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Emily Hill Blogger of the Week on KSL

September 20th, 2012

Now is truly my big chance to name drop! Emily Hill, KSL’s Blogger of the Week – I KNOW HER!! You can imagine my excitement in seeing my talented and dear friend featured on TV for something she’s just so great at. Emily is not only the beautiful wife, mom and blogger at Is This Really My Life, but she’s also been a key and integral part of Boutique Cafe for years as our Contributing Editor of the Daily Dish.

Through Is This Really My Life Emily blogs everything from recipes, to personal events, to local hot spots (all while being Mom to 4 kids, a wife to one truly great guy, and drinking ice-cold Diet Coke when necessary).

I highly recommend her blog as a must-read, its one of the stops I simply have to make each day. Not only is Em a fun, honest and skillful blogger, but Emily is truly a woman I admire. She is lovely heart and soul (plus she has great hair, and amazing shoes!).

I invite you to discover Is This Really My Life and enjoy her blog post as much as I, and oodles of avid readers do. Congratulations Emily, this is a well deserved honor. – XOXO Daria

Daria Plays “Mad Libs” on Is This Really My Life today:

September 20th, 2010

I must tell you I’m quite honoured to be asked to play Mad Libs with all the “cool kids” on Emily’s blog “Is This Really My Life” today! I’ve never played Mad Libs before in my life, and it’s been excruciating waiting to see how my answered filled in those blanks. LOL! I must admit that it’s taking ALL of my self control not to request a “DO OVER” and send new words now. I’ll try to control myself though. Emily sent over on the request for a certain number of NOUNS, ADJECTIVES etc. and filled them all in. Screen shot 2010-09-20 at 9.14.21 AM

I definitely laughed at the end when it asked for someone else in the room. All I could think of was Mindy Gledhill because her music has been filling my studio non-stop. That TOTALLY counts right?!!

Thanks for the fun Emily and for featuring a bit about my life too – I sure do love you! XOXO Daria

Please swing over to “Is This Really My Life” and check out my feature :)

{discover} Is This Really My Life?

March 27th, 2010

Have you checked out Emily’s new blog affectionately called “Is This Really My Life?”

Her writing and wit are fantastic, so please support our girl Emily. Grab a Diet Coke, and Get over there!

Show #90 – Yummy Mummy

May 1st, 2008

Yummy Mummy This week, Daria shares exciting news about her new article featured this month in Yummy Mummy magazine , entitled “Handmade is Hot”. We invite you to check out the article to learn more about Handmade Artisan clothing for your children, as well as gain some valuable resources in the hunt for the perfect designer. Thanks so much to Amy from ToteandTee.com for use of her beautiful images to accompany the article. Additional kudos to Emily our Contributing Editor for her mad editing skills and assistance in creating an informative article for those just introduced to the Boutique business. Yummy Mummy

The Portland Quilt Market is taking place May 16-18th at the Oregon Convention Centre. Boutique Cafe will be in attendance at this Trade Only event and will be covering it for our listeners. Look in the coming weeks for interviews with some your favorite fabric and pattern designers. If there’s someone you would for BC to interview at market be sure to let us know!

Boutique Cafe is also elated to have Aveeno Baby from Johnson & Johnson as our New Sponsor. To support us please visit Boutique Cafe often and click on the Aveeno Baby banner at the top of our page. Your clicks show them just how active and interested our community really is. Thanks so much for your help. We love Aveeno Baby and are excited to have a sponsor who’s products we use and enjoy! **If you use Aveeno Baby products leave a comment in our shownotes today and let us know which product is your Fave. Podsafe music in this episode from Lee Coulter “Photograph”.

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And SEO was its name-o

February 7th, 2008

Whether you have a blog or business, if you’re online then you’ve probably heard or seen the term “SEO.” SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is essential in driving traffic to your site. Wikipedia has a great definition of SEO:

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via ‘natural’ (‘organic’ or ‘algorithmic’) search results for targeted keywords. ...SEO efforts may involve a site’s coding, presentation, and structure. ...Other, more noticeable efforts may include adding unique content to a site, ensuring that content is easily indexed by search engine robots, and making the site more appealing to users.

Basically (and I mean basically—I’m still trying to grasp the concept) SEO is getting your site as high up as possible in the search results so you get lots of new traffic and visitors. Many companies offer SEO services…for a fee. So what do the rest of us do who are into saving money (which, sorry to say, often means spending time)? We read as much as we can about it so we can do it ourselves. Here are a couple great articles and resources on Search Engine Optimization that will hopefully help you understand the ins and outs of SEO and what you can do to help your site makes its way up the search results page.

I’m off to do some more reading and some more optimizing! If you know of any great sites or resources, or even companies you’ve worked with who’ve impressed you, please share. We’re all in this together!—Emily

Thanks to Emily for allowing us to share her article on Boutique Cafe. Be sure to check out Emily’s Freshly Baked Blog for her dose of information and humor.

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