Friday, July 21, 2017

Outdoor Bouquets + The Giveaway Winner















That whole 'lazy days of summer' anthem can turn out to be one great big disappointing myth.

If we're not careful to consider an occasional 'no, thanks' to the myriad of opportunities and invitations that descend, these long anticipated months get jam packed with far more than we intended.  And then autumn will roll on in and we'll wonder how those precious weeks vanished without a trace.

When you're done running hither and yon ... or if a rainy day holds you hostage inside the four walls, I've gathered yet another bouquet, two handfuls of online links that caught my eye in recent days.  Feel free to bookmark, to share, to tuck away for a time when you have a few minutes to spare.  I'm guessing there's 1 or 2 here that might hit home for you.

And if nothing catches your fancy?  Well ... maybe next go 'round.



Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy

Barbara @ one hopeful year

Jane Burnett

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And the winner of Nichole Nordemann's
CD

is


Pam Ecrement
writer  .  photographer  .  therapist  .  teacher  .  lover of God & family

Pam's a woman of keen perception and godly wisdom!
Click here to savor her written words ...



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18 comments:

  1. Love it!! Thanks so much!! Can't wait to hear it!! Thanks also for the nudge to visit my website! Hugs and smiles across the miles to you!!😎

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    1. I'd love my people to visit you! And I sure hope they will!

      Weekend blessings to you, Pam ...

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  2. Congratulations to Pam. That is a wonderful artist and song you shared the other day. I even posted it on my facebook page. Yes, summer sure can go by with all the 'to do's' that there is no real rest time. I can feel a lot of pressure in the summer to do more, so actually kind of enjoy those rainy, cozy days. Maybe that is the introvert in me too though. Lovely pictures and gorgeous flowers.

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    1. Thanks for sharing what's happening here with your people, Lynn! I so appreciate it.

      And I hope your weekend brings that coziness and peace we're talking about ...

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  3. STOP and smell the flowers!
    Blessings!

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  4. Wow What a nice surprise to be included in such a lovely bouquet! You're so right about summer's fleeting spirit. As an educator, it feels even more so. Love your photos - especially the little wagon! As always, thanks so kindly for your support of my writing.

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    1. Being at your place always brings a sense of beauty, peace, comfort, and sanity.

      You know I'm a great big fan!

      Enjoy your final weeks of summer ... and thanks to you and all the educators out there. Your work day goes far beyond 8 - 3. And our kiddos benefit from your sacrifice.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos, and for the links- I found the Eleanor Roosevelt one interesting. I love Nichole Nordeman's music too and didn't know she had released a new album- I'll have to check that out!

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    1. If she was alive today, Eleanor would be the master of social media, wouldn't she?

      For sure, she was an exceptional communicator, a connector with her people. A woman ahead of her time.

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  6. Beautiful bouquets Linda. And some bonus links to check out too. Thank you!

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  7. Even though I did not win I think it is great you gave away a cd...

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    1. I love giving away books and CDs and gift cards and stuff.

      ;-}

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  8. Beautiful photos! I love Nichole Nordeman and I'll have to check out her new music!

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  9. I have alternated from busy to reading lots of books this summer. :) That's how I roll. Ha!

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    1. I love a big beach bag filled with books {and snacks}.

      ;-}

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda