Monday, June 20, 2011

our mint julep jaunt recap

My favorite hobby in the world is not redecorating...even though Mr. B would care to argue otherwise. Actually my favorite hobby is something I inherited from my father. I love making new friends. I think getting to meet new people and making new friendships makes this world a tad more interesting, fun, and joyous.

So with that being said, I proposed to Gail from My Repurposed Life a while back the idea of doing our own blog get together that would involve shopping at some Southern Indiana thrift stores & some Louisville local boutiques. Being that Gail & I had first met at a blog get together that Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick and Beckie from Infarrantly Creative fabulously put together...I thought we should give it a whirl.
After lots of brainstorming, discussing, and planning...we pulled off The Mint Julep Jaunt this past Saturday. And it was WONDERFUL!! Not even having surgery the Tuesday before could keep me from it. I was a tad exhausted & sore come 4 pm that day...but I was relishing in the delight of all the friends, new and old, that we got a chance to meet.

Here is our little video to start our day off:

Now for all the lovely pics {thank you to Missy from My Cottage Charm for letting me incorporate a few of hers into my post. I never realized how heavy my camera can be}:

First off, I have to personally thank my sister, Jessica, for being there for me. Since I couldn't lift was wonderful to have her there by my side. Here she is handing out water, juice, and doughnuts to our bloggers as her and Hollie from I'm Busy Procrastinating

The sweet Donna examining her choices of which delight to purchase.

I had to get a picture of my "Blog Momma"/Gail in her element -- thrifting.

Since we spent 2 hours at Peddlers due to its gigantic size, at 10:30am, a group of us took a side jaunt to the new Homegoods. Here Joi from Nuestra Vida Dulce and Miranda from Just Drink a Coke  indulge in their weakness...pillows.

At Goodwill it was all deals & giggles for Katrina & Terri from Creative Eyedias
And one of the inspiring ladies whom I am ever grateful for introducing me to Gail,
Miss Beckie from Infarrantly Creative was all smiles

Let's be is so wonderful to share in a good find
with others who think and shop just like you.

At Salvation Army Elaine from Honeysuckle Hollow and Carmel from Our Fifth House listen
intently as they announce the winner of the $10 gift certificate.

Let's be honest...we all listened intently for our name to be called.

And even if we didn't win...we were still shopping and scooping up
baubles as Miranda & Joi are here. Love that smile Joi.

As I took this picture...all the girls either pushed back or looked away. But look at all the treasures from Gorilla Glue! We had so much free stuff to give away that I saw many of the restuarant patrons eyeing all our goodies. In fact, there was no need for dessert because SWAG was everywhere for each of our guests.
Look how much fun everyone is having...I love Shannon's sweet smile from Quarry Orchard.

Hmmm...I must be talking in this one. Love how bloggers instantly connect.
 Here we see the divine Missy from My Cottage Charm and the
 delightful Mallie who brought more goodies from Deco Art Paints for our guests.

Here is one pic that I love. I love that my sister is in this one. Once again...she helped me out so much. And...Miss Joi. After 7 years {give or take}..we FINALLY got to meet. Yep, we knew each other back in our knottie and nestie days. Anyone remember that? We go that far back..pre-blog days.

After a yummy lunch, we headed over to Regalo which is the #1 gift shoppe in Louisville. JD {one of the owners} gave a $25 gift card away to one of our lucky girls and gave each shopper a 10% discount.

Both Regalo and Red Tree {the local boutiques} are personal favorites of mine and so I was thrilled that they were just as excited as I was to host our little jaunt. Truth be told, I have had my eye on a dining table & lighting fixtures from Red Tree that I am constantly swooning over. It is just a matter of time Jennie {one of the owners} till I own them!

Anywho it was blissful to have a few of my favorite boutiques treat our little group with such southern hospitality and generosity. You must make a point to visit their shoppes if ever in Louisville.

The lovelies: Donna, Mallie, Peggy from Pig Logs & 'tater berries , Jennifer, Elisha, Missy, Terri, Beckie, Cathy
Hollie, Joi, Carmel
Shannon, Gail, MeganDVD, Miranda, Elaine
{my sister would not join us...argh}

It was a fabulous day! Thank you Peddlers, Salvation Army, & Regalo for the fabulous gift certificates. It made the day even more special. And a thank you to fellow blogger Miss Sarah from Three Boys for her goodie too. You must come next time.

For more details and winners of all the free stuff,
please check out Gail @ My Repurposed Life for her take on our little adventure.
Hopefully I can talk my "Blog Momma" into another soon...and more
 importantly, I hope you will be able to come too.


  1. Great post blog daughter! It WAS a great day. We should do it again... someday (?) hahaha
    Good luck with your first day back to work! Take it easy, k?

  2. Saturday was so much fun! I had a great time meeting everyone and getting to know you all! Thanks, E and Gail for a delightful day.

    So, so, SO happy that I finally got to meet you in person, too. Made my weekend. : )

  3. It looks like you guys had an amazing time! Wish I lived closer :(

  4. I had such a great time! I'm so glad I was still able to come even if I was late. It was great meeting you - and learning your real name ;) Hope we can do it again soon!

  5. Oh it looks like you guys all had a great time :) I wish we lived closer so I could have popped in to!

  6. That really was a fun day! Thank you so much for putting it together- you're too sweet and fearless.. I can't believe you did it all while recovering from surgery. I think you could probably do just about anything, Superwoman! Again, thanks for making it possible and helping a group of bloggy gals make so many great new friends!


  7. How fun! And I was so close! So funny to see Nesties getting together after all these years. :)

  8. You all are adorable!!!!

    I was so bummed that I missed the Jaunt & this recap makes me so jealous of all the fun I missed!! I know, can I make this comment any more about me, honestly. Simmer down, FC.

    You & Gail were so amazing to have arranged the whole thing--talk about a labor of love! Seeing your smile, I'd never have known you had surgery just days before. YOU ROCK.

    (It's nice to see Nesties from yesteryear meet!! Wish I could've been one of them.....there I go making this about me again, ha!)

  9. Hey there MeganDVD! I saw your post from Carmel's Blog and remembered your name from the nest days! I was karenandjeff. It's so great to see you!

    What a great time you all had!

  10. What a great time I had! I called Ms. Futral on Sunday and told her about my "jaunt", she had a good laugh, and says HI ! I really appreciate all the work you guys put into this ... and you taking this on after surgery ?? Wow! I look forward to doing this again, and we should do lunch with our mutual friend sometime. See you in blogland, E in TN (and so. IN)

  11. Hello from Lexington,

    I am a Bluegrass gal with a blog and would love to join ya'll if you have a blogger get-together again. I read about it on "My Fifth House", which is on our sidebar. Our blog is somewhat new, but we are having fun.

  12. I came over from Carmel's and it looks like you guys had so much fun at your outing. My favorite part of blogging is meeting new people! It has just been the best. Glad you made it through your surgery OK.

  13. So sad that I had to miss it! Next time for sure!!! How are things going? Work, etc...

  14. Looks like y'all had so much fun! You are so stinkin' cute! : ) Glad you are on the mend and your sister was there to make sure you had a great day. Sisters are good that way. : )

  15. I remember you from the nest boards, too, but I don't know which one. I was mostly a lurker. Were you on the "home" board? or money matters?


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