Thursday, May 17, 2012


Andy ran the 5/3 Riverbank Run on Saturday, and our pal Stephani came over from Detroit to visit for a few days.  So I took a mini-break from the internet. (Other than watching a marathon of Gavin and Stacey, which Stephani needed to see--as do all humans.)

Andy did pretty well this year.  No PR (personal record), but he also didn't almost run into a deer and pull a muscle, like last year.  So all in all, a win.  He is pretty happy here.  We took him out for breakfast.

Stephani took us all out to a fancy dinner at Reserve, where we ate all the menu items containing ramps.  And the pork fat fries, to which I am addicted.  Yes, I know my eyes are closed, but this is my current favorite dress and my only photo of it.

We took Lucy for a walk in the woods.  It was beautiful, and Andy found ramps (more ramps!) and made us ramp carbonara for dinner.

We went thrifting and stopped to get ice cream for Andy and Lucy.  This was taken just before she puked it up--luckily, outside Stephani's car.

I did find some good things while thrifting, but I will leave you with photos of two not-so-good things I found that I did not purchase.

You have to love that somebody manufactured fancy tableware just for serving canned cranberry "sauce."



  1. Love your cardigan and dress! Congrats to Andy too!

    How you left that framed masterpiece behind is beyond me. ;)

  2. I love seeing grammatical errors on homemade crafts. hahha! Also, thanks for sharing, Karen, nice to see what you two are up to IRL. :) That black dress is super cute, as are your SHOES! p.s I don't know what ramps are...should I? Itching to know.

    1. The shoes are Frye pewter t-straps (wish I could recall the style name) from 5 or so (?) years ago.

      Oh, J, you should definitely try ramps if you get the chance! We are lucky here in Michigan, as I believe they only grow east of the Mississippi. Here's a link with more info:

  3. OK! Triple luv that cardigan! Luv the lace dress, luv the grey shoes.....As usual, rocking my world :)

  4. That cranberry set is amazing...altho probably the best thing about it is the picture on the front of the box. I love ramps too...miss them out here in Seattle.

  5. Sounds like a full and lovely weekend! Love your dress and I actually kinda like that cranberry server… haha!

    Also, what are ramps? I havent heard of that before!


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