June 8, 2009

Where the four hundred live . . .

There’s going to be a giveaway at the end of this post. But first let me show you this beautiful garden we visited this weekend.

Hampton Cove

On our way to a wedding, we drove past this neighborhood and it had this gorgeous garden and waterfall right at the entrance.

Hampton Cove

Hampton Cove

These colorful flowers lined a walking path that lead around the gardens.

Hampton Cove

After the wedding, we spent a good part of the afternoon just taking in this peaceful place.

Hampton Cove

And since we were all dressed up, I figured I’d better document it. ;)

Hampton Cove

I did have a hard time walking around in those heels though. ;)

Now… about that giveaway! ;) Are you ready to win the June 2009 edition of Crystal Wilkerson’s Project 365 digital scrapbooking kit?? :)

Crystal Wilkerson Creativity By Crystal Project 365 June 2009 Collection

Click here for more info about the kit and to see some super cute layouts she made with the kit! :)

*Times up!* Thanks for playing!! :) Congrats to #108 Rachel L.! :) You’ve won!! Check back next month when we’ll be giving away the July Collection!! :)

For a chance to win Crystal’s June Project 365 Kit, leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by Random.org’s number generator. But hurry! The contest ends TONIGHT, Monday, June 8, at 11:59 pm CST.

Want a SECOND chance to win this kit?? :) Crystal’s running this same contest on her blog, so run over there and enter on her blog too! :)

Thanks for looking and good luck!!! :)

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Tori June 8, 2009 at 12:08 pm

Oh, I would love this! I love your site and have have “stalked” it for awhile! Thanks for all your great ideas!

Misty June 8, 2009 at 12:13 pm

That garden was beautiful!!!

monica June 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm

pick me, pick me!!!!! :)))))

Melanie June 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Linda June 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

How exciting that would be! Thanks for the beautiful pictures and all the work you put into your website!

Maggie June 8, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Cassie June 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Those were beautiful photos!! So peaceful and colorful….great pic of you and your hubby too! Thanks for sharing.

Amy M June 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm


Cydne June 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Your pics are beautiful! I love the kit too.


Christy June 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Those flowers are gorgeous! I love your pretty dress too! You always have such vibrant colors in all your photos.

Hope I win the contest too! I love the colors in the giveaway. If I don’t win, I’ll probably have to get the kit anyway. :)

Demetria White June 8, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Beautiful Garden and wonderful june Kit.

thanks for the opportunity.


Doris June 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Great photos! WOW. The colors of the flowers are wonderful. Looks like you had a great time.

Thanks for sharing.

Dorene June 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

What a beautiful spot for pictures. Hope the bride and groom got some shots there as well. Thanks for all that you do. Love your site.

Barbara Boyack June 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Well that is beautiful, I would LOVE to have it!

Stacey June 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Love your website and love this kit.

Amy June 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

So darling! I love it! I am in desperate need of some scrapbooking supplies…this would be perfect!

Lori June 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Pick me!

Laura Mae Findley June 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

your photos are absolutely beautiful!! as always. that kit is suuppperrr cute too! <3

Beatriz June 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

The garden is absolutely beautiful, great pictures thanks for sharing!

Erin S. June 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Beautiful photos! And cute kit!!! :)

Jennifer June 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Wow! I love all the pic’s! They ar fantastic! The kit is wonderful too! Love the colors!

Mel June 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm

That skirt is ADORABLE! Who made it? Thanks for the chance to win the digital kit…love the Project 365 series.

Brenda Smith June 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

wow Those pics are fabulous!!! Sometimes I really wish we lived somewhere other than the Southwest. We have rock and cactus gardens here. lol

Liz - in AZ June 8, 2009 at 12:45 pm

LOVE your site (I love fonts)! Wish I could take photos like you…

MandaKay June 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Wow – what a beautiful garden! Crystal’s kit is so cute!

jacque June 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

thanks for the pics-we have a waterfall and barren ground in our backyard–these photos have given me some great ideas and inspiration lets hope Home Depot has some of these flowers—the kit sounds awesome and a great way to start in on my digital goals–thanks

ALLISON* June 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Those pictures were beautiful! & I love the kit too, very summery (=

Julie June 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Beautiful pictures and fun kit!

paige June 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

i would REALLY like to win! i love digital scrapbooking!

janelle June 8, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Pick me! love the kit!

Rachel June 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I love her stuff…thanks for sharing with us.

Patty D. June 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm

That is a beautiful garden! I would love to win this kit! Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer U June 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Oh! This is so exciting!

Carolyn June 8, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Stick a pair of tennies in your car so you will be prepared for anything you see from now on! =0)

Macy June 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Wow! What a beautiful garden and waterfall!!! I looooove your outfit!!!!

kelly June 8, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Pick me!! Love the pics!!

Jamie June 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

What an amazing garden! Wow – I would have stayed to take it in too. Just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

Melissa June 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Beautiful garden!! Your dogs are so cute too!! Always love to look at your photos. Oh and I have tried a few of your recipes as well. Love to win this scrapbook kit.

Mandee June 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm

I love those flowers and your beautiful smiles!! Was that also with the new camera and the smile feature?

I enjoy your posts and emails so much! Hope to see you at Scrapista in Duluth!!

:) ~Mandee

Judith Rushing June 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful gardens. I love to visit garden here in Alabama. I not much on growing them though. Look absolutly peaceful and relaxing, love the waterfall. That made the perfect background picture.

Cheri June 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I love your pics as always. That waterfall is really something. I hope I win this one! Have a great day!

Patty June 8, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Pretty pictures. It’s always fun to get something from you in my inbox.

Colleen Dixon June 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I agree – I love when I see emails from you in my inbox. You inspire me. The pictures here are gorgeous! And I LOVED the pictures from the cabin in Helen, GA. I’m in Atlanta, so Helen isn’t far – I may have to look up that cabin. :o)

Brenda June 8, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Ya’ll looked adorable all dressed up!!

Renae June 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Love the picture of the purple flower in the middle of all of the pink. Your skirt is adorable too…I suppose you made it?! :)

Good stuff!

Megan June 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Wow. I wish we had places like that where I live. Looks like you guys had fun!

Liza June 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Hi Amanda! Thanks for posting another great giveaway. I’ve been taking a picture a day since the beginning of the year. I love the idea of a year book! Hope the generator picks my number!!!

Allie June 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Thanks for your site… So fun to check out everyday!

Alyssa Manno June 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Great pics! You and your hubby look so cute!

Natalie H. June 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

awesome! love the garden, too.

Misti June 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Super cute!

Jessica June 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I would LOVE to win!!!

Sue C. June 8, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Just beautiful photos once again Amanda! You and Kevin are such a cute couple all dressed up!

Jenny Shearer June 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I love that garden! It is so beautiful! I am a sucker for waterfalls too! I am a huge scrapbooker and would love the kit! Hope you pick me! Thanks!

Mandi June 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I love this garden. How pretty. Thanks for sharing!!

Beth Remillard June 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Great pics — I just got a new camera and would love to take pics in a place like that!! Great kit as well!!

Liz June 8, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Wow, what a beautiful garden. I love those colors. I like your outfit too. Hot Pinks super appealing to me today!

Thank you for the giveaway too! How great!

Jermaine Mintuck June 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Would love to win. So nice. I would like spring/summer type scrapbooking supplies

devonm @ sasktel dot NET

Lillie June 8, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Wow…those gardens are beautiful. The picture of you and kevin is beautiful as well.

Mikayla!♫ June 8, 2009 at 1:35 pm

OOh! I love that and I want it!!!!!!!!!
haha I hope I win :)

Karen June 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing!

simply sarah June 8, 2009 at 1:39 pm

That waterfall is absolutely stunning! How cool to have a wedding there.

Susan June 8, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Wow, great garden, and great pictures! I would love to win this..thanks for the chance!

Jamie June 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Those flowers are absolutely beautiful! I wish I had a green thumb and could grow beautiful flowers like that! Unfortunately, the gardening gene skipped a generation in my family and I guess I’ll have to stick with Farm Town on Facebook for now! ;)

Kristin O June 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm

What a fun kit! Gorgeous pics, too, thanks for sharing!

Candice S. June 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

OMIGOSH! I have wanted one of these kits forever, I am just too broke to shop!! I got laid off from my job like many others….

I thank you for the opportunity to try and win!! Heading over to the other blog now!

By the way, your photos are ALWAYS sooooooooooo spectacular! I just love them! Beeeeeeautiful!


Bonnie Slater June 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Beautiful pictures!! I’d love to win that kit. :)

Joann June 8, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Beautiful garden – thanks for sharing
great scrap kit great site

christine June 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Absolutely gorgeous pictures, Amanda!

Kristen June 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Amanda your photography inspires me!!

Lori June 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Wow, stunning! You find the most beautiful places!! And you take great pictures!

Kim June 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Love the pics, so beautiful!! Check out my newest blog, I have a link back to yours (which is suuuuper cute btw).

Anna Marie June 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

What a beautiful garden! You were lucky to find such a gem. Now, which camera did you use for the awesome photos?? :)

Janet June 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Those pictures are great! :) I’m glad you had a good time. Makes me want to go check out our Arboretum or perhaps fix up the flower beds around my house! ;) lol.

Rachel@IdahoCheneys June 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Great pics and what a great giveaway kit! I love it!

Katie M June 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Love her kits and your pics. Wow… my front yard made it on your site…ha!! I wish. :)

Aimee B June 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm

LOVE IT> NEED IT> Thanks for sharing your pics. Yall are just too cute.

Ginny R June 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I love the colors in this kit. Just feels like summer. Sure wish I had it! :)

Julie June 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I continue to be envious of your talent! Keep up the great work inspiring us!

Tammy June 8, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I love your blog. My whole family loves it. My 21 year old daughter cooked some of your recipes for her boyfriend. Keep up the good work,and congrats on 7 years.

Jennifer F June 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Your pictures are always so beautiful! Great giveaway, will definitely go look at the other blog too.

Bianca June 8, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Great kit! A really nice style! I didn’t know the designer before…but now I will keep an eye on her!

Greetings from Germany, Bianca

Sarah June 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I LOVE her stuff and would love to win this kit! BTW, I love your outfit in this pic and am so jealous of your photography skills!! Can you teach me?? :)

Becky June 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

You take wonderful photos. Such beautiful flowers and cute kit. Pick me Pleeezzzzz…..

Kristin June 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Those gardens were GORGEOUS!!! Love the pics! The giveaway is awesome! The kit is SUPER CUTE!!!

Ashley June 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

You should definitely dress up more often! You look gorgeous, and so is that garden!

kayla June 8, 2009 at 3:10 pm

What a beautiful garden! My sister would LOVE that place!!

Sheri June 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for such great inspiration.

Rena June 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I would love this kit! I also love these pictures you took at the gorgeous garden over the weekend!

Heather Roberson June 8, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing the amazing pictures that you take-they really inspire me……..Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Lisa June 8, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

Kristin June 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Yes, I’m ready to win! Such a cute kit

Tricia June 8, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Love the flowers and waterfall…definitely looks like it’s a relaxing area!

That is an awesome collection…super sweet of you to offer it as a giveaway!


Carrie June 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tanya June 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I would love a chance to win! ;)

Megan June 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Let me just say that you look gorgeous in that picture! Your outfit is adorable. :D
i LOVE your blog!

Danielle Roe June 8, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Wow – what a lovely backdrop for a picture! I love that you guys always have someone take your picture – my husband and I have so few pictures together, largely because too many people are intimidated by my camera! :)

Hope June 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win…How fun!

Carolyn Wall June 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

The pictures of y’all and the gardens are just beautiful…
I would love to win the kit!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

tchrtiff June 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

What a beautiful garden! You two look nice all dressed up and yep, I bet it was hard walking around the garden in those shoes. Hope you had fun!

Thanks for the opportunity to win. The kit looks amazing and I’d love to win. ;-)

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