Thursday, September 25, 2008

The power of Google... and much more!!!!

I am just thrilled to pieces that I found one of my dear friends from middle school, Monica. She was one of my best friends and I've often thought about her and wondered how she was doing... well, I don't need to wonder any more. I've Googled her a couple of times in the past, but found nothing. The last time we spoke was in 1995. This past weekend, I decided to Google her again and I got lucky! I found her! She is as sweet as ever and we finally got to talk this week. We were on the phone for hours catching up. I'm really glad that she is in my life again and that she is doing so well and has an 8-year-old daughter. WOW!

Monica told me about our school having a group on Facebook so I joined in order to find my old classmates and I have found so many people... this is great. I've reconnected with lots of people and finding Monica has been a real blessing. How cool is that!

NAPLES
Last weekend, I went away to Naples, FL on a press trip and my hubby came along. I hadn't been there in many, many years (maybe just once when I was little) so I enjoyed spending a relaxing weekend reviewing the hotel for the magazine, visiting antique shops and hitting the beach. Here are a few pics:







SADIE OLIVE
I am in LOVE with this vintage-inspired online store. They have oldies but goodies (wire baskets, an organizational tray, cake stand, journals, etc.) and I really want some of their unique items for my scrap room... Check out the store by clicking here.

CRAFTY GOODNESS
My dear friend Esther, who is not only one of the sweetest and nicest friends, but also very talented and crafty, is hosting a card workshop here in Miami next Saturday at 9 am. She makes the prettiest cards and the most creative stamping projects. You'll definitely want to check out her work. Here's a link to her brand new blog for more information.

That's all for now. Peace to all and happy scrapping!

6 comments:

Anilu Magloire said...

You look so beautiful in that pic!
Cool that you found an old pal :)

regina1 said...

Vanessa, Hi. I scrapbooked one day with you in Miami at Damaris house with my cousin Susie. Have you tried facebook to find old friends? it is great. Hey, I have a question for you. How do you make your circles with curvy edges? Thanks! Regina

Ady said...

I had a great time at ScrapPink... I feel so accomplished to have finished two projects. WhooHoo... I'm so glad you found Monica. Are we addicted to Facebook or what?

regina1 said...

Me again....I finished reading your post and realized it was on facebook and not google...ooops sorry. Anyhow, what is your last name and we can add each other to our friends list and maybe next time I am in Miami we can get together for another scrap-a-thon. I sure could use the time to relax and hang out with girls.

lawrenbc said...

i love that pic of your hubby with the camera! a good friend of mine here in CO lived in Naples for 4 years and just loved it... i am going to send her your post.

P.S. are you going to do Ali's week in the life again? I just started my week on Sunday...

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

REGINA!!!! It's so great to hear from you :-) I use the Marvy Uchida Giga scalloped circle punch... You can find me on Facebook under Vanessa Molina Santamaria... send me a friend request and I will respond. Take care!!!! Let us know when you are back in town so we can get together and scrap...