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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Wow my big butt is getting FAT from all this, working, working on my LIST!"

It's amazing how fast time flies when you're having fun! But I could really use a nice vacay again!

This past weekend we went to visit our friends in Maine, Old Orchard Beach
Managed to fit in a bit of shopping at Macy's of course!

 It was quite fun but tooooo darn short!

 I realized how much I love love love the beach as much as I love shopping. I particularly love the smell and feel of the ocean!

So now my goal just got loftier! I think I'd love to be able to work half the year by the ocean just blogging away! Let's see... maybe by February would be good start.

Just go on different cruises and go island hopping and visit all kinds of beaches so I can pick a nice place to live half the year!

Now that's a flippin goal...a TARGET to hit for!

The other half of the year... I'll figure it out when I get there. But First things First...
Gotta wake up and finish what I started! LOL!

There are no guarantees so far... but with 'hard work' I was able to lose some weight and accomplish some goals. But heck.. i got fat again but no worries, I'll get my SEXY back in 2 weeks hahahhaha... but ya..all it really takes is WORK!

So why shouldn't I get my place by the ocean? Why should it be different for any LOFTY GOALS!
You just got to WORK at it!

I have no doubt I'll make it to my Ocean front home preferably in the Caribbeans or wherever...
A lot of things have materialized so far...  why shouldn't this one?

Now to get off my big butt and work-out a bit! hehehe!

BTW: I have my other blog site set up... it's quite interesting i must add. Yet..Hubby said I'm 'all over the place again!'
But Who CARES...that's how I like it! And I have method to my madness, you'll soon see!

And well... i think by the time the year is over, my readers or followers will have
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) as well. LOL!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOW...Bath Bombs knocked me out like a light!

I haven't slept like this in months where I'm just getting up and the  sun is about to scorch through my garden and I'm afraid it's gonna  burn my masterpiece! Lol!

First of all I sleep really late then  wake up at 5:30-ish every darn morning like an alarm clock setting off in my head...It's ridiculous!

Perhaps its because my mind and body is really stressed lately and going through the worst ADD period as well. But hey... a big change is coming on for sure!

I'm definitely making some 'drastic' yet 'awesome' adjustments in my life.
Just the thought of having accomplished much these past few months throws me off completely!
The month of July is dedicated to finishing up unfinished list and  planning new ones and I promise you...

It's going to be a very exciting DIVALICIOUS YEAR ahead!!!

I'm excited yet I'm really very pooped and I'm finally starting to wind down that as you can
tell I'm finally blogging!

I have so much material to share that it's gonna drop on all of you my BLOG LUVERS
like a BOMB!!!

WATCH OUT!!!  Lots of Luvin coming your way!

I finally felt rested thanks to my loving and  wonderful hubby who insisted that I destress
He prepared a nice candlelit bath with Lush Products that he brought 
back from England last week. It was quite awesome as I watched the 
heart-shaped bath product fizzle and dissolve in the water leaving 
trails of pretty rose petals.

I felt like a pretty little princess in my bath garden LOL!
It was tough to feel relax and do nothing but I did just that.

Then afterwards I got a massage treat with the same products from Lush and 
YEAH Baby!... It was a heart-shape bath butter that melts in your hands and smelled like 
chocolates!!!... WOW!

The aroma in the room was heavenly, I couldn't believe it!
I was enjoying the smell of chocolates more than the massage itself 
(being a chocoholic and all)..LOL!
Now I'm up late and can still smell chocolates and uhhmmm wondering if they HAVE
Chocolate Flavored Soaps and Lotions!
Hhmmmm Yummm!

NOTICE:  I'm MOVING my BLOGS from here as of AUGUST 1st and leaving this site for general info.

Monday, June 27, 2011

It’s been an INSANE Year and I’m getting way too old for Menstrual CRAMPS dang it!!!

This morning I was wondering if I was having a heart attack

because I was experiencing chest pains and very bad cramping.

I was curled up in my sofa all day and was wondering if I was just having heat stroke or

just a heart burn.

I finally took 2 advils and pooof… ahhh the release of natural….‘fart’ bwahahaha...lol!!!

Time of the month… cramps, pain and the whole bit!

Dang it… I thought I was all over it?

But it comes back often… the pms cramping…maybe because I haven’t fully grown up yet… still acting and sometimes dressing like a teenager (as one of my sons would say)

Ok so you see, I still have the teenage menstrual cramping so I must still be young!?!#@?


Dare Diva… You are going to be 41 tomorrow and you’re already a GRANDMA on top

of it!

So FACE the MUSIC woman!!!

LOL…(thinking out loud of course)

Ok, like I said, it’s been an insane year. My ADD had acted up but that’s nothing new.

Everytime you see me disappear from Facebook or my Blog, you know why.

But everything is for a reason. I'm always out there learning something anyhow!

BUT the truth is that I was actually busy finishing up the
"LIST of 40 things I would do before I turned 41"

And one of the things I really wanted to do was finish this whole website…

As you can see, it’s not yet done! So I’m giving myself a few extra days. I’ve been working so hard to finish that list and I really just started in January and they were quite lofty goals I tell ya!
But of course... for every GOALS, there are ROADBLOCKS... and guess what..
I succumbed to the distractions and that's why I am behind!

Thats Right...

I was busy being NAUGHTY!!!

Naughty to the point where I had to BE VERY GOOD and RESTITUTE for my


This weekend, my hubby thought that it would be great if instead of getting so

much gifts for my huge "End of 40th Birthday Party" this year…. That I would..

Give away gifts instead!!!

So we did just that because last year I had way too many wonderful gifts that I had no clue what to do with because I’m the shopaholic that hoards bags of stuff in my closet and get caught wearing tags on my clothes in public.

So my genius husband decided to ask friends to bring a bag of non-perishable items to give to Sun Youth Organization locally. We had a whole van load and the staff had to wheel it in two shopping carts several times.
Unloading the gifts to SUN YOUTH CANADA, Montreal, June 26, 2011

I felt great… I felt wonderful… but most of all…

I felt almost forgiven, but not completely yet! LOL!

I have some confessions to make and I won’t do it here…

It would have to be another day and yes… I will strip myself of all the

bad things that clutter my soul and you guys will benefit.

I will give away stuff… and I’m always willing to

SHARE because I truly do CARE

I am the Dare Diva and this time

I’m back with a few gifts in the bag!

Come back often.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Oh My Goodness...What the DEVIL is Happening to ME!!!

Do you ever wonder if someone is pulling a big joke on you?

It's crazy how sometimes I feel like a puppet being played on a string
from 'some powefully unknown forces' up there! LOL!

The funny thing is that I think someone thinks I am Special enough to 'FOOL AROUND' with and use as an example for some kind of important messages to send out in cyberspace. hehe!

Yes folks... I had some crazy experiences last month and I can tell you, it's so DARN POWERFUL that even EATING which I LOVE to do became a distraction!

So although I felt 'Pulled', 'Tugged' in all directions as if the DEVIL himself came with his army... the Madness finally stopped yesterday!

YESTERDAY afternoon: 
The questions: "WHY...WHY ....WHY is this happening to me?"

WOW...I found myself talking as if I was going straight to the 'mental hospital'

DD:    Hello, who is pulling my strings up there?
DD:    Can you answer me?
DD:   What's going on with me? Is it because I'm so darn close to FINISHING MY  LIST?
DD: .....OMG....HELLO!!!!...Answer me DARN IT, I only have 28 DAYS LEFT till my DEADLINE!!!
GOD:  (Still no answer)
DD:    In prayer mode: "Please help me understand what's going on and get focused PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

Call me a TOTAL NUTHEAD...5:30 am this morning... I was prompted to take a long WALK so I DID!
I decided not to put any music, detach from that awful loop of worldly music that's in my head. After a 2hr walk by nature and the water... I FELT at total 'PEACE' knowing that 'ALL IS GOOD' and that EVERYTHING I go through, every 'Crazy', 'Wacky', and even 'Painful' experiences is all part of the BIGGER PICTURE! Now I'm under a lot more pressure knowing what an amazing journey this is going to be!

It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

So now... I have only 28 DAYS left but I am aiming for 21 DAYS just to put more pressure on myself!

Time for MIRACLES to happen!
Stay tuned... i'm here to stay until of course there's something else to 'experience' and 'learn' from.

3:45pm - Got 3 Little Things done on my list, but only 20 more BIGGER ones to go!

Come tommorow... DAY 20 - Videologs Craziness

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm soooo DARN Frustrated with Blogger!

What's taking this blogger dashboard so long to get fixed?

And I've got a million things to do on my list...
Ahhhh if i could just split myself or clone myself 7 times...
this poor world would be in a lot of trouble! LOL!

Ok i'm very SORRY but I have to just go out for a long break, breathe, reconnect with my True-North so I'm just gonna go 
and walk the malls (My other home) LOL!!!

I promise I'll be back with some treats maybe even my first 
Giveaway! ...YAY!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What the heck is up with my blogger Dashboard?

OMG... this is all I need!!!

Ok I apologize but I am having trouble with my dashboard on blogger.

I noticed many people are still having the same problem since they've had
a maintenance last week. But my dashboard is not working yet and i've got 
a whole bunch of blogs to maintain and i have no idea what happened to my last few 

However, i'm able to post but i'm really distracted and can't concentrate...
So go ahead and read yesterday's blog...
I got to get this problem resolved or i'm gonna pull all my hair out soon and start balding like a real grandma! LOL! That's right I'm a grandma 'by surprise'...too young at 40 but heck...she makes me look good!

BTW: That's my grandchild in the picture... she's supercute eh? Yah looks like Lola (grandma)LOL!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

How To LOSE Followers Faster than Gaining Them! (Part 1)

 DD: 'Hey did you miss me?'

YOU: 'Ah a little bit Dare Diva'

DD:  Why just a little bit?

YOU: Because I have better things to do than come here and look at the same boring post you've had for the past month or so!

DD: Oh I see... you got tired of waiting around for me huh! 
I don't blame you, I was bored myself. But what you didn't know is that I was doing a TEST on HOW TO LOSE FOLLOWERS in a Jiffy!

Hi I'm finally back and I hope that what I have to share will be very useful tips for you. 
So what's more useful than getting followers?

Retaining Followers. (more info to come in the next few days)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you've been coming here often and see no activity, it's because I'm working on other blog projects which is all connected to this one! And I decided to test a theory that I have about Inactive Blogs. 

Sadly my findings are true and I will be more than happy to share it with you. I know we can all benefit from my findings on my Follow LUV Tips and during the next few weeks I have some more daring stories to help inspire you!!!

...my findings will be shared tomorrow on my STRIP -Tease Tuesdays

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mondays Matter: If you can't be yourself, then good luck trying to be something else!

Ha... that's just me... completely incapable of doing just one thing! 
So instead of fighting it...I DO it!
I just keep doing it and doing it until I get sick of it!

What the heck am I talking about now?

I'm talking about pushing my creativity onto others.
I've gone back to my personal trainer after the cruise and
decided to train again and work on a long overdue project together. 
This time he knows i'm serious!

He noticed that I had actually lost more weight
being away from him surprisingly even after the cruise!
I used to train 3x a week and trimmed down but not as well
as I have doing it alone!

He asked me what I've been doing to lose weight...
What's the SECRET?
I giggled and then put on a serious face and said 'BLOGGING'!

Anyways, that's a whole blog in itself...there's a lot here on this site to complete and i'm finally out of vacation mode so let me take care
of our personal new site first.
Hubby and I decided to work on our personal website together so we can get organized on what we feel is most important. We're happy to share our experiences together.
Here's what we've been working on.
Go ahead and visit then come back here often.
I'm back blogging with much much more!

On Vacaction at the Royal Carribean 'Explorer of the Seas' April 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

True-North Thursday: "All BLOGGED OUT?... Then GO Back to Blog basics!"

Welcome to my
True-North Thursdays!

This is a SPECIAL Day where you have
a glimpse of my 'serious' side.

This is a day I dedicated to be my 'True-North'
a day I turn to my COMPASS and look within
and remember why I BLOG in the first place!

I know this may be the wackiest statement
I'm ever going to make but heck,
here it is anyways.

'To Blog or Not to Blog...that is the question',
to me has a huge parallel to the ever famous
Shakespeare question
"To be or not to be..."


Why Blog Dare Diva?
With all your projects and goals,
where do you find time to blog?
Why, Why, Why?

 WHAT Inspires you to BLOG?

Well, the wacky thing is that after being mocked for blogging from my kids or asking myself the same 'Whys',
the deep nagging 'Because' just happened
to be accompanied by the famous
Julie and Julia
Julie & Julia

just happens to 'coincidentally' be on tv as I blog away this very moment. Honest to goodness... Alex (the other son)
just happen to say as I prepare blogging...
'You aren't blogging about this are you mom?'
(Haha... he gave me the idea!)

But seriously, Yep...this movie was one of my inspiration to continue blogging. I was blogging months before the movie came out and then I quit because of my ADD.
But little reminders like this movie move me
into action.

And yet here it is again, the movie as a 'loving reminder' after the little 'lows' that I experienced today.

So the answer to why I BLOG is a very
'DEEP DESIRE' to Fulfill a Mission
which you will soon discover.

I believe that I have a special message to share
Of course it's only special to me, but it
can also be special to some 
and could make a huge difference if tried and tested.

SO If you are having a 'Blogger's block'
finding it difficult  to be inspired
I invite you to read my interesting little story
about why I BLOG
and I hope you find yourself
'inspired' and 'empowered'
in some little way.

I will be leaving this page on for a good while 
and write up my ABOUT page on this site
So come visit often and read my ABOUT page.
I promise I will make it worthwhile!

But please continue to spread the

And keep STRIPPING me
and Grab my Button Gently! (Lol)

 (my button is at the right side bar,
highlight it, press CTRL + C to copy and paste it on your side bar. You can do that by adding a javascript widget to your page and paste it)

Let me know where I can find your button, comment here
or email me.

 I will continue to give you  more Blogging Tips
and lots of 'LUV' in return or just email me for
any questions and I will try my best to get back to you!

The Dare Diva


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm Seriously Thinking about doing a StripTease Online!... What do you think?

Yesterday I announced on my Facebook wall and The Dare Diva Fan page 
that I wanted to do Something CRAZY!
So I did 3 Crazy things... 
but there's always a method to my Madness~

"BUT why STRIPPING Dare Diva?"
Ok SO YES... I'm really pulling your leg! hehe!

BUT what I really want you to do is to
by Grabbing my Button...
but GENTLY please! 

JUST GRAB the CODE Below and 
PASTE it on your Site so you can
easily GET to my LINK!

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Seriously, this BUTTON can be valuable to you and I'm willing to be 
STRIPPED of my SECRETS and Tips.

I'm quite sure I've really CAPTURED 
some ATTENTION here today~

Don't worry...I'm not going NUDE or doing some 'POLE'  dancing!
Mind you a girlfriend of mine once asked:
"Hey Rose, I know this is kinda personal but ...Did you use to dance you know those
sexy erotic dances, those... stripping dances cos you dance like one?!!?"
Hahaha...and this occurred during a church dance and I nearly pissed 
my pants when I heard that! WOW!
But she's so close of a friend that she can joke around like that.
The funny thing is that I wasn't too offended, 
I think it was kind of flattering... bwahahahaha!

WELL, the title of my blog brought me back to that time and
the reaction I had and probably most of the people that knows me well is
pretty much reacting the same just about now.
(dumbfounded, shocked~)
" WHAT? Strip? HUH?...Oh Rose, you're CRAZY!
and some  BFFs will say:...
"Oh there goes that WILD Rose again! LOL"

BUT Going back to the blog title:
"I'm Seriously Thinking about doing a StripTease Online!... 
What do you think?"

Let's dissect that for the educational sake here because that's the whole purpose behind this title.
Just think about how Hollywood captivates their audience?
What sells?
PLUS: What do you think happens when you ask a question in your title?

Ok so that's two keys to better headlines or titles.
But really...this was just an example to illustrate the importance
of Blog Titles and Headlines as another Blogging Tip!

It's very hard to capture your reader especially when the net is full of Information~
I'm going to touch on what I call
'The Dare Diva's Info-Tainment'
when I get back from my two weeks vacation of course.
Meanwhile, go visit my new addition to my Butterfly Garden

Fuzz and Cuddles

It's our third cruise in a year and that's not to impress you
but to once again SHARE ideas on how to continue to build
your relationship on a budget!

Trust me, Knowledge is RICH... you learn best
when you are 'without' and we've been there!
It also pays to be Jane of All Trades and I can SHARE that with you too!
Getting Excited Yet?
I know I am.. I'm going on a WELL DESERVED Vacay!

I also know a thing or two about Branding and Titles
where I had one site that attracted visitors like  bees to a honey
and all there was on the page was the name of the site...
nothing more!

HOWEVER...I am seriously considering thinking of changing
my Terrific Tuesdays to 'Strip-Tease Tuesdays!'
Why? Because every Tuesday, I am willing to give more TIPS as
you GRAB My BUTTON! Lol!
So yes you've caught on... I'm wanting you to promote my site in return~
So go on and GRAB My BUTTON Gently


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and when I get back, I will invite you to my SECRET Garden
and share with you the
"Keys to Unlocking your Blog Potential"

You'll learn
  • how to get more followers
  • How to hypnotize and entertain with your words
  • Effective marketing skills
  • Keep them coming back for more
  • How to attract Sponsors
  • How to make money on your blogs and so much more.
I'm not promising you to be rich overnight
NO Siree, I'm NOT selling,Just Sharing!
WHY Dare Diva?
Why all this SHARING?
Because I CARE dang it!

Because 'Goodness is REal!'
When you Share the LUV, you get it Back~
L- Love your Audience and Followers
U- Uplift Each Other and you'll be guaranteed to go
V-  Viral together!

Go ahead.. loosen up my buttons babe (hehehehe)

Grab it good and gently and strip my mind !!!
I'm going on Vacay, just email me
and let me know where to come find my button on your page
and I will definitely follow you as well and then
reward you with more info when I get back!

(Sorry i don't have much time to edit this page but i hope it was good enough 
for now. See you when i get back April 12)
 Fuzz and Cuddles
come join us!
LUV, LUV, LUV... The Dare Diva!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What da HECK are you talking about? PART 2

My close friend tells me that I have 'BLONDE Moments'
Well, let me tell ya something...Blonde moments are the greatest 
'learning opportunities' I've used as a secret weapon.
(that's another blog for later!)

Anyways back to the topic... 
So you say you Wanna Capture your Reader's ATTENTION?

Here's just a really simple exercise I'm demonstrating.

Now  look at the two examples and let me know if you see a difference.
pay attention to the different methods I used. I didn't put very much effort 
in the editing but it is still quite effective.

Take a look at the two examples below:

In an attempt to show you a simple exercise, I used one of the readers comments
as a content for this example. Just take a quick glance at the following.
 Example #1:
Example #2

At a glance, which one of these examples do you think would be easier to read?

In my attempt to follow many blogs, I've looked at many different style of writing. 
As a 'reader', I tend to steer away from the cluttered or cramped style of writing.  
That's just me! 
Perhaps it's the same for everyone. You may have the best contents but IF you make it DIFFICULT for your visitor to read, you may  just lose your audience. 
On the other hand you can have the lousiest contents and yet your style of writing 
is pleasing to the eye, you may just have a better chance!

Now just imagine if you put a bit of work to your wonderful hobby!
You might as well! 

So the rule:
I used to write and write and realized that I've written a whole book. When I was done and it came to editing, I didn't even want to go back to it. LOL!
SO no matter what content you may have, even if it's a 'blah blah blog' every little bit of 'approach' to your writing will help.  
"Write as if you are the Reader and if you are writing for yourself, write so you will want to go back and read it!"

Go ahead and read it closely! You might just find more hidden LUV tips in the content.
 This second example is just slightly edited showing you that the importance of just
'simple editing' to play to your reader's eyes.

This is just my first example. There are many ways to attract your reader's attention. If You LIKE my TIPS please comment below and I will keep it coming for now , while I'm still trying to finish up my site's content.
LUV ya!!! 

I Dare to Share 
because I CARE!
-The Dare Diva

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What da HECK are you talking about? PART 1

Are you a 'blah blah blahgger'... 
I mean blogger? (Lol!)
(Still trying to finish up my site's last minute stuff so I'm gonna share more Following LUV Tips)

Is your content really worth sharing?

Or are you sometimes like myself: 
you write endlessly, get lost in the moment and
find out that you 've written half a book of  
 'Me, Myself and I and oh my family pet!?!@*%?

The question is:
What captures you reader's attention?

You are one in almost 200million bloggers out there,
Never mind just trying to be found, you are 
'the needle in a haystack in pile of
thousand stack's  
unless you know a thing or two about SEOs

                 That's why you have to invite followers...Duh! (LOL!)
                      But now that you've got followers.....
                              ' What da heck are you talking about?'
                 NOTE: Why should I come read your blah..blah..blogs 
                         when I'm too busy catching  up writing my own blogs? 
                           (Well sometimes other blogs are more fun to read of course!   ahemm..again the funny little things that go through my head haha!)

I know i know, these are way too many questions and it's probably
'annoying' the heck out of you! You're probably thinking two thing:
Why can't I just blog in peace?
                                                  Why do I have to please my audience?

                    That's totally up to you! 
                    It's all about what outcome you want out of blogging.
                      But if it's so ANNOYING, why is your eyes GLUED to my MESSAGE?
                                               Why have you read this far?
                                  Notice how I got your eyes jumping around this page
                                    (even with all  the grammatical errors hehe)
                                  Perhaps maybe I may know a little something?....
                                                                    to be continued tomorrow!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Get More Follower LUV Tips!

My site design is just about done and I'm well pleased with my garden! 
Lots of LUV to mydesigner 'April' whom I'm gonna dedicate my 
first blog to in just a while.
While I go ahead and finish up the rest of the contents, 
I will give you more LUV Tips for patiently waiting for me!
More Tips on Following:

Remember, it's all about the LUV! 
(To learn more about how I got 200 followers in 4 days, 
ask for a special invite to my Secret Garden of Following 'LUV' Tips.  
Leave a comment and email me!)

               1. Only Follow Current active Bloggers anyone inactive 
               for more than2 months are most likely not going to 
               blog for a while let alone follow. 
               But if you find they can use some encouragement, 
               leave a nice comment and Share the LUV! 
               You might just make their day! 
               Trust me, I know that would do it for me! 

              2.  Leave comments where it’s due! I’ve heard this is a 
               great way to be found on search engines. 
               Make it sincere or if you don’t 
               know what to say just say ‘hello’!

               3.  STUDY their Sites: Pay attention to how you feel when 
               you visit.  See what attracts you, what turns you off, 
               how they are making money. 
               You can learn a whole lot if you keep your eyes 
               and mind open. You might just make some 
               money with this fun hobby. 

    Come back real soon for more BLOG Luv Tips!  
    (wanna know what 'LUV' means? Come visit my Secret Garden, 
    ask for invite and email me!)