Friday, March 8, 2013

How To Spend a Wonderful Day

Start with an appointment at the salon.  We did eyebrow waxing, but please do something less painful!


My friend Toni graciously posed for the camera, with the skilled hands of Shana



A java fix for some extra oomph


Lamington General Store

Of course, retail therapy is a must.  This great gift shop and home furnishings stores is in Bedminster, New Jersey.  I heard about it from 21 Rosemary Lane blog.  Thanks, Barbara!



I love these jugs, especially the green one in the middle.  




A little  oohing and ahhing is good for facial muscles



Make time for lunch.  This Mediterranean chop salad on a nest of crispy noodles was delicious and refreshing.  





Stop and smell the flowers.  There was a bunch of these branches sitting in a huge vase of water at the Stoney Brooke Grille where we had lunch.  Feel grateful, give thanks.  Life is good.

Repeat as often as necessary.



Sharing this day with Claudia for A Favorite Thing, The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays and Linda for Gratitude Sunday.


xo

(I can't believe I left my camera home that day, these were taken with my ancient cell phone camera.)




45 comments:

  1. What an absolutely perfect day! I do those those jugs - wow! Did you take one home????

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  2. That sounds like a wonderful day - that salad looks so delicious :-)

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  3. Delightful day! I thought it was good when I read it earlier on the comment snuffing iPad and I think it's great now! I would love to visit a shop like that one!

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  4. It made me smile to think of you having such a wonderful day :)
    I have never been brave enough to have my brows waxed - I'm a chicken!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  5. Thanks for the tip on passing on the brow waxing..and I have to agree with you..that green jug is so awesome..looks like you had a very nice day..life is good...

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  6. Life is good indeed! But I think your advice today can help it be even better! There are just so many days one needs to stay home and work or go out to work and be responsible. A day out like you had is something manageable to one degree or another that almost everyone can do, and go home with a smile on our face. I'm going to plan one soon!

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  7. Oh how lovely!! it is so special to have a day like that once in a while!
    Mary x

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  8. Looks like a fun day!
    I am a wax virgin, still use the tweezer, ouch!

    Snowing like crazy here.

    Glad you liked my Connolly's! :)

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  9. Looks like a wonderful day, especially the retail therapy part of it - and - lunch, of course! Never have had my eyebrows waxed, so I can't give an opinion on that.:-) Have a good Friday! xo

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  10. Oh, Barbara...i' d like to spend a wonderful day like your. The shop is very beautiful and the salad looks delicious.Thanks for sharing such a beautiful day!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  11. What a wonderful day with the perfect combination of things to do and see.
    have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  12. Oh, what a fun day you had! Girlfriend time, a little shopping, a little eating, a workout for the facial muscles ~smile~...all great! :D

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  13. It is nice just relaxing and especially the shopping part, my favorite...Not sure if they have this ion your area, but the rage in ca. is to have your eyebrows threaded, it is done by indian ladies and is very popular, no waxing, no rashes...if they have it there, try it, easy and cheap, you may love it...lol then have a coffee....

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  14. Sounds like you had a very good day! Happy Weekend:@)

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  15. Sounds like the perfect day!!!!

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  16. It seems like you have covered all the bases for a great girlfriend day. Sounds like fun.

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  17. A special day indeed, but mostly because of your outlook!

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  18. Looks like one fabulous day!

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  19. Definitely sounds like a perfect day to me. Enjoy the weekend. Tammy

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  20. Oh my a really wonderful day.........

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  21. My idea of a wonderful day, too, especially if it's sunny and officially winter. Wishes for a sunny Saturday!

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  22. What a fun day, Barbara! Relaxing, eating good food (the salad looks fab!) and shopping (love all the colored jugs!) sounds like great therapy to me. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  23. A great for fun and relaxation. I love the part about repeating! I think the camera did great. Love the jugs and the salad looked great. Thanks for taking us with you. Love to you, Ginger

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  24. What a nice way to spend a day. The salon sounds great, but I think I'll take your recommendation and do something less painful! hahahaha....

    This Mediterranean chop salad looks so delicious. YUM! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  25. Sounds like a wonderful day and the photos look great even if they were taken withe your cell.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Leann

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  26. Looks like the perfect day to me!! Visiting from Claudia's. :)

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  27. Dearest Barbara,
    Happy for your GORGEOUS day, my friend♡♡♡ Haha, the salon may useless for my age p;) Food looks really delicious♬♬♬

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  28. Nice way to spend a day with a friend.

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  29. This looks like a really fun day Barbara. I would love to visit that gift shop; and those colorful jugs definitely caught my eye, too. :)

    Happy Seasonal Sunday and have a wonderful weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  30. It does look like the perfect day!

    I never waxed my eyebrows---they are so naturally light that I have to pencil them in :)

    PS: The locals like ALL brands of beer! lol!

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  31. Looks Like fun to me! :) Everything that a great day should have.
    ~Liz

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  32. That's a perfect day! Love those jugs and the green one is my favorite too. That salad looks relish. Glad you had such a fun day.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  33. What a day! Looks like fun to me! (Love the jugs)

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  34. Sounds like the perfect day to me! The green jug has my name on it!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  35. What a great way to while away a day. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'd love to have been your sidekick. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary a

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  36. This looks like the perfect day!

    As always, thanks for being a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper

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  37. Looks like an enjoyable day, minus the eye brow waxing. I've never waxed my eye brows. In fact I only waxed my legs once at home with I was a teen. The pain from that was enough to make me stick to tweezers and shaving.

    I would go for the good food and retail therapy. That looks like a beautiful shop. Oh, and I saw the turkeys in your last post. How fun! Hope you have had a great weekend!

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  38. I wish I had thick enough eyebrows that needed waxing :) What a perfect day spent with a good friend!

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  39. Sounds like a really fun day, Barbara. A day with a good friend is a good day indeed!

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  40. I love those jugs too. They are incredible. I am stopping by from the Gratitude Sunday blog hop and I am a new follower.

    http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/do-you-feel-gratitude.html

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  41. Isn't it nice to see color when we are longing for spring? The jugs are great. Sounds like you had such a great day. Have a good week.
    Linda

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  42. What a fun day! I am so glad you shared this at Gratitude Sunday! Sorry I'm so slow to visit, but it's been a crazy week!
    I am grateful for friends also!
    hugs, Linda

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  43. We all need days like that, Barbara, and it sounds like yours was splendid and good for the soul!

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  44. That salad looks amazing!!
    What a lovely day to spend with your friend. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a day like that. How fun for you!

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