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Blogging Tips from a Newbie-{Guest Post}

{Guest Post By Mary of Secret Obsession}

Hiya there! I'm Mary from Secret Obsession and I'm here today to share to you some blogging tips I learned through a mere two years of blogging. I know it's not yet that much but I have really learned a lot within those years. :)
I know you've probably seen numerous blogging tips from all over the internet Paving your way to having a huge amount of readers and pushing your blog all the way up there is no easy task. So let me help you a bit in reaching your blogging goal. :) I'm no pro at this but I hope this will be of help. :D

1. BE YOURSELF  If you're a personal blogger like I am, this is probably the first thing you should put into mind. Be yourself. Be unique. Be original. Find your own 'thing' that will keep you and your blog apart from the rest. Though you may not find it that easily, you will, sooner or later.
2. WRITE SOMETHING OF VALUE I know how blogs are considered to be online diaries for some - a diary th…

Tunisian Crochet Berry Stitch

Tunisian Crochet Berry Stitch

I've been searching the web about the very famous strawberry bag. I love how those stitch looks like tiny strawberries and It's just lovely and cute! Luckily I have a Tunisian hook so I can make this. I will make a swatch first. If you know how to make a Tunisian crochet this will be easy for you. If you are a beginner you should try this video click here. I hope you enjoy practicing this swatch think of the possibilities you can make with this berry stitch! Thank you Dearest Debi for sharing this video!


Does this situation looks familiar? taking care of the children and the adult child (AKA HUSBAND), house chores,work etc...STRESS! It is part of our daily lives. Its up to you how to manage our stress.  These tips will help you to manage your stress. 26 TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS 
1. Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.
2. Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.
3. Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.
4. Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.
5. Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.
6. Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you.
7. Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?
8. Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.
9. Identify stress and plan to deal with them better next time.
10. Judge yo…

GFC is Not Going Away?!

My Grab Button DesignsI've been making buttons these week. I am enjoying editing on Picmonkey. I made a button for myself and for my sister. Here are my button designs:

I made two buttons for my sister and she chose one on the right.

Here is my Weekly Features buttons

And Here is my own Grab Button That you can find on my sidebar.

I am inviting you to join out link party, It is called Cutey Linky Pinky Party!It will be co-hosted by my sister Bobbie of Lemons and Carnations
GFC Is Not Going? To all my GFC followers it's almost July 1 and Google reader is going bye bye. In 4 months of blogging I gained 106 of GFC followers. I read this post that GFC is not going any where. I want to share this link to all my blogger friends.
according to Google's Official blog:

"Google Friend Connect-Friend connect allows webmasters to add social features to their sites by embedding a few snippets of code. We're retiring the service for all non-blogger sites on March 1, 2012. e encourage af…

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the the most to us, We often find that it is those who, instead of giving advise, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with warm tender hands. That is our Fathers and Husbands. They gave us the greatest gift anyone could give anyone, They BELIEVE in us.
Father's Day is the day we bring gifts for our Father or Husband. The day we thank them for being there for us and thanking them for  everything they did for us. With divorce and abandonment rampant in this days, We really should pay tribute to the Fathers who took the time and made a major commitment simply to BE THERE for us. There aren't as many of such noble warriors as might we imagine.
Giving them little or big gifts, as long as we remember the HEROIC things they made for us. This is their Day. 
To My Husband and to My Father, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.

Carrot in a Bunny Costume or Bunny in a Carrot Costume?

Bunny in a Carrot Costume-Kawaii neh!
I've been thinking of a pattern to share to all my Cutey Crocheters, and I've seen a lot of amigurumis out there but I think this will be a little different,this one is one of the cutest yet! It is a a carrot costume! It is so cute! It is an easy project even a beginner can make. 
You will need:

4-ply worsted weight yarn ( in orange and in light brown, and in green)

Size H/8-5.00MM hook

Red thread for the nose

black yarn for the eyes

Yarn needle


sc-Single crochet
sc inc- Single crochet increase
sc dec- Single crochet decrease
For the body:
Make a magic ring
Round 1: 6 sc in the magic ring. DO NOT JOIN (6 sts)
Round 2: 6 sc around (6 sts)
Round 3: 2 sc in each sc (12 sts)
Round 4: 1 sc around (12 sts)
Round 5: (1 sc on the next 3 sc, sc inc in the next sc) Repeat 3x (15sts)
Round 6: 1 sc around (15 sts)
Round 7: ( 1 sc in the next 4 sc, sc inc in the next sc) Repeat 3x (18 sts)
Round 8: 1 sc around (18 sts)
Round 9: (1 sc in the next 5 …

14 Steps to Eating Clean

14 Steps to Eating Clean

Right now I am still trying to loose some weight. I've lost a few pounds and I have no more knee pain due to excess pounds. I drink more water now and rarely drinks soda. But I still need to eat clean to be healthier and stronger. I found this on Pinterest and I want to give this a try. I hope I can complete this steps so I can achieve my goal to be healthier and fitter. According to Tosca Reno some of the benefits of eating clean are; Healthy weight, increased energy, and healthy skin
14 Steps to Health.
Week 1: Two fruits and/or vegetables per meal – Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.
Week 2: “Real” beverages – Beverages will be limited to coffee, tea, water, and milk (only naturally sweetened with a little honey or 100% pure maple syrup). One cup of juice will be allowed throughout the week, and wine (preferably red) will be allowed in moderation (an average of one drink per…

25 Awesome Tips for Beautiful Life

Happy Life!

I saw this on Facebook today I just want to share this to make life a little easier for us. And I want my cutey crocheters to have a happy life!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, SMILE.
It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s
guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food
that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past,
negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a
college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it’s still good.

10. …