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Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Short Break and My 200th Post Giveaway!!!!!

I have to take a short break.....but when I come back it will be time for my 200th post giveaway!!!! Scroll down...














I have so much on my "plate", I need to take a few days off. Please enjoy the sunflower pictures and the music. I will be blogging again on April 10th or 11th. My next blog will be my 200th! And of course there will be a giveaway!! So come back to visit April 10th or 11th....for the giveaway post.


All sunflower pictures courtest of Flickr.

76 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I will miss you, Penny! Hope all is well.......we all need to "clean our plates" sometimes....so, take care of business...... and......take care of you, my friend! ((hugs)) Rosie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Have a wonderful break and get lots done. Blogdom won't be the same until you're back!

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos.
Enjoy your break away.
Alison

Esther Sunday said...

Hi Penny! Congrats on the lovely article about you in Romantic Country! Read it on the plane to California - it made me want to shout out the passengers "I know this person! She visits my blog!" But, I didn't want to get arrested. Love, Esther

Rosanne said...

Have a good break! And lovely sunflowers!

Mary said...

Thanks for gorgeous sunflowers and music while on your break - they go together so beautifully and remind me to defiitely break the rules.......sometimes!!

I'm off on a trip Tues. but will be back in time to enter your giveaway. Enjoy your time while blog free Penny - will miss you.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Penny...enjoy your break and I hope you get done all that you need to. Just wanted to let you know that I finally scored the Romantic Country magazine and I was so thrilled to read about you...
Hugs,
Robin

Kari & Kijsa said...

Enjoy your break! Wow- Happy early 200th!! love the photos!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Beverly said...

May your break bring you rest and relaxation.

restyled home said...

Happy 200th post, Penny!! I just noticed that I posted my 301st!! Oops! I guess I missed my big chance!

I posted about painted kitchen cabinetry and included your vanity pic...pop by and have a look...if you're not too busy buying!! What fun!!!

Brenda said...

Will miss you,but hope yu get caught up.

LivingTheLife said...

Oh! Penny...you will be so missed...but I know how it is...sometimes we just have to take a break! I hope and pray your break is everything you need it to be...it won't be the same until you return...but I promise...I'll try not to TALK about you too much while you are away!! lol

I love, love, love your new transferware plate...I don't think I've seen one with such a beautiful edging around it...hmmm...new treasure to hunt for! I also, love your new pillow...I myself love to break a few rules...kind of stifling to me to always be proper!! Mind you I don't break the big rules...but I sure as heck don't mind breaking some of the questionable ones. Maybe I'm more of a rule bender???? Nah...I'm a rule breaker!!

Loved the sunflower pictures as well...lovely!

Enjoy your time away...get loads done...or not...but just come back soon!

Blessings...
Teresa

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Have a good break away. Sometimes we need to do this to get some things done. We will miss you! Like Robin said, I so enjoyed your article in Romantic Country! I said, "I know who Penny is!!" Well, through blogging at least. Take care, get some good r and r and drink some nice red wine, too.

much love,
Becky

Carletta said...

What lovely photos you chose to share with us!
I know I will miss not reading you everyday.
Have a wonderful time off - see you soon.

hoganfe said...

Penny I finally got my hands on Romantic Country and was thrilled to see your article! Hope you enjoy your break - see you soon!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

Kathleen Grace said...

Have a good break Penny. It is always so nice to read your posts that you will be missed very much! But I know that a break is sometimes needed to get things done. I can't wait to see what your 200th post will be:>)

Hugs
Kathy

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hiya Penny :)

you have a lovely break and just relax and smell the roses ok.
Cant wait to see the giveaway when you get back WOOOOOHOOOOOO !
take care,
Shann xo

Michelle said...

Hi Penny :)

Hope you enjoy your break and accomplish everything you'd like to during that time. The pictures are lovely ~ just like your blog ~ and will be looking forward to visiting when you return :)

Blessings to you!
Michelle

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Penny!
Have a great blogging break! We will be looking forward to #200!!
Hugs, Sherry

Pear Street Studios said...

Wow Penny! What an accomplishment!!!! That is wonderful! Looking forward to it! :) Enjoy your time off.
Hugs, Jennifer

bj said...

As busy as you stay, a good break is well deserved. Enjoy !!
hugs, bj

Donna said...

Beautiful pictures Penny, so bright and colorful!
Have a good time away, taking a break. Miss you.
Hugs,
Donna

Lenka said...

Mmmmmm.... Giveaway.... I love it.... And I love sunflowers! But our squirrels usually kill them so quickly! I decide not plant them anymore.

A Romantic Porch said...

I love the bee picture. Have a great break.

Carey said...

Enjoy your bloggy break! Your flowers pictures are beautiful, they are my favorite flower.

Kentucky Bound said...

Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures. Sunflowers are my all-time favorite flower! Enjoy your break. I hope it's productive and relaxing.

Blessings!

Miss Jean said...

I hope you have a restful and refreshing break. It's good to take care of just ourselves once in a while. Like Becky said, I have your magazine and I can say, "I know her!"

See ya soon.

xxoo

Pat said...

Enjoy the little break and thank you for the pretty sunflowers to look at and music to listen to.
Looking forward to blog # 200!
Hugs, Pat

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Enjoy your rest, I am sure it is much deserved. We'll talk business after your break(about a bird house). I do not want to miss your give-away so I will check back soon. I adore sun flowers, they are my favorite flower for my kitchen.

the feathered nest said...

Enjoy your break! I hope you get caught up with all your projects.

Manuela

Rhondi said...

Hi Penny
I am back home and see that you have taken a few days off. That will give me time to read your posts while I was away. I missed talking to all my lovely blogging friends like you. 200th post! WOW!
Rhondi

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Enjoy your time! Congratulations on the awesome feature in Romantic Country Magazine!!

Tara said...

take care and I cannot believe you are on # 200--good for you!

Meggie said...

Beautiful sunflower photos, Penny. Take care of yourself and whatever you need to do. I'll be back for your 200th post celebration for sure.

Linda said...

Hi Penny,
I hope that you have a very productive break and get lots of work done. Love the sunflower photos.
Cheers Linda

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Enjoy your unplugged time! I finally got to see your feature in Romantic Country magazine! :-) I was so proud to see you there, Penny!

xox

Melissa

Sandi McBride said...

Well, I'll miss you Penny and I hope you'll enjoy your break altho I'd bet it isn't a break, you'll be working hard! The sunflower pictures, thank you they're lovely. Do try to rest a bit, though, won't you?
hugs
Sandi

M.KATE said...

hi penny, have a good break and sunflower is my favorite flower, makes me happy and feels sunny:)

My Pink Boutique said...

Love, love, love the sunflower pics, Penny! They're so happy and bright. I hope you rest well on your break.

Hugs, :)
Kimberly

Tracie said...

Ahh, Penny ~ I'm going to miss you!

Think you must be having some fun though (lucky you!).

See you when you return - wow 10th or 11th - that's a long time...
xo~Tracie

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Dear Pennny - have a good break. Thank you for the beautiful music, all your beautiful creations, and for sharing so much beauty with us.

Jeannie

Joy said...

Penny, what a fabulous feature on you in Romatic Country! Way to go!

Nora Lee said...

Take your time and catch your breath! Congratulations on your next post #200!

Sandra

Inspired Tokens said...

Dont' work to hard during your break. I adore the sunflowers. There's nothing more pure and simple. See you in a few days.

Mary said...

Hi Penny, thanks so much for the lovely pictures -- they are so noce to see today when it is dark and dreary here. Enjoy your break!
xoxo,
Mary

COLLS GARDEN said...

Penny, have a wonderful break, get lots done & we will see you back soon. Wow, 200 posts. What a huge milestone that is. Take care.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Mary Isabella said...

Thank-you so much for bringing sunshine into our lives with the flowers and beautiful music....

Utah Grammie said...

The photos & the music are lovely - thank you!Take whatever time you need and know we will all be here just waiting to see your pretty face again -

love,
Colleen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just saying "hey." Hope that your work is coming along swimmingly!

PAT said...

Enjoy your time away and congratulations on your 200th post, Penny!

Pat

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Penny~
Just looking at these beautiful photos makes me smile and warm all over! Just beautiful~~~ Congrats on your 200th post..I am looking forward to your giveaway!!! Until then, rest up and re-energize dear blogging friend!
xxxooo Ruth

Classic Charm said...

Penny,
Take the time you need dear. We will miss you of course. Yes, enjoyed your pictures, they are lovely.
Hugs,
Rose

CIELO said...

Beautiful sunflowers... enjoy your "escape".

Have a great day, Penny

Cielo

Heidi said...

It is a good idea to take a break once in a while. It refreshes us to spend time doing things needing attention as I notice I could do so much while I am instead online. But then I would not want to miss wonderful blogs like yours for the world!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhhh, I'm so enjoying the music this morning. Don't mind me while I just hang out here for a bit...

The Rose Room said...

Happy photos, happy break, hope you get a few things off your plate:) Rachael

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny, enjoy your break. These photos are stunning and the music is lovely. See you on April 10th. Karen

Sharon Kay said...

Enyou your time of and come back soon because you will be missed. Love the pretty pictures.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Penny, I know that you're off creating, but this is just to say that there's an award waiting for you upon your return. No strings attached!

Back Through Time said...

Enjoy your break! Your sunflowers and very cheery and happy looking!
Michelle

Tutti Chic said...

Such pretty photos penny! Please relax & enjoy some time to yourself! I will be back for your fab give-a-way of course! Congratulations on your 200th post my friend~xo chris

Naturegirl said...

You left us with these Happy images! See you soon..hugs Anna

Lynda said...

Enjoy your break, Penny! I just have to say how gorgeous that red transferware plate is in your previous post!! xo, Lynda

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Penny,
I popped over to offer you congratulations on the Romantic Homes magazine article!!!! So cool to see a favorite blogger within its pages! I hope you have productive yet restful break!

Brook said...

Beautiful photos Penny! We miss you!!

XO
Brook

Cottage Contessa said...

Penny sweetie, when you get back & have a moment, please stop by my place as I have something for you there!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

paru's_circle said...

dying to here about yur break.. i see yuo like italian music!! congrats on reaching our 200th post and pls enter me in your giveaway!
hugs
P.

Fated Follies Studio said...

well then i will be back late. enjoy your break!

jenny

stadtgarten said...

Wonderful photos! I love sunflowers, they look so Provence-like!
Have a good time, Monika

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

We'll be glad to see you back, Penny. Love those sunflowers! I can just say a big a-h-h-h-h-h-h (sigh) when I see them. See you soon,
Kitty

P.S. - saw you in the new magazine. Lovely article....

daisy cottage said...

Sniff Sniff
I miss YOU PENNY!!!


xo,
Kim

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

::::pout::::: I'm just going to sit here on the porch until you come back. I took my nose off the window. I wouldn't want you to think I was rude ;)

Miss you!

Hugs,
Dena

bj said...

WOW...we are all sure missing you!
Hugs, bj

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Penny? Penny? PENNY! Are you in there! I insist you open this door immediately or I'll break it down! Ok, calming down now. I just miss you.

Come back soon!

xo

Alice W. said...

Penny, 200 posts!!! You have been one busy woman!!! Saw you in Romantic Country...you are so adorable in there and I love all of your work! Congrats on more press! You deserve it!

Catherine Holman said...

Welcome back Penny! We've all missed you. What a great giveaway! Can't wait to hear about your trip. I've always wanted to go to Italy.
Hugs,
Cathie