Thursday, April 29, 2010

It Finally Happened!!!

Yep, I finally checked a box on my Bucket List!!  Last Thursday I got to meet up with four of my bloggy buddies for a great day of food, fun and thriftin'!  It was everything I thought it would be and more.  Ever heard of King of Prussia?  It's in Pennsylvania and home to one of the biggest and best Malls in the whole country.   And we were there!  Well, not exactly there, but we did drive right past it, and not just once, but twice!  And we could have gone in too.  But where's the sense in that?  My fun money wouldn't have lasted more than a nanosecond in that place.

In my ridiculous excitement, I took lots and lots of pictures, some with my head hanging out the window going over the Walt Whitman Bridge from South Jersey into Philadelphia.

It was such a beautiful day.

A view from the Delaware River.

Love this city!

The Philadelphia Art Museum.....can you see Rocky?


Beautiful Boathouse Row.

Crew teams from all the nearby universities are frequently spotted practicing here.

The oh-so funky and hip borough of Manayunk.

And here we are!!  We met up at the Bear Rock Cafe for coffee and a quick bite to eat.

(L to R, Stephanie from Conversations From The Cul-De-Sac, Wendy from Relatively Unique, Jessi from Yankee Belle Home and Deb from Confessions of an Ugly Mom.)  Aren't they just the most beautiful group of gals eva!  You can't tell from the picture, but sweet Jessi is expecting her second little bundle.  Doesn't she make just the cutest pregnant lady?

Jessi worked nearby and was able to meet up with us for breakfast, but then had to leave :(

And Steph, Wendy and Deb are all from Hershey.  Yep THAT Hershey.  As in, like only 5 minutes from Chocolate World!

Our first stop was an upscale furniture consignment store.  Kind of an oxy-moron isn't it?  Upscale and consignment in the same sentence!

We didn't buy anything here.  But we sure had fun lookin!

Lots of deliciousness!

Steph, Deb and Wendy waiting patiently for me at the door.  Sorry girls, I just couldn't get enough of all this eye candy!

Look what Deb found at the Salvation Army!


Well, it was so much fun we decided to do it again. At the Hershey Spa!  Suh-WEET!  You all are welcome to come too!  A chocolate bath might just be worth the flight!


Jemsmom said...

How fun is that!!!! You girls look great and what a nice time to have! Jealous!!!!

Linda said...

How fun, Kim~ looks like you all had a great time!!

Kimberly said...

Philadelphia!!! that is where my daughter goes to college. Isn't that funny! I recognized alot of those pictures and have been to the King of Prussia mall! When are you going to the Hershey spa? that's about 2 hours or so from me.

Wendy said...

Kim, I love the pictures of the city you took! Tony's family lives right behind the Art Museum! It was such a fun and great day! Can't wait until we get together again!
(P.S. I tired to talk Tony to going to KP today for the china, but no luck)

Turley Times said...

Looks like so much fun! We have an upscale furniture consignment store here but I always forget to go check it out. Thanks for the reminder! :)


Debbie said...

Awwwww man how lucky are y'all! This is the second time this week I have read bloggers have met up...your day looked so awesome!

stephanie said...

Not only is Kim so beautiful in person but she is also kind and thoughtful!! She had gift bags for everyone, such a sweet girl!!!!! Looking forward to the spa!!!!!! How was your yardsale last Saturday?

DeanO said...

Love the pictures and the antiques. What a beautiful city - glad you took pictures to share

Stacey said...

How fun! I know y'all had a great time. Nothing like time with girls who have a lot in common. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like you had a fun time.
Great looking group of ladies. I have had the honor of meeting 3 bloggers and went to a bead show with one of them another time. Felt like I already knew them from the beginning.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Kim, I just love it when bloggers meet. And isn't it odd. they always go shopping together! lol!!

It looks like a great time was had by all and I loved the pics!


Aimee said...

How fun! Did you find any cool thrifty finds?

Looks like y'all had a ton of fun

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, what fun! You are all so lucky to have gotten together, what great looking ladies!


Privet and Holly said...

I am planning my first blog "blind date" over tea with a fellow blogger in June! Isn't it wonderful to connect in the real world after you have already bonded in Blogdom? You must have had a ball since you are planning a SPA getaway already. Looking forward to the pics from that....I'm seeing white towel robes and cucumbers over the eyelids : )....maybe some wine...! xx P&H

Tina said...

Kim, that looks so much FUN!!! So wonderful for you to meet some blogging friends!!! Wishing you a lovely day ~ Tina xx

Nancy said...

What a fun time! Such lucky girls to get the chance to meet, shop and eat! Glad you shared your day with us!


Leslie, the Home Maker said...

What a blessed, fun day you had!
I have been to each of those ladies' blog!
I have also been to Hershey Park!
I was "yeah, right"-ing at that $145 lamp. Gorgeous lamp- but too much $, LOL!
Y'all have a great Goodwill for her to have found that wonderful mirror!
Thanks for the tip about the zipper foot for the piping! I will try that. I realize my post today was a bit long, but I mainly posted it for a few gals who wanted me to- friends on FaceBook, so the rest of you had to sit through it, too.
So happy for you that you got to meet some of your friends!
How sweet is that?
Blessings to you!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun to meet up with blogger friends! Thanks for your very sweet visit to my tablescape.

Laura said...

How much fun!
Meeting blog friends for the first time is the best.
What project are you working on?

White Spray Paint

kim said...

Hi Kim, thanks for stopping by and the sweetest comments. How fun to get with other blogging buddies for lunch and shopping. Wow, are you tall or are the others short. Look how pretty you are. Looks like there were some good bargains to be had. Great photos of the city. Thanks for sharing.