Sunday, August 16, 2009

~ Maria & Me ~

I thought I would add something new to my blog....
Maria and Me
"cute spot"
adventure series
Some of you may remember my lovely new bike
{I adopted her a few months ago}
So I have been out and about with her quiet a bit
visiting the "cute spots" of my area
So every so often I will feature one of these "spots" on my blog
I have strict rules when I take "Maria" out
these must be followed at all times....
1.I must ride her while only wearing an adorable girly outfit
{shoes included}
2.I leave the "sweat" at home
{none of this workout stuff for Maria and I..I will leave that for my home workout bike}
3.We stop often for..
baked goods
candy stores
charming bistros
farmer's markets
flea markets
yard sales
{really anything cute and picture worthy}

one of our first stops
located on Denman st.

i picked up a dozen to go
and ate my velvet... there
{only problem is that "Maria" needs a basket to carry all my goodies home in....
so for now my husband does the toting ...i do allow him along with me...only if he looks good that day and promises not to squish the mechanise...lucky him}

one more thing....just a big thank you to Simone
for this lovely award
Please go visit her at
The Bottom of the Ironing Basket
you will be enchanted by her lovely blog

Have a great week
See you when I get back
We are off for a family holiday
exploring the Pacific Northwest
and shopping Seattle



Carol said...

Is "Maria" going along on your holiday?? Love your cute pics! Have a fun week!!

Faded Plains said...

How fun...I'd love to follow your Maria & Me tours.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Koralee:

I have been meaning to ask you about some places to visit for vintage etc. I may be coming out in November to Surrey for the U18 Nationals for girl's hockey. Any suggestions or are you quite far from Surrey?

Thanks so much,

Lisa said...

Love this idea. Looking forward to seeing lots more Maria adventures. Simone is just a darling. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Toronto!

What a lovely blog you have! Your photos are stunning!

~ Gabriela ~

jae said...

your maria is beautiful! thanks for visiting me so that i could in turn find you. i'm another one who is pulled to everything robin's egg blue. hope you have a wonderful week in seattle. oh, and i too share a secret tattoo desire.

Joyce said...

Maria sure can work off those cupcake calories:)
Fun post and nice mosaic. I love the little ballet cake toppers.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Those cupcakes are calling to me!

Unknown said...

...tee hee!...LOVE "Maria"
....I was just @ "Bottom Of The Ironing Basket"...before I visited you ...and she has a great image of a kitchen...I need your opinion tho!..I really need to paint!..grey..white?......(You know who is reluctant to paint over WOOD!)
Please come over when you get back!.
Have a great trip !...cs

Kellie Collis said...

I love red velvet cupcakes !

Duchess of Tea said...

Love your new look, as always both the blog and the posts are fantastic. You are so talented. Darling I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just stopped by to wish you a sunny day!!

♥ hugs ♥


Unknown said...

Firstly, THANK YOU SO MUCH....for the lovely mention - you always do things so beautifully - and that is why I adore your blog :)

And Maria is beautiful.....I don't think I have seen her before.....I would LOVE a bike like that. I did giggle about you "allowing" your husband along with you, you put that so nicely! What fun :)

Magdalena said...

Looks like such a lovely day with Maria and your husband. The cupcakes look divine.
Hope you enjoy your trip

Courtney said...

Maria is just a doll! I'd love to have my own version of a Maria, but for now my bike is of the sweaty, trail variety. (Though I do still have my boyfriend tote my belongings around). Can't wait to see more Maria outings in the future.

Andrea said...

You and maria have been quite busy. Beautiful post. Blessings, andrea

PS: prayer request at arise 2 write

FrenchBlue said...

How Fun! I think I could be very happy by your side on this shopping trip! Eat lots of cupcakes and find special treasures~

Claudia said...

Love Maria! How about "Maria, I've just met a bike named...Maria?" You can sing that as you pedal along!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

I want a bike that comes along with these 'strict rules'!

CAKE Creative Co. said...

somehow you always add a lift to my day. wish i could spend an hour drinking tea and eating cupcakes with you.

Simply Colette said...

I love this. I will live vicariously through you. I almost bought a cruiser for my birthday, but it's on hold. Convince me!!

Joyti said...

Maria is the prettiest baby blue...and cupcakes and candy stores and tea, oh my! What riches.

Julia said...

What an adorable bicycle! What DIVINE looking cupcakes...oh, the adventures you must have on your little bike, I cant begin to imagine but it fills me with a deep longing to have a bicycle just like that of my own...have a lovely trip, sending love
Julia xxx

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love this post. Maria is perfect. What fun. I'm glad your hubby comes along to help. Hope you enjoyed your cupcakes...I'm sure you did. I'd probably be eating some right now for breakfast.
♥ Rebecca

Dallas Shaw said...

this place looks amazing!

Jeanne Oliver said...

I like your bike rules a lot...I think those are some rules I could follow.

Anonymous said...

what a fun idea!

Unknown said...

Oh Koralee I have missed coming to your blog - always puts a smile on my face! Thank you soooo much for the kind words you left on my blog the other day...they were truly appreciated:)


Angel.Pearls said...

Great..cute..wonderful blog I found here! Have a great day!//Eva

KnockKnocking said...

Oh yay! This is a darling new part of your blog! I can't wait to see where you and Maria go next, if this post is a promise of things to come.

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Cute bicycle and cupcakes - Happy Holidays!

Traci said...

Hi I just discovered your blog and it is really lovely! Love all the eye candy! Those cupcakes looked scrumptious!!! Traci

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous post! Such pretty pics too, I am looking forward to more stories about you and Maria, x