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Happy 10th Birthday Google

28 September 2008 41 comments

Project 10100

May Those Who Help The Most Win
Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.
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Submission Deadline:October 20th, 2008

Pagerank Update

It looks like laketrees has dropped from a PR 5 to a PR 4 in the latest Google Pagerank Update.
PoeARTica has remained the same at a PR 4
It's quite the mystery to me as I probably spend a tenth of the time at PoeARTica
You can check yours here:
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More Awards!!!

Mariuca @ Wishing On A Falling Star
gave me This Super Blogger Award which was given to her by Ruby
thanks Mariuca!!!
Metz @ Empty Streets: It's a way of life also kindly passed the award onto me too... thanks Metz!!

and another award from Metz...
thank you!!!

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Shoot the Chef Winner

23 September 2008 35 comments

"You've got to look at the humour of these things" ... Greg Doyle on the slab in Jeremy Simons's winning photograph.

Photo: Jeremy Simons
Simons, who specialises in photographing food, travel and portraits, won the professional category. An aspiring writer, poet and photomedia artist, Niobe Syme, took the student prize for her montage of Ying Tam, the restaurateur of Ying's Seafood Restaurant at Crows Nest. Eight Yings Make is multiple images of Mr Ying in his kitchen.
Greg Doyle says his feet nearly froze off when he posed for winning portrait.
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View the slideshow of the entries

A special thank you to Indee @ The Art Zoo
A Photoblog featuring handmade products by independent artisans and crafters for posting one of my portraits...


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What's in your handbag?

17 September 2008 54 comments

The very sweet Mariuca @ Mariuca's Perfume Gallery

has tagged me for 3 fun tags...thanks Mariuca...I have chosen all three

The first one is the Handbag Tag from ECL and here are the rules.
Find a safe quiet place free of significant others, nosey meme makers, priests, nuns, all things religious and men in general. (If you're a guy just reverse this process to male and tell us about your wallet, tool box, briefcase or metro sexual accessory.)
1. Dump the contents of your handbag in a pile.
2. Take a photo of your handbag and the contents.
3. Be brave and 'splain to your fellow bloggers what lurks inside the handbag.
4. Tag others who might want to embarrass themselves.
5. Answer these questions:
Describe the contents of your handbag. See my list below.
What's the most important thing in your handbag? my hand cream
What's the most embarrassing thing in your handbag? too many perfumes
What's the smallest thing in your handbag? nail clippers
Is there anything illegal in your handbag? no
Contents of my bag.
1. a black JAG wallet
2. a pen.
3. old rail tickets
4. my perfumes...Chanel # 5 ..Red Door and Beautiful (depending on my mood)
5. a Rolex watch ..that I never wear (I haven't worn a watch in 12 years)
6. sunnies
7. keys.
8. nail clippers
9. wet ones
10. DR LEWINN'S hand cream absolute must!!
11. a dress ring...that I rarely wear

Check out other memes by Mimi

is the Shopaholic Tag from the lovely Tina
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Credits: Paper & Elements Created by Kim Jensen/Layout by JennyL
1. Don’t remove the credits when you post the image.
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you.
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
4. You need to pass this tag to many friends you think loves shopping.
5. Remember to come back at BARGAIN.SALES.DEALS. and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Enjoy Shopping !!!

SHOPAHOLICS : 1.) A Slice of Life 2.) Jenny Said So 3.) Simply Jen 4.) This and That 5.) Bargain.Sales.Deals. 6.) Me and Mine 7. Hobbies and Such 8. I am Mommy 9. Quicker8 10. Nita's Random Thoughts 11.) Nita's Corner 12.) Bohol Paradise 13.) Filipino Online Community 14.) Batuananons 15.) Great Finds and Deals 16.) My Wandering Thoughts 17.) Arts and Entertainment Center 18.) PRC Board Exam Results 19.) Nita's Ramblings 20.) Thomas Web Links 21. Thomas Travel Tales 22. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 23.) Make Money Online 24. The Shopaholic in Me 25. Little Peanut 26.) Creative in Me 27.) Pea in a Pod 28. Moments of My Life 29. My Crossroads 30. Race Corner 31. A Beautiful Life 32. Cheeky Pinay 33. When Mom Talks 34. Aussie Talks 35. Shzainzy- My Thoughts 36). Shzainzy - Purely Music 37.) My Colorful World 38. Kidd Designs 39. A Reality Bite 40. Raptured Dreams 41. Array of Hopes 42. Embracing Health for Life 43. Array of Hopes 44. Kikay Fashion and Beauty 45. Joy Speaking 46. Life in Manila 47. BLOGSILOG 41. Cherry’s Comfort Zone 42. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 48. My Views On My So Called Life 49. Me, Myself and I 50. Cez't La Vie 51. Feeling 52. after the i do 53. Mommy Talks 54. My Photographic Sketch 55. Apple of Yanple 56. Tech Stuff Plus.. 57. The Working Mom 58. my untamed world 59. meme me 60. Startin' A New Life 61. Juls Random Thoughts 62. Blessings and Beyond 63. Mommy Earns Money Online 64. Pinay Mommy Online 65.Cutty 66. Fab Finds etc. 67. Ylan's Refuge 68.MommaWannabe 69. Mummy Diaries 70. Best Pinay Mom 71. Mariuca's Perfume Gallery 72. Just Let Go 73. Also Mommy 74. Confessions of a Breathing Tote Bag 75. my Kids are myworld 76. laketrees 77. It's a Woman's World 78. Being Woman 79. My Pooch Life 80. All About Kawaii 81. YOU'RE NEXT
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Next is the 16 Questions tag from Nessa
Mariuca also received a similar Fill-in Tag from Monica
Are you pregnant? no
When do you want to get married? - I've been married twice!!
Do you curse a lot? sometimes
What are your favorite books? The Bible, The Road Less Travelled
Do you wish you were with someone right now? no
Who were the last three people that sent you a text message? I don't have a mobile
Are you happier single or in a relationship? depends
Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? yes but not a third..
Do you wish someone would call you? no
What is bugging you right now? inequality and people who lie
What's something you wish you could understand better? the weather
If someone doesn't like you, it's usually because...? they're jealous
Do you have a wild side? yes I did art school
Kissed someone in the last twenty four hours? my son and my daughter
Have you lost friends in the past year? yes
What were you doing at midnight last night? watching a DVD

Add your blog to the end of the list.
CHIKAI, Fun.Fierce.Fab, Me,Myself+2, Kidd Designs, Ozzy's Mom, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, On A Wonderful Day Like Today, House Everything, SAHMdom and Beyond, Choc Mint Girl, Mumblings, Mariuca's Perfume Gallery, laketrees, your blog here!

I am tagging:

Amy Diane Eric Miss Moneypenny Lynda Petra Sharon House, Home & Garden and Leet to choose any of the above memes (of course you are not obligated to do so...though I think the handbag one was lots of fun !! hint hint Speedy)

I have also received two awards recently..

thanks Anandi @ Improvising versatility who received this award from Nithya

and thanks to Kathy @
Let's Jump Together
who received this award from Hilary over at Designing Hilary.
Here are the rules for this meme:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours, and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated

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13 September 2008 54 comments

Today is my Mum and Dad's Wedding Anniversary....

"Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
We vowed our true love though a word wasn't said
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
Except for the few that were there in your eyes.
Dear, as I held you close in my arms
Angels were singing a hymn to your charms
Two hearts gently beating, murmuring low
"Darling, I love you so"
The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time."
lyrics to "The Anniversary Waltz," composed by Dubin/Frankl

They would have been married for 56 years...
My Dad passed away in 2002...just before their 50th anniversary..

I’m going on a journey
I’m leaving here, you see
I’ll be going very slowly
Till you catch up with me.

I won't be going very far
Away from you my dear
I’ll just be out there waiting
Till you catch up with me.

I’ll wander round and wait for you
For I won't know where I’ll be
I won't be going anywhere
Till you catch up with me.

Only you know how I flounder
When I’m all out at sea
I won't know which way to go
Till you catch up with me.

For we have loved each other
In all our life, in Eternity
I’ll wait forever for you darling
Till you catch up with me.


Ken’s last cherished poem to Beryl before their parting on the 21st April 2002
Married 13th September 1952. Honeymoon photo

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Do you talk too much in your blog....

8 September 2008 35 comments

obviously I do...going by these results...

Do you talk too much in your blog?
Created by OnePlusYou - Online Dating Service

so my post today is wordless....

toothpaste for dinner

Related Links:
thanks Miss MP...Shark Surfing to Predator Press
Word Pollution
Some Link fer U

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Happy Fathers' Day

7 September 2008 13 comments

to all the Australian and New Zealand Dads...

Romantic Shine I by Igor Levashov
Romantic Shine I

Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.

Poems by my Father

Top 52 Movies about Fathers

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Thank you!!

3 September 2008 21 comments

to my Top Talkers and Entrecard Droppers


while doing my entrecard dropping today I read at

Turnip of Power
The Social Networking Side Dish

that Turnip has listed the

Six Highest Page Ranked Blogs In Entrecard

this is what he said...

Fall is here, the time when children return to school and all blogger’s eyes turn to their Google Pagerank. I took a look at the page ranks of all the blogs in my Entrecard Bookmarks and came up with a list of the highest ranked blogs.

and guess what ... laketrees is one of them!!!
so thanks Turnip..

and speaking of Entrecard I would like to thank my Top Droppers

Turnip of Power
The Premier Site On Social Networking! The blog where informed card droppers go to discuss what's happening on Entrecard. Tips, Tricks, and All things to Almonds...
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Technically Easy
Provides useful and helpful advice to understanding various technologies in use today. Topics discussed include computers, networking (wired and wireless), security, Web sites, and digital cameras. Free reviews of personal blogs and Web sites are offered.
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Simply Shiny
(Widget above the fold) Generally semi-coherent blurbs from a working mom of a toddler with a busy jewelry business.
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Robin's Woods
Life out in the boonies, nostalgia. Also featuring original photography by Jennifer Robin. Be one of my top 10 Entrecard droppers and get featured in an RSS widget above the fold.
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Meltwater. Torrents. Meanderings. Delta.
River Journeys, Musings, Essays, Opinion, and Tales of Life and Adventure
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Templates Treasure
Free Blogger Templates,Hacks,Resources,Tips,Tricks,Uttilities etc.
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The Ad Master
Tons of Tips and Tricks to help you advertise online. From lists of free traffic resources to advice on keyword placement and linkbuilding.
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Blog of Music
A listing of musicvideos of great songs, and songs you probably never heard about.
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Modern Glam
I blog about fashion trends and tips for men and women, with a rare occasional foray in to other areas, specifically, web news, Etsy gossip, indie design, current events, etc.. Note: The EntreCard widget is on the right side of the page, above the fold. When you advertise, you benefit from the visibility of this position.
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What about Brazil?
The country is emerging to become one of the next world power.
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Septagon Studios Inc News Blog
Septagon Studios Inc. is a publishing company founded in early 2003 by company President and C.E.O Nicola Defina with his two cousins, Philip Defina (Vice President and Art Director) and Domenic Defina (Consultant and Art Direction).
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Providing articles for references and educational purposes. Featuring popular articles.
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VerITableLIFE is a place to learn about technology and how it is being used; providing recommendations about technology and technology products.
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Blog about everything, scholarships, freeware download, jobs, movies, finance, parenting, health, tips & tricks, weird & crazy stuff, etc. U Drop I Drop! Drop Your Entrecard & Get Free Backlinks on My Website!
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Photography by KML
Photography by KML features the fine art and stock images of photographer, Kathy Libby. KML specializes in Landscape and Nature photos. The stock photos include concepts, food, backgrounds, abstracts, sports, architecture, transportation, and people.
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A forerunner to the future… Why we need to become energy independent. A blog focused on dealing with the most pressing issue of our time, Energy Independence.
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amy lilley designs
A visual experience of my art, photography, jewelry, including gifted Etsy artists and many more as I cruise along....
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The Success
Share the experiences, make the analysis and increase the friends-network to reach the success for better life, job, money, business and love
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Gary’s Ramblings about everything from Cars to the idea of US Energy Independence
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Picture to People
Researches about Computer Graphics. Development of a new software for 2D drawing, authoring, composing and digital image processing.
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and last but not least I would like to thank my TOP TALKERS here at laketrees..

Miss Moneypenny

I know you all love to have a chat (me too)....
thanks gals and guys.... your wonderful comments make my day ...every day !!!

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Spring is here...

1 September 2008 24 comments

John Coburn (1925-2006)

The Four Seasons (spring) 1994
Oil on canvas

to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the opening of my new blog:

I am having a September Draw ...

Submit you Art Site this month and you can win
5,0000 EC's OR one months free 125 card advertising at

there are over 300 sites listed on the Directory....
a reminder to all Artists already in the directory send me your image and bio to enter the draw too!!!

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About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news