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Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Birthday, An Anniversary, A Giveaway and A Wedding for Pink Saturday 5/5/2012

I think I've won the battle! Yeaaaaa. I'm simply using a template. That pretty much takes care of the sloppiness of the text appearing far away from the photos. I simply do NOT want to learn XHTML to have to do it the proper way.

A few weeks ago I promised a giveaway and things got crazy around here and I forgot. I am so sorry. But here it is today. I think you'll enjoy it. I call it a Ribbon Tree and have made several. Some I've given away because it gives me pleasure and I love doing them. I've kept a couple of them but I don't have room for a lot of them. My satisfaction is in the crafting of beauty. ;-) Remember, you have to be a follower because I love my followers and they deserve it for being so faithful. It's easy. Just click on the Google Reader down below on my sidebar. That's it.

Also, since I'm shipping this in a USPS shoebox I'm including a dozen of these roses in pink and white. They are feather-light so it won't cost much more, if any more, to pop them in the box with the tree.
Be sure and visit Beverly's blog to view more of the Pink Saturday participants.


It was our son's birthday recently and I called him as I usually do on his birthday.  He's also celebrating 25 years of marriage soon.
He gave his wife a 4 carat diamond ring for that anniversary. "She won't be returning that", he told me. Just doesn't seem possible that he could be married that long. I'm very young, ya know! Anyway, we'll be seeing him in a few weeks when we all get together to celebrate our daughter's new marriage with a celebratory dinner.

My daughter and son are eleven and a half months apart. So for a few weeks they're the same age and I can say I have two kids who are 49 years old. People think they're twins if they don't know us. But I quickly alert them to the fact that they were simply born close together. The girls in this family are getting bouquets of roses and candy this year from Love Bunny. I made him call and order the roses himself as he probably wouldn't think of doing it.

Hubs is a loving man and adores his kids and grandkids no matter what. He's a very forgiving man also. I drive him nuts sometimes, but he still loves me unconditionally. He's a bit strange in some ways though.

For instance, he'll rarely answer a question with a yes or no. He'll say something like "okay" or "that's fine" or "that sounds good", never in the affirmative or negative. Drives me nuts also. It's been this way for 51 years. He always steps up to the plate, too. He's the first volunteer for any service project in our church ward. He's known for his strength, especially for someone who is almost 71 years old. He's amazing when it comes to lifting and moving furniture. Just truly fit. He's a keeper for sure.

I thought this staircase and french door together were amazingly cute.

Now, see how something that is so simple can be so beautiful.

I also have a faux fireplace. Hubs thought I was nuts but I like the focal point it provides in our family room.

While I like the idea of putting pretty fabrics on top of jelly jars, it truly isn't feasible on a daily basis. I'd do it with a gift jar or for a luncheon or something like that though. I also love aprons and thought this one is adorable. I need the bib kind though because I'm always dripping something on my uuuuh "chest".

Very, very pretty entrance with those doors, wood deck, pink chairs and topiaries.

I think I'm falling in love with this color of green. It goes so well with pinks of any hue.

You do understand this was photoshopped, right? No street I've ever seen is pink. I do, however, love the photo.

The most elegant cake I've ever seen. I love everything about it.

See what I mean about greens going with pinks?

Would you look at these dazzling egg cups? Precious!

Very pretty room with blues and greens.

This is actually rhubarb soda. I say, "Yuck!!!" But I love that bottle and stopper.

A sweet room but I like the dining room chairs above all else.

Talk about a craft room!!!! Wow, is all I can say.

A very pretty room made even prettier with fresh bouquets of roses.

Cute area of a kitchen.

I doubt that there's anyone reading this blog post that wouldn't love to have this room on their home. Lovely.


Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. You'll just have to trust a lady who has hired and fired. But it is definitely your choice to remain ignorant for the rest of your life if you wish.
Photos courtesy of tumblr, google images and pinterest


  1. Your giveaway is beautiful, Connie! You are so very creative! But, don't count me in because I never participate in giveaways, the reason being that I don't have a blog. I don't think it's fair when other followers work so hard to maintain their blog.

    Those little egg cups are so delightful! I love that metal basket with the fabric, lace and ribbon. Thank you once again for a bundle of lovely photos!

  2. Wow! That's some serious eye candy goin' on. Love every photo! Thanks for lifting my spirits with this post. I'm visiting from Show and Tell Friday.

  3. I so enjoy yourblog would love to have my own someday you have an amazing gift with words and pictures truly lovely thank-you for sharing

  4. Hi Connie,
    You have been very busy,but having so much fun!..WoW a 4 cart ring for 25 years, thats wonderful. Gary upgraded my ring to super size on our 30th anniversay.
    I do love the patio room with the brick floor. We had a real brick floor in our kithen when we lived in Fremont I loved it..
    Please drop my name into the hat, I love the ribbon tree it made me smile when I first saw it! its just delightful and so creative!
    Have a sweet week, I will gone next week on vaction.
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  5. I love the ribbon tree! Put me in for the giveaway please!

    I love the pink road. Wish it was real! I also really love the sunroom. That is an amazing room!


  6. Connie what a fun post! I adore all the pictures your basket with ribbons and lace is my favorite! And...YES the egg cups are too stinkin cute! Grace xoox

  7. Oh so true ! Did you read the story about the crying kid at the baseball game and almost everyone thought the couple who actually caught the ball should have given it to the kid? I though "GOOD GRIEF !!! how is the kid supposed to learn if he cries and gets EVERYTHING handed to him? " Our society is really screwed up. Except for us :) .. oh yeah 4 carats HE's a keeper, takes after his Daddy. LOVE your mantle ... Happy Pinks (())

  8. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Connie. And, congratulations for all the special events in your life. Your thoughts and feelings about your husband make me smile. I have a very special one, too, and today is his birthday.♥

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. The tree is darling. And, I do love all the pretty pinks you shared with us today. Rhubarb soda sounds kind of yuck to me, too.

  9. Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
    Oh what a gorgeous share this afternoon sweet friend. Oh I am SO in love with this ribbon tree. It is just perfect for my new office area. I am crossing my fingers on this one. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

    Your DIL is one lucky gal to have received a 4 carat...I can't wait for you to share photos when the come to visit.

    Love those egg cups and that basket of fabric and ribbons. Be still my little heart. I love it.

    Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  10. Hi Connie, Your little ribbon tree is adorable! And I agree with you, that one craft room is a "wow!" Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  11. Absolutely fantastic photos, love them all. Also your cute little tree, you always so creative!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love the pink bench, and yes green and pink...I like it! At our school, anyone with a D or F HAS to go to study sessions (either before school, or after school) until they get their grade up. The grades are checked every week, so it doesn't go weeks without knowing. It's a great way to make sure they learn. It has been a trying school year, since the flood last summer wiped out 10,000 homes. A lot of people, as well as schools are relocated. Some people are working at getting their homes back in shape, but many can't afford it, or their homes were not fixable and have been torn down. Anyway, hopefully next school year will be better.

  13. So many beautiful images!!!

    - The Tablescaper

  14. Hi Connie! Great post! i love each and everyone of your photos. Thank you for stopping by and have a Happy Pink Saturday.

  15. Hi Connie, I love this! Pretty sweet pink touches.

    Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

  16. Hi there, I'm new here over from pink sat to say I love your blog, thanks for sharing such beauty, I love it...that's the first 'long' post that has held my attention all the way to the bottom for some time :)

  17. Hi Connie! It's just me Debbie, saying hello again! thanks for sharing your pretty pinks today! congrats on your sons anniversary! Wow!

    Hugs to you,


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