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Bluebirds and Butterflies
Seattle area
Southern gal enjoying life in the Northwest! Have a 'bluebird" day!
Interests: Spending time with my husband, family, & dog, Sadie; ballroom dance; learning to knit; music; watercolor; discovering new restaurants and fun places to go in the beautiful Northwest; yoga; cooking; photography; writing in my journal and learning to blog
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Hi dear friends, I hope that you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Thanksgiving is the time to stop and remember all the many blessings in your life. For me, my family is the very first thing I think of. I am also so thankful for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Well hello there, old friend! You are probably wondering if I dropped off the face of the earth! It has been a while....December or January.....since I have posted on my blog. Life gets busy sometimes, and there are times in our lives that we need to just slow down our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas holiday season. Our Christmas was a bit different this year. We decided to leave the cool weather and drizzle of Seattle behind and head back to Florida for the holidays. As many of you know, we relocated to Washington State... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
Hi Trish! Hope all has been well with you there in beautiful Australia! Thank you so much for the nice comments and for visiting me on my blog today. Love to you and your family and hello to the patchwork ladies! I am hoping that you have enjoyed some nice tea times with your daughter and family since we last chatted. (((((hugs))))) Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Hello to all my dear friends and followers on Bluebirds and Butterflies. I feel like I am coming home, so to speak, as I begin today's blog posting. As many of you know, I have taken time away from blogging over the past few months....a summer hiatus, if you will,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Don't you just love frozen yogurt? To me, there is not a more refreshing treat on a warm day than a scoop or two of delicious, creamy frozen yogurt! Yogurt or sorbet is always a good low-fat/low sugar alternative to regular ice cream, so for people like me who try... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Nothing is better than walking the beach with someone you love. If you read part one of this blog posting, "Oh, How I Love the Beach," you know that I recently got to accompany my dear husband on a business trip to Florida. Even though my sweetie was there on... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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I hope you all have been doing great while I have been on vacation in Florida. Thank you to everyone who visited my blog in my absence. As most of you know, my husband, son and I relocated from Central Florida to Washington State seven years ago. Still having family... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Almost time to start packing for my upcoming trip back to Florida! My dear husband has a business trip to Cocoa Beach coming up very soon, and was sweet enough to get me a ticket to tag along with him. As many of you know, I grew up as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
Thank you, Esther, for your visit today. I visited your blog and saw many beautiful Limoges boxes there. Love the ones that look like cartons with little easter eggs in them! So cute. Thanks for the nice comment. Have a beautiful day! Kim
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on Things in my Nest at Bluebirds and Butterflies
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kindness, love and support during a sad time for me. Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments and love. Thank you, Sandy, also, for the beautiful and heartfelt card that you sent. I will treasure this card and your friendship always. Thank you all...Claudie, Sheri, Trish, and Sandy...for being so supportive of me and for being my dear friends. Love to you all! xoxo Kim
Hi Trish, Thank you soooooo much for your sweet comments on my blog. I am so blessed to have such great blog friends. You are a special blessing to me, Trish. I always enjoy seeing you on my blog. Thank for your love and support. You have been with me since the beginning of my blog. That has meant so much to me. I hope things are going well in Australia. Hugs to all those lovely ladies in Patchwork. Thank you for your nice comments during a sad time for me. I will truly miss my Aunt Ruth, but feel at peace that she is with my Mom, Dad, all her family and my grandparents in God's beautiful heaven. I was happy that they were all together at Easter. My Aunt Ruth was the last of my mom's family, sadly. She was my very favorite Aunt and will be missed but kept close to my heart forever. Have a bluebird day, Trish! Hope you have had a chance to enjoy a delicious high tea with your family recently. Love ya, Kim xoxo
Hi Claudie! Thank you soooo much for checking on me and for your sweet comments! Happy upcoming anniversary! Miami is very nice this time of year...not too hot. It would be great to have lunch with you! Too bad we are not going to be in the same place at the same time...but, maybe we will sometime! That would be great! I hope that you and your sweet hubby have a wonderful anniversary together and wish you many, many more fabulous years together as you continue to share life's path with one another. Thank you, also, for the compliment on my sister's hat creations. I think she really has a talent for making these! I had fun trying them on! She actually gave me a hat (the base) and I am going to try my own hand at making one myself. We will see how it goes.... I'll post a photo at some point. I couldn't take the hat back with me when I was in Florida due to lack of room in my overly packed suitcase, but I will be taking it back when I return from the visit this time. Claudie, I always enjoy visiting you at your blog. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim
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Happy Easter to everyone! I hope that you have a very special and blessed Easter weekend with those that you love. Easter is a time of joy! It is a time to focus on all the many blessings that we have in our lives and give thanks. It is also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Dear friends and family, My brother, sister and I had a very sad thing happen in our lives on March 9th, 2012. Our dear, dear Aunt Ruth who has lived in Kissimmee, Florida, for many years passed away very suddenly. She was 82 years old and the last of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
I never knew this! There is a shop in Seattle that carries a lot of the buttons and so forth with this "Keep Calm and Carry On" saying on them. I knew it was a British saying but had no idea how it originated. Thank you for sharing this! Have a wonderful day. Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies
Hi Sandy, Thank you sooooo much for the nice comments and for your visit. Thank you so much for the sweet compliments on my cupcake photos. I am going to be meeting Joy in person in Seattle in about a week or so. She is going to be at the shop of the "Cake Spy" over in Seattle doing a book tour meet and greet. I am planning on making a quiche that she has in her recipe book this week and also some scrumptious chamomile cupcakes that look delish! I think these chamomile cupcakes would be so perfect with tea. I am going to let her know in person that I have tried these recipes and am looking forward to making more, more, more! I have to control myself with the cupcakes though....I had THREE, yes three, of them! They were soooooo good! I hope you make them sometime. I also wish you lived close to me. We would be bestest friend I know! Not that we aren't good friends already! I feel we have a lot in common and, of course, we share the memories of starting our blogs together. We kind of held each other's hands so to speak. Brenna was cute in the dance she did for her "Papa." They live in Florida. Wish they were closer! That chef photo that you liked makes me smile, too, every time I see it. I am hoping to keep one or two new postings on my blog a week. My next one will feature some artwork from a museum in Washington, DC. SO glad you like the red in my dining room....it is a southern thing to have red in that room. HA! What can I say? I love my color! Anyway, my husband and I are hoping to paint my den off my kitchen and kitchen itself very, very soon. I'll post some photos. Your redo of your kitchen is amazing! Great, great job! Have a wonderful day, Sandy. Love ya xoxo Kim
All the photos look so beautiful, Fifi! So sorry to hear about you losing your dear little cat. It is hard to lose a pet. My husband I have been through it ourselves. I am looking forward to getting your magazine! I know it will be something I will want to keep forever! You are so adorable, Fifi. Thanks for sharing these photos! xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies
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Yesterday, was my dear husband's birthday. Every year, I try to make his birthday special. Part of my ritual for a great birthday is, of course, a cake! Since we have been living in Poulsbo which is just a ferry ride away from Seattle, I have been heading over to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
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via bluebirdsandbutterflies.typepad.com Happy Birthday to my dear husband! Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 4, 2012 at Bluebirds and Butterflies
Glad Future Pilot enjoyed the movie! You are a great teacher with the knack for turning a movie night at home into a teaching and learning experience! Great job!
My dear Sandy, Thank you, my dear friend, for your sweet comments as always. I have really enjoyed seeing your own blog evolve through the past year. YOU are a jewel in the blogging world and beyond. I absolutely consider you a true friend. I love all the changes you have recently made to your kitchen. You have a real knack for decorating! I know you feel so warm and cozy in that beautiful environment at home. I loved coming along with you on your blog recently when you found a new piece of Fire King which you love. I felt your excitement, too! Love you and thank you, Sandy, for all the love and support you have given me on my blog over the past year or so. We have learned together. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim
Hi Sheri, Thank you soooo much for your visit today and for the very nice comments. You are doing a great job with your blog, Red Rose Alley, too. I enjoy every visit that I make to your blog to see what you and the girls have been up to. So happy you liked the posting I did on the White House....definitely the most recognized address and house in the USA. Have a great day! xoxo Kim
Hi Claudie, Thank you, thank you, for all the beautiful comments. Sounds like we have a lot in common in our lives. Thanks for the sweet comment on my age....I am actually 57 as of February 9th last month. But, I never look at age in a bad way, you know? I always take the attitude on my birthday that I will never be this age again....this young again. This attitude helps me face every birthday feeling blessed. :) You mentioned your upcoming birthday. My husband, Mark, has a birthday March 5th that we will be celebrating. We are the same age, my hubby and I, but my birthday is 4 days shy of being exactly one month before his. We tease I am the older woman during that period. HA! You are a lovely lady, too. I love your spunk and love of life. I am very sorry to hear about your loss of your own Mother. I miss my dear mom every single day. It has been 3 years for me living without her. I miss seeing and talking to her. I see you lost your father many year ago...my Dad, too, is now gone. Lost him two months after my Mom died. 2008 was a hard year! Anyway, I am blessed because I had them both. I will keep you in my prayers, Claudie, as you heal from the loss of your Mother. I know she looks down from heaven and smiles when she sees you. After losing my parents, blogging helped me to heal. Keep blogging and smiling. You have a bright and beautiful smile, friend. Thanks for your visit and all the sweet comments. Have a beautiful day there in Canada. xoxo Kim
Hi lovely lady Claudie, It is great that you have been to Port Townsend. There are many B & B's located there, and it is wonderful that you were able to stay in one of them. My husband and I enjoy going to B & B's. It is one of our hobbies actually...great way to get away, and they are so much better than hotels....more personal. Thank you sooooooo much, Claudie, for the nice comments. I did know that you live in beautiful Canada...our neighbors and a gorgeous place. I am hoping to explore more of your great area as I can. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Teresa on the blogs. I am actually heading to Bainbridge Island this morning to catch the ferry to Seattle to meet my college son for lunch today. I will have to look up Teresa's blog. You, know, I took a knitting class with a nice gal named Teresa from Alabama about a year ago or so. It was a one day class at a Bainbridge Island shop called...Churchmouse Yarns and Tea. I am wondering if this is the same gal? Hmmm....will have to ask on her blog. You, Claudie, have a beautiful blog. Looks like you enjoy your life which is fun to see and read about. I think this is the beginning of a great blogging friendship. Have a great day there in Canada. xoxo Kim