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  • blueribbonfair 5:54 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Thanks to http tracesofthesoul wordpress com 2013 07… It’s a Wrapup Wednesday Finally……. 


    I started to do this post a couple weeks ago. things. especially computer glitches got in the way.

    Thanks to http://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/1187/ 

    for nominating me for 3 awards. I was enthusiastic and enthralled with this.

    Please go check out her lovely blog. She writes from the heart on deep insightful subjects. Her blog is stress relief she said and I am sure she would love to have you visit her.

    1. The Best Moment Award from MomentMatters.com;
      Awarding the people who live in the moment,
      The noble who write and capture the best in life,
      The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
      Savoring the experience of quality time.
    2. The Versatile Blogger Award is awarded based on quality of writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words and quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them
    3. The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others.

    Award Rules. (This one is fairly easy, especially with it being 3 in 1. My first award was doing twice as many numbers of things. 🙂

    1. Display the award picture.
    2. Thank the person who nominated you.
    3. Pass the nomination along to 15 blogs you have recently discovered.
    4. Contact the nominees.
    5. Share seven things about yourself.

    7 things about little ole me:

    1. I tend to take on too many projects since I love to be doing all the time.
    2. I get so overwhelmed with this since I want to do it all. make every craft, go every place, follow every blog, befriend almost everyone, be in every group on fb, cut my own hair, you get the point.
    3. God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in the confusion this brings me.
    4. Speaking of Awards, I won the state home made bread award for Washington State Fair when I was like 12 or so. I still have my pin for that.
    5. What is peculiar funny with that though is….My bread machine broke about a year ago and have not made bread since. Yes it is confession time, I used to make the bread from scratch until my mom gave me the machine. Oh happy day, that was so much saving on time for me and now with the machine ready for being used as a flower planter or pot, I cannot seem to get enthused to do it the old way. Funny or sad? Maybe buy a new machine?
    6. It may be good, I do not make the homemade bread since I gained 80 lbs because of baking in my early 30’s. I baked every day. Not only bread, but fancy dessert and down home cakes, cookies, pies, you name it.
    7. I had to quit the baking after about 10 years for health factors with my kids and myself. I lost almost all the weight by this, exercising and eating beans with any Carbs. Yes beans. Many people do not believe that beans turns the Carbs to protein.

    Now Blogs to pass the torch onto:

    I am nominating: (The fun part)

    1. http://catalystforcreativity.wordpress.com/ (Crafting, creating, and finds at thrift shop.)
    2. http://hamstersthrift.wordpress.com/ (Adorable classy thrift Store  in my home state.)
    3. http://penniesandhearts.wordpress.com/ (So cute)
    4. http://ladieslayasideloot.wordpress.com/ (frugality, fun)
    5. http://tumbleweedingblog.wordpress.com/ (happy blog, totally awesome finds)
    6. http://countryatheartgal.wordpress.com/ ( A classy country blog with with a cottage Garden feel)
    7. http://organizinglifewithlittles.wordpress.com/ ( tips on home stuff, frugality.)
    8. http://littleworldofhope.com/ ( pretty happy bright photos with some honest reality ones also. Which is refreshing.)
    9. http://betigaklaten.wordpress.com/ ( Great Photography and more)
    10. http://steverebus.com/ (Wonderful christian testimony)
    11. http://raisingmilkandhoney.wordpress.com/ ( homesteading, wit and author)
    12. http://sixtypayments.com/ (money memoir, frugal helpfulness)
    13. http://bipolarcodex.wordpress.com/ (bipolar in black and white drawing that rings so true)
    14. http://tulleandtrinkets.com/ (like a country garden of bliss)
    15. http://makingitwithdanielle.com/ (inspiring lovely things)

    • errinspelling.wordpress.com 5:57 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      i won a bread machine 7 months ago.it’s still in the box.

    • errinspelling.wordpress.com 5:58 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply


    • blueribbonfair 7:42 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I need a new bread machine. I have had 3 break on me. I thought I could fix my last broken one, but I am never going to get it done.I hate to toss those big clunkers out in the trash so un green if you know what I mean? there is probably a way to up-cycle the old thing, so all is not lost. I will just have to wait for this guy to post the top ten ways to use a dead bread machine. he will eventually do just that. http://theverybesttop10.com/

    • weiselcantlin2 8:53 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations!! That is so awesome. Great work!!

      Missy Bell

    • Whispering Insights tracesofthesoul@gmail.com 9:49 pm on July 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Woo Hoo!! I bet you waiting for Wednesday to come around and call it WrapUp Wednesday…you are so cunning!!! congrats again, and glad you got those glitches sorted out:) Oliana

      • blueribbonfair 2:18 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. Glad for it working for me. now it will not let me comment and sign in except on the dashboard. Thanks so much for the support and may you get some regular reading done. lol

      • blueribbonfair 2:21 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        What is wrong here? I cannot log in,but at least it let me on my dashboard and I had it open before it did the blogs I went to. It will not let me comment on other blogs. Last week media would not post. And today it made me approve my own comment on a post?

    • Bams Triwoko 1:21 am on August 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulation. Your blog so great. Happy blogging.
      Thanks for the nomination my blog. I’m so honored.. 🙂

    • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 5:33 pm on August 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      WELL DESERVING My friend!! *CONGRATS* 🙂 🙂

  • blueribbonfair 2:55 pm on July 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Monday Mood-Cookbooks-Collecting Dust and Tears 

    Monday Mood-Cookbooks-Collecting Dust and Tears

    Am posting on this subject for https://www.facebook.com/groups/amonthof/601529473224864/?ref=notif&notif_t=group_activity. This month it has been “books” all month. Today it is “cookbooks.” I do have a few. Sometimes I think of selling them. Sadly, since the internet took over, I never use actual books anymore. In fact-though I love to cook-I just am involved in so many other hobbies and “have to do’s”  already. (See yesterdays post) That is what I decided to give up at this time in my life.  My husband likes to cooks so since he has time , he does it.

    Since I am a very sentimental person, It saddens me greatly. If only health was not sleep dependent and I did not get so tired around 10 at night?
    I am still looking or a place to buy longer days. (See my “about me”)

  • blueribbonfair 3:56 pm on July 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Daily Post Prompt Challenge-Life after Blogs-weekend wanderings. 

    So what do I spend my time doing when not on Word Press writing a blog? Other than other web sites I fellowship on and or learn about anything and everything on.  Do My home business on. What does my life consist of?









    Home Decorating with stuff I made.




    Puzzles and Games



    fish and flora and a tractor 017

    Exploring and amateur photography

    fish and flora and a tractor 011

    Pets and the Farm

    webstore-bra, book, pink wallet, toilet seat cover. zebra pillow 008

    Selling on @ Web Store.com/kalyensbluesribbonfair store

    Are you sorry you asked?

    flowers june 004




    Top 3 photos: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

    • blueribbonfair 4:13 pm on July 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I guess this was a couple days ago. It still rocks though. I keep thinking “Daily Post Prompt” is= to Weekly Post Prompt or “Weekly Writing Challenge. So laugh with me. I think it stems from hangover of “Weekly Photo Challenge” Thanks @Busy Mind thinking.

    • Timelesslady 12:26 am on March 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Love this…a lot of your life moments are mine too. 🙂

  • blueribbonfair 11:26 pm on July 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Vase Lift 

    It is Tuesday and my thought are on Tutorials. I found a great post on how a creative individual took a large vase and remade it over to have that ancient look. I really liked how she did this and wanted to encourage her by sharing what she did here. You and I may not have the exact vase as she did, but maybe we could learn from this and do something kind of like this after studying her post.

    dandelions & dreams

    This is an old vase my mom gave me in oh…1996. It really felt like it was aging and needed a lift! I never really liked it much anyway.


    It wasn’t hard pulling the rope off. But it was looking pretty hairy!!!

    So I sanded away all the nasty looking fuzz. And this is how it looked after. Some of the paper backing stuck. I was hoping it would work well to give it a ‘peeling away’ look. I used duck egg blue chalk paint.

    I wanted it to look like a old vase where the paint had come off in places. I still think I may need to do something else maybe add some shine- but as of now here it is!



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    • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 12:50 am on July 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I JUST LUV coming to your blog and learn something New & Interesting to forget my own worries!! Hugs! Catherine 🙂 🙂

    • blueribbonfair 6:36 pm on July 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you.

  • blueribbonfair 7:53 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Monday Manic Moments-Banners Unused, but Beautiful 


    I heart Music


    Rust and Pantene or copper? Sand and water or algae? Whirlpool in space?


    Bright color Abstract


    Clock work with class


    Green n Grunch


    Filled Heart with bits and Pieces of life on a board….

    Just some banners beautiful from a few  free header or FB timeline sites I tried with this blog and they just did not work at the time. I might change the look of my blog sometime in the future and use one then. I really do like the way my blog looks now. I also may use them on FB, but I usually use my own photo on it.  You can see I really like abstract. I also love music and time pieces: Steam punk Stuff, as long as it isn’t too macabre, that is.

    • beingachange 11:43 pm on April 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I also like abstract and I am almost new to WP. Not good at customizing. Writing gives me happiness and customizing my blog laziness.

      • blueribbonfair 10:14 pm on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry I am so long replying. I had a lot come up for a couple weeks. All he best in your blog work. Hope to get back to the banner thing and have it work this time. I have never figured out how to remove categories since they made changes a couple years ago. I go to where it says you can do it and it never drops them.

  • blueribbonfair 3:41 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , divine romance, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, , quotes on books, romance, stories   

    No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

     A Divine Romance Story.

    • blueribbonfair 3:49 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I wanted to post something so just did a quick quote. Back later to try and get the media to work for the blog awards.

  • blueribbonfair 3:30 pm on July 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    I have several new blog awards to do and it will not let me post the images on my post. I have tried every way. It down loads the image to media, but will not embed in the template? I went through the library to attach it and it says it is attached, but it is not there? I have been messing with it for 4 hours and have had it. I have not given up on it, but need to go elsewhere before I scream.

  • blueribbonfair 6:29 pm on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bookcovers to make, , , , , Suzy Artsy Crafty sitcom   

    Kolorsplash Covering a Book 

    Kolorsplash Covering a Book

    Oh wow, what else can be said about this great art project I found while searching the web for my -month of posts- daily post subject today. This is a group on fb which provides a theme every day. I cannot always fit them in, but try to at least get one for the month at least once a week. This month the theme was books. Today it is something to do with color. So I found this inspiring site: http://suzyssitcom.com/2012/08/creating-colorful-bookcovers-with-astrobrights-paper.html

    As if I need another great craft site? But it really does look like a neat site. And I do think these are the best book covers ever. Check them out with directions on the how to. There is other great stuff on there if this is not your mood or need at the moment. I hope to try this this weekend.

    Want to be apart of the group and post there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amonthof/?bookmark_t=group

    • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 12:13 am on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Your SO like me!! Even though you are *ART* and I’m *Recovery*, when I come across helpful sites, I love to share them with others in recovery! I do LUV those book covers!! Just Fabulous Colors! Have a great Day!! Catherine 🙂

    • mirrorgirl 6:05 pm on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      ThaT is really cool:)

      • blueribbonfair 6:31 pm on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. I am hoping I can keep positive with this while making it. Tedious crafting is not my forte, but I want to make it as a gift.

    • blueribbonfair 6:15 pm on July 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Such a sweet comment. I am so thankful to have you and your encouragement on here.

    • DebtGirlbtgirl 4:56 am on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Those are pretty cool and just in time for a new school year too,

      • blueribbonfair 1:31 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        And I have not got to them yet. I am kind of in a quandary with this. I wanted to make them for my daughter’s birthday in October, but do not know what books and sizes she will need for school. I will probably have to wait and then have to push it to get it done. Thanks for the comment.

      • blueribbonfair 2:16 pm on August 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yes and thanks.

  • blueribbonfair 4:08 pm on July 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , book covers as art, , , pinterest-books   

    My board on Beautiful Book Covers 

    http://pinterest.com/luvtapin/books-book-covers-beautiful/ I will admit a book cover can make or break me reading a book.

    Sometimes I find you cannot judge a book by the cover though and a lot of the time you can read a book with a cover you do not like it, but it is a great story.

    Still I love pretty covers and- though I would not want to tear up a book to get it- I would put some covers on my wall as art.

    Pinterest is wonderful for this. I can pin lovely covers and keep them in this manner without ruining books. Also, as mentioned; some books do not live up to their covers, so this is also a way to have the cover without feeling the need to read the book when you know it is not your type of genre.




    If anyone would like to share more book covers to add to my board, please do. I need more. This gives you an idea what kind I like.

    • bdh63 4:29 am on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely idea.

    • blueribbonfair 5:36 pm on July 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. Thanks for all the likes from everyone. I will enjoy visiting all your blogs.

    • Whispering Insights 9:36 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a lovely idea! I love the art in book covers. I may have a book or two from Canadian authors and colleagues I know. How would I get that pic to you? Whispering Insights.

      • blueribbonfair 10:06 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I would love that. I could probably visit and pin from your blog if you and the authors do not care. Or pin from good reads if the books are on there. Let me know. I will come visit anyway either way.

    • Dina Ross 9:47 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Blue Ribbon Fair: First congrats on your nomination and your great book covers post. I wrote a post about the current trend of book covers featuring women’s backs in a recent edition of Books Now! – so feel free to have a look. Pinterest is a great opportunity for bloggers: unfortunately, I’m not that tech savvy and my boards always look dismal and I can never get the number of pins in that I want – I obviously need to practice!

      • blueribbonfair 10:03 pm on July 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I will have to check this post out. Funny on pinterest. this morning in frustration I deleted about 80 boards because I could not get the boards arranged the way I wanted with the new system. I kept my boards that have hands on diy stuff and because of my book cover post on here, kept that board. Ever since they changed that site, I have not liked how my boards look and cannot find what I am looking for. When you drop and drag them it goes onto the board and you have to go back and start over. It wears me out. So I got rid of a bunch of boards and am planning to start over anew adding them one by one how I want them. It also was so much easier to arrange the 30 or so DIY with just them left. You are not the only one that cannot get that thing to work. Thanks so much for commenting and visiting.

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