I’m a Guest Blogger on Journal Girl’s blog!

Hello friends!

Sorry i have been away for a few days without letting you know – i was visiting my friend up in Vernon – Cheri – she had a 2 week reprieve from chemotherapy and I wanted the chance to visit for a few days while she enjoyed some good days.   We had a marvellous time! You can see a few photos below of my fun trip! I wasn’t able to blog there as i couldn’t remember the password for my blog!  Doh!

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Here is one of Samie’s lovely journal pages.

I’m very excited about being a guest blogger on the super talented Samie Kira’s blog Journal Girlplease hop on over to check out my post about how Art Journaling saved me!  As you know I have dealt with depression on and off and have found Art Journaling to be a saving grace!   

Vernon Visit

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My friend Cheri took us to Arrowleaf winery – that’s Okanagan lake beyond the vineyards.

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The walkway out to the picnic area where we had a lovely lunch overlooking the lake.  If you buy a bottle of wine you can bring it to your picnic table and drink it with your lunch. The winery provides glasses! How much fun is that?  Bunches for sure!

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Corine, Cheri and Violette Smile

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Cheri’s family – sister Lynn, Cheri, her 91 year old Mom Dot and sister Karen.

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The Vineyards

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After driving for 5 1/2 hours to get to Vernon we headed out to Shushwap River to spend time there – it was super duper toasty out that day (36 degrees centigrade) so lollygagging in the river in chairs was just perfect. Cheri’s sister has a cabin near the river. It was such a glorious place to be!

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Cheri’s family are all “foodies” – they love cooking and eating fine food.  One of Cheri’s brothers is a chef (trained in Switzerland – one of the finest chefs there at one time).  He made salmon in the oven – so yummy.  Cheri made a quinoa salad and an asparagus and artichoke salad. A lovely way to end a perfect day on the river – great food, wine and wonderful company.

I packed up my art journaling supplies and never once in 3 days took them out of the car – we were so busy visiting and enjoying the local scenery!

If you have not already entered to win my August Contest giveaway remember to enter here – the draw date is tomorrow morning 8 am PST!  Good luck.

Love, Violette xo

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3 Comments on I’m a Guest Blogger on Journal Girl’s blog!

  1. bettyann
    August 23, 2012 at 11:24 am (7 years ago)

    oh so happy for you…visiting with friends, enjoying the yummy food..hot weather…good times to remember when winter comes…

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  2. Wendy @ the Late Start Studio
    August 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm (7 years ago)

    Loved the guest post Violette – you truly are true to yourself. I blogged along similar lines today – feeling low and finding inspiration around me to lift myself up.

    Great friends – great food – I can see you had a lovely time with your friends 🙂

    Kia Kaha!

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  3. Suzana
    August 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm (7 years ago)

    So lovely to see you sharing good times and gorgeous days with friends, Violette! Off to check out your guest post now… 🙂

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