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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Afternoon

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Welcome to the 45th run of "Sunday Favorites"!!!

"Sunday Favorites" is a Sunday meme designed to give bloggers a chance to share a favorite post from the past! Thanks to  Happy to Design for hosting this event!

It’s a beautiful day here in Florida...perfect for relaxing. Of course, if you know me, I can only enjoy relaxing for a little while and then I’m ready to GO somewhere! Here I am on Jekyll Island last week. Latitude 31 is an AMAZING place to eat! I had Grouper Hemingway with Key Lime pie for dessert! Delicious!

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I hope you’ll all click on my One World One Heart post HERE to follow me and close to a thousand other bloggers on the Magic Carpet ride!

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I’d like to share a few more vacation photos today.

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You never know where the road will lead....

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This is the largest suspension bridge in Georgia!

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Take a deep breath....let’s GO!!!

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“The world is a book and those that do not travel read only the first page.” 

St. Augustine

I am very blessed.  Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

If you go outside right now....

It's not even dark here but look at what I saw in the sky when I went outside!

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We've had such a good day! There was an Art show right here in our community and I am always amazed at all the talent of people right in my neighborhood. We didn't buy anything today, except some note cards because we have art that we need to frame and hang on our walls! And I am excited about that!

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These are little chipping sparrows on our feeders today!

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Run outside and LOOK! Tell me what you see!

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Have a good evening!

Arts and Crafts...and historical novels

We had so much fun driving to the Gulf Coast last weekend and I have more pics to share.

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On our way we saw this Craft fair and we stopped to see what local artisans had made.

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The pretty earrings I bought were made by a talented lady from Merritt Island.

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This is ME...and hubby!

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I wear a lot of lime greens and bright pinks

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when we are in Florida so these will be cute.

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My hubby was interested in these beautiful owls.

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This one is a Barred Owl

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and this cute little owl is a Screech Owl.

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He's had an injury to his eye that is healing.

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What a soft chestnut brown he was!

And on another note, I have been reading New York by Edward Rutherfurd. It's an historical novel and one you can't put down. Of course there are many sad parts because the history of New York is the history of America. You will feel humbled and proud when you read the accounts of the Revolutionary war and other events that shaped our nation's history. The characters are so real and the events are historical...I would highly recommend it! I can't wait to read other books by this author.

Well, I have had an interesting comment on this post so I will add it here.....

edward wrote, www.edwardrutherfurd.com -> books .

What do you think? Do you think it was Edward Rutherfurd? Hhhmmm...very interesting!

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And if you want to visit a blog that will transport you to New York.....visit Mille Fiori Favoriti ! Her photos are amazing! Here's a link to my favorite post.... Greenwood Cemetery .

Enjoy your weekend! We have so much to be thankful for!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

So many things to share!

I have so much to show you and several blog favorites to share...I don't know where to start!

First, by going to other blogs, I found out about T J Maxx and I love this store. It has a few things that are a little out of the ordinary and that's what I love. I don't like things that are mass produced but this store has a few quirky things mixed in here and there. I know several blogs mention this store but have you visited Happy to Design ? She has so many wonderful ideas and such a beautiful home! She bought the most beautiful tea pot there!

I bought this little sign for my kitchen window at T J's.

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I have a glass block window that lets in LOTS of light...too much sometimes. So I made little cafe curtains but I keep them pulled part of the way back and this gave me the perfect spot for the sign.

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Well, I had to change it some, of course! I hot glued a sea shell right over the design and VOILA! What do you think about it now?

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And are you keeping up with the Winter Olympics? Check this blog...Nana's Kitchen ! She has wonderful photos and info and even a giveaway right now!

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She is giving away a pair of the Official Red Mittens!

And now a BIG thank you to Heidi at Dreams Intertwined ! She had a giveaway and I WON! A gift certificate for Anthopologie ! I have been so excited about it that I can't decide what to get! Here's the website, if you have any suggestions on what I should buy! heehee!  Anthropologie  Don't they have fabulous clothes and things? I spend most of my time looking at the handbags and jewelry! How do you like this handbag?

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We have been doing lots of little things around our house that I would like to share! And I have some more blogs to mention and thank yous to give so I'll be back soon for more happy blogging!

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Have a wonderful day!  island

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Wee Ones and my doll house

This little girl is a Lloyd Middleton curio doll

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and she is petite and precious!

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Today she is playing with the doll house

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looking inside to see which children to play with

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and what adventure to create.

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She also has some little paper dolls that my girlfriend, Pat made for me awhile back.

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These are favorites...I know I say that about all of them!

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What made me think of this little girl was the photo I saw on M. Kate's BLOG.

She saw a most exquisite doll and thought of me! If you haven't visited her blog, you are in for a treat! You will really feel like you are on an adventure when you see her beautiful photos!

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Have a FUN day! Enjoy your favorite things and take time to PLAY! island

And for more 'wee ones' visit...

Somewhere in my Time

AND....

Our Little Acorn Cottage

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Perfect Florida day!

Our high was 70 degrees and we spent the day on the Gulf Coast.

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We ate almond fried Grouper at Peck's and drove to some of the small beaches nearby.

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It was gorgeous and it felt great to get out and see the sights.

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I would like to go fishing sometime...

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but not in this boat and not near this tree! heehee!!

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The sights included this Anhinga...

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An Osprey....

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Someone enjoying the clear skies...

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and even an Arts and Crafts show! One of my MOST favorite things to do! I'll save the photos of what I bought for another day! Sending you messages in the sky!

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Wishing blue skies for your day!

Happy Sunday!