Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party


Welcome to Art and Sand.


This is my second year joining Vicki' s Grow Your Blog party at 2 Bags Full.



My husband asked me why I needed to grow my blog, and I explained that it is about meeting fun and diverse people to visit.


I am not sure why I began blogging in the first place, but I definitely know why I continue.


Blogging keeps me from being lazy.


In order to have topics for Art and Sand, I need to be "doing" things daily.


Last year, I titled my blog post   A Little of This & A Little of That.


The blog continues to be a mishmash of things that I love:


a little bit of decorating,


a little bit of table setting,


a little bit of furniture painting,


a little bit of crafts,


a little bit of gardening,


a little bit of life in my part of the world,


and, a whole lot of color.


To thank you for visiting, I am doing a Giveaway.


I have a bunch of these little wire baskets and


I've been busy making little quote cards to fill the baskets.


If you are interested in winning the Giveaway,  please leave a comment.

I will draw 2 names and announce the winners on February 15.

I know that not everyone loves color like I do.

 The winners will be able to request the quote cards in their personal color palette.

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Make sure you visit Vicki at Two Bags Full to meet the other participants in the Grow Your Blog Party.

133 comments:

Paula said...

I am so glad you have a blog and I hope it grows! Your color palette is like mine: bright!

Renee said...

Your photographs are wonderful!

Claudia E said...

I don't have a blog but I so enjoy reading yours! You inspire me to do more. I would love to win your give away.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Very cute quote cards - how cool that you will customize them! Have fun at the party!

Leanne said...

I have followed your blog for a while. I love your home by the sea. It is so bright and colourful. I live by the sea too, and this post has certainly been an antidote to the grey dys we are having here lately. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

Leanne xx

Laney Izzybeads said...

Love your pictures and now following you on Pinterest your blog pictures are inspiring lovely and bright. I am enjoying a cup of tea and reading blogs for the Grow your Own party...I am a first timer! Been great stopping by your blog I will be reading more :) Laney x

Patty Antle said...

Love your blog as always!

Christine said...

I found your blog through the GYB party last year, and I love to visit here and look around, your pictures are always so colourful and inspirational

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love, love color and I want to win, enter me please!
Your cottage is about as perfect as they come.
I started blogging 5 years ago and it has been such a blessing.
My latest post tells one of the reasons why. Thanks for sharing your outstanding photos, they gave me a smile today!
Cindy

Betty W said...

I am so glad that you came into the world of blogging dear friend. Yours is one of the blogs that have put color into my life. I was a pastel person, but seeing all the bright colors you have decorated with I am putting more into my home. Especailly the red in our kitchen this year when we decorate it.

Brittania Ruth said...

I'd love to be entered into the contest. I bet I could find a great spot for the wins!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I would love to learn to make some of the quote cards. Do you have a tutorial? I stumbled upon your blog before and enjoyed my visit. I am now following you via email.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

why i love "Art & Sands"? ... Carol's has just a wonderful home that she shares - pops of color, joy & fun!! i love it!! sands & pops of color - what more could you ask for? she is super kind & i love her comments too. have a happy weekend. big big hugs. ( :

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I certainly want a chance to win a wire basket my friend, for I love anything that is crafted from the most humble to the most elaborate materials, as long as there is love behind it.

I am SO glad you have continued to blog, for all the reasons you give are SO TRUE. Blogging, like any other writing venture, requires that we keep our senses keen. No room for laziness!

I love your home, your table, your colors, your mind. Thank you for coming to visit and YOU TOO are a HEARTist....

Prince Snow Farm said...

Oh Carol what fun! I am participating this year too! I always love looking at your cheerful blog! I would love to erin those cards….you are an inspiration! xo Monica

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Another blogger, over at What Happens at Grandmas, mentioned this 2 Bags Full blog and party just the other day to me! :) I had missed the deadline but thought it was a very nice blog and party idea, and your post is wonderful! :)

Dawn said...

I love everything you do, your place always look beautiful and yes I love all the color.

Msmoozys Open House said...

I am glad you are blogging, I so enjoy looking at all your colorful things. Yes I do not like much color in my own home but just adore looking at yours with all the great vintage items and the brightness. Every time I come by, it makes me smile and THANK YOU for that. I love the ocean myself and really appreciate the decor. I love those little cards and would be honored to win some and have them in my home.

Kitten said...

I just found your blog while visiting another...I think it was A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, but I get lost in blog land so I'm not 100% sure. I'm glad I found you, though...I love visiting & seeing your posts...especially your outdoor pix as I so miss southern CA & the Pacific & sunshine. You're helping to brighten my NE Ohio winter doldrums with your blogging...thanks!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Good morning, Carol. I'm one of your biggest fans! I love all the color you bring into my world through this computer screen. Have a great time at the GYB party this weekend. And as always, I look forward to more of your colorful posts.

Cathy said...

Carol, I woke to frozen pipes and very cold winds here on the southern East coast this morning so your pics were a much needed
boost for me this morning - along with a hot cup of coffee. Your use of color just brightens my day. I love that you do a little of everything and so well. The quote cards are adorable... love them.. Now to go check out the rest of the pipes.. Cathy

Emma Elliott said...

Love your colourful.blog and such a.nice giveaway I would love the chance to win :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to get to know you even better. I know I will always get to see color and fun photos when I visit you! Happy weekend my friend!

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

But, I want the baskets!! I love opening your blog because your pictures are always soooo colorful and beautiful!!! I'm glad you share with us. Lynda

My Little Home and Garden said...

I just smile when I visit your blog, Carol. It's so sunny, bright and happy looking! I hope you meet your goal of growing your blog.

-Karen

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love all the bright and happy colors in your home! And those quote cards are just darling!

chateau chic said...

I'm certainly thrilled you blog, Carol! You are so creative, and it's always fun to see what you're up to. Of course, I ADORE your little cottage by the sea!!!!
Mary Alice

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So cute!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I always enjoy your posts and seeing what you've been up to. Love all your pops of color and the very creative way you pull everything together...always so inspiring!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Okay your house needs to be in a magazine it is so darn darling.

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

I would LOVE to have one of your wire baskets and the quote cards, the quote cards are AWESOME!!! I love your blog full of color so much and it's very exciting each day when your Art and Sand jumps up on my sidebar when you've put up a new post!!!
Mary
P.S. I totally agree with Elaine above - magazine it!

Scrapatches said...

Welcome to the big beautiful Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a GYB party volunteer. Vicki will stop by sometime I am sure, but with over 500 blogs participating it will take her time to visit everyone so she asked for volunteers to help today. I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Your photography is beautiful as is your home. I love color and I also love the neutral pallet of the sea and sand and rock. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch

Jeanne said...

loved stopping by your blog and definitely would love being the winner of your darling giveaway! I love what you said about blogging keeping you from being lazy. It feels to me like this is the same for me, as every day possible, I find myself out and about with my camera looking for something fun to blog about. This is one of the things that I have loved about my blog of nearly 3 years. Love also all of the color in your post, and will be your newest follower. Hoping to get to know you better, and look forward to seeing your creativity!

Trisha said...

Your pictures are always wonderful and I love how they show off your style so well! Love the colors too!

~Trisha

Melanie said...

I am swooning over this giveaway! Wire baskets, quotes (I'm starting to quiver), color, AND handmade by you?! Sign me up!!

Donna Heber said...

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you. My husband basically said the same thing to me too ... LOL. There are so many wonderful peope in the party. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

podso said...

Lovely post Carol. It does my heart good each time I visit--to see all your creativity and color!

Tanya Rachelle said...

I so agree with your post about blogging keeping us motivated and busy! How many days where I haven't felt like doing something but I take a look at my reading list and some one's blog inspires me to keep moving and creating! Have enjoyed your blog for a year now and found you last year via the GYB party!!! Enjoy the party this year and keep blogging and busy!
~Tanya

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol I love you blog and you! I have enjoyed following along with you this past year and soaking up the color in your wonderful world. Love the little quote cards, what a sweet giveaway! I'm going to visit others from Grow Your Blog party, I too love meetingn new bloggers!
Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

I follow you on Blog Lovin and also Vicki. Just read about the Grow your Blog party this morning. Sounds like great fun.

I enjoy your colors and share your love of Gardening, Blogging, Tablesetting and Decorating. I had not thought of blogging as a way of not being lazy. It does keep you busy and thinking. I have stacks of things I want to do everywhere.

Your wire basket sounds very nice as do the cute quote cards. Hope you get lots of new followers.

Diana Seal said...

Hi Carol, seen your Blog in "GYBP" and thought I just pop in and say HELLO. See you around, have a great weekend and Happy Blog Hopping!!!
Diana

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm an old, not so regular, follower but I am putting your blog on my blog so I don't miss anything. Your post was a feast for the eyes. I should have joined the blog growing as I posted yesterday and got 0 comments and I've been blogging for several years now. I love color and I love the inspiration I get from your blog. Obviously, you;re doing something very right in blogland! Congratulations. Oh, and please enter me in your give away....thank you.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home is so cute! Just love it! You know I enjoy seeing all that color - there's not that many of us color loving girls in blogland.

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
I am so happy to know you in blogland and I know as your blog grows and more bloggers get to know you they will fall in love with your spirit and colorful soul. You are special my friend and have so much talent and fun to offer on your blog. Thanks for always sharing your world with us.
Kris

Kim M said...

I am thrilled whenever I visit your blog and see all of your fabulous colors~ especially on days like today, when all I see is outside my own window is white snow, white snow and more white snow! I always feel a bit warmer when I leave your site! :) Thanks!

Jenny said...

What a treasure! I'd love to win some of your cards.

bobbie said...

Waving madly from up in Idaho!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Carol! It's so nice to meet you and your refreshing blog! Love the color on this dreary, cold winter day!

Kelly

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
I always love to come visit a new post of yours. Within seconds I am smiling and feeling a connection to you and appreciative for your jolts of cheery happy colors and your way of always making us feel welcome when we visit. Thank you for all you do in this magical world of blogging.
XO,
Vera

White Weathered Hutch said...

Who can't love your blog!!
It's so colourful!!
Makes me happy!!
Keep the posts coming!!

fiona anderson said...

Does the giveaway include people across the pond, because WooHoo you know I love baskets !
Well either way, it's always lovely to come here and see your bright and beautiful sun-filled home and I think your blog will always be growing because there are obviously many people who feel the same !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm not doing the grow your blog challenge but I'm glad you are because it was fun reading your reasons for blogging and your collages are great ways to show your interest. A fun visit.

Erika Schindler said...

Love, love, love all the color on your blog. I know I will be back for sure to do further browsing. Thanks for sharing your world with the rest of us.

Diane said...

I know that having a blog motivates me to share my creations and little slices of life. I just need to do it more often. Thanks for sharing your colorful creations!

augcott said...

Love your blog ... so glad I found you at the GYB party!
:-)
diane @ thoughts and shots

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Carol, two homes ago I lived in a little house full of color, the same palette as yours. The dining room was red, the living room green, the master bedroom bright yellow and red. I collected brightly colored dishes and linens, checks and stripes and florals everywhere : ) Maybe it's one of the things that first attracted me to your blog? Even though I choose to live with a more neutral palette at this stage of life, I still love seeing colorful homes and yours always feels so warm and cheerful. I'm glad you're sharing your part of the world with us!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Yeah!1 I found a new amazing blog! I LOVE color and your pictures are so inspiring. I am now following you on Feedly. Thank you for sharing you!

Think Bowtique said...

Love all the colours, your house is looks very refreshing. Enjoy your blog party.
Melissa

Cindy Cain said...

What a great variety of topics and Loved the photos tonight! Enjoyed!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Carol,

You have a wonderful, original blog and I think it injects a little color and happiness into the lives of everyone who reads it. I had to laugh, I did so much reading of blogs that I had to pull myself away and start living again so I'd have something to share on my own blog!

What a sweet giveaway! Sign me up! :)

XO,
Jane

Jann Olson said...

Hi Carol, I have not joined the grow your blog party before. Sounds like really a great idea! You know that I am a color lover like ypu! The give away is darling and I would love to be included. Always love seeing what you are up to!
hugs,
Jann

My Garden Diaries said...

So fun to follow you Carol! I am so thankful that you came by my blog when I only had a few followers. You were one of the reasons I pushed on and joined the party last year. Thank you for being you!!! I really feel blessed to have you as a blog friend! Nicole xoxo

Angela Welch said...

I'm so glad I found your blog though the GYB linkup! I love your photos and the way you put colors together. Happy to be a new follower.

pam Harrison said...

Love the yellow polkadot and stripped items!! Would love a chance to win something so fun!

pugsmom said...

I would love to be a blogger, but when I read about the technical problems some people have it scares me away. I love this blog and so many others I've found through this one. I love, love, love all the letters, numbers and colors. Thank you for your sharing so much. Sandra

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

Hi, I found you through GYB, you have a beautiful blog, it's brightened up a very wet and miserable day in the UK. I will look forward to reading again through Bloglovin.
Jill

CatieAn said...

Hi Carol....what a beautiful post. I love all the color and the mishmash of everything you post about. that is what draws me back again and again......have a wonderful party.

Claire said...

Wow, I can't believe you find time to blog!! Love all your bright and beautiful photos!
And thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday and leaving a lovely comment :)
I'm now a follower, so I'll be back again, but I'm still catching up from the GYB party...

Stitches and Seeds said...

Lovely! Count me in for the giveaway and I'll be back soon to explore more. Thanks for popping by my way too. Eleanor x

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Carol, no doubt your blog will grow and you'll be meeting lots of creative people like you. It's an endless world of possibilities out there, thank you to cyberspace that we can relate and learn from our blog friends. Soon I will be copying your reclaimed kitchen table. And I will show you the finished product. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.

Hope you have a good weekend.

knitalatte said...

Hi Carol,
So much color, makes me happy and wanting to return here to your lovely blog. Love the photo of the windows opening to the fresh air. You've such a cozy home!

Joyce Olson said...

Carol,
Your blog is such a creative and happy place to visit!
Have a lovely weekend,
Jemma

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and all your colorful decor!

Yvonne Craig

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you.:)
I would like to participate in your giveaway.
petitearmoire2@gmail.com

Greetings.

Bernadett

Kathy said...

Carol, if your blog is a mish-mash then it is certainly a well curated one!! You know I adore you and your blog and always look forward to seeing what you have been up to. I never really thought about that lazy thing but I think you are right. My blog keeps me on my toes!
Enjoy the party!
Kathy

kathyinozarks said...

Hi dropping by from the Party-your blog is always so lovely and cheery too.
please count me in the giveaway
Kathy

Gill said...

Hi Carol
Good to meet you - I love mish mash blogs, they're my favourite sort!!

cynthia lee designs said...

I was just over at the Grow Your Blog Party and I found some new blogs to follow. I love your blog and all the color...your decorating is so cheerful and happy. I love white, but I also love pops of red and aqua in my decor. But I'm not loving all this white stuff outside!! Really...I do like winter, but this is the most snow we've had since 1978 and bitter, bitter temps. So seeing your beautiful weather...makes me smile! :-)
hugs,
Cindy

DebraKay Neiman said...

Wonderful eye candy. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Vicky Hunt said...

So much happiness in these photos! I especially love the one of the sofa with the window open behind it giving a glimpse of a surf board and buoys hanging on the wood fence in the background. Such a nice view! Your quote cards are so pretty and I love those strung as a garland! I need to make my daughter one...she is a quote lover. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Blessings, Vicky

Suzan Sweatman said...

I have a give away coming up to - but I love getting as much as giving LOL - count me in - a little bit of color would work miracles on this house!!!
Fingers crossed - much love!
(I can't find the hearts you made me - still have boxes to unpack - but they're going up for valentine's day without a doubt!)
XOX

John'aLee said...

You are such an inspiration. Your decorating and photography are nothing short of amazing! I'm off to find your subscribe button!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Okay, I am hooked! your creations are amazing! Can't wait to visit often! I am a Grow Your Blog blogger....
www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com
Now...where is that "join" button!

White Whimsy said...

I love your creations. So glad I found your blog. I am a first time visitor.

Julia (Grammy) said...

Am so glad to have found your blog and love everything you share.

Anitha said...

Hi, I'm so happy to know you through GYB party. Your blog is amazing with vibrant colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking forward to know more of you.. Hugs:)

steffi said...

Hi - thanks for visiting my blog through the GYB party - I'm glad I popped along to find yours - it's so vibrant :)
I'd love to be entered into your giveaway too

Nan Smith said...

Hi! I love your blog with a little bit of this and that. I found you at the GYB party and would love to be added in for the giveaway. I envy you your life in a cabin on the beach and will visit often for a much needed escape from urban living.

Sue said...

I had to scroll forever to get to the end, so grow your blog you did. I agree with above that your blog should be a magazine!! Art and Sand Magazine ~ Love the fun giveaway idea too.

Judy said...

Beautiful cottage. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Mom E. said...

Thank ylu for stoping by my blog for the GYB Party. I love the things you share on your blog. It is kinda like my blog. a little bit of this and that! Your kitchen and home pictures are so cute! i love the different looks of your baker's rack. I like to change thelook in my kitchen seasonally. Or not, depending of what is happening in my life at the time. I look forward to visinting again!
hugs to you,
Betsy

Mom E. said...

AND we love each beach cottage we have stayed at, we go to the Oregon coast every summer we posibly can! Nothing
is like the beach!
Betsy

Jen Ham said...

Carol...I am so much like you in that I blog partly to keep me going while the kids are at school! I just love everything about you! I would love to meet you some day...not sure if you are up to it...maybe over the summer when my girls are out of school? Just a quick hello down by one of the beaches in Ventura! ;) xoxo Jen

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I just love your house, Carol!
It's makes me feel happy to see your pics.
I'm so excited that one of my garlands will be going to live there!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for dropping by my GYB post. I agree with you that the 'meet and greet' part is the most fun, if someone new becomes a follower, that's a bonus.
You have a lovely home and certainly do like to keep busy.
I'm still working my way through the participants and meeting some nice women.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh and thanks for the give away! :)

Barbara Lilian said...

Hi Carol. Thanks for popping by to visit me,Your name will go into my give away draw. Wow you are busy love all the bright colours. and hope I could be a lucky winner of your give away card
I've signed up for email following of your posts.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes Carol, I would love a chance to win your pretty wire basket and quote cards. I love quotes and often use them on our blog too. Thank you for your comment on my 'sweet" post. I feel there are so many sweet souls out there in blogland, and you are certainly one of them.

Happy Monday, and keep showing us color in your world. It brightens up my day.

Love,
~Sheri

jinxxxygirl said...

A Mish Mash blog... My favorite!!! :) So nice to meet you! I'am on the last leg of blog hopping.... Whew! I hope you'll pop on over for a visit! Hugs! deb

Here is my email incase you can't find me any other way.....
nuleaf at comcast dot net

Renee said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love your colorful posts. Thank you for sharing your part of the world. And for staying so busy, you have been a good influence on me. :)

HEATHER GRAHAM said...

Oh. my. word. I'm not sure I could be any more smitten. That adorable house of yours is fabulous! Loving all of those gorgeous, bright colors... Happy day to you!

must love junk said...

What a great idea, Carol! Pick me, pick me! ;)
Susan

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hello! I'm here from the GYB party and I love your blog! I love all the color you've used in your charming home. It sort of reminds me of one of my favorites, Brenda of Cozy Little House. I've signed up to follow and I'm glad to have found you. I'm in the middle of several inside (and outside) projects and hope to pull it all together one of these days! I love visiting favorite blogs for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! Drop by when you get time and sign up for my giveaway, too.

Tina said...

Hi Carol, I am hopping over from the GYB party and guess what - you have a new follower via bloglovin ;-)
I love your place, looks so fresh and cheering, will check out more, backwards, not just the posts to come!
I am a beach lover too, but live far from the coast (well I could be there within a few hours drive) and have always hated the sand everywhere in the caravan/tent/holiday cottage :-) I might see the sea this year,,,

Wendy said...

What a wonderful blog...I love the beach, but can only go in the off season of no sun as I am allergic to the sun...please enter me into your giveaway...have a great and wonderful day.

September Violets said...

Good morning Carol! I'm popping over for a visit ... thank you for visiting my blog :) I think we are very much alike ... even our wording for our GYB event is the same ... "a little bit of this & that" ... funny ;) Anyway, I really enjoy your blog and will now be following along. Wendy x

Mokki said...

Hi I found your blog through grow your blog. I love your photos, your house looks so bright and happy! I love your colours palets too!

greenthumb said...

Hi I must have missed this post with all of our summer holidays, I would love the chance to win your give away.

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
I love your quote cards in the little wire basket. Count me in. I would also LOVE to win one. Will (or have you already) show some up close so I can read the quotes?

Like always, you have sparked an idea. This time it is about quote cards for me to make.

Judith

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Carol
I'm sure we met at this party last year - can you remember?!
It's a treat to step into your colorful world where the sky always looks blue.
Love how you've dressed your cottage - the old painted furniture - I want those wire baskets! - and all your arty bits and bobs everywhere - it's a dream!
It takes an artist's eye to use color so courageously as you have Carol.

I'm know I'm fortunate to have my extended visits to France each year, spending time with my family. It's wonderful experiencing the village life where they live - you will love being there Carol. What part are your friends in?

LOVE your quote cards - they are all gorgeous - if I was lucky enough to win I would want you to choose it - the more colorful the better as they are part of who you are!!!
Hugs
Shane x


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's me again Carol!

Yea!!! I'm your 400th follower! I thought I already followed you but seems I hadn't!
I would love you to do the same -we need to keep in touch!

Hugs
Shane

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm visiting from the GYB party. Love all the color and your cheerful words. I'm having a giveaway too so please do visit!

Micupoftea said...

Hello- nice to meet you through the gyb party! I love your cheery, candid pics. Nice sentiments, fun color. Had to laugh about your blog giving you things to do- my blog also keeps me crafting, cleaning, doing photography, etc. HaHa! I appreciate your visit and kind comment. Have fun growing your blog and enjoying the last of January :)
Shawn

Silke said...

OMG - I feel so happy to have found your blog - I love all the color in your photos and your projects!! Your cottage is so cute! Your garden gorgeous - and all your creative projects are wonderful. I'll be sure to visit often! :) xoxo Silke

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I've never been to that party before. Guess I've been missing out. I told Mamie Jane she was my "think of it hero" yesterday. You're a close second. Very crafty you are...

doloresfegan said...

Love your rooms! Wow! what a garden. I'm having a nifty fifty giveaway on my blog!

Sylvia said...

Carol, I hope you grow your blog. I check yours regularly. I love your colors - primary and bright. I love your weather as well as we saw snow again today.

Sylvia
www.smdgreetings.blogspot.ca

Mimi Sue said...

I know I love to read your blog with your beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas! So happy I ran across it. Mimi

joyhester said...

Love you blog and love the quotes! Hope I win.

Cache-Mire said...

Hi Carol, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments! This is my second GYB party and I had forgotten how much fun it is but also how much time it takes. But I'm glad I got to meet you. I'll be following! Hugs, Terri

Sarah and Dan said...

So, to eliminate the laziness, all we have to do is blog?! Nice! And, I'd say you are the primary color guru, with all the primary colors prominently showing up in your photos. Do you branch out much to the secondary colors?

Betty said...

Found you on the blog hop, I love your baskets so would certainly like to win one, but even if I don' I have found a lovely new blog and have come away with a delightful new quote to inspire me (the world is a book) - Betty (betty-thewoodfairy.blogspot)

Vicky Myers said...

So glad I stopped by from GYB. Your home is beautiful, I'm signing up to follow you - looking forward to your bling posts, Vicky

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Isn't color a necessity this time of year? I think so -lol-. Visiting via Vicki's GYBParty and enjoying your colorful blog...thanks!

Erin said...

Love all your projects, especially the cabinet with all the yellow! I hope to pop back here and visit often. Thanks for sharing your creativity with others!

cmoh said...

You have a lovely blog! All the bright colors are so refreshing. Your garden is gorgeous and I want to come to one of your tea parties. You have a lovely home. It has been nice meeting you.

Hugs
Caroline

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Such a beautiful blog! I'm off to poke around and see more of your posts!!!

Terry said...

Hi!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I adore your blog!!!! I will be visiting you often. I love the color! I love the projects! You are inspiring! Thank you!

Terry

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Your photos are fabulous! Love all the colour.

macmillanmarie said...

Oh, such a lovely blog. Your photos are beautiful. I have had a delightful time reading your posts. thank you for sharing. I have subscribed to your RSS feed.

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi Carol--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) I love all the color! You have so many interests and talents; what a blessing. Yes, please enter me into your giveaway. Diana

Rhondi said...

I love your colorful home and would love to win the giveaway. Maybe I will! I am a new follower.

Vicki Boster said...

Carol -- Thank you so very much for participating in my GYB party -- I can see that you have already made lots of new friends. Your blog is truly lovely -- I can see why so many folks have wanted to visit you here.

I just got your comment -- you are so sweet --- I will send you an email right now!

Vicki