Friday, August 24, 2012

Alice in Gnifferland

There was once a young girl named Alice who didn't have many friends. There were probably many reasons for this, but she wasn't sure what to do about it. As such, when she found a bottle of shrinking potion, she didn't know how lucky she was about to become. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that curiosity took over and she took just a tiny sip, not realizing how big the changes in store for her would be. Suddenly, she found herself as a tiny gnome lost in Gnifferland! "Oh dear! Not only does nobody want to be my friend but now I'll never get home either!"

As though they heard her thoughts, Alice ran into some interesting gnomes.
The gnomes of Gnifferland were experts on how to make friends...

The Queen of Hearts taught her to always do things for others.

The Cheshire Cat was a great reminder that a smile goes a long way.

Then there was this fuzzy little White Rabbit who stressed how important it
was to take time for your friends.

The Ace encouraged Alice that to have fun with your friends. Paint the garden
red once in a while!

There was even a Flower who showed her what beauty really meant. It comes
from the heart, of course.

The Blue Caterpillar? He simply knew who she really was. No doubt about
it, he knew she was a kind soul even without needing to ask.

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum explained how having fun is good, but it's always
better when you share it with a friend.

The Mad Hatter showed Alice how to calm down and listen to others. And let's not forget the little mouse! Why he showed her that even the smallest soul can make a difference in another's life.

What? You seem a bit surprised. This is Gnifferland, of course. It's different than any Wonderland you might have heard of before. And now that Alice has found herself surrounded by friends, she isn't sure she ever wants to go back home! Can you blame her?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Best of Both Gardens

Chances are, when you look at this adventurous magical soul, you can't help but wonder what she is. Is she a mergnome to loves to splish and splash in the crisp cool steam water? Or is she a fairygnome who loves to soar high above the trees to play tag with the butterflies? The answer is yes. She is all the above. As it turns out, her daddy was a mergnome and her mommy was a fairygnome, which makes her? As far as I can tell, it makes her 100% gnome. It sounds like she's got the best of both gardens and has no problem living life to the fullest. What is the best part about being a mergnome fairy? If you asked her, she would say that the best part is soaring to the top of a waterfall and then letting the rushing water carry her down and down and down... The best of both gardens? There is no greater thrill.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Perfect Pear

These two sweet gnomes have each been searching for perfection most of their lives. They both have always strived to be the best gnomes possible, but just knew that something was missing. It wasn't until they stumbled upon each other while searching the wee world web that they realized what was missing. Each other. As soon as their eyes met they just KNEW that together they would be the perfect pear - the perfection they've been looking for this whole time. With each other, these two little gnomes can be so big! The top of the orchard tree is the limit... and they're going to look so good up there together!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Guardian Angel

I'm sure there have been moments in your life where you have felt challenged beyond your control. Sometimes it may seem that your little body is not strong enough to handle the tough tasks it has been given. That's where this little gnomette comes in. This tiny little guardian has a very big job! And she loves every moment of it! She flutters around looking for just the right person to help, somegnome who needs a word or two of encouragement. The gnomette has now found a beautiful soul in need of her tiny positive thoughts and she doesn't hesitate to get to work quickly. She whispers so lightly in her new friend's ear that she is barely audible, but she knows that's all it takes for a reminder of the spark for life that still grows strong inside. With these tiny little whisperings of love and hope we are reminded that we are stronger than our bodies may seem. Life is good. Life is beautiful, and with this little lady by your side, that's an easy thing to remember.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Stitches of Love

Perhaps this mother and daughter didn't always see eye to eye. Perhaps it is best they live in different corners of the garden. In spite of this, they know one thing for certain - how much they love each other! The friendship they've created has so much meaning gnow. They've been through a lot and are always there for each other. In rough times, this loving mother taught her daughter to crochet. One stich. Together they created a beautiful warm and cozy afghan. Another stich. Gnext thing they know its the mother who is in doubt on what was in store for her future, but her daughter had an idea. Together they can bring more warm fuzzies into the garden. Another stich. While they may still live far apart, these beautiful ladies have learned to build a love that can cover any distance...because the stitches keep them together. The stitches are strong. They were made with love.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Themepark Adventurers

Look at these two adventurers! This gnomish couple have gno doubt that that they live in the best place in the garden! They live gnear their favorite theme park! Jealous? Me too! Once a month, they make it a point to pack their 3 little gnomelings and will camp out for the day in the most magical corner of the garden. How exciting! With every sniff of popcorn and funnel cake, or glimpse of the giant bouquets of balloons, this gnome family keeps building memories one by one. It seems that the balloons float as high as their spirits. This is a place of happiness, of smiles, and of timelessness. It is a place of magic and of dreams coming true. As they step foot through the gates, these soul mates remember what it was like to be a child again. Magic, I tell you. Pure magic. And the best part? They gnow get to build memories with their own gnomelings and experience it for the FIRST time again and again through their children's eyes! What an adventure!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Imagine... to the gnomes in the garden, the word means so much. If you can imagine it, then it's possible. It's as simple as that and gnomes love simple things, so of course they're big fans of imagination. It's is the base of childhood, and only a few lucky souls carry that throughout their entire life. I have had a lot of things hold me back and make my journey through life more difficult, but I could always turn to my imagination to help me through. That's where I met this beautiful soul. When I see her, she helps to remind me that my imagination is my inspiration for creating beautiful things. It seems she always does a little happy dance filled with giggles every time she sees what gnew craft or what beautiful words I've brought to life. Together Imagine and I, just the two of us, love to sit and watch pretty things like sunsets. It gnever seems to stop amazing me how tranquil and calming they are for me. I think my little gnomey friend would agree. It's the ending of a day with hope for a gnew day. The world is so big and we are all only limited by our imagination. Perhaps if we could all have somegnome to remind us of this, it would help a little. All miracles gneed to start somewhere.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I Shall Wear Purple

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

Personal Gnote:
This is a portion of the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Special Day

There once was a little gnomeling who was adored by all those who knew him. He was a big ball of energy and always seemed to be bouncing here or running there, constantly putting smiles on his loved ones faces. He loved just about everything. If it was warm and fuzzy like a blanket or soft animal, it loved it. If it was something that was fast and made zoom zoom sounds like a snail, he loved it. If it was an activity that was outside and in the sun (or rain) like helping in garden, he loved it. Even today, the gnomeling loves it all, but his absolutely mostest favoritest thing of all is his trains! Choo Choo! I love when he snuggles up to me to watch the trains go by. And the smile on his face when he plays with them? Oh, gnothing can be better. And today, on your special day, I look at this loveable soul and see how big he seems to be. Today is a special day. May you know how much you are loved.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Various Garden Venues

I don't think it would be possible for this gnome to be any more excited than he is. He is the Guest Services Manager at the local garden arena and has just been told that he gets to travel all over to different garden venues for further training. Gnomes are always excited about opportunities to improve their skills and traveling to different gardens is just a bonus. He can't wait to take pictures of himself at each location, just to send home to loved ones. Each one is proof that he indeed was there! Though he'll miss his family dearly while he travels around, he can't help but think this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you know as well as I do. Everygnome jumps in excitement when those pop up!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tiny Dancer

For as long as she can remember, this little gnomeling has been dancing. The way she has improved over the seasons is breathtaking, to say the least. Even since last season she has has evolved into such a flawless dancer that you can't help but feel like your soul soars with her when you watch her move. She is committed and works very hard. Trust me on this one. By "hard" I mean she dances every style possible. It seems that she's always dancing from here to there or twirling across the garden. All her loved ones know her has sweet, witty, funny and creative. They're so lucky to have her in their lives! If a gnome is in gneed of inspiration, whether it be in dance or simply how to aspire to all the qualities a gnome should have, just one look in her direction and they will find all the inspiration they gneed.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Peaceful Defender

Many gnomes love to go around planting flowers. Who doesn’t want to make the garden a more beautiful place?! One such excited gnome decided that pink flowers should be planted all along the path. Much to his surprise, he found out that blue flowers had already been planted there! Oh what the gnerve! What to do? As peaceful as the gnomes can be, you can imagine that there are times when a solution to such a misunderstanding is gneeded. And that's when this little lady steps in! She has helped many gnomes in situations much like this before! She helped him get the documents he gneeded to file and even helped to reach a peaceful decision with the blue-flowered gnomish culprit! Gnow there are pink and blue flowers blossoming in the garden together and gnomes are able to watch their own friendships blossom between each other too... all thanks to this lady. With all that schooling behind her, she is ready to bring peace to the garden with all her knowledge!