It’s Blog Candy Time!

What's better than a chance to win blog candy?  Two chances to win!  My blog candy party banner (see all the colorful polka dots?) is up and I put together two fun prizes for two lucky winners.  Please celebrate the 400,000th visit to my Stampin' Pretty blog and play along by leaving me a comment with "your favorite sign of Spring" at the end of this post.  Thank you for your regular visits and good luck!

Deadline is 6:00 p.m. CST, Sunday, Feburary 22
.  I'll choose two random comments as winners.  Blog Candy #1 will be awarded to the first winner and #2 to the second.  US residents only, please.

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Blog Candy #1 (above)

  • (50) 6 x 6 sheets of Stampin' Up!'s retired 2-sided Designer Series Paper, including an assortment of Haiku, Windsor Knot, Autumn Vine, Hawaii Papaya, Summer Picnic and more.
  • Chateau Bella Rub-Ons (1 sheet each of Chocolate and White)
  • Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Cadbury Chocolate Bar
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Blog Candy #2 (above)

  • (50) 6 x 6 sheets of Stampin' Up!'s retired 2-sided Designer Series
    Paper, including an assortment of Haiku, Windsor Knot, Autumn Vine, Hawaii Papaya,
    Summer Picnic and more.
  • Stampin' Up!'s Funky Forest Standard Wheel (See my "Unmounting a Wheel" tutorial)
  • Cadbury Chocolate Bar

COMING UP NEXT:  My Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp Clearance Sale!

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367 Comments:

  1. Hmmm…one of my favorite signs of Spring is when my Forsythia bush bursts into bright yellow blooms. Great blog Mary and thanks for the chance to win some candy, too! You’re the best!

  2. Christina Cobb

    Wow I just wanted to comment and say thanks for the opportunity to win some “Candy”.. Your blog is a true inspiration daily!
    My Favorite sign of spring is when my Crape Myrtle starts to bloom!! I love looking out the window and seeing the flowers!
    Thanks again,
    Christina

  3. Love the new banner Mary! My favorite sign of spring is tulips. When I see those tulips start to grow, I get excited.
    Thanks for your daily dose of inspiration!

  4. niva-jean Poland

    Hi , Mary how cool I love ,love ,love the wheel idea. You are a genius
    the way I’m looking at this I’m already a winner.
    nivy

  5. Mary – you have such a beautiful and inspirational blog. I check in regularly to see what you’ve created.

    My favorite sign of spring is light! When the sunlight begins to hang on at the end of the day – I know warm weather is on the way.

  6. My favorite signs of spring are the Robins singing so early in the morning and the first sprout of tulips peaking through the ground. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips/techniques. I am really inspired by your posts. Thanks!

  7. Mary-

    I love your blog and look forward to the feed every day! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I just love your blog candy! Everything looks so pretty!

    I think my favorite sign of Spring would have to be thunderstorms. Call me weird, but I love them.

    Julie

  8. Really cool blog candy! And 400,000 hits… all I can say is WOW.

    My fav sign of spring has always been robins picking at the grass and earth looking for earth worms. For two reasons… their bright red bellies were a delight after a dreary winter, and the earth and grass were warm enough for the tiny birds to park and pull!
    Congrats!! Sharon

  9. I love it! Your blog is a wonderful inspiration.

  10. Love going to your site to see what’s new and learn new tecniques. Love you style! Thanks for the opportunity to win the candy blog!he,he,he:) LOL

  11. Barby Thompson

    Love your blog Mary! My favorite sign of spring is when the beautiful tulips bloom. We have a tulip festival here in Washington, and it is so cool to go and see acres and acres of fabulous flowers in bloom in every color!
    Barby

  12. First sign of Spring is actually two-fold the sent in the air that changes ever so slightly and the longer days.
    I Love Spring! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas are GREAT!

  13. I love when the daffodils come out to bloom. That is my favorite sign of Spring.

  14. Congratulations on 400,000 hits. I just recently found your blog and instantly saved it as one of my favorites. The blog candy looks fantastic. I would have to say my favorite sign of Spring is seeing the daffodils and tulips bloom. There is nothing like seeing a little color after such blah winter days.

  15. Cherry blossoms- I love the cherry blossoms and when the crocus (sp?) pop up. Thanks for this chance. I love your blog!!!

  16. I love this site and I have to check it out everyday. My very favorite sign of spring is when the grass and trees turn green, in MN I am ready for this to happen soon.

    Thanks for the chance to win some cool prizes. As my kids would say “You Rock”.

    Kathy

  17. Jessica Russell

    Birds singing!!! I love your blog and get so much inspiration from it!! Thanks!!

  18. Since this is my first Winter in Wisconsin – not close enough to visit Mary on a regular basis – my favorite sign of spring will be putting the winter coat away!!!!!!!!

  19. My favorite sign of spring is the rain. I love a rainy night. ( you all know that song right?) Congrats on all your blog visits and thanks for sharing with us.

  20. Shannon Fralish

    You have the BEST, best blog there is! I not only check it every day, but I check it several times a day – just hoping you’ve posted an extra treat for our eyes! My favorite first sign of spring are blooming daffodils; that just says springtime. Thank you again for making my day just a little brighter.

  21. Hi Mary
    I just came across your blog about 2 months ago, and I think that I’ve checked it almost daily ever since – might be part of the reason why your hits have skyrocket to 400,000. I love your style. Very classic and classy.

    I live about 2 hour straight north of you in central WI, so as you know, ANY sign of spring is a good sign. Probably my favorite is some early purple irises that I have. Even in WI they bloom the first week of May, many times when the snow has barely melted.

    Keep the good stuff comin’ and I’ll keep checkin’ back.

  22. I love to see the robins. We have one that comes back to our house every year and builds a nest. Such fun for the kids to see the baby birds!

    I LOVE your blog. Such great inspiration for SU product.

  23. Congrats on your hugely successful blog! I read it every day πŸ™‚ My favorite sign of spring is the lovely new green buds on the trees. We live in the mountains of Virginia and it’s so beautiful to look out and see that wonderful lime green on all of the trees.

  24. My favorite sign is spring is when all the trees start blooming. Here is virginia the Forsythia and cherry blossoms are just beautiful. Also love when the early spring flowers start to bloom. Congrats on all the hits – love your blog.

  25. My favorite sign of spring are the little light brown bunnies that come to eat the new spring grass in my backyard. And I already have four daffodils in my yard, because I live in the South.
    Wow, does the decorative wrapping come with the candy bars? I hope so. This is a great opportunity to win stamping supplies I hope I win something. Nancy E

  26. Melissa Sutton

    We live by a slough, with lots of cattails and I love when the ‘slough’ birds come back and start singing! Along with that, the warmth of the sun starts to shine through instead of just being bright! πŸ™‚

  27. What fun blog candy; the chocolate bar covers are too cute! My favorite sign of spring is when softball season starts! My husband plays on a men’s league that I usually help do the books for and we play on a coed team together. So much fun!!

  28. I love your site and your beautiful creations. Thank you so much for inspiring us each day!

    I have to say the bright yellow daffodils and the blossoms on our cherry tree are my favorite signs of some wonderful sunny days ahead!

    Thank you for the chance to win these goodies. That’s so generous of you!!

  29. SUSAN SANDMEYER

    I love when you get that zip in your step!! You just know winter is over and Spring has Sprung!!!

  30. I think my favorite sign of spring is seeing the tulips and daffodils ‘springing’ up…sometimes through snow, even!
    Congrats on so many hits and thanks for all the inspiration Mary. You’re my first stop each evening!

  31. Mary,
    Congrats on your 400,000 mark. I’m sure the 500,000 is just aroung the corner! Great web site!
    My favorite sign of spring is looking out my front picture window of my neighbors tree. Spring is here when I see it start to bloom. It has the biggest most beautiful blooms and the fragrance is awsome! I believe it is a Tulip tree.
    Thanks for the chance to get blog candy.
    BJ

  32. Marcia Bidwell

    Wow! Congratulations on your 400,000 Hit! I enjoy your Blog..so many creative ideas! My favorite sign of spring would be warmer weather of course! Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing! Marcia

  33. Sharon Canter

    Mary,
    Your blog is FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to check it each day and see what wonderful idea you have for the day.
    My favorite sign of Spring are the daffodils. Mine are just beginning to show a little of that beautiful yellow although we will still have several weeks of cold weather here in the mountains of North Carolina before we can officially declare it is Spring.

  34. My favorite signs of spring are when the birds are all twitter-patted and singing so sweetly, when the Forsythia “pop” its beatiful yellow color, and the certain fresh “new” smell in the air of spring.

    Trish

  35. I don’t really want to win your blog candy but couldn’t resist the chance to pop in and say that I *heart* your blog! Congrats on such a milestone! Oh, and bulbs poking up through the dirt (or snow) always give me hope that spring is coming!!

  36. Maria Mullally

    Hi Mary! Thank you for all your helpful tips and tutorials. Your creativity is inspirational! My favorite sign of spring is seeing the daffodils peak out of the ground. Thanks!

  37. congrats on your 400,000. wow!
    my fav sign of spring is when my bleeding hearts start poking their way thru the soil. of course i love it when they actually start blooming, because then it is actually getting warmer.

  38. I have stumbled across your blog recently and I visit every day! Love it! Congratulations on hitting a big milestone!
    My favorite sign of spring being right around the corner is when all the birds return and sing their happy tune!
    Thanks for the chance to win something wonderful!

  39. I recently found your blog, and I stop in almost every day to view your amazing creations. I love your clean, modern style!

    Bulbs popping up and trees budding are reliable indicators of warmer weather, but my favorite sign of spring is when my dog Chelsea starts sniffing the air like she can smell the change of seasons (and she probably can). I love watching life through her eyes.

  40. Mary…I LOVE your blog. I check it everyday to see what wonderful thing you have created.
    My favorite sign of spring is seeing the trees begin to bud right before they blossom!
    Thanks for opportunity to win some blog candy…Yippeee!!

  41. My favorite part of Spring is when you start to see flowers bud from the bare boned trees. The look of cherry blossoms always makes me smile πŸ™‚

  42. Redstampinsam

    My very favorite signs of Spring are the beautiful white and pink blossoms that start poppin’ up all over on my drive to work. Sometimes I get my camera out to try and preserve them but its not the same. Thanks for the chance at some great blog candy!!! I visit you every day.

  43. My favorite sign of spring would have to be all of the flowers that start to appear, especially the hyacinth. They are so fragrant and pretty. I love your blog and gain so much inspiration from it – thanks for all you do!

  44. My favorite sign of spring is the fresh smell of new flowers budding and the sound of birds coming to life again. Can’t wait! Mary, love your blog today. I visit your site every day and it always makes me smile. Thank you!!!

  45. Warm breezes and blooms on the Bradford Pear trees, I just love them! I enjoy your blog so much and thank you for the chance at that great blog candy!

  46. Mary, I look forward to your blog creations – they’re always very cool, but not overdone. I love your tips each time, too. Here in northern Indiana I look forward to that first tinge of greening leaves on distant trees along the interstate. Congratulations on 400K hits!

  47. I love your style, Mary! My favorite sign of spring is the chirping of birds. There aren’t too many birds chirping here in Chicago right now! The other would have to be the explosion of hundreds of shades of green!

  48. susanne sorensen

    your blog is my “go to” for masculine cards. simple but expressive. thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. thanks also for sharing your creativity with us.

  49. Angela Lemmons

    My favorite sign of Spring is when the tiny little crocus poke up through the dirt. They are so precious! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy and for all your wonderful inspiration!!

  50. susanne sorensen

    guess i forgot to say what my favorite sign of spring is. the longer days of sunshine.

  51. Hi Mary. Follow your blog all the time. My favorite sign of spring is being able to open the windows and let the breeze, smells and sounds come inside!

  52. My favorite sign of spring is when I get off of work and I can still see some of the sun. I’m in Chicago, so springtime for us usually doesn’t occur until late April. I love your blog and I hope I’m the lucky one!

  53. Congratulations on over 400,000 visits! My favorite sign of spring are the redbud trees coming out mixed in with the new green buds on trees around them…beautiful colors.

  54. Well, I think it would have to be the red breasted robins and the daffodils πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much to chance to win! You do such great paper crafting! I need to place an order–just can’t decide what to get–too many great things to choose from this catalog πŸ™‚

  55. Giselle Perry

    Congratulations on 400,000 hits!!!! Your website is very inspirational. My favorite sign of Spring is when the tips of new growth begin to break through the ground. The grass, daffodils, tulips….and shortly the air smells clean & fresh.

  56. Congrats!!!!!
    I love to hear the birds singing in the morning.

  57. Congrats on 400,000 hits! I would have to say my favorite sign of spring is the snow melting and the grass turning green!

  58. Love your blog! My favorite sign of spring is all the crocuses and daffodils beginning to sprout up!
    -Nancy

  59. I love your website! My favorite sign of spring is hearing the spring peepers.

  60. Congrats on all of your visits! I know I am responsible for MANY of them πŸ™‚ What generous blog candy! It’s sooo pretty!

    My favorite sign of spring is just the way the air smells…it’s so nice to smell that smell and know that the time for no more winter coats and snow days is approaching.

  61. Congratulations on the milestone! I think my favorite sign of spring is the sight of new shoots emerging from the earth after a winter covered with snow and leaves. New life, new beginnings. This spring brings my son’s wedding with it as well, so I’m definitely ready for the freshness of the season.

    Love the blog candy, by the way ~ Thank you for all that you provide for us, your readers.

  62. I can definitely see why your blog that I’ve Bookmarked reached over 400,000 hits as it is my favorite. Just when I think your creation is the best, your next post is “over the top” amazing so have to check it daily as don’t want to miss anything. Your well-written blog, your darling photograph, your “to die for” Stamp Zone, your fabulous creativity and your personal inspiration are all indicative of the type of person you must be. Hope our paths cross some day. As far as my favorite sign of Spring goes, I love seeing sunny blue skies and Spring bulbs in bloom as well as the gorgeous bright colors of primroses. Thanks for the chance to win such “sweet” blog candy! It’s all so beautifully wrapped, which obviously is just another trait of yours. Congrats and keep it up!

    Dear Kathy:

    Wow . . . thanks for the amazing compliments. You can see why blog candy is so good for my self-esteem.

    I DO want to clarify to the other readers that Kathy is not related to me—ha ha! It sounds like it could have been written by my loving mother πŸ™‚

    Hugs, M

  63. congrats on the hits!!! my favorite sign of spring is seeing all the new green on flowers. watching everything start to peek from the ground. it such a beautiful sight, a new spring!!!

  64. My favorite sign of Spring is when the crocuses and poppies push through the ground. I saw poppies yesterday so hopefully Spring is near. Thanks for a chance to win. Happy Spring!!

  65. My favorite sign of spring is the first robin. It is our state bird (Michigan) and my family has an annual bragging rights contest to spy the first robin. Thank you for creating such a wonderful blog. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Thanks for the chance at some wonderful spring candy!

  66. Wow! What great blog candy. My favorite sign of spring has to be TULIPS! They make me think of my grandpa who lived with us, He planted them at our house one year, and I still drive by to see his “work”.

  67. My favorite sign of spring is blue skies and warmer tempatures. just gives you a great feeling coming out of the cold and foggy. BTW love your blog. It is one of my favorites.

  68. I love when everything starts to bloom and you begin to see the colors. We have already seen several trees that were totally pink.

    Swedie

  69. Wow, congratulations on your 400,000 hit! What a great success. Congratulations!

  70. Congrats on 400K! That’s pretty cool!! Wishing you continued success with your blog and business. My favorite sign of spring is the chirping birds and the smell. Oh I’m so looking forward to spring!

  71. My favourite season is spring and I look forward to seeing a robin & since I’m Dutch; I love to see the tulips coming up.

  72. Thank you for your awesome blog. What I love about Spring is that wonderful fresh green that blooms on the trees. It is never brighter or prettier than those early spring colors.

  73. My favorite sign that spring is on its way is hearing the first cardinal singing at 7-7:30am in the morning. Makes it worth it. It brings such new hope!

  74. My favorite sign of spring are when the first plants begin to peek out of the ground – by me that would be the hellebores (lenten roses). What a wonderful, hopeful time spring is!

    And thank you, thank you, thank you for your blog. Your work is so clean, crisp and inspiring!

  75. really like your site. favorite part of spring will be because its warmer lol

  76. I absolutely love your blog–every single post is fantastic, and I can’t help but check too frequently for your next update. I’m not surprised you made it to 400,000 hits, and I’m sure it won’t be long until there are 400,000 more. My favorite sight of spring is crocus, and I absolutely love when lilacs fill the air with fragrance. And now I can’t wait!

  77. Linda Callahan

    My favorite sign of spring is my mother returning home to upstate NY from her winter in Florida! I know for sure then the snow is gone!

  78. Congrats on hitting the 400,000 mark, Mary! My favorite sign of spring is when the daffodils start to pop up and the red bud trees start to bloom. So pretty!

  79. My favorite first sign of Spring (speaking from NW PA)is the first Robin that arrives – singing a happy tune! Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing blog candy – I’m a big fan of your blog!

  80. Your blog rocks! I love everything you do. Congratulations on the 400k hits – you certainly deserve it. Hmmmm . . . so many wonderful things about Spring, but I think my favorite has to be the redbud trees blooming.

  81. My favorite sign of spring is when the crocus push through the snow … it’s usually a while before the snow finally melts, but at least we know it’s coming eventually.

  82. I love it when the Detroit Tigers start spring training!!

    I enjoy your blog and card samples.

    Ellen from Michigan’s Thumb

  83. Mary-Congratulations to you! I check your blog everyday to gain inspiration. I hope I win one of the fantastic blog candies. πŸ™‚
    Kathy T

  84. Jennifer Engle

    Congrats on 400,000 Wow! I love visiting each day for fresh inspiration. My favorite sign of spring out here in California is when it starts staying lighter later in the evening… I get so excited when my hubby gets home and it is still light out!

  85. My favorite sign of spring is daffodils. They are my favorite flower and always make me smile.

    I also love pulling out the gardening catalog and finally placing my order! This year is even more fun because my 3 year old is helping!

  86. Oh Mary, I do love your blog! Such wonderful creations! Don’t laugh, but one of my favorite signs of spring is when the street washer trucks come by and clean up all that yucky salt, sand, and debris! Weird, huh? But here in Buffalo, it means no more snow…and “snow” gets really ugly after all that snowplowing! Congrats on your hits!

  87. My favorite sign of spring is the new growth everywhere. I love the new green!

  88. LOVE your blog…I check it daily! When my stamps grow up…they want a room just like yours…hee…hee! My favorite sign of spring is our fruit trees blooming…love the bees coming to visit and buzzing around! πŸ™‚
    Hugs!
    Jolie

  89. This is the first time I have visited your website and I LOVE IT!!!!! You have so much great information on it and great tutorials. Your designs are gorgeous. My favorite sign of Spring is when the few tulips I have in my flower bed start to shoot up and then bloom. Somehow it just brings my mood from dark and drab because of all the snow we get to bright and happy because I know that I won’t have to scrape car windows anymore for a long time.

  90. Congratulations on your 400,000 visitor! Wow! As one who checks daily to see what wonderful things you’ve created, I’m always so inspired by you and what you do! My favorite sign of spring is when the buds on the trees start to swell. I love seeing a bare and sad tree with these bud swells on them and imagine all of the potential that is just waiting to burst out!

  91. Wow, congrats on all the hits! My favorite sign of spring is when I start seeing those first shoots of green making their way up through the mulch in my flower beds. The temps are nice, too!

  92. Barb Hendrickson

    HI Mary,
    All of the previous comments are so true. You and your blog have become a regular source of amping inspiration for so many. Thank you for all of your time and hard work. You make it all look so effortless!! My favorite sign of spring is right here in Oklahoma, our state tree, the Redbud, bursts forth with pink blossoms in every shade you can imagine. I love those colors up against the fresh green shoots and white blooms of the Bradford Pear trees. Oh, I think I feel a color inspiration coming on! Thanks again!!

    barb

  93. I live in the Phoenix Valley, so it feels like Spring today!:) But, my favorite part is seeing all the orange & yellow wildflowers starting to bloom alongside the roads, and out in the desert…..just beautiful! (Like your blog)! I’m not surprised by all the “hits” to your blog, it’s definately worth “hitting”! πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your beautiful eye-candy….

  94. My favorite sign of spring is seeing kids outside playing without layers of heavy winter gear! I work at a school and the piles of jackets at the edge of the playground is always a good sign that spring is in the air. Thanks for sharing the great blog candy!

  95. Hi Mary! I visit your blog daily. As usually, you don’t disappoint. This Spring has been particularly exciting for me. My almost 3 year old is very aware of Spring things. She notices the birds and the flowers. Its these little things that I’ve just taken for granted. Its very joyful to see her experience and be excited about them. Nothing like a childs perspective.

  96. Congrats on 400K hits! I know Ive added quite a few recently, I love your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing. My fav sign of spring is the increase in bird activity. I even heard a robin chirping away yesterday.. and a storm warning is in effect for Friday.. figures! Warmer winds are nice too.. spring is definately coming!

  97. daffodils! I love to see the bright cheery flowers popping up and shouting “it’s spring time.”

    love your site! thanks for the chance to win

  98. Congrats on 400K hits! Your blog is inspriational! Your new Stampin’ Pretty area is great! I love the Bradford Pear trees when they bloom with all those pretty white flowers! It’s a shame they don’t last long…

  99. Congratulation on your big hits! Love your blog. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing. My favorite sign of Spring is watching more birds like cardinals and sparrows chasing each other here in Virginia.

  100. I love your blog. Congrats on all those hits. You are an inspiration. I just love when the Tulips start popping up. Next would be the blossoming trees. Chery in Reno/Sparks, NV

  101. I look forward to seeing your blog everyday. I love your creations. My favorite sign of spring is seeing the crocuses and daffodiles. Here in OHIO they will be popping through the snow about the middle of March. They are georgous flowers.
    Thank You for the chance to win your fabulous blog candy.

  102. 400,000,congrats Mary, you rock! My favorite time of Spring,,,,,fruit trees blooming with pretty buds, & taking my grandson for walks to El Dorado Park here in Long Beach, Ca.
    Your our daily Sunshine Mary! πŸ˜‰

  103. I love reading your blog. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. You are an inspiration to all of us!

    Christy
    http://www.UrbanStampGirl.com

  104. Jessica Morelli

    My favorite sign of spring time is all of the new baby animals. I just love seeing all the new little birdies and bunnies all over the place.

  105. Stephanie Rawlings

    You are amazing! I look at your blog on a daily basis! Thank you for the inspiration! My favorite sign of spring is when the birds start to tweet and the tulips start to sneek up. Thanks again.. you are wonderful!

  106. Congrats on 400,000+ hits! My favorite sign of spring is seeing the crocus and daffs poking up thru the snow.

  107. Your blog is the BEST, Mary!!!

    My favorite sign of spring is when the trees are dotted with Certainly Celery as their buds begin to form. It’s one of my favorite colors!

    ~Sue

  108. Congrats!!!!! My favorite sign of sprintime is when the flowers start popping out.
    Damar

  109. Mary, you are the Blogging Diva, always posting great designs *and* sharing your creative tips. Thanks for your generous spirit!! My favorite sign of spring is watching my kids do the annual Easter Egg hunt!! πŸ™‚

  110. My favorite sign og spring is when the buttercups start to come up! I used to take my daughter in a field of buttercups and take her picture and do a page called my little buttercup! Thanks for the giveaway Mary! You are so generous! And I love your site!
    Brenda

  111. Mary, love your blog. I know Spring is coming when it stays lighter out longer and I actually see sunshine!!!

  112. Congrats on all the hits and thanks for sharing the fun blog candy! My favorite signs of spring are all those moments when I notice that the days are getting longer–when it is finally still light outside during dinner, for example.

  113. Thank you so much for your blog! My favorite sign of spring is the sudden shade of green that is showing on the tree branches.

  114. Congrats on your hit milestone! My favorite sign of spring is when my daffodils and tulips start to come out of the ground, I know that spring is just arond the corner when I see that!

  115. My favorite sign of Spring is when my toes aren’t blue anymore! I’d love me some blog candy to celebrate!

  116. Susan Lanthrip

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love your blog. Your projects are beautiful. My favorite sign of Spring is tulips.

  117. Michele Schroyer

    My favorite thing in spring are Lily of the Valley and Daffodils.

    Thanks for you inspiration.

    Michele

  118. Congratulations on 400,000 hits! You are a very talented lady whose site is a wonderful source of inspiration. My favorite sign of spring is when all the snow melts and I can see grass again!

  119. Thank you for all of your inspiration. Your blog is the first that I look at each day. My favorite sign of spring is the longer days!

  120. I live in an area where I have to drive a bit just to go anywhere. Each day I have to come down a road with beautiful old victorian houses on both sides for almost a mile. This street is lined with a variety of types of trees. All winter they are baren and ugly, but when spring arives, they get the first sign of tiny buds of new green leaves on them. I adore this because I know soon they will be full and green again, and we will be able to open the windows and hear the birds chirping! Sounds like a stamp set I know….

  121. colleen kramer

    Wow…there’s over 100 comments as I write this…you have so many ADORING FANS!!! First sign of Spring for me is the Sun rising a bit earlier and staying out longer. This has already started now. Warm temps are still several weeks away, but the added sunshine fills me with hope! Bring it on! Thanks for the chance of fun candy!

  122. Hi Mary! Love your blog and how you change colors of the tulip and banners for different occasions! My favorite first sign of spring are the tiny crocus that often peek out very early, and even in the snow! Then I know spring is just around the corner! thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  123. I love when the croctus start popping out of the ground. That’s the first thing that says spring is finally here, for me. Thanks the chance, and congrats!

  124. Barbara Roberts

    I look forward to visiting your blog every day…and you always inspire and delight me! My fav sight of Spring…seeing the tips of the new leaves begin to peek out at me!

  125. My favorite sign of spring…when the kids can put on the “rain” boots & race their homemade boats in the little streams of melting snow.

  126. Congrats! My favorite sign of spring is the kids playing outside more! πŸ™‚

  127. I just found your blog the other day- you are incredible!!! I can’t believe it took me so long, but I’m here to stay. Your creativity is unbelievable. Wow 400,000 hits- that’s awesome. I’ve never tried to win before so hopefully I’m lucky. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

  128. My favorite part of spring is the warmth and the singing birds. I love sitting in the yard in my adirondack chair reading a book.

  129. I love your blog and the amazing creative ideas you come up with!

    My favorite sign of spring is actually when the sun starts coming out earlier every day. It just means winter is finally on its way out.

  130. I found this sight yesterday and I enjoyed it very much. Thanks and congrats. We just experenced the worst ice storm, so we are ready for the beautiful signs of spring. One of my frvorite signs of spring is seeing the Forsythias blooming amoung the downed trees and the dogwoods showing buds, reminding us of a new tomorrow.

  131. My favorite sign of spring is the days getting longer. Love that. Can’t wait for things to warm up here so I can take my girls to the park :o) Congrats on the huge number of hits to your blog.

  132. Mary, I have just found your blog and love it. I check it every day to get ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite sign of spring is when the flowers start to bloom and you get to see all the beautiful colors that just lift your spirit.
    Katy

  133. Over 400,000 visitors – Congratulations! Of course you do have an excellent site, full of wonderful inspiration, great techniques, and well organized. Thank you for sharing your talent. Love your changeable front page. Today’s polka dots certainly add a party flavor!
    My favorite sign of spring is longer daylight. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  134. Kadie Labadie

    My favorite sign of spring is seeing all the piles of snow melting and the first sign of the daffodils pushing up – What a SITE! It helps me remember that the hard winter we just went through was all worth it.
    Congrats on 400,000 – I enjoy coming to visit every day! And…..thanks for the blog candy opportunity.

  135. My favorite sign of spring is when my roses start “coming back to life” after the long winter. I planted them right after we moved into our new house four years ago and really enjoy taking care of them through the spring and summer. Congrats on 400,000 hits!

    Tori

  136. I check your blog everyday – love your stuff. I am using those purse boxes for my next workshop in March.

    My favorite sign of spring is when the tulips start to pop up.

    Thank you.
    Rachel Bergman

  137. Thanks for the chance at the candy. My favorite spring preview would be tulips coming out of the ground! Congrats on your great blog!!

  138. Congrats on the visits, Mary!!! I love coming by here every day even if I don’t comment as often. πŸ™ My favorite sign of spring is the crocuses pushing through and my dog sniffing them.

    Thanks for the chance to enter!!!

  139. Congrats on 400,000 hits! I just recently found your blog and now check in everyday. My favorite sign of spring is defintely the tulips blooming.

  140. Michelle Arthur

    I actually saw one of the first signs of Spring for our area this morning — although it was all of 28 degrees outside, the daffodils are starting to come out. I say, “Bring it on!!!!”. I can’t believe you only have 400,000 hits, I thought I had checked you out that many times myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

  141. Love your keen sense of color. You are always on top of the latest trends in color combos and love to check in to see what you post daily. I know Spring has arrived when the dogwoods and azealas are in bloom – it is spectacular!

  142. Joyce Hiebert

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much you have inspired me! I love your blog and your style. My favorite signs of spring are the robins coming back to the bird feeders.

  143. I just recently found your site, and just love your designs!

    My favorite sign of spring is the budding of the trees – everything looks so fresh and green.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  144. Love your blog! My favorite sign of spring is when the days start getting longer. That means that the kids can play outside longer in the evenings!

  145. Daffodils are the sure sign of spring for me! Love your blog…keep up the fantistic work. Your blog inspires me daily!

    Susie

  146. Congrats on 400,000 hits!!! My favorite sign of spring is daffodils. I love seeing them as the days get warmer and I love the smell of them!

  147. I love to see the flowering crab apple trees in bloom. Congrats on 400,000!

  148. Charlotte Cook

    Awesome! 400,000 hits! Absolutely love your blog! Favorite sign of spring is my daffodils bloomin’ and being able to walk with beautiful sunshine and comfortable temps.
    Charlotte in Florida

  149. I love the longer daylight hours that spring brings. There is actually time to enjoy the outdoors in the evenings. Your blog is fantastic! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas.

  150. It’s not a wonder you hit 400k. I think that I must have contributed at least a thousand to that number. LOL. My favorite part of Spring is watching my Magnolia tree bloom and putting away the heavy coats.

  151. Warmer days, bluer skies and flowers popping up. Spring will be just around the corner! I love your style, love the inspiration you share with everyone. Thanks a bunch.

  152. Love your blog! I’ve CASED several of your cards! My favorite sign of Spring is the daffodils. We’ve had some warm weather here in NC and I’ve already seen some this week. I’m hoping mine stay closed before the cold hits us again. Hope I win!

  153. I always just look for the grass to get really green again. Then I feel like it’s underway and I can’t wait to get my itchy fingers in garden dirt. Great blog candy from a very talented lady! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Mary
    http://www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

  154. What wonderful blog candy! My favorite sign of spring is tulips and dogwoods in bloom. Living in Missouri where the state tree is Dogwood is heaven!

  155. My favorite first hint of spring is chirping birds about 5 a.m. when I’m out walking my dog.

    Love your blog!

  156. Here in Minnesota a sure sign of spring is the first robin and pussywillows!! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy, Mary!

  157. My favorite sign of spring in when we can turn the heat off, open the windows and feel a nice breeze! Love your site.
    Cristy

  158. 400,000!!! Wow! My favorite sign of Spring it the fresh smell in the air! I love going out in the morning and taking it in! It’s so invigorating!!

  159. In Michigan, the robin has always been a sure sign of spring, but I’ve seen one already and it sure isnt spring around here yet! πŸ˜‰

  160. niva-jean Poland

    Hi, Thanks for the tip on the wheel, I consider myself a winner already. My favorite sign of spring are the birds,their songs are like music the ears. I really enjoyed the piece on your scrap room very nice.

    nivy

  161. TULIPS!! That is my favorite sign of spring and no more snow lol

  162. My favorite sign of spring is waking up and hearing the birds singing! I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

  163. My favorite sign of spring is hearing the birds in the morning. I also like to see all of the early spring flowers come up, tulips are one of my favorites! Love your blog, thanks for sharing!

  164. My favorite sign of spring is when the crocus, daffodils and tulips start to show…its so nice to see color in the yard again after a cold winter. thanks for all your ideas!

  165. Hi Mary,
    My favorite sign that spring is here,when the stores start selling marshmellow peeps!I love those things.I know Easter can’t be to far away and that is my favorite holiday.
    Blessings,
    Darcie

  166. My favorite signs of spring are all the green buds on the trees, roses, clematis and the signs of green growth on all my perennials. I love your sight – it has so many great ideas!!!!

  167. Wow – I love your blog and would love blog candy even more! It’s the first read of my day… My favorite first sign of spring have always been the Crocus’ that spring up everywhere… however, this year we are in a new house with two very old cherry trees in the back and I can’t wait to see them bloom as well as all the others surprises in the garden…

  168. How terrific for you!
    Favorite signs of Spring are the crocus and other bulb flowers popping up in the gardens and blooming–if a snow storm doesn’t freeze them first. I’m enjoying more sunshine!

  169. Good morning everyone!! My favorite sign of Spring is when I open the front door and can take in a BIG breath of fresh air and it won’t “freeze” my lungs!!! I am convinced that Spring does have it’s very own fragrance!! Sara

  170. Gotta love that blog candy! I think that the best first sign of spring is all the new baby animals! We live in a rural farming community and seeing all the new signs of life is refreshing!

  171. My favorite sign of spring is the fragrant smell of the orange trees blossoming. It is intoxicating!!!

  172. My favorite sign of spring is the Robins who swarm all over my front yard and my garden area. They just have a field day digging for worms in my garden!! Usually though, we’ll have another snow after the first robins appear!

  173. congrats friend! love those polka dots!! yes, i love your blog daily…simply delicious!

  174. Thirty days until I am lying on the beach…I survive Chicago winters just for Spring Break!

  175. My favorite sign of Spring are the Robins. We just moved and I’m hoping to see them here too! I love your blog, you are awesome. Oh, and I just found out the other day that my neighbor reads your blog too, pretty cool!!

  176. My sign of spring is the daffodils coming up in my garden. Pure sign of spring.
    Love your blog.

  177. Spring…I can’t wait! My favorite first sign(s) would have to be the first robin, bird sounds and the first crocus. Thanks for the chance to win some fun candy. jmniffer

  178. I absolutely love to watch for my blooming spring flowers: tulips, daffodils, etc. Also, the budding trees!!

    Thanks for the inspiration you share everyday!!

    Chrystal

  179. My first sign of spring (other than the mix of daffodils popping up in my yard) is the first Saturday (tomorrow) that I have to go to my office to work on tax returns!

    I just found your blog after stamping for about 4 months and have already gotten so many ideas for cards! Thanks so much!

  180. Katherine Wall

    My favorite sign of spring are the daffodils!! Thank you for your blog….you have so much talent!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  181. Congrates on the hits! My favorite sign of spring is green…when the leaves start to grow on trees, the grass turns green after a golden crunchy winter and flowers can be planted in the flower beds.

  182. Cheryl Hellem

    Hi Mary, what i love about spring is that the snow begins to melt. The snow is pretty to look at also as we approach spring, looks like “dazzling diamonds glitter” lol But, i have a little white malti-poo with very stubby legs, so he has a hard time getting through all the snow up here in Northern Wisconsin. His name is Casper, and sometimes he just disappears on me. lol Anyway, the rest of the beauty to come after the snow is a given. Thanks for always having a new project everyday for us to enjoy! Hugs, cheryl

  183. I love your new colored dots and the big tulip. Talk about signs of spring.

  184. My favorite sign of spring is seeing the flowers and hearing and watching the birds. We had some warm weather here in Utah about a week ago and there were 10 robins bathing in our fish pond…now we have 18 inches of fresh snow:( So much for spring.

    Mary your site is awesome and I love visiting daily for the new idea and see what you have done next.

  185. Congrats on 400,000 hits!

    My favorite sign of spring is when I get to start walking at lunchtime and spot flowers starting to bloom.

  186. my favorite sign of spring is my daffodils peeking up their greens through the winter grass.
    congrats on your milestone! i absolutely love checking you out daily – keep up the great inspiration! πŸ™‚

  187. Congratulations on 400,000 hits to your blog.
    I’m not surprised as you have many wonderful ideas. I check it daily! I also love your new craft room and found your ideas inspiring as I’m doing a new room that is a blank slate and will become my new craft/office room. My favorite sign of spring is the beautiful dogwood trees–they’re my favorite. I’m excited for my chance to win your blog candy! Thanks for that opportunity. Geri

  188. WOW 400,000 hits!!! My favorite sign of Spring is waking up to the sounds of birds singing outside of my bedroom window.

  189. My favorite sign is no more snow and nice sunny days!! I LOVE your blog. Thanks for all that you do.
    Cindy

  190. I know that Spring is coming (or has arrived)when my Rosebreasted Grosbeak couple show up at my bird feeder. They’re such pretty birds and only stay around for a short time before continuing on their way to where ever they go for the summer. I can’t wait to see them!

  191. My favorite sign of spring is the blooming flowers! Even though I have major bad allergies, I still love it! Love your blog – keep up the wonderful work!

  192. My favorite sign of spring is when the beautiful azaleas we have here in the south start blooming. And I noticed last week that the one in my garden had started blooming. Soon the entire area will be awash with color. I LOVE that! Thanks for a great blog and snuffles to Miss Isabelle.
    Traci

  193. Mary, your blog is nothing short of amazing!! I visit daily and am never, ever disappointed!! My favorite sign of spring is when the crocus have started to bloom and there is still snow on the ground. My Grandmom always had crocus and they remind me of her….I miss her very much! Thanx for the chance to win!!

  194. My favorite signs of spring are when the snow stops falling and the temperatures stay above 20 degrees for more than 2 days in a row.

  195. You are one amazing lady! I love your cards and get ideas from your website weekly! The red bud trees in bloom are my favorite sign that spring is here!

  196. Love your blog. I have to check in daily to see your newest card design. My favorite sign of spring is crab apple blossoms, green green grass, fresh spring air and tulips.

  197. Other than no more snow, wind & COLD!!! I love seeing flowers, green grass and WARM sunshine!!! Thanks for the chance to win some spring treats!

  198. I know spring is on the way when my bulbs start blooming—my purple dwarf iris just opened up yesterday!
    Love your blog, thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

  199. I’m so glad I found your blog, Mary. I love seeing all the beautiful creations you share with us each day. My favorite signs of spring have to be the first flowers; yellow forsythia bushes, soft pussy willows, and crocuses and snowdrops peeking out from under a blanket of snow! God certainly knew we’d need some color to brighten those dreary winter days πŸ™‚

  200. Holy Moly Mary,
    That’s A LOT of hits!!! Congrats. Your work is AMAZING so it really doesn’t surprise me. πŸ™‚

    My favorite thing about spring is the first sign of the tulips popping their little leaves out of the ground.

    Thanks for sharing what you do and the chance to win.

  201. Hello…:) I really enjoy your blog. It’s one of the things I check every day. My favorite sign of spring is noticing the warmth, the newness and the feeling of cheerfulness in the air. Hope it brings many happy things your way. πŸ™‚

  202. Congratulations on the success of your blog, Mary! I stop by every day and you never fail to inspire! My favorite sign of spring is the Bradford Pears and Dogwoods in bloom.

  203. I always watch for the buds on the trees. My 5-year-old notices nature, and it’s fun to point this stuff out to him. The bad thing about spring is, he also has awful spring allergies.

  204. I love to see the robins coming back, and the variety of visitors that come to my bird feeders.
    I can’t imagine how on earth you have time to do this amazing blog with something new and beautiful every day, plus having a family, and being a demonstrator.
    Bless your heart, you bless my life with your pretty creations.

  205. Congrats on reaching 400,000! I’d like to think I’ve been a part of that number :D. My favorite part of Spring is when I go outside and smell the air and it’s fresh; that and that you can put away the winter coat and wear your spring coat. Thanks for the chance to win some great candy! Love your site!

  206. Sabrina Hanson

    Awesome blog and website!! Visit here almost every day! Alot of times more than once. hehe My favorite signs of spring are warmer temperatures, birds singing their spring songs and not having to wear all those winter clothes. Oh and the new green plantlife everywhere!!

  207. I love to see the Bradford Pear trees in bloom! Not only are they beautiful, but that means that flip-flops and sandals are almost ready to be pulled out!

  208. Congratularion Mary!!! You are awesome, hitting 400,000 visitors, wow!!!!
    I know that Spring is coming ehen I see the little critters coming around (gophers), as you can read, this is not my favorite part of spring, but I know Spring is coming.
    I really love Spring, in fact it is my favorite season, my favorite because it has the best weather, not too hot, not too cold, and DD can enjoy playing outside.

    Thanks for sharing all the great stuff and your generosity.

    God bless
    Giovana

  209. I love the grape hyacinths in bloom right next to my yellow tulips- gorgeous! Congratulations on your successful blog — I enjoy it every day!

  210. Congrats to you Mary! I hope that I can boast of such success one day also.

    My favorite sign of Spring is when the tulips are poking their little heads through the soil… just like they are doing at this time. But we have snow coming tonight.. Yikes!!

  211. Hello

    Just wanted to say I never comment on anyone;s blog but your stuff is great and I love everything I see.
    My favorite signs of spring are flowers and fresh smell in the mornings. I love to go for a walk when it is about plus 2 and the air is so clean.

  212. Nicole Baptist

    Oh, my goodness Mary. I am not the only person driving you crazy with emails or checking your site for new ideas πŸ™‚ Congrats! on your success, you truly are an inspiration to me and so many others. I want to thank you for being such a great person and helping out each time that I have come to you. I look forward to seeing more Stampin 911 cards –need some real quick cute cards (smiles) and my supplies are driving my family crazy!

  213. Lisa Cardenas

    Hi Mary,

    I just want to say congrats on your 400,000 visitor. Wasn’t it just a month or so ago when you were at 200,000? Wow! You are an amazingly talented lady, and I’m happy to know you, and get to look at your blog everyday. I am always so excited to get your email everyday to find the treasure you have put here for us all to view. Thank you!

    My favorite part of spring… the sun, the bulbs peeking out of the ground, the fresh air. I cant wait for spring to really get here! Its on its way!!

  214. WOW! Congratulations on your big hit. Love your blog! When I lived back east my favorite sign of spring was the blooming dogwood trees. Now that I’m in California I love to see the daffodils & tulips bloom.

  215. Living in Florida we certainly don’t enjoy the change of seasons, so my favorite sign of Spring is decorating with all of the cute Easter decorations. I LOVE the pastel colors, ribbons, Easter Baskets filled with grass waiting to be filled with yummy goodies.
    LOVE your site!
    Margie

  216. Congratulations on all of the HITS…awesome..the sign of spring is when i see the colors of the flowers and the birds chirping around…WHOOOHOOO..goodbye winter

  217. Hi Mary, Congrats on the 400,000 visitor. You are at the top of my list for Blog surfing. Your blog is so inspirational.
    My favorite thing is the smell of the weather. I also see a consistant change of your cards when the season changes, also a favorite.

    Linda H
    Sacramento, CA

  218. First, thank you for your wonderful, inspirational blog! My favorite sign of spring is when my dog finally likes to “hang out” outside – then I know it is a great day out.

  219. Laura Lawrence

    Oh wow this is a great one, I just love spring! But who doesn’t. I love to see when the buds start on the trees or the little flowers start poppin up – that to me is my favorite sing of spring and warmth is coming!

    Great blog candy, your so good to us πŸ™‚
    Laura
    http://www.craftkitsbylaura.com

  220. Mary, I just love your site and visit it DAILY!

    My favorite sign of spring is the SOUNDS of spring- birds chirping, when I lived in Ohio I loved the water rushing through the streets because the snow had melted. I do miss that sound here in TX. I also love how early the sun comes up πŸ™‚

  221. Hi Mary congratulations on your blog hits, that is wonderful. My favorite sign of spring is the spring flowers peeking through, especially the crocuses. Then I know winter is definitely on the way out.

  222. Mary, Congrats on 400,000 visits! I LOVE your blog.

    My favourite first sign of spring is the sweet smell of grass when it starts to turn green. Unfortunately living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, we won’t see spring for at least another month, maybe two. Last year we got a blizzard in mid April! Yikes! But for us, when spring actually does come, it’s extra special. πŸ™‚

    Sincerely,
    Tamara

  223. Congrats on your 400,000th hit … awesome!

    I love Spring in NYC … so for me, its when you can walk thru Central Park and see the trees coming to life and kids playing in the meadow. That’s a sight!

  224. My favorite sign of spring is when the tulips come up and bloom…..love all the new growth in the garden; it’s so cheery!

  225. Congrats Mary! It’s no surprise-you have one of the best stamping blogs out there!
    My favorite sign of spring has to be the bulb flowers blooming-tulips, crocus, daffodils, irises-just beautiful!
    thanks for sharing your work and for the chance to win!
    hugs,
    Elizabeth

  226. Love your polka dots! About spring…I anxiously await the first blooms on my lilac bush. We live in the desert and not a lot of flowers (other than the beautiful wildflowers), but I cherish my lone lilac bush and the fragrant spring flowers.

  227. My favorite signs of Spring are the tulips and the different colors for stamping! Congrats on all your hits and I love coming to check out your blog!!!

  228. Crystal Crabtree

    Congrats on all the hits, your work definitely deserves all the attention! My favourite part of spring has to be all the baby cows…they’re so cute, and when they’re so young, their fur looks like velvet. It’s nice to see them careening around, enjoying their new legs!

  229. Hi Mary,

    Congratulations! I am a huge fan of your blog. Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your creativity. You’re a great inspiration to me. My favorite sign of spring is when all the birds are busy twittering in the trees. They are so much fun to watch.

  230. 400,000! WOW! Great job Mary, your cards are so inspiring.

    My favorite sign of spring is when my river birch blooms it’s leaves. It looks so naked without them.

  231. The first green buds on the trees and of course the hated snow melted.

  232. Janet Swofford

    I’m a southern girl so I’m blessed with mild winters. But my favorite sign of spring here in the south is when the redbuds and dogwoods start blooming in the woods. It’s so pretty! I also love it when the deciduous trees first start budding and they have a very subtle hint of the same color they had in the fall.It’s so cool.
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy. I love your blog and look forward to the email updates I get. Thanks for all of the inspiration. Your sense of design and balance is impeccable.
    janet@swofford.com

  233. I love your blog – your projects are awesome and so inspiring! The first signs of Spring that I like to see are all the bulbs popping up.

  234. Hey There Mary…Congrats big on the visits to your blog! I know I visit daily and love it πŸ™‚ But, on to the spring fling comment … I live in Mid-Michigan and just love the winters and we have had an amazing one this year with all the snow and once in a while a touch of mild weather – but here in Michigan you know its spring when you spot our state bird the Robin … with his bright red breast – its not spring here until you see him!! Enjoy and Embrace all the day’s elements πŸ™‚

  235. Jennifer Reynard

    My goodness. I have read some of the comments already and feel I don’t really have much different to say!
    Alway inspired but what you make and wonder
    how you get time to get it all done.
    Spring is my favourite time of year, and I especially love when the tulips bloom. They are so colourful and give me hope that summer will soon arrive.
    Congrats on the blog success! Well done!

  236. Congrats! I’m new to your site and just love it. Thanks for all the amazing cards. My favorite sign of spring is seeing the beautiful flowers blooming and the neighborhood kids playing outside.

  237. I agree with everyone. Your blog is the best. You inspire me so often.Thank you 400,000 times!

    My favorite sign of spring is first the warmth of the sun when I walk the wind blown beach here on Cape Cod. Then I notice the snow drops peeking out.And the ice melting on the ponds. It all happens at once, sometimes in a matter of hours.

  238. Would I be bad to say that I get a little excited at the site of Reese’s peanut butter cup EGGS in the stores? πŸ˜€

    That, and pastel-colored clothing, even though I don’t really wear pastels. lol

  239. Grace Lange-Way

    Oh my gosh Mary! 400,000? My Mom used to say “if I had a nickle for every………..(fill in the blank) I’d be rich! Well, if you had a nickle for every blog hit I think you would be able to go one heck of a nice vacation! LOL

    My favorite spring indicator is that I start receiving invitations to SU workshops. Winters are very difficult here in Maine and once I get that first invitation I know hibernation is over and yes, we can once again drive on the roads in relative safety. On the other hand, it also means it’s time for mud season. Yes we have three seasons here in Maine – Winter, Mud and Black Fly. LOL Love your blog.

  240. Thank you Mary for all your hard work and dedication. It’s been a long winter here in Seattle. Now the days are getting longer and the light peeks through my windows earlier. The birds begin singing outside and the blossoms on all the trees begin popping out. Soon I’ll be opening my windows and the breeze will blow through my house. I love Spring and the renewal of nature.

  241. LOVE-LOVE-LOVE-your site. Love your creatativity! Watch your blog everyday. Best blog on line!
    My favorite and tell-tale sign of spring is when my 2 boys ages 3 – 5 yrs, start to beg to play outside. They are usually right on the mark. We all win when this happens. I get time to stamp and they love the time outside, also the naps are great. Happy Spring!

  242. First off, congratulations on your blog! Your designs are so crisp, clean and fresh, I have to check everyday to see what’s new.

    As for my favorite part of spring, well even though it is short here in AZ I love the cool yet comfortable nights and mornings and wonderful temps during the day. We just live outside for this brief season- cookouts, planting, playing and etc since it means that summer is on the way and our outdoor time will be limited during the day.

  243. Congrats on the hits. I just want the candy. LOL!!! my favorite sign of spring is watching the little bitty buds start showing on the trees. Our world is truly a wonderful site to see when spring starts.

  244. I love your site I check it at least once a day okay maybe twice! You always have something that inspires me even on days when I’m not feeling crafty. Thanks for all the great tips and ideas, you truly are talented! My favorite sign of spring is the buds that form on all the trees…I especially love those cherry blossoms they are so beautiful!
    Tara

  245. I love your blog, I check it out every morning. My favorite sign that spring is close – is birds. I love to hear them sing. I walked out this morning and I got a beautiful song.

    Pam

  246. Aloha from Hawaii! Ditto, ditto all of the above. Compliments and kudos on your creativity and dedication to provide such an inspiring resource for us all~
    Believe it or not, we DO experience seasons here, albeit a milder variety. Spring is a wonderful time here- a few drizzles through the sun, cooler breezes, cooler oceans….all leading to the bright, warm summer sun, sand and surf!
    Looking forward to your creations to come!

  247. Congrats on all your success!! πŸ™‚ My favorite sign of spring is the earthy smell of things starting to grow, and my tulips starting to poke through the ground. (If the deer and rabits don’t get to them first!!)

    Amy

  248. I am looking forward to spring flowers.

    I love reading your blog and seeing your clean, crisp cards.

  249. Congrats on your blog! Love it.
    Signs of spring here are no more cold, windy, and snowy days, and my son itches to go outside.
    ~Karena

  250. I don’t think I count because I’m a demo – but I’ll still tell you what my favorite signs of spring are:

    1 – where I live, when the snow starts to melt!! (even though that makes my car super dirty)
    2 – when I finally see people starting to wear shorts because +5 is WARM!
    3 – when I hear birds chirping outside my window.

  251. Congrats on your blog hits. You have a great site, I visit it daily and have gotten tons of inspiration and ideas. My fav sign of spring is – putting up my Easter/Spring tree. It’s a white branch-looking tree I decorate with spring decorations I have collected for years.

  252. Char in So Cal

    Whooo Whooo! Lucky post #250!! LOL

    First let me say CONGRATS on 400k in hits!! That’s HUGE!! Your blog is FAB and it’s no wonder you have such a high hit count!

    My favorite sign of spring is when the buds start to bloom on my Weeping Willow. XOXOX that tree!!

    Cheers to your next 400k in hits and thanks for the op to win your YUMMY blog candy!!

    Char in So Cal
    {scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}
    Darn spammers! LOL

  253. Congrats on your hits. I have you on my google reader so I visit everyday. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful inspiration.

  254. Hi Mary,
    I check out your blog everyday. I love your ideas! Congrats on your 400K hits, I know why your blog rocks!! I love the budding of the trees and spring flowers in the springtime. Hope I win :)!

  255. Favorite sign of spring…when the tulip buds start to sprout out I know spring is on its way!

  256. TULIPS!!!!
    I so enjoy your creativity and inspiration.
    Thank you and congratulations.
    Marcia

  257. Congrats on your 400,000 hit. I like your new blog header. My favorite sign of spring is my daffidils.

  258. Wow! 400,000???? That is unbelievable! I mean, I can understand why you have so many, you are super talented! πŸ˜€ Anyway, today is actually shaping out to look like a spring day so I am in a really light and happy mood! I just love these days when the sun is shining and it is warm enough to not have to wear a coat anymore!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  259. I visit your blog everyday. I love all the artworks you post. I get inspired to create.

    I love to see the blossoms on the trees. They are absolutely beautiful.

  260. Congrats on all your success!! I love everything I’ve seen on this site and visit often. My favorite sign of spring is the daffodil…love them!

  261. My favorite part of spring is the smell… its muddy and dirty and the sun is warm and you can smell it….
    I love looking at your blog! Thanks.

  262. My favorite part of spring is throwing open the windows and letting that fresh air flow through the house! Ahhhhhh…it doesn’t get any better than that, but walking outside barefoot is a close second!

  263. WOW!! congrats!!!Love your artwork! thanks for the blog candy!!!

  264. Annette Pagnusat

    Congratulations Mary! My favorite sign of spring is more daylight!! And when I see my daylillies peaking up through the mulch!

  265. Stephanie Daughtrey

    Mary, I love your blog…I check it out daily! Thanks for being the BEST upline! Congrats on your success and thanks for taking care of us all!

  266. Hey, I can definitely see why you have so many hits – i LOVE this blog and check it obsessively, LOL!

    My favorite sign of spring is when the wild flowers pop up in our backyard. πŸ™‚

  267. Congratulations!! My favorite sign of spring is all the beautiful flowers opening up!

  268. I’m new to this and doing a lot of research. I just have to say that your site is amazing – mostly your creativity and the inspiration you provide. Thanks!

    Regarding Spring, my favorite part is the warming weather (I live in MN) and the beautiful spring blooms.

  269. Congratulations! I have been enjoying your blog for a little while now and really enjoy your creativity. Thanks.

    My favorite sign of spring is when the snow begins to melt and the sun feels so warm though the windows. Winters are long in Saskatchewan, Canada so this usually doesn’t happen till June….. πŸ™‚ just kidding

  270. Chris R. from Iowa

    Congrats on the blog hits – I wonder how many times I have visited. Well, the first sign of spring is a fooler – I have already seen a robin, seen some crocus and/or tulips poking up out of the ground so I am not sure what to say. In the spring, when I was little, I loved to see pussy willow branches. They are harder and harder to find now (I think). But, we are to have more snow this weekend and it is still pretty darn chilly so I think I will have to say the pussy willows since, like I said, I have seen the others already. Here is to a zillion more hits! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  271. This is my favorite blog! I don’t know how you manage to provide these inspiring samples every day.

    My favorite sign of spring is a purple crocus popping up through melting snow at the base of my crabapple tree in March.

  272. Laurie Elhelaly

    Thank you Mary for your daily inspirations. I visit your site every day and am always amazed at your lovely creations. I’m a new SU demonstrator and am delighted at all the possibilities.

    My favorite event in springtime is in early morning as the sun begins to peep through my bedroom window and my room fills with the early morning light,with my eyes still closed, I begin to hear robins begin their songs. My heart leaps with joy because I know winter is ending and birth of a new season has come.

  273. Hi Mary,

    My favorite sign of Spring is when our state bird first appears. In Michigan its the Robin….when i see my first one I know spring is on the way!

  274. I love seeing the yellow daffodils in my mothers garden. Congrats on the hits. You are an inspirtation!

  275. I love it when you walk outside and you can FEEL the warmth! I also love to see the crocus poke their heads out of the snow! Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE your blog and visit every day!

  276. I love it when you walk outside and FEELS warm. I also love it when the crocus poke their heads above the snow! THanks for the chance to win. I LOVE your blog and visit EVERY FAY!

  277. Audrey Bartsch

    This was my first year exploring the craft of stamping and cards. I am so addicted and I have been so inspired by your creativity. Thank-you for sharing.
    Spring is my favorite season. It is the season of promise and hope despite the winter of slumber and death. The world comes alive once more. I love the first warm touches of the sun on my face with the first shades of green at my feet and in the trees followed by splashes of color (snowdrops, crocus, hyacinth and tulips).
    Congrats on your blog!!

  278. Congrats on the milestone…they’ll continue to come since many of us check your updates we get and refer so often to your site for inspiration and tutorials!

    Oh~yeah…favorite thing about spring.
    I LOVE being able to line dry, especially my linens. I’m sure my neighbors are annoyed…I keep the wooden rack just outside my back door.

    What can I say…I am such a nerdy country girl.

  279. congratulations! I love your blog so many inspiring creations!! What reminds me of spring? MELTED SNOW! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  280. My favorite sign of spring is when the daffodils start pushing up out of the ground.

  281. Lori Schwindt

    Congratulation, That’s a lot of hits! Keep the cards comming, they are gorgeous. Funny you should mention the first sign of spring, because just yesterday I was walking to my car after work and I heard a lot of birds chirpping and I thought, “this is a sign that spring is comming!”

  282. I love your ideas and many cause me to buy things I might not have otherwise.

    My favorite sign of spring is when I see the new bunnies hopping around the yards in the neighborhood.

    Keep the wonderful ideas coming!

  283. Tulips! Gotta love ’em!

  284. My favorite sign of spring is when the finches here turn back to their beautiful bright yellow color. In the winter, they turn a drab brown, but right about now, we start seeing hints of yellow feathers.

    Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. I love your style.
    Winthrop

  285. Hi Mary,

    I love your blog. I visit everyday. . .you are a great source of inspiration.

    My favorite sign of Spring is that the days are getting longer. I love coming home and seeing light instead of darkness.

    Carol

  286. Your blog is so inspiring! Congrats on the 400k hits! My favorite sign of spring is all the beautiful flowers and also the time change…. which means more daylight. πŸ™‚

  287. I love the blooming dogwood in April. Congrats on your 400,000 hits. Awesome candy!

  288. Cheryl McAskill

    Very Nice! My favorite part of Spring….New bright colors on almost everything…even Stamping and Scrapbooking papers and coordinates!

  289. Thank you for your inspiring work! I LOVED reading about the stamping room organization…someday I’ll have my own space for crafts so I’m filing all the good ideas away.

    My favorite sign of spring is crocuses popping up. Those purple and white bursts out of the barren ground warm my heart and put a smile on my face! πŸ™‚

  290. My favorite sign of spring is when I can start to see the grass through the melting snow!

  291. Without a doubt it is those red breasted robins that let me know that sring is coming soon! Can’t wait to see them this year!

  292. Yeah for you!!! Thanks for the chance to win FABULOUS blog candy:) I love when I am driving home from somewhere and I realize that the trees have come back to life. I love to see the GREEN!

  293. We only have 3 months of what you might consider summer/growing season here. The most exciting thing for me is when something green finally pops out of the ground! I don’t even care if it’s a weed!!

  294. Congrats on your on your blog hits…I find so much inspiration there. Your new craft area is awesome, you are so lucky.
    My favorite signs of spring is when my Pulmeria and Hydrangea are in bloom. Blessings, Teri
    {PICK ME}…lol

  295. Linda (manybooks)

    Congrats – that is a LOT of hits to your site, but your blog is AWESOME, so I’m not surprised! My favorite sign of Spring is when the bulbs start to pop up – hyacinth, crocus, tulips and daffodils. I just love to see them peeking up and growing so much every day!

  296. Colleen Moreland

    Hey Mary, Congrats!! I love coming to your site. I really try to see it everyday. I grew up in Houston so I never relized what the four seasons are. I now live in Colorado and I love when spring arrives. I love seeing all the beautiful colors of the flowers. Winter is so brown, so I love seeing the green come back to our front lawn. It is beautiful and almost like velvet. I also live in the neatest place to see all the animals loving Spring too.
    Thanks for having a Candy Blog and Congrats to you again. You deserve it. Your site is fantastic!!!!
    Love,
    Colleen

  297. Thanks so much for this chance to win! I recently ran across your blog and have found it so refreshing and creative! Thanks for sharing your art! Let’s see, favorite sign of spring? The first blooms, the pastel colors, sandals and polished toe nails! I’m from Texas. =)

  298. love you. love your blog.

    my favorite thing about Spring…well, I live in Texas. What is Spring?!?! πŸ˜‰

    No..seriously, I love when I see a red bird or blue bird in my yard. That is awesome to me. Or when the hummingbirds come to the feeder. Amazing.

  299. My favorite sign of spring…

    the hillsides along I-580 start turning green from wildflowers and native plants, then burst into yellow daffodils. Absolutely inspiring

  300. I love spring! My favorite thing is when it is super sunny outside, but it is still kind of crisp out. It is so energizing! πŸ™‚
    ~Kendra

  301. Congratulations! Love the “springy”polks dots banner. I am in Miami now so spring doesn’t have the same wonderful appearance as it does up north and in Europe. I have to say my favorite sign of spring is when the bulbs start peeking out, I LOVE tulips. I used to get the mix bag of bulbs at the market and then it was so exciting to see what combination of colors I planted when they bloom. I miss spring πŸ™ Thank you for the chance at some cool blog candy!

  302. Daffodils and Robins. Those are my absolute favorite signs of spring. Daffodils are so cheerful and bring some bright color. Of course, around here, daffodils also mean that the last hard freeze is just around the corner. It seems to always freeze just about the time they are in full bloom.

  303. Becky Robinson

    Hi Mary, Love your blog, I look forward to checking in every day! In Maine it seems to take forever for Spring, but when it comes I love to hear the birds singing bright and early before I get out of bed. I also love to see everything turn from brown to bright green! It’s coming right? πŸ™‚ Becky

  304. Hi Mary! I am new to stamping but I check your blog everyday to see your newest creations and get inspired to try your great ideas out myself! Thank you so much for all the work you do to maintain this wonderful site.

    My favorite sign of spring is longer days-its so nice to be able to take an after dinner stroll with my husband and two young boys without it being pitch-black outside! The fresh air does us all good and gets my boys ready and relaxed for bed-which is when I finally get to relax!

    Thanks again!

  305. Connie Adkins

    I love spring because it is nature waking up and the beginning of God’s beauty in display.
    Thank you for such a creative imagination done so tastefully.
    One of my favorite websites.

  306. Hi Mary!
    Love your blog. Love Spring too! My favorite sign of Spring is hearing the birds chirp in the morning. Thanks for so much inspiration, Kim

  307. Yummy blog candy! I can’t wait for spring – I love to see the flowers peeking up out of the ground!

  308. Hey Mary! My favorite sign of Spring is seeing Snow Crocuses. I grew up thinking they were a really pretty weed because of the way they were kind of scattered around in my great-grandparents’ yard. Turns out my great-grandfather didn’t want my great-grandmother to plant lots of flowers because he thought they’d look messy in his yard. My great-grandmother was pretty headstrong so her solution was to walk around with the seeds/corms in her apron and “drop” them, lol. I see a crocus anywhere and it instantly brings a smile to my face. The tricky thing with a crocus is that they can bloom pretty early on, so I try not to get too excited. Once the daffodils hit, I know we’re close, lol.

    Congrats on the newest milestone!

    Nikki

  309. Lorna England

    Hi Mary!
    This is my first time posting to a blog or making an attempt at “blog candy”, which is a delicious idea!

    I stumbled upon your site 2 months ago and have been hooked ever since! (I’m actually trying your “unmount wheels” suggestion this week when my “ez mount” arrives!

    Living in Northern Ohio, we truly experience the seasons! My favorite sign of spring is the arrival of all the critters to the backyard! (Also sending my son off to school without a winter parka!)

    Thanks for your inspirations!

  310. Hi Mary! Awesome blog candy! I like the warmer weather and the sun staying out longer in the evenings!

  311. Barbara Craycroft

    My favorite sign of spring is when I can open the windows and my fresh white curtains flutter in the breeze
    Barbara

  312. Wow! Two generous gifts — hope I win one. I love your blog and try to check it everyday. Congrats on your major milestone!

  313. Barbara Craycroft

    Mary, I’m not sure if my comment went through or not, I will try once again, I have never done this before.
    My favorite sign of spring is opening my windows and my fresh white curtains blow in the breeze.
    I look forward to your card samples and blogs Barbara

  314. Temps in the 20s and seeing quince in bloom! A sign that spring and warmer weather is on the way. The delicate yet hardy bloom atop a thorny stem, the deep pink/red color against a backdrop of frost or light snow.

  315. My favorite ‘first sign’ is all the fresh, brightly colored new clothes in the stores.

    I love to walk through and find all the colors that match SU colors.

    Weird, I know.

    Julie

  316. Congratulation, 400,000! Wow! My favorite sign of Spring is/was waking up to the sound of beautiful birds singing outside my window… what a fun way to wake up!

  317. Hi Mary, I love your blog, you are so creative and inspiring! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas!
    My favorite sign of Spring is when the crocus pop-up through the beautiful Connecticut snow covered lawn!

  318. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.
    My favorite sign of spring is when see the green by all sides πŸ™‚

  319. Congrats! Enjoy your site.

    Since I live in western Michigan, the first sign of spring that I enjoy is when the snow melts, and I can see grass again!

  320. I {love} your blog and am so excited for a chance to win some goodies πŸ™‚ My favorite sign of spring is when the snow is finally melted and the tulips start coming in! they are my {favorite} flower and I wish they’d hurry up now! We get a couple teases with warm weather and then get a big snow storm to remind us it’s not here yet!

  321. Favorite sign of Spring…..I have a couple! Seeing the first robin! Seeing the tip of tulips coming through the ground! Not having to wear a coat!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  322. My favorite sign of spring is sighting the first daffodils in my neighbor’s yard.

    Thank you for your blog. I receive so much inspiration from you!

  323. Congrats on the big milestone. Great blog candy, as always πŸ™‚ My favorite sign of spring is the flowers poking up in the ground and the warm, but not too hot days! I live in Oklahoma, so warm doesn’t last long….before we know it is steaming hot!! Happy Spring!

  324. I love the smell of freshly cut grass, so one of the first signs of spring that I love is to see lawn mowers moving! I also love to get my hands dirty and start to clear my flower garden, the weather is just beautiful.

  325. My favorite sign of spring is the warmer temperatures and seeing the first flowers of spring coming through the ground. The hyacinths and crocuses are sure signs spring is on they way. I found your blog last summer and have been checking it ever since. I love seeing your creations and I love the new stamping area.

  326. My favorite signs of spring begin early when the snow has begun to melt and I can see the hope of spring showing its head through the ground – the start of the crocus leaves and the daffodils beginning their promise of warmer more colorful times ahead.

  327. Look forward to your blog for great ideas and inspiration! Spring is NO SNOW (it’s doing it again!). Then tulips, then Lilies of the Valley and the best – Lilacs!

  328. Mary, your site is just fabulous! Such a treasure trove of information for stampers, card makers and artists/crafters of all kinds. Thanks for the inspiration, information and not to mention, yes, eye candy!

    -Roberta

  329. My favorite signs of spring are the freshness of flowers and everything is green.
    Love visiting your website everyday! It’s like a regular reading habit now.
    Keep it up!

  330. It’s not Spring until I see a robin. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  331. I love when the trees first start to bud and you have that bit of green. When the lillies start to pop through the ground. It is magical.

  332. Congrats on your blogging milestone. Wonder how many miles your blogs would cover? My favorite sign of spring–crocus; they come sooner than tulips in Wyoming. Keep up the wonderful work. Mary Jo

  333. My favorite sign is when my turtles start to become more active.

  334. My favorite sign of spring is when the tulips poke through the white snow in my flower garden.

    Thanks for your wonderful blog. I enjoy reading it and love your style.

  335. I love all the blooming trees and early season flowers and they are here now in Augusta, GA! I know, I know, all those northerners reading this will hate me, but I am originally from upstate NY so I feel your pain.
    J.W. Cobb

  336. Molly Sedlacko

    Thanks for all of the inspiration!

    My favorite sign of spring is seeing children playing at the park. I start wearing sandals the minute the weather warms up enough that my toes won’t freeze!!

  337. Love the blog candy, I am pretty new to Stampin Up and just love all their products. My favorite sign of spring is the Cherry blossom trees, there are hundreds around where we live and it is so pretty.

  338. I LOVE THE COLORES OF FLOWERE, EVERYTHING JUST SEEMS TO BE ALIVE, CONGRATS

  339. My favorite sign of spring is the change in the smell of the air. Something about the bloom of the flowers, the dampness from spring rain, and the sense of renewal makes my heart sing!

    ~Jenn

  340. My favorite sign of spring is the damp smell that lingers in the air after a spring rain. I love to open the windows, smell the air and listen to the rain.

  341. Mary I LOVE your blog candy! I like how you JAZZED up the cany bars too… YUM-O!! The first signs of spring for me is seeing small buds on the trees even before the snow is gone. Then it’s the flowers popping up… Con’grats on 400,000 hits girl!! πŸ™‚

  342. Peggy Paszkiewicz

    My favorite first signs of spring are – no snowpants, boot, mittens, hat, scarf, gloves, and shoes in my daughters backpack! Just a lightweight coat in the morning and the shoes she has on her feet- such a light, free feeling. thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.Peggy

  343. My favorite sign of spring is tulips popping out of the ground and WARMER weather. It is one of my favorite seasons.
    Lisa

  344. Wow, great blog candy! Congrats on the BIG number of hits. I’m a frequent visitor! πŸ™‚ My favorite signs of spring are seeing all the cherry blossom trees come back to life and all the green that starts to reappear.

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win. πŸ™‚

    P.S. I really enjoyed your “unmounting wheel” tutorial. I’ve done it with several of my wheels and I find that I use them more now.

    Miriam from CA

  345. Heather Donahue

    My favorite sign of spring are the flowers and the birds! Oh, and it warms up!!!!!

  346. My favorite sign of spring is the smell if rain in the air and the ability to stay outside and enjoy it due to the weather being pleasing.

  347. My favorite sign of spring is daffodils. Probably because Mama liked them so much…or maybe because it’s the first sign.

  348. My favorite sign of Spring is seeing more people outside…working in their yards, taking walks, cooking out. The neighborhood reawakens each spring!

  349. It’s Spring when I see robins again!

  350. I love spring…everything is new and fresh! Thanks for the chance to win something! Thanks for always sharing! Happy Spring!

  351. Thanks for all the ideas, I LOVE checking your blog every day!

  352. My favorite sign of spring is tha trees burst with bright green buds. Thanks for the chance to win.

  353. My favorite signs of spring are the smell in the air, the little bits of green popping up on the trees and the daffodils and crocuses peeking out. It’s like a new beginning! πŸ™‚

  354. I love the smell of spring! My daughters can’t wait to get out and ride their bikes. Thank you for all your creative ideas! I love to read your blog!

  355. Amanda Currier

    My favorite sign of spring is tulips. They are my absolute favorite flower and I love watching them sprout and grow into beautiful flowers with such rich colors! We planted a TON in our backyard this fall and I can’t wait to see them come up! This is the first spring in our new house, so I am very excited to see all the goodies we planted actually come to life.
    Thanks for such a great blog!!!!!

  356. Rosetta Jenkins

    When the sun is still out in the evening before I leave work, I know it’s Spring. But, my bestest sign is when I feel so full of life and optimism. It is as if I have sprung!

  357. I know I already posted about Michigan’s first sign of spring … but what a delightful taste of bright spring your card was this morning!!! A very happy card !!! Yes, I have to admit I would love to win your blog candy – who wouldn’t – but I find your blog a huge treat πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the sweetness …

  358. Hi Mary,
    I don’t see my post so I will tell you again that I love your blog! Spring is my favorite because it puts a “spring in our steps” – the light green leaves thrill me.
    New beginnings!
    Congratulations!!
    Peg Smith

  359. Congras and thank you for the offer. All the blog candy looks great! I love the colors of spring. Fall is still my fav. season but I am ready for some bright colors and blooming flowers. Have a great week!

  360. Wow, congrats on so many visitors! My favorite sign of Spring is baseball games. Nothing like the town league games on the fields to inspire warmer and longer days!
    Heather

  361. my favorite sign of spring is my crocus blooming- sign that more beautiful signs of spring are on their way! πŸ™‚

  362. I love Spring!! This year our first sign of Spring was hearing robins chirping in the morning – it didn’t really look like Spring, although the sun was shining, but at least it sounded like Spring and we knew it wouldn’t be far. We had little Fall this year and lots of winter, so at least the hint that Spring was coming was a welcome sound. Linda

  363. My favorite signs of spring are seeing the buds on trees come out and watching the robins build their nests! That’s two since you are giving away two blog candies! Love your blog, Mary, and TFS!

  364. Hi Sweet Mary,

    My first post never made it onto the board so I’m guessing it got lost in the cracks of cyber space.

    Congratulations on another wonderful milestone.

    Favorite sign of spring…hmmmm…I guess that would have to be the first green tips of the bulbs pushing their way up through the earth or snow. A reaffirmation that life continues and is renewed once again.

    So many others but thats usually the first and best one for me.

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  365. Flowers are my favorite sign of spring and the warmer temps!

  366. I love your blog, Mary. I visit every few days for inspiration and ideas. My favorite sign of spring is seeing the start of daffodils I transplanted from my grandmother’s farm years ago. I know spring is on the way and I always think of her.

  367. Congrats Mary……..love your blog…..always can find lots of inspiration here……thank you!!!! Since I live in Minnesota……..my fav sign of spring is when the snow all DISAPPEARS! The first sighting of a robin is a close second.

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