Saturday, April 6, 2013

Look Who Came To Visit

What a wonderful surprise as I got an email from
author of Betsy's Heartstrings that she
would be in town over the week of Easter, 
visiting her sister from Kennewick, Washington,
and wanted to
stop by and give me some of their 
non-alcoholic apple cider
which they produce in Washington.
(Lannette or Betsy is on the right and her sister on the left.)

She brought her sister Marilyn along with her and
4 bottles of their wonderful cider.

I have had a great desire to meet another blogger
and this was so fun to have her in my home and to
chat.  We felt like we knew each other so well
because of our blogs.  She is so filled with energy
and just bubbles over.  
I think they bottle her bubbles
in the cider!

Look at how beautiful their bottles are. They import
the bottles and create four varieties.  Lanette describes drinking
the sparkling apple cider as "drinking an apple".

I asked Lanette which name she goes by and she said that she
uses Betsy on her blog as Betsy is her creative side.  She
was called Betsy when younger and loves using that name.

The Sheffield Cider was a wonderful gift, but it was even
a greater gift having her and her sister come and visit in my home.
Thanks to two new and lovely friends.

Sheffield Cider can be purchased locally at Tai Pan.
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Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. I agree that it's a real treat to meet other bloggers. That cider looks good too!

  2. I have been so fortunate to have met many bloggers and it is a joy every time! Glad you got the opportunity!

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Wow 4 bottles of their wonderful cider. I would love to met my Blogger friend's some time!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diabe

  4. Sounds like you had a fun day Jacqueline and I'm sure the ciders are great-enjoy:@)

  5. Jacqueline, I agree that it's a treat to get to personally meet a blogging friend. Glad you two had this opportunity.

  6. How nice of Lanette to visit and come bearing gifts. I've not had the opportunity to meet a blogger like this.

  7. I love apple juice, cider, anything with apples really. How fun you got to visit. So many advantages to having a blog and new friends is just about the best of all.

  8. I would LOVE to try that cider!! It sounds delicious!!!
    I think it's so neat you had the chance to meet up with a blogger friend!!!
    Hope your weekend is going great!

  9. What a treat! I think meeting fellow bloggers would be so much fun. They came bearing gifts too. Lucky you! Enjoy.

  10. Meeting fellow bloggers is a wonderful opportunity, and getting to visit the your beautiful home, a win-win situation. Cider looks delicious. xo

  11. Jacqueline,
    You sweetie! It was so kind of your to let me "Drop By" and visit! Your home is beautiful, but you and your heart are even more beautiful. It was fun to met your hubby and see what you have "going" in your life now. You are and will continue to be such a busy woman! Your daughter's wedding reception decorations are gorgeous, hope you blog about them soon. Tomorrow is going to be the "Semi-Annual Cinnamon Roll Pancake Breakfast", with the "Sister Missionaries" and everything! I will post about it, too! We eat them more often than that, but they have become a conference special!
    Hugs to you girl, it would be great to meet with you and your sister when I come again.I'll bring the other varieties of cider then.

  12. Looks like a fun time Jackie! that cider looks yummy!

  13. Isn't it wonderful to meet another blogger!!??? Yvonne and I have become great friends since we discovered we live 40 mins. from each other. The cider sounds wonderful. Fun times!!! XO, Pinky

  14. Awww, what a wonderful meeting, and apple cider to boot! Lucky ladies:)

  15. SO INCREDIBLY COOL!!!!! I'm so glad you got to meet another blogger, particularly one who turned out to be "as advertised" in the fun and gracious department! That was very sweet of her to bring that cider to you..and just to get in touch to let you know she'd be in town! And equally gracious and sweet of you to invite her and her sister into your home for a visit. I love it!!!!!!!!

  16. What a wonderful blogger meeting! It's always wonderful to have a delicious non-alcoholic beverage to serve to guests.

  17. It's always a treat to meet other bloggers. Their ciders look wonderful and I'll have to look for them in our better markets. Washington is our neighbor so maybe I will be lucky and find them.

  18. Oh how fun and what a lovely gift! I've met one blogger and 2 writers from a site before my blog. Each time it was as if we already knew each other and it was such fun! I'm glad you had a chance to see how great it can be!

  19. What fun, exciting times, for fellow bloggers or meet. ! The cider sounds wonderful and I know you and your family enjoyed every delicious drop of apple goodness.


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