Friday, May 01, 2009

Welcome to the Love {Shack} Hop

For those that haven't peeked into my blog... I just a week ago lost my Dad. Sadly...he was not ill, this wasn't anticipated...but the result of a sudden stroke that took his life. And much too young I have to add. Life lately has just been a bit overwhelming and sad. But we can't help but be reminded in these times about family, friends and love.

Kind of fitting with Love Shack. Love is what makes the world go round. Love is so quintessential to all of us...





Today's blog post isn't about me...or what I've been busy working on...because honestly I haven't.

Today I want to send a BIG thank you to the sweetest people ever...my friends at the Pursuit of Craftyness for the absolutely beautiful flowers I received. They're so beautiful and I was so suprised to receive them. It meant so very much to me. Thanks gals for being so thoughtful!! I'm so very lucky to have you all as friends.


Also a special thanks to For Keeps Sake. This past weekend was the Scrap St.Louis event. I was sponsored by Bo Bunny and Imaginisce and created make n takes for the attendees. Sadly I was only able to attend Friday. I had so many plans to talk more with everyone, listen to Stacy Julian's speech, thank her again for the opportunity to be on TV for her, get to talk a bit more with Teresa Collins, Cheryl Mezzetti, Joey Otlo and many others. But I didn't get back to the event.

So thanks Timi, Nancy and the rest of the For Keeps Sake gals for taking care of the make n takes and also for the beautiful plant! That was so very thoughtful...and appreciated. It will be with me for a long time and serve as a reminder of my Dad.




In keeping with the bunny hop and that I love to hear from you... I do have a little bit of something up for grabs. (and quite fitting for the topic!)

This is my PS I Love You necklace...it can also be made in the small square style too. So the winner can chose which glass size.


Please leave a comment today to be entered. How about letting me know your favorite flower? Mine is the Stargazer Lily...but after seeing those amazing pink roses in the flowers my friends sent..I just might have to rethink that!

I'll post a winner on Monday, May 4th. So have your comment in by then!

And keep on hopping next to......Shanna......


Thanks everyone,


Julia

69 comments:

  1. You know how sad I am for you at this time. Losing them so suddenly is so hard. I'm so glad that you love the flowers. (and posted the pic-they're beautiful). Many hugs, my friend!

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  2. Julia- Sorry to hear about the unexpected passing of your father.

    My favorite flowers are lilacs and tulips.

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  3. I'm so sorry about the loss of your father.

    My favorite flower is the tulip : )

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  4. Those flowers are beautiful. I love all flowers!

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  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. **hugs**

    My favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily also!

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  6. So sorry for the unexpected loss of your beloved father! Hugs.

    My favorite is Lily of the Valley, but Tulips are a close second...and really I like most flowers.

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  7. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father...I lost mine suddenly four years ago to lung cancer so I know somewhat how you are feeling. The great gift of scrapbooking is a great healer. Love your jewelry and the "Love Shack" line by BoBunny. Happy May Day and peace be with you during this difficult time. Fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  8. Love the tulips....never received any, but think they look so lovely and simple in a vase.

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  9. Julia, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As for my favorite flower, I would have to say plumeria. I love the look and the smell is wonderful!

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  10. Julia, I'm so sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your dad! Thoughts and prayers are coming your way.
    My favorite flower is any type of Lily. I love them, they are absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. Your love for your father is magnified by our willingness to continue on in his memory. Our thought are with you. Thank you for reminding us love makes the world goes round!

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  12. I am so sorry for the loss of your father,please except my prayers and condolences(sp).
    Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful piece of jewelry, my favorite flower is the sunflower it is so bright and cheerful.

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers.
    My favorite flowers are pansies. Their colors are so vivid.

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  14. I'm so sorry about your dad. Huge hugs to you.

    My favorite flower is the tulip - so pretty and perky.

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  15. Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. ((Hugs))
    - April

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  16. I am so so sorry about your dad. It is even more awful when it is unexpected. Mine passed away when I was 15. We missed so much of him. All we have is the memories... My heart goes out to you. The pain will lessen with time, but will never go away.
    My favorite flower is the pink rose.

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  17. Sorry to hear about Dad! Hang in there! My favorite flower is the Oriental lily found in my garden. Beautiful necklace...and please take time for a walk and enjoy some sunshine.

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  18. Im so sorry about the loss of your dad..my bff lost her dad about a year ago and I know that was devastating. I hope you have love and peace and can find comfort at this time.

    My favorite flowers are tulips...I've been to the fields in WA and they are breathtaking!

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  19. I did read about your dad since I have been a regular of your blog since the first bunny hop i was in. I am so sorry for your lost and will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    My favorite flower if the Hibiscus.

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  20. i am so sorry to hear about your dad. i can't imagine. i hope you can find strength to get through it and glad you are staying on top of day to day things, i am sure that helps a little

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  21. So sorry for your loss...thank goodness for good friends especially at times like these. Looks like you have some good ones. Thanks for the chance to win a lovely necklace.

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  22. sorry for your loss.*hugs*

    my favorite flower is gerber daisy.
    ~liz

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  23. Hugs and thoughts toward you and your family as you adjust to your father's new home. Will be sending prayers to you.

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  24. So sorry for your loss. I hope time will heal your heart!! I love roses, but I also love any flowers that are bright, colorful & all mixed together. Always makes for a cheery atmosphere!!

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  25. Sending warm hugs and thoughts your way. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is never easy whether sudden or expected. My fav flowers are lilies.

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  26. I am so sorry that you are going through such a painful time right now. I can totally relate as I lost my dad when he was only 42. Hold tight to the memories that you have and cherish those scrapbooked pages. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to you.
    xoxo, Christine

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  27. So sorry for your loss, I lost my dad almost 2 years ago, he had cancer that took his life within 8 weeks of being diagnosed. Keep those good memories close to your heart.
    I have two favorite flowers, roses, sunflowers.

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  28. I'm so sorry for your loss. {hugs}

    I love lilacs and gardenias.

    Susan M.

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed away unexpectedly. My favorite flower is tulips!

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  30. My heart is with you in the loss of your Dad. Memories will keep you and your family close to him.

    My favorite flower is the carnation because it stays fresh the longest in a bouquet.

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  31. Sorry to hear about your loss.

    My favourite flower is the daffodil. I love the bright yellow and it reminds me that summer is on its way.

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  32. Every once in a while, life knocks the legs out from under us. I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing my dad and am so sorry that you lost yours. As for flowers that bring the most joy to me are sonja roses, a deligtful peach color that smells out of this world.

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  33. julia - i am glad i got to see you friday at scrap stl, and i missed you the next day. you & yours are certainly in my thoughts these days.

    my favorite flower is the tulip...or violets!

    hugs,
    becky

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  34. Julia, i'm so sorry to hear about your father. My favorite flower is a tulip. Always has been!

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  35. I am so sorry for your loss and thank you for still hosting this hop.... My fav flower would be tulips.

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  36. {{hugs}} and condolences for your sad loss, it's always the good that are taken away far too early for us.

    My favourite flower is the pink rose.

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  37. sorry to hear about your Dad. Your jewelry is beautiful.

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  38. I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. Remember all of the happy times on those days when you think you will not make it out of bed. I love the necklace too.

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  39. I am so sorry about your Dad. I know it hurts so bad. You are in my thoughts.

    My favorite flower is hyacinth. They show the promise of spring, and smell so pretty.


    eaeforcar3@hotmail.com

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  40. So sorry to hear about your dad. HOpefully he is on many of your scrapbook pages so you can "visit" him often. **HUGS**

    I just LOVE that little necklace. What a clever idea!!

    Cynderellaj - Cyndi - MN

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  41. So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one. The flowers that I love the most are roses (any color), plumerias, and gardenias.

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  42. i'm so sad to hear about your dad :( i'm glad you have friends to help you through it.

    my favorite flowers are tulips, because they remind me of my grandmother.

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  43. Sending hugs your way....Sorry to hear about your dad, he was much too young!
    My favourite flower right now is the Gerber Daisy...so fun and cheerful. Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  44. So sorry to hear about your Dad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    My favorite flower is the Shasta Daisy.

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  45. So sorry about the lose of your father.
    I really love your I Love You necklace.
    I Love all flowers but I guess my favorite would be a single rose.
    Thanks for doing the Bunny Hop. Jayne

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  46. I love roses and carnations. The roses I grow in the garden and the carnations were a cheap flower my sons could buy for me.

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  47. So sorry for your loss. I love roses - pretty much any color.

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  48. My sincere wishes for you and your family to find comfort in your fathers wonderful memories right now. My favorite flower has to be the daisy...

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  49. Julia, Sorry to hear of your father's passing.
    My favorite flower, the carnation.

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  50. Sorry for your loss.
    My favorite flowers are poppies, especially the iceland poppies that come in such a great variety of colors.

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  51. Hugs to you, I am soooo sorry and know your pain Lost my Dad 7 yrs ago and still think of him all the time. Without the knowledge that we will be together again someday don't know how I would cope. I will be praying for you and your family I read the poem to your dads memory it was beautiful.
    Pam

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  52. So very sorry for your loss.

    My favorite flowers are lilies.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  53. So sorry to about your Dad. I also lost my Mother 7 years ago to a stroke. It is very sad and I still miss her every day. My favorite flower is the pansy. Love your necklace.

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  54. it has to be daffodils and snowdrops
    janet

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  55. So sorry to hear about your Dad.I lost mine 3 years ago and it still hurts terribly.The pain won't go away,you'll just learn how to live with it better..Thinking of you Honey!

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  56. Favorite flower at this time of year is Tulips.

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  57. I'm so sorry for your lose. I lost my mom a year ago April within a short 72 hours of checking into the hospital. I wish I had great advice to make it through the first year, but when it's sudden like this time is all that heals, and lots of prayers to help ease the pain. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  58. Maryka Barkhuizen5/02/2009 01:07:00 PM

    I'm sorry for your loss.

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  59. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father!! Huge, huge hugs!!! Take care!!

    I love Lilacs in the spring!!

    sue fields
    tinkie46787@yahoo.com

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  60. sorry for your loss, such beautiful flowers.

    the necklace is pretty.

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  61. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    My favorite flower are lilies.

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  62. The flowers were beautiful. I know how you hurt. Time does heal, but it seems like time takes a long time. Just take it one day at a time.

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  63. warm regards...

    That pendant is super cute

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  64. I am so sorry to hear about your dad, I lost my dad suddenly to a stroke also. That is such a shock to have to suddenly deal with. My sincere condolences to you. I love the tulips at this time of year they are such a happy flower to me.

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  65. Julia I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going thru. It is so hard to suddenly lose a member of your family...I've experienced it twice very unexpectantly and only time can heal.
    My favorite flower is the dahlai. Hugs
    Amber

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  66. I am so sorry about the unexpected loss of your dad...

    I have so many favourite flowers, I don't know where to go...freesia is one of my faves for its fragrance as are lilacs...~Romaine

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  67. I lost my dad 2 days after my daughter was born... It is hard, my heart aches for you.

    Mu favorite flower is the white lily, so pretty!

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  68. pretty flowers. I love irises and tulips. hard to pick just one.

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  69. Thinking of you at this time of sadness.

    was visiting someone through my work as a community nurse recently and looked our her kitchen window and saw cosmos growing ... they looked stunning. Also love tulips and poppies.

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