Sunday, February 27, 2011

Florida Cracker Weekend! Mosaic Monday

We had the most fun spending the day at Rainbow Springs

for the annual Cracker weekend and native plant sale!

(Click on any of my RED words to go to a link!)


There were so many interesting things to see and do

that I will probably make a couple of posts!


It was around 80 degrees and

the azaleas and redbuds were in full bloom!

Look at the turquoise blue water!!!


I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Mondayisland

Please join us this week! rose

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dandelions in February? is Florida!

We drove over to our favorite Chinese restaurant for take out last night and I took my camera with me! Always ready!


And this is what I photographed out the window of the car...


It looked so neat late in the evening!


And several cars slowed down to see why we had slowed down!


I wonder if they saw what we saw!


And what did we get for dinner?

I got Cashew Chicken and my hubby got Moo Goo Gai Pan!


I love the tiny little rice cartons!

We love this China King...

all fresh ingredients NOTHING from a can!


What’s your favorite Chinese food?

island Happy Weekend! island

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Do you have any creative friends?

This is really a silly question for bloggers!

ALL of our friends are creative!

My girlfriend, Jan from My Primitive Nest 

makes so many beautiful things!

And she sent me a gift....


just because!  heart

She knows I love turquoise jewelry

and wanted me to have these earrings to enjoy!

We’ve built a special friendship over time

and I always love to see what she’s working on next!

I hope you’ll hop over to her blog to visit!

And when I shopped at my favorite thrift store this week

I found a few treasures!


Don’t you love this old BINGO set?


This vintage glass is perfect!


It’s ice tea weather here in Florida!

(I hope Jan doesn’t mind sharing a post with ‘vintage finds’!) heehee!

What’s your weather like?

sun Enjoy your day!  sun

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What I wore Wednesday....a Day at the Park!

I know...I go to the park every day!

But my hubby doesn’t always go with me!

So he snapped my photo and then off we went to walk!


My top came from Dillards

Jean skirt, Bill Blass

Shoes, Asics

Cap that I’m trying to hide, Tommy Hilfiger

I’m joining The Pleated Poppy this afternoon!

And have you seen the Shabby Apple dress giveaways?

Kim at Poofing the Pillows is having one

AND so is Lisa at her Lisa Leonard blog!

Wouldn’t this be GREAT FUN to WIN!

I’ve lost 25 pounds over the past 6 months

so I’ve had fun buying new clothes!

A new dress for Spring would be nice!


We have been watching a pair of herons building

a nest at the park and hubby took this photo, too!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday! island

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fasten Your Seatbelts! WOW !!!

Don’t be alarmed.....


let the photos tell the story.....








And now for the REST of the story!


We were out in the middle of nowhere when we

saw the blimp but we remembered a small airport

nearby so we headed for the airport!


And were lucky enough to see the crew capture the blimp!


What a site to see!




The blimp landed safe and sound and we got to see it all!

Hubby took ALL of these photos! I was too excited! lol

I am joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday !

She’s having a giveaway, too!

I hope you’ve felt WOWed!

Things like this thrill me!  Did something thrill you today?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Tiny Quilt

I went to a quilt show last week

and fell in love with a tiny quilt!

And the lady that made it was kind enough

to allow me to take photos!


If anyone recognizes the pattern of this little Sunbonnet Sue,

please let me know!

 I love the beautiful detail!


So many lovely quilts...


so much talent!


Do you love quilts?

What’s your favorite design?


I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!




Saturday, February 19, 2011

Roses with a lavender scent!

I received a rose in the mail that smelled like lavender!


I won Celestina Marie’s giveaway this past week

and the package came in the mail today...


smelling of lavender!


Her giveaway was for this beautiful hand painted box and heart....



but she filled the package with treasures....


and treats! (and a little packet of fragrant lavender!)


I’ve never seen a package so beautifully wrapped!

There was gift wrapping, tissue paper, netting, ribbons and roses!

Just opening it was a delight!


Thanks Celestina Marie!

Visit her blog HERE and her ETSY shop HERE !

 I hope everyone feels as special as I do today!



More Florida flowers for all of my friends.....


This is a Saucer Magnolia tree...


And this bloom is especially for Carmelina !

She always takes the time to answer

my art related questions.... and to be my friend!

AND she loves pretty flowers! rose


All of them taken today at Sholom Park!

Enjoy your weekend! rose