Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Where can I find some stunning handmade earrings

Hi There..... Do you like jewelry?

What a stupid question..... Right..... Who doesn't like jewelry..... I suppose there will be some people who don't but most of us do πŸ˜ƒ

Ok..... I have another question for you..... Do you like handmade?

I do..... I am a big fan of all kinds of handmade items and as some of you know I am very creative myself..... There are a lot of good reasons I could mention why you should choose handmade over machine made..... It's a labor of love..... Every piece is unique..... The artist will be thrilled when you choose to buy from him or her..... I could go on naming reasons for hours but there's a good chance you could fall asleep reading..... And I still have a lot to tell you πŸ˜„

But first I wanted to show off these earrings I received from Curpic..... Gorgeous..... Right..... No, I wasn't talking about myself but about the earrings of course πŸ˜€

I know that you probably haven't heard that name before..... It's Susana's Etsy shop from Ireland..... She is inspired mostly by nature and animals..... She likes to create special things and her main goal is to make her customers happy..... What more could you want πŸ˜ƒ

And it wasn't just the earrings but also the way they were packed..... In a beautiful white box

They could be the perfect gift for someone..... A Christmas gift maybe..... What? Too soon..... Ok, that may be just a tiny bit too soon..... But as Franz Liszt said 'Beware of missing chances..... Otherwise, it may be altogether too late someday'  😍

But before you decide to buy these..... Let me show you some of the other beautiful handmade items she has in her shop πŸ˜ƒ

Mint green natural granite summer earrings

Handmade autumn earrings, burgundy flower

Autumn Leaf necklace - Woodland Autumn Fall leaf necklace

Blue moon and white leaf pattern earrings

RHEA shell fan polymer clay sea earring

Small canvas painting - Spring sakura Fuji landscape

Christmas Gingerbread House Necklace

Square Portugal blue tile earrings, azulejo blue tile

DAPHNE in mint green Starfish polymer clay

She also created a 15% coupon code for you..... Isn't that great.... So when you do think of buying something from her shop just follow the link below to immediately get the discount πŸ˜ƒ

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Great Tips About Books for Children Of All Ages

Hi There..... Do you have kids..... Or maybe already grandkids?

I have two kids..... But they are no kids anymore except for me maybe..... They will always be my little ones even though they now are 31 and 32 😁

But somewhere far far away..... Well, just an 8-minute drive actually..... There lives a sweet princess called Lana..... Who stole my heart..... Could be the beginning of a new Fairytale πŸ˜€

Oh yes, you guessed it..... Lana is my 4-year-old granddaughter..... She is quite a little rascal but I love her to pieces..... And one of her favorite things to do is read books..... No, of course, she can't really read herself but she loves it when I read to her..... And she is always curious about the illustrations 😊

So you can understand that I was very happy to receive a hand-signed copy of Caroline L Thornton's book 'Once Upon and Ever After' to review πŸ˜ƒ

Maybe the name Caroline L Thornton doesn't ring a bell..... But hey, here I am..... The Bell-Ringer 😁

She is Scottish and she writes books for children of all ages..... She loves movies, all animals but especially rabbits and sloths, and all things vintage

Aha..... You want to know what my little princess thought about it of course..... And I can say that she was very interested in the story and she liked that there were a lot of pictures in the book..... My granddaughter has a lot of imagination so she loves this kind of books.....She loved the fact that it was somehow a reference to other tales she had already heard about but that this story still was very different 😍

Hey, wait..... Come on now..... I haven't told you what I think about it..... I think it's a really nice book..... And I love that it is completely in rhyme..... The story also lets you think that you know what will happen next..... But then suddenly there's a twist and things turn out quite different from what you expect..... I would definitely recommend this book πŸ˜ƒ

Oh yes..... I almost forgot to tell you that it also has a handy word guide at the end of the book..... I think that's such a great addition..... Especially for kids that are learning how to read themselves πŸ˜„

If you are interested you can also check out these 2 other books from her collection

Scared of the Dark

The Blustery Day

All books are available in Kindle version too.....I would definitely go check out her website..... She has a lot of fun stuff on it too..... like crosswords, quizzes, coloring pictures, and lots more fun and educational stuff..... And her books are quite affordable too πŸ˜„

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

How to connect with European Brands or Small shops and Bloggers or Influencers

Hi There.....Would you like to connect with others?

Yes..... Cool..... I might have the perfect solution for you..... No..... Ok, I am cool with that too..... Be on your own..... Lock yourself in..... But if you change your mind and have the need to do something really wild..... Come and join us   πŸ˜ƒ

So what's this idea of mine..... A while ago I made a Facebook group Connect Europe Brands Small Shops Bloggers Influencers

based on a picture from PublicDomainPictures on Pixabay

I noticed there were a lot of similar connecting groups but no specific groups for us Europeans.....  So instead of waiting for someone else to create one..... I thought why not dive into it myself..... So now I am in complete control and I've got the power..... Like in the song from Snap 😎

But of course, you would like to know what this group is for..... It's ok to be curious..... Well, at least this time πŸ˜€

So the intention of the group is as its name already says..... To connect on the one hand Bloggers and Influencers and on the other hand Brands or Small Shops from Europe.

picture from William Iven on Pixabay 

There are polls in the group where you can fill in which country you come from..... That could be a first way to connect..... With fellow countrymen..... Or women..... For Example, we created a Facebook messenger group with all our members in the group from Belgium  😁

There is another poll in the group where you can fill in if you are Blogger, Influencer, or otherwise Brand or Small Shop..... So that is another way you can connect with others 😊

Brands or Small shops will be able to make a post in the group in which they reach out to Bloggers or Influencers to promote their product...... And in the same way Bloggers or Influencers can make a post to reach out to Brands or Small shops..... Post do still need to be approved by me or Marcela..... Who is the moderator of the group 😍

picture from TheAndrasBarta on Pixabay

If you are new at blogging or a new influencer and you are looking to give free blog posts in order to grow your audience..... You are welcome to post in the group as well 😍

Good idea?.....Or not?..... What do you think?  😯

Since it is still a pretty new group we only have 189 members as I am writing this blog..... The bigger the group gets the more opportunities it will bring..... So I beg you please please come and join us..... I am not on my knees though because I have a knee prosthesis and can't sit on my knees anymore..... But I hope my begging will suffice πŸ˜‡

I am also open to all kinds of suggestions on improving this group πŸ˜„

So let's get this show on the road and start by joining us..... What have you got to lose ..... And it's completely free of charge πŸ˜‚

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Where to find some cool handmade sunglasses for this summer

Hi There..... Do you like to wear sunglasses?

I actually can hardly do without when I am driving..... Although I don't really wear them that much otherwise 😊

But tell me..... Did you know that today is National Sunglasses Day..... I didn't know either.....  Haha..... I just saw it on my special calendar πŸ˜€

Of course..... You want to know where this is coming from..... Well, at least I do..... So if you don't..... You are out of luck..... I am gonna tell you anyhow πŸ˜‹

It's about celebrating the importance of wearing ultraviolet protective Sunwear and eyewear..... This celebration dates as far back as the 14th century..... In China judges used eyewear made of smoke-colored quartz to mask their emotions..... If you want to know more about this day you can read about it here.....

Eyes are indeed a huge tell..... But I think they had better wear a mask then..... Your whole face can tell others how you are feeling if you ask me πŸ˜

I did read there also that it's actually more important to wear sunglasses than we think..... It seems that these UV rays can inflict serious damage to your vision..... I think it's high time to buy me some better sunglasses...... I do have a pair lying around here..... But they are ancient..... I tried them on again last week but it makes me look like a piece of antique πŸ˜‚

Well, I guess you know me..... And I wouldn't be me if I wasn't gonna share some of my finds of handmade sunglasses on Etsy with you 😍

Extravagant Round Sunglasses / Transparent Sunglasses

Hoentjen, wooden sunglasses - Glass beach

Mario sunglasses geek gift for her nerd birthday

Adult Blue Lolita Heart Shaped Gold Frame

Women's Pretty Purple Flower Sunglasses

Retro Wedding Sunglasses Stag Party Sunglasses Bachelor

Sparkling on Trend Aviator Sunglasses adorned

NATUREJEWEL "Leopard" wooden sunglasses

Retro style round hexagon octagon sunglasses Celebrity

Chique Alain Afflelou, Franse vintage, Classic

I bet you are surprised that they have handmade sunglasses on Etsy too..... And did you see anything you like 😍

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

What we love to do at Blankenberge

Hi There.....Do you like to be at the seaside?

I just love it..... I love everything about the sea..... Walking towards the Pier..... Having a cool drink on a terras..... Shopping at the seafront..... Enjoying a game of miniature golf..... Even though I almost always lose..... Enjoying dinner with a view on the beach and the sea..... Watching the sun go down into the Ocean in the evening 😊

And I can say we had it all the last couple of days at Blankenberge..... Just about a bit more than an hour drive but still, we decided to stay in a hotel before the summer rush starts 😌

We have the luxury of having 2 grown-up kids so there is nothing to keep us from taking a short break before everyone else does πŸ˜‚

And you bet that I wanted to share it with you..... Making everyone a bit envious..... Even though we didn't venture far..... No, I am just sharing because I was able to take some wonderful shots of mother nature..... And I wouldn't want to deprive you of the pleasure of looking at these shots of mine πŸ˜‡

Time to show you those crazy beautiful shots of mine..... A little exaggeration never hurt anyone πŸ˜‰


I don't know why but I am a sucker for sunsets on the beach πŸ™ƒ

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And this seagull was so nice to pose for us on the pier


So I thought..... If this seagull can do it..... So can I 😁

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And I just had to have a picture in front of those beautiful rose bushes at the miniature golf..... My hair all messed up by the wind πŸ˜„

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And how about these lovely flower bushes..... The Bees were fans of them for sure..... Just don't ask me any names πŸ™‚

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And this beautiful flower bed right next to the miniature golf court..... Irresistible..... Right 😊

Well..... Was I exaggerating..... Or not 😚

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Saturday, 20 June 2020

How to style Pastels for the Ultimate Summer Look

Hi There..... Do you have too many ideas at times?

I had today..... I was in doubt which one I was gonna tell you about..... Maybe I could write about the 2 other ideas in my mind some other time..... Meanwhile you can keep guessing a bit what those 2 ideas were..... However, today is all about fashion πŸ˜ƒ

It still is one of my favorite topics..... I have always been interested in fashion..... I wasn't very fashionable when I was young but that was not my choice πŸ˜‰

We just didn't have the money for it..... My dad had an office job and my mom was a stay at home mom..... She stopped working when I was about 4 or 5, as far as I can remember, to be home for me and my 2 sisters..... It was quite common at that time 😳

There we go again..... Yes, that was ages ago..... Or let's just say half an age ago..... If you know that I am almost 57 now..... Oh my, I hate that number..... But most important is that I am young at heart..... Right 😎

I used to be jealous of those kids that had such fashionable clothes..... But who knows..... They may have been jealous that I had a stay at home mom 😁

I still remember what I bought after I got paid for my first summer job..... A pair of black jeans overall trousers..... It was actually way too big for me..... My mom and dad hated it..... But that's what everyone was wearing back then..... No, I don't have any pictures of me wearing it..... You would just make fun of me anyhow πŸ˜›

I do have another picture for you though..... About the fashion set that I made on Shoplook today πŸ˜„






So tell me what you think of my fashion set..... See anything you would like..... You will see when you click on the items that I haven't chosen any expensive ones..... Not all of us make money while we sleep..... Right 😊

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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Saturday, 13 June 2020

How to start an Instagram account

Hi There..... Do you have an Instagram account?

I opened mine in January 2017..... Not actually knowing how to use it properly  πŸ˜•

So that's why I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to share some tips with you..... You never know when you might think..... Ok..... Let's do this πŸ˜€

Or maybe you already started but you are somewhat like me..... Winging it..... And think it's high time to stop messing around 😎

Maybe some explanation of what it is could be a great idea..... You can still be thinking..... What is this thing everyone's raving about 😳

To get you started..... Instagram is a mobile app and believe it or not..... It's free..... So go on..... Go crazy..... As Charles Bukowski said 'Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.'..... Come on now..... And you can start all by following me..... A few more followers never hurt anyone haha πŸ˜‡ πŸ˜‚

Ok back to business..... You can get the app..... On your mobile phone only of course.....from the App Store, Google Play ore Window's Marketplace 😊

Are you ready to start and play now..... But first, think hard about that name of yours..... It will turn out to be more important than you know..... Maybe you already have an account name on other Social Media or your blog..... If you use the same name..... And if you are lucky people will find your Instagram profile 😁

The next thing to do is obviously fill in your profile..... You might want to check out some others and see what they put on theirs to get some inspiration πŸ˜‹

Time to start to download pictures or video's now..... Just click on the plus and choose a picture you would like to share..... Enhance it with one of the filters of your choice..... Try to be somewhat consistent in the use of these filters..... And share it with your followers..... Aha..... No followers of course 😁

That's exactly what I was thinking at the time..... How on earth will I get those followers..... I can tell you it's not always that easy..... So wait before you post that picture of yours πŸ˜„

To have people find you and also want to follow your feed..... You need to have a bit of text that goes with your picture and most important of all..... Hashtags..... Oh my now don't tell me you don't know what they are..... You must have been living under a rock 😲

To get my hashtags I actually use a very handy app Regret to say that it's not free but I can tell you it is super handy..... Especially if you have no clue at all which ones to use..... The better the Hashtags the easier you will get found and the more followers you get..... But you need to keep in mind that they have to fit with that picture of yours..... And you can use a maximum of 30 tags per Instagram post 😎

You will find out that you can click on those Hashtags from Instagram to see what others have posted..... You will see that there are 2 tabs to choose from..... Either you choose to see the popular ones or you can go to the tab Recent..... If you want to you can also decide to follow the tab..... Of course, I will tell you what you have to gain by following those πŸ˜€

When you open your Instagram and you start scrolling down you get what's called your Instagram Feed..... Oh yes, you get fed using Instagram..... But nothing edible of course πŸ˜‚

So what do you get to see if you scroll down your feed..... First of all, you get the posts from those you decided to follow..... Secondly you also get to see the posts from people that used those Hashtags you decided to follow..... And then there are also the sponsored posts..... From the people that use Instagram for advertising πŸ˜‰

You then get to decide if you want to like those posts or not..... Just by clicking the heart ..... And if you want you can also comment on them by clicking on the text balloon..... You can also forward them to other people or a group of people by clicking on the arrow 

These options also count for a post of your own..... And I know what you are thinking..... Oh yes, I do.....There are people that comment on their own post..... That's what you were thinking..... Wasn't it πŸ˜‚

Now just another minute before you post that first picture of yours..... If you want you can also tag others or even yourself for that matter..... All you have to do is mention them in your text..... Like this..... @seadbeady ..... Nothing more to it 😁

So go on..... Start posting those pictures..... But not too many at once..... That would be spamming and could get you removed again from Instagram πŸ˜‡

A few more tips maybe..... You can connect your other Social Media accounts to Instagram..... This way you can decide to post a picture not only to Instagram but also on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr for Instance πŸ˜„

One very important tip is never to use any apps to unfollow people..... That could get you grounded for a couple of days at first or maybe, later on, removed permanently 😰

Another important tip is not to follow too many people at once..... This could also get you grounded or banned.....You have to build your following gradually..... You might be tempted to get into some kind of follow loop..... They could help you build your audience but you might ask yourself are they the ones you want as followers 😍

One more thing you have to keep in mind..... At least that is something that I had to find out for myself..... The maximum amount of people you can follow is 7.500..... So don't think you can keep following people endlessly πŸ˜‰

There's a lot more I could tell you probably but I don't want you falling asleep here..... But feel free to ask me any questions about this topic..... Who knows I might even be able to answer them πŸ˜‚

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Where can I find amazing phone accessories

Hi There..... Do you like to live in Luxury?

I don't think I will ever have the luxury to really live in luxury πŸ˜€

But then again who needs luxury..... When you got love..... As the Beatles sang 'Money can't buy me love'..... Although a little bit of luxury never hurt anyone 😁

And as iDeal of Sweden says 'Embrace everyday luxury with our exclusive phone accessories'..... I beg your pardon.....Oh sorry..... It just surprised me that you don't know iDeal of Sweden since they are a very popular brand πŸ˜„

They are a global fashion and lifestyle brand and they create the most amazing phone accessories..... Well, not only phone accessories but also phone wallets, charging cables, power banks to clutches and other fashion pieces..... Their designs are inspired by the latest fashion trends and interior..... Really they are the prettiest I have ever seen 😊

And on top of that, they are known for their commitment to outstanding quality and high standards..... Every product of theirs is handmade and 100% vegan and cruelty-free 😍 

What can I say I am a huge fan of handmade..... And don't tell me that's it's not amazing..... What did I just say now..... I said don't tell me..... If you say so I probably won't believe you anyway πŸ˜‚

Let me show you a few things from their website 😊

They are pretty cool..... Don't you agree 😎

And I have a great opportunity for you..... And this time..... Happy me..... There is something in it for me too..... A freebie πŸ˜„

You can use my code ID15-721505 at checkout to get 15% off your entire purchase at iDeal Of Sweden!

Or maybe you would like to be an ambassador too - I am pretty sure you will love it - just follow this link

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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