Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"PLANT A SEED OF FRIENDSHIP; REAP A BOUQUET OF HAPPINESS"! (Louis Kaufman Quotes)

Blogville has some wonderful Wednesday events, hosted by some wonderful bloggers, and today I'm participating in two of those events.

Wordless Wednesday is sponsored by Miss Dixie at French Lique, and her topic today is: FRIEND:





Be sure to go visit French Lique,
Texas and get linked up with all
of the other posts about friends.
Thank you for sponsoring this
fun event, and for always coming
up with a great topic Dixie.









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Outdoor Wednesday is sponsored by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, and this is my first time to participate in this event. I just had to participate in this, because today, the temperature in NE Arkansas rose to 84 degrees! When I came home from work, I NEEDED to get outside and enjoy the spring-like weather. Tomorrow, our highs will be in the low 40's! I guess today we were having faux spring. I snapped some pictures of some of the flowers that have begun showing up in our yard -- just in time for the arrival of a faux winter tomorrow!


"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party'!" ~Robin Williams




"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." ~Audra Foveo



"Earth laughs in flowers." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson




Thank you, Susan, for hosting
this event. Go over to A
links to all of the beauty being shared
in Blogville today.
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If you visited my last post of my Easter decorations, you know I need more Easter decor! (Okay, go get a cloth to clean up that coffee you just spewed all over your computer.) SOMEBODY thought I needed some more decor! My friend, Susie (who shared her beautiful home with us on my Valentine's posting), sent me MORE Easter decor!
Look at this darling banner she made for me!



AND:


She sent me a beautiful Easter egg with two little girls on it (sort of like Susie and me when we were children). It's one of those eggs with the pretty sparklies on it, so it's difficult to get a good picture of it.



AND


She sent me this precious bunny, who hides an Easter egg under her felt body.


Susie is just one of those people who is always doing nice things for others (she's also an enabler-I think she wants me to have as much holiday decor as she has, so she won't feel guilty about all of her decor)! I am just so fortunate to have her friendship AND her wonderful gifts!

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." -- Bernard Meltzer.


Susie is definitely a true friend!

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Speaking of friends, I have again received the Sisterhood Award. Each time this award is mentioned, I marvel at the wonders of the internet, which brought us together in this wonderful sisterhood. If you had told me a year ago that there were wonderful friends awaiting me in Blogville, I would have laughed at you! (I wouldn't have just laughed, I would have asked you where the heck is Blogville!) Well, I've been wrong before, and I'm sure this is not the last time I'll be wrong. There ARE wonderful friends in Blogville, and I'm glad I know where it is now. I am also glad that I know Lilly B at Lilly Loves... , who passed this award on to me. Thank you so much for this honor Lilly. If you don't know Lilly, you need to go visit her blog. In addition to having a lovely blog, Lilly is getting ready to have a lovely give away in honor of her 100th post!

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
Woodrow Wilson Quotes


Thanks so much for coming by to see me. laurie

56 comments:

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ahhh...Susie is such a sweet friend! I love all of the Easter goodies that she gave you!!! How sweet!!!

Well my friend, your flowers are beautiful...my favorites are the pansies!!! It seemed like just last week ya'll were having ice storms...you have warmed up nicely in Arkansas!!! I think the storm that just went through here yesterday is coming your way! We have snow on the ground again...ugh!!! I'm ready for Spring and seeing all of your beautiful flowers really give me Spring fever!!!

Love ya honey,
Chari
PS...Congrats on all of your blog awards...they just couldn't happen to a nicer person!!! Oh yes, I just left you a note on your Easter post!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Susie is such an awesome friend with impeccable taste! I really loved your gifts, can you tell?!?

Beautiful flowers Laurie!

Candy said...

Love the beautiful flowers and also the way you presented them.
HAPPY WW, Candy

Linda said...

Congrats on your awards! Oh, I really love those pansies...they are my favorite flower! Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congratsa on your award, and I love the Easter goodies your friend made!

Your flowers are lovely. I love spring. It is my favorite season, though I am beginning to love fall about as much. :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday, too. I need to join you all on that day. I like Dixie!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Yira said...

Love the pansies and your indoor signs of Easter!!

KBeau said...

"she's also an enabler"

You are so right, but she always picks out the best stuff around. I love to go shopping with Susie.

Honeycombmama said...

Love the pictures you posted. Have a great WW:)
Gina Jo

Susan said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Laurie! I love your flower pictures...I know you are glad to see the signs of Spring! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Congrats on all the goodies... you are ready for Easter!

Susan

Bo said...

Hi Laurie...I'm glad you snapped the pictures of your flowers before old faux winter returns...
he's coming through here today & tomorrowm too...You are so lucky to have a sweet, long time friend in Susie and vice versa. I'm off to check your 2nd blog...Have a wonderful day! ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Wow, you sure packed a lot in this post today! Loving your spring flowers and the quote from Robin Williams!
That Susie is a sweetheart, you better hang on to her... love , love the banner!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

We've had a few tantalizing Spring like days here in Virginia as well. Some of the Bradford Pear trees have blooms on them (wasn't it just last week when we had snow and ice -- looking like "winter wonderland"?) But -- a cold front is supposed to come through tonight and Old Man Winter will be back for a bit longer. Oh well, the hope of Spring is upon us! It will be here soon.
See ya!

Dixie said...

Laurie... I love your little firendship photo... and the photos of your flowers for Susan's outdoor Wednesday are beautiful...

Now for those Easter decorations! LOL... At some point my dear, one must say... "it is done"... but I don't think you're there yet! I saw an empty spot!

;) Blessings. Dixie

tardevil said...

What a sweet friend you have. I love everything she sent you! Your flowers are so pretty. I'll be glad when the icky weather is done and all the pretty flowers are out for good. Congrats on your award too! :O)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Alrighty then....seeing your gorgeous flowers I am now inspired to get out and buy my pansies and get them planted in the planters ...right now! :)

Smilingsal said...

A year ago, I too would have laughed and asked for directions to Blogland. I guess we've discovered this wonderful place about the same time. Your friend Suzie is a dear, and her gifts are delightful.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful Wednesday post, Laurie!

We're back into the 20's today; a reality check, for certain!

xashee's corner said...

i LOVE your flower photos! they are soo BEAUTIFUL! The quotes are COOL too! big CONGRATs on your newest award! :)
Thank you for sharing ALL that you do AND for your visits and SWEET comments! LOVE THeM! :) it is so much FUN visiting you too! hehe :) Have an AWESOME day!

ann said...

Boy,did you make a haul.I have to get me a banner.Everybody else has them,ha.Yep,I guess if my friends jumped off a bridge,i guess i would have to follow.just to see them.haha.
I love your little friend plaque.and those flowers pics are awesome.
You have got me in the mood now.i HAVE to get my Easter stuff out...ann

xinex said...

Good morning, Laurie. What a wonderful and thoughtful life long friend you have there in Susie! Love those Easter presents. Your flowers are gorgeous! Too bad temp. is still going down. I have tomatoes growing inside the house and I can't decide if I should plant them in the outside vegetable garden yet.The temp jusy keep changing. Congrats on the award!..Christine

Helen said...

WOW! ... and you are telling me these heavenly flowers grow right in your very own yard ????? Will you have to protect them in some way should temps dip too low? I can't imagine having this beauty at my fingertips. Good job!

Soosie said...

Laurie Eve...You have turned into quite the photographer, I must say. My Easter goodies don't look that good at my house.
Those flowers were gorgeous, as I look out at the sleet in central AR right now. I love the forsythia, but the pansies and Johnny jump-ups were Mother's favorites, so I will vote them best of show. Beautiful.
Laurie, we both have E Middle names for real..now , the world knows..Laurie Enabler and Susie Enabler...:>)SEW

Monica said...

Love the pictures you shared today and I'm really liking that Easter banner,too cute!This is my first time visiting your blog and I just wanted to tell you I enjoyed it!
Have a great day!

marty39 said...

Oh Laurie what special and thoughtful gifts. I really did think you needed more Easter decorations, didn't you? lol Great post and congrats on the award. Hugs, Marty

Denise said...

What a good friend you have in Susie! I am sure she is just as lucky to have you for a friend.

The flowers are gorgeous! Can't wait to have some of my own!

Have a great day, Denise

kimmcl said...

Oh Laurie, you are so deserving of that award - congratulations. Your friend Susie reminds me of my BFF Denise - like a little sister to me. We have so many wonderful memories together. Isn't that kind of thing just priceless?? Btw, I love your quotes! Thanks for sharing.
Kim

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Laurie! Don't you just love our weather here in the midsouth?! You are getting so blog savy girl! Look at those pics! I am at work, shh! don't tell my boss!, and I all of the sudden burst out laughing at your remark about the coffee spewing! Every lady working out wanted to know what was so funny! YOU! I love that banner! Got's to make me one! Wouldn't it be cool to make your own happy birthday banner that way and have for every birthday?! This blogging stuff is just too inspirational! I don't have the time to do all these great things! Love Ya! God Bless! Lauralu :)

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
YOU ARE JUST A BREATH OF FRESH AIR THAT FILLS THE ROOM WITH FUN.
I LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL POSTS OF SPRING...I AM GOING TO JOIN OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK.....IT IS OUTSIDE THAT I LOVE...WHEN IT IS WARM
YOUR FLOWERS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL...YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB
AND FOR YOUR FRIEND DOING WONDERFUL THINGS FOR YOU....I FEEL THAT IT IS PROBABLY A PRETTY GOOD SIGN YOU ARE JUST AS WONDERFUL TO HER.....I LOVE THAT EASTER BANNER...IS THAT OUT OF CARD STOCK OR FOAM........
THE LETTERS ARE BEAUTIFUL.
BLESSINGS DEAR ONE
debbie

Tealady said...

Hi Laurie,

I enjoyed all your Wednesday posts. LOL Your Easter decor is fresh and adorable, and all the flower photos bring springtime right here.

All the best, Lana @ Showers of Blessings

Tealady said...

P.S. I meant to say that I really enjoy the quotes you sprinkle among your text. They add so much to the blog entry.

White Iris Designs said...

We also had a faux Spring yesterday..but today alas winter has returned.
Enjoyed your post very much...love the flowers, of course! ;)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Laurie--I lol at Susie being an enabler! She sounds like a dear friend and kindred spirit☺

Seeing those flowers reminds me of browsing at Home Depot on Saturday, and wishing they had more flowers but knowing it was going to get cold again (it's in the 30's here today--ick!).

Enjoyed your posts (as always!).

Joy said...

Very cute banner and easter decorations! Congrats on your blog award.

puddin07 said...

Laurie,Your flowers are so pretty! It was faux Spring here yesteday too, but chilly today. Susie is such a winderful friend, and I loved her gifts. My favorite quote ws from Benard Maltzer, too funny! Love Ya! Connie

Shelia said...

Hi Laurie! Woo Hoo! Look at you! More precious goodies! Isn't that little banner just wonderful! and the egg and the bunny!
I love your beautiful flowers, too!
Congratulations on your awards, you're the most deserving one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh you lucky girl to have all those colorful flowers already. Here in New York we just got rid of the last amount of snow. I would have loved that day of warmth. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos. About the decorations~ My older kids hate when I put up so much because they have to help take down. For instance, Christmas we had 5 trees. The little guy (5 Yrs) loved having a tree in his room. So, I think I have a holdiday decorating problem so I can relate to your generous friend who sent you so many lovely items. Rita

Cynthia said...

Hey there Laurie,
I loved all your posts today, as usual. Your outdoor wed. with the beautiful flowers, oh how awesome! Your wonderful friend who bought and made you more Easter Decor is just a gem. My daughter and I were shopping yesterday and I was looking at Easter Decor and she said Mom, no one decorates for Easter, little does this 18 year old know yet about the world of Easter decor. LOL, Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

What a wonderful post Laurie. Love your pictures for Wordless and Outdoor Wednesday. Aren't pansies just the happiest flowers? And what cute Easter decorations, especially that little felt bunny. Congrats on the award, you so deserve it! Hugs, Kathy

Judi said...

Laurie
Congratulations on your award! You deserve it for sure.

You have an evergrowing Easter at your home. Everything looks lovely and aren't you so lucky to receive such lovely Easter goodies to add with your collection.

Isn't that something about your weather? You had that snow recently and now its so hot today and brrr tomorrow? That is such a contrast. Well take each as you get it...*hugs*.

thank you for sharing the beautiful flowers too. I can't wait until we get some flowers but that won't be for a bit yet.

Have a lovely evening
Judi
p.s. Your tassel will arrive next week..hope you like it...thank you!

The Painted Garden said...

Goodness gracious - what a wonderful post with all kinds of goodies to enjoy - your flowers and quotes are beautiful and of course, the pansies are my favorite this week since I just finished my little pansey tea cup painting.
The Easter treasurers are adorable as well as everything on your post.
Congratulations on your blog awards.
Have a lovely week,
Blessings,
Erin

Deb said...

Hi Laurie! Love that first picture! And the flowers are lovely too! I love all of your decorations and could probably not collect that much if I had a million years left on earth. I'm so glad that you make yourself happy with the things that you love! Deb

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie- Ok I remember your room that has all your MANY CHristmas decorations stored in it - Where in the world do you store all your EASTER? Girl you have for decor than anyone I know!!!! I love it all- You just make me tired thinking of all the work!!!!

I somehow missed the post before this one- can't figure out how that happened as I'm a faithful follower- anyways glad you mentioned about previous post so I could catch up!!!

I love your flowers too- I'm with Chari- both of us being from CO it is making me very antsy for spring to come this way . It was a beautiful day with no wind after 10 days of constant blowing so I did go and putter a little in the yard but too early here to do much of anything!

blessings
mary

JudyBug said...

Gorgeous flowers! And what a sweet lady to feel sorry for you in your lack of Spring decorations (cough cough). I'm so glad you now have something to display. ;-)

Laurie, thank you for your sweet comments about Daddy and your prayers!
JudyBug

Kathy said...

Sweet "friend" post, Laurie.
Kathy

Jill said...

Happy WW! Your flowers pics are beautiful!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

nice post.. love the easter goodies.. have a nice day!

Miss Janice said...

I love the flowers and just adore that darling banner...Susie's sweet!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I agree! I agree!. I'm full of smiles and nods while reading the quotes you inserted in between pictures.

I think the quote by Bernard Meltzer is just cute!

Beautiful pictures of flowers and yes they do make you smile. Lovely sparkle egg gift too. The two little girls are adorable. And the bunny whose ears are shaped like hearts is a cutie. Very cute Easter decors

Carol said...

Dear Laurie,
Thank you so much for putting our sweet baby Ethan on your prayer list! You're so sweet!
Hugs & Blessings,
Carol

LdyDy said...

Some say less is more...but I go by the expression...more or less! Susie is a great friend! By the way your spring flowers are just beautiful! I enjoy reading the quotes you post and congrats on the award too!

Nancy said...

Hi Laurie, I love your Spring flowers! and Love the sayings/quotes too! Now, I am going to look at that Spring decor post! Blessings, Nancy

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hi Laurie, I'm so glad Susie is looking out for you. You did like a wee bit light in the Easter Decor department. LOL
I hope you are doing well and have a lovely weekend.

Tomarie said...

I can tell Susie is a very special person...as are you! What pretty goodies she gave you!
I love all the pics of your flowers! I couldn't believe the temp today...33...I froze my tushy off!
Okay...I want to know how to do the circly thing around the pictures! Very cool!! Love ya! L~

nikkicrumpet said...

Holy cow..you needed more Easter Decor like you needed another hole in your head! I think you need to share that great stuff with all of us!!!!!!!!!

Mama said...

Laurie what beautiful flowers, Robin Williams is right about spring and what wonderful gifts from your friend, Happy Friday, Kathy.

Blondie's Journal said...

Laurie,

You have some wonderful Easter treasures, I love the little vignette on your mantle. Your flowers are also beautiful.

Congrats on your award!!

xoxo
Jane