Thursday, May 3, 2012

Succulent Wreath/ Birthday Update

I had the very best birthday yesterday!  I went to Tuscaloosa and had lunch with Shanley, then we had dinner at my friend Susan's house.  Susan is my best friend in the world...we grew-up together and share the same birthday.  She is one year older than I am, and I always wanted to follow in her footsteps growing up.  Susan and her family moved away about ten years ago, but now they are back.  I am so thankful that they are home to stay.  She hosted the best dinner party, and we had a blast!

Today I am going to the art studio and clean it up.  I cannot take the filth anymore!!!  ;P   I will paint a little, too, and do some shopping.  I have been neglecting my errands lately, and I need to finish running them.  I have a couple of blog party folks to visit, and then I will visit the rest of y'all between tonight and tomorrow.  



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We purchased the wreath hanger at Smith & Hawken.  I miss that store!  I hope it is strong enough to hold the wreath's weight.

Some of you have asked about my succulent wreath, and I finally got around to making it.  The Johnny Jump Ups were finally wilting in the heat.  The wreath is so heavy, and I hope that the short roots take hold soon because it was so hard getting the plants to stay put!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill



23 comments:

  1. Glad you had a happy birthday. Love this succulent
    wreathe.

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  2. Yeah!!! Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad you had a fun day. I'm from Alabama (the state) too. Have you seen the commercial for a yard product that has the man taking calls from work for all the cities he has to travel to? One that he says is "Tuscaloosa".

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  3. E' stato il tuo compleanno?Auguri!!!Sono contente che è stato bello!Ancora AUGURI!!Baci,Rosetta

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  4. Happy Birthday Ricki Jill. I know if you were with Shanley and BF it was a great BD. Love the wreath and I miss Smith and Hawken like I miss Pierre Deux.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  5. Oh happy birthday. I am so very glad you had a good time with your daughter and good friend. What could be better?

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  6. Happy Birthday Ricki! I'm so happy for you that your bff moved back near you♥

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (belated)
    I'm so glad it was a good one, that Shanley is feeling better, and that you get to have an old friend back in your life. :D

    Also, that succulent wreath is amazing, but yes, I bet it would be hefty. My mom would love something like that....did you make it yourself?

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  8. Happy Birthday!! So glad you had a nice day. Your wreath turned out beautiful, I hope it takes hold too, I want to see how it does too! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

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  9. So glad you had such a wonderful birthday, Ricki Jill. I love that wreath.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  10. Your birthday sounds like it was fun. The wreath is very pretty. Those plants should do well in it, right?

    The "in" thing of all the vertical plants and flowers is very interesting. I wonder how many of them (especially the vertical planters advertised on TV right now) will look by the end of the summer.

    All the best,
    Lois

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  11. You did it,you did it!the wreath is so cool!

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  12. HI RICKI I HAVE NOT FORGAT ABOUT YOU MY SWEET FRIEND I HAVE TO MAKE SOME MAJOR CHANCHES IN MY LIFE..I HAVE MOVE TO A SMALLER HOME MY HOUSE WAS TO BIG FOR TWO WE ARE EMPTY NESTERS..I LOVE YOUR WREATH SO ROMANTIC AS ALWAYS YOU ARE SO CREATIVE ,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....I HAVE NOT DECORATED MY SMALL HOME WHEN I DO I WILL POST ABOUT IT I HAVE TO TAKE BABY STEPS DO TO MY RA....I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW PLACE I DID MY FIRST POST IN A LONG TIME..XOXO...SANDRA

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  13. Happy Birthday! I'm so glad that you had fun! And I'm happy you were able to share it with your daughter and best friend!

    I love the succulent wreath. Am I imagining or are succulents becoming more and more popular?!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. Wishing you much happiness..hugs...Maryjane

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  15. Happy Birthday! What fun that you got to spend it with your daughter and best friend!

    What a neat wreath!
    Pam

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  16. happy birthday RJ! It is so nice when you have a dear friend return closer. Sounds wonderful.
    I have to say, I have never seen a wreath holder like that and the wreath is stunning. I wonder if I can find that up here somewhere.

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  17. Glad your birthday was a celebration! I LOVE this wreath and now I WANT one! I don't kill succulents as fast as I kill other things. :)
    -Revi

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  18. Belated Happy Birthday! I wish that my two best childhood friends lived close by. You are one lucky girl. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful day. I love that wreath holder and I too miss Smith and Hawken. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  19. So glad you stopped by - so I could find you!! I adore succulents! I've had a bucket full for years - leave it outdoors year round, never water it , and it thrives! Can't ask for much more.

    Your wreath is divine!

    Hope you had a fabulous birthday!
    Kelly

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  20. Love the idea of a succulent wreath. I've thought of one for our front porch, but probably not sunny enough. Love yours!

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  21. Glad to hear that you had a great birthday Ricki! I can't wait to see pictures and hear more stories from you. And what a great coincidence, you shared the same birthday with your bestfriend. And while you said that you wanted to be like Susan, I also consider you as one of my inspirations. If I will become a mom, I want to be like you, happy, energetic, creative and as often mention, "someone who really rock!"

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  22. Your wreath is gorgeous! I can't wait to see how it does. So glad you had a great birthday ~ belated wonderful wishes for you! Hope you ate lots of cake & ice cream.

    xo
    Pat

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you had such a nice day.

    I gave my mom a similar wreath maker years ago. A succulent wreath like yours would be a fun project. I think she used to use it for impatiens.

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