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  • blueribbonfair 5:35 pm on August 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    DIY Candy Jar 

    DIY Candy Jar. From another blog. Very pretty and well done.

    Just my own side note: I do not want to deviate from any beauty of another person’s posting and I take no credit for what is repressed here. I actually tried to do my own blog today, but I have moved and it may be a month until I get my own computer back. The library just would not post for some reason. So have some patience; I will do what I am able in the hour alloted for now. Just the thorns of life hindering until I overcome the trials of life once again. Thanks so much. I appreciate all my followers.

  • blueribbonfair 2:41 pm on August 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: calm, , cool in the evening, , , peaceful calm, , , sunset, ,   

    Liquid-Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Weekend Wanderings 

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    Lilli-pads in the water at the edge of the lake.

    I spent a summer’s evening at a lake with a friend. He fished while I read and took photos.

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    Water reflecting like a mirror the trees.

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    Clear Peaceful calm of a sunset over the water.


    • Cee Neuner 3:40 pm on August 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Oh such beautiful liquids!!! Do you know since I moved, I still don’t have any of my photography up on the walls. All the walls are bare yet.

    • blueribbonfair 4:43 pm on August 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      That is too funny Cee. I know it is so hard to get it all done when moving. Thank you.

    • NikeChillemi 4:15 pm on September 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Luv your photos. Great shots!!!

      I carry a camera with me everywhere I go. I’m always adding to my photo library.

  • blueribbonfair 10:57 pm on August 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dog tricks, , focus, hoola hoop,   

    Friday Foto using for WP Photo Challenge of the Week 

    Friday Foto using for WP Photo Challenge of the Week

    Focus on the hoop and jump through, Winchester. A dog will do anything for the peanut butter treat.

  • blueribbonfair 11:59 pm on August 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: children, , , family photos, , mailbox painting, outdoor painting projects,   

    Tuesday Times-The Metal School bus. 

    Now it is far from perfect and would never make the grade of the perfect ones I found on Etsy. I had to use stuff I already had,but it was fun to paint it to be ready for last Wednesday when school started. I have an excuse anyway since right behind the mailbox is a slope into a weed patch ditch ; Would you want to stumble down into a mass of stickers, poisonous vipers and, or Lyme carrying ticks, chiggers? I am trying to quit that one.

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    Red stop flag and heart below.


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    I longed for the days when I had toddlers who would get excited and hang onto the pole , not wanting to leave what I made. Grudgingly they stood there.

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    They moved away as we heard that bus. That first day of school this year was a relief for them to see the real one.

  • blueribbonfair 4:38 pm on August 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Birthday card making fun with butterfly collage sheet and my new die cuts 

    <These amazing cards made by another blogger who even has an Etsy shop. I 3 Etsy.

    Birthday card making fun with butterfly collage sheet and my new die cuts.

  • blueribbonfair 9:38 pm on August 16, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Foto Friday-Cold blooded creatures I saw. 

    Murphy’s Law- We went to the wonderful zoo in St. Louis MO on Monday. I had thought I was rather smart.  I charged my rechargeable batteries and brought them in my suitcase in a small Tupperware holder where they fit perfectly.  Well, we had to park about a mile away up the street; Even the pay to park was full. 5 hours in the zoo was wonderful, but tiring, especially as both my husband and myself were slightly sick. I transferred things I needed to have with me while in the zoo to my tote of a purse. Everything was great until after about 10 pictures on my camera, I got a notice saying low batteries. Yep my life. The one thing and probably  the most important item was having the batteries in my purse. Everyone else took some photos, but I got tired of asking them to take pictures like I would, which was every few feet. This was because I also loved all the foliage along the paths. I do not think I have ever been in a place with such diverse manner of flowers, tropical plants, shrubs and have it maintained like that.  No one in my family is into plants like me. They probably took at max 50 photos and that may be a stretch. I would have done at least 500.

    I found zoo pictures on creative commons though. That is not my first choice, but these are pictures of things I saw at the zoo:


    Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis)

    Solomon Islands skink at the St Louis Zoo.

    Solomon Islands skink at the St Louis Zoo.



    Dart Frogs

    Dart Frogs

    Tiniest Tortoise

    Tiniest Tortoise

    One of 3 of the biggest Tortoises.

    One of 3 of the biggest Tortoises.

    Tiger Salamander

    Tiger Salamander

    King cobra in [[Saint Louis Zoological Park

    King cobra in [[Saint Louis Zoological Park

    S. catenatus, St. Louis zoo.

    S. catenatus, St. Louis zoo.

  • blueribbonfair 9:05 pm on August 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , books on the zoo, DR. Seuss, kid's books,   

    Thought for Thursday- Zoo 

    MEMORIES: I still have this book. One of my favorites. I am hoping to do some postings on the zoo visit we did on Monday. Does anyone remember this book? Is pretty long, but a great story and funny pictures.


    Must have worn my mom out to read this. This was not at all like the zoo we went to. I am still wondering where that place is.

  • blueribbonfair 2:58 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    I am going on our yearly family trip tomorrow through Tuesday, So if anyone misses me, I will be back by at least Thursday. St. Louise this year and then my oldest daughter is leaving my nest for the first time on Wednesday on the plane. Going back to our home state for College.

  • blueribbonfair 2:41 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: exercise, fireflies, , re blogged, , summers end, walking   

    Summer Dreams 

    Weekend Wanderings on a blog I follow. Caught me so well today. While walking for health sake in the evening I am noticing the wane of the fireflies as summer winds down. This fits so well with the melancholy I feel on that plane of still shadow. This does not show the image that caught my eye and to read the whole message written click the link. I adore the whole thing. Very talented. You will see why this fits with the loss I feel daily with fireflies being seen less and less.

  • blueribbonfair 12:37 pm on August 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: candy jars, craft room, , sun light, window sill   

    Foto Friday for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Light 

    Foto Friday for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge-Light

    DIY French Candy Jars I made holding eggs my kids and I decorated. these are sitting in my craft room window sill and the sun light is hitting them.

    • Cee Neuner 4:11 pm on August 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Great lighting for this weeks challenge. Glad you could participate!

    • blueribbonfair 6:27 pm on August 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I am so glad also Cee. I hope I am back for some time now. Thanks.

    • Janice Heck 2:12 am on August 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Clever. And what fun for the kids.

      • blueribbonfair 11:17 am on August 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. they may be at the age, especially my oldest still at home now, but when they are older this stuff will warm the heart.

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