Wordless Wednesday With Linky — Church and Carousel

by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 26, 2015

church and carousel, DagmarBleasdale.comChurch and Carousel

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen this little old church a few times before.

I just had to take another picture of it after I dropped off some books at the library the other day.

Naturally, I’m intrigued by how old the church is (18th century), and I always wonder what it looks like inside.

Perfect picture for Wordless Wednesday, I thought.

One more: L and me on the mall carousel. We hadn’t been at the mall for a long time, so I decided we’ll go have fun after school last week. {click to continue}


Dagmar's Home "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" Link Party

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party!

If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up! You might get featured next week!

I’m not sure if I’ve share these two finds with you yet: a cute vintage globe bank and a pretty German soup tureen.

I bought this 1920s J. Chein & Co globe bank at an estate sale months ago. It’s so old, it mentions Anglo Egypt Sudan and Siam, etc.

vintage globe bankVintage globes are so popular right now, and this can be yours! I listed it in my Etsy shop for $38.95 plus shipping. In 5+ years this will be an antique! {click to continue}


Landon and I discovered our new favorite place: the Greenburgh Nature Center!

On Saturday, they offered a “Fairy and Troll Nature Walk,” which sounded like fun.

I had been wanting to check out the Greenburgh Nature Center for a while, so we drove there after L read to our library dog in the morning.

Greenburgh Nature Center, DagmarBleasdale.com

The Center is located off of Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale/White Plains (99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583) and easy to miss, but after you park and walk up the hill to it, you immediately see that this place is special.

It’s an oasis in the city, and just beautiful! {click to continue}

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Learn About Blogging & SEO at SoFabU On The Road NYC

by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 24, 2015

If you are a blogger, you know that blogging involves a lot — not just writing.

You need to stay on top of all the emails and learn about social media, photography and photo editing, WordPress or Blogger, HTML, hosting and SEO.

You’ll know what pinning and stumbling means, probably use Picmonkey or Photoshop, YouTube and Instagram, and once you’ve learned to use one tool, there’s a new one you should get familiar with (Triberr, Vine, etc.).

There’s just no end to what you have to learn to run a blog. You can get a lot of information from articles online, but there’s an easier way: blogging conferences and events.

I’ve been going to blogging conferences for years and have learned infinitely more there than from the Internet.

Blogging conferences are usually a few days long and involve plane ticket and hotel costs, so I’m thrilled to attend the one-day SoFabU on the Road NYC on July 20!

It’s a day filled with blogging goodness and networking opportunities, and I’m so glad I found out about it! {click to continue}


Our Blue Cottage Backyard Jungle — The Before

May 22, 2015
Blue Cottage Backyard, DagmarBleasdale.com

+-*Do you know what this is? It’s our backyard that I haven’t shown you yet. Because it’s a jungle! I mean, do you see those jungle vines high up in the trees? The only thing that’s missing is Mogli. And that is a plastic table, with a water-proof tablecloth, and three plastic chairs. I put […]

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Why a Shredder Makes the Perfect Gift for Dads and Grads

May 21, 2015
Fellowes shredder

+-*{I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fellowes Brands. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me.} Are you scratching your head about that perfect graduation or Father’s Day gift? Don’t look any further:

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Wordless Wednesday — Take the Scenic Route

May 19, 2015
take the scenic road today, DagmarBleasdale.com

+-*Take the Scenic Route I hope you are having the same kind of lovely spring weather and take the scenic route today! I took this picture on an actual scenic route near our house the other day and wanted to share it for Wordless Wednesday. Here is one I took of Landon holding our ice […]

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“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #67 — Painted Box

May 19, 2015

+-*Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party! If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up! You might get featured next week! I dropped off five boxes of things to donate at the Katonah Thrift store last week and founds some great […]

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