6.10.2009

bloom......




O.k......my name is Kasey .....and here is my version of last weekend. I had my camera pretty much most of the entire weekend, and the photo above shows what i looked like.


My friend Amy and i got up really early on Friday to catch our flight to good ole Spokane. No sooner did we get to the hotel, that all the other girls that we were meeting showed up.





WARNING: If you bring jewelry.........you better be ready for the girls to GRAB IT......




WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy women together....there will be LAUGHING!





WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy girls together......there will be DRINKING! {in moderation of course...}





WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy women together.....there will be SECURITY!




WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy girls together.......there will be PAPARAZZI!






.....and more ......









........and more.......











WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy women together.......there will be FUN!









......there will be eating at little French bakeries......










......there will be lots and lots of cupcakes involved.................











........especially pink cupcakes that are put on little plates with your initial on it........











WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy girls together......they will wait in line for FARM CHICKS SHOW!














......and those blog crazy girls will love to look good..........












................and they will shop...........















............................and peruse...............................













.................and dream that they had more money to spend of fancies....................

















......................................and look and read....................................




















...........................they will do some collecting........of some more fancies..........

























WARNING: If you get a bunch of blog crazy girls together.......they might be invited to a PARTY!


























































.....well.....we ended the weekend at Chaps. Not only did we party at this Divine little restaurant Saturday eve, but we went back Sunday morning for brunch.


I just wish i could have driven this truck home......because you see.....i have a secret crush on old trucks......you can read about it here........and one day...i can feel it....one day....i will also have an old 56 Chevy. {sigh}

I have to say...that this last weekend in Spokane was just what a girl like me needed....being around like minded women who have the same passion that i have for life.
I had a very small limit on what i had to spend at the show...but what i did bring home...i love....
and i will show you those little treasures soon.

xo




















74 comments:

Jill said...

Well said Kasey. It was a pleasure meeting you. If you ever find yourself in Minneapolis, you better visit - I mean it.

mimi charmante said...

I could not adore you more~
xo

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Great pictures Kasey! I have a crush on old trucks too. My hubby is going along with it but he's been looking at trucks from the 60's. He keeps asking me when we can get one. lol We need to save some more pennies first. An old truck would look perfect parked in front of your house.
~Michelle

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

A picture perfect weekend indeed. Can't wait to see your little treasures. I need to put it on the calendar for next year! xo

Jackie said...

Such a fun post about such a fun weekend! Love all your pictures!

Julie said...

Fun, fun, fun! I enjoyed your take on the weekend, Kasey. Loved the pics...and your comments...what a great time! I wish I could have gone, but everyones pics are the next best thing. :)

xo

TheSuiteLife said...

Looks like such fun!!! So wish I could have been there and met you in person. Maybe next year!!!

Melaine Thompson said...

You always put a smile on my face! Even when it's 8 am and I am stuffing my face by my computer with chocolate chip cookies! p.s. we have a 57 chevy that we took to our highschool prom together, forever ago! Love old cars too!

Chablis said...

Aww, you look adorable. In a none babyface way. :) I really enjoyed taking my time with each picture and imagining myself there. What a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to see what you brought home.

tara said...

Great post Kasey, can't wait to see what you brought home! XO

blue moss said...

what a fun looking trip!!!

apriliniowa said...

Wow-that trip looks like it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Loving all the photos. A terrific post!

Shawn Seay said...

How fun!!! I'll live the moment through your pictures, since I could not be there.

Federica said...

Looks like a great trip!
I would like to be there with all of you!

Hugs,
Federica

Brunch at Saks said...

Looks like a lovely weekend!

Oh and those cupcakes look divine :)

Kristin said...

Just too much fun!

Noel Solomon said...

How fun! I love that piano~~

xoxo Noel

Simply Me Art said...

Fun, Fun, Love the Truck!

J.J. said...

Looks you gals had a great time!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the yummy photos!!!!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I have a crush on old trucks too. I found one online (a 42 Chevy) and it was gorgeous for only $14,000. Too bad it was $14,000 too much, but anyway:)

Love that post. I so wish I could have been there too.

Laura said...

I can't find myself in any of those pictures...I keep looking...

LuLu said...

Such fun you all had!!!
LuLu

Rebecca Frame said...

love all of your photos...looks like so much fun. what a party!! hoping to be there next year...
p.s...love that hat!!

Rue said...

I am so stinkin' jealous! It looks like so much fun.

I want a 48 chevy or Ford, but it'll be awhile... ugh.

xoxo,
rue

Paula said...

I loved this post! Wish I could have gone

gabrielle said...

Beautiful! Love to be closer.....(sigh)
Stop by for a give away

Andrea Villarreal said...

It looks like you all had a fantastic weekend. What I wouldn't give to go to the Farm Chicks show!! Maybe next year. Maybe I should start saving now:)

luckygirlgifts said...

That sounds heavenly. My last and only weekend away was not with likeminded women. Oh, they were lovely but nothing in common but the kids. I would much rather have been with you wonderful ladies. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your photos.

Allegra said...

Envy to the n'th degree!!
Christan also dreams of owning a '56 Chevy so he and Ashton can restore it. I told him, he can have one if he restores one for me...a pink one ;)

littlebyrd said...

Awesome pictures Kasey! You have a way with story telling that I really like :)

truly blessed said...

From what I can tell if you get a bunch of blog crazy women together there will be lots of great outfits! I've seen so many tops and dresses that I adore in your pics! WOW! What a line at the show. Though it looks like it was totally worth it. Such fun, such fun.
Can't wait to see your treasures.

La Table De Nana said...

I know you love those cute trucks! So glad you had fun..My girls are photo nuts too:)

What a beautiful bunch of girls!

Alyssa said...

what a wonderful looking trip!! I so wish I could have been a part of this. sniff sniff.

I can't wait to see what you brought home! Next year - you should def. drive that truck back to Illinois :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Looks like such a blast! All those fabulous blogging gal pals together in one place - gotta love it!

AshleyR said...

Fun, Fun, Fun... just as I expected. The shoes below.... TO DIE FOR!!!

Janelle said...

Can't wait to see what you bought!!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

j.e.a.l.o.u.s. I had a dream that I went to farm chicks with y'all. and then i woke up sad that i was home and my side doesn't hurt from laughing to much.

i hope you go again, and i hope to be there too!

xoxoxo

love this post. so perfectly kasey.

Deb Kennedy said...

Kasey, thank you so much for including a photo of our original design collaged 'Piano Bar' in your beautiful pictorial of the show. We are honored!

The photo that Kim (Mimi Charmante) has on her blog of you lounging against the piano bar just makes me smile. I know you just loved it.... if there had been any way to fit in in your suitcase, we would have tried!!!!!

Bob & Deb of Retreat

paperhill said...

looks like you had a grand time! my husband wants one of those old trucks, i keep thinking maybe someday i'll get to surprise him :)
xo

tHe DoDd FaMiLy said...

love the pictures. it looks like you had a blast!!!

tracey said...

Now I really am going to cry...but I am so glad you all had such a fabulous time!
T

paperbird said...

I have to say that I am just a wee bit jealous.
OK- alot jealous!
Lucky you :)

paige said...

just like i told tara--who needs my former fave mag country home when i have ya'll capturing such great moments on film...or digi. anyway...what a blast.
life may never be the same, huh?
can't wait to see your scores
xo

Jen r. said...

I miss it already!

Queen of Tarte said...

Even though I loved my Farm Chicks experience, I wish I could have been in that giant group of girls standing in line sharing laughs and photos the way you did!! I covet that fluffy, floral necklace you wore.... xoxo Cindy

Anne Marie said...

your outfit in the first picture: awesome!

what great memories!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Ahhh, but I am jealous!! Glad you had a good time, though! And I too have a crush on old trucks!

ticklishfromadistance said...

what a blast! Thanks for sharing. I want that truck, too!!!!

Pretty Little World said...

This is a weekend that looks like so much fun!!!

And those cupcakes, wow, I so want one of those!

Kurstin said...

i love that you had the time of your life on this "farm chicks" trip.... Everyone is blogging about it. looks like i need to check it out next time it rolls around!! & those cupcakes.....oh my goodness their adorable.

glad you had fun you deserve it before summer starts with 3 kids at home. (sorry to you remind you of that)

xoxo
-k

Julia said...

I feel all excited and tingly and giddy for you girls! Such beauty and fun!

Jeanneoli said...

It is so much fun to see everyone's photos! Those cupcakes are making me want to head back...like right now!

♥ miss.michelle said...

...great photos Kasey. Goodness, I wish I was there :) First thing I thought after looking at your photos was "Dang, those are some pretty ladies all dressed so nice". Love all your outifts, you guys look lovely!

~michelle.f

Sarah said...

It looks like a fabulous time! I am so glad you all got to have such a great time! I have to go to one of these sometime! Love all the pictures, what eye candy inside to shop around! I would have been lost for hours there!!! Can't wait to see your new treasures!!!

teresaksheeley said...

Hey Kasey, it was thrilling to meet you all!!

And you really should have brought me a cupcake. :) j/k

And,,,I know I am probably behind times, but YOU HAD A LITTLE DIDDY IN COUNTRY LIVING!!! How cool is that! (I am looking at the latest issue on new ways to shop). Very sweet Kasey, you go girl!!!

Hugs,
Teresa
xo

Jen Kershner said...

That looks like one perfect weekend. How lucky for you that you got to go and bond with all those awesome ladies!

koralee said...

So much FUN...i felt like part of the cute girl gang...thanks for letting us come along...everything looked amazing ...i so want to see what you bought.

Also a big congrats...my new Country Living just arrived here in Canada!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Okay, you're going to think I'm a geek for leaving this comment, but we've already established that fact, so here goes anyway. When I left a comment about the funny story on McMaster and Storm, I think I called it Marley and Lockyer. Just felt stupid...too many names...two M's. You know, my thirty-something brain is overworked, and I can't keep it all straight. 'Kay, done being geeky. Have a great day!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Looks like you all had such a good time. Wish I had been there!!!

thefarmchicks said...

Such fun and happy pictures. We're glad you were able to visit the show and to share it with so many of your friends.
:) Serena

Sadie Olive said...

Great post Missy! :o) LOVED hanging with every one. It was certainly the most fun I've had in a long time.

XO

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Oh Kasey, you guys had so much fun!

Leah C said...

Looks and sounds like amazing fun! And you looked soooo stylish:)

PamperingBeki said...

This post makes me sick with envy!

It's possible to be happy and jealous at the same time, right? Because I am. :)

I'm thrilled for all of you who got to meet and experience the Farm Chicks show!! THRILLED!
But I'm so stinkin' jealous I can't stand it.

Erin said...

Thanks for letting us have a peak at your fun weekend! Congrats on your Country Living exposure. Erin

Sarah said...

Hi Kasey,
Wow, have just found your amazing blog & have to say 'I SOOO GET WHAT YOU ARE SAYING'! I have read heaps of blogs over the last 3 years & yours just plain makes sense to me. Your post on 'In my Shoes' & 'The Bigger Picture' really made me feel like we are kindred spitits (hope that doesn't freak you out!)
Your pictures are just fabulous, Farm Chicks looked like so much fun. You girls all look so happy & you made me smile on the spending more money on fancies line...oh so true.
I will be back to read over more of your older posts this weekend.
Come visit me back when you get the chance.
Sarah
Shabby Roses & Pretty Things
Australia

stacy di said...

how fun!! thanks for sharing the photos...looks like you had a blast!

Jemm said...

Oh! You lucky girl you :)

Barn House said...

Hey Kasey! It was great spending time with you and all of the wonderful, beautiful and talented ladies in your crew! And VERY glad you all came to our little party...

J & J

traci said...

oh kasey, it looks like you had such a wonderful weekend. i bet you didn't want it to end!!

Joyce said...

Looks like a great time everyone had at this wonderful event. I was viewing photos at mimi charmante blog.
I too would love a vintage truck. I have a red one posted on the side of my fridge I look at all the time.

Enjoy! xoxo

Room design studio said...

this looks like lots of fun!!!! i like the way you told it!

Laura ~ all about Pretty! said...

Hi Kasey, great post! I went to the Farm Chicks this year as well. Too bad I didn't bump into you and your fun gang of girls. Wasn't it fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing your great pics I was so busy shoppin & yappin with all those fabulous, like minded, creative souls that I forgot to take more pictures. Hope to see you there next year. Tu-de-lu, Laura