What I Love Today…

If you read along with me, you may already know that I am a farm/prairie girl at heart.
The older I get the more I realize this about myself.
I’m drawn to everything farm…
Which leads me to these little outbuildings.
Aren’t they gorgeous?

They just sit there in a field.  

All alone.  Abandoned.  And beautiful.

My mom and I trekked through thistles, bees and canola to get to them.  
Our goal was to get some photos of this beautiful tansy wreath mom made.  
How perfect does it look on this old wood?

It was one of those perfect little moments
The sun was shining.
The birds were singing.
The grass was whispering.
Love moments like these.

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  • Reply Cassi Brightforest August 31, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    OH MY GOODNESS I love these!!!

  • Reply North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard August 31, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Beautiful … those sheds almost remind me of the old Tobacco drying sheds you still sometimes see here and there around Ontario. Love the wreath your Mother made, will you be sharing the “how to”, Jo-Anna. Alas I to have always been a farm girl at Heart, and will hate the day I ever have to leave our 50 acres of land and bush on the Bruce Peninsula.

  • Reply Vivian September 1, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    If there were more building of that sort around where I live, I would totally become a prairie girl, too!

  • Reply Lisa at Shine Your Light September 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Such a lovely spot, and I love that you trekked out there with your mom!

  • Reply Ali Richardson September 1, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Amazing photos!!! This beach girl LOVES farm buildings too 🙂

  • Reply Robyn September 1, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Amazing! I linked your blog to mine (favorite spots) so I can come back and enjoy more!

  • Reply Patricia@ButterYum September 4, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    They’re absolutely dreamy!! I grew up a city girl, but have really grown to love the country, and old worn or abandon farm buildings make my heart go pitter-patter. That wreath your mother made is PERFECT – great shot!

  • Reply Jo @ To a Pretty Life September 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    I love the wreath, and those buildings are gorgeous! I’m starting to get my annual urge to drive through the countryside. But I won’t have as much freedom this fall since my daughter is in Kindergarten now.

  • Reply Sue Kaakee September 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    for those that are still needing a good dose of old buildings, follow these links 🙂




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  • Reply Sivinden September 9, 2012 at 4:51 AM

    Wondful shots of the old buildings!

  • Reply Julia September 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    i agree it is loveley xxx . Lets follow each other!

  • Reply Mona's Picturesque September 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    What an inspiring blog I just discovered! Full of life and wonderful things 🙂 ♥

  • Reply Beth @ Snaps of Our Life September 9, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I love the first one!

  • Reply Janel September 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    The wreath IS perfect there! Such pretty scenes you captured. 🙂

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    What I Love Today…

    Heritage Park!
    This past weekend one of our most favourite places opened up for the summer!
    And because it was a beautiful sunny day, we packed up the kids and headed out to Heritage Park!
    I love it there so much.  My kids have spent so many summer days there since they were babies, 
    and I’m so grateful they still want to go!  
    There’s so much to do, and so much photo inspiration that it’s really fun for all of us!
    Did I mention photo inspiration?!
    Hipstamatic, here we go again!
    I had some fun with my iPhone this weekend!
    All the old gas pumps in Gasoline Alley are fantastic…the vintage logos are great for photos!

    Photo inspiration everywhere!
    And my favourite part?  The farms.  The old houses and the animals!

    One of the best parts?  The amusement park!  Just good old fashioned fun!

    Love love love it there!  
    Where do you like to take your kids on summer days?
    How do you keep busy?
    Have a great day!
    Love phone photos?  Come follow me on Instagram or Twitter!

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  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner May 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Can you believe I’ve lived here 12 years and never been? Crazy, huh! I’ve never been to Calaway park either. Although, I’d rather go to Heritage park I think. More cool stuff. I didn’t realize they had rides there too. My youngest loves the ferris wheel! She’s already looking forward to Stampede this summer, just for that. : ) I think we’ll have to plan a day at Heritage soon. Thanks for sharing.

    ~ Catie

  • Reply Ali Richardson May 24, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Oooh, looks so fun!!! Great shots!

  • Reply Jeanne May 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Great shots… all so fun. So where is Heritage park… think I need to stop by and check it out. Isn’t Hipstamatic fun??

  • Reply Kristy LifenReflection May 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Those are great shots, love your processing too!

  • Reply Elena May 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Yes I love all of these shots! Definitely some great photo opportunities! Love those gas station logos and the carnival!

  • Reply Elaine A. May 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I was drawn to your pic of the Ferris wheel on the link up! I love places like that. Except for maybe the cotton candy stickiness that is sure to ensue! 😉 Love all your photos.

  • Reply Susan May 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Looks like fun!! I take my grands swimming alot, zoo, the movies. We stay very busy. Wish we had a park like that♥

  • Reply Ann May 25, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    All of your photos are wonderful. The ferris wheel might be my favorite. That must have been a super fun day.

  • Reply Brandy May 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    What great shots!! Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Rae May 25, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    beautiful pictures! I kept scrolling back and forth to look at them over again!

  • Reply Lauren Kaczmarski May 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Love the ferris wheel shot!

  • Reply Mindy May 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Looks like so much fun! Great pics!

  • Reply rebecca May 27, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    Love, love, love Jo-Anna! We’ve never taken the kids there yet….we need to go! 🙂

  • Reply Shannon Pate May 28, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    Love them all!! What a great place for photos!! Great job!

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    What I Love Today…

    I’m loving all kinds of things right now, and it’s all a bit all over the place…
    …but variety is the spice of life right!
    Here’s What I Love Today!
    I am in love with this food magazine, Fine Cooking.
    The photography is amazing, it’s user friendly, and the recipes are real life recipes!
    Have you ever tried it?  I had never until my friend Tere introduced me to this treat.
    Jicama is also commonly referred to as Mexican Yam or Mexican Turnip, 
    but it’s actually a part of the legume family.
    It is delish!  Stay tuned for a recipe coming soon!  Like probably tomorrow… 😉

    This week I came across this
    and now I am obsessed with trying these out!
    I’ve got all the ingredients and I’m set to make them this weekend!  Yeeeeeuuumm!

    Right now Costco has this Heys luggage set on for $64.99 Cdn that I just couldn’t pass up!
    It’s a carry-on and beauty case, and it’s so pretty!
    I bought the fuschia coloured set for my travels!  
    And I’m thinking the beauty case would make a perfect camera bag because of it’s hard shell.
    Love love love this!
    Sassy traveling!
    Right now I am reading
    I absolutely loved her first book, The Birth House, and so far am really enjoying her latest novel.
    She has an amazing voice and writing style.
    Oil of Olay Regenerist micro-sculpting cream.
    This facial cream is the best.  The best.
    I have the driest skin on my face, and for years it’s been starving for moisture. 
    Actually not only is it dry, it’s very sensitive to products, so I never really put anything on my face.
    But now that I’m not in my 20’s anymore, I’m seeing changes in my skin and I’m realizing that I really should be moisturizing.
    My two best buddies both use Oil of Olay, and have always spoken highly about it, so I thought it was high time I listened to them and give it a try.  
    (Not only do they both love it, but they have the most beautiful skin!)
    So I got some and have been using it for a couple of months now.
    Let me just say that my skin has never looked more soft and dewey.  Ever. 
    Even my redness has gone down.
    I swear by this stuff and will use it until I’m 102.
    And lastly, this is my favourite pin of the week!
    Look at the awesomeness of this fruit and veggie party table from Amy Atlas!
    Genius.  Truly genius!  If this doesn’t make kids want to eat their veggies, I don’t know what will!
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  • Reply Bronwyn February 2, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    What a great collection of things. I’ve never read any of Ami McKay’s books – perhaps I’ll look for them next time I am at the library. And that veggie table- awesome! Are those watermelon cubes? Right on!

  • Reply Its So Very Cheri February 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    I just followed your blog and would love it if you would come over and follow my new LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  • Reply Lori February 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    I just followed you on the new linky…please follow back so we can stay connected. Thanks, Lori

  • Reply Ali Richardson February 3, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Awesome!!!! I love all of those too 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Katherines Corner February 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    I’m loving what you are loving 🙂 I pout jicama in salad and in soup. Yum. I am your newest linky follower! Hugs!

  • Reply Melissa @ LoveBugLiving February 4, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    Love that luggage! Too cute.

  • Reply Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. February 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    I’ve always wanted pink luggage…. instead of rotten black. 😉

    Those cookies look scrumptious. I want some now!!!

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    What I Love Today…

    It’s been a looooong time since I did a What I Love Today post!
    I had forgotten how much I like do these…
    …they make me feel so inspired!  
    So I say it’s time I did them again!

    So today I Love…
    I love this one.  It’s a reflection of my Mom & Dad’s Christmas Tree in the window,
    against the trees and early skies of Christmas morning.   
    Christmas Tree Lights
    Christmas ornaments reflecting in the sun.
    Our Christmas Lights against the night sky.

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  • Reply Little Mommy January 19, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    Love this!

  • Reply Full Circle Creations January 19, 2012 at 2:53 AM

    I love twinkle lights! Great pics!


  • Reply Ali Richardson January 19, 2012 at 5:23 AM

    SOOOOO beautiful! I love all of those, especially the first one!

  • Reply cafenoHut January 19, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    I want to learn these little tricks… I will try as soon as. I love your all images..

  • Reply tinajo January 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Gorgeous bokeh! 🙂

  • Reply tiarastantrums January 19, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    I only get bokeh if I’m lucky! I’m going to keep working on it though

  • Reply Desirae R January 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Beautiful bokeh. I am just a little bit jealous! But in a good way.

  • Reply Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry January 19, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    lovely and inspiring!

    nicely done:)

    thanks so much for sharing:)

    i love your blog!

  • Reply Gina Kleinworth January 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Oh bokeh makes me so happy

  • Reply deb duty January 21, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    Very fun bokeh shots!

  • Reply Laura January 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I love bokeh, too! You know what I love even more?! The font you use! I NEED it…

  • Reply mutedpalette January 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Bokeh is magic!

  • Reply Marcie January 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Fantastic photography! I love it!

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    What I Love Today…

    … a glorious fall day!
    Windswept leaves…
    Brilliant yellow trees…
    Crisp blue skies…

    Walks in the park…
    Happy Fall Day!

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  • Reply Ali Richardson October 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    This is the prettiest bright blue sky!! Happy Fall (lovin’ the new spooky blog btw).

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma October 1, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    I just love your fun cheery blog 🙂 Beautiful pics

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened October 1, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    I love your spooky blog!! How fun for October 😉 And your pics are gorgeous!

  • Reply Jackie October 2, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    I love the images. My favorite part of fall is all the colorful leaves on the trees.

  • Reply Katie October 2, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    our trees here in va haven’t gotten there yet–i definitely miss my nj falls and the beautiful, rich colors of the leaves. thanks for sharing these gems with us, it made me smile!

  • Reply LESAPEA MUSINGS October 2, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    …and not a cloud in sight, Awesome!!!

    Lisa x

  • Reply Nancy October 2, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    Beautiful pics. I would love a fall-ish day here. too hot. no seasons. I will enjoy seasons through your pics. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah October 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Love the first link w/ the leaves falling against that beautiful blue! Just lovely!

  • Reply Dwija {House Unseen} October 2, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    This is absolutely my favorite season of the year! Visiting from Simple as That. Gorgeous shots 🙂

  • Reply Lou Belcher October 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    The fall trees are a surpise. I expected rust colors. I love the brightness of them.


  • Reply Lesley October 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Beautiful colors!! I love the simpleness of the fall.

  • Reply Jamie October 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Beautiful pics. Sometimes I forget to change up my angle to get ‘different’ shots.

  • Reply Anonymous October 2, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Love the new Halloween look of your

  • Reply Mrs. Huse Clifton October 2, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    cool heading love it and your fall pics too wonderful!

  • Reply Jenny @ Embellishing Life October 2, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    Pretty pictures! This is by far my favorite time of the year. 🙂

  • Reply Christiane October 3, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    brilliant sky!
    thanks for your checking out my blog, of course you can blog+link back , thanks for asking, and I’m glad you like my calendar! Happy Fall!

  • Reply Anette October 5, 2011 at 6:32 AM

    Awesome photos 🙂

  • Reply Carmen and Rachelle October 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    The contrast of the blue sky and yellow trees is amazing!

  • Reply em October 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    These are so bright and lovely!

  • Reply hungryhippie October 5, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    These pics make me feel so happy. Lovely!

  • Reply Ruth October 5, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    all so wonderful, the first one’s my fave, really beautiful light, colour and composition 🙂

  • Reply rebecca October 6, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    so beautiful JoAnna! 🙂 love your new ‘spooky’ blog header!! enjoy your day and thank you so much for linking up. always look forward to stopping by your blog.

  • Reply Amy October 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Beautiful skies and photos!

  • Reply Becca at One Girl October 7, 2011 at 6:18 PM

    What a beautiful set of pictures!

  • Reply angiephoto365 October 8, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    So so beautiful!!! I love seeing pictures of changing leaves, since here in the southern US it won’t happen for awhile!

  • Reply alita jewel October 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Oooh how bright blue. I love fall skies.


  • Reply May October 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    You’ve captured my mood. I have been just sitting on the patio looking up!

  • Reply Stephanie October 14, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    These are amazing photos. I love them…so glad I stopped by.

  • Reply Allison Hoffman October 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    so cool, it scares me to think that soon enough those beautiful leaves will be traded for snow flakes!

  • Reply Saun October 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Love the falling leaves you captured it well…

  • Reply I'm Holly October 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Wow, your photos completely capture “fall”. Beautiful. Hopping over from Shades of Autumn

  • Reply alicia October 14, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    This series reminds me of that song I learned as a child, “leaves are falling all around, on the rooftops on the ground…” Fun captures. Love the new spooky header. Thanks for joining us for the Shades of Autumn Challenge!

  • Reply Chic Homeschool Mama October 14, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    The pop against the sky is fabulous!

  • Reply Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud October 15, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    I just love the pop of the bright yellow leaves against the brilliant blue sky. Stunning!
    Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I hope you’ll be back to join us again next week when we move on to our new theme, orange. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  • Reply mommy of Five October 16, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    simply beautful!

  • Reply best pre workout supplement 2012 October 17, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    So simple yet so beautiful, Thank you for sharing this awesome picture.

  • Reply Jaimie October 17, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    beautiful sky…

  • Reply Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) October 18, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Fantastic shots! First time here. Love your space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  • Reply Christine October 18, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    I love these shots! The blue behind the yellow is lovely!

  • Reply wendy October 20, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Your captured blue skies are LOVELY! 🙂

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    What I Love Today…

    …sweet peas…

    They are so delicate!
    Oh the smell!  Is there any flower that smells as nice?

    So pretty.
    And because I love to label everything!
    Have a happy day!

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  • Reply Barb September 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    I love your sweet peas! and your photos!

  • Reply Ali Richardson September 5, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Gorgeous!! I can smell them from here 🙂

  • Reply a Bug and Bird September 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    gorgeous… the yellow carnations i purchased to celebrate the coming spring are 4 weeks old this week and on their last leg… can’t wait to see what i get after my vacation this next week, love flowers around the home!

  • Reply E @ Act Fast Chef September 6, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Those are gorgeous!

  • Reply Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com September 6, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Beautiful! My middle child’s nickname was sweet pea when she was little!

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    What I Love Today…

    …canola fields in full bloom…
    …nothing says summer in the country like bright yellow fields…
    …major, double love…

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  • Reply Barefeet In The Kitchen August 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Oh my goodness! Is this near where you live?! I’m in awe. This is beautiful country. I love it.

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma August 8, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Gorgeous!! I could stare at this all morning! That is the perfect field to do a little photo shot in!

  • Reply Kaitlyn August 8, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Wow, those fields look gorgeous!
    We don’t have fields like that here.. Well, at least i’ve never seen any! Beautiful!

    In our sea of love

  • Reply Kendra August 8, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Love your photos! I grew up in the country, so canola fields totally hit a soft spot! You did an amazing job capturing the beauty.

  • Reply Aquashell August 8, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    wonderful shots!

  • Reply Art August 8, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Reply Sam Findlay August 8, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Gorgeous photo’s!

  • Reply Barb August 8, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    So beautiful!!

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened August 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Wow, those are gorgeous! Did you take with your phone? (I”m addicted to instagram) That first one is my fave!!

  • Reply Katie @ This Chick Cooks August 8, 2011 at 7:46 PM


  • Reply SaigeWisdom August 8, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    if that doesn’t scream impromptu photo session in the flowers I don’t know what does… *sigh*

  • Reply Danelle August 9, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Love these! The sky looks amazing!

  • Reply Michelle August 9, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    LOVE! I want to find a field of flowers, lol

  • Reply christina m hammock August 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    these are gorgeous!

  • Reply christina m hammock August 10, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    these are gorgeous!

  • Reply One Tough Mother August 10, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    Wow! These are spectacular! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Nicole V Lozano August 10, 2011 at 4:24 AM

    It’s the summer dreams are made of. Lovely…

  • Reply Pam August 10, 2011 at 4:47 AM

    Beautiful color and texture! Wish I were there!

  • Reply Blanejr August 11, 2011 at 2:21 AM

    This is a great shot. I love the editing too.

  • Reply jeands August 12, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Beautiful pictures, I love especially the first one.

    Found your blog from Life Rearranged.


  • Reply jessica dukes August 12, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    absolutely lovely shots! makes me want a nap!

  • Reply Prairie Girl August 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    Spotted your canola fields on Insta-Friday and just had to swing by. Your part of Canada looks an awful lot like mine right now. 🙂

    I love this part of summer!

  • Reply Captured by JennaLynn August 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Simply beautiful! And I love Hipstamatic for opportunities like that!

  • Reply queen bee tracy September 1, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    I’m new to your blog (from a recipe of yours Six Sisters featured) and I love it. The canola fields pictures are beautiful AND educational…as often as I use canola oil, I never thought about where it came from. How cool that is comes from something so pretty!

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    What I Love Today…


    Mine are fantastic in full bloom!  
    They smell delicious.  
    And are so fluffy pink and gorgeous!





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  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened July 8, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    Those are gorgeous! I love all of the different colors & effects. Mine are already bloomed out 🙁

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma July 8, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Soo pretty!! Loving all the different filters you used

  • Reply Sam Findlay July 8, 2011 at 5:55 AM

    These are beautiful! I am patiently waiting for mine to bloom, they are so close! I can’t wait to see them in all their glory!

  • Reply Ali Richardson July 8, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    My all time favorite flower! SO pretty!

  • Reply Katie July 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    gorgeous! Nothing says summer like fresh peonies! 🙂

  • Reply Elaine July 8, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    Gorgeous! My alltime fave flower. Love them!

  • Reply Liz July 8, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    So pretty! Reminds me of my mom’s garden. Linked up today for the first time on Life Rearranged, so fun! Enjoy your flowers!!

  • Reply www.StarHughes.com July 9, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    Those are beautiful!!! I bet they smell amazing too!!

  • Reply SSzem July 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Super gorgeous! i’ve always wanted to plant peonies but never have! This may change that!!

    Shannon, Sweet Stella’s

  • Reply Miko's Girl July 10, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    They almost look like they are made of paper in your shots.

  • Reply Captured by JennaLynn July 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM

    I love all of the various Hipstamatic effects. You are actually the one who got me addicted to the app! 😉 Wonderful posts as always!

  • Reply D'On Marx July 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    What a gorgeous flower! Nice photo.

  • Reply deborah July 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    I also love Peonies! I have to say they are just one of my favorites! I found you on Simple Things Sunday. Stop by and see the Peonies I posted. Mine however, are finished blooming.

  • Reply renee July 11, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    I’m so caught up in the softness of all those shots. Just lovely.

  • Reply Kelly July 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    they are beautiful. i love peonies.

  • Reply Courtney July 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Oh wow! These are gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking them up!

  • Reply hungryhippie July 12, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    I love your Peonies too! hahaha That’s funny that the Duke and Duchess zoomed by so fast, I’m so sure….they could’ve at least put the windows down all the way-it’s CANADA! haha xoxoxox

  • Reply rebecca July 12, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    so pretty Jo-Anna! 🙂

  • Reply June Scott July 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Blessed! peonies do not do well here in the TX hill country… I guess they need a hard winter… yours are incredible. Really enjoyed your photos – great job, Jo-Anna!

  • Reply LivingFree July 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Beautiful shots! I had peonies when we lived in the midwest. I miss them here in the south.

  • Reply Susan July 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Incredible pictures.

    Love, love peonies!!

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    What I Love Today…

    Here is a round-up of some fabulous printables for teacher appreciation gifts!

    Do you give teacher appreciation gifts?  
    Do you have ideas to share?
    Share an idea in the comment section, 
    or pop on over to my facebook page!
    Yay for teachers! 
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  • Reply Lexi June 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Lexi wrote:

    These are fantastic! Especially that s’more packaging!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  • Reply Star Hughes Living June 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    That S’more idea is amazing!!! I might do that for party favors for my cousin’s birthday next week. So cute!
    Star Hughes Living

  • Reply Rachael June 7, 2011 at 6:14 PM

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    amazing gifts, funny and witty

    teachers are definitely under appreciated and if i were a mom, i’d definitely be sending these my child’s teacher’s way

    love your blog and look forward to reading more


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    What I Love Today…

    …a pretty desktop…

    I discovered this website called Simple Desktops with such simple, fresh and free desktop wallpapers.
    To download any of these, or to browse the many others they have, go check them out!

    As always, please take care and be aware when downloading.  I can’t be responsible for any problems that may arise!  Thanks!
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  • Reply Coffee and a Mop May 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Oh how cute! I love them! I put the one with the kite on my desktop. I bookmarked this post so I can change it up. Between the coffee cup, kite, and tree one it was hard to choose…when I tire of one I can switch it up.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Olga May 3, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    These are so cute! I used the one with the coffee cup. You always find the cutest things. Thank you for sharing

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    What I Love Today…

    …that it’s April, and we are that much closer to Summer…
    (except for the fact that currently we are entrenched in a winter storm, yes that’s right folks, I’m talking like 20 cm of the white stuff)

    …but I’m loving this cute little printable!  You can find this and other fun ones over at
    We Love To Illustrate.  Love this blog!…
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  • Reply melody-mae April 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    what an awesome recipe!! YUMMY! I cannot wait for Spring/Summer…it is pouring like crazy here at home. ugh!

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    What I Love Today…

    I’m starting a new thang, and it’s called ‘What I Love Today’.
    Featuring things I love, obviously.

    First up is this fabulous jewelry set from So Pretty.
    Love.  Love.  Love.

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  • Reply Ali Richardson March 6, 2011 at 6:12 AM

    Oooooh, that’s pretty!

  • Reply Kirsty March 8, 2011 at 4:19 AM

    Love it such a great idea!

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