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Salute to the Troops & Double Pinwheels

Oh my – I have been away from my blogging friends for sooooo long.  Its quite dusty here. 

Let’s see- we had Christmas, I traveled to Georgia to see my hubby, and I was sick with the crud that has been going around.  Its no wonder you could hear a pin drop at the Pinwheel Pretties blog.  

I don’t know if many of you know this but my husband has been called up on Active duty by the Army.  He is stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia until next October.  Its been a whirl-wind of a ride the past few months since he left.  I miss him so much.  

I was also featured on CNN’s Salute to the Troops about two weeks before Christmas.  That was sweet that Robin picked us for the week’s salute.

Now that I am back home and feeling much better, I have been working like crazy to stay caught up on all the custom orders that came in while I was gone and to add some new designs to my shop.

I will share more . . . but here are some sweet double pinwheels in X-Large size that I have added to the
Pinwheel Pretties Shop.

Thanks for visiting the blog and I promise to post more often now that I am back home.

Give PEACE a Chance

No words can express the heartbreak of our entire country.
If you are looking to make some sense out of the recent Sandy Hook school shootings, there is none to be found – but stern advice may be found in the words and writing of Martin Luther King Jr., “One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.” from King’s book, Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos? 

If you have not read it, I highly recommend it.

If there is any small positive news to come of this tragedy, it is that in times of crisis, Americans always unite to find a solution and to make a positive change. 
Once again a brave woman steps forward to lead our country in a difficult and sensitive legislative change. Senator Dianne Feinstein has promised to reintroduce a ban on assault weapons to the Senate on the very first day of the new House session.  Let us unite once again behind this bill to stop the violence. 
My wish for this Christmas is for the NRA to stand down, to request that their influential lobbyists step aside and recognize our country’s desire to change our gun laws to prevent future tragic events. 
Please take a moment to visit the Senator’s website and contact her to let her know you support her and stand behind her call to action.

Pinwheels Pinwheels Pinwheels

Pinwheels are not just for twirling in the breeze, sitting pretty in a vase on a table, or spinning in the hands of children. 
Pinwheels have become very popular in the past few years but there are so many more options for using them for . . .

Pinwheel ornaments
 on the 

Visit the Pinwheel Pretties Shop 
for all your 
Party and Pinwheel Needs

Halloween Decorations

It is now officially Fall and it is time to get in the Halloween Spirit!  Every where I go now the Halloween decorations abound!  The grocery store, my neighborhood, and of course all the retail stores now have their decorations for Halloween right up front for sale.

I always thought September was way too early. . . but if you are like me and Halloween is your favorite holiday, I have boxes and boxes of decorations to put up.  I prefer to get an early start, so I don’t feel as if I am putting them up, just to take them all down in a week. So, I have already started decorating my own interior of my home!  Ewwww. . .bats!

I recommend starting with decorations on the interior of the home for the month of September and then break out the outdoor decor around the first of October!  I actually pack up all my Halloween and Christmas decorations this way and label the boxes as indoor/outdoor, this way I know which boxes to pull first in September or for Christmas in late November.  I also have Fall/Thanksgiving decorations that get switched out for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

I have just started on the hearth or fireplace, so not much is up yet, but I love this phrase, “Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun” so I cut this with my silhouette and added it to the center of the mantel.

And let’s not forget about the witches too . . .

I am off to a good start with the Halloween decor and will be adding more and more over the next few weeks.

If you think these decals are fun and want a set of these for your home, just visit Party Fetti for a set of bats of your own!


These are great guest favors for a Bridal or Baby Shower! They have a wonderful little outside bouquet of flowers or I can tailor them with any type of embellishment for your event: birthday, thank you gift, wedding guest gifts, Christmas or any holiday. They also make a nice gift for a sister, mother, or daughter for any occasion. These bags can be tailor decorated for your special celebration.

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