Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fabulous Fall Linky Party

Well this week we are drawing an end to the Fabulous Fall Party! 
The linky is here.  Feel free to link any Fabulous Fall post. 
All the following photos are from previous party posts.  I'll be adding the links bear with me.

                                  Purple Hues and Me
But never fear because next week begins Thanksgiving!  Yea.
I am so happy I enjoy Thanksgiving so much!

                                     Lovely Living
Don't forget this is the last week for the Pumpkin give a way. 
Any post linked here will be entered.  I will draw on the 28th. 

                                        Fabby's Living
Please feel free to link any Fall themed post.  Any post featuring a pumpkin will be entered. 

I'll be linking my very own Fall post soon.  When I have time to upload wonderfully Fabulous photo's.
Gentle Joy
This one is mine from the pumpkin patch about 3 years ago.  We went on Sunday.  I'll be showing my photos soon!

So until then give me something to do and join the party and link up!  I visit every post!  Thank you so much for joining the party!

And of course the fine print. Please feel free to link any Fall Themed post.  I would love to use your photo's on a future post featuring the linky party.  I might also choose your blog to feature on Sleepover Saturday.  Please allow me to repost your pictures here.  I would love it if you followed me!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Test Post-Dummies At Blogging--Applying a Watermark

I am fighting with my computer!  I am determined to make this work!
Trying to get the watermark to work.  For some reason my computer won't upload this photo.  For some reason some of my photo's my computer won't save.  I have them stored on another private blog. It makes no sense to me.  Some from every upload won't work.  It's random when it happens.

 I finally went around through the back door to get this to work.   I posted the original above photo to my private Facebook page.    Since it wouldn't upload from my computer I started this post and put it at the top of the post.  Published it.  Then I opened the post and copied the address and posted to FB.
The photo showed up.   Then I stored it into my computer from the FB post.  It would not store it from the Blogger post.   It's so weird.   

Look at the two different sizes.   Once I got it stored I uploaded to Pic Monkey to add the watermark.
I can't seem to save anything from Pic Monkey to my computer.  So I posted it to Pinterest.  Then I copied from pinterest and posted here. 

In a long round about way.  I managed to get this photo watermarked.  Wow.  That was really an ordeal and not one I would normally undertake. 

I'm posting this crazy post on all my favorite linky parties in hopes that someone else might know what the problem is and have an idea how to fix or change the settings on my computer which is where I think the problem is. 

Before I close I am going to see what happens if I try and insert the photo again below and change the size . . .
I usually just go into the HTML on the post and find the numbers and change the size to what I want. 
I know that with blogger you can choose Small, Med and Large but those sizes just don't make me smile. 

Let's see what happens. 

Opps apparently not going to work.  Because I copied this photo from FB I guess the size numbers don't show up.  Let's see what happens if I use Bloggers sizing option . . .
Very fuzzy way too big!  Let's try another . . .
Still fuzzy.  It is much better here in the original . . .
But no watermark. 

So, does anyone have the answers?    Is there a setting in your computer that won't allow it to copy certain photo's?      Just a reminder.  These are all my personal photo's the I uploaded onto a private blog to store.  I uploaded them to save from my original computer a slow death. 

So, if you can help I would love it! 

I am going to link this Crazy, Chaotic post of my world on all the linky parties listed on my sidebar. 
Click here to visit the original post it's So Sweet!

Tea Party

I really enjoyed writing the original post.(Click Here)   I love playing around with the pics and making fun mosaics!   Here's the original collage/mosaic made using Pic Monkey.  I wasn't able to save it on the computer so it is posted on my Pinterest page.  I copied it and pasted it here.  This is the original size.

Tea Party
Sizing changed by going into HTML.  Original above photo was 736x736.  This photo is 536x536

I'd love your comments and tips!

Have a great week!  And please visit the wonderful linky parties listed on my sidebar. 
The following parties require a direct link to the weekly party.
Carrie at Frugal Crafty Home
Lydia at Much Ado About Monday

Saturday, October 18, 2014

So Sweet

Last year I had the opportunity to help with a Tea party photo shoot. 

You can't have a tea party without a little Princess Fairy Pig!

Hello!  Will you come to my tea party?
Oh they started without us . . .

Where's the cake?  Tea Party's always have cake!

Mommy can I ride the pretty horse?

These photo's are all mine.  They have been stored in my photo blog.  For some reason I wasn't able to move them to add watermarks for this post.  I'm sure it is a glitch with my computer.  Or because I am a dummy at blogging.  So this post will be in my Dummies at Blogging Label!

Linking at the regular party's.  Check the sidebar for links.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Good Fences--What a Cowboy Needs

Two things a Cowboy needs . . .
A Good Fence one with a mouser is a bonus . . . .

And  . . .

A Good church one behind a Fence is a bonus when your lookin' for Good Fences with Tex! 
Now there are a few other things a good Cowboy needs but
That's another post! 
I know your just itchin' to know the rest of the list so I'll give you one more and then say Good Bye!
A good pair of Boots.  A must!
So that's a few things that a Cowboy needs! 
Linking this super informative post with Tex at Good Fences, Sally at Blue Monday and a few others!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Alphabet Thursday Very Vintage Leter "V"

Joining Jenny for our weekly ABC post.  I can't believe we're already on letter "V"!  Today I am sharing some of my Vintage favorites all found on Pinterest. 

So looking for one of these . . .
Huge Vintage Horse Trophy Cup Saddle Club Grand by www.edithandevelyn.etsy.com
Very Vintage Horse Show Trophy Found at this Etsy Shop.  I could buy one! I was amazed at the inventory.  I want them all!  I love how this one is displayed with vintage books. 

Which brings me to my next favorite Vintage item . . .

vintage horse books. The Black Stallion was a favorite of mine!
I love Vintage Horse books. These were in an Etsy Shop.  My daughter has a collection.  I buy her one ever year for Christmas.

This fun photo happened to pop up when I was on Pinterest. 
I just had to add it!

I just loved this old t.v. show!
"A horse is a horse, of course of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course, that is of course, unless the horse, Is the famous Mister Ed!"
I love all the old shows.

This pic. reminds me of another favorite Vintage item.  I love vintage horse pictures . . .

Someday I want to have a gallery wall of vintage prints/paintings
from the 50's.  I even love these . . .
horse decor

Vintage Paint by Number prints. This one was found on Country Living's website.  

I just love Vintage Horse things! 

Do you have any favorite Vintage items? 

Over at Jenny's there are some great Letter V posts.  Click Here
to visit Alphabet Thursday. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Have a Good Day

Hello Friends here's you with a smile
to brighten your day . . .
I'll be back for a Wordfilled Wednesday post at 5:00.  Have a Happy Day

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fabulous Fall Linky Party

Welcome to the Fabulous Fall Party! 

Feel free to link any Fall themed post.
If your post includes a pumpkin(s) you'll be entered in a give a way! 

So join the fun and link your posts. 

Read the fine print first!  Please allow your posts and pictures to be featured here in an upcoming
post!  That's it it's simple. 

Let's party!

Have a Fabulous Day

Good Morning Friends . . .

Loved this image I found on google.  I love hearts. 

Wishing you a Fabulously Happy Day! 

Just a reminder last weeks linky is still open Here featuring Fall and Pumpkins!

The new linky starts today after . . .
I put on my slippers and put my feet up!  There should only be an hour lag time.   If you go to last weeks and it's closed click on my home button and it should take you to the new one or this post. 
If this post pops up then the new linky is still being processed and should be live in a few minutes. 

Thanks to all my sweet faithful friends.  Someday it's your visits and comments that melt my heart and help me make it through the day! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

Joining Sandra at Stay At Home Mom 


Monday, October 13,  2014

 Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::

Breakfast is a challenge for me since I work.  Sadly today I stopped and bought chocolate milk at the store.  

Looking around the house::::

On today's to do list::::

A load of laundry everyday


Keeping my bathroom clean is a challenge

I teach pre-school.  Both of my children homeschool.  I am a believer of homeschooling. 
I also understand that it is a 'choice'  and that some families don't have the means or opportunity to make this wonderful choice.  I am able to 'serve' by sharing God and teaching some amazing kids.

Crocheting/Not Crocheting here now . . .

A tee shirt quilt in progress


Not much waiting on the oven to be repaired

Currently reading::::
 Nothing at the moment

On the TV today::::
 Maybe a Hallmark movie

The weather outside is::::

Cool Thankful for Fall

 On the menu this week::::


 Split Pea and Ham Soup and French Bread


 Pot Roast (hopefully cooked in oven.  Waiting on a new switch after the element exploded last week)


Venison Tacos (a once a week menu item around here)

 Payday....what's on sale at Sprouts


 It's Payday I hope I get to eat out!

 Steak I cook on the stovetop and finish in the oven. (I sure hope it's repaired by Saturday!)

 Smogasbord a Sunday Family tradition of finger foods

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::

Put my feet up 

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

Cheesy Rosemary Crescents
 Super Simple Crescent Roll ups.  Click Here for the recipe.   I will try these Sunday for my Smorgasbord.

One of my simple pleasures::::
 Thrifty shopping

Favorite photo from the camera::::

A favorite shot of my grandson.  

Visiting with Blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye)::::
Debbie Dabble I featured her blog here. Click Here to go directly to Debbie's

Praying for::::

My job 

My daughter

 Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:::: 
Romans 14:1
 Be willing to accept those who still have doubts about what believers can do. And don’t argue with them about their different ideas.
 This is an amazing chapter with some powerful truth to be considered.  I am thankful that
these truths were revealed to me today.
Linking with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday and Jess at The Art of Home-Making

Blue Monday

Little Boys seem to wear a lot of Blue . . . some shots from my pre-school files . . .
S is for S'mores . . .
C is for Circle (we love paint no matter what color!)
And my favorite little Boy in Blue . . .

My favorite Big Blue Boy . . .
This quote spoke to me.    Cherish your "Time".

linking today with Sally for Blue Monday, Jess for the Art of Homemaking

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sleepover Saturday--Featuring Debbie Dabble

 I had this idea.  I have all these sweet bloggy friends that linked at The Fabulous Fall Linky party.  And I just love visiting them.  I thought that you might like to also. 

So I decided to pack up a few things . . .

And take a drive along the coast.  And maybe stop over for a night or two.  Wanna come along? 

Since this is a virtual sleepover.  You don't really have to pack.  You don't really have to even change clothes.  Just come along and meet some of my favorite friends.   

Gotta run and get Daisy all packed and ready to go and visit our sweet friend Debbie . . .
We were greeted the moment we stepped onto the lovely front porch.  Which is what captured our attention for this visit.
I've been planning for weeks to visit Debbie.  I loved the post about these urns that the frugal Debbie got for 'free'! 
Just look at the colors.  Fall has arrived!
We stepped inside and I was able to see the Fabulous Fall Tree!
Debbie Featured her Fabulous Tree here.
And look at the Fabulous Village she brought out for Fall.
Debbie takes Fabulous photo's for her posts!
This is the post that caught my eye on my first visit to Debbie's.
Look at the Fabulous Christmas Decorations!  Debbie loves Christmas as much as I do.  Click here to see this post.
It was so fun visiting.  I couldn't help but ask Debbie to show me her storage spaces! 
But she only winked and said "Well that's another post."
And then, we settled down for a cup of tea and chatted the night away. 
Link your Fabulous Fall posts!  Click Here
Thanks Debbie for the Sweet Visit!
Linking with Christine at Sweet Saturday. Click Here.

Saturday Critters

This is a re-post from 2012....
I was reminded of this post when I was telling a neighbor this story . . .

My Cat Was Cat Napped
This is a Thankful Thursday post because I am Thankful that our cat came home. For over three weeks he has been gone. I have been having a hard time with his disapperance. I felt guilty for not bringing him in on Saturday night when a storm was expected. He didn't come to the patio door like he usually does but we didn't think too much about it. When he didn't come around all day on Sunday or Monday we began to wonder if he had ended up in someone else's apartment. He is a very friendly cat and has neighbor friends that he visits. But no one had seen him. Everyone was beginning to think the worst. Cowboy had told me he was old and maybe he had just crawled off and died. This bothered me too that I would run across him somewhere when I was walking Daisy.
Our grandson loves him. And he loves our grandson.
I was cherishing these pics taken the last time Zane spent the day.  They were so funny supposed to be taking a nap .  He kept telling me 'We not tired Gigi."  I kept telling him He still needed to sleep. 
He never did.  I gave up and so began the photo shoot.   The cat does look tired here. 
I love the smile on Zane's face . . . 
Here is Rascal home and well. 
I guess your wondering why we think he was cat napped. 
Yesterday morning I was on the patio working on some plants.  We have covered parking just outside our door but it has lattice on the back wall so you can see through.  As I was working I heard a car drive up.  There were no cars parked so I could see the car.  It stopped and a lady got out. 
That's when I saw Rascal coming to the patio.  He was walking down the sidewalk.  I didn't think anything about the lady because I was so happy to see him.  He was cautiously approaching the patio.    And she was walking toward to the lattice.    When I said his name she stopped.  She had not seen me.  I began calling him and he came to me and the lady got back in her car and drove away. 
When he came in the house he was cautious at first almost acted like he didn't recognize me.  But he went right to Daisy and rubbed against her. 
At lunch when Cowboy came home he was pretty much back to normal.   
Today he spent the afternoon sleeping on top of the quilt blocks I had on the bed. 
I am happy that Rascal is home. 
But I am sad that he was gone for so long and that someone kept him. 
Today I am having to learn forgiveness.  It's a rough Journey.
Today 2 years later I am having a G'Day. My Saturday is Sweet!

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