My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Share Your Cup Thursday #42

Hello my friends and welcome to another week of Share Your Cup.

With Winter surrounding many of us, what better way to chase away the blues than by sharing what makes you happy?

First I have a couple of things to share with you.  Last week I mentioned that I would be doing a give away in honor of 700 followers and my approaching blog anniversary.  The romantic side of me fell in love with this sweet snack set.  When I went shopping to find something to go with it I found this darling ruffled apron and oven mitt combo.  The green and pink roses are perfect for welcoming Spring.  And of course, what good is a snack set without a snack? lol!  Pastel Jordan Almonds would do the trick for me.  ( I have to mention that when I opened the snack set I saw that there is a slight chip on the cup.  I felt as though it didn’t take away from it’s charm)

I’m keeping it simple:  Just leave a comment and you are in.  I will draw the winner next Weds. morning and announce it at SYC.

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The second thing I wanted to share with you is “When blogging friends meet”.  Last Saturday I went to a fun sale called, “Fleaology”.  As I approached the first booth I spied something that caught my eye. This cute library box.  When I looked up to ask the vendor if it was hers I said, “Are You Paula?”.  Yup, she was Paula from Pollyanna Reinvents

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Now, I knew that she was part of this show and I was going to look for her.  But, the first person I encountered?  Now, that was meant to be.  Here are the two of us.  Am I cheesing it or what?  Guess I was just so happy to meet her!  And look at my eye wrinkles!  Oh well, a sign of happiness.

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One more pic and then on to the features.  I just had to share this.  At one of the booths this cat that belonged to the owner of Olson’s Greenhouse (nope, no relation) where the event was held jumped up into this display and decided it was nap time.  Too, too cute!

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Now the fab five features:  Also, remember that I am not featuring any Valentine links.  Saving those to feature when I share my posts of ‘Showing a little Love’ starting Feb. 1st.

I love Dru’s Farmhouse Bath.  Everything about it is so sweet, but I adore this little clothesline!  Visit her at Country Farm Home to see more.

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Debra from Homespun brightened my day with her Spring blooms.  Hope she does yours!

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I love vintage flour sacks, but they are not always easy to come by.  Look at this charming table runner Art & Sand created by using a little paint.

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Look at this darling work bench painted by Laurie from Heavens Walk.  Can you believe she bought it in a kit?  And you won’t believe the price!

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The pin junkie got my mouth watering when she shared this stuffed Portobello mushroom.

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Thanks so much and please grab my button if you were featured!

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A few rules and then let the fun begin!

1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with links back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least a few other participants. It’s a great way to find new blogs

After you link up please come back and  leave a comment. They help to fill my cup!

73 comments:

The Farmers Daughter said...

Thanks so much, Jann, for featuring our farmhouse bath! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And---please, please, please pick my name for the giveaway! Would be perfect for my afternoon tea!
Hugs from the Farmhouse,
Dru

Barbara F. said...

Hi Jann, happy to be joining your party this week. Lovely giveaway, I am more than ready for spring! xo

Pamela Gordon said...

I guess I'm first in line Jann. What a sweet giveaway celebrating your 700 followers. I hope you're keeping warm during this cold spell. Hugs, Pamela

Tina´s PicStory said...

so beautiful stuff :) thanx for hosting!

chateau chic said...

Congrats on so many followers. Looks like a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
I appreciate you hosting the party this week too!
Mary Alice

Sandy said...

I was just looking at some spring
blooms in the garden shop the other
day and the photo you posted is just
beautiful..
Thanks for hosting once again.
Sandy

Yolanda Renee said...

I love visiting your blog. I love collecting old things.

I was wondering if you have any interest in pitcher and bowl sets? Or if you know anything about them. I used to collect them, and have a beautiful blue and white set with the date 1898 on it.

Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

Dear Jann
Thank you for always hosting such a great party. I love the photo of you tooo cute. Sending you hugs

xoxo
Kate

Penny Phillips said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week...hugs, Penny

Debra said...

Jann thank you so much for the feature. My house smelled like Easter for a week :)

I love the kitty in the suitcase! That is priceless!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks bunches for hosting again this week. Love the kitty in the suitcase. :)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Thanks so much Jann for hosting another great party - it's so appreciated - what great features!
I cropped my picture accidently - so you just see my little legs dangling in the photo I submitted lol - I do have a head too
XOX

AshTreeCottage said...

Thanks for hosting another fun party Jann! Love your sweet giveaway and would love a chance to win. I am having a giveaway on my blog too, so if you have not entered please do!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Jann... love the sweet kitty in a suitcase... Hello Kitty!... thanks for hosting your fun party and also your generous giveaway... please enter me, I would loovveee to win that sweet set!... xoxo Julie Marie

The French Hutch said...

Hi Jann, Congratulations on a very successful blog. I see you've gone over your seven hundred followers. Wow! What a great give away. I don't think a chip on the cup matters one bit, adds to the charm. The fabric used for the mitt combo is beautiful. Love the roses. All great features, thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Kathe said...

Thanks for hosting Jann! Congrats again on hitting over 700 followers :-)

Jill said...

Count me in and thanks so much for hosting every week - have a great evening...

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Thanks so much for hosting and thanks for your visits and kind words!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Jocelyne said...

Wow 700 followers! Congratulations on a successful blog. Thank you for hosting and again for inviting me! Count me in your giveaway. The romantic me loves that apron and the snack set!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It's so nice to meet another bloggy friend, isn't it? The kitty curled up is too cute! Lovely Giveaway and oh, please, enter me. Would love to win. Thanks for hosting your lovely party, Jann.

Blessings,
Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to get to meet a blog buddy! And you are both so beautiful and happy! I love your sweet giveaway, too! Please enter me...I'm linking in the morning! Sweet hugs!

Gayle said...

Sounds like you had fun at Flea-o-logy - I've only been once - last summer - cuz it's along drive down there for me. I have a set of drawers exactly like the ones you purchased, so I think you have good taste! LOL

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Jann,
What a beautiful giveaway! Please enter me in the drawing! I love all the pinks! What fun to meet another blogger and you look great! Thank you for hosting your fun party and have a wonderful week.
Nancy

Stephanie said...

Hi Jann,

Congratulations on 700 followers - how exciting! Your blog is always a joy to visit :) Your giveaway is so sweet and beautiful.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs to you,
Stephanie

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What fun to meet a fellow blogger in real life- hope to do that soon one day in the near future!

LOVE the curled up kitty...and love your laugh lines - a happy pic, indeed.

Great features this week, Jann!

Hugs!

Deb said...

Congratulations on your 700 followers. I just love dropping by your wonderful blog. I have yet to meet a blog friend besides one that lives down the street from me. We have become good friends and I care for her cats, too. Lovely photo of you both. Thanks for the chance at the very generous give-away. Hugs, Deb

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow 700 followers, I will never make it to 300! Oh well.
It is fun to meet blogging friends.
The giveaway..can I mention my kitchen is pink and green? perfect!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Congratulations on the 700 milestone! It is well deserved since your posts are always so creative and interesting. Such a charming Give Away, too!

Debra

Peg said...

Jann, I love that you met your blog friend first thing. The picture of you two is adorable. Looks like you had a great time. Did Joyce go with you? Congrats on 700 followers, wow did you ever think that many people would check you out? I love your blog and I am so glad you share it. Thanks!

NanaDiana said...

Jann- I love all the features here but I really like the picture of you-eye wrinkles and all! It makes you REAL in my mind! Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

Oohhhhhh!!!! That mitt set and cup would look fabulous in my shabby chic farmhouse, Jann! Thank you for the chance to win your sweet giveaway!

xoxo laurie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Jann, just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!!

patricia-krank said...

Jann - Cute picture of you and Paula. I have the same eye crinkles and I think they are just a sign of happiness. Thank you for sharing all your great picks. Hugs to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

Fluster Buster said...

Thank you so much for hosting another great party. This week I'm linking up my Grandma’s Ink Remover. I am also hosting a party this week and would love for you to stop by and share your one of your creations.
http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/01/flusters-creative-muster-party-4.html

Hugs and Smiles,

Robin
@ Fluster Buster

Leisa B said...

What a lovely giveaway! Gorgeous shots, and the napping kitty is just too cute!

Kris said...

Nice giveaway Jann! I love meeting other bloggers too! How fun to have met up with your blogging friend. I need to go check out some of those blogs you mentioned now!!
; ) Kris

Winnie said...

Good Morning Jann and thank you for this party
I wish you a great day :)

jeanetteann said...

I love that little laundry display.
Thank you for hosting x

Maria Elena said...

Jann, beautiful pictures and giveaway! I love the picture of you and Paula. How wonderful to meet another blogger! Great features this week. Thank you for hosting!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love meeting blog buddies. What a sweet giveaway, and congrats on your 700 followers. I really love the little snack set. I don't have one!

xo,
RJ

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Hi Jann, I'm a little late to the party but finally got a blog done yesterday! Sweet giveaway package. Great features, adding Potabellos's to my grocery list, LOL!

Thanks for hosting Share Your Cup.

xinex said...

How neat that you got to meet with a bloggie friend. That is always fun! Love your giveaway, so sweet!...Christine

Trisha said...

Congratulations on this major milestone! LOVE this giveaway!

~Trisha

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Jann,
Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.
Debi

Emilou said...

Morning Jann, !!!700!!! congratulations and how wonderful for you! Thank you for sharing with your give away. Love your photo, smiles are the best. Blessings, Emilou

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Hi Jann,

Thanks for hostessing. Love the features and the curled up kitty. Hope you are having a good week.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Geneva said...

Jann ... your features are so nice this week, but I especially enjoyed seeing the picture of you and Paula. It would be nice if we could all meet one another ... Thank you again for hosting Share Your Cup Thursday. It's so delightfully Fun!
Blessings!
Geneva

Niki said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please include me :)

Evelyn said...

Thanks so much for hosting:)

Oh yes, the romantic side of me just falls in love with that sweet snack set:)

Have a glorious day!!!

Chel C said...

Such a fantastic blog, I am so glad to have stumbled across it. A definite follower in future. Thank you for hosting Share Your Cup Thursday. Take care. Chel x

Stephanie Gladson said...

Linking up for the first time! : )

Lorena said...

Jann!!!Thank you for hosting! Have a lovely weekend!!!!
Hugs from Madrid

Kay San Nicolas said...

Hi Jann. Greetings from Germany. I'm your newest follower and I found you through One More Time. Wow - meeting Paula by visiting the first vendor was - well - Wow. What are the odds of that. I loved this post. Linking up some of my posts and limiting it to 3.
Hugs,
Kay

The Refeathered Roost said...

Hi Jann,
So happy to be part of the party. Love the features this week! Thank you for hosting.
melinda

Art and Sand said...

I just realized that I joined the party twice with different posts. I hope that's okay.

Thanks for hosting.

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

Astrid said...

Wow! 700 followers! That's amazing! I always enjoy Share Your Cup Thursdays! What a sweet giveaway!

Bonnie Brewer said...

Thanks for featuring my stuffed portobello mushrooms! You made my day!

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting the party.

I have the enamel numbers - I just need to find a great cabinet like yours. Great job!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I love the awesome features. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello! What nice features and a fun give away! LOVE the cat curled up in the suitcase, Jan. Have a blessed weekend,
Hugs
Shawn
Thx for hosting! :)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love that tea cup and little plate! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx Holly

retrorevival.biz said...

Congratulations, Jann, on your ever-expanding blog audience! Such a sweet giveaway:)

Sarah said...

Jann, thanks for inviting me over. I'm thrilled to join in. And thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog. Looks like a fun event, especially if you get to meet up with other bloggers. I've found that to be true at Round Top too.
Sweet gift you are offering. Jordan Almonds are my weakness in the spring. '-)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I totally missed that you host a party too! I just linked up. Thanks for hosting!

Deborah

Robyn said...

Hi there! I am a new reader and follower of your blog. I am so enjoying all of your posts and looking forward to more
Robyn :)

Connie said...

Hello Jann, Wow!!! What an interesting and lovely post. I have enjoyed my visit so much. I love everything in your first photo; I am a sucker for little pink rose buds. How exciting to meet Paula, and the two of you look beautiful in that photo. Two happy girlfriends.

I can not wait to see what you have in store for us on your "Showing a little Love" post. I'll be back:)

In regard to the comment you left on my journal post:
If you look in my archives under Cards and Journals, and go back a ways, you will fine a few posts of my garden journal. You don't even have to doodle in it that much, decorate your pages with pictures you cut from your seed packages. Our dollar store has a scrapbook section and in the spring there are all things of stickers and rub on's with spring and garden themes. You will have so much fun making it, and it is a great tool to refer back to each year. I know what you are talking about with each day being filled with little prayers and thank you's to our Lord . . . that's what He wants . .at your children and how very much you love them, them multiply it by a million or so . . . He loves you more than you will ever know :)
Have a joy filled day and thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello lovely Mrs. Olson!
Very cute features. Thank you so much for hosting this great party. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

HapPy to be able to celebrate 700+ with you Jan! excellent response to your blog efforts!
your linky list is full!
and what lovely choices you've made in the snack set and gorgeous apron set -LuV! them :)) thanks for the generosity !

Tanya Rachelle said...

Lovely post and lovely items! Thank you for sharing them with us.
~Tanya

LuAnn Braley said...

Found and following via Craftmates.

Patricia Cochrane said...

I love aprons and wear one every day!

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Hi Jann, Thanks for sharing all the lovely picks. I will have to link up my hutch next week (sob) When I finally got a chance to visit, the linky list was closed!

Great pic of you and Paula:)

Hugs
S