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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Calling All Az. Bloggers for a Lunch Get-together

This is a picture of all the wonderful Az. Bloggers that made it to the last lunch. I would love to have even more make it for the next one that will be on Oct. 30th.
Cindy of Applestone Cottage will be here from Wisconsin and this gives us all a chance to meet her and to meet each other.

In the picture above back row from left to right is me, Charlotte - At Home In Scottsdale, Debbie - Heart Choices, Mary - Pile of Smiles, Michelle - Beelive You Can, in front from left is Donetta - A Life Uncommon, and Sherry - Country Wings in Phoenix.

Lunch is planned for Oct. 30th at Gooseberries Tea Room at 7th St. and Thunderbird on October 30th. We will meet at 11:00 AM. This is a wonderful little Tea Room if you havn't been there. We will need to know if you plan to attend so we can make a reservation, and you will need to place your lunch order in advance. You can select your menu from their web site Gooseberries Tea Room I will need to know so I can place all the orders when I make the reservation.

I really hope ALL of you will do your best to attend. It is always so fun to meet fellow bloggers and really get to know them. The plan is for everyone to bring a homemade gift or small fall decoration, then we will draw numbers and everyone will get a gift to remember the occasion.

You can contact me at, or at I look so forward to meeting all of you in person.

Hugs, Marty


  1. Oh, this looks like so much fun Marty! And a guest from Wisconsin! Wow, I wonder what she's going to make of the Arizona weather? Hope you have a great turnout and a lot of fun. Hugs, Kat

  2. Marty, how much fun that you happen to share this post this evening. Laurie (of Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie) and I met for lunch today. She was passing through town on her way to a reunion with some high school girlfriends. She had an hour while waiting to meet up with one of her friends, so we met up at the airport and had lunch together. It was great fun! How nice that you are organizing these lunches for the AZ bloggers.
    Thank you for stopping by to visit my Sunday Favorite post and for leaving a comment. I didn't get much posted this past week because I was out of town, but hope to do better this week. Loved your TT post! ~ Sarah

  3. Marty!... I am so jealous...I would love to meet all you girls and spend time getting to know all the fun things that make each of you special... Have a wonderful luncheon, ( on my husbands birthday!!!!) I'll be anxious to hear ALL about it...xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. Oh, Marty! Wish I lived closer! I know what fun it will be. You're just a sweetheart!
    Have a beautiful Sunday,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Oh Girl I wished I was closer I would just love to Meet all the gals... and how cool that Cindy will be there I just love that lady to death...May you have a Great Sunday my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  6. Great looking group of ladies! It was a lot of fun when I met with some bloggers from my area. I felt like I already knew the ladies. Very enjoyable, and look forward to doing it again.
    Glad you had a great time.

  7. Hi Marty,
    How sweet of you to post this! I can't wait to meet everyone! I'm counting down the days, another blogger Linda T. will be joining us too. She grew up in the same town as my hubby and I knew her in High School through 4-H. We found each other through blogging and she is living in Tempe! Hugs to you and see you soon~ Cindy

  8. Oh I am jealous, Marty, you get to meet with blogging friends again. And what a special treat for Cindy to join you! This will be so exciting so be sure you take a lot of pictures to share with us. It will be another Kodak moment for sure! Have lots of fun!...Christine

  9. HI Marty! Thanks for stopping by the Bhive and I'm so happy you enjoyed the post on Debbie. I think she's just wonderful!

    I LOVE your idea of a get together with blogger friends. I know CA is just next door to AZ but it's a little too far for me - darn! Hope you take LOTS of pictures.

    Have a great Sunday,


  10. This sounds like fun, Marty. Beautiful group of ladies, there!!

    I don't know if you've been over to the Back Porch to sign up for my giveaway. If not, come on by. I'm leaving it open until a week from tomorrow to give everyone a chance. Nothing to do but leave a comment on the October 2 post!

    Have a great week!

  11. Looks like fun. Good luck on your next one.

  12. Hi Marty! CAn you tell us who everyone is in the picture! I recognize you, but who else is in there?
    thanks! Karen

  13. IF only this were in texas!! Hello to everyone! Smiles... Valarie

  14. How fun! I can't wait to see the pictures that follow!


  15. Sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see the pictures!

  16. Woooo Hoo! I'll be there. Gooseberies is right down the street from me. :)


    P.S. Love your fall tablescape!

  17. That's not fair. I lived too far away. You girls are having too much fun and I wish I could join in.

  18. what a lovely post - wish I was closer !

  19. WELL HOW STUPID AM I!!!!! Forget that last request! Uh!

  20. Marty- how fun to get together with so many fun bloggers!! We get down to Phoenix at least once a year (in mid January) and sometimes 2 or 3 times so I would love to be kept informed when you meet- would love to maybe work the schedule around to meet if possible!

    Love your new rug and my what a deal of a price you got!


  21. hi marty, i hope your weekend was great!.
    i love your new rug, the colors are perfect with your decor and yes, you can switch it around the house,very lovely and $50 bucks?thats awesome..
    you girls are gonna have a great time when you get together, i wish i could make it...
    take care and i'll be back soon my friend..xx


  22. I thought I recognized Charlotte in that pic!!

  23. Hey everyone!
    So excited to meet everyone at eh AZ Bloggers Luncheon get together on the 30th!
    Thank you so much for including me.
    And I can hardly wait to reunite with my 4-H friend friend Cindy from Wisconsin. We have not seen each other in over 30 years and found each other through our blogs.

  24. Hi Marty,

    Thanks for the comment on my page! There is a follow me link at the very bottom of my page:

    Have a great day!

  25. RSVP! It will be a great pleasure to meet you all!

  26. I wish I could attend this one too! I'm so glad you guys will continue with the lunches! And my favorite Tea room too! Remember me when you meet!


  27. Hi Marty
    What a great idea. I have been thinking it would be fun to have a get together for the bloggers from NC. Maybe I will.
    The rug you got on sale is perfect for your dining area.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  28. What a great idea, looks like you all had fun!

    xoxo, Cathleen

  29. Hi Marty,

    I forwarded the info onto Dawn Binyon of Altered Artists. She is in Scottsdale.

    On a side note, is there a way I could get an estimate of who is coming perhaps a few days before the event? I might find time to do something crafty. The key word is might. :)

  30. Sorry, I misplaced your blog... so I neglected to tell you what I want off the menu. So Cindy reminded me and I have sent her my choice off the lunch menu.
    Thanks again. Can't wait to meet everyone.
    See you on the 30th!
    linda t

  31. I would love to attend and meet you all, but I work during the day. Maybe next lunch can be on a weekend? Saturday maybe? I'm in mesa. I'm Niki :)

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