**The folks of Arkansas Flower and Garden Show provided the tickets for the giveaway, however; all opinions conveyed are that of yours truly. See below for full disclosure.
What better way to spend an icy cold evening than to hang out with the ladies of Arkansas Women Bloggers while listening to the fabulous plans for the 2014 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show (AFGS). Even if the thermometer read 34 degrees, it warmed my heart to know that SPRING is just around the corner and GREEN is in the near future.
I was beginning to doubt this fun evening was going to take place. The trees created a winter wonderland, and threats of icy conditions hovered over the state. Once Natalie gave the green light -- I began my trek to our state's capitol city.
Thankfully, my journey was without event, and I arrived at the beautiful home of our hosts. Can I just take this opportunity to say that I LOVE getting together with my bloggy gal pals. It's so much fun, and we are given such FUN opportunities. Love, love, LOVE!
We wined and dined on the fabulous fare...
The cork tags and candlestick flower pieces were a couple of my favorite "special touches".
Will Mouw and Kevin Li of Central High School and the Arkansas Youth Symphony serenaded us with some fabulous tunes. They dipped into different genres -- a classical song here, a pop tune there. (They performed a song by Cold Play that was totally my favorite!)
Unfortunately, I will not make it to this year's show. BUT - I want YOU to go and tell me all about it! I'm giving away THREE pairs of tickets! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you are looking forward to MOST about Spring. Easy as pie. I will choose a winner at random on February 17th (contest ends at midnight CST on February 16th). Hop on over to AFGS's website NOW and start mapping out your day. The hardest part will be deciding when to do what -- there is just THAT much goodness going on! Of course, I'm pretty partial to all things dealing with gardening and GROWING your own FOOD. Oh dear, don't get me to talking about it...I'm sad I'm missing out. All those topics and much, much MORE await!
Now get to commenting and GOOD LUCK!
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