A Wonderful Weekend

I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend (for those in the US).  Whether you are celebrating the holiday or not, I hope that wherever you find yourselves, that you are surrounded by friends, loved ones and that you have an amazing and relaxing weekend.

Dan and I will be spending today bbqing with friends.  And I'm currently steeping some rosemary from our garden in a simple syrup to make these tasty Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktails later on.  Tomorrow a few of us will gather at Chaddsford Winery for their annual Blues Festival.  I really can't wait for this- it's one of the greatest days of the year in my opinion. :)  Last year, I snapped the above image while lounging on the winery's grounds.  I love this photograph.

I also wanted to announce the winner of my Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway and thank you all for participating.  I was so excited to read all of your recommendations and I am looking forward to checking into each and everyone of them.  From all of your suggestions, my summer reading list seems very promising!  Also, I wanted to send a genuine welcome to all of my new followers.  I'm so happy to have you here.  Welcome.

So, with that said, the winner of my Everdeen Earring Giveaway is:

Appie, number 72, who recommended the Left Behind Series.  Congratulations Appie!  I will be contacting you shortly.