For something different, I’m writing today about what lies ahead of me. Right now, it’s Sunday, 10:30 am, and I’m yet to leave my bedroom.
I’m still not feeling on the top of my game, last week really was not kind to me.
Today, I’m going to let my family know what needs to be done, and I’m going to take BTB Fan to the pool. He has been asking to go each day since the last time I took him, but it has not been a priority.

We have been busy. But we each deserve to BE the priority, some of the time.

He gave Bec and I the whole day yesterday. He can have my whole day in response, today.

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Look Here Now For Solid Tips On Home Business

Who are you going to blame if things start to head downhill in regards to your home business? You better have prepared yourself for any problems that might arise. Read this article, and you will discover all of the best tips and tricks that exist for you to use.

Use a P.O. Box for your home business. This will protect you and your family from disappointed customers and burglars. Make sure your home phone number is protected from being linked to a physical address by the yellow pages. Remember to check your P.O. Box everyday. If you think you lack a certain skill, offset it with bigger numbers. For example, maybe you have chosen to market your new website with articles posted elsewhere. If you are not the best writer, publish more articles in as many places as possible. This automatically increases your odds of getting traffic, even if every article is not a superb sales piece. Your home business website will benefit from things such as search engine optimization. Make friends with people in the same industry, so you can swap banner links with each other. This boosts your page rankings on major search engines, making your website a higher priority among search results. This is an excellent way to boost traffic.

To wrap it up, you know that the ultimate responsibility comes down to only you for the proper implementation of your home business plan. You are the one who needs to prepare yourself both for how to run the operation successfully and also fix any issues that might arise. Go ahead and use the tips in this article, and you will be set up nicely for a successful career.

No-Nonsense Advice And Ideas For Home Improvement Projects 162461

The very thought of holding a hammer is able to send some homeowners into a fit of cold sweats. This is not necessary any longer as this article will give some basic tips to help out all types of property owners. By using these tips, you will be able to increase the value of your real estate quickly.

If you have a deck, check its water resistance by pouring some water on it after a few dry and sunny days. If you deck soaks up the water, it is time to add more water repellent. Make sure to seal your deck before the winter to prevent long term damage. Consider buying supplies for spring or summer renovations in January. This is when the best sales are on as most people aren’t doing any renovations over the winter. Purchase in bulk and then store the items up off the ground in a cool, dry location, so they end up lasting until your home improvement project begins.

If you have an unfinished basement on your property, finish it. A finished basement can almost double your property value if you finish it the right way. Carefully consider the floor-plan before you begin work. If you cannot do it all at once, just build one room at a time according to the plan. Improve the outside of your home by landscaping with plants native to your geographical region. Native plants are proven to do well in your climate, so the long-term results are predictable. You can plan your landscape with confidence that the look you want to achieve will be the look you get. If you choose non-native plants instead, there is a risk that the plants may not thrive in your climate.

These simple and efficient tips can be carried out by almost anyone. The more you practice the more comfortable you will become with working on improvement projects yourself and you will eventually be able to move onto more complicated issues. This is a great way to save money on your home and even improve the total value.

louise fletcher photography

I was invited to join a project by my friend, a very talented and award-winning photographer in Canberra, Katie Kolenberg of Heartstory Photography. The aim of the project is to photograph and post a portrait a week (personal work) for 52 weeks, starting in the first week of July. An opportunity to spread our creative wings.  We are in week 4 now – 4/52 – and so far it has been an incredibly rewarding experience.  So many amazing photographers involved, each with their own style, vision, passion and experience.

I was struggling at the start to work out how to approach this project, and how to keep myself motivated over such a long period of time.  I know that I work best with a deadline and with some direction or structure.  Hence all those years in advertising agencies with nothing but meeting a brief and deadlines.

So I decided…

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Turn On Your Brain

My current read (you know, a little fun summer reading!) is Pathways to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins.

I’m pretty sure my entire philosophy on education, and life in general, can be summed up by the following quote toward the very beginning of the book:

“You need to understand something, boy.  The world you see outside of you is a reflection of what you have inside of you.  If you are one of those people who only sees problems and darkness and despair, then that is all there is ever going to be for you.  But if you are one of those people who sees hope, opportunity, and love, then you can make a difference.” (Calkins, 2012)

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you certainly know on which side of that token I tend to fall.

‘Nuff said.

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So my sewing machine has to be fixed, because for some reason, it doesnt work properly.

Tomorrow I will give it to my aunt, she will fix it and hopefully I will be able to start sewing

again! Currently I am looking for Outfits that I want to duplicate. What do you think about this look:


I have always wanted to sew a pink high-waist skirt. I think I will look for a similar bright pink fabric (is that what you say to it? or do you use the word cloth for it? I am german so I dont know how you call the stuff that you sew clothes with 😀 ) . So this is my first idea. This next look is also really pretty:


A dress with an open back like that? I dont know what you would rather want to see…
Maybe I will do both looks…

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Stray Thoughts

The innocent
and the beautiful
Have no enemy
but time.

William Butler Yeats

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Acorn in the Kitchen

I am seriously back into running and I am craving for sweets the whole day. So back into the cakes!

This cake comes from south Asia, common in Malaysia and Indonesia.The texture has something special, let’s say is spongy-jelly. A lovely toasty-caramel taste and the ant’s nest  look will do the rest. A lovely cake.

Enjoy it with a good coffee!

Music by Lhasa de Sela:  De Cara a la Pared, a beautiful song.

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