Thursday, March 15, 2012

it's all in the details, which includes a sewing machine turned cupcake shop table.


last night, ryan had mentioned that the weather was going to be absolutely perfect - so he had some place in mind that he wanted to take me. around lunch time, we drove to a historic part of town with the cutest little shops and restaurants. and while we were there we discovered Sweets on the Square, the most adorable cupcake shop (award-winning, i might add - and they even auditioned for Cake Wars. these people are legit.)! i indulged in a red velvet cupcake (of course) - it was divine, of course (anything with cream cheese frosting is). 


and isn't this little table that we sat at the coolest? it's made out of a sewing machine - or at least the bottom of it is. i loved playing with the pedal while i ate my cupcake. (excuse the vein-y feet. i heard a filipino superstition that people with vein-y feet like to walk a lot of places. can't disagree with that. i walked everywhere i lived in downtown Chicago.)


we also checked out this place called The Yarn Garden, a small knit shop with yarn and string of every color of the rainbow. my eyes were pretty much jumping out of their sockets with the variety of yarn colors. i need to learn how to crochet or knit so that i can buy all of this yummy eye candy yarn!


and i loved all the murals everywhere in this part of town. 
the little gecko on the wall made me giggle.


i love my adventures with Ryan.
can't wait till we can have them everyday.
(p.s. i love this picture of him. i think he is a hunk and a half if not more. yummy.)

much love.
{happy thursday, friend.}

27 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had so much fun!! Yay for time with Ryan!

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  2. awww i loved this post. love pics of your day to day life. ryan IS a hunk! when are you guys getting married? so sweet, these dates of yours. that cupcake looks amazing...

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  3. I love when you guys are together. Things are just seem right when it happens.

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  4. Looks like a blast! Too funny about the Filipino superstition!! I always thought my Mom just told me that to make me feel better about my feet :) Hello vein-y foot/soul sistah ;)

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  5. SO happy you've enjoyed your time with him! :)

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  6. Adventures with your best friend are the best:)
    So happy you got some time with him and got to taste the best cupcake of 2012;)

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  7. That cupcake looks so good! And on that note I am going to make myself a cup of tea and cut myself a slice of cake :)

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  8. what a fun adventure :) looks like a tasty one too (those kind are my fave)!!!

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  9. Cute. I can't wait for my BF to come see me this weekend so we can enjoy the beautiful weather together :)

    Hope you have a great day!

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  10. Oh my goodness, too cute! We have an old sewing machine like that, but it squeaks. LOUD. :D

    hugs,
    ~bree

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  11. i think i'm going to have to work on my cupcake skills ;) great post!
    -jocee <3

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  12. Looks like so much fun!! Yay for time with Ryan & yummy cupcakes! win-win!

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  13. FUN! It's great to have a man that appreciates cupcakes =-)


    P.S. I'm hosting a Shabby Apple giveaway, come enter!

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  14. I LOVE the bottom of that table!! How neat!! And I could really go for a red velvet cupcake right now!! Send one my way, would ya?? ;)

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  15. you guys are adorable! love u friend<3

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful night! I want that yarn shop!

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  17. that cupcake place is adorable! and I always go for the red velvet-it's the best :)

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  18. Lovely places you guys have been to!

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  19. Aw! You are so very cute, Illy. :) And what a lovely day! OHMYFREAKINGGOODNESS those sewing machine thangs are adorable. :) :) Btw, if I may ask--what kind of camera/lens do you use? I j'adore your pictures!

    xoxox,
    lucia @ lucia, etc.

    www.one-beloved.blogspot.com

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  20. How fun! That cupcake looks incredible :)

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  21. i'm soo happy when you two get to spend time with each other! :D

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  22. we have one of those tables... little Magnolia is obsessed with playing with it (but i'm a little afraid it will pinch het tiny little fingers)

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  23. You two are so cute! This looks like such a wonderful afternoon :) Miss ya girl!!

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  24. that cupcake shop looks adorable!!! and i LOVE yarn...like a closet full that is waiting for me to turn it into something...eventually. =P it is a good therapeutic thing to do though! Hope you are well, friend!

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  25. I'm SO glad you had the chance to spend time together. <3

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  26. Oooooooooooh that yarn!!! You definitely need to learn how to knit!! ;)

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