Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ladies who lunch...and stamp...and eat macarons...

Yesterday was a day filled with many good things! My sweet friend Michelle and I took a class from Dolly LaBelle at Make Time to Create. We made this set of 4 pretty cards using Poppy stamps from Flourishes. Crafting with a friend adds an extra dollop of sweetness to an already fun activity. It's like the cherry on top of a hot fudge sundae!

After the class Michelle and I had a yummy lunch at new-to-us cafe in Newburgh, IN called Cafe Arazu. Scrumptious! The cafe bills itself as "world cuisine with a neighborhood feel" and it lives up to its claim! We shared our entrees and gabbed in between bites. (Okay, maybe sometimes we talked DURING bites, but that's what happens when two old friends get together!)

We finished our gab and grub fest and then we strolled around downtown Newburgh, peeked in shop windows, rummaged through an antique store, and then topped off our day with macarons at Vecchio's Italian Market. Just the thought of those macarons makes me swoon! Pistaschio, lemon, and strawberry...bliss! I have to admit I also munched on chocolate ganache sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies! I intended to share that cookie with my daughter, but nary a crumb survived. Through sheer strength of will I did manage to bring her three delectable macarons, and she made short work of them! Like mother like daughter!
It was a lovely day filled with fun and friendship, and the memory will linger on even if the macarons didn't!


  1. It was so nice to spend time with you yesterday!! It had been TOO long since we had Kim/Michelle time!! BTW - I actually shared my Ginger Chocolate Chunk cookie with Corey - but like you nary a crumb was left of my macaron or ganache filled chocolate chip sandwich!!

  2. Sounds like so much fun!!! You guys are so lucky to live close enough to get to do that!!! Your cards are so pretty- but you've made me hungry!! *wink*

  3. sounds like a fun class! and i wish i had some macaroons right now!

  4. I can't think of a better way to spend a day. Lucky you!!

  5. Kim,
    It was great to see both you and Michelle yesterday.I feel all inspired again!
    What a lovely bunch of ladies to be with.
    Thank you for starting your fun day with me and come back soon!!
    I'll have to grab some cookies for next time too.