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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Grandma's Decadent Date Bar Cookie Recipe


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Only 9 days until Christmas, and at our house, that means the baking frenzy has begun.  Every year I spend a couple of days baking cookies and making candies with my grandkids - this is one of our fondest traditions.  When they were young they would help as they could with the stirring, the cutting out of cookies and putting the sprinkles and colored sugars on the cookies. I remember how much fun they would have decorating those cookies and making them "perfect".   We even tried the gingerbread house making a few times - with our share of house disasters, lol.    Now, that they are young adults, they do most of the baking and I do the sprinkling of colored sugars while enjoying the time spent with them.  We drink lots of coffee and hot chocolate and laugh and talk and reminisce about past cookie baking days.  It is a day we all look forward to.
  
Vintage Paint and more - a not too sweet bar cookie made with a delicious date and nut filling your family will love

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Every Blogger

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Can you believe it's only two weeks until Christmas and I still have lots of shopping to do?   It's always so hard for me to find the perfect gift for each person - do you have the same problem?  Well, today I think I can help you solve that problem if you're looking for the perfect gift for the blogger in your life - or if you're a blogger I would definitely ask Santa for this one...





taught by Gina Lucker of The Shabby Creek Cottage

This is, as it says, the ultimate course you will ever want to take.  I took it about 6 weeks ago and it has completely changed my focus and way I am running my blog.  I have changed from thinking it is "just a blog" to knowing it is a business that I am the CEO of.   It has given me the direction that I need to take to grow my blog - ways I had never considered before. I want to tell you I compare this course to a college course - that's how intense it is and how much information you will obtain. It gave me the step by step map I need to follow to get my blog to its destination goal - a lucrative business that pays well.
  


What is it you ask:

The Ultimate Blogging Bootcamp is an intense 3 day live blogging experience that will help you transform your blog and business.  Gina teaches you what to focus on and what not to focus on so you're making the most of your time.  She teaches you the exact strategy she uses to run her very lucrative business through live real-time training in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and participate in discussions with your classmates.  She breaks it down into doable steps that you can easily follow.  Then she gives you a week to go over everything in the classes - at your leisure, more live question and answer sessions, and the ability to ask her directly about anything you didn't understand.  After all this, you will have a wealth of knowledge to put into action on your own blog and begin to take it to the next level.








 As a graduate of  The Ultimate Blogging Bootcamp you are eligible to join the Ultimate Blogging Tribe - a place where "survivors" of the boot camp meet to share and support each other and help each other grow and learn along with two live sessions a week with Gina on all sorts of subjects that will help you continue to grow your blog.  You will also have access to Gina to answer questions anytime you need. This is a limited time offer and will end on December 18, 2017, so hurry and sign up so you don't miss out on it.


You definitely don't want to miss out on this course - it will help you get your blog to the next level.

Vintage Paint and more - The Ultimate Blogging Bootcamp can help you get your blog out of a rut and become a thriving business.



I will be joining the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please be sure to visit them and check out all the great inspiration and projects found there.

Monday, December 11, 2017

How to Create the Perfect Rustic Wood Sign

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What a difference a couple of days can make - Monday we were having beautiful warm, sunny, 70* weather and today it's raining and absolutely freezing - the temp was 32* this morning.  No wonder our family has the sniffles.  And, I saw snow is falling in some of our most southern states - so crazy. But, at least it looks and feels like Christmas now.
Also, on Monday I shared our Rustic Christmas Mantel with you and promised I would give you the tutorial on how to create the rustic wood BELIEVE sign that is sitting on it.  This is a fairly easy project that can be done in one afternoon as long as you plan ahead for the drying of paint.


Vintage Paint and more... Rustic Christmase mantel featuring a buffalo plaid deer head in a yarn wreath, a yarn snowball garland and a rustic wood believe sign

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

How to Create a Rustic Farmhouse Chirstmas Mantel Easily

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I like to change up our Christmas decor a bit each year by moving things around and making new vignettes.  But, this year I really wanted to change it up a lot and decided to go in a whole new direction in our family room.  I have used the same decor for several years and was really wanting a new look.  So, before Thanksgiving, I started looking around and getting some ideas.  I fell in love with red and black buffalo plaid fabric and if you've been following me you've seen a couple of projects I've made using it already.  So, I built my family room Christmas decor around that fabric and today I am going to share my Rustic farmhouse Christmas mantel with you.

Vintage, Paint and more... a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas mantel created with easy diy projects and rustic Christmas finds

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Wreath


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Christmas is in full swing here at Vintage, Paint and more as I am sure it is at your home also.  There are boxes of Christmas ornaments and decor scattered about, half finished areas done, in progress crafts and lots of fun with family putting it all together.  So, finding something finished to bring to you this morning was a bit of a challenge.  However, I think you will absolutely love this project as much as I do.  A DIY Farmhouse Christmas Wreath made with a buffalo plaid deer head and a yarn wreath - rustic farmhouse to the max.


Vintage, Paint and more... a Christmas wreath made with a yarn wreath and a red and black plaid deer head