shopping

DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Decadance in Fort Wayne!

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All I can say about DeBrand Fine Chocolates is yum!  On a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, mom and I met up with our hostesses Jessa and Kristen at the chocolate store to get a chance to get acquainted face to face. I find it interesting that the DeBrand Chocolate story, like the Vera Bradley […]

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale a bonding and shopping experience!

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I have never been to anything quite like the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale. This year on a hosted trip to Fort Wayne, my mom, Lora Disque and I headed for the city to attend this annual event.  Coming into town, it was clear this is a Vera Bradley town.  We saw the factory and […]

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory a downtown Fort Wayne Oasis!

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The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is in the heart of Fort Wayne. For some reason I expected this to be outside of town and we were delighted to find it nestled into the midst of the lovely backdrop of the city with a heartbreaking beautiful church across the street.  I traveled to Fort Wayne on this […]

Dining in an Amish Home, a great experience

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I grew up in central Illinois just a few hours from the Arthur, Arcola area where many Amish families live, farm and work.  The countryside is beautiful and a drive in spring sometimes even offers a chance to see planting with Belgian horses and farm equipment. On the back roads you will often pass an Amish […]

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April 19 through Sunday, April 23, at the Memorial Coliseum, over 50,000 women will head to Fort Wayne, Indiana to shop for some of the best discounts on Vera Bradley’s signature products during the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, and my mom and I will be part of the crowd!  When I received the opportunity for […]

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Trying on a new travel persona with Divatress

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Part of the beauty of travel is the getting away from your usual environment.  In a new place we can put on a whole new persona, what fun to try out one of the beautiful human hair wigs from Divatress.  One day I could wear the […]

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A pink tractor and good food in Kentucky

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You never know just what you are going to find when you pull off the road. For years traveling past Grand Rivers, Kentucky, we had seen the sign for Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and I was always curious. After looking it up, we decided it would be the perfect lunch stop so I called to make […]

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Flea Market Finds - a reflection

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I see wheels and pictures And wonder what machine they ran And who drove them. Dishes, crocks, teapots and tools Flea market find Today Yesterday someone’s livelihood Kitchen talk And good night stories. We shop and look and like and love The new treasures That we have the perfect place for Back home And yet […]

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The Esse Purse Museum, a pocket book treasure

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When I was a girl, my grandma always called her purse a pocket book.  She didn’t have a lot of jingle in her purse, but like today, it carried those necessary things she needed.  What is so wonderful about the Esse Purse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas is that the museum follows the evolution of […]

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Tasting in Ann Arbor, a food and spirit experience!

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I’ve mentioned in a previous blog about a few of the great restaurant options in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area that I experienced on a hosted trip at the end of November and beginning of December.  Besides restaurants though there is a plethora of tasting opportunities as well.  You never have to be hungry […]

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