Thursday, February 25, 2010

More cupcakes please:)

(Lissa, Sasha, Me and Jeanne)


The next stop in Seattle was to visit my sweet friend Lissa. She planned so many fun things for us, I'm going to have to break it up into two parts. So this is day one:)


This
was the group. My girls:) Sasha drove us down to Lissa's on Friday night and we met up with Jeanne, Lissa's sister Stefie, her neighbor Janelle and another friend Julie. All these girls blog, so that in itself was a treat. I don't know of a single person in my real life who has a blog and most don't even know what in the world it is!




(Lissa and her sis Stefie)



I thought it was really cool to meet Lissa's "peeps" in real life. I've heard all about her friends Janelle and Julie, so to meet them in person was really fun. And then of course if you've read Lissa's blog at all you know how special her relationship is with her sister Stefie. I LOVED Stefie! She has Lissa's voice.





This was Lissa's table setting. She has a number theme in her house. Her plates and glasses were numbered. Little jars in the bathroom were numbered, she even bought a really cool basket with a number. I love words and numbers too...so cool:)

Let me just tell you that this girl pulled out all the stops. She made the most yummy baked ziti for us and appetizers. I've been eating really clean at home, so to be able to eat something rich and cheesy was heaven.






The icing on the cake literally was her famous carrot cake cupcakes. Seriously I think a little tear popped out on my first bite. We proceeded to warf those down every day we were there. She HAS to share that recipe...just HAS to!!! They just might be the best cupcakes I've ever had:)




I took tons of pictures of Lissa's home. None of them did it justice. It was BEAU-TI-FUL! I knew she had an all white house. So I thought hmmm...not really me, but when I saw it in person I fell in love. I could totally see myself living there! It was just simple, clean and beachy. Beautifully decorated with slipcovered chairs and white candles. Jeanne took THE most amazing photos of her home (she will post them on Friday) and those are the ones I want you to see. She is quite the photographer.




The photo above is of her view! Can you imagine?? She has breathtaking views of the mountains and Puget Sound. If I lived there I don't think I would get around to blogging. I'd just be staring out my windows all day!





On Saturday we headed to downtown Seattle. We hit Pikes Market, ate at The Pink Door and saw all the touristy stuff. I sat on the pig...with Jeanne making fun of me the whole time:) We saw the fish throwing and crepe making. It was really fun. Super busy! The weather was glorious. Everyone was out and about. The hustle and bustle made it even more interesting. I love to people watch. Oh and I bought some Market Spice Tea. Lots of you told me too. Soooo good:)


I have to say I was totally impressed with Seattle. The views were gorgeous; the people were friendly, and God smiled down on us and gave us beautiful weather. Day one was downtown... stay tuned day two is a glimpse into Lissa's favorite places.



Have a blessed day.

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45 comments:

  1. What a wonderful time with fellow blogging friends you have made! People don't understand me when I tell them what blogging is and the amazing communities it holds!! =) I am blessed to have found y'all and read your beautiful take on life! and I think you are right... Lissa MUST share carrot cake recipe!! My fav!! I can't wait to poke around through your blog & paintings more! =)
    Blessings~ Just Jenn ~ SeizingMyDay.com

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  2. Great pictures!!! So glad you had a wonderful time!! And what amazing weather!! Can't wait to read more and see more pictures.
    Oh...I am having a giveaway...be sure to enter :)

    Have a great day!!
    Erin

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  3. Oh my goodness what fun! It's been great reading about your trip and friendship via everyone's blogs. All my favorite reads are real life friends! P.S. Those cupcakes look and sound AMAZING! And a justifiable breakfast treat If you ask me!
    Can't wait for the next installment. Your pics are wonderful! :)

    Happy day to you Becky!

    xo, Rachel

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  4. Awww, all of the pics of Seattle remind me of my honeymoon! I just love that part of the country!

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  5. all right already!!!! We'll see what we can do about the cupcakes.

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  6. I am loving reading about your trip! I feel like I was there. I wish I were!!! :-)

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  7. I told Lissa I wanted that recipe TOO! They really were amazing and my son's favorite cake in all the world is Carrot cake. He has requested it for his birthday every year since he was two! Can't wait for part two!

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  8. I am so loving to hear from all you gals about your get together..it all sounds like SO much fun...I just wish I could have been there to give each of you a big hug! :D

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  9. Warms my heart that this time for you was in a word, perfect.
    Love it that you have these precious friends and that the time spend was as true in solid and smiles as I just knew it would be. Makes me smile big for you all.

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  10. Looks like you're having a fabulous time! Enjoy! xoxo, trina

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  11. What a special time for all of you...so much fun!!!

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  12. This sounds like the best trip ever...seriously!! So glad you are having a wonderful time - and yes, how fantastic to meet fellow bloggers :)

    Can't wait to hear more....so you carry on having fun please!!

    xoxo

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  13. Ok- I wanna know the recipe too b/c she told me they are her favorite to make! Come on Lissa ;)

    I so have always wanted to go to Seattle. It looks like it is beautiful and FUN! I love that you sat on the pig too, you're too cute.

    What a great time!

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  14. TOTALLY AWESOME! What a great trip. Can't wait to hear about day two!!!!!

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  15. Wonderful trip! Great to hear about your new real life bloggy friends!
    What are the real estate prices like in Seattle? It does rain a lot in Oregon and Washington. All of the west coast is gorgeous.

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  16. It looks like you had so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing!! I have been begging my husband to plan a trip to Seattle for a while now... maybe if I show him your pics, he'll be convinced!!!

    I found you, Lissa and Jeanne through BGC and am so excited to be attending in October. I am so inspired by all of you!!! Your artwork is BEAU-TI-FUL!!!

    Melanie

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  17. What a treat!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Oh, and Becky...I have a picture of my niece Hannah on the pig...when she was 3! : ) You are awesome!

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  18. How fun to read this. It makes me want to venture on a weekend get-a-way too. If I ever vist my cousin in your area, I'm coming to see you too!

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  19. in. love.

    What a fun recounting of events! I just felt like I was there the whole time.

    You all are FABULOUS together!!

    xoxo

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  20. How great to hear you had such a nice time! I just knew the weather would hold out for you!

    The views are probably the most appealing thing about the Seattle area.. That's at least what everyone tells me when they visit! You can see the ocean, Evergreen trees, and white-capped mountains through the same window!

    Can't wait to hear/see more of your trip!

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  21. If you ever go back, you should have her take you on the Underground Seattle tour. Soooooo interesting to see how Seattle was really founded!

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  22. Ahhhhh i love seeing all of you together!! What a wonderful weekend that has brought all of you together... i love Seattle too!!
    o,
    LuLu

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  23. Becky, I totally understand what you mean about friends not understanding blogging! Two things stand out from your wonderful post today. One, that AMAZING view! I was thinking, "Wow! What a great pic Becky took." And then I read further on that it is HER view!
    Two, I noticed you said that the people were friendly. That is key and something I struggle with in the Northeast and which is why I am reading Calm Your Anxious Heart on Lissa's advice.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your trip!

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  24. What a fantastic time!! I know you will cherish and be recharged by the memories you made there forever.

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  25. Seattle is still my all time favorite vacation spot! I love all you can do and see there....and I love Pikes Market!!!

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  26. Sounds like a really fabulous time! Makes me want to go hang out in Seattle:)

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  27. Oh my goodness! Sounds and looks like so much fun!! I would love to visit Seattle one day. Safe travels!

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  28. Such Fun. I know what you mean. Most of the people in my real world don't blog or know the first thing about it either.

    I wanted to let you know about a group I just started that I thought you may be interested in participating in. It's called The Artistic Mother's Group.

    Please read about it on my blog; and if you're interested, just let me know. Thanks.

    Trudy

    http://artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-artistic-mother-group-forming-i.html

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  29. The thing about your girls is...you're all so stylish! I'm just dying over all of your cute outfits. I especially love your flower necklace! It almost makes a girl want to burn her sweatpants... ;)

    Can't wait for part II!

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  30. I have been patiently waiting and I knew I would not be disappointed! What fun you had Becky and you have not even touched on part 2 yet!! I cannot wait and will look forward to seeing Jeanne's pictures too.

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  31. Hey Becky,
    your necklace you have on in the group pic…Where did you find it? I love it.....

    Erin

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  32. Oh what wonderful fun and memories you made together. Becky, I love seeing the pictures. Aren't you proud of yourself for stepping out and meeting your blog friends in person? Look what has happened because of your courage over this past year. You are truly an INSPIRATION to me!

    Lee Ann

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  33. Oh, that is such great fun!!! You look beautiful!

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  34. I am so happy your trip was so great!! Can't wait to hear and see more!

    Bri

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  35. So cool! Lots of fun! You guys are amazing!

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  36. Oh my goodness...I love seeing all the pictures you all are sharing:)....that market and her home are just gorgeous! Seattle looks fantastic:) So fun!

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  37. Seattle is so great! I loved seeing all the pics...it brought back so many great memories from my trip. I LOVED the Market! Lissa had given me so much great advice...I know she must have taken y'all to Watson Kennedy! Can't wait to read your next post!

    Have a great weekend!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  38. How much fun! Glad you had a good time! My cousin just got back from Seatle in early Febuary. Her uncle was retiring from the service. And your photos are great!

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  39. What a great trip for you!! How fun. I am so happy to hear about all the neat stuff you all did.
    I seriously can't get over Lissa's view of the mountains and sound. I can't imagine getting to look at that all the time! Beautiful!! I live smack in the middle of tall pines and oak trees and just see crazy squirrels all day ;0

    beth

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  40. Oh my -- what fun! Your photos are gorgeous! You're so right -- if I had that view, all I would do all day was look out the window or sit outside! So lovely and so different from flat, dull, still wintery looking Nebraska! Can't wait to hear about day two!

    Janet

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  41. Just looks like THE best time!! So glad you girls were able to get together, it's very apparent that you have a special bond! Lissa's home looks incredible!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  42. What fun! Thank you so much for sharing this great get-together! Loved Lissa's fabulous home! You all looked so radiantly happy..such beautiful ladies with even more beautiful smiles! So pleased ya'll were able to share such joy! Blessings and sunshine, Terri

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  43. What a lucky duck. Those gals look like a great group to hang around and eat with, lol. Her table was gorgeous. I love letters and numbers and words too. I just did a post with pictures of all my signs. I really like her white decor. I know it wouldn't work here with dogs, kids and a husband. Oh, did I really just lump my hubby in that category?
    Love all the pictures of your fun trip, thanks for sharing!

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  44. AMO THIS BLOG. I told you Seattle is the bomb!!!!
    Im glad you had fun!!!

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  45. Wow Becky..... The photos you took were amazing! Seattle is beautiful, your friends are gorgeous, and your words were captivating!!! So happy for you ~ a wonderful life indeed~

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