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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meeting Some of My Favorite Bloggers!

As you  might have guessed, if you didn't know already, I've been away for a bit in Dallas, where we went to celebrate the 80th birthday of Rick's mom.


But I started the visit a little earlier than Rick's brothers and their wives because I had an important mission -- Lunch!


So it was with great joy that when Stacey of Poofing the Pillows picked me up at our hotel I knew I was in for a few delightful hours of Blogger Heaven!

My dining companions were three bloggers I'd "known" for a little over a year -- Stacey, Jemma (of At Home with Jemma) and Laura from Decor to Adore.

And joining us were Eilis of My Heart Lives Here and Carol of Bluesky Kitchen.

Front: Laura, Carol and Jeanie; Back: Stacey, Jemma and Eilis

For those of you who have met your blog friends, you know what I will say. Every minute lived up to expectations. No, surpassed them. We couldn't stop talking and of course the discussion turned to blogging. The time seemed to fly by and soon, like Cinderella, I was whisked back to real life and the festivities at hand (after a stop at Home Goods, of course!).

More on the parties and gatherings to come but I just want to thank this great group of women who drove great lengths to meet me.  (Dallas isn't like Lansing where you can get from the farthest suburb on either end to the other in twenty minutes -- and the traffic isn't like here, either!). It was a glorious time.

Please do skip over and check out their blogs. If you haven't visited before you may find you never want to leave!

32 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a fun time meeting fellow bloggers, looks like you all enjoyed yourselves. Hugs, Valere

Mae Travels said...

Such a great occasion, meeting all those new friends at once. Since I'm not a crafts person at all, their blogs aren't my cup of tea, but you must really be a group of kindred spirits. And congratulations to Rick's mother.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Deb said...

Fabulous photo, Jeanie. Thanks for the links.

Decor To Adore said...

I will treasure this wonderful memory of our time spent together Jeanie. It was so wonderful to finally meet you in person. Your photography skills are amazing and I just love the notecards you made for me. Thank you SO much!

bj said...

I am soooo green with envy, I can hardly be nice here...hahhaa..
so glad ya'll got together..I can't even imagine the fun ya'll had...

Katie Clooney said...

All of my favorite bloggers together and I missed it!! So sad. Don't you love connecting with bloggers and readers? Have a great week!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- you met a whole lot of blog friends. I believe you outdid your goal from last year in 1 visit-if I remember correctly. Looks like a lot of fun! Hugs-Erika

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Thank you for my treasured note cards. I don't think that I will every be able to part with them. I have them on my desk and and will always think of this fabulous day spent with lovely friends!
Jemma

Stacey said...

Jeanie, we had such a wonderful day gabbing, eating, and shopping. I'm so glad you don't hold it against me for driving us all over Dallas. :)

I too absolutely love the note cards. Did I tell you that my mother-in-law loves notes and sends them all the time? Well this time I beat her to it! I mailed her little deer card with a note of encouragement. She called today when she received it and she just went on and on about the little fawn.

Thank you so much for a very special day. Looking forward to doing it again.

Stacey

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how great to meet fellow bloggers. I have had the honor to meet two bloggers in person. Mona who lives in Riverside and Julie from New York - what a realt treat.

I know that you had a wonderful time and you all look so pretty. Looking forward to your post about your visit.

Hope the 80 Birthday party was a success.

Hugs,
Mary

Lynne said...

Now that sounds like a really great day, lunch, time!
Thanks for the visits!

Lynne said...

Now that sounds like a really great day, lunch, time!
Thanks for the visits!

Bella Rum said...

What fun you had! So nice.
Happy 80th to Rick's mom.

Rita C. said...

Oh my goodness! That lunch would be a dream come true for me, Jeanie! Lucky you!

Roz and John said...

Now that sounds such a wonderful time and what a joy to meet your fellow bloggers for the first time it must have been magicalfor you x

Joanne Huffman said...

What fun this sounds like!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It's wonderful that you were able to meet up with some blogging friends, Jeanie. You girl must have had a lot of fun.
xo Julia

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now I know why I haven't seen you "around." So glad you got to meet a few people who you knew from your blog. It really IS a joyous experience. So glad you had a lovely time and a great lunch. I know what you mean about there never was a pause in the conversation, because there was too much to talk about. It looks like an incredible group, too.

Victoria Zigler said...

Glad you got to meet up with some bloggy pals, and that you all had such a wonderful time.

Tammie Lee said...

so glad you had a good time, but of course you did!

marcia said...

Oh how fun! Glad you enjoyed it. What a great picture, you all look great.
Good to have you join in with Victoria and tea. :)
Lovely day to you, Jeanie.
<3

Linda @ A La Carte said...


I've been so lucky to have met several blogger friends and I am never disappointed! Always so much fun.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful celebration for Rick's mom's 80th Birthday! And there's our beautiful friend, Jemma! She has a heart of gold, that one, and is very special in so many ways. How fun to meet some fellow blog sisters, Jeanie. I've only met one in person. We lived in the same town, and she owned a vintage shop in town. I'd love to meet so many more. :)

~Sheri

The French Hutch said...

What a wonderful day this must have been. It's always fun to meed our blogger friends when we visit other places. I know most of these ladies from blogging and I know it was an honor both ways when you had lunch.

Bonnie said...

I was here yesterday and got interrupted so I'm back today. I love seeing all the Dallas gals and you. I'v known Laura for years as a blog friend and have been acquainted in the last few years with the others. but we haven't meet. Actually did met Eilis last June in Dallas while I was visiting my son.

Marilyn Miller said...

Wow! What a special gathering of blog friends. They are special when we can meet one or more. Someday I hope to meet you face to face.

Tracy said...

VERY, very fun! It's always a very fun and wonderful thing to meet blogging friends for real... So glad you had this chance, Jeanie! Love that photo of you all! ((HUGS))

Daniela said...

Oh, my Dearest, what a delight to see my favorite bloggers all together, you bless my heart with your stunning smiles talking about the joyful moment you were living, you truly make my day !

I'm sure you're treasuring the time you've spent together, don't you ?

Wishing you the best of weekends,
I'm sending hugs and my dearest love to you,
lovely Jeanie

XO Dany

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is so awesome that you got to meet some ladies you've gotten to know through blogging! As you know, the friends I've made through blogging are so incredibly important to me and I am so happy that several of them will be at my wedding in May. Seeing other bloggers in person is just so wonderful as you get to know each other in such a special way!!!

~*~Patty S said...

What a fun fun time you had making so many exciting real life connections. Meeting up with blog friends is like meeting an old friend and oh so special. You really outdid yourselves all getting together!
oxo

Esme said...

What a fun time. A 35lb cake. My goodness that is a lot of cake. Rick looks like his brothers.

Jeanne Washburn said...

How wonderful to meet blogger friends. So very often I feel like I'm writing the blog in a vacuum...I have yet to meet someone face-to-face that has a blog...even in my travels. And to sit and have lunch together...wow...perfect! I will enjoy following your lunch/blogger/friends. :)

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