Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday...................

I promised you that I would share some websites/blogs from the book Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey.  I thought first I would feature Tara since she has her own blog but evidently she doesn't anymore so scratch that one.  I will intersperse these links with pics of my flowers which have "returned" since the rain and the cooler temps.  I tried getting pictures of the blogs but there are copyrights on them and also they would not let me...I tried! I guess these are "professional" bloggers! LOL!
 First up then is Dear Daisy Cottage which is Kim McCole and she DOES have the cutest yellow cottage and lives in Florida.  Unfortunately, her last entry was May 2011 but she has 3 years of archives that are worth going through.  She is a great vintage decorator among other things.
 BTW....does anyone know what this flower is below?  It started coming up in my yard and I love it but I have no idea what it is. blogger is Lisa Tutman Oglesby and she has a crafting blog with tutorials on just about everything.  Her current post is about props for your photos and what a great post it is!  I need so much help with my photos.  Once you see her banner though you will see that she "does it all".  I can't wait to go back and read her archives!
Below are my garlic chives in bloom....whew!  I thought I might have lost them this summer as I forgot to water them.  I love TOUGH plants....the kind that flourish despite my neglect! LOL!
This next blogger is not for me but so many of you love anything French that I am including her.  It is said to be "a beautiful and inspiring blog about American Corey Amaro's life in France".  I don't know why all that French stuff doesn't do anything for me but it just doesn't.....I don't care for furs, diamonds or chocolate either.  I think I must be missing a gene.  Okay, I like some chocolate but I'm not over the moon about it like they portray most women.  I don't even care for candy much at cookies....that's a whole other story and don't even get me started on ice cream! LOL!
 Anyway, her blog is 

Below is my brown-eyed Susan vine which just about didn't make it.  I have it in a pot and I think the poor little roots got fried this Summer but here she comes....another survivor!  Love her!
This last blog is color heaven and is a quilting and fabric blog by Malka Dubrawsky.  It says she's a business woman so evidently she makes her living at this and she has a gorgeous book published that will be going on my book list for sure!  Check her out at A Stitch In Dye
Below is Monkey Grass in bloom!
What else did I get done today?   Not much...the girls and I took our 3 mile hike, cleaned up the house, made bread dough for bread later tonight and now I'm getting ready to clean the bathrooms.  I guess I don't really get wound up until about noon! Ha! Ha!  I am really more like a slug but I keep plugging away at it all.  I hope you enjoy some of these blogs and bloggers if not all of them!  Have a great evening and thank you always for your comments....I cherish them!



  1. I loved Daisy Cottage and was said she stopped blogging. I will have to check out the others. Thanks.

  2. Seeing that your flowers have made a comeback after the drought makes me happy! A few of mine are blooming again too. Thanks for the info on the bloggers!

  3. I think that mystery plant is called an Obedient Plant or Physostegia virginiana. Mine just started to bloom..there is a white variety is called Obedient because you can arrange the individual flowers on the stalk..try it! :)

  4. Your flowers are looking good! That pretty pink flower looks like a flower we in the UK call a snapdragon (antirrinhum), but I agree with the other blogger who said it might be an Obedient plant!
    I used to love Daisy Cottage too, and its a shame that many of the blogs featured in that book (i have it too) no longer exist.
    Gill xx

  5. Thank you so much for visiting me. Your blog is fabulous, I'll be vack.

  6. Some of the blogs I am familiar with, and some I'm not. I'll have to check them out.
    Thanks for taking time to post about them, and post links, as well.

    I love your flowers! So nice that they are coming around with the cooler temperatures.

    Hope you have a great day, my friend.


  7. I used to follow Dear Daisy Cottage and then she decided to stop posting. That's the thing about blogs -- some are here today, gone tomorrow. No matter how successful some might be, doesn't always mean they will stick around. I've looked up some that were featured in books/magazines, and found them to be no more. I much prefer simple, down to earth, real blogs where friendships can actually be made.

    All your flowers are lovely. Hope your day is a good one. Tammy

  8. Your flowers look very healthy despite the hot summer weather. It is amazing how resilient many plants are. please check my blog on Monday for some big changes.
    Have a great weekend! ----------- Shannon


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