Author Archives: Martha DeMeo

About Martha DeMeo

I have been married to my sweetheart since 1967, have 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I have owned and operated an interior decorating store since 1967 also. My oldest grandson helped me start my blog and I love expressing my feeling on products. My hobbies including blogging are sewing, photography, gardening, and riding my Harley.

5 Free Courses to Learn Content Writing

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On my Facebook page, I saw a message in my inbox. It says, how can I start to be one of those content writers?

The question is general.  So I replied that she can always start with seminars online.  She answered with another ‘How?’

I gave her a link to a MOOC list.  I am guessing that she needs to know what content writing is.  This also gave me an idea – What about creating a list of free online courses for content writing?  For now, I will give these 5 online courses.  I will update the list if I discovered another course to visit.

Feel free to visit the links below to learn!

  1. Writing for the Web (WriteWeb) by Frankie Maden. This is an Open2Study free course.  It has four (4) modules.  It requires 2-4 hours study a day but one can choose to study…

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Home made Mustard.

Great recipe for homemade mustard!

Retired? No one told me!

Who doesn’t love mustard on your Ham or other cold meats??

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I can get it here on occasions although as it is imported and I know you can’t have everything at local prices…. Once it disappears from the shelves…stock control is not great here…It could be months before you see it again and yes we could stockpile but only so much….A little while ago one of my fellow bloggers Rex posted a great post on how to make your own mustard.

A big cheer went up from me…Well, that didn’t last…. I have got the mustard seeds from here before…but not anymore it’s that black hole of…” we no have, madam”

I tried online and unless I wanted to buy a minimum of a Tonne..yes this is not a typo a tonne of Black mustard seeds.  Or it was we don’t deliver to your area…. mmm

Then salvation came along in the guise of our…

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WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

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Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

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Upbeat Living:  Gratitude for a Writing Challenge

A great blog post from a UBC blogger friend.

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In Upbeat Livingsm, gratitude is a major dimension of living, creating, and getting the life you want.  As it happens, today, I am completing a 31-day writing challenge, the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and I am feeling overwhelming gratitude.  Here is some of what I’m experiencing gratitude for.

  • The organizers of the Ultimate Blog Challenge, Paul Taubman and Danni Ackerman, for setting it up again and running it every 3 months, for a full month each time.
  • The discipline of assembling the components of an article every day: theme, photo or 2, poster, quotes, text, format, publishing, sharing. I can see that time and structure translating to my next project:  getting my new website done.  That seems much easier now.  Bite off, chew, bite off, chew.
  • The core participants, who teamed along most steadily and…

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Old Fashioned Goulash

If you want a delicious recipe for goulash, here it is from Tabetha!

All Things Beauty with Tabetha Vinzant

Ingredients

2,pounds ground beef

1, medium yellow onion

Water 3 cups

2,  15 ounce can tomato sauce

2,  14.5 ounce diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons basil

1 tablespoon seasoning salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  1. Dice the onions put aside. In a large skillet cook the meat over medium heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks into small pieces. Cook until the meat is cooked through and there’s no longer any pink.  Stir in the onions and garlic. Cook and stir the mixture until the onions are translucent.

2. Using a Large pot, put the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes,  oregano, basil, , seasoned salt, and black pepper. Then stir in the water and the hamburger without draining it, Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

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Our Last Trip

I am on day 25 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and the suggested topic for today is to write about a trip that was taken.

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Our last trip was a few weeks ago when we went up to Ohio to meet with our 20 year old granddaughter’s surgeon.  I was amazed at the number of hospitals in Akron General, which is a part of Cleveland Clinic. I have heard so many great things about this hospital and it made me feel exceptionally relieved when we were told Alex has the top surgeon. He was very thorough in explaining where and what was involved in the large tumor in her left lung.  He didn’t pull any punches and we had thought this appointment was to schedule her surgery.  After the surgeon when over all her past exrays, CT scans, ultra sounds and biopsy, he told us that the tumor started at the top of her lung, down to her T7 vertebra and pushing on her aorta.  It’s a 4″ rare tumor that is feed on nerves. Her heart, lung, and aorta nerves are involved and before surgery, he wanted to do an MRI to see if any of her spinal cord nerves are attached to it.  The MRI was done last Friday, July 22 and we are no patiently waiting for the results so we can get a surgery date. We live about 900 miles away but our bags are packed and will head up as soon as we know the date.  Alex will be in the hospital for about a week, and recovery will be a week or two.  The good thing on her side, she’s young, basically healthy, has a positive attitude and has a gramma and grampa that love her very much!

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This is a beautiful prayer quilt that was given to my hubby and me to take up to Alex when she goes in for surgery. The back is loaded with prayers, wishes and signatures by so many people that she doesn’t even know. She will be surprised to see what a large “family” she has.

While some people go on fun trips to far away places, we will always be excited to go on a trip to visit our grandchildren.