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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bloggers Get Together For Great Fun

What a fun day it is when bloggers can get together and have fun. Yesterday there were 6 of us that got together to visit and play with a couple from out of town. We met to have lunch at Olive Garden and then on to some shopping. Here we are at the restaurant all having so much fun talking and catching up.

On the left is Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds ( she came over from California ), Ceekay @ Thinkin' of Home, Sherry @ Country Wings in Phoenix. On the right in front is Jamie @ Mimi's Corner, Cindy @ Applestone Cottage ( she came in from Wisconsin ) and me.

Karen and Ceekay.


Cindy and Jamie.

On to some shopping. We went to the two Goodwill stores near me. What fun we had rummaging through everything. We all came away with treasures.

All the gang outside the restaurant as we were leaving.

When bloggers get together, of course there are gifts. I loved all of mine. A fabulous teaspoon all decorated with lace and an old postmark and picture, a hanging banner declaring me the "Queen of Cloches" complete with a crown and cloche, a beautiful Spring tag and a wonderful bird for my spring decor. I love it all and had such a great time.

If you get a chance to meet up with fellow bloggers you will find that they are the best friends in the world. Thanks ladies, I had a ball.


  1. You know what I love about this...besides seeing all of your smiling faces...4 or the 6 are my blog friends. The last time you posted a about getting together with other bloggers, I didn't know any of the people in the photo...this time I do. A few months has really made a difference on getting to know the lovely ladies in this community of bloggers.

    It looks like such fun!


  2. Ah!!! It sounds and looks like you all had a wonderful time!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  3. How fun! It looks like everyone had a great time!


  4. Marty,
    I'm soooo jealous...I would love to meet up with some blogging friends...looks like everyone had a blast! Come by Tuesday and show us what you found at the GW. Thanks for adding my party to your sidebar:)


  5. I wish I could have been there too, Marty. Looks like you all were having the best time. You are all beautiful!

  6. That's a great picture of some wonderful bloggers. It looks like you all had the time of your lives, and got presents too!!! Char

  7. Oh, what great fun. Lunch and shopping my two favorite things to get out and do. Look at all of those pretty ladies. Cute gifts you received. Have a great weekend, Marty.....Kim

  8. It was the best time. I just love getting together with blog friends in real...and the food wasn't bad either! Have a great weekend!!!

  9. What fun, Marty! It looks like you had a beautiful day, too! I love all your gifts ~ the Queen of the Cloches banner is just perfect for you.

  10. Wonderful that you all could do this, looks like tons of fun! Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Marty that looks like a great day, and so awesome you all could do that together!

  12. Marty, it looks like everyone had so much fun. It is so cool when like-minded ladies get together! How was the GW shopping, did everyone find a treasure, hope you post some on that, we love to shop vicariously. I am looking so forward to the day I get to meet you and hug your neck, Love ya,Kathysue

  13. Sounds like you all had a blast. Too bad that I live soooo far away! :) I always have my going shoes on especially for food and shopping!

  14. Looks like tons of fun! I have had the opportunity several times and have loved every minute of it!

  15. Oh Marty Sweetie...
    What a great time we had yesterday. I so loved the lunch and the laughter, and we share so many things when we all get together. I will be posting my treats for tomorrow. Thank you so much for getting us together.

    The thrift stores were a hoot and we all had such beautiful treasures. Tony sure did love my silver salt and pepper shakers. I loved my cigar box. What a deal.

    Have a beautiful day and we must do it again, if just a few, and allow more time for Jamie where she could shop with us too. I know she would love it.

    Country hugs Marty and thank you so much again. I had a blast. Country hugs and oh so much love..>Sherry

  16. It looks like all of you had so much fun and I had a great time looking at all of your pictures, Marty. I feel like I know everyone dearly! I love all of your treasures, but the 'Queen of Cloches' banner is SO fitting and cute!!! So are you! :-)


  17. Hi Marty,
    What a great experience for all of you!! It looked like so much fun. How competitive was it with all of you in the Goodwill at the same time?
    I would love to do the same thing here with all the Bay Area Bloggers. My friend Reichel of Copy Cat Chic has been wanting to organize something like this!!
    Have a most wonderful weekend!!
    ~xo always

  18. Looks and sounds like you all had a great time!

  19. Oh Marty I'm having blogger envy here on my mountain top...How fun all you gals must of had...I just loved seeing all your smiling faces and that Karen and Cindy looked like their were have a really fun time...I visit with them all but don't know Jamie which blog is her's I need to pay her a visit...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend and I'll see you for TT Tuesday...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. HI Marty!!!!
    The day was truly spectacular!!!! I had so much fun laughing and visiting with a great group of ladies!!! The gifts were so amazing, and it made me smile showing them all to my daughter. I want to send you something, so I will e-mail you for your address!!!!
    I hope we can get together often!!!
    It is so refreshing to talk and laugh!!!!
    it's good for the soul!!!!
    love and hugs,

  21. Oh, you all look like you had so much fun!!! What an amazing day with so many relationships formed.

    I was just in Phoenix --at the airport-- and there was so much sun!!!

  22. You can tell that you all had such a good time!!! Thanks for taking us along.

  23. You girls just have too much fun! Wish I could find a bunch in my region.

  24. I am too jealous to say anything except..I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!

  25. Oh Marty! What fun it is seeing all of you having fun! I can't think of anything better than friends shopping together. You got fabulous gifts and the Queen of CLoche banner is so befitting!...Christine

  26. Great photos Marty! I wish I lived closer, I would have loved to have been there to share the shopping, dining and the chatting with you all.

    I am looking forward to meeting up with some of my blogging and beary friends in June when Betty and I fly up to Queensland for the Gold Coast International Teddy, Doll and Craft Fair.

    I just love that "Queen of Cloches"'s perfect for you.

    BTW your previous post was fab. That tureen is exquisite and the whole setting looks wonderful with the check are so clever and creative with your tablescapes.

    Warmest hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  27. Thanks for sharing the party fun. You AZ girls have the best times.

  28. How precious you look Marty! What a fun time and cute gifts. :)

  29. Hi sweet lady...

    Ohhh...what fabulous fun all you girls had!!! I would have loved to have been there as well, Marty! I just loved seeing all of your fabulous photos of these dear, sweet ladies!!! Mmmm...Olive Garden! Sounds sooo yummy!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your party photos with us...loved it!!!

    Love ya,

  30. Hello Marty; What fun you all had together.. Such great photos, how wonderful to be able together with some blog friends... I hope to be able to some day,,,, and the wonderful gifts they all made for you.... have a great weekend.


  31. It looks like you all had a great time, and what wonderful gifts you received!

    Kat :)

  32. Okay, I am so totally jealous of you all. Waaaaa! That's me whining. Looks like a great time was had by all!
    Thanks so much for sharing the pix Marty!

  33. What a fun and special time Marty!!
    I just had the chance to meet Kat this past week...the 7th blog friend I have been able to meet! Each has been so special...
    I am so happy you wonderful ladies got to spend such a sweet day together!

  34. Marty I know how much fun you all had! It made me wish I was back there and could have joined in on the
    fun! I see Sherry made it and she was wearing one of her sweet necklaces!

    Had a great time with my sisters- always never enough time! Off tomorrow to watch some more kiddos for a week!


  35. Oh, it looks like you all had a blast!! What fun! Love your Queen of Cloches banner!! You deserve it, sweets!!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  36. Oh Marty, you girls had way to much fun! How wonderful that you all got together, even out of towners! Wow! Blogger friendships are very strong, aren't they!

    Wish I could have been there with all of you!


  37. Oops...let me try this again...Looks like you all had a grand time!! Everyone looked beautiful. It's so nice to connect faces. Marty..I love your new title. Queen of Cloches. I know everytime I see one you pop into my head!! Have a great weekend!

  38. What a fabulous way to spend the day~friends, food, and shopping. My kind of day!!!

  39. It sounds and looks like y'all had a blast Marty - we NC gals need to do that!!

    Your gifts are perfectly "you" too!

    Happy Sunday Friend -

  40. Hi Marty,
    Oh my goodness, I had so much fun!
    What a beautiful day, great food, the best group of ladies ever! I had so much fun talking with you and hearing your wonderful stories! Those GW stores were fabulous! I go back home Tuesday night and then I will be back to blogging and missing my friends and family in AZ. Hugs, Cindy

  41. Oh my Gosh!!! How wonderful ~ Sounds like a fantastic day. You've given me some fantastic inspiration. Im off to shoot off some invites :)

    Dee xoxo

  42. What a fun day ya'll had. I just love seeing good photos of other bloggers since it shows me ya'll are REAL people..just like me!! :O)
    So glad you had such fun!
    hugs, bj

  43. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  44. I'm just smiling, smiling, smiling. How fun! You girls look like you were having the time of your lives! Thank you for sharing. I feel like I know you all better now. Rosie

  45. Hi Marty, I have something for you at my blog so please come get it.

  46. Hi Marty! Oh, what fun you gals musst have had! Love all the happy faces!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,

  47. I'M HOME!!!!
    I had no internet at the hotel (grrrrrrrr)
    But I had such fun! I just love catching up with all of you . . . and of course . . . the SHOPPING!
    I spent 5 hours in Brass Armadillo on Sat. but walked out of Hobby Lobby because the lines were about 13 people long EACH! I just didn't need anything that bad -
    Got together with CeeKay at her home last evening around 5, then we went out to dinner then back to her house to talk BLOGGING until about . . . 12:00??? I drove back to my hotel while it was pouring cats and dogs and thunder and lightning. It was beautiful but kinds scary driving.
    Had a ball. I'm exhausted. Left about 8:00 this morning AZ time. Good to be home.
    thanks so much for the fun time, and next time - I PROMISE I will remember the time difference!
    :) HUGZ!

  48. You gals are a stitch! It is OBVIOUS you all had a bang up time together ... the pictures are great!

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  49. Wish I could have been there. It felt like I was looking at your lovely photos!

  50. Marty WHAT a fun DAY!! Yes we are very lucky to have so many wonderful blogging friends!
    smiles, alice

  51. Marty, this was great. I am so sorry I missed this post. I love reading about the gatherings of bloggers. It's great!