Saturday, April 3, 2010

Foggy Amish Morning, DREAMY WHITES and Annette Tatum!

Even though we live in Maryland we are about 35 minutes from the Amish Country (Lancaster County) Pennsylvania. There is a nice buffet at a golf resort in Willow Street Pennsylvania (of John and Kate plus 8 fame). A couple times a year we make the LOVELY drive and have a very filling breakfast, drive around a bit admiring the countryside and make our way home. We never fail to see several Amish buggies but today we were lucky enough to see several Amish farmers working their horse teams in the dampness of the early fog. It looks like such a dreamy, slow paced life although I'm sure it's far from like that. Our oldest daughter Callie, said she'd like to spend a week with an Amish family. Matt and I hesitated and then looked at each other and totally just had a fit of hysterical laughing. Matt said she'd be there about 15 minutes and then ask for her Itouch back! I wonder how Uggs look with those long black skirts? I wonder if they'd let her straighten her hair with the iron they heat in the fire? The entire idea of any of us let along one of our techno savy progeny spending time in that life style just seems so preposterous!
There is this GORGEOUS blog that I follow called DREAMY WHITES written by the lovely and talented, Maria. Her photos are gorgeous and I've only recently started following it but I'm totally addicted. She was fortunate enough to be offered a queen size duvet from the UBER-FABULOUS ANNETTE TATUM and her awesome  Home Collection to use in a give-away. I dreamily flipped through the online catalog for of goodness and ohhh and ahhhed over the beautiful fabric combinations before I put my name on the list for the give away. I never win anything so I sort of put it in the back of my mind. WELL, this morning while I was gently nudging Peyton awake with my toe (she had a sleepover in the family room and no, I did NOT feel like bending over and singing her the goodmorning song I usually sing. It's really corny and I know that she'd be MORTIFIED in front of her friend) I quickly checked my mail. LOW AND BEHOLD, GUESS WHO WON THAT GORGEOUS DUVET? Little Ol' ME! I'm beyond excited and couldn't stop talking about it all during breakfast! THANK YOU so very much Maria and Annnette!
   I'm going to choose Brocade Pearl!   SQUEEEEEL!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter!
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vosges paris said...

Congratulationa at winning the five away at Maria's! Beautiful foggy pictures to.
All the best from Amsterdam

vosges paris said...

Give Away that is ;)

Dreamy Whites said...

Hello Robyn,
Congratulations! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your blog. I just wanted to let you know along with winning the giveaway, you blog will also be featured on Tuesday! Your blog will be added above where you can follow my blog. Thank you for entering my giveaway. Thank you for all the nice things you said about my blog. Really it is Annette who deserves all the credit for this giveaway. She is so generous, I was excited to just be able to host such an amazing giveaway. Please make sure you send me your shipping address and which design you choose, so I can get that information to them.
Take Care,
I am now a happy follower!

AtOneWithHim said...

Congrats you lucky duck! Happy Easter.

thatsmyjob said...

Hello Robyn! Enjoying your blog and congratulations as well. Have a question....when I try to list your blog as one I follow it is going to this address?
I copied your address. Totally confused. Sorry! Looking forward to following! Love, Me

ZAIRA said...

Hi Robyn!!! First of all congratulations on your very lucky win!! You HAVE to post your beautiful duvet, I'm too curious...

Thank you also for your sweet comments and for being my 100 follower!! I am really happy for that. Now I'm a follower as well so I won't miss a post.

We'll be featured together in Maria's blog: isn't it nice?? And isn't she sweet? I feel we'll get along very well we two... ;)

Hugs from a grey and windy Italy today. Where is Spring????

xx Zaira

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Robyn, your last picture is adorable! c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s on your win. Have a happy Easter weekend, with lots of sunshine and chocolate eggs, many many chocolate eggs... ;)

Flaviana said...

Dear Robyn
congrats!!! You've been lucky to win such a beautiful giveaway, I am happy for you! I am also very happy to have found your blog cause:I very much love your photos AND I very much lover boxers ! I have two !!
I'll add you to my blogroll so I won't miss any of your next posts!
Enjoy you day
xo, Flaviana

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Congrats on your fabulous win!
Isn't Maria just the best?

Have a wonderful Thursday!