Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Real Cammie...(or, Like Peas n Carrots)

Today I had the rare pleasure of spending the morning SoCo shopping with Carolyn, who then treated me to a wonderful birthday lunch at South Congress Cafe, yummo! As we walked in she broke her sunglasses , just taking them off her big ol' head, how does that happen? Snort! Here she hams it up like a girl after my own heart modelling her sorry shades, what a good sport!
And here I am, the birthday girl, 37 years young plus one day! Yup, it was yesterday, thanks everybody for the e-wishes, and Vanessa for making me lunch!!! I'm toasting all you ladies back with a Diet Coke! Check out my dish: no it's not meatloaf covered in powdered sugar, it's Carrot Cake French Toast!! (with syrup and pecan cream cheese spread , heavenly!!) It's a great friend BTW who will take a goofy pic of themselves and then take a totally awesome one of you!!

Here's Cammie looking more like her gorgeous self with her strawberry spinach salad, all of the yum but none of the guilt mine had! (hey, it was my BIRTHDAY!)
She also had this luscious tomato Stilton soup, and no, the bowl is not about to fall over, they had the tippy design that definitely shows you where the "front" and "back" is, brings the food is just a wee closer, comin' atchya!!! Definitely new to me!

She's such a big dork!! (why I love her) I brought over some hideous pink glasses as a joke to replace her old ones, and of course she had to pick out a hat to go with! (No, she didn't buy either of these items, just for comic relief, but did score some $4 earrings!)
We had great "shopping karma" today, I'm not sure I can remember what all she bought* and not sure she can either, but I *think* between the two of us we did buy at least one thing in every store we went into, how's that for supporting the good old Austin economy?! Way to spread the love, equal opportunity shoppers!


We did not buy this vintage shirt (for, gulp! $65?? yikes!) but I just had to take a pic of it, cause hey, it's Duran Duran!! (Rio on the back)

One of our last stops was the Big Top Candy Shop, I do believe I have mentioned this beloved sugar oasis at least once on this blog! Cammie was particularly charmed with these candy "peas n carrots", looking 100% like the real thing, and had to get a big helping! Expect to see some cute veggiecandylicious treat on her blog soon! ;)

Thank you again, Carolyn, for a fabulous day!!!!! We go together like peas and carrots! :)

* earrings, necklace, 2 bracelets, ring (none matching), monkey keyring and monkey bandaids (don't ask), bridal coin bank, am I forgetting anything ??? (I got a flower hair clip and a milk glass jar to put my q-tips in, a little boring compared to her fantastic haul!)

16 comments:

Giovana said...

Look like your have a fun time! Nice pictures and great food too :)

God bless
Giovana

Jennie said...

How fun Mel!!! So sweet of Cammie and looks like you had fun :o) Got to say...I LOVE the Duran Duran shirt, my fav. band of all time!!!! So many great songs and pics of DD and John Taylor were all over my wall in high school. :o) Yikes on the price though...wow, wish I had some of that merchandise from high school now, lol!

catdidit said...

OH how fun Mel! It sounds like ya'll had a blast! What an awesome birthday! or day after, still good! lol

Donna said...

Great pics! And looks like a great time had by all! Happy (belated) birthday Melanie. I'll have to go raze Carolyn on her blog! Big birthday hugs to you.

Carolyn King said...

Yeah...now totally regretting not adding that Duran Duran shirt to my haul! SIGH!

BTW----YES awesome pic of you.......but i dont recall giving you permission to post those *AWFUL* pics of me. Well....all i can say to that is YOU ARE OLDER THAN ME...nanner nanner nanner!

Love ya! What a fun day! We will have to do it again soon!

Betty Neville said...

Looks like you and Cammie had a great time! Your carrot cake French toast looks delicious - would love to try it one day! Happy belated birthday - have a great year!

Deebi27 said...

Sure seems like to goofy ladies had a terrific afternoon together. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday...everyone should have one at least once a year! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Theresa Momber said...

What a fun day! Those are my kind of peas and carrots. Yum!

Lori said...

How fun! Happy belated birthday, sorry I missed it!

Kim Marie said...

What a FUN and GREAT blog post, Mel! Happy belated birthday!!
Kim Marie

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated B-day. Looks like you had a super time.
But you were really cruel for telling us about the carrot cake french toast & the tomato stilton soup. I had to search for the recipes. Both sounded too good to be true. Now to head to the kitchen......
Thanks for sharing your special day. ~C8>

Janice M said...

What a fun day! Loved looking at all the photos!! Saw Duran Duran in concert several summers ago, we we were going to go agaain last summer but they canceled the last 1/2 of their tour. DS was so disappointed, he has inhertied my love the 80's music and this would have been his first "rock" concert!

Casmiles said...

Happy Belated Birthday - and thanks for sharing your fun adventure with all of us.

NinaB said...

Oh, it looks like you girls had a blast. I would so love to meet you both. I'm glad you got to spend some girly time with Cammie, goofing off and shopping. :-)

Vanessa said...

You look so beautiful in that photo! Did you peruse the jewelery at Maya?Love that shop!

Chrisd said...

So much fun... Thanks for sharing. that carrot cake french toast sounds heavenly!!!