Monday, May 4, 2009

~ 5 Star Hotel or 5 Star Breakfast?

Casa Monica in St. Augustine, FL

This is actually the side entrance.
Whenever you see pictures, they make sure that
the beautiful gardens of the Lightner Museum
looks like it is a part of their grounds.
Smart thinking.

Although we are only 5 hours away from Savannah, we were both tired out from the week before, so I decided that a little lay over in St. Augustine would be nice. Thanks to "travelzoo" email updates, we stayed at a beautiful 5 star hotel, Casa Monica. Every time we went to St. Augustine and walked by I thought about staying there. Of course everything was nice.

The Elizabeth Suite at the St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine.

More pretty things to see in St. Augustine.

So I asked Sweet Hubby to choose between the big 5 star hotel and the little St. Francis Inn Bed & Breakfast down the street where we had stayed before. That room was much bigger, but it had a noisy air conditioner near the bed. It was heavenly! Just like a sound machine so I didn't hear Sweet Husband snoring. I actually read a couple of people complain about the inn being not very new inside. Wonder why? It was built in 1791!! But it was such a lovley inn. I hope to stay there again.

I am working on some projects when due dates coming soon, so I'll be back with Savannah soon. Promise.

Thank YOU to ALL of you for your sweet notes about "Artful Blogging." It is available now (as of May 1st) at Borders, some Barnes & Nobles, and some Michael's and Joann's. Use a coupon if you find it. But take a moment to look inside. Some wonderful blogs.

I forgot to mention sweet Carol of Raised in Cotton last time. She has some great tips on photography in this issue. And she has a new post up with more tips!


  1. Hello! How beautiful!
    I actually just wanted to stop by and say I just picked up Artful Blogger last weekend and wanted to tell you I LOVED your article! If I had only had read that 6 months ago when I first started my blog! Your advise is perfect! Thanks for sharing your words and wisdom. The first thing I thought as I read it was that I wanted to contact this woman and thank her and congratulate her. So, thank you again and congratulations!
    Please come visit my wildflower studio blog sometime, I'd love to have you!
    Have a great day!

  2. Donna, hope you had a fun time in Savannah again & BIG congrats on being featured in Artful Blogging. That's a wonderful accomplishment.

    My granite is going in right this minute! :)

  3. Congrats on being featured in Artful Blogging Donna! The article looks great!!

    I have heard of St Augustine though Somepinkflower blog. It looks like a beautiful place!!

    Hope all is well!


  4. Dear Donna,

    I finally have my copy of Artful Blogging and I am SO PROUD of you and your wonderful feature! Your writing is as beautiful as you are.. you did a fabulous job!!! And your photos are dreamy! I'm truly over the moon happy for you - I know how much you deserve this! You are an artist in SO many ways.

    Love always,


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