Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh the things you will see....

when you travel the back roads of Florida! I know we were in my blog buddy Lallee's Cottage part of the world! We LOVE visiting that area!


Hubby said we could go wherever I wanted! Isn't he SWEET?


I thought I wanted to go to some thrift stores that we went to a year ago but after the first one...IT WAS AWFUL....I said I would rather just ride around!

We saw these...


and this ( kind of scary place! LOL )....


and then we went to an old Sugar mill!


It was interesting to learn about the history of this area!


And what else was down that road?



I met these nice ladies


and bought this GORGEOUS necklace and earring set!


I hope the colors show up in the photo! The stones are Jasper and every shade of beautiful amber colors! Here's another photo with the flash on....


I was pleased to find out she has an ETSY shop CLICK HERE !!!

I bought this beautiful bowl made by an artist in Haiti.


We had FUN!  (It was 70 degrees today but I don't want to brag!) But since I AM goal has been to lose 22 pounds and as of today, I've lost 21! YAY! I started eating healthier 4 months ago today and I feel great!


What are you doing this weekend?

What's your weather report? Hugs!  island


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Diane, looks like fun. Great jewelry and congrats on the weight loss. That is what I need to do for sure.

Vee said...

That is a beautiful necklace and earring set. How fun to just stumble upon this church fair. You must be a very friendly gal to have people willing to pose for you so soon. Congrats on your success! You look terrific!

Donnie said...

You look great Diane. I knew you were losing weight but didn't know it had been that much. That looks like a great Road Trip.

It's Just Dottie said...

You look great.Way to go girl .
Merry Christmas. Dottie


Congrat's on the weight loss :) I'm hoping to change my eating habits soon...
You have some sweet elfs in your Christmas decor.
SNOW here and the COLD is coming...wish I was there where it's sunny and warm.
Deb :)

Tina said...

Ok about a really small world! I have a sis-in-law in Homosassa Springs and I've been to the Wildlike Park in your photo. Is that where you're living now?
You can email me at

Congrats on the weight loss! That's great! I've been eating healthier (until I started the 25 Day of Gooseberry Patch! LOL) I've lost 24.6 lbs! Can't seem to get that other .4 of a lb off! Of course I have several more pounds to go though.
Congrats for reaching your goal!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!

My weather report for here in my part of Ohio's snowing!! Got just a little over an inch and it sure is pretty outside.

This weekend...I'm finishing up getting my house all decorated for the holidays and going to watch my granddaughter in a Christmas play.

I just knew that you would love the snow that is falling on my blog!!

Lallee said...

Yes, you were in my neck of the woods! Don't let Neon Leon's scare you--they serve a mean fried green tomato. Yum. We'll have to go together! Loved the items that you bought. You are looking fabulous! Stay away from Five Guys ;-)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Looks like a fun day trip. Enjoy the warmer weather....cold weather starts today in the South and usually heads east.

LindyLouMac said...

Trying to stay warm, with the log burners and 0C and visiting your blog to try and feel warmer!
I enjoyed sharing your outing, my favourites today sugar mill and craft fair.

Dianne said...

You look great too! Don't you love the Yulee Sugar Mill ruins? It's such a cool and peaceful place. Did you eat at Leon's? They have good food. That area is just so pretty. I was at the Florida Estates Winery yesterday at the wine fest. There's another one on the 18th. If you are driving around again on that Saturday, drive down that way... It's a lovely place, with lots of craft vendors. I'd love to meet you!

Carol said...

Sounds like a great time! Nice that hit the Craft Fair, made a terrific day even better!
Congrats on getting there with the weight loss, that's terrific!

Toyin O. said...

Love the necklace and earings, it looks like you are having a lot fun.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh gosh..I do love craft fairs...and I haven't been to a single one this year..or even heard of one nearby. I am sticking to garage sales..but how I love to see things folks make!

You lost You did? OH how I wish I were you. You are so smart to do it before it shows..because of course you know it didn't. NOPE..not a bit!!

Lovely jewelry you bought...lovely!
So...what else did you buy?? Hmmmm??

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm playing with the hot glue gun this weekend. You look fantastic! Congratulations on losing the weight. I'm working on mine too. Haven't lost that much yet.

miruku said...

I love going to fair too, there are always a lot to see. Congrats on your losing weight, you look great in the photo :)

Unknown said...

Love the necklace and earrings! Last weekend was house cleaning as in every weekend, not very glamorous I must admit..and the weather, its hot and sunny with loads of rain - monsoon season's here. Happy week ahead Diane.

Leo said...

Awesome on the weight loss. That is a HUGE accomplishment. Good for you. You must feel great. 21 pounds is alot.

Cyndi said...

Looks as though you and hubby had another wonderful day. You have the best adventures! And congrats on reaching your weight-loss goal. I'm gonna get started on mine, too....right after the holidays! LOL!



Heather Foust said...

Looks like you had fun! Congrats on the weight lose. By any chance was that sugar plantation near Palm Coast? I think I have been there. Not sure. I love the flamigo's.