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Monday, June 23, 2014

Blogging Buddie Fun & Shopping Treasures

Now what is better than spending a day with a blogging buddie shopping and having lunch.  That's the best kind of day ever in my book.  Of course, it's also fun when you find a new treasure or two.

See that pretty new bowl, it is so perfect for my coffee table.   A fabulous Home Goods find in the clearance aisle for $3.

 I love how the design mimics my capice shell orb.

Isn't this little guy the cutest ever.   He was also on the clearance aisle for $6.50.

He found a spot on the corner of my desk for now.

Love this pretty little glass vase and faux suculent.  Perfect to go just about anywhere in any vignette.  I thought it was a bargain for $5.95.

I think it looks great on this shelf of my bookcase.

Oh and who was my shopping buddie.  Laura of Decor To Adore.

The best part and blessing of blogging is meeting fellow bloggers and making friends.  Laura is such a precious and special friend that I would have never met without blogging.  She is the most talented and interesting person you could ever meet.  She just came back from a fabulous trip to France and is doing a series on her blog highlighting all the sights, including tons of fabulous pictures and history.  You definitely need to go check it out.  She describes everything in such a way that you feel like you are on the trip with her.  

One of her other talents is that she is a professional Interior Designer.  You should see some of her work, she is very creative.  On our day out she found a few pillows and pictures to change up her living room for summer and a quilt to give her son's room a change up too.  I can't wait to see how she does a makeover on both rooms.

If you don't already follow her blog, then by all means go click that follow button. 

See you this afternoon at 3 PM for Inspire Me Tuesday.  Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

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  1. Miss Marty although I found several things during our day together the very best thing was creating another lovely memory to add to the overflowing blessing that is our friendship. You are a priceless treasure.

  2. Marty I love your shopping treasures. That bowl is so cute. Don't you just love when you find a new treasure and it so matches a treasure you already looks wonderful on your coffee table.

  3. I'm so glad y'all had a great day. It is pretty special to connect with blogging friends. You found some great things. :)

  4. Marty,
    This is too sweet. I love that you have bonded with Laura and have made a wonderful friendship from blog world. Love all your sweet treasures you found on your day together. I am heading over to check out Laura's blog now her trip sounds fabulous.

  5. I can't think of any better way to spend a day either!! Sounds perfect! You found some pretty great bargains too.
    Mary Alice

  6. Sounds like you both had a fun day. Shopping with like-minded friends is the best. Thanks for virtually taking us along!

  7. Great day Marty! I love your new pretties!
    And of course I love Laura! And being from Wisconsin, I sure wouldn't have met you two lovely ladies if it hadn't been for blogging.
    Hugs friend,

  8. These cheap thrills are the best kind! but I'm betting the trip itself with a good friend is even better! Love Laura and her blog as well!

  9. Sounds like an enjoyable time together. I have really enjoyed her posts about her trip to Paris
    Have a great week.

  10. Oh Marty, such great finds! You got that pretty plate and adorable doggie figurine for practically 10 bucks! I love Decor to Adore, how fun you girls met for shopping. Have a terrific week.

  11. I suspected at the start it was Laura! Happy for you two to live in such close proximity that you can get together like that. I agree, that would be one of the best kinds of days - so much to share in common! Have a great start to a new week, Marty.

  12. It sounds like you had a lovely day with Laura, Marty! I'm sure it was a lot of fun to go shopping with her. You found some great things. You always seem to find the best items on clearance!

  13. What fun!!! Great finds Marty and I love your pup, he's so cute on your desk. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  14. Marty, you find some of the cutest things and at the best prices ever. I would love to shop with you but we would want the same things. That little dog is precious. I would have grabbed him in a heartbeat. I love your cow pic - is it an oil painting, it certainly looks like it is. I am a major animal lover and nothing makes me happier than to find an oil of farm animals, horses, dogs, rabbits and everything else. I really like iron and wood figurines too. I'm looking forward to reading your friend's blog.

    1. No the painting isn't an oil. It's just one I printed off the internet onto portrait paper. I do love it, I am sure you and I would have a ball shopping.

  15. Great post! Thanks for sharing this information. I gained quite a lot of knowledge after reading your blog thank you.

  16. You certainly find the prettiest things at great prices glad you had a great time with Laura...Will be hopping over to visit her blog is one of the ones that had dropped from my email....

  17. I believe you should get a shopping award for finding such wonderful bargains!! I don't ever luck out like that. They are all so pretty, and how fun to shop with a blogging buddy! Doubles the fun!

  18. Friendship is priceless. Happy you found a good one! Specially if she is a shopping buddie!

  19. Wow! You really have a knack for decorating! Your vinettes look so professional! I love how you put the dog under the (tree) topiary. I am going to start following you and your friend Laura. I look forward to seeing what else you do!