My boys are visiting Grandma this week and my daughter is cleaning and decorating for a Luau swim party that she is hosting here tomorrow night. So I took off all by myself and went down the road about 20 miles to a very small Amish community. First stop was at Ropp's bakery where I bought some more chicken base, ice cold Coca-cola in a bottle and these...
I just love their homemade buttermilk brownies! My sister used to make these all the time when we were growing up. I remember begging Mom to buy the "good brownies" at the store... you know... the good ones in the box that my friends were always so fortunate to have. Hahaha! I'm still trying to locate our recipe. I know it's just as good as the Amish. Could even be the same recipe. Yep, ice cold Coca-cola and buttermilk brownies for breakfast! Best breakfast I've had in a long time. =]
I didn't get any pictures of Amish. I was too busy watching an older Amish woman cradling a few dozen eggs under her arm as she hiked her leg, dress and all, flung herself up on the tractor and take off down the road. I could just picture myself trying that... I would land flat on my rear with a few dozen eggs in my face.
I then went on down the road and came across a flea market. I have been looking for another printer's box for awhile now. I came across this one for $2.99! I was pretty excited about that! The last Amish doll I bought was probably over 10 years ago. You just don't see them for sale around here anymore so when I set out this morning, I was determined to find an Amish doll. And I came across this one for $4.99! This "pigeon hole" box was also $4.99.
I was telling the owner how I was going to tea dye the apron, clean her up a little. She said "Honey, I can tell you like primitives just like me, you aren't gonna clean her up, you are gonna dirty her up!". I drove around the small community for awhile and found a couple more flea markets to visit the next trip over. My car really, really wanted to pull into the parking lot of the Amish buffet restaurant where they have the most delicious homemade noodles. But I knew I was fixing a big dinner for the family and they would wonder why I wasn't hungry. After a stop at the hand crafted furniture shop, which had the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen in my entire life, I headed on home. It was a nice time. I was wishing I had a friend along with me to enjoy the day but it was still nice to get away by myself... which NEVER happens with three kids at home!
One more thing I wanted to share. I bought this paint rack at a garage sale a few weeks back for one dollar!! Talk about excitement!! I almost bought one at Hobby Lobby a few years back for $19 and that was on sale AND with my employee discount!
Since my 4.5 yr old is gone for the week, I told Rich that I was turning the dining room table into a painting table. It's covered with projects, along with the kitchen counter. I have been having a great week!
Well that's all for this time. As always, thanks for coming by to visit! You prim girls are the best and I really enjoy blogging with you. I just wish I could have about 3 days straight of nothing but blogging... just maybe I could get caught up on my blog reading. =]
You all have a delightful week!