Sunday, January 16, 2011

Did you think I disappeared off the planet???

No, but I was feeling like I was in another person's life!  I have had the most AMAZING week!  It all started on Wednesday when Karen @ Some Days are Diamonds came to visit.  She walked in the door, dropped the suitcases and off to Hobby Lobby we went.
The next day we got up early and picked up Cindy @ Applestone Cottage who had flown in to visit her son.  We drove to the cutest shop in Phoenix, Not Too Shabby and shopped!

Jamie @ Mimi's Corner, Me, Karen, Cindy, Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life, Liz @ Rose Vignettes, Laura @ Decor to Adore and her daughter The Fashionista.  This was at an Olive Garden where I am sure the staff is probably having some group therapy after we sat TALKING for hours!!  I am sure I heard applause from the other guests as we left!
I am so hiring Marty as my photographer....I love this picture!!!

 Here are the Beautiful Blogging Buddies....
Since I was feeling like a queen, I had to try on this gorgeous and HEAVY crown!
 Then we went to the most incredible fabric store.....rows and rows like this and very economical...or cheap as I would say!!
 Still talking even while paying!!

 On Friday Karen and I went to a class on soldering.  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to be able to participate in this.  I have never done anything like was SO MUCH FUN!!

 The food was fantastic....
 Look at this table with the Shabby Tablecloth....
 Chandies everywhere....

 Oh, I will never question the price of soldered items again!  It was fun, exciting, and challenging!!
 This is me with the famous Terri from Terry Brush designs, our teacher.  See her yummy necklace.  I would try to make one, but uh, NO!
This was our project on Saturday.  A silver bracelet...we made from Silver wire the entire bracelet.  Mine is the 3rd from the left...DO NOT focus on my nails....they are so needing to be done...I am in LOVE with my bracelet!

Well, all good fun must come to an end eventually and the week flew by.  Karen left this morning.  She is the funnest and sweetest person.  I threatened to go back with her to Cali...for a week, but I have doctor appointments this week. 

I will be back after I take a nap and get my nails fixed!  Talk to you soon!!


Melissa Miller said...

Wonderful photos Ceekay! You all had so much fun. You look beautiful. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You had a whirlwind couple of days, Ceekay. It all sounds like SO much fun. I love seeing all those familiar faces {even though I have only met Cindy!}. I know all of you just had a ball! Cindy did her best to talk me into coming, but you know how much I love my snow! ;-D

Glad you liked the soldering class. In high school I worked in a factory and soldered airplane parts. It was really sort of fun!

Get some rest now!


Shelia said...

Oh, what fun Ceekay! You look like you've lost weight and you look so pretty! Look at all those pretty happy faces! Now you have to come back down to 'real life'! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Looks like you girls had lots of fun!! I would love to take a soldering class. Love the bracelet you created!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it was such a fun day on Thursday, so good to see Karen, Cindy and everyone. You look like you had a ball at the class. How fun for Karen to be able to stay so long. I know you two talked up a storm. See you on Saturday, I will email you the time and place. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Ceekay it looks like so much fun!! I have always wanted to learn how to solder jewelry- how great that you were able to go to this fun class!!

Looking forward to seeing you hopefully next weekend!

bee blessed

Is that that fabric store that Marty talks about. I think we were maybe going to go there but if you guys just went that wouldn't be fun for you. We could so a little thrifting or something instead

Becca said...

Great pictures of an obvious fantastic time! What a treat to meet up with some of your blogging buddies! And, how fun you took a soldering class! Have a great day. Becca

Susan said...

Oh what fun!! I am so envious!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Ceekay,
I had a blast!
I just got home about an hour ago. Three hours of flying and then 2.5 hours of driving so it's been a long day!
I so wish I could have gotten over to see your house but hopefully I can next visit!
Now you and Karen need to start planning that trip to visit me!
Oh, I did get to see Linda on Saturday and that was so fun too!
Well I better start unpacking,
Hugs Friend,

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I loved getting to see the photos of your trip. You are soooooooo cute.
thats a great bracelet~!!
I'm so glad you had a good time but it sure is good to see you back here too...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You girls are SO LUCKY to have had this wonderful get-together, I AM SO Jealous!!! You have some FANTASTIC pictures in there for "Pink Sundays"! LOVED the pictures and the stories and the bracelets, AND I would LOVE to know what was in all those wagons!!!
Hugs to you Sweetie,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I figured you were out partying, and sure enough you were. What fun, Ceekay! I loved it all, and I'm so impressed with the bracelets. WOW! Great job, my friend. I'm so glad you got to visit with these neat ladies. Looks like the best time!

Hope all goes well with your appointment. Glad you're back!


Sheila :-)

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like you had so much fun, shopping, eating, talking and making a beautiful bracelet.
I didn't know you were making one.
Love it!

Linda said...

This all looks like so much fun, Ceekay! How great to get together with so many other bloggers!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ceekay,
What fun you all had...such a treat to be able to spend time with friends and of course all the shopping! and eating and talking...I wish I had been there too.
I enjoyed your post very much..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Ceekay! Looks like you girls had a lot of fun together. Oh, what a cute tablecloth (!) and your bracelets are great!

Karen said...

I hope I didn't wear you out! All that driving even wore me out! What a fast and fun time.I can't believe it is over!
Thank you for allowing me to camp out in your home for 5 days - and thank you to your adorable son who very graciously gave up his room for me (even if he did eat my chicken:) ) and Len - well! What can I say? He is just one of the nicest - kindest - generous men I've ever met. (Even if we did have to fight over the bill.) You truly got yourself a gem there. LOVE HIM!
So - see? Soldering isn't that bad! Now I want to see what's ahead for you! You are going to dazzle us all with your new found talent! :)
Big love and hugs my friend!
:) Karen

salmagundi said...

The best kind of blogging is when you get to hang out in person! I understand you are going to see Mary from Colorado soon. We get together occassionally (and our husbands, too.), but haven't seen her since October. It will be another fun day for you. Sally

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Lovely photos of you adorable girls! It looks like a fun, fun time.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well, WHAT fun you've been having! Good for you!!!! {LOVE those bracelets!!}

m ^..^

Sarah said...

Looks like you girls had a great time. What's the next project? I've never done any jewelry making, but it looks like fun. ~ Sarah

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Ceekay, you AZ bloggers have all of the fun! What a beautiful group of ladies, and I can tell you had a blast! I'm so glad for all of you, but I am just a little jealous. laurie

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Isn't Terri lovely? I was so sad I was in CA working and missed her class. :(

You should bring your creation on Saturday.

Bernideen said...

Oh how cute these bracelets are - you all did terrific!

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