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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wait A Minute Mister Postman; Postcard Party 12

I hope you have a very good New Years Eve and a very Happy New Year!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/165821424/antique-postcard-happy-new-year-1911?ref=shop_home_feat


https://www.etsy.com/listing/165702874/antique-postcard-new-year-greetings?ref=shop_home_feat


https://www.etsy.com/listing/165345253/antique-postcard-new-year-greetings?ref=shop_home_active
********************************************************************************* Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...

There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)

Postcard Lover's Tuesday


3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.


4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards... You get the picture ;)

5. Limit 3 Post per person per party (usually weekly)

6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards

STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT POSTCARD I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S Please, Feel Free to grab the code and repost: get the InLinkz code

Monday, December 30, 2013

Computer Shopping, Arrrghhh!

Good morning friends.  I am sure you have notice my blogging has slowed quite a bit since we have moved.  Yes, at first it was because I was so busy that there just wasn't enough time in the day. Secondly with the holidays family will always come first.  But the key factor was that my desktop died!
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Everything was set up in my cozy little corner ready for me to type away and then I tried to turn on my desk top... nothing.  It just simply wont turn on (and yes it was plugged in LOL.)  So I am stuck with my tiny little lappy that is slower then molasses and a cell phone. 
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Well now that we are back from holiday and I am anxious to get blogging again.  So I need to buy a desktop.  I loved my Dell it was with me for 7 years and did pretty good but my husband is a die-hard HP man.  Out of respect I have conceded to get an HP but now he is in love with a wireless desktop and I am leery on if it will meet my needs.  Terry and I both love our home to look like a magazine so I completely understand him.  Should I just through caution to the wind and go for the more visually appealing? (note: my office is a section of the house that is always visible) or should I just focus on function?
Notice all the cords?  Yuck I would love to have the wireless if it works as well
I love using computers and working on graphics even know a little coding but I don't know that much about computers themselves.  Plus I am on a budget so I could use a little advise and would appreciate your comments.  Here are a couple of my options (including my husbands favorite) that are in my price range.  I really don't need a monitor so I could just go with the tower.

HP Pavilion 500-b23w Desktop PC with AMD A6-5200 Quad-Core Processor, 4GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, and Windows 8 (Monitor Not Included)
Right now I can get it for about $330
HP Pavilion 20-b313w All-in-One Desktop PC with AMD E1-2500 Accelerated Processor, 4GB Memory, 20" Display, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 8
This one is a bit more I can get it for about $450

I have never had much luck with refurbished products but, of course, the price tag is extremely luring.
I can get the following for $298 with 8GB instead of 4GB (non refurbished) Memory:
HP Refurbished 110-023wb Desktop PC With Intel Pentium G2020T Processor, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 8 (Monitor Not Included)

If you have any other suggestions I would love to hear them.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sneak Peak - Merry Christmas Eve!

My favorite Christmas movie of all times was the magical Miracle on 34th Street; even as a child I have loved old black and white movies.  The original Miracle on 34th Street is my first glimpse of the festive and traditional Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.  Ever since then I have watched the parade on television and have dreamed of sitting on the balcony looking down on the route just like Susan. 
 
I know that Macy's parade and windows are ultimately a great marketing tool, but what store has given so much joy back to their public?  Sometimes it is just the beauty and wonder of a Macy's window or a black and white movie that will stimulate the dreams of a little girl to want to travel and see more.
 
Woven into my dreams are the images from this great movie pushing me to look for my own Miracle on 34th Street and maybe I found it.   Stay tuned next week to see more great images from my Christmas adventure;)
Blessings and a very Merry Christmas Eve
 
All images and posts are copyrighted.  This image is the property of ButterflyInTheAttic

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


I will be taking a little Christmas Break.
I will be back at the keyboard After New Year's day.
I hope that you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wait A Minute Mister Postman; Postcard Party 11

Are you ready for your holiday celebrations?  I know I am; I can't wait.  Eggnog, Christmas Carols and the festive lights are all waiting for me back in the Midwest!  Not to mention snow and sub-zero temps but just the same I am excited.  I hope that you have the most blessed holiday filled with love and joy of the season.
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166597121/vintage-postcard-heres-hoping-that-your?ref=shop_home_active
 
********************************************************************************* Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...

There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.
2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)

Postcard Lover's Tuesday


3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.
4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards... You get the picture ;)5. Limit 3 Post per person per party (usually weekly)
6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards
STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT POSTCARD I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inspirational Sunday Party; Laughter Is The Best Medicine 7


From FB Page Not Long Before Christmas at
 


From FB page SlapCaption at
 


From FB page Not Long Until Christmas at

Genesis 21:6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

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So now it is your turn. What has tickled your funny bone or inspired you this week?
There is a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.
2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)
Laughter Is The Best Medicine
3. Check out at least 2 other posts, follow if they are new to you, comment, etc.
4. Post something that you found Funny or Inspirational this week, it can be from your blog or it can even be a project or even a piece of art you created for your shop. But do not link your main page or shop home page.
5. Limit 1 Blog posts and 1 Shop post
6. Have fun and get inspired

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Gift Guide; Saturday Shopping Spree Compliments of Christie Cottage

Before we get to the Christmas Gift Guide I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to Jacki of Christie Cottage.  Jacki has donated hours and hours, days and days to helping her fellow artisans and small shops on Artfire and Etsy along with other platforms.  She frequently comes up with new ways to promote our little group and is welcoming to all newcomers. 

I strongly suggest and invite any shops that are interested in promoting themselves and others to join our group.  I have been amazed at the traffic and sales that I get with many of the promotions that Jacki develops.  There are others on the team that also have great promotions and it is a very strong network and great resource.  To see some of these promotions or to be added to Christie Cottage's mailing list go to her wonderful blog at: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/2013/12/saturday-shopping-spree-1214.html

Here is her latest promotion:
Saturday Shopping Spree 12/14
Here are our items we are featuring today.
Some are on sale.
Some have free shipping.
All shops have FAST shipping!

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Amazing Gingerbread  Ladies  w Snowman & Candy Canes bluemorningexpressions   40% OFF Sale

Purple Violet Flowers on Round Yellow Beads Handmade Supplies   bluemorningexpressions  All beads 40% OFF     
 

Pretty copper filigree & pink Swarovski handmade earrings!    
 

Fun copper trilobite & lampwork handmade earrings!    
 

Japanese 10 Yen Coin Pendant Image of Buddist Temple Phoenix Hall    
 

Magnificent  Coin Pendant, Golden Hind Ship...A thoughtful gift for the numismatist   
 

 

 

Set of 5 vintage Bingo Cards Great for your Mixed Media Art Project     
 

Handmade Christmas Gift Tags Handstamped, Upcycled  Embellished    

Large Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings    
 
 
 December Birthstone! Turquoise Pendant in Sterling Silver    


Like or play Country Western Music? You'll love this  Belt Buckle   via  
 

Great  idea.  Blue Rockingham Pottery Horse Handle Pitcher   via  
 


 

Crocheted Christmas Maryjanes &Headband by MagdaleneKnits  via      
 
Crochet Snowman Cocoon w Matching Hat Scarf  by MagdaleneKnits  via     

Friday, December 13, 2013

Twitter Tree: Christmas Gift Guide 2

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

Instructions:
Only 2 Items per person
Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS
Only 2 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.)

 Here are Mine 

Do you want to create your own Great #Christmas Gift Tags? DIY w/ Instant Downloads http://etsy.me/1iQMOqC @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS

Do your kids love SpongeBob? Decorate their #Christmas Gifts w/ My Handmade Gift Tags!   http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/8208610 @ButterflysAttic #CCFRNDS

 
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Featured Collection from Artfire

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