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As I’ve started to come down from my vacation high and back into reality, I have been pleasantly surprised to see that I have remained inspired and ready to take on new challenges head on. Yesterday, for example, after working in the morning, I came across this lovely blog {where the fun, quirky photo on the left is from, too!} and decided to try my hand at creating a few cloth napkins. This task was relatively easy and peaceful; fulfilling both my need to challenge my sewing/creative mind as well as restful for the soul {a bit too much Chicken Soup for you? Sorry about that!}. Using scrapes and leftovers from previous projects, I cut out all nine squares to use for the napkins. Why nine? It’s what I had. ;-) I looked up this tutorial on how to complete the corners. Then I pressed them all, pressed the seams, and began to sew. And broke my needle in an unfortunately wrong-sized bobbin accident. Total. Bummer.

Even though I wasn’t able to complete the task {I did finish two!}, I was elated at the prospect of even starting it and, even more so, at the thought of having these little beauties displayed on my corner hutch. Can’t wait until I get to the store to get a new needle!!

Web design SEO tips If you’re creating the layouts for your own sites but want to make sure that everything is on the up and up as far as search engine optimization is concerned, consider implementing these five basic SEO tips:

  1. CSS (style sheets), extensive Javascript code and other scripts should be placed in external files, then called via includes in your main HTML page. This prevents bloat, which means your site will load faster — always favorable when considering your visitors as well as search engine bots.
  2. Always use the ALT attribute for images. This’ll enable mobile device browsers and those users who turn off images in their browsers to know what the image is about. Also, the use of ALT attributes in images (and the TITLE attribute in links) has SEO benefits, particularly if you use keywords in the attributes.
  3. In addition to using the ALT attribute for your images and TITLE attribute for your links, use relevant keywords or short descriptions for image file names and download links. This makes sense not only for your visitors, but also for search engine bots.
  4. Use heading tags, particularly H1, H2 and H3. Highlight important text and distinguish sections of text from one another with heading tags, and emphasize any keywords that are in them to search engines.
  5. Keep the use of Flash to a minimum. Or, if you absolutely must use Flash, make sure you have plenty of non-Flash content on your site to draw in search engine bots and visitors. Remember, search engine bots can’t parse or index Flash, so it’s important to have traditional HTML/XHTML content available.

For Babies, Kids and Teens‘ is just that – a blog all about things for baby, toddlers and teens. There are all kinds of interesting ideas on this blog as well as some useful product reviews.

You’ll find the latest and greatest here!

This coffee drinking mom does a great job staying up late researching all kinds of products and services so she can post an excellent review on ‘Caffeine Mom – Reviews

Check this site out before you go and spend your money!

Cool Gifts For Him‘ is the blog to check out if you need some ~cool~ guy gift ideas – for any occasion!

There’s bound to be something there you just haven’t thought of yet!

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