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Project P I N K Blog Day..

Good morning artsy friends stopping in today, it's officially
* P R O J E C T  P I N K   B L O G   D A Y *
{Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE}
Once you choose hope, anythings possible.
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I am beyond thrilled and grateful to everyone coming together today to 
participate in such a great cause. It's humbling to know how many lives 
have been touched, how many are inspired and keep calmly 
fighting on for the greater focus of cure for Cancer. 
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. . W H A T 'S   Y O U R   S T O R Y  O N  H O P E. ?
I lost two very dear and special people in my live to Cancer. It all happened very
fast and with no warning. These where moments that where hard to understand,
moments of sorrow, hopelessness, moments of pain and moments of doubt. I 
knew I needed to regain hope, I knew although those moments can never be 
bought back, I could never simply give up the fight, I am still holding on strong, 
in love, in memories, and with HOPE for those still surviving and fighting on. 
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I captured Hope For CURE..                                
. .S H A R E  Y O U R  S T O R Y  F O R  H O P E. .
Today, I spent some time with a very good friend of mine Kimberly. I had the 
pleasure of being able to sit and chat not only with Kimberly, but with her
mother (also) Kimberly, 
and very close friend of hers Shirley. What was
special about my day with them was, 
both Shirley and Kimberly are Breast
Cancer SURVIVORS!! They warmly shared a 
lot of great information, an
in-depth look at what it means to be a survivor and how 
much hope and
new outlook they both now have on life. It was a very moving and 
amazing
experience 
and alongside my time with them, they willingly agreed to sit and 

share a few things with you all as well. I am very happy, thankful and 
honored to be able to share this little clip of hope, sentiments and 
awareness with you all today. This is how I went PINK 
for CURE...Hope you have a minute to tune in..
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. . M Y  S U R V I V O R S . . 


How informative, loving and awesome are Shirley and Kimberly..? I absolutely had
a wonderful time hanging with them for the day, not to mention Shirley's home made
baklava which was to die for.. YUM!! Kimba and her mother also took a moment to 
put together a very helpful cancer chemo kit. It's a kit consisting of many fun and 
helpful items for a loved one going through chemo to help them with the process in 
a warm and loving way. The kit consists of SO many great items, from tea's, to 
oils, and so many little items that come in handy and send thoughtful messages of 
love during those harder days of chemo. To see everything you can put together 
and create your own basket, please visit Kimberly's blog and have a look. 
I really LOVE the basket!! (Here). You can also stop in and visit Kimberly
and read more about her, her story and her life as is now via larskim.com/
Special thank yous to Kim, Shirley & Kim..You guys are AWESOME!
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. . K E E P  H O P E  C L O S E . .
To keep hope close to home, I try to add a bit of PINK to certain things I make
or add around the house to remind me to always think of my loved ones struggling
with cancer, those we have lost and the love and memory that still lingers strong. 

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my 
work done and try to love somebody and have 
the courage to accept the love in return.

My Halloween wreath this year actually had a special PINK sentiment.. It not only 
featured pink yarn at a section, but my skulls also had pink eyes for awareness... 
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Breast Cancer Bracelet- Pink Pearls, Silver Rhinestone Ball and Ribbon Charm
I am also giving away this bracelet today as part of my project pink day.
I wouldn't be doing any entries for it as I am going to go around and 
read all the stories and creative way's everyone came together to 
make this day such a huge success. I will be picking a story or 
creation made for the day by how inspiring the post is to me. I 
really hope everyone had a chance to go around and get to read 
and indulge in all the great stories, creativity and love shared in 
making Project Pink such a HUGE AWARENESS
 DAY in our blog world today. 


I sincerely thank EVERYONE who went PINK 
for the day with me. I can't express enough thank you's and I am honored
to have shared this amazing, beautiful and wonderful day with you lovely
ladies for such a great cause. YOU ARE ALL I N S P I R I N G..

Keep Calm, Keep Fighting On & Hold On To FAITH..
{Please link and share your actual Pink post with everyone for the day,
you can grab the linky code and share with your reader's as well, this way,
everyone is able to see who went Pink for the day and where to find them. TY}
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Flowers On A Saturday, Project Pink & More..


Top of the morning to ya artsy friends stopping in today..
So much happening around my way this morning. Whats cooking in yours?
{Flower's On A Saturday}
I'm participating in my Saturday usual today...Here's my lovely flower 
I found down the street indulging in Halloween decorations..So Pretty!
Linking With 

and then, she {snapped}
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*P. r. o. j. e. c. t  P. i. n. k*
{Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE}
PLEASE Join us..Oct 30th~Over 50+ Blogs
FAITH...AWARENESS....HOPE....
GO PINK TOMORROW FOR A SPECIAL CAUSE
(Please be sure to link up your posts to 
the linky available tomorrow, TY)
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 ~ 6 Wicked Day's Of Halloween ~
Today marks day "5" of this awesome crawl over at the awesome and talented
Laura's Via Ms-Smartie-PantsPlease crawl on over and have a look at what 
she's got in store for your Halloween indulgence ~"Witchie Hostess Gift"
Laura's Witchie Hostess Gift Preview
In case you missed the last few day's, here's a run down of all the wonderful projects
we've featured and where to find us.. A schedule is listed below.. Thank You!!
Me - Marilyn Via The Artsygirl Connection - (Day 1)
(heeheehee<~Scary laugh - Haaha!)
This Scummy goodness recipe (YUM) can be found HERE..

Jessica Via Hill Country Home Body - (Day 2)
How creative and out of this world unique!! I love it!!

Bonnie Via A-Wee-Meenit - (Day 3)
A MUST try.. Yummmmy!!
Rachel Via The Crinkled Home - (Day 4)
"MASH"
Creepily Awesome!!!

29th - Laura Via Ms-Smartie-Pants (Day 5)
31st - Jenna Via Two Oh Two Seven (Day 6)
 **Join Us --- Much More To Come**
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I am really EXCITED and can't wait to see all the awesome project pink
posts tomorrow. I am sincerely thankful to everyone joining in and can't express 
enough thanks and gratitude for the amazing responses.. THANK U ALL!

Wishing you a wonderful Saturday... 
~Stay Artsy~
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My Dream Catcher Wreath..

Good afternoon artsy friends stopping in today..
T G I F!! I am really thrilled to share my Halloween wreath with you
lovely bloggy bff's today. It's sort of a count down in a way to Project Pink
this weekend. I made this wreath for our front door and finally placed it
up earlier this week. It was really simple, yet has a little more meaning to me
then most. I added a special little section of "Pink Yarn" to represent 
Project Pink and bring awareness of Brest Cancer home through the season.
It also represents "Dream Catcher" and my love for "Vintage thrift finds".
~* DREAM CATCHER WREATH *~
Artsy DIY Tutorial
Items Needed 
*Yarn(I Used Black, Gray & Pink)
*Skulls (I purchased from the Dollar Store)
*Crow (Purchased from the Dollar Store)
*Vintage Mold Pendant (Purchased From Dollar Store)
**YES ~>>> I    the Dollar Store!! It's FANTASTIC!!!**
The tutorial is really simple!! I don't have photo's as I sorta made it in 
a hurry and very late at night. I started by simply covering my wreath with 
yarn until it was full and covered all around. I had nothing to really go by
so I went by looks to place the black and the pink yarn where I felt it
looked best, after covering the wreath with gray. After my wreath was
covered with yarn, I grabbed some more yarn and crisscrossed it in
place to create the netting (Dream catcher) effect I wanted. 
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I then glued on everything you see on the wreath.. I started by placing the skulls
(glue with care so your glue isn't sticking out and showing. Try to hold down
the skull's pressing down a minute or two to ensure secured placement.
I added the vintage pendant as well using glue. The crow had two metal
sticks that I inserted into the wreath to stand in place.. I added a piece
of ribbon up top for hanging.. That's it!! The hardest part really was the
wrapping of the yarn around the wreath. Put in a movie and get going!
***TADAAAAA!!!! ALL DONE!!!***
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Wreath Fun Facts
I LOVE Dream Catcher's.
(Wanna read more about The Dream Catcher..? See HERE)
Yes, my skull has PINK eyes for Breast Cancer Awareness!!  
The PINK Yarn is another representative of my awareness for Cancer!!
I Really Heart The VINTAGE Era, Hence The Pendant
Really hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and like my wreath as much as I do.
Linking With 


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*P. r. o. j. e. c. t  P. i. n. k*
{Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE}
Are You Aware..? PLEASE Join us..Oct 30th~Over 50+ Blogs


Don't forget to sign up and join us in TWO DAYS!!! 

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 ~ 6 Wicked Day's Of Halloween ~

Catch up on "6 Wicked Day's Of Halloween everyday here!!
Our Recent Projects can be seen HERE !! To follow us, please
see our schedule for what you've missed and what's coming up!!
D1. 25th Of October Marilyn - The ArtsyGirl Connection

D2. - 26th Of October Jessica - Hill Country Home Body
D3. - 27th Of October - Bonnie Via Awee-Meenit(Tomorrow)
D4. - 28th Of October - Rachel Via The Crinkled Home
D5. - 29th - Laura Via Ms-Smartie-Pants
D6. - 31st - Jenna Via Two Oh Two Seven
DARE TO CRAWL ALONG..? **Join Us**

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Thanks SO much as always for stopping in as always..
Have a fabolous Friday Evening..
~Stay Artsy~
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Project PINK, Upcycling, {6 Wicked Day's Of Halloween}

Good morning friends stopping in today.
It's a rather VERY chilly day here in Boston!! Old man frost is everywhere and
we actually have a rather annoying weather advisory for S . N. O . W.!! *Tears*
BUT, I can't complain, I am actually a HUGE Christmas fanatic and I'm
really excited if SNOW means a day closer to my favorite holiday!!
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*P. r. o. j. e. c. t  P. i. n. k*
{Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE}
Are You Aware..? PLEASE Join us..Oct 30th~Over 50+ Blogs
I am SO excited and can't wait to see every one's post for such an inspirational cause.
*PLEASE remember to link up your actual post the day of to the linky that will be
available, this way, everyone can have a chance to go around, read your story, indulge
in your craft or share in your inspiration for the day* The linky will be a blog hop that
will be available to you, you can attach it to your post for your reader's to have
an opportunity to see the amazing blogger's involved in the project, and where to find
and visit them for the day. I can't express enough THANKS to ALL the
wonderful and amazing blog's around that have joined in coming together
to make this project such a HUGE HIT!! SINCERE THANK YOUS!!
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 ~ 6 Wicked Day's Of Halloween ~
Today marks day "4" of this awesome crawl over at the wonderful and talented
Rachel via The Crinkled Home. Please creepily crawl over and have a look
at what she's whipping up for your Halloween indulgence ~"MASH"
SNEAK PHOTO ~ See Rachel's Project HERE
In case you missed the last few day's, here's a run down of all the wonderful projects
we've featured and where to find us.. A schedule is listed below.. Thank You!!
Me - Marilyn Via The Artsygirl Connection - (Day 1)
(heeheehee<~Scary laugh - Haaha!)
This Scummy goodness recipe (YUM) can be found HERE..

Jessica Via Hill Country Home Body - (Day 2)
How creative and out of this world unique!! I love it!!

Bonnie Via A-Wee-Meenit - (Day 3)
A MUST try.. Yummmmy!!
**(Today) 28th Of October - Rachel Via The Crinkled Home** (Day 4)
29th - Laura Via Ms-Smartie-Pants (Day 5)
31st - Jenna Via Two Oh Two Seven (Day 6)
 **Join Us --- Much More To Come**
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UPCYCLING CONTEST is almost OVER!!
Have you entered..? There are so many FUN and creative recycled goodies
linked up!! I am so thrilled with the idea's and how much fun this project has been.
Hop over and have a look and  learn to RE-DO SO MUCH creatively...
Thanks SO very much for stopping in today!!
Have an amazing start to your weekend...
~Stay Artsy~
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Pin'Inspirational Thursdays {Linky Party Day} & More Goodies

Happy Thursday Friends!!
It's officially Pin'Inspirational Thursdays!! 
Are you ready to PARTY & SHOW OFF!?! I AM!! LINK UP BELOW!!
**1st & Most Important -- Are You In??**
*P. r. o. j. e. c. t  P. i. n. k*
{Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE}
Are You Aware..? PLEASE Join us..Oct 30th~Over 50+ Blogs
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***MILESTONE GIVEAWAY WINNER  HERE***
Today is day 3 of "6 Wicked Days Of Halloween Crawl"
If you missed the last two day's here's what we featured!!! How awesome!!!
Dare to join us over at the lovely & artsy Bonnie's for an awesome creepy
crafty goodies today..? Come along..Join us! Follow the crawl along..
6 Wicked Days Of Halloween Blog Schedule
25th Of October - Marilyn Via The ArtsyGirl Connection (Here)
26th Of October Jessica - http://hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com/
27th Of October - Bonnie Via Awee-Meenit
28th Of October - Rachel Via The Crinkled Home
29th - Laura Via Ms-Smartie-Pants
31st - Jenna Via Two Oh Two Seven
 **Join Us**
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PIN'INSPIRATIONAL THURSDAYS
What have you created this week..Care to share it..?
Excited to see all the lovely additions and creativity linked up.. 
Here's a few favorites from last week that I ABSOLUTELY adore!!
Remember, add a PIN IT BUTTON to your posts HERE!!
This Vintage Pumpkin IS A MUST HAVE!! I LOVE IT!! 
The feather's, skull's, creativity.. I simply heart this wreath!! {PIN HERE}
"Halloween Pirate Cake Pops" {Pin Here)
These are SO unique, detailed and ridiculously CUTE! 
pirate cake pops
Mini Strawberry Pizza Cookies {Pin HERE}
Mmmmmmmm! NO WORDS!! ❣ 
Chandelier Accessories ~ HOW UNIQUE & jaw dropping ADORABLE!!
LOVE THESE!! Grab a button and show off!!
Can't wait to see.. Remember--If it makes you smile
at first glimpse, it's inspirational..........Pin It!!! 

TEENY RULES
Please BE a Follower {LOVE MY FRIENDS}
Please feature my button on your post/somewhere on your blog
Please No Giveaways!!! Only Crafts, Recipes, Photography
Links to ACTUAL Linked Up Projects Pweease
Browse around/ Spread the word/VISIT & be Inspired by new findings!!


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