Hello to everyone from Kansas City! I'm here enjoying the last day of my visit with Dawn. It has been such an amazing experience so far, with Dawn and Bart being the best hosts a gal could know. I will definitely tell you more about all of that later on. Today I wanted to stop in to tell you all about our very eventful day yesterday, along with introducing you to My Little Stick Friend.
There was actually an ulterior motive for flying across the country to visit Dawn. Pioneer Woman, one of my all time favorite bloggers, recently released a brand new cookbook, and anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE new cookbook. She was coming to Kansas City as part of her book tour and Dawn invited me to come down so I could get *THE* new cookbook autographed. So we headed out to a western couture store yesterday morning to take part in this momentous event. Mish lives only about an hour and a half from *the city* so she made plans to join us as well to meet the famous P-dub.
Dawn and I were so sad when Mish called us in the morning to let us know that the roads were too icy for her venture out that day, and we knew she was disappointed to miss meeting Pioneer Woman. So we came up with an ingenious way to include her in that day's festivities....
I'd like to introduce you to My Little Stick Friend, Mishie!!! (This is a good time to interject that this was ALL Dawn's idea, no matter what she claims otherwise!) When we whipped Mish out at the book signing, everyone in line behind us was laughing hysterically and P-dub herself was quite entertained as well. Ree (Pioneer Woman) was such a good sport. Additionally, she was warm, friendly, very funny and just overall a very sweet lady. She had an air of underlying elegance, but at the same time could whip out one-liners before you blinked an eye. Just an absolute joy to meet, she couldn't have been more gracious.
After leaving Pioneer Woman, we decided we would continue taking Mish along with us to other outings that afternoon. Here's Mish with us at Dean & Deluca. Mish had SUCH a good time there and got to sample all of the delicacies there. We did however skip sampling some dipping oil because it might have made Mish's ink run!
Here we are at Crate & Barrel. She gained SO much inspiration there and is looking forward to paper crafting herself later on this week.
We also took Mishie to lunch, which she enjoyed thoroughly. She skipped dessert because since she was printed on Papertrey's 110lb. cardstock, she didn't want to gain too much weight, or else it might be difficult to cut & score her later.
It was SUCH a fun afternoon! Dawn and I laughed so much that we had tears running from our eyes most of the day. We love you Mish and missed you so much!
I am heading home tomorrow morning. A bit bittersweet, but I know we will have another super fun today.