Mini Art Wrap Tutorial

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Welcome to the first of the patterns/tutorials that I’m writing for my 12 Patterns in 12 Months project. If you are a regular reader, this might not quite be what you were expecting, but this is February’s project ;-). The pattern for January is still in the pipeline and will hopefully arrive before January 2014…
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These little wraps measure 5.5″ x 7″ (18cm x 14cm) folded, and 10″ x 16.5″ (25cm x 41cm) unfolded. There is room inside for a small notebook/sketch pad (A6 size) and 16 full size pencils/pens (2 to each pocket).

Please feel free to use this pattern in any way that you wish, but I would very much appreciate a link back to this tutorial, or at least to my blog, if you are going to make art wraps for sale – many thanks!

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Get paid writing sites: Squidoo migrated to Hubpages

It does not matter whether you are a professional writer, amateur blogger, or just looking for the right Squidoo Migrates to Hubpagesopportunity to earn some money online, you have come to the right place. At first, I gathered all the major writing sites and pages in one post. However, since the list has already become too long and requires too much time to load, I have decided to write an individual shorter posts with a list of up to no more than three such earning-writing sites.

Squidoo is one of them. But Squidoo decided for whatever reason to migrate to Hubpages.

Hubpages is, or will be in a short, one of the biggest writing and blogging platforms of that kind.

Hubpages is “an open community with passionate people: writers, explorers, knowladge seekers, conversation starters. Interacting and informing. Sharing words, pictures and videos. Asking questions. Finding answers. Hubbers find and build audinece, easily create articles and earn all sorts of rewards!”

Person who joind Hubpages is a Hubber and unique articles with pictures and videos are called Hubs. Hubpages share their ravenue 50:50 with their users and want to be the largest writing platform of that kind online.

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You can join Hubpages community here and start earning. You can write about whatever you want, but the best is to write about something you are passionate about. This way, you will not encounter writers block and will create most awesome and unique articles with passion, people will want to read and will come for more.

You can earn there through affiliate links and referral programs and you can also join their earning program and connect with your E-bay, Amazon, AdSense and other Ad program of your choice.

In Hubpages, you write “hubs” articles about an original and useful topic. Once you`ve posted your article, ads related to what you wrote or posted are placed. These ads are generated from Google AdSense program, HubPages ad program and/or affiliate programs such as Amazon and Ebay products.

Before you start writing and posting,  read their TOS nad rules first!

Site like Bubblews (Bubblews related sites)

There have been a lot of questions about the sites, similar to Bubblews.

If you don`t know what Bubblews is, just in short: Bubblews is a blogging site, anyone can join, but just one (two, but be careful with following the rules!) from the same household, write short posts about anything you wish in this whole wide world, make connections with other users and MAKE MONEY on the way. It is harder at first, but you can quickly progress and become one of the best earners on the net. is not a scam, is a site that pays through PayPal, but you must reach at least $50 before you can redeem. (If you want to find out more about Bubblews, READ THIS POST!)

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There are sites like Bubblews, with some differences, but on general, writing sites, that don`t require novels, but simple short text, a lot of activity and interaction and pay for views mostly. Bubblews is really one of a kind, who pays for unique views, likes, comments and social share, what others don`t. Bubblews also has the highest ravenue and shares its earnings 50:50, which are easy to generate.

1.  Let us start with first similar site like Bubblews:   PERSONAPAPER

PERSONAPAPER wants original articles (like any other site) about any topic you want.

You must promote and share your articles among others because only this way you will get your desired views and earn money. On the bank site of Personapaper aren`t dollars, but coins. Coins are worth as much as you can see on their top left corner. You get coins for unique views and comments you leave, but are at least 30 characters long. You can start following people there and vice versa. The more followers you get, the more spread is your article after you publish it.

You can learn more by JOINING PERSONAPAPER HERE!  As anywhere else, read their rules and tos first!



My first working weight-loss recipe

As I promised, I am back with my Universal recipe for a fairly rapid weight loss without the

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yo-yo effect. I discovered this recipe by accident a few years ago, but I did not believe it works as long as my mom didn`t tasted it. I am convinced it works now. You may have heard of him: Cabbage soup. When I started to lose weight with cabbage soup, I first lost the extent of my thighs and fat around the abdomen slowly disappeared. You may lose up to 6 pounds in one week, but it is not advisable to eat only cabbage soup for more than a week. After seven days, take one day or two of rest and then continue. I will give you my changed cabbage soup recipe, compared with the original. Here it is:


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1 small head of cabbage or half of a large one
1 big onion
two or three paprika (each with its own color) paprika gives the taste to cabbage soup !
3-4 big carrots
half of a celery
2 small tomatoes
spices or chicken or beef broth cube
I first saute the onion in a little bit of fat (oil), I add all the vegetables cut into small cubes and pour in the water and I add a cube. Then I cook 45 minutes and at the end of the add salt.
The body uses more energy to process the cabbage soup as it gets with it. Therefore, more than you eat, the more you lose weight. But it is not necessary to eat only cabbage soup. You can eat other things too:
DAY 1:
You can eat all fruits, excluding bananas.
DAY 2:
You can eat fresh, raw or cooked vegetables (except beans, peas and corn). Reward yourself with a big baked potato with butter for dinner.
DAY 3:
You can eat all vegetables and fruit on third day. If you stick to the diet, you already lost some pounds on third day.
DAY 4:

Besides cabbage soup, eat 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you want. Your body needs

DAY 5:
On fifth day eat besides cabbage soup, 300 to 600 grams of cooked or roasted beef, chicken without skin, or fish. Also eat up to six tomatoes and drink lots of water. Your body needs to get rid of body toxins.
DAY 6:
You can eat unlimited quantities of green vegetable and two cooked or baked beef steaks.

DAY 7:

Eat integral brown rice and vegetables and drink unsweet fruit juices.
If you really stick to the diet, you can lose in a week from 6 to 7 pounds, without the yo-yo effect, but then you really should not overdo it. Your body will clean and detoxify.
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And how I then continued?

For breakfast I eat some fruit every day. Given that it is now summer, I usually prepare seasonal fruits along with corn flakes. You can also try some of the following suggestions:

Seasonal fruit (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas…) with corn flakes and milk
Seasonal fruit with yogurt. Bitter coffee with or without milk or tea.
Buckwheat or corn bread, butter or cheese. Bitter coffee with milk or tea.
Fried or boiled eggs with corn or buckwheat bread. Bitter tea or coffee with/without milk.
Above all, I try to select gluten-free foods for better health.

Weight-loss Diary

I know there are women outisde who read, search or even keep their own motivational blogs or a life style weight loss diaryweight loss diaries and I am inviting you all to join me on my new life’s journey, where I will

describe all there is to it that is important. I will share my researches, my diets, what and how much I eat, what and how much I drink, work out, my progress and setback.  I will not pretend but actually share all and I hope that women (or men) will join me over time.
You are all free to share from your own experience, or listen to mine, motivate me or find motivation here and advise me or take advice from me. Each of us is better at something.

This is my first and introductory blog post to my new life`s jurney and new blog Weight-loss diary!


1. My first working weight-loss recipe
2. Why I am writing weight-loss diary (and you should too!)?

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light

I found my “Let there be light” in the dark, which is also an excellent starting point for this year’s weekly photo challenge story.

My childhood was nice and friendly. I have no other bad memories than my asthma, due to which I had then, as a 3-year-old girl, had to go alone for three weeks at the sea-side, every summer for three years. I was missing my family very much then.

At some point in my life, when I was a rebel without much reason, I left home and thus escape from the bad memories of the past, painful love, if I can say so, I have experienced. I fell into a deep depression, which I could not see the exit from. I wanted to commit suicide, I ate loads of tablets, as long as one day, in my darkness, I realized,  that there is enough of drowning in sorrow and I am the only one who can do something about it. I called home, came back and started life again. Many years have passed until I’ve recovered, but I found what I was looking for. I found an amiable partner with whom I have a beautiful baby. Partner has helped me to recover and left the dark past and again see the light of the future. Here I am reborn and new and in better time of my life.

1. Once in a blue moon 🙂

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2 The darkness in me and the lights I see (back then)

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3. Let there be light at night 🙂

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4. It is almost christmas time 🙂