Sunday, February 22, 2015

THINKING SPRING

                          THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

The January/February issue of Victoria magazine with my article on the Dallas Arboretum arrived in the mail last week and it definitely got me in the mood for spring.


I enjoyed writing the piece on the Dallas Arboretum, which puts on a spectacular botanical show of color every season. The article is aptly named "Season's Best". I hope you'll check it out (Read on for details on an impromptu giveaway for a copy).


I hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day. My heart purse, which I ordered from England, showed up a week late but I still had a fantastic day. Thanks to some styling help from the online shop I ordered my dress from, I got a cute vintage-inspired pair of shoes that complemented my Valentine's dress, and best yet, they were on sale for less than $15! I was so glad to get some styling guidance as I have no idea how to pair shoes with dresses or tights. You might call me fashionably impaired!




My dear hubby surprised me with a couple other gifts, including this handy shoe storage unit that hangs on a door and accommodates up to 36 pairs of shoes. Unlike many women, I don't have that many because I'd rather fill my closet with what's photographed in the next photo. Nonetheless, it's a great storage solution for a closet in our 1885 Victorian home—These old Victorians aren't known for their ample closet storage or storage space in general!


Yes, I'd rather fill my closet with fabric than clothes, and more than half the built-in shelves are taken up by fabric rather than clothing! 


Hubby also gave me this sweet owl book of quotes. Even the little bookmark is an owl!


This quote echoes my sentiments exactly!


And how sweet are these quotes? Winnie the Pooh was certainly a wise little bear. His quote on the second page is so true.


Hubby saw this owl bag on my Pinterest Wish List page and ordered it for me all the way from England. I thought that was really thoughtful of him. I never thought I would actually get it.


Hope you are all starting to think spring, too. To get you in the mood, here's a little impromptu giveaway for a copy of the Victoria magazine shown in the first photo in this post and a half yard of this owl/forest friends flannel fabric (shown below). You needn't be an official Google Blogger follower, though if you are, please feel free to enter a separate comment telling me you are for an extra chance to win as a thank you for your support of my blog. The giveaway is also open to my international blogging friends. This is just a quick little giveaway, so it will end Tuesday, Feb. 24, at noon central time, and I'll draw a name that evening. Winner will be responsible for contacting me as several bloggers are non-comment bloggers, which means your comments come through with no email address for me to reach you at. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you like most about spring.

22 comments:

  1. I love when my roses bloom in spring. The first blooms are soo pretty!

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  2. Your shoes are gorgeous, Kimber. They are just perfect for your dress. I love your new bag too. Spring is such a long way off for me. But I love seeing all the blossom on the trees. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  3. How nice! Victoria is a lovely magazine. I'm ready for spring! I have all of the Prims issues. I'll have to keep an eye out for your work.

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  4. I've never seen victoria magazine before. I love your owly bag, how nice that your husband saw you liked it and ordered it for you. My favourite spring moment is the first spring breeze and realising you don't have to brace yourself against a breeze again for months.

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  5. Oh golly, I'm thrilled to have found your blog! First your blog name grabbed me and then reading a little about you and your absolutely gorgeous Victorian home!!! And your dolls!!! I think I'm going to be here often!! :) What a sweet and thoughtful hubby you have and I love your new owl bag!! Too cute!! Thanks so much for sharing this delightful giveaway too! I would really love to get a copy of the latest Victoria mag issue! and the owl fabric is darling! TFS! Hugs and happy crafting!!

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  6. I'm a new follower via email and via blogger!!! :)

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  7. What I like most about Spring... walking around my yard and watching all the new flowers peep through the earth.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  8. I follow on GFC as Mrs. Kathy Davis.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  9. I love it when the bulbs come up!

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  10. Daffodils and tulips everywhere! Makes me smile.

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  11. Thank you for the chance to win the adorable fabric. Those squirrels make me smile. I love that owl purse. So cute!

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  12. I have started following you on google. :)

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  13. I'm a big fan of there being no snow in the Spring! The color, the better weather, and flowers!

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  14. Warmer weather and no snow!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  15. What I love about spring is that it comes just when you need it the most!

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  16. I do hope spring comes quickly! I am still buried in snow and cold. I just want to walk outside again! But I do love love love the owl bag!

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  17. What don't I like but the best part is the return of the Humming Birds.

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  18. I love the lighter mornings and evenings as spring approaches x

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  19. BARBARA: I love the smell of spring! peanut@cegetel.net

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  20. I love that the days are longer and I can see everywhere little plants and flowers starting to blossom. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  21. I follow your blog with GFC
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  22. I look forward to heading outside and not having to put on a bunch of gear to stay warm (boots, scarf, sweater, coat, hat, mitts...)

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