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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blessings of Blogging

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! I have been busy getting ready for my trip to Italy! It is fast approaching and I am soo excited!!

Before I leave I have some people to talk about and thank!

A few months ago a blogger friend came down to Tennessee for a family reunion, Danni from Silo Hill Farm. It was the first time I got to meet her in person. We met in Franklin at the Carnton House. 

The Carton House is rich with history. On November 30, 1864, Carnton was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War. 

Although such a gruesome act took place here, the house was beautiful and so are the grounds. Attached to the side was a beautiful garden perfect for a stroll.

The best part of the day was talking to Danni. We went to the town of Franklin  for lunch and shopped around at area antique and gift shops. It was like we knew each other forever! She is a sweetheart.

Another blogger friend Lorraine from Miss Flibbertigibbet deserves a shout out and thank you! She was my roommate at Haven. 

She brought me the most beautiful dried hydrangeas because I had said I love them!

She also gave me some new paint to work with. Powder River Paint. It is a clay paint and acts a lot like chalk paint. This is the turquoise color. I used it on a thrift store planter and loved it! Thanks for the samples. She was gracious to give them to all the attendees of Haven. Lorraine sells it on her blog. She also sells Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint.

And last but not least is my new friend Tina from What We Keep. She sent me this adorable embroidered hand towel. Out of the blue! Just to be nice. I mean who doesn't like presents? It is a French Hen! She is so sweet to have thought of me. I always have fun talking with her. We laugh and cut up about so many things. 

Come to think of it, she may have ulterier motives!! She wants to go to Italy with me.....she has a plan to get with the recently single GC.............................. But I have plans for him! wink

Blogging has been such a blessing to me. I have met some talented, creative and funny women. I knew I wanted to share them with you too!

I hope you get a chance to go visit them. If you do tell Tina I will send her a photo of me and Clooney!

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miss flibbertigibbet said...

Thanks for the shout out! Glad you tried the paint and like the hydrangeas! Seeing that picture of myself (gag) has convinced me to go get a haircut! Yikes!! LOL

karen@somewhatquirky said...

funny, I was getting ready to do a post exactly like this. That Danni, she's a keeper!

Unknown said...

What a great post Deneen!!!
Love that color of turquoise just beautiful - and love seeing pics of Danni and Lorraine -
You have a wonderful time in Italy -
There's a cruise boat ( small ) that will take you past George's house in Como ( I took it lol )

Kirby Carespodi said...

How fun! What a great shout-out!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

LOL! Deneen, you know George belongs to me! Thanks for the shout out and I loved the photos of Danni and Lorraine. So fun to meet up with other blogging friends.
Now, why haven't my tickets arrived for our trip??? You sent them, right? Right? Deneen????

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

next time you are in Franklin let me know...I don't live too fact I was there today for kids ballet classes, and just yesterday I ran a 10k annual race in downtown Franklin :)

Donna@AllthingsMing said...

Oh I am so excited for you and your Italy trip!! Can't wait to see what you find and what inspirations you bring back!
When do you leave??

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Aren't blogging friends great! Blogging opens a whole world of like minded people. I bet you are excited about your trip!!!


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Aww..thank you girl! We did have such fun and it was way too short! Next time...more shopping, talking and time!!