Monthly Archives: March 2014

Unique to Huntsville–Bennett Nurseries

We brought some of these home with us.
We brought some of these home with us.

Spring is here!

On the last day of spring break, we went to Bennett Nurseries–Voted “Best Nursery in Huntsville” for 5 years in a row.

One of our favorite places to visit
One of our favorite places to visit

I consider Bennett’s to be a part of a wonderful learning experience for kids. It is very kid-friendly with it’s outdoor train set and the free sodas that they offer from the old-fashioned drink box.

Miniature train that goes around a track, outside.
Miniature train that goes around a track, outside.

My teenage niece, Princess Buttercup, and I spent an afternoon wandering the 6-acre nursery, sniffing herbs and selecting annuals. We came home with bunches of fresh lettuce, spinach, basil, parsley, lantana, and other stuff to plant.

Hope you all enjoy the pictures that I took!

-Stephanie

http://www.bennettnurseries.com/

Princess Buttercup spotted the first butterfly of the year.  Some type of swallowtail.
Princess Buttercup spotted the first butterfly of the year. Some type of swallowtail.
Look at the dolphin!  I tried to get all fancy and blur my background with Photoshop Elements.
Look at the dolphin! I tried to get all fancy and blur my background with Photoshop Elements.

SunPatiens

Mint galore!
Mint galore!

greenhouse

Although Bennett’s is a huge nursery, there are plenty of staff on hand to help answer questions.

cabbages

Oh, and p.s: Be sure to check back on Wednesday. I plan to post on the next place we went, Bennett’s sister store, “Across the Pond.” It is huge, too, and has lots of cool home pond stuff like fish and garden novelties. 🙂

geraniums

More Spring Break!

Hi, Dear Readers! Would write today, but Princess Buttercup and I are on a spring cleaning whirl. We’ve got to do something with this house! Will try to get back tomorrow. Meanwhile, I added a couple of cool kid crafts on my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/thewritesteph1/ Talk to you soon! Stephanie Continue Reading

Spring Break Ideas and Linkies!

We’ve made it to Spring Break! The world is open to sleeping late and endless possibilities for hanging out with Princess Buttercup, her friends, and her friend’s moms. Here are some ideas for stuff to do during Spring Break: 1. Host a game day party. Get some pals together and pull out “Apples to Apples,”… Continue Reading

In Just Spring When the World is Puddle-Wonderful

Hi All, Hope you are enjoying the first day of spring! I spent some time photo’ing the beauty of Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. I’m also enclosing a link to one of my favorite poems: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176657. Happy Spring! *** NOTE: All ads displayed at the bottom of this post are inserted by Word Press.… Continue Reading

Architectural Goodies at Harrison Brothers

So before the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, Princess Buttercup and I were in the bowels of Harrison Brothers, digging through warped cardboard boxes to find the perfect old doorknobs to re-purpose as curtain finials. Harrison Brothers is a treasure trove for customers who are looking to find cool (usually locally-made) gifts such as… Continue Reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s March 17, and I hope you all are wearing green today! These pics that I took on Saturday are sure to put you in an Irish mood. They were taken at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Huntsville. May the luck of the Irish be with you! Shout out: Happy Birthday to Uncle… Continue Reading

We have Winners!

Hello, dear Readers! I am happy to say that we have a winner of my blog-iversary giveaway!  Since the contest is celebrating my first anniversary of blogging, I decided to get Princess Buttercup to draw 10 names!  Here are the winners (listed as their email name or blog addresses) who will receive an Absolutely Stephanie… Continue Reading

Giveaway Extended!!!

Hello, dear Readers! I’ve been running around like a chicken, doing wife/mom stuff (incidentally, we’re having panko-breaded chicken tonight…just sayin’). I’ve been too busy to blog, so I’m extending my blog-iversary giveaway for everyone who “Follows” me between now and tomorrow!  Be sure to follow my blog for a drawing. I’ll be giving away an… Continue Reading

Join Me on a Blind Date with a Book

The other day, I went to our local library and loaded my little paisley “31” bag full of books to check out. I was scanning the new arrivals stack when I saw a flier announcing the library’s “Blind Date with a Book.” Intrigued, I went to the circulation desk to ask about it. The nicest… Continue Reading