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Fall Crawl Day 6 & Flowers On A Saturday..

Hello artsy friends stopping in today
*Happy Saturday*
I'm participating in Flowers On A Saturday!
Here's my shot.. I LOVE Flowers~
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Its officially FALL CRAWL DAY 6!
We are headed over today to see the awesome and terrific Tracy
over at http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/ <--SHE TOTALLY DOES!!
Please join us over there for this awesome recipe..YUM!!

BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT STOPPED IN & LINKED UP
ALL YOUR AMAZING PROJECTS WITH US YESTERDAY!! 

T'was SOOO LOVELY!! The linky is still going on, so please feel 
free to still link as you create.. Next hop is this coming Friday!! Wohoo!!
Please joing us tomorrow as we head on over to see a good friend of mine 
Kimba - kimbas2cents for an awesome fall recipe..

This week, I added touches of fall all around the house, it smells and feels 
like fall all around and I LOVE it.. I'll be sharing some awesome 
space renovations with you..Can't wait to share.. 

Fall Crawl Schedule 
Sept 19th - Mariyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th - Kellie - http://happybabychronicles.com/Sept 21st - Letty - http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/
Sept 22nd - Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd - Abby - http://dirtontherocks.com/  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party 
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/Sept 25th - Kimba - http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th - Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th - Jillian - FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com 

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th - DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/ 

Sept 30th - Meli - http://melifaif.blogspot.com/ 
October 1st - Renee - http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!
Thanks SO much for stopping in today..
~Stay Artsy~
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Fall Crawl Day 5 & **BLOG PARTY**


Hello artsy friends stopping in today.. 
FALL CRAWL DAY 5 & BLOG PARTY!!!
I absolutely enjoyed ALL our crawl stops this week!! Please be sure 
to stop in and get inspired per all the blogger's that hosted this week. 
Day 1 - MOI - featuring *Book Page Paper Pumpkins* 
Day 2 - Kellie - featuring *Yummy Meatloaf Recipe*
Day 3 - Letty - featuring *Pumpkin Inspirations*
Day 4 - Lorie's today featuring a Bird Tree Ornament
We are headed over to the talented Abby's at Dirt On The Rocks for a 
wonderful fall inspiration today.. Please join us as we continue our crawl!!

**BLOG PARTY STARTS NOW- LINK BELOW!!!!!**
Please be sure to share all your fun fall projects with us as we continue on our crawl! 
We will LOVE to see all your wonderful fall inspired DIY recipes, crafts and inspirations!!
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
The Rules Are Simple!!!
1. Link your projects - recipes, crafts, all fall inspirations YOU CREATED!!
2. Leave a comment if you are new here and we will happily hop over and check
out your space <--LOVE new inspirational bloggers ALWAYS!!!
3.Pay my friends along the crawl a visit and share your inspiration with their
lovely readers.. There's a few of us so certainly go by and say hello!!
That's It ---LINK AWAY!! Fall in love with fall with us...
Thanks for stopping in!!
~Stay Artsy~



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A Sweet Treat Along The Crawl...

Good morning artsy friends stopping in today, it's officially
*Thrifty Thursday... And We Are Making Do With What We Got!!!*

Today, I'm going to share a lovely sweet treat /recipe with you to guide 
you along as you move on to visit the lovely Lorie over at Reading Confetti as 
she hosts our FALL CRAWL  DAY 4!! So head on over & pay Lorie a visit!!
JOIN US TOMORROW FOR A FALL CRAWL BLOG PARTY!!!
LINK UP ALL YOUR PROJECTS!!! YAAAAYEE
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
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Today, I got off work a bit early and decided since it was a little nice outside, I'd 
whip up a quick treat for the kids before they got home from school. YUM!! I 
made these stuffed strawberries just in jiffy time and took a minute to DEVOUR
mine in peace and quiet (Never a dull moment after 5pm in this house!!!) before 
everyone got home.. **Finger Licking GoOod** Totally put that extra 
uuuumph on my day!! **Looooove It* 
Artsy Ingredients Needed
1 pound large strawberries
8.0z. block of cream cheese - soft
3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar 
(decrease or increase per your sugar tolerance)
Graham Crackers 
(& to be a fatty fat fat like me "Chessmen Cookies Crushed")
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 
(you can even substitute for almond, or lemon, etc)

Ready?? Lets Whip Up Some Desserts!!
To begin, rinse your strawberries and cut off the top part away. 
Clean out the inside of the strawberries. I used a pairing knife 
but a regular knife carefully should remove the insides just as well. 
You should have nice hallow center already in your 
strawberry so it should be easy to carve it out. 
Slice a bit of the bottom away so your
 strawberries can stand up straight on their own and set aside.
Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a mixer or 
whip together by hand to blend until very soft. You can scoop your mixture 
into a piping bag or (since I was out of piping bags <--I hardly use them, lol),
I simply used a soup spoon to scoop and fill the strawberries with my mixture.
Stuff your strawberries *Don't be shy, I scooped, licked and had a blast 
filling up my strawberries.. YUMMY! I'm the biggest sucker for fillings!*
Once you are done stuffing, dip your strawberries in your graham cracker 
crumbs or crushed chessmen cookies (I filled a freezer bag and crushed 
mine to crumbs) To add a bit of sass to my strawberries, I added chocolate 
chips and reeses pieces  to a few (BIG SMILES FROM CALEY!!). I also added 
some coconut shavings to the left over filling and stuffed a few more for 
myself. When Caley got home, he decided why not add some chocolate 
fudge to the mix, and I certainly didn't argue with that. 
We made more and added some!!
T'was a beautiful sugar high evening here in the Moon house!! I almost
kicked myself as now Sia's acting like a maniac and it's almost bedtime!!
*It's going to be a LONG night BUT it was ALL worth it!!* 
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Hope you enjoyed my simple, yet oh so wonderful tutorial here today! 
These will be a great hit at a get together as a quick fix dessert tray! YUM!!
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Please be sure to join me now over at Lorie's * Reading Confetti *
as we dip into fall crawl day 4.. Lets hop on and see what inspirations
Lori's been falling into fall with.. Super Excited..
Bird Tree Ornament By Lorie..


TOMORROW WE HEAD TO SEE THE LOVELY 
ABBY FROM DIRT ON THE ROCKS!! & A FALL LINKY PARTY!!
To follow us along the crawl, please see our schedule below..
Fall Crawl Schedule 
Sept 19th - Mariyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th - Kellie - http://happybabychronicles.com/
Sept 21st - Letty - http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/
Sept 22nd - Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd - Abby - http://dirtontherocks.com/  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party 
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
Sept 25th - Kimba - http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th - Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th - Jillian - FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com 

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th - DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/ 

Sept 30th - Meli - 
http://melifaif.blogspot.com/
Meli's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party 
October 1st - Renee - http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
October 2nd - Rachel - http://crinklephotography.blogspot.com/
October 3rd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!


Thanks so much for stopping in as always..
~Stay Artsy~
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Fall Crawl Day 3~ Edit Me Week 19

Hello Artsy Friends Stopping In Today..
How is your "Mid Week" Coming along..?
Hope you are all having a lovely day so far!!
It's FALL CRAWL DAY 3 & an Edit Me Day altogether!!!
EDIT ME WEEK 19!!!
I'm also headed as usual into "Edit Me" Week 19 over at
Hope you enjoy my edits and photo's as Igo on &
play with the lovely other bloggers linking up today.
*The objective is to take the guest judge's photo of the week and edit it to
your liking, the best photo's are voted upon and one winner is chosen each week!!
Lots of great photography tips & new angles to shoot from. It's really allowed me
to learn more processing and editing tips as I follow along.. So head on
over and join in if you are a photo junkie as I am...*
My Reflection of Something
Deb's Photo For Editing
 My Edited Version
This shot simply screams *FALL* I love it!!!!
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FALL CRAWL DAY 3 AT LETTY'S


It's FALL CRAWL DAY 3 today & we are headed over to visit
the talented Letty today for some awesome Pumpkin Decorating Inspirations!!!
Bella Vida by Letty is an online journal where her post consists of Photography,
Art, Poetry, Crafts and Quotes that inspire Creativity. All things that inspire
her from art, photography, language, words, communication, quotes,
education, improvement & life lessons. Please head on over and take
a peak at all the lovely ways to get into the fall this year!
I LOVE THIS PHOTO BELOW!!!
How Fancy..? GREAT find Letty :))

Please join us tomorrow for day 4 of our fall crawl journey, as we head on over
to see the super artsy Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Reading Confetti

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Mariyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th - Kellie - http://happybabychronicles.com/
**Sept 21st - Letty - http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/**
Sept 22nd - Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd - Abby - http://dirtontherocks.com/  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
Sept 25th - Kimba - http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th - Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th - Jillian - FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th - DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/

Sept 30th - Meli - http://melifaif.blogspot.com/
October 1st - Renee - http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!

Grab a button & spread the word.. Hope you can tune in and fall into fall with all
of us as we usher in the season with our lovely crafts, recipes and so much more..
Thanks for stopping in as always & have a sperrrriiific day!!!
~Stay Artsy~
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Fall Crawl Day 2 & Texture Tuesday

Hello artsy friends stopping in today..
Happy Tuesday...I'm participating in Texture Tuesday for the day
& happy to share this self portrait I took the other day!!

T'was one of those beautiful quiet day's where
I got to catch the sunset from the back yard
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It's officially *FALL  CRAWL DAY 2*
We are off to see the lovely Kellie from A Glimpse Of My Life
as she hosts a fun fall item of the day today : ))..

A Glimpse of My Life 

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Mariyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th - Kellie - http://happybabychronicles.com/
Sept 21st - Letty - http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/
Sept 22nd - Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd - Abby - http://dirtontherocks.com/  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
Sept 25th - Kimba - http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th - Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th - Jillian - FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th - DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/

Sept 30th - Meli - http://melifaif.blogspot.com/
October 1st - Renee - http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!

Grab a button & spread the word.. Hope you can tune in and fall into fall with all
of us as we usher in the season with our lovely crafts, recipes and so much more..


The next stop on the fall crawl is: Bella Vida by Letty! 

Thanks for stopping in as always..
~Stay Artsy~

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It's Officially FALL CRAWL Day 1!!!

Hello artsy friends stopping in today, how was your weekend?
It's been a fun and lovely weekend on this end as we got to celebrate LIFE!
80 years of a beautiful woman I call Nanny Norma!! So much fun and love 
in the air, I can't wait to share some fun and creative DIY centerpieces & 
artsy party creations I made for her day!! Stay tuned!!

ITS  OFFICIALLY  THE  START  TO 
FALL CRAWL!!  *DAY 1*
YAAAAAAAAYEEE!! 
I am beyond excited to indulge and share in this full on series of fall inspirational
crafts, recipes and so much more bloomed by the season.. Each day, myself and 
all the ladies involved in the crawl will share a DIY tutorial on a fall inspired
item we created. We will also note where we are along the line and what's
featured at the blogger of the day's creative space per a sneak peak picture.

This will be a great way for you to follow us along as we share our fall inspiration 
each day via our blog posts..All you have to do is head on over, enjoy our daily fall 
inspired item and certainly show some love in a comment or two :))
If it makes you smile....it's inspiration, grasp it...

I'm going to share a list of all the bloggers below my post and where you can find
each one per their respective blogs. Please check back for updates on where to 
find us as we crawl and blog hop all around and usher in the fall!! I'm first
along the hop, so here we go.. Yiippppeee.. 

FALL PAPER PUMPKINS
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My fall inspirational item is one of my favorites I've made in a while. It's 
simple, budget friendly and a very creative fun craft to share with the family. I saw a
photo on pinterest awhile ago and decided it was a MUST have around the house
for this fall.. Kick back and lets create some word filled paper pumpkins..

Artsy Items Needed
An old tattered book (we seem to have more and more
now that Lil Sia has joined the family! She LOVES to
tear rather than read. Finding a book was EASY...)
Drift Wood
Scissors
Glue gun
Spray Paint
(Krylon- Pumpkin Orange)
Scrap paper
(to use as template for drawing)
Gold string optional

Lets Whip Up A Pumpkin
Draw out a pumpkin shape out of a piece of scrap paper. 
I sketched out one & folded my paper in half after cutting out 
the shape allowing it to become symmetrical.

Remove the outer cover of the book you choose to use and place on 
the pumpkin cutout pattern  with the fold along the binding edge.
(If it's not as fitting as you desire, simply trim it a bit)


Trace out your pattern with a pencil onto the book.

You should now be ready to cut out your pumpkin. Use an exacto knife 
if you have one, a pair of scissors worked for me but it was a bit tough to 
get through and I remembered my knife too late into it to back out. I got 
through a good lump of pages at a time easily. (You can cut out batches 
of pumpkin templates, so don't pull your hair out trying to cut out 
ONE batch from the book in one seating. Take your time, cut out 
batches and glue them all together afterwards.)

After carefully cutting all the way around, remove the excess 
pages over to the binding, it should tear off fairly easily.
Trace out more and cut out as many pages as you can,
the morpages, the fuller your pumpkin. 

Once all your pages are cut out, place a thin strip of glue on the 
binding sides and glue them all together in a circular shape 
(each binding side inwards). When you stand your
pumpkin up, it'll look similar to this at that point.

It's now time for FUN & FLUFF!! Go around your pumpkin and fluff out
all the pages. It might take sometime (I popped on a movie and fluffed
away..) & fluffed...& fluffed...Oh yea & fluffed some more!! Whew!
After all that fluffing, your pumpkin should look like this!!
(If you have spaces, fluff more or cut out some 
more from your book for fillers)

Now it's time for COLOR!!! I went to home depot and picked up
a can of orange Krylon spray paint. The cool thing I realized later was,
in a hurry to get OUT the store before I went shop craze, I didn't 
even notice the paint was called "Pumpkin Orange".. How sweet! 
Spray your pumpkin lightly all around in coats until you have the
perfect shading to your liking, I wanted a more orange look to mine
as I planned on sitting it on a piece of light wood  in the kitchen.

After spray painting, allow to dry for a a few hours. I fluffed out the 
pages some more as a few stuck together due to the paint. To add a final
look of fall to my pumpkin, I inserted a piece of driftwood from the yard 
to the middle. I used some glue to insert the wood into the middle of
my pumpkin. This part is a bit tricky so take your time as to not rip
your pages as you try to insert the wood. VOILA!! 

I wrapped a piece of gold string I found in my craft draw for a touch
of added color & jazz around the part of my wood that meets the pages.
(I've seen a lot more with ribbons, but I loved the simplicity of the
string much more, use a ribbon and decide which looks best for you)

ALL DONE!!! I made a few to share with my neighbors with a cute note
attached saying "Ushering in the fall" .. They thought it was absolutely 
darling.. What do you think..? I love how easy this tutorial is and how
fantastic it will be to involve your little helpers. They'll love it!!
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Please visit the lovely
blogger's below per this timeline to follow our FALL CRAWL as we
hop around each day sharing our fall festivities with you.

Tomorrow we head on over to see
the Lovely Kellie from A Glimpse Of My Life
A Glimpse of My Life 

Fall Crawl Schedule
Sept 19th - Mariyn - http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/
Sept 20th - Kellie - http://happybabychronicles.com/
Sept 21st - Letty - http://bellavidabyletty.blogspot.com/
Sept 22nd - Lorie - http://www.readingconfetti.blogspot.com/
Sept 23rd - Abby - http://dirtontherocks.com/  

Abby's will also include our 1st blog hop Linky Party
Sept 24th Tracy - http://tracycooksitright.blogspot.com/
Sept 25th - Kimba - http://kimbas2cents.blogspot.com/
Sept 26th - Jacqueline - http://mukweto.blogspot.com/
Sept 27th - Jillian - FoodFolksandFun.blogspot.com

Sept 28th - Kim&Lars http://larskim.com/
Sept 29th - DEIA http://loveandtangles.blogspot.com/

Sept 30th - Meli - http://melifaif.blogspot.com/
October 1st - Renee - http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/
Renee's will be our Second blog hop /Linky Party
October 2nd - Giveaway & thanks to all that joined us in on the crawl!

Grab a button & spread the word.. Hope you can tune in and fall into fall with all
of us as we usher in the season with our lovely crafts, recipes and so much more..

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