November 09, 2009

Shannan and Jen's Excellent Adventure

 
Friday was my long anticipated day spent with Shannan from Flower Patch Farmgirl. It was one of those rare perfect days that you know you will remember for years to come. How could any day that starts off with an aardvark decorated present be anything other than wonderful I ask you? Inside was the loveliest flower pin that I happily wear on my shopping tote. By the way, all of these pictures are Shannan's as I was so caught up in the excitement I walked out of the house without my camera.
 



Shannan is wonderful. She is warm, sweet, beautiful, sincere, encouraging, brilliant and wicked funny. Finding her was a blessing. Well, maybe not for her considering our entire first meeting happened because I insinuated myself into her life.

After getting to know each other for awhile through our blogs, she made the comment that Emma and I should come visit her farm sometime. She was just being polite but since she lives just 2 1/2 hours north of me I packed up Emma and got in my car and went. Bless her heart. I'm sure she never thought I'd actually do it.

 
This day was her chance to pay me back. We started our Adventure off with Anthropologie where oddly, neither of us bought anything. Next we went to the flea market where we managed to avoid fighting over a single treasure. I think this bodes well for the future of our friendship. 

 
Next we were off to the The Flying Cupcake where amazing cupcakes are only half the fun. You can see my previous post about this sugar wonderland here. It's impossible to walk in to this bakery and not smile. I guarantee you Shannan will want to come back here every time she comes to Indy now. After that we visited the Girly Chic Boutique which happens to be owned by the same talented woman that owns the bakery.

 
 We wrapped up our shopping with a trip to the inspiring and wonderful but very, very expensive store Uber. There was very little there that I didn't want. There was very little there that I could afford.

 
After our busy day Shannan got to meet my unruly gang. Her exact words and more true words have never been spoken. Of course they were as charmed by her as I am. And apparently we didn't scare her off because there is already talk of a weekend visit with her family. I guess she didn't realize I was just being polite.

Aardvark decorated present aside, the real gift of this day was Shannan's friendship. I'm happy to have found you girl! I can't wait to see you again soon. Note to self: next time have picture taken at the beginning of the day.

23 comments:

  1. I was so hoping you'd post about your day with Shannan. How fun! Glad you two have hooked up, seems like it was meant to be. I keep hearing the word Uber, uber this and uber that....I need to know what that words means. Gotta look it up.

    Love the cupcakes!

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  2. How wonderful! That is the best part of the blog world, finding other kindred spirits. It looks like you had a wonderful day. If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I've got to go to that cupcake place!!!

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  3. Good friends are few and far between - you're a lucky girl. Sounds like you had fun.

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  4. Yeah, this is scary-similar. No shock there, though. You are the sweetest, JenJen. Sweeter than coconut cake with cream cheese frosting. Sweeter than chocolate peanut butter bars. Yup. That sweet.

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  5. how fun! sounds like a lovely day.

    and that pink chair -- it makes me want to (gulp)sew!

    xo

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  6. Where is the Uber located? Is it an antique/ junk store?

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  7. thanks you for the info. Will check it out some time. Always fun to look!

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  8. Looks like so much fun - wonderful to find a new friend!

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  9. I wish you could have stuffed me in your purse and taken the "mini me" with you! How fun!!! I think I really need a girlfriend day out! So glad you had a great time!

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  10. Hi Jen,
    Can't remember how I stumbled on to your blog...but wanted to tell you I've enjoyed reading it!
    Your photos are making me a little homesick for Indiana. We lived in Noblesville for 4 years before moving to Texas 6 years ago. I always thought it had that small town feel (even though it's growing like crazy...loved the downtown square!) I had to find a similar town when we moved here...and I did!
    Love reading your stuff!

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  11. What a wonderful day! Were you guys in Indi? Oh please tell me where the shops were!! And the chair you posted was gorgeous! Lori

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  12. Looks like you two had a wonderful day! I loovee those chairs, super cute.

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  13. Wow, Jen, what a sweet post and a GREAT day!!! Happy you hooked up!
    :)
    Zuzu

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  14. Super cute chair! And those cupcakes look wonderful. :)

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  15. Awww, what a great day with a friend! What a treat to live so close to a fellow blog friend to meet in person! love that. THe cupcakes lookes sooo fun!!
    Here's to many more excellent adventures for the both of you,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  16. so fun!! i wish i could meet you girls too! and i would die to go to the flying cup cake! it is just plain dreamy. and anyplace with hanging chairs has got to be AWESOME.
    are you going to silverbella? i hope i meet you there!

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  17. I want to live at the Girly Chic Boutique! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love those painted chairs with the cute scalloped trim! And I love the name "The Flying Cupcake". Too cute!

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  19. Thank you for introducing these cute little shops! I get to Indy fairly often & didn't realize there was a cupcake bakery there--thought I had to head to chicago for that!Yum! I'd be glad to know of any other "must to" visit places there :)!

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  20. Well--cpngratulations from your newest follower--for your recognition at ALL THINGS COTTAGE.

    Cheri
    from Its SO Very Cheri

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