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Country Living 2010 | Part 3

And this brings me to the close of our 2010 Country Living Fair experience.

Earlier in my series you noticed this same picture but from the other side and you could see more clearly the wooden flowers that were stuck in the hay bails.  Well, come to find out, for $5.95 you can have one for yourself and make it yourself [with some guidance] too!  At first, I wasn't ready to spend $5.95 on it and by the end of the day and the end of my cash, I still was talking about it.  So my friend Lori bought it for me, because she's a good friend and she knows that I loved every minute of it!

Shown below, in all of our concentration, Wendy, Arlene [her darling, sharp, & smart little shopper/helper] and me trying our skill at our very own Longaberger flower...

This shows a better picture of our guide.

Man, I'm really into it.  I think I'm concerning Arlene with my concentration.

And here we are with our final products.  As you can tell, Wendy did hers a little different than mine.  I have orange as my last color and her last color is green.  Still cute and festive.  Lucky for me, my house is painted these colors so I might just keep it up year round... We'll see.

Then, of course, my sister [who was MIA while we were doing our flowers] saw our end result and decided she had to have one too.  Check out her concentration...

And again, she did a little different color combo from the rest of us too.  She used a thick dark brown instead of the green, but still made it look beautiful!  She's giving this weird face because it was at this moment that she "pointed out" what she got that I didn't get and I said in response something like "well, that's not fair."  [You know the typical childish response you give to anyone that gave your sister something special and not you... ahhh, to be 28 and not forget to act 12 from time to time.]  So then the guides said, "we've not had anyone ask before but you're welcome to have one too..."  So I did.  :)

What was the special piece, you might ask?  Well, in the center of my sister's Longaberger flower there is a little pewter leaf nailed to the middle.  And now we both have one!

It was a great time and I still can't believe that 2 hours into our adventure Wendy & Arlene drove 2 hours to meet us there, but I'm glad they did!  It was a treat to meet another blogger, reader, follower and her spunky little girl who said some of the cutest things.  By the time we got to the flower making station, she was my best friend.  She said something like, "any friend of my mom's is a friend of mine" and I thought that was so sweet. 

As they walked away from us, after the flower making, Arlene kept looking back and waving to my Mom.  She thought that was so cute...

We had a great time and can't wait to do it again next year!  Maybe next year we can get a bigger group together to meet and shop together with, who would go?

Until next year....


Wendy said…
Love it! We were working quite hard on those flowers! I love mine!

Arlene's shopping bag is almost as big as her - hahaha!

It was fantastic meeting up with you and Lori.

We should definetely get a big group together for next year!!
Love the flowers!

I for one am IN next year! I tried to go this year, but had other commitments. But I told Wendy I really really wanted to go next year!

And her daughters are ADORABLE! They are hilarious and SO smart!

Glad you had fun!

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