Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Other interests

I have a confession to make.  I have been cheating on y'all.

Yes, that's right. 

Instead of spending my time here posting, I have been spending more and more time at Tumblr on my various blogs there. 

I do apologize and hope you can forgive me.

It really hasn't been intentional.  I go through periods where I want to write and then I don't.

I'm in an non-writing mood now and that is why I love Tumblr so much.  I can find a picture that conveys my mood and reblog it there so easily.  And if you've ever tried out Tumblr you know that once you start browsing, you get sucked in. 

I just re-did almost all of my blogs there and that took much more of my time than I intended, too.

I have my Tumblr called The Motherland where I share cool pictures of England, London, and all things British like this picture.

Like I said, I have several Tumblrs and when I first joined Tumblr, I created my main blog, The Motherland, and then set up several secondary ones for different interests.  What I didn't realize at the time was you cannot follow someone else under a secondary blog name.  What does that mean? 

Well, I have a Tumblr that is devoted to the color pink.  If I found another pink Tumblr, I couldn't follow it under the name bashfulblush.  It would only show my main blog, The Motherland, as the follower.  That caused me to miss out on a lot of re-follows.  So last week, I went in and set up all new main blogs for each interest.  It is a pain to have to log in under a different email each time I want to post to a different blog but at least now I can grow my followers.

The new addresses for my other Tumblrs are bashfulblush2 where you can view pictures of pink and girly things all day like this

Gandalf never looked better.

If that's too girly for you, how about some eye candy for the ladies?  Check out MyOtherHusbandsv2.0 where you can spend all day drooling over images like this


or this

or this


See what happened there?  I got sucked in again.  You have to be careful with this one, ladies.  You sit down in front of your computer with a cup of coffee thinking to yourself "oh I'll just spend five minutes looking to see what's new on there".  Four hours later, you have drool running down your face, you have to pee like a racehorse and your kids are standing outside school waiting for you to pick them up.  Hey, it happens.  I won't judge.

Then there is Remembering Diana 2.  I post any beautiful or rare photo of Princess Diana that I come across.  I am still an admirer after all these years.


There is also Royal Windsors II where I post or reblog pictures of the British Royal Family.  (Okay, I think it is safe to say I'm a nerd.  I got it.  Let's move on.)

On Royal Windsors II, I have also started blogging my own snarky picture markups of the royals like this

And finally, I have The Fae Mermaid which is a catch-all of posts or pictures that I like or make me laugh and they don't fit into one of the other blogs.

Some of you were followers of my old secondary blogs and will see that the names are very similar.  I didn't try to change them too much but they are completely different web addresses so please re-follow me at the new ones.

There you have it.  That's where I've been spending my time.  I do hope to be back here shortly because I have a couple of projects we've been working on that I want to share here like our Christmas card picture and our advent calendar so stayed tuned for those.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Being Crafty Can be Painful

Last weekend I spent the better part of an afternoon working on this little beauty.

I have plans to make this part of a photo prop for our Christmas cards this year.

What I didn't plan on was this.

Evidently an afternoon spent spray painting will reward you not only with a craft project but also a case of tendonitis. Of course the full time job didn't help the wrist at all but you have to pay the bills, right?  

On top of the crafty coupe shown, I also have an advent calendar, a dress up board, a medal board, and some hand colored cards I have either all started or have plans for.  This hand is not helping me get any of them done.  Anyone wanna come help?


Friday, November 1, 2013

What a dumbbell!

Halloweenie is over now so I had the grand i-dear to come in here today and remove the Halloween background and all and redo it for fall.

Guess what I forgot to do first?


I didn't back it up or save any of my gadgets.  They are all gone now.


So...I know what I'll be cussing over this weekend.