'Good Vibes' as apart of my target audience as this is what many people want an say, especially with the younger audiences of 15-24 year olds. by latonya
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latonya 'Good Vibes' as apart of my target audience as this is what many people want an say, especially with the younger audiences of 15-24 year olds.
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oh how this statement is true...i am a lucky. lucky. lucky woman...i am with so many people that make me happy...especially the one that i say goodnight and good morning to every morning... :) by Su88
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Su88 oh how this statement is true...i am a lucky. lucky. lucky woman...i am with so many people that make me happy...especially the one that i say goodnight and good morning to every morning... :)
"Witch Hazel - This can be used as your toner, or a spot treatment. Witch hazel has so many benefits! It’s good for acne, bruises, swelling (some people say it helps with bags under the eyes), psoriasis, and eczema. I just put some onto a cotton ball and wipe it all over my face after cleansing. It helps soothe my acne and decrease the redness. The Target brand is around $1" by latonya
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latonya "Witch Hazel - This can be used as your toner, or a spot treatment. Witch hazel has so many benefits! It’s good for acne, bruises, swelling (some people say it helps with bags under the eyes), psoriasis, and eczema. I just put some onto a cotton ball and wipe it all over my face after cleansing. It helps soothe my acne and decrease the redness. The Target brand is around $1"
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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life lessons... So true ! Many things change as you get older and this is top on my list . I don't care about the opinions of others like I did when I was young .. You realize everyone will think what they want what matters is the reality that you know and live ,who you are and what people who love you know and see , is reality .. LIFE iS GOOD!!! by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca life lessons... So true ! Many things change as you get older and this is top on my list . I don't care about the opinions of others like I did when I was young .. You realize everyone will think what they want what matters is the reality that you know and live ,who you are and what people who love you know and see , is reality .. LIFE iS GOOD!!!
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This is so true and have said it on numerous occasions. To have a true conversation you must actually LISTEN to what the other person is saying. I have too many conversations with people that quickly jump to what they want to say before I'm finished with what I'm saying. Very frustrating. Someday Ill finish my interpersonal communications degree and teach on this subject. by esperanza
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esperanza This is so true and have said it on numerous occasions. To have a true conversation you must actually LISTEN to what the other person is saying. I have too many conversations with people that quickly jump to what they want to say before I'm finished with what I'm saying. Very frustrating. Someday Ill finish my interpersonal communications degree and teach on this subject.
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There is no such thing as a good slave owner. They owned my PEOPLE & used them as checks and balances. This cycle continues with prison and brutality. I do not want to hear shit about “Why can only Black people say this or that?” I don’t want to hear **** about “we’re all human.” And by the way, not one of those slaves are at rest. Those spirits were so alive, you could feel their presence, their pain & someday, their revenge. by amber
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amber There is no such thing as a good slave owner. They owned my PEOPLE & used them as checks and balances. This cycle continues with prison and brutality. I do not want to hear shit about “Why can only Black people say this or that?” I don’t want to hear **** about “we’re all human.” And by the way, not one of those slaves are at rest. Those spirits were so alive, you could feel their presence, their pain & someday, their revenge.
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Joseph Altuzarra is truly the Man of 2014. With his Target collaboration dropping on Sunday, an exquisite Spring ’15 collection that showed this week, and this year’s CFDA award for Womenswear Designer of the Year under his belt, there’s no stopping him (and who would want to by shirley
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shirley Joseph Altuzarra is truly the Man of 2014. With his Target collaboration dropping on Sunday, an exquisite Spring ’15 collection that showed this week, and this year’s CFDA award for Womenswear Designer of the Year under his belt, there’s no stopping him (and who would want to
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One of my favorite lord of the rings quotes. As I age I feel this way for younger people! by Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal One of my favorite lord of the rings quotes. As I age I feel this way for younger people!
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I want to run around in 50s clothes with people and ask strangers what year it is. (I'm repinning this, not just for the dress, but for this comment as well XD) by miriam
miriam
miriam I want to run around in 50s clothes with people and ask strangers what year it is. (I'm repinning this, not just for the dress, but for this comment as well XD)
wedded bliss
Dandelion, to me, is one of the more important spring herbs we can get to know. The different parts of dandelion will support the health of poultry in many different ways as I have found through my years of experience using it with poultry. The dandelions are proficient right now in my environment, and probably in yours as well. It is so common, that I think people tend to overlook it. I encourage you to get to know this herb better, especially for what it can do for you flock. by allisonn
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allisonn Dandelion, to me, is one of the more important spring herbs we can get to know. The different parts of dandelion will support the health of poultry in many different ways as I have found through my years of experience using it with poultry. The dandelions are proficient right now in my environment, and probably in yours as well. It is so common, that I think people tend to overlook it. I encourage you to get to know this herb better, especially for what it can do for you flock.
Crockpot Recipes
Cyrus​ Klepcys Alarm Watch With Chiming Alert - on aBlogtoWatch.com "This is a timepiece for the serious collector, in my opinion, and the story behind the movement inside of the Cyrus Klepcys Alarm watch is, in many ways, just as interesting as the watch itself. To fully appreciate the Cyrus Klepcys Alarm watch that debuted this year in 2015, you also need to understand what companies are related to Cyrus, as well as the other watch that contained the same movement this year..." by lawanda
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lawanda Cyrus​ Klepcys Alarm Watch With Chiming Alert - on aBlogtoWatch.com "This is a timepiece for the serious collector, in my opinion, and the story behind the movement inside of the Cyrus Klepcys Alarm watch is, in many ways, just as interesting as the watch itself. To fully appreciate the Cyrus Klepcys Alarm watch that debuted this year in 2015, you also need to understand what companies are related to Cyrus, as well as the other watch that contained the same movement this year..."
Accessories and Jewelry
A lot of people say they do “Inbound Marketing,” but how many marketers actually approach their campaigns with a defined strategy? A good way to get started is to first understand the anatomy of an inbound marketing campaign, what your sales funnel looks like, and where different kinds of content fit into that funnel. by becky
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becky A lot of people say they do “Inbound Marketing,” but how many marketers actually approach their campaigns with a defined strategy? A good way to get started is to first understand the anatomy of an inbound marketing campaign, what your sales funnel looks like, and where different kinds of content fit into that funnel.
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Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
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babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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I want my tattoo to look as good as this one. I want it to say Death on Call in Japanese with the blood spatter around it. by mae
mae
mae I want my tattoo to look as good as this one. I want it to say Death on Call in Japanese with the blood spatter around it.
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This is what I live by. Put out what you want to take in. Good vibes. by leann
leann
leann This is what I live by. Put out what you want to take in. Good vibes.
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Hello hello! 2015 is coming and I am already thinking about what I want to accomplish this new year! One of my main goals is to better organize my time and my priorities. So, being the good planner... by bette
bette
bette Hello hello! 2015 is coming and I am already thinking about what I want to accomplish this new year! One of my main goals is to better organize my time and my priorities. So, being the good planner...
Home Inspiration and Preparation
ksc This is sooo freaking AWESOME and I totallly agree with them! -->> "kobyzoshi: I just want to say that people who complain that River Song started out as an independent woman who challenged the Doctor and became a woman tragically defined by the Doctor forget that River Song’s story is told backwards. As a child she was brainwashed, manipulated, and conditioned to be something others wanted her to be. As a woman, she broke free of the conditioning, the expectations, the obsession, and became an independent woman with a life of her own apart from the TARDIS–someone who loves the Doctor but is not at all dependent on him. Isn't that something hopeful, beautiful, meaningful? You are not defined by the things that have happened to you. You are not defined by the things you have done. You are not defined by the way you used to think. You are not defined by what others want you to be. It doesn’t matter how you started. It doesn’t matter what path others forced you down. It doesn’t matter if you’re broken or screwed up or flawed. You can be strong. You can be brave. You can make your own way. You can be confident. You can be independent. You can live a life that’s wild and wonderful in spite of it all. River Song should inspire us all." ♥♥ by antonia
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antonia ksc This is sooo freaking AWESOME and I totallly agree with them! -->> "kobyzoshi: I just want to say that people who complain that River Song started out as an independent woman who challenged the Doctor and became a woman tragically defined by the Doctor forget that River Song’s story is told backwards. As a child she was brainwashed, manipulated, and conditioned to be something others wanted her to be. As a woman, she broke free of the conditioning, the expectations, the obsession, and became an independent woman with a life of her own apart from the TARDIS–someone who loves the Doctor but is not at all dependent on him. Isn't that something hopeful, beautiful, meaningful? You are not defined by the things that have happened to you. You are not defined by the things you have done. You are not defined by the way you used to think. You are not defined by what others want you to be. It doesn’t matter how you started. It doesn’t matter what path others forced you down. It doesn’t matter if you’re broken or screwed up or flawed. You can be strong. You can be brave. You can make your own way. You can be confident. You can be independent. You can live a life that’s wild and wonderful in spite of it all. River Song should inspire us all." ♥♥
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Spangle Happy Birthday Card for Sister: This chic and stylish birthday card is the perfect way to celebrate your awesome sister on her big day! A sleek black background with a shimmer of gold circling your greeting will put her in the mood to for a party. No matter how many candles will be topping her cake this year, she'll feel just as young and fabulous as ever, especially knowing you're right there wishing her an amazing year ahead! by meredith
meredith
meredith Spangle Happy Birthday Card for Sister: This chic and stylish birthday card is the perfect way to celebrate your awesome sister on her big day! A sleek black background with a shimmer of gold circling your greeting will put her in the mood to for a party. No matter how many candles will be topping her cake this year, she'll feel just as young and fabulous as ever, especially knowing you're right there wishing her an amazing year ahead!
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~Shakespeare. This was a lesson learned painfully, many times over, but *finally* at some point in my late 30s I began to stop fighting myself and let go of some of my attachments to an expected result. Pretty much cleared up a good amount of heartache. So I can say, 'this is what I know is true'. by debbie
debbie
debbie ~Shakespeare. This was a lesson learned painfully, many times over, but *finally* at some point in my late 30s I began to stop fighting myself and let go of some of my attachments to an expected result. Pretty much cleared up a good amount of heartache. So I can say, 'this is what I know is true'.
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The pin goes along with the journalism aspect of the yearbook. Having a book that is allowing more writing is not always a good thing based on audience. However, this was an idea that could be easily manipulated to correspond with a certain them. I like that this pin has a quote that is highlighted on the page and puts emphasis. It draws the reader in and makes them want to read the rest of the text. by hilda
hilda
hilda The pin goes along with the journalism aspect of the yearbook. Having a book that is allowing more writing is not always a good thing based on audience. However, this was an idea that could be easily manipulated to correspond with a certain them. I like that this pin has a quote that is highlighted on the page and puts emphasis. It draws the reader in and makes them want to read the rest of the text.
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Crackerjack - A long-term children's programme (started in 1955 and ran until 1984) filmed live, with an audience mainly consisting of cubs, scouts, girl-guides and brownies in full uniform and energetic kiddies all crammed into a Shepherd's Bush theatre. The show was meant for eight to ten-year-olds, but one of the great strengths of the show, was that it never played down to the audience just because they were young. As a result, Crackerjack appealed to an audience of all ages. by graciela
graciela
graciela Crackerjack - A long-term children's programme (started in 1955 and ran until 1984) filmed live, with an audience mainly consisting of cubs, scouts, girl-guides and brownies in full uniform and energetic kiddies all crammed into a Shepherd's Bush theatre. The show was meant for eight to ten-year-olds, but one of the great strengths of the show, was that it never played down to the audience just because they were young. As a result, Crackerjack appealed to an audience of all ages.
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I’ve been asked many times if I have a good coffee recipe. Yes, I do! This is the best tasting latte ever! Better than Starbucks! And very similar to Wake Up Call coffee shop. At least that’s what my kids say… But seriously, with a variable of where you get the coffee from, this latte is truly a great tasting drink. by dorthy
dorthy
dorthy I’ve been asked many times if I have a good coffee recipe. Yes, I do! This is the best tasting latte ever! Better than Starbucks! And very similar to Wake Up Call coffee shop. At least that’s what my kids say… But seriously, with a variable of where you get the coffee from, this latte is truly a great tasting drink.
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I love a good Christmas salad, especially when it is paired with a sweet, creamy poppy seed dressing! Really, this salad is good ANY time of year, it would be great for Thanksgiving or as a summer salad. I especially love the tart and tangy bite of the pomegranate! by lindsey
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lindsey I love a good Christmas salad, especially when it is paired with a sweet, creamy poppy seed dressing! Really, this salad is good ANY time of year, it would be great for Thanksgiving or as a summer salad. I especially love the tart and tangy bite of the pomegranate!
Things I would like to make
Every Catholic (indeed, Christian) home should have a Sacred Space. I created this image with an iPhone app called Catholic Altar, to get good ideas on how I want to redesign my Sacred Space. Even when I was a Protestant, I had a special area with my Bible and candles. It is useful for many things such as prayer, meditation, and a general "public" display of the devotion to your faith. by leola
leola
leola Every Catholic (indeed, Christian) home should have a Sacred Space. I created this image with an iPhone app called Catholic Altar, to get good ideas on how I want to redesign my Sacred Space. Even when I was a Protestant, I had a special area with my Bible and candles. It is useful for many things such as prayer, meditation, and a general "public" display of the devotion to your faith.
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Oh For The Love Of Learning: Erin Condren Life Planner... Getting this next year. My Lilly Pulitzer is falling apart. by fanny
fanny
fanny Oh For The Love Of Learning: Erin Condren Life Planner... Getting this next year. My Lilly Pulitzer is falling apart.
Gift Ideas
I have far too many classes to do this with and my kids wouldnt appreciate it from a student teacher, at least not in class time. But, for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them. by lemai13
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lemai13 I have far too many classes to do this with and my kids wouldnt appreciate it from a student teacher, at least not in class time. But, for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them.
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A Caring American President and His First Lady; They Hold So Many Values And A Good Example To People..... So What's Wrong With Some Of You? What The Hell Do You Want From This President? Personally I Think A Thank You Is In Order. by kelly.meli
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kelly.meli A Caring American President and His First Lady; They Hold So Many Values And A Good Example To People..... So What's Wrong With Some Of You? What The Hell Do You Want From This President? Personally I Think A Thank You Is In Order.
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This is what I want to do with my vintage map of the world... by myra
myra
myra This is what I want to do with my vintage map of the world...
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Crayon Monogram. LMAO - saw this just as I was thinking of what to get as a end of the year gift for preschool teachers for 2 & 3 yr olds! by ora
ora
ora Crayon Monogram. LMAO - saw this just as I was thinking of what to get as a end of the year gift for preschool teachers for 2 & 3 yr olds!
Kid Stuff
"Many people have asked if the books open. All of the charms and pendants I sell do NOT open. I have created this little gem before however, which features the first chapter of the book. These are available by request only at the moment, as they take much longer to make. Please convo my shop on Etsy"......WHAT?!?!?!?!? I WANT THIS by carey
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carey "Many people have asked if the books open. All of the charms and pendants I sell do NOT open. I have created this little gem before however, which features the first chapter of the book. These are available by request only at the moment, as they take much longer to make. Please convo my shop on Etsy"......WHAT?!?!?!?!? I WANT THIS
Think Pink