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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blogger Friends Play Day

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Mary Ellen @ Mary's Meanderings was here visiting from Colorado and we had the most wonderful day with some fellow blogger friends.


I picked Mary Ellen up at 9:30 and we headed to my favorite Goodwill.  Wouldn't you know it was a total bust.  Not one single goodie.  So back in the car and off to the fabric store.  We spent a couple of hours here and had tons of fun and laughs.  This is Mary Ellen starting to fill her basket with gorgeous finds.

Now with even more in her basket, she wanted some of this fabric and it totally unrolled all over the floor.  We both cracked up laughing.

The manager is a doll and helped roll it back up on the bolt while they both cracked up laughing.  She is also a genius at mixing fabrics and found just the right ones to put together for Mary Ellen to redo her Master Bedroom.  It is going to be sensational.

From there we were off to Hobby Lobby and did some shopping, then next door to Paradise Bakery where we met up with a few friends for coffee.  From left to right,  Oliva @ Oliva's Creative Quest, Ceekay @ Thinkin' Of Home, Mary Ellen and Laura @ Decor To Adore.

Oliva and Ceekay


Mary Ellen and Laura


Of course I found goodies at Hobby Lobby.  Love these wonderful greenery balls.  I can't wait to play with them.

 
I love my silver wine stopper that my daughter gave me, so when I saw these with the crystal tops with initials on them, of course I had to have one.


See how pretty the etching is and with an O for my last name.


It looks wonderful in an empty wine bottle in my little counter display.

 
This last pic shows I really did join in the fun.  It was a great day and so much fun to spend it with a friend. Great conversation, tons of laughs and all around a perfect day.  Thanks Mary Ellen, Oliva, Ceekay and Laura for another fabulous time.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always enjoy your visits.


56 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun Marty! The fabric store looks fabulous. I sure hope Mary Ellen drove - shipping that fabric back would be a pain. I saw those wine stoppers at Hobby Lobby, I think they are really beautiful. Glad you had such a good time. Hugs, Kat

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  2. Sounds like a fun day. I love the $2/yard fabric bin. Wish I had one of those by me. The wine stopper is gorgeous.

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  3. We're going to have to designate Arizona 'bloggers capital' of the US ~ and you can be the Mayor.

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  4. Ahhh, looks like such fun! Wish I could have played too!

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  5. How fun it must be to meet your blogging friends in person!

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  6. It looks so fun!
    I only wish she had come a week earlier or that I was still there.
    It's so cold here I am dreaming of Arizona right now!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. What a fun day! It brings a smile to my face to see all of you bloggers together! I would have loved to visit that fabric store and I have to get my bum over to Hobby Lobby for a look~see! I love what you picked up! Can't wait to see how you use the greenery balls!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. What a great day you had! That wine bottle stopper is fabulous. Oh how I would have loved to be there for the $2 a yard fabric!

    Barb

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  9. What a fun day you had Marty !
    You got great finds too ! I think
    those green balls would make great
    topiarys !
    Kammy

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  10. What fun! I'm a little envious of the close connection you have with so many fellow bloggers. We don't have a Holly Hobby where I live (at least not that I know of). Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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  11. Marty we have a fabric store just like that and that very thing has happened to me once it starts unrolling there is no stopping it. What a great Kodak moment!!!lol
    I am so glad you are connecting to fellow bloggers. Bloggers are just the best!!! Kathysue

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  12. Looks like you girls had a really fun day! Wish I could have been there too!. Great little crystal stopper and I always like seeing the little wine carrier!

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  13. That looks like so much fun. Love all the smiling faces.

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  14. Hi Marty, I could spend hours in a fabric store too! This looks like you had such a fun day. It is always great to get together with ladies you have so much in common with. Love the wine stoppers.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. This looks like a fun day with blogger buddies! Thanks too for always stopping by my blog. I am working on having more blog time, it is hard at times though, I need a twin!
    Hugs, Linda

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  16. Marty,
    Sorry your first stop to Goodwill was a bomb. . .but some days are like that in the world of thrift buys! YOU girls had WAY too much FUN in the fabric store!Thanks for sharing all that laughter with us!
    God is so amazing at how he places us together for sharing his love, laughter and Sisterhood. Thank you for sharing your absolutely delightful visit with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  17. Howdy Marty
    What a fun day :)
    Blessings of continued joy and peace to you all .
    Thank you for sharing the love and laughter with us today .
    Until next time
    Happy Trails

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  18. Marty, I want to come visit you!! This looks like a ton of fun for everyone! You are so kind and welcoming online; I can just imagine what fun it would be to see you in person. Glad these girls got that chance!

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  19. How fun!!
    I love, love, love the wine stoppers and I would be in heaven in that $2 yd fabric clearance isle :)

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  20. How fun! So glad you got to meet some fellow Bloggers. I only hope you are able to post some similar pics later this year after our Cali trip. :-D

    Hugs, barb

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  21. Oh, Marty, how fun! What a great day for all of you.

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  22. Hey! I recognize that store! You know - they are going to charge you rent if you keep going in every other day...
    :) Looks like a fun time was had by all! I would've loved to have joined you!
    Big hugs! HAGD! Karen

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  23. Oh Marty, I want to come and go to that fabric store ~ $2/yd is such a steal. You all have way too much fun out there :)
    What are your plans for the topiary balls? I just finished up two urns that need balls on top, but I wasn't sure what to do with them.
    Cindy

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  24. Looks like a great time! La

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  25. It was a fun time....I could do this all the time..it is the best to meet up with girlfriends.

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  26. What fun!! I love a girl's day out. I bought those same greenery balls the other day at our Hobby Lobby too!

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  27. Oh you guys! How wonderful to be able to all get together like that! I sure wish I could've joined you! Love your new additions Marty! And Mary Ellen is really a master of the fabric mix! I've had that fabric roll thing happen to me too and I just stood there like a deer in the headlights lol! It wouldn't stop!

    I sure hope we get a Hobby Lobby here soon. I keep seeing all the great stuff y'all are finding and I'm green with envy Vanna

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  28. looks like you ladies had a fun day! Fabric stores never fail to inspire me. Your countertop vignette is adorable.

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  29. Hi Marty! Oh, what fun! By the laughing smiles, I think Mary Ellen had a great time! She's so sweet. Love all the fun you have with our blogging friends!
    Now I can't believe that sign! $2 a yard! Oh, my Lord! That is just amazing!! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me and yep, my accent is pretty thick! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. HI SWEETIE!!!
    Another fun filled day!!
    These visits are the best!!!
    So fun, I will join your shopping trips very soon!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  31. Hi Marty, your blog is looking as great as ever. Don't you just love girls day out, looks like you all had a fantastic fun filled time. You also come home with some great finds, im waiting to see what you do with the green balls.
    hugs
    janet

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  32. Thank you Marty for the wonderful time spent in your company and the girls! It was a great pleasure meeting Mary Ellen. Love her smile, and warm personality! It was great seeing Ceekay and Laura again!

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  33. What a fun day! Don't you just love to get to spend some real life time with blogging friends?

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  34. Well this just looks like such a fun day Marty. Thanks so much for sharing for adventures and pictures with us.

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  35. More fun times and beautiful ladies! I loved seeing the pictures, Marty. Thanks!

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  36. Hi Marty! What a great day you all had. Sounded like lots of laughs and then lots more laughs!!! What fun. Thanks for sharing. ~Susie

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  37. I smiled for the rest of the evening!

    I consider myself SO blessed to have been in the company of such fabulous women.

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  38. That fabric place looks great! And another fun lunch for you gals! Wonderful!

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  39. What fun! Would love to have a fabric store like that near me!

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  40. What fun! I want some of that sale fabric!!! I think I have one of the fabrics that was in Mary Ellen's basket. Can't wait to see what she does with it.
    ~Adrienne~

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  41. Awww, look at all those happy faces! You all look so lovely. How nice that you got together again. I can imagine all the laughter when the roll of fabric unrolled to the floor. LOL!...Christine

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  42. Awww, look at all those happy faces! You all look so lovely. How nice that you got together again. I can imagine all the laughter when the roll of fabric unrolled to the floor. LOL!...Christine

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  43. Sitting here in Gallup NM on our way home and trying to leave a comment- the internet service is terrible so will see if I am successful.

    Marty I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had Saturday!!! Taking a day just for me made me feel more special then I deserve for sure.

    It has been so long since I have had a girl's day. The fabric store was just amazing and I am so excited to get home and start sewing up all those gorgeous fabrics you helped me pick out!

    Meeting Oliva, Laura and getting to see Ceekay was such fun! It is so amazing how wonderful all the blog ladies I have met are just too much fun and so much inspiration!

    Thank you thank you Marty!! It is a day I will remember for a long time!!!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  44. Wow! What a lovely visit ... so glad you all had such a lovely time. Surprised not to see Sherry ...

    Have a beautiful day ... it is bitter cold, a whopping 9 degrees here.

    Hugs, Marydon

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  45. Marty, looks like you are having so much fun and it looks warm!! We are all bundled up in heavy sweaters and socks because we are having subzero temps here today, with so much snow on the ground and more snow and ice coming this week! Linda

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  46. I was eying those greenery balls at Hob Lob the other day, but decided I needed to figure out what to do with them first.

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  47. You girls always manage to have a great time..shows on those beautiful smiling faces. Thank you for swinging in to see the small hutch "makeover". hugs ~lynne~

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  48. Hi Marty!
    It looks like you girls had a great time! How fun. But, I think my eyes stuck on the picture with the "$2.00 a yard" home decor fabric! Oh, I wish I could see that sign in my local fabric store!!

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  49. "I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE when you take us along on your fun outings"!!! Everyone has the most Beautiful Smiles, AND I know you MUST be smiling too from behind the camera... Hugs to you all, Donna

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  50. Hi Marty ~ What a great day!!! Im very jealous. So sorry that Goodwill did not deliver for you - but it looks like you made the best of it.

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  51. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh...I am so glad that you shared your special day and visit with Mary Ellen and the other ladies! I always enjoy seeing photos of you pretty gals...just makes everything that much more personal...know what I mean? It looks like ya'll had great fun! Ohhh...I would love to visit that discount fabric shop as well! I was looking through all those bolts of gorgeous fabric...all to see that they were only $2/yd...what a great buy! Ohhh...and I can't wait to see what fabrics that Mary chose to redo her bedroom! This is always sooo exciting! I love your pretty finds from Hobby Lobby too! Love the monogrammed wine stoppers...fabulous!

    Well dear friend, thank you again for sharing your special day with all of us...this was such a treat!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  52. What a fun time! I love having a friend to shop with in these kinds of stores. What one doesn't think of the other does. And lunch with your blogging friends sound fun, too.

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  53. Marty, I'm amazed at how much fun you Arizona bloggers have! There is always some fun blogger visiting AZ, and you AZ bloggers have such a good time meeting up and entertaining your visitors. I need to go visit AZ! (I've always wanted to go to your GW store anyway!) Great photos! laurie

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