Meeting a Blogger on my CA Vacation

July 1, 2015

Hi friends.  I was recently on vacation in California and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Mary, a blogger!   

Mary and I had lunch together at the Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del Rey, California.  We sat outside and enjoyed our salads.  We had so much fun talking and catching up with each other.  This is my first time meeting a blogger and it's the highlight of my 2 1/2 years of blogging.  I have been blog friends with Mary and it was so nice to meet her in person.  Mary has a lovely blog called My Dogs My Garden and Mary. 

I had so much fun with Mary and the lunch went so fast that I wished I had more time to spend with her.  I am looking forward to meeting up with her again in the future.

I was given a pretty card and little clay pots to use for napkin rings and handmade napkins made by Mary.  I just love the pretty colors of the fabric and they match with my china.

Thanks so much Mary for a nice lunch and I am so glad we had the opportunity to meet with each other.  Cheers to blog friends and friendship!

Have you had the opportunity to meet a blog friend?

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Thanks everyone and Enjoy!



  1. Julie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! How exciting to meet a fellow Blogger!!


  2. So fun! I know that was a pleasure. I haven't had a chance to meet up with a blog friend...yet! Some day I hope! I will go check her blog out...I've never visited that one. Sounds lovely. Enjoy your sweet new gifts too! Hugs, Vicky

  3. Hi Julie, what fun to for you to meet Mary at the Cheesecake Factory. I love her blog and seeing her pretty roses. Pingxoxo

  4. How fun Julie!! I know a few local bloggers but I have never met one from somewhere else! I have a Good Reads Friend who was hoping to stop by here on a trip to Florida but it did not work out. Thanks for sharing your sweet time together.

  5. How fun!! It must have been so cool to meet in person!

  6. I've met one blogging friend so far, but hope to meet more in the future! It sounds like you had a really nice time together, and a great place for lunch ... you didn't mention anything about having cheesecake?! Love the little clay pot napkin rings, so cute!
    Have a great day,

  7. that's the beauty of blogging..enjoy your vacation, Julie..

  8. Julie- I just LOVE Mary! She and I have been blogging friends for quite a while. I KNEW she would be as great in person as she seems on her blog. She is such an interesting lady. She has been carrying water non-stop to her gardens lately she said. So glad you had the opportunity to meet her and what a sweet gift. xo Diana

  9. Oh Julie, how exciting to meet a fellow blogger! I was able to meet sweet Roxy from Living from Glory to Glory in March and it was such a delight! Happy 4th of July, dear one!

  10. That's wonderful you got that opportunity, Julie! So many wonderful bloggy friends never meet in person. Beautiful gifts. I haven't met anyone in person but I talk to Linda of Stitchin With My Furbabies almost every day.

  11. Julie, I love Mary! How fun that the two of you got to meet up!! I almost got to meet Sally from Salmugundi's when we went to CO. We didn't travel far enough to, but on the agenda for next time! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Thanks so much for bragging about me LOL. I so enjoyed our visit together the only thing wrong was not enough time to visit. We were going to have a piece of Cheese Cake, but there are 1,500 carbs in that one piece of Cheese Cake, so we opted not to have dessert, We are watching our girlish figures LOL.
    I enjoyed our visit so much Julie and I do hope that we will meet again.
    Have a wonderful 4th. Your coasters are being used and I like them very much. I put them in a tablescape, which I hope to post tomorrow.
    Hugs to you Julie.

  13. What a lovely experience, Julie! I am still hoping that we will be able to connect one day, too! :)

  14. I'm sure Mary enjoyed visiting with you as much as you enjoyed visiting with her! It's always such fun to visit with our blog buddies, and I'm so glad you got the opportunity to do just that Julie.

    I hope we'll get to hear more about your trip soon?!

  15. Hi Julie,
    How fun you got to meet Mary. I love Mary she it the sweetest. Meeting up with blogging friends is always the best. Happy 4th

  16. Hi Julie, how special to meet up and have lunch with dear Mary. I just love her and have been friends for a long time. Her blog is a delight to visit and Mary is so talented in her garden and home decorating. So happy you two shared time together. Darling gift you received too.
    Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July.
    Hugs and Blessings, cm

  17. Aw I love that you got to meet up with her! I've never met another blogger. I've come close, but haven't quite connected yet. I'd love to go to a blog conference!

  18. How wonderful!!!! I am so very pleased for you!!! I have met a few bloggers now, and every time it has been great. Bloggers really are the most lovely people aren't they!!! I hope that you get to meet lots more bloggers in the future!! xx

  19. What fun Julie, to meet a fellow blogger!! I've met Miz Helen from Miz Helen's Country Cottage, and we've had lunch twice now. Such fun!

  20. How nice! So glad you and Mary had the opportunity to meet. She gave you some nice gifts too. Love the little napkin holders! I have met several fellow bloggers, even traveling to Canada last summer to meet Judith from Lavender Cottage!
    Hugs, Beth

  21. How fun! That is wonderful Julie to get a chance to meet a blogging friend IRL! Your gifts are all lovely! Have a beautiful weekend!


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