Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Winner and a Storm on the way!

We are preparing for a major Hurricane here in Florida now and I would appreciate everyone's prayers. We're busy getting our house ready and buying extra supplies. Hopefully we won't have to leave but we'll be ready to do that if the need arises.

I'll post the conditions when I can.


The winner of my little giveaway is our sweet Sheri from Red Rose Alley. Isn't this a perfect little book for her? I won't be able to send it out to you until next week, Sheri, but send me your address so that I can get the package ready.

We've spent today shopping for extra groceries, taking a donation to Hospice Thrift Store and filling the gas tank. I'm working in the lanai putting things away. The lanai is not as secure as the rest of our house so we'll have to move the furniture into the main part of the house. (and I do have a few knick knacks out there to deal with! lol) Hubby is outside working on the grill and outdoor furniture and plants.


 (all photos of roses in my flower beds)

Keep us in your prayers dear friends! 💖

45 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your roses are gorgeous. Congrats to Sheri, I am sure she will love the book. I hope you are safe from Hurricane Irma. Stay safe, sending my prayers for you and all of Florida.

Have a great day!

Kathy said...

Stay safe. Definitely keeping you in my prayers. The storm sounds scary.

Vee said...

Absolutely! 😏

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Praying for you folks,

Love,

Vee

Happy@Home said...

Will definitely keep you and all Floridians in my prayers. It must be such an unsettling feeling for you right about now.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I've been watching the news all morning as I work -- very scary indeed. You never know if the weather people are just getting worked up or if it's a real threat. Sure looks like a nasty storm. Praying for all in the path.

Ariadne said...

Keep safe dear friend!AriadnefromGreece!

Stephanie said...

My dear friend, please know that I will indeed be praying for you and the many other people in your home state.

Once again, thank you for the delightful giveaway. Sheri is such a sweetheart and I couldn't think of a lovelier winner.

Hugs to you!

Red Rose Alley said...

Yaaaaay, I'm so glad I won! I will send my address right away. I appreciate that so much, Diane. I love getting surprises in the mail! Oh my, a hurricane in Florida. I will be sure to say a prayer right now. And look at these red roses in your flower beds. They are beautiful. Thinking of you, and hope this hurricane passes you without any damage.

love, ~Sheri

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Diane, I popped by because I knew you lived in Florida so I wanted to check if the hurricane was going to effect you, which I now discover it will. Please keep yourself and your husband safe.
You are in my prayers.
With warmest wishes to you.
Daphne

Connie said...

You are in my prayers. It sounds like you have been through this before and that you know how to prepare. God bless you.
Connie

Karen Ann said...

praying for your safety and for all in florida...

podso said...

Stay safe!

Lorrie said...

You are held in my prayers. Such a massive storm. Take good care. xo, Lorrie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm keeping you in my prayers sweet Sis! I know how scary this storm is. Take care and let us know how you are when you can. Big Hugs!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Congrats to Sheri, the winner of the lovely book you made. Your roses are gorgeous Diane. I do hope you will be safe, and I'm keeping you in my thought and prayers. Take care!:)

Susie said...

Diane, I am so happy for Sheri to win that charming little book you made. I hope you are safe thru this horrible storm coming. I am praying for all of Florida. My granddaughter is in Tampa and I pray that girl uses her better judgement. Please take great care. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

You will definitely be in my prayers, sweet friend. Please stay safe. xo Laura

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Praying for your safety and those affected by this storm, Diane. So glad Sheri won your gift. She's a sweetie. ♥

Joy H said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck, check in when you can :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thoughts are with you as we watch Irma from all the way across the country. We're safe and stuff can be replaced, but I sure hope we don't have to. Very worried about our friends who spend summers in our resort -- some of them are not in a good position for evacuation.

Be safe!!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Please batten down the hatches and stay safe, My Friend. Sending prayers your way! Our niece just moved to St. Augustine for graduate school, and we're trying to find her flights out to come up here to Birmingham.

xo,
Ricki Jill

Cherdecor said...

Yes, yes, yes, we will keep you in our prayers. If you need to leave, please come to my house. I am not kidding either. Stay safe! You have a friend in Ohio.

Gina said...

Congrats to Sheri on winning the giveaway! Diane, stay safe and dry! Prayers sent your way. xo

happyone said...

Beautiful roses. Yes, I'll be saying my prayers.

A Quiet Corner said...

The rose collage shows off Mother Nature's beauty perfectly and congrats to Sherri!!
Sending prayers your way...be safe...:)JP

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Prayers for you and everyone in the hurricanes path. xx

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That is one wicked storm. Hoping you are all safe and don't have to evacuate,

Carla from The River said...

Prayers to you my dear friend. Lots of love, Carla

Veronika Zhdanova said...

Keep safe,dear!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh Diane! Keeping you in my prayers, such a lot of worry with this terrible storm! Praying that you stay safe there, and that the storm misses you! Your roses are gorgeous, such beautiful blooms! Do keep us posted as to how things go, as you can! Congrats to sweet Sherry for being the winner of your giveaway :)

Linda H said...

Oh Diane, hoping and praying you stay safe and don't have any major damage. This looks like one very nasty storm. Will be watching the news/weather very closely and praying for safety for all. Hugs.

Sandra said...

Lindas flores! Cumprimentos

Sandra said...

Lindas flores! Cumprimentos

Danice said...

Praying for you during this bad weather. Hopefully you won't need to leave the area. Congrats to Sheri winning your giveaway. Your roses are beautiful :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Oh Diane I hope that you will stay safe from the storm! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway.

ann said...

I don't suppose that your are online at the moment; I just want you to know that I have been thinking of you, and, of course, praying that you ride out the storm in good shape. Stay safe, Diane

Inger said...

Of course I and all your blogger friends will keep you and your hubby in our prayers. I have been thinking of you and my other Florida blogger friends, worrying and hoping you are safe. It sounds like you are well prepared. Will be thinking of you.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Diane, just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you and hope you are safely out of the storms way. Take care my friend.
xoxo, Dorothy

Susan said...

Stay safe Sis...you're welcome to come here if you have to leave:-)

Janey and Co. said...

Came over to check on you dear.....Scary time for your beautiful state. Stay safe....Janey

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I hope that everything will be okay for you / this storm seems as if it's going to hit every Florida location in one way or another :(

Sam I Am...... said...

You have been in my prayers and will continue to be along with all people everywhere who are experiencing disasters. Stay safe! Hope to hear from you soon! Hugs ~ Sam

JG said...

Stay safe!!
~Judy

Jeanie said...

I've been glued to the telly all weekend. I am hoping that you, your family and friends are in a safer zone and that you either evacuated or didn't need to and that your home is safe. Sending continued good thoughts.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your roses look gorgeous.
Many congratulations to Sheri, I am sure she will love the book.

Thoughts and prayers to you and everyone who may be affected by the terrible storms/hurricanes.

All the best Jan