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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bored Cone heads!

Day two: House bound
Woke up to this...
 No more umbrella and the candle piece gone too! Oh well, just stuff.
So what is a girl to do, who is bored? I KNOW...craft! Because you know how good I am and all, I would never want to disappoint my friends here. So I started off with this...
I have seen some gals make cute felt trees and topiaries..I of course had to come up with something a little more zany....
I have said it before and I will say it again. Magazines hold so much inspiration...I have Modged podged my life away with magazines this past summer. And this page here, I just tore out and stuck in a frame..I loved it, and with Valentines day coming RED was perfect.

I just added the heart, I picked up from Michaels, for a buck, painted it, added a little bow embellishment, that I took off some candy I purchased at the Dollar tree. Waste nothing when it comes to never know what you can use it for.
And there you have my first Valentine vignette. 
I sprayed the cone with Elmer's spray glue and took the moss and just adhered it to the tree. Messy job, but easy. 
Then I took some cute candy I bought from the dollar tree and added that.  
This may fall into the category of bad craft, but I was BORED people, had no kids all day yesterday, and hubby was working. SO that's what you get!

Now these guys, I don't think their going to make it much longer.  

HOWEVER, all you newbies who have contacted me, left your links, etc.  Have no fear.  
First let me say, don't give up if this is something you feel you have enjoyed, but you are just getting a little frustrated at not getting activity.
Quick tid bits here before you go....
Put yourself out there, go introduce yourself to another like minded blogger, and start following. Do you really think people are just going to magically appear at your blog, because you have one? NOPE..
  For some reason, I try to be polite and follow back people who follow me.  You will get your skeptics on that, however, I don't mind that way at all, it has worked for  me thus far, when I know the person has followed me.
TURN OFF Word verification, NOW, NOW, NOW!!~ Blogger has been very good about weeding out spam on the blogs. You may get some in your inbox, but it is not going on the blog, most of the time.
Last bit for today.....if you are new, chances are you do not have a lot of comments.  IF  and when a gal comes and visits you, HEAD on over there, NOW, NOW, NOW, and say hello, give back the same.
Now that does get increasingly more difficult as time goes on...but don't worry about that now, you are new, and you need to make a good first impression, you only get one chance at that! So go have fun. I will be having my first featured blog this weekend.
And if you think I sound demanding and bossy, well I am! In a good way.....XXX000

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Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Love your Valentine vignette !! I'd be tempted to eat the candy hearts off the tree though. lol And, sorry about your umbrella!

January 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I saw you in my email so I guess I did the email thing correctly! I love your cone tree, it's adorable and very Valentine-ish.

I'm sorry about your umbrella:( It's cloudy and sort of chilly here but I won't complain..altho being snowed in sounds so cozy!

That's good new blogger advice! Visiting others is very important and I agree about the word verification, especially when you type something then it pops back to the top of the blog when you hit publish so half the time you don't even realize it's asking for word verification!

January 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Sorry about your umbrella. My umbrella was blown off and a piece broken off during the last windstorm we had :(
I love your Valentine decoration!! So cute!
Great advise to new bloggers, especially about the WORD VERIFICATION! I hate that, too! Maybe some still need a mini- tutorial about how to turn that off?

January 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Cute vignette, Debbie. And good advice!
Sorry about the umbrella. At least it wasn't a tree falling on your beautiful home. Guess one can always find something to be thankful for. LOL ~ Sarah

January 11, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

What a shame about the umbrella. Great attitude though! Sorry I have been MIA, but I have been sick for the past several days and have not been online. After reading all the posts I missed I debated about responding all in one or separately so you will inundated with several responses instead of a tome in one! I think your Valentine vignette looks great! I am still recovering from Christmas and cannot even begin to think about the next holiday! Great advice to new bloggers! Especially about word verification!

~ Tracy

January 11, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

That's is for sure Sarah...I shrugged it off, no big deal, it can be replaced. Thanks gals...A tutorial may be a very good idea.

January 11, 2011 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Nichol @KiddiesCorner Deals said...

Bad craft? Far from, very cute. I love what you did with the tree. Sorry about your umbrella, your right though just stuff. Hope you are surviving all the snow.

January 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh, Deb! I have been almost killing myself out of boredom. YOU just inspired me to get my butt moving and work on it! Biggg hug!

Oh and I love the magazine page in the frame! The heart looks like it got new life. :)

January 11, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Sweet project! Sorry about your umbrella. The snow sure is pretty though. Wish we had some. I'd love to play in the white stuff.
Thanks for another post against word verification. I posted about the same thing not long ago. Maybe repetition is the key. Your voice is a lot louder than mine. Much appreciation!

January 11, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute valentine vignette project. I am staying busy with a project.

January 11, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Hi, Debbie,
Sorry about your umbrella! :(
Your valentine decorations are so are so creative. I love the red! ♥

January 11, 2011 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Debbie that is the cutest Valentine vignette I have seen so far! Who are you are one "crafty" lady.

Enjoy your evening,

January 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are so clever and creative. Love your valentine's display. The red heart is gorgeous and the cone tree is such a great idea. Great vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

January 11, 2011 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

Cute valentine vignette Debbie!! Good job! Bummer about your umbrella though. Have fun crafting!


January 11, 2011 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, there is just one thing wrong with that adorable Valentines tree... I would be tempted to pull off the candy to eat it... glue & all : )
Sorry about the umbrella... same thing happened here last year, hubby was able to fix it with a pipe, then spray painted it..
Thanks for stopping by earlier.. & the great tips...
Enjoy your snow!!

January 11, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Noooooooooooooooooo, I forgot to tell you to put your umbrella away for an icey day. So sorry to see. That's pretty much why we pack it all up here. So, two day house bound, I haven't been out since Saturday. Kind of normal here, thus why I picked up the hook last winter. What a fun project and I love that it's not overly valentin-ie.

According to the weather channel, Craft on,

January 11, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I am bored too! I have not been doing anything other then walking around taking photos of this and that. The most productive I've been all day is doing a tablescape for tomorrow and laundry. So sad! LOL! You did great! I wouldn't say this is among the odd projects this one is really cute. I like your heart too. So sorry to hear about the umbrella, I know how frustrating it is to loose one. I wouldn't toss your candle base yet though, surely you could still use it somehow. You will come up w/something.

January 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

Awwwwwww the Carolinas are starting to look like Jersey. I should sent you a pick of all my plants still on the deck (dead).

Well nothing like a craft to lift your spirits and yours are the best...always with a twist!

Stay warm and cozy! We are getting 6-12 in tonight again!

January 11, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I have been wanting to do a post on TURNING OFF BLOG WORD verification too!! I HATE IT!!! It is so easy to turn it off!!! Oh, love the crafting too!!!

January 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

So you must have had the no-snow umbrella then! I'm liking your crafty project. I never knew what to do with those cone things before - I like the moss idea.

January 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE those sweet Valentine's Day projects!!
Too bad about your umbrella though!


January 11, 2011 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

So...Now you have the perfect umbrella for a short person...just sayin... And~that is one cute lil' topiary tree you put together there. Now tell the truth, how many of those Be Mine little candies did you eat? Cuz I only see a few on the tree and I think there was probably a whole bunch of them.

Actually, you will be surprised but your pansies should survive. They can usually make it through a few cold/icy cold days without dying. Amazing..but true.

As far as telling new bloggers what to do? You hit the nail right on the head..and I love a bossy woman! Hugs- Diana

January 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Super cute - you always come up with the best seasonal decorations! That is why I love your blog!

January 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

How sad about your umbrella. I have the same candle stick/vases (whatever you want to call them) and it busted with the snow/ice!

Thank you for all your good advise.

ps. love love your Valentine's vignette

January 11, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Oh no, poor 'brolly'! Love your Valentine decor... I won't decorate but I set the table and make a nice meal.

January 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

The Valentines Day project is very sweet {!!} You did a great job. I had a rather boring, snow filled day and should have consulted my craft bins...maybe tomorrow!!


January 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Peggy said...

I LOVE your Valentine vignette. I've never done much for Valentine's Day except a front door decoration, but you've inspired my creativity. Your weather looks like ours in Ohio; sorry to see your injured umbrella. If I decide to make the leap and join the Blogging bandwagon, I'll be sure to let you know! You're a great inspiration to all! Peggy - at; custom baby items.

January 11, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

That must have been a strong wind. Your Valentine's Day decorations are cute. Good advice to new and old bloggers.

January 11, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about your umbrella! Your cone Valentine project is so cute. I want to make one now! Thanks for the inspiration!

Oh, and thanks for stopping by today and commenting! =)

January 11, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

WHOOPS!!! So sorry about the umbrella! Love the Valentine's vignette! If you are bored PLEASE come help me take the Christmas stuff down. I am in the midst of it....boxes everywhere:(:( XO, Pinky

January 11, 2011 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Cute valentines vignette. I can't wait till you pet party!! I am all excited about that.

January 11, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Cute tree! Can't believe Valentine's day is just around the corner! Where does time go? Your poor umbrella. Hopefully the snow is moving out and the sun be shining soon (melting that snow)!

January 11, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Thanks for the sweet are a doll! Love the Valentine makes me want to get my stuff out!

This cold weather is about to do me in;)!

January 11, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Deb, do you go to the Herr's factory too???????

January 11, 2011 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger GwendolynKay said...

I love your valentine tree and heart vignette. I agree with you on the blogger issues. Happy to have found your's.

January 11, 2011 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

My little ditty about...
DebbieDoo’s DebbieDoo’s

We all love Debbie cuz of what DebbieDoo’s
She’s a girl after my heart and is really cool,
She doesn’t feel she has to follow the rules,
If you are standing still and in her reach she will mod podge you
Until you screech!
She crafts a lot… blogs a lot… speaks her mind and even sometimes babbles on, but if you listen to her you will learn a lot from this sassy girl named DebbieDoo’s!
DebbieDoos, DebbieDoos, you gotta love what this gurl can do!

Miss you Debbie, hope to get back to blogging soon! Thanks for always being there for all of us bloggers out there, you’re the best and I'll never forget when you featured me early on, thank you so much!

January 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

OK KIM we need to call the recording studio ASAP! that was some little humditty you did. Made me smile and laugh out loud. WOW I really have you girls snowed don't I???? thanks so much..I loved it.

January 11, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, thanks for linking up this cute craft this week. Cute song she wrote for you there!

January 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Great pointers!!! Something I also do...most of the send a little note back to everyone who comments on my blog. It shows that there's a real person behind the blog who appreciates you taking the time to stop by and comment. Of course, I'm able to do this, because I'm no where near the mega-blog status.

January 11, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

So sorry about your umbrella:( I am tired of the now! Go away.

January 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your sweet Valentine arrangement, too! And I LOVE your tip for turning off the verification! I should mention this in one of my posts, too! It really does 'put me off' when I have to go through extra steps to comment! Hugs!♥

January 12, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love what you did with that cone!! You are just so fun and creative!

January 12, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Look at you being all crafty!! It's super cute! Great job! Thanks for linking up!
And sorry about your umbrella! Our old neighbors left their umbrella open and it stormed really bad. It picked up their umbrella straight up and completely shattered their glass table! So at least just your umbrella broke in half.

January 13, 2011 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I haven't seen that heart @ Michael's! :( Such a cute idea for a V-day tree. You could just switch it out for all the holidays!

Would love to have you share this on Passion for Paint this weekend!

January 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

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