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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wow!! Catching Up and A Big Thank You to The Rusty Thimble

Good evening my friends. Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.  It has been almost 2 weeks since we have visited.  When I last talked with you it was our anniversary and we were taking a road trip.  Thanks to each and everyone of you for the sweet comments on that post. 

We had a wonderful trip.  But it rained on us the whole trip and all the way back home.  We did a lot of this.

Yes, sitting in traffic.  We usually take our trips in "off season" and are not use to the crowds.  Look in the distance.  You can hardly tell the mountains from the clouds.  Guess that's how they get their name, "The Great Smokey Mts."
I just loved this place.  I smiled everytime we passed King Kong hanging from the building.  He looked so real up there.

We did some junkin, and found a few neat treasures. 

This place had a little of just about anything.  Mr. P. was in paradise going thru all that junk, treasures.

We did a lot of this

Love traveling on roads less traveled.  Such beautiful scenery.  The mister and I had some great conversations while traveling the back roads.  Sharing memories of trips in the past, making plans for the future, sharing dreams and wishes.   Yes, a wonderful trip.

When we arrived home, I had a package waiting for me.  I had won a giveaway from Brenda over at  http://therustythimble.blogspot.com/   I was so excited to receive my Patriotic Stars.  They are just prim perfect. 

They have two homes.  Couldn't decide just where I like them best.  So I change them out from the little stool in front of the fireplace.... to the fireplace mantel.  Thanks so much Brenda .

Mr. P took me to Warm Springs, Ga. to dinner once we got home from our trip.  It is a wonderful restaurant called the Bullock House.  They have a Southern Buffet.  It is in a neat old house, turned restaurant.

So pretty on the inside.

And the food is delicious.  What is better than fried green tomatoes, and yes, that is deep fried chicken livers  Yumm, Yummm.

Holly had a special treat waiting for me once we were home and settled in ,,,  we went on a little adventure 

She took me to a store that is owned by one of her former student's parents.  The couple was so sweet.  We shopped there although we couldn't read many on the food items

We loved the butter cookies, made like a waffle.  We will go back for more of these.

. The owner made us feel so welcome and she made us "Bubble Tea" drinks . They were delicious. We bought vegggie rolls..Really different from the Chinese ones we were use to.  You ate them with peanut sauce.  Yes, it was quite an experience for me as I am a true southern gal when it comes to food.

Another special memory shared with my girls.  Thank you Holly and Darbee Rae.

This week I have been busy working on craft items for the show in the fall,  Will be back soon and show what I have been up to in the craft room. 

I hear thunder in the distance.  Sure could use a slow steady rain here at the homplace.  Hope you have a wonderful evening and a great Sunday.

Until next time......


  1. So glad you had a good trip, love the backroads!

  2. Fun trip I love traveling those less traveled roads

    so glad you like your patriotic Make Do Angela

    And oh my on the plate of food I LOVE fried green tomatoes and Chicken Livers is one of my favorites!!


  3. Welcome home. Sounds like you had a nice time with your hubby. Nothing better than riding along and visiting with each other. Talk soon, Dawn

  4. Welcome home, Angela! We've missed ya! And somehow home always feels better and more appreciated once you're away for a bit....Bummer about the traffic jams....I don't do well with those. The rain though....maybe not good for a vacation, but oh, we sure could use it in these parts. Our drought was just escalated from "severe" to "extreme" a few days ago...and now another heat wave (for us that means 90's) is on its way. Time to drag out my dancing moccasins again.....Love your sweet Americana stars from Brenda...Congratulations! I knew you'd be thrilled when I saw who had won. Wishing you a Sunday filled with joys and blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Sounds like you had a great time on your trip.
    Congrats on your win. I also won a giveaway from Brenda.
    Can't wait to see what you are creating for your Fall show. I starting making things for my Fall show this past week too.

  6. Hello Angela, welcome back, wonderful road trip,thanks for sharing. Great prim goodies you got from Brenda,wohoo!!!! Always fun to take a trip but always great to be back home, Blessings Francine.

  7. Hi Angela, sounds like you had a great trip despite the rain. I need to plan a road trip for us.

  8. So glad you had another fun trip...I tried to get into your suitcase. The Smokies are wonderful! Love your goodies you received from Brenda. She is so talented. Glad you are back, even though you probably are not so glad that your trip is over. Take care, Janice

  9. So glad y'all had fun on your trip, but it is WAY past due time for a girl's trip. We must get away soon. Love you both.

  10. Wow, those clouds look ominous and King Kong looks Kool. OMGoodness, the vintage stop looks like a junkers heaven. Mmmm, we used to have a Po' Richards near us that made those homemade meals like that. We visited them quite frequently :) I love fried green tomatoes!
    So glad you and your hubby had a great time.

  11. Sounds and looks like a wonderful vacation. Sitting in traffic is my pet peave. The mnts are beautiful. TFS. -Steph-

  12. SO happy you had a fun trip wth the Mr!
    And oh my I heart fried green tomaters!
    Lovin your goodies from Brenda.
    Hugs to you

  13. Looks like you took a wonderful trip!

    Love your new treasures!!!!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  14. Glad you had a good trip! I love the Smokies. Sorry about the rain--wish you could have sent it our way, though! Great food! I've never had Bubble Tea, but have heard it's good. I'll have to be adventurous and try it next time I see it. ~Roberta

  15. Oh girl, your picture of the road less traveled makes my heart skip a beat! I live for road trips off the beaten path, so much fun and such pretty nature to see! Sounds like a wonderful trip you and the mister had.

    Congrats on winning Brenda's stars, they are wonderful! She is so very talented, love her handmades.

    Happy belated Anniversary!! 39 years is quite an accomplishment, congratulations!