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Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend Stuff and a Winner....

How was your weekend?

Mine was good.
Well, Saturday was, anyway.

Went to the fabulous City-Wide Garage Sale
in Austin yesterday, which is not so much a garage sale,
as a really nifty collection of vintage sellers offering everything from
vintage clothing to architectural elements to advertising memorabilia
to the kitchen sink...literally!

It's also a great place to connect with old and new friends alike...

{ can't really tell here, but I recently had 8 inches cut off my hair!
I still have enough for the wee-est of ponytails! Oh, and I'm 5'8", people!!! }

I finally got to meet the The Vintage Laundress
herself, LeAnn Stephenson. What a fun gal! 
Phone numbers were exchanged,
with plans being made to wreak some Hill Country havoc soon. :-)

And it always feels like home when I reconnect with my sweet friend
Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage
We dished about anything and everything,
and I got the top secret 411 on the big blog party
she's planning next monthin Warrenton.
You bet I'll be there!
So yeah, Saturday was good.

The less said about that the better.
My facebook friends need only read my feed
and latest status updates
to catch up on the latest fence drama, as well as
my innermost thoughts about
our less than charming neighbors.

Suffice to say, we are once again in the position of'
having to cough up a grand or so to replace the last
of the existing fencing due to nasty neighbor dogs.

I would say more, but I feel that this blog is much more public 
than my somewhat private facebook settings, which are limited
to only friends reading my comments.

I realize that nothing posted on the internet is ever really private
{ well hello, Anthony Weiner! },
but as a rule, I prefer to hedge my bets and keep things a bit
more vague here on ye olde blog.

Two more things:

I have a long awaited, much needed doctor's appointment
this week, so I'd appreciate good thoughts and prayers.

And finally:

We have a winner!!!

The lucky winner of the  
Laurie at Heaven's Walk!

Send me your contact info and I'll pass it on to Lisa.

Have a happy week!


Theresa said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous weekend! I so enjoy meeting blog friends and hanging out doing a little shopping!

Sorry about the fence! Hope you get it all resolved!

Congrats to the lucky winner!

Have a blessed day dear Anne, HUGS!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Anne Sweetie...
Well it sounds as though Saturday was a great day. Meeting with old friends and finding good bargains I hope.

Congratulations on your winner. A Bilancia Design Handmade Beauty, what a treasure.

Oh my not a grand? Well I would say shame on those darn neighbors, sounds as though they should be coughing up that money for the damage done.

Please pop by and leave a message for the Miracle Makeover going on through August 18th. Each comment, as last year, Guideposts Magazine will donate a dollar towards the next makeover. We need comments, comments, and more comments. Send your friends by as well.

Many hugs sweet friend. Love, Sherry

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am hoping and praying all goes well with you! It has to, right? So enjoyed our visit and meeting Tom was great. Hope you come back next month to see me again, it would be great to see you before the big shows, but if not you know I will most definately see you at the blog party!!

Unknown said...

Sound like the perfect weekend...

LuLu Kellogg said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! You look so pretty and so happy in your pictures!!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Now you know how I feel standing next to almost everyone! te he.
Hair cut? gotta see it! xoxo D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne it does sound like you had a great weekend minus Sunday! It is always wonderful to meet up with friends old and new! Hate all the fence drama! Hoping you have a wonderful week.

Nita Jo said...

Congratulations to Laurie on winning those beautiful items! City-Wide Garage Sale sounds awesome. I've been wanting to get out to some sales, but I've promised to clear out a lot of excess "stuff" before I bring anything else home!

I understand about those medical things. I just got some answers to mine on Friday. Just knowing is a relief, so bless you! I'll say a prayer for you!

Tricia said...

Congrats to sweet Laurie- she is certainly deserving of your fabulous giveaway!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Glad you had a great Saturday to prepare you for the not so great Sunday! I hate it when we have not so wonderful neighbors!!

Congrats to the winner!

Lou Cinda :)

Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like you had the good, the bad, and the flat out ugly this weekend! Glad the good won out for the most part!

And congrats to Laurie, what a sweet person to win such a wonderful giveaway!

Kat :)

BECKY said...

It is so sad to me that people can be so inconsiderate to their neighbors. We have a couple of doozies ourselves...definitely makes the houses seem much closer together when people think they're the only ones in the neighborhood!!

I am praying for you, Anne, and trusting that your appointment will go well, and that this neighbor thing will soon be resolved.

Hugs to you,

shabbyfufu said...

Happened to see this post in my Google reader....looks like a great show!

One of my daughters is moving to Austin next month, so I hope to visit there soon. Have heard it's a great place!

Take care,
Janet at Shabbyfufu

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Sounds fun, Anne! I was born and raised in Austin and I have never been! Need to get over there this fall. Looks like some lovely ladies there!

June said...

Hi Anne, the photos of you are so cute and anytime I get to see Theresa is a treat!!! Someday I will be going to her party...I will...I will...
sending hugs...

Anne Marie said...

always a smile....Laurie will love that she won!

8"?? you are so daring!

SLR said...

looks like you had a wonderful time...i bet the "garage sale" is awesome! i must visit the hill country someday...
i bet you feel pretty free with 8 inches gone...let's see that new 'do!
congrats to Laurie!

Stitchfork said...

Saturday looked great by all the smiling faces! Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.
xo Cathy

Vicki said...

Sorry about the fence and neighbor's dogs harassing yours ( a girl can read between the lines). Hope this improves and you guys can get a privacy fence up. Most importantly...good luck at the doctors this week

Susan said...

Saturday sounded fun! Wish I was there with ya :)

I hope these aren't your NEW neighbors, first impressions and all.

I'll be keeping a good thought for you (for the doctor), I always do :)

andrea@townandprairie said...

Hope your dr appt goes okay, Anne. And, I know what you mean about the Rose of Sharon hedge that I posted about recently really has another name between my husband and I...the "I hate you hedge" --so we can block out our neighbors as much as possible. Hope the puppies are doing better! Andrea @ townandprairie

Anonymous said...

Lot's of good thoughts and prayers for you Anne. So glad you had such a beautiful Saturday!
Have a fabulous week.

Mona Kay Gorman said...

Glad to hear about your Saturday...very sorry about the fence stuf. Uuggghhh! Hope it gets resolved for you!

Good thoughts coming your way for your doctors appointment!

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm so thrilled about winning your sweet giveaway, Anne! Thank you so much!! ♥ Now...about your hair. You WILL be showing us your cute cut, won't you? :) Not that it could make you any darn cuter than what you already are or anything.... lol! And know that I will be praying for a good outcome at your dr's appt. Stay strong and keep the faith, my friend. ♥

xoxo laurie

Polly said...

Hugs and prayers!! neighbors can really be a drag sometimes. i sooooo wish i didn't live in the burbs!!!!!



Farmgirl Paints said...

is there anything better than meeting up with blogging friends?? what a wonderful weekend.

trash talk said...

Lucky you...two of my favorite ladies! Did you feel like a small child standing next to LA? She is one good looking tall drink of water.
P.S. Two words...stone wall!

Joanna said...

Sorry you got nasty neighbour issues already. A nice tall fence between you should help. How high can you go? 8 foot?!

Good to hear that Saturday's fun balanced out Sunday's grumps. It's always good to meet up with dear friends.

Congrats to Laurie!

Keeping you in my thoughts for the dr's.

colleen said...

so i have had the experience with neighbors and thier dogs.
i will pray for you on doc appointment. ;). and for your neighbor situation. good luck

time worn interiors said...

I would love to go to that city wide yard sale! They have got some great dealers set up there!

Sorry about the fence!


NancyO. said...

I feel your fence/neighbor/dog pain. I enjoy your blog and all the neat things we get to see because of your willingness to share. Thanks and hope the week is going well.

Lili said...

Why is it we never get to spend a grand on an emergency vintage shopping trip! ha! Sending you lots of positive thoughts for your upcoming trip to the Docs Anne. xoxo ~Lili

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Congratulations to the winner!!!!
Looks like you had a fun time with your friends at the 'garage sale' Anne. That's too bad about the fence and the neighbors know what they say about good fences though ;) Things like that make me SO glad we live in the middle of no where. Have a wonderful Thursday!
Maura :)

Dear Lillie said...

I will be keeping your doctor's appointment in my prayers, Anne!

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