MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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OUTFOXING THE CARDINALS

BIRD SEED (NEW & EATEN).jpgI just had to share this! I finally figured out a way to outfox the cardinals. You know how I’ve been trying for weeks to get some pictures of the handsome and beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal who feed regularly everyday at my feeder? Well, this morning, I had to refill the feeder. I found a small chunk of leftover seeds that had fallen to the ground, so I put it on the porch rail right in front of my glass storm door. Also, I placed the refilled feeder beside the chunk of seeds.

Sure enough, I peeked outside my office window and saw Mr. Cardinal eating away. However, as soon as I tiptoed into the living room and grabbed my camera, he flew off! But I know he’ll be back, and I am determined to get my picture.

One day last week, I was sitting on the sofa talking on my cell phone to one of my sisters. Mr. Cardinal came up and just plopped himself on the porch rail directly in front of the door. He stayed there a long time, but I was so busy talking that it did not dawn on me to grab my camera which was right there on a table in front of me, aim it, zoom in, and get a close up of him. By the time I thought of it and picked up my camera, he flew away! I imagined him the whole while I was sitting there talking with my sister, heckling at me and saying, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, you can’t catch me!” And then when he saw me grab my camera, laughing as he high-tailed it out of there. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I know y’all think I’m crazy, but that’s okay. Life is what we make it, and enjoying God’s awesome natural creation is one of my ways of making the most of it.

Until next time, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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GIFTS FROM THE HEART

I feel so very blessed to have a family who dearly loves me!!! Two of my greatest gifts from God are my children, daughter Natasha and son Stefan. It is not uncommon for them to just come home with something they’ve surprisingly gotten for me. Recently, my daughter gave me a Coach handbag and matching wallet.

Today, my son surprised me with the “Hidden Figures” DVD and book!!! I didn’t even know there was a book! Can’t wait to read it!

I’m not sharing this post to brag about what little I have materially but because I am so thankful for my family and their gifts from the heart. Even if they are something some may consider small (washing the dishes, running errands for me, asking about my day, etc.), I greatly appreciate and cherish it all.

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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MODELING MAXINE’S VIDA DESIGNS

JACKIE (PAULA'S SWANS).jpgHello, everyone! Just want to let you know I’ve created a Facebook page specifically for all of you out there (males & females) who would like to posts fabulous pictures of yourself or someone else modeling designs purchased from my VIDA Collection. I’ve named the page Modeling Maxine’s VIDA Designs.

I’ve uploaded pictures I could recall that people have already shared with me and given me permission to post. However, if I missed anyone, please feel free to post it yourself, or send it to me, and of course, I will be happy to do it for you. If you like, please tag your post by using #ModelingMaxinesVIDADesigns.

Now, as this post states, this not just for the ladies. Gentlemen, I also want you to become involved! So come on, everybody, let’s get to posting!!!

Oh, one more thing, you can also post pictures of products from my VIDA home design line as well. So if you purchase accent pillows, please remember to share photos with us of them displayed in your home or place of business, too!

From my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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DECORATIVE GLASS ART

DECORATIVE GLASS ART 5.jpgArt comes in various forms, and I am a lover of many different types of art. One of my favorites is Tanisha Parker‘s decorative glass art! I received this beautiful, hand-painted wine glass from her in the mail yesterday.

I am just so amazed by the numerous amounts of awesome talent out there, and I feel extremely privileged to know Ms. Parker as an incredible person and artist to match.

Please click the link above in her name to visit her blog where you can learn more about her and shop her fabulous online store.

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com

 


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A POP OF PRINT

VIDA’S “A POP OF PRINT” SALE

ENJOY

$15 OFF $75+

CODE: POP15

40% OFF $800+

CODE: POP40

$100 OFF $300+

CODE: POP100


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VIDA “PEPPERMINT ROSE” STATEMENT CLUTCH

VIDA CLUTCH (PEPP ROSE) FRT

ENJOY AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER OF:

1 Bag for $40

2 Bags for $65
(instead of $80 MSRP)
Use Code Clutch65

3 Bags for $90
(instead of $120 MSRP)
Use Code Clutch90
 

EXPIRES 4/16/17 @ MIDNIGHT PST

From my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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NEW VIDA STATEMENT CLUTCH

VIDA just added a new product to their line–the statement clutch–and my “Peppermint Rose” one is available now in my collection!!! This fabulous piece is crafted from genuine leather and printed canvas. A versatile, stand-out accessory for any occasion, each one is uniquely designed and custom-printed.

ORDER FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE NOW

As always, from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com