Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wranglers, Cake Pops, Ikea and Donuts

Back in March, me and my friend Keri decided to drive to Atlanta to meet up with my sister Erin for a quick girls trip.  We all love The Pioneer Woman, and she was coming to the Borders in Buckhead for a book signing.  There was no way we were going to miss it.  Her new book Black Hills to Tractor Wheels had just come out, so we all bought the book and loved it! Meeting her and getting our book signed would be the icing on the cake!

The signing was on a Friday night, so Keri and I headed out early Friday morning.  We drove to ATL and meet Erin for lunch before heading to our hotel.  We ate at Jason's Deli and it was so yummy.  I had this:

While we were waiting for Erin to get there we noticed a World Market next to the Deli.  Keri and I had a great time browsing. I got some coffee and a few little treats for Ike and the girls. I could have spent a fortune in there.

After lunch, we headed to our hotel to check in.  In true Pioneer Woman style, I decided to take a pic of the hotel room just like she does.  Although mine isn't nearly as cool as hers, here is is:

After checking in, we headed to the bookstore to pick up our wristbands.  The book signing wasn't until 6pm, but they started giving out the wristbands at 2pm and we wanted to be near the front of the line.  After securing our bands, we headed across the street for some shopping at a really neat 2 story Target. It even had this really cool escalator for your buggy!

After target we went to a really nice mall with lots of really nice stores like Tiffany & Co.  Way out of our price range, but had a really good time window shopping and people watching. Starbucks and their yummy cake pops were the best part! They were great!  Here is a before/after shot:

Around 5pm we headed back to the bookstore to line up. The line wasn't too bad, since everyone was lined up based on the letter on their wristband, but we still had to wait about an hour once we were lined up. We were group B. The line went quick, and we were at the signing desk in no time. Ree was super nice!  She signed all our books, and even took the time to let us snap a photo. Marlboro Man and two of her kids came too, which was a nice surprise.  Marlboro Man was really nice too. He took time to answer questions and signed books as well.  He was even more handsome in person than I imagined.  We had a great time meeting them!  I am so glad we decided to go!

After the signing was over, we headed to Macaroni Grill for dinner and it was yummy! I ate this:

The next morning we got up, packed our stuff and went for breakfast at Dunkin Donuts.  Yummy!

Next, we went to Ikea...can I just say: I love Ikea! I could have spent all day there.  So many different things to buy.  It made me want to redo my house! I really want one of these couches!

After Ikea, we closed out our trip with lunch at Five Guys. It had been a while since I had eaten a cheese burger and it was delicious!

The weekend turned out to be so much fun!  I can't wait for our next trip!  Erin...Keri...Where are we going next?



  1. Yay! It was so fun! I don't know where we're going next, but we need to do it again soon!

  2. Does Malboro Man know you took a pic of his Wranglers?!? hahahaha! :)

  3. can't decide if i'm craving the salad or the mini cake pops now. . . hmmmm. . .

  4. I'll go wherever you guys want! As long as there are cake pops...and presents. :)