Friday, October 16, 2009

Tickled Pink

Yes, I was absolutely tickled pink . . .

so I packed some pink boxes with a picnic lunch and headed for the airport one recent Saturday . . .

to meet a fellow blogger who flew into the area to meet up with friends for a girl's get away.


Yes, I am tickled pink because I got to "chat" live with Laurie! You may know Laurie from her blog, Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie. Laurie had flown in to meet some of her friends from high school days to celebrate birthdays together at a friend's lake house. She and her friend, Susie, had an hour layover before meeting up with another girl and driving to the lake house where they would spend a week with friends. Laurie contacted me to see if we might meet for lunch, so with only an hour to work with, we decided on a picnic at the airport.

Sarah and Susie

Laurie's friend, Susie, was with her so there were three of us for lunch. For those of you who follow Kathy @ Life in the Slow Lane, Susie is her sister-in-law. Go visit Kathy's blog and you'll discover there are several previous post about this charming lady.

Laurie and Sarah

So here we are, two bloggers who met in cyber space because of a shared interest in Quimper. I felt like we had been friends for years. I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to sit and chat with Laurie and Susie, two absolutely delightful ladies. An hour may not seem like a long time of chatting and getting to know each other, but we found that we share a lot of things in common. It was such a treat to meet Laurie and Susie.

I was thrilled when Laurie wrote to ask if we might meet for lunch while she was in the area. I have followed Laurie's blog since I started this adventure in Blogville last August. She has the best sense of humor and is so talented. Check out her blog Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie to get a peek at her trip to Texas. Looks like Laurie and her friends had a fabulous week together.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll leave me a comment below to let me know you were here.

I'd like to recommend you visit Ana @ A Petite Cottage. She is one of the new participants for Pink Saturday. Last week she posted the most charming little pink bear in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but take a look at some of her other posts. Ana is amazingly creative and talented.

Then click here to go over to Beverly's @ How Sweet the Sound to see a list of others with Pink Saturday posts.

Happy Pink Saturday!


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Hi Sarah, very cool that you were able to meet a fellow blogger. I was just saying today how I'd like to meet some that follow mine. Nice to know it can happen. Have a great weekend, Kimberly

  2. Oh Sarah! How fun and what a small world :) You sure made the lunch boxes special and yummy.

  3. wow, you are the second blogger who had a nice meet up with a blogger, however I do have to say, taking the picnic boxes to the air port was genius, what a creative idea and a way to make it so special for everyone...yea

  4. What a fun day you had! I met a blogger friend today too! Isnt it wonderful? If you are ever in the Asheville, NC area....let me know!!

  5. Hi, Sarah,
    I am glad you were able to meet up with your friends and enjoy some time together. I am sure they enjoyed their "pink" lunches. Happy Pink Saturday to you!! Vicki

  6. Sarah, how exciting to meet up with Laurie...she is one I met on RMS and then moved to bloggerville and I have followed her ever since...she's a great lady and a fine grandma...Love to death...What a hoot she is also...Great post girl...thanks for sharing this special day with us...hope you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Hi Sarah,
    I wanted to come over and say Hi and also to thank you for your visit and very sweet comments. Oh and I can't forget you becoming a follower and recommending my blog on your Pink Saturday post. That was very sweet of you...thank you.
    Anyway, I enjoyed reading your Pink Saturday post...sounds like you all had a very good time. By the way, those are the cutest pink lunch boxes ever. Thank you so much for sharing. Until next time. Have a wonderful weekend.

    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  8. Sarah, what a lovely post (except the photos of me!). I cannot tell you how much fun it was for US to meet YOU, and the picnic lunch was so special and memorable. I still can't believe how kind you were to bring us lunch, and what a fun presentation! I'm so glad that I got to meet you in person. When I visit a blog for awhile, I begin to feel like I really know the blogger. I'm sure that what I have in my head does not always match the personality of the blogger, but you exceeded all of my expectations. You are sweeter and more fun than I thought you would be. Again, thank you for a wonderful lunch and visit. laurie

  9. BlogLand is so amazing, and how fun to meet blogging friends in real life. Sounds like you three had a great time and now have an extra special blogging relationship. Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas today....Sue

  10. Hello Sarah. What a wonderful post. Blogger friends meeting together sounds so much fun.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy PS and enjoy the weekend.

  11. What a wonderful meeting that must have been. Your lunchboxes looked dilicious and I am sure it tasted just as good. Happy pink Saturday

  12. Sarah, Well, this experience just keeps getting better and better..your pink lunch boxes were not only candy for the eye, but even better inside! You are a sweetheart, and it was a joy to meet you in person..any person who loves Quimper has got to be good!
    Thank you again for treating me, Laurie's friend, to such a Pink Perfection. As I watch 1000's of ladies march in Little Rock today for all the breast cancer survivors, I am touched by the power of pink. Susie

  13. Sarah..that had to be so much fun! Happy pinks to you!
    xo tami

  14. What a wonderful story. I love how this blogging world opens up so many wonderful doors of friendship. Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. How very nice! I love the picnic you packed to share with your fellow blogger. It looks like everyone enjoyed the occasion. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

  16. How wonderful! To be able to meet a fellow blogger would be so exciting for me, as I'm sure it was for you. So glad you got to meet and shared your "pink" lunch together ;-)

    Kind Regards,

  17. What great fun! The lunch boxes are darling, perfect for this "pink' post. I'm glad you had fun meeting a blogger friend.


  18. That not only looks like so much fun, but the lunch you made is wonderful and I am very sure it was appreciated too. The end of this month there are over 12 AZ bloggers getting together for lunch. I blog with some of them, but we have never met, this will be great, I am looking so forward to it all, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  19. As usual, I am not disappointed with all of the pink goodies I get to see on Pink Saturday. With fall in the air and the days getting shorter, Pink Saturday is going to be more important than ever to bring a little sunshine into my home.

    Your post this week was extra special!

    Wishing you a weekend filled with good food, good company and much l♥ve.

  20. Hi Sarah,
    The pink picnic boxes are fab, you have the cleverest ideas.
    Hope you're not getting too frazzled with meeting stuff.
    If I came over could I get one of those boxes too?
    Just kidding, still having fun in HHI, we saw dolphins this morning on our walk!

  21. I'd read about your outing already! How sweet you were to fix up such a luscious-looking fine lunch to share. You are a sweety!

  22. HOw fabulous - I can see you had a wonderful time. A very Happy Pink Saturday to you - and a lovely weekend.

  23. Hi Sarah! Laurie had mentioned to me about meeting you and I knew it would be so much fun for you 2 sweet ladies and Susie too. Laurie is the first one I met personally when her hubby and she stopped by here on their way to New Orleans so I know exactly about the exciting feeling. It was so sweet of you to bring them boxed picnic lunches!...Christine

  24. Oh, how absolutely fun and sweet of you to pack a lunch.

    I'm still, on Sunday, visiting PS posts and wishing you a wonderful week.

  25. You always do things in such an artistic way Sarah. I know it all takes time, you are most clever.

    Wishing all of you in Dallas a fun meeting.

    All best,

  26. Hi there, I'm just now making my Pink Saturday rounds. I LOVE those pink lunchboxes-how fun that you were able to meet Laurie! Please come visit my blog-I'm doing a giveaway through Friday, 10/24. Hugs, Leslie

  27. Sarah, what fun to meet up with a fellow blogger.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment. I appreciate it.

  28. Sarah, what a fun treat! I'm so glad you got to meet each other!

    It is amazing how we have so many friends across the world and can become so close to over the internet. I think it is amazing, and I celebrate the fact that it has a marvelous way of bringing new friends (and old) together!

    I have no idea how I missed this post. I'm a follower of you blog, and for some reason, this did not record on my google reader. I find that has happened more than once lately. But I'm glad I saw it and got to enjoy this post!

    Love to you...


    Sheila :-)

  29. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah.

    What a wonderful meeting you all had! Your lunches must have been such a special treat.

    And, thank you for introducing us to these ladies and Ana.

  30. It looks like you girls had a lovely hour together, your picnic boxes look so sweet too Sarah. Sorry I couldn't be there.

  31. Hi Sarah, what an absolute great post! How much fun did you have! I hope I'll be able to meet up with some of the delightful friends I have made over our blogs too!

    Have a great day, Bonnie


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