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{A Whole Lot of Baking, Cooking and Loaded Tea Making Going On}

  Happy Sunday Afternoon friends. Hope you've all had a great week. I've been doing some cooking, baking and tea making.  I've really been enjoying making and creating loaded teas, shakes, smoothies and coffee drinks. I have not been writing down my recipes but guess I need to start doing that so I can remember what all I done! LOL!  I try to stick with healthy and low calorie drinks and have so many different things that I want to try.   But, this is an easy way to get extra vitamins, or Collagen, or protein.  I drink lots of water and this helps to give me something to add a little extra taste.   Mercy, I'm having too much fun with these teas. Decided to do a little baking this weekend too for my family. Pumpkin muffins with brown sugar topping was on my list for sure. I had enough batter left for miniature pumpkin chocolate chip muffins so baked a batch of those. If that wasn't enough already, I baked up some peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. Needless t

{Back To Reality} But Oh How God Did Bless

 


Good afternoon my friends. I want to thank you all for the sweet "Happy Anniversary" wishes that so many of you sent our way. We had a wonderful time in the mountains celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary. I truly think God gave a little "EXTRA BLESSING" this trip since our last mountain trip winded up with both of us being sick. We surely give Him the praise. Our mountain side scenery was absolutely beautiful. 


Our cabin was lovely. Way too much cabin for us but....I surely explored every crook and cranny and we loved it. 



We have always used another company when visiting North Georgia but decided this time to try a company that we had heard great things about. They did not disappoint.


The views we had was too beautiful to describe. Pictures cannot do it justice.





We were supplied with chairs to use at the fire pit and we made good use of the fire pit as one of my favorite things to do is to have me a good old "Outside fire" as I call it. 


We spilt up our days and done some outings as well as enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and cabin. We took a little walkabout one afternoon but didn't venture too far as we were on top of a mountain and needless to say, a little too steep for me to be going up and down those hills. 



And y'all know we ate good! LOL! We ate out and we cooked in. Marty loves cooking breakfast and since I am more of a brunch time eater, we ate late mornings. He grilled out several nights and I am not sure if it was just being in a different place but I thought the food we had was the best ever. My man can grill a steak! I done a little reading too which was nice. 


We can't go to North Ga and not stop by the Sweet Shoppe. The owners are so nice and just lovely ladies. 



We done a little browsing and shopping. Y'all, do you know what people charge for deer antlers to decorate with????? I about had a stroke at the price. I have a barn full of them from over the years. Actually, we have them hanging up to look at and reminisce. I think I might could go into business though with the prices I saw on those babies!


On our anniversary day we took a 4 hour train ride in which was very relaxing. We actually had an hour ride and then a two hour layover for eating and shopping and then an hour back. It was so nice to relax and just enjoy. 


Marty enjoyed the train because as he said, "You can see things when just riding". 


We ate at the Rum Cake Lady and enjoyed us a little Cuban food...which I love. 


Marty even turned into a Mountain Man while there! Amazing what filters can do. LOL!


I surely wish I could have bottled up a little of that "On top of the mountain cool air" and brought it back home with me. Most mornings was around 46 degrees. We enjoyed getting to have a fire each night. 


We felt very blessed. 


One of our morning devotionals came from the book of Ecclesiastes and I found it fitting with the way we felt that God has blessed the fruit of our labor. 


Of course on way home we had to stop by Bass Pro and Hobby Lobby. 


And you know all my babies needed Nana to bring them home a prize. 


As much we as we enjoyed our little getaway it was good to be home. Home is where my heart is and there is NO VIEW LIKE MY VIEW!


Thanks for tagging along with me through my pictures. Believe me, be glad I didn't post them all.  I hope that you all have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing what you all have been up to on your blogs.

I will leave you this....something God spoke to my heart for different reasons this past week.



Hugs and blessings, Cindy






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  1. I'm so happy for you that your little holiday was so much fun. I enjoyed all the pictures.
    Some of those shops sure looked interesting!!

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  2. Such beautiful photos. Wishing you a lovely Happy belated Anniversary my friend. smiles

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  3. A wonderful vacation and such a gorgeous cabin. I'm happy for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  4. How fun Cindy and what a great relaxing way to enjoy your anniversary. Loved all the photos. xoxo Kris

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  5. What a fabulous place to stay! WOW! I'm so glad your trip was good this year and you got to have a special vacation. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  6. "You can see things when just riding". Yes, this is so true. When Tom was alive, he did all the driving (as I suspect may be true of Marty, too) and I loved getting to watch the scenery. Now that I drive myself everywhere, that situation has changed for me.

    Such a beautiful trip you had, in so many ways. Of course I envy you but I'm soooo glad you and Marty make these wonderful trips together. You know how to hold a marriage together and you do it well.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Yes friend, he does all the driving. I think my driving makes him nervous. LOL!

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  7. Such a beautiful place...and so much to enjoy together! Looks pretty close to perfect to me. Would love to know more about where you were, etc. Maybe you can send me a private message on Facebook or email. So glad you had a peaceful and HEALTHY anniversary! May the Lord continue to bless you and guide you in all that you do and dream about!!

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    1. I will try and send you some information Pam. We had a lovely time.

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Cindy! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of your wonderful anniversary trip!

    My eagle eyes spotted a blue truck on one of your tumblers/travel mugs. LOL

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    1. Thanks Margie. Girl, I have enjoyed that little old cup with the blue truck.

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  9. Oh my, Cindy, what a wonderful vacation in such a cute cabin with a gorgeous view! I loved seeing all the food and the shopping and of course, your darling pictures. Your 44th Anniversary looked like a fatulous one!

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  10. My dear Cindy - I tell ya I have been MIA from blogdom just trying to enjoy these gorgeous weather days we are so very blessed with having right now - so I have been bad and am behind. SO, that said - Happy Belated Anniversary! Ours was Sept 20th but we didn't do anything. Your post sure makes me wish we had!!!!!! Your posts always make me sooooo happy, and glad I popped by. Bless you for another 40+ years, sweet lady. God bless!
    Hugs.

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    1. Awe thanks Michele. We had a great time and happy belated anniversary to you and your man as well.

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  11. Your anniversary trips never disappoint! I love the cabins you find. So dreamy! It looked like a perfect blend of relaxing and sight seeing. The food looked so yummy. I know what you mean about loving to come home too! Back to reality is good too!

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    1. Back to reality can be good for sure. I love to go and do but there IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

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  12. It sounds like you had a perfect anniversary vacation, the cabin is wonderful with the fire pit and the hot tub!! It's fun to get away, but I agree, there's no place like home!
    Jenna

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  13. Oh, sweet friend! It did my heart so much good to sit and take in your beautiful photo memories this morning! I so remember how awful it was for you last year when you both got so sick. Oh, God is SO good to redeem those bad times in our lives and restore what the locusts have eaten! Your views were just so amazing and the cabin was just gorgeous. You and Marty look so happy and healthy and the two of you are such shining examples of God's love and how a true marriage is supposed to be. I know we've never met in person, but I love you all so much and just so enjoy seeing these peeks into your lives. Happy, happy anniversary and may Jesus bless you with many, many more happy, healthy years together.

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  14. That array of shopping bags filled with goodies makes me smile, Cindy!

    ;-}

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    1. My tribe so spoiled and I love spoiling them. LOL!

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  15. Beautiful photos of your mountain getaway! Happy Anniversary ♥️

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  16. That was a lovely getaway. Gee, it's like Christmas to be a part of your family! ☺️ Now onto the next adventure. Wonder what it'll be. (I never knew the Bible said that.)

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    1. LOL! Vee, my tribe is spoiled and I love spoiling them for sure.

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  17. Happy Anniversary, my friend! I'm back after almost a year, with my first blog post. Sadly, with some not-so-good news, but it is SO good to "see" my friends again! :) Anyways, we also just celebrated our anniversary, AND a family trip to a cabin! How funny is that?! Your pictures are so pretty and I can tell you had an amazing time. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you sweetie. Good to see you back. Will be visiting with you.

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  18. Such a fabulous time. The cabin is awesome. How nice to coy up to a fire. Looks like yummy food was enjoyed by both of you. How nice to get away and enjoy your anniversary. Congrats! Blessings

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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