Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Awards and garden flowers

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Jen R. ~ Sanctuary Arts at Home gave me the award above.  What a honor!  If you want to see some amazing furniture makeovers just visit her blog.  I need to pass this award on to one other blogger and as you know, I don't usually forward these type of things on because I think there are so many awards being passed around blogland and they sometimes take over.  I appreciate the thoughts behind awards but I would rather see content on someones blog rather than seeing award after award on almost every blog I visit.  With that being said, I think this award is different so I really want to pass this one along.  I'm supposed to give it to one person but I'm passing it on to two amazing women who really  know how to makeover furniture better than anyone!  


1. Savvy City Farmer (She has another blog with her furniture makeovers Stuff in the Burbs)
2. Notes from a Cottage Industry

The Award below came from Amy ~ Winterberry Creek
Thank you for thinking of me Amy!!!!  I'm not going to pass this on because I've seen it on so many blogs lately and it would take me forever to find someone that hasn't received it. 

Here are some photos I took in my garden yesterday.  It was nice to have time just to play with my camera.  I haven't started any of the projects I have planned for this week. Maybe I just need to slow down a little.  After all, isn't that what vacation is all about?

My lilies just started blooming.
This delphinium is getting ready to bloom.
Soon it will look like this...

26 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations on your awards Cindy!!! You deserve them :)

Your garden is fabulous! I LOVE the hydrangeas!!!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Joanne Kennedy said...

I saw someone else got the painted furniture award I thought to myself "Gee, Cindy should be getting this one." Glad it didn't take long to make it to you. You deserve it.

Your garden is looking great.

Yes, take some time to relax and enjoy your place. Go to lunch or a movie or better yet go pamper yourself. You deserve it.

Hugs,
Joanne

cityfarmer said...

I am baffled and honored all at the same time....I have not updated
http://stuffintheburbs.blogspot.com
for so long, because I've been too busy redesigning furniture....but oh thank you so much...do you remember the lady that commented on the post "I'll Have what She's Having?"
.....she actually contracted me to paint two pieces for her and ship them to New Orleans...sight unseen she ordered my services from just seeing the picture...I am still speechless over that one...


AGAIN...you are a dear, and I am so blessed in blogland with women like yourself.

stay in touch
hugs, too

Happy @ Home said...

Congratulations on your awards, Cindy.
Your flower photos are lovely.
It seems like you are a very busy lady who could use some vacation time to smell the roses, or hydrangeas or delphiniums.
Enjoy your week.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Congrats on your new award Cindy. And I am so glad you said what you did about awards.

My Thrifty Victorian Home said...

Beautiful blooms! Congratulations on your awards!

Libby

Liz said...

Hi Cindy,
Your photos are beautiful. You can certainly tell the difference from when you first started blogging. I love your blog and certainly think that you deserve the awards. But I have to agree about the content vs the award syndrome....
That being said I check your blog everyday cuz you almost always have something pretty to share.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Liz

Lucy said...

CINDY, JUST HAPPENED UPON YOUR BLOG,JUST LOVING IT AND HAVE GONE BACK AND READ AS FAR AS I COULD GO. I'M FROM SANTA CRUZ, CAPITOLA, AND NEW BRIGHTON BEACH. I ACTUALLY DOWNLOADED THE PIC YOU TOOK FROM CAPITOLA LOOKING DOWN AT NEW BRIGHTON. I CAN BARELY SEE THE HOME I LIVED IN. THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS
LUCY

Natasha said...

Hi Cindy,

I'm so glad you are getting to play with your new camera. LOVE the photos of your garden. Can you come decorate my patio and recreate what you've done with your backyard? Did you go shopping yesterday?

Love,
Natasha

Jen r. said...

Cindy, Congrats on your other award!~ I think you so deserve the furniture award!.... You've accomplished so much and are such a inspiration to other moms who can see that they can have a nice home even with budget, life and time constraints! :) I know you inspire me and I enjoy every visit I have with you! Jen R

Manuela said...

Hi Cindy, Congrats on the furniture makeover award! Jen (who is sooo talented) chose well.

Relax and enjoy your vacation!

Manuela

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Cindy,

I never knew Savvy had another site. I guess I am not paying attention. I'll remember it now.
Playing with your new camera I see. It takes such clear pictures.
I know what you mean about the awards. I have only two. I think that's enough.

Ciao
Glenda

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

These pictures of your beautiful flowers are wonderful! Congrats on your awards!
Patricia :o)

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Cindy,
Your flowers are so beautiful. What kind of camera do you have that takes such great pictures..I know it's you! and not the camera:)Warmly, Deb

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Cindy!! Thank you for the email on the hydrangeas...I haven't clipped them yet as I am still waiting for them to have that papery feel...they are getting a nice dark green now..I am watching them very carefully....I have big plans for them after they are dried!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
robin

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on your awards. Your flowers are beautiful. I check your blog frequently and am always excited to see something new. How can one person be so talented?

Angie said...

Cindy...nowhere is it written that you have to be constantly doing something...take some time to relax and enjoy all that you have already created..planted...painted...in other words, stop and smell those pretty flowers!

~Angie

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
Your garden is beautiful. Stop by because I am having a giveaway and I think you are really going to like the prize......

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! Congrat's on your awards!!! I've had a few sweet girls send a couple to me recently too and like you, I find it hard to pass along...everyone seems to have one already by the time they make it to me, so it's hard to pass it back out there in blogland. Loved the photos of your garden. Oh, I went for my first experience for jury duty yesterday and thought of you while I was there since you said you enjoyed jury duty. I did not get selected because I had a family relative that worked for the company that was being sued. Maybe next time. Have a great week and I hope you enjoy your vacation time!! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

mystikal said...

Love the garden pictures...enjoy your vacation ..you deserve it:)

Robyn said...

ooooh! Love the flowers!
Hugs,
Robyn

emily said...

Congrats on your awards!! The pictures of your garden are beautiful!

emily

Marilyn said...

Congratulations on the award, Cindy. You are truly deserving.

Your flowers are simply beautiful, especially the hydrangea.

Amy said...

Cindy,
The great furniture makeover award could not have gone to a more talented person. I hope you enjoy the brillante weblog award I sent you too. You are just so deserving of these honors. I love all your daily inspiration for all of us who love to decorate but are on a budget! Enjoy! Amy :)

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Congratulations of your award! No one is more deserving! I appreciate the content on your blog so much. You don't do 'fluff'. You're just amazing - like I've said before - I'm a huge fan!

Your flowers are really beautiful too. You really must take some wonderful vitamins for all you do!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Congrats on the awards! You certainly deserve them, especially after that terrific job you did on your new table and chairs!

The flower pics are beautiful. I'm still waiting for my asian lilies to bloom.

Kady