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.
Originally published on June 16, 2011. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto