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  • blueribbonfair 10:24 pm on October 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , diy jewelry, , guitar necklace, handmade necklace, , , music note, necklace, rock music   

    Guitar “Jewelry” 


    Sparkle 100%

    A necklace I made a year ago or so. For the love of music. Also for Cee’s Fun Foto weekly challenge  This Week it is a word with “J” and at least 6 letters. 


  • blueribbonfair 10:56 pm on October 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    “Owl” make a fun card for you today! {Stamp School} 

    I love this lady’s craft ideas and ways to save money on making things.I thought I would share her Owl Halloween Card if you might want to try it. Go over and check out her blog or YouTube for more help and ideas.

    The Frugal Crafter Blog

    Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how you can stamps as pattern for painting with acrylics. This is really useful because you can extend an image to fit a shape or in this case a die.

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    I had always loved this gothic arch die set that I got ages ago in the bargain bin at a stamp show but the challenge came in finding stamps that filled the space well. Nothing ever seemed to fit right and the shape looked awkward on a card. I thought this owl and castle stamp would be perfect with this theme so I decided to make it work and ll show you how in today’s video! BTW if you don’t have a gothic arch die simply fold a piece of paper in half and draw half an arch and cut it out, open it up and you have a template to…

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  • blueribbonfair 11:40 pm on October 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black and orange, diy hallowen dcorations, , halloween crafts, , halloween mason jar, halloween party, , kids holiday, mason jar craft, October 31st, pumpkins diy, spider   

    Halloween Party or None? 

    A few Pinterest ideas I saved to my Halloween Board of DIY Decorations for the home whether for a party or not.  


    halloween decorations blog monsters front door

    Monster door

    halooween orange black balloons decoration blog

    Black and Orange Around the room or entryway



    halloween kid crafts blog

    Have fun with the kids to make decorations. For some of us, these actually are adult crafts.




    halloween maon jar spider blog

    The single craft…..Spider and Web


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    Fancy Fun Pumpkins: Ideas for a Ladies get together or gifts 



    Monster Door

    Black and Orange Balloon

    Kids Diy Halloween Decos

    Spider Mason Jar 

    Pretty Fancy Pumpkins

    • rothpoetry 1:49 am on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Lots of great creative ideas!

    • aj vosse 7:42 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Rather like the simplicity and fun element of many of the ideas!
      I’m really not a hooloween person but as I’ve been designated to do the grand kids pumpkins I think I’ll take a few more of these ideas along next year! Thanks!

  • blueribbonfair 11:17 pm on September 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , burnished gold, , countryside, fields, , Old VA Hospitals, , , roads, rural, , , , , Wyoming   

    SC”E”N”E”RY Double E Word 

    I am not on here as often as I like and miss the days when I did at least one photo challenge from Cee’s Photography.

    So I am glad to participate for once. This week  we are doing Letter E : Needs to have 2 “E’s in the topic. To join in on this specific challenge check it out here:   Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

    A couple of photos I played around with that I labeled scenery:


    scenery blog golden brown field water clouds fence samsung

    Fields in late summer on the Eastern side of Wyoming.

    samsung photos scenery blog job corps building green red street

    Old VA hospitable near Burlington, WA 

  • blueribbonfair 4:30 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: body found, child abuse, , daughter killed, familicide, killing moms, , , murder investigation, teenage murder   

    Murder in Missouri 

    Warning: Graphic Crime Stories


    Since I live in Missouri I have somewhat been following this case:



    murdered missouri savannah teenager

    Savannah 16 Year Old Murdered by Mom and Boyfriend may have had a part in it.  Below Mom Killer: Rebecca Ruud:

    missouri murder mom Rebecca Rudd killed daughter




    Facts: This kid was given up for adoption by Ruud. Her adoptive parents as far as I could find were great parents. But for some reason, she went to live with her biological mother about a year ago.

    Savannah seems to have been abused while living with her mom prior to her death. (She was forced to crawl through pig pen tunnels if I read it correctly as being one thing.)

    She was reported missing on July 20. Two days prior the mother reported a fire on her property. When the fireman arrived it was not the house burning, but merely an outside fire unlike she led everyone to believe.

    I believe she was trying to cover the killing of her daughter with the fire. But with everything, it looked so suspicious they got a search warrant.  They found burned bones in leaves and came back 5 days later with a search warrant for the home this time. When they found a bunch of stuff like lime and more to get rid of a body. It was looking bad for evidence.

    What was really foolish to throw suspicion on her and her boyfriend was that they got married on the same day Savannah’s body was found. (Funny that being married stops you from having to testify against the other.) This may be why they are now focusing on the boyfriend/husband now.

    So the mother has been arrested and we will se what happens with her “loving other 1/2” soon.

    Of course she is playing the grieving victim now.

    More info: Link above.

    • Rupali 5:03 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply


    • slfinnell 10:37 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Mom (and I use the term Mom loosely)looks like a meth abuser. It’s such a terrible addiction and it’s so sad the way it takes over a person and changes them.Truely the walking dead. I’ve no doubt she’s as guilty as the sun setting every day.

    • lifestoriesbychristin 7:06 am on September 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

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    • kkessler833 1:33 pm on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So sad.

    • Livonne 10:52 pm on September 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      heartbreaking 😦

    • America On Coffee 3:46 am on September 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      How terrible and sad!

    • ciliegina 9:48 am on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      My good 😱😱

    • mycountryepoque 8:37 am on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I read about this story, seems funny and weird and sad. It is indeed the mother who killed her. Just cannot understand why a mother would kill her most beloved. What a world we live in. I hope justice will dumped both in jails until they rot to hell. Very heartbreaking story. Rest in Peace Angel!

      • blueribbonfair 6:52 pm on September 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        It is so unreal that people can end up so hateful and evil. Thanks for reading and your comment.

    • Linda Arthur Tejera 10:24 pm on September 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      If I’m reading this right, because the crime was committed by them prior to the marriage, there is no spousal privilege. And had they been married at the time they committed the murder together, sometimes it’s possible to waive the privilege if you want to testify in your own defense. Just evil people.

      • blueribbonfair 8:44 pm on September 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        True, I have heard about the waive sometimes. I read they did this to escape telling on each other, while reading on another site and it stuck in my head; You are probably correct.

  • blueribbonfair 8:12 pm on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cee's Weekly Share your World, , , Looking forwards to, my favorite things, my world, road signs, sports and athletic, , Thankful,   

    A Piece of my World 

    I always want to do this: Share Your World    Something always comes up and I get sidetracked.  Crossing my fingers. If you can work it in, go over to Cee Photography


    List some of your favorites types of teas.

    If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

    What are a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

    Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would you do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.


    Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

    So weekly there are questions you answer. (links above.) This is a beautiful photography blog and she also has great photos and photography help as well as this challenge and several photo challenges. Check it out.

    1. Favorite Teas: I do not like tea. I will drink black tea cold with a LOT of ice. When I have anxiety I will always try tension tamer or such. I do not really like them, but at least I can drink them without tossing down the sink. Most are so bitter and sugar in tea actually causes me nauseous.  I force myself for health reasons but have to eat something with many with each taste. Coffee for me. 

    2.  What Road Sign am I: -From the image of street signs on the original blog post: I                 Think “GRAVEL” stood out.  I checked out “gravel” on Wiki. and was amazed at all               The different types and ” personalities” gravel can fit into. I also can be rugged and             swing between feeling small -large and in between, but still am a rock as my center.

    3. ON a bad day when I am more “that small pebble of gravel” What “Helps” make my            day better? Bring me books or buy me music from groups I love. Fix me a treat and           or take me somewhere I love or to something I like happening in my area. (Classic car       show? Hint.

    4. What Athlete would you be? This is the easiest to answer: Gymnastics or Ice skating.

    5.  Optional- thankful and Looking Forward to next week? Thankful my day of lab tests           and Dr’s yesterday is over with!   Next Week getting ready for my youngest son’s                  birthday on Saturday for his birthday fun on Sunday.

    There you go, folks.  It’s just Me.
















  • blueribbonfair 12:08 am on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Eminence Missouri, , Rocky Falls, , swimming, swimming hole, , Waterfalls,   

    Beautiful Rocky Falls 

    We took a small weekend trip to a spot in my state I have wanted to visit for awhile and never got to do:



    rocky falls missouri swimming area

    The water was so glassy clear you could see the small fish below your feet. nice swimming experience. We swam out to the Falls and let the water stream over us. This is about 15 miles approximately from Eminence Missouri. Beautiful small western and ghost type town.


  • blueribbonfair 1:03 am on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , covert abuse, , emotional abuse, fear, insidious, , PTSD, scared to death, spiritual abuse, verbal abuse   

    Insidious Strikes Again 


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    Things were going smooth. I was happy, learning going places with my daughter on day trips and more. I did not see My very dangerous covert Narcissus husband was simmering. I have learned to deal with him. And because I am separated from him I have gained so much of my life back. 2 weeks ago we took an overnight trip-my adult daughter and I. We did not tell him because he will sabotage. My daughter did call him after we got a motel. I did not think or recognize, but tiny subtle insidious maneuvers from this man who caused chronic PTSD in me. So he started hoovering. Calling and messing up my goals for the day. Showing up with any excuse and playing my kids to divide us.  Taking away promises as he has done for years. I am surprised I survived. Yesterday he was so mad I was happy and he was mocking my daughter with insidious cruel “Jokes” which made her uncomfortable. She laughs to cover not liking it. I asked him to leave and he triggered my issues by saying things to punish me. Not straightforward though; It is emotional abuse. Just digs to my daughter like he will not help me with things he promises in his passive aggressive insidious way which had been hidden for maybe 4 months. When he left I was so panicked and traumatized that I could not concentrate on anything. My mind was gone and today my heart is full of the fear-which if you never had it, you cannot imagine how you feel when you think the fear will kill you and not because you fear a heart attack, but actually die from how bad the fear is they have projected. It is never physical. I was scared to listen to music, watch movies today; I am having a hard time even doing this and other computer things today. But I thought I would get it out on here for therapy. I regret letting him destroy me and my kids as long as he did, and I never knew why he acted the way he did until I lost my mind. But we have kids and he is still pitting them against me and wanting to kill me slowly piece by piece after he can only stand being “nice and cooperative for so long” The trip set him off this time even though it is only me that figured it out. Even though I feel like I will die of fear from his despising of me and tearing me up to punish me for making himself and his empty shell of no love and hatred despise me for being too happy and not letting him control me.    Thank you for sticking with me. Learn more about what fear can do: Not often, but it can happen.

    Extreme Fear Can Kill You

    • Rupali 6:04 am on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I feel sorry for you but I am glad you share and spoke about it. In my own experience I think you would feel better. Take care.

    • kkessler833 2:56 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      How awful! I hope you will be able to manage in spite of the difficulties this man gives you.

    • Christy B 9:12 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Do not give up control to him… being fearful gives him control.. therapy may help you find coping mechanisms.. I was in therapy… hugs xx

    • da-AL 2:02 am on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      many thanks for your honesty – we can all relate – so glad you’re working it out

      • blueribbonfair 4:47 pm on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. Yes we are not alone even though you feel like it at times. Sad it is still going on for 2 many people.

    • Holistic Wayfarer 5:21 pm on July 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So good you’re in therapy. This is serious, to say the least. This will probably facilitate the therapy, if you’re not familiar: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief by Nick Ortner. It’s for all issues, incl emotional and psychological. I got mine from the library.


    • Artist Inese Poga 5:20 pm on July 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We live to be stronger than fear. I’ve been through so many terrible things, but have learnt avoiding and excluding disturbing anxiety attacks in the most natural way: doing art. I just literally put myself to paper and canvas when crying or being totally off and get immersed in painting until I have forgotten what was the cause of the terrible stuff. I’m writing about my struggles in my other blog

      • blueribbonfair 5:53 pm on July 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I learned a lot through this attack so there was a silver lining this time. I never could see through him like I am doing now and see exactly the cycle as it progresses to trying to get me to fight back. He has ben nigh perfect love bombing me after silent treatmentfor a couple day. Today he said a cutting thing to tear my heart. I knew exctly what he was doing and he is headed to the angry jerk and today his wanting to chip me down was used subtly. I never could recognize the small pieces he uses on me standing out like this. I ignored him and came home pumping my fist in the air because he did not get me emotionally. Thanks for your encouragement and ideas.

    • Ipuna Black 5:24 pm on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      What gorgeous pictures! I’m a sucker for waterfalls.

    • Albatz Travel Adventures 12:18 am on August 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I have a very good friend who is also going through PTSD from an abusive ex-husband – I’m not much for understanding the psychology of this but one of the things I’ve been trying to do is get her and her daughter out and about, to replace the bad times with good times. And I let her rant when she has to – hopefully it all helps.

      • blueribbonfair 8:08 pm on August 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for taking the time to let me know I am not alone and supporting your friend.

    • NikeChillemi 4:54 pm on September 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The title intrigued me. My husband’s family is insane and a few other family members are toxic. Litterally, it killed my husband way too young. I burried him last December. He kept trying to show them what a normal peaceful life was and they used it against him. I would suggest, since your daughter is an adult, that you make plans again, say for a weekend, and NOT tell your husband anything. Turn your phones off for the weekend. Get some rest and relaxation together.

      • blueribbonfair 12:01 am on September 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        She lives with him so he knows she is gone unfortunately. The way he abused us when she was a kid really set her back. Her first job was at 24. He spoiled her when she was little and turned abusive with her about 12-13 when she no longer was a little perfect princess. She is working on getting her first place soon. Thanks Nike.

    • Shauna 5:34 am on September 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply


  • blueribbonfair 1:30 am on July 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , fireworks, , ,   

    July 4th 

    Sorry I missed everyone here and happy wishes for the 4th. Hope it was a blast full of color and memories. 

  • blueribbonfair 9:52 pm on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    African Fish Eagle 

    For National Eagle Day, I thought I would share a great post from a great blog featuring a African Fish Eagle. Looks somewhat like a bald eagle. Beautiful. Check it out.

    • de Wets Wild 1:41 am on June 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you very much for sharing our post with your friends! Our African Fish Eagle is actually a close relative of your Bald Eagle – the family resemblance is clear I suppose.
      Happy National Eagle Day!

    • Amy 3:55 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome capture!

      • blueribbonfair 4:20 pm on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Wish I even had eagles like this in Missouri. Thanks for the comment. This is a blog share for the blog above who commented.

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