Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I Have A Question…..

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Ok..I have a FEW questions.


They are about advertising on my blog.


In July 2007 I began this little blog about decorating, baking, Scotties and collecting vintage items.   And since then, I have oftentimes thought about advertising on it.  And yes, as a means to make a little extra cash.   Who doesn’t like having some extra dough rolling in?



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Many blogs that I visit advertise.  The ONLY thing that I don’t like about the ads are the annoying pop ups that you have to either CLOSE or “X” out of to get that annoying pop up out of your face.  It is just an extra step to have to go through.  And I would rather read the post than have to figure out how to stop that AP.


Another concern I have with ads on a blog is that sometimes it takes awhile for the blog to load up on my computer. This can take a good deal of time –even with a good computer - and I don’t want this to be the case for visitors and friends that do read my blog.  (Hello KLW and CAH…) 


Less is more and time is valuable.


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So here are the questions:

1.  Is it really worth advertising?  

2.  Can you choose the companies that you want to advertise with?

I haven’t even looked into placing ads on my blog.  I thought that I would put it out there to get your thoughts about advertising before doing more homework on it.

3.  Are there any negative experiences when visiting blogs that do advertise?  And please, out of respect, don’t mention the name of the blog if you leave me a comment.  You can also email me at sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net if you would like to share in private. 


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Thank you for your time and your advice. 





Saturday, August 30, 2014

It Just Makes Me Smile….

…..when I see things of mine pinned by others on Pinterest.  It is kind of “pinteresting”…sorry…couldn’t resist.


What is even more fun is when a photo makes it to someone else’s “cover” for a “board”.  That is like the icing on the cake….not quite like making the cover of a famous magazine, but pretty cool nevertheless.


So without more chitty chat – it is the weekend and we need to roll with that – here are some of the pictures that are the most popular “pins” from my Pinterest boards.  Most are things that I have sewn, but a few are snaps from our home and a few foodie goodies, too.  I tried to link most of the pics to the original posts…hoping it is successful.  Not all are linked, but they are on my Pinterest  and there should be links from there back to the original blog posts.  Did that totally confuse you?  It did me…


pillows made with vintage linens
Union Jack Pillow In Neutrals.
Union Jack Pillow made from burlap and lace.
Patchwork pillow that I designed many moons back.
on a pillow (found here -> http://sweetcottagedreams.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html)
Pillows that I made using bits of vintage tablecloths (used, loved on and tattered).  Added pom pom fringe, ric rac and ticking.
I used a vintage embroidered towel, ric rac, coordinating fabrics and little buttons.
Pillow using a piece of a vintage tablecloth for the center piece.
Sweet Cottage Dreams: Vintage Textiles - Display and Repurposing
display linens on a child's toy crib ladder
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laundry room
Soft Molasses Cookies
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And about these chocolate chip cookies…they are DA BOMB!  Best taken with a glass of cold milk.  (If I didn’t have 10 more pounds to lose on my diet, I’d go for making some up! I have lost 13 pounds to date and hubs has lost 22!!! He is better than me….just sayin’).


Enjoy your weekend!!!!!  Make it a good one.  Grab a cookie.  Or an iced cold beer.  Or both…but yuk, not together.  Smile