Well Hello beautiful friends!
How are you today???

As promised....I want to let you know who the winner is of the Simple Daisy give-away!!
But first....
Thank you for participating!! I reached a Simple Daisy record....159 comments!! I can't even tell you just how happy that made me!!!! In the next few days...I hope to stop by each and every one of your fabulous blogs to say "hello!!"
And second....
we just returned from a wonderful trip to Knoxville, TN.

I was blessed with gorgeous weather and SUNSHINE...sweet sunshine for the entire long weekend!
I am sure you can imagine just what that did for my spirit:)

Thank you sweet Tennessee for giving me the sunshine I so needed:)

Spending time just relaxing always makes me take a minute to reflect on ........being happy and thankful:)

Yes...I have tons of goals and thoughts for my life.
But sometimes I really think it's OK to just be.
I am working hard on Simple Daisy and I hope it takes me far.
But I am trying to just enjoy more of the process and less of where am I supposed to be going!!

Maybe it was the two...yes two...Bliss shops that reminded me that life is Bliss...right where you are:)

Maybe someday Simple Daisy will turn into a shop .....
but if not...that's ok too! I'll just keep plugging along doing what I enjoy.
being creative!

I am always thankful to go and spend time with my family and friends!!

 yes...take time to just soak in the beauty of the world around you!

and drum roll please.............
the winner is:)

Sunny K West from Living the Dream

Talk about following your dreams! She just packed her bags and moved to Key West! How inspirational!

Yeah for her!!
and be sure to stop by her blog and say "hello!" It's always nice to make new friends!!!

Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine
Sheryl Crow


  1. congrats to the winner :)

    i love simple daisy sooo much and i can't wait for the day it turns into a shop!

    i definitely believe in taking a breath in... and just realizing how wonderful things are in the moment!

    have a great day!

  2. Great pictures! I was just in Knoxville last month. What a cute place!

  3. Yeah Heather glad you had fun! Congrats to the winner! I love Knoxville as well as I told you my step son and DIL live there!

  4. Hi Heather!
    So pleased that you had a wonderful time in K-ville. We LOVED living there...and from your photos...Boy, has it changed! Your mountain photo could have been taken from the ridge in my old neighborhood. On clear days, we could see the Smokey Mountains in one direction and the Cumberland Mountains in the opposite direction. That ridge is where I would go when I needed to find peace. (and as a mother of 3 little boys at that time, peacefulness was often needed!)

    Keep working toward your dream.One day you may just be surprised to find that you really achieved it. You have so many people pulling for you...

  5. Looks like you had a Wonderful Day !!! Wine and all...I love to sit and drink wine...my favorite!! Beautiful Photos

  6. I'm so happy to hear you got to spend time with family and friends and had some sunshine! cheers

  7. Hi Heather -

    It looks like you had a nice trip. The shop bliss looks like a place I would like to browse. The little cafes - perfect for people watching and a good glass of vino.

    My best- Diane

  8. Hi Heather, It's so wonderful that you had a nice break and feeling rejuvenated. Sometimes all we need is to great a change of scenery and family! Your pictures were great and of course all your inspirational words. I've never been to TN so it was fun to see.
    Congratulations to the lucky winner!
    Have a great rest of the week. xoRobin❤

  9. Congrats to the winner. I understand the desire to live by the ocean. I am fortunate to live in Maine along the beautiful coast. I am 5 minutes from Portland Headlight and many other lighthouses. I was born and brought up here and don't think I could ever leave. My husband is from Ohio and loves it here. Thank God. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

  10. What fun you've had! I've been to a Bliss store before..very awesome! Congrats to your lucky winner! I have a couple of pieces of your jewelry on my wish list! One of these days...soon, I hope! Hugs! ♥

  11. Congratulations to the winner. So lovely that she's passing it on to her daughter-in-law. What a lovely weekend you had. Sunshine is so good for the soul.


  12. What a fun trip you had! So nice to have some much needed warmer weather. Loved your pictures.
    Congrats to the winner!


  13. Congrats to the winner. Thanks again for having the contest. Love the pictures

  14. Congrats to the winner. What a great story she has. I joined up on her blog tonight...looking forward to hearing more about her move to Key West.

  15. Beautiful, happy post!
    Congratulations, Sunny!

  16. Congrats to the winner! I'm so glad to hear that you got to enjoy some sunshine - it looks like you had a beautiful time with family and friends.


  17. Congrats to Sunny and I will definitely stop by her blog, I need to welcome her Florida! We can never have too much sun here!

    Funny, this is the third post I've seen this week with Sheryl Crow's lyrics. I'm taking them to heart in my own life now.

    Hugs, glad you had such a great time on your trip!

  18. I would love to visit a Simple Daisy shop! I love the Bliss store fronts! Thank you for stopping by A Woman's Haven and as always I love stopping by your little piece of blog haven.

  19. Hi Heather! i am so glad that you had a great time with people you love! Tennessee is such a wonderful place. I think that the Simple Daisy Shop would be perfect, your pieces are just beautiful!
    Congrats to the winner, what a perfect piece for her daughter. :)

  20. Yay! Sunshine. I could so see you owning a shop. Your store windows would be the bomb. Congrats to Sunny K!

    Take good care,


  21. I'm off to Key West...., virtually speaking!

  22. Hey Heather! So funny you just got back from Knoxville! We took the RV out there...camped in Sevierville for a weekend to visit my sister! It was lovely! I see you too enjoyed some family time! Good for you...you get to go to my all time fave Key West! Congrats to your winner!!

  23. I'm so glad I stopped by today. I love what you said about appreciating that you are exactly where you are meant to be. That really hit home for me today. Thanks!

  24. I love not really knowing where this whole blogging thang will take me. I'm the dsame as you.

    I love the idea of running a shop. It sounds as though you would too. Isn't it fun to dream!!


  25. Sigh! I didn't win. Pooh. But congrats to the lucky winner.

    Glad your trip to Knoxville was sunny and fun.


  26. I love this quote! It's so true! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx


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