Babs Just A Babblin' Blog

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blogging Outcomes

Last spring, Lynne and I traveled to Naperville, IL to attend the Midwest Blogging Meet-up. We weren't sure what to expect! Long story short, we met Erin from the blog Just*Grand. We chatted for a short while and learned she had a summer cottage in Michigan. We exchanged emails and said let's meet at her cottage someday. That someday was yesterday.

Just a two hour drive from our home to this charming cottage on Lake Michigan.

A little community of six cottages.

Totally gutted and remodeled to make it their own!

So tastefully done! Charm!

We visited, talked blogs, family, books, antiques, flea markets. Walked to a local deli and picked up some lunch and took it back to the cottage and sat outside on a gorgeous day and enjoyed the view.

We then hopped in the car and went to one of Erin's favorite fall stops, Dinges Farm Market

Pick your own concord grapes.

Cut your own zinnias.

Pumpkins galore…every color, size, shape you could imagine.

I love the the funky, bumpy ones!

Here's my loot. Pumpkins, squash and gorgeous zinnias.

The afternoon flew by and it was time to say goodbye.

Thank you Erin for a lovely visit. We will meet again.


  1. How fun to visit such a beautiful place on Lake Michigan and a blog friend :-)

  2. I love Michigan so much.
    Don't tell my family that.....I am from Ohio. :)

  3. Gorgeous . . . great post Barbie!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful post! Your photos are beautiful and I enjoyed our visit so much! Xoxo. Erin