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Art In The Garden... Spring Into Spring Party Hop!

It's Spring... Meaning, Garden Time!
Right..? Not so much around here this spring! {Sad Face!}
But Why Should Gardening Stop Outdoors..? 
Lets Bring It All In!!!
Art In The Garden 
...........{Spring Into Spring #5}
I am tickled pink and much more excited than I can express to be participating
in this amazing series featured by the lovely Jane! Incase you missed the last
few wonderful blogger's before me, check out the schedule below and hop around
and visit. So much springing into spring creativity and inspirations!
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I haven't been able to garden much outside this year as we've been all
around busy and have yet to find time to get out and get dirty in the garden. To make
up for that itch, I decided to bring the garden indoors and have some fun planting
around the house with .....what other than beautiful Terraniums!!
What do you think..? I love it..Especially
my lil bug & gobbler.. Heehee...
 BUT I found other's I loved around as well. So much inspiration!!
Have you seen all the amazing featured terrariums around..?
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Pin Away With Me.. ~*Pin'Inspirational Thursday #31*~

You all just totally amaze me.
Each week I think that I've seen it all and...
....you come up with even better ideas & inspirations!!!
Myself and the loveliest of co-hosts Jane
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so very much appreciate you coming here
each week.  This is number #31!
Wowsers!
Today, Jane is hosting our party so please
take a moment so send her a shout out.. I just ADORE her!!!
Just before we get to the totally amazing stuff-can I ask a little favour?
I'm just about to make the big scary switch to wordpress and I know that it is the right
thing for me BUT it also means that I leave 319 amazing followers behind.
I would love and totally appreciate if you could follow me with
the linky follower dealy on the side of my blog.
**WE LOVE & WILL WELCOME GUEST HOSTS**
ALSO, if you are interested in guest hosting this shindig with us drop me a line C
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Here are just a couple of the amazing projects that particularly
caught our eye last week. Please grab a feature button or even two C:
The ArtsyGirl Connection
Now onto the good stuff!!!
**Fun Features From Last Week**
I want this-do you think she'll mail it to me?
Just a suggestion >>>.>>>>Domestic Imperfection
Via Accidentally Wonderful

Wouldn't you be thrilled to get this as a gift? Let me
tell you, as a teacher I would be over the moon.

.........and I simply fell in love with
Etcetorize's variety of baby booties. So, so, cute!
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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL WHO LINKED!
Please Have FUN & Lets Link Away!
Just remember a couple of social niceties:
It's pretty cool if you follow your hosts
Visit lots of other folks and show they some bloggy hearts
Please keep businesses for other rad parties.

Happy Adventuring, Jane

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Everyday Celebrations.. ~Cupcakes In A Jar..

Birthday's 
Are SO fun 
and special....
But who say's it's the only 
time to indulge in some cake..?
Let Them Eat Cake EVERYDAY!!!! 
....Life's too short.. Have Desert First!~
Today, I made my lil munchkin some cupcakes in a jar!
Join us... Lets Celebrate The Everyday's Of Live!
What You Need
Some Mason Jar's..............Sprinkles
Cake Mix (or work from scratch) 
 *Funfetti is MUCH more fun!*
Frosting......Why NOT ~>Some Candles! HA!
**These make AWESOME birthday favors**
Lets Jar Up Some Love
To begin, bake your cupcakes.
Let them cool.
Carefully shred into your mason jars. Layer nicely 
so you can see the funfetti colors around the outside of jar.
Frost either with plain white frosting or colorful frosting.
(I used plain white as I thought my funfetti sprinkles will do the pops of color trick!)
ALL DONE.. Simple, Fun & Easy To Put Together!
Ask This Little Princess.. She LOVED it!
...........They Make GREAT Birthday Favors!
These where featured at my lil girl's 2nd birthday party!
I added some hello kitty sticker's to the 
top of the jar's to match the theme! 
** H a p p y   C e l e b r a t i n g **
Linking via
THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK
Wishing You A Lovely Week!
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Finagle A Foto #10 ~Inner Geek : Leading Lines~

Happy Sunday Friends Stopping In.
Welcome to another Finagle A Foto Challenge Series.
I adore the fun concepts we have in the mix today. Care to share in?!?
Finagle A Foto #10 ~ 
"Inner Geek" & Winner Theme "Leading Lines"
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~Special Guest Host This Week ~ 
The Talented & Amazing 
Cheryl From Deckside Thoughts...
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*Fun Bits About Cheryl*
Your Name ~ Cheryl @ Deckside 
Cherl can be found via her amazing blog at Deckside Thoughts 
  Bits about you / your blog 
 Feminist. New Englander. Nature photographer. NASCAR/Jeff 
Gordon fan. Quirky and unpredictable blogger. Writer of really bad haiku. 
 What’s Your favorite thing to shoot ? 
 Anything and everything that lives, grows, or moves outside. If I had to 
name just one thing out there, it would be birds, especially those in flight. 
 What photography is/means to you ? 
 I'm introverted. I'm also terribly shy around people I don't know. As small as a camera 
is compared to a human, you might be surprised at how easy it is to hide behind a 
camera. I've used photography to record memories of my family, places I've visited, 
and the amazing sights I've seen. These days, I'm more inclined to photograph the 
things that leave me in awe. Shooting using an extremely high pixel setting means 
I can enlarge an image to see all the intricate details of a feather, the eyes 
of a honey bee, or the lopsided grin of a child. 
 Your favorite shot you took (Ever)
I've owned a camera since I was 9. Choosing one out of the hundreds of thousands 
of photos I've taken isn't possible. My favorite photos were all taken when I used 
film and knew absolutely nothing about rules or techniques or photo editing 
software. Here's a photo, titled "Willet Horking a Crab," that pretty 
much sums up who I am and why I love photography today.  
 Photographers you look up to/ inspire you ? 
 Ruth Orkin and Henry David Thoreau. Orkin was well-known for her celebrity 
photography but it's her spontaneous shots of people that inspires me. Thoreau used 
words to create photographs of the natural world he so revered. His wisdom has 
taught me to tread lightly ~ to only take photographs and leave only footprints. 
 What are you shooting w/ ? 
 Nikon D40X usually with the 55-200 mm lens attached. 
 Your future goals in your photography 
I'm being pushed and pulled in several directions by well-meaning friends and family 
members to publish photo books, show my photos in a local gallery, photograph 
road racing (running), and sell my work online. I know my work is getting 
better and when it's good enough for me, I'll take that leap.
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Thanks SO much for guest hosting Cherl. YOU are so talented and it's 
exciting to have you join us this week. Can't wait to see your picks ;))
Finagle A Foto #10 
Here Are My Takes :))
Leading Lines
Fun tips and trick for great leading line photo's ~ See HERE
View towards the courtyard door within the Boston Public Library
Inner Geek :)~
What's your take on it..? 
Care to join in and share your shots..? 
Join us.. Wishing you a wonderful start to your week.
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The ArtsyGirl Connection
 HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR LENS*
Please link up to your original post with your foto theme photography!!
1. Please be a follower HERE and of my Co-Hosts *Kirsten and Melanie*
Feel free to show off shots that lead to your perfected photo of choice!
{Lets us know to follow YOU too so we stay connected!!!}
2. MUST be your OWN shot, please do not finagle other's work.
3. Please Link Back To Your ORIGINAL Actual Photo Post.
4. Please display Finagle A Foto button on your post.
5. Help Us Know YOUR Favorites By "Liking" The Photo
6. Winner gets to help us choose the challenge themes..!!
7. Visit around and check out creative versions of the focal point of the week!
*NEW CHALLENGES WILL START EVERY SUNDAY*
Snap Snap Away!!! Excited to see your shots.. 
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