Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Lights In Pine Run 2013

Some of the neighbors in Pine Run have really nice light displays.

Beautiful home decked in lights

Most decorated and lighted in Pine Run

Very beautiful 

Blue Christmas tree

Color changing Christmas tree on water

oh, the lights 

Full Moon 

I can see Jupiter from my house

All lighted up
                                        Beautiful lights all around
                                            Winter wonderland

                                     Glowing snowman

Reindeer and snowman figures

   Sitting out on porch during unusually warm holiday season.

Dad hanging out on porch admiring neighbor hood lights

   This is my sideways loaded photo Christmas tree, the other photo is a bit better

                                       Our Christmas tree

                                                   Ole Christmas tree ole Christmas tree
                                                      Fully lighted up
                                        Pier one holiday ornament wreath
                                               Love the lights
                                             The best home on the block
                                                Lighted doorway

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vintage Christmas Ornaments on eBay

Instead of braving the crowded Black Friday shopping events, I decided to get a jump on cyber shopping.  I came across beautiful eBay vintage Christmas ornaments shop.  This seller has some beautiful Christmas glass ornaments dating back to the 1940s WWII era.  If searching for vintage Christmas ornaments, you just have to visit eBay store at
Diana's attic.

  I searched online on eBay and found in addition to this great vintage shop, found listings on vintage foil light reflectors.  I thought they were cool and got a few to make my own version. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

From where does this Pine Cone hail?

I did not mean to be too dramatic with the title just attempting to find the right words. In other words, from what tree does this pine cone come from, when I first found it on the ground on my back lawn. The pine cone was not dried out so it had spouted these red seeds that are fragrant. They had these cinnamon spicy light scent. I dried out some pine cones to create a table center piece. I took the red fragrant smelling seeds and placed them in a small pill bottle. Not sure if the fragrance would remain long , I am hoping to create a sachet from them. As for the pine cones I plan to paint them in glittery paint.  I still don't know what kind of tree it came from.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to find local grocery deals in Ocala

How to find local grocery deals in Ocala

The best method to find deals on groceries is to search online for local supermarkets that have websites for example like Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Sav-a-Lot and Dollar General.  Search on Google search engine and type in the names of these super markets and links will appear to their pages.  Many of these sites include the weekly circulars offering the specials for the week and is a great reference source for comparing prices on specific items.  I always search the circulars before purchasing food items to get the best deals.  Finding the best prices along with the use of food manufacturers coupons can save a person's weekly budget.  Yesterday, I went to Sav-A-Lot on Hwy 200 in Steeple chase plaza, and their prices on items like Ham and chicken legs were .99 a pound.  I got a 9 pound ham for about 8.82 and two family packs of chicken drumsticks for about 3.92 and 4.22 about 8.14 cents combined.  Five pound Domino sugar was about 1.99 and at the dollar general it was 2.50 for a 3 pound generic brand.  There are some items cheaper at different supermarkets; another example is the Dollar general store that has the best prices on cereals, soups, spices and household cleaning agents.  

I came across this nice site that allows for users to go online and place their zip code to get prices of groceries from local area supermarkets all on one site and it has other free features such as coupons, and online grocery list.  The site is mygrocerydeals  the site offers free membership and must register to get free benefits of site. 

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Blind weights made into refrigerator magnets

Refrigerator magnets from blind metal square weights

I saw the potential to reuse these square metal blind weights when I removed some broken linen vertical blinds.   I used it to create a mini chalk board by adding chalk board paint, then on the other side attaching a vinyl magnetic refrigerator calendar.  These are promos that businesses or health insurance companies send in the mail.  I had plenty and was starting to think of what to use it with and I found that it supported the weight okay of the blind weight and was successful. 

This time I decided to make a vintage photo magnet so I glued the vintage photo on to the blind weight and cut it to size to fit perfectly.  Use a glue stick to glue photo to weight, then I took another vinyl magnetic promo calendar which I cut in half  then cut to size and glue to the back of the blind weight.  Some details can be added such as small sequins or decorative touches that is optional. 

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A great way to reuse old magnetic advertising promotionals that local businesses or charities send to residents.  You can reuse anything and create something purposeful.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Yankee Stadium ,Kingsbridge armory,NYC pics

Photography of Yankee Stadium, Kingsbridge armory, and NYC photos from last visit

I took some nice photos of the new Yankee Stadium at 161st street, the park across the street and the train stop where commuters come to catch a baseball game. The Kingsbridge armory is a large historical landmark where soldiers were headquartered at one time; and is directly across from the current VA hospital center. The Whitestone drive in cinema was the only drive in the city and in the Bronx until it closed down in 2012. The Empire State building, and the B. Altman's building, now part of a college campus. More photos of Met Life building and much more.


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How Inflation is affecting the thrift stores

  It seems that Inflation has hit a 40 year high affecting everything from gas prices, housing, food, and consumer goods.  Inflation ...