Friday, June 12, 2009

Visit to Tennessee

We leave Tennessee tomorrow but I just had to do a quick post from the hotel. I met Betsy, George and Leedra today for lunch today at Cracker Barrel!

Here's a beautiful shot of Chattanooga!

When Greg and I walked up - we saw Betsy & George's smiling faces on the Cracker Barrel porch. You can already tell what a nice and happy couple they are! (I could see Betsy's smiling face a mile away!)

Leedra was a little late (ha! I had to get that in Leedra!) and we immediately had to whip out our cameras to start taking photos of each other! (Greg is a little more camera shy!)

Betsy, Leedra and I have one thing in common for sure - we LOVE TO TALK!! Poor George and Greg - they could barely get a word in edgewise! I think we only came up for air once.

I have a few more photos to post when I get home. But I have to mention the lovely gifts that I received from my friends - beautiful iris plants from Leedra and a beautiful waterfall photo from Betsy and George. It was a wonderful time and I was sad to leave - so glad to have met these 3 kind blogger friends in person!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Juvenile Robin

We are young only once, after that we need some other excuse.

~Author Unknown

We made it to Kentucky and will finish the rest of our journey to Tennessee tomorrow morning. I hope I can sleep tonight - we pigged out on Mongolian Barbecue and my stomach feels so full. I may have to go run around the hotel several times! The drive down has been nice and we are looking forward to exploring Chattanooga. I will check in with you soon!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Amended Giveaway for 2nd Place!

Hi there! I guess I made the puppy naming guess too easy so I won't drag this out! Froggi Donna guessed correctly that my puppy's name will be "Scout." Congratulations Donna!! Please email your address to shelleyupnorth at gmail dot com. This name is from one of my favorite books - 'To Kill A Mockingbird.'

I do want to give out more prizes. Maybe two more. It's a surprise! I'm amending the 2nd place giveaway cuz it's my blog and I want more winners!

  1. Please list on this post a cute dog's name - it could be your current pet or past pet. Can be a family member's pet too. One name only.
  2. Must have a blog. US & Canadian residents only.
  3. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Winners determined by me!

Thank you and good luck!

Giveaway from the Log Cabin!

AMENDED POST!!! Please see newer post for extra revised giveaway. Thanks!

As you all know, I'm in the throes of puppy love right now! I get to pick up my Bernese Mountain girl on June 27th - I am counting down the days. I'm seriously tempted to call the breeder to ask her if she can put the puppy on the phone so I can say hello!

I have thought of a name and have listed the clues below. I have 2 prizes to give away from my nature store. Here are the rules:
  1. First prize goes to the first person to correctly guess my baby girl's name! Must be a U.S. or Canadian resident. No duplicate guesses!
  2. Second prize goes to the person who I deem has the cutest name for a dog that they currently own. Please list that name on this post. Only one name please!
  3. Must have a blog.
  4. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 14th. Winner will be announced on June 15th.

Here are your CLUES to my puppy's name:

  • Based on a female character in a Pulitzer prize winning book.
  • This book was published between 1955 - 1965.
  • Was made into a movie.
  • Takes place in the South.

I hope these are enough clues.....If not, I'll post more. PLEASE NOTE I am leaving for Tennessee Wed. afternoon and won't be back until Sunday so please be patient with me in case I do not have Internet access. We are going to visit one of my hubby's customers - but guess which lovely blogger ladies I'll get to meet for lunch on Friday?! Betsy & Leedra - WATCH OUT!! Shelley is coming to town......

Monday, June 8, 2009

Puppy Madness!

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz

I went and saw my baby today! (Or as Jen calls her - "the nameless puppy" - ha!) Look at this sweet little face!

Do you think she already knows how spoiled she's going to be?

Here's she is laying against her sister. I just want to rub that puppy belly!

Yes, I have a bad case of puppy love! I have to enjoy her 4 pounds of sweetness right now - cuz next year she's going to be a 70-90 pound girl! Can you picture it???

P.S. I thought of a name for my baby girl. I'm going to make you guess. And then I'll give away a prize to the 1st person with the correct answer! Clues and giveaway details will be posted Wednesday morning.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Loon Basket for the cabin

This past weekend at the craft show in Gaylord, I was pleasantly surprised to meet a blogger friend of mine - Pam from Baskets N Prims! Pam makes these beautiful handwoven baskets and no two are alike! Check out her site at Primitive Basketcase - she has some wonderful baskets for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday.

Pam gave me the Loon basket below as a gift! I was so touched and estatic at the same time! (You all know how I love my Loon themed stuff at our log cabin!) She is the 2nd blogger friend I've met and was just as sweet as I thought she would be. (Thank you again Pam!) I placed it on my counter near my Loon cookie jar so I can admire it everytime I'm in the kitchen.

Look at the Loons she painted on this!

P.S. I'm going to visit my puppy again this afternoon! More pics forthcoming! I will also be catching up with all of your blogs - hope your weekend was wonderful!