In the garden…

Hello and i am SO happy you found your way over to my new place.

I have to say….i’ve been a little overwhelmed ….but overall…it’s a good thing.

I’m still trying to get the feel for using wordpress…so if you see some mistakes…

then know that i am working out the kinks.

I know we were in the middle of four days of giveaways when i had to

up and run….

literally….i’ve been running.

My good friend and i are getting ready to do our very first 5k this saturday.

Every time i think about it….i dry heave.

I’m pretty sure i’ve lost 5 pounds this week by my nerves….

but nothing a good cupcake can’t cure…..right?!


back to the third giveaway….

it’s all about a garden party.

The guests must wear red….it’s mandetory.

I know when i have a garden party….i like to have a good cocktail book to go by…..

one that has all the musts for an afternoon in the garden.


You must have a timer also……

i know i have to keep my eye open for when the kids get home…


because one shouldn’t have too much sangria before 3.

You want to have pretty plates and

a few bowls….some linens….

some sweet glasses to hold your drink of choice….

even if it’s just chilled lemonade.

All of this to make a sweet afternoon with a friend memorable.

The giveaway includes: 2 plates…2 bowls….recipe cards…2 place mats….2 glasses…

a cocktail book….a timer…2 bars of soap…all from Anthropologie…

all for you to create your own backyard garden party.

Three ways to enter…comment for one entry

tweet and comment about it for 2 entries…

mention it in your blog and comment for three entries.

And if you look below here on this post…you can go directly to twitter or FB…

this is why i love wordpress so much.

Not that i didn’t love blogger…

{giveaway comments close on May 6th at 6 am and then onto our very last day of giveaways}



  1. Lovely!! Oh, how I wish for summer.

  2. Love, love your giveaway! The entire setting is gorgeous!

  3. i’ve been trimming, weeding my yard as i have company coming from ca the end of may.
    now onto ordering more seeds for the garden. i love outdoor parties!!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!

    And the new site looks great too!

  5. I love your new site. I’ve been trying to make the switch to WordPress, too. It’s hard! You give me some hope:-)

  6. carmela hershey says:

    love it all…Congrats on the 5K…hoping to do one as well!!!

  7. Love the new site! Thanks for all the amazing giveaways!! I love everything from Anthro so I’m drooling over this stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kasey, the new blog home is lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Anthro loot is wonderful, as always.

  9. LOVE!… Nothing like an afternoon of chit chat with a friend!

  10. That is true summer loveliness! Beautiful!

  11. Love the new format! Pretty photos!

  12. what a fun giveaway!! your new place looks great! i’m goint to tweet now ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. It looks lovely! Would LOVE to win! ~Aimee

  14. You always have the cutest stuff!

  15. Oh so pretty. I would love to have a garden party with you IN PERSON! Lovely new blog.
    xoxo MMW

  16. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. This is so cute!! I’m dreaming of a summer garden party now. Just love your style!

  18. LOVE the new blog! About time you switch over;)

  19. I love the new look of your blog. Love the big beautiful photos. You seriously have THe best givaways in all of blogland! I’d love to be included in the chance to win this giveaway. Thanks!

  20. Juanita says:

    Ooh! This is amazing!

  21. kasey, the new blog looks beautiful!!! love it. and only you can make a lady bug look welcome at a garden party. i would have flicked it away.

  22. honestly this is gorgeous and I like the poetic writing you integrated with the pics. on behalf of my wife who is a bit. . .shy, I’d like to submit her Garden Party pics for your perusal and hopefully some good feedback. Her name is Irene, and she is beautiful – so is her eye for design, in my opinion – let me know what you think and thank you!

  23. Josette says:

    I can’t imagine how I could possibly win this give=away with 223 entries, but throw my hat in anyway.

    I, too, LOVE……….Anthropologie.



  24. Ahem – would you post alllllll that to France? Trรจs joli ma jolie!!

  25. danielle says:

    So adorable! I love gardens parties and anthropologie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog.

  26. found you!! enter me please!!! new blog looks great!

  27. All of these items are just precious!

  28. Absolutely darling! Someone is going to be smiling for a year after they win these beauties!

  29. Linked on facebook as well!

  30. oh i LOVE it!!!
    the new blog & the giveaway
    love it!!

  31. me, me, oh…me please!

  32. Oooh! I especially love the little glasses! And the ladybug! Great shot! (Linsey @ LLH Designs)

  33. Love this giveaway

  34. Kristen says:

    What a lovely giveaway. I’m avoiding work and now I’m dreaming of a picnic.


  35. ooh lala this is one fabuloso giveaway!!

  36. Yum, Yum, Yummy! I love everything. Great new blog look, too! รœ

  37. hello! i am new to your blog and looks like i have joined just in time! this is a fabulous giveaway and i’d LOVE to win! these items are just all sooo lovely!!

  38. Kasey- you really crack me up. When do you sleep! Monica

  39. Dear Kasey,
    I would love to win.

    I can’t believe I almost missed out on this giveaway!
    Wow, very generous! So much fun.
    I love all of your photos.
    I will change your url address in my blog roll, since you moved! : )))
    Take Care,

  40. What a great giveaway! Please consider me entered.

  41. How very cool!

    m ^..^

  42. love the photos, especially of the ladybug! count me in on this giveaway!

  43. What an amazing giveaway!! Loving all of the photos… and would LOVE to have a little garden party-this stuff would surely glam up my apartment balcony!

  44. Such a great giveaway…and I can’t get over these photos…so lovely!! It makes me want to just sit outside and read in a garden ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Amanda says:

    Love this setting, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon! J’adore!

  46. I love this! Would be beautiful to use in entertaining our visitors who will arrive soon!

  47. Oh this is the most beautiful giveaway ever!! You are so talented at taking photographs, and setting a beautiful table!!

    So sad I missed it! ๐Ÿ™

  48. Ahhh…summer is right around the corner! I am training for a 10K on Memorial Day. Enjoy your running!!!!!

  49. Jody Jones says:

    Such a pretty two-some party in the garden…. I love your vibrant colors and the give-away idea! You’re a very clever woman Maria!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. wow – you are such a “giver” =) this is beautiful… love a get together in the garden…
    on a side note…i have been thinking about making the big switcheroo from blogger to wordpress…but i am…well…technically challenged…was it difficult?

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