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Monday, May 11, 2009

My name is KathyB!, and I am a...

Yesterday started well. I got to sleep in, I was served my favorite breakfast... And I got to wear my new sleepshirt. It's a little fuzzy, but it says, "It's official, I've become my mother."

My mom gave me this shirt, inspired by <<this post>>.


I had the luxury of doing whatever I wanted yesterday. I told everyone that we were going kayaking. And I really meant it. Really. I love kayaking and the girls are old enough now to handle themselves in their own boats.


But then I went outside and the weather was fabulous. Sunny, but not hot. Definitely not humid. The perfect day to head to the nursery and load up on plants.


And I got so involved with this



And this



And this




And this (it's a little toad peeking out between my fingers)



That we never got to do this




My name is KathyB! and I am a garden-aholic.

60 comments:

resplendentlife said...

Kathy B!, you have got to be the cutest gardenaholic that I have ever seen. I don't know who's happier, you or the toad!
Im glad you had a fantastic Mother's Day!!

Megryansmom said...

Good Monday Morning! Just spreading some belated Mother's Day cheer through the Blogoverse.

What's that I spy on your windows? flowers made of cupcake liners? Cute!

Michele said...

As vices go, you could do a lot worse...

Hope you had a wonderful day!

WhisperingWriter said...

I wish I could garden. Alas, I've been cursed with a brown thumb. Which is weird because my Mom is a fantastic gardener who loves all plants...oh, and animals and bugs. She's been known to rescue hurt grasshoppers that she finds in the yard.

Kayaking looks like fun!

LadyFi said...

Sounds like you had a fun day... I'm no gardener, but I do like flowers...

It's kind of like wishing I could have my cake and eat it too, I guess...

i am the diva said...

you look fabulous! the little toad = cute!

for a different kind of girl said...

You picked out some beautiful plants. And speaking of beautiful...look at you, lady! Cute smile!

There's always kayaking for Father's Day...

;)

Shawn said...

Looks like you had a great day! Love the toad picture, I had to enlarge it to see but sure'nuff! There he was!

Meg said...

Looks like a fun day! What happened to the toad?

Mary K Brennan said...

Welcome to the garden club Kathy B. I think it does wonders for the mind. I always retreat to the flowers when things get a little rough, or on beautiful days like yesterday. Sounds like a wonderful time.
Love the new T-shirt.

Susie said...

That's what I did yesterday too:-) Love the garden center!

Tiffany @ Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I'll never admit this to my husband if he were to by chance read this being as that he is a landscaper and all. But, would you come be my gardener! My yard and flower beds need some serious help! He's too busy making sure everyone else has the most beautiful yard and flowers to have time for ours!

I love your sleep shirt!

Kristina P. said...

My name is Kristina, and I'm a garden-killer-aholic.

Kate said...

Wish you were here to help me out with my garden. I bet your yard is very beautiful in the Summer. Hope you had a great Mother's day.

D said...

I never even got to the gardening I wanted to do, let alone kayaking.

That shirt is too much.

Rachel said...

I'm not a gardener, but I wish I were! Especially if I could look as cute as you! Love that pic with the toad and your plants look great!

Laoch of Chicago said...

It looks like you had a nice day!

Helene said...

Awww, look at how adorable you are in your nightshirt! I love Maxine!!

I'm glad you had such a fun Mother's Day!! You deserve it!

Oh, I just posted the prizes for the We Heart Art contest/giveaway so come check them out!

the ungourmet said...

Such cute photos! I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

We went to my dad's for his 60th birthday. He lives in Eastern Oregon. So we spent the majority of Mother's Day driving home.

I picked up some pretty flowers and strawberries from a nursery on the was home from our Silver Creek Falls trip. I need to get them planted!

I love the cute little toad and your new sleep shirt!

Have a great Monday!

Minka said...

I was wondering why you haven't come around yet to claim your award - and here I see I haven't notified you yet!! :)

Yep, it's waiting for you on my blog!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Love your shirt! I had one that said "Thirty Something" and wore it till I was almost 50 something.. finally got smart and threw it away. I think it was just wishful thinking that I would always remain in my 30's. Time has a way of taking care of that.

Great flowers Kathy B!

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Juls said...

Love the shirt... and I wish I could garden...plant anything and it wouldn't die..or even mow my lawn on a regular basis. I'm so garden-illiterate. :)

Tsquared417 said...

Well you look very happy and as if you had a great day! You are beautiful!

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, I so, so, so wish I could say the same! I love a beautiful garden, but have a black thumb as well as no sense of what looks good where. We're trying the square foot garden this year. Nowhere near as lovely, but hopefully efficient enough for even me not to screw up.

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

They look beautiful, though - especially the little frog. All we ever find is worms... and dead plants. Want to visit? ;)

Riddle Girl said...

The planters look beautiful! It looks like it was a productive Mother's Day for you.
Love the shirt!

Michel said...

Those are ADORABLE pictures. However, do you really think you should be touching nature??

I'm not so sure!

Pop and Ice said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Mothers Day! I was recovering from my birthday so I slept through most of Mothers Day. Which was just fine as well.....

Sturgmom said...

I'm glad you got to indulge in what appears to be one of your favorite activities! Looks likf you had a fab day!

Nana said...

YaY!!! I love to garden, that's where I am heading in a minute! Your plants look great. I am glad you had a great day.

CynthiaK said...

Oooooo...that sounds fantastic! A perfect way to spend a Mother's Day.

Love the nightshirt, too. There are so many ways I've become my mother, I can't even go there...

Happy Mother's Day!

Lindy said...

Oh my gosh - I have even killed my green thumb - that's how sad I am when it comes to keeping plants alive.

But really, could you be any cuter with that toad/frog/slimy thing?!?!

Gibby said...

Anonymous Mom did a great thing giving you that sleep shirt. Hilarious!

Love the flowers! I love getting lost in flowers, isn't it the best?

Jen said...

I want a garden, I really, really do. Can you come and help me. Pleeeeeeease!?!

Jane! said...

Okay, I'll take the kayaks off your hands and bequeath to you my whole yard to garden your little MiracleGro addicted heart out.

Wait. Do I have to be dead to bequeath?

countryfriedmama said...

So beautiful! I have two black thumbs. I believe I may actually be growing some viable vegetables in my backyard, though. Miracles can happen.

K said...

I love your plants.

I used to be a house plant addict - now I can barely remember to feed the cats and most of the plants seems to have a suicide pact. (Those first borns really turn your life upside down.)

Happy mother's day.

msprimadonna67 said...

I love the picture of you and the toad--too cute! I think I might have preferred going kayaking, but you look like you had a great time in the garden!

faemom said...

Hey, it's your day. I'm horribly behind planting something, ANYTHING. I'm glad you had a great day!

zelzee said...

Kathy B! you look adorable in that t-shirt! And you are the cutest darn gardenholic.

And please let me know.........HOW do you keep beige pants and a pink t-shirt clean while you are digging in the dirt??? (OMG no dirt wiped across your brow!!!)
I look like a sweaty, homeless bag lady when I am doing my yard work!!!

Happy belated Mother's Day, my dear!

The Blonde Duck said...

The toad is so cute!!!

Undercover-Princess said...

Cute pics of you! I don't think that there is a 12 step program for gardening...

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Your pots look great! I love to do pots with a thriller, spiller & filler! :)

My yard looks great. My house notsomuch.

Loving the frog.

ScoMan said...

A belated happy mothers day to you.

Shame you didn't make it kayaking, but the garden looks wonderful. It must have been relaxing to spend some time there.

Mocha Dad said...

Looks like you had a great Mother's Day.

Missy said...

Wow! You must have a green thumb and big toe! Love the shirt!

Yvonne said...

Glad you had a great day. Wish I loved to plant my flowers as much as you! I love how they look but I don't really love the process of getting them in the ground. Wish I did.

happeegrrrl said...

Happy M-day KathyB!!

Looks like some fun!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love it! You're the cutest gardenaholic ever! ;) Love the pics - and the flowers, and the fact that the weather cooperated to give you quality time in your garden! Perfect Mother's Day! :)

Hit 40 said...

Welcome Kathy! I am a gardenaholic too! Nice to meet you.

I just remembered ....I need to water!!!!!! Too dark now. I'll get up early.

Banteringblonde said...

You did well! I spent today in the garden - veggies are my obsession this year!

forever folding laundry said...

I've got to second Kristina's sentiments here. Whatever the opposite of green is, that's the color of my thumb!

And how cute are you in your sleep shirt!

~Keri

beth said...

i have definitely turned into my mother. i even look like her now!

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

Well how cute are you. I love gardening but the plants made me swear to never do it again. I like your mom's sense of humor.

Bee and Rose said...

Well, aren't you just too darn adorable for words! I want to be a garden-aholic too! I am just aching to get my hands on some plants and dirt!

I love that you go kayaking! You are the bomb, Kathy B! And that you can hold a frog!? I wish I could be like you!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I have to admit that i'm jealous of your gardening skills! I have a black thumb and have been known to kill plants by simply looking at them. Your plants all look so lovely!

Ink said...

Those pictures of you are adorable, KB! The shirt one is cute and you look positively gleeful with that frog on your hand!

sunnymom said...

Every spring I go plant crazy but this year I don't think I will get it since I started college classes yesterday and I am trying to balance school, work, Tooters, company and regular house stuff. You can come to my house since you look like you are great at it. My yard is your canvass!!!!

Zeemaid said...

That shirt is wonderful! I can't even imagine my mom reading my blog. She's one of those people that don't get the whole idea.

Your garden looks lovely, obviously you had a great day! good for you!

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