Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

Calling all crafters, I’m sharing a tote to keep you organized that I use and love, an ‘Everything Mary Deluxe Store and Tote’!

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

This ‘Everything Mary’ tote has enough roomy pockets and space to keep this Mary :) organized.

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

I use my Everything Mary Deluxe Store and Tote for my flower arranging supplies. I used to keep my supplies in a clear storage bin, but invariably what I needed would be at the bottom of the bin, so I’d have to take everything out to find what I needed. I love the compartments and pockets on this tote, as well as the handles that make it easy for me to grab and go, including outdoors.

Create a flower arrangement from Farmer's Market flowers, fruit and foliage from your garden with these arranging tips and tricks! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowerarranging #diy #flowers

  I assembled a flower arranging kit which I use at least every two weeks for Monday Morning Blooms.

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

My flower arranging kit has the usual flower arranging supplies like floral shears and snips, waterproof floral tape, wet floral foam, floral picks, thorn strippers, wire, pins and water tubes~ all available at most craft stores or online.

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

Along with a few supplies that you can find at the grocery store like, Alum, to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting.

Keep your cut hydrangeas from wilting with this easy tip! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tip #hydrangeas #flowerarranging

Beautiful fall floral arrangement with hydrangeas, pumpkins, apples and leaves | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #flowers #pumpkins #hydrangeas #apples

 { A Just Because Arrangement }

Tip for woody stems for flower arrangements! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowerarranging #fall #autumn #leaves

And a vegetable peeler for woody stems and arrangements with leaves. . .

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

Bamboo skewers fit in the long zippered pocket in the back of the tote. . .

DIY Autumn Harvest Centerpiece in galvanized bucket with hydrangeas and tiger striped pumpkins, framed with a bittersweet vine wreath | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowerarranging #fall #autumn #pumpkins #hydrangeas #DIY

{ DIY Autumn Harvest Centerpiece }

Bamboo skewers are one of my favorite to tools to add a little whimsy to an an arrangement with pumpkins, seashells, candy straws, or lemons and bees.

DIY floral preservative | homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers

If you don’t have any floral preservation, make your own with a bottle of lemon-lime soda to prolong the life of your flowers with this easy formula.

Recycled Flower Arranging Hack using plastic mesh bags from produce! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #masonjars #recycle #flowers #DIY

{ Garden Bouquet DIY and Flower Arranging Hack }

Reuse the produce netting from a bag of avocados or citrus, as a flower frog.

Garden Bouquet Tips and Flower Arranging Hack using something you usually throw away! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #peonies #DIY #recycle #flowers

A garden center plant tray repurposed as a flower frog makes for easy flower arranging with the right diameter pot.

Flower Arranging Hack: Garden Center Plant Tray repurposed as a Flower Frog for easy flower arranging! | ©homeiswhereboatis.net #hack #flowerarranging #upcycle #fall #arrangement #sunflowers #hydrangeas

And one of my favorite tools, chicken wire, which is reuseable, for easy flower arranging.

{ Create a Fresh Floral Table Runner for Spring or Easter }

Flower Arrangement with Chicken Wire for Mother's | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #alfresco #mothersday #tablescapes

 { Flowers for Mother’s Day and Lakeside Table }

Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

The Everything Mary Deluxe Store and Tote is available in three patterns as well as in solid black.

Everything Mary + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #giveaway

I’m giving away one Everything Mary Deluxe Store and Tote in the pattern of your choice.

  { All Abuzz: Lemons and Bees Flower Arrangement and Tablescape }

 To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment telling me how you would use your tote.

Create a Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece the easy way, no carving required! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkinvase #flowers #fall

 { A Blooming Pumpkin from a Chick-fil-A Bouquet }

Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.

Subscribe by email and let me know by comment.

Flower arrangement using hosta leaves to conceal chicken wire in smaller glass vase | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowerarranging #flowers

 { Summer Alfresco Tablescape and Flower Arrangement }

For a third entry, Pin a photo from this post and leave an additional comment telling me so.

Garden flower arrangement using a vintage honey can as a vase | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #arrangement #upcycle #bees #gardenshed

 { Buzzing with Bees + ‘Honey It’s Good’ Flower Arrangement }

(The Pin/Save button pops up on the upper left corner of each photo).

This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight September 20th.


DIY Spring Green Cabbage Vase Floral Arrangement for St. Patrick's Day | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #stpatricksday #flowerarrangement #cabbage #spring

 { Spring Green Cabbage Vase Floral Arrangement }

Flower Arranging Techniques, Tips and Tricks using flowers from the garden or grocery store! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #DIY

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  185 comments for “Everything Mary: Create a Floral Arranging Kit + Giveaway

  1. September 9, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I would use the Mary tote for my porcelain paintings supples . Easy to carry my supplies to class .

    • Emmie
      September 9, 2019 at 7:21 am

      I would use the tote to organize my quilting supplies. Love all the organization the pockets could provide!

      • Cheryl Foley
        September 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm

        I would use my Mary tote to carry my art supplies. It’s perfect for that. 🌻

  2. branwyn93
    September 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    i would use this tote to organize my supplies for all the fall arrangements i will be making!

  3. Pat
    September 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Good morning, Mary. I am a subscriber and I would use my tote just as you do . I have frogs that I brought back from Japan from taking Ikebana classes when we were there with the Air Force. You are always so generous with your give aways and dispersing your knowledge! Thanks once again for the opportunity.

  4. Dana
    September 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    You are so right about wanting something at the bottom of the container. I never thought of it, but it happens every time :(. I would use that fabulous tote for flower arranging and use your picks to stock it. I love your flower arrangements! Since i found your blog and starting following it I think my arrangements are so much better. This is especially helpful now that I have moved to a small town where fresh flowers are difficult to find. Your tips on using produce and garden greenery have made a huge difference and I love fresh flowers, they make me so happy! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful tips and ideas. Your arrangements always make me smile. Plus I love your puppies:)

  5. September 9, 2019 at 7:16 am

    My first thought would be to use it for sewing and quilting supplies, but after reading your post with such good ideas, I would probably use as you suggested. Those are very good tips and I might do more floral arranging if I had everything handy.

  6. Becky
    September 9, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for sharing this handy tote! I would use mine for my supplies for faux flowers. Wire cutters, wire, tape and picks. With the holidays approaching, it would come in handy!

  7. Donna C
    September 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Hi Mary! Love your posts! I would use my tote for organizing seashell crafting supplies. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Maureen D. Eha
    September 9, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Hi, Mary,

    What a wonderful giveaway! The tote looks amazing, and I would use mine for organizing craft and scrap-booking supplies.

    Thank you for all your wonderful flower-arranging tips. I need them as I am not naturally gifted in this area.


  9. Maureen D. Eha
    September 9, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I left a previous comment, I’m a subscriber, and I just pinned a photo of your tote with your supplies in it to my “DIY for tablescapes” board.

  10. Linda
    September 9, 2019 at 7:30 am

    I would use it for painting supplies or flower arranging, or even knitting which I, along with my daughter are learning. The possibilities are endless.

  11. September 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

    What a wonderful tote and giveaway Mary! I can see myself filling with all kinds of craft and painting supplies, my glue gun & sticks etc! I’ve a faithful follower by email, thanks for the chance to win. ♥

  12. Cindy Moore
    September 9, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Good morning from Dawg Country!
    I would use the tote just as you have. Your blog and your photos are inspirational.
    Bought sunflowers this weekend just because.

    • Virginia
      September 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      What a wonderful post and give away, which is so appropriately named. Your advice and hints have been so helpful since I first started following you. I have use quite a few of the ones you mentioned today, and they have certainly made me a better flower arranger. I would love to win the tote as so many of your followers would but since I was fortunate enough to win the patriotic Mason Jars will not enter and let someone else be the lucky winner. I did pin the A Just Because Arrangement to my Fall Arrangements and Decor Board. Our house is going to be on the historic homes tour the last weekend in this month and I just may try to duplicate it as well as your fall table setting.

  13. September 9, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I pinned your Farmer’s Market Flower Arrangement and your Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece. Thanks again for the giveaway Mary! Jerri

  14. Debbie
    September 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

    I would use it to carry scrapbook supplies to and from Mom’s house as I help her consolidate pictures and news clippings into frames and albums.

  15. Sara
    September 9, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Hi Mary. A tote like that would be wonderful. I am always in awe of your clever, creative arrangements and often think of my sweet mother whistling softly under her breath as she arranged flowers. Apparently, it is not an inherited gene. Perhaps if I had the correct supplies where I could find them, it would give me a fighting chance to improve in that endeavor. Thank you for your generous offer and your blog which always makes my day.

  16. Patti
    September 9, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Hi Mary, I would take that blue and white tote and pack it for a picnic. Silverware in the side pockets, my blue splatter ware and picnic throw packed inside along with those famed Dollar Store blue wine glasses. Their are a multitude of uses for that little tote.

  17. Ashleigh Hall
    September 9, 2019 at 7:49 am

    I love these totes! I would love to have one to put all of my flower arranging/gardening tools in! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  18. Ashleigh Hall
    September 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I am a subscriber to your wonderful blog!

    • C English
      September 9, 2019 at 8:17 am

      For all the craft/sewing supplies I keep organized, which mu husband raids and leaves in disarray. He would think anything this lovely was a handbag, and steer clear! I am a subscriber and look forward to each post. I have potting shed envy🌹💐🏵

  19. Ashleigh Hall
    September 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I pinned your flower arranging tips and tricks!

  20. Patti
    September 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

    And, I went back up the post to pin the Sunflower bouquet with the little gourds scattered around the base. I’ll need flowers for my picnic. You have the best site, always full of good ideas!

  21. Lee Ann Harney
    September 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Mary, thank you for all your time energy and effort that goes into your blog. You are an inspiration and so gifted. I enjoy “spending time “ with you.. I would use the tote just as you do trying the wonderful ideas you have given me

  22. Robyn
    September 9, 2019 at 7:55 am

    I would use my tote for knitting supplies for the 3 Christmas stockings I’ve been putting off making until the last minute ( I have reached the last minute 🙃)

    I look forward to your blog. I love everything you put in it but especially the information on plants, insects etc.
    thanks for making my day!

  23. Janet
    September 9, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Mary; this is a great tote! And how appropriately named! Would love to win it and figure it is about time I organized my flower arranging supplies! Thanks for the great tutorials !

  24. Caroline Bridenbaugh
    September 9, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I organized my craft supplies, but never thought about doing the same with flower arranging supplies. What a good idea…mine are in about three places. I would do that!

  25. KimYoung
    September 9, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Monarch Conservation Specialist supplies, Mary!

  26. Caroline Bridenbaugh
    September 9, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I already follow you by email…for several years.

  27. September 9, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Mary, I would use this tote for so many things from counted cross stitch items, quilting items and flower arranging. Your examples are wonderful and show making arrangements and preserving flowers with items easily accessible. I enjoy your blogs so much.

  28. Caroline Bridenbaugh
    September 9, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Pinned your post on the pumpkin centerpiece, love the colors.

  29. Nena
    September 9, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I would put all my garden tools in it. I just had a birthday and my husband wanted to buy me something to put everything in it to keep it all together. His solution: a bucket from Lowe’s or Home depot with a top. Ugh. He tries.
    At 75+ It is very sweet to even think of a solution. This would solve the problem and save hurt feelings.

  30. SUSAN
    September 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Always love looking at your pictures. I think I’d like to use it for my card playing. Load it with cards, my card holders, note pads and pens for keeping score, and for all the snacks you need when playing 😃.

  31. September 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Mary, you are so organized with your fabulous tote! I would use it the same as you to keep my MMB supplies. Have a wonderful day❤️

  32. Margaret Chappell
    September 9, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a tote. I would use it to corral stuff in my den next to my chair (that my husband says is my nest). Love your blog so much. Wish I had your talent and your garden! Thank you for the inspiration!

  33. Cindy
    September 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Mary…I would use that fabulous tote, just as you do! I use your ideas frequently and always give you the credit!! You have an amazing blog!! Love this idea so much!!

  34. Sarah
    September 9, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I am a subscriber and your creative blogs always amaze. Would love to the win the tote.

  35. Sarah
    September 9, 2019 at 8:45 am

    I am a subscriber and your creative blogs are amazing. Would love to win the tote.

  36. September 9, 2019 at 8:52 am

    You’re the best floral arranger that I know, Mary, and I always appreciate your tutorials and tips. The tote is such a wonderful giveaway. I would try to use it to attempt to do pretty arrangements like you! I’m already a follower. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  37. September 9, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I pinned a picture! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  38. Kathy
    September 9, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Greetings Mary,
    What a clever way to stay organized! I would use that tote to organize sewing supplies. But, if organizing flower arranging tools in that tote gave me the magical powers to create the beautiful arrangements you make, I would do it!

  39. Sharon
    September 9, 2019 at 9:01 am

    What an adorable tote, Mary! I would definitely corral my flower arranging supplies that I didn’t realize were quite so unorganized until I saw your tote! Wow! I love to organize and this would be such a great project that gives me years of joy in flower arranging. Thanks for offering the giveaway. As always, your flower arrangements are awe inspiring!

  40. Sharon Jett
    September 9, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I would like to win the tote to store my wreath making supplies!

  41. Maureen
    September 9, 2019 at 9:03 am

    What a beautiful tote especially the name of the tote! I definitely would use this in my new home to establish a new garden of flowers! Then I would have all my materials in one place.

    Nice review of all your floral arrangements and tips! I have used your tip of Alum for the hydrangeas! It works! I learned a new one this morning… vegetable peeler!

    Thanks for all you do for us!


  42. Nancy
    September 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I’d use it for my knitting which tends to follow me from room to room or on my travels.

  43. Nancy
    September 9, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I am a subscriber and love your beautiful pictures as well as all the helpful advice, such as this one.

  44. Maureen
    September 9, 2019 at 9:09 am

    I left a comment but also pinned 3 of your arrangements!

  45. franki
    September 9, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Bouquet BEAUTIFUL!!! franki

  46. Bradd Phyllis
    September 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Love your blogs! They are always so inspiring and full of great tips. This tote would be so handy for the craft fairs I attend. I always need scissors, wire, pen & paper along with other supplies to make the display look presentable. Like you I have always kept them in a container that I have to search through for what I want. Thanks for the info on this little helper.

  47. September 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

    That is one wonderful tote, could be used for so many things. I like your gardening purpose. I have pinned many of your ideas.

  48. King D
    September 9, 2019 at 9:18 am

    If I am lucky enough to win, I’m lucky enough!
    I would use my tote in my car to organize all the little things we need on trips….
    Charger, glasses/sunglasses, snacks, gum, cds, dining coupons and gift cards, hand sanitizer, tissues…..what have I forgotten?!!
    Thank you for the generous giveaway!
    Your floral arrangements are always so inspiring!

  49. September 9, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Clever organization tote, I think your use of this tote is the the best. And it would get my scissors, tape, wire, etc. out of the kitchen drawer. Flowers are an easy way to bring cheer to the house. Thanks, I am a subscriber. And I will pin a photo for PInterest.

  50. Vicki
    September 9, 2019 at 9:26 am

    What a great post.I too am a subscriber and I pinned the post of the totes.This looks like a very useful tote and would use to hold many of my crafting supplies.you always come up with so many unique product’s and offer such great insight .I really enjoy your post and look forward to it each morning.

  51. Kate Hoffman
    September 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

    There are so many options for using this charming tote but I would probably use it for craft supplies. Although gardening would be ideal too. Love it!

  52. Bonnie Morgan
    September 9, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The tote is a great organizing tool. I would use it to corral all my flower arranging tools and supplies as you do. Mine are all over the place.

  53. Gayle B
    September 9, 2019 at 9:32 am

    This tote would be fabulous for holding the odds and ends of supplies that I use when updating my resale and antique booths. I could just keep it filled and located in my car to have with me, and it’s small enough not to be a burden carrying it in and out of the shop when needed. I probably need two though so that I could have another for my gardening tools as well! Beautiful and useful like me!!😄

  54. Sonny Nuckols
    September 9, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Good morning Mary, This is an awesome giveaway!! I would love to have all these tools to keep my sons Memory garden in shape for each season. I always add different plants and flowers or pumpkins, depending on season.It is a way to keep my mind busy and also show my love for him since he loved flowers and gardens. I have followed you for many years and yours is one of my favorite blogs since you always give us such beauty to appreciate,thank you so much!!💝🐶🐶

  55. Cynthia Owings
    September 9, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful! I love to rubber stamp cards. So I would use this to organize my card making tools…from stamp pads, to punches to scissors and of course stamps. How handy!

  56. Liz
    September 9, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Love, love, love the tote organizer! I’d use it to organize sewing supplies or gardening tools! Thanks for the post and sharing this tote.

  57. June
    September 9, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I would use the “Mary” tote for my Quilting supplies. Too cute!

  58. September 9, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I would definitely use this beautiful tote for floral arranging supplies. It would certainly be an upgrade from the ugly plastic tote I use now!

  59. Nancy Bailey
    September 9, 2019 at 9:42 am

    I love this idea of using this tote for organizing and arranging flower arranging supplies. Mine now are scattered all over and I can never find what I need at the moment I need it. As a long-time subscriber, your blogs continue to give me inspiration and add pleasure to my day. I have Pinned the ‘Flower Preservative’, ‘Keeping Your Hydrangeas from Wilting’ and the one with all the contents for a kit. I love seeing all the other ideas for using this tote as they are being posted in the Comments.

  60. September 9, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I pinned the first photo – I love the arrangement with the apples at the base. Going to try using apples in a fall arrangement,

  61. Suzy
    September 9, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I would love to use one for flower arranging and loved all the items you had available in yours. I currently have mine items in a plastic shoe box. I also do a lot of paper crafting, so having one for that is a really good idea, also.

  62. Anita
    September 9, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I am a long time subscriber and always enjoy your posts so much. I would use the tote just as you have because my flower arranging supplies are spread all over my craft studio. It would be nice to be able to grab them all at one time when I’m ready to do an arrangement. I also pinned several of your floral arrangements for inspiration the next time I’m arranging. Thanks for the opportunity to win a tote.

  63. Sue
    September 9, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Hi, I would like to use this tote as you have. I have a plastic containers in the garage and can’t find what I am looking for. Love all your photos and the pups. Thanks for the inspiration.

  64. Liz
    September 9, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Your floral arrangements are extraordinary! Love the tote and I’d want it in the blue/white pattern! I can see using it for my gardening tools!

  65. Gail G Stephens
    September 9, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Had never thought of the peeler for the stems!!!! I did not know there was a thorn stripper? I googled. Which kind do you use?

  66. Michelle
    September 9, 2019 at 10:22 am

    So many beautiful arrangements and all just as wonderful. U never disappoint us Mary.

  67. Linda Rubin
    September 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Hi, I would use the tote for my watercolor supplies when I’m going to watercolor away from my studio. I really like the pink tote. You make flower arranging look so easy and amazing. Happy Fall

  68. Terri Santiago
    September 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Good Morning
    I would use the tote the same way you do.
    I keep my garden gadgets in a plastic tote and everything is at the bottom.
    Now I could organize and not waste time searching when it is already at hand in a pocket.

  69. September 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I already have a tote for my gardening tools and supplies, so I would probably use this one for craft and flower arranging supplies. Thanks for the ideas of items to include. Love the one with pink flowers.

    September 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I would love to have the beautiful Mary Tote in the blue and white pattern. I am a “rug hooker” and the tote would be ideal ! BUT those beautiful arrangements and your tips are enticing me to try some arrangements of my own. I have a planter full of the most beautiful zinnias and the Mason jar is just right for them !! Thank you Mary for brightening my days !! Pinned and shared on FB

  71. basketpam
    September 9, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I actually would probably use it for flower arranging and gardening. I have totes, containers and especially baskets for most other things. (I sold Longaberger for 17 years). My dad’s friends have even teased him over the years when they have discovered I have a basket toolbox. Something I NEVER tried to get him to do, I knew better than that. I even learned a few things reading this article on using the vegetable peeler for woody stems. That never occurred to me and I LOVE the idea of a use for the netting in which my lemons and other citrus arrives in from the market. I always place it in recycling. As for the one I would choose, there is no question, no competition, its the blue. My favorite color is navy blue and my favorite combination is navy and white. As there isn’t any in that shade, blue and white is the next choice. I like black (mostly in clothes) but otherwise it shows dirt too badly.

  72. September 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    What a wonderful post and a beautiful tote! I would choose the solid black tote. I’m a long time subscriber. Have a great day!

  73. Martha B
    September 9, 2019 at 10:55 am

    If only I could make beautiful flower arrangement. I do enjoy sewing though so that’s what I would use my tote for.

  74. September 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    I too store all of my floral arranging items in a clear tote and am always rummaging around for the 1 thing I need. Since reading your blog I have learned sooo many wonderful tips and gotten so many creative ideas, that I have been forced to purchase even more tools and items to make some lovely arrangements, thanks to you!! I would love the Everything Mary tote to use exactly as you do. If I don’t win one I will probably have no other choice, but to buy one! Please keep your wonderful ideas and informative tips coming, along with the precious pictures of your dogs. I totally enjoy your blog.

  75. September 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    So cute Mary!! And aren’t you smart to be so organized! I am forever in a battle with myself to stay organized! LOVE the tote and how you are using it, what a wonderful giveaway! I love the black and white one you chose, and I’m sure if you take it places people will think it was designed just for you! I did pop over to her website, so many great bags and totes for all kinds of organizing!

  76. Dawn Franks
    September 9, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Such a beautiful tote with so many uses. With the holidays coming up I would use it for my fall floral arrangement supplies and probably use it for gift wrapping supplies for Christmas. So useful, so mNy ideas.

  77. Cyndi Raines
    September 9, 2019 at 11:07 am

    What an awesome idea! Love the name, ha. I think you are so kind and generous to offer yet another give-away! I am in the process of deep purging, so I will pass on this generous offer. Bless you Mary for all your inspiration and creativity. Thanks for being our “go-to”lady on so many levels. ❤

  78. Susie
    September 9, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Hi Mary! Loyal follower, and I have used your Alum hint so many times and to great effect. I LOVE your arrangements using apples. I would definitely use the tote for flower arranging–much better than the plastic bucket I am using now LOL
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  79. Brenda McCrary
    September 9, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful! I would use the tote with my daughter to learn flower arrangements together and to be a better gardener. I’m looking forward to having more time to do these things in the near future. Thank you for all of your posts! They are a great morning pick-me-up on a daily basis.

  80. Babs
    September 9, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I would use my tote for painting supplies as I go back forth for painting classes and outings a few times a week.

  81. Lisa Strickland
    September 9, 2019 at 11:24 am

    I work for a floral design shop and would be so grateful to win this gift!
    I would use this tote for when I go to set up weddings and special events.
    Additionally I would use this tote at home for my personal use as well while working in my garden, taking care of my plants and arranging flowers for my own living space.

  82. Tina Burton
    September 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    There are so many options for using this wonderful tote, Marry! I think I would use it for crafting supplies. It would be perfect to hold a glue gun, glue sticks, scissors, craft knife, etc. Thank you for the chance to win one of these beauties. :)

  83. Tina Burton
    September 9, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I am proud to say that I am one of your subscribers, too! :)

  84. September 9, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Mary, Your blog posts always make me smile and give me great inspiration to use the 50+ vintage vases and teapots that I have collected through the years for my flower arrangements. My tools are kept in various places in my home and having a tote to store them all in is a brilliant idea! I love them all and would enjoy being organized for a change! Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  85. Mary Ann Deubel
    September 9, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Mary, I love these tips for flower arranging as I have over 50+ vintage vases and teapots that I have collected to use for flower arrangements! Your bouquets are always so unique and made with love. The tote for keeping all your tools neat and at hand is brilliant. I actually use a larger one when gardening outdoors for all my planting supplies but never thought to use a smaller one for flower arranging! I would love to have one or at least know where you can purchase them.
    Thanks for all your
    inspiration…your blog is the best!!

  86. Cassie Myers
    September 9, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Your tote would be used exactly the same as yours. :) I’m all about herding the hoard and life is easier when all components are organized and in one place. Thanks for sharing all your tips and creativity!!! I already subscribe to your emails.

  87. Nonie
    September 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I would use the tote, for my sewing and smocking supplies. It would make taking the supplies to meetings, so much easier. Have followed you for a long time, just always need my boating, doggie fix. I have learned a lot about flower arrangement, now just need to find a way to stop the cat from eating my flowers.

  88. Nonie
    September 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    I am back to say- I pinned A Just because arrangement in my garden folder. You know, your pins are the most re-pinned.

  89. September 9, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful tutorial of your gorgeous bouquets, that bag was made for you!

  90. September 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I always adore all your floral arrangements. I have so few flowers this year, I haven’t made a bouquet, but once in Spring. Gorgeous and all your tips are spot on! Thanks for your selfless creativity and sharing!

  91. Cassie Myers
    September 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Pinned! Always Pin your posts.

  92. September 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Mary!
    Love that tote. Never thought of the vegetable peeler for the stems! Great idea!
    I’d use the tote to take my supplies back and forth to the charitable organization where I volunteer. I plan the events, cook and do the tables and decorating. I’m carrying all my supplies back and forth in a plastic bag!
    Even though I no longer blog I’m putting all my “stuff” to good use doing events for veterans, scholarships and Cerebral Palsy. They are amazed that I have so much in the way of accouterments!😊. I know you can relate.
    It was good therapy for me after Mike died and now I’m cooking and decorating irl instead of just on the net! Keeps me very busy.
    Miss all of my blogging friends, many good memories. Stay well! I still enjoy reading your posts in my email, you are amazing.

  93. Biodynamic Barb
    September 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    That black and white tote is so GORGEOUS I would set it on my kitchen counter as ‘decor’! I’d use it to cart stuff up/down the stairs (canned goods etc) or take it to the market. I’ll have to buy one if I don’t win it.

  94. Andrea Crews
    September 9, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    You are constantly an inspiration! You continually motivate me to live a more gracious life and I thank you!
    I think I’d be just like you and use the Everything Mary bag as a floral organizer. How perfect to have everything at your fingertips and be ready to create beautiful arrangements without frustration.

  95. Victoria hunt
    September 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Would love to have that tote. Would be able to have all my supplies in one place, no more searching everywhere.

  96. Jane
    September 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    If I win I would use my tote to store and carry easier my my craft supplies I use for decorating an assisted living home I work at. I purchase decorative items out of my pocket to decorate and make their lives a little brighter year round. My next idea was something with sunflowers. Thanks for the ideas using sunflowers I viewed today on your website.🌻

  97. Angela Corley Willis
    September 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    I’m a subscriber! I would love to use the tote for flower arranging! I use to be a wedding florist and would love to play with flowers again in such an organized way. It would also be great for cleaning supplies, I think!

  98. BonnieBee
    September 9, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Wow, Mary.. thanks for sharing all of your floral design tips in one post… what a great reference library.. the tote would serve as a perfect place to corral all of my crafting tools.. would make it easy to move from work area to work area… what an easy and fashionable way to be organized…

  99. Debbie Jones
    September 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I pinned some of your gorgeous flower arrangements! So beautiful!! The tote would be handy for traveling and also floral supplies!

  100. Debbie Jones
    September 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I’m a subscriber too and love your posts!

  101. Debby Lowry
    September 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I would use it just as you suggested in this post – as a flower arrangement tool organizer and totes. Although I might put knitting supplies in it when traveling.

  102. Debby Lowry
    September 9, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    I also pinned your hydrandea/alum photo.

  103. Betty Scott
    September 9, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I really appreciate your floral arrangement tutorials and your tote is the perfect way to stay organized. Thanks for all your wonderful blogs.

  104. Marion
    September 9, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Mary I would use the tote to put bookmarks in it. I am a subscriber.


  105. Marilyn
    September 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Thank You for the giveaway. I would use the tote to put my Latin words I as I am learning the language.

  106. Joan
    September 9, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    The tote would be used to hold my genealogy notes and information.

  107. Iris
    September 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Mary, I have subscribed to receive email. I would use the tote to actually carry floral supplies. I would love it for outdoors when I out together an arrangement by the seat of my pants using different materials. Everything I could need would be right there. You do beautiful posts. Iris

  108. Iris
    September 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I have pinned your cabbage “vase” arrangement. It is beautiful and unique.

  109. Marie
    September 9, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    There is no one that needs help with organization more! I would use the tote to corral my floral supplies which are now overflowing from a plastic box that has no cover. Thank you for the opportunity. MM

  110. Marie Murray
    September 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Forgot to mention, I am a subscriber and enjoy every single post. MM

  111. Allyson Cruise
    September 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Such a cute tote! I would love to organize my garden tools, it would be nice to have everything together! Thanks, Allyson

  112. Terri
    September 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    The tote would be the perfect way to carry my gardening tools, bug spray & sunscreen to the community garden where I volunteer. When gardening I’m a sweaty mess but my tote would be cute!

  113. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    September 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Mary, what a lovely give away! I would use my tote for my new Master Gardener class I am about to begin! I recently retired and have always wanted to be a Master Gardener and now I have the time to take the class and learn so much more about gardening! I would be more than excited to win this beautiful prize. Thank you, the totes are adorable!

  114. Cas Sorensen
    September 9, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    I am a subscriber and look forward to your posts. I’d use the tote for art and craft supplies for my granddaughters. It would be great to keep them organized and easy to put them away.

  115. Cas Sorensen
    September 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for making it so easy to post your beautiful photos to my Pinterest pages. I’m especially fond of your bee themed photos.

  116. Cheryl King
    September 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    I would use the tote for paper crafting supplies which are currently in a very “unfashionable” plastic bag! Thanks for the beautiful flower fix today.

  117. Ruth Bollman
    September 9, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I would use this lovely tote bag for my gardening tools. It would be so nice to store them in one place and to make one trip with everything organized to work in the flower and vegetable garden.
    Thank you for your inspiration!❤️

  118. Mary
    September 9, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I enjoy your blog on a daily basis, but floral Fridays are my favorite. I love the blue floral tote and would use it to toye my arranging supplies to my church where 4 of us create arrangements for holidays and special occasions. I am going to pin several of the arrangements from this post. There are so many ideas we can use.

  119. Karen Warner
    September 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    At the risk of not sounding original, I would absolutely use it in a very same similar way that you do! We to a lake in Texas just a few years ago and my flower gardening & plants in pots keep getting bigger each year. I really need something to keep my tools for my hobby in an organized carry all similar to this‼️
    You always have awesome ideas!

  120. Mary
    September 9, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I pinned the fall arrangements….thevare wonderful

  121. Kyle Kopecky
    September 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I love your posts…always full of great ideas. I would use the tote for my mother’s flower arranging tools. She’s 91 years old and still goes to her Ikebana classes. This would keep her organized and easier for me to carry all her supplies into class.

  122. Arthur Fulkerson
    September 9, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Helo my name is Arthur i am a florist in a small rural community and would love to win a tote it qould be very handy foe me in the smal area im in its hard to get suppliea

  123. Ann
    September 9, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Really enjoy your blog each morning. I have used many of your recipes, always reliable and delicious! I would love to have the blue tote to carry everything my grandchildren need in the car, including snacks, toys, etc. It would keep my car clean and organized. I especially like that it’s easy to see and locate the items. And it is beautiful!

  124. Norma Rolader
    September 9, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Oh my my that is a hard decision all these arrangements are beautiful. Thank you for putting a smile on my face. I would use the Mary bag for a lot of my crafting or I have been trying to learn different lettering techniques

  125. JoAnn Collier
    September 9, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I am a subscriber and think your tables are gorgeous! I’d use your tote to organize my gardening and flower arrangement supplies. Thanks , JoAnn

  126. Norma Rolader
    September 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I have added my favorite arrangement to pinterest “homeiswheretheboatis”favorite

  127. Paula
    September 9, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    You have the best TIPS ever !!! I love the blue & white tote . I would use it for my garden tools, OR even give it to my daughter , she LOVEeSSSS gardening and would love this tote for her green thumb garden tools !!
    Thanks for all you share Mary !!


  128. Annetta Francis
    September 9, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Love your beautiful gardens and flowers. And the fur babies are adorable. You always post such wonderful pictures. I follow you on Facebook and E-Mail and I pinned one of your lovely flower arrangements. I think I would use the tote for my crafting supplies

  129. Biodynamic Barb
    September 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I only subscribe to 3 blogs and yours is one of them!

  130. Pamela
    September 9, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Love your arrangements. I would organize my craft supplies in the bag.

  131. donna
    September 9, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    What a gorgeous tote! Especially the blue and white one. I would keep various crafting supplies in it instead of having to hunt down things when I need them.

  132. donna
    September 9, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I am also a long time subscriber!

  133. Linda
    September 9, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    The tote is very pretty and so useful for holding all the gardening yard tools. I would give it to my daughter- in – law. Who would love it…she loves gardening and just being outside in her yard with her plants.

  134. Witt
    September 9, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I would give this tote to a friend to use for the painting supplies she takes to her classes.
    I pinned the picture advising us to use alum on hydranges cuttings. I didn’t know that!

  135. Rosie Farrier
    September 9, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Dear Mary, love your blog! You always have such good information and wonderful pictures in your blog! I’m what you might call a Jill of all trades and master of non so I would probably need several of the totes for jewelry, painting, flower arranging and just crafting in general and oh…did I forget gardening! Haha! So love your blog! Rosie

  136. Françoise Deschamps
    September 10, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Voilà un message plein de bonnes astuces ! Mais bien qu’étant une de vos fidèles abonnées, je ne participe pas à ce concours … car j’habite en France !
    Très bonne journée

  137. Susan H Whetstine
    September 10, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Oh wow that’s a great tote! I would use it for the same thing. It would be way better than what I have now for all my supplies.

  138. Ellen
    September 10, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Mary, I have been a subscriber for many years and in that time have learned many floral tips from you and your tablescapes have helped me make my table more beautiful!! The best tip I got from you is using Alum to help prolong hydrangeas..it WORKS and I have shared it with many friends…GOOD LUCK to all in this giveaway and I would use the tote like you do in the summer, clean it up and use it for my faux floral arrangements in the wintry months…🌹❤️🍀

  139. Ellen
    September 10, 2019 at 7:45 am

    I pinned the picture of the tote all decked out with supplies!!

  140. Tracy
    September 10, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Mary.. what a wonderful idea!!!! My supplies are all over the place.. I would love to use your ideas!!

  141. Mary Wilson
    September 10, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I would use the Mary Tote to organize my gardening supplies. But then I might need a second Mary Tote for my quilting supplies. I love the blue and white tote. Thank you for the offering. Mary Wilson

  142. Jane Perry
    September 10, 2019 at 8:33 am

    What a great post! Thank you for your many inspirational ideas over the years. I am a subscriber and look forward to each and every one. I would use this beautiful tote exactly as you have. I take a floral design class every week and have so often thought I should gather all my supplies in an organized way. I pinned the alum tip. I have used it repeatedly with great success. Thank you for your time and effort with your blog, Mary. It is the best!

  143. Jane Perry
    September 10, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I posted your ALUM tip. Once tried it changes your flower arranging life!

  144. Jane Perry
    September 10, 2019 at 8:58 am

    What a great post! Thank you for your amazing inspiration over the years. I am a subscriber and enjoy your many adventures with the flowers, the garden, the puppies and delicious recipes. Thank you for your time and efforts in sharing your blog with us all. I would use this gorgeous tote for floral supplies. I take a floral design class every week and have thought so often I should organize my tools. (I typed and entered a previous comment and it disappeared. Sorry if it came up twice.)

  145. Gina
    September 10, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Love all your posts! Especially the tip regarding Alum and hydrangeas! It works! Thank you. I would use this Mary Tote for my Wool Applique class!

  146. Judy J Levin
    September 10, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I would use the tote for knitting supplies. I would also use one for an overnight case.

  147. Theresa R Keller
    September 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

    What a beautiful post! i am a subscriber and I would use the tote for my art supplies. I love the way you utilize the different frogs in containers…. lots of good tips and your arrangements for fall are stunning! I always learn something and enjoy your posts.

  148. Gail S
    September 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Mary, If I was lucky enough to win the ‘Everything Mary Tote’ I would give it to my son. He worked for a florist and an event planning shop as a part time job. That shop has since closed. He will be doing all the flowers for his cousin’s wedding and this tote would help out immensely. He wants to continue making floral arrangements, swags etc. He eventually wants to quit his full time job and open a floral shop of his own, I love the idea of the vegetable peeler for stripping the stems! I will have to tell him about it. Thank you for all you share: all your posts, ideas and giveaways.

    I also pinned a few of your arrangements on Pinterest.

  149. September 10, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Love this tote! I will order one if I don’t win! I would use the tote for my chalkboard art supplies. I do chalkboards for baby showers, weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. I posted your Floral Arranging Tips & Tricks to Pinterest. Love all your good ideas!! I am a subscriber also!

  150. Robyn Henningsen
    September 10, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    I will buy this tote if I don’t win it. LOL!!! I would use it for my chalkboard art supplies. I do chalkboards for bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, birthdays, holidays and special occasions. I am subscriber and I posted your Floral Arranging Tips to Pinterest.

  151. Rebecca Reavis
    September 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I would use for my current crochet project. Work in Progress! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  152. Amy Kaminski
    September 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Your arrangements are always so beautiful Mary! I would used this caddy a couple of ways. I’d use it as you have here with the snips, pruners, etc for plants and arranging and I can also easily see this for holding sewing supplies. Either way is a total win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  153. Ruth Miller
    September 10, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I just love these photos. I have seen many of them before but I am thrilled to see them again and see your clever ideas for flower arranging. I am on the Flower Guild at my church and I love your creative touch with making such beautiful arrangements. I pinned so many of them-most of them to various boards such as Terrific Tabletops, Clever Ideas and Flower my World. You are not only create magic with the way you arrange the flowers, fruit and containers but you are a terrific photographer too.
    I would use the blue and white tote for stationery supplies I think-my stamps, stationery, stickers, etc. although could be gardening or flower arranging too.
    I am a lucky subscriber too and check in on every new post. Thank you!

  154. Linda L Hovgaard
    September 10, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Mary – I have gardens filled with flowers and greenery. I love making arrangements but don’t get around to making them often enough and after reading about how you use the Everything Mary Tote I realized one of the main reasons why. I don’t have my flower arranging tools and supplies neatly organized all in one place. I would love to have one of these totes to fill with all the supplies that you have recommended. But I wouldn’t stop there. I just got back from a long trip and was wishing I had a bag with many compartments for my toiletries and make-up. I would just slip one of these bags inside a larger bags that zips and when I’m ready to use it I would remove it from the larger bag and wah la -nice handle to tote it around with and everything right there in front of me. Of course I would want one for garden tools. It’s also a wonderful gift in itself but how fun it would be to fill it with just about anything, especially if you keep with a theme. You always come up with the greatest and fun things – thanks again Mary!

  155. Linda L Hovgaard
    September 10, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I pinned your floral arranging supplies photo and Everything Mary Tote filled with them to my Flower Vases board. I also pinned the Easter tablescape to my Easter Board. My boards are filled with your beautiful photos and tutorials!

  156. jeanie
    September 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I posted the flora centerpiece with a cabbage vase! love the white hydrangea
    and white tulips in the green cabbage on that plater , Perfection! love a green and white floral arrangement! One of my favorite! I could use the caddy the same way you are;) I love your creativity…keep the inspiration coming;)

  157. Cindy H
    September 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I’ve been taking floral arranging workshops through my local rose society and am embarrassed to admit that my supplies are in a cardboard box and zip lock bags. Since my husband isn’t parting with his fly tying toolbox anytime soon, I would love to transport all of my “essentials” in the Everything Mary Tote. Thank you for sharing your tips and ideas on floral arranging…always look forward to your posts.

  158. gloryj
    September 11, 2019 at 12:23 am

    I am a subscriber and your blog was one of the first ones I subscribed to… and I love it. Plus, I am in love with your tote as well. What would I put in it? Truthfully, I need about 20 of them. I know that sounds overly dramatic but I have a lot of craft projects going as well as baking supplies. This tote would be perfect for any and all of them. Absolutely love it!

  159. Sue
    September 11, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Yours is the only blog I subscribe to! I would use the tote exactly as you do – to organize my flower arranging tools for convenient use! All the suggestions you made are excellent. I also saved the suggestions for creating a floral arrangement on a pumpkin on my pinterest account. Thanks for your beautiful and inspirational blog!

  160. Sue Bingeman
    September 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Your blog is the only one I subscribe to! I would use your tote exactly as you do – to organize and keep handy all my flower arranging tools. I have also saved your idea for creating a pumpkin floral arrangement to my pinterest account. Thanks for the beautiful and inspiring posts you create!

  161. tdfinn1gmailcom
    September 11, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Oh Mary–you can’t imagine how this Mary Carrier would solve all my problems by carrying my card making supplies. I like to work on my cards while my husband is watching sports, but after about the 4th trip in to get supplies I forgot in my studio I just kind of give up. This would certainly solve that problem and eliminate a lot of frustration!!! Would love to win!!!!

  162. kathy waterhouse
    September 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Your photos are just inspiring…thank you so much. That tote looks neat for my lamb-making…out of fuzzy socks :)

  163. dixie in montana
    September 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    oh Mary–just to increase my chances of winning the amazing Mary Tote, I wanted to let you know I have been a follower of your blog for years–you inspire me!

  164. Janet Stein
    September 12, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I would use the tote constantly, and it would keep me from foraging through all my supplies if centered in one place. I have girl luncheons for around 20 people, and love different themes for each. Have been trying to get more people involved but they are intimidated. Maybe if I gave them flower arranging tips and demos , it would encourage them.

  165. June in the Woods
    September 12, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    This lovely tote would be stocked with my floral supplies. Thank you for the opportunity and for your inspiration.

  166. June in the Woods
    September 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    I pinned your photo labeled “Flower Arranging Tips & Tricks* so I have an easy link back to this page!

  167. Sandra Boudreaux
    September 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Love the bag and your blog!! Your give aways are always so nice. I would use the bag for my craft supplies. I just recently started making deco mesh wreaths and all my supplies are in a plastic storage box.

  168. dixie in montana
    September 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Mary–I pinned several pictures from this post (actually my pintrest account looks like your blog since I always pin several pictures from every post! LOL) This time I pinned the picture showing the contents of your tote, the picture of the mesh bag frog, and the one using chicken wire for flower arranging. You are always sooo inspiring!

  169. Ginny Bunn
    September 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Thank you Mary, for another awesome giveaway! I would fill the tote with similar items such as you have & I would GIFT it to my adorable sister-in-law who is a young mom, on a tight budget, who is aspiring to grow her garden & flowers into a small local business in my little hometown. She definitely has a gift & a special touch, just like you do!
    I have shared your site / blog with her. :-)

  170. September 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    A Post with everything in one place! Ideas and tools. If I won the tote, I would stock it exactly as you have done. I dithered a bit about which pattern, but the black and white one could sit on my black and white front porch. I change the accent color from pink in the spring to yellow in the summer, orange in the fall, and red in the winter, so if I want to leave the tote there year round, I will have to use black and white. But even if I don’t win the give-away, I feel like I have won the lottery with all the great ideas in this post.

  171. September 14, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I love these totes! I would love to have one for all of my flower arranging/gardening tools.

  172. September 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I am proud to say that I am one of your subscribers.

  173. Kim Jorgenson
    September 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Your blog always make my heart go pitter patter…from your Beautiful flower arrangements, to your wonderful yard and potting shed, to those darling dogs of yours, all the way to that beautiful lake you live on and share!!! Thank you for what you do!!! My day is better with you in it…

    • September 14, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet words and visit Kim! Happy Weekend. ♥

  174. Susan Beninato
    September 16, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hi Mary, The tote bags are so pretty! I would use my bag for all my flower arranging gadgets, along with my craft items such as glue sticks, glue gun, etc. I have rolls of floral tape, string, bamboo sticks in my kitchen drawers and it’s not organized at all. This bag would take care of the mess and keep everything at my fingertips. Thank you for the give away, I always enjoy your photos and ideas.

  175. Penny Thompson
    September 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Love this post! So many great ideas. Have been following you for a while and always look forward to your post. i pinned the Flower Arranging Tips & Tricks to my Floral Pinterest board. I would give this great tote to my daughter. She is now making arrangements for events she host and it would be great for her to have all of her supplies organized.

  176. Rebecca Gladden
    September 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Mary, I would love the tote used exactly as you do to organize my flower arranging tools. Mine are are in a tub and these pockets are a much better way to organize!

  177. Rebecca Gladden
    September 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Mary, I have pinned your tote photo showing all your tools, so that I can collect a few more you have. Thanks for the great ideas!

  178. Kim in NC
    September 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Each of your floral arrangements are so breathtakingly beautiful and you make it look so manageable. I enjoyed the tips you shared too. I would probably use this tote to store my favorite gardening books and all of the gardening related plant tags, pictures, articles, etc. that I save. I thought about using it to store garden tools, gloves, etc. but I would be afraid it would get all dirty. It’s so pretty as is.

  179. Susan S Weems
    September 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Well you have completely changed my mind. I thought fabric or all the color pencils, felt tips and color books. But now I think I can make a fall bouquet, so I like all the craft ideas you had, plus paint to spray the pots.

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