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Goals and Starting over as a “new blogger”

ShareTweet I had plans, at the beginning of the year, or the end of last year, to get back to blogging fulll-time. I gave myself a deadline of February 1st. Well, you can see that didn’t happen. With that said, I still have blogging goals and I still plan a big come back to all the blogz.  Writing has been difficult for me in the last six years due to some life changing events in my life. I’m ready to move on and learn to write/blog all over again. The hardest part was that I couldn’t organize in my head what to write about. I just couldn’t get any words to come from my head out through my fingers. So, I did a bunch of research on YouTube, and i learned about Bullet Journaling. I’m … Read entire article »

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My personal organizing ideas

ShareTweet My body can’t quite keep up with my new OCD tendencies. I want to keep organizing and purging and getting things all looking nice and cleaned out. I have several decorative pretty storage boxes empty now. I still haven’t unpacked my organized craft backpacks (two) so I’ve been making room for it. The Boy said he’d help me empty them out and sort places for them to go tomorrow. I have to get above the bed (well, the boy will for me) and dust and see if there is anything in the decorative boxes up there. Most of them up there are heart shaped and sitting on their sides so the hearts face forward. Anyway, I want to utilize all my space, so when its all said and done.. instead of … Read entire article »

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My day is done..

ShareTweet My work day has ended.  I can now get to reading blogs and getting some of my own planned out. Maybe. I’m tired.  I put more tiger balm on my neck, lit a candle, turned the fan on low, turned off the overhead light and kept just the twinkle light strand on and well, here I am. I was going to glue some hat pins together but my glossy accents is giving me fits and even a pin didn’t work and I’ll figure it out tomorrow. I poked a hole, slit, through the side of my other bottle so I need to finish one and pour into the other or trade tips is probably an easier way. I organized more in my room. Almost cleared out the foyer. I can see table … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blog Admin, Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Rant, Simple Abundance, Social Media

Business is open!

ShareTweet Along with coming back to blogging and curating, Girlie and I have started a new Etsy Shop.  We’ve been crafting our hearts out.   Please visit us: http://www.sanddollarkisses.etsy.com We also have a Facebook page called Sand Dollar Kisses.  “LIKE” us and we’ll come up in your timeline and you’ll see all of our fascinating updates. I added 8 more items to the shop today and I have about 24 more items to update in the next couple of days. I’m feeling better and I’m thankful for all the well wishes. The broken back with surgery has completely healed.   Have a blessed day. Hugz, ~Heidi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafting, Creative Domestication, Education, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Simple Abundance

New Year, New Beginningz

ShareTweet Happy New Year, 2013. I’m feeling very positive about more writing and more posting in all areas of my blog and net-life.  I know its been a while and I can’t really explain all the funk that been going around or that I’ve been feeling.  I just know that its going to be a better year to come as 2012 has now closed. After losing my blogging tribe, I’m in process of building a new one, for survival of the fittest.  It just works better and easier with a village working beside you. I’m currently trying to find some more really good quality blogs to read.  I can’t take so much of the commercialism without much content.  I’m much too old to talk about potty’s too. I just want a regular program, online, of … Read entire article »

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How to Make Authentic looking Starfish from Salt Dough

ShareTweet I just love star fish.  This is an easy way to use conformity to a craft.. especially in one color.  I would like someone to make them for me. about 10 or 25.. ha  hint hint Learn how to make these at Desperate Craftwives: Salt Dough Starfish Garland. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, HomeMade, Simple Abundance

Digital Tab Hell – Finding my Tribe – Within Sisters in Bloom

ShareTweet I’ve been fishing blogz.  This is like being a fisher of men (women mostly.)  I’m trying, desperately to find my tribe and the blogz I’ve bee reading have been teaching  me so much about me, and my life and my spirit.. and the spiritual being I want to return to being.  So, this may get a little sappy for my regular readers.. but here I am.. and this is what is going on right now: Of course, Sisters in Bloom started this as I started to read the blogs of those contributors.  Wonderful women who lay their hearts out for us to read their souls.. First, Meet Jessica and her sweet family who hail, originally, from my home-town in San Diego. I have so much to learn from Jennifer, at You are My … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Featured, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Linky Love, Simple Abundance, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Simple Abundance: Joy {6 of 6}

ShareTweet Continuing in our Simple Abundance Series, we come to Joy. What do I keep in my Joy Folder? My Friends GedCom’s (Genealogy files) I’m working on An inspiration Folder, with photos of things I’d like to make or do Friends Websites I’m working on Clients Blogs I work with New Podcasts I’d like to listen to What would you put in your Joy Folder? … Read entire article »

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Simple Abundance: Beauty {5 of 6}

ShareTweet Continuing in our Simple Abundance Series, we come to Beauty. What do I keep in my Beauty Folder? I only keep one type of file in this folder. All photos. Its my way of seeing Beauty differently. Every picture or photo is beautiful, to me, if I think of it in the right perspective. Believe me, when I say there are so very unattractive photos in this file. Especially of myself. My friends are good to post those on Facebook. I keep them. I try to find the Beauty, in them, even when the days are rough. What could you add to your Beauty folder to make you look at things differently than your first impressions or perceptions? … Read entire article »

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Simple Abundance: Harmony {4 of 6}

ShareTweet Continuing in our Series on Simple Abundance, we come to Harmony. What do I keep in my Harmony Folder? Things I want to try Things I want to try What would you keep in your Harmony Folder? … Read entire article »

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Simple Abundance: Order {3 of 6}

ShareTweet Continuing in our Simple Abundance Series, we come to Order. What do I put in my Order Folder? internet orders schooling files hosting files things I need to return to: to-do’s blogging helps family budget text file bill paying text file What would you put in your folder named Order? … Read entire article »

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Simple Abundance: Simplicity {2 of 6}

ShareTweet (continued from Simple Abundance: Gratitude) The second folder I added to my desk top is called Simplicity. What do I put in my Folder Simplicity? Currently only one file.. a WordPress Plug-in that Simplifies my life: Copyright Feeds. I’m not doing so well with this category.  Do you have any suggestions? What would you put in your own folder, titled Simplicity? … Read entire article »

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Simple Abundance: Gratitude {1 of 6}

ShareTweet A couple of years ago, I put six folders on my desktop.  These files were titled: Gratitude Simplicity Order Harmony Beauty Joy I challenged myself to put all my needs for filing into one of these folders. It forced me to look deeper into those categories and decide where to save files.  Harder was figuring out where those files were, when they needed to be retrieved.  But, today, I found some simple videos that will give you an idea of why I did this. Today, I’m focusing on Gratitude. What do I put into my Gratitude folder? Family History Files WordPress Themes I’m using WordPress Plugins I’m using Letter to Family that I printed and mailed I challenge you to try it.  File your digital self into categories that make you look deeper into how they touch you and your world. What would you … Read entire article »

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