Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mosaic Monday: It's My Birthday



Making a flower mosaic for my birthday has become something of a tradition at Little Red House. January 25th -- all the excitement of the holiday season has faded and the winter weather has become a bit of a bore. It's a long time till spring. So I usually cheer myself up with a gathering of electronic blossoms.

My husband gets me some of the real kind, too. :)

I awoke this morning (Sunday, the 24th) to two armfuls of blooms -- white tulips and yellow roses. We're going out to dinner tonight, and I've been promised some gifts to unwrap tomorrow. I did get a sort of early birthday present on Saturday. But I want to surprise you with that story on Tuesday. Because you need a surprise in this dreary weather, don't you?

(And if you are enjoying lovely weather at the moment, please don't tell me. It would just be the last straw. Not that I'm jealous or anything... )


It's 34 degrees and rainy here tonight... lol


Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:

1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net. I can't wait to see your mosaics! Here is Mr. Linky:


113 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like it was off to a wonderful start!

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  2. Mary, Happy Birthday! Your flower mosaic is beautiful but not as pretty as the armful of roses and tulips sounds.

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  3. Happy Birthday Mary. These spring blooms would cheer everybody up! I look forward to your surprise present! A new lens or camera perhaps....

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  4. Thank you for sharing your flowers and your birthday. Happy Day! I was just looking through photos from last spring trying to imagine that my yard ever looked like that or that it will again. It is raining here in California....again!
    Thanks for the beauty.
    Kathy b

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  5. A very Happy birthday Mary! Beautiful flowers! ~Jeanne

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  6. Happy Birthday...may the coming year be filled with joy, health, and an adventure or two!

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  7. Happy Birthday Mary! Lovely mosaic ... enjoy your dinner out ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  8. Sending big Happy Birthday wishes to YOU! Pretty flower mosaic too!

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday Mary! I can just smell those beautiful flowers! The colors are so vibrant and fresh. Just what is needed for those of us in the drab brown and white colorless winter days (and yes our day was drab and rainy all day too!)

    Hope this year will bring you much love, laughter and joy in your life!

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  10. Happy birthday! I've enjoyed coming here on Mosaic Mondays. Your photos are inspiring!

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  11. Happy Birthday, Mary! I hope it's a wonderful one! Sounds like your husband has some great things planned! Enjoy your week!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. Have a wonderful birthday. I wish sunshine and flowers for you to chase away the gloom!

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  13. Happy Birthday Mary!!! Wow, lovely flowers, gifts already and more gifts to come ~ sounds wonderful. I'll be back tomorrow to see what they were. Happy Mosaic Monday!
    Paula Grace ~

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  14. Another beautiful offering from you, Mary. Thanks again for hosting. I actually participated this week and will try to get out and check the other entries. Have a wonderful evening.

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  15. Wishing you a very happy Birthday Mary, your flower mosaics always put me in a happy mood, have a fun day and thank you for hosting MM. Kathy.

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  16. Happy Birthday dear Mary! As much as I LOVE snow, I no longer enjoy the cold as much so seeing spring beauties is wonderful. Hope you have a grand week!

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  17. Wishes for a very happy birthday to you Mary!

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  18. Happy Birthday Mary!!!!
    I hope you enjoy your special day.
    Thank you for sharing those lovely blooms. It was cold and raining all day here today too.
    Hugs,
    Tam

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  19. Well, Happy Birthday!! Nothing like a real live bouquet of flowers to lift your spirits. it's 50 degrees here this evening!!!!! But the temp. is supposed to start dropping tomorrow! (NE Ohio)

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  20. And a very happy birthday to you!! I forgot to mention it before, I see.

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  21. Happy Birthday to you Mary. May the year be filled with blessings galore.

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  22. A very happy birthday to you Mary. You are so gracious to be hostess for this lovely Monday project. You deserve all the flowers in the world.
    Blessings
    QMM

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  23. whoaaa I was quick but right as I went to click enter my computer frooze!!! super grrr...

    then would oyu believe I coldn't find the Mosaic I'd made, but its all good now,

    though the shortcut link didnt show til too late

    oh well
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY AND THANKS
    for all your help...
    Jane

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  24. Happy Birthday! You wonderful, fellow Aquarian!

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  25. Happy happy Bday to you Mary!

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  26. Happy Birthday! I love the shades of color in your mosaic.

    - The Tablescaper

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  27. Happy Birthday Mary. Thank you for sharing your colourful birthday blooms with all of us.

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  28. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Mary, Happy Birthday to you!

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  29. So pretty! Hope you had a wonderful birthday Mary!

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  30. Happy Birthday Mary! Enjoy your day. It is raining here too, another gloomy day. I am craving sunshine:)

    LeAnn

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  31. A very happy birthday to you, Mary! It sounds as if you've been celebrating for a few and that you'll continue for a few more. (My grand told me that he could celebrate for four days this year because he's four...I kind of like that idea.)

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  32. Happy, happy Birthday! Twenty-two years ago I was having a sweet baby girl on your birthday. I hope both of you have a wonderful day!

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  33. Whata beautiful mosaic to brighten up your birthday, Mary! I hope you have a wonderful celebration and many blessings in the year ahead!
    Laurie

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  34. Birthday Greetings, Mary!

    Your don't have to worry about our weather - snow tomorrow! Enjoy your birthday festivities and special dinner. Can't wait to hear about your surprise!

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  35. Happy Birthday Mary! Your beautiful mosaic is the perfect way to announce such a happy day. Looking forward to reading what your surprise is!

    X0 Pat

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  36. A very happy birthday to you Mary! May your birthday year bring you many bouquets of love and friendship!

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  37. I want to wish you a very Happy Happy Birthday, Mary!!! Love your flower mosaic!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. Happy Birthday Mary! Enjoy your special day. Can't wait to see the gift....

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  39. Happy Happy Birthday Mary! I'm glad you are surrounding yourself with these beautiful flowers!
    Enjoy and celebrate a lot!

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  40. Happiest of Bdays Sweet Mary.

    I am so not surprised you are married to a man who adores you! You are worth it!

    Im excited to see the surprise!

    And darlin-- if it helps you feel better :) its 30 here. Spose to snow like a feather factory tonight... Ohhh my. But the ever optimist :) I keep reminding myself how lovely winter is!

    Hugs and a song!
    Claudia

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  41. Happy Birthday Mary! You don't look a year older at all! Thank you so much for sharing your birthday blossoms with us. Hope you share some birthday cake as well :-)

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  42. Happy Birthday! I love your flower mosaic and enjoy your dinner out.
    Thanks for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  43. Happy birthday Mary! What a gorgeous tribute to yourself. Wishing you a blessed and happy day!

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  44. Happy Birthday to you! I can't wait until Tuesday to see that gift. I finally got up enough nerve to link up to Mosaic Monday because I love to stalk, no I mean look at everyone's beautiful blogs of photography and decorating skills.

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  45. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Mary...

    Your blooms are beautiful... Thank you so much for hosting this event, it has been a favorite of mine!

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  46. Happy Birthday! You have a beautiful Mosaic today!

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  47. Happy Birthday, Mary! Beautiful mosaic... your mosaics inspire me! Am looking forward to your surprise! *hugs*

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  48. And it's a gorgous collage for your bithday!!! Wishing you a great day and a blessed year ahead!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog

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  49. Mary, if you were nearby, I'd sing you a birthday song. It goes, "On the day that Mary was born. On the day that Mary was born. On the day that Mary was born, the angels sang, and they blew on their horns, and they danced. And they danced. And they smiled and raised up their hands. On the day, on the day, that Mary was born!" Couldn't sing it but there it is, written. May your day be blessed. And may YOU be blessed for your wonderful blog. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  50. Happy Birthday! I love your flowers. They make me restless for spring and some yard work. Thanks for doing Mosaic Monday.
    JoAnn

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  51. Happy Birthday Mary...you and I have the same birthday January 25th also Robert Burns day.
    I love your beautiful flower mosaic...so lovely.
    I'm inviting you to my blog to celebrate and partake in my first ever GiveAway in honour of my special day...wouldn't it be something if you won.
    Happy Birthday and Have a Wonderful Day
    Debbie @ NanasKitchen

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  52. Looking at those photos (and listening to "Dawn" on your playlist) was like experiencing spring for real!

    Yes, drizzly yucky weather here too.

    Happy happy birthday to you!

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  53. If anybody deserves flowers for their birthday, it's you (on your blog and in real life). Happy Birthday sweet Mary! Your mosaic is beautiful. Have a wonderful day. laurie

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  54. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Y.O.U.! Ok, now you have to tell us how YOUNG you are!!!!! haha.

    Love the spring we're experiencing on your blog today - breath of fresh air!

    Have a WONDERFUL day - thanks for sharing.

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  55. A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary!! The flowers and mosaic are gorgeous, I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy your celebrations.
    We have about the same temperature here in the UK!!

    Have a great day, Jackie in UK.

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  56. Happy birthday Mary. I love your beautiful mosaic. Beautiful flowers. Have a wonderful day

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  57. Happy Birthday Mary ! I am not able to participate this week 'cause I have a great deal of work. Nevertheless, I enjoy your brilliant mosaic.

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  58. Happy Birthday or Grattis på födelsedagen as we say in swedish!

    Have a nice day and lovely flowers up there!

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  59. Happy Birthday. Beautiful bouquet of flowers, a dream to get to their birthday!

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  60. Bappy Hirthday! wishing you warm sunny thoughts and looking forward to your surprise story tomorrow. Have a great day ;-)

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  61. Hope your birthday was very memorable - your mosaics, indeed your whole blog, are!

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  62. Wishing you many happy returns of the day!

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  63. Happy Birthday, Mary! Your mosaic is a flower bouquet to enjoy..Wish you many many more happy years to come..

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  64. Happy Birthday!!!

    I am looking forward to
    Spring and beautiful flowers,
    as well.

    Surely it will come...

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  65. Reminds me of the beautiful Spring flowers! I can not wait till it gets here either!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  66. Beautiful blooms - just what we need here in the dreary Northeast. Rain, go away!

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary!

    xo
    Claudia

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  67. Happy Birthday Mary,
    It's flowers all the way for you today, I hope you have the chance to pop over to France & see the 3 floral mosaics I created for you!!
    Bonne Anniversaire!!
    ~Maggie~

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  68. Beautiful flowers!

    Happy Birthday!

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  69. Happy birthday dear Mary! I hope your day is one of the most wonderful and that you have many many more birthdays to come. Your husband is so thoughtful for those gorgeous flowers. Pretty mosaic!...Christine

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  70. Happy Birthday!! And tomorrow is MY birthday and I think I'll consider your flower mosaic as a gift for me. Thank you!

    Paul actually took me out to dinner last evening and we had a lovely, slow evening. Hope your day is fabulous.

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  71. happy birthday wishes!!! hope you have a lovely time opening the presents, and that the year is a great one! beautiful pictures in the mosaic. thanks for those and all the posts. sorry about your weather. the pretty pics must be a boost! jkj

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  72. Of course Happy Birthday to you.
    Love the colorful flowers to brighten up a gray and rainy day.
    My yesterdays post was some flowers that are blooming here NOW! MB

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  73. Happy Birthday, Mary! Just discovered your lovely blog (via 2 or 3 degrees of separation). I've posted a mosaic of birthday flowers on my "spillover" blog. Hope they add to the b-day cheer on this gray day.

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  74. Happy Birthday Mary!
    We are celebrating here today too.
    My daughter Kate turns 25 on the 25th ♥
    Hope your day is Wonderful!

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  75. Dear Mary,
    May today be as filled with all the good things and great joy you give to numerous others through your blog.Today is a gift. . .untie the ribbons!
    Lonesome Prairie Pat

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  76. Happy B-day! I'm gonna try to do a mosaic today! wish me luck.

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  77. Hi Mary,
    Your flowers are beautiful! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

    Sherrie
    A View of My Life
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/01/mosaic-monday_25.html

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  78. Thank you Mary for the Birthday greeting...hope your birthday is Wonderful so far too. I just reposted my Mosaic post as the one I did earlier appeared to have a broken link...just wanted to let you know why I am up there twice...sorry about that.
    Again...your Mosaic of flowers is gorgeous and Happy Birthday !!

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  79. Happy Birthday! Your flowers are beautiful! Have a fabulous day!

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  80. Lovely blooms always!
    Happy Birthday! Wishing you the best.

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  81. Hi Mary,
    Just stopping by to wish you Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day. Your floral mosaic is beautiful, BTW! --Delores

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  82. Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday! I have been enjoying your blog for a while now and think you are very talented. I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's post.
    Susan
    xxoo

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  83. May your heart be full of love, warmth, sunshine and hope this birthday.

    Blessings to you, Mary :)

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  84. Happy, happy Birthday.

    You'll be happy to know that it's 2 deg celsius here and drizzly!

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  85. Happy Birthday, Mary!!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  86. Hi Mary! Happy Birthday to YOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!
    Your flowers and photos are so happy and pretty!

    I did a Winter Mosaic today....
    tis cold and gray, even here in California. :0

    Have the best birthday!!
    Oh, this is my first Mosaic Monday with you, too.
    Thank you for having such a fun feature!

    ((hugs))
    Becky

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  87. Happy Birthday Mary! I just want you to know how much I enjoy your blog! It is truly an escape on these gray days! Thank you!!

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  88. Happy Birthday Mary!...I feel like I got a gift from You just looking at these flowers...May you have a wonderful, healthful, creative year...

    xo

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  89. Happy Birthday Mary!! I hope your day is as beautiful as your mosaic!:)

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  90. As always a gorgeous mosaic, Mary!

    Happy Birthday!

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  91. Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope it was a great one. Your mosaic makes me smile, looking toward spring.
    Brenda

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  92. Can't wait to hear about your birthday! Happy be-lated Birthday to you Mary! And oh....the sun is shinning here..LOL but only for today...because we are going to get more rain... I guess we need it...it's the desert ya know.. smiles!

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  93. Happy Birthday, Mary! I'm a January birthday as well. I know what you mean about looking for some color. My garden is pretty dull these days. Thanks for sharing these lovely blooms. Hope you are having a great day! ~ Sarah

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  94. happy birthday, mary! thank you for such a lovely blog!

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  95. Hi Mary, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I just had mine earlier this month. Here's to us 50 something January girls!!!!

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  96. Aw, Happy Birthday Mary! We are so glad we stopped by today! Love the floral mosaic... feeds our spring fever!
    Karla & Karrie

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  97. Happy Birthday Mary. I was away for a long weekend visiting a close friend in Hopewell, New Jersey. This morning I had just enough time to publish a post for the One Word One Heart Giveaway. But I couldn't stay away. Had to see the beautiful mosaic that I knew you would create. Hope all of your Birthday dreams and wishes come true.
    Karen

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  98. hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

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  99. Hi Mary, just catching up with my friends and I see I missed your birthday! I hope it was spectacular:>) The flowers sound beautiful, I love flowers this time of year, and if it's any consolation, the weather is terrible here too, so we can wish for springtime together. Happy (belated) Birthday!

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  100. A beautiful birthday mosaic of flowers, Mary. Belated Happy Birthday to you!!!
    xoxo...Kathy

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  101. A very happy belated birthday to you, Mary. You are so good to give us Mosaic Monday each week. It is one of my favorite events.

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  102. Happy Birthday!! Newbie to your blog and boy do I love it!! So it's more like a present to me than you. I've linked up to share with the MM event. Thanks!!

    with love,
    Olivia

    OH, may you be blessed with love, joy and happiness through out the year to come.

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