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Win Flowers from April 25, 2010

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You know Spring has sprung when you see flowers peeking out from their long hibernation. When you see these flowers you know it must be close to Mother’s Day and what mom, wife, sister, grandmother, or friend doesn’t love to get flowers delivered to their home! I was asked to choose an arrangement from, review them, and give you the opportunity to receive your own flowers.

I am a flower girl, my grandmother was an amazing gardener and grew every kind of flower and vegetable there was. I know my flowers. I put up to the ultimate challenge. After checking the websites vast variety of flowers, I decided to go with the Tulip Time Spring Assortment. Tulips are one of the most difficult flower to ship and they usually bloom within a day, and are gone as fast as they came.

The Arrival- The flowers come (I jump up and down because I love getting packages in the mail) They’re packed with wet paper towels in plastic so the flowers didn’t lose any water, beautiful green organza wrapped the tulips themselves, and the vase was even wrapped in pretty paper, looking like a separate gift. Easy instructions let me get them in my vase in two minutes.

These are truly the most beautiful tulips I’ve received! Now to the best part…. I get to giveaway a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers. Each entry needs a separate comment

To Enter:
1. Go to and come back here and tell me what flower arrangement you love.
2. Follow Flowerspot on Facebook and tell them RachelFerrucci sent you (come here and tell me you did this)
3. Follow Flowerspot on Twitter (let me know here your following)
4. Tweet this giveaway ( Win $50 gift certificate from #Flowerspot
5. Add this to your favorite sweeps linky – leave link here
6. Subscribe to this blog
7. Follow me on Twitter

Contest Ends 4/30/10. Winner will be posted here and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to claim prize. The brand will be responsible for mailing out prizes and I am not held responsible for lost or stolen pkgs.

WAIT! Double your chances!! You can visit my friend Connie’s Blog and enter her $50 Flower giveaway too!

And the WINNER is- (per 34 Barbara Wright!!!! Congrats and I will be contacting you via email, hope you enjoy your flowers as much as I have!!!


The Durham Fair October 5, 2009

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Each year at the end of September we round up the troops; my husband, kids, mom, mother-in-law, father-in-law, friends, and my cousins. We all head to the Durham Fair. This is a fair you don’t want to miss. We get to eat, shop, check out animals, tractor races, the kids go on rides, and there’s always great live entertainment. We always follow our same routine….First thing…FOOD! Everyone go grab their grub and meet under the tent.

What’s a fair without Apple Fritters


Let’s go see the exhibits-

One of our apple orchards                                                                                               Huge flowers from all over


This is thee biggest squash and watermelon I’ve seen- ya think they used Miracle Grow?

Now time to go check out the animals- These little guys were getting ready for the pig races- how cute!

This hawk’s wingspan was about 3 feet and I’ve never seen an owl up close (no owls in the city)

The huge hill kills us but we have to go to my favorite place- Hot Leathers

To the shopping/craft tent but First- we need a bag of the mini donuts- Hot off the grill..YUMMMMMM

Our feet hurt, we’re stuffed to the hilt, our wallet is empty, and we’re all freezing since the temp dropped but I wouldn’t trade it or miss it. Plus I get to annoy everyone with the wooden bullfrog I bought. If you come to CT in September, check out our fairs!