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Google Plus, Facebook, Social Media Which One is For You

Google Plus, Facebook, Social Media Which One is For You?

Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Glad to have you here, and happy that you stopped by to visit with me. Lot of buzz going on lately with the changes at Facebook, and also with the new Google Plus that has now opened to everyone. There are many Social Medias out there that all serve the needs, and interests of many. What you do with all of it is up to you, and what your goals are. Do you belong to facebook, and if so, how you are adjusting with the changes? Do you like them, and is facebook doing what you want it to do for you.

How about Google Plus? How many of you have signed up there, and how has that been going for you? Do you like it, and is it doing what you would like to see it doing so far. I know they are still not releasing the part of it for the businesses, and have you signing in with your personal names right now. Some have had the issue of being warned, and having their accounts removed if they tried to put in their business as they are not wanting it there yet.

Besides Google Plus, and Facebook do you have other Social Medias that you also belong to. What are they, and how have they benefited you with all that you do?

I do have an account at Facebook, and have had it for quite a while. I can’t even remember when I first signed up with them. Long time ago I remember. I had been enjoying my time with Facebook, have met many people there, have seen many things from others, have learned from others, and have felt it to be a good experience and found it beneficial to me as well. But, with the changes that have come out recently, and are still happening I am not quite sure yet. I have always had problems with glitches on facebook. Some small, some I have over come, and some have been quite aggravating too. Right now I feel like I have been missing out on posts that others have shared, and it just does not quite feel as comfortable as before. Changes I can handle, but I am still not sure with all of this at Facebook yet. I will keep my account there as there are many friends, and acquaintances that have been made. I guess I will see if it is still beneficial to me with the changes that have been made, and if it is still helping me in anyway.

I have had a Google Account for a long time, the profile, sharing my links to everything there, and all of that. Since Google Plus has come out I did get another profile done for me using my own name….THAT was a change right there! I have used my LilacsNDreams name for so long, and have come accustomed to answering to Lilacs that it feels really odd to see my name there. I know many do not know my name at all which will be an adjustment. But, my avatar does have my business name with it so that others can find me. For the time I have been using the new google plus I have enjoyed it really. Much cleaner pages, I do not feel like I am being spammed with everyone showing their items for sale. Some sellers I would receive 1/2 to a full page of them alone with listings they have done in their stores. I do like with all my friends that I can put them with different circles to how I am associated with them. It feels more organized that way. When I do post something I have the option of making it public, or maybe just sharing it with the groups in general it would pertain to. I have not really had that much of a problem learning things with this new google plus, and I am adjusting with it quite well.

As for other Social Medias I do belong to a few. Use to be much more, but I was not benefiting with them, and it would show with my google analytics who I was benefitting more with too. I belong to The Vintage Village which keeps growing. You can show pictures of things there you offer, the premium membership is not a bad price to pay for all the site does for you, they do have free accounts there too. I have met many through there, learned from others there, if I have a question I can freely ask it with many members who will offer their knowledge to help you out. The owner is a great person there too. A sister site to this is The Vintage Rising which is for those members who deal with items that are still vintage, but have altered vintage pieces they have made that they have in their homes, or offer them for sale as well. Then, there is Treasure Seekers Unite which Angie the owner is a great person too. The site is under maintenance right now, but is also a great place with different groups to be involved with, sharing things whether it is business or personal, etc. When you get a chance, stop by to visit the sites I have noted, and check them out. The more, the merrier it is when we can all come together to share, converse, learn, and strut our stuff with our products we have to offer.

It has been a pleasure to have ya’ll stop by, and visit with LilacsNDreams. Thank You, and come visit with my anytime! Take care, and hope to see you again:)

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate, Celebration, Happy 4th of July

                

 

Here is to wishing Everyone a Happy 4th of July! Enjoy the day, remember the day, celebrate, have fun, be happy, and Please. . . Be safe too!

Have fun enjoying the celebrations of today all!:)

 

 

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Instructions For Removing Stains From Corningware

Instructions For Removing Stains From Corningware.

Welcome to LilacsNDreams Blog! Glad you found me, and are visiting with me today.

How many times have we all had this issue with some of these pieces? Whether it is our own corningware, or pieces we find while thrifting. I love corningware, pyrex. These items last forever if they are well maintained. But, Ewww! Them darn stubborn stains can collect over time if not properly cleaned after use. If not properly cleaned in a respectable time the stains can build also, and become more stubborn with cleaning.

Quite some time ago I had been roaming some of the blogs, reading them, and that is when I found instructions that were being shared by another blogger for cleaning corningware. So, I would like to note that these instructions are not from me, but I am passing them on from what I have found with another blogger who posted this.

Things That Are Needed:
   Rubber Gloves, Newspaper, Oven Cleaner, Trash Bag, Dish Pan, 1/4 c. white 
   vinegar, 1 tsp. hand dishwashing soap, dish scrubber, kitchen towel

Got all the supplies listed above? Ok, now here are the instructions for the cleaning.
  • Wear gloves and open windows in kitchen to keep fresh air, or turn on the ventilation fan
  • Set corningware on the newspaper. Coat the corningware with the oven cleaner. Then place item into the trash bag, and seal the bag. 
  • Leave the sealed corningware over night. The oven cleaner will break down, and loosens the stains during this time. Makes it easier to remove. 
  • Next day take the bag outdoors. Remove the item from the bag, and set in a dish pan of hot water.
  • Add the 1/4 c. of white vinegar and the 1 tsp. of dish soap to the water. Scrub the corningware with the dish scrubber to remove the stains loosened by the oven cleaner. 
  • Rinse the corningware well with some plain water. Make sure to remove ALL chemicals, and then dry with a clean kitchen towel.

Now you have some easy instructions for cleaning some of those stubbornly stained corningware pieces that need some help. Good luck to you with this cleaning. If you have any other methods that you have found to work for such cleaning, please share them with us.  Always happy to hear from everyone, and enjoy learning more.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams. Wishing you all a great day, and be safe. Visit with LilacsNDreams again soon. 

 

 

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Cottage Style Decorating For Your Homes by LilacsNDreams

Cottage Style Decorating For Your Homes by LilacsNDreams

Having the cottage style home is light, airy, fresh, fun, and original.  In today’s style they often incorporate soft palettes of greens, blues, yellows, shades of lilacs, and pinks too. Sometimes you may show things brightened with some brisk colors used as well. Using pastels for color, some pretty florals, and with some vintage home accessories gives your home that cozy cottage style.

Using lace handkerchiefs, some lace trims, fragrance candles, and those sweet smelling soaps, a comfortable rocking chair, wallpapers, fabrics are just so yummy in the home of cottage styles. Sometimes glassware will be used whether it is clear, or a slight coloring that sparkles in the light will be displayed. Visual some of those furniture slip covers that are inviting, some vintage style upholstery, and of course the layers of weathered paint. Gotta love that chippy paint.

A cottage style decorating can surface anywhere. Attitude is also what can make the house cottage. Depending on the house locatetion I sometimes have seen seaside, shells, and sailboats incorporated with the decor too.

Today’s expressions of cottage style is the thought of flea markets, using fresh flowers, vintage patterns, and a bit of romance with it too.  A warm welcoming feeling to all who visit. 

I love cottage style homes, and wish I had all that with our home.  A working progress. I admire the style when I see it in books, and by many who share their homes with all of us. Which style of home are you?

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams, and come back often to read, share with us here, and you are free to make comments. All are welcome. When in roam visit my LilacsNDreams Artfire Store, and my LilacsNDreams Ecrater Store. Maybe you will find something to fit with your cottage style homes. Don’t forget to visit my main LilacsNDreams Blog too. Little more to see there, and roam with.

 

Blog, Blogging, LilacsNDreams Blog

Welcome again to LilacsNDreams! Glad you stopped by.

I have been working with my blogs again, and you know, they actually can take as much work as maintaining a website too. All depends what you put into it, and what you wish to receive with it, and what your goals are. I enjoy blogging, and find it relaxing too. I can share what I know, what I have learned, something I have seen, and it is kind of like having a journal. Difference being that with a blog you can also interact with people too. People you meet through your blogs, get to know them and their business, share things, and enjoy the time of conversing.

So, what I have been working on lately was adding a couple of more pages along with the others I have on my blog. Pages that are for people to interact with things a bit more. I always remind people they are welcome to share, comment, suggest, and so on. Maybe you would like to add a comment to one already left, and that is fine too. All I ask is to please remember everyone does have their own opinion to things, respect this, and we shall all get alone great!:)
I would also like to share a link to my other blog of LilacsNDreams, and a link to my LilacsNDreams Website too. Please give them a visit to see what has been done with the blog so far, the website, and know with the website I am doing a few minor adjustments as well. Similar to this one, but yet different in its own way too. I do hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, the weather is behaving for you, and to please remember those dealing with the floods…we are having that in our area with evacuations, and not sure when they can go back to their homes. Enjoy, and be safe everyone. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams!


Blog, Blog for Business Pleasure and Both

Blog, Blog for Business Pleasure and Both. How many people blog? Do you like blogging, and how do you use your blog? Many people will use their blogs for their online sales, show pictures of their products, show links to their stores, some use their blogs as their website, on my website I have a tab/page for my blog there, and some use their blogs as a journal or diary. Many ways, and many things to use your blogs for.

When blogging there are different things you can do to make your blogs become visible with searches, and in rankings too. Oh, yes, your blogs can show with search engines. Searches like content, and each time you do a new post to your blog, it is like a new web page being added which goes out to the search engines to be seen, and ranked.

There are many blog platforms out there that could be used, and everyone has to find what works for them, what they are comfortable with, if you want to use free platforms of blogging or if you wish to pay, some platforms offer more than others, some are more technical to work with, etc. There is wordpress, blogger….more popular ones. There is type pad, I know on weebly you can do free websites there, and I have seen some use weebly as their blog only too. As I suggest with many things, find the platform that works for you, and that you feel good working with. When you can do that, blogging will become more enjoyable for you, and not just another thing you should do.

To see more extensive explanations to some of this in regards to search engines, and things please visit with my other LilacsNDreams Blog in which I have done that. Also, feel free to visit my LilacsNDreams Website with my blog to see the set up I have done there with my website and blog. Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams WordPress Blog. Glad to have you, and you are always welcome to visit with me, leave a comment, comment to other comments, etc. Have a super Monday!:)

 

How Many Storefronts Should be Enough

How Many Storefronts Should be Enough. How many times have we asked ourselves this? If we have more than 1 store do we benefit from it? If we want to have just 1 store, can we house everything in it, and just have more categories. Which one do you think our customers would approve of.

This is one topic where there is no right, or wrong answer to the question. I myself have seen many sellers have many stores. They might have 2, 3, 4, 6, 10 stores and more. There are many factors to consider having so many stores. Are you duplicating your products with each store. Does it help you spread your inventory a little more. How much will it cost to have numerous stores. Will it take more maintenance, and upkeep for numerous stores. Also, how much time will it take, and should it take to manage different stores. Does having so many store really help me more with the search engines.

There is another blog by me LilacsNDreams with a post titled How Many Storefronts Do We Need, How Many is Enough. I would suggest visiting there to see what was all said, what was suggested, and for you to read, share, comment on your opinion and experiences, and so on. It has had some comments through the blog, facebook, twitter, linked in, and private direct comments too. Really gives you some ideas to think about, and consider.

Thanks for visiting with LilacsNDreams WordPress Blog. Glad to have you here, and that you joined with me to read, and share this topic. Always welcome to visit my blog here, and with my other LilacsNDreams Blog too. Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Enjoy, and be safe.

 

 

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