Page views and site visits, do you know the difference?

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Do you know the difference between Page view and Site Visit? Have you viewed the stats on your site/blog?  Did you install a hit counter or join Google Analytics? Understanding the graphs and what they mean can be confusing. They use words like page view, visits, unique visits and then if you’re using a hit counter you’ll see hits. What do they mean and how do they affect your site/blog? Let’s discus page views and site visits for now, I’ll get to hits and hit counts in another post. Do you know what a page view is? Do you know…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – DIY Craft

Very Hungry Caterpillar and Butterfly

Butterfly and Caterpillar DIY Craft I’ve always tried to give my children and grand children fun learning toys, and gifts. This year when I was visiting my daughter and grand-daughter, I noticed she loved playing with finger puppets and pretending. When I returned home I started this project for her as a Christmas gift.  Items Needed Felt – light green and a darker green (scrap pieces will work) Tutu Material 5″x 30″ in size  2 or 3 pieces (any colors) Scissors Needle Thread Puffy Paints (or any other creative idea you may have for the faces) Wiggle Eyes 2 Plastic…

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Most Vivid Dream


Day 23 – The Most Vivid Dream {Remember, this is how the whole Twilight thing started!} The Blog Dare 2012 When I saw today’s writing prompt, I remembered an earlier post I called Summer Dreams. It’s probably one of my most vivid dreams and less frightening than another dreams I remember.  So I’ll share it with you instead of a scary one.   Summer Dreams Staring out the window lost in my thoughts, I close my eyes and mind to the world around me. I feel myself drifting back to a familiar place where I feel anxious, happy, sad, love,…

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Felt Crafts – DIY Hair Accessories Tutorial

Felt - Head Bands Cat-Butterfly-Mouse- Caterpillar - Scattered Musings of A Creative Mind

DIY Hair Accessories My grand-daughter has the longest prettiest hair, and loves to look like a princess. During a recent visit I noticed she had a lot of pony tail holders and clips, but not many headbands. I thought it would be nice to make her a few. They were super easy DIY Hair Accessories.  Items Needed Headbands (dollar store 5 pk for $1) Felt (scrap pieces work great) Glue Gun Scissors Wiggle Eyes 2 small black or pink buttons Puffy Paint (dollar store 3 pk for $1) Pipe Cleaner (small scrap pieces will work) Cutting the Felt Pieces You can…

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Felt Food Craft – Donut with Sprinkles

Felt Made Food - Donuts with sprinkles

Yummy Looking Felt Donut with Sprinkles I didn’t take pictures of this Felt Food Craft project while I was making it, but it’s pretty easy and I am sure you’ll be able to make it without the visualization. Felt Food Craft Items Needed  Felt – light brown, dark brown, white, pink (or any color you want) Embroidery floss Beads for sprinkles CD or DVD (or large circle object and a smaller one for the center of your donut) Pencil Scrap Paper or Cardboard (for pattern) Glue Gun (if you don’t want to sew) Sewing Machine (if you’re sewing it) Scissors…

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Mojo Pork ~ Black Beans and Rice

In the kitchen and we’re cooking up some Mojo Pork ~ Black Beans and Rice Tonight’s Dinner I will be serving one of my favorite meals. It’s easy and delicious, and not very expensive and a great crock pot meal. Pork Mojo – (Recipe below) White Rice Black Beans Small pork shoulder roast around 2.5 to 3 lbs. I would love to say that I am a super wife, and I made my mojo fresh but I didn’t. I bought the Mojo marinate from the supermarket, mainly after determining that the prices of oranges  was mad. I like to plan…

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Blogging Terms Defined – Simple SEO Tips

I have concentrated on SEO since the start of the new year. I’ am the type that likes to try, get results, then talk. and I’ve done all but the talking part, so I think I’ll do that now. You’ve probably heard the terms, SEO, permalink, title tag, and meta description. Some may know what they mean and how they each play a role on your blog or website, while others may know what they are but don’t really know how important they may be. I remember when I started blogging a little over a year ago, I was overwhelmed and…

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Book Review – Frequent Traveller

Book Review International best-selling author, Pandora Poikilos has written for more than 10 years for various media which include newspapers, radio, television and various websites. A social media enthusiast who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world, she wills away time in the real world by reading, writing and people watching. Book Title ~ Frequent Traveller (A Cathy Dixon Novel) Book Information Author ~ Pandora Poikilos Type/Format ~ Kindle Edition Released ~ November 13, 2011 Language: English Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,341 Author’s Description of Frequent Traveller Catherine Dixon is everyone’s dreamgirl. Girls want to be her.…

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If my parents ever found out

Day 11 – If my parents had ever found out The Blog Dare 2012 I think my mom had eyes in the back of her head, and little birdies that followed me around to spy on me. Every time I thought I was getting away with something, there they were with that “I know what you did, so fess up” look. Here are a couple of things I never got questioned about. I guess they were good a picking their battles. My dad had special cookies for himself, he kept them in a Tupperware container on top of the refrigerator. They bought…

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Retro Toys

Blog Dare 2012 BloggyMoms

Day 10 – Favorite Retro Toy The Blog Dare 2012   This was a fun writing prompt from The Blog Dare 2012, I loved stepping back in time and remembering some of my favorite toys. I think my parents must have loved Fisher Price Toys. Many of the toys I remember were made by Fisher Price and they actually still make some of them but a new updated version. One of my favorites was the wooden pull doggie, remember it? It was so cute I remember pulling it just to hear the little noises it made. The pull string almost…

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