There is something pretty darn neat about being born and raised in a cool town.
over the years you meet so many fun and interesting people!
This town is full of them that's for sure, and I am so happy to be able to say I know some of them!
It's one of the many perks about having a store, all sorts of people walk through your doors, telling you little snippets of their lives, sharing good stories, the sense of being "connected" to your town is such a nice feeling.
the other day I was able to experience something so cool it opened up a whole new world for me, right here in my own community!
My sweet friend Myra told me about this little "breakfast salon" called the "Selma Cafe".
Every Friday morning from 6:30 am until 10am you can drop by
Jeff and Lisa's house on Soule blvd. near Eberwhite school, and have a phenomenal breakfast made entirely out of locally made FRESH goods, that have been gathered from only a 30 mile radius from their home.
The whole premise is to support your local farmers, eat good food, and meet your neighbors all in a very loving and relaxed atmosphere.
I have to tell you I was smitten as soon as I walked in the door!
the signs all point the way.......
they also have a "self-serve" area for those of you that can't make it.....on the honor system, gotta love that.
so the deal is, you come in, make a suggested donation of $10-15 for breakfast......or $3 for coffee and biscotti.
the funds go directly to the people making or growing the food, i.e., your local farmers!
sign your name tags, and Come on in!
here you'll meet your goofy friends who also happen to roast their own delicious organic coffee right here in town!
I can honestly say john's coffee is so good I can actually drink it plain black, and this is coming from a girl who likes her coffee kiddie-style. with cream and sugar. LOTS of it.
yeah, it's that good.
when you walk in, they have this great big open style kitchen that is the hub of activity......gather around the island, or grab a seat in the living room, or at one of the little tables they have set up around.
and prepared to be dazzled in a very down-to-earth comfy sort of way!
you will be offered a warm cup of goodness, and your order will be taken from a set menu that is delicious!
after you place your order your meal will be prepared by a guest chef of the week!
you sit down and relax, talk with friends, meet new people....
big and little....
when your food arrives, the clouds part, and angels sing, because YES, it is THAT delicious.
the insides of your omelet reveal tender young wild things....
grown fresh from a farm in chelsea.
and SO cool to see the chickens that produced your eggs running free in the back yard, right smack dab in the middle of TOWN!
it's so great that Ann Arbor passed an ordinance allowing you to have back yard chickens in town!
Of course Ian already told me "Cathy, don't EVEN think about it!" but of course my wheels are already turning! hee hee!
oh well, a girl can always dream right! ;)
mmmmm you can almost smell the home cookin' can't ya?
and the local teas a-brewin'
they also have a little "store" there so you can take home some of the yummy goodness to keep that nice feeling going...
It was such a nice experience I can't even begin to tell you.
and my friend, photographer extraordinaire Myra, also surprised me with a little book she had custom made for me,
from pictures she took a while back of my kids.
it brought me to tears!
her photography is amazing.
some of the pictures so poignant they kill me....
I know I've shown these pics before, but this book was new to me, and I couldn't help myself.
.......truly overwhelmed by the gift.
SO! If you are local, Myra is definitely worth hiring for your photography, she is a true talent, and a very FUN, and sweet soul! xoxoxo
she was able to capture my kids in a beautiful light....
so different from the random every day that I get to see! ;)
he's a morning person just like ME can you tell! ha ha ha!
so on that note, I am off to walk the dog,
and get the kids out in the fresh air, to explore my cool town!
if you get a chance, check these things out too, you will NOT be disappointed!
see you soon!