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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Photography by Colleen

As a child billboards were the boredom buster on those long family trips.  Sometimes you have to just chuckle at some of your ideas when young.  At that time I couldn't understand why everyone was so worried about billboards going up.  

But alas it is one of my fond memories and I truly enjoy creating works of art out these giants.  Roadside welcome signs were also a favorite.  Seeing that next state welcome sign was a sign of survival as a kid :)


Hope you enjoy my new digitally enhanced fine art photographs of signs from around the US.


Brand new photographs listed at ButterflyInTheAttic



Rustic and Weather Worn Fireworks Billboard Wyoming Roadside Photograph

http://www.butterflysattic.com/product-page/c61e8118-a0b2-d8e8-6aa1-53cbf2c00ecc
Kelly Green Welcome to Weed Calif City Limit Roadside Sign Fine Art Photograph
http://www.butterflysattic.com/product-page/cac8f334-fe1f-b639-d2d9-cf7e46fdc2bd
Kelly Green Welcome to Illinois The Land of Lincoln Roadside Fine Art Photograph

http://www.butterflysattic.com/product-page/31c35fdd-4c7e-e3e0-85c4-c942dd9f4c90

Tangerine Orange Saguaro Hotel Sign Palm Springs California Fine Art Photograph
http://www.butterflysattic.com/product-page/92f250ad-07d1-7ebe-abd5-b740e1e18072

Red Vintage Motel Sign Digitally Enhanced Fine Art Photograph Wall Hanging
http://www.butterflysattic.com/product-page/bf59fc2c-d02d-4013-0cb7-7e88ebb5aede

Monday, January 30, 2017

Co-hosting You're the Star Blog Hop Week 1

Happy Monday my friends I hope you have a very productive and good week
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 February "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
My Photography in this post reflects a beautiful naturalized garden wall.
http://www.butterflyintheattic.com/2017/01/photography-by-colleen_17.html
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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the
"You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarGarden_zpsmtrqgy7g.jpg
This week is GARDEN feature week
Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  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, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg

(All features were chosen from the January 2016 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Visit To An Organic Vegetable Garden by Comfort Spring
large planting area

8 Wild Herbs I foraged for Last Year by Feathers in the Woods
Foraging for wild herbs
 How To Ensure A Healthy Flock by One Grace Filled Life
 
Decorative Garden Art - Using a Vase & a Globe by Eclectic Red Barn
Eclectic Red Barn: Decorative Garden Art
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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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Video Conference Call In Real Life; Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Now that I work as a project manager my entire day is filled with a variety of conference calls and emails.  This series of videos are absolutely perfect and it is the experience acted out in real life.  They have a ton of additional funny videos to check out so if you like these visit them on YouTube.   I hope it brings some smiles for you on this beautiful Sunday.

Video Conference Call In Real Life; Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You!

Let's Party! Pinterest Party that is!

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
#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

get the InLinkz code
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, January 26, 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

(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) --------------------------



Airbrushed Pink Cherry Blossoms Birthday Card Vintage Postcard by postcardsintheattic http://etsy.me/1kHoaJ0 @Etsy #BAFTT @ButterflysAttic



Hummingbird Perch on Branch Dreamy/Misty Background Colored Photograph 
 http://ow.ly/KQBn308n8gx #BAFTT @ButterflysAttic #500pxrtg


Happy Sales
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get the InLinkz code

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Photography by Colleen


I have always considered myself an optimistic realist; a person who recognizes that yes it will be hard word but it will be worth it and maybe even fun.  But then good grief it because so much more complicated and I am shocked at how much time is invested to just get a small task finished.

So I am going through this right now.  I set up my new domain, new shop, lunched on my new website that hopefully will be it no more switching.  Now advertising.  Google offers an amazing promotion to first time advertisers. $100 free but you have to spend $25 within the first 30 days of activating the promo.  Now I know why :(  I have been setting this up for 3 days 2 solid weekend days yesterday morning, last night and now.  Every time I think I have I get either an error or declined.  BAH!

With all that being said, today's post is short.  Just me complaining but I can tell you I will give you the details once I finish this because man I wish someone could have walked me through this.  I will be very glad to have this done and to get back to actually taking and listing my photography. 



Please stop by my new shop and help me promote I can use all the help I can get.  I would so greatly appreciate our support.  go to:  ButterflyInTheAttic

Missed last week's post?  You're in luck go to http://www.butterflyintheattic.com/2017/01/photography-by-colleen_17.html to get caught up 

Monday, January 23, 2017

You're the Star Family Feature Week 4

Hard to believe it but we are already on Week 4 this month and even harder to believe is that January is coming to a close.  I hope everyone is had a wonderful weekend and a great week!

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 Week#4 of the December
"You're the STAR" blog hop!
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories. 
(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" only occurs during 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 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)
Below is a graphic showing our weekly feature categories:


by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStar_zpsd14bf9ky.jpg
This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Cohosting Team's blogs to see who is being featured:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
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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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BLOGGER OPP
If you are interested in cohosting & contributing to the February "You're the STAR" GIVEAWAY - then please click HERE to fill out the form (sign-ups end 1/27/17) (The Giveaway is totally separate from the Blog Hop)
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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, January 21, 2017

Pinterest Party; You Pin Us We Pin You!

Let's Party! Pinterest Party that is!

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
#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

get the InLinkz code
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, January 19, 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

(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) --------------------------



Little Girl Flirting w/ Little Boy "Valentine's Day" #Vintage Postcard 100+ Yrs http://etsy.me/2iABR1m via @Etsy @ButterflysAttic #BAFTT



Fire Orange Berries Hang from a Tree in Southern California Photograph Buy Direct
http://ow.ly/6lbV3087hve @ButterflysAttic #BAFTT #500PXRTG


Happy Sales
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get the InLinkz code

National Popcorn Day on Flashback Thursday

Oh the fun things in life and nothing is more fun than popcorn!  It brings back a wonderful flashback of family movie nights and game night at my grandparents.
Jolly Time Pop Corn Collection of Delightful
Recipes & Party Suggestions 1950s
Etsy Shop: QuinsippiMercantile
  As a child I knew I was in for a treat when my grandmother brought out her popcorn pan and the oil.  We were not a frying family so if that oil was out with that kettle I knew what it meant.  The scratching of the pan as she quickly slid it across the stove top to keep the kernels from burning.  The excitement when you finally heard that first POP! then another POP! and another until a mad flurry of popping and last the cover is forced off.  As silly as it sounds I loved it when the popcorn would fly all over the place as it blast off the kettles top.  (I am sure my grandmother hated the mess)

Shortly I was exposed to Jiffy Pop.  It was considered to be "expensive" in our household but I can remember clearly the one and only time.  I can't remember who but possibly my uncle bought it.  It was Magical... One it was in it's own little package (unique at the time) two the popcorn would force the foil top to expand and expand and expand as it popped.  It looked as if the entire thing might burst in a snowfall of popcorn in my grandma's kitchen. So as a kid I would have voted to Jiffy Pop on popcorn night but alas popped in the kettle was our stand by.
My Grandma and Grandpa Hoerth
I was so blessed to have these great memories with them

Happy National Popcorn Day on Flashback Thursday!

Vintage Campfire Popcorn Popper
Etsy Shop: RetroandSteel
Popcorn popper, vintage kitchen,
camping,mid century kitchen, appliance from
Etsy Shop: KarensChicNShabby
Vintage popcorn popper,
Excel popcorn popper, stainless steel kitchen, vintage kitchen
Etsy Shop: bullseyecollectibles
Vintage Toastess Automatic Self-Buttering Corn Popper
 - Popcorn Maker - NOS - Kitchen - Appliance - Gadget - Movie Night
Etsy Shop: FrenchToastKitty

K&M Metal Popcorn Popper Aluminum Electric Corn Popper
 Vintage Small Appliance 12-501 with Cloth Cord + Glass Lid
Etsy Shop:  LaurasLastDitch
Popcorn Popper - The Great
American Popcorn Machine
Etsy Shop: WillowRoseMarket
Popcorn Popper-Microwave-No oil
Etsy Shop: Heartoftreasures419
Vintage Personal Glass Popcorn Bowl
Etsy Shop: VintageVST
Vintage Glass Popcorn Bowl Set, Large Bowl with
 Four Small Bowls, 5- Piece Set, Red Type
Etsy Shop: stuartroadvintage
Awesome Vintage Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Bowl
Etsy Shop: sixpencebluemoon
Vintage Pair Popcorn Boxes Containers Vintage Coca Cola Ad 
Martin Theatres Carmike Co Vintage Coca Cola Collectible
Popcorn Box Containers from Etsy Shop: HelenandherDaughters
8 different Old 1950s plus Popcorn bags etc.
Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus bag,
Fresh Roasted Jumbo Peanuts, etc..from Etsy Shop: inkpainter
Farmer Boy Popcorn Box
Etsy Shop: everygreatdeal