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Winter Snow Art - BOLD Split-Photo Wall Art by April Hoff

This is a fun way to display your Winter Photos!Since it snowed, yes finally, snowed here in our neck of the woods, we took some rather interesting SNOW Photos.

And then there is Raider....
So now I have many good photos to choose from. I like how April Hoff of 'House by Hoff' uses her winter photo in 2 split photo boards making the scene larger. Here is the link for April's cool photo tutorial. LINK
 I will update this as soon as my projects are finished! Stay tuned!And in the meantime, take a listen to this terrific rendition of Winter Wonderland by acapella group Pentatonix!! Click Video Below! (A cappella (Italian for "in the manner of the church" or "in the manner of the chapel") music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment - from )
 [Official Video] Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy - Pentatonix ENJOY!! CJD.Sign

Orchids! Growing Them Indoors

What is it about Orchids that makes you say ooooh?
Is it the large variety of colors that Orchids come in?
 Is it the softness and delicacy of the flowers?
 Is it the patterns and the alien like centers?

Is it the vanilla fragrance the flowers give off?
 To my surprise, my orchid came with two distinct flowers in the colors I so love!!
Mine has one stem of White flowers and two stems of Green, Pink, Fuschia multicolored flowers.
I love plants and growing them with little care is my favorite. I think I would have to answer yes to all the above questions! I just received an orchid for Valentine's day and I wanted to make sure it would survive while I am away.
I have seen them misted, watered, iced, humidified, but with all the information out there to choose from, is there a comprehensive guide to my orchids?
 So this blog is about not only how to care for my orchids, but how to make them thrive.

Ok so it says they love South facing windows.
Humm, no windows on the South side of my home..…

A Winter Tea With Wickstead's

A Winter Tea With Wickstead's by cjd-sign featuring wood wall signs

When is "Tea Time?"
"Tea Ceremony"

Wickstead's  "Eat Me" delectable Edibles!

Just in time for your tea!
A statement from Tija Wickstead's Blog,
"Tea" is often thought of as being quintessentially British. Well we have been drinking it for over 350 years. But in fact the history of tea goes back much further....

Tea Drinking was first established in China in the 28th Century BC it was around 4,250 years after this that anyone encountered tea in Europe."

Winter Accessories for Men

Winter 2014 fashion trends style for men
 As Seen On: All Fashion Week

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff... Book Review

I re-found this wonderful book in a box of books I had put away. This book is a great way to learn how to reduce the stress in your life. I am not a therapist, nor would I ever claim to be, but this is a must have book for anyone who gets anxious, stressed out, has anxiety/attacks, wakes in the night and stays awake thinking of  all the things you need to do/running in your head.
My favorite is #4 on page 13. Dr. Carlson speaks on the topic of 'Snowball Effect of Your Thinking'.
He really speaks to me on this subject and makes the suggestion to keep paper and pen beside the bed to write down things that pop into your head. Writing them down gets them off your mind and gives you the ability to rest and go back to sleep.  GREAT TIP!

Another of my most enjoyed topics is #62 on page 151. Dr. Carlson speaks on the topic 'Do One Thing at a Time'. A biggie for most of us in this century with all the tech abilities to get things done faster. And here I am, blogging, stretchin…

Creative Day Thursday! Olivine Wire Work Pendant and Earrings

Swarovski Olivine Crystal Beads: My latest "Creative Day Thursday" Project!

3 -8mm-Olivine-Swarovski-Crystal-Bicone Beads
1 -11mm-Olivine-Swarovski-Elements-Crystal-Briolette-Pendant

A fun wire project with dainty elements and delicate wire work. I enjoy using this wire for delicate shaping and bead work.
Here is the plan as drawn out before attempting the design.The piece came out perfectly as hoped. I will be making more of this type of set for sale in our YemmyMade Accessories Boutique.

This was a fun set to work on. Though it did not consist of a lot of different elements, this piece, being delicate, pose a challenge in keeping the beads centered.Hope you like it as much as I do.Enjoy!CJD.Sign