I’m officially on vacation in Northern California. It’s a girl trip from me. My college friends will be arriving today. We’ve known each other for over 20 years and the friendships are ones that I cherish so much. I also have some newer friends that are very special as well. One is with a very talented lady you probably also know through the blog world.
Cathe Holden and I met years ago through our graphic design connection and of course love of crafting and blogging. I came to California a little early to visit with her and she surprised me with a beautiful picnic lunch in the town square park of Sonoma!
What a special friend! This is why I love blogging so much. Through blogging, I met such a great friend… a women who shares most of my interests, and also one who appreciates how festive a simple picnic lunch can be. Neither of us do this in our everyday life… but every now and then, it sure is a blast!
I admire Cathe so much. She’s not only amazing talented, but a tad bossy just like me. ha! She “forced” me walk around the park while she set up her pretty table of vintage linens and homemade goodies. I was not to see it until it was ready:-)
She really surprised me with something special! I loved that she used real vintage paper napkins too. Her husband makes the best cookies with flour he mills himself. Cathe really needs to do a recipe post about these cookies. They were amazing!
After lunch, we shopped around the town square.
Cathe has a “thing” for orange, so when she commented on these bright orange sweaters at a local thrift shop, we had to try them on and get a little goofy. Pirate hats made them even more cool. ha!
It’s crazy I have to travel across the United States to see my good friends who I talk to regularly. It’s so worth it though!
Check out Cathe’s blog and her huge amount of awesome free printables.
Thanks Cathe for a wonderful day!!
When is the last time you had a picnic lunch with a girlfriend? I suggest you plan one very soon. Have fun!
I’m joining the fun over at Tidymom’s Loving It.