Thursday, March 24, 2016

Celebrating Easter week--(my Woodland Tabletop nest)

Easter is one of my most special times to display my Woodland Tabletop nest.  Of all the nests that I have created (and I have made a few!) this nest is one of my all time favorites...

we have a large group of naturalized daffodils
in the wooded section 
of our back yard... 

I'm always looking for opportunities
to photograph
in the woods...

 this has been the longest winter...
for so many reasons.
I don't think I have ever longed for 
spring as I have this year.. 

 every year,
 usually in December...
I pack my car with overnight supplies
in case bad weather forces me to
be stranded at work. 

 it takes me about 40 minutes
to drive to the hospital where I work...
I'm terrified of driving on slick roads in winter,
so if it snows or the roads get icy while I am at work,
I just plan to stay at a hotel close by..

just yesterday...
I unpacked my car and put away
my winter supplies!

 for me--
it is now officially SPRING!

I'm wishing you all
a wonderful and blessed
 Easter with your 

some info about my
Woodland Table top nest...
the nest is 4 1/2 inches tall
the circumference around the nest
is 47 inches

while I do occasionally
have one of these nests listed in my ETSY shop--
you should consider that they are
available by
special order only...

my Woodland Table top nest
on display in my home...
(my curio cabinet is filled with
found nests and eggs
that I have collected over the years..)

for those of you who might not know~
I'm hosting a little 
Spring giveaway of these pretty mugs..
you can go here to enter
before March 31.

Wherever you are, I hope that you are enjoying the days and the change of seasons.  Whether you are approaching Spring (like us) or Fall (to my lovely friends who live down under).... everyday is a blessing. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Welcome to Spring! (A little Easter giveaway for you..)

In Spring everything is full of promise...

Spring has returned~
the earth is like a child that knows 

the music of open windows...

the front door 
to Springtime is a photographer's
best friend...

it was one of those 
March days..
when the sun shines hot
and the wind blows cold.
It felt like summer in the sunshine,
and winter in the shade...
(and I nearly froze taking these photos when the wind blew!)

 the arrival of Spring
 has made my spirits soar!
To welcome the warm breezes,
sunny days, and beautiful blooms...
let's have a little giveaway~

 I fell in love with these 
pretty little mugs,
and I'm excited to be sharing two of them
with you... 

to enter~
simply leave a comment
telling me what you love most
about spring...

 this little giveaway
 is open
to all  of my blog readers --
wherever you live...

 the winners
will be posted here
on March 31...

March 31
~the winners of the Easter mugs giveaway are--
Just This...Alice 
Debby --Cozy Blanket 

This contest is now closed

From the bottom of my heart ... to all of you~
thank you for your heartfelt comments, your messages, emails, cards, and even phone calls.  I am overwhelmed with the love that you have sent my way.  Every minute of every day is obligated right now and I've hardly had a minute to call my own.  I've not been able to respond to your emails, letters, comments, and such... but I have felt your love and support and it has given me strength.
Every day is full of blessings... 

Please join me on my "2 Bags Full" Instagram page if you have an account there.  I've been posting some lovely photos there...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

An Update for my "Grow Your Blog" Party...

Some days you pray more than you breathe...

 My original intent was to host this party in April.  I've known for almost a year that there was a special situation that would need my attentions in the early part of this year and that all of my time would be obligated to that.  My thought was that by April I would be free to host the party for you all. 

As you know, your life can change in an instant and I did not see the coming of a great emotional storm.  A storm that has taken my very breath away and has  taken our family to our knees in prayer.  You think one day that your life is so nice and you are so happy, and then the phone rings and you are forever changed...

I am so very sorry to say that I cannot host the party in April.  I think (dare I hope...) that all will be well by summer and I could possibly be free to host the party at that time.  But -- summer is not really the best time for that.  Everyone is out and about, vacations, and outside activities.  Honestly, I think that it would be best to just wait --- lets have the party in January as we have always done.  

So.... watch for an update from me come October -- and a date for the party in January.  Use this time to make your plans for the party and update your blogs as you might wish to do.  

Please forgive me for letting you down... I am always one to honor my commitments -- but this is totally out of my control.  Thank you for all the love that you send my way, always...


ps -- the charitable activity that I am working on will still go forward. Im very excited about it.  I will be telling you about all the details soon, in about a month.