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Friday, July 30, 2010

A LOT OF RANDOM PINKS....and a VERY LONG POST...

I am linking up to play with
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
MY THANKS TO ALL THE HOSTS...

THIS MOSAIC I MADE SEVERAL MONTHS AGO IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES...

It is all images from the net and those PINK tulips just take my breath away. Can you even begin to imagine a FIELD of PINK TULIPS such as this ?? These are in HOLLAND....and I would dearly love to go there someday.
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UMMM...

When I was a little bitty girl, we lived in DALLAS and about 5 or 6 blocks from a CANDY FACTORY.

My mother and I would walk there and buy their BROKEN candy for mere pennies per small sack. I well remember some of the ABOVE candies in my little sack.*sigh

Will I EVER quit missing my momma? O, I think NOT...I promise you that you will never get too old to quit missing your mom...a sound...a smell...a song...so so many things that are woven into our very souls that are associated with the most important person in our lives....our moms. bwaaaaaaa


I always get a WARM, FUZZY feeling when I see RIBBON CANDIES, TOO.

Mom always bought some of it...and we always had it during the CHRISTMAS season. ....ahhhh...more "comfort' food !! :))


MY Geraniums are just out-doing themselves this summer...
THIS one is from last summer...I took it inside during the wintertime and placed it in a SOUTHERN window..it bloomed ALL WINTER LONG...
Now, it's thriving outside again this summer...
I wish I could send YOU a cutting from it....:))
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"WAY TO GO, GERANIUMS !"
I just LUV CONE FLOWERS...I think they are so pretty and I plant a few every summer....they NEVER come back, tho.
Wonder just what I am doing wrong? Maybe our winters get too cold for them?
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Sweet PINK roses from our back yard garden...
MR. SWEET picks 2 every day or so to put in these POTTERY BARN wall vases.(you might know without me sayin' that they were ON SALE !)

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They look so pretty with fresh flowers...
In the wintertime, I keep some of the Burford Holly and red berries in them..
and...
I've been known to use FABULOUS FAKES every now and then !! ;>)

(i heard what u said, SHELIA...i KNOW u love yours!)
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"ONE IS NEARER GOD'S HEART IN A GARDEN THAN ANY WHERE ELSE ON EARTH."


I have an appointment for my yearly MAMMOGRAM next week.
I hope YOU have made your appointment, too.
PLEASE don't skip it...it is so important to detect any trouble very early !
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My heart goes out to all the beautiful women that have encountered this
DEVIL DISEASE, straight from HELL.
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PLEASE PRAY....PRAY HARD FOR A CURE.
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We can all help in the FIGHT...
....buy PINK FOR THE CURE everytime you get the chance...
...remind yourself and your friends to get a mammogram...
...spread the news, FAR and WIDE, the importance of SELF EXAMS...
...donate...even if it's just a dollar...every time you get the chance.
...CLICK for the CURE when you see a button for someone to receive a FREE mammogram.
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THERE'S MANY ways we can fight this thing...
WE JUST HAVE TO DO IT !!!
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BEVERLY has asked us to share a NEW blog or one that is NEW TO US...
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I would love for you to go over to that precious, fairy-like house you see up above and meet DONNA.

(for some reason, I can't get blogger to take her address..)

it's conghailecottage.blogspot.com

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She has an amazing blog and I hope you will visit, SIGN UP TO FOLLOW, and get acquainted with her. I know I sure intend to.
When you go over, would you kindly tell her bj said "Hey"?
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THIS IS THE LIST OF THE 5 LUCKY READERS THAT WON A GIFT BOX OF 4 GIRARD'S SALAD DRESSINGS....

1. COUNTRY WINGS IN PHOENIX

2. I NEED MOM

3. DECORATING TENNIS GIRL

4. LAVENDER DREAMER

5. MY LITTLE COTTAGE IN THE MAKING

CONGRATULATIONS DEAR LADIES...

PLEASE email (bjconklin@xanadoo.com) your full name and mailing address.

I will, in turn, send them straight to GIRARD'S and a really nice lady, ANGELA, will mail your gift boxes out to you.

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I want to thank each and every one of you that so graciously left messages on my giveaway blog. I am sorry I couldn't give every one of you a gift...I so love every one of you and WHEN I WIN THE TEXAS LOTTERY and get really, filthy RICH, I WILL send you ALL a wonderful gift...!! ;>)

49 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I love the flowers...and I miss my mama too...love all the pink! :D

Sarah said...

BJ, enjoyed all your pinks. Those tulips and all that candy, well what could be better for Pink Saturday? ~ Sarah

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful post! Your pinks are fabulous, BJ! Love those pink tulips! Ribbon candy is so pretty, pretty enough to decorate a Christmas tree with. Happy Pinks to you and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lisa said...

I love your pinks! The candy is dreamy, how great to have that memory of the candy factory, I too have lots of candy memories! Congrats to all the winners and I hope you have a super lovely Pink Weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OH MY GOSH BJ SWEETIE...
Can you hear me squealing out there? Can you see me doing the happy dance out here? I am so THRILLED. I can't wait to make your wonderful salad recipes. SQUEALLLLLLL.... That is about all I can do is squeal, still not voice durn it. The dr.s do not expect it to come back. I am still talking to the BIG GUY about it.

Now what beautiful shares you have today. I too would love to see in person that field of tulips. I go to visit Riet at her blog because she takes the most awesome photos that you will ever see. I love seeing the windmills and the canals. It is a beautiful place.

Thank you for the reminder. I need to have my mammogram scheduled too. I am doing the bone density next week, so will get on the schedule at that time for my mammogram. Needs to be done. I love the pink bra that is a planter. Isn't that the cutest thing ever? I know it would get my two oldest grandson's attention.

Thank you again sweet friend. I will email you my mailing information. I am so thrilled, at the end of this dr. appt. day, I so needed a lift. Thank you.

I will see you out and about during our pink visit day.

Sending you BIG hugs and so much love from Phoenix, Sherry

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, I hope it's okay that I linked you up. I used the photo of your gorgeous geraniums. Your mosaics are beautiful. That tulip mosaic is breath taking. Love all of your pretty flowers. You are so right - we're never too old to miss our mothers. Thank you so much for linking up. laurie

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You are SUCH a VERY special lady BJ... "HUGS" for showing my home!!! Yes I too associate ribbon candy with my Mom at Christmas... We ALWAYS had it then. It was SO pretty, much thinner than what they have today. and OH can you imagine being in Holland when all these "Bulbs" explode into color. It would be spectacular, wouldn't it...Congrats to all the LUCKY winners of that salad dressing!!! OH and I have to say that our broken candy was from the Peter Paul Almond Joy plant that we used to get a 5pound box of them for a $1 because the almonds were not perfectly centered... OH what a treat that was and Thank you for reminding me of it. Hugs again for showing my home, I hope the sweet ladies come for a visit!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, I forgot to tell you that if you can get linked up using the photo you want to use, I can easily remove the link up I did for you. Thanks again. laurie

Queen of the Click said...

I love your geraniums. I had no idea that they would keep all year if I brought them inside. I'll try that this year.

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

What a fabulous post... your blog is always so entertaining! I LOVE it!!! Those tulips are just beautiful...tulips are my favorite! Happy Pink Saturday!!!
-April

Teresa said...

The flowers are beautiful...you know, my dream job is to be someone who delivers flowers...ooooo, I would so love that!!! I love the candies and your passion for those who suffer from cancer...praise God for women like you! Your blog reminded me of my dream job...I would love to deliver flowers with my daughter...to see the faces on the ones receiving the beauties would be such a blessing! I enjoy your blog. I would love for you to come over for a visit on my blog and would enjoy it, if you followed me. God bless you beautiful daughter of the King!

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BJ,
I LOVE YOUR LONG POST
MOTHER ALWAYS PUT RIBBON CANDY IN OUR STOCKINGS AT CHRISTMAS AND GRANDDAD ALWAYS HAD RIBBON CANDY AND GREEN MOIST CANDY SLICES...AND MOTHER WOULD ALLOW US TO ONLY HAVE ONE AND GRANDDAD WOULD WALK OUTSIDE AND PULL A WHOLE SACK OF CANDY OUT OF HIS POCKET AND GIVE IT TO US....HE WAS THE DOOR WATCHER FOR IF MOTHER CAME OUT...HE WAS ORNERY BUT NOT ONE GRANDCHILD DIDN'T LOVE HIM AND CRY LIKE A BABY WHEN HE PASSED.
I WILL PRAY FOR THERESA...SHE HAS A NASTY CANCER.
YOUR POST WAS WARM AND VERY SENTIMENTAL. I HAVEN'T HAD TO GIVE UP MY MOTHER BUT IT JUST ABOUT KILLED ME TO GIVE UP MY DAUGHTER.
HUGS TO YOU SWEET BJ
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Southern Lady said...

It was so nice to start my day by visiting with you, BJ. What beautiful flowers and mosaics and sweet words about your mama. My parents are visiting us this weekend, and I will give them both extra hugs today.

I hope only good things come your way this weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your garden is lovely BJ, all the rain yu have been getting this summer must be doing it good! My coneflowers never come back either and I have always heard they are so hardy and easy to grow...guess only in the right places! You have so many wonderful memories of your mom. I laways hope my girls feel about me the way you feel about your mom:>)

Theresa said...

Love the pink tulips! I miss my Mama every day and it has been 22 years:( That pain dulls but never goes away. MEMORIES, SWEET MEMORIES!

I just had my mammogram and all was well! Thanks for the reminder for those who haven't had theirs!

Have a blessed day dear BJ! HUGS!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Tulips, PINK tulips, are my absolutely favorite flower! I love them more than roses (gasp!). Your mosaic is truly beautiful. Good luck with your mammgram this week. Yep, had mine done in June!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ,
I won!!! Thanks so much for hosting this party and I can't wait to get some of that YUMMY dressing!!! "Bless your heart", as my Granny used to say!
Love ya and sending off my address to you now!
xo
Robin

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sorry ladies, I got so excited that I won that I forgot to congratulate the others on their win, so congratulations to you, too!

Gee said...

the flowers are perfect!
congratulations to the 5 winners, too

http://www.gracebragg.com/2010/07/pink-saturday-my-friend-abby.html

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Yes, I get Mammograms. Have for years and years and years.

Went over to the pretty cottage blog you suggested and told her, you sent me, of course. :-)

Gentle hugs......

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi BJ!
I have to tell you I am still laughing at your comment under your header...about fitting into the same earrings....FUNNY!
What absolutely delicious pinkness you have displayed...between the tulips and the candy....YUMMIE!
As far as your coneflowers....do you let them seed themselves? If you trim them too early before the seeds drop they can't reseed. I live in PA and my coneflowers reproduce every year. We don't trim them back til all the seeds are gone.
Have a beautiful weekend!
;-D Kathleen

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi :) Congrats to the winners! And lovely pink filled post today! My favorite pinks are those yummy candies :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love the pics of all the pretty flowers and of course I love the candy too. Great mosaics and pictures. Yes, I still miss my mom too. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

GWENDOLYN said...

Everything here is just lovely. The tulips are so pretty. I live in Mi. and in Holland Mi. we have a tulip festival every year and the flowers are outstanding.

Good luck with the mamo.
Blessings~
Gwen

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So I stop over to see what you're up to for PS, and at the bottom it says "you might like this-My Goofiest Post Ever" - oh yea, GOTTA check that out!!! It must have been the first bathroom diva's party-too funny! Have a great weekend!

Tami said...

Hi BJ...the pink candy is delicious! Love all your pinks today!
Have a perfectly pink Saturday!
xo Tami

Annie Louise said...

Loved all the pink on your post. I lost my dad several years ago, there is not a day that doesn't go by that I think of my great dad. We used to go the Newberry's and Woolworth candy counters and get candy to eat out on a bench, while my Mom and sister went shopping. I didnt' like shopping so it was not big deal to sit out it. I did love getting the candy and spending time with my dad. Your post was long but well worth the read. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Morning BJ! Love those pink tulips pictures...so pretty.

Your geranium is doing amazing. Wow!!

Congrats to the winners.....and thank you for having the giveaway.

I am going to visit your new blog friend. The house looks delightful!
xoxo
Penny

Dena said...

I love your mosaic BJ. It makes me want to eat candy and wear pink :)

Hugs,
Dena

fiberdoodles said...

Such pretty pinks. Happy Pink Saturday!!

LV said...

BJ, this one of the prettiest pink showings you have had in awhile. At least, to me it is breathtaking. I love it. You certainly made some ladies very happy with the great gifts.

The Wired Angel said...

I love to hear stories about memories etched in our souls.

The picture mosaic you created is terrific. How'd you do that??

Happy Pink Saturday to you! Peggy x

Vintage To Chic said...

A wonderful pink post, Make you feel so great.
Hugs,
Judy

GardenofDaisies said...

What a wonderful favorites post! I love purple coneflowers and ribbon candy and St Francis of Assisi too!

Judi said...

Happy PINK Saturday BJ
Your flowers are beautiful...and the candies are so yummy. How fun that would be to shop there for seconds...yummy.

Congratulations to the lucky ladies who won the salad dressings...they look so delicious.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
*hugs*
Judi

nancy said...

LOvely post. Love geraniums myself. I can't have it because of the pool and I am allergic to bees. Surely love that bra filled with flowers.LOL. Yes indeed I need a check up again. Thank for the remider. Happy pink. Nancy

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful mosaics of the flowers, love the pink tulips. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Nickie Goomba said...

Candy ribbons?? I've been thrown back 50 years and into my grandmother's parlor. Thank you.

In Christ...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thank you so much! I am SO excited to be a winner! Love your beautiful photos today! I've enjoyed your post! ♥

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have such a fun blog. I enjoyed my visit. I also popped over for stonegable's breadstick cinnamon buns recipe. How mouth watering are those photos!!! Can't wait to try them. Thanks, Connie

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

That's a lot of pink!! So cute! LOVE the candies!

Congrats to all the winners of your giveaway, I have a giveaway I just posted as well. Thanks!

Shelia said...

i have found so many wonderful new friends through Beverly's Pink Saturdays. Your blog is awesome. I have spent way to much time at your place tonight. *wink*

Jeanne said...

Hello BJ, your pinks are stunning, especially the pink tulips. You know I always love your posts. today is no exception.

Our daughter is visiting amd time is limited. It is wonderful having her here.

Have a wonderful weekend, Love, Jeanne .

Christi Williams said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
I love your tulips, I love the candy, I love the roses.
Okay I love all your pinks!!
Christi

xinex said...

Congrats to the winners! Your garden and flowers are gorgeous, BJ!...Christine

Kathy said...

Hey sweetie...
Nice to wake up to your sweet message this morning.
Such BEAUTIFUL pics!
and those cups and saucers from the GW...I need those.
redoing our basement with black accents and losts of black with white polka dots!
What a great find those were!!!!
Happy Sunday girl.
We're off to Grand Rapids for three scans this morning.
MRI, CT-scan and a Bone scan.

My husband is amazing...have I mentioned that before? Lol.
Have a good one,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

A Write Life said...

I love your first mosaic too. Very nice. Hope you had a wonderful pink Saturday.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, Just the sweetest "pink Post" & let me invite you...
I live in Holland & you are welcome any time.. Holland Michigan, that is :) It is a lovely place & we have plenty of visitors each year in May to see our "Tulip Time" (We usually skip town, but our place will be open :)