Friday, July 16, 2010

This, a Winner, and That Part 5

MOOD STATUS: "Busy". Trying to finish up judging my RWA chapter's romance writing contest.


Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by Writer Routine Wednesday to say hi and hear about Eileen's writing routine! Eileen was really feeling the love.

But, yes, now the important part: the book winner. :)

The winner of Eileen Cook's book GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD is...

Samantha Bennett!

Congrats!

Please e-mail me where you'd like the book sent and I'll send it on to Eileen ASAP.

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And now for the this and that...


I've been on a fresh flower kick these past few weeks. I've been clipping a lot from my garden and putting them into vases all around my house. It just makes me happy to look at them. Like a little pick-me-up. :)

Now, I didn't grow these sunflowers but when I saw them on sale at the supermarket, I HAD to have them. HAD TO HAVE THEM, I tells ya!


Don't they make the kitchen cheery?



That's all for me.

Mom is coming to visit today and she's bringing my niece, so I need to tidy up a bit.


Have a great weekend!

38 comments:

Em-Musing said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous. I love how flowers can make me feel happy. And the smell of a gardenia can transcend me.

R.M.Gilbert said...

Beautiful Jennifer and I adore the bench seating. FABULOUS!

I cut wildflowers out of our field and set them on the counter. Also, clip flowers alongside the house, but the 'season' for fresh cut flowers only lasts about 2 months here. After that it's not so great.

Hope you enjoy your visit with your mom and niece.

Justine Dell said...

Sunflowers are puuurty!!! ;-) I love flowers. They always add that something extra special to a room (and it's not just their wonderful smell)

Have a great weekend!

~JD

Tabitha Bird said...

Beautiful indeed. Have a great weekend.

Carolyn V. said...

They are beautiful! I love sunflowers. =D

Liza said...

I've just decided to go out to the garden and clip some flowers. Thanks for the motivation.

Jessica Nelson said...

I haven't had flowers in a while! They're beautiful, and so is your kitchen. :-)

Diane said...

Gorgeous flowers! Have a great visit. :O)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Yeah, I get to see my mom soon too! And cheery is the word I'd use, yes.

I'm a little sad about all the brown grass we have around here.
~ Wendy

Laura Pauling said...

Have fun with your family!

Joanne said...

Love the flowers, they look straight out of a van Gogh painting! My daughters grow a zinnia garden, and they make great cut flowers, right into the autumn.

Terri Tiffany said...

You have such a cute kitchen!! Love the flowers and I bet mom will too!

Samantha Bennett said...

Whoo-hoo! This is the first time I've won a blog contest! Thanks Jennifer, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

Tamika: said...

The flowers add to the warm feel of home. I love your kitchen~ how cute!

Have a great weekend!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Such pretty flowers! I don't have anything living in my house other than humans and a fish. I tend to kill anything green. :-)

Have fun with your family!

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Congrats to Samantha! I love those sunflowers. I cut some vibrant orange lilies from my yard yesterday and they're sitting on the kitchen table now. Beautiful and fun :) Have a great weekend.

patti said...

What a beautiful room! So cheery and light!
You are amazing! Now lavish luv on your peeps!
Patti

Shelley Sly said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! The flowers are so pretty too, but you have a nice room to begin with! Thanks for sharing. :)

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Glynis said...

Love your sunflowers. The old man on the small holding opposite my house has a huge row of them. He grows them for the seed. I love looking out at them.

Have a great time with your visitors.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the sun flowers - I adore fresh flowers too!

Enjoy the family visit! :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

The flowers are gorgeous! Enjoy them and your mom and neice!

E. Elle said...

The sunflowers really do bring a sparkle to the room. Well done!

I have something for you over at my blog. Feel free to pick it up when you have the chance. :o)

Jen said...

Congratulations to Samantha!!! I think that is going to be one fabulous read!!

Also your kitchen is darling, flowers or not! But I do love the flowers... a lot.

Have a wonderful weekend Jennifer!

Amy Tate said...

Your last sentence made me crack up. Mom's coming to visit...so I need to tidy up a bit, lol! Oh truer words were never written. I LOVE the sunflowers too. They are gorgeous!

Tara McClendon said...

The flowers look lovely. And I love the book cover for Eileen's book. Such poetry in the knife coming out of the back. :]

CMOM Productions said...

It's funny how fresh flowers can add so much character and sunshine to a room! :)

Jackee said...

That whole corner looks like something out of a decorating magazine. Gorgeous!

Glad I found your blog!

Lindsey Edwards said...

Wow, that is nice looking, such a cozy little nook there!

Are you going to RWA Nationals?

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations to Samantha! And yes, your kitchen looks very cheery, I love those sunflowers! I'm not a gardener, but I wish I were! I love looking at flowers, just not growing them. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

beautiful sunflowers!

There are so many interesting books out there! It's a shame I can't find the time to read them all!

Prixie said...

oh wow, is that really your kitchen? it looks so idyllic - like something out of a magazine shoot!

Tiffany Neal said...

Oh my gosh, I love your kitchen. Seriously...Martha Stewart...with fresh flowers and all.

I'm only a little jealous.

Amy DeTrempe said...

I love fresh flowers too and have them in my house or on my desk at work every chance I get. They just make everything so much nicer.

Bella said...

Nice kitchen and love the flowers, J.

Anita said...

I love fresh flowers and haven't gotten any in awhile...thanks for the reminder of how they can lift a mood.

Shelley Ann said...

beautiful sunflowers! i agree, they definitely brighten up a room!

Lola Sharp said...

I pick flowers from my gardens every day and put them all over my home too. (even Husband likes it) hey make me happy. :)

LOVE the bench seating. Tres adorable.

Love,
Lola

Jaime Theler said...

I wish I had more flowers to pick. I shall remedy that next spring. And yes, the sunflowers are wonderful!