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February 05, 2015


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Kirsten Butler

Hi Ann Marie!!! I have been slacking on the blogging lately. I am resolving to do better. I was looking through my blog last week and was so glad I had recorded so much through the years. I want to keep it up. TULIPS! YES! I would LOVE to go to a tulip festival. Can you imagine Holland? Anyway it was good ago see your name!! How are you doing??

ann marie

Tulips are absolute favorite. Greg always knows to get me tulips, never, ever roses. I grew up in upstate NY and tulips meant spring. The big park in Albany has a HUGE tulip fest every year so I guess they also remind me of home now that I'm in Florida. The lowly carnation is my second favorite. Such an underrated flower. We keep them around the house in the winter and they takes weeks to die. So, anyway, what else can I possibly say about flowers? Have I bored you to tears yet? I'm just getting caught up on blogs and was happy to see a few updates from you.

Kirsten Butler

Thank you Laura! I love that couch. We got it online from Home Decorators Collection. It was very reasonable and we were pleasantly surprised. It is a slipcover loveseat and it washes really well. I am going to get a chair in the same line.


Tulips are my favorite! So simply & pretty. I always ask my husband for tulips instead of roses for Valentine's Day.

Love that sunny spot! And I also love your couch in that room. We are shopping for new living room furniture so couches are kind of on my radar. :)

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