Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Skagit Valley Tulip Fields!!












































I lived in Seattle for about eight years, during that time I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Skagit valley tulip festival almost every year! I have to say that it is truly one of the most magnificent sights I've ever seen!

It's best to visit the Tulip Festival during the week when their are less crowds. If you go on the weekends you will deal with more traffic and crowds. Once you get through town and into the tulip field areas, the traffic is not too bad. The Skagit Valley is 60 miles north of Seattle, Washington, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Traveler’s can take I-5 and then use Exits 221 - 236, all of these exits have tulip brochures at the nearest business.

The tulip fields are spread out over a 15-mile radius and tulip festival events are scattered around the entire county. There are many festival sites, It's a good idea to pick up the free Skagit Valley Tulip Field Map for locations of the tulip fields. Checking out their site and maps will help out in planning your day trip to one of the most colorful and spectacular display in the Northwest corner of Washington State.
If you live in the Northwest or you are visiting the Seattle area during the month of April, I highly recommend a day trip to the Skagit valley!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's time for Another Giveaway!!!!

Read the Botanical Bird Interview and sign up to win this necklace!

Checkout this blog for the latest giveaway!! Contest is 3/19-3/25
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Orange Apricot Necklace

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I Heart Handmade Spring Show!!

Find lots of Handmade wonderfulness at this cool online craft show!
Show runs from March 13th - April 5th!!

Come see Botanical Bird there, I am offering a special free gift!

Here are some things you can shop for there!
Soap, Candles, Baby Clothes, Jewelry, Eco-Friendly stuff, Home & Garden & much more!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Something Sacred......

Today I would like to share some truly beautiful and spiritual items found recently on etsy.

The first is a stunning painting of Buddha, this beauty was created by Tcatalano this is actually a Giclee, (zhee clay) which is a high quality reproduction of an original painting, which is done on canvas. This artist creates truly breathtaking paintings with a spiritual theme, many of them include Buddha, she likes to refer to her paintings as yoga for the eyes! Her work can be found in a number of galleries in Arizona, where she lives. I hope you'll stop by this shop and breathe in the buddha nature!



















Next, is this beautiful Lotus Necklace by LaLaDesignStudio The following is an excerpt of the necklace description, taken from this designer's store listing. The Lotus is a very important symbol in India and of Buddhism. It refers to the complete purification of body, speech and mind, and the blossoming of wholesome deeds in liberation. The lotus refers to many aspects of the path, as it grows from the mud (samsara), up through muddy water it appears clean on the surface (purification), and finally produces a beautiful flower (enlightenment). Pundarika, the White Lotus, represents the state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity. LaLaDesignStudio's store has a variety of very lovely spiritually minded pieces, I hope you'll stop by and be sure to read the beautiful descriptions that go along with each piece!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lavender Blue.....so lovely together

Here are some very gorgeous things that I've found recently on etsy, have a look at these really fabulous shops!

Click on the store name to enter the shop!

The first shop is AnnieDesign I'm totally in love with all of the beautiful hand crocheted lovelies that this artist creates, and they are very reasonably priced as well, have a look!














Next there is one of my Etsy favorites Humblebea This lady is super crafty! Her shop is loaded with a variety of handmade wonderfulness! Including heirloom handbags, pinafores, baby shoes, hair pins and so much more. This shop is truly a must see!



















Next there is Fray, in my opinion Etsy's most fabulous scarf maker. Her lovely hand knitted scarves are absolute works of art! Sarah, the woman behind Fray creates all of her scarves from her own original designs, many of them with a floral theme, such as my personal favorite the blooming vine scarf. If you like hand knitted scarves and cowls which are masterfully done, you need to check out Fray!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Win a Free Pair of earrings!!

FOLLOW MY BLOG AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING TO WIN THIS PAIR OF EARRINGS!!
Winner will be posted here on the blog, March 15th
Good Luck!!