Saturday, February 23, 2013

Kookie Friends!

When I started blogging 3+ years ago I didn't realize I would also make some of the best friends ever!  Several of these friends live in the Atlanta area and we try to get together often.  We did so the beginning of the month for a Valentine's lunch at Joyce's house!
from l to r: Cheri, me, Sandie, Rose and Sue
But the really funny photo was 
when our hostess Joyce donned a hat and blanket to cover her jeans and tshirt in the photo!
We all loved her hat and another party was thought of!
The sweetest gal in blogland Sandie (Chatty Crone) is turning 60 so we of course had to party!
We met at La Madeleine for lunch and talk and then decide to visit the store where Joyce said she had found cute hats!
Here are a few of the kookie gals I call best blogging buddies! (Sandie, Joyce, Sue and moi) We all donned hats and sunglasses and the lady at Versona took our picture!  We were having a great time!  I liked my hat but didn't buy it because I found two other hats I love!  I think both are going to Paris!
A Pink beret and a cute cloche! 
I had a blast and Sandie had a great birthday celebration!  
Thanks ladies, you are the best!
Oh and my hats were on sale...$2.99 for the beret and $5.99 for the cloche!  
(I want to thank Sue who blogs at Rue Moffetard, for all the photos except for my hats....thanks Sue!)

I'm joining these parties:

I will be heading over to see my daughter Sara to celebrate her 31st Birthday tomorrow and of course visit with Tiger!!  I'll be back on Sunday evening for the Gratitude Party!

Wishing You JOY,

Linda

34 comments:

Zootsuitmama said...

Looks like you were having a blast! When do you go to Paris?

Claudia said...

What fun being able to meet up with other bloggers! Love seeing your smiling face, Linda! And I like the scarf on you - the perfect color.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Diane said...

Looks like a good time was had by all, and I love cloches!

Sarah said...

What fun to have a group of blogging friends to meet up with for lunch and shopping. You girls are so lucky! Thanks for sharing the joy! Love the new hats, Linda. They will be perfect for Paris.
Enjoy your Tiger time. Travel safely..........Sarah

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How fun!!
Great that ya'll are able to get together and have a great time dining and shopping!! That's what friends are for!!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

What fun to be able to meet up in person! The hats are cute, especially the pink beret!! Have a Happy Tiger Time!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a great day Linda! I love your new beret-Happy Weekend:@)

Cheri said...

I bet those hats look real cute on you LInda. That beret is "perfect" for Paris.

Maureen said...

All the new friends was the biggest surprise for me when I started blogging, too! What fun that you can all get together and talk blog talk.

Diane said...

Jealous! There are so many fellow bloggers whom I would love to meet. Your group looks like you were having a fabulous time! Hope Sandie had a great birthday!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I think the closest DIY/lifestyle blogger to me is Vickie at Ranger 911 at 100 miles away.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love the hats and the smiles! Looks like you had so much fun...Happy Birthday to Sandie!

20 North Ora said...

Oh!! You definitely have to have that beret for your trip. No doubt!!

Judy

Balisha said...

What would we do without our girlfriends? Looks like you had a great time.
Balisha

Nellie said...

What fun, Linda! Happy birthday to your daughter. xo Nellie

Donna said...

How fun that you got to meet some blogging friends! Looks like you had a great time! The beret (chapeau) will be oh so tres chic on your trip to Paris!!

Jemma said...

What pure fun and delight!! You lucky ladies! These are great pictures and what a neat story to tell!!

Thanks for sharing this with your followers!!
Cheers-
jemma

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Looks like fun! :) I must find some blog friends in FL.

The White Pear Tree said...

I'm moving near you so I can have fun hat parties too!

xx

Nicole

ImSoVintage said...

How fun. Love the hats :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WHAT FUN! I see several of my blog buddies and how cute each of you is...especially with the big smiles! I love the hats and you made great choices! I SO would have loved being right in the middle of all of you! Sandie move over! heehee! That's the best part of blogging! Enjoy your weekend!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun time! You're all so lucky to be able to get together to have a wild and crazy time. Love the hats!

Chatty Crone said...

We had a great time didn't we? I think we are the very luckiest foursome in the blog world - who have truly become great friends. And I am throwing that red shirt out!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Looks and sounds like a great time was had by all

Susan said...

I just love your story and your get togethers. I wish I live closer and could have joined in, XOXO

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Linda, thanks for sharing your day with us...looks like you had so much fun! I think it's terrific that you've found bloggers nearby and you've become friends! Love your hats too!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like y'all had a blast...love the hats you found (you are going to look great in Paris).

Blessings,
Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! OH, looks and sounds like you had a great day! I love your hats and you look so cute. Your new little hats will be so chic for Paris!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan said...

Awwwwww, that sounded like a blast. I'm so jealous. I wanna go toooooooo. Boo hoo. I'm too far up north, in snow country.

So glad you all had a great time. You all look super and SOOOOO happy.

Thanks for sharing. Even loved the pizzazzy hats. Susan

BECKY said...

How fun! That's my kind of party! Wish I could've been there, too!!

Micupoftea~ said...

Well, looks like you certainly had fun! How nice your blogging friends live nearby. I don't know any other bloggers in my vicinity. Cute hats. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and her family! :)
S

SixBalloons said...

Wow fantastic price on the hats! Looks like a great time!

Scarlett said...

Oh how great all meeting up, looks like you had loads of fun. I hope your daughter has a fabulous birthday and I bet the little cutie Tiger has grown lots since I've been AWOL from blog land! Scarlett x

Annesphamily said...

Oh Linda! You have way too much fun! I love the blogging gals having a great time! That teenager Sandie turning 60! No way! Since I am nipping her heels I guess I will believe it is really true! You girls act like a bunch of teenagers, laughing and kidding around! Good times and nothing like great friends! Love your hats! Hugs Anne