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  • Orange Leaves

    Posted on December 30, 2012 @ 1:18 am

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    Wishing everyone all the best in 2013.  Happy New Year!

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    The Donna Sharp Quilt at Quilts N Quilts

    Posted on @ 1:08 am

    Donna Sharp is a wife, mother and 5th generation quilter from Kentucky who learned the art of quilting from her mother, Pauline. She has been quilting for over thirty years and the demand for the Donna Sharp quilt provided the impetus for the creation of the Donna Sharp brand which has come to be known for its unique patterns that represent the family’s quilting traditions.

    At Quilts N Quilts, the Donna Sharp quilt is always a popular item. The demand for Donna Sharp’s quilted and home décor items has driven the company to always keep the Donna Sharp brand in their inventory. At present, their inventory of the Donna Sharp home décor items consist of 54 items and continue to be a popular brand. Her Bruce Wedding Ring Quilt and Campfire Quilt remain as two of the most in demand items at Quilt N Quilts.

    The Donna Sharp line of quilts is expertly crafted and uniquely beautiful. They represent the family’s traditions in the art of quilting and Donna Sharp turned those traditions she inherited from the past generations of quilters in her family into a successful company that creates and distributes these uniquely designed and expertly crafted quality quilts. The Donna Sharp quilt is one steeped in tradition and represents the very best of Donna Sharp, Inc.

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    Merry Christmas!!!

    Posted on December 25, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    My entry for:

    Christmas spells out love, hope and joy. Pass it on to everyone in your life. Have a great Christmas.

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    Earning Extra Through Amazon Affiliate Marketing

    Posted on @ 12:04 pm

    With the economy in shambles, literally millions are trying to find creative ways of earning extra just to survive. Due to the scarcity of jobs, it is nearly impossible to find a second job, or even a third job to make ends meet. What most people do not realize is that there are jobs that they can do on the internet that will provide them the opportunity to earn some extra income. This is where affiliate marketing comes in.

    With the advent of the internet came great opportunities for marketing online. One such opportunity is to be an affiliate marketer. This is done through affiliate scripting. This just means you have to purchase an affiliate program which you use to market the product that you are affiliated with. You just have to be careful in choosing the program that you purchase and the product that you will be affiliated with.

    A great product to be affiliated with is Amazon. And one such program that can really bring in the big bucks is the Amazon Affiliate Store Builder. It has excellent features and benefits that allows for greater earnings. All you need to add to the program is patience. And a lot of effort because you will have to be the one to promote your affiliate product through writing lots and lots of articles about it using high ranking keywords. Check out AffiliateNiceScript.com now and start building your own “profitable affiliate store in any niche.”

    ***The article above is a sponsored post.

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    Orange Leaf

    Posted on December 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto

    Photo was snapped in Ginkakuji Temple, Tokyo, Japan.

    Wishing you all a great weekend.

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    Monthly Bloggy Have It Your Way $200 Giveaway!

    Posted on December 20, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    Have It Your Way Giveaway

    Welcome to the Monthly Bloggy Have It Your Way $200 Giveaway!

    Brought to you by,

    Pink Ninja Media, Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog, and Happy Home and Family!

    Special thanks to our awesome co-hosts for helping make this event possible:

    What’s Up Giveaways, Promos and Deals, Rockin’ Deals,

    Simply Shawn & Jenn, Pink Ninja Blogger, and Moms Vacation Spots

    Who could use an extra $200?  Or a new gadget perhaps?  This cool giveaway allows you to choose whatever price you want as long as you stay within the stated amount.  Thanks to the awesome bloggers above who gave us this cool opportunity to win whatever we want.  Hurry, join now!

    Dates: Dec. 20 at 12:00am EST and will end on Jan 21 at 12:00am EST.

    One lucky person will win anything they want valued up to $200. If the item you choose requires us to pay shipping, the total cost of item and shipping cannot be over $200. Event is open WORLDWIDE. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Good Luck Everyone!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    This blog is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did we accept any compensation for helping promote this event. All opinions are 100% my own based on my own experiences.

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    Hardanger Embroidery

    Posted on December 19, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    My entry for:

    Made this a few years ago.  I wanted to do more but my eyes aren’t that good anymore which makes me sad because I love to sew.

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    Posted on @ 12:00 am

    We’re moving to a new place. Well it’s not a new house and right now we’re in the process of redoing it. It’s quite a big house and there are five bedrooms.  We added two more bathrooms because there are only two. I was able get pointers from bathroom ideas downingtown pa. The other two bathrooms will also be redone. My husband and I want them to be beautiful and impressive. Each bathroom should be as good as the other rooms in the house. The kitchen is being expanded to accommodate a new counter and an island. I’ve always wanted a big and functional kitchen. I think a Swiss door will be perfect to give access to the dining room. The kitchen is also connected to the rear porch; my family would love to eat al fresco there for sure.

    A study for my husband will be constructed and it will double as an office. He always brings some of his work home so he needs a quiet place to work in. The adjacent room will be a library where my son can do his homework. The veranda is almost finished as well as the nursery for our grandchildren. The living room is receiving its final touches. It’s big enough to hold a small party.

    I’ve chosen the furniture and decor for it.  The house will be getting a new color scheme. The driveway will be repaved and widened. A work shed will be built. The backyard will get a grill and a brick oven. My husband loves barbeques and pizzas. This cooking place will be the centerpiece of our backyard. A couple of picnic tables will complete the ensemble. The work progress is going smoothly and if things go well, we will be able to move in by mid-January. We’re all very excited already.

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    Apple and Orange Candies

    Posted on December 14, 2012 @ 12:30 am

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    Negative Calories Foods: Information, Benefits and Guidelines

    Posted on @ 12:23 am

    If you are into weight loss, you probably must have heard of the term negative calorie foods? So what are negative calorie foods and how can it help you achieve your weight loss goal?

    Negative calorie foods are foods that are low in calories but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have fewer than zero calories. These are foods that are popular in dieting guides as it can help in weight loss because it requires more food energy to be digested by your body, which means that your body will burn more calories as it metabolize these negative calorie foods.

    So where can you find negative calorie foods? Foods that are said to be negative in calories includes low calorie vegetables like radish, zucchini, turnip, carrots, celery eggplants, etc and fruits like lemon, lime, the family of berries like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and the like.

    In order to get the maximum benefits form these negative calorie foods, which can ultimately help you achieve your weight loss goal, just follow the guidelines listed below:

    1. Wash them well. Just like any kind of vegetables and fruits, be it negative calorie or not, it is important that you wash them well to remove any dirt, worms, insecticide and the like from the skin of these produce. This is important, especially if you use non-organic fruits and vegetables. The suggested material to use when washing them are baking powder, vinegar or the fruit and vegetable wash that you can readily buy from groceries and supermarkets
    2. Use the right kind of sweeteners. Sweeteners can increase the calorie content of your food, which defeats the purpose of consuming negative calorie foods. In order to enjoy the weight loss benefits of these types of food while being able to add sweetness to the taste of your meals, use natural sweeteners like stevia instead.
    3. If possible, eat them raw. Negative calorie should never be cooked and must be eaten raw as much as possible, as cooking can increase the calorie content in these foods. When preparing your raw food, you can add raw oils as it can help your body absorb the minerals and vitamins contained in this food. Raw food should also be eaten first before any cooked meals, as they are much faster to digest. This prevents upset stomach, which happens if the raw foods get trapped behind the cooked food, which are much slower to digest. Raw foods are also heavy and will fill you up fast, which can lessen your consumption of high calorie cooked meals.
    4. Avoid using salt when preparing your negative calorie food. Salt can make your body retain water, which can add to your weight. To add flavoring to your raw food, consider using spices and herbs instead.

    We have learned the many benefits of negative calorie foods to weight loss and keeping the above mentioned guidelines in mind could definitely maximize the advantages of this low-calorie food. So if you want to eat more while losing weight at the same time, then start consuming negative calorie foods as these are the type of food that can be consumed in unlimited quantities without gaining weight and can even help you burn more calories as you consume them.

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