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  • blueribbonfair 7:49 pm on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , decoy, One Word, Thurday Thoughts, , , writing exercises   

    Thursday Thoughts.One Word writing. 

    I thought I would share this link on a fun writing site which gives you 1 word and 60 seconds to write on that word. Speedy and great way to work on writing that can fit into a busy schedule. Today my word was “decoy.” Here is one sentence I wrote on it: The downtown investigative department used a decoy to apprehend the suspects who had robbed the firework stand last Thursday.
    http://www.oneword.com/ Check the site out. Simple, but fun. So I thought today to have some fun even if for a few minutes and do something different.

  • blueribbonfair 12:47 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Fireworks with a colorsplash Heading into Holiday 



    I had thought I would not get to my red, white and blue up this year for the 4th. I had been sick for about 6 weeks with Pertussis. I was behind on a lot that I had to do. I thought doing the redecorating was not a top priority.

    Each year I redecorate with my different holiday collections and according to season for July-August, September-October, November, December, January-February, March, April, and May-June.

    I usually just dust around my nick nacks on the edges until I pull everything down. So Saturday the looks of the dust after 3 months made me cringe.

    So I went ahead and did it. I Pulled them, dusted the display place. I put some pieces in their proper boxes and I kept out many that go with my Summer Deco theme. This time around I kept out blue , red and white objects that fit for the 4th. I then brought out my specific holiday stuff which consists of about 14 items specifically made for the day. It takes me about 4 hours, but decorating is in my blood. This is when everything finally gets dusted and suffice it to say the 3 month spread from May-June is pretty long and it gets real dusty. Not to mention the same ole, same ole pretty stuff has become stale.

    Maybe it was vanity, but We have company coming this Friday and I just could not stand the faded look of my Spring setting and the dust could be embarrassing.

    I do not have the best digital camera and my photos are not professional, but here are several photos of a few hot spots on the theme.

    Oh and I might add that I usually craft 2 or 3 new things to add out there. One day I will have to part with a few things when the collection gets to large. So some things in these photos were made or recycled this year.

  • blueribbonfair 6:02 pm on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , darkness, , , , ,   

    What the world looks like through my eyes: 

    surreal horsescity-greyground-dropped<img ground-struggle

    Weekly Word Press Photo Challenge. Depression has laid hold on me much this week.

    • sustainabilitea 1:18 pm on June 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been battling with feelings of depression this week but you’ve certainly made something beautiful from it. I particularly like the top and bottom photos. Praying for a better week for you this week.


    • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 3:10 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a very IMPORTANT Blog you have!! I to suffer from depression, Panic & Agoraphobia and it’s way over due that we all SPEAK about these issues, to help Shatter the *Stigma*……I do the same on my blog, as well as about my recovery. THANKS YOU for a wonderful blog!! And I am following 🙂

      God Bless, *Author, Catherine Lyon* “Addicted To Dimes”…….

      • blueribbonfair 9:52 pm on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Oh my yes, I have really been treated very poorly at times, even by the medical establishment. I am going over and looking at your blog.I am excited to see what you write. It is encouraging that I am not alone.

    • its-about one thing 4:04 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I like this post because I see hope in the midst of darkness. Nice job with the flower on the dry cracked earth. It is a very powerful statement.
      The horse is directly looking at your camera and making a connection in this photo. Great shot!
      Not every day is the same. This too shall pass with your melancholy days.

    • Whispering Insights 11:09 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

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      Whispering Insights aka Oliana Kim

    • Suzanne 7:36 am on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Brilliant photo. Hope you are feeling brighter now.

      • blueribbonfair 2:44 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I am. Just off and on bad hair days to extreme, but always a sunny day in there.

  • blueribbonfair 8:03 pm on June 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bad hair days, , drafts gone wrong, , status update   

    I had a nice little blog share to go on here and the picture I tried to add sent me off my post and I lost the whole thing and the work I had spent. The draft of the post had also been messed with and almost every bit I had done was lost. So this is it for today. This is just a bad hair day I guess since several things like this have been thrown at me.That is why I have this theme, so I can just post a status and move on when I am totally frustrated.

  • blueribbonfair 5:54 pm on June 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , curves, memories, plates, , ,   

    MEMORIES through Vintage Plates with CURVES wpphotochallenge 

    MEMORIES through Vintage Plates with CURVES   wpphotochallenge

    Plates I got at a 2nd hand store. Some I am using and some are just for show, What memories these could give if they could talk. If only life’s curves were as smooth to the touch as their edges.

  • blueribbonfair 1:11 am on June 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , neatness, Organization,   

    Organizing-I Wish 

    Organizing-I Wish

    I can dream. If you have a craft room like this, I am happy for you. Mine is 1/3 as big and has 10 times the stuff. Oh well. Lovely picture anyway.

    • bdh63 2:03 pm on July 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      In this picture, the organizers are the pretty things. I prefer the finished products to be the pretty things displayed. Not that I don’t love pretty organizers… 🙂

      • blueribbonfair 4:39 pm on July 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I so agree. It is too plain for me also. Too streamlined.

        • bdh63 4:50 pm on July 11, 2013 Permalink

          I enjoy a happy jumble, and to see art surrounding me.

    • blueribbonfair 10:53 pm on July 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I do to.

  • blueribbonfair 6:27 pm on June 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blouses, , dresses, femminine,   

    The Latest on MasonBentley 

    The Latest on MasonBentley.  A whole line of lovely clothing. You can sell off what you have and get these. You will have a wonderful closet full to wear.




    Check out either link and it will take you to see more of the great blog this was pressed from.

    Great clothing

  • blueribbonfair 4:57 pm on June 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 100 day cough, choking cough, fainting, foaming mucis, Pertussis, , terrible coughing, whooping cough   

    I am going on week 6 of Pertussis, aka: whooping cough. About a week and 1/2 ago, I sat there thinking. I had just thrown up very strangely from coughing. I almost had fainted. I spun and everything went black. I was being choked. This next comment is not for the weak of heart: the mucus coming up foamed like a volcano going off and stuck. It was so strange. I had been diagnosed with bronchitis. I thought, ” I have had bronchitis at least 20 times in my life and this is no bronchitis memory I have ever had. I also had had 2 rounds of Prednisone plus 2 antibiotics-of which one was extremely strong. Since the cough was the worse when I used my asthma inhaler, I decided to look up inhaler use and why it would cause this. I read someone mentioning whooping cough. I went and read further. I had told my kids I had to make a weird sound to get my breath back after a coughing fit. This happened as the spell ended, and upon gasping for breath It clicked, “this is what I have.” It lasts from 5 weeks to 3 months.” I feel good on some days, but still have about 3 bad coughing fits. I am really weak some days and can hardly do more than computer things.

    I had thought because of immunizations that this illness was eradicated pretty much. I was wrong and I would not wish it on anyone. It is really bad in some areas.

    To learn more and for further study, I found this link helpful. It has audios of the sound I mentioned: http://www.whoopingcough.net/symptoms.htm

  • blueribbonfair 8:37 pm on June 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: book stores, , , , , , web sites:books   

    A Marriage of books and Vintage Site 

    So you love books? So vintage makes you happy? Maybe you are into weddings? Well this may not be the type of wedding that comes to mind most of the time, but this site I found today =’s vintage and books added together.


    What I see:

    1. Photography
    2. Featured Books
    3. Browsing
    4. Links
    5. Book Quotes
    6. Rare books and collectible
    7. A-Z Categories
    8. Purchasing
    9. And More…….

    Book Looks: Vintage History Volume. Great old Photos

    Beautiful Books Of Yesteryear

    Beautiful Books Of Yesteryear

  • blueribbonfair 6:33 pm on June 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: down to earth, flower, lace, tapestry   

    A Day of Dresses- 10 I really like found looking on Pinterest. 


    Tapestry in the forest look.


    Off white and feminine.


    Sassy flower vintage


    Bright pattern pretty.


    Pretty but comfortable.


    Lace Dreamin.


    Down to earth


    With the Hat.


    Muted Pretty


    Blue and white Vintage look

    Want to know a Secret, I did not pin any. I may have to go back and do that. But just as easy to find them on here.

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