Thank you for the feedback gentlemen. CrossRoads, what a cool board! Thanks for the pic.
I'm a new user of the Arduino Uno (R3). I purchased an Inventors Kit from SparkFun a couple of weeks ago and have had a lot of fun learning. I also purchased an Arduino Ethernet Shield about a week ago to get my Uno onto the network. The Ethernet Shield's microSD card made for a nice bonus.
I ended up building a really simple temperature taking circuit, I log the readings to the SD card along with a time-stamp, and make the readings retrievable via http calls to the "Server." There are also a few flashing LEDs to indicate various activities.
The project is truly nothing special, but I put a lot of work into the coding (all of it re-usable for future projects) and decided to solder up the circuit should I want to run it again in the future. It's like a first pet :)
So I'm not looking to turn the circuit into a shield. I just wanted an easy to solder on board to make it permanent.
Again, thank you for the suggestions and ideas.