Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunday Selection # 3

Another Sunday Selection 
Wow, this is becoming a habit or an addiction - I'm not quiet sure.
Happy Mothers to all the Mothers who read this blog or any other blog.
I have been reading a few blogs lately, last week I came across this great blog by Eden Riley who has just had her blog Edenland voted best Australian blog for 2012.  I actually heard Eden interviewed this morning on Radio National.



Monday, 7 May 2012

Am I finally turning into a girl??

I have always been a bit blase about clothing.  As long as it fits, is cheap and respectable I will wear it.  I have never been interested in fashion or accessories, that is until Annah Stretton came to town.  The shop has been open for a week and I have been in there 3 times already, I really must stop going in or the staff might think I am casing the place.  I love everything about the shop, the decor, the sparseness of the shop fittings and the glamour and style of the clothing.  The staff are delightful, glamorous and friendly, not pushy and so knowledgeable about styling.  The style of clothing is somewhere between Steampunk, Victorian & Contemporary, everything I love in clothing.  I am yet to buy a piece of clothing but I do have my eye on a couple of pieces.  My favourite outfit is the Rosiland Bow Skirt and the Oscar the 2nd Coat , just my style, a little bit of Helena Bonham Carter. inspired. I would have to modify my lifestyle dramatically to wear this style of clothing but who knows what the future may bring.
I have been inspired to try my hand at wearing skirts, jackets, & tunic tops so I went shopping today on my day off and found everything I need at the right price.  It is amazing what you can find at the local St Vinnies, I just popped  in on my way home to buy a couple of bowls for cat food and was guided by an invisible hand to the Women's clothing section.  I just let my hair down and bought clothes I would never usually look twice at, and they were still in style, not like a lot of the cloths on the racks.  I only had $7 dollars left after buying the cat bowls so had to layby my new outfits!!  Can't wait for payday to collect my lot and start my new life as a girl.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Sunday Selections

Another Sunday Selection
This month I am participating in the full Moon Dream Board with Jamie Ridler over at her studio.  Although I didn't go with the theme I did go with the intention of the theme.
Funny how things turn out.  I created this Dream Board yesterday with the intention of adding things I need/want.  I took my time, set myself on my Gypsy Dream Bed with scissors, magazines,cute white dog and coffee.  I found some amazing pictures and words that I wanted to use, all the while with my intention in my mind.  After collecting enough to fill a large piece of cardboard I moved to my Creative Studio to glue everything in place.  But all was not what it seemed, there were pictures of healthy food, blissful beaches and inspiring words.  What had I done?  My real Dream Board had manifested.  for a long time I have wanted to get back into a healthy lifestyle which includes more raw food, walking on the beach and generally taking better care of my soul self.  I am so happy with what manifested, the Universe knew exactly what I needed.
I usually have this bed folded up into a couch but my family came to visit at Easter so it was converted to a bed.  Instead of folding it back into a couch I decided to leave it set up as a bed for for when I want somewhere cosy and exotic to laze about and dream.  
 The only thing missing is a Gypsy.  Note to self: Ring Johnny to fix my squeaking door.
I went for a garden walk earlier today, nowhere special, just around my land,  I took several photos, intending to add to this post. then I came upon a huge Banksia tree  which is just outside of my bedroom window.  I took a photo then another then another, each one was of a Banksia cone in different stage of life.  It is so amazing how many changes a Banksia goes through before it becomes a shell of it's former self.  Much like us humans.  Again I was guided by the Universe because I had no intention of writing about Banksia's and the many stages of life.




Saturday, 5 May 2012

Interesting Blog Jargon

Have you ever wondered what all the Blog Jargon means?  I came across this post explaining it all.
Do you ever feel bamboozled by all the technical jargon involved with blogging? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of.
We all had to start somewhere and we all start knowing very little. So here’s a mini overview of blogging jargon to get you started although it doesn’t include my favourite blog jargon – blawg – which is a blog about law.
Akismet – A useful plug-in which catches spam comments.
Blog – Stands for Web Log.
Guest Posting – Writing a blog post for someone else’s blog without getting paid. Find out what you’d want to do that here and how to go about it here.
Link love – Linking to another blog without being paid or asked to.
Lurker - A blog reader who never comments.
RSS Feed – A way of following a blog and finding out when it’s been updated. Find out more here. Stands for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS Aggregator – A service that automatically checks RSS feeds for new items so you can keep track of changes to multiple blogs in in  one place.
Permalink – The website address for each of your blog posts which someone can use to link to your post and which Google will refer to when ranking your blog. or example: http://www.successfulblogging.com/blogging-tips-a-z-j-for-jargon/
Podcast – An audio recording of a blog post or a blog post which is only available as an audio file. Learn more in the podcasting guide.
Susbscribers – These are your most loyal readers. The people who sign up for your email updates or register for your RSS feed are your subscribers. Nurture and cherish them.
Themes – Templates which govern the lay out of your blog. I recommend free theme 2010 or the premium theme Thesis.
Trackback – A protocol that allows a blogger to link to posts on other blogs and pings (emails) the other blogger to let them know. Blogging software that supports trackback includes a trackback URL (website address) so each post displays other blog posts that have linked to it, usually above or below the comments.
Troll – Someone who leaves mean comments on blogs.
Vlogging – Video blogging where you create video blog posts instead of text-based blog posts.
There are many more fun blogging jargon examples but hopefully you can guess what they mean and avoid getting blogstipation or becoming a blogaholic.
Although they’re both perfectly normal and almost certain to happen at some point in your blogging career.
So don’t get bamboozled by all the blogging jargon – just keep blogging – or blawging if you’re a laywer.
What did I miss? Suggest some blogging jargon in the comments below and I’ll add them here.

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