Monday, February 6, 2012

And the winner is....................

And the winner is……………………

Did you think I forgot? Well, I did. Just temporarily. If you remember my disclaimer, it reads something like this: I run a rural flower shop and when it rains it pours, so at any moment I might drop off the face of the earth for a few days. Actually my disclaimer is worded nothing like that, but you get the idea. Even though my storefront is closed, we are as busy as ever- “Thank you Lord for blessing me with more than I deserve”. I love to work. I worked on flowers for four funerals this weekend. My mind was far away- thinking about those who have lost loved ones, and trying with all my heart to use my talent to somehow ease the pain by thoughtfully filling orders that are gifted in love and sympathy. I love what I do. I love it even more now that I get to spend more time with my own loved ones at home. It is a blessing indeed to be able to work from home. It is the Lords work no doubt. If any of my loyal customers are out there, thank you for supporting our move home.

Now, for what you really want to know.

This was not at all planned, but the monkey was peeking.

The women.   Read through what these ladies say they would like to see here on RWR.  If they are asking to hear from you, email me and we'll get you a date to be featured.


  1. Hi,

    I'm a facebook holdout but I am a follower here. So does this entry count? I'd love to read more about how rural women stay in touch with each other. Some of us lives miles out of town, and have a harder time connecting with other women.

    First Impressions

  1. Hi! I'm a member and follow on FB.

    My favorite kinds of posts are about women who share their strengths and sorrows while struggling with a specific heart wrenching event in their lives. Cancer, abuse, etc. Certainly I don't enjoy reading about negative things but it helps give me strength to go through my own struggles knowing that so many other women have endured much worse and have come out on top.

    LOVE the necklace
  2. RWR is a mind set and a way of life...There is a little rural in all of us and only recently (and with RWR's input) are some women ready to admit it..There is nothing better than connecting with others that have ideas stored up only to see that we all seem to think about the same things....Keep up the GREAT job RWR....Jan
  3. I follow you on facebook and on your blog. Love the giveaway!
  4. HOT!! Love the jewelry. So sad I missed the 1st give away :(. I'll keep my eyes open for the next one.
  5. I would like to see more about marketing for those of us with small businesses and etsy shops. LOVE YOU, RWR and LOVE YOU, Kasse!

  6. The most valuable thing I have learned is never give up! Go after your dreams and spread the word! Keep at it! This is great.
  7. I would like more pictures of rural women!
  8. I love the posts by moms about how they keep all of their balls in the air:) Brandi Brandly
  9. Kasse, I love your honesty.
The hairy hand of my husband- keeping me honest!
The winner is going to question my honesty, but I had nothing to do with it.
And the winner is..............................
If you ladies didn't win this one, the next giveaway starts today.  I will re post it on Thursday or Friday, but you can enter now.

Tell me what ladies you want to see step up and tell their stories.  What do we want to know.  How do we want to be inspired? Something you'd like to tell me?  I know I need an editor.  Anything else?

The next RWR giveaway piece.


  1. I would like to hear from moms of children with disabilities. Brandi Brandly

  2. I'd like to hear more from widows and how they survive.

    First Impressions

  3. Has this reply option been here long? So sorry ladies. I have been planning a rant about how it's difficult to respond on blogger. Please tell me it's new.

    Dee thank you so much for coming over. I've visited your blogs. You are a very busy woman. I would love to hear from widows and how they survived too. A few ladies locally come to mind. Not one has a blog. I'm going to do some work on this. If you don't mind me asking, have you experienced loss recently? I will be in contact with you. We would love to feature you. Email me if your're interested.
    Kasse D.

  4. Brandi, I hope for that too. Thank you so much for following. It just makes me smile. I want to get you blogging. I will get you my pretty!

    Kasse D.

  5. I don't really know if there is any one specific thing I want to see more. No matter what it is...if the writer is passionate...I love it. I LOVE inspirational stories. All of us go through things....probably quite a few things that have shaped us into who we are & have something in us to help others. The hardest thing for me when I 1st started blogging was the open honesty, but I realized that the nitty gritty stuff is what seemed to reach people more - THUS, making it important for me to share & keep sharing.

    Now...on to that 2nd drawing :). Maybe this Heather will WIN this time (fingers crossed).

    Rural women....YOU ROCK!!

  6. I would like to hear some of the silly things we have done in our lives.....embarrassing moments?

  7. I was thinking about this & I'd really like you to try & get a lady named Gwen Rutz to be profiled here. I follow her blog & it is always uplifting & inspirational. Here's a link to her blog:

  8. Ahh I like that Badlands. Thanks for joining in over here. Love hearing from you ladies.

    Heather YES! We do need to feature Gwen. I've kinda been nudging her. I'll see what I can't do. She is an inspiring lady for sure.