Monday, October 25, 2010

much love monday: farmers markets.


i enjoy my alone time every now and then. 
don't get me wrong or put me in the anti-social club. i love people and having a good social time, but i also don't mind chasing adventures on my own. chicago was a great place for that. you could be alone but then people were still around - so it was like the best of both worlds. (yes, you may cue in hannah montana.) this past saturday, i got the chance to drive out to a local farmer's market. mom originally thought about coming with, but then changed her mind - so it was my own little adventure. just me and my camera. the weather cooled down a little bit too that i got to wear my fave pair of leggings and my kristin davis flats. 


there were many booths selling fresh vegetables, handmade products, and even live music. there were more people there than i expected.  probably because it happened to be an actually harvest festival weekend, not just the farmer's market. i ran into one of ashley's best friends there and she explained it to me. i cannot tell you how refreshing it was to walk around and browse the booths and take pictures and to be able to soak it all in. i've missed my saturday morning farmer's market runs. 



i probably could have bought out the whole place. i found some homemade apple butter and handmade jewelry and vintage designed coasters. i wanted to take all of it home. i did take these two lovely treasures back with me and am so happy with. the cupcake was a buttermilk flavor with a cream cheese frosting (yum!). isn't it just so pretty, too? love the frosting swirls. and the darling little owl hairclip is from carolina ribbons - i couldn't resist it when i saw it. it's actually for a friend of mine, i'm just waiting for her to come back from overseas so that i can mail it out to her. *wink, you know who you are.*

and you better believe i was so happy to have found the cupcake booth! i told the cupcake woman my whole life story (i just moved from chicago where we had cupcake shops every and blah and blah! and im just so happy to have found you!) and she told me she was happy that i found her too, giving me all her info on where to locate them. the sweet carolina cupcake shop is still about 40 or so minutes away but its closer to me than my chicago ones! 

any other places having farmer's markets during this time of the year? i told someone today that this seems so backwards to me 'cause back in chicago it's way to cold to keep farmer's markets open this late in the year.  


hope you had a lovely weekend, friend!
much love.
[happy monday!]

p.s oh, and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY.
i'm already so blown away by the response with it being my first one and all. 
thank you!

blog post linked to anna's weekly feature of much love monday.

37 comments:

  1. that market looks so fun!!! great pics :)

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  2. I love that toooooo cute owl hairclip! It's adorable. I love farmers markets but I haven't found one in NY that I want to frequent weekly or even bi-weekly. Everyone tells me that the farmers market at Union Square is amazing and while it is, there is just wayyyy too many people. You can't walk through it without being trampled. It doesn't help that it's right next to a huge train station that has multiple entrances. I want to go to one that is open and airy. That was my monday morning rant. Haha. Happy Monday!

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  3. Love your pictures! Farmers markets might be one of my most favorite, relaxing places to be. We didn't hit ours up this weekend, but we did go to a pumpkin farm and they had a great market! And I definitely bought some apple butter- it's my fav!

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  4. That market looks amazing! And I agree, a little alone time every now and then is well-deserved and much-needed! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Your kind words make my day!


    http://ashleyanderic.blogspot.com

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  5. the owl is so cute! I love going on little adventures with my camera :)

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  6. Looks like so much fun! Love the little owl clip!!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  7. that cupcake looks FORGETABOUT IT - want it in my tummy!!!

    going to head over to ur give-away now!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    PS - love for you to stop by and :
    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

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  8. gorgeous photos - i feel like i was right there with you! it's always so much fun strolling through farmer's markets - especially when you come across goodies like those cupcakes - mmm!

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  9. love the pictures! that owl is so cute! :)

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  10. That little owl is SO darling!
    We have a farmers market here every Saturday, but it is nothing as magical as the one you went to!! :)
    P.S. Those cupcakes look delicious and I hope you got one for me! ;)
    Have a beautiful day love,
    xo

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  11. you are your own bestfriend that day. i love that feeling chasing my own day. :D

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  12. Mmh..those cupcakes...yummy!
    And that owl hairclip? ADORABLE!!!

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  13. Beautiful photography! Sounds like a perfectly beautiful weekend in an awesome town.

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  14. aw the owl is so cute! love all the pix!

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  15. GORGEOUS pics! looks like a grand time. i know what you mean by "alone time" sometimes we just need it...

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  16. Hi illy, Thanks for the link. It was nice to chat with you too. Come by for a cupcake anytime. Like you said, we're 'closer than chicago...'
    See ya soon. :)

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  17. the farmers market in my town ends this weekend :( but there is a huge one in detroit that does year-round! (i've never been in the winter.. guessing the selection decreases). that cupcake looks delicious - what a lovely photo! glad you got some alone time - i treasure my alone time as well.

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  18. i love my alone time. i need it. after everything we go through, it's good to take some time alone to ground ourselves and reflect. i love this post. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day friend <33

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  19. That cupcake picture is making my stomach growl. Thanks for that. ;)

    I know what you mean about being alone but being surrounded. It's really nice sometimes. When I studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain, I loved walking around the city, exploring on my own and one of my favorite activities--people watching. Especially in Europe. WOW, what fun.

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  20. I love your flats!! Such a pretty picture! And I totally agree about the whole "alone but not alone" thing in walking around Chicago. Although, if you want to join me, I take that rather than alone any day! :)

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  21. Love the owl hairclip! That is too cute!
    And I also love time to myself. All to myself. Being a stay at home mom makes me appreciate even more the times I have all alone to go exploring new places.

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  22. I wish there were more farmers markets here. They all end in September :(

    mmmmmm cupcakes!

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  23. I have a special place in my heart for turquoise trucks...

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  24. The farmer's market seems like the perfect place to be alone...you've definitely shown that through your gorgeous photos! When I spent some time backpacking Europe, I loved wandering through the markets, my fave part of so many cities!

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  25. so sweet. i love me some alone time!! glad you found some cupcakes ilene!! oh and i'm really loving that first image!
    j.

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  26. Ah, to be alone. Sometimes, I just wish I could have 10 minutes alone. I rarely get a shower without the baby crying for me. Great photos, love! Those cupcakes!? I'm drooling!!

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  27. Looks lovely! Sometimes a day to yourself is the best thing ever.

    I think I should follow your lead and head out by myself a bit more.

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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  28. i am totally craving a cupcake right now. so yummmmmmy.

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  29. I totally know what you mean! alone time can be so nice!! You won the giveaway for the ear cuff so send me your info :)

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  30. Hey girl, thanks so much for your sweet comment. I will definitely be getting as much rest as possible this week.

    Take care!
    xx

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  31. Yay for cupcakes!!! LOVE the pictures, esp those shoes!!! <333

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  32. Oh I just love the markets! I hit them every weekend. These pix are fabulous!!!

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  33. sounds like such a nice day!
    i def need my alone time every once in awhile :)

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  34. These are such nice photos! Your shoes look SO cute. And that's awesome that you found a cupcake place a lot closer to you! Hahaha I totally LOLed when I read the Hannah Montana comment. That owl clip is so cute. And apple butter? Mmm!

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