Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You

Good morning, I am hoping everyone is having a relaxing weekend.  So 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, and repin, makes it sooo much easier :)
#ButterflysPin
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

Easy Tweet: Please post this button to your blog to spread the word :)
grab button for Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic
<div class="pinterest-party-at-butterflyintheattic-button" style="width: 300px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.ButterflyInTheAttic.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-46B2oeUUoU8/Vc9jLrqy9pI/AAAAAAAAVzs/8r5Ltn5BICo/s320/Pinterest%2BParty.png" alt="Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic" width="300" height="150" /> </a> </div>

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Merry Christmas Message

A Merry Christmas Message:

For this Christmas I ended up getting the one gift I needed most this year, God's love and mercy.  Just like everyone else I can get wrapped up in long to-do lists and the hurried pace of the holiday season.  Unfortunately it seems that I had a wake-up call this year to set me back straight to what is really the meaning behind Christmas and what I should be focusing on.

I will always believe that family traditions is very important but sometimes in an attempt to make these traditions picture perfect I can forget why I am doing it; for family.  Some of my readers may already know that my daughter, Ashley, had been in the ICU this week.  

She started having numbness on her right side and then suddenly had uncontrolled seizures.  Even after a steady flow of drugs she continued to seize throughout Sunday and Monday.  Monday afternoon we chose to intubate her in an attempt to gain control.  She still continued to have small seizures through Tuesday but by Wednesday the storm seemed to calm.  She was able to be released Christmas Eve night and with the help of my husband we were able to maintain much of our Christmas traditions. (Note Walgreen's Pharmacy is one of the only open 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Day)

Ashley has had seizures most her life and I have grown accustom to this.  However in the back of my mind I have a crazed fear of losing her. I know that all parents worry from time to time but this can sometimes get out of control.  This episode of seizures were worse than any I had seen and I was devastated in fearing the worse.  When facing these critical moments I tend to feel that I am battling this alone and can be snappy to the people closest to me.  Namely my poor husband.  

I know that life has been different than what I had hoped for but it is a very good life. With this holiday scare I came to realize that I need to change my mindset from walking on pins and needles to one of joy.  I need to learn to enjoy what I have now in this moment and force myself to accept those things outside of my control and release my worry and fears to God.

Not everyone has the Norman Rockwell Christmas and that is alright, because I have the crazy Cornelius Christmas.
Thanks to all who sent their love and prayers for my daughter's recovery.  I hope that everyone had a very blessed and peaceful Christmas and have a prosperous and fantastic New Year.  

Co-hosting You're the Star Blog Hop Bonus Week

Co-Hosting another wonderful week of blog hop fun.  I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Photography by Colleen On Pixels (FAA) - Garden Favorites
There are several ways to follow me:
         
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg
WELCOME to the December "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the December "You're the STAR" blog hop!
(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)
Meet all of your STAR Hosts 
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarGarden_zpsmtrqgy7g.jpgby Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarCreative_zpsumokaegr.jpg
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarFamily_zps6gnkp7zk.jpgby Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHome_zpsvjqg4aib.jpg
Swing by the STAR Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom

Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories (except for this special EXTRA day - we will be featuring 2 extra).  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  while remaining family friendly),
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg
(All features were chosen from the November "You're the Star" blog hop)
Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie by Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen
 

How We Save Over $10,000 a Year! by Grandma's House DIY
How we save over $10,000 per year on insurance, electric bill, cigarettes, smoking, cheap, save money, frugal tips, car maintenance, household products

When God Says "Yes" by Living Our Days


DIY Hazel's Turned Leg Coffee Table by
H & G Designs
turned leg coffee table social media image free plans
If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

You're a STAR

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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You

Good morning, I am hoping everyone is having a relaxing weekend.  So 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, and repin, makes it sooo much easier :)
#ButterflysPin
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

Easy Tweet: Please post this button to your blog to spread the word :)
grab button for Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic
<div class="pinterest-party-at-butterflyintheattic-button" style="width: 300px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://www.ButterflyInTheAttic.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-46B2oeUUoU8/Vc9jLrqy9pI/AAAAAAAAVzs/8r5Ltn5BICo/s320/Pinterest%2BParty.png" alt="Pinterest Party At ButterflyInTheAttic" width="300" height="150" /> </a> </div>

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Twitter Tree


The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
Instructions:
Only 2 Items per person
Each Tweet must contain one of these corresponding hashtag 
Monday - #CCMTT
Wednesday - #EJWTT
Friday - #BAFTT

Tweet Everyone’s listings as they are written. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not. Those who do not tweet others or tweet others correctly will be removed.)

(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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/564250858/apache-plume-seed-heads-in-blush?ref=listings_manager_grid

https://www.etsy.com/listing/559243734/bright-ruby-red-poinsettia-intertwined?ref=shop_home_active_12
Ashley is still in the ICU So No Tweets For Me Blessings To All :)
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get the InLinkz code

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Photography by Colleen On Pixels - Garden Favorites

This week's features is a Collection of my favorite garden scenes on Fine Art America (Pixels)

Hope everyone is ready and excited for Christmas

For My Etsy Listings go to:  https://etsy.com/shop/ButterflyInTheAttic
For my listings on Fine Art America (which includes: mugs, totes, tees, and much more) go to https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/colleen-cornelius.html or
https://pixels.com/profiles/colleen-cornelius.html (same items and shop just a little different look)

"Monarch Butterfly In Lush Leaves" Fine Art Photograph

https://pixels.com/featured/monarch-butterfly-in-lush-leaves-colleen-cornelius.html
"Monarch Butterfly In Lush Leaves"  Fine Art Photograph on Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/monarch-butterfly-in-lush-leaves-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html

https://pixels.com/products/monarch-butterfly-in-lush-leaves-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Monarch Butterfly In Lush Leaves"  Fine Art Photograph on Coffee or Hot Cocoa Mug
https://pixels.com/products/monarch-butterfly-in-lush-leaves-colleen-cornelius-coffee-mug.html
"Cluster Of Toadstools In Fairy Garden" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/cluster-of-toadstools-in-fairy-garden-colleen-cornelius.html
"Cluster Of Toadstools In Fairy Garden" Fine Art Photograph on Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/cluster-of-toadstools-in-fairy-garden-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/cluster-of-toadstools-in-fairy-garden-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Cluster Of Toadstools In Fairy Garden" Fine Art Photograph on Throw Pillow
https://pixels.com/products/cluster-of-toadstools-in-fairy-garden-colleen-cornelius-throw-pillow.html
"Single White Daisy On Purple" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/single-white-daisy-on-purple-colleen-cornelius.html
"Single White Daisy On Purple" Fine Art Photograph on Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/single-white-daisy-on-purple-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/single-white-daisy-on-purple-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Single White Daisy On Purple" Fine Art Photograph Hot Cocoa Mug
https://pixels.com/products/single-white-daisy-on-purple-colleen-cornelius-coffee-mug.html
"Squirrel Eating Crab Apple" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/squirrel-eating-crab-apple-colleen-cornelius.html
"Squirrel Eating Crab Apple" Fine Art Photograph on Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/squirrel-eating-crab-apple-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/squirrel-eating-crab-apple-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Squirrel Eating Crab Apple" Fine Art Photograph on Tote Bag
https://pixels.com/products/squirrel-eating-crab-apple-colleen-cornelius-tote-bag.html
"White Butterfly On Goldenseal" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/white-butterfly-on-goldenseal-colleen-cornelius.html
"White Butterfly On Goldenseal" Fine Art Photograph On Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/white-butterfly-on-goldenseal-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/white-butterfly-on-goldenseal-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"White Butterfly On Goldenseal" Fine Art Photograph Coffee Mug or Hot Cocoa Mug
https://pixels.com/products/white-butterfly-on-goldenseal-colleen-cornelius-coffee-mug.html
"Beautiful Little Nightmare" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/beautiful-little-nightmare-colleen-cornelius.html
"Beautiful Little Nightmare" Fine Art Photograph On Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/beautiful-little-nightmare-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/beautiful-little-nightmare-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Beautiful Little Nightmare" Fine Art Photograph Duvet Cover
https://pixels.com/products/beautiful-little-nightmare-colleen-cornelius-duvet-cover.html
"Doe Carefully Grazing In Tombstone" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/doe-carefully-grazing-in-tombstone-colleen-cornelius.html
"Doe Carefully Grazing In Tombstone" Fine Art Photograph On Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/doe-carefully-grazing-in-tombstone-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/doe-carefully-grazing-in-tombstone-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Doe Carefully Grazing In Tombstone" Fine Art Photograph Weekender Bag
https://pixels.com/products/doe-carefully-grazing-in-tombstone-colleen-cornelius-weekender-totebag.html
"Quiet Stream Through Japanese Garden" Fine Art Photograph
https://pixels.com/featured/quiet-stream-through-japanese-garden-colleen-cornelius.html
"Quiet Stream Through Japanese Garden" Fine Art Photograph On Canvas
https://pixels.com/products/quiet-stream-through-japanese-garden-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
https://pixels.com/products/quiet-stream-through-japanese-garden-colleen-cornelius-canvas-print.html
"Quiet Stream Through Japanese Garden" Fine Art Photograph Phone Case
https://pixels.com/products/quiet-stream-through-japanese-garden-colleen-cornelius-iphone-case-cover.html?phoneCaseType=iphone10
Missed my last post?  You can catch up by clicking here:
http://www.butterflyintheattic.com/2017/12/photography-by-colleen-on-etsy-tribute.html