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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Back(!) and What I Did with Some Pretty Papers

First, some eye candy for you chicks. :-)
Me and Miss C when we were visiting with her last month.

First of all, I'm feeling pretty good to where I think I'll start posting once more a week—perhaps mid-week—other than Pink Saturdays. If this doesn't work out I'll let you know. It's just a trial to see how it will affect me. But truthfully, I have missed blogging a LOT. I love it! I'll just have to take care and watch how much I do. I absolutely cannot spend hours on here so if I don't get to you and comment, please try to understand. I'm doing the best I can at the moment.

Also, I need to tell you that I've thought of that elusive song I was trying to capture in my memory. My authority for 80s songs is my daughter. She can always come up with the song or the recording artist. After trying to remember some of the words I came up with cadillac and pink and she guessed it right away. I've never been a fan of Bruce Springsteen but it was one of his songs: "Pink Cadillac". I don't listen to music around the house as a general rule so I truly don't think I've ever heard any of his songs other than that. Needless to say, it is now in my iTunes! I like to exercise to it.

Oooooh, and another thing. I wrote a comment to Blogger about keeping the Old Editor. It now does not have the "going away soon" by its name in the "Settings" tab on Blogger. I guess they listened to me and one other blogger who told me she was going to ask them to keep it also. Gals, this is the easiest editor of the two. Much more stable. If they do indeed keep it, I'm ecstatic. Pictures appear where they should. Spaces between pictures and text is closer together and much more stable (I could not get it to do correctly even if I used the Edit HTML tab above, AND the issue of spaces being further apart on the New Editor has definitely come up from people emailing me for help.) Plus I can upload 5 pictures at one time with it instead of one at a time. AND if you need to have strikethrough text or background color for some of your test background, you can change to the New Editor for just that one thing while composing the post and switch back to the Old Editor for the rest of it as I did in this post. However, I must warn you that if you switch back and forth the colors may be inconsistent in some of the text and the spaces between the photos can be a bit off. Me? I stick to the Old Editor until everything I want in the post is good and then I go back to do the "strikethrough" or any other thing for which I might want to use the New Editor. The best of both worlds, although, I don't think I've ever used colored background text and don't
especially like it, you can have that option if you wish. A win-win situation for all.

I showed you some of these gorgeous papers the first of October, but I thought I'd show you the rest and what I did with some of them.

These are some of the candlesticks I pulled out of our garage sale in July and kept. Remember the 2 in the back, right at the top of the photo?

This is what they look like now. Nice, huh?



  1. Miss C is a cutie for sure! I wish we had a baby in the family!
    Your candle sticks are really pretty! What a clever idea!
    Glad you are doing better!

  2. Hi there :)

    Ohhhh such a sweet like the caption on the picture.

    I like the old editor better too...I switched over to try and promptly switched it back!

    Oh dear...I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    I like what you did with the pretty paper.

    Things are going well here....we are in the middle of a bit of blizard like conditions but other than that things are going pretty good. :)

    Get better soon!!

  3. Hi Connie, what an adorable baby! I love what you did with the candlesticks, a great improvement. Have a great day, Nan

  4. She is sure eye candy.
    I love what you did with the pretty papers.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Glad to see you are back, Connie! And glad you are feeling better, too.

    Love the candlesticks!

    I didn't even know there was a new editor! Duh!



  6. Dear Connie, Oh how sweet Miss C is. She is just beautiful. I love her little smile. You must have a blast when you are with her. She melts the heart for sure.
    Nice paper. And what you created with it is stunning. Thanks for sharing that with us and hope you continue to feel well. And Yes, thank you for sending a message about the editor issue. I was not liking it..Bless you for doing that.

  7. Glad you are feeling better! Love the wrapped candlesticks! A fortunate save from the garage sale. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

  8. Hi Connie....glad you are back....even if briefly.....sweet baby grandaughter.....and i love what you did with the candlesticks....I so love it when someone reuses something in a new way...very creative.



  9. LOVE what you did with the candlesticks!! But Miss C takes the cake today (and always!). The saying you added to the 'puter is just too cute, and may one day soon, be too true! ;0)

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  10. Precious Grand Baby!

    Blog as feels best for/to you!!!

    Mmmmm... Being older than you and your daughter, I think MAYBE 'The Boss' just 'covered' "Pink Cadillac," and didn't write it. ['Covered' means singing someone else's song. It's a kind of a tribute, I guess]

    And of course, Bruce may have written/sung his OWN version of "Pink Cadillac." But I sure remember some sort of "Pink Cadillac" way back in the 50's. Back when I was introduced to Rock & Roll by my "Grease-type" boyfriend. ,-) Elvis, Fats Domino, etc., etc., etc. But of course, I don't remember the "PC" song or who it was sung by.

    Fun trip down memory lane though!!!

  11. Oh Hon, I know we need to read/OK our Comments before we Publish them. I do too!

    But why do you have to make your Dear Readers do the *dreaded* Word Verification too?????????? -moan- -sigh-

    Please... Why?

    It really turns some bloggers off, from Commenting. Especially when the blog has Comment Ver. setting on too.

    Gentle hugs...

  12. Connie, the baby is really growing and she is beautiful. Babies seem to bring out the best in all of us. Love what you did with the candlestick. I love working with paper and I have a huge collection of paper for my cards. Don't exercise too hard, we want you back in good health. Miss seeing all your beautiful eye candy. Love and hugs, Pat

  13. G'day sweet Connie ~ TY for popping by. I love your candlestick idea, too cute!

    No, I don't eat bbq but when we come to visit you, can Harold hold you to the sandwich? Chuckle!

    So glad to hear you are doing better ... it is no fun not feeling well.

    Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  14. Sweet candlesticks Connie! You have such great ideas.

    Deanna :D

  15. Hi Connie, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Love your post this week, how do you get blogger to upload 5 pics at a time. That page that comes up for me has five places then goes right down to one. Your papers are beauitful and of course your GGD is adorable!
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  16. Connie, what a surprise to see you posting. I have missed you very much. This photo of your granddaughter is so darling. She is just beautiful. What a great shot!

    I am glad you are trying to post a bit. I did think you might miss blogging. The candle makeover is so sweet. A very clever idea for those gorgeous papers.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  17. Hey, I'm glad you're back! Good to know about the "old blogger" I've got to go look for it, I liked it much better. Happy Pink Saturday.

  18. love the picture of the baby!!!!!! What a cutie!!!!

  19. Happy Pink Saturday Connie Sweetie...
    I am SO happy to see you and this little Miss "C" oh my gosh, is she precious or what? I love this photo, absolutely PRICELESS. One of these days she will be using your card in a round about way. Gram buy me this, Can I have this Gram? Oh they wrap you around their little fingers and she is so stinkin cute. Love the little dimples in her hands.

    The candle sticks are so cute Connie, I just love them. What a change it made and they could be used for any holiday with a change of the ribbon. Now that is a cute idea, and pretty easy to change paper too. It is gets soiled, just change and put on new paper. Love it. The ribbons your chose were just the right touch. You always add the right touch sweetie.

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  20. Ok Connie, Miss C is perfectly adorable. Give her your card and let her go shopping. She looks great in pink!!! HA!
    What you did with the papers is magical. What a great idea, they look wonderful and you can change them when the mood stricks. I am happy to see that you are feeling better, I hope you continue to improve.
    I too like the old editor better.......hopefully the powers that be will hear you.
    Happy Pink Saturday and have a safe Halloween, Char

  21. Love your photos.............cute pumpkin.


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