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10 February 2016

Renewing Domain Bought Through Google


I thought I would write a post on renewing  a domain bought through Google. Blogger has an option where you can purchase your domain through them.
After you  buy your domain, you are good to go for 1 year.  After that, you will receive an email about renewing.  It looks like Google Apps Administration.  It usually tells you to log in your Google Admin Console..  People keep logging in and end up going in circles, trying to figure out where to go. I have  shared this with many of the bloggers who bought their domain in blogger settings.

Below is the simplest thing to do:
Log into your Blogger account.  Go to your dashboard. Click on your name, the drop down arrow.

You will be taken to your Account page. Look in the top right of your page, where you will see your name, 9 dots in a square and your picture like below.Click the dotted square.

You will see this!  Click More.

Now, you will see the below screen.  Click Wallet. Most likely, you will log into your Blogger gmail account again. Then you will be able to click Wallet

Once you have clicked Wallet, then  click Payment Methods.
There you can check your credit card on file to make sure it's up to date.  If everything looks good, then you are set and Google will renew your domain for another year.

I do recommend going with Godaddy.  I always advise bloggers to sign up for multiple years.  If you are new to Godaddy, you can buy your domain for $1.18 the first year, providing it is available.

Sorry I was away on vacation, so I couldn't visit  any blogs this past week.  I have some catching up to do.  Stay tuned for a post about our trip to Arizona and another Valentine tablescape.


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07 February 2016

Table It Link Party #82

Welcome to our #82 Table It Link Party.  We are actually going to change the name, due to it sounding like a party for tablescapes only. Our party is all about:
Tablescapes * Home Decor *  Gardening *  Recipes * DIY
The  week, I finished up with the blog designs.  Gail is very happy with her new look. She is quite the crafty lady. She can be found at Plum Perfect and Me.

I also finished up a graphic for a new link party coming up,  Thoughts of Home on Thursday.  The ladies contacted me to make them a graphic.  Thoughts of Home is a serene and gently spot where they welcome you to share your decorating, recipes, gardening and inspiration.  Their party starts Thursday February 11th at 6:00 central time..

Lastly, I shared a red and black checked Valentine Tablescape. I love the checked tablecloth. It really  compliments the red and black.

Table It Link Party for Bloggers

Tablescapes * Home Decor *  Gardening *  Recipes * DIY

All in one place!
Now, on to the party!

This week's host is Lori from : The Stony Brook House
There were so many creative projects to choose from this week, and I seriously had a hard time!

Here are the features from last week's party:

Anika from Little Free Monkeys did a fabulous job on this Fun Valentines Wreath
And all under $5! That's my kind of crafting!

Kassandra from Little Dekonings just finished her Kitchen Makeover. 
You should check out the before... what a transformation!!

Pat & Kate from Table For One set this lovely Winter Day Table
I would love to sit and have lunch there! So cheerful and colorful!
Table for one

Meredith from Coral & Mint Design Co. created these Rustic Wood Coasters
They are so creative, the bear is my personal favorite!


Phyllis from GrandParents Plus baked up these delicious Valentine Scones
She turned tricky into easy with her great recipe!Valentine-Scones-2

Here is our party button. Feel free to add it to your blog's sidebar.

the stonybrook house




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02 February 2016

Checkered Valentine Tablescape


With Valentines approaching, I wanted to create a Valentine tablescape in the breakfast room. Red tulips are neatly arranged in my red vase.  The red ceiling compliments this color scheme. I love this tablecloth that looks like MK.

I am using Mikasa Parchment Red dinner plates with red and white heart shaped salad plates. Red chargers and red napkins are added.  MC napkin rings from my friend, Liz.

Black dramatic goblets with cute black and white striped straws with a red heart.  Red flatware from Horchow.  Each place setting has a gift bag color coordinated with the tablescape.

Dollar Tree red double hearts hang off the chandelier.

Happy Early Valentines. I shall be posting a pretty in Pink Valentines table too!
Don't forget about linking up to our link party on Sunday.


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01 February 2016

Luxury Flooring For Less!

Flooring can  really make a massive distinction in your home.  Whether  or not, you choose tile, wood flooring or laminate, it could sincerely make a room pop!  Flooring should be considered a focal point in a room.

I discovered GoHaus has a lovely collection of tile and flooring. Looking around their site, I was inspired. with plenty of suggestions, a gallery and how-to's.
I love the Hand Scraped flooring, so rich looking.

Another popular look is the tile that looks like wood.  I happen to watch HGTV and they feature this particular look quite often. Hardwood floors and vinyl floors can last 10 - 15 years, depending on the traffic.  I must be addicted to those design shows....

We realized that when we replaced our own flooring.  We had the boring gray tile everywhere.  We thought about replacing it many times, but we knew it was a big, bad, dusty job.  After years of living  with the grey, we went for it!    We are very pleased with our floors.  Travertine in a versaille pattern.

I love the look of wood and tile together. Here's some inspiration below.  Totally Victorian and so very elegant.  Notice the combo of flooring used?

Vinyl flooring has come a long way. Luxury vinyl plank flooring is gorgeous and sometimes difficult to tell the difference.  It is outstanding for a basement and maybe a bath or two.
An added benefit, it is great for DIY doers.

Something to consider is, installing wood, vinyl or plank flooring on walls, backsplashes, and ceilings.  Let your imagination go!  You could create a focal wall with flooring.

Engineered wood flooring is something else this company carries.  A wonderful option to install over a heated floor. I wish we had installed a heated floor system in our Master bath.  Warm and toasty for the feet.  I love finding new resources when we are thinking projects plus they offer 6 FREE flooring samples of your choosing.

Happy Browsing!

                         * This post is a sponsored post and lifeandlinda was compensated.  All opinions are my own.
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Hi,I my name is Linda. I am author of this blog.I love blogging and I like to share things which I know.

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Linda from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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