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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