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I love banners, buntings, and garlands and I have been seeing them everywhere lately. (click on the photos to see the owners)

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Lavender Garland (by Vintage Amethyst)

newspaper snowflakes (by mayalu)

delicate newspaper bunting (by mayalu)

Mini Bunting (by Chez Larsson)

spring banner (by littlethings1)

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When I lived in Wyoming we owned our own home with one acre of land and we always had a very large garden. I could spend hours in my vegetable and flower gardens. I loved my yard, loved fresh vegetables and loved nurturing my family in ways I could not even comprehend. There is something about planting, growing and feeding your family that makes you feel industrious.

I was just chatting with Jackie over at Smoothpebble about this very thing. She is making laundry soap and she is very excited about it, she asked if it was silly. I completely understand why it makes her so excited. We live in a consumer driven world, blah, blah, I know, but it is true. Our great-grandmothers would be rolling in their graves if they seen how easy we have it.

I think things like sewing, hand made crafting, gardening, and soap making are dying in our homes. It is sad really because it is so rewarding when we take the time to do it. Now I will get off my soap box. =]

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I watch Martha Stewart faithfully, I even record it. The other day she made a salad table that allows you to grow salad greens and herbs on your porch. They even made a salad box that you can just put in a small space. I called my husband right away and told him he was making me one. I am so excited to grow things again.

What do you do with your hands to create and nurture yourself and others? I am really interested so please do share even if it is a goal that you would like to do in the future.

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Gossip (by Grant Hamilton)
photo by Gossip

Getting back to work (by Matt?!)
photo by Matt?!

210/365 (by Shelby Nycole)
photo by Shelby Nycole

whiteballoonsandalightswitch (by danske)
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I am sorry but I have to share the new ones with you. I have been doing fabric banners now. I love them. I could decorate every room with these. I see them and just smile. It does not take much to make me smile I admit. =]

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the final note
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~ This hat made me chuckle a little.
~ This photo is what my dreams are made of.
~ Her words always make me think, smile, or giggle.

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What do you think of the blackboard?

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I will be posting a few new banners every week.

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I have been making these little banners for a couple of weeks now and I have decided to put some in an Etsy shop. I have made some for gifts and just kept on going. They are fun to make and even more fun to give.
banners (by simplyblogged)

Positive affirmations are a great way to bring a positive energy into your home or office and I have been doing this for years. I try to find creative ways to write positive words and post them around the house. If you want peace, more faith, creativity, success, love, or anything else, this is a great start.

If you all like these maybe I can do a give away in the future. Maybe another scavenger hunt?

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{rest} (by Leaca's Philosophy)

~Mt. Redoubt has decided to cool off, the levels are still higher than normal and the level continues at orange. AK Dave has some great shots, we bumped into him when we were at the beach watching.

~ I have been so busy this week, maybe a better word is distracted. The kids have been out for spring break and so I have been filling my time else where. We went to see Taken and it was good and intense.

~ I have been obsessed with making these little banners and can’t get enough. I have bought some vintage papers and have been caught up in creations. I love it when that happens.

~ Tonight there is another Sneak Attack on Etsy. I can’t wait to see another shop watch their sales go through the roof and not know what hit them. I love this kind of thing.

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yvette_inufio

Yvette can compose the most beautiful photos filled with simple everyday items. Her use of light and textures is breathtakingly beautiful. She is truly an artist. If you are not familiar with her work, you need to check her out.

1. What do you shoot with?

Right now with a Nikon D90, but I have a Konica Minolta which I adore and two vintage cameras, one of them for the TTV shoots that I do sometimes.

2. What is your favorite photo on flickr? (one of yours and one other
photographer)

It was so much fun doing this with my boyfriend who had pose for me in many of my projects, that I would name this as one of my favorites…
There is so much meaning in this photograph, I really love the result.


Another photographer?

She’s awesome. The last photo that I recently add to my favorites is this one from her stream
Still winter... (by emiguez65)

3. What would be one tip for someone new to photography?
Find inspiration within, no matter what camera or lens you use, no matter the location or the model, what really matters is what you can see, the passion, the message, the essence. Details and the theory will be improving along the way.

4. If you had to choose between stills, macro, portrait, landscape,
what would you choose?

Macro and stills.
Untitled (by Yvette Inufio)Untitled (by Yvette Inufio)

5. Who’s photography influenced you the most in the beginning stages of your own photography?
All the fabulous photographers that I had known on Flickr, with their photos, comments and flickr mails are still an influence.

6. Where do you get your greatest inspiration now?
I love being at home after work, taking care of my cats and my garden, going to the sea on Sunday mornings. My photos are the testimony of what I do, always trying to add some light, softness and poetry to my everyday life.

7. Who are your top five favorite photographers on flickr right now?
Ufff, they are so many talented photographers on Flick that for me, it’s really hard to pick just 5.

Esther Míguez

Irene Suchocki

Béa

Irene L

Alicia Bock

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#35 on my list can be semi-crossed off. Yay! I think I want different frames but I like seeing my stuff hanging on my walls just for the fact that it could be hanging on someones wall. I was surprised at how much frames cost but I was even more surprised how much framed art costs. Etsy is really a good deal; you can get an awesome piece of work for a low price, or better yet, you can frame your own work and save you even more.

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I spent my weekend making these little guys and working on my inspiration boards. We do not have a lot of room in this house so I had to convert a corner in my bedroom to this cause. I am looking for a cute little desk and maybe a shelf, we’ll see.

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