same thing happened to me...I tried to free up space in my Picasa...and anything I deleted, was also deleted from my posts....I added a few back, but ran out of patience....oh well....
    Great pics...keep up the good work!
    Linda :o)

  2. Thank you Linda for stopping by...yes as we do, we live and learn! now let's get ready for sunny, warm days!!!!
    :) Marisa

  3. Welcome back Marisa~
    I hate it when stuff like that happens. I try not to touch buttons I don't know .
    My poor husband has to always get me out of a computer jam
    can't wait to see more of your delicious food.
    Xo Marissa

    1. Marissa I do to and usually I can figure the problem out, but if its really major hubby helps me but he doesn't come near my blogs, just the computer.. if everything good his job is to edit my posts before they published,

      Thanks for stopping by and yes more recipes on their way!


  4. Welcome back, Marisa, so nice to see your wonderful posts and look forward to visiting them, too, but fro what I see here today, that wood oven pizza looks like taste bud paradise and reminds me of the way we do it in Greece!

    Off to read the details on this Italian specialty and drool over those crumb cake cupcakes, of which I'm sure no crumbs are left when people are done with them!

    1. Thanks for stopping by yes having pizza at my sisters is always a treat but I agree the oven should be used for other things as well.. hey it not up to me!
      oh those crumb cake cupcakes are amazing you can also bake a cake with that same recipe....this is something i would bring to our tea party!!!!!!


  5. Wow. I don't know if I would have the patience to go back and add all the photos. I'm glad you found it to be a worthwhile thing to do. And now everything is organized!
    While on our trip, my mom realized that one and only one of her photos uploaded to google+ On its own. We both thought it very strange. Did you figure out how/why it happened to yours? We have no idea.

    1. Christine I am not sure what got into me ...my thought was I'll do some while i keep writing and before I knew I had to get it done..well it's done and I've learned a lesson and yes everything is organized. Not sure how Google gets my pictures either only from my phone and any pictures that I use on my blogs too, but as long as they are on private I'm OK for now....
      Thanks for stopping by....


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