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I have never been on a riding lawn mower, much less ridden one while mowing, but I heard that it makes mowing much easier.  I am not a beer drinker, but I heard that it tastes great, and less filling, especially on a hot day. I imagine after mowing the lawn in the O'Fallon, Illinois summer heat,...
06/03/2011
Does Google Punish Duplicate Content? This question has been in the back of my mind, and I hope that members can help with this. Does posting duplicate content, here and on WordPress and on other blogging platforms, have bad consequences? Would Google punish having duplicate contents? If so, how ...
06/02/2011
The Day ActiveRain Stars Shine On Me   As anyone on ActiveRain who's mildly paying attention knows, the 31 Days of May Blogging Challenge ended last night at the stroke of midnight.  Most probably, the only ones paying attention were the 462 subscribers of the challenge.  What a month it was... i...
06/01/2011
Goodbye To The Blogging Challenge   WOW.  Is one of the words that I can say out loud about this blogging challenge.  I dared myself to do it, since writing was not my favorite subject back in the college days, or any day for that matter.  It's an exercise that I probably won't impose on myself a...
05/31/2011
Realtor® Safety Real Alert Application - How Does It Work? After reading Gene Wunderlich's blog about the latest safety app called *Real Alert, I downloaded it on my iPhone 4. If you have a smart phone I highly recommend purchasing this app. Even if you never use it, it's good to have for an emer...
05/30/2011
Memorial Day Sunday Dinner It was 89 degrees outside, but the sun has gone down.  We just had our Memorial Day Sunday dinner here at home, with my daughter and her husband... barbecued steak, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and fruit salad.  Not a feast, but it was close to it.  It's the only ti...
05/29/2011
Three More Days And Two More Nights Could it be that the month of May is almost over?  Could it be that this 31 days blogging challenge is coming to an end?  Could it be that only three more posts remain to torture those who dared to take this challenge?  Could it mean that three posts hence I ca...
05/28/2011
Perhaps because we're in the Midwest, but this Memorial Day weekend is full of programs, services, and celebrations to memorialize and honor our veterans who sacrificed greatly for our nation.  I'm honoring them in a very small way to help us remember that if not for them, we wouldn't have all t...
05/27/2011
Memorial Day Ceremonies In O'Fallon, Illinois On May 30, 2011, Monday, at 9:00 AM, Memorial Day Ceremonies in O'Fallon, Illinois start at the O'Fallon Cemetery on North Oak Street.  This event is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 805, (618) 624-2561. A Ceremony at the O'Fallon Veteran...
05/26/2011
Watching The Weather Late this afternoon could be a wild Wednesday for us here around Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  My husband called me from work as I got home this afternoon, and told me there's an inclement weather warning within 25 miles of Scott AFB until 7:00 PM tonight.  He told me to g...
05/25/2011
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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.