Monday, January 31, 2011

“One World One Heart 2011”

It’s time for this amazing event!  heart


I welcome you to my blog...Lavender Dreams!

I hope you’ll take some time to look around

and see what I like to post about

and find out if you enjoy some of the same things!

I started my blog to share my ‘creative’ side.

I love crafting, sewing and decorating my home.

I am fortunate to get to travel

and take photos along the way as well.


I hope you’ll enjoy your time here

and I look forward to visiting you, too!

I want to give 2 prizes this year!

This is a heart pendant to be given to the first person I select.


I’ve made a little felt lined jewelry bag that I will send it in!


For a second prize I have this Smoky  Quartz bracelet that symbolizes Peace!


I’ve made a little felt lined jewelry bag to send the bracelet in, too!


Click HERE to find the links of everyone participating!

This event is open to all active bloggers worldwide!

Please leave a comment and a way of reaching you

if you win and so that I can visit YOU!

I would LOVE for you to become a follower, too!

The winner will be announced on February 17th!

I will email you AND post it on my blog!

THANK YOU, Lisa for sponsoring OWOH again this year!

It really does mean the WORLD to all of us!

heart ENJOY this special event...

and HAVE FUN meeting everyone! heart

Thursday, January 27, 2011

How about a PICNIK?

It’s a GORGEOUS day in Florida

and I’ll probably spend some time at the park today!

But this morning I’m having a PICNIK!

I’ve heard about it....and wondered about it.....

and NOW I have my OWN!

Hubby downloaded a new version of PICASA

and now I have PICNIK to work on photos!

So here’s the fun I had this morning with photos I took earlier in the week!


The flowers that are blooming are Camelias!

They are in full bloom throughout the Park...and gorgeous!

And if you want to go on a REAL PICNIC....

Visit Laurie today!

She has the right idea for everyone who does NOT live in Florida!

Do you want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with me?

island ENJOY YOUR DAY!  island

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dressing for Florida weather! What I Wore Wednesday 2

Sometimes it’s WARM and other days it's cool!


I pulled out some capris and a navy stripe top

to drive to the Gulf Coast for my birthday!


Stripe top....Beall's

Navy Capris.....Eddie Bauer

Sunglasses.....Ray Ban

Shoes....'old' Asics

(and yes...I have on socks! NOT very cute, I know! lol)

And then the very next day it was cool

when I went to the mall to shop the clearance racks!


Navy blouse.....Talbots

Jeans.....Lee Riders

Black shoes....Nike

Here's some of the jewelry I was wearing that didn't show up in the photos!

Can you see the sea glass necklace and bracelet?

Both made by local artists here in Florida!


And I love wearing turquoise and silver!


I found all of these pieces at Craft fairs made by local artists in NC!

I wear the small bracelet with my watch all the time.

One quick pic...a day at the park! Don't look too close! heehee!


At least I have 'newer' Asics on to do some serious walking!

Asics....Foot Locker

I’m joining Lindsey at the Pleated Poppy for ‘What I wore Wednesday’!


sun Enjoy your day! sun

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Birds on the Gulf Coast" Mosaic Monday

It's always a thrill to see the huge herons on the Gulf coast!


We called this Heron, Grandpa Heron! Isn't he shaggy?

My hubby took this photo!

(I mean the heron not my hubby! heehee!)


This is the same Heron...

but he is 'at alert' when someone came close!


I'm linking with Mary at  the dear little red house 

for Mosaic Monday! Enjoy your Monday!

And a special thanks to everyone that sent me

a birthday greeting! I sure feel special!  rose

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Birthday Wish

I love being in Florida and taking 'day trips'!


And visiting the Gulf Coast is ALWAYS fun...


and a great place to eat 'Almond Fried Grouper'...


and see the sights!


We had some wonderful bird sightings....


these birds were dancing in the sky!


We even saw these storks today...


and the weather was gorgeous!

Hey WAIT!!! The Key Lime Pie is for later, Honey!


Thanks for all of the sweet birthday messages!


My wish? To be happy and healthy! heart 

I hope your day is filled with happiness!  island

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I wore Wednesday!

I have been determined to join  this party

but it has been HARD to actually take the photos!

Usually when I dress in a 'cute' outfit....I'm ready to GO!

And then there is the helpful hubby that makes me laugh

when he takes my photo!


So I decided to just DO IT this morning!

 I have to admit I was dressed to run a bunch of errands....

one of which was WALMART! UGHHH!!!


My birthday is this week so this was one of the challenges I gave myself!

Black Tee shirt...Banana Republic

Sweater....Sag Harbour

Black slacks....Reba wear Dillard's


Jewelry...all hand made by different artists!

A close up of my Steampunk necklace....


The party begins at  The Pleated Poppy !

And thanks  Debbie  for encouraging me to join! warmed up so here I am without the sweater

AND with new jewelry!


I got a birthday package in the mail from my girlfriend, Pat!

Necklace and earrings from Christopher and Banks!


Anyone else want to join in?


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do you have vision?

I was changing something in my bedroom this morning.....


these flowers had been on the floor...


so we tried them on a small table...


and then put a round box on top of that...


until we had what we think looks better (and less boring)!


But when I looked around the room I started reminiscing!

When we pulled up in the driveway of this home

with our realtor (in red) 6 years ago I was impressed!


The house was beautiful and the landscaping was perfect


(and maintained!). This is the back of the house, taken from the golf course.


But when I walked inside, I almost walked right back out!


My husband had to keep telling me to look past the furniture

AND the wallpaper....and the PINK carpet!


The house was only a few years old

but it had been built by a couple that must have been stuck

in the '70s! So here are the before pics of the bedroom


with the original owners' furniture...


my hubby taking down wallpaper....


a quick look with Travertine (color) paint on the walls

and BEIGE carpet, when the furniture was being delivered

but before the drapes were hung....


and the photo I took this morning!


I think this takes my room from 'Boring to BETTER'!

So I'm joining Kim this week at Savvy Southern Style !

Do you have vision? I'm sure glad my husband does!