Rachel H Kay Blog

How To Get SSL Certification For Free

As of January 2017 Google is making it mandatory for websites to be SSL certified, otherwise sites will be flagged as not secure. For those of you who don't know what SSL certification is, look at the URL of my website. There you will see a padlock, and instead of HTTP you see HTTPS. This means that all information that is processed between browser and server is encrypted, making it much harder for anyone to hack information. For those of you who run eCommerce sites, this is a must to keep your customer's payment and contact information secure. For myself, I felt it was a necessary option to provide that extra bit of comfort to my site visitors, especially for those who contact me via my contact form.

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Homemade Dry Shampoo, It Works!

In my last post I wrote about a natural and cheaper way to wash your hair. Now I want to tell you about a natural and cheap way to dry wash your hair in between your regular washes. As I mentioned in my previous post, washing your hair every day can do more harm than good. It can strip your hair of the natural oils it creates, causing your hair to become dry and damaged. Because of this I wash my hair every 3 days. The only issue I have is that once I get to day 3 my hair begins to look oily, especially at the roots. This is where dry shampoo comes in handy.

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Hair Care The Natural Way

I've been meaning to write about this for a while but I will admit I fail on writing posts on a regular basis. I tend to get wrapped up in my daily schedule, which can be quite hectic with everything I have to do. Luckily my kiddos returned to school, so I'm hoping I may find a bit more free time to write a post here and there.

With that said, I have a quick question for you. Did you know that most shampoos out there contain ingredients that can do more harm than good to your hair? If you answered no then you may want to read the ingredient label a bit more thoroughly on your current favorite shampoo.

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Recycling Old Electronics

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of those old electronics safely, in order to avoid just throwing them into the trash? If you recycle everything you can, or are at least interested in a better alternative to rid yourself of old electronics you have no use for, or that don't work anymore, then read this post!!

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Funny Story, Really, I Swear!

So, I wrote this post about my dog Samantha, which somehow got erased when doing some updating. I have no backup for that post, so I'm rewriting it to the best of my knowledge.

Basically Sam was looking out our back window that looks out onto the back porch, there was a leaf that was being blown slightly by the wind. It really had her attention because every time it moved she growled as if it was alive. It was so funny that I asked my son to record it. Little did I know that his addiction to Snapchat would shorten my ability to show a really funny video. Grrrr, teens and their social addictions!

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About Me

Hi there. I'm Rachel Kay, a Web Developer, Illustrator, & Designer, whose hobby is to be creative and artistic, while freelancing as a Web Developer building creative, modern websites.