Dream Girls Weekend II

The wonderful weekend continued the next day with creating.

Terri Brush and her assistant Donna (the sweetest) set up the most gorgeous table with extra special gifts for all of us.


There were also gifts from Tiffany and Maija on the table.


I had the best time learning to solder and have since ordered tons of new supplies so I can play at home:-)


This is one of the things I worked on.


Tiffany so generously opened up her whole studio to us and let us add to our pieces with so many of her vintage treasures. 

Her studio is filled with the most amazing finds!!


Everywhere you looked there were special little touches and sweet extras just for us.

Picnik collageaa


If you have ever seen Tiffany's art you know how lovely it always is…and that is what her house is too.

There are just lovely touches of her everywhere you look.


One of my favorite parts of the day was when Tiffany gathered us all outside to take a group photo.

I think these photos tell how much fun we all had with each other.






When you have this many girls that like to take photos there are some scary impromptu sessions that happen.

I know that Tiffany has a whole bunch of me being a complete dork.




All of the other girls left on Saturday night except for Maija and myself.

It truly was such a nice time to just relax and talk.

This group of women were so easy to be with.

They were amazing!!!

My cheeks hurt from laughing so much and so hard.

On Sunday we headed to Fremont Market. Kimberly and Lulu were able to meet us.


Before we met everyone at Fremont we stopped in Sumner to checkout Amy and Kris' store Todays Country Store.

They were so kind to open it early for us.

I was oohhing and ahhhing as soon as I stepped through the doors.

These girls have some serious display skills.



Picnik collagebb

We then headed out to Fremont.


I wish I could tell you that I never make this face…but after all the photos from this weekend I am afraid that I do it much more than I EVER imagined!!!



After the flea market we did a little more shopping and ate at a fabulous French restaurant.




(see what I mean???)

I can't leave out how I lead everyone on a bizarre search for Jonboy caramels…I have a sick obsession.

Look how happy I look when we finally found them!!!


After Fremont we dropped Maija off at the airport and we headed back to Tiffany's home.

The trip would not have been complete without stopping at Tiffany's parent's GORGEOUS property!

I wish I would have taken more photos..but with the pure exhaustion and rain I only took a few.

How cute are these guys???


That is it girls.

The end of a wonderful time with new and old friends.

I can't tell you enough how much we laughed and how genuine each of these ladies are.

If you don't know girls like that…run to find them.

After two visits to Seattle in about a months time I can tell you that I am over the moon in love with Seattle.

Love I tell ya!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!!


Many of the photos are from Kimberly and Tiffany.

Their photos are marked.

You can find more of their work

here and here.

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  1. amy

    the second to last shot crop and b&w it for the solder piece you created.=) btw, that sentiment in there is precious and beautiful! that french restaurant?? YUH-HUM. the weekend sounded so thoughtful and fun!

  2. lissa

    I just love the shots of you gals on the couch in the yard! those are total keepers! and the one of you with 4 boxes of caramels made me laugh out loud! I’m so glad you had so much fun. happy easter~

  3. Brooke

    wow – what fun! i love all of the creativity! and your faces cracked me up — maybe that’s why i like you so much — i’m a total dork too ๐Ÿ˜‰ and now i want to try those caramels! seriously.

  4. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    Oh you girls look like you had soooo much fun. Did it rain? Just curious, since we didn’t get to see that side of Seattle.
    Your box was beautiful…of course;)
    Can’t believe you tracked down those caramels. Now I’m craving their salty sweet goodness. YUM!
    Hope you have a great Easter with your sweet ones.

  5. Julie M ~ The Little Red Shop

    Super cute!!! Isn’t Sumner neat!? Some dear friends used to have a Bungalow just around the corner from the shops. My mom used to stay with them when the pass was iffy. (She works in the Seattle area and lives in the mountains).
    What fun!!!
    Have a blessed Easter, Jeanne!
    : )
    Julie M.
    ps Hmmm….I wonder where Liz can get one of those sweet pretty bags? : )

  6. Kim Caldwell

    So sweet Jeanne! The pictures of you just crack me up. I would have been laughing all weekend and probably making the same faces too after a while!
    Hugs, Kim

  7. chasity

    looks fun…all the girls on the couch was cracking me up.
    love all the pretty faces you make. ๐Ÿ™‚
    btw…i couldn’t tell…did you get your nose pierced?!

  8. Leah C

    You are so NOT a dork:) You look like a gal having a blast with friends! Happy Easter to you & yours!

  9. Amy Muffoletto

    You are on busy lady…. We need to have a chat this week. Time is ticking. Hehehehe. I could not be more excited to be able to give you a great big hug. Weather is getting warm here so dress light!!!! Looks like your creative weekend was just amazing! The project is fabulous! Hugs,Amy
    Hope you and your family have a fabulous day. Happy Easter!

  10. Kris

    Your box creation is beautiful. I am loving your travel-log and living vicariously through you. You seem to be on a charmed travel schedule, with France to look forward to as well. Keep writing and photographing your adventures. Blessings, Kris

  11. Traci

    when i read through your posts about these fabulous weekends you have with your girlfriends, i just smile and laugh. it looks like you all have such a great time. the laughter – i think i could hear it in illinois. thanks for sharing jeanne. i want to go away with you.

  12. jackie

    These pictures you can just feel the fun you girls must of had. Life is to short not to experience and do these girl weekends. Thank You for sharing your pics. I love the look on your face in the pics, don’t ever stop!

  13. tara

    ahh it looks like such a wonderful time and to be able to create in a studio like that…perfection! love all the photos of the details and the group shots are hilarious, glad you got to have so much fun!

  14. Destiny (The Ruffled Nest)

    I always crack up at your “silly” pictures! Looks like you had a blast! Isn’t soldering fun! I haven’t broken past the regular pendants, but would like to – I LOVE what you made! It was beautiful!

  15. Suz Reaney

    That looks wonderful!
    I was with Maija the day before she left. That Maija is such a generous, kind soul…and she sure gets around!
    Hope you are going to SB again!!!

  16. gabrielle

    Jeanne, this weekend looks like it was beyond amazing! Everone’s faces are so happy! Your soldered egg is lovely! Hope you had a happy Easter!

  17. anne marie

    you are the cutest! your chic style…your hat!…and I love that crochet skirt your friend had on –
    you look so much fun – what a blessing to have all that joy!!
    happy easter time!!!!

  18. Theresa Hein

    That looks like the best time ever! I love the outdoor photos of you girls, it showed the friendships that have been sealed! Your soldered box is gorgeous and makes me want to break out my gun and try it again. I loved this post, thanks for sharing…Theresa

  19. Maija Lepore

    You are so freaking amazing girlfriend! I could relive this weekend 100 times over and still do it again!
    I see my wonderful cabinet that I won’t own……

  20. robin bird

    but you are the cutest dork ever! i love that final series of you and kim, maija and tiff! you are one of the most important women i have met this year…meaning important to my sense of happiness and delight with the world… you exude love and appreciation, kindness and respect. qualities that go so well with your humor and playfulness.

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