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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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