Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Birthday Bash in Savannah

Well, I had a bit more notice about this trip. We left on a Thursday headed to Savannah, GA. What a beautiful drive. I love seeing open fields, farms and animals. Love it! Keep in mind that hubby is very good at keeping secrets, so I had no details. We arrived and checked into the historic Marshall House in downtown Savannah. BEAUTIFUL!

We ate at B&D burgers – I enjoyed a turkey burger and hubby had a veggie burger. It was so good that we ate there 2 days in a row. Then we went out on my b’day date and ate at a Salt Water Grill on the water and we enjoyed tasty seafood. Umm, umm, umm. Of course, I did some shopping at some of the local shops. One that stood out was Nourish, a candle and soap shop. We also dropped by the City Market to shop, it’s more of a tourists type shopping place. Well, hubby disappeared one morning for about 30 minutes and came back with a mountain (yes, a mountain of gifts). But, before I could open any, there was a knock at the door. Who is it? It was a florist from Garden on the Square with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. Awwww. Now, back to the mountain of gifts.

Mountain of gifts

Like a kid, I got a lot of new clothes and shoes. Why? Because I recently lost about 15 lbs, and hubby wanted to make sure I looked good. I’m tooting my own horn here – beep, beep! I’m officially a size 6 again! Wooohooo, yeah, yippee! I’m so happy. Alrighty! So, the birthday bash in Savannah was a hit. We even tried out this pizza place where you get to make your own pizza from scratch. Yummy! As you can see we ate a lot of good food. Paula Deen’s, a staple in Savannah, is always nice for good eats, too. We dropped by River Street for candy and more site seeing and ate the famous pralines. They are good!

Views of River Street

Views of River Street

Here’s a classic view of the many “Squares” that exist on each block in Savannah – small historic parks.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Treasures from Chattanooga

Are you wondering where I’ve been?  Well, let me tell you.  My hubby left a sweet little note for me a few weeks ago, after he’d left for work.  It wasn’t just any little note, but he actually purchased a notebook/journal (he knows I love journals).  Anyway, he wrote the note in the journal telling me to “pack a bag” because we were leaving for a trip.  Yipppeeee!  I love traveling.  I proceeded to pack my new 31 gifts bag with clothes for the weekend to a place unknown.  Well, what do you know!  We ended up in one of my favorite cities, Chattanooga.  We stayed at The Chattanoogan hotel, where it is just lovely.  We ate at a nice little restaurant where we had the typical southern, happy foods:  collard greens, macaroni and cheese and salmon.  Deee-lish!  Then we headed over to the fun craft market to shop for different arts and crafts.  So much fun!  My husband is an awesome bar-be-cue genius, so we went to a bar-be-cue competition where there were more arts and crafts, kettle corn (my fave) and a whole pig roasting. Whoa – what a site!  I had a blast!  Finally, we made our way over to the North Shore and visited all of the neat shops – many support local artists.  We had cute cupcakes, good Mexican food and even enjoyed the park.  My favorite stop was Blue Skies – an eclectic artsy shop.  This is where I found my summer treasure.  I got this “Soar” memo board with butterfly magnets.

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, so sweet hubby bought it for me.  It’s hanging on the wall in my craft room  and I’ve been putting it to good use –I’ve added all of my craft show dates for the year, upcoming projects and works in progress, too.  Now, that’s just a short breakdown of my summer treasures from Chattanooga.  It was a beautiful trip.  Stay tuned to find out where I went for my birthday bash.  Hint:  its further south than Chattanooga.  I’m a true Southern girl.

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