Rambles With Reese Designs Giveaway Winner Is...

Diana from The World Around Her!

Diana has won a $15 gift certificate to Rambles With Reese Designs!

I want to thank all who entered! And thank you to Reese for the opportunity for this giveaway! It was so much fun.

If you missed the giveaway, don't miss out on visiting Reese's shop!

I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their week today. Let's try to make this Monday an inspiring one!


8 Tips on How to Host a Tea Party

Today I am guest posting at the lifestyle blog on All Women Stalk! Pour yourself a cup of tea (or coffee!) and come join me as I talk about how to host a tea party!


Rambles with Reese Designs Giveaway

I am so excited to announce our first giveaway! Today's giveaway comes from Rambles with Reese Designs. Reese, from Rambles with Reese, is such a sweetheart and wonderful inspiration as she has followed her love of creating and opened up her shop. Reese makes amazing jewelry, artfully and beautifully made. She will also be adding art, children's art, and prints to her shop in the future! Her creativity is such an inspiration to everyone. Today, Reese is offering you a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to her shop!

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of Poppies and Sunshine and must visit Rambles with Reese Designs and tell us which is your favorite piece.
For a second entry, follow Rambles with Reese.
For a third entry, Tweet about this giveaway.

A winner will be chosen at random next Monday, the 29th. Good luck everyone!


rose and raspberries

Today I am inspired by the colors of roses and raspberries. It looks so summery....a reminder to enjoy every bit of summer while it is still here!

And with that reminder, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Be sure to check in next week because Poppies and Sunshine is hosting it's very first giveaway! It is going to be a great one and I am so excited to share more about it!



desert oasis

These images make me want to go on vacation right now...not to mention buy everything from this Ruche collection! ♥

Have a happy weekend!


among the wildflowers

It is hard to believe that one year ago today, our dear Lisa went on to a better place. I will never forget what an honor it was to know her. Going through old comments has a mixture of happiness and sadness. She was such a special person and her words could always make anyone's day.
I will never forget the sadness in hearing the heartbreaking news.

She was the sunshine in blog land.

Lisa showed us what it was like to have fun...

...and how to be stylish.

She was always positive and always an encourager.

She had the biggest heart and her love and care of other people and the environment was an inspiration.

And she knew just how to make everyone smile.

I know she is swinging with angels now.

Our dear Bumpkin, you are missed every day.



What does freedom mean to you?

Do you find it in vast open spaces?

Or in the rain?

Is it simply being able to do whatever you want?

Is it in the quiet times by yourself?

In your travels?

Is it in living a happy life?


Letting go in love?

Or is freedom simply having the right to try?

What does freedom mean to you? Where do you see freedom?


I want to thank all of you for all your wonderful comments on my last post! I appreciate it all so much. It means the world to me :)