Monday, August 10, 2009

Arkansas and Taylor Swift

Wow, it's been almost a month since I posted. Shi, I got the message from Maria~too much tweeting and not enough blogging ~ I'll try to do better! :-) Well, last week I went on a little trip to Illinois and Arkansas. My mom and I drove to Arkansas to visit my grandma for a few days and then drove back to Illinois. I only spent a day in Illinois and I am looking forward to a much longer visit in October. I did have enough time to make a quick trip to Simple Country Treasures in Lebanon. (The link to the store is on my sidebar) I loved just about everything I saw and I can't wait to go back.While I was in Arkansas we spent an afternoon in Eureka Springs. It is such a beautiful town. We ate dinner at a restaurant called Rogues Manor. It's a very pretty Victorian style house and the food was delicious. The gardens and springs outside were so pretty, too. We browsed lot's of the shops in Eureka. No prim stores, but I found a candle store where I bought a jar of drieds that smells sooo good and some short grungy tapers. At Simple Country Treasures I bought a Pilgrim/prairie doll. As soon as I get out my fall stuff (which will be in September) she will be holding a prim pumpkin~ I can't wait to decorate for fall! Here are some pictures from Eureka Springs and from our drive through Arkansas.

Rogue's Manor~

My goodies from the candle shop.The two tapers with the jack~ o~ lantern are actually from Simple Country Treasures~
Along our drive~

Nope, I didn't stop here, it looked like a bunch of junk , not the good kind:-)

My pilgrim doll~

My silly niece and nephew~ Sami found my tanning goggles in my purse and so they put them on and pretended like they were tanning. ( yes I know tanning is bad, I don't want to hear it and I don't go that often anyway) They are funny kids,I just love them !On Sunday Paige, her friend Abby, and I went to the Taylor Swift concert. They were two very excited girls and yep I was pretty excited, too.We had floor seats and they were pretty good, but I have to say that unless you are very close, then I don't think it's worth it to pay to be on the floor. So many people stood on the chairs, which I found very rude and annoying, so it was very hard to see anything at times. It was a very good concert, though and Taylor is such a nice girl ~ she moved to different locations in the crowd to sing a couple songs and walked through the crowd to shake hands. Paige and Abby got very close to her and almost touched her hair~ Paige was super excited about that. We had a very fun time and can't wait till she comes to Omaha again.

Taylor's mom walked right by our seats~
Kelly Pickler~
me and Paige~
Abby and Paige~
A couple of weeks ago I got a surprise package in the mail from my friend Maria. She made these Americana rag balls for me. I love the fabrics she used~ thanks so much Maria!

That's all for today and I'll try to post again soon.Have a great week!


Rachel C said...

I got the stencils, and I have already put one up today in my schoolroom/office!!! I also went to Eureka Springs way back when we stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Beautiful area!!! It looks like you had lots of fun. Thank you so much for your help with the stencils! Have a great day!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Welcome home! Sounds like an exciting summer for you and your family.
I love your prim goodies! And it's always nice to see a post by you. You were missed.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

girliegirl said...


Glad to see your post! Welcome back home. I liked the new shop in Lebanon too. I saw so much I just couldn't make a decision. My DD loves Taylor Swift. I bet it was a good concert.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

well its about time..glad to hear you are enjoying your summer..:)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

How wonderful to have some great times with the different women in your family! That's what memories are made of!!

PrimWyoGirl said...

Great to hear from you! It has been awhile! I think it is great that you and your daughter can do things together and both of you enjoy them. Glad you had fun on your trip. Looks like a beautiful area.


The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Isn't Eureka Springs just the neatest place. We go there frequently. I love to eat at Rogues Manor also. There are some great places to "junk it" there, you just have to go out of the main part of town.

Glad you enjoyed your trip.


This Country Girl said...

Hey Janae,

I've not been a very good blogger lately either....we've been SO busy! The concert looked like fun...Joy would have loved to have seen Taylor Swift, I know!

Eureka Springs is a nice place to's been a few years since we were there!

Have a great weekend!

country gal said...

WOW YOU GOT CLOSE TO TAYLOR SWIFT? That's AWESOME!!! We've been to Eureka before too!!!!! I was very little though, so I don't remember much.....:(. I wish the Jonas Brothers had walked through the crowd when we went to their concert........

Love, Joy =D

Juanita said...

Hey Janae!
Just wanted to drop in and say I love your finds. I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.Hope you have a blessed day!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Dawn

Mandy in Mayberry said...

We love Taylor. She's a hometown girl to us. She lives in Hendersonville, TN a nice town about 25 minutes from us.

My SIL is a pharmacist in Hendersonville and has actually filled some prescriptions for her CAT!!

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