Photogenic Bird

With my last post I re-discovered the reasons I stopped blogging last year: the free version of WordPress simply doesn’t have the features I would like in order to put together the website I envision.

Not to despair.  I am learning, figuring things out.  While finding places to publicize my T-Shirt giveaway, I entered a blog giveaway for a free year of web hosting with BlueHost.  AND I won!   Now I HAVE to put together a REAL website!

I have been wracking my brain, trying to come up with a domain name that represents the content that I will be publishing.  My favorite names so far, the witty, clever ones, have already been taken by other people.  It’s astounding that a person can brainstorm as much as I have been doing lately and still feel surrounded by a drought-ridden creative landscape.

I will be taking a break for a bit to work on other things.  Somehow I doubt that doing my taxes will be conducive to the creative process…

My Sengal parrot, Buddy, inspired me to have a little fun and put together another giveaway, this one for $75 Amazon or Paypal.

It will be posted on my website (eventually).  In the mean time please click below to enter.


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A Journey of Million Miles

A journey of a million miles starts with a single step.  That’s what they say.  Last Fall, I started a personal blog, EscapeWithShasta.  If you visit you will notice that it has been a while since it has been updated.  In addition to being a big time commitment, it was frustrating for me, because there was content I wished to add, which this website seemed unable to support… or I just couldn’t figure out how to do it.

Well, I’m back.

Hopefully I’ll be able to figure it out with this blog, which will be geared more toward my online business ventures.  I still haven’t figured out how to get the WordPress format to work for me.  But today is simply the first step in a Journey of  Million Miles with Mostly Marvelous Musings.

To help keep myself from being bogged down in tedium and technicalities, I decided to to keep my first post light and fun by sharing a giveaway.

I am a lover of vintage items, which I buy, fix up and resell.  Last Fall I was very excited with a yard sale find  – a pair of vintage leather roller skates with wooden wheels!  They were fabulous!   Apparently someone else liked them and they sold for a good price in my  Etsy Shop.  This, of course, made me almost as happy as finding the skates in the first place.  The point of this story, is that I was quite pleased with the pictures I took of the skates before I sold them.  I liked one photo so well that I have used it in designing several T-Shirts (among other things).  This giveaway features one of those Shirts.

Please enter, and share freely!
Enter by clicking the link below.  You will be able to earn entries through Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.  Giveaway ends April 9th, 2016.
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