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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is… Jodi McKinney!

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THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN is….

YesterdayAfter  – Featured of the Month –  September 2016

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First Fall Leaves The Old Dogwood Tree

 Hello dear friends  and new followers, welcome once again to The Featured of the Month, during this year I made a lots of new connections with very inspiring bloggers and creative people.  Thanks everyone for the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event that I started in 2015 I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous great Blogs. I had the pleasure and honor to Feature many and still is not easy for me to choose only one of you each month. Sorry this month I am a little  late but I was able to made  my pick for September and finally write this post.

This month we have the opportunity to visit the creative world of Jodi exploring all the beautiful things that she does with her creativity!

Today I am very happy and honored to introduce you my dear friend and Featured of the  MonthJodi McKinney  and her beautiful  Blog THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN   Jodi says “I enjoy writing immensely…  painting pictures with words…  expressing emotions through words…    telling stories…  sharing my thoughts and my escapades…  musing from mars…”

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Watercolor Landscape by ©Jodi McKinney

Several months ago I happily connected with Jodi through the Blog of our dear friend Charlie from doodlewash.com.  We came across each other blogs because our passion for watercolor painting. I loved to discover her Blog and what she share, she love to craft and sell her creations on Etsy. Jodi has lots of creativity, from painting, to writing, to photography to cooking…and lots more. Her beautiful and positive energy shows in everything she does.  I love to be connected with Jodi and I love to read her comments on my Blog. We have many things and passion in common that we love and can relate. And today I am very happy to share her Blog with you!


This is an excerpt of her About Page…

People have been telling me for a while that I should write a blog….  Okay – a few people….  Maybe just a couple….   Oh well – I want to try a blog and one or two people might have encouraged me….  So here I go.  I have a very full and blessed life.  First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful (most of the time) man I met when I was 16 years old, married when I was 19, and still tell I love every day 32 33 years later (you do the math – yep – I’m 51 52 years old!  Where did the time go?!)  Truly – it is he who puts up with me!  I am mom to two of the most amazing young men in the entire world and mother-in-law to the sweetest young lady any mom could wish for her son to find.  My full-time job is director of corporate communications for a hospice and home health agency (shameless plug for http://www.celtichealthcare.com :)), where my husband tells me I get paid to talk for a living.  Of course I do a few more things… but I am truly blessed to work for an amazing company.  (Please also note:  the views expressed on this blog are my own and are in no way related to Celtic Healthcare.)

This blog is going to be about all that stuff that is in between that… the things I love to do…. (Continue reading)


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and want to know more about Jodi’s life and adventures please give her Blog a visit!

 

(Please Jodi grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week!

Congratulations to Jodi McKinney to be the Featured of the Month of September 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Maria Jansson Photography!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  August 2016

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Maria Jansson Photography

 

Hello everyone during the past few months I made beautiful new connections.  Thanks to everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous and inspiring Blogs and it is not easy for me to choose only one each month. Sorry I had to skip the month of July cause I have been very busy with the World Watercolor Month event. But finally I was able to made  my pick for the month of August.

This month we will have the opportunity to travel around the world of Maria and read all about it !

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new friend and Featured of the  Month and featured is…Maria Jansson  and her beautiful  Blog

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“I am passionate about; exploring the back roads, being fit, healthy food, hiking, camping, horses, wide open spaces, road trips, the joy of hearing my daughters laugh, and ending each day in peace.
My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was five years old, and I’ve been taking photos ever since.

See you soon!”
Maria

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I connected recently with Maria I came across her Blogs because my passion for photography. I loved her beautiful Photography and after visiting and following her Blog  we stayed connected, we have many things in common that we can relate and love. Maria is a lovely new friend for me here on the Bloghosphere. I am very happy I was able to connect. I love to read her comments to my posts and see her stopping by. She has a great love for nature, horses and photograph them beautifully! And I am happy to share her Blog with you!


This is an excerpt of her About Page…

My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was 5 years old. The photos on this blog represent the beauty I experience, in my not so ordinary life! It would be my greatest joy if they could serve as a source of inspiration for you!

Horses have been my passion even longer than photography, and for a while I had an Equine Photography business. I decided to travel some side roads in life, and to temporary let go of full time photography. I grew up in a small mountain village in Sweden, and I have traveled extensively in Europe, and the US. I believe in the law of attraction, in kindness, and a humble attitude to life. I have a BA in Natural Science, and Early Childhood Education. I’m genuinely interested in a sustainable lifestyle. While not working full time as a photographer I’ve been learning valuable skills connected to my goal of having a homestead on a few acres. Lately my fingers have been starting to itch to make photography a full-time business again. Right now I am learning more about the business side of photography, and collecting all the equipment I need to start out in the best possible way, when I’m ready”... (Continue reading here)


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Maria life and adventures please visit her Blog!

 

(Please Maria grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful rest of the weekend and a great week!

Congratulations to Maria Jansson Photography to be the Featured of the Month of August 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Charlie O’Shields!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  June 2016

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Hello everyone during my year of Blogging I made beautiful connections. I came across amazing and inspiring people  from all over the world, great Artists, Writers, Musicians, Photographers and more, some incredible and amazing souls. I consider myself very fortunate that I have this wonderful opportunity thanks to the special connections and friendships made through my Blog.  I want to thank everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event, I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous Blogs and it is far from easy for me to choose only one each month.  Today I share   my pick for the month of June. I had to choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their links during this month at the Meet and Greet Fridays!

This month I have the opportunity to introduce you with the wonderful world of  creativity and Watercolors!

I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month! And featured is…an artistic soul and Creative Director  Charlie O’Shields and his beautiful Blog doodlewash!

I connected with Charlie  about six months ago or more, we came across each other Blogs. I was searching for other artists to connect. I loved his blog soon, it was so captivating and inspiring with all the beautiful watercolors sketches that he post daily. Charlie call them “doodlewash” a term that he claim to be his own!  We were happy to connect and share each other work he has a brilliant personality he is very friendly and a great motivator and inspirer there is a beautiful group of artists that join him in his Doodlewash Adventures and I am very happy that I joined in. We followed and stayed connected. I consider Charlie one of my dearest friend here on the Bloghosphere I am always thrilled by his comments to my watercolors!

Charlie posts and beautiful Guest Featured Artists on his Blog are always so interesting and a joy to read! I am proud to be able to say that I am one of them. I have been doodlewashed! 😉 since he featured me!


Charlie O'ShieldsThis is an excerpt of Charlie About page…

“Hi, I’m Charlie O’Shields and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. Welcome to Doodlewash! I started this blog by trying to capture little bits of my world in ink and watercolor after a 20 year hiatus from sketching and absolutely no experience with watercolor. So the results have varied. A lot. But that’s all part of the fun! And I’m meeting many wonderful people on this journey. I’ve also discovered that sketching with washes of watercolor or ink is incredibly relaxing and a great way to relief stress. For anyone and everyone! Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist or have never dared to doodle before. Trust me… you can do it too. We are all artists when we make something new. Be sure to check out the amazingly talented Guest Doodlewashers as it’s my mission to promote the work of other sketcher and watercolorists out there. And if you’re interested in being a guest artist, just contact me!
Also, I’m not alone in this, you can meet the Doodlewash Crew below who inspire me daily with their beautiful work and help me stay motivated. And we’re inviting you to grab a brush and join us! Let’s all make some doodlewashes together!” 

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Charlie is also the creator of a wonderful Worldwide Event that will take place on the month of July!

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A month of watercolors! It is a great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will bring together Artists around the World joining this Ultimate Challenge!
I am so honored and happy to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Charlie O’Shields  doodlewash adventures please visit his Blog!

You can also join him here

Twitter@doodlewash
Facebook – /doodlewash
Instagram – doodlewashed
Pinterest@doodlewash
Tumblr – doodlewash.tumblr.com
Flickr – flickr.com/doodlewash

(Please Charlie grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful week!

Congratulations to Charlie to be the Featured of the Month of June 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Miriam Blaker!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  May 2016

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Hello everyone during last two months I made beautiful new connections.  Thanks to everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous and inspiring Blogs and it is not easy for me to choose only one each month.  I was able to made  my pick for the month of May. I had to choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays this week was #11!

This month we will have the opportunity to travel around Australia and read all about it !

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…freelance writer Miriam Blaker and her beautiful  Blog


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Loving life on and off the Tracks

 

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Morning lights – Photo ©Miriam Blaker

 

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I connected with Miriam  about two months ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Miriam is a lovely friend here on the Bloghosphere I always love her comments to my posts. She has a lovely family and live in Australia on the outskirts of Melbourne,  she love to travel and professionally writes about all her adventures!

Miriam posts on her beautiful Blog are a joy to read and are accompanied by her beautiful and interesting photography. Published freelance writer, she contributing with numerous Australian Travel Magazines.


This is an excerpt of her About page…

Hi, I’m Miriam. Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my blog.   I’ve been putting words to paper ever since I can remember and, in my late twenties, a Comprehensive Writing Course lead me to my passion – writing about places I visit and the people I meet along the way.  I also discovered it’s a great way to journal life.

It was then I decided to try writing for magazines. It was hard work and it took years, but today I can finally say I’m a published freelance writer. Along with some casual copy-writing work it’s exciting to be contributing regularly to a number of well established Australian travel magazines, which you can view here.  And equally exciting to be writing my own blog.

My travels have taken me to Europe, Asia and the Pacific however I’m now enjoying the delights of my own backyard, right here in Australia.  So whenever I can I hit the road and write, I take photos and relish the great outdoors. I hope through this blog I can share my life, not just on the tracks but close to home, doing ordinary everyday stuff.

When I’m not traveling I live on the outskirts of Melbourne with a wonderful man who shares my sense of adventure and two teenage children who keep me on my toes. I enjoy the simple pleasures of life: keeping fit, walks with my dog, dance and Zumba, playing my guitar, good food, red wine, dark chocolate, hanging out with friends and generally trying to make the most out of life.

Come with me as I get out and about in this world where we’re all connected. And, if you want to comment on any of my posts, or just say hello, I would love to hear from you” – Miriam


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Miriam life adventures please visit her Blog!

 

(Please Miriam grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Congratulations to Miriam to be the Featured of the Month May 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is… Andy Smart!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  April 2016

 

Hello everyone during last 30 days I came across lots of beautiful, interesting and inspiring Blogs and I made my pick for the month of April. I choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays!

This month is about exploring life travelling and discovering China!

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…Author Andy Smart and his Blog Just Turn Left  same title goes to his great book!

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A Book to read!

I discovered Andy only about a month ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Andy has a very friendly and great personality he seems that friend that you knew all life long and it is fun to engage with.  Andy has a great Blog dedicated to his life change, his journey going from UK to China. The Blog is filled with his beautiful street photography, travelling experiences, advice,  suggestions and daily life happening, he always bring me a good laugh while reading his posts! Andy is a Writer, Teacher, Traveler and I add Explorer too, he is the Author of the book “Just Turn Left at the Mountain multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders”  

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Discovering China

In 2005 Andy Smart opted for a life change and hit the road; a truly amazing three year journey across China, South East Asia, South Korea and Mongolia. After finally setting roots down in Beijing he finally found the time to write about the adventure. Andy writes with humor in mind so if you want something to put a smile on your face then grab ‘Just Turn Left at the Mountain, multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders’. In his down to earth streetwise style Andy writes with the sole intention of making his readers laugh out loud and brighten up their day.” 

Andy also developed his own TEFL teaching and living in China.

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Journey in China


I hope that you all enjoyed this Feature and to know more please visit Andy Smart Blog!

 

(Please Andy grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog!)

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 


You can follow Andy at:

Blog >  justurnleft.com
Twitter > @AndySmart01
Facebook> Just Turn Left at the Mountain

Amazon> Just Turn Left at the Mountain  – 1st edition.
Book 5 Stars Reviews! 😉

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Have a wonderful week you all…
Congratulations to Andy for be the Featured of the Month April 2016
Stay tuned for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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And Featured is…

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Indie Music Artist

And FEATURED is… James Radcliffe!

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  March 2016 

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I love to meet and interact with new artists sharing and their work of art and their beautiful words!

This month is about Music!

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you the first YesterdayAfter Featured of the Month and of the Year 2016 a great inspiring multi-talented Artist, writer and Music Composer from Edinburgh, Scotland UK based  James Radcliffe I discovered James beautiful, stunning music and writings when I started my Blog almost a year ago. His creativity and experimental work continually evolves inspired from everything. He strive in the authenticity of his creations, from the music to his writings and everything else he produce.  James has a great personality and kindly connect with his audience and I am very happy that we connected! His music inspires me as Artist during my own creations.

On his Blog you can read that James is “…a groundbreaking and radically independent: musician, writer, and spoken word artist” who has been performing live since the age of 8.

He writes, records, mixes, and masters all of his work from his home studio and has leveraged the power of the internet to build a worldwide grassroots audience on his own terms.  His music is now played and listened to around the world, his blog is read in 170+ countries, he has in excess of 65’000 fans on Twitter, and his latest release went straight to the #1 spot on Bandcamp.

 

“I’ve made music and art ever since I can remember.
It’s in my blood.
It’s like breathing for me; it’s my life.”

 

James Radcliffe

Why I make music…

I make music because……of the place that it comes from.  The state I am in when I am making it.  That place where time disappears and everything else dissolves.  The place where fierce joy rises up, unbidden, like golden light filling a well.

That is why I make music.

-JR

Here I post a sample from James’s Soundcloud page visit for more…

I hope that you enjoyed this Feature please visit James Blog!
And listen the collection of meditative ambient soundscapes, created with: cello, acoustic guitar, and a single loop pedal. Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing music!

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How can you be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

Have a great week!
-CR

 

You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe

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Announcement – Soon New Events for you to participate!

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Hello everyone,
a new month of the year just started and I wish you a wonderful, inspiring and creative Happy March!

Today I am going to give you some Great News! 
I am going to bring back on two wonderful events that I started last year with great success and right now after two months of break and some new ideas it’s time to bring those events back on for all of us to enjoy and engage sharing what we do.

If you were following my Blog during the 2015 you will remember my weekly Meet and Greet event on Fridays followed by The Featured of the week on Saturdays. For many weeks and months we enjoyed to connect to one another and discover new beautiful Blogs. I personally had great connections! If you are new to follow my Blog don’t miss this great opportunity!
Proudly I was able to Feature numerous amazing and inspiring Blogs and Bloggers during the 2015 (Going to make an Archive Page) and if you were already Featured you are more than welcome to participate you never know I might Feature you again during this year!
I love to share my space and success to highlight other Blogs and Bloggers that I admire.
Introducing and helping the new ones to be inspired to grow sharing their work and expand their horizons and motivations during our amazing journeys here.

This year 2016 I decided to create a Home Page for the two events you find them on my menu and I will link them down below. Each page has all the details, Starting date, description, rules and how the two events work. Events are going to be linked together. I suggest you to visit the event’s pages and read the descriptions and how to participate and if you have any question contact me.

The two events are:

MEET and GREET Fridays…Weekly Event!

And FEATURED Is…Monthly Event!

I hope that you are excited about this because I Am!!!  I need your help to make these beautiful events a success for all of us to benefit and share the love for what we do best!
Your participation every week would be very much appreciated! Last year we all had wonderful time connecting, we had great Feature amazing Artists, Writers, Photographers, Musicians, and more…everyone is welcome no matter what you do everyone has something special to give to the world.

Starting dates are very soon:

First MEET and GREET Friday is March 4 and we will have the first  FEATURED of the Month on March 12.

I am really looking forward to see all your Blogs links on Friday March 4! Stay connected!

Happiness and Joy to you
xoxo
-Carolina

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