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Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Looks like HEAVEN to me~

my compress is steaming

would you kindly pass me another?

love the goodbye page

you are the sisters in the order of the

red poncho visual journalers

what pluck!

xox - eb.

I'll write a brilliant and witty "comment" here as soon as I regain consciousness. The Beauty may just Blind me. If it does, it's up to you to teach me how to Travel Journal by feel.

Bravo again..to you , Sis and the Country of Bliss

Lisa H.

I have 4 sisters but I'll gladly adopt you two into the family if you take me on your next trip! Spending the day on the terrace, making fusilli and art journals - I couldn't imagine a better trip!

Mary Ann, I shared your blog with a non-blogging friend of mine. We had been discussing her upcoming trip to an Italian inspired Villa in North GA with her mom for Mother's Day. Thought you'd appreciate her response:

"It brought tears to my eyes. Amazing!"

Well Mary Ann,
It certainly looks like you had an amazing journey. The photos are beautiful and thoughtfully chosen, as is your commentary.

There is no doubt that you had the proper journaling supplies.
Where to next?

you 2 are the best. thanks for sharing. i have 3 sisters, we all meet up in Seal Beach where one of us lives. every summer together! what fun for you to share. loooooooooooove the pics. thanks and love, wanda

Mary Ann, you are a travel genius! Love the villa, the big table with journaling supplies, the whole lazy put-together. My idea of bliss.

You look smittenly happy with your journal table set up to play, Sister at your side, camera self-timer in swing....and the roasting pan of creative goodies cracked me up.... oooooh, love Disstress Ink, mmmm...Martha Stuart glue stick....uh, that must be "Ancient Page", by the ergonomic curve(-never used that brand). What a life!

did you notice the bright heart-shape in your photo of the moon ?
love it:)

WHAT A TREAT! I'm just loving all your photos! I plan on coming back and taking more time with them. What a wonderful trip, views, creative muses...ahhh..absolutely grand!

Great genes of practicality in your family - I Love the AA blanket ponchos & the broiler pan tray for art materials! And just HOW MANY patios did you have at that villa? They all look so Divinely Dreamy - as do the tomatoes, er, i pomidori!! Perfect breakfast too. Oh well, perfect place, that's all there is to it! Viva Italia!!! La dolce vita!!! S.

Jamie - I found the villa at http://www.villeinitalia.com/ and would definitely use this service again. They made everything very simple and they have villas in a good range of prices. Whenever I travel to Europe or Mexico I prefer to rent houses if I'll be in one location long enough. We did the same in Rome. In the past I've also rented from http://www.vrbo.com/ Vacation Rentals By Owner. Most of the time you can rent an apartment or house for LESS than the cost of a tiny hotel room. Really.

Ok, if I can't go...can you at least tell me how you came about finding that place? The view is splendid and that table...oh, the big chunky wooden table out on the terrace. It's just all so lovely and dreamlike.

Clever, clever, CLEVER girls! I love the ponchos. Can I go next year?

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