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Sunday Stills: #Feeding Those Birds!

February is National Bird Feeding Month if you are wondering what inspired the Sunday Stills challenge theme this week. Black-Billed Grosbeak I shared a similar post last year about the need to provide food for the birds, especially in the winter months. By February in the northern hemisphere, seeds, grains and other feed are buried …

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Sunday Stills Color Challenge: A #Rosy Outlook

It is time for another Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This one is rosy red. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate), you can show us your favorite things that are rosy red. “Rosy” implies a little pink in the red, but the range can be dark pink to deep burgundy for this …

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Sunday Stills: We Are #Thankful Through it All

As folks prepare for Thanksgiving in the US this week, it will be a completely different holiday this year. As we navigate through a pandemic that has sickened millions and taken the lives of loved ones, we stand in fear of continuing the spread of the Covid virus by reducing our time spent with family …

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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

The WordPress weekly photo challenge asks us to... ..."celebrate the end of the year, by sharing the most meaningful (or favorite) photo you’ve taken in 2017." It has been a great year for photography buffs. I certainly was excited to get my first "real" camera, although I have great success with my mobile phone! Today …

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

One of my favorite blogging features has been to participate in Diana’s Weekend Coffee Share*. I got away from it for a very long time, and I love the idea of a weekly, chatty catch-up post. I was in the habit of posting on Thursdays and Fridays, but found myself stretched too thin. Posting on …

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Meet The WordCamp Sacramento 2017 Speakers: Round 2

In light of the upcoming Annual Bloggers Bash this weekend, and feeling slightly left out...(as in I really would like to go to this some day)... ...I am excited to announce that I was selected to be a speaker/panelist for the 2017 Sacramento WordCamp coming in September! I will be presenting ideas in the panel …

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Book Review Journey to Aviad by Allison D. Reid

My Book Review of Journey To Aviad

I am pleased to share my review of Journey to Aviad, Book 1 of the Wind Rider Chronicles, by fellow blogger and author, Allison D. Reid. About the Author Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements …

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April Flowers Link-Up Showered Petals Online!

During the month of April, I offered a link-up to celebrate Spring and all the beautiful flowers it had to offer. With the abundance of rain here in Northern California, flowers were everywhere! Now the orange tree blossoms are scenting the air with delicate fragrances, even though we are experiencing a few HOT days (yes, …

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Author/Blogger Spotlight: Second Wind Leisure – Terri Webster Schrandt

I am more than honored to be the featured guest as the Author/Blogger spotlight on Marje’s blog! She even used one of the free photos I am offering to bloggers!

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Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Terri Webster Schrandt, author, blogger, leisure expert. This lady knows all there is to know about spending our precious leisure time wisely and to add to her many accomplishments she has recently released an e-book entitled – Better Blogging With Photography.

Being a huge fan of photography I couldn’t agree more, there’s nothing quite like an appealing photograph to catch the readers eye. Without it, a blog post can be easily overlooked.

Why oh why didn’t I think of writing a book on this subject? Ah, I really need to get a grip….Terri, you stole this possibility from my grasp, how could you? LOL !!! It must be all that time you spend pursuing a diverse range of leisure activities – ‘windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), camping, reading, writing, teaching, walking the dogs, traveling,’ that’s quite a list, Terri. Means you must be…

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 31st January 2017 – Dragons, Strong Women, Peace, Favourite Things and a Review

Huge thank you to Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord: Variety is the Spice of Life for featuring myself and other talented bloggers on her daily post! Please take a look at book reviews and other fine posts you will find interesting! Sally is a generous blogger who features other bloggers on a regular basis!

8 simple ideas to inspire your blogging

Eight Simple Ideas to Inspire Your Blogging

Another New Year’s inspirational post? Not exactly... The blogosphere is full of inspirational New Year’s posts. And why not? It’s that time of the year to dust off the good ideas you may have left behind last year and refresh them. Or not. This post is about finding new inspiration for your blog and its …

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Glimpses Book Review and Author RoundUp

Glimpses Book Review and Author Round-Up

If we were having coffee today, I would share with you my review of a fabulous new book from one of my favorite bloggers! To me there is nothing like enjoying a few moments with a hot beverage while reading a good book. Let me introduce you to Hugh Roberts, blogger at Hugh’s Views and …

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Seasonal Sensations Link Party Round-Up: Autumn Leaves

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is now extended! Instead of a limited weekly link-up, bloggers can share their Autumn-inspired posts and photos through December 10th! We had a nice turn-out for the first link-up. Each post showed fantastic photos of autumn leaves! Please take a moment and visit their blogs! Idaho Bluebird  Terri's Seasonal Sensations Challenge Smiling …

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It’s Here: The Leisure Link Week 3

If you haven’t heard lately, I started a link-up called The Leisure Link. A link-up is an active social blogging event that brings bloggers together. You might see them described as a “linky”, a blog party, a grid or a blog hop. Link-ups are very efficient ways to connect with other readers. Here is a …

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