Category: RE-BLOGGED STORIES FROM OTHERS
Originally posted on Nancy Tanner:
I received a wonderful e-mail out of the blue from Mosey’s owner Kathryn. She said something that truly struck a cord with me, “Getting a dog is the easy part, building a foundation that sets your relationship up for success is an enormous task.”
This is so worth passing along to you all. Enjoy the time with your puppy, enjoy teaching, learning, and spending this time together. It goes by oh so quickly! Mr. Mosey can be found in our numerous puppy videos that we use for our classes, you can check them out here, VIDEO ~ Nancy
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”
“Dogs have been an integral part of my life, personally and professionally, for almost two decades, yet a puppy had never been a member of…
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Originally posted on Oil Pastels by Mary:
I know some of you use YouTube to share videos of your work, perhaps you’ll be interested in a real life situation that Artist, Paul Taggart finds himself in with YouTube and how piracy has turned his world upside down.
Paul Taggart has been an artist for 40 years, authored a number of art instruction books, has given countless workshops all over the world and who has generously shared over 260 art tutorials via YouTube, where he earned YouTube Partner status. I’ve watched Paul Taggart’s video’s for a number of years, they have been tremendously helpful tool in my development as an artist.
An artist friend of mine on PMP brought Paul’s situation to light, I hope that by publicizing his experiences here that perhaps some extra support may be raised for his cause. At the very least it will alert you all to how easily your videos can be stolen and how you may not be…
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Originally posted on Travels with the Blonde Coyote:
When I’m on the road, I usually avoid cities unless I have a very specific mission in mind (like finding all the Banksy’s in San Francisco) or I know somebody there who can show me around. Otherwise, I spend the whole time fighting traffic and looking for parking. On Saturday night at the Sun Tunnels Solstice celebration, I met a tall,
glittery-faced guy with two long braids named James who turned out to run a bicycle-tour company in Salt Lake City. When I admitted to skipping past SLC, he offered me a place to park my rig and a bike tour, which sounded like an opportunity to me. I do my best to yes to all opportunities.
When I left the Sun Tunnels on Sunday I…
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Originally posted on Lea & Jay:
Did someone say Hush Puppies?!! Be still my heart! How I do love those Hush Puppies! And if you’re contemplating making up a big batch of that delicious Carolina Pulled Pork I just told you about for your Independence Day celebrations, these Hush Puppies would be fantastic served right alongside those tasty little sliders. Your party will be the talk of the town! For you folks out there who might not know what a Hush Puppy is, (and I’m not sure where in the world you’ve been hanging out…) a Hush Puppy is basically a ball of cornmeal batter which has been deep-fried. They are often served along side fried seafood dishes or with barbecued foods. Now there are numerous legends about how they got their name. They seem to all involve some group of folks, be they Southern hunters, fisherman, civil war soldiers or cooks, taking a cornmeal mixture…
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Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video is called Earthrace – R.I.P – Tribute.
From Wildlife Extra:
Conservationist Pete Bethune launches a writing competition for young people
New Zealander, Pete Bethune, founder of marine conservation organisation, Earthrace, has set a challenge for all young ocean activists around the world.
His aim is to encourage a growing network of children and young people from around the world who care about preserving and protecting the oceans by launching a writing competition.
First prize is a model remote control replica of Pete’s Earthrace boat which broke the round the world speed record in 2008 but was sunk by Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in 2010.
Apart from being a world-record holder for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat, Pete has become a passionate supporter of marine life conservation as a result of his experiences on that trip. He is the author…
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Originally posted on Penny's Food Blog:
I made Bob a big dinner for Father’s Day – bacon wrapped filets (from Costco), Oven Fries, Broccoli Salad and Cheesy Garlic Bread and then for dessert, this tasty (and super easy!) dip with fruit. It was delicious with the fruit but I bet it would also be really good on a piece of cake or pie or a brownie, you get the idea!
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed
1 (3.5 oz) package instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine pudding mix, milk and lemon juice and mix well. Fold in Cool Whip and mix until completely incorporated. Serve with fruit or graham crackers and Nilla Wafers (or cake or pie or brownies!).
Now they tell me lol a day late a dollar short :) I tried to sell 200 items yesterday and ended up selling just THREE
Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:
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Rummage sales are great from clearing clutter and collecting cash — but you have to do them right! Katie Gerstmeier joins Real Milwaukee to talk about the supplies you will need, the items that are sure to sell, tips for prices and how to get the word out.
Originally posted on Live & Learn:
“We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards. We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities. The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have…
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Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:
The History Of Flag Day
Thirteen Stars and Thirteen Stripes.
It was on JUNE 14, 1777, that the Second Continental Congress selected the Flag of the United States.
In 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed the Proclamation making JUNE 14 “National Flag Day.”
On Flag Day, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt stated:
“The belief in man, created free, in the image of God – is the crucial difference between ourselves and the enemies we face…
God of the free…grant us victory over the tyrants who would enslave all free men.”
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher…
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Garden? Give this a try! A re-Post :)
Originally posted on Spirit Lights The Way:
Fifty years later, after seeking help from recalcitrant nuns to find her grown son, Philomena (played by Judi Dench) enlists the aid of a journalist (Steve Coogan) to help her track him down.
This touching comedic film, based on a true story, is not a documentary ~ it takes dramatic license and liberties in depicting historical events.
The creative blending of fact and fiction enhances the story line, allowing us to see how Philomena reconciles the nuns’ apparent lack of compassion without losing her deep and abiding faith.
Judi Dench reveals the amazing power of forgiveness to transform and heal.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Originally posted on en quête de saveur:
A beautiful record of ones child’s youth.
Originally posted on fox4kc.com:
Dutch filmmaker and artist, Frans Hofmeester, filmed his daughter every single week since the time of her birth. When she turned 14-years-old, Hofmeester created and recently revealed this time lapse video of her. Watch as she grows up, to music by Hollywood composer Mateo Messina, in only about four minuets.
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Originally posted on Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News:
Internet users told to change ALL passwords in security alert over ‘catastrophic’ Heartbleed bug
Online security breach is described as ‘catastrophic’
Alert is result of internet bug Heartbleed being uncovered
Heartbleed is able to bypass websites’ security measures to access passwords and personal information
Internet users have been warned to change all their computer and phone passwords following what could be a ‘catastrophic’ security breach.
Major technology firms have urged the public to immediately update their online security.
The alert is the result of the discovery of an internet bug called ‘Heartbleed’, which is able to bypass computer security settings.
LastPass Heartbleed Checker warns if a website may be at risk. It also reveals websites that aren’t affected
HOW TO BEAT THE BUG
If a password is in any dictionary in…
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Originally posted on Sunny Sleevez:
California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades; we are now in our 3rd consecutive year of below-normal rainfall. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent voluntarily, and mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don’t run dry over the summer. No matter where you live it just makes sense not waste this precious resource. Here are 2 super simple steps you can take to drastically reduce water waste in the kitchen.
We have a double sink in the kitchen, 1 was used for washing the other ended up being a dumping location and quickly filled with dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher, which drove me BONKERS!
Wishing to reduce our water waste and save my sanity I bought a nice new bucket and put that in one sink, into this we collect the water from…
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Originally posted on art predator:
According to Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage, they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.” (See more quotes from Maya Angelou).
As we seek environmental justice and social justice, we would be wise to heed Maya Angelou’s advice. Artists provide us with vision, bring us vitality, show us the truth, provide a mirror and a window for our souls. We must encourage and support a diversity of artistic voices as these voices will help us hear and see the solutions.
The “new” festivals that are blossoming worldwide like Burning Man and Lucidity, or how festivals like Coachella
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Originally posted on KFOR.com:
Calling all coffee lovers: McDonald’s will be handing out free coffee nationwide to customers for the next two weeks.
McDonald’s is fighting back in the fast-food breakfast war.
The nation’s largest fast-food chain announced that starting Monday they will give breakfast customers at its participating locations a free 12-ounce small coffee.
This handout is following Taco Bell’s highly anticipated roll-out this week of its first ever breakfast menu.
The newly added breakfast menu is labeled “largest menu expansion in Taco Bell’s 50-year history.”
Originally posted on The Daily Post:
The last time we discussed reblogging, your opinions in the comments were mixed: some of you felt that reblogging was a great compliment, and others felt that it was something akin to theft.
We here at The Daily Post love a good etiquette debate, so let’s wade back in, shall we?
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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
We frequently introduce new and improved features to your blogs, and it’s now time for the first major update of 2014. What can you expect from this round of enhancements?
- A better-performing Visual Editor, with drag and drop file upload support, instant gallery previews, and better compatibility with text pasted from Microsoft Word and other applications.
- The ability to resize and replace images you’ve already inserted into your posts without having to make a detour to your Media Manager.
- New, sleek audio playlists for users with the Space Upgrade.
For a more detailed overview of these changes, read on!
A new and improved editor
Your Visual Editor has received a lot of love in this update for better overall performance. While most of these changes remain under the hood and won’t affect your everyday editing, there is a notable improvement for all users who regularly paste in text from…
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Originally posted on Tootlepedal's Blog:
By contrast here, Mrs Tootlepedal reported snow on the lawn when she got up. By the time that I had unearthed myself, the snow had all but disappeared. It was that kind of day. One minute there was sunshine and the next there was a hailstorm. Out of the back window, we could see snow on Whita.
Out of the front window there was not a flake to be seen. There were birds to be seen of course.
Once the temperature had hit 5°, Mrs Tootlepedal joined me for a pedal. Our route was flexible and…
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for some fun memories
Originally posted on fox4kc.com:
It was exactly 30 years ago in 1984 when Kevin Bacon made his iconic debut in the movie, ‘Footloose.’ So on Friday night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon, Bacon made his entrance one to remember by doing homage to a scene from the famous movie.
Watch the almost shot-for-shot remake of the scene in the video above which caused Fallon to lift ‘The Tonight Show’ “ban” on dancing.
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Originally posted on fox4kc.com:
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Computer hackers are getting really crafty with their scams. They use very convincing emails to fish for our personal data.
Chances are, you’ve seen email scams in your junk folder. They say your account is compromised or deactivated and prompt you to login to fix it. But when you do, that’s when the real problems start.
Rich DeMuro shows you the signs you should look out for to avoid being a phishing victim and what you should do if you fell for a scam.
Samples of email phishing scams:
Originally posted on The Little GSP:
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Matt and I don’t have a specific Irish meal planned for this year but I’ve been saving a yummy Irish side dish from last year’s feast to share on the blog today.
That’s Colcannon, or, as I like to think of it, Irish mashed potatoes with kale, leeks and ham. Oh, and butter… lots of butter! Last year this heaping plate of colcannon made the perfect side dish to the Beef and Guinness Pie that Matt and I ambitiously tried to make after work on a Monday (it took much longer to braise the beef than I anticipated!). Luckily the colcannon came together very quickly so we were able to sneak bites of it while the pie baked. Here’s a photo of my dinner plate from last year when we finally sat down to eat at 9PM:
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Got to get some soon :)
Beneficial, rewarding and exciting are just a few words that describe the experience of having your own flock of backyard chickens. These birds offer many more benefits than the obvious one, a regular supply of your own eggs.
Listed below are some of the many benefits to why you should start raising your own chickens:
A hen lays one egg a day. These eggs have a richer taste compared to store bought ones. Since backyard chickens have the ability to touch and roam on soil unlike factory- farm chickens, their eggs have a higher nutritious value to them. Compared to store bought eggs, the egg has 25 percent more vitamin E, a third more vitamin A and 75 percent more beta carotene. They also have significantly more omega-3 fatty acids than factory farmed eggs. Plus, the eggs are free of charge and always fresh!
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Originally posted on ILLUSTRATING MY LIFE:
I find the blog format fascinating, as my stories about my illustration career “unfolded” in their own way. I had no idea when I started writing my blog where it would go.
All of my stories, tips and information move forward from the first post. Therefore, because the blog’s format is backwards, this last entry has become the conclusion! However, because it is the “Home Page,” it is important for me to explain a few things that I have shared earlier in my blog. There are people reading this who have not seen anything else I’ve written.
I have already shared many of my “Portfolio Pieces,” but they have been…
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His parents were two of my all time favorites, in fact still are and she had Ben and I had Mike, beautiful boys they are with just so much talent inside.
Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:
Today, 8 March, marks the International Women’s Day! May it be a happy one to all the women of the world and as far as Croatian women are concerned my mind is turned to those who endured and survived with dignity the most horrendous of fates a woman (a human being) can endure. I turn to and bow the women that stood out and stand out as heroines of a nation (independent Croatia) created despite the brutal aggression, rape, ethnic cleansing, genocide … that swept across Croatia in the early 1990’s with only one intent: eradicate Croat lives, humiliate Croat lives … just because they are Croat and want freedom from communist totalitarian regime!
I also turn to the many Croatian women who left their stamp of truth, freedom and dedication to independence in many ways during the years of Croatia’s Homeland War and beyond.
These women of modern-day Croatia…
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Originally posted on Handmade Pens - Mazurka Pens:
Your handmade fountain pen will need some regular maintenance to keep in tip top shape. Since fountain pens use an ink that needs to flow from the ink reservoir to the nib, it needs to be clean to function properly. Whether the ink is in a cartridge or supplied via an ink converter, the pen needs to remain clean.
Basics About Fountain Pens
Most problems with fountain pens stem from dried ink that get in the path of the ink flow. This can occur in the nib, the converter assembly, or barrel. The key to a well-performing fountain pen is to regularly clean these assemblies to keep them in good working order.
Use distilled water instead of tap water. Distilled water does not contain minerals and other ingredients that can build up and clog the pen over time. Hot water shouldn’t be used as a general rule, as it could…
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Originally posted on The NW Fire Blog:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5th, 2014 – Out of the utmost caution and care for our customers, Gretchen’s Shoebox Express in Seattle, Washington, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited number of Greek Yogurt Raspberry & Lemon Parfait cups sold under the Starbucks brand in Seattle and Portland regional Starbucks stores because the product was mislabeled and failed to declare the presence of eggs, an allergen. Persons who have an allergy or sensitivity to egg run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
This limited voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
This recall was immediately initiated after the mislabeling was discovered by the company and the product was removed from the relevant Starbucks stores in the Seattle and Portland regions. These are the only regions…
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For dogs and pet owners poor JT is going to hate her momma :)
Originally posted on A Bit of Wiggle Room:
Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Prakaew) is a great place to visit in Bangkok Thailand. It used to be the Grand Palace of Thai Royal family. There are so many things to see around the temple and palace. One of my favorite is murals around the inner wall that surround the main hall where the Emerald Buddha is housed. I had a bit of chance to take few pictures of them here (oh, by the way you cannot take picture inside the main hall). I believe it is the only temple in Thailand that does not have any resident monks. The place is opened for visitors and for royal family tradition visits and ceremonies only.
I wished I had time to go around and take time to see the these paintings and stories they tell. Not only the main story lines were told, the artists included daily lives, humors and…
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Originally posted on Imagery Photography:
Did you ever think you could stand inside a wolf habit and pet a wolf? Well you can.
Naples Florida is home to a unique charity,The Shy Wolf Sanctuary. They rescue wolves that have been bred or purchased as pets and then abused or abandoned. The sanctuary is the only wolf sanctuary in the USA where you can actually interact with these beautiful wild animals. They are totally supported by donations and merchandise sales. The staff is made up completely of volunteers. Plan a trip while in south Florida for a real wildlife encounter.
If you buy a print of this image, I will donate all my profits to this wonderful organization.
To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.
Cleaning out the clutter one spot in the house each day.
Shredding paper from my past that with the ex husbands death is no longer needed.
I am adding it all to my soil in hopes of a lush green garden.
I will give away things I no longer need.
I will sell some things on EBay to make my life easier.
I shall go through photo albums last and throw away all photos that no longer move me or are not quite good enough for future generations to come across there goes another 100 pounds of clutter!
So do you have STUFF you no longer want or need or are you traveling sideways through your spaces?
Clutter is weighing us down in many ways but mostly emotionally. Set it FREE!
Here is a neat way laid out here for you.
Wonder what kind of treasure I will find within the TRASH!
For Healthy Eyes
Originally posted on recoveryhealth™:
Open full eyes and keep fix vision on mirror. Now do face up side and round half circle left to right and right to left, 10 times and same process keeping face to down side, 10 times. After that round full face clock wise alternate Left side and right side, 10-10 times. In between this exercise feel dust in side the eyes and after some days slowly come out dust and natural gap would be between eyes and eyes lens, Regularly do this. After this exercise feel Bright and Healthy vision, Fresh and Healthy eyes.
Note:- Keep attention should be fix vision on mirror, Along this exercise.
It’s good for you!
Originally posted on Sarah Lynn Smile:
When I first cut Coffee Mate out of my life, I used full fat coconut milk the occasional half and half in my coffee. It’s pretty good…but the minute I realized how easy homemade almond milk is to make (and then tried it), I can’t go back. I’ll splurge on half and half when I go to Starbucks, but at home…this is the stuff. It blends beautifully with my morning french press!
Before I show you how easy it is…I want to show you why I cut Coffee Mate (as delicious as it might be) out of my life:
Water, Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and/or Cottonseed Oil, (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat), and Less Than 2% of Sugar, Modified Cornstarch, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Caseinate, (Milk Derivative), Not a Source of Lactose Color Added, Artificial Flavor, Mono And Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60
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Originally posted on Very Berry Handmade:
As one of the judges, I’ve been asked to come up with a theme and judge all the entrants for that theme. I get to pick one lucky winner who will have three weeks to make their design and get the chance to win a whole goodie-bag of prizes!
The theme I have chosen for the competition is My Crafty Friend. Here’s the cute little logo that the folks at the Offset Warehouse have designed for me!
Regular readers will know that I have a thing about making stuff that is beautiful AND useful, so this seemed like the ideal theme for me. I want you lovely people to come up with a design idea for something that would make a fabulous AND practical gift for a crafty friend. Your friend’s…
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Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
Silver River Productions, a TV company based in London are currently in production for a BBC2 primetime gardening show ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’. The series follows a handful of talented amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.
They are looking for contestants to feature in the series, those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a Queen.
So whether you’re an allotment holder, a city living…
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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon and Pepsi MAX got the ultimate revenge on a blogger — a blogger who didn’t believe a prank Gordon played on a car salesman a year ago was real.
The result of the latest prank — is absolute YouTube gold! Watch and you’ll see.
CLICK HERE to watch the original “Test Drive” with the car salesman
Originally posted on Rivers of Hope:
Havana (AFP) – A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.
The boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana’s cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
The Vishnya, or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, Russian media sources said.
Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship’s visit, unlike on previous tours by Russian warships.
The former Soviet Union was Cuba’s sponsor state through three decades of Cold War. After a period of some distancing under former Russian president Boris Yeltsin, the countries renewed their political, economic and military cooperation.
The ship is reportedly armed with 30mm guns and anti-aircraft missiles.
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Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Today we’re happy to announce two new free themes, Circa and Quadra!
If these two look familiar, there’s good reason. Based on Hexa, they share a similar design, but with unique colors and fonts. Both themes work beautifully with Post Formats and are designed to focus on your content, tucking secondary material behind a row of buttons in the header.
Circa is a blogging theme with sweet, muted colors and a more feminine look. Perfect for a baby or parenting blog, or anyone who wants a softer style for their site.
Quadra is a personal blogging theme with a bold palette and a traditional font. It’s great for users who want a more serious look for their personal site.
As always, both themes are responsive, and thus will look great on all screens, big or small.
Check out Circa and Quadra on the Theme Showcase by clicking on…
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