Monday, February 9, 2015

Beach Blanket Monkey Monday and a Giveaway Followup


Pepe and Opus were so excited about being part of Monkey Monday last week that they asked if they could share their latest adventure with their friends in Buttercupland. While Opus likes the winter, it's getting to Pepe. He was longing for a trip to the beach, and a banana margarita. The margarita will have to wait for a trip to the grocery, but we improvised on the beach trip. The dynamic duo is lounging next to their own version of a pool, the kitchen sink. They kept away from the apples and pears that are cooking on the stove and they had a happy time. It's not quite the beach and the wash cloth isn't quite a beach blanket, but those of us in chilly climes are improvising and making our own fun.

The more the merrier on Monkey Monday.  These two cuties are here to join the Valentine celebration.
 
 
Last month Buttercupland celebrated its sixth blogaversary, and I posted a celebration giveaway. Nineteen very nice bloggers responded with comments, and I just couldn't pick one person for six surprises. Instead all nineteen bloggers will be getting surprises. It may be a card, a trinket from my travels, a book or a box of candy. I have some addresses, but will be reaching out in the next little while get all the addresses of everyone who left comments. I wouldn't have a blog without the sweet bloggers whom I've met. Again, and always, many thanks and lots of hugs!
 
This has been a quiet at-home day. I cooked, caught up on bills and scheduled a couple of medical appointments, and took Pepe to the beach. Tomorrow it's back to the gym and a trip to the post office.
 
As always, thanks for visiting. New England friends and family, be safe and everyone, take care.  
 
 

17 comments:

Simply Linda said...

You know Buttercup, even on a dark day, you sure can brighten the day up. Blessings

Melinda said...

Way to funny! The beach--very creative.

The other two are soo cute.

This week is "Random Acts of Kindness Week" and i would say that you are spreading the kindness in blogland! Thanks.

M :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You are so sweet to want us all to have something special. And I love the fun you've had at your house today. Enjoy your evening and stay warm! Hugs, Diane

BJ PUP said...

What a great idea to improvise a pool. It will keep the kids busy so you can cook.

Linda E said...

A sweet, funny post today.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This winter weather is half "comfy inside"and also "I'm going stir crazy" days. However, we will get through it and have spring to look forward to in the near future.

Congratulations on your long blogging career. You have my admiration for the many posts you have published.

Mevely317 said...

I love your imagination!!! Imagining Pepe and Opus beach-side makes my heart chuckle!

Don't you wish Mother Nature would make up her mind already? We're already in the 80's.

Cranberry Morning said...

Well there you were, celebrating your SIXTH blogiversary and I was all excited that I just had my fifth. Good for you! I like your cheery posts from a city unlike any other. Cute Pepe and Opus. I'm sure they've got cabin fever like the rest of us. Hope spring comes early.

Nellie said...

I love my "at home" days! Today was one for me, and I joined you in cooking, though I made soup! How thoughtful of you to take Pepe to the beach!

TARYTERRE said...

Knowing Pepe and Opus had fun making the kitchen sink a pool really made me smile. A trip to the beach in these cold temps is definitely called for. What's cooking on the stove in your pic looks yummy.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've been taking lots of beach days here...in my mind only. Just conjuring up warmth and sunshine helps on the dark dreary days. Hope you keep warm and cozy there!

Susie said...

Buttercup, How kind of you to give a gift to all. I like that you are playing while cooking also. LOL. Can we just do one thing at a time...probably not. Hope you are able to get out and about. My gosh so much snow up that way. I think the East coast got the mountain snows. Be careful when you are out. xoxo,Susie

Sola Scriptura said...

Your blog always makes me smile. Please tell Pepe that I did go to the beach today, but the sand and water is still much too cold to be enjoyed. And there were no banana margaritas available :(

Deanna said...

You are so funny...I could use a banana margarita about right now, sounds delicious!! Congrats on your anniversary, 6 years good for you!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Carol, oh thanks for putting that smile on my face today! How adorable. Again congrats on those 6 years of blogging. What an accomplishment and so glad to have met you through blogging. Thanks for the visit yesterday on my makeup post about discontinued makeup. Thanks also for the follow on twitter! Have a wonderful afternoon and stay warm.
Hugs, Julie

Theresa said...

Oh those cuties pretending to be at the beach is too cute:) Enjoy your day dear friend, stay warm! HUGS!

Michelle F said...

I love the beach!!
I prefer the ocean, while hubs prefers the gulf.

Congratulations on hitting the Big 6!
Looks like your having a lot of fun!!

Stay warm!