Furball Friday: Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter, Friends!

Bailey and I will be celebrating our Easter with God, family, and friends.  Every year it is my family’s tradition to go out to a big brunch on Easter, in addition to an egg hunt and church.  However, this year my hubby and I decided we would like to have a more intimate gathering at our house instead, so we will be having about 14 family members over on Sunday.   Continue reading

Spring Stitch Fix Haul!

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If you remember from my last post, I usually only get one Fix per season.  However, I only purchased one item from the Fix I had a couple weeks ago, and I was still in desperate need of tops for spring so…I ordered another Fix!  🙂

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Furball Friday: It IS easy being green!

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“And the green grass grows all around, all around
The green grass grows all around”

We used to live in a townhouse with a yard the size of a postage stamp.  Poor Bailey was young and rambunctious then and he NEEDED more space.  So, per Bailey’s request, we started house hunting.  What was the #1 must-have on our house wish-list?  A big yard for Bailey to run in.  

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My favorite flower

I ADORE flowers.  My hubby is welcome to bring them home anytime he wants (hint, hint), but what I really love is seeing flowers peeking up through my garden.  I love watching my perennials pop up and slowly stretch themselves to a full bloom, as if they are stretching their arms from the long winter nap.

I am often discovering new varieties of plants that I would love to add to my garden, but one plant remains my all-time favorite.  The hydrangea.

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Blooming Beauties

Spring is just around the corner!  Ironically, we have snow forecast for the weekend, but I have spring on the brain.  Our poor plants have been so confused by the ups and downs in weather this winter, but I am looking forward to the days where blooms are abundant and bees are buzzing.

This week’s topic for the Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo is BLOOM.  So perfect for those like myself who are getting excited for spring’s bloom.  Here are a couple of my favorite blooming beauties… Zinnias!  I plant these every year and each year I get a different array of beautiful colors.

I can’t wait to see what blooms this year.

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One last little petal blooming up from the center of this hot pink beauty

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A pop of red against the the lush green background

Do you have any blooms popping up where you live?  Any other signs of spring?

Furball Friday: Spring is rolling in!

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Today the forecast is 75 degrees and sunny.  Yesterday we hit 80!

Yes, it is still February.

No, there is no snow in sight.

Yes, that makes me sad.

But, OH WELL!

Time to quit crying over what we don’t have and embrace what we do have!

If this “winter” has taught me anything, it is that you can’t dwell on what you don’t have.  Dwelling on it does not make it change.  Rather it is better to be grateful for what you do have and look forward to the spring.  No matter where you live, spring brings so much hope.  Spring is a sign of new life.  It is a sign that fresh and exciting things are coming your way.

For Bailey springmeans, rolling in the freshly cut grass, taking long walks with his family, and chasing after birds in the yard.  For me, on the other hand, spring equals family time.  I adore the town we live in, and I like to explore it with Bailey and my hubby.  We go to shops, grab a bite to eat, sip on a glass of wine, and just enjoy life.

Bales and I may not have gotten the snowy winter that we wanted, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a fabulous spring.

So, if you are wishing for what you don’t have, it is time to let it go!  Instead of dwelling on the past, look forward to the bright future.  Get excited for what is to come!

Winter is rolling out and spring is rolling in!

 

Happy Friday, Friends! 🙂