Sunday, June 19, 2011
Blogger Bliss and a BIG Thank You!
Hey you guys! I have to tell you what a wonderful day I had Saturday!! I went to this…….
and got to hang out with these amazing blogging women!
From left to right: Katrina (friend), Mallie from Deco Art Paints, Jennifer(friend), Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Elaine from Honeysuckle Hollow, Joi from Nuestra Vida Dulce, Megan DVD from Beauty in the Attempt, Me (yep, I’m the short one again), Miranda from Just Drink a Coke, Cathy(friend), Terri from Creative Eyedias, Peggy from Piglogs and taterberries, Hollie from I’m Busy Procratinating, Donna(friend), Gail from My Repurposed Life and Shannon from Quarry Orchard. Whew..that’s a lotta gals and they were all SO wonderful!
I’d like to say thanks to Gail from My Repurposed Life and MeganDVD from Beauty in the Attempt for putting the whole day together!
We had a fun itinerary for the day! Our first stop was in Southern Indiana…it was this Peddlers Mall, and it’s HUGE!
I got to hang with Beckie from Infarrantly Creative…we had a great time walking the aisles, chatting and shopping. She got Starbucks Coffee, I won a $25.00 gift certificate and bought a watering can!
Woo hoo! (you can see my watering can in the picture of all of us together…it’s sitting in front of me on the back of the couch)
I saw this idea while walking around……….
They took a three tiered table and made it into a lazy susan! Too cute! (and so easy with a cheap lazy susan from Ikea!)
Our next stop was Goodwill (also in Southern Indiana) and it was probably one of the biggest I’ve seen. I bought a trifle dish and a cute black and white polka dotted purse for $2.50. (the purse was new and had a matching wallet!)
After shopping we all stood out in their foyer waiting for everyone else to finish.
Terri got a great deal on her lampshade…too cute for 3 bucks! Can’t wait to see what you do with your shade Terri!
After Goodwill, we stopped in at Salvation Army…I’m a bad blogger and forgot to take pics in there, but they were super nice and told us all about how the Salvation Army started. (I didn’t get anything in there, but I’m kicking myself for leaving a light fixture I saw in there…but let’s not go there!) lol
Next we stopped for lunch at one of the cutest cafes I’ve seen in a long while. It was called Lynn’s Paradise Café, in Louisville Kentucky, and the mood in there was nothing short of FUN!
We had a great time chatting! This is Carmel, (on left) she joined us late and has a very sweet blog called Our Fifth House. Mallie is next to her and she was their representing DecoArt paints. (she brought us a goody bag full of fun paint! Thanks DecoArt!)
This pic is of me, Joi and Jessica. (Megan DVD’s sister) I’m looking a little tired in this pic, I had been up since….well let’s just say I was so excited about having fun with all these bloggers that I didn’t sleep much! lol
This is MeganDVD…bless her heart, she had just had surgery and still continued to help wrangle all this stuff together AND show up to lead us all around. SO thank you my dear!! (isn’t she a cutie!)
The food at the café was amazing! I got this spinach, bacon and gouda salad with grilled marinated chicken breast and poppy-seed vinaigrette…..can you say yummo!
Now see all those orange boxes? We were just receiving our swag from all the sponsors of the event! It was SO fun!
I’d like to send a BIG shout out to Gorilla Glue for the fabulous box of glue, tape, t-shirt and so on! Thanks again to Deco Art for the wonderful paint, Krylon paint for a can of paint and primer spray paint in one, and door prizes from Scotch Blue tape, Dutch Boy paint, Purdy brushes, Shaklee and a Visa $25 gift card. Can I just tell you it was my lucky day…they kept calling my name for prizes, (three times!) but I only accepted one. (I think that was only fair since others hadn’t won yet) I was thinking I should have gone out and bought a lottery ticket that day. (if I played…I’ve never bought a ticket!)
Here we all are just checking out all our goodies!
The lady on the left is my sweet, sweet friend Elisha! She went with me for the day and we had such a grand time! She won a $10.00 gift certificate in the Salvation Army! We were having a blessed day!
Joi and Jessica….
It’s Beckie again!
and last but not least me and Elisha outside the Café.
We stopped at two more places after the café, but Elisha and I skipped out on the last one, we were missing our guys and kiddos!
I truly had a wonderful day full of girlfriends, shopping, food and fun…what could be better?!
Hope you enjoyed going through my day with me….what a blast! Hope you enjoy getting to know all these ladies and their amazing blogs!