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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Happy Crafting,


  1. What a fun surprise! I would love to visit there some time. You scored with that memo board, it is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Terrie (your new follower)

  2. I think it's important to take something home from vacation. It's all part of the experience of a vacation. Gift shops. Take care, Linda

  3. Love the board. If I wasn't bleeding fabric already ... I'd start with the paper thing. Let's face it, if it has a pattern, it speaks.

    Thanks for your talent,

  4. Super cute board!!! Your hubby is so cute to surprise you with a trip like that! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters


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