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  • blueribbonfair 3:59 pm on December 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: absurdity, craziness, , folly, fools   

    The absurdity of daily life with a lout of folly I condition myself to deal with daily stealth and the Grace of God.

  • blueribbonfair 3:30 am on December 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Candy, Candy making, Cchristmas Candy, , desserts, , fudge   

    For the Love of Fudge 

    So today my daughter and I did 4 fudge recipes. I keep seeing more fudge ideas on Pinterest. Wish to do them all, but for a lot of reasons: time, money, calories, not the most healthy of diets, sadly I will give up my fudge dreams…


    Going beyond the lowly basic chocolate shown here. A few of the “so many options and so little time”. morsels I would greatly desire to make..                        


    Peppermint Oreo fudge


    Popcorn Vanilla Bean Fudge


    Mocha Coconut Fudge


    And you never thought you would see the day:



    Pistachio fudge



    Last but not least: Watermelon Fudge. Hey, 4th of July will work for this one?




  • blueribbonfair 6:40 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    That awkward moment when you do not know what to write for your status on here for rushing off to do what you do not want to do.

  • blueribbonfair 1:05 am on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cee's photo challenge, glass, , http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/page/2, Ireland, , vintage bottles   

    Lines O Green Photography for Cee’s Photo Challenge 

    Lines O Green Photography for Cee's Photo Challenge

    Lines of vintage bottles Green-Early St. Patrick’s beauty. Reminders of Ireland http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/page/2

  • blueribbonfair 12:26 am on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Ivory soap, , science expirements,   

    Photo challenge for Week -Delicate 

    Photo challenge for Week -Delicate

    Ivory soap -with kids-puffs like cotton in microwave-delicate and falls apart if touched.

  • blueribbonfair 11:30 pm on December 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beetles, bug facts, , bugs trivia, cockroaches, flies, , insectss, mosqioto's, spiders   

    It's a Creepy bug's Life- World 


    bare bug facts

    If you were to take a quiz would you know the answers to these facts if put into question mode?

    1. One out of four animals is a beetle.
    2. A mosquito’s perfect target: a blond haired child running around in dark clothing and eating a banana.
    3. Dragonflies can fly sixty miles per hour.
    4. There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

    Love your neighbors.

    5.There are 4,300 known species of ladybugs in the world.

    6.The walking stick is the longest insect.

    7.A fly can react to something it sees and change direction in 30 milliseconds.


    The one that got away.

    8.The average airspeed of the common housefly is 4 1/2 mph. A housefly beats its wings about 20,000 times per minute.

    9.Cockroaches can live over a week with no head. And if that is not bad enough:

    10.A female roach can have 30,000 offspring at a time.

    Look on the bright side; I have read that if you consume those roaches you are protected from MRSA.


    The meal of my dreams and plenty to share.

  • blueribbonfair 8:17 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Christmas Crafts 

    Do I really need more ideas for Christmas when my house is already consumed by crafts made?

  • blueribbonfair 7:19 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: book tree, , , , christmas trees, different christmas ideas, different decorations, , , nerdy trees   

    They call it a Nerdy Christmas tree. I call it amazingly creative. 

    I found this idea on a blog with the title “Nerdy Trees.” Last Christmas when it was down to the wire with like 1 day left. I fell in love. It was too late to fit it in so I marked it on Pinterest for the next year, which happens to be this year now.

    We never get a tree. I usually just put up small decorations which includes crafty small Deco. trees in the mix of all the bows and glitter.

    But when I saw this , I knew I had to do it. “Hey, it’s free and done with my favorite thing in this world : books.”

    This year as I was GOING to get this ACCOMPLISHED,  I went to the link I had pinned it from,”Nerdy Trees.” Then through that web address I found where this original idea came from. (Hey, this is my kind of creative person here. And they did not say it was nerd like either. lol)

    So it took me about an hour, but I did the book tree. (Wow my kids to their credit have not knocked it over yet-though I have had to straighten the books about 2 x.) When I get a bright day through the window, I will take my own photo of our little tree. but for now…..


    Mine is not as tall and wide, since I to my mortification I have less books which did not really matter; the space I had to put mine in is way smaller which necessitated some changes.


    Here is the photo and link for the standard of this tree.

    • blueribbonfair 7:36 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for liking this post.

    • booksoutsidethebox 8:14 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Gorgeous! Let’s see your pic!

      • blueribbonfair 8:21 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I have a really frugal camera so have to wait for the sun to come out. Thanks for the comment.

      • blueribbonfair 3:53 am on January 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        My kids knocked it down until it looked like Charley Brown’s tree. sorry i did not get one posted.

    • yourothermotherhere 8:48 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It’s clever! A recycled, recycled tree!

    • ChildishMan 9:26 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I love it. Maybe I’ll try it. Hmm…put the tomes of collected Hemingway, Melville and Dickens at the bottom as a good base. Then on goes some David Foster Wallace and maybe some Welty, O’Connor and Franzen. Eh, maybe not the Frazen – too neurotic. Huh. I don’t remember putting any Rowling in there. Oh who the hell put on this Secret Life of Bee’s crap? You people are totally ruining my yule-book-tree mojo here!

    • enitsirk24 3:24 am on January 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      My cats would sit at the top and still find a way to knock this over. But I really love this idea.

      • blueribbonfair 3:55 am on January 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        See the reply above, cats aside, my kiddos did it for me. Fun while it lasted.

    • NikeChillemi 11:30 pm on January 6, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I LOVE this tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blueribbonfair 2:05 am on December 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cee's, lines, photo challenge, ,   

    Cee’s Weekly Photo Challenge- Lines. 


    Not my photo, but saw this and knew this picture fit perfectly for Cee’s weekly photo challenge.
    500x500xlet-me-fall-into-the-dream-of-the-astronaut.  Is Site taken from.

  • blueribbonfair 11:26 pm on December 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , frogs, , jellyfish, ocean creatures, poisonous, poisonous frogs, south american frogs, stings   

    Pretty Poison 

    Pretty Poison

    Do not know which jelly fish this is ,but am thinking it is a very poisonous one -Not too much unlike all those pretty colorful South American frogs you want to take home until you touch them with bare hands.

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