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…….
mint julep jaunt

and got to hang out with these amazing blogging women!
Mint Julep June Jaunt Gals! Bloggers Rock!
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!

Peddlers Mall in Indiana.

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)
Infarrantly Creative, My Cottage Charm

I saw this idea while walking around……….
cute idea..they took a three tiered table and turned it into a lazy susan
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!)
Goodwill in Indiana

After shopping we all stood out in their foyer waiting for everyone else to finish. 
inside Goodwill


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!
Terri from Creative Eyedieas finds a great lampshade

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!

Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville Kentucky

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!)
Carmel from My Fifth House and Mallie from Deco Art

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
Missy, Joi and Jessica

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!)
Megan DVD

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!
my spinach, bacon and gouda salad...oh yum!

Now see all those orange boxes?  We were just receiving our swag from all the sponsors of the event!  It was SO fun! 
blogger gals!
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!)
Gorilla Glue Goodies, Deco art, Krylon paint and Edge lock painters tape (blue)

Here we all are just checking out all our goodies!
Gail, my repurposed life

Gorilla Glue, Krylon paint and Deco Art paint gifts!

Carmel and Mallie

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!
Elisha and Joi
Joi and Jessica….
Joi and Jessica
It’s Beckie again! 

and last but not least me and Elisha outside the Café.
Missy from My Cottage Charm and friend Elisha on bloggers day out

Elisha and Missy @ Lynn's Paradise Cafe
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!


Jill said...

Looks like everyone had a fabulously thrifty day! It's fun getting together with other bloggers/thrifters :)

Love that lazy susan idea...will probably be copying it sometime in the future ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How fun Missy! Looks like a huge turnout of Ky? bloggers! Did you have a long drive to meet everyone? It is fun to have these get togethers once in a while and have so much in common with each other. Great pics!~Hugs, Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, looks like the best day, Missy! How fun to meet everyone and spend a day together!

E said...

Hi Missy, Nice to meet you and what a nice post you put together about our amazing "Jaunt" ... it was so nice, and a special thanks to Gail and Erin for putting it together! I look forward to the next ! See you in blogland, E in TN

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Missy! You're such a good blogger, bringing your camera. (I forgot mine) I guess I had other things on my mind.. hehehe
I am so glad you got to join us. It was great to see you again.
Very nice post you put together!

Unknown said...

What a great day! I'm so glad to have met you! What a treat to meet so many great bloggy gals in one day! I hope you have a great week. I'll keep in touch!


Marilyn said...

Speaking from personal experience, short is good! ;D It looks like all had a great time and I'm sure you were tuckered out by the end of the day. ♥♫

Diann said...

This looked like it was such a blast Missy! When I read abut this at Gails blog I had so wished I was just a little bit closer so I could have gone! So glad you girls had fun!

Shannon said...

It was great to meet you this weekend! I can't wait to catch up on your blog and see what you've been up to! :)

Gail said...

Hey there, Missy. Looks like you had a great time. Are all these bloggeers from around Ky/Indiana? That's alot!

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Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Great to meet you, Missy. I brought my camera but left it in the car all day. Bad blogger. Mind if I steal some of your photos that I was in?

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