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!


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


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


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!


Corine, Cheri and Violette Smile


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


The Vineyards


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!


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

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

  1. bettyann
    August 23, 2012 at 11:24 am (8 years ago)

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

  2. Wendy @ the Late Start Studio
    August 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm (8 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!

  3. Suzana
    August 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm (8 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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