The 50 THINGS I DID TO CELEBRATE MY 50th YEAR!

•July 29, 2015 • 3 Comments

Even though I am NOW well into my 51st Year…

Still Wanted to Post This!

And These are the 50 Things I did in My 50th Year!

Not In Order, But, Oh, What a Collection of Things.

1.  Since we Just Moved to Georgia and Jim Had to Work…

I Took a Birthday Trip on my Own and Sweetly named it “The 5P Trip” for Pamper, Photography, People, Pick and Party!
Drove to Jekyll Island, Picking along the Way.  Stayed at the Old Lovely Jekyll Island Resort 2-3 Nights taking lots of photos, Jim Surprised me and Met a couple who live near our FL House and we see regularly, drove up coast to Savannah still picking and stayed in Savannah for a couple of nights.  Well, Had to leave early because of a Tire Fire.

Party!

From 5 P Weekend

Pamper!

From 5 P Weekend

Photography!

From 5 P Weekend

Picking!

From 5 P Weekend

People…
Well, At Least This Person (And I’m Not Talking About SpongeBob)…                                                                                     Who Surprised me on the Morning of my Birthday!

From 5 P Weekend

2.  Baxley Tree Fest
It was more of a Logging Fest.  No Tree Huggers There.

From 50 Things

3. Rattlesnake Round Up
Yep, Snakes. Rounded Up into One Place.

Right There in Little Ole’ Claxton, GA, Which is Also the Fruitcake Capitol of the World!                                                Who Knew Rattlesnakes and Fruitcake Goes Together?

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

4. & 5. Vidalia Sweet Onion Fest and Spent Time with the Sanborns!
The Best Thing about the Fest, besides the Sanborns, were the Sweet Onion Rings!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

6. BBQ Fest
Not sure why they need to have a Fest, it is basically any day in the South.

From 50 Things

7. Wild Hog Fest
No Wild Hog BBQ Was Served And there were a lot of Men wearing Pink!

From 50 Things

8. Soap Box Derby Competition
Oh, yes we did!

From Summer of 2014

9. Peaches to Beaches Yard Sale

One of My Favorite Thing About Our Time in South East Georgia!
Over 700 Miles of Yard Sales, We only went to around 20 miles of it…
But Got Two Subaru Loads of Stuff!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

10. First Cruise – Key West / Cozumel
Liked it More than I thought I Would, probably because My Bunny Was with Me!

From The Cruise

11.  Friend Trip with Bunny!
Good Times…And We Found Swings!

From The Cruise

12. Cruise With Jim
We both Liked it way more than we Thought We Would!

From Summer of 2014

13. Hit Going to 40 Countries
I went to 3 new Countries on the cruise getting me to my goal this year of visiting 40 Countries by the End of my 50th Year!

From Summer of 2014

14. St. Maarten
New Country…not a lot of time there, but I am counting it Baby!

From Summer of 2014

15. St. Kitts
Another New Country…Again not much time but enjoyed it there!

From Summer of 2014

16. St. Lucia
Third New Country and the most fun of all of them!

From Summer of 2014

17. Cut Hair Short
Yes, I Went Short…with Birds On Top!

From HendersonsVisit

18. Opened a Booth to Sell My Wares!
I rented a booth space in a store and made money 8 months out of the 10 months I was there!                                      And I met the nicest, most creative people ever!

From ShabbyLaneBlog

19. Started to Pick as a Middle Girl!
I made money selling to a few people for them to resell.  My Biggest Seller was Vintage Chenille Bedspreads!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

20. Lived in a Place with a Big Porch which I got to decorate in My Own Southern Porch Way.

From GnomeShackPorch

21., 22., & 23. Not Only When to Antique Road Show, but Got On TV and Stumped an Expert!

We Waited on Lots of Lines!

From 50 Things

That is Me Me Me…on the Beginning Credits of the Show!

From 50 Things

The Item that Not Only Stumped 1, but 3 Experts, on the Show. They All Deemed it as Antique Folk Art.

From 50 Things

24. Photographed my First Wedding

From Lis & Blake’s Wedding #4 / 8.16.2014-4

25. Trip to Vermont!

Quiet Moment for Jim.

From 50 Things

26. Trip to Asheville, NC

From The Biltmore

27.  Friend Time Trip with Steve and Amy Jean

From The Biltmore

28.  Zip Lining in Blue Ridge Mountains.

From ZipLining

29.  Casino Boat with Jim’s Parents in Florida.

Dancing to Celebrate My Win at the Craps Table!

From HendersonsVisit

30.  Thanksgiving at the FL House with Family

From HendersonsVisit

31.  Retro Themed Party at FL Retro House for Jim’s Birthday

All Dressed at the Gnomad Pad!

From 50 Things

32.  Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Fest

Only in Savannah!

From 50 Things

33.  Petting Rhinos at the Brevard Zoo!

Not a Great Photo…but I Did it and a Lot!

From 50 Things

34. Friend time with Rina for a long weekend at the FL House.

Only Such a Great Friend Will Dress Up Like This for Me!

From 50 Things

35.  Friend Time for a Night with Jenn  O”Donnell
No photo…but It did Happen! And Happens almost Every Year in Florida!

36.  First Private Boat Ride Around Manhattan!

From Summer of 2014

37.  Friend Time with Patty, Rich, Cooper, Suzi and Jason Storm

We All Headed Off for an Adventure At Sea!

From 50 Things

The Captain and His Stand In First Mates!

From 50 Things

38.  Road Trip Adventure with Brother, Randy, and his Kids In Northern Cal/Oregon

From Summer of 2014

39.  Saw all my West Coast Nieces and Nephews along with My Little Brother and Big Sister!

From Summer of 2014

40.  Went to the Stone Mountain Park and saw the Mt. Rushmore of the South

From Summer of 2014

41.  Went to a Rave in a Cemetery in Jersey City, NY
No Photo, but I swear it happened. There were Witnesses and Goats.

42.  Went to a Concert Music Festival in a Cemetery in Macon, GA.

This Time I Got Proof!

From 50 Things

43. Went to Tybee Island for First time with visiting Australian Friend, Cynthia!

From Summer of 2014

44. Went Boating and spent time with the Spragins in Florida.

From Summer of 2014

45. Sold Items I created!

Below is My Belt Bench.

And I also Sold Things Like, Twig Garland, Vintage Material Garland, Ornaments, Small Renovated Upcycled Table Covered in Vintage Book Pages, Double Yoke Light, Half Globe Light, And So On.  

From 2014 Projects

46.  Swam, snorkeled and went diving in Island Water on the Cruise!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ISLAND WATER!  It Turns Me Into a Fish!

From Summer of 2014

47. Went Horse Back Riding on the beach with Jim on Jekyll Island for my Birthday.

I love horse back riding, especially on the beach.

From 5 P Weekend

48. Moved to Chicago…In January.

Bean Burr!

From 50 Things

Cold But Happy!

From 50Things2

49. I Wandered Around an Art Museum All by Myself.
I ran into these two!  It seems I am usually with others when at Museums of any kind, but Jim’s new co-worker gave me his membership card to use for the day!  We are now members and I hope to wander around more on my own. The place is HUGE!

From 50Things2

50.  Moved into a High Rise Apartment.

The Views from Our “Gnomin’ On Up” Home…In the Warmer Weather.

The Lake!

From 50 Things

And Millennium/Daley/Grant Parks!

From 50 Things

And to Finish this Post Off…

My 51st Birthday Chicago Celebrations!

Lunch After a Massage!

From 51st Birthday 2015

Afternoon Pick Me Up After Chicago Sight Seeing!

From 51st Birthday 2015

Late Night Dinner after The Peking Acrobat Show!

From 51st Birthday 2015

And that is about it!

Thank you for stopping  by and Please Visit Back, as I Promise I will Post More than Once a Year from Now On!

I Already Have the New One Started!

And even though I took a 6 month Vacation from my Online Store, I just started it Back Up.

Please visit for cool items to buy buy buy!

OUR OWN BIG WORLD!

I am in the process of putting more, at least 20, items in the shop…so visit a lot!

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25 Random Things About Living in South East Rural Georgia

•October 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I did one of these for Honduras and one for Vermont…

Why not Georgia?!

From GAThings

1. Vidalia Sweet Onions come from Vidalia Georgia, where we lived.  They really do grow there!

From GnomeShackPorch

2.  Almost every little town in South East Georgia has a Festival of some kind.  Just around where we lived, we have been to the Sweet Onion Fest, the Big Squeal BBQ Fest, The Wild Hog Fest (where there were was no Wild Hog BBQ), the Tree Fest (where they celebrated logging), the Snake Roundup, and sadly we just the Moonshine Fest.

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014
From GAThings

3.  If it is alive, it can be ran over and killed on country roads.  We have seen cats, dogs, turtles, snakes, squirrels, birds, deer, possum, skunks, armadillo, raccoon, and even a river otter.

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

4.  There are a lot of churches, of any and all kind.  For example in Vidalia, a town of 10,500 there are around 30 churches, which makes for 350 people per church if everyone went to church in town.

5.  There are a lot of fast food places, In same town above, there are around 20 fast food places to eat.

From GAThings

6. People Drink on the Down Low.  There are not many drinking establishments, but there are tons of places to buy drink.  At many of those above festivals they do not serve even beer and if they do, barely anyone buys it.

7.  There is a lot of logging in South East Georgia which makes for many tree farms and not much in the natural forest area.

8.  Speaking of farms, tree or any kind, burn a lot so the air quality is not as good as it should be for rural areas.  With this said, the burning makes for nice sunsets!

From GAThings

9. It is common for people on long time family owned property will just move out of the old house, build a new one or get a mobile home right near it, then let the old one go to pot.

From Old GA Buildings

10.  People born and raised in Atlanta barely have an accent, especially compared to the people in South East Georgia.

11.  Picking is pretty darn good.

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

12.  People think Jim and I have an accent.

13.  Southern hospitality does exist, but for some, I think, for just a limited period of time per person.

14.  Recycling is not important at all, so much the city does not even pick up glass (but does pick up paper, plastics, and cans).  At those above mentioned festivals, there are NO recycling bins.  I could not even find any at the Atlanta airport, but someone assured me there were some!

15.  The swamps are pretty in a scary lonely dripping with mossy kind of way.

From 5 P Weekend

16.  Savannah is one cool city, I would say the coolest in all of Georgia.  Besides being more of a city, it is a funky, artsy, dripping with history, good food, awesome architecture party place.

From April2014BlogPostPhotos
From April2014BlogPostPhotos

17.  We actually ran into a random burlesque show in Augusta where women had hand grinders grinding on their metal breast plates, so ALL of Georgia is not as conservative as we thought.

18.  Mayhaw berries grow wild in the swamps around here which make for good jelly.  And if you know where to go and what to ask for  you, you just may be able to get some!

19.  Around here they make grape salad and it is beyond a yummy.  It is made of a bunch of white stuff, grapes, and I am so sure it is not good for you.

20.  Their BBQ is not spicy usually, more tangy…and it is everywhere!

21.  We were preached to at times.

22.  Cotton is also grown here!

From GAThings

23.  Walmart is the best place to go for organic food of any kind.

24.  Chenille was started in North East, GA at the turn of the century and I found a lot of it and sold all of it!

From GAThings

25. The Fruit Cake Capitol of the World is in South East, GA!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

Good-Bye Georgia.  It was an experience.  I loved learning how your onions get so sweet, how cotton grows, how you pronounce my name, how great real southern food tastes, and how sweet some of you can be.

So sweet I want to stick you in my pocket so I can pull you out later for a treat!

And I will.

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BEEN HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE!

•September 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Sorry Georgia…

You have not been on my mind!

But Everywhere Else We Have Been this Past Summer Has Been Teasing Me Lately!

There was…
Florida to Our Gnomad Beach Pad for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Weekends.  Fortunately, we live within driving distance to our house!

From Summer of 2014

And then…
We celebrated our 10 years together by going on a cruise!   Six Caribbean Islands…Wooo Hoooo!

From Summer of 2014

Last Minute decision…
For a Northern Californian Road Trip, a road trip for Dawn and her family, that is!

From Summer of 2014

And we could not pass up the tickets…
To the Antiques Roadshow in New York City and and to spend some time with friends in Jersey City!

From WakefieldWhell

Which was added to a year long year planned trip to photograph a DIY Farm to Table Wedding in Vermont, and to see more Friends!

From Lisa & Blake’s Wedding #7 / 8.16.2014-7

And Okay, There was Some Georgia Trips in There too…

Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Tybee Island.

Since we live so far from family and friends, this is how we spend our time, and uh, money!

And now here are more photos of it all!

Mom Time in Florida!

From Summer of 2014

And Some Big Brother Time too!

From Summer of 2014

We started out in Puetro Rico for the Cruise!

From Summer of 2014

Seeing the Sights and enjoying the architecture!

From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

Love it!

From Summer of 2014

Relaxing…

From Summer of 2014

And Enjoying the Art!

From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

The Cruise Took off at Night!

From Summer of 2014

Taking in some Lido Deck Adult Only Hot Tub Time!

From Summer of 2014

We so enjoyed the islands!

From Summer of 2014

Look at This!

From Summer of 2014

And This…

From Summer of 2014

We went scuba diving and snorkeling!

From Summer of 2014

And this is some of what we saw…

From Summer of 2014

And this!

From Summer of 2014

And these little guys!

From Summer of 2014

And beware of these!

From Summer of 2014

Muds Baths, Island Style!

From Summer of 2014

And local scenery.

From Summer of 2014

I love old places!

From Summer of 2014

And Dressing Up!

From Summer of 2014

And Okay…
Having Good Times!

From Summer of 2014

I love Island Water…
And the Beach and Wildlife that comes with it!

From Summer of 2014

Like this Sea Fan!

From Summer of 2014

Back to Reality!
Well Kind of…

From Summer of 2014

If Road Tripping with your Little Brother and His 3 Kids is Reality.

From Summer of 2014

Yes, Like a Reality TV Show!

From Summer of 2014

Where you Mine for Jewels!

From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

Hike Up Inside a Mountain Cave and Come Out to the View Above!

From Summer of 2014

And Hanging out with your big cousins/nephews in Oregon!

From 2014 Projects

Good Times with the Family!

From 2014 Projects

And then we went North on the East Side of the Country!

From Summer of 2014

Where we got to ride on our friends boat around NYC in the Daytime!

From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

And at Night!

From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

Speaking of Night…
After a long afternoon at the Antiques Roadshow (no photos allowed, but watch the show this fall and look for me in the background) we went dancing in an old cemetery in Jersey City! Wooo Ghostly Hooo!

From Summer of 2014

Then there was Vermont.

From Summer of 2014

We will always have Vermont!

From Summer of 2014

And the Wedding that Only Vermonters Could Serve Up!

From Summer of 2014

Back to Georgia…

From Summer of 2014

We were Find Fun Where ever We Can!

From Summer of 2014

Like Adorable Weddings!

From Summer of 2014

And at Island Light Houses.

From Summer of 2014

At the Mt. Rushmore of the South, Stone Mountain.

Such great a lovely times this Summer.

So Many…
Here are More Shots of them!

From Summer of 2014
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From Summer of 2014
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From Summer of 2014
From Summer of 2014

And That is All We Wrote…
For Now!

I did some picking in all those places, so check out My Shop for any new Items you may be interested in!
OUR OWN BIG WORLD!

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Georgia Style Festivals!

•April 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment

We are Settled into the Gnome Shack and Enjoying the Local Activities!

Activities Such as Peaches to Beaches 700 Mile Yard Sale!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Woot Woot!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Oh, Yes We Did!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Great Two Days of Picking!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

People and Cute Small Town Water Towers!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Of Course…

And BBQ for Jim!

Emptied the Car and headed to Savannah for what is considered the 2nd largest Festival in the South.

I was wondering how that could be for just one day…

That Day Being…

St. Patrick’s Day!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Little did we know in Savannah…
St. Patrick’s Day is Celebrated for 4-5 Days!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Holy Drink Fest!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

And Holy Long Parade!

But the Best Thing About it was The Kissing Bandits!

From St.PatsParadeKissingBandits

With Bright Red Lip Stick On…

From St.PatsParadeKissingBandits

They Would Rush the Marching Paraders…

From St.PatsParadeKissingBandits

And Kiss Away!

From St.PatsParadeKissingBandits

Leaving Right Red Lips On the Cheeks of Men and Woman in the Parade!

Another Great Stay in our New Favorite City!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Good Times!

And Angry Gnomes!

Okay…

Or Angry Leprechauns!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Some Festivals we Plan to Attend…
And Sometimes They Just Find us!

On a country drive…

We ran into one such Festival!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

CLAXTON RATTLESNAKE ROUND UP!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

Not Just Rattlers…
But All Kinds of Beautiful Snakes!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

Some I held!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

We Also Found Something Interesting out About Claxton…

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

It is the Fruitcake capitol of the World!

Who knew we had Georgia to Thank for the Fruitcake???

After that Awesome Festival..
We Ran into the Baxley Tree Fest.

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Not your Tree Hugging Style Tree Fest at all, eh?

There are so many tree farms around here that I rarely see a real forest…

But at least there are trees!

Our Next Outing was not a Fest…

But Jim had to Work near Atlanta so we made the most of it!

From Atlanta

We went to the High Museum of Art to see the “Go West” Exhibit!

From Atlanta
From Atlanta

Where we had fun!

Then Jim got tickets to the Braves Games…
Opening Week and GREAT seats!

From Atlanta

Go NY Mets!

From Atlanta

I do not usually drink Bud Light…
But when I do it must be in a HUGE can!

From Atlanta

Twenty-Six Ounces of Beer Flavored Water!

And now…

Drum Roll Please!

From GARattleSnakeRoundup2014

Yumonion and Me!

at the…

Vidalia Sweet Onion Festival!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

Heidi and I Dancing with Miss Sweet Thing!

Oh, the good times one can have with Sweet Onions!

Since our California Friends were in Town and we saw all we could of the Onion Fest…

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

We insisted on showing them Savannah.

A Small City We Have Come to Love!

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

So many reasons why…

From April2014BlogPostPhotos

But the Old Beauty is Our #1 Reason!

And that is about it…
FOR NOW!!

As I am publishing this only a few days before the Georgia State Soap Box Derby Competition in Lyons, GA which is the town right next to Vidalia.

The fun Never Ends Here!

If you are interesting in purchasing any of that stuff I picked at the Peaches to Beach Yard Sale or any other picking I have done recently…

Check out OUR OWN BIG WORLD!  

Thanks for Visiting!

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50. Yes, Fifty.

•March 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

As Some of You Know…

WE MOVED…

AGAIN!

And As Some of You Know…

RIGHT AFTER THAT I TURNED 50!

Check Out This Blog Post to See Where We Moved:  OLD SHACK STALKING !!

We had Big Plans for My Big Birthday…

But that Changed.

I have Always Felt Change is Good.  

So I Decided to Own this Change…

And Made My Own Plans.

I Read Somewhere That Someone Did “50 Things” in Their 50th Year!

So I Started on MY OWN 50 Things in My 50th Year.

The First was my “5 P” Birthday Weekend!

PAMPER…

From 5 P Weekend

PICKING…

From 5 P Weekend

PHOTOGRAPHY…

From 5 P Weekend

PARTYING…

From 5 P Weekend

PEOPLE!

From 5 P Weekend

It was Such a Success in Ways I Did not Even Plan!
And Not…

Because I went to the most awesome 125 year old resort where all the mucky mucks wintered before Florida was developed that is on the small island  of Jekyll Island off the coast of South Georgia!

And Not…

From 5 P Weekend

Because I went to my first ever Auction at an Estate Sale!

They even auctioned of the liquor! But not the great wallpaper below!

And Not…

From 5 P Weekend

Because I got some great photos!

And Not…

From 5 P Weekend

Because I met so many great People (or Horses)!

But Because…

From 5 P Weekend

My Jim Surprised Me on My Birthday.

From 5 P Weekend

You See He Had Started a Month Long Session of 13 Hours a Day 6-7 Days a Week.

And I Just Knew That He Could Not Get The Time Off…

And Oddly Enough I was Okay with It.

From 5 P Weekend

Best Birthday Present Ever!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO ME!

And Now…

I Just Back from #2 on my 50 Things!

A Cruise!

From The Cruise

My First Ever!

5 Days with 5 Great Women!

From The Cruise

Bunny, Who I know!

The Rest…
I Know Now!

Crazy Lorraine…

From The Cruise

And Yes She Danced On Top of With Me!

Quiet Donna…

From The Cruise

Who Surprised Me Several Times!

Silly Sue…

From The Cruise

Who Just Kept On Smiling!

and Birthday Girl Dawn…
(Yes, Another Birthday Girl Dawn!)
The Cruise Was for Her Birthday and She is a Friend of Bunny’s!

From The Cruise

Who Was Nothing Less Than Audrey Hepburn the Whole Time!

We Stopped In Key West…

Where we Drank…

From The Cruise

And I Took Photos…

From The Cruise

Of Course…

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And Did Not Stop!

From The Cruise

Okay, I did stop!

It was Fun Dressing Nice For Our Nice Dinners…

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Every Night!

From The Cruise

Every Single Night!

From The Cruise

Okay…I Missed getting a Photo of one Night!

And the Last Night I went Sun-Dress Casual!

From The Cruise

We Also Danced!

From The Cruise

And Danced Some More!

From The Cruise

And We Were Not Done Yet!

From The Cruise

Wait…

I Danced Here…

By Myself!

From The Cruise

Shame on Your Girls!

Our Other Activities Were…

Library-ing…

From The Cruise

Ping-Ponging…

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Drinking…

From The Cruise

Did I mention Drinking?

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There was even Buddy Drinking…

From The Cruise

Oh…

And Water Sliding in Cozumel!

Which Came About…

After Drinking!

From The Cruise

And Swinging!

From The Cruise

There Also Was Eating!

From The Cruise

Okay…

I did not eat those cute little sweet swans!

But at that Brunch I did eat this…

From The Cruise

Oh, Yes I did!

Salmon & Sweets!

And Of Course I Took More Photos…

From The Cruise

Of These Things…

From The Cruise

Who Knew…

From The Cruise

I Had a Thing for Life Preservers?

Maybe it was the 14 months in Honduras drinking Salva Vidas (beer)!!

From The Cruise

I Know Now!

Now…

It is the time I say…

“Good Bye!” From Club Matalan and Princesses Dawn and Bunny!

From The Cruise

I can not wait to get to #3 on My List of List of 50 Things…

#3 is setting up a brick & mortar booth “shopito” in a Vintage Store near where I live!

But I am not sure what #4 is yet!

Would Love More Girlfriend Weekends/Trips…Girls????

Can be with just one Girlfriend or a Group…I am Open!

Thanks for All My Birthday Wishes!

I AM ONE LUCKY GIRL.

BELIEVE ME YOU…

I KNOW IT.

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HOLY HOLLY-DAZE!

•January 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

What a Whirlwind Holiday Season!

From <a href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/107549729754060

From CA Christmas 2013

What Such a Great Way to Start the New Year!

From CA Christmas 2013

Here are the Statistics for Our Holly-Daze Trip!

From CA Christmas 2013

Hours on Plane:  16

From CA Christmas 2013

Parents Saw: 4 (All)

From CA Christmas 2013
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Siblings Saw: All 5 (4 for Dawn & 1 for Jim)

From CA Christmas 2013

Other Dawn’s Family Saw: 5

From CA Christmas 2013

Other Jim’s Family Saw: 43

Too Many to Post, so I went will some of the new Yummy Assyrian Food I got to try!

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States Visited: 1

From CA Christmas 2013

Cities Visited:  7 – 10 (Some Bay Area Cities are Blending Together)

From CA Christmas 2013

Adult Friends Saw:  21

From CA Christmas 2013

Yippy!

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Hee Hee!

From CA Christmas 2013

Yahooo!

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Aaaah!

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Yeah Baby!

Speaking of Babies…

Kids Played with/Babies Held:  

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Aaaah!

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Oh Yea!

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Fun Times Had: Countless!

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Wooo Hoooo!

From CA Christmas 2013

Let Us Dance!

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Happy New Year!

From CA Christmas 2013

I Salute You!

From CA Christmas 2013

Thank you to Everyone that Made this Christmas and New Year the Best Ever!

We Love You and Miss You!

Read Next Blog to see where we are NOW!

And By All Means…Please Visit Our Own Line Shop:  Our Own Big World!

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CAN’T SIT STILL!

•November 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Jim got laid off…

And Off We Went!

First, since it was the month of Halloween, we took off for a look-see of Salem, MA!

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The Old Port!

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Jim blends in with the locals!

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But not the ghosts!

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We were practicing out scared faces before our night ghost tour!
(Not scary at all)

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But the tombstones are a bit creepy!

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Other things were oh-so-pretty!

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Even man holes!

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The prettiest is where we stayed…

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The Daniels House Inn!

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And the next Salem Purdy is…

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The House of the Seven Gables!

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No photos inside, but the garden was delish!

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Yummy!

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Speaking of Yummy…

We went off to Eat!

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Here Piggy Piggy Pig!

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Now that was yummy!

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A bit of the coast….

Shrimpies!

And then we headed south!

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First Stop…

Jersey City and it’s Old Brick Buildings!

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NYC and it’s Awesome Architecture!

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The New Museum and it’s Funky Exhibits

And Most Importantly…

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Nooo….

Just Joking!

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The Octoberfest with Patty, Rich, Cooper…and Willow!

Where’s Willow?

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There She Is…

Playing Ball!

After that....

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We Visited the Laughing Buddha!

And…

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Funny Girl, Diana, in Virginia Beach, VA!

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Instead of stopping at the SOUTH OF THE BORDER…

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We picked in a North Carolina Antique Store!

Exports

We got to Florida in time for Halloween!

Introducing…

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The HenderBalz…(Mind you, you must read this to yourself in a heavy NY Accent)
Retirees from Long Island and we Just Moved to Florida!

The fun did not stop there…

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Big planes came to our beach just for Jim’s birthday!

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They sent Jim their Love!

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And to finalize this long post…

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I bring you to my shopito!

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And my Pink and Orange Thrown!

To See What I sell…

Please Visit OUR OWN BIG WORLD! Just in time for the Holidays!

We are in Florida until WE CAN’T SIT STILL anymore!

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