This last weekend,my mom, sister, and I had a little get-away...to Williamsburg (outlet mall for those of you not from around here) and Kalona (a big Amish community w/tons of goodies and antiquing).
We shopped til we dropped Friday...rounding the nite out at a place I usually avoid like the plague (Walmart)...but we needed some snackies for the hotel. Desperate times, right?
*So...the chips are Sterzing's...and they're totally a blast from my past. We always had them at my grandma's house, since they're made in Burlington, Iowa...close to where she lived. It is pretty much mandatory to eat them w/ketchup. I'm not sure why...we just always have...and it's de.lic.ious!
*We all had our jams on...including my new ones from Old Navy (I actually threw out the old ratty ones I'd brought w/me...*sad face.* (shirt: $15, flannel pants: $6) Look closely and you'll see my pants dragging on the floor...they'll have to be cut off soon. Darn you, short legs!
*Saturday a.m...first stop--Golden Delight Bakery--for some of the tastiest homemade doughnuts I've every experienced. Sister switched it up a bit and got a twist...but she obviously thought it was as amazing as the reg glazed.
*Next stop: Stringtown Grocery...I love it here! I'm pretty sure the Amish didn't probably intend for people outside of their community to shop here...but it's become a popular site for lots of different folks. They sell baked goods, produce, meats & cheeses, and canning supplies...and then, there are the rows and rows of bulk items *angels singing.* Spices, soup mixes, oats, grains, pasta, dried fruits & nuts, and decorating sprinkles. This time around I came home w/beef flavor seasoning and organic catnip. Does my cat really need organic?
*Another Amish store...this sign is great!
*Yotty's Hardware Store--where else can you eat peanuts, throw the shells on the floor...and then pick out paint??
*Awww...3 lovely ladies! Last stop: Sisters' Garden and Bloom...this is pretty much the place that sparked my love of decorating w/vintage and salvage pieces. Stay tuned for more pics of this shop!
Trip was great...filled w/laughs, treasures...and some good ol' bonding time.