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Tips and Ops Issue #8 - Seasons Greetings and Thank You For a Wonderful Year
December 23, 2011

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December, 2011 Issue #08

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Table of Contents:
  • Seasons Greetings - Thank You For a Wonderful Year!

  • Lulu Fund is Growing - Campaign ends December 31st...

  • Guest Article Submission - Do It Yourself Outdoor Living Space...

  • Free Photo Gallery Updates - Six new albums to enjoy.

Comments? Do you have a story you would like to share? Feedback? Let me have it, right between the eyes! I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this newsletter and tell me what you really think!

There are no rules. Just follow your heart.......Robin Williams

Season's Greetings and Thank You

This Holiday Season my wish for you is that you the gifts of spirit and love.

May 2012 be the year you live your dreams.

Thank you for being on my list.

As a show of my gratitude I've put together a few images for you to enjoy. They are quality photos you may print, and use in projects as you desire.

Be sure and play with the editing inside photo bucket. I've added holiday decorations to a couple of the images as a way of demonstrating what you can do.

I hope you have fun with these.

The link to this private album is:

Holiday Thank You

Enter the password:


This will take you right into the album. You may download the images in any size you like.

I suggest you copy and paste the password for easy access.

Have a wonderful holiday and I will talk to you next year.

Lulu Fund Is Growing

Thanks to many supporters, Lulu's fund is growing. Unfortunately she broke her leg on way home from vet and so she has a long way to go. She is okay and resting well.

My pledge of 50% of all profit from my store to this beautiful dog will be in effect until December 31st. My goal is to "Help Lulu Get Her Surgery!"

Meet Lulu!

I may not love animals as much as my daughter. But there are times when one will tug at my heart strings.

Lulu is my daughter's foster and she is in need of surgery. You can read her story at

So if you are looking for the "Perfect Christmas Gifts for that hard to shop for family member" you're sure to find what you're looking for PLUS you'll help a fantastic dog in need.

Design Your Own Unique Gifts

What does all of this have to do with designing your own gifts? I'm glad you asked! Every product in my store has a "customize it" option. Click on it and you will have the opportunity to add text or your own photos to mine. Heck you can even replace my photos with your own if you like.

Remember, 50% of my profits will be donated to this cause. Hurry!!!! This opportunity to help Lulu ends December 31st. Visit Flower Pics 4 You at Zazzle

Guest Article Submissions

Special thanks to guests who have taken me up on my offer. Your submissions go toward providing great articles of interest to readers.

Do It Yourself Outdoor Living Space - Plan Ahead

by Melissa Cameron

Now that winter is quickly approaching, you may be wondering why I am talking about outdoor living areas. Most people are thinking about staying inside where it’s warm, with a nice cup of hot cocoa in front of the fireplace.

However, I don’t think there is a better time to be thinking about it, especially if you plan on doing most, or all of the work yourself. A well laid out plan will help you reach your goals quicker, better, and cheaper.

Read Outdoo Living Space, Plan Ahead...

Join readers like Melissa who share their stories Guest Article Submission. If you own a web site, this is the perfect way to build your reputation on the web.

Photo Gallery Updates

Nature Pictures Section Grows With 4 New Albums

Enjoy these new Nature Albums:

Low Tide Album - Photos taken during low tide in December. Our family adventure in California.

Fruit N Nuts Album - Find a variety of fruit and nut trees as well as some that grow on vines.

Frogs, Turtles, Snakes Album This is a mixture that every little boy dreams of...

Insect Photos Album This is another favorite of the young adventurer.

Seasonal Photos Section Updates

Winter Scenes Album What better way to celebrate the season than with a few snow pictures.

Winter Branches Album. You might want to duck as you travel through these trees covered in snow. Just kidding.

All photos in my photo gallery are free to use on your own personal web site. All I ask is that you tell your readers where you found them. Please link to, photos by Sally Stoneking. Thanks

To your success and happiness,


My hobby is digital art and photography. I used Site Build It! to turn that hobby into a successful online business...

Site Build It!

...And you can too...

P.S. One quick note before I forget. SBI! is having their annual buy one get one free sale. Now until December 25th you can get two sites for the price of one. Share with a friend and get started in your own successful business for half price. Read more at my Happy Holidays review

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