Monday, April 25, 2011

Blue Monday - Flowers & Cake

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I hope you had a super Easter celebration yesterday; I did! After church, I had my son and his family over for a ham dinner.

Jane, who lives in Pennsylvania, sent me this gorgeous arrangement of flowers. And, look! Some of the blooms are Blue!

Does anyone know what is the name of this flower? I've never seen it before.

It seems that flowers don't usually smell as nice as they used to, but oh my, does this arrangement smell good! I think it's the roses. There are two more roses than the one shown in this shot.

The arrangement is pictured here in our Family Room, where I placed it as soon as it arrived on Tuesday.
That way, we enjoyed it before Easter.

Of course, I used it for our Easter table centerpiece.

Our dessert for our Easter dinner was our traditional egg cake from Publix, a Florida grocery store. They create an egg-shaped cake covered in flowers, but I always ask them to form the flowers into the shape of a cross and write, "He Is Risen" on the cake. This year, thinking of Blue Monday, I had them do all the flowers Blue. The icing is chocolate fudge. Yum!

I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

Remember to check out my book giveaway.
Simply click on the book cover located in my sidebar.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Rajesh, India
2. mizhelle
3. Lani in Taipei
4. Points of View and Thoughts
5. Rinkly Rimes
6. Becky @ Random musings of a deco lady
7. LaVoice
8. kat
9. 36 Weeks After
10. Books and Life - Joy
11. Fe's Journey of Life
12. clavs@clavsupclose...
13. GVK, Chennai, India
14. Tulsa Gentleman
15. Dena E
16. Mom Daughter Style
17. Gypsea Nurse
18. Everything that Counts
19. Dhemz
20. Dias Spot
21. Prosperity's Desire
22. Pie
23. Flea market Blue Chanel Scarf
24. Cindy Adkins
25. Gittan Sweden
26. Tattered Rebel
27. Family weekend
28. Milla
29. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
30. warr_shee
31. A Woman's Note
32. It's Not Just A Blog!
33. Vinni, Inida
34. Sweet Appreciation of Life
35. Point and Shoot
36. Everyday is a New Day!
37. Josep
38. Ankush
39. Donnie
40. Judi @ CranberryBlossom
41. Butterfly on Blue Monday!
42. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
43. Reach Beyond Limits
44. Manang Kim, USA
45. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
46. Jeanie from Georgia
47. Blue Church Painting
48. Lazy on Loblolly
49. MommyLESsons
50. Proud Peacock
51. Dorincard: Death Valley blue salt pans
52. Meredith@ Mere Thoughts
53. Lina, Indonesia
54. Picket
55. Grandmother Wren
56. Becky K.
57. Unraveling Mysteries
58. Shy-USA
59. What's Inside Joahna's Heart
60. Pink Reflections
61. Anne
62. Kayce's Daily Notes
63. Ms. Burrito
64. Chubskulit
65. John
66. Blue @ the WhistleStop Cafe
67. Chie Wilks
68. Eden,Australia
69. Sunny109
70. Rose
71. Maria's Space
72. Mona, Simple Happiness
73. Katie @ Spray Paint Queen
74. Candace
75. Birgitta - foto chip
76. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
77. Maria Berg, Sweden
78. Anni
79. Almond Joy
80. Magpies & Magnolias
81. Beach Treasures
82. Find Your Happiness
83. sandiegowithlove
84. Easter Egg Cake
85. annies home

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Blue Monday - Happy Easter!

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Here are a few more Easter decorations with bits of blue in our home.
This cute rabbit is sitting by my TV.

He has blue eyes and a blue egg in his basket.

Here's a basket with a blue ribbon, some blue netting, and a couple of blue eggs.
(That bunny is NOT chocolate! It's a $ store purchase from a few years back.)
You can easily tell that I'm not at all talented. Why, just look at that floppy bow!

Here's another basket. This one has a lamb and two eggs I made decades ago. The one on the left says "Happy Easter," and the one on the right has a cross drawn on it.
There's a blue marble egg on a black stand to the left of the basket. (I did not make this one!)

I hope that you have a wonderful Easter, celebrating the risen Lord!
Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dena E
2. liberal sprinkles
3. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
4. Christine
5. Everyday is a new Day!
6. Point and Shoot
7. Gunnar,Norway
8. Lifemoto -Dates Farm
9. Savannah Granny!
10. grace - kids turf
11. Shy@Milestones - USA
12. 36 Weeks After
13. Deliciously Spicy Moments
14. Candy @ The Little Round Table
15. Lina, Indonesia
16. Mrs.D
17. mizhelle
18. Mylene
19. Jenn
20. Life Wonderfully Made
21. Dhemz
22. Points of View and Thoughts
23. Hyacinths for the Soul
24. Gypsea Nurse
25. Tattered Rebel
26. carolynUSA
27. CozyHomeScenes
28. Milla
29. imriz
30. clavs@clavsupclose...
31. Lani in Taipei
32. Lesley
33. Sweet Appreciation of Life
34. SweetMemoirs
35. MommyLESsons
36. Sweepy
37. Maboe, Norway
38. imriz2
39. Lui
40. Cindy's Giveaway
41. Prosperity's Desire
42. Very old Bible
43. Samson, India
44. Hampi Ruins
45. kat
46. Shengkay's Journal
47. Leovi - On Time
48. Ankush: Creative Stories from an Indian Nomad
49. Ella Maes Barn Gathering-Star Cookie
50. Shengkay Random Nest
51. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
52. Forget-me-nots in Holland!
53. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
54. A Woman's Note
55. Dear Helen Hartman
56. Reach Beyond Limits
57. Jeanie from Georgia
58. Ms. Burrito
59. Nostalgic Marveling
60. JEC
61. Chubskulit
62. Dorincard: deaths, stormed cars, and stuck cars...
63. Spice Up Your Life
64. Crowns on jars
65. Jingle
66. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
67. Helen
68. Sweet Nothings
69. Kathy Matthews OR USA
70. Christine
71. Teresa C
72. Eden,Australia
73. Vintage linen@ Mere Thoughts
74. Mel Cole
75. Chie @ Whereabouts
76. Gengen
77. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
78. Manang Kim, USA
79. Gittan Sweden
80. Patricia - USA
81. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
82. Mel Cole BM #2 @ Love Home
83. Mel Cole BM #3 @ Seasons and Seasonings
84. anemonen
85. April
86. Joy- Books and Life
87. Maria's Space
88. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
89. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
90. Barbara Rosenzweig
91. Diana @ Find Your Happiness
92. Stef
93. Hahai
94. anne
95. Candace
96. Cookie
97. mercedes scott

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Blue Monday - Easter Decorations

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Since I've begun blogging, I find I enjoy decorating for the seasons. I thought that for the next couple of weeks, I'd share some of the Easter decorations in my home--the blue ones, of course! This is our front entrance. I love changing the items on this glass table top to reflect the season.

There's a chick inside the apothecary jar. She's carrying a blue egg, tied with a blue bow. I have her standing on some crystal and blue stones.

Sitting below, is this sweet lamb, with his blue bow, holding a blue butterfly on a pink stick. The bottom of his feet are blue too.

The chick shows up better outside of the apothecary jar. She hopped out to pose for this picture!

I bought this blue egg a couple of years ago at the $ store. I love the lacy texture of it.
Can you believe that it was only $1.00?

Check out my book giveaway by clicking on the book cover located in my sidebar.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dena E
2. JEC
3. Mylene
4. Ms. Burrito
5. John
6. liberal sprinkles
7. Spice Up Your Life
8. Sarah@Hope In Every Season
9. LaVoice
10. Chubskulit
11. Cafe au lait - LTS
12. Raya, Bangkok
13. Rose
14. Christine
15. Rajesh, India
16. Lina, Indonesia
17. Cindy Adkins
18. Dhemz
19. My Place to Yours
20. Vinni, India
21. Misalyn
22. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
23. Laureen
24. Rita aka Cashjocky
25. MommyLESsons
26. Gittan Sweden
27. Gypsea Nurse
28. Lesley
29. Lani in Taipei
30. Rinkly Rimes
31. mizhelle
32. Yami
33. Tattered Rebel
34. The Club Sandwich
35. Hyanne, S. Korea
36. Dorincard: United Nations herd
37. Sunshine
38. Chie of Unmasked
39. clavs@clavsupclose...
40. A Vintage Cottage Home
41. Reach Beyond Limits
42. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
43. LEOVI - Insomnia
44. veredit, germany
45. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
46. La @ A Musing Potpourri
47. Grace @ A Walk to Remember
48. Kat
49. Jingle
50. Blogging Anything
51. Creekside Cottage
52. Life Wonderfully Made
53. Lazy on Loblolly
54. Ukrainian Easter Eggs
55. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
56. Donnie
57. Gengen
58. goosh
59. Eden,Australia
60. Kathy Matthews
61. Grandmother Wren
62. Sweet Appreciaton of Life
63. Chie of Whereabouts
64. Dimple
65. Ann @ Tin and Sparkle
66. Mary@OnePerfectBite
67. Dear Helen Hartman
68. Fiesta Dinner@ Mere Thoughts
69. Lifemoto - Lourdes Grotto
70. Mel Cole @ Love Home
71. Manang Kim,USA
72. Doni @ faithgracecrafts
73. hapzydeco
74. Sonya@Counting My Blessings
75. Joy
76. peggy gatto
77. Joyful Servant
78. annies home
79. photographing New Zealand
80. Karen
81. Shobha
82. Komali - Attention to details
83. Chicken and old fashion noodles
84. Dorincard: blue, out of Ctrl

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Blue Monday - Rain, Rain, Go Away!

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It's April and as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers.

We've sure have had a downpour of rain where I live, so I'm guessing that the month of May will find me swamped in blooms!

However, since we've been experiencing drought conditions for the past couple of years, we joined our neighbors in a "Happy To See the Rain Dance."

I've found a unique website that will tell you whether or not you'll need to take your umbrella when you venture outside. Check it out. Just click Do I Need an Umbrella?. You'll be asked to enter your zip code, and an answer will appear.

If you need an umbrella, a blue one would be a good choice.

You might find a blue umbrella that's large enough to share.

This cartoon might give you a smile.

Happy Blue Monday!

1. mizhelle
2. Ms. Burrito
3. Chubskulit
4. JEC
5. Paperweight
6. Spice Up Your Life
7. Rose
8. Dhemz
9. The Button and Burlap Rescue
10. Dias Spot
11. LaVoice
12. Vinni, India
13. Tattered Rebel
14. What's a wattle
15. Lesley
16. carolynUSA
17. Dena E
18. Lani in Taipei
19. Gypsea Nurse
20. Carpe Diem Sweden
21. Linderhof
22. Mary@One Perfect Bite
23. GVK, Mysore, India
24. Kat
25. Hyacinths for the Soul
26. Vhincci, Philippines
27. Blue and White Bridal Shower
28. Gengen
29. liberal sprinkles
30. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
31. Jidhu Jose
32. Gittan Sweden
33. Mommy lessons
34. NatureFootstep Swe
35. Christine
36. Everyday is a New Day!
37. Loving Outliving
38. Andy - Canada
39. clavs@clavsupclose...
40. Eileen,Md
41. anemonen
42. Mel Cole @ Hearts Content, USA
43. annies home
44. hip chick
45. WhereAbouts
46. Ella Maes Barn Gathering
47. MY first entry
48. The Metcafe'
49. Becky K.
50. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
51. Maria's Space
52. Lina, Indonesia
53. Love Home, USA
54. Reach Beyond Limits
55. Blessing Reflections
56. Rajesh, India
57. Flying a Kite!
58. Create With Joy - What's In The Box?
59. Lifemoto - Good Shepherds
60. La @ A Musing Potpourri
61. Jeanie from Georgia
62. Dorincard: Romanian blues, with spoonbill
63. Fe's Journey of Life
64. Donnie
65. Eden,Australia
66. lulumusing
67. 36 Weeks After
68. Hyanne, S. Korea
69. Curtains In My Tree
70. Shengkay Random Nest
71. Yami
72. Favorite Cupboard
73. Craft n fashion
74. Manang Kim, USA
75. hapzydeco
76. Fe_My Shopping Mania
77. Various Post
78. The Explorer, Philippines
79. Blue dinner@ Mere Thoughts
80. Points of View and Thoughts
81. Grandmother Wren
82. Baba's Special babies
83. Kathy Matthews OR USA
84. Birgitta - foto chip
85. mercedes scott
86. Teresa C
87. A Young Mama's Journey
88. Vistis With Mary
89. Sally Lee by the Sea
90. Pie
91. Joy- Books and Life
92. Marigene-In The Middle Of Nowhere
93. Self Sagacity
94. Loui♥
95. Annette
96. Rinkly Rimes
97. Rita aka Cashjocky
98. Easter Eggs- mostly blue
99. Carol

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