blythe doll by kenner

My first Blythe Doll

For those of you who might not know, Hazel was my first Kenner Blythe Doll purchase. I really didn’t know much about Kenners at the time. I didn’t even know there was black haired girls and brunettes. I thought she was just a brunette! I just was so attracted by her cute face I had to have her! I really thank the advice of my close friend Jess about bidding. I think every day I upped what I was willing to bid by $100. I can’t believe I won her in the end! I paid for express shipping but the seller took over the weekend and a few days to get her in the mail. I was so impatient and the torture was killing me. I got her and she was wrapped in some sort of medical padding. I can see her fresh new blushy face still in my head. I nearly thought something was wrong when I saw all her blush. I asked myself “is she supposed to be this way?”. What made me feel so close to her was her hair had this amazing vintage wave to it, nearly a fingerwave. Her bangs curl in the most graceful manner. I think I spent all day just combing her hair (and picking grubby pieces of shag carpet and melted rubber band out of it) I quickly explored photographing her at all angles. She started my addiction to the vintage Blythe and really changed my life. She is an artists muse that keeps me creating and enjoying my imagination. She will forever be my first love!

Well the holidays are over so I have no more excuses for sitting on my behind. I knit Babette a little sweater last week and am waiting on a few more pattern books for new knitting project inspiration. I started sewing a little again. Soon you will see a new style dress available in etsy soon. I’m calling this one Party Princess. I ran out of the lace I was using for the first batch. I located some very similar accent lace so I can keep working on this style. I think by Monday or Tuesday you will get a preview of this.

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6 Linkbaiting Concepts To Obtain More Traffic To Your Site

There’s been a great deal of discuss LinkBaiting in the blogosphere, and I wish to weigh in.First a little background: Google provides more ranking weight to exactly what they call authoritative sites and pages. It specifies those websites as having many outbound and inbound links. So now having links to your website is essential to your success online. More merely, incoming links also own traffic to your site.So now we have link exchanges and link sales and link finding software application. We have free short articles on anything you might possibly think of that all consist of links back to the author’s website. There are 437 totally free posts in my Inbox today, consisting of Rubber Floor Mats or Carpet Flooring Mats and The Rundown on Laminating Film.

LinkBaiting is viral marketing for links, and we love viral marketing. Like all viral marketing, the goal is to obtain people to blog about and pass around your link so that you secure free exposure and traffic. You have to offer individuals a factor to mention you in their blog or on their website, and you require something newsworthy or a minimum of write-worthy to get a news source to point out you.The finest writing on LinkBaiting originates from Nick Wilson on, Jennifer Ansen from, and Dennis John from

Nick and others state that excellent LinkBaiting counts on a hook, and he’s come up with various hook classifications:

  • News hook
  • Contrary Hook
  • Attack Hook
  • Resource Hook
  • Humour Hook

The goal is to use something so special and mentionable that other websites will connect to your website totally free. Other websites will see that reference and include their own in true Viral Marketing style. Making you believe? Me too.Here are 6 LinkBaiting concepts:

  1. Create an easy free tool for individuals in your discipline to utilize, and proclaimed.
  2. Watch the RSS feeds like a hawk. Get on and cover a great newspaper article. Discuss a blog site or 2 to get things rolling. This has worked for me.
  3. Write a funny list or post in your subject area.
  4. Find some amusing pics connected to your subject area.
  5. Develop some original research study (the 10 The majority of Rewarding Programs on Commission Junction This Week was the most popular post on my blog site)
  6. Distribute a totally free web design template, WordPress plugin or graphics file.Whatever you decide to do, remember that Viral Marketing needs an index case. So go plant the virus someplace, like at a prominent blog site or two in your specific niche, or at an online forum site, or both.

The Surprising Facts About the Law of Attraction

In times of trouble or times of fear, sadness or depression, I often look for encouraging words to soothe my soul. Finding meaningful quotes or phrases helps keep me focused on positive thoughts. If I dont do this I am likely to dive into a downward spiral that gets worse and worse. In those challenging times, I find that the law of attraction is a very real thing. The law of attraction states that like attracts like. A downward emotional spiral is exactly that bad thoughts attracting more and more bad thoughts. On the opposite side of the coin, positive thoughts also attract more positive thoughts.

When I am sad or afraid however, I find it difficult to keep focused on positive thoughts. That is why I like to keep a journal or card with meaningful quotes from scripture, affirmations or a nice simple prayer with me. I keep it in my wallet or purse and when I start to feel like I am losing control of my positive thinking, I retreat to a secluded place and meditate on my positive words. I close my eyes and surround myself with love and golden light as I am doing this. I can feel the negative energy dissolving as I merge myself with the golden light. This is one of the ways that is helpful for me to overcome negative feelings. It always lightens my energy and makes me feel better.

How to overcome depression can be tricky at times because depression is a very heavy energy. Allowing myself to cry also helps immensely. Crying releases stress hormones and is a great way to flush away heavy negative feelings. Another way is to exercise. Exercising releases endorphins which are the feel good hormone. Work up a good sweat and feel you bad mood drift away!