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{5} Vintage Valentine Images (Free & Darling!)

Y’all, Christmas was just ten minutes ago and now we’re staring down the barrel of crazy Hallmark love and chocolates! I found these vintage images, that while not specifically all about “be my Valentine” and whatnot, are still entirely adorable. I think they’re great for your Valentine creations.

I sort of love them.

These vintage Valentine images have no known copyright restrictions.

Free vintage Valentine images at www.Momcaster.com

(All the images I create on Momcaster are made with PicMonkey photo editor: this is your photo on awesome juice)

Free vintage images perfect for Valentine's Day via Momcaster.com #ValentineDownload this vintage image here.

If you’re kiddos are all about The Nut Job movie, perhaps there’s something you can do with this vintage Valentine image. “I’m a squirrel and NUTS to you!”

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Download this vintage image here.

The Hearts Desire II was rocking this vintage pin-up girl. Wonder if she brought her flyboys home safe?

Free vintage images perfect for Valentine's Day. Get the links at www.Momcaster.com

Download this vintage image here.

When did we as a country decide that we no longer wanted to smell like a cashmere bouquet? Was it when we realized this kind of soap made us all smell like we’d just come out of an old lady’s closet?

Free vintage images you can use for Valentine's Day at www.Momcaster.com

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This sweet vintage Valentine images makes me want to slap a bow & arrow in my daughter’s hands and make her sit on a pedestal. She’s twenty-nine, but she’s short. I think I can overpower her.

Free #Vintage #Valentine images at www.Momcaster.com

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Learn to Use Google Plus – Overlay Text on Images

Super cool thing I learned about how to use Google + today – you can overlay text on images and it’s super easy. Like seriously easy.

You know what a meme is, no doubt. But, did you know you could create memes on Google+ to share there, and also download them to use on other platforms?

Learn to use Google+ this year! (Finally.)

As I learn to use G+, I’m realizing how very photo friendly it is. Similar to Pinterest, Google + appears to get that we are evolving into a very visual world.  We dig great images.

To create a meme in G+, (or just trick out a photo for any reason you like), you can upload an image from your computer or one you already have in Google+, click the little “t” button to add text, and blammo! Ridiculous cat meme!

Learn to Use Google Plus – Overlay Text on Images

Learn how to overlay text on a photo on Google Plus.

Learn how to overlay an image with text on Google +. It's super easy.

 

Learn to add text to images in Google +. It's so easy and you can download and use them anywhere.

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Questions That Make You Think

I’ve had some health issues in good ole 2013 that have consumed my body and my mind. They are nothing serious, as in life-threatening serious. But, they’ve been serious in that they’ve interrupted my life in a significant way and that has not been fun for me – or anyone around me.

To be clear, my problems, as compared to so many suffering with “real” problems, are nothing. But they’re mine and therein lie my deep thoughts. 🙂

Meanwhile, I’ve been all kinds of introspective lately, especially as we move into the new year. I’m totally thinking about the meaning of life and who I love and why,  and whether or not rainbows and unicorns were really created by the Spaghetti Monster. Yeah. I’m asking myself questions that make me think… and now I’m asking questions (and sharing quotes) that make YOU think

Somebody pull me back in the shallow water.

Questions (to ask yourself) for 2014

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14 Alphabet Letter Crafts You Can Make

Every time I go into Hobby Lobby or Michael’s, I see those letters of the alphabet that are made of cardboard (and also chipboard and paper mache) and I always wonder, “What kind of craft could I make with those alphabet letters?”

Sadly, God forgot to put that girl chip in my brain that lets me look at things and come up with awesome ideas for crafting. That’s why I absolutely fall in love with bloggers who come up with craft ideas for me, and who are generous enough to post their tutorials.

I’ve found 14 of the cutest crafts you can make using those boring letters of the alphabet at the craft stores, and I think you’re going to love them, too. Be sure to visit these blogs for the how-to!

Alphabet Letter Crafts

 

1. Buttercups & Blue Scrubs created this sweet bookend. I would never have thought about using craft letters to make bookends. I don’t even own bookends! Does that make me a bad person.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Buttercups & Bookends

2. Using chipboard alphabet craft letters, HGTV put together this darling MOM banner. Perfect for Mother’s Day! (But, then again I’m kind of a fan of HGTV because I was on one of their shows in 2011.)

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via HGTV

3. How could you look at these alphabet craft letters all dressed up and framed and not love them? Right? From Watch Out for the Woestmans, this tutorial is very crafty – and crazy clever.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Watch Out for the Woestmans

4. Letters from Coco came up with a darling way to decorate her kitchen using alphabet craft letters and prints she picked up from Etsy. Isn’t she talented? Why can’t I have a craft-soaked brain? Maybe if I took more vitamins.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Letters From Coco

5. Scrappy Chick 101 writes that she decorated these craft letters with scrapbook paper and embellishments. She makes it look (and sound) so easy! This is one talented lady. Be warned that when you go to her blog you’ll be ten kinds of jealous. I know I was.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Scrappy Chick 101

6.  Casa Cullen made this framed monogram art for a little boy’s room. I like it a lot. Before you go to her blog, get yourself prepared…her baby is bordering on too cute to legally be featured on the internet. Seriously.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Casa Cullen

7. Never would I have thought to use alphabet craft letters the way A Little Moore did. I am mad for this idea at Christmas, and also trying to think of other ways I could use the same idea.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via A Little Moore

8. Sew Grown is SEW talented. I adore the way she uses all different shapes & styles of craft letters, and she made them absolutely cool enough to use in a boy’s room.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Sew Grown

9. Oh. My. Gosh. Look at these topiaries using chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby! Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss is just too awesome. Can’t you see these at a wedding reception?

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

10. A $1 frame plus alphabet craft letters from Hobby Lobby, and look at the adorable wall art created by TwoGirlzStuff. This is so awesome.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
viw Two Girlz Stuff

11. I have never seen such a cute Christmas tree topper in my life. The Fabulous Baby Striblings created this cuteness from an alphabet craft letter and a clothespin. Her tutorial is so easy, even I can do this! Love it!

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via The Fabulous Baby Striblings

12. These yarn wrapped craft letters from Bump Smitten are just delicious. Wonderful tutorial and beautiful photography.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Bump Smitten

 

13. Check out what the Mardi Gras Outlet did with Mardi Gras beads and a cardboard letter! I can imagine these in all sorts of colors.

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Mardi Gras Outlet

 

14. Little Inspirations says this craft letter is created quite simply with Elmer’s Glue and paint. Isn’t it elegant? It’s almost impossible to believe it started out so humbly. It’s beautiful!

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters featured on www.Momcaster.com.
via Little Inspirations

Okay – so this next one is blatant self-promotion and so I didn’t count it. 🙂 I LOVE to grab these chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby and pretty ’em up. I sell them (and lots of other stuff) in my Etsy shop. (I do custom orders – hint, hint.)

PS: I’d love you harder than a goat butts a stump if you’d Pin this post! 🙂

Oodles of super cute crafts made from those Hobby Lobby letters via www.Momcaster.com.

Ooooo! Don’t miss this other post I did about how to use wine corks and a craft letter to create something ridiculously awesome.

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How YOU Can Make Money on Craigslist

Everyone knows what Craigslist is and that you can make money by selling your things on Craigslist. But, did you know you may be able to create your own work-from-home business using Craigslist?

Unfortunately we are in tough times in this economy. That means there are lots of things that pop up for sale on Craigslist every day that are absolute steals because someone needs to make a fast sale and is happy to part with what they have for a lot less than they otherwise might. I would never want to take any joy in someone else’s sorrow. But, if a person really needs money and you can give it to them in exchange for things they don’t need, that can be a good thing for both of you.

You can make money by buying what they are selling and then re-sell it for a profit.

Learn how to make money on Craigslist!

1. Search for items for sale on Craigslist that are being sold for much less than what you know they’re worth, then turn around and sell them later for a profit. Depending upon the item, you can sell it on eBay, on a website you build yourself, or you can even sell it on Craigslist again.

2. Pick up free furniture that you can restore and sell for a profit.

 

3. Buy unused or partially used gift cards and resell on sites like Cardpool, where you can get up to 92% of their value. Of course, make sure you check the actual balance of the cards you’re buying online, and be careful to pay a price that will guarantee a profit when you resell. If a seller won’t allow you to verify how much is left on the gift card – walk away.

An example of someone buying gift cards on Craigslist.

By creating a small business out of buying low and selling high (the same way retail works), you’re doing your part to stimulate the economy, you’re helping people who need to money immediately, (and maybe keeping them away from those God-forsaken check-cashing services) and you’re providing for your family at the same time.

Some Examples:

Use specific search terms inside quotes to help you find great deals on Craigslist.

 

If this SeaDoo cover I found on Craigslist is in fact in like new condition, a quick internet search reveals I may be able to sell it for up to $150 online. There are lots of factors to consider, and I’d certainly ask for lots of photos and more information, but it’s worth looking into – especially since he’s said “MUST SELL!!!” and that he’s open to all offers.  That tells me I may be able to get an even better bargain.

Resources:

Where to check the value of items…

eBay – sold listings

Amazon – look for the used prices right next to new prices for any item.

Where to sell used items:

Amazon

eBay

Craigslist

Gazelle – They buy select cell phones and Apple products.

Phone for Cash – They buy cell phones.

Buy My Tronics – They buy used electronics.

Tips:

Craigslist updates every 10 minutes. You REALLY have to keep your eye on the ball to grab a great deal before someone else nabs it.

When you see something you’re interested in, ACT FAST!

  • Stay away from “By Dealer” ads. You aren’t going to get the best price there.
  • Watch out for really poor English and grammar. Could be a sign of a scammer.
  • Never send money – always see (and test) the merchandise before you buy.
  • Never go alone to meet a Seller. Always take someone with you.

 

A Personal Note

You may feel like buying from folks in distress is somehow unsavory.

Yes… they could try to sell their TV or ring or furniture at a fair-value price. The truth is though, if they need the money desperately, they don’t have the luxury of waiting for it to sell. Pricing it low will make sure they get the money they need in a pinch, and you can be the person who helps them out of a tough spot.

 

Personal Stories of Making Money on Craigslist

Ryan Finley made enough on Craigslist to pay his bills, take care of his family, and take them to Hawaii.

This man earns his entire living on Craigslist and is kind enough to answer questions.

Buddy the Elf Quotes – Free Printables

I’ve created some fun little printable “Buddy the Elf” quotes for Christmas that I hope will make your office (or home) sort of a merry place to be. Nothing too serious or candy-cane sappy here, my friendo. These Christmas printables are all about the festive jollies. 🙂

Speaking of Christmas and merry and candy-canes, if you’re all about making some last minute gifts, I’ve got you covered. Still need to grab some outstanding Christmas bargains (because the plastic is almost maxed out)? Here’s a list of the places I’ve nabbed the best dealios of the season. 

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Okay then – let’s get your…

Free Buddy the Elf Quotes Free Printables!

 

Click on each image to download it, then print and use however you like. Each image is a 5×7, so they’re perfect to pop in a frame. (I think they’re awesome for the office, too!)

Grab some funny, (and free), Christmas printables at Momcaster.
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Funny Christmas printables free on Momcaster.
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Funny Christmas printables to download free on Momcaster.
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5 Fun Wine Glass Centerpiece Ideas

I like wine. I like it hard. It’s for that very reason that I own many wine glasses. While my preferred use of a wine glass is as a vessel to deliver wine to my mouth, there are some other sort of awesome things you can do with them.

I think picking up a bunch at the Goodwill or Salvation Army to make these centerpieces would make them doubly awesome. When you add “thrift” to anything, I find it twelve times more interesting. Yes…you’re probably thinking I could just use the wine glasses I have at home. Sadly, that’s not possible as I have to keep the ratio of wine glass to Sher at a consistent 27 to 1. (I am a breaker.)

(Follow the links to the creators’ websites to learn how to make these super adorable wine glass centerpieces.)

Wine Glass Centerpiece Ideas

Ideas for using wine glasses as centerpieces via Momcaster.

1. Made by: Kelly’s Art Journaling

Lots of wine glass centerpiece ideas on Momcaster.
via Kelly’s Art Journaling

2. Made by: Poppies at Play

Lots of ideas for wine glass centerpieces on Momcaster.
via Poppies at Play

3. Made by: Etsy Shop: Neat Stuff

Lots of wine glass centerpiece ideas featured on Momcaster!
via Etsy Shop: Neat Stuff

4. Made by: Frou Frou Frilly

Lots of wine glass centerpiece ideas featured on Momcaster!
via Frou Frou Frilly

5. Made by: Madigan Made

Lots of wine glass centerpiece ideas featured on Momcaster!
via Madigan Made

Pretty Paper Ornament Tutorials

I will admit I love paper ornaments. Wait. I said that like you’re interrogating me under the hot lights and I’m finally willing to tell you all about my love of paper Christmas ornaments.

I’m such a geek.

Meanwhile, these talented crafty women have taken pretty paper ornaments to a whole new level. Even better, you can click the links to their sites and learn how to make them yourself. Love it.

How to make super pretty paper Christmas ornaments!

 

1. GigglyGirl on Craftster

2. ByStephanieLynn

3. HGTV

4. Laura’s Left Hook

5.  House Revivals