Wednesday, April 27, 2011

:: Butterfly ::

Just a quick cheerful post today! Our son Owen gave this butterfly to me after school…. “I made it for you Mom”!

I absolutely love it, I poked it out the window into the sunlight and took a photo! He was so proud! It’s the little things that make us Moms the happiest! Thank you Owen for putting a smile on my face & joy in my heart today & everyday!

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“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.”
~Irish Blessing

“Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.”  ~Author Unknown

“If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.”  ~Author Unknown

“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”  ~R.H. Heinlein

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Until next time, take care.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

:: Wishing You A Blessed Easter ::


Wishing all of my friends a very blessed Easter. Enjoy this joyous day with the ones you love.


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“For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.”  ~Alice Freeman Palmer

Saturday, April 23, 2011

:: Spring Giveaway Winner ::

Hello everyone! How is your Saturday going so far? It is dark and dreary here. A good day to get things done inside.

The winner for my Spring Giveaway has been chosen!! With the help of my lovely daughter Emily. With her glittery pink festive pen she wrote out everyone’s names…cut them all out and placed them inside the eggs! Thank you Emily!!

Over 90 eggs in this crate ::

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Love all of the pretty pastel colors ::

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Are you ready to know who the winner is ::

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Stephanie Riley!!!

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Congratulations Stephanie! I will be emailing you soon to get your mailing address so I can ship your goodies out to you!

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered!! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I appreciate you following my blog & taking time out of your day to visit me! I will have another giveaway in the Summer! I hope you will all come back and join in the fun again!

Have a blessed rest of the weekend!

Until next time, take care.


Friday, April 22, 2011

:: Earth Day Photo Shoot ::

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all having a good Earth Day! It has been sunny off and on here today, a little breezy! Very beautiful weather actually. So I went outside and took some photos of Mother Nature!

Everything is just blooming or getting ready to bloom! So pretty and it will only get even prettier!

This is our snow crab tree just starting to bloom ::

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My little iron frog hose helper ::

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Daylilies all green and beautiful. Can’t wait until they get those beautiful yellow blooms ::

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Our Crab Apple Tree ready to burst into blooms ::

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Patiently waiting for its turn ::

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And I can’t forget these….my absolute favorite flowers that my kids bring me ::

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There was a bee on this one but he flew away. Guess he wasn’t ready for his close up ::

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We really don’t have to look any further than our own backyard. There is beauty all around us. Take time out to notice it and enjoy it! Everything is getting so green and gorgeous and full of color!

Look up, down and all around you!


Wishing you all a blessed weekend!

Don’t forget, you have until tonight at 11:59 Central time to enter my SPRING GIVEAWAY!  Good luck to everyone! Thank you for  entering and for all of your wonderful comments!

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  ~Native American Proverb

Until next time, take care.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

:: Sharing My Sister’s Giveaway :: And I Forgot To Show You ::

Happy Wednesday everyone! It is still fairly early here so my day is going wonderful so far! Hoping it is the same for all of you! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping so that’s a good start! The laundry piles in the hallway however are not so great. But I guess in everyone’s life a little or (a lot) of laundry must fall. When it comes to laundry I am like Scarlett O’Hara….”I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”

It’s not like it is going anywhere, it will wait for me!

I have a giveaway to tell you about! And I am going to link you to someone’s blog that is very close to my heart! My Sister Brenda. I am the youngest of five children. She is the second oldest….and boy, have I learned a lot from her in my lifetime and I am eternally grateful! She is full of Big Sister wisdom. She gives advice when it’s needed, humor when you need it most and she has a heart as big as the sun. She would do anything for me and I would do anything for her! Isn’t that a great feeling to know that you have someone like that in your corner!?

Once you visit her blog you will see her decorating talent, gardening talent, writing talent and her beautiful photos. You will also see that her and I have totally different decorating styles. But we both learn something from each other. I really don’t think it matters what style you decorate in, the basic principles still apply and we can all take away something from our different perspectives and tastes!

Here is a wonderful post she made called Home Tour.

And THIS is just one photo of her backyard! Lovely ::

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Her blog is called Love Where You Live. And you can hop on over and enter her giveaway by clicking HERE. Stop by, become a follower and enter to win! I love you Sis!!

Now, about what I forgot to show you…nothing big…but I left it out of my last blog post! My day of antique-ing I also found this crock for $5.00!

Sure…it is REALLY beat up and has been well used..but I had to have it! I wonder how it got so beat up?… I am always curious about the story behind my finds.

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See, I told you it was beat up!

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But I love it ::

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Every crock needs a good home and for $5.00 I couldn’t pass it up!

I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! And if your laundry is all caught up and put away…I am jealous. I supposed I should dive into mine and try to make a dent in it?…..Will see…..

Don’t forget my SPRING GIVEAWAY. You have until this Friday to enter!

I thought this quote was appropriate for my post today.

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”  ~Author Unknown

Until next time, take care.



Monday, April 18, 2011

:: Finally Sharing My Finds ::

Happy Monday everyone! I am finally sharing my finds from my day out thriftin’ junkin’  antique-in’  & lunchin’ with Kindra from At Home With K. You can see the post she made about her wonderful finds HERE. She got some great stuff…and all of it at great prices!

The box on top I have had for a long time. But I got the two trunks on our girls day out. Lovin’ the colors, a muted robin’s egg blue. Haven’t found a home for them yet ::

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And one of my favorite finds of the day. This green metal mailbox ::

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A few little berry baskets for 50 cents a piece ::

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Little oil cans. Why did I buy these you ask?....I just thought they were cute! I don't own any others, I guess they just caught my eye ::

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This is a tiny strainer. The handle pops off so I will be making a mini shoo fly screen. I got three other strainers in varying sizes ::

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My new collection of flower frogs. They are so awesome. They are metal & heavy ::

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For those of you who may not know what flower frogs are. You put them in the bottom of a jar and then when you put your fresh flowers in the jar....the stems stick in these and they hold the flowers up! Lately I have been seeing people tuck vintage postcards, recipe cards, tags or photos in between the spikes for display! :)

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And last but not least, my dollar crock ::

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I love this size of crock, they have so many uses! And you can’t beat the price ::

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It was a great day! How fun is it that you can meet someone through blogging, find out that you live a few minutes from each other. Meet in person and form a friendship! I am blessed to know you Kindra and I am looking forward to our next adventure!

I hope you all have a fabulous day today! Make it a great week! And don’t forget about MY SPRING GIVEAWAY! It’s open through this Friday the 22nd!!

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” ~ Jim Valvano

Until next time, take care.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

:: Spring Giveaway ::

Hello everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend! We had a busy one but a fun one. So thankful to hear the birds chirping and seeing everything greening up so nicely just has to put a “Spring” in your step!

As promised, I am here to announce my Spring Giveaway! I have reached 600+ followers! Thank you to each and every one of my followers/friends! I appreciate you all for stopping by, taking time out of your day to pay me a visit!

Here is what the winner will receive ::

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A few close ups for you. You will win a total of 3 bags of salt dough bowl fillers. 9 fillers per bag. For a total of 27 fillers ::

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One set of Bees & Blooms. Includes 5 Neutral  Colored Blooms and 4 Honey Bees ::

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One set of Chicks & Eggs. Includes 1 Mama Chick, 3 Baby Chicks and 5 Eggs in varying colors ::

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One set of Flags & Flowers. Includes 3 Flags and 6 Blooms in varying sizes ::

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All bagged and tagged just for you ::

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But wait….that’s not all! You also win the cream enamelware with green trim! Both the bowl and the cup are included in the giveaway!

I want to show you the condition of the enamelware. It is well worn and has been “loved”. But for us primitive fans that doesn’t matter! Rust, crackles etc add character! It doesn’t have any holes (except the one in the rim that allows you to hang it if you wish)! If you don’t mind a little rust…you are good to go!

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Now let’s get to the “rules”.

1.You must leave just ONE comment to be entered.

2.You must be a follower of All Roads Lead Home.

3. IF you have a Facebook account please stop by and “LIKE” my page All Roads Lead Home. 

If you would like to mention my giveaway on your blog or on your Facebook that would be great! But it is not required! :)

Again, you will receive ::

* 3 bags of salt dough bowl fillers. 9 fillers per bag.

* The cream enamelware with the green trim (cup AND bowl included)

*Any other display items in the photo are not included in the giveaway.

* Salt dough bowl fillers are for decorative purposes only, they are not edible.

The giveaway will be open throughout the full day of Friday the 22nd  of April, ending at 11:59 central time. I will announce the winner on Saturday the 23rd!

Good luck to everyone!  To all of my new followers welcome!! And to all of my faithful followers who have been with me since the beginning thank you for sticking with me!

Until next time, take care.