Here are my pics for the Pink Saturday post:
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Here are my pics for the Pink Saturday post:
Friday, January 4, 2013
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Pink Saturday entries Jan. 5, 2013
I love the celebrations of the new year! I made a couple of New Years icons for the occasion...one is the header:
the other is another view of the fireworks showing the whole space needle.
A few days ago it snowed and inspired me to take some snow pics that I am belatedly posting here. Including some house decorations. The little hummingbirds kept coming to inspect the red ornaments I hung in the Rose of Sharon trees. The snow was not a heavy falling but was enough to create a little winter wonderland for a day or so. Then it melted. This year's Christmas tree theme was winter wonderland. There were snowflakes, icicles, white birds, red bows and red ornaments on the tree inside as well. I love putting the decorations on the tree and as usual I added a few more this year despite us getting a much smaller and thinner tree. The little doll in the tree is one I made many years ago in our first years of marriage. I didn't have much money then and decided to make dolls for a couple of my nieces for Christmas. I kept one as a momento and put it in my tree every year. One of the two dolls for my nieces still shows up on her mom's tree...the other one is MIA. They had their names embroidered on them. I keep thinking of making more...maybe for next year...if I get started early. Same thing goes for the little soldier clothes pins. I made them and have slowly been giving them away. I truly love them. A few years ago I found some angel dancer clothes pins to go with them. I'm glad I'm writing this since it is giving me ideas. Those ornaments hold so many memories.
The snow people on the mantle were made by my husbands mom. Her name was Delores. She passed away quite a few years ago but they always serve to remind me of her at Christmas time. It wouldn't be Christmas without her snow people watching over us from somewhere in the house. It's all her fault I'm so in love with Holiday bazaars....she enjoyed them so much. The stockings by the fire are hung with those removable Commander hooks. What a great technology. I always put an orange in each stocking because it reminds me of a story my mother told me from when I was young only 2 years old so I don't remember the happenings. They didn't have a lot of money for that Christmas and fruit was in short supply where they lived at the time....so when she had the opportunity to buy some oranges she scooped them up and gave them to us for one of our Christmas presents....well, we (my younger sister and I) were too young to know how special this present really was...so my mother later confided that she and my dad ate the oranges and enjoyed them immensely....so now I always put an orange in the stockings for that enjoyment to live on!!!!
Here I am thinking of Christmas and it's January 4th! I'm still working on my resolutions and goals for 2013 but one of them is to remember things that interact with people in special ways...like this blog and remembering birthdays and anniversaries. That's a good thing. Ringing in the new year with memories and bells! There are several bells in some of these pics...check out the inside tree decorations, The front door and the mantle. I collect them...as well as play handbells at special Church services......but that's a story or two for another posting....
I'm so happy to be posting!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Pink World and has a gorgeous little pink front porch...posted....as one of her entries.. I loved all her entries and of course am following her. She is from Lisbon...and her name is Paula Trinidad...I went to the original entry for the photo she pinned and it was on a site called: Houzz at this link: houzz . They encouraged embedding in you blog! That is great!...It's an idea site for interior decorating...very cool and inspiring.
Another cool pinterest post with pink is called: cor-de-rosa which is by Claudia Andre from Bazil...we live in such a cool world....she had some pink heart glazed cornbread cookies that looked pretty good!!!!!
They actually came from a Martha Stewart site originally: Martha's Pink heart cornbread cookies
Saturday, August 25, 2012
People ask me what's the difference between Pinterest and Facebook? I'm not the expert but in my opinion, which of course I value highly, (lol), Pinterest is where you might find things that lift your spirits, that give you ideas and ultimately ways to connect with others that have like interests. People use it to get fun food ideas, crafty projects, music to inspire you and all sorts of things. At least that is what I see. Some of the participants have business connected with their interests and may guide you there with a link but only if you are interested. Places like Etsy.com and others.
In effect it is like a little bulletin board where you can 'pin' your interests and go back to view them for inspiration or just fun. Of course to pin you need to open an account but you don't have to pin...you can just surf.
For example...I like cats...do you? this link to a Pinterest site is all about cats and how to view them in fun ways.
If it makes you smile that is what I would expect! So if you need a lift you can check out some sites or create one of your own and start your own collection.
Does that get you to thinking? LOL....
Friday, July 6, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
I was googling for a men's peasant shirt for a friend as a positive act of kindness...and I not only found a great link to purchasing one which you will see further down I discovered this great idea from a young woman who blogs about Cultivating Home!
I love it when people are creative and do really neat things....especially with clothing. It can be so practical. The romantic touch is what I'm finding here. It's so positive when people do inspiring things.
This link is to the blogger who redid a men's shirt to make it into a really sweet woman's blouse.
She shows how to do it too on her Cultivating Home site in a sort of Tutorial. ...and she inspires others!
A really cool thing is that one of the comments linked to another person's site who made a little girl's blouse from a little boy's shirt!
Third: My successful search for a peasant shirt for a man resulted in this really cool link to the Tudor Shoppe:
All in all a good topic for the day's positive art site!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Collette from Minneapolis also has a blog which has some cool pictures of the nails http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/2011/03/notd-extreme-green-water-marble.html?showComment=1331781535405#c8860507812288026280
and quite a few other ideas for nails when you go to her home page http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/ ....
Way to go Collette....quite an inspiring form of art. The positive thing about it is not only the beauty but the uniqueness and the sharing she does on Youtube. She is one of the people that makes life and the world just a little bit better by her being in it. This is just me saying thank-you! Smiles.