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  • blueribbonfair 10:55 pm on June 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Adventure, , discover, diy, , , , , Word Press Discover Challenge   

    Adventure Discover in a different Manner 

    This is my first post for the Daily Post Discover challenge, which is here :  Daily Post Weekly Discover Challenge.  They take a blog post on discover ( Find this on the upper left of your menu in your reader. ) and use one chosen off that link for a theme.

    This week the theme is ” Adventure.” They chose a great blog to “play off of” on hiking “adventures” ( If you like outdoors or hiking, in general, go check it out.) Maps, beautiful pictures and posts on stuff needed for hiking and more. The link above will take you there by way of this Daily Post.

    I haven’t been hiking for a few years and feel really bummed. It is not my top hobby or sport like it is for them, but I used to do it for exercise a few times a year. Needless to say, busy life has gotten in the way. Once and awhile I schedule it and something always comes up. What a great motivator and reminder this blog is.

    But every day can be an adventure for me.

    It’s an adventure to come with ways to use items in the crafts I love to do:

     

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    Using up things like these into something new. I am really into recycling or maybe it is called up-cycling?

     

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    Or These Buttons.

     

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    Bowling Pin Necklaces?

     

     

     

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    • Christy B 7:26 pm on September 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The word “adventure” is great because it speaks to the many possibilities out there 🙂 I hope you have a nice weekend!

  • blueribbonfair 11:40 pm on May 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Daily Prompt, diy, , , natural art, owls, , seashells   

    I Bring The “Beach” Inside 

    I thought I would join in this week with something I haven’t participated in for awhile, The Word Press Daily Prompt.  Besides, I love the theme of “Beach” ………

    Daily Prompt On Word Press

    It has been years since I went to any ocean beach. I had relatives when I was young that lived in the coolest town named Mukilteo.

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    The place is close by Everette, Washington State. These were my Pacific Ocean Days.

    I lived In Florida- Pensacola for several years. Those were My “Atlantic Ocean” Days. Which ocean do you prefer? I actually like the wild Pacific, but then when you are a kid it just seems a tad more magical, so I may be biased because of age.

    Now I am so far away from those beaches in Missouri.

    There are some nice shorelines around other water bodies here, but I miss the ocean trips.

    So I came up with an idea to correct in my own home, the ocean:

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    Wood and Rock Sailboat on beach wall art.

     

     

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    Miniature Owl relaxing by the water on the beach. For sale in my Etsy Shop: Dappled Moon Fancies .

     
    • atkokosplace 5:07 am on May 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Adorable. Love owls. 🙂

    • Rupali 11:57 am on May 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely.

    • Christy Birmingham 5:47 pm on May 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wonderful ideas here! The beach is a wonderful getaway and now you can enjoy it without even leaving home xx

    • NikeChillemi 10:31 am on May 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I love this. Absolutely love this. I’m an ocean person too. Have lived near to the Atlantic all my life (NYC and Miami). I’m in the process of moving to Jacksonville. I visited the Pacific a few years ago when celebrating my then 90 year old aunt’s birthday. It is wild and magical. But, I have an attachment to the Atlantic Ocean.

    • blueribbonfair 10:00 pm on May 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I miss the beach, Nike. I never knew you lived in New York. My son was living in Stuart up the Atlantic coast for a couple years. Thanks for your comment.

      • NikeChillemi 10:22 am on May 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Stuart is where the airport is, right? I know the general area. My brother lives in Duchess County. In fact, I’m going to visit him and his wife today.

        • blueribbonfair 7:28 pm on May 26, 2016 Permalink

          My son is here visiting, but I will ask him. He flies a lot so it is probably there. He says it is ritzy and does not care for it, so he is moving. He works and drives cruise ships in the summer in Alaska. After that, he may move back where we are or where is older brother and family are still in Washington.

        • blueribbonfair 8:20 pm on May 26, 2016 Permalink

          My son says they have an airport that the blue angels fly out of. He hasn’t ever flown out of there. Have a great weekend Nike.

        • NikeChillemi 3:10 am on August 12, 2016 Permalink

          I don’t know anything about the Blue Angels flying there, but it’s a modern airport.

    • In Hope To Meet You Again 11:51 pm on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely post. I was born in a city that lies just next to the sea which meant a lot of beautiful beaches. Where I live right now, there is not even one. I miss going to the beach. Your idea just helped me.. now I can bring the beach at home to me ^_^
      P.S. im an owl fan too.. ❤

    • calmkate 10:54 pm on August 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful art to bring the beach into your home, reminded me of a full wall mural a friend did for me setting sand, shells and some seaweed into it. Altho I no longer live there many others have had the joy of that refreshing mural!

    • blueribbonfair 5:54 pm on August 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you calmakate.

    • Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author/Writer 6:51 pm on June 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Loved this! Something “spiritual” about the beach and ocean right? I am a “UGE” Lighthouse collector… Cat

  • blueribbonfair 12:40 am on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black chickens, , , diy, , hot glue gun, stencils from hot glue   

    Surreal Chickens and Hot Glue Stencils 

    So what do the 2 things in my post have to do with each other?  Well, nothing really unless I get a chicken stencil made soon. I think I will want to do that next time I do some more of these:

    My first try at hot glue stencils. Hearts and Christmas stuff to use to make  cute cards for my shop @https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=ss_profile

    My first try at hot glue stencils. Hearts and Christmas stuff to use to make cute cards for my shop @https://www.etsy.com/shop/DappledMoonEmporium?ref=ss_profile

    111014 diy glue stamps and proof for listia 006

    These are the ones that did not turn out so well, but can still be used though really not for what they were supposed to be.

    So as I explained, I really would love to do one of these for a chicken. I also want to do some flowers. Maybe a mountain. They do not look the best, but I have watched other crafters use them on video and the art they did was really wonderful.

    I just wanted to show everyone what I have been doing lately.

    Now, about that chicken.

    So I wanted to share my glue crafting supplies I made myself, but just knew that when I saw this I had to share it somewhere:

    I did not think this was real , but supposedly it is a totally black chicken. that has just been developed.

    I did not think this was real , but supposedly it is a totally black chicken that has just been developed.

    This would make the perfect Halloween chicken. I know we already passed Halloween by this year, but this is one creepy chicken breed. Pretty, but creepy.

    What do you all think? Have you seen these?

     
    • Brenda Davis Harsham 1:23 am on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      What do you do with the hot glue stencils? Do you take them off the back and then use them as an outline when painting? Or do you use them as stamps and press them in ink? It’s a cool idea.

      • blueribbonfair 5:56 pm on January 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Brenda Davis Harshmam, I apologize so much for missing your comment. The holidays sent me awol on so much. I work full time now and just was off here for a couple months. I did not like that but with birthdays and those days, I just got very overwhelmed. I am now working less and have fit the blog back into my schedule.

        Thanks for the question and hope you do not give up on me yet. I do exactly what you asked. Paint over or stamp. They was off well. I got the idea from https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/. I watch most of her videos. She has awesome ideas and tips in making stuff. I am not up to par with her, but learning and hopefully some day to be quick and as good at them as she is.

        • Brenda Davis Harsham 12:51 am on January 15, 2015 Permalink

          No worries, I thought it was a cool idea, but I wondered if it really kept its shape when you picked it up. It was just an idle thought, though. I am hard at work trying to get a book published, and working full-time myself. I don’t have a second to get the ink pads out. I really should. My daughter won’t be young forever. Maybe you will inspire me. 🙂

    • Maxima 5:52 pm on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      wow what an amazing photo

  • blueribbonfair 3:00 pm on June 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , diy, , easy paper hyanciths, , , paper flower tutorial, paper flowers, paper hyacinth tutorial, paper hyacinths   

    HANDMADE HYACINTH 

    IMG_20140411_2346551-290x290HANDMADE HYACINTH. This is on my docket this week;  I just moved into a cute 1 bedroom apartment I was waiting 4 months to open up. Needless to say, I need something fresh, bright and new for my lovely windowsill. It is always an excuse to make something handcrafted myself also.

    My weekend wanderings are taking me to visiting “fresh pressed blogs” I discovered on my own, it being too hot now to venture forth outside.

    I am thinking there are also other flower tutorials on this site. Enjoy these on the first actual days of summer.

     See link for directions.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
  • blueribbonfair 4:07 pm on May 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , diy, , , ,   

    Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 2 Fit with My Monday Mood-ANIMALS-Chickens 

    Our pretty “Little Black Hen.” had her 3rd large hatch of chicks last week. We were also given 2 chicks old enough to leave their mom which stick together like glue and give me lots of laughs. So this week for the challenge; I am sharing my little chicken  farm.

    Mama hen with a couple of her ten peepiing from underneath. It Very hard to get close to them and get a picture since she gathers them up so quickly.

    Mama hen with a couple of her ten peeping from underneath. It Very hard to get close to them and get a picture since she gathers them up so quickly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The older and larger chicks that were given us. I call them Tic and Toc. Very flighty and hard to get them to cooperate with the camera

    Last batch of babies. Big Red is in the foreground.

    Last batch of babies. Big Red is in the foreground.

    Our Duck. She started out on a farm with this chicken so I think he gets annoyed with her banter, but he endures. His name is Chocolate Her name Sack.

    Our Duck. She started out on a farm with this chicken so I think he gets annoyed with her banter, but he endures. His name is Chocolate Her name Sack.

     

     

    Huckleberry would come into the porch laundry room and eat vegetables out of utensils.

    Huckleberry would come into the porch laundry room and eat vegetables out of utensils.

    2 Mama hens flashing me. I could not get them to stand still and face me long enough to snap the shot.

    2 Mama hens flashing me. I could not get them to stand still and face me long enough to snap the shot.

    Cluck -more like Attila the Hun.

    Cluck -More like Attila the Hun.

     

    Mama hen with a couple of her ten peepiing from underneath. It Very hard to get close to them and get a picture since she gathers them up so quickly.

    Mama hen with a couple of her ten peeping from underneath. It Very hard to get close to them and get a picture since she gathers them up so quickly.

     

     

    Now this is our little red hen who left us an egg. lol

    Now this is our little red hen who left us an egg. lol

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    My Huckleberry Rooster Drawing I did after he was gone.

    My Huckleberry Rooster Drawing I did after he was gone.

     

    The last 2 pictures are little attachments I love having to do with chickens.

    For my followers and visitors

    For my followers and visitors

     
  • blueribbonfair 8:35 pm on May 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , diy, diy geodes, , , Easter Ideas, , Martha Sterwart, ,   

    Pinterest FaIL-Sort of 

    AT Easter time I mentioned in a post that my kids and I did eggshell geodes. I posted a picture from Martha Stewart with how they are supposed to turn out.

    -I now know I am not Martha. Have you ever seen the blog called something like that? I may have seen more than 1 of them. It is too bad such names are already taken. Anyway, they still are pretty, but not at all like the picture from her site. The colors are cheery and my mind is spinning with upcycle ideas to use them for, but on this depressive Monday here are the results prior to doing something else with them.

     

     

     

    They are pretty shells as you can see. This is all of them as a collection.

    They are pretty shells as you can see. This is all of them as a collection.

     

     

     

    The orange one has the most crystals , but not at all like the photo from Martha's blog.

    The orange one has the most crystals , but not at all like the photo from Martha’s blog.

     

     

     

    This is how Martha does it. she never has a failure. lol

    This is how Martha does it. she never has a failure. lol

    I think there is a link on my former post in April on this under Holidays, if you want to see what we tried. Maybe you would have better luck

     
    • Amy 9:25 pm on May 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      That is so beautiful! Love the creative idea!

    • Photography Journal Blog 12:05 pm on May 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This reminds me of a time I saw Martha on a show, and someone in the audience was like “I’ve tried what you are demonstrating and it really doesn’t look like yours” Martha’s response to that comment could not have been more condescending it was one of those moments where you really felt for the woman in the audience who probably will never buy a Martha branded thing again.

      • blueribbonfair 2:04 pm on May 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        That is crazy. I know people like that. They take it as criticism against them when the person was just stating a fact. That is ridiculous. Makes me never want to support her either again. I got the idea from pinterest. I pin and never know where it comes from until I go to do it sometime. I do not do much from her like I used to since I do not have time. Just if it is a pin on Pinterest that leads me there. Thanks for the comment.

    • Charlotte Hoather 5:40 pm on June 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This reminded me of an episode with melted wax crayons, not at all easy to do 🙂

      • blueribbonfair 6:26 pm on June 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        We tried the melted was crayons on pumpkins a few years back and all it did was clock up the hot glue gun. Wishing you the best as you do your music stuff.

  • blueribbonfair 8:17 pm on May 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , diy, diy cards, , , home made cards, kids can make cards, mailing gift ideas, mother's day gifts easy to make   

    Mother's Day theme – Focus on DIY cards. 

    If you read my post from yesterday; I had yet to get my Mother’s day stuff ready.  Well, am rejoicing because what I finally decided to go with is in the mailbox as we speak.

    I love cards since they are less expensive to mail then larger packages. And it is easy to add a gift card to the inside for the price you could have spent on shipping.

    I have been doing home done cards for many holidays and occasions for quite some time.  And this is a quick tutorial of the ones I did today:

     

     

    Supplies plus toothpick.

    Supplies plus toothpick.

     

     

    card stock light green cut after folding in 1/2 lengthwise into 2 sections then folded into a  card. (makes an odd size kind of, but is also stand out from norm. done this way.  Plus save on paper which some may not need, but I am frugal that way!

    card stock light green cut after folding in 1/2 lengthwise into 2 sections then folded into a card. (makes an odd size kind of, but is also stand out from norm. done this way. Plus save on paper which some may not need, but I am frugal that way!

     

     

    white paint with tooth pick dipped in it and pressed`on diagonal at top of green stems

    white paint with tooth pick dipped in it and pressed`on diagonal at top of green stems

     

     

     

    Using other end of the q tip, add blowing dandelion seeds as dots.

    Using other end of the q tip, add blowing dandelion seeds as dots.

    I wrote happy mother’s day on the inside and signed.

     

     

    For the envelope I am using beautiful art work my sign did in art last year. ( I take pictures so that a digital record is kept. This is a great way to use up art that is hard to store and keep.

    For the envelope I am using beautiful art work my sign did in art last year. ( I take pictures so that a digital record is kept. This is a great way to use up art that is hard to store and keep.

     

     

    Cut and wrap like flat presents. Add gift cards to cards first. lol. Address  labels and postage. Takes 2 stamps to be safe. Weight is about 2 oz.  MAIL......Fun and satisfaction....

    Cut and wrap like flat presents. Add gift cards to cards first. lol. Address labels and postage. Takes 2 stamps to be safe. Weight is about 2 oz. MAIL……Fun and satisfaction….

    I mail cards with envelopes like this a lot and it is no problem as long as you have the correct or above postage. Wait for smiles…..

     

    Found this idea here and yes I like to do art projects geared towards kids that is simple and not to involved and time consuming; I am always running late. Thanks for viewing and let me know what you think or if this inspires you.  More ideas here:

     

    http://www.sassydealz.com/2014/04/q-tip-dandelion-mothers-day-card-kids-make.html

     
  • blueribbonfair 10:23 pm on April 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , diy, , Easter collage, Easter decorating, Easter fun, Easter Ideas.Easter eggs, , fancy eggs, fun with kids,   

    Friday Fun and Photos 4 Easter 

    Fun Food

    Fun Food

    Fancy for Me

    Fancy for Me

    Not to fail with fun 4 the teen-link for games

    Not to fail with fun 4 the teen-link for games

    Fun Finds-Put the eggs decorated in a cute basket.

    Fun Finds-Put the eggs decorated in a cute basket.

    Fun Flair vintage egg creativity

    Fun Flair vintage egg creativity

    Fun 4 first day of the week

    Fun 4 first day of the week

    Family Fun Fancy Egg decorating

    Family Fun Fancy Egg decorating

     
  • blueribbonfair 2:56 pm on April 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , diy, diy face products, diy vitamin c face cream, face cream tutorial, make your own face cream, natural beauty products, vitamin c cream   

    Quick Tutorial on Tuesday-Vitamin C – Face Cream 

    Finished cream mixed in small mason jar

    Finished cream mixed in small mason jar

    2 vitamin c tablets to dissolve in about half tablespoon of water with 1/2 bottle goats milk -all natural lotion (or any other lotion of your choice )

    2 vitamin c tablets to dissolve in about half tablespoon of water with 1/2 bottle goats milk -all natural lotion

    Stir well and use. I have found it really made my skin glow and look younger. Enjoy!! Let me know if you do this and how it worked for you.

    See how this was done easily on my blog. After doing the first steps, this is the end result,: a fluffy creamy product. Stir well and use. I have found it really made my skin glow and look younger. Enjoy!! Let me know if you do this and how it worked for you.

     
  • blueribbonfair 5:35 pm on August 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , diy, , reblog,   

    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.

     
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