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Howdy Sugar Pies! I hope your summer as been joyful and full of sunshiny days so far! Mine has been filled with family, food and lots of fun and laughter! My sister-in-law Holly and her family came in from the San Fransisco area  for a week, and my College-boy son J.J. also arrived for a surprise visit too!
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It was so great to have all my kids together! Here they are pictured with my adorable nephew Ben. My grandbaby Johnny is growing big and strong! Oh HoNey! Grammie loves that boy!
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Did I mention yummy food? My dear friend Danna has the BEST EV-AH BBQ restaurant. If you are ever in Branson, Danna’s is a must…best eats in town, hands down!
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We also had some good eats at my sister-in-law Linda’s house. She lives right down the street from me. We had a make-your-own-Pizza night!
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Little Johnny slept through the party!
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Summer Rose made her favorite cheese Pizza.
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My sister-in-law Holly is a  real hoot-n-holler! She’s the life of the party no doubt!
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Linda was the chief pizza baker for the night.
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Pure yumminess.
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The Water Chute is a favorite water slide in town. Hot sun, cool water and slurping icy snow-cones…a recipe for a fun summer day!
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While I was baking pies for the 4th of July, my daughter Ashley  decided to take a few “Anne Geddes” style photos of little Johnny. She swaddled him up in his favorite cozy blankie and placed him in a white bucket with flags in the background.  That’s my precious boy!
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Silver Dollar City here we come! I get dizzy just thinking about the spinning teacups…I’m pretty sure that will be the last time I ride them! OOO boy!
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This ride is fun to watch…but  it’s not my cup of tea!
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I’m pretty sure the aroma that wafts from this bakery is what Heaven smells like! I just love going in there just to breathe in the sweetness of fresh baked cinnamon rolls!
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My favorite part of Silver Dollar City is walking through the old 1800 cabins and homestead. It’s so quaint and calming.
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They have professional story tellers that tell you  what life was like back in the day. You can see them sitting on the back porch dressed in 1800’s costume.
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Handcrafted biscuit and donut cutters and other wooden kitchen utensils are handmade here.
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Christmas Hollow, the year round Christmas store is always a treat! I actually start thinking about the  Holidays this time of year. I enjoy planning ahead and getting my house organized and uncluttered before the festive seasons of fall and Christmas begin.
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Well, Sugar Pies….I’m headin’ West!
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(These sassy boots are made by Corral, you can find them on Amazon here)
Yup…I’ve got my boot-scootin’-boots on and I’m hitchin’ up the wagons for an adventure in the Old West! One of my first stops will be to the Urban Barn in Escondido California. My sister Sherry (from Glamarella Junk) and her friends are putting on  a rootin’ tootin’ Vintage Barn Sale at the Grand Opening of The Urban Barn! There will be lots of Vendors selling vintage goodies, home accessories, handcrafted jewelry and so much more! The event starts on Friday, July 16.
On Saturday, July 17 at 12:00 noon, they will be providing refreshments along with the toe-tappin’ tunes of a Rock-a-billy band. Then from 3-5 pm, they’ll be having a “Blogger Party” for bloggers to meet each other in person. I’ll be there, so if you’re in the neighborhood come on by and say “Howdy!” I would love to meet my Sugar Pie Sistas!
Here is the address:
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155 W. Crest Street.
Escondido Ca.
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Take a peek at the kind of fun stuff they sell…
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My sister Sherry hand dyes millinary flowers and embellishes them with vintage jewels to adorn hats and necklaces. She will be selling her creations at the Urban Barn, you can also find them on her blog here. Sherry’s been featured in several magazines for her creative designs and vintage home styling…I’m so proud of my sista!
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The featured guest at the Urban Barn Grand Opening is Deb Kennedy from Retreat Style! She’ll be there with lots of wonderful vintage treasures. Deb participates at the Farm Chicks Shows, Barn House, and many others around the country. Take a peek at some of her displays….
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Have a wonderful Summer Y’all! I’ll be gone for a few weeks, until then may the Lord bless you!
Hugs!
Aunt Ruthie

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