I mentioned in my last post, my next stop was a bloggers gathering hosted by Heather from Inspire Me Heather. If you follow Heather’s blog, then you will know exactly what I mean when I say Heather is a true inspiration!
Have you met Heather? Let me introduce you.
Heather is a DIYer, a bee keeper (yes, you read that right!), a mom and wife, she has a job and writes an amazing blog that never seems to skip a beat.
When we arrived we were greeted by a lush setting that felt like we had traveled to another time and place.
Heather’s spacious back yard is beautifully kept, and has neat features tucked here and there.
Heather did such a nice job with everything and made us feel completely at home…
She printed out recipes of each offering for us to keep.
And adorned the table with these sweet vases of beautiful blooms picked from her own thriving Azalea bush.
They reminded me of mini martini glasses, and I’m pretty sure you know where that concept leads with me… #Audrey Would!
Little mini spoons were part of the dessert flare set – so cute, and the perfect bite size option!
I have a secret thing for beverage dispensers like this, which was filled with a refreshing fruity, ice cold mix.
I keep thinking I need to add one of these to our collection of things for summer time fun in the sun!
I loved Heather’s white crate that she turned into the refreshment stand…
Such a good idea, wouldn’t you agree?
For all of you who read Heather’s blog, you will appreciate when I tell you she also gave us a sneak peek inside…
It was very, very cool to see so many of Heather’s projects we’ve read about come to life! It was so much fun to recognize this one and that one, and see them with our own eyes… but I’ll leave it to you to go to Heather’s blog and figure out which ones we might have seen!
As the evening drew to a close, and we were ready to toast to new friends…
Heather had one more surprise in store. She seriously thought of everything! Through the luck of the draw, each blogger left with a nice party surprise.
Like this set of outdoor lanterns Lorrie from Fabric Paper Thread won!
They are truly awesome little lanterns – battery operated, and believe it or not, they are super compact as well.
I was pretty excited with my prize, and have been dying to share – I know you DIYers will appreciate…
An adhesive measuring tape – what a genius idea! Have you ever used one before? I can’t wait to give this a try!!
Heather is such a gracious host, and went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our time.
I am grateful I was able to be a part of this evening, and that finally, after a few years of blogging friendship, Heather and I have gotten to meet! Would you believe me if I told you we only live an hour and half apart? That’s the nature of life and the beauty of blogging!
Thank you Heather for hosting this get-together. You truly inspire me!!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please credit and link if you choose to use!