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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Touring Home: Blog Friends and Pie

One of the pleasures of blogging is having the opportunity to meet up with bloggers you've known online for years. 
This happened with me this week when Annie of Annie Go Lightly and her husband,
 Don, came through Lansing.


They couldn't help the weather, which slowed down some of the activities we might have engaged in throughout their stay, but we made the best of it! 
Annie and Don had been doing mission work for the Catholic church in the past months, 
so one of our stops was Lansing's St. Mary's.


The church is rather old but was remodeled in the 1960s and has a more contemporary look. Still, the stained glass dazzles.


And the statuary and carvings are striking. I particularly liked this one.

 

We drove past my old school, the Grand River (which cuts through town), the capitol -- 
and then headed to DeWitt to have pie at Sweetie-licious Bakery and Cafe.

 

I've posted about this local treasure here and here in the past. I love all the vintage touches.

 

We all loved the pie -- and Don also loved the cherry cupcake! Isn't it cute?

 

Everything about this spot is cute. And mighty tasty, too!

 

(And yes, they mail order, too!)

 

And after all, doesn't pie fix anything? Even the rain?

 

Well, our rain held up, but next post join us on another round of the Lansing tour! 

24 comments:

Mae Travels said...

You look good in that photo. Healthy!!!

Willow said...

Oh I would adore that little vintage sweets and coffee shop ~ and DEVOUR that yummy cherry cupcake. So nice to meet blogger friends and share about it !

Jeanie said...

I'm glad the weather didn't keep you from having a wonderful tour. Of course, ending with pie in such a wonderful place makes it all perfect.

Anne Jeffries said...

What a nice post (even if i say so myself LOL). If still barely posting these days but have all our adventures lined up amd ready to go.

We will be back home, finally, on Thursday afternoon.

Hugs and love to you and Rick.

Barb said...

Since pie fixes everything, I'd give it a try, too! Fun to meet fellow bloggers, Jeanie. You're looking good.

Marilyn said...

How lovely to meet Annie and Don.
The church you visited is beautiful. The pie shop, oh my! That cupcake would have been on my plate too.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh gosh, now I'm hungry
for pie:)
nice to see your smiling face
enjoying the sweet things
of life,
Jennifer

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

How wonderful to meet up with friends.. I love the stained glass in the Church, and the sculpture carving.. Breathtaking!
fondly,
Penny

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teehee...it does. It settles the spirit, especially blueberry with vanilla ice cream! JEANIE! There you are! I had the great pleasure once of meeting PENNY! How lovely to finally catch up with someone with whom you have connected. That little metal toy stove looks just like the one I had!

Have a super day Jeanie! Anita

The French Hutch said...

It is so much fun to meet other bloggers. How nice you had to opportunity to mer Annie and here husband. Yes the stain glass and statuary are beatufil in the Church. Love the cafe, and what could be better to share with friends than pie.

Have a lovely Sunday.......

Emily

Friko said...

It’s always a pleasure to meet up with blogging friends and when there’s pie thrown in for good measure, what’s not to like?

Joanne Huffman said...

You look great in the photo - healthy and happy! You are obviously a great hostess and tour guide. Any place that serves great pie and cupcakes is my kind of place.

shoreacres said...

Sometimes it seems as though pure enjoyment is in short supply, but you certainly look like you found some. My grandmother was a great believer in pie, even as a breakfast food, and though I'm not sure she ever heard the phrase, "Pie fixes everything," I know she would have declared it True!

Glad you had such a good time. I enjoyed reading about it.

joyce said...

You are looking good! Pie sounds much more appetizing than the cucumber, spinach and cottage cheese salad I am eating at the moment (though it's actually not that bad!) In the words of Homer Simpson, "pie...mmmmmmmmm"

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I agree with you that one of the joys of blogging is getting to meet, "IN PERSON" the people who become your friends through this amazing journey on the internet.....
It looks like you had a very lovely visit and going to the Pie place really topped it off, it seems, including a Cupcake, too.
For me personally, Chocolate Ice Cream Fixes Everything! (lol) But I wouldn't turn my nose up at a Chocolate Cupcake! That is a very charming place.....

Thanks for your visit and your concern....Everything is 'status quo' these days. Wish I could say things were better, but.....I'll take 'status quo', for now.

Introverted Art said...

I just keep drooling at the cherry cupcake...

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

How fun to meet a blogging friend "in person"! I'm still waiting on my first meet. :-) That pie shop looks fun. And yes, pie improves my outlook on many things. lol

Tracy said...

WOW--the St. Mary's in Lansing is beautiful!! Fun photo of you all at the cafe (love the decor!) So glad you had an opportunity to meet friends this way. When friends are together, the weather doesn't matter. ;O) Look foRward to part II... Happy Days, Jeanie ((HUGS))

Paulita said...

Jeannie, Looks like a terrific visit. I'd definitely go to a restaurant for pie.

Arti said...

Jeanie,

What a beautiful church. And, would like to taste the pies and cupcakes at DeWitt, see your old school, the river, do some birding... Lansing is on my list to visit... some day. :)

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Wow! Love the way you're looking these days, Jeanie! What a joy to meet a long-time friend face-to-face for the first time! I hope we're able to do that someday, too -- either in Lansing or here!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is so fun that you got to show some IRL turned URL friends around! It's always great to meet bloggie friends in person. So far everyone I've met has been even better in person.

And you are really looking trim and slim, Jeanie! Your time at the gym must be paying off!!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

I love when they combine cafes with antiques. We have one in town that I just found for the first time (at a friend's retirement lunch). But I've got to go back for photos! Such fun!

Bella Rum said...

What a cute little cafe. Pie does fix just about everything... at least while you're eating it. I had a slice of peach last night. Yum!

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