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Featured Blogger: Laura Saenz – Phrogmom!

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss Featured Blogger: Laura Saenz - Phrogmom... If you’ve had the good fortune to read Laura Saenz’s blog, Phrogmom’s Weblog, you’d agree that she has a great sense of humor; tongue in cheek, sometimes self-deprecating funny. And the more I think about it, you know, Laura is … hysterical! Laura is a writer/blogger/artist and busy mom of two cute ...

From my perspective blogging is hard work

In today’s world with millions of blogs, new bloggers are constantly seeking constructive and different ways to build, promote and market their site to new visitors or prospective customers. It doesn’t take long after your blog is up and running before you realize that no one is coming! If you want to 'grow' your blog, roll up your sleeves and get to work. Simply said, blogging is hard work.., period. You cannot sit back and expect people to find your blog, you ...

Cassia Jones – Rome Part 1

Cassia Jones - Rome Part 1

“Remember that trip to Rome we took the summer we graduated high school?” I asked her. “Where did that come from?” she laughed, shaking her head. “I’ll never understand how your trains of thought work, Cass. We could be sitting here discussing an Antony Burgess novel, and you’ll come out of nowhere with something obscure like, ‘I think I forgot to pick up my dry cleaning last night.’ You have the attention span of a humming bird!” I smiled and smacked her ...

How to Research Your Next Travel Destination

Image by skidder via Flickr When getting ready for that long awaited vacation the internet can be a wealth of knowledge. It can also be a little time consuming having to search and sift through pages to get what you want. There are sites for getting the best airfares, hotel reservations and reviews, city and country guides. The list is almost endless. Here are a few tips to get you started. First if traveling to another country your first stop should be The ...

What the hell is Facebook trying to tell me?

What the hell is Facebook trying to tell me?

Like many of you, I have regularly visit "the facebook"... (uh, catch up and see The Social Networkif you don't get the reference). So aside from endless vacation pictures, status updates from my friends, Huffington Post news blips, and quizzes to determine which Golden Girl I am, there are lots of ads the screen which I pretty much ignore. Facebook tailors the ads to you, based on your profile and friends and location and other secret voodoo stuff. So if the ads ...

Daily Adventures: Twelve Fun Things To Do…

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” Helen Keller When I read the Daily Post prompt for today, I was glad because I liked the topic, Top Ten Favorite Things to Do, and I love list posts. Okay, I did modify it from the original which was to write on top things we hadn’t done in a year. I decided to ...

Reflections: Most Ordinary…

“Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Reflections: Most Ordinary... there is much beauty in a simple flower... Today’s prompt on seeing the beauty and importance in the ordinary is quite fascinating. Typically, we are coaxed to seek the exhilarating and exciting things in life and to stay away from the mundane. But as I read the ...

New! Triangle Cuff

I guess you can call it a cuff...anyway, a bracelet of sorts, made from a single triangle I wove on my  smallest triangle loom.  The bead is a gorgeous ceramic one,  painted an earthy green. The cuff is secured by Velcro, making it adjustable. Hopefully the beginning of a new handwoven jewelry line.  

Free November 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Well, it’s a new month, which means it’s time to change up your desktop wallpaper! Here is a collection of FREE November 2013 desktop calendar wallpapers for you. Resolution is 1920 x 1080, which is perfect for widescreen monitors. To download, click on your favourite image. It will open up in a new window. Right click to save onto your computer. Happy November!

computer woes. more fungi. goin' camping. art journal.

a Bromeliad flower in bloom! sunday morning my laptop woke up with a dark screen. i thought it might have been stuck in hibernate because the light on front kept blinking like it does before it goes to sleep. so i went online...on sam's comp...and tried all sorts of remedies. no luck. yesterday morning i took my laptop to the hospital. hopefully i'll hear from them SOON with a diagnosis. i hope it's nothing serious. my laptop's about 8 years old...running windows xp. i like xp. it lets me be in ...

Plan Your farm

Me working on our Flail mower Every beginning farmer needs a farm plan before they get started. I am one to believe if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I have come up with ten steps that will help you plan your farm. Step 1: Decide what type of farm you want to have. This is important for all beginning farmers. Knowing what type of farm you want to have before you buy your land can help you buy the right type of ...

Fun Flower Facts: Salvia (Sage)

At 900 species, Salvia is the largest genus plants belonging to the mint family. They are native to a wide range of habitats in Central and South America, Central Asia and the Mediterranean. The genus includes the culinary sage used to flavour meats and vegetables. Salvia is a flowering plant that produces spikes of showy flowers from late spring until early fall. Flowers are tubular-shaped and come in a range of colours, including: red, white, pink, violet and blue. They are ...

The Red Scarf Project

Foster Care to Success is a great organization that I support.  FC2S takes care of foster kids in college.  Every year for Valentine's Day, they send care packages to foster kids in college, and included is a red scarf.  These scarves are donated by knitter and crocheters all over the country, and even world.  Have some red yarn and want to give comfort to someone who may be going at life alone?  This is a charity for you. I have knit ...

Cool Places to See Flowers: Jersey Battle of Flowers

The Jersey Battle of Flowers is an annual flower festival held in the Channel Islands of Jersey, which is located between the south coast of the UK and northern France. It is  held on the 2nd Thursday of August. The main attraction is the show-stopping parade of flower-covered floats. Participants create these magnificent works of art, where some are as large as 45 ft wide, in hopes of winning the coveted top prize, the “Prix d’Honneur.” Thousands of fresh flowers, mainly ...

Author Archive: Dee - 40 Again

Dee - 40 Again

I am a business owner, wife, mother, new grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, mother-in-law, great aunt - lots of different hats! I love my blog where I can write about things that make me smile, that interest or annoy me, I love comments and meeting new bloggers, also rather fond of chocolate - any type and an occasional glass of red wine.♥

Tuesday morning on the 10.25

Countryside as Seen from a Moving Train

“Are things any better with Jack, or still the same?” “They’re still the same. I’ve tried my hardest to find out what the problem is, but nothing I do makes any difference. I’m afraid I have just given up.” As the two women take their seats across the aisle from me, I try not to stare. Their …

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A Very Private Dancer

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I was very surprised and delighted that Rochelle had chosen one of my photographs for the prompt this week. It was taken at the end of a fiesta in Valldemossa, a lovely little town in Majorca where we spent a very enjoyable day. It is so good to see the number of writers taking part in …

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A Silent Star

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Hello fellow Friday Fictioneers, hope you’ve all had a good week. Mine has been hectic, got back from holiday last week (will post about it soon) to a pile of emails – do emails pile? Anyway, there were quite a lot of the little devils waiting for an answer… Today, once again we bow to the …

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100 Nightmares – coming very soon

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Horror is not a genre I usually feel comfortable with. That said there is something about the writing of K.Z. Morano that draws you in, in spite of yourself. How someone who looks so sweet, could write such gut-wrenching stories baffled me when I first read her work. But she is a writer who can turn her pen to other genres too, and I admire her ability to do that. …

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Writerly Reflections

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I realized years ago that I wanted to write. My first attempts at short stories ran to three handwritten pages or so, and I would make my sister sit and listen, along with an audience of soft toys and dolls. She got quite bored with my tales of princesses lost in woods and toys that …

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The Games Children Play

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An early prompt this week, thought I was still caught up in jet-lag-holiday-mode. Once again, Queen Rochelle gathers her workers about her with a new prompt, this week the photograph is courtesy of John Nixon. I love the wizened looking trees and twisted roots, and guess the photo will provide the usual brilliantly inventive stories from …

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