Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

I noticed that my quotes for the three-day challenge, came quite easily to me as they are things I try to live by or incorporate into my daily life.

“When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”  Alexander Graham Bell

I would like to nominate Bookish Ideas, NKKnighton and The Recipe Hunter.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

 

 

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

Day two’s quote is one I am sure you have probably heard at some point in your life.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   By the late, great Maya Angelou.

I would like to nominate Military Wife StrongSugar Bee Crafts and New Life – Fresh You.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

 

 

Liebster Award

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I got nominated for the Liebster award, woot, woot!!

Anika from Little Free  Monkeys found me and nominated me! Thanks Anika!

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD?

It is an online award that is given to new bloggers with around 200 subscribers or so. It isn’t some grand affair, but it is a way of acknowledging other like-minded individuals who are working hard to make waves in their own areas of interest. Also, it is a great way to get to know the newbie blogger and of course, make new friends!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Once you accept the nomination, you answer questions given to you by the person nominating you. Then you nominate another 3-5 bloggers and give them 8-10 questions to answer as well!

I would like to nominate:

Amelia from You Can Always Start Now

Rachel from The Essential Girl

Sarah from SarahSteckler (creative self-love coach)

Here are my questions for my nominees:

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What is your favorite thing about blogging and your least favorite thing about blogging?
  3. How did you chose the niche(s) that you have chosen to blog in ?
  4. What’s the biggest mistake that you’ve made blogging that you’re comfortable disclosing and what advice would you give to other bloggers so that they could avoid it?
  5. What is your most successful media platform?
  6. How long on average does it take for you to write a blog post from concept to publication ?
  7. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
  8. What do you do in your spare time?

MY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER FROM ANIKA ARE:

1. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?

I started blogging when I moved across country to start a new life. It was an outlet to keep me busy because I missed my family so much.  It is more than I expected it to be, I enjoy sharing ideas with like minded people.

2. What is your goal for your blog in 2016?

My goal for my blog in 2016 is to increase my subscriber list and to make sure I stay focused on building my brand.

3. If you give anyone advice about starting a blog, what would you say?

Do lots of research, set realistic goals and purchase a blog theme.

4.What are the 3 songs that you can listen to anytime?

Taxi by Harry Chapin, Working Man by Rita MacNeil and Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo.

5. What 3 words describe you best?

Determined, resilient, stubborn 🙂

6. What is your favorite movie and why?

My favorite movie is Princess Bride. Why do I love this movie – because it is a fairy tale and has something for all ages, it always makes me smile and believe in true love. It is a transcendent, magical experience, that makes you feel good on the inside.

7. Whats the favorite place you have visited?

I had the pleasure to visit Stonehenge in England a few years back.

8. What is your favorite food?

Pretty much any type of shell-fish but I particularly enjoy lobster and scallops.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?

I would live on the top of Kelly’s Mountain (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) overlooking the ocean.

10. Give 5 random facts about yourself that you think are unique and fun?

1) I did not drink coffee until I turned 50  2) I got knocked out boxing 3)I love Mustangs and Motorcycles 4) I collect sea glass and l have lots of it 5)I love amusement parks, especially the roller coasters

Thanks again ANIKA for nominating me and I’m thrilled and honored to nominate some pretty awesome bloggers, please be sure to check them out!

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

 

 

January Monthly Craft Challenge Reveal

January Craft Challenge Reveal…

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 Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.

January’s theme was canvas (we both chose an artist’s canvas). Be sure to Mark Your Calendar for February as we will be crafting with Puzzle Pieces. jigsaw-puzzle-pieces-clipart-1

Here are our January projects:

I used a very small artist canvas that I purchased at the Dollar Tree (4 inches x 4 inches). It actually was a paint by number in the children’s craft section.

I painted over the white canvas with some cream color craft paint and then laid out my design before gluing down the sea glass with E6000 glue.

My number one hint for any type of project like this is to TAKE A PICTURE of the pieces once you have decided on the layout. It was much easier and faster to complete the project by referring to the picture for the placement of the sea glass before gluing them on the canvas…just sayin’ 🙂

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Vintage hunting tips – how to find those bargains….

I’ve loved vintage things since I was a child. I was raised mostly by my grandparents and grew up around a lot of really cool stuff. Old stoves that burned coal (that was sadly replaced with an electric stove), hardwood floors, wide wood moldings and wooden staircases, just to name a few.

Decades later I still love vintage things which is why I love the thrill of the vintage hunt. These days I try to sell more than I keep but lately that doesn’t seem to be the case as it is hard to part with something that causes such great memories.

If you want to learn more about my vintage side here is a link to an interview  by my friend and fellow blogger over at You Can Always Start Now.wandacollections

I spend a lot of time each month going to thrift stores, auctions and yard sales looking for fabulous vintage items and any other quirky things to sell.

In the next several paragraphs I am going to ramble on and offer some useful tips on how you too can find some awesome vintage stuff. Continue reading Vintage hunting tips – how to find those bargains….

Best of 2015: My 15 favorite posts from 2015

 

best of 2015I have been blogging under the name “A Wandaful Thing” for slightly over a year now and it’s been a lot of fun.

The following posts are my top 15 favorites for 2015.  These posts (and those responsible for them) inspired me, helped me, challenged me and impressed me.

Without further adieu…I hope you enjoy them as much I as did.

  1. Farmhouse Master Bedroom redo from Prodigal Pieces – so many vintage pieces – LOVE IT!!

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2.  DIY Bathroom Vanity by Shanty 2 Chic – this post comes complete with downloadable building plans.DIY-Bathroom-Vanity-Shanty2Chic I simply adore this idea as my “only” bathroom is about this size and it has been hard to find a small vanity that will fit. I hope I am able to try this project in 2016.

3. This inspiration board from is from my friend Amelia at You Can Always Start Now I am envious of how full her board is but also inspired to make one of my own.

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4.  Old rusty bucket turned into a flower-pot from Petticoat Junktion – this woman makes so many cool things from vintage and flea market finds – you just have to check her out.

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5. Under 30  minutes, easy, gorgeous Spring Wreath from the Bold Abode.

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6. DIY coasters and tutorial from Gretchen at Boxy Colonial – she has them entitled coasters for Christmas but you could make them for any occasion –  adorable.

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7. I have been a BIG fan of Donna at Funk Junk Interiors for a few years now and she has a been an inspiration for some of my own projects.   She actually gets two spots on my list this year. This toilet tissue holder made from a crate and an old license plate and (see #8) 🙂

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8. Apple Farm Sign with rustic twine also from Funky Junk Interiors – I purchased the stencils and have this on my 2016 project list.

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Continue reading Best of 2015: My 15 favorite posts from 2015

Announcing Monthly Craft Challenges for 2016 – Link Up

In 2016 I am teaming up with my friend and fellow blogger, Amelia, from the blog You Can Always Start Now, to complete monthly DIY Craft projects/challenges.

We welcome any and all fellow bloggers to join us. On the third Monday of each month we will announce the “item” that must be incorporated into the challenge for the next month/

The item for January is an artist canvas, any size you like and the only limit is your own imagination.  Please link up your project below.

On January 18th we will announce the next “craft” item for the February Challenge.

~ Monthly Challenge link up rules ~

1.  DIY craft projects only please, featuring the monthly selected crafting item, otherwise it will be deleted. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your own blog.

2. Link ups must be your own work, not another’s.

3. When you enter your link, you should be linking directly to a particular post, not to your home page.

4. Visit as many of the other linkers as you can. Leave a thoughtful comment when you do visit.

4. By linking up here, you are ok with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter or AWTFacebook with no additional permission required.

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Monthly craft challenge – It’s A Wandaful Thing!!

Can’t wait to see your projects.