clearing clutter

Q & A: Fast Load Times/Browser Compatibility Issues

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Fast Load Times/Browser Compatibility Issues

Questions:

  1.  Do you use a special tweak or program to speed up your load times?
  2. How do I make my blog loadable on mobile devices?
  3. Having Issues with Internet Explorer loading your blog

Answers:

  1. No I do not use anything special to help my blog load faster. I do however check whatever theme I am thinking of using to see how fast it loads on my laptop and then click the icons at the bottom to see what it does on tablet & mobile. If it loads slowly on my laptop then there’s a good chance it will do the same on other devices or not load at all. I also keep in mind that there are still those who must use a Dial Up connection for their internet access and try to limit the number of graphics, pictures or videos that must load for them to see the page.
  2.  There is a setting here on wordpress that you can choose if you would like your blog to be accessible to mobile phones. All you have to do is turn it on and follow the directions provided.
  3. Issues with Internet Explorer – Although I do use the Microsoft Live Writer to compose the majority of my research blogs, I no longer use Internet explorer as my main browser. I use Firefox, However, Microsoft has stated that with the new release of their programming (coming soon) there will ALSO be a New Browser that is suppose to fix many of the issues people are having with Internet Explorer.

 

 

 

UPDATE – NEW PAGE ADDED

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Hello Everyone!
I have decided, as administrator, owner & writer of this blog, to add a page specifically to answer questions or comments asked by all of you wonderful people who take the time to stop bye, read & comment on various blog articles here.

This way, before you ask a question about the theme or whatever, you can check to see if there is already an answer to that question/topic.

You will find a link to the Q & A page listed in the Index of pages at the TOP of this blog, or wherever the then current theme has them posted.

I will make each subject (or group of subjects) ANSWER into one article and link them on the main Q & A page for easy access so you will not have to search through pages & pages of questions to find what you are looking for.

I hope this will help eliminate some of the many many duplicate questions/messages about the same thing.

There is something that seems to be recurrent in the comments left in that some of you seem to be using blog comment suggestions…

Although those do come in handy at times, the number of these type of comments is staggering especially when the same one is left over & over by the same reader..

PLEASE do try to be original in your comments, and make sure you are posting your comment on a relevant blog!

Comments about Horse Breeds do not belong on articles discussing how to create child’s finger paints for example.

Thank you once again for your patronage through the past year & your continued enjoyment throughout this NEW Year of 2015..

Let’s make it a GREAT ONE!

Love, Light & Blessings to you and yours as we travel this year’s journey together.

April~Lady Kira

Reuse Old Glass To Make Useful things | A Piece Of Rainbow

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Reuse Old Glass To Make Useful things | A Piece Of Rainbow.

Here’s a collection of some GREAT tutorials on how to transform old glass into really useful and beautiful things for our homes and gardens!

Some of these would make great gifts as well… perfect for the holidays!

From practical items such as soap dispensers, garden walls, bottle lamp, garden path edging, to amazing decorative creations such as bottle walls, drinking glass lanterns, bottle tree, terrariums, to wonderful gifts such as pin cusions, whimsical candy jars, even old fashion oil lamps, there’s something fabulous in this collection for everyone to make!

Sounds like some great ideas? Check out the link below to see the collection at A Piece Of Rainbow.

6 Steps to Clutter-Free Living

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6 Steps to Clutter-Free Living

By Jayme Barrett
August 29, 2011 4:30 PM EDT

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“How we care for our home is a subtle but significant expression of self-esteem.”
—Gunilla Norris

What are the messages your home is sending out to you?

Are you receiving peaceful or chaotic vibes? You must realize that your home is revealing your life story and can either facilitate your growth or stunt it. As you know, clutter shrinks your personal and professional energy, binding you to “things” rather than allowing your energy to skyrocket.

Imagine you are the driver in the front car of a train.

You are going from New York to California to follow your dream of living by the beach. Your plan is to get to Los Angeles in three days, but at every stop, you pick up dozens of freight cars that attach onto your back. Your speed becomes slower and slower. You suddenly realize that you have accumulated five miles of cargo behind you. Do you think you’ll get to California in the same amount of time as originally planned? Are you lagging and more likely to get bogged down with engine problems?
Here’s the message.

Keeping your clutter is like carrying miles of freight energy on your back. It blocks you from stretching your wings and flying towards your successful destiny.
It’s important to begin clearing clutter today. Try to look beyond the clutter and visualize how you will feel when your home and mind are clean. Start with the baby steps listed below. If you find your momentum, don’t stop. Clearing clutter is your ticket to happiness, success, productivity and a beautiful home!

  1. In general, quickly recycle junk mail as well as old newspapers and magazines. If there are articles you want to keep, cut them out and put them in a special box.
  2. In the bedroom, clear clutter from underneath your bed. Go through your closet and let go of old and unworn clothes, shoes, belts, hats and scarves. They can be given to a charitable organization or friends. Remove photos or mementos from people that drain your energy. Wash your drapes and bedding.
  3. In the living room, go through your bookcase and give away half-read books that you never intend to read again. You can keep books you love, refer to, have sentimental value and move you forward towards your goals. Let go of books that no longer serve you (i.e. books from a past career, from college or an outgrown hobby) and donate them to a local library. Clear your bookshelves to open the door for new interests. Buy a couple books that move you in your desired direction. Repeat this with your CDs, DVD’s and photos.
  4. De-clutter your coffee table and mantel. Take everything off and then only put back the objects you need, use or love. Beauty and organization is the key.  Get a decorative box to place your remote controls!  Instead, place a favorite book with a beautiful picture on the cover.  It’s a good conversation piece.
  5. Re-access your collections. Can you downsize? You may want to give a few away or sell them on the Internet. Make money for new hobbies and interests.
  6. Dust, vacuum and clean your windows. Open the windows and let fresh air inside. Invite the fresh energy of spring to flow into your life!

 

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7 Ways To Unlock Your Potential By Clearing Clutter

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7 Ways To Unlock Your Potential By Clearing Clutter

By Jayme Barrett
March 28, 2013 12:45 PM EDT

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Clutter affects your whole life. You cannot be successful in the way you have dreamed of if you’re stuck in the quicksand of clutter. 

Frankly, it keeps you lodged in the past and makes it difficult to move towards a fulfilling future.

Clutter comes in all shapes and sizes. Your clutter may be stacked in corners, piled on tables, stuffed in drawers, squished in filing cabinets, packed in attics, and hidden behind closed doors. Unfortunately, wherever it materializes, you feel depleted just thinking about it.

In feng shui terms, clutter creates stagnant energy that keeps you trapped in every way imaginable. 

The motto Healthy energy is moving energy applies here. If you cannot move through your home without being obstructed by clutter, you can be certain that subtle energy will not be able to flow, either. When energy stops flowing, life stops progressing. 

Clutter also creates a feeling of pandemonium as you find yourself running in 20 directions simultaneously. With so many stimuli encircling you, it’s impossible to focus on what to do, where to go, or what you want. 

How do you expect to achieve your goals if you are consumed with locating basic necessities amidst your chaos?

Feeling out of control in your environment seeps into your everyday life. Clutter pulls your energy down. You may experience this as feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, frustrated, confused, or depressed. Massive success and fulfillment do not fit into this equation. In some cases, your social life is also negatively affected. You become so embarrassed by all your “stuff” that you avoid entertaining friends. If they do come by and it’s a mess, what does that imply about who you are and how you feel about yourself? 

It’s time to “unplug” yourself from the turmoil in your environment so you can surge forward. Try re-framing any negative thoughts and tap into the vision of the unlimited possibilities that await you on the other side of chaos. Just clearing one drawer can open up your heart and mind to new possibilities. You will immediately feel a sense of relief and will have more energy to continue the process.

Organizing your belongings will bring you liberation and expansion. Instead of focusing on what you are getting rid of, concentrate on moving towards your dreams and goals. As soon as you begin, you will feel lighter, happier, more motivated, and more confident about yourself. When you remove the clutter, you’ll have nothing holding you back, and your life will be free to take the form you envision for it. 

Below are seven tips for getting started!

1. Cut the cord and let go of things that keep you stuck in the past. (i.e. mementos from past relationships, clothes that don’t fit, pictures and letters from people who didn’t support you, items you keep “just in case.”)

2. Try easy things first. Recycle junk mail, magazines/newpapers, expired foods, broken items, old schedules, coupons etc.

3. Start small and build momentum. The dining table, the mantel, a kitchen drawer is a good place to begin. Trick yourself into doing a small area and once you finish it, you’ll have more energy to tackle the larger ones.

4. Complete one area at a time. Do not go back and forth between different areas. You end up scattering your energy and won’t see results anywhere.

5. Clean up after each session. Take the garbage to the dump. Place donation bags, dry-cleaning and objects to be repaired in your trunk to drop off. Tidy the area where you worked so you can see your progress.

6. Do a simple space cleansing afterwards to allow fresh energy to infuse your surroundings.

7. Create a sacred space for meditation, contemplation and to connect with your highest self. Once your mind and space are free of clutter, you’ll be able to focus on your dreams and goals.

Remind yourself that the clearing process may not always feel comfortable, but it is essential to achieving harmony and success. Change isn’t always easy, but the reward is nothing short of a personal evolution. (for more clutter clearing tips, click here.)

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