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For the Love of a Farmer’s Market…

Burr…it’s cold in Orlando, but not cold enough to keep me from going to the Farmer’s Market this morning. The cold weather kept my husband and kiddos at home which made walking around and taking pictures of all my favorite things such a wonderful outing for me!

99 Market is the most amazing place to buy wrought iron pieces as well as gorgeous planters. 
I have several things from there that I’ll show you in another post.

I am collecting, one at a time, those awesome planters to sit in the window in our kitchen.

I buy most all of our seasonal plants from the farmer’s market. 
There are rows and rows of every kind of flower you can imagine, 
and the best part is how reasonably priced they are!

I love peppers, and I’m determined to grow my own next year!

There is a coffee stand that sells fresh and homemade yummies!
I bought this blueberry crumb cake this morning, and there are no words to describe how delicious it was. 
I did manage to bring about half of it home to share with my family!

Can you imagine how hard it was to walk away from this beauty? 
An iron birdcage overflowing with Ivy and a tiny red bird to top it off! 
This is some more eye candy from 99 Market.
Plant City, FL is about 45 minutes from where we live, and they have fields and fields of strawberries. 
They were selling the first of the season at the farmer’s market this morning as you can see from the sign.

More flowers to choose from…

Red Geraniums are a favorite of mine for my planters outside our front door.

Our family loves the fresh cooked kettle corn, and we can’t ever visit without getting us a large bag of it to snack on for the weekend.
This kettle corn is the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
It’s to die for fresh out of the kettle…yummy when HOT!
This company comes in with freshly baked bagels in every kind of flavor you can imagine. 
They make the most scrumptious bagel sandwiches.
I usually get an oat bran bagel with their homemade scallion cream cheese spread and loaded with fresh veggies. 
Often, I’ll also buy a half dozen for us to eat on throughout the week.

Spending Saturday mornings at the Farmer’s Market is definitely a highlight of living in Orlando for us.
I hope you’re having a relaxed weekend enjoying the people that you love and maybe visiting some of your favorite places!

Tonia Hobbs - I wish I would’ve been strolling with you. I love ivy and strawberries!

Between You and Me - ohhhh..I wish we could have strolled together, too! :) If you ever come to Orlando, let me know.

Kristi - What a beautiful farmers market!! It’s cccooolllldddd here in upstate NY, so our farmer’s market is MONTHS away! But it was nice to get a glimpse of yours!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! - Oooooh….What a gorgeous farmers market! Nothing like a good one, and yours looks great.

Inspiring! wonderful Valentines day to you!

Kathi - Okay, NOW I am REALLY homesick! I love the Winter Park Market!!!

Kim - Your farmer’s market sounds awesome and your pictures are fabulous!

JadeLD - Cold in Orlando – I don’t believe it. It’s pretty chilly here at the moment in Aberdeen, Scotland. The farmers market looks amazing, we get good local produce here but it’s more potatoes and carrots than colourful peppers!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue - How cold is cold? It was 33 degrees here in Illinois, brrrrr! That farmers market looks awesome! I wish I was strolling too. Just found your blog, Hi!

Between You and Me - It’s been in the 40’s and 50’s….so I can’t REALLY complain…but for Orlando, it’s cold. We’re all just a little spoiled. :)

I wish so bad that you all could visit this farmer’s market…it’s just amazing! If you’re ever in Florida…..

Breezi - Will you take me here in August? :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser - What a great place for clicking and grabbing some food. nice photos.

Pink and Polka Dot - that blueberry thingy looks delish!

Magui - Quiero comprar en ese mercaditoooo! que bello lugar, te recrea l vista… Te invito a pasar por mi blog, en


Inspired by: Flower Power….

Earth laughs in flowers ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers? ~Maurice Maeterlinck

‘Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes! ~William Wordsworth

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. ~Claude Monet

I don’t know about you, but I’m picking up some fresh flowers at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow. Have a great weekend celebrating all the people and places and things that you love! I’m linking up with Melissa over at The Inspired Room today so check out all of the amazing inspiration.~

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Michele - Love the flowers, needed some color right now since all around me is WHITE!!! Found some beautiful flowers at the market the other day that were marked half off!! Got a bouqet for $2.99, instant sunshine!!! They even had daisy's one of my favorites!!

JadeLD - I love flowers, I took a picture of a rose on Wednesday, for my 365 challenge, which I really love. When I have my own garden I'm going to plant lots and lots of flowering plants.

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas - Hi! I followed you from your comment on "the idea room" regarding potty training. I have twin boys that will be 3 in April and I am really feeling the pressure to have some potty training success. I was encouraged by your comment. Thanks! I SO OFTEN hear the "my child was trained before 2" kind of stories. Glad to hear you waited until they were truly ready.


Kelly McGuill

It is good to celebrate others when they inspire your life,and that’s exactly what I’m doing today! 
When I saw this blog, I was so encouraged. and I knew you would be, too! 
This picture is the perfect example of how just adding some great plants and a few baskets 
can bring a room to life.

I love all of the different tones of wood against the creamy whites. And, check out all of the white dishes!

I appreciate the “no-fuss” approach that Kelly took in designing her home. 
It’s welcoming and warm, and I feel sure that her family 
appreciates that she has created an environment that can be lived in.

Ummm. let’s just all decide to add plants to every room in the house, start stocking up on white dishes, look for wooden stools in all shapes and sizes, and baskets…buy as many chunky baskets as we can possibly find. If you’re wanting more inspiration, then head over to her blog and check out the endless exquisite pictures!

Kristi - Love the eye candy!!! heading over there now :)

Nick and Cindy - Wow, her house looks so welcoming! Thanks for sharing it with us. I just stumbled across your blog, and your family is beautiful!!

Marnie - Great blog! I’m now inspired to move a few things in my home.