Friday, January 14, 2011

Girls Day Out

A fun day with friends is always the best, especially when two of them are from out of state and you don't get to see them all that often.

 Of course we started the day off with some antiqueing.  Always a fun thing to do.  This is left to right, Ceekay, Cindy and Karen.  Cindy and Karen are the honored guests from out of state.  I was so happy to see them.

Then we met some other friends at Olive Garden for lunch. This group of ladies all met through blogging and have been special friends for a couple of years.  It's always such a treat when we can get together.  Oh you should have heard the chatter and laughing.  What a fun time.  From Left to right: Jamie @ Mimi's Corner - Ceekay @ Thinkin' of Home - Karen from Calif. @ Some Days Are Diamonds - Cindy from Wisconsin @ Applestone Cottage - me - Liz @ Rose Vignettes - Laura @ Decor To Adore - and her daughter Alyssabeth aka the Fashionista.

Jamie and Ceekay having a great laugh.

Karen and Cindy posing for me.

Liz, Laura and Alyssabeth all getting their pictues taken too.

After lunch we went to my favorite discount Designer Fabric store and shopped, then they all headed to another Antique Mall.  Such a fun day.  I sure wish Karen and Cindy lived closer, we always have so much fun.  In a little over a week another friend Mary Ellen @ Mary's Meanderings is coming in from Colorado and we're going to have another fun play day.  I am so excited.

Wish you all could have been here also, so much fun.


  1. aww:) this is great.. all those pretty, happy ladies spending time together.. Thanks for sharing this get together with us..I'm so happy for ya'll.

  2. Marty, what a fun day! I'm hoping to have a day with a blogger friend soon. But, Marty absolutely love the DIY magazine from YUDU you have posted on your side bar. And yes, I saw your beautiful tablescape. Loved looking!

  3. Miss Marty,

    The Fashionista and I had such a lovely time. Thank you so very much for organizing such a wonderful gathering.

    I think you will need to get out your scarves. I have decided to organize a blogging luncheon (High Tea) in March to celebrate R.W.W. Thought we could all dress as if attending a Royal Wedding, have a contest for best tiara or hat.... Fun?

    As the event grows closer I might need your help to make sure that no AZ blogger is left uninformed. :)

  4. So much fun. Wish I had a trip planned out there. We used to go golfing out there, but not anymore.

  5. Hi Marty! I am so glad that you all had such a great time together. Thanks for showing us the pics of you gals!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. Hi Marty! Oh, what a fun time you gals must have had! Everyone looks so pretty and happy! I'm still waiting for the day to meet a blogging friend. Wish I was closer to you - I'd be on my way with bells on!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Oh, what a fun day....I am so envious....thanks for sharing....hugs...cleo

  8. Great looking group of ladies. Sounds like you had a fun time.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. What a fabulous fun group! So glad y'all got together. ♥O

  10. All of you look just beautiful! AND young! Yes, and YOUNG! :)

  11. Familiar names, familiar faces ... this is the best Friday treat ever!

  12. Looks like so much fun Marty!! Where did you guys go shop at? I live in Surprise was just curious! Hope you have a good weekend!


  13. That was great! Looks like so much fun! Good to see such lovely ladies enjoying the company of each other!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!

  14. It looks like so much fun! Plus, no one is in coats and sweaters...lucky you! I'm sure a great day was had by all!

  15. Looks like you all had a great time Marty, lots of fun:@)

  16. Marty this looks so fun. Oh how I wish I could have been there. I loved seeing your smiling face!! Kathysue

  17. What a lucky, lucky girl you are to have met so many great girls. A girls' day out is on the list of the things to do for me.. a calling that's for sure.. Thanks for taking us along with you. hugs ~lynne~

  18. What fun! If I ever get your way I'll let you know - maybe we can all get together. Looks like you had a great time. Love the look of that antique store!

  19. Grea looking group and what fun, Marty! I love meeting with bloggers!....Christine

  20. Oh, how fun that blogging friends do actually meet up in person sometimes!

  21. Fantastic! Everyone looks so happy and truly beautiful. I wish I could meet you too sweet friend. I feel like I've known you for so long already and it has been well over two ago years now that we met on RMS. Doesn't time just fly by the older we get? Whew! *Smiles*

    Happy day! ~Melissa :)

    PS How great you get to meet Mary. She is the sweetest lady ever.

  22. Looks like a fun day was had by all.

  23. Marty,

    I read about your scarves Hermes at Metis Linens. I think you should consider having a couple of them framed for your home!

    Come and join my Giveaway from Blydesign!

    Art by Karena

  24. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

  25. How lovely to meet up in person and connect! You all look as if you are having a marvelous time ... what fun.

  26. This sounds like a wonderful, wonderful afternoon! You find some of the best people living inside your computer, don't you?

  27. That is so neat! It is so nice to see all of you together enjoying each others company. What fun!

  28. You all look beautiful Marty. I know this was a fun gathering!

  29. Marty ~ looks like a really fun time. I'm so jealous, everyone is posting about the great friendships they made through blogging and getting together. I'm going to pray that God sends me someone that we can have that special connection with. I'm not really jealous, really very happy for you all.

  30. What a blessing! You all look like you had a great time. I love outings with special ladies especially when it includes SHOPPING! <3 Paula

  31. Marty,
    What a precious day! Blogging ladies are the sweetest ladies to correspond with. . .I can only imagine the bonds of friendships that take place "in person"! Thank you for sharing this amazing time with us!

  32. Sure wish the week that we are coming down had been this week so I could have met all those lovely ladies!! I think it is so neat that there are so many bloggers in the area and that you all get together for fun!

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!

    bee blessed

  33. HI SWEETIE!!!
    You are my inspirational energizer bunny!!!I love to go go go, but I hear you can go go go faster then most!!!YEAH for you!!
    how fun, wish it lasted longer!!

  34. I am sitting! Finally get a chance to pop over. I am "stealing" a couple of pics...What a fun week for me....and all of that was amazing!!

  35. FUN day my friend! Loved the shopping and the food and especially the COMPANY! I wished I lived closer too!
    I have to borrow your picture of the three of us in the shop - as usual didn't remember to bring in the camera! What's with that?
    Big giant hugs to you! See you soon! Karen

  36. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh my gosh, you girls look like you had such a fabulous day, my friend! I loved seeing all of your photos...such pretty ladies! Sure wished that I were there!

    I knew that Mary Ellen was heading out to Az. but I didn't know that the two of you were meeting up...AWESOME!!! She is such a dearheart! You girls have fun and take lots of photos...I really enjoy seeing them!!!

    Love ya,