Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blogging: 20 Top Tips for being a better blogger From " A Fresh Start on a Budget"

Click the Link: via : A Fresh Start on a Budget
 
Easy and doable Tips to make you a better blogger
1. List posts always do really well
2. include at least one  photo in every post if not more
3. include the tags for your post as you post. I do that now but didn’t start till I had so many posts that I had to go back through. 
4. join Face book groups, it’s a great way to share your blog with new people and find other great blogs.
5. Comment on other blogs as much as possible. It makes people feel good to get comments and it introduces them to your blog. 
6.  Blog often, How often is up to you. I usually do 3-5 posts a week but it’s what works for you. 
7. Just don’t disappear from your blog for a long time with no warning. Your followers might not come back when you do. 
8.  Get to know your followers. Ask questions, pay attention to what they like and comment on. 
9. My personal preference is having a self hosted WordPress blog. I’ve used Blogger and it was fine but I love Word Press. 
10. Use social media to grow exposure to your blog.
11. It can become overwhelming so just try to focus on a couple networks and grow them, then try others. It’s nearly impossible to give your all to 10 networks at once and blog. 
12. To help with Social media I use Buffer, I have the upgraded account which is $10 a month and so worth it. I can just add stuff to buffer as I find it and one a week I will go through and really fill up my Que with posts for the week. That way I don’t have to be constantly posting everywhere.
13. Start collecting email addresses. I have a newsletter and email out blog updates. I don’t have a big list but it’s growing slowly. 
14. To improve my photos I use Pic Monkey and to create graphics I love Canva. They are both user friendly and inexpensive. 
15.  Give a lot to receive more. Blogging is a lot about community. So pin, tweet share comment and like other bloggers posts. It will come back to help you. 
16. Track your traffic. At the beginning of each month I update a excel spreadsheet with my number of followers on (FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+) That way I can see if I’m growing and where. 
17. I also love exploring Google analytics to see where people are finding my blog from and what pages are getting viewed the most. 
18. Have a clean and simple Blog design (not too busy is easier to read)
19. Use the same colors, fonts, picture throughout all of your online presence to establish your brand
20. Write for your ideal follower and not just what you think people who are already following you want to read but for the followers you want to attract as well. 
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Suzy Homefaker: Wax dipped Flowers

http://suzyhomefaker.blogspot.com/2014/07/wax-dipped-flowers.html

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Back to School Organization Five Week series

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Handmade Lace Covered Basket - Reader Feature

http://thegraphicsfairy.com/handmade-lace-covered-basket-reader-feature/


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P i g t o w n * D e s i g n: Sunflowers

http://pigtown-design.blogspot.com/2015/07/sunflowers.html

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

The perfect little trunk on wheels for your next coffee fix

http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2015/07/the-perfect-little-trunk-on-wheels-for-your-next-coffee-fix.html


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Monday, July 13, 2015

3 Ingredient Easy, Simply Moist Litehouse Jalapeno Ranch with Tilapia from Target

Needing to go grocery shopping, my fridge was a little depleted. Slim picken's is a more accurate depiction. I had 2 frozen Tilapia fillets purchased at Target. I just recently moved right across the street from Target. That could be good or bad,right? 

My easy peasy recipe calls for  just 3 ingredients. 

Tilapia Fillets 
Lite House Jalapeno Ranch
Pepper 


Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
Pour ample Jalapeno Ranch over the fillets. Covering completely, then sprinkle pepper as desired. 

With frozen fillets I let bake for 40 minutes. . . 

The results were moist tilapia with a hint of spice. It was delicious! 





Target Chalkboard $3



The moment  you realize you used a permanent marker on a new display. The horror of being a crafter. The struggle is real people. My $3 chalkboard has my entire last week schedule. Sad face. Still unpacking from a recent move , I know I have chalkboard paint somewhere! 




Monday, July 6, 2015

Wildtree Shrimp Scampi & Dill Dip


What's for dinner? 
I was craving Shrimp Scampi and Dill Dip. Odd combo right? Living right across the street from the local Target helps curb all such cravings. 
Purchased a bag of raw shrimp and sour cream . My pantry already consisted of Wildtrees Dill Dip Blend and Scampi Blend. Pretty easy and tasty! 
Here are some pics !

 
 





What's for dinner at your house? 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chihuahua Attacks Bear

When my Daughter Julia (16) is away at camp. I made a little film with "Baby" attacking a bear. Well sort of.....




video


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

CHUKY'S Nice : GoFundMe.com

Last Sunday June 17,2015 while working at Skyline Church , I received a call notifying me how my Brother Arthur Rhea "Chuky" Entzminger ,Jr was terminally ill  and transitioning  to hospice care. I cried that deep down gut wrenching cry in the parking lot. Little did  I know he would pass away within 6 days. He passed May 23,2015. On that Sunday, I prayed out loud  for God to give me a sign my brother would be in his arms upon his passing. A week prior on May 11th , I had visited Junior aka "Chuky"in the ICU in AZ and prayed the Salvation prayer with him. I guess I wanted a sign to let me know The Lord heard my prayer.   
Even in the middle of grief, I still had an appetite. Go figure! As I drove a few miles away to Wings and Things I was still crying and praying. When I got out of the truck , I glanced to my left, I had parked right next to a white KIA with the words "CHUKY'S NICE" ....I took a picture. We Serve an amazing God!

My Cousin Marina started a GoFundMe Page to help with funeral expenses: 




My Brother with weeks to live. 


My Brother Arthur Chuky Entzminger , Jr (left) and younger Brother Ronald "Ron Ray" Entzminger . May one brother rest in peace and the other find peace! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Makeup Eraser with Rachel's Junk in the Trunk Blogger



I first learned about The Make- Up Eraser  through my friend Mary. She brought it 

to our  monthly girls lunch on a Sunday afternoon after church. 


Between appetizers she brought out this really cool eraser looking box. I pictured 

a huge eraser for real big mistakes! Little did I know it was a special not sure 

whats in it cloth to remove make up! I love it on my "no make up days" as well. I 

can't fully describe how  wonderful my face feels after using The Makeup Eraser

It's so clean. I've never felt anything like it. 












I love it! I'm pretty sure you will too! 

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jamberry Nail Wraps with Cynthia Parrott

Meet my lovely friend Cynthia pictured here with her adorable daughter, Anna.

Cynthia is beginning a new adventure with selling Jamberry Nails! Love it!



New business card:


Took this from Cynthia's Website: Cynthia Parrott Jamberry Website

The story of Jamberry Nails begins with three sisters who possess distinct personal tastes, but share a love for style. After an expensive afternoon together at the nail salon, Lyndsey, Christy and Keri vowed to find a simpler, more cost effective way to keep their hands looking polished, while still spending time together. 

After lots of trial and error, the proprietary nail wraps of Jamberry Nails launched in late 2010. The DIY, at-home application and incredible variety of designs caught on quickly and sales soared. A new era of nail art was born. 

Gone are the days of nails that chip and flake after only a few days! Gone are the days of the single colored manicure. Gone are the mani/pedis that take all afternoon and most of your cash too! Jamberry nail wraps arm you with style and confidence while demanding very little of your time or money. 







L'OREAL Paris Telescopic Eyeliner with Sierra Graham


My Facebook friend, Sierra posted such pretty pictures I asked the question, WHAT EYELINER ARE YOU USING? She replied
  "L'oreal Paris Telescopic Eyeliner.

I had to share.                


Pretty look right? Love it! 







Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Target $1.00 Cilantro Grow Kit ! EASY PEASY!








Click below  to learn how to grow your own cilantro!

Rachel's Junk in the Trunk: Target $1.00 Cilantro Grow Kit ! EASY PEASY!: Ever wonder how if these little grow kits work? Cilantro (Coriadrum Satium)  Say that 3 times fast!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Barrett Ranch House in Jamul,CA via SOHO San Diego

Barrett Ranch House
I pass by this house at least once a week on my way to the Jamul Post Office . 
It's sad how it's abandoned and nothing is being done about it. 
I would love to make it into a Community Farmers Market. 
Any investors? lol 
This 1891 two-story Victorian farmhouse in Jamul has been abandoned for years now and is deteriorating as we speak. The wood facades and special architectural elements, such as double front porches and a bay window, are still painted barn-red with white trim, as is the large barn next to the house. It appears vandals have stripped the interior and uninvited guests may have made it their home. The house stands on a 185-acre property once owned by Hal Simpson, a nurseryman from Los Angeles. He opened Simpson's Nursery on 25 of the acres during the 1960s. Once an East County attraction, the nursery closed, leaving the abandoned house even more vulnerable. Who is responsible for the site is still a bit of a mystery.
Photo by Sandé Lollis


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