Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Apology and a Winner!

First of all, I need to tell you how sorry I am that I'm two days late posting the winner of the 5 rolls of ribbon and Prima flowers from my 3-day CASE challenge with Joy. The weekend came and went and then life got a bit crazy! I also want to thank all of you who came to visit last week and left such wonderful comments! Joy and I both appreciate it so much!

So, on to the winner! The total number of comments for the three days was 118. I used Random Generator, but for the life of me, I cannot get it to show up on my blog post here! You'll have to trust me when I tell you that between the numbers 1 and 118, it chose number 50, and that comment was left by Maureen! Please send me your snail mail address, Maureen, and I'll get your goodies sent asap. Here's a photo of what you'll receive.

Thanks again for all the lovely comments and congrats to you, Maureen! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011


Happy Monday!

I start back to work tonight after a wonderful 9-day break. For the most part, our weather cooperated and it was only a bit chilly for a couple of days. In Minnesota, you never know what it's going to do from day to day. After a horribly cold and snowy Winter and a very rainy Spring, my week off brought some warm, sunny weather! We had one day with 103 degree temps. . .(I didn't even mind that heat.) Then, 2 days later, it was 40 degrees cooler with a temp of 64! Crazy! I spent my days not only creating cards but also finally getting my veggies and flowers planted! I thought I would share some of those with you today.

First of all, my Peonies are an all time fave of mine! Love how huge they get, the wonderful pink color and heavenly fragrance!

I love my deck and spend lots of time relaxing there. I like to fill pots with pretty colors. This one is my fave this year.

I love the contrast of the purple shades!

Here's another pot filled with Osteospermum. Love the colors of these sweet little daisies!

I found a pink Gerbera Daisy with white tips that I thought was so pretty!

Here's a close-up:

And I love the colors of this Geranium!


This is Nemesia.

I had heard of it before but have never seen it. I planted four of them in my garden, along with some Petunias. They have a lovely, soft fragrance!

Here is a view of my deck from the back yard.

At the far corner of the yard is my vegetable garden.

Doesn't look like much in this photo but as I write this, the cucumbers, pea pods, beans, green peppers and tomatoes are all growing nicely now! Can't wait to eat it all!

And I'll leave you with a photo of just one of the many vases placed around the house with Peonies.

You have to enjoy them while you can. . .it's such a short blooming season for these beauties! I'll be bringing a few of them to my girlfriends at work tonight, so they too can enjoy them.

Thanks so much for coming by today! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! :)