Celebrating 100 and a Giveaway!

Saturday, July 26, 2014



A couple weeks ago when I was doing a little updating and formatting on my blog I realized that my next blog post would be my 100th!  I decided it was cause for celebration.  So I began to think a little bit about doing a really fun blog post and a giveaway.  Then this happened....



If you read my July Monthly Moos post here, or if you follow the blog that my daughter and I write here, then you know that she and I started a little business of selling our heirloom flower bouquets.  It started out very simple and the first couple weeks were just easy with bouquets selling slowly and consistently.  


And then overnight it exploded.  And we got so busy we didn't know which way was up.  So, my special 100th blog post didn't get written!  


These precious little grand-girls of mine are amazing.  They keep themselves very entertained while we work madly and crazily whipping out bouquets before our customers beat us to the flower trailer!  

We are having the time of our lives.  Laughing, picking flowers, washing jars, making labels, getting the flowers to the flower trailer and set up as fast as we can, and then walking (well, running) away  and letting our customers take their time choosing flowers and putting their money in the drop box.  (The reason we run is because we are sweaty, dirty, and exhausted!)  We love the honor system, love the customers we've met, love the smiles on the faces of the children that buy flowers for friends (and glad for Facebook so their Mommies can tag us in the pictures they take!).  


And we love our flowers.   I ran down to the flower garden in the rain last weekend and picked  flowers to make the above bouquet for a friend who was celebrating her 90th birthday.  I felt like this bouquet was so full of love.  It was such a fun gift to be able to give.  

So.... I know you are waiting for the giveaway!  Please leave a comment about your favorite flower to put in an arrangement and next Saturday a random winner will be chosen to receive three packages of my favorite heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seeds.  (Since I can't send you one of my bouquets, this is the next best thing!)

And a very big thank you to my faithful blog readers, some of whom have been with me through every one of my one hundred blog posts!  

46 comments:

  1. I looooove sunflowers...I have several fake arrangements with sunflowers in them. Also I love your blog, your flower cart, and YOU!!!!!

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  2. I wish we were close enough to grab a fresh bouquet! The kids come back from the woods with all sorts of wildflower (and weed) bouquets for me. While I won't turn down any type of flowers :) I love when our local store carries the lil sunflowers!

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  3. I love sunflowers as well. Love your flower trailer!

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  4. Choose just one? What ever is in bloom is my favorite! High on my list of loves are Peonies in the Spring then Hollyhocks and Gladiolus..
    Happy 100th post, Way to go!
    Love you

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  5. I "love" your farm fresh farm stand and all of the flower bouquets that you and your daughter sell. Such a cute idea. I don't think that I've ever met a flower that I didn't love. Yesterday, I made up a bouquet using lavender and coral canyon twinspur. Congratulations on your 100th posting. I love following your blog, your daughters blog and the farm fresh blog that you both have.

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  6. Hi Dori,

    It doesn't seem like 100 posts, but that means they are fun to read. I have enjoyed keeping up with you all throught your blog and someday we will again head east and hope to see you. I made your Red Velvet Cake, frosting too, for Fyonna's birthday and it was delicious. I didn't do the layers as we were somewhat limited but it was still good. The flowers are beautiful. I enjoy most any, but really like sunflowers. I like the flowers that come on lavender, but that is more of a plant.:) So, if for whatever reason I win just send me whatever you think would grow best out here in Arizona. Take care, Genevieve Winters

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  7. Gerbera Daisies!! Your beautiful bouquets put a smile on my face. Wish I lived close to buy one for my dinner table!

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  8. I've recently been making bouquets of gloriosa daisies with Shasta daisies and also small bunches of multi-colored French marigolds. Whatever is blooming is what comes inside!
    What a wonderful gift you are offering others in your bouquets.

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  9. It would have to be sunflowers :)

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  10. Daisies and zinnias. Daisies are my favorite but I can grow better zinnias.

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  11. my dear Dori...if I lived nearby I would stop by your flower cart very frequently!!! I thank you so much for all you share with us :) I love zinnias!! I also thank our friend Lu for sharing YOU with me :)

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  12. This is a perfect giveaway. I have never planted anything from seed but I have wanted to. I have always purchased bedding plants. Not sure I have enough sun for the sunflowers but I'd sure try! So happy I met you!

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  13. I love the cosmos and zinnia. The sunflowers are soooo pretty, too!

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  14. Well, it's hard to choose just one...but I do love Gerbera Daisies, especially red ones. I'm so happy for you and your daughter, sounds like your business is booming! It is all so darn cute. Congratulations on your 100 blog post. I really enjoy reading your blog.

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  15. I sunflowers, you can't help but smile when you see them. Wish I lived closer, I would be a frequent customer.

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  16. I love sunflowers. They just make me smile. :)

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  17. Hi! I love yours and your daughters blogs - and I have been meaning to comment earlier but I just haven't gotten around to it. I love these flowers! Absolutely beautiful! My favorite would be sunflowers!
    Laura

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  18. SUNFLOWERS! They are simple, happy, bright, and don't need anything to go with them. A single one or a whole bunch doesn't matter. I have enjoyed three giant ones on my kitchen table all week, that I got at the local farmers market. I'm still waiting for my giant ones to bloom. Whenever I look at sunflowers they make me happy inside.
    lisa

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  19. Hey Dori, I love your flower cart...I love sunflowers, daisy, zinnia's What a neat idea to
    sell flowers. I love reading your blog as well as your daughters. Sweet family you have
    been blessed with. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

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  20. I think the sunflower is my favorite! A bright burst of color always brings a smile :)

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  21. WOW!! I didn't realize you did this, too! You and Andrea are amazing!! I just checked out your "other" blog - and I'm loving that sign. I bet you painted it, too! That cart could not be more of a perfect thing. So cool!!!!!

    I love Blue Salvia, Zinnia and well, anything flowery....

    Hard to pick! thanks for the chance...

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  22. I just found your blog last week via 'Dandelion House". Your flower cart is ADORABLE! It's been fun watching your little business blossom! Your granddaughters are precious! I am a fan of many flowers and outline my fenced garden (deer-elk proof) with a lot of my favorites. Right now I have blue phlox that last a long time in bouquets. Blessings for the rest of the growing season! Cathy in Idaho

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  23. Zinnia and Cosmos
    peggyd0614@gmail.com

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  24. Your flowers are all so beautiful, my favorite summer flowers are always zinnias!

    Esther

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  25. What a great idea of having a flower cart and using the honor system. Love that! I only wish I lived closer so I could buy some of your beautiful flowers. My favorite flower is the tiger lily I loved them as a little girl. When I go for my morning run they boarder the path that I jog on. I love looking at them as they bring back fond memories of my childhood.

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  26. I love your arrangements and the tags are so cute too! Your girls' dresses are so cute on them. They are adorable. I'm a new follower from our Farmgirl Chit Chat. Like your blog. I love zinnias they are such a good cut flower. Thanks for the giveaway! I'll be seeing you.

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  27. Congratulations on 100! The girl's dresses are so cute--your flower arrangements are just lovely, and what a sweet gift! I love zinnias, I remember my mom planting them in the garden years ago.

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  28. OH Goodness! My favs are the zinnias and the sunflowers. Nothing prettier in the whole world of flowers than a huge bunch of sunflowers...Congrat on your 100..........
    martyterry@ymail.com

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  29. SWEET PEAS are my favorite! I also love to add bundles of herbs like thyme & rosemary to bouquets. They are a little unexpected addition. Love your tags and LoVe your flower stand! Amazing!

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  30. Zinnias are my favorite. I also love your flower stand. teresagann@hotmail.com

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  31. 100 posts! Enjoyed every one of them! Continue on Dori, reading your blog and seeing what you and your husband have done to make your land your home. Every step of the way. Kathleen in Az

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  32. Love reading your blog(and your daughter's). Such beautiful flowers. My backyard is full of flowers and I enjoy making arrangements for my friends. My favorite flowers are sweet peas (well one of my favorites!) My cosmos last a long time when cut. Love summer and all of beauty of my garden.

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  33. Your flower arrangements are gorgeous, Dori! You, Andrea and the girls have done an amazing job with your flower business. I love all flowers but I will have to say that Sunflowers make me smile :)
    Congrats on 100 posts, I have read them all! Deni

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  34. Congrats on your 100 posts. I have enjoyed following you and your daughter and am inspired by both. I love all flowers, but geraniums hold a special place in my heart as they remind me of my mom I lost a few years ago. Her birthday was in May so I would always buy her them for her birthday as well as Mother's Day. She had such a green thumb and loved gardening so much all flowers seem to bring her to my mind! kbender@esu7.org

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  35. I love your blog and have read since the beginning (loved "watching" your new house being built! :) My favorite flower is the lilac, with peonies a close second. Favorite flower in an arrangement? Probably daisies or sunflowers... I love happy flowers. Congrats on #100, and here's to 100 more!

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  36. This is my first time visiting The Red Feedsack and I just love your idea of making bouquets of garden flowers. I love garden bouquets and I like to give them from my own flower gardens. I suppose the sunflower is my favorite flower, but really, I love them all. Whatever is in season is my current favorite. Since I have an abundance of dill, I always add a little dill in my bouquets for a beautiful filler. Larkspur is another pretty flower I like to fill with. LOVE your bouquets. Have fun!

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  37. Happy 100th! I absolutely love your beautiful bouquets, no wonder you are having a hard time keeping up with demand :>) These rival anything in a flower shop. I love zinnias the most and I see lots of bright and pretty ones in your bouquets.

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  38. How exciting 100! My very favorite is zinnas...second favorite is sunflowers! Blessings to you!

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  39. Just one favorite?!! =) I love cosmos, especially pinks and whites. I have made many, many bouquets of cosmos with carrot tops for ferny looking green filler - some of my very favorite bouquets! What a lovely giveaway! Thank you and I enjoy your pretty blog and just love the flower stand!

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  40. Hi! My favorite flower, at least this summer is the Sunflower. I like its cheery face! ( A little side note: there is a man here in town in Colorado who has started hauling his water in a trailer just like your flower cart! I think about yours when I see it, and think what a waste! He could be selling flowers out of that thing!)
    mikeandkathy58@yahoo.com :) Kathy

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  41. I love sunflowers and daisies!

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  42. Black-eyed Susans and daisies

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  43. All flowers make me smile, but especially sunflowers and zinnias. Your heirlooms are amazing! Congrats!!

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  44. Dahlias are my favorite flowers for arrangements, or solo. I love your country flower farm stand. It's so charming!
    Claudia

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  45. Thank you so much for the seeds, I can't believe that I won. Look forward to next spring.
    Teresa

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