Friday, March 4, 2011

Florida Fun & New Friend

Hi Gals !!! I'm so thankful that we were able to take a vacation to Sunny Florida to visit my BFF for her 60 th Birthday. I was able to go to the beach a couple of days! Of course I don't swim or wear a bathing suit any more... :)
Eating is HIGH on our vacation list. Had crab cakes a couple of days...lobster one day and my BFF made a delicious twice baked potatoes served with shrimp on top with sauce...Heavenly!! Haven't weighted myself...


I LOVE the beach! I love the Ocean!

Saw a few houses while driving up to her home. Photo taken while driving...when you live on the ocean, guess you need to have a house built on stilts...




Found the YUMMY Cupcake shop. Ate 3 yummy ones...hey, vacation food doesn't count..no calories... you know what I mean!




The cute owner at the cupcake shop. I had a lemon cupcake, peanut butter cupcake and a carrot cake cup cake:) YES, I ENJOYED EVERY BITE!!! and not all at once! LOL !!! Had to savor them!




Hubby found this crab in distress and ....



put him back into the ocean :)






I had emailed Carol from http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com and mentioned that we were coming to the Orlando area and wanted to meet her. On her wonderful blog, she shares awesome ideas and has a booth at an antique shop. Hubby took our photo and she is a hoot! Of course I bought a couple of treasures at her booth and will share them later this weekend. We could have talked for hours!!! Just not enough time :( We did run into each other on Thursday up in St. Augustine where we were visiting BFF...it's a small world! Carol is from MN!! Thank you Carol for the great prices on my goodies...
I'm way behind in seeing what's going on with you...so, off I go! Have a Great Weekend! I'll share a couple more photos later too! Don't want to bore you too much :)
Warmly,
deb :)


31 comments:

Kimmie said...

Lovely photos. Pink very much suits you!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How fun! I would love to meet Carol..I know she is every bit of a hoot as we know on her blog. That cupcake shop looks to die for!

Kim said...

Hi Deb... Sounds like you had a super fun trip to Florida. It must have been awesome being able to hang out at the beach and not freeze your toes off. And to get to meet a fellow blogger to boot must have made your trip even more special.

I can only imagine how hard it must of been for you to get on a plane to come back home to Minnesota knowing you'd be returning to the cold and snow.

Glad you've made it home safely. I look forward to seeing what you purchased from Carol. I'm going through a bit of antique store withdrawel myself so I have to live vicariously through others at the moment :)

Have a great weekend!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Deb, Lucky you. I love florida. I will go around July to Destin. We go every year. Can't wait. Glad you got a break. judy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! The weather has been fabulous and I bet you got a tan! What fun to meet Carol! ♥♥♥

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh cripes, I am not liking the picture! I always forget how big my boobs are until i look at a picture!! That cupcake shop was way to cute. We had so much fun! Next time I get to Minnesota we have to get together again so I can see you and your hubbies booth. So glad the weather was good for you and you had a great time and great food!

Carol

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

Ohh do I miss FL! I went on a girls vacation to Daytona Beach a few years back and fell in LOVE with the ocean!

That cupcake shop is ADORABLE!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Can't wait for our trip to FL - it's just a couple of months away! :o) Becky G. in GA

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad you enjoyed your time in Florida. We are finally getting some nice warm weather. I think I'd like to check out Carol's shop whenever we are in that area.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

There is just something about sitting by the ocean, toes in the sand and relaxing in the warm sunshine! Hey, throw in some delicious cupcakes and a great visit with a friend... awesome! Enjoy your weekend dear Deb, HUGS!

Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation! And how fun you and Carol were able to meet!

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time hun!!!! Love that cute little cupcake shop!! I follow Carol's blog too, sounds like you girls had a great time, would love to see the goodies you picked up while there!!! !! Many hugs!!

goldenbird said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation, Deb. I love the ocean, too. Those cupcakes sound so yummy. We have a cupcake place around here with delicious chocolate ones filled with salted caramel. It must have been fun meeting your friend.

Queenie said...

Oh Deb, girl I'm glad you had a great time in Florida and made it back safely :) What fun to meet some blogger friends too! and Look at those pretty toes of yours all painted ...I know you loved getting those feet in that warm sand...I bet it's great to be back home too...hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs,
Queenie
ps. of course vacation food doesn't count toward calories..I always make it a point to eat what I want on vacation too...3 cupcakes would definately be right up my alley!

Home and Heart said...

Glad you are having a wonderful time!!! You deserve it!!

BEAR's Mom said...

i instantly heard kenny chesney
singing when i saw your toes =)
you are having such a great time!
and you're right about no-cal
vacation food...i always say if
you eat it in another state...
it doesn't legally cross state lines =) so...you really should've had a baker's dozen of those awesome looking cupcakes =)
great pictures...thanks for sharing
definitely one of those "wish i were there" posts =)

BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation! No bathing suits for me either and we usually plan all our trips around food :))
How great that you got to visit with Carol ! I'm going to make a trip that way someday ...
Have a great Pink Saturday

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the ocean and beach also. What a wonderful trip! lots of great food and meeting a bloggy friend and buying good stuff!! Perfect vacation, not to mention seeing your BFF!!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The cupcake shop looks sooo fun!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Scrap for Joy said...

It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful trip. There is something about going away in the winter to a place where the sun is shining. How great that you got to meet Carol...isn't exciting to meet a blogging friend? Hey Deb...I would have eaten all of those cupcakes, too....and added one with coconut!
Hope it isn't too much of a downer weather-wise to get back home.
Have a good week!
xoxo
Joyce

Darlene said...

I have only visited your blog once and to find warm weather, the beach and cupcakes, made my day. How fun to meet a fellow blogger and get some great deals. I will have to come back and see what you got. Plus I need to come back and relish in the photo of the ocean. I grew up near the coast of Ca but live inland now in CA and do not get much of a chance to visit. My favorite place to go in the world.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my, looks like you had more fun than should be legal. Ha! So glad you had a wonderful time. How great to spend a couple days on the beach.
Happy weekend,
Mary Lou

Joyce's Journey said...

Oh Deb! I'm so glad you had such a nice trip to Florida! The weather is certainly beautiful this time of year! Anxious to see your goodies!!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Hi just found your fabulous blog! Great pictures and oooh at the cupcake shop, I wouldnt have stopped at 3 hehe! Look forward to reading your posts - your newest follower - Scarlett x

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah Florida,

Besides England it is where the majority of my husband's family lives. Love it. So glad you ate all the wonderful seafood.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving such a supportive comment.

Dogwood said...

oh my friend Deb.
sounds like a fun time.
love your photos.
love the crab cakes.
Oh lalala cupcakes.
every bite was good...yes!
Hugs, cory/dogwood

Janet, said...

Looks like you had a great time, bet it was nice to get out of the cold weather for a while. I know what you mean about eating and vacation!

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