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Help me, help you!

A very special Thank You to dear friend Cyranny for this lovely idea and great Blog post! I am honored to have my Art and Etsy Shop included in her Christmas gifts list for a great , less stressful and comfortable Christmas Shopping from home! Lots of nice things in the Shops listed it worth to check them out! Helping one another to succed is the greatest support you can give! Thank you Cyranny!!! ❤

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I don’t like thinking about Christmas too far in advance.

But, a couple of years back, I got caught having to make most of my Christmas shopping very last minute, and I swore to myself “never again!”.

This year, I thought I would do something special. Since I’ve come to know many very talented artists through blogging, I decided I’d try to buy as many gifts as I can from their online shops!

That way, as I explained it to Chéri, we’d have lovely, handmade, unique gifts, coming from all around the world. On the plus side, we wouldn’t have to go through the trouble of fighting other Christmas shoppers at the mall, and we’d encourage wonderfull people to keep creating beautifull art!

So here are some of these incredible bloggers, and the link to their online boutique!

Irene, from Irenedesign2011. Irene sells lovely handmade jewelry from her Etsy…

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1000 Milestone And 2 Years Blog Anniversary!

Golden Sky – Photography ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

today I am celebrating a special day for me, something that I would’ve imagined was ever possible! Two years ago I started this Blog in connection with the opening of my first Etsy shop for the launch of my Jewelry designs collections. Yes today is “YesterdayAfter two Years Blog Anniversary!” ❤ So much has happened during these two years lots of new experiences, lots of art,  lots of amazing connections only possible because this Blog. So much appreciation and encouragement I have received from all of you that follow me and so much encouragement I have the opportunity to give  to support, inspire and motivate others that crossed my path here, it is so beautiful! Having this Blog became part of daily life there is so much work behind it but I love every minute. This is my open window to the world, the opportunity to fly and share my art , my photography, my poetry and everything I am doing in all my creative ways.

Congratulations on getting 1,000 total follows on YesterdayAfter!
Your current tally is 1,004.

 

Two days ago I received from WordPress the message of this beautiful milestone of 1000 Follows today are already more. I cannot believe it! I would love to have all the 1000 in one place, it is lots of you and I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, without you all this wouldn’t be possible! Thank you for taking your time whenever you stop here to see or read what I post,  thank you for leave me your beautiful comments and thank you for your amazing blogosphere friendship!
It is not about any number, I am very grateful for each one of you that from time to time showed a presence and that presence is telling me “I am here I like what you’re doing” this it is a great motivation for me and keep me going! I also want to thank everyone that purchased my creations supporting my art and my dream, it means the world to me since I am an independent full-time artist and will not be possible without your support! During the two years I have come across a wonderful group of artists and  together we are the “world watercolor group is nice to do challenges together, I have participated to beautiful worldwide art challenges like the World Watercolor Month, InkTober when I created my character ©Ylia and many more. I came across great Literary and Anthology Press and I had several of my poems and short stories published, also I have participated to Poets For Peace and have my poem “Peace” published in their Anthology. I am so happy about that.  Thank you to everyone that featured my Blog and interviewed me I am so grateful! I loved to Feature Blogs and inspiring people and once in a while lately I am interviewing other inspiring artists, bloggers, music composers I will keep doing this. As today I have more than 500 posts, 11.000 of comments and close to 50.000 views it’s amazing. I only mention these numbers to inspire new Bloggers that here great things are possible there are many of my blogger friends that have numbers way bigger than mine and I repeat is not about the numbers, but about your passion to love what you’re doing and that passion shows and shine out and that is what matter, love what you do no matter what if you have 1 follower or 50,000, keep spread love, shine your light and inspire others!

Stay connected and have a great weekend!

 

Thank You!

 Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

- Malibu - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Southern California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A blogger to know

Today I had a wonderful surprise from my blogger friend writer and journalist Romanus Ngobesing  from the Blog Success Inspirer he made my day with this surprise post! And I love to share it with all of you! Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you Romanus 😉

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YesterdayAfter is a blog I would love to invite you to visit and meet the brain behind it. I will tell you why.

The web space in question is a unique environment through which the author wishes to “touch your soul with our One-of-a kind creations” and to let her creativity “inspire you in your daily life.”

The brain behind YesterdayAfter is a radiant soul, Carolina Russo; and if you ask me who she is, I have no difficulty telling you.

Carolina’s gleaming beauty is the first attraction that hits your vision when you visit her site and read her ‘About page’. But far beyond that sweet face is a tender loving heart.

Ask me how I know this. I have trailed Carolina’s language journey on her site, my site and other sites and I find no thread of doubt in my mind that the shiny smile on her face…

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My Poem on Ink and Quill…

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Jennifer Calvert
 is the wonderful writer behind Ink and Quill  she had a lovely and thoughtful idea, wanted to support the work of her fellow blogger with great appreciation sharing Poetry.  Few days ago she posted Share a Poem on Ink and Quill  having an enormous response.

The post was an invitation from Jennifer saying to “share a link here of your favourite poem/s, which you have written or a poem written by a fellow poet. Or both!

I did participate and left the link of one of my Poems. Today she reblogged  my Poem “Emotions”  with precious and beautiful words she honoured me and many others.

Carolina from Yesterday After, words flow and warm my soul, ‘floating like cluster clouds in a sky of darkness and light.’ ❤️

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Emotions

emotions chained
to words untold
floating like cluster clouds
in a sky of darkness and light

the storm was approaching
lighting were striking the heart
like stones breaking glasses

like in a lost dance over fire
following the song of my thoughts
holding a flower to protect

a desperate search for
a peaceful and silent shelter to rest

pieces of me were left there
in the dark with a white flower to hold
looking for a raising sun…

-CR

Poems and Digital Art
©Copyright Carolina Russo

Thank you Jennifer for your kindness and for this wonderful opportunity to be on your Blog with a Poem next your beautiful writings!

Please give Jennifer a visit on INK AND QUILL  and enjoy reading!
She was also one of my 2015  Featured Blogger of the week (the Featured event will come back soon) 😉

You can read more of my Poems on my Poems I write Page ❤

-CR

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Love…

 

Me and Grey Digital 2015

Me and Grey

“Love is the Center of Everything…”

-CR

©Copyright Carolina Russo –
yesterdayafter.com

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A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Read about our beautiful Meeting in California and the personal experience of Erika 2 weeks in USA… ❤

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Erika Kind

I heard sceptic voices regarding meeting bloggers in person because of a possible disappointment. My own experience was nothing like that at all. I did not have any expectations about the wonderful people I was going to meet. They already captured my heart for months and I dare to say that we did know each other by heart. That is why it was not necessary that any ice needed to be broken. There simply was no ice. We all embraced each other with arms wide open! We laughed and joked about all the things we were posting about. It truly were meetings between old friends! I am already thinking about my next trip. I will make it an effort that at least once in my life I want to embrace the people I call my friends, brothers, and sisters!

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I got a Blog Review from Opinionated Man! :-)

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Weekly Blog Reviews #3

YesterdayAfterhttps://yesterdayafter.com/

Generally women can be fire breathing dragons, but this woman has always been kind and sweet to me. I have really enjoyed her uplifting comments over the course of our WordPress bloggership. I am making up words. She is a craft blogger and shares jewelry that she sells on her site as well as artwork that she creates. She is doing it all and is always a responsive commenter so give her website a visit!

OM – Weekly Blog Reviews #3

Wow! Jason “OM” has been very kind to me and my Blog!
I am so grateful for the time he took on doing this review. I truly appreciate his encouraging words since he is someone that speak truly what he feel and very well-known here on WP Community and Blogosphere having an audience of 55.539 followers. He is very generous with his space and kind with new Bloggers. I truly like his Blog and what he is doing. My weekly “Meet and Greet” was inspired by his Meet and Greet Sessions. At the beginning of my Blog journeys, I left my link there, and that’s when I meet many of my dearest friends here. During the time that OM was not blogging I felt that something in the community was missed and I started my weekly Friday event is almost 30 weeks now, it became successful, something to look forward every week, also because I like to Feature on Saturday and support Bloggers that I believe in.

Now if you haven’t give a visit to Mr. OM

See you all tomorrow with a new FEATURED Blog of the week!
-CR

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Starlight Blogger Award…and a Special Thanks to many….

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I am truly honored for all the Awards I received from all of you and for the last two special nominations received for this Award. My thanks go to Erika Kind and Krista Kemp my two sweet sis and very inspiring friends here on WP. Please visit their Blog for great readings. I will answer the questions for last nomination received from Krista.

 “I got it back home! My created and launched “Starlight Blogger Award” I am so happy and proud that during last months this award went very far around, awarding many Bloggers all over the world. Means a lot to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees I am very
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This is the reason that last June inspired me for the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” is the Award that I created  to honor those individuals who are considered The light emanating from the stars the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity,  Blogs you love to read, listen and visit daily!
I Issued this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement, so please spread the love pass this to other deserved Bloggers!

  • Nominations Rules:
    Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers!
    In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

  • Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
    Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
    Answer the 3 questions given to you.
    Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
    Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

  • Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter.com is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award – ©Copyright 2015 YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo


Originally Posted Questions from Krista:

1: What is the #1 item from your bucket list that you HAVE to do before you die?

Well it is not easy to answer because I have many numbers in my bucket list, but surely I would love to have a home immersed into the nature near the ocean or in a forest!

2: What do you do to spoil yourself?

Anything that make me feel good and happy!

3: What is one embarrassing moment from your past?

I don’t really remember that I ever had embarrassing moments, maybe just when I moved to US in the beginning I had some silly moment with my english that wasn’t fluent. English it is my second language, so forgive me you all for some of my mistakes while writing! 🙂

 

Questions for my Nominees:

1) Can you describe a side of your Personality that we don’t know?
2) Did you found peace in your life? If yes explain how..
3) Can you write an inspiring quote in your own words?


And my Nominees are:

destinationenlightenment
Souldiergirl
mohnphoto

Trini Lind
Days of Stone
roamwildandfree

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A Special Thanks goes to…

During the past couple of months I have been nominated multiple times for these beautiful Awards  listed in the gallery below.
I am truly Honored,  Thankful, Grateful, Appreciative and Super Happy that I have been included in all the nominations. I am so sorry that I had no chance and time to reply and answer to all the questions posted for each award and fulfill the purpose. Since I am so honored I decided to thanks and link in once all of you that nominated me THANK YOU!!!!

The Dragon Loyalty Awards
Erika KindR.GoldsteinFrench55Ms. KKrista Kemp

Starlight Blogger Award
BellaBounce

Sunshine Blogger Award
Krista Kemp

The Versatile Blogger Award
MommysPinterest
Erika Kind

The Creative Blogger Award
Joleene Naylor

The Wakuwafu Award
wafflemethis

I apologize if I forget anyone else that nominated me during the past months!

 

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Milestone 200

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Congratulations on getting 200 total follows on YesterdayAfter!
Your current tally is 202.

 

Thank you so much to all of you that decided to follow my Blog!

I had my Blog active for about 2 years I sign up on WP in 2013 without post anything!
I was only working on the graphics and designs to fully customize it and no words was ever posted.
The purpose was to create more of a website dedicate to promote my Art and Jewelry since this is my full-time daily job.
Then one day at the end of March I decided to jump in.
I felt like I was a drop in the ocean almost impossible to be seen there were many beautiful blogs.
On June 21 2015 I hit the 100 Followers Milestone…It was an amazing accomplishment!
I felt so welcome here and loved and it is so great,  that we can share and encourage each other!
Yesterday the 200 Milestone is arrived!
I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..I am very grateful and thankful for your presence and support….
each one of you made this happen with me!

I am very happy our strength together it’s very encouraging to keep going…

 

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Later on a new FEATURED is on the way! 😉

-CR

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