Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

I'm such a sucker for a pretty face, I just can't pass up purple flowers! It's Earth Day, are you doing something green for our planet? I'm planting flowers today, finally! The wind has moved on only to return tomorrow so today I'm getting my flowers in the ground, and taking a blogging break here and there. We've warmed up nicely, but with this cold, I'm having to run in more often to blow my nose. But it sure feels good to be outside! Everyday should be Earth Day in my book!

I was reading about a new book that is out, "Throw out Fifty Things" clear the clutter, find your life. Now I don't know about you, but I'm not sure if I could throw out 50 things? I could however go out into my hubby's shop and find at least 50 things that need to be thrown out! I'm finding the older I get, I treasure my things more, not to be confused with possessions, but things that mean alot to me, or make me happy. I think they are important to have, to share and display with pride. I love my collections, photos, china and aprons. I'm not one for clutter, everything in my home is displayed tastefully with reason. I can't imagine living in a house without the owners personality decorating the place, can you? This reasoning has matured over the years, as I have. Could you throw out 50 things?

Take flowers, I can't resist them, they make me happy and they make the world more beautiful, so I buy first and find a spot later, just so I know I have them to enjoy. A addiction, maybe but I could think of worse things to be addicted too! I hope you too are enjoying this Earth Day, and that you will join me in planting more flowers whenever you can, let's make everyday Earth Day!


  1. I couldn't throw out 50 things either but I do need to de-clutter! LOL Happy Earth Day to you too!

    All the best,

  2. Happy Earth Day, Sue!

    We try to do something for the planet everyday. Not doing anything different today.

    As for throwing out 50 things. Not sure if I could do that. I could pass things along. Then I'd know where they are. :-) J doesn't want to throw out or pass along anything. I've been talking to him, though...we're slowly but surely getting the house ready to sell in the future. We know we won't be able to have nearly as much in a smaller place.

  3. Yes it is so much easier giving his things away then our own treasures! Seems I'm getting worse with age when it comes to treasures. Warm wishes, Esther

  4. I love those flowers on your post..what are they? never seen them before..I planted on monday...I too love flowers and they make me smile our "kittys garden" is doing just that for me right now..and finally our tulips are just starting to bloom...I love spring and seeing things come back that you sort of forget about...I could go through my craft room for 50 things and in my hubbys garage as well...I too love everything in its place and hate clutter..cause I hate having to dust it..I used to dust once a I dust once a month unless I can see it..then it gets done right away..just don't like doing the least I have the happier i am..but I do have alot..but I have parred down some..i hope you get to feeling better. it is a bit chilly here a fire will be burning tonight...only one log though just enough to take off the chill...have a great rest of your week...:)

  5. I've pared down quite a bit as we were moving into our new house - I know I gave away, recycled, donated or sold far more than 50 items. It felt good to clean things out - but now what I have means a lot to me and I don't want to give them away. I try to not keep accumulating, and that helps, but no getting rid of right now.

    Love the flowers!!!!

    Between 10:30 -4 p.m Alabama time leave a comment of what you are bring to the party,and who you are bringing or what foods you will be having .
    You must leave a comment for your name to be drawn.
    The reason for the front porch party is to celebrate my beloved little MaMa and I will be giving away one of her vintage handmade beaded Christmas Balls.
    I will take photos of the drawing . My MaMa Geneva Yelverton designed the patterns and after each sequin,ribbon and beads was done she would glue each and every one.
    Here at my house THE MENU WILL BE:
    Chicken and Dumplings, fresh Butterbeans,fresh corn creamed,fresh squash squash, fryed green tomatoes, fCornbread, blackberry cobbler,Ice tea and Mountain Dew.
    Please be sure to add your party photos the day of the party so we can all share them.
    Since I have been sick I havent had time to visit with my darlings and sweetpeas,Ilook forward to seeing y'all on the front porch,heres hoping you will join me for a great day of fun and friendship,xxxxoooo


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