Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Winner!! of $50 Gift Certificate to Botanical Bird is "Julie"

A big Congrats to Julie, who is the winner of the $50 gift certificate to Botanical Bird!! Details will be sent to you shortly.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and be sure to keep an eye out for my up coming giveaways!


Winner was chosen by:
Random.org - number generator


Sunday, March 14, 2010

$50.00 Spring Jewelry Giveaway!!!

I've decided to celebrate the coming of Spring with a really nice giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, to be spent at my etsy store, Botanical Bird.


In order to enter please go to my store and let me know your favorite item, by leaving your comments here, which is good for 1 entry.
(Gift certificate valid through Oct 31, 2010)

For extra entries:

Blog about this contest- 2 extra entries

Twitter this contest- 1 extra entry

Facebook post- 1 extra entry

Drawing will be held on March 31st! (drawing will be randomly selected)
the more entries, the better your chances...good luck!


HAPPY SPRING!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring time in the Pacific Northwest

I'm so excited that Spring has decided to arrive a little early this year and as far as I'm concerned the earlier the better! We have what is considered to be a temperate climate here in Portland, Oregon. We enjoy (don't always use this adjective) our fair share of rain during the winter and spring months, but of course this is why we have such lush green vegetation all around us. Because of our climate we can grow a huge variety of plants, which is certainly right up my alley!

When I moved to my current house, I created a good size flower bed just outside my studio window, where I am able to view it perfectly. I have a nice mix of perennial flowers and herbs and I plug in some flowering annuals every year as well. Currently in full bloom, there are muscari or grape hyacinth, daffodils, blue hyacinth, snow drops, pansies and primroses. I'm just so thrilled to once again be able to look out my window and see some color again. Later this month I will be attending the Woodburn tulip festival, where many acres of various tulips will be in full bloom, it is truly spectacular!! The pictures below were taken there and at Skagit valley.