Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I want to start this post by telling all of you that I hit my 300th post and I want to celebrate. So...I am giving away a gift card to Pottery Barn for $50.00. All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment. Simple!

On to the good stuff. I made it to our nursery on Sunday and bought some beautiful flowers and ferns for the garden. I planted pots most of the day. Every year I'm drawn to a certain color scheme and this year it was salmon pink and white. I think they go well with the color of the house.
As I worked straight into the dinner hour, I decided it was Happy Hour. How refreshing is a glass of Pinot Grigio while you hum away when you work?
This is The Husband's little rock garden. I can't remember the name of the plant he used in it but soon it will be overflowing
We had 4 yards of sand delivered. Most of it will be shoveled into the water to add to the sandy bottom and the rest will replenish the beach. It is really hard work and The Husband enjoys it. ;-D
The wave runners were brought out of the garage finally and we are ready to get out on to the lake. The work keeps slowing us down though.
Milo casually observes all that is going on around him.
I hung salmon colored petunias on the front porch. The wisteria is growing wild but I haven't got any blooms yet. It's still too young, I guess. Soon it will grow straight up to the balcony and I doubt I will be able to hang baskets. Pots on the steps will be good.
Over the weekend, Emily worked on more details for the wedding. These jars were made with chalkboard paint and a chalk marker.
I think they turned out darling.

So that was my weekend. Busy as usual. I'm planting flowers here today {if the rain lets up} and then we have another shower to go to on Friday night. I think they are so much fun. Then it is back up to the lake, hopefully to relax.

Thanks for following along and good luck in the giveaway. Spread the word on your blog if you'd like . I will pick a winner in about a week or so. Have a great day! :-)


Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie, congratulations on 300 beautiful posts! Please enter me in your generous giveaway... I would love to win that!... your hubby's rock garden is so pretty... that looks like Cincquefoil to me... and I love your pots of salmon colored petunias hanging on your porch... Little Milo is so cute, Tessy thinks he is related to her... enjoy your week, your weather looks beautiful. Oh yes, of course I am a faithful follower!... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend- I LOVE those little jars...great table numbering idea! I suppose they will be filled with flowers or something?

The salmon colored flowers are wonderful with the color of your place. Perfect. I don't even have my baskets planted yet this that awful, or what?

Milo is comical- I'll bet he is the "star" in your house!

I will do a post about your giveaway on my blog-maybe tomorrow. Don't sign me up though...I have been the recipient of way too many things lately- and the guilt gets me, you know?;>)

Have a great day! xo Diana

Millie said...

Those salmon tones are soo lovely in flowers. Congratulations on your 300 posts! I have been a long-time follower..

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, you know I'm a follower, Jane, and my comment is that I wish I could plant impatients! My property is too sunny and unless I water every single day, they shrivel up. I do better with petunias and I tried lantana last year {which just took off even in the humidity!}.

Lori E said...

300 ... good job. Who knew we had so much to say when we all started our blogs. Now you can't shut us...I mean me...up.
The color of the flowers is perfect. Make sure you are not kind to your wisteria or it won't bloom. They like things tough. Some people even prune the roots to get blooms to come out. Kind of drastic in my opinion especially since yours is still young.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love the color combination of salmon and white! I almost always every season have to have it in my garden color scheme. Alot of pink and I never buy red....if there is anything red like.. it still has pink or blue undertones. Your lake cottage is darling! I love the hanging pots on your front porch! Have fun at the showers!~Hugs, Patti

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on 300 posts. I am fast approaching 400 and got to think of something to celebrate it with ! Your hanging baskets look pretty and those steps are great for putting pots on!!

artis1111 said...

Congrats on the 300. My wisteria has already come and gone a long time ago. Mine is on my back fence and it was wonderful. I think we are going to really cut it back this fall. Love the hanging pots. Please enter me. Kathy

Katherines Corner said...

Congrats on your 300th post. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'm a follower, please count me in. I love your hanging planters. Hugs

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Congrats on 300 posts! That's a fabulous giveaway!
I love the front of your lake house. I don't remember seeing it before. The paint color is so calming and serene. The flowers are going to really add the perfect touch.
I love the little jars too!

Maria Malaveci said...

I am a new follower. Congratulations on 300 posts! I absolutely love the rock garden. Thank you so much for your wonderful giveaway.

Kat said...

I love the colors you chose, they are beautiful against the house. I can't wait to see it with the wisteria all grown up and in bloom, it's going to be gorgeous! Congrats on 300 posts. And you know I would follow you anywhere :) Hugs, Kat

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers and lake house with all of us...I LOVE your front porch!!! Congrats on #300 and as you know...I'm a happy follower:) Have fun at the shower...our next one is on the 24th. Taking bridal pics today outside at 6:30 pm...wish us luck in all this heat down here:)


Rondi said...

Love the rock garden - great idea - can't wait to create my own. Please enter me in your giveaway - and here's to the next 300 posts!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Congratulations on your 300th post!

Don't put my name in the giveaway though, because I don't join in give away's. ('Cause I never did one)

I LUV your flower color choice. How could I not? It's PINK! :-)


Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Sweetie! Congrulations on your 300th post. I would love to be entered in your generous givaway. Your choice of color for the baskets is perfect against the backdrop of your house. And, the numbered jars for the tables are really a creative idea. Have fun at the shower this weekend! Hugs!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats on 300 posts! I love your flowers and that color scheme is wonderful. Your husbands rock garden is so cute. I went with lots of purples this year on my deck garden and it's pretty. Now if I can get home and take some photos I will share them. You know I'm a follower and thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway. Hugs, Linda

Olive said...

Jane, it is wonderful that you have written 300 posts and thanks for the give-a-way. I find a certain peace when planting and working in my flower garden and it sounds as if you do to. The salmon and white flowers are very pretty together. It is so hot here I am having an awful time keeping my plants watered. The jars are beyond charming! hugs♥O

Olive said...

I forgot to say I am a follower of course.

Mitzi said...

Love reading your blog and would love winning your giveaway. Happy Summer at the lake.

Linda said...

300 posts!!! Congratulations! I always enjoy stopping by to see what you have been up to!

Kuki... said...

Don't you just love working outside, digging in the dirt and enjoying all your handiwork! PS - South Texas would gladly take some of your rain (if only it were that easy!)

stefanie said...

I love those jars!!!!! the tables are going to be gorgeous!!!
you are truly blessed to have such a beautiful retreat.

and congrats and who!!!!!!! wouldn't want a gift card to Pottery Barn...sign me up!!!
and of course I am a follower

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi dear Jane.....looks like you are busy feathering you beautiful nest. It looks lovely.

This is certainly a most gracious give need to enter we are traveling...and I'm sure no one will ever be able to find me. LOL

Have a wonderful summer sweet lady,


oldgreymare said...

The wedding decor is wonderful and coming along quickly.
I too am adding color to the yard and trying to get ahead of the broken sprinklers and raging heat heading our way. I wish I had a lake to jump into at the end of the day to cool off.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 300 posts, Jane!

I love that shot of your porch. Beautiful!! I also love your happy hour idea.:-)

Bonita Jane said...

I'm new to your blog this week, so....300 posts! I've a lot of catching up to do! Congratulations on that! Love your front porch, so cozy and welcoming. I love weddings so will be following the details!

chedeb5353 said...

I am a new follower. Just found your blog, love the lake house!! Please enter me in this great giveaway! Deb

Pamela said...

Great giveaway Jane but i cannot enter since there is no Pottery Barn around here!!
Your cottage is so pretty! I don't want to burst your bubble but if wisteria doesn't bloom the first year then that means it will be 7yrs before it blooms! I planted one at my old house. It covered the porch beautifully but never , ever bloomed. Well the seventh year of having it was the summer we moved. That summer my neighbour called me at my new house and said my wisteria was in full bloom!!! lol !!! I was told by a professional at a nursery tnat they can take 7yrs to bloom and he was right!!

Pamela xo

RobinfromCA said...

300 posts - well done! Those jars are wonderful - can't wait to see how they are used! I am looking forward to seeing all of the flowers filling out at the summer goes on and, you're right, the salmon is definitely perfect with the color of your house. Does Milo like to smell the flowers? Our Chloe love to put her nose in the geraniums!

Have a wonderful day!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, the porch with the hanging baskets is fabulous - love the color! Cute jars with numbers - very clever. Congrats on #300 post - way to go! I've been a follower for quite a while, and that's a very generous PB gift you are offering...who wouldn't love it?! Linda

Denise said...

Congrats on 300 posts Jane :-) I have your blog on my sidebar but clicked on the follow button too.
Have a great week.

zeitersouth said...

Love the chalkboard jars, great site for little inspirations!

Amber said...

congrats on 300! How cute is little Milo and I love his name. I follow via google. Great giveaway!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jane, A big congratulations to you for 300 posts! What an accomplishment!
I am a happy follower!
I love those sweet jars with chalkboard paint. Adorable! I am excited to see what you are going to put in them for the wedding.

Lynn said...

Congrats on 300 posts Jane! Thanks for the fun give-away, I'll add it to my sidebar. I follow:@) Sounds like you had a great weekend, love your flowers! The jars are so cute too, they'll look great on the tables:@)

Debi said...

Cheers! You guys have been so busy!! I just love the chalk pain on the jars idea. That one goes in my book. They really looked so nice. Now, I would love to see them filled! My Potters sends hugs to Milo. He-He. Debi

Balisha said...

Hi Janie...Congrats on your 300 posts. I'm a follower.
I'm anxious to see more pictures of showers and the wedding. I love all the homemade things that you are doing together.
I think that the plant with the variagated leaves is Lamium. I have it in my front garden and it creeps and fills in all the open spots. I love it.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Milo is so cute and so are the jars. Is daughter getting married? I must have missed a post :( I would love to win the giftcard and you know I am a follower :)

La said...

Hi Jane!

Congratulations on hitting Post# 300!

Your baskets look gorgeous and the wave runners look very tempting. I'm impressed you are able to stay on task while knowing they are waiting for you at the dock.

The jars Emily painted are very pretty I love chalkboard paint.

Have a great weekend, Sweetie! La

Lori said...

Loving your color combination Jane ~ I usually stick with certain colors but this year I mixed them up ~ I AM a rebel! Lots of work at the lake but you will be able to enjoy your summer. Have a great week-end and throw my name in the hat for the draw ~ there is not a Pottery Barn here but they have a website!! xo

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Janie,
Congrats on your milestone! What a very nice giveaway. Please include my name. I am also a follower. :)

Your pictures are so sweet. Love the house and your salmon flowers. I am leaning towards those colors too. I've always loved red but this year I've added some different colors to mix in.

The little table top wedding jars are just precious. What a fun idea!


Pondside said...

First of all - your porch is so very pretty - so welcoming!
I'm following all the great wedding ideas - love that you're doing all the research for me!
I've never been to Pottery Barn, but I'd go to the one in Seattle in July if I had a gift card!...and I'm a follower.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wow, 300 posts is amazing! Congratulations. I love the salmon colored petunias. They are the perfect color for your house and it looks like you have a great spot to hang them. The chalk paint jars are a great idea as well. I am a follower and hope to win your generous giveaway!!! Take care, Connie

All That Glitters said...

Congrats Jane on 300 girlfriend! Can't wait to see your flowers!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I found you through Nana Diana's blog. Congrats on your posting milestone. Your table markers are sure cute.


Blessed Serendipity said...

I forgot to say I just signed up to follow you.


bj said...

Your lake cottage is so pretty, Blondie. The flowers hanging on the porch make it seem so welcoming.
Love the little numbered jars.
AND, THANKS for this generous giveaway. Please add my name to the hat...Pottery Barn ALWAYS has something I am dying for. :)
And, I've been a follower for a loooong time.:)
xo bj

bj said...

ooo, and meant to congratulate you on 300.
And, I will take your button to my sidebar.

ProjectHope7 said...

congrats on 300 beautiful posts! What a generous giveaway..I am a follower and Would love to be entered in for it... also appreciated the little saying about courage on the right side bar.... so true! Loved the little chalkboard jars also... what a great idea!!

Cathy B
pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats on 300. What a sweet giveaway to one of my fav stores. Pretty garden and love your cute front porch. I am a follower.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Jane! 300 is a big number, congrats girl! Love your salmon pinks...there's nothing like a day of planting and more planting for me....heaven!
The jars for the wedding are just adorable!

Theresa said...

WOW, congratulations my friend! I am a follower and would LOVE to win the gift card:)

I love the jars with the chalkboard paint, brilliant idea!

Have a blessed day in your busy world, HUGS!

Debbiedoos said...

WOW count me in on the pottery barn kind and generous of you Jane. Love the jars. They are going to look so cute with flowers in them.

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear Jane,
what a cute dog! Is this yours?
And I love the idea with the glasses!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your little rock garden! I've always been drawn to sweet little plants and flowers. I can imagine how wonderful it's going to look when it fills in. The jars for the wedding look great and Congratulations on 300 posts!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! :)

Your lakehouse looks so nice. I don't remember ever seeing a picture of the porch. Love the blue!

Those jars are so neat for the wedding. I am in love with the look of weddings these days. Things seem to have changed so much...for the better. :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have glasses that have chaukboard on them and I love them!! Congrats on the 300 posts. Here's to the next 300!!

Sue said...

What a great giveaway! That would be fun to win! I love the salmon flowers and you were right, they look great with the house. Just knowing I had a place to go to the lake would relax me right now! We are actually taking our "replacement" vacation soon. I hope the weather cooperates. The jars are great! Very clever.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Congrats on 300 posts!! I think I have like....12! I need to get busy! We have been to the lake the last two weekends but it is HOT HOT HOT down here! Upper 90's and into the triple digits! It is only JUNE!!!

Love the jars for the tables!! Everything is looking beautiful!

I am already a follower :)

Lou Cinda

The Single Nester said...

May you have many many more wonderful posts. And great giveaway too!

Rebecca said...

number 1 Jane I can't believe I wasn't a follower of your blog! I am sorry I over looked that little detail but to my defense I think blogger messed up because you have been on my sidebar forever :)
Sounds like you have been very busy! Your flowers look fabulous and the water looks fun!
Blessings today

Sue said...

Hey Janie Girl! I love those jars with the chalkboard paint and the table numbers written on them. They will look so cute on the tabletops. I was busy buying more plants today. It's hot and humid out so I may wait til tomorrow to plant the pots. I snagged 2 at some yard sales. I'll show them WHEN I get done planting. I'm really trying to keep things alive this year. LOL The lake house looks so cute. Yup, pots on the steps will add great color and interest. Please put my name in the hat for your give-away! Man- you have had a lot to say with 300 posts. *grin*
I plug along and post when I can. Stay cool! xo Sue

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Your certainly a busy gal these days.
I'm all over those jars with the blackboard project!

Haulin sand has got to be exhausting!...take a break on the wave runners!!!!
xoxo~Kathy @
sweet Up-North Mornings...

Brenda Pruitt said...

I adore that house and the front porch!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a great giveaway...I'm a happy follower. Can't believe the sand...what a guy to take care of all that! Hope you have had time to get out on the water...don't work so hard!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Congrats on your 300th post Jane! What a great way to garden - with wine in hand! Love the flowers and all the goings-on at the lake house.
Thanks for the giveaway opportunity,

Kathleen said...

300 posts, hooray! I love the jars, they could be used for any outdoor party.
I'd love a chance at the PB gift. I was there today at the outlet, but no bargains to report!
The cottage looks great!

Picket said...

Hey girl..I am finally able to leave comments again on blogs...I don't know what was up with blogger lately..some days I couldn't even sign in! I love the little sweet flowers in amongst the rocks and oh how glorious your lakehouse setting is...congrats on your 300th post sweetie...great giveaway! Hope you are having a great week...Picket

Melanie said...

Hi Jane,

Great giveaway - please count me in! I always keep up with your blog, but was not an "official" followe. Now I am. :-) I love your salmon-colored flowers. I'm assuming the porch picture is of your lake house?

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Janie! What a sweet cottage you have! I love the colors! Salmon and white was a great choice for sure. :) Congrats on the big 300, friend! I'm so glad that we met here in blogland, and am looking forward to your next 300. lol! That little green/white plant in your rock garden looks like "Dead Nettle" to me. Can't remember the true name, but that's what I know it as. :) Love the jar idea for the wedding, too! So creative! Have a great weekend at the lake with your vino!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

OOps! Forgot to tell you that I'm a happy follower of yours.....always! ♥

xoxo laurie

Sarah said...

Jane, congratulations on 300 posts.
All the wedding events must be exciting. Enjoy!
The salmon petunias are perfect for the porch entrance. Just beautiful. ~ Sarah

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how wonderful!! And I just LOVE those jars!! Precious!! Congratulations on 300 posts!!

Emily said...

Love those little cute!!!
Love those flower baskets too!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Jane,
OOOOH congrats on your 300th post my dear friend!!!
And the lake house is looking gorgeous!!!
Oh Yah, Oh Yah, can't wait for next weekend!!!
I e-mailed you too!
Sounds like your a very busy gal, and those jars Emily made are so darn cute! What a great idea!
Hugs and boy I am getting excited now!

Unknown said...

Jane, your florals & cottage are adorably fresh & cute. And, that rock is a perfect touch ...

A little pinot grigio get one thru many things ... humming.

Congrats on your 300th ...

Thank you for your support this week, it means a lot to me.

Have a beautiful weekend.

just ask beth said...

I LOVE the jars, I just saw this at an OPEN HOUSE i sponsored aon Wine glasses, my new project!! Love your Blog!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Cute jars!! We'll have to keep that in mind for our brides that come in!!
Your flowers are going to look feels so great to be able to get out and plant - doesn't it? We've been doing a lot of yard work of late - the weather's been tooooo nice not too!!
Enjoy your weekend Jane!
Karla & Karrie

koralee said...

Love your wedding table sweet and so easy! My kinda project. Congratulations on your 300th post...and happy weekend my friend. xo

Ricki Treleaven said...

Jane, you have been busy! Congrats on your 300th post. I am enjoying your blog so much! Your porch is all decked out for summer, and it looks gorgeous. I love the table number idea for the wedding :D

Thanks for hosting such a lovely giveaway. Everyone can find something they love @ Pottery Barn!

~Ricki Jill

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Nana Diana sent me over to get to know your blog. She never steers me wrong. I've had a great visit with what I've seen so far, so now I can't wait to go back further in your archives and see more. Your love your petunias. Mine this year, are red, white and blue for the 4th of July. Hope you get great weather this weekend.

Mary said...

Congrats. Jane - and every post you've shared has been a delight!

Your green thumb is showing - all looks just lovely.

Again, enjoy the weekend.
Mary X

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Jane,

Wow! 300 posts!! Well done! I remember first seeing your lovely blog and being instantly captivated by your generous heart and warmth in your writing.


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Jane, your beach house is gorgeous! What a wonderful place to spend your time!

Charlene said...

Jane I have been a follower of your blog 4EVER!!!! As you know I think we were both new to blogging when we found each other. The thing I remember most... is when I would show flowers on my posts in March & April you would always say... "I live through you because we're still covered in snow" Which I would then remind you to enjoy the season because when you had flowers we were cooking"... Well here you are planitng flowers & it's nice up there & we are into day 4 of over 100 degrees. ENJOY the moment my firend & I would LOVE to win your give away. But, even if I don't... thank you for doing one & congrats on 300 Posts! HUGS! A long rime fan

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I love your blog. Congratulations on your 300th post. I am now a follower. Please include me on the Pottery Barn giveaway.

d e l i g h t said...

Salmon colored petunias are my favorite color and I love the little jars. I am already a happy follower and would love to be entered in the giveaway. Congratulations on 300 posts!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Congratulations on all your wonderful posts! I LOVE your petunias and those little jars are darling. I LOVE chalk paint thingies(haven't made any YET)! I see "LAMIUM(Dead Nettle)" in your hubbies rock garden.. Everything looks wonderful.
Please enter me for your generous giveaway! I would LOVE to get something on my wishlist,hehe!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs to you,

dgmills said...

Hi Blondie,
Congrats on the 300 milestone.
I am a recent follower and first heard about you from Comforts of Home. We have a summer home in the mts. of NC.

Amy Chalmers said...

Holy cow, you have 90 comments already!! Anyway I just wanted to say that the flowers look great, and that it took years for our wisteria to bloom...then the new owners chopped it down. Ugh,I think they look so romantic dripping with their purple blooms.

Anonymous said...

300 post! Congratulations! I would love to be entered into your giveaway and I would love to win. I have never been able to purchase anything from them.

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I love your blog and you are one of the sweetest bloggers I have met!

Love those jars! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Congrats on 300 Jane!
That's a lot of work!
Your place looks amazing and i love the front porch pic. So charming!
My friend

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oops. I somehow sent that!
My frend told me about those much better than a piece of chalk.

Thanks for offering such a lovely giveaway!


Babs said...

Jane, Great color scheme with the salmon and white. You must have lots of shady places for the baskets. Lucky you.
Congratulations on your 300th post. I'm a follower and would love to enter your giveaway. I'm having one that I'm posting next week so stop by and let me know if you'd like to enter.
Have a great weekend,

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Congrats on 300 posts, and thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity :) So jealous that you have such a pretty lakehouse... hope you get to finally relax and enjoy it!

Adorable little jars... might have to copy that idea myself :)

xinex said...

Congrats on 300 posts, Janie, each and everyone of hem I enjoyed reading. Your beach house and yard are looking great and I love the jars that you are getting ready for the wedding....Christine

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh Jane, you have so much to celebrate. Congrats on your 300th post. I always enjoy reading about what you are up to. I love wedding's all those little details that add to the ambiance. I hope you are enjoying every minute of it! Your front porch is so inviting! I can picture you sitting there with your glass of Pinot Grigio.

Elaine said...

Those little jars are going to be so sweet on the tables at the wedding.

Looks like you're ready for a great Summer at the lake house.

Ooh, Pottery Barn, one of my favorites. Very generous of you!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I am hitting a big "LIKE" button on this post. :)

I ADORE those chalkboard jars. So clever!

Now on to read about the bridal shower.

Donna said...

It all looks so peaceful and beautiful!!
The table decorations will be fabulous! Can't wait to see pics of the wedding using them!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gee I love your little front porch Jane.. and the colour of your cottage.. perfect!! My dream is to have a cottage with a porch out front and the sea as my view.. Will just have to keep dreaming for now..

Congrats on your 300 posts!! That's quite an achievement.. Hope you have a lovely week and thanks for the kind words my way.. ciao xxx Julie

Ashley said...

Congrats on your 300th post, Jane! Your home is just beautiful. I think that is the first time I have seen a pic of the front of it. I love those little jars with chalkboard paint. What a great idea! Enjoy that beautiful lake!

Lynn said...

You are one Busy girl! I like your color scheme. The jars are cute. Are you putting candles in them or flowers?
Thank you for being such a faithful commenter!

Jane said...

300 posts! Congratulations! I LOVE the jars! What kind of flowers will she pick for the centerpieces? Thanks for the chance to win the Pottery Barn gift card. My Illinois home needs lots more love and that would really help.
Enjoy your flowers and the countdown to the wedding.
Blessings, the other blond,IL Jane

Monica said...

Love the jars! Can't wait to see them filled with beautiful flowers!
Thank you for the recipe, I'll give it a try asap.
Have a nice week, Jane!

Lynne said...

Hi Jane!
Congratulations on your 300th post!
Wow! You have been busy! The Lakehouse is looking lovely!
Have a great week! We're still on babywatch!
P.S. the jars are adorable! perfect! I'll pop your give a way on my sidebar!

Tricia said...

Congratulations on your 300th post, Jane! I wonder if I'll ever get that Your flowers look beautiful. I love the color combination. Hope you had a good weekend :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Congratulations Jane! 300 posts, Wow that a bunch! I'll be looking forward to a bunch more!

Your hanging petunia baskets look so charming on your lakehouse porch, and those chalkboard jars are too cute, so creative too.

I hope I'm not too late to enter your most excellent and very generous giveaway. I'd be soooooo excited to win!

Thanks Jane, have a nice week!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

The picture of your lake...oh, it brings back so many wonderful memories. My aunt and uncle have a cottage on the lake in MI. I love it there. Have fun planting...and 300 posts!! is to 300 more!!

Anonymous said...

beautiful,, you are a very lucky talented woman you are,, the chalk board paint is so hot right now,, makes one wonder why they didn't sell this a long time ago,, said...

Congratulations Jane!!! Love your flowers. Milo is adorable. I'm not sure I have ever seen him before. I would love to try a wave runner. They look like they are so much fun. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) Have a great week!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Congratulations on an amazing 300 ~ Glad I found your blog, I certainly will be back, glad to join as a Follower & will be adding you to my page list of Interesting & Inspiring Blogs....

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Your flowers look lovely...Happy Hour while planting...sounds perfect to me :)
Congrats on your 300th post!!! I am a very happy follower :) Chat soon, Laurel

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I like the idea of having a glass of wine while you work in the garden! Loving the salmon color with your house...very pretty.

Thanks for the chance to win the gift card...very generous of you!


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I just realized I never "officially" became a follower.

Rhondi said...

Hi Jane
Congratulations on 300 posts! I would love to win your giveaway!

Unknown said...

What a great weekend! :) Those jars for the tables are darling. She did a lovely job. :) Your home is so sweet! :)

Have a great week!


P.S. congrats on the 300th! :)

Carolyn said...

I love your posts! And watching the wedding details unfolding, too. My daughter is 19 right now with 5 more years of college in front of her -- but I've been taking notes from your blog! :)

I LIKE the way you garden!! Glass of Pinot Grigio works for me! Maybe my flowers will grow better if I start doing that. I think it's worth a try.

Congratulations on 300 posts! Wow!

butiksofie said...

Hey just found your blog! You are very creative, love those glasses, hughs Anja

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jane.
Your summer plantings are will look so lovely with the wisteria in just a short while! The jars for the tables are this idea!
Congratulations on your blogging milestone. Time goes so fast!
Thanks for hosting such a generous give away...will continue to follow along. Take care, Laura :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Jane....put your give away on my sidebar! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable table decorations and congratulations on 300 posts! Did you ever think you would get that far when you started blogging? It's amazing how quickly they add up!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

Ohhh my...300 blog posts!!! Congrats, dear friend! Sending best wishes your way...for another happy and successful 300 posts!

How very sweet of do such a great gift giveaway in honor of your accomplishments! Ohh yes...please throw my name in the giveaway pot...I would love a gift certificate to PB!!!

Well dear friend, your lake house is really looking awesome! I had a place on lake Corpus Christi for 20 yrs. We had to Keep up with seawalls and I certainly do understand the work that is involved. But it's sooo worth it! There is nothing like a great lake-side view! Ya'll have a great visit with Cindy and Dan this weekend! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Love ya,

JudyBug said...

Janie, between gardening and a wedding, it looks like you are having great fun! Can't wait to see more pics!

Unknown said... those jars wit the chalkboard table numbers on them. how sweet!

Deborah said...

Hi Jane....sounds and looks like you've been a busy gal!
I love your porch and your hanging baskets are lovely ans so is the colour of your home.
My theme is pink as well!
Your Milo is sweet..we have a Milo too!
The jars painted with chalkboard paint are so cute..great idea!!
And congrats on your 300 post mark!!!
So glad I've met you here in blogland!

Deborah xoxo

bj said...

Mornin', Blondie..just ck'ing to see who might have won this awesome gift card...see you haven't had the drawing as yet so I'll come back by.
xoxo bj

Jilly said...

Your beach house is gorgeous. It is wonderful place to spend time.
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shannon i olson said...

the jars are great!! please enter me in your great giveaway.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh thank you so much for this chance to win a PB card. I have a few things in mind from there for my daughter's room redo so my fingers, toes, legs, and arms are all crossed. Thanks so much! (Oh and I just became a follower!)

Karena said...

Hi Janie, congratulations!! Wow very generous!!

I adore your flowers and the jars are going to be so beautiful for the tables.

Busy Ladybug!

Art by Karena

I have a New, very fashionable Giveaway on my site! Come and see!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Congrats on the mile-marking post, Jane! I've been a happy follower for some time now and will post your giveaway in my sidebar. ;)

By the way, I love the jars with the chalkboard paint and numbers. Can't wait to see it all come together.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Just found your blog. Your porch looks so wonderfully inviting. Just a tip about Wisteria. If it doesn't bloom after you've had it 5 years; give in a good jab at the roots with a shovel. Sometimes it just needs a little shock to get it motivated. This really does work. I love PB and would love to be included in your give-away. I too am looking forward to doing a give-away. Mine will be for my first 100 followers. I am now following you.

Jilly said...

Your selection of color for the baskets is perfect against the backdrop of your house. And, the numbered jars for the tables are really a fantastic idea.
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JohnAndTani said...

Your website is so inspiring. I have had a bad day and decided to sit and take a break and search the net and I came across your site and when the music started playing--i was so relaxed. Thank you and God Bless!