Monday, July 5, 2010

Giveaway, "Gals" in Blogland and Great Escapes,,,aka "Lake frontage!"

First of all, I used the random number generator and tada......drew a number for my giveaway. HOLLY of

 Holly has TWO blogs, the other being "Hip, Stylish & Totally Cool Weddings".
If I recall, Holly and I connected initially through the OneWorldOneHeart event at the beginning of the year, but she's got great info and lots of fun ideas! Check out her Blog(s)!
(Holly, check out my sidebar(s) and think about what kind of a custom  cupcake or mini (wedding?) topper you'd like..Maybe something for your kids? Pick a theme and colors and I'll go from there! And,,,email me your physical addy.....Congrats! Let me know what you'd like me to create for you.......

Oh,,,,,and it Should be in my sidebar, but my friend Vicki from "Two Bags Full recently asked,,,,Email me @

And secondly, but not really secondly, I'd love to thank all of my "Bestest Blogger Buddies" for your insight, love, kind words, financial advice and laughs, as of late! YOU guys are the BEST!! I don't know about the rest of you,,,but I cannot imagine my life anymore without my blogging friends! I'm blessed to have GREAT local and work friends too, whom I love dearly an consider many "family!" But, I never, ever,  would have imagined having such an awesome  group of women scattered across the map and the impact they would have on me! Did YOU?

Son Andrew and I drove out to Lake Roessiger today-where the "Lake Frontage" was being offered. I had called my best friend Laura, Realtor extrodinaire, and vaguely expressed my interest in "it." I did NOT want her to spend a lot of time investigating till I went out to see it firsthand....Well, she spent more time on it initially that I thought she should,,,,,she's Waaaaay overbooked/taxed and I thought I should see it first!

What a fun Lake! Full of every house/cabin/cubby you can imagine! I loved the older little cottages far more than the newer multi-million dollar homes we spied. I'd point to some cabin built back in the 30's of 40's and say,,,"OH, Look!"

Well we got to the parcel. Let's just say that I'd have to hire "rent a goat" for a couple of WEEKS to get the flora to the point where you could even SEE all the TREES ON THE BANK that would need to come down! Andrew started climbing down the bank, I lost site of him about 30 seconds after he started.......And, he didn't even make it all the way down to the lake,,,,given the brush and trees!

Yeah, well, it was a nice "dream." I've decided to skip THIS chunk of land......Gold, Regan? Does that mean "Bling" too? LOL, Perhaps a trip to the jeweler's! Or I'll just reinvest in a CD for a WHILE and then cash out,,,,head to Europe and buy some Goodies to sell in the States! I can write off the trip that way right??? "Oui, Oui, Oui!"

Have a GREAT NEW week! We're supposed to go from "60's-80's in Nothing, Flat! Gotta LOVE Washington State!

Hugs and serious Love to you guys! You're the BEST!


  1. I can't imagine my life without blogger buddies either, and so glad to have a new blogger buddy. Thanks for your good advice to me and I love that you're playing "New York, New York."

  2. you live an exciting life... and all I can say is live it to the hilt!! you go girl and get all the gold-trips-creative goodies you can.. I love hearing your stories!!

  3. The right place will come along!! I must admit, that where you live (Sohomish) close to downtown, in a bungalow no less is a dream to
    me! Congrats to the winner!

  4. Just what you need - a herd of goats! LOLOLOL I can see it now - you in your Little Bo Peep (shall we make that Geep for 'goat'?) outfit - eat them weeds goaties! Faster! Faster! LOLOLOL Thanks for the laugh - I needed it today.

  5. Congrats to the winner!

    OMG Shell, I can't imagine you with goats! You know, they are so cute but they really stink, big time.


  6. Omgoodness! Your parisian party made me laugh and SMILE!!! Love it all! SO creative!
    The cake, treats, costumes!

    Love the house and garden! I have the same lion fountain ;0
    I had no internet for almost a week! I need to check all the links to the French Obsession!
    Did you link to it ? I will go check.
    Love ya. You are so much fun!

  7. I agree Shelly, its great to come on puter and chat with blog friends. Other people just dont UNDERSTAND lol. skip the old cottage lol it sounds like too much work. hugs JoAnn

  8. I AM SO EXCITED! I love all of your designs. I am going to have a hard time choosing!


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