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Posts Tagged ‘hearts’

Not As Easy As I Thought

Posted by terrepruitt on December 14, 2022

Here is our ornament tree. I thought having a metal tree to hang things on would make it simple, but it is a challenge to hang the ornaments. I mean, for me, I don’t want all balls or round ornaments. I don’t want it to end up being all snowflakes or hearts. I don’t want a clump of one color. And some ornaments are big and don’t allow other ornaments to hang next to them. It is not as easy I thought, but I do like it.

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Cleaning Up The MarkUps

Posted by terrepruitt on November 14, 2022

I just learned something and I am so excited about it.  You may not be a fraction of excited as I am.  I belong to a lot of Facebook groups where people are often asking “where is this?”, “how do I?”, “where can I?”, “what does it look like?”, so I am constantly taking screen shots and circling things and using the arrows.  But that arrow has confounded me many times.  I want it to point right at a specific spot but it never quite gets there.  And don’t get me started on moving it and keeping it straight.  Anyway . . .

While scrolling endlessly on Instagram this guy said if I had an iPhone I had I had to stop scrolling to learn this.  So I did.  And he was right!

If you draw a circle, oval, square, rectangle, line, arrow, heart, or star with the “markup” tool you can keep your finger on it and it will “perfect” it.  My circles never look very good and my lines are often kinda wobbly.  Well draw and hold and the phone will make it pretty!

So excited!  What about you?

Can you tell which ones I drew and didn’t hold my finger on?

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Rain Chain

Posted by terrepruitt on May 28, 2021

I have always wanted a rain chain.  They are so cool, but you have to remove your drain/gutter.  And in order for them to actually be “cool” you have to be able to see them.  They are cool and beautiful and if you are not able to see them then they are not as fun.  This one is PERFECT!  It is shiny!  It is multicolored!  It is hearts!  But for us to use it like it is supposed to be used it would be in a spot we would never see.  So for now it is just hanging outside the window not doing a portion of it’s job (being a rain gutter) but being beautiful and something we look out that makes us smile – that is the bigger part of its job anyway.

Do you like rain gutters?  I hope you can enjoy this one that is my Friday Photo.


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Treat For The Eyes Not The Belly

Posted by terrepruitt on December 20, 2014

Some of you may still think, I’ve got nothing.  You may or may not know I spend a lot of time decorating for Christmas.  I LOVE all the decorations.  It is the one time of year where you can have glitter and sparkle everywhere and people don’t judge you even though you have your hand on the doorknob of 50!  My friend always laughs at me and says, “Everywhere you look there is Christmas.”  And that is truly my goal.  I don’t have a beautiful Sunset Magazine set up, I just have CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE.  I want your gaze to land on decorations.  So that’s what I do.  This is the one time of year where my house is always clean.  I don’t like the dull of dust to damping the sparkle.  The rest of the year — MEH!  But during the Holidays the house is always “picked up”.  And by “house” I mean the downstairs.  The upstairs is a disaster . . . . where do you think everything goes?  Anyway . . . with the house all decked out I like people to see it.  But we don’t usually have people over.  But this past week we did have two friends over.  It was just a quick visit.  I knew they wouldn’t stay long because they have family obligations to tend to.  Since it was just going to be the four of us I didn’t plan on serving more than a few cookies for dessert.  But when I started looking at all of my serving stuff, I decided I wanted to use both of my three tired servers.  But I was determined NOT to have more sweets.  Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCASo I decided to use two of the tiers as decoration holders.  YAY.  Decorations instead of desserts.  A treat for the eyes not the belly.

Ok, many of you might be looking at this and thinking it is no big deal.  And it REALLY isn’t, but I totally love it.  Ha!  It makes me happy.  When I love something and it makes me happy, I wanna share it.  And, that my friends, is the “power” of having your own blog.  You can do whatever you want.

The heart ornaments in the dish are actually something I already have sitting on a table.  I LOVE those ornaments.  They were one of those coveted things that were part of an office “steal present game”.  Ya know, where you chose a gift and there is “stealing” involved?  I no longer remember how I came to be the owner of them, but they are one of my favorite sets of ornaments.  One of the things that make me “Consider decorations and ornaments gifts” as I posted in More Sparkle, More Shine, More Fun!    Since I love them so much I decided to add them to my “Treat” display.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCAThen the other arrangement is what I really love.  I was scrounging around for something to make a display with and I found the purple sparkly berry things in a cabinet.  I decided to pair them with the pine cone flowers from last year’s Cookie Swap I attended.  Then I added the homemade card from one of my Nia Teacher/friends.  Her cards always end up as decorations in the house.  They are so gorgeous!!!

After my company left, I did not dismantle that portion of the display.  I might just keep it up.  As a non-creative, I am very happy with it.  It makes me super happy.  I think the sparkly blueish-purple, with the “flowers”, and the gorgeousness of the card just make me really happy.  So why not keep it.

Again, I imagine some of you thinking this is silly, but (fist pump) more power to me!  I am just going with what I love.  I am sure this is not one of the displays that you would find on Pinterest, but I like it.  I think I might like it so much because normally I would have just put out more food, but this time I was determined not to.  So this is like a double treat to me!

So . . .  I know many of you are very creative, so share!  What have you come up with for your Christmas and/or Holiday decorating?

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