Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Joining the Twitter Tree: Gift Guide

A wonderful collection of handmade and vintage items makeup this wonderful gift guide from the gals on the Twitter Tree.

If you would like to join in the fun please go to: Eluna Jewlery

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Photography by Colleen

Sharing another collection of my photographs today.  My work is a mix of natural photography and digital manipulation.  Some of my photographs speak to me without any enhancements and some I just know will pop right from the photo if I work with it.  I love digital art and this combination has become one of my passions.

Rustic Coyote Mine Nevada in Sepia can be found at
Enhanced Flamingo Photograph.  The bright Pink of the flamingo pops on the black and white background.  Can be found on etsy at:

This lovely pink flamingo is sharing the pond with some woodland duck friends.  Can be found at:

Enhanced photograph of purple lupine taken in Colorado at

Sunday, August 21, 2016

People Are Good; Laughter Is The Best Medicine

On Sunday I post funny things I find online.  I do this because as the burdens of the week mount it feels so good to just laugh.  Laugh uncontrollable until tears fall from my eyes and miraculously the weight on my shoulders is lightened.

Unfortunately for all of us this weight is becoming heavier and heavier.  Our bosses are asking more from us, our kids are battling  evils we never even knew existed in our childhood and we are watching the future leaders of our country behaving so immorally that it is amazing that either one is standing there.

I have often said that the way to control society is through chaos.  If there is so much chaos in our own lives we won't notice laws being passed that completely steel our freedoms and the evils of our politics.

When people are in chaos, they are so focused on their own misery that they are numbed to atrocities happening to others.  They justify why it happened to those people so they can somehow reassure themselves that they are superior and it won't happen to them.  They didn't believe in the right god, they didn't raise their kids right, they lived in sin... Reality is most of it could happen to anyone.  One mistake, one wrong turn, an angry word, an impulsive misstep and it can happen.  We all know it.

Right now society's fire is being flamed by a combination of our human nature and the acts of master manipulators.  I do not watch the news as much as I used to because it tells you what to believe about our wold.  It doesn't report facts; it selects specific facts to support their agenda and reports only that.  This simple act of selective reporting is skewing our reality and the belief of an entire population.

I'm done with my long winded rant, right or wrong, it is my opinion and no one needs to agree with me.  But I am more determined today; we need to proclaim good, report acts of kindness and love, and we need to put fear, hate, and any other negative emotion in its place.  There is no room for it here.

Philippians 4:8 - Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life (are) in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You!

Let's Party! that is Pinterest Party!
Pinterest Party

Pinterest can generate a lot of traffic to your site fast, it has become a key in self promotion and showing off your products.  By having others repin and "like" your pins it moves yours towards that top bracket (where we all want to be!)

For this to be successful there will be some rules and instructions. Please note we are using InLinkz for our pins to promote, click, like and repin, makes it sooo much easier :)
Pinterest Party Rules
There have been many questions about where to place the hashtag "#ButterflysPin so I am including a clip to hopefully help show where to place it.
Pinterest party example

get the InLinkz code
Easy Tweet: Please post this button to your blog to spread the word :)
grab button for Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic
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Friday, August 19, 2016

The Twitter Tree

The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:


Only 2 Items per person
Each Tweet must contain one of these corresponding hashtag 
Monday - #CCMTT
Wednesday - #EJWTT
Friday - #BAFTT

(NOTE:  Important only use these #'s for Twitter Tree Tweets!)
Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
Include your Twitter Id, mine is @ButterflysAttic
Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet.Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).

No Mature Items
Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)

Help us get more visitors to this post and tweet this post (I made it easy with the button below) --------------------------

Amazing closeup of Dragonfly Nature #Photography by ButterflyInTheAttic via @Etsy #BAFTT @ButterflysAttic 

Perched Hummingbird Dreamy/Misty #Photograph by ButterflyInTheAttic via @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #BAFTT @Art

Happy Sales

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Joining the Twitter Tree: Gift Guide

A wonderful collection of handmade and vintage items makeup this wonderful gift guide from the gals on the Twitter Tree.

If you would like to join in the fun please go to: Eluna Jewlery

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cohosting the Chain Linky Climb and Giveaway

It is hard to believe that we are looking at back to school for our little ones already.  Before we know it some of us will be chasing falling leaves and getting ready for those first snow flakes.  Time certainly flies and it just doesn't want to slow down even if we are having the best summer.

While it is sad to see the summer go so quickly, it is exciting to think of the wonderful things that are coming up. There are several blogs featured and joining the Climb with wonderful back-to-school tips and ideas.  Along with much much more this Climb is a wonderful way to connect with other bloggers, build network, and find great blogs.  And we always have a fantastic giveaway so don't forget to signup to win!

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WELCOME to Week#3 of the AUGUST 2016 CLIMB!

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop where Cohosts & Guest Cohosts are added each week for ultimate exposure! 

Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here's how the Giveaway & Guest Cohosting works - the hosts, cohosts & Guest cohosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to guest cohost please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")
We have 2 permanent cohosts for week#2, 3 permanent cohosts for week#3 and eventually we will have 4 permanent cohosts for week#4 making a grand total of 11 hosts/cohosts each month & that's not even including Guest Cohosts!
Highest CLIMBer Features!!

Each permanent host & cohost will feature their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!  Every "Highest CLIMBer" will be pinned to our Pinterest board:
Chain Linky CLIMB Pinterest board
Butterfly in the Attic

My Highest CLIMBer from July 2016 is:
One Little Project At A Time..
Her wonderful post on Homemade Super Laundry Sauce has inspired me to experiment for myself.  I can't wait to see what fragrances I can infuse into my laundry with this mix.  Plus if it works as good as Tide just think of my savings :)  Yay!

Please enter below -one person will win:
- Your choice of 2 month inherit Ad spaces OR 1 month large Spotlighting Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on Butterfly in the Attic- $30 value
- Your choice of 3 Sidebar Ad Spaces OR 2 Monthly Ad Spaces (for Blogs or Online Shops) on God's Growing Garden - $30 value
- 1 "Summer Bouquet" Stone Necklace - $20 value
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"Summer Bouquet" Stone Necklace
"Summer Bouquet: Three rare green slag glass stones from Lake Michigan between orange/yellow glass and ceramic beads and bright flower pot charm from a 30 inch stainless steel "made in the USA" ball chain."

by ShorelineDesigned
Total prize value is $80!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become second place prizes)
- You MUST have a mailing address in the lower 48 states of the USA in order to win the necklace (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- facebook, google & all other social media are NOT responsible for any part of this giveaway
- This Giveaway is open from August 1st, 2016 until August 31st, 2016
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts, Cohosts & Guest Cohosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - AUGUST 2016 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
There are many ways to follow us:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life

blog  | pinterest  |  bloglovin  |  google+ twitter  |  facebook |  instagram

Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
blog  | pinterest  |  etsy  |  google+ twitter  |  facebook |  facebook postcards

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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you Guest Cohost you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)

We are looking for amazing Bloggers like you to Guest Cohost the CLIMB! 
Please click the purple button below to sign up to Guest Cohost or click HERE!

God’s Growing Garden


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