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A Little Break


Photo by Sivan Askayo

The rush of the holidays, travel, and birthdays have me in a constant anxious rush. I’m taking a little blog break until I get my life back on track! I will also be out of town a few days to celebrate A’s big 3-0! He is freaking out about what I’m planning because I’ve kept it all a small secret. I’m sure I will end up sharing some fun photos and related freebie Fridays soon! In the mean time, I hope you are all keeping up with the resolutions and staying warm!


{Giveaway} Winners!

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway and congratulations to the winners above! I’ll be in contact with you shortly about your prize. Have a happy Monday everyone!


{Giveaway} Reminder

Don’t miss out on the giveaway of stainless steel straws, dumbbell alarm clock, and the camera lens mug! Just comment on the post to enter. It ends on Friday at midnight. Good luck!


{Lust List} For Him

“Open Bottle Here” Bottle Opener ($12) | Cloth Charging Cable ($16) | Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ($75) | Stanley Flask ($22) | Harp Tool ($36) | Flash Drive Cuff Links ($200) | Winter Plaid Scarf ($30) | Bull Catchall ($50) | Nail Ring ($24) | Guitar Pick Punch ($30)

Since everyone is starting their holiday shopping, I thought it’d be fun to do Lust List holiday gift guides through the end of the year. Each Lust List will be dedicated to a person. Hopefully you’ll find something that fits onto your list this year! Today it’s all about him (one of the hardest people to shop for!) whether it be your husband, boyfriend, dad, or brother. Perhaps one of these goodies will fit him perfectly.

Who’s on your shopping list?


{Month of Thanks} I’m Thankful For My Readers

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Ya’ll are the best, but you already knew that. I love sharing inspiration and tidbits about my life with you because without you, this blog would seize to be. I love you all. I’m always open to suggestions and ideas for my site. So, let me hear it!


The Thing You Must do to Pass the Oracle MySQL 5 Developer Certified

As you are probably aware by this point in the Oracle MySQL5 Developer certification process, there are two exams that must be passed as part of the requirements. In this article, we will explore the basics of the Oracle MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional exams, so that you know what to expect and we’ll reveal the one thing that you must do to be successful.

Both of theses Oracle exams are structured in a similar fashion, containing 70 questions that must be answered within a 90-minute time period. Where they differ, however, is in their content. The 1Z0-871 exam consists of the following topics: Client/Server Concepts; The MySQL Client Program; Connectors, data types, and Identifiers; Databases, Tables, and Indexes; Querying for Data; SQL Expressions and Updating Data.

The 1Z0-872 contains the following content topic areas: Joins, Subqueries, and Views; Importing/ Exporting Data, User Variables and Prepared Statements; Stored Routines and Triggers; Obtaining Database Metadata; Debugging MySQL Applications and Basic Optimizations. Of course, you should expect and be prepared for much more specific item coverage to be included among the questions.

Preparing for these exams is simple but not easy. With so much content involved, you need to give yourself ample time to consistently review and rehearse the types of questions and specific content that will be required of you. Using Testslive and their Oracle 1Z0-871 and 872 exam tutorials will give you the exact type of repetitious practice that you need. Practice anything enough times and you’ll get better at it. Exams are no different. Diligent repetition with coursework and Testslive will lead you to exam success.

Fashion Other Patterns

{Lust List} Hand Candy

Claire Vivier Floral Grande Pouchette ($115) | Alexander McQueen Twin Skull Ring ($195)

What are you lusting after today?


{Blogiversary Giveaway} Winners!

Thank you so much for participating the the giveaways to celebrate Daydream In Color’s one year blogiversary! It was so much fun that I definitely plan on having more giveaways in the near future! Stay tuned…

All winners have been contacted, but if there is no response within a week, a new winner will be drawn.

I also had made an exclusive freebie for those that participated in the giveaways as a special thank you for your support. If you missed out but would still like the freebie, let me know!


Giveaways: Reminder

Our last three giveaways are ending tonight at midnight! Make sure you enter for a chance to win!



Happy One Year Blogiversary!

Photo via A Lot Of Moving

I can’t believe it’s already been a year. It seems so fast and slow at the same time. On one hand, I feel like I’ve had this blog forever, and on the other I don’t even remember writing as many posts as I’ve had! I’ve learned so much about blogging since the beginning and I’ve made so many friends in the course of this year.

I took classes at Summer School PDX with some of my favorite blogging idols.

We had a Month of Thanks in which we celebrated all things that we are thankful for.

Emily of Potter+Butler and I held our first A Makers Gathering party. We will have many more to come!

I opened up the Daydream In Color shop with all sorts of fun packaging, paper goods, and vintage goodies in your favorite colors.

Thank you most of all to my readers and friends for making this blog worthwhile! All your comments and love keep me going.

I thought it’d be the perfect time to do a “best of” episode of my posts from this year this coming week as well. So, stay tuned!