Nov 17, 2013

Brave Girls Goodies

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was recently in Georgia at my friend Tammy's house. I knew I wanted to bring something for her and Luz. I received a very timely email from the Brave Girls Club shoppe, and voila!! (Let me just say that I love these women, love their site, and their philosophy! I get a daily inspirational email too).

I bought us each a matching little clutch. It's the perfect size for some cash, lipstick, and a credit card. In fact, I carried mine to the Country Living Fair.

I also bought Tammy and myself a necklace, as she was having a birthday. This one is mine, and it looked great with a crisp white shirt (gotta love some sparkles!). Tammy's is a bit different, but of course I forgot to take pictures of it!

The Brave Girls Shoppe has so many pretty things! I bought myself a great frame too. It all was shipped in a timely manner, and came lovingly wrapped in their signature tissue paper.

I would certainly recommend shopping there- and Christmas is coming!

Nov 12, 2013

Girls Weekend- 2013

A few weeks ago I took a much-needed mini-vacation to my friend Tammy's house in Georgia. Tammy and I have been friends since our days at Rosemont College! We lived next to each other sophomore year, and then lived together our junior and senior years.

I am embarrassed to say that I have not seen her in person in 5 years!! Five whole years!! We have Skyped, talked on the phone, but no in-real-life visits. So sad. Wow, can life really get in the way!

Another pal met us there- Luz Foster. Tammy and I met her at an Outer Banks scrapbook weekend in 2007 (I think). Then Luz, brave as she is, hopped on a plane and came to Girls Weekend 2008.

Tammy and her husband met Luz and I at the airport. Luz landed first, then I found them by the baggage area. I actually burst into tears seeing them! My Friend Gas Tank was seriously low.

We headed to Gladys' and Ron's restaurant in Atlanta for some traditional waffles and wings. Weird, right?? Who eats that stuff together? But after an early morning flight, the smell coming from this place was heavenly. YUMMY.

Then we headed back to Tammy's house and hung out by her glamper camper Rosie. We sat outside and talked, shootin' the breeze. It's amazing how we just picked up where we left off. Gotta love girlfriends!!


That night, we had a crafting night with more friends, and made some really cute stuffed skeletons for Halloween. Tammy has an amazing studio. She provided everything we needed for the night- including cupcakes and these hand-decorated bags that held our kits. This gal is an amazing hostess!! She thinks of everything.

Friday we drove a few hours north at hit the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain. We walked around for about 7 hours! It was cold out there, especially since most of the tents and vendors are set back in the trees. But, it was gorgeous out.

We took a lunch break, thanks to the (once again, amazing) lunch bags packed for us by Tammy.

There were tons of vendors there, lots of stuff to be seen and bought. I picked up a burlap runner and some old drawer pulls to tie them with, and some large bedsprings to use as candle holders. I have seen lots of small ones, but never ones as big as these.

Saturday we hit Hobby Lobby- my first time. We walked around for a long time, oohing and aaahing. Luz turned me on to Becky Higgins' Project Life scrapbook supplies- and I'm hooked. I have been really wanting to get back into scrapbooking again- and this was the perfect way to get started. We each bought a themed box, and split the stuff up amongst us.

Luz also turned both me and Tammy onto the whole Filofax craze, and we spend a good portion of the day looking for stuff- including these cool Bic pens with 4 colors of ink, and not just your standard blue red green black. Oh no, we got the pastel ones!

All this shopping goodness was followed by a fantastic Italian dinner out with Tammy and her husband Don. Gotta love a real man!

Sunday found me back on a plane, heading home. I had a great time. It's truly a blessing to have such wonderful friends. And Tammy, I promise you, it won't be 5 years before I see you again. xo