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Lobster, Harry Potter's Dorm Room, and Some Art

 Happy Monday/Tuesday!  It is Tuesday somewhere so were posting our drink related posts and linking up over at Elizabeth's blog.  Elizabeth is still celebrating her 10 years of  T-day which is quite a feat!   I am posting my drink first in case you want to skip the rest of this post which is heavily ladden with Harry Potter (I know some of you are not fans).  During our Geogia trip I wanted to try a few lobster rolls.  When were were in Duluth, we found Steami's Lobster which was rated on the list of lobster rolls to try around Atlanta.  I know this looks nothing like Erika's rolls from Pop's, but I wanted to try it anyway. The beer was perfect with the lobster roll.  I liked the lobster roll - I would give it a 7 out of 10. The roll part was very strange...I couldn't decide if it was supposed to be a rectangular hot dog bun or french bread.  The lobster was wonderful, but the bread part didn't score high with me.  Hubby had the lobster fries.  He liked them. 

A Ruby Slipper, Eggs Benedict, and a Flying Car

Hello friends. A few weeks ago, hubby and I set off on one of our nothing really planned vacations.  We had so much fun doing it last year touring around Tennessee and Kentucky.  This year we tackled Georgia.  We knew we wanted to do the top of the state and Savannah plus find at least one lobster roll (we did), but that was the extent of our plans.  Our route took us through the top of Alabama.  On our way, we stopped in Birmingham, Alabama for breakfast.   I quickly googled best breakfast and found the Ruby Slipper/Ruby Sunshine Restaurant.    This was my coffee and my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day Linky party .   I ordered the Trifecta so I could try several of their eggs benedict. THE TRIFECTA* “Taste of Ruby" featuring our signature Benedicts: Eggs Cochon, Chicken St. Charles and Bayou Shrimp  The shrimp one was my favorite.  Hubby had biscuits and gravy. I loved mine, but he wasn't impressed.  Right next to our table was this fun sign/sculpture. Not sure if they have a

Bees, Circles, and a Bunny

I had to do a card today so I could squeek into the House Mouse & Friend's Monday Challenge (it is over today).  It is one of my favorite challenges, and I didn't want to miss it.  Karin's challege is Anything Goes with a dessert option of Circles. I used a circle on the top layer of this easel card, a half circle on the bottom panel, and lots of circles in the flower centers, and the magic glitter dots. All dies are Spellbinders. Everything is watercolored with Daniel Smith Watercolors.  The bunny bee I used is from the Buzzy Friends Hop-it Bumble House Mouse image.  I fussy cut the image, and set it in front of the bee hive (CTMH Bee's Knees set and so is the sentiment).  Just for fun, I added in some bitzy bees from DRS Designs.  I went with bees because I was inspired by  THESE fun earrings.  Another fun challenge! Hugz, Nancy

T is For 10 Years of T-Day, Too much food, and The Art (Always the Art)

Hello Friends. Most of today's post is about celebrating 10 years of Elizabeth hosting T-day parties on her blog .  If you have visited me before, you know that I regularily participate in T-day where we all post something about a drink of any type (the drink can be anything including water and the post can be a real drink, words, movies, art, etc.) on Tuesday (or Monday lol) and link it to Elizabeth's T-day blog post for the week.   This year Elizabeth is asking us to post several things in celebration of the big anniversary.   #1.   Post a picture of something that makes the number 10. I used 10 art supplies that were near me.  I am starting to make more Christmas cards so these were right at hand.  #2.   Post our regular T-day picture/post.  My drink picture today is a lunch we had in Tybee Island last week during our Georgia trip.  We ate at Pier 16 .  Great food and service. It was our favorite meal during the trip.  I had a Merlot and hubby had water.  The steamed platte

BAJ: The Storms of Life

Hello Friends. I have a Bible Art Journaling (BAJ) page to share today.  I cased THIS page by my friend MariLynn over at (she is this week's Featured Stamper).  I used the same verses as inspiration and kept her storming sea and shoreline.  I changed up the painting a bit doing different strokes, a stormier sky, etc.  I also did my journaling differently and added a snip of a magazine that fell out of my journaling bible when I started this (our storms in life often lead to adventures like they did for Paul).  I actually think a lot of his approach to storms when I have physical or mental storms (even tornados).  I used Daniel Smith watercolors and white and black gel pens to do this page.  I added three birds so it fits with Alison's Come Fly With Me theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*.   The three birds represent something from one of my daughter's recent dreams - something very dear to her.   Thank you for visiting!   Hugz, Nancy

A Flying Car, Sister Lunch, and Art

Hello, Friends. Happy T-day and happy 4th if you celebrate it.  My ticket to Elizabeth's T-day party is my Saturday lunch with my Sister Sharon.  We went to Jan's Beach House Cafe in Montgomery since my sister had never been there. You can see I had a really large diet coke (kept me up up that night).  I also had a pick 4 veggie plate (fried green tomatoes, brocolli, turnips, and pintos), and my sister had fried catfish.  It was very good. Other than making a few cards and reading, that was all I did all weekend.  We are resting up and saving up for our upcoming trip to Georgia.  Speaking of our trip, I did the cover page to my 6x8 scrapbook I am doing for our trip.   It has a Harry Potter vibe because we are staying in a Harry Potter themed tiny house our first night.  Some of you might think that is a bit out there, but I am super excited.  I thought it would be fun to put the flying car from Happy Potter over a partial map of Georgia.  Since this is a flying car, this page

A Little Mousy Fun!

 Today, I am playing in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge which is Anything Goes with an optional Celebrate It! theme.  I am celebrating my sweet husband.  He has been down a bit, but has also been extremely supportive of me the last few weeks.  Communicating even (lol).   I used the CTMH Hey Handsome paper, sentiment, and dies cuts, but it was kind of boring until the mouse was added!  The mouse is upside down Muzzy - an older House Mouse image and one of my first House Mouse purchases. Muzzy's tail is hooked to the eye glasses.  Wishing you loads of fun this week. Hugz, Nancy