Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekend fun

This has been one of the most beautiful weekends we've ever had in North Carolina. Blue skies, brilliant sunshine, cool temperatures in the morning, warm temperatures in the afternoon. I need to remember this weekend when July and August roll around.

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I went out to Fearrington Village, near Pittsboro, North Carolina. Wanna know why?

This is a very close-up photo of my face. That part is just to prove that I'm there. The real subject of the photo is in the background. See her?



I know you can see her in this one:



Or in this one:




Yep. My husband and I stood in line for nearly an hour to meet Giada Di Laurentiis and to get her to sign a copy of her new book, Giada at Home. In case you're wondering, she looks exactly the same in person as she does on TV. And she was just as nice in person as she appears to be on TV. It sure was fun to meet her. Anybody else out there a Food Network fan?

What have you been up to this weekend?

25 comments:

Mari said...

I love Giada! So cool you got to meet her in person. Wow.

Southern Lady said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that Giada was in North Carolina and I didn't know about it. I am a huge fan of Food Network and Giada. How cool to get to meet her! Carla

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

How fun! I love Giada! I have tried several of her recipes and love watching her show. That is such a great experience for you and your husband. Enjoy your new book!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Gena said...

Yes! I am SUCH a fan and a foodie and I love Giada. How wonderful that you got to meet her.

I hope you have a great week - I'm sure you will after such an awesome weekend.

Dawn said...

what a weekend! i love that your hubby went and waited in line with you! wow-wow-wow!

and... i do that all the time. breath in the beautiful weather and tuck it away for another day when i'll need the reminder :)

Always Nesting said...

wow, lucky you!!

Denise said...

I'm a food network fan for sure, but I don't really care for Giada! Don't mean to be mean, I just don't watch her much and have never tried her recipes. Glad you got to meet her, what do you think of her book? Does it have many pics in, that's what I always like;)

Melanie said...

She looks so tiny! I am glad that she met all your expectations. I have a couple of her books.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, neat!! I was just a few days late, huh? ;) And Pittsboro would have been right on the way. How cool that you got to meet her. I first saw her on the Today Show. :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How fun! And I love that your sweet hubby was along for the ride. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me. My sweetheart will be home on Thursday for a two week visit and I am ecstatic!!! Glad you had a fun time and enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend.

Love
~Amanda

Jenn said...

Next Friday I get to go to see the Pioneer Woman and hopefully have a copy of her cook books signed by her!! My sweet husband and I get to have a date day before and during the books signing... what a sweet man for coming with me! fun fun! Glad you got to do the same thing with Giada! New follower... looking forward to blogging with you!

Paula said...

You lucky girl! Giada is my favorite on Food Network. I don't have any of her books, but I do use many of her recipes from Food Network's website.

duchess said...

Oh, how great! I love her!
I use her recipes frequently and would have jumped at the chance to meet her. Glad you got to go.
She is beautiful, isn't she?

Terri said...

How fun!!!! I love Food Network (& HGTV) but we gave up the dish over a year ago. I miss them! Blessings!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore Giada!

I am peeking out of my turtle shell to say thank you for your kindness and support. Be blessed dear friend.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh how cool! I love me some Rachel Ray...and Giada.....and Bobby Flynn and .............Be blessed. Cindy

Cindy @ Cindy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow! I love Giada as well... I am a Food Network junkie :) Did you get to touch her? lol

**** April **** said...

VERY cool! I love watching her show. She DOES seem truly sincere and that she just enjoys doing what she does. The thign I like about her, too, is that she doesn't use items that are so far fetched that you have to make a special trip to the store just to make one entree. That's awesome!!!

Ginger said...

Fun! The weather has been gorgeous here also!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Oooh, how fun! What a great time, I'm sure!! Hubby especially likes the food network :) & we adore Paula Deen & Ina Garten! Glad you had a fun time meeting Giada!
Blessings,
Stacey

Manuela@TPOH said...

What fun! I've watched a few of her shows and saw that Target is carrying a line of cookware and food from her.

Manuela

Vonda said...

Love her! Can't pronounce or spell her name, but I love to watch her cook:)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my goodness, I love her! Her father in law is a friend of my husband's, they are both in the hospitality business and they attend conferences together. He said she's a doll and I agree :) What a wonderful weekend!

jen

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Sooo cool! I have a whole wheat spaghetti with lemon, basil, and salmon recipe from her that our newspaper's food editor raved about. I need to try it!

Erin said...

Hubs and I love food network. I was just admiring Giada in the Target ad the other day. She is just gorgeous!

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