Monday, February 8, 2010

A Snowy Sunday in Arizona and Sweets for the Sweet!

First...

Please if you are reading this from one of the many snow-laden parts of the country, forgive me for this...but I thought these pictures were so adorable and I had to share them.

Our granddaughters spent some time in the front yard yesterday under the flower laden Bradford Pear tree pretending it was snowing.

The main problem with this type of "snow" is that when you shake the tree to make it...the tree buzzes... And the other main problem with making "snow" like this is that the blossoms smell bad. It isn't that sweet apple blossom scent you might imagine...it is ... well... icky.

And now for the sweet part.

I found these totally adorable little "sweets" and picked up a few extra to share. So I'm going to share them with one of you! I think they are dishcloths but I'm not really sure. The top one is a cupcake and says "Sweet Treat Dischloth Gift Set" and the bottom one just says "Cake roll Gift Set". Whatever they actually are they are really, really cute. And you are all really, really sweet.

So it seemed like a natural giveaway.

The giveaway is really simple.

You just need to be a follower of my blog and any comments posted on my deep thoughts post yesterday or my snowy thoughts today count. So you can get two entries pretty simply.

I'll draw a winner after nine tonight and get this out in the mail tomorrow to whoever wins these little beauties!

And thank you.

I appreciate your kind words and your understanding!

Which is why I think you are sweet.

But I think I explained that already!

Good luck!

PS Do any of you design jewelry or have Etsy friends who do? I'm looking for a piece of that stamped metal type jewelry to have made up for a friend. Figured I'd keep it "local" before I went to Etsy and did a search. Thank you.


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42 comments:

Diana said...

Well we here in southern Illinois are supposed to get five to seven inches tonight and tomorrow! I don't care as I love snow days. Your pear tree is beautiful Jenny!
Love Di

mub said...

I wish I could comment on how pretty your tree looked and how fun it looked to be outside without a parka, but I'm just too jealous to pull it off :P

Jackie said...

We are getting snowed in here...school even cancelled. Your pretty tree is making my spring fever go up! Thanks!

I enjoyed reading about the party and now I need to catch up on your last few posts.

Jackie

Kimberly said...

Your tree is beautiful! Here in NJ its cold and snowy!!

MrsJenB said...

I love snow (good thing because we're getting another foot between tomorrow night and the next day)but I need spring to show up! And I hear what you're saying with the smell...it's not pleasant.

Jess Herbig said...

Ah! Sun! I've forgotten what it looks like! Where we're at it just rains every day.

Together We Save said...

I am a follower!

Together We Save said...

Oh you have sun, we have clouds and even a little snow this morning.

Packrat said...

Such a pretty tree! Can't wait for real spring. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Jenny, those trees are just beautiful!!! And I know you were not trying to dis the BEE's and their buzzing...right??? I won't take offense.
I do love dishtowels, is that so wrong? I did not think so.
You are so sweet as well. I love all your commments on my blog.3
I am still thinking about your post from earlier this morning...just heart breaking how life can be sometimes.

xoxo
Suz

Theresa said...

Oh how sweet and I wanna win:) I love Bradford Pear trees! Enjoy your day dear Jenny! Hugs!

Catherine said...

Now that's my kind of snow! I'd love a little of that sunshine, too pretty please.
:)

Terri and Bob said...

jenny ask kristen... she had a necklace made for her sister in law!

Linda said...

Jenny what a cute post! My #2 daughter when she was little loved it when the Bradford pear trees snowed! We lived in So Georgia and believe me snow is a rarity there.
What a sweet giveaway from a sweet person!

Sue said...

I love Bradford Pears - they are so pretty!! Wish our back yard looked like that instead of 24 inches of snow with two men digging out our septic tank because our septic pump is kaput. Wah!! I wanna be in Arizona with you and Chuck!

Life is good! said...

now thats the kind of snow i love!!!!!!!!!!!! your photos make me ready for spring.

All My Yesterdays said...

Love the *Snow Tree* and the green grass under it! We still have the first couple feet of snow from last November on the ground, so green looks wonderful...
So does this giveaway (O:

Catherine Holman said...

I'd be happy to send you some real snow.

Beth said...

I'm a follower :) Those trees are pretty! Growing up my brother and sister and I used to do the same thing with my mama's snowball bush.

Susan said...

It is snowing right now in Colorful Colorado and there are no flowers on our trees.
Your yard looks wonderful, I can't wait for green.
Blessings,
Susan }{:o)

Holly said...

I won't show the picture of the honey bee sampling nectar to my poor Italian honey bees who are clustered in a ball in their hives trying to keep from freezing on this frigid day. It's only suppose to reach 11 degrees for a high. They're grumpy as it is and as for me, I'm staring out the window at the ground dusted with white snow and I'm feeling terribly jealous. You wouldn't want to trade a little of your snow for mine would you? I wouldn't even mind that it didn't smell real pretty.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are SO sweet! I'm still on giveaway exile, but I appreciate the sentiment, Jenny. I think I am going to have to set a time limit on this lest I start frothing or something. ;-) There are too many shiny objects and wonderful drawings out there, this one included!

Love those Bradford Pears. They really are pretty...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

Oh sweet Jenny! I hadn't been to your blog in a while, and I have missed so much! But what a day to come back...CUTE cupcake stuff! :) If you have one too, when you open it, you'll have to show a closer picture/shot of it...looks adorable! Look at your blog turning so FAMOUS! Hugs to you my sweet friend...

Jen said...

I am following! I's love to be entered in your giveaway.
Also...I thought of you this weekend and took some pictures to prove it. Something I bought at a craft show in Tucson and you may be interested.
If so, e-mail me so I can email you the pictures and info. :D
Jen

Samantha2818 said...

Hi Jenny - thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment on my forgery! I'm glad I found you cos I've just been reading over your blog and was moved to tears a few times. I have to say your grand-daughter Riley sounds like such an angel. She really reminds me of my daughter Lily who never says anything mean about anyone, is really loyal and very caring - I'm sure they gave me the wrong baby!

Anyway thanks for finding me - am now following you too!

Jo said...

here i am not doing work shhhhh.... and sneaking on to your blog once again.
Love your snow ... here in Vancouver with the "spring" olympics about to start we could use some of those petals for the ski slopes .... hehehe j/k ... kinda ... :)

Crystal Escobar said...

yum! Those treats look so good. And I LOVE those pics :)

Prior said...

Hey, those little treats do look sweet... Lezlee

Deb said...

your snow looks better than real snow...except for the bees...please enter me in your contest.....

Country Dreaming said...

Those "cupcakes" are sooooo cute!
I'm a follower.

Melinda

Maggey and Jim said...

That tree is beautiful and yes most of us have snow but spring is not far off. The giveaway is so pretty.. Would love to win.. I am follower.
Maggey

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm afraid the only snow we have is pretend snow too. I'd love to have the real stuff.

I follow your blog, so please enter me in the drawing.

Tracey said...

Thank you for letter me know what kind of tree I have. I would never have guessed it to be a pear tree. I have never seen any type of fruit on it. And I definitly wouldn't shake it either because I did notice TONS of bees in it. It is so funny, I told my hubby what kind of tree it was and then today 4 of our neighbors asked him what kind it was while he was outside mowing the lawn and he was finally able to answer them!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Hmmm...I thought I left a comment, but it didn't show up. So, you might get two from me. We have the same kind of snow as you, but I'd rather have the real stuff! Please enter me in the drawing.

Brenda said...

Hi Jenny!
Our snow starts in the morning and is suppose to last until Wend. evening. I have not seen the ground since the first of December so I sure could use some springtime! Your very generous. Thanks for sharing!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Our trees are blooming too, and they're oh so messy. It was a beautiful day here in the desert though, and I'm the snow in the local mountains looks beautiful too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Annesphamily said...

I missed your giveaway tonight but I love your tree! How pretty it is where you are! It is cold & snowy here.

I love stooping by. Have a great week Jenny!

My name is PJ. said...

When you post and when I read are one day apart. It has to do with time differences and all. So don't think I'm neglecting my reading.

We had Bradford Pears in Maryland at my house. First to bloom and last to lose their leaves. Gorgeous shape, fast growing. And when the petals fall, it IS like snow. It's one of the only fond memories I have of the place.... ;)

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL, yes those Bradford pears look gorgeous, but do they ever smell bad. We have one in our front yard too.

Rustique Gallery said...

Hi Jenny, Did I make it on time for the drawing? I'm one who fondly remembers the smell of pear blossoms out Grandma's kitchen door. Still brings me back there. I enjoyed the pictures! Snow here tomorrow!
Hug! Sherry

{ L } said...

Ohhh this is a mean post Jenny! We are still seeing white. :( Gorgeous COLOR though in your photos. Your blog is looking amazing!! I absolutely LOVE the header....very creative. I haven't been blogging much lately at all...super busy.

I LOVED seeing the party photos. It looks like a TRULY good time. You put tons of work into it and your Dad looked like a happy king on his special day! :)

I'm doing a tunkables giveaway on my blog...did you already enter?

gayle said...

Are the Bradford Pears blooming Now? We have a few left in our yard (others were blown down in past wind storms). I agree they stink!! Love the pictures!!Wish I had read this sooner for the give away...I am a few days behind!!