Writing and Blogging 101 start next week!

Cant wait to get started on this adventure. Its time to get serious about this blog and share with others my journey to simplicity and give everyone a platform to share their journey.

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Ready to commit to your blogging or writing, but wish you had a little support? Look no further: registration is open for the next rounds of Blogging 101 and Writing 101. Both courses start Monday, September 15:

Note: These are the same challenges we ran earlier in the year, offered again so new bloggers can give them a try. For those looking for something new, more 201-level writing and blogging challenges are coming over the next few months.

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero

I was thinking today that I would have probably already given up on this blogging thing if it hadn’t been for 101!
— The Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P

Blogging 101 is a month of bite-size blogging assignments to help you create a blog you’re excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

  • Assignments focus on publishing posts, customizing your blog…

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DIY backyard fountain- complete with tutorial!

This is a great project and easy directions. I am definatly going to add this to my flower bed.

Hip House Girl

We made this:

Well okay, we didn’t throw that pot. I just mean that we made this pot into a fountain. It’s a little subtle and hard to tell from pictures, but the water bubbles up in the middle and runs down the sides. It makes quite a pleasant noise. I’ll show you how to make one too, if you want.

Materials:

  • Ceramic pot of your liking (base of pot must be smaller than the diameter of a 5-gallon bucket)
  • 5-gallon bucket (we used plastic but are now thinking a metal one would be better)
  • Aluminum L-brackets
  • Screen material cut about 4-5 inches bigger than a 5-gallon bucket, and with a hole in the middle
  • Submersible pump
  • The kind of hose that goes with a submersible pump (technical term). It’s sold right next to the submersible pumps.

Step one: find an ugly spot in your yard that needs some beautification…

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