Thursday, April 18, 2013

Snowball Blossoms and Living Room


We've had several warm days in a row... warm enough that we've had all the windows open in the house letting in the fresh spring air.  The girls and I have made sure to have time every day to soak in some sunshine... they've ran around and I've planted my garden and too many flowers to count.




 The snowball bush is in bloom and its blossoms are one of my favorites.  Yesterday evening I put together a couple cut bouquets with its blossoms and some daffodils... every now and then as a breeze has come through today I've caught its sweet, light fragrance. 



Not long ago I finally purchased a rug for our living room.  I've put off purchasing one as I can always think of a hundred other things I should be buying instead, but I received a gift card to Target, and when I ventured through the rug aisle I found the rug.  It's a cotton and wool blend and a nice, soft spot for the girls to play.

It gets plenty of use as you can see (smile).  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I have a little girl turning five on Saturday... as you can imagine, we are on the countdown!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers...beautiful photos. Happy Birthday to that sweet girl!
    Brenda

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  2. My little girl turns nine on Saturday, and we are counting down too!

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  3. I always love when you post photos of your home...I love every inch of it. :)

    I can only pray that spring arrives soon. I'm out of town enjoying the sunshine down south but I hear it's snowing back in Nebraska. So it will still be store bought bouquets for me...which are definitely not the same as picking your own from the garden. Yours are beautiful.

    Sending big happy birthday wishes!!!

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  4. Love your new rug-made all the better by the accessories (that read) on it! xo Diana

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  5. So fresh and pretty! We are very thankful for the beautiful spring weather over here too!

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  6. Oh my, your bouquets look beautiful! I can't wait until I can start cutting flowers from my yard instead of having to buy them...sadly, it snowed a whole bunch here today, so it will be awhile I suppose. Hope you have a good weekend and happy birthday to your sweet girl :)

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  7. I thought you were going to blog about your painting! Hee Hee.
    Andrea I love the rug, so soft and pretty in color. Lovely.
    Yes I too love snowballs and can't wait to have mine in bloom. Soon and very soon!
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway

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  8. Your flowers are beautiful and your photos are wonderful as always. Happy Birthday to your cute little girl. Oops she would probably object to that description since she will soon be a cute Big girl. Have fun celebrating!

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  9. Love those snowballs. Those precious litte girls seem to really enjoy your new rug!

    Judy

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  10. There's not much in bloom here yet but I was able to open all the windows and air the house out today. Lucky you to have found the perfect rug and have the perfect girls to showcase on it!

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  11. Happy birthday to your little one !!!! Your Living room looks great ! Have a wonderful weekend

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  12. Love spring flowers, love rugs that are just what you wanted, but love more than any of that the sight of children lost in a book. I agree with NanaDiana that that's the best accessory in the room. :-)

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  13. My grandma has a giant snowball bush when I was growing up. I loved to play underneath it and remember the sweet smell! Thanks for reminding me of the memories! Jean

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  14. Happy birthday to your sweet little one! Five is such a big deal! Your photos are lovely as always! I live your beautiful floral arrangements. I am waiting on my hydrangea bushes to begin blooming so that I may also begin bringing the outdoors inside. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Your photos of the flowers are gorgeous, white is so lovely. Happy Birthday to your little one!!!

    Cynthia

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  16. A snowball bush! I've seen several lovely bushes with white flowers this spring and I have wondered what they are! I bet that's it :) on my to-buy list :)
    Love the rug too - I've been contemplating getting a rug for our living room. kind of wanting a cow hide - one that is mostly white. Not finding one yet though.

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  17. so pretty...not a thing in bloom here...we even had a bit of flurries this morning...

    I always love looking into your home - so well put together and your girls are adorable with their books in hand...good job.

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  18. Happy birthday Jillian!! Know it'll be a grand party! Jealous your garden is planted. white snow flakes are flying outside the window today. Looks like we'll have to head south to get some warm sunshine :)

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  19. With a white rug, you must not live on a working farm or have dogs!

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  20. Beautiful snow ball blossoms and the white pitcher is the perfect vessel for them:) your new rug looks perfectly cozy!

    xxleslie

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  21. Happy Birthday to your daughter...she looks like she is really enjoying the comfort of the new rug!...I love the snowball bush..Your flowers are just to beautifully arranged in the pitcher...Enjoy the weather and your beautiful flowers it brings!

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  22. Dear Andrea,
    great choice on the rug... even if it was hard not to buy papertowels and such instead! ;) I can't wait to see what you pull off for that sweet girl's birthday, have fun!
    love,
    No flowers yet in NE

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  23. Happy Birthday to that little sweetie ! :)

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  24. No bushes are blooming here, but the daffodils have made their appearance. Love your new rug. It's perfect for your living room!

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  25. Lucky you that you've been busy planting flowers...no such luck here in northern IL. It's been a cold (and snowy and tons of rain) April. Lovely rug from Target! Glad the girls are enjoying.

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  26. Nothing in bloom here yet--we'll be lucky if things survived after the late freeze & snows we had. I've always loved snowball bushes/flowers. I planted two of them at one of our houses, and later after we sold it, was so sad to see that the new owners had cut it down :(
    Happy birthday to your cutie!

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  27. Such beautiful flowers! I cannot wait for Spring to get here and then we can open up the windows. That carpet looks great. I am still searching for the perfect one for our nursery. Have a great day!! ~ Jamie

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  28. What a pretty touch of spring! I'm so temped to clip a snowballs from my neighbors bush. I just love 'em. You new rug is just right the room too.

    Lynn

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