Saturday, April 17, 2010

Getting ready . . .

For anyone who didn't already know . . . I'M GOING TO SAVANNAH! I will be attending an art event called  Petticoats and Parasols hosted by Jennifer Hayslip. Sigh.  Click on the link above to see what fun she has planned for all 35 of us girls! I'm so excited. We're even going on a GHOST HUNT!

Miss Jodie is going to be my roommate. We are planning to shop until we drop, buy everything, run out of room, (oh who am I kidding? All of the above.) And I am going to reconnect with old friends . . . and meet new friends, new friends, and more new friends . . . and see old friends I've never "seen" before.  This means lots of hugs!  And presents! :) Just a few little things . . .

Fortunately, my swaps are already there - 
safe and sound, mailed weeks ago.

So much yet to do . . . 
How to decide . . . what stays and what goes . . . 
(GASP!) Harley! 
"Please can I come Karen? Please? Pretty please?

 I think I'm going to need another suitcase . . .



Jodie (everything vintage) said...

o o o o can Harley please come too? She can sleep with me!!! :)

Girl. Not fair. You have all your stuff together. Such cute gifts. Such cute supplies. Such cute clothes. I don't have anything done...nothing! I'm thinking I'll just bring my toothbrush and deodorant, hoping you'll share all of these lovelies with me so I won't have to pack any...tee hee!
Not a chance, huh?
Girl I cannot wait! I cannot wait to see all my peeps, meet Kim, Theresa (Lord I need to visit her blog...I bet she doesn't love me anymore!) and meet YOU for real!!!!

Hope to start packing today, after I go clothes shopping...after I get off of work :(
I'm at work all day today...pout pout.

Love you and I'm so excited girlie!!!!!!!!

Shelia said...

Oh, Karen! Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures! Look at that little fuzzy face! How in the world can you say no! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Karen, so many wonderful swaps. I just know you will have the best time. I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a super time. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

HI karen, wonderfull your blog, so pretty, are you very nice!!! Chany

sissie said...

Hey Karen,
Have fun, fun, fun! Now, remember if you get too many pretties and you can't get them in your suitcase, just send them to me! LOL.

Take lots of pictures and let us see them. You are going to love Savannah!


Beth said...

Thanks for following my blog! I'm lovin it and all the nice friends I am meeting. I know you and Jodi will have a great time. I'm jealous! Can't wait to read all about it.

Dawn said...

It sounds like so much fun. How DO you do it all! Let me guess, organization is the key!

I picked up a small hutch at an estate sale yesterday. It was missing all the glass but has fabric in the panes. I can easily swap it for my own. I think it will work really well to hide all the kids' living room clutter like DVD etc. That big armoire is going somewhere else.

I know you're busy so don't worry about getting back to me. Hopefully I'll have some photos by the time you return. Have a great time. (just noticed the word verification is "digon", like dig on out maybe! Watch out clutter here I come!)

Theresa said...

Girl, it sounds like you have it all together! Me, not a thing. Had to get past the retirement celebration and weekend ballgames. So that gives me Monday and Tuesday, but I need beach stuff and bathing suits. Oh I can throw that together:) Hugs to you and can't wait to see you! I hate that I will miss the weekend of fun... maybe next time!

Lisa said...

Karen you and Jodie are gonna have soooo much fun! I can't wait to see all the pics you post and see all the sweet treats you make. Have a safe trip.:)
PS I don't know where Blogger gets those pics for BlogFrog. They used one of my buttons. Oh well.

Our Back Porch said...

Oh my sweet friend! I do sooooo hope you have the most Fabulously Creative time!!! I sooooo hope your package from me arrives on Tuesday!!! It should, so keeping my fingers crossed!!! Let me know! Be sure to journal all of your fun so you can remember everything. We can't wait to hear all about it. Let me know if you get your package on Tuesday!


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

yummy stuff.....have fun and report back soon.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Don't forget to go to the Lady and Sons for dinner! Paula Deen just might be there...Joan

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The goodies look beautiful, Karen! You must have used miles of ribbons to embellish every package so lovley! I'm sure you'll have a blast meeting all the old and new friends and especially Jodie! I doubt you both will get much sleep, chatting the whole night ;-). You WILL need an additional suitcase to bring home all the things you plan to shop.
Have the most wonderful time but please don't sneak away without answering the question I had e-mailed :-)!
Have a good night and sweet dreams, dear girlfriend!
Big hugs and love,

debi said...

Oh, you lucky girl! I'm so jealous.
It looks like Harley is too.
Your little gifties are sure pretty!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OOOH Karen,
I want to go too! WAAA! You are so talented girl! Look at all the pretty things you have made, they are just going to love their swap! This sounds like the ultimate fun girl week-end!!! And in Savannah? Just perfect! I am recovering quite nicely. Soooo, I should be good to travel. hehe. Have a nice Sunday, you lucky ducky you!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Karen... oooh, I would sooo love to be going to Savannah! That sounds like so much fun, I have seen it on Jenn's blog, and it sounds so exciting... I can't wait to see all of your photos when you return! All of the treasures you made are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful time!!! xoxo Julie Marie PS I wish I could tend Harley while you are gone, he is adorable!!! Doggie kisses Harley!

Kammy said...

You are going to have so much fun !
The ghost thing might be a little scary....but fun :o)
Love all your things and your pup does really want to go - such a sweetie !
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. haven't told hubby yet about the red dishes....LOL

Cozy Little House said...

You have entirely too much blogger buddy fun! Harley says so!

shana said...


Thank you so much for your help with my blog. I'm sure it won't be the last time I send out an SOS!! Have a wonderful time. I am so jealous.

Sheri said...

Hello Karen!

It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time. Look out Savanah!

Thank you so much for the encouraging note you left on my new blog the other day. You are so kind.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

It's me again...

Thank you for posting my new button my Diamond Friend.

I feel like a movie star blog angel 0:)


I wish I was a Victoria's Secret angel!

oh well, an angel is an angel, right?
ok...i understand
tee hee!

Debby said...

Oh!!!! Your blog is so beautiful and I am so jealous. I want to meet everyone, I want to give Jodie a BIG hug...I bet you will have the best time ever! I am way behind here.

Nina Diane said...

OMGosh Karen...that sounds like such fun! I know you are going to have so much fun and I can't wait to see the pictures. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I always look forward to hearing from you....
have fun! said...

Oh is there room for me in one of those suitcases?? I am so jealous, you guys are going to have a great time. Jodie is such a blast, I love her like a sister. You guys should call me on the cell phone, put it in your pocket & let me go along shopping with ya'll! LOL I'm so happy she turned me onto you. Your style makes me crazy! Love it all. Your are a super talented girl. Have a great time in GA. Maybe one day we can all go to an event together. Lisa

Jenny said...

Wow, what fun you are going to have. I'm going to check out what the festivities are all about!