Sometimes you just need something sweet.
Sometimes you just want to treat the kiddos with something little and special.
Sometimes it could just be about the pretty.
With friends to boot.
The little girls and I joined Stacy (mamasdoodles) and her kiddos last week for a little park picnic and playground romping. Stacy and I met two and a half years ago, connecting through blogland. They are moving to Denver soon and we will miss them so very much!
I am selfishly hoping it takes a long time to sell their house.
Sad, but true.
Anyway, we surprised the littles with a trip to a local pastry shop. It's got all sorts of special treats. But really, it is So. Much. More.
Mulberry & Mott, in Leawood, KS, is a perfect of example of how
the smallest details can transform a place from run-of-the-mill to
Where do you think this shop is?
How old is the building?
What does it feel like in there? Do the floors creak?
Surprise! It is located in a very new upscale shopping plaza. What they have done with trim and paint and ceiling tiles and the finished cement floor create such a memorable experience. It's quaint. It's pretty and delicate. It makes you oooh and aaaah and point and giggle and stare and take pictures.
I think it could be impossible to walk in and be anything but happy and relaxed and delighted.
But if you do take four little kids and they are drinking from filled-to-the-brim cups of milk, it is possible to leave a little ... embarrassed.
Ha! The shopkeepers were very sweet. It happens all the time, they said. I'm sure.
Oh well! We came. We ate sweet treats.
What more could you want?
ps: Stacy, we are going to miss you guys and our fun outings. Best of luck with the home search and sale and all the rest. Denver is so very lucky.