Who said Idaho was Boring?

I can't tell you how much I have missed you all. 
While our long Memorial weekend was full of amazing adventures
I missed the humm of my computer monitor, the constant stream of eye candy
and ALL of YOU! 
Now hop on my giant steed 
(if you can) 
and I will share with you my adventures.
We found the Clydesdale in Wishram Washington.

Jim's mother spoils us rotten when we come to town. 
Baking cookies, pies, and anything and everything
 we can dream up - for breakfast, lunch and dinner
But there is nothing better than a 2 pound hamburger 
from Effie's in Lewiston, Idaho

My favorite thing to do when I visit is SHOP!
Antique and thrift stores only of coarse
I found so many amazing finds this trip 
I can't wait to share them!
A young lad at an auto supply store told us about
Lily Bee's Consignment Shop
in Pullman Washington

The store is full of the most unique and well cared for items both old and new
Including the most amazing collection of vintage prom dress and wedding gowns.
The young lady above was trying on dresses for her very own prom I believe.
She was such a beautiful model!!!

Remember this filter?
I couldn't help but try it out on this photo

What I love most about visiting my mother-in -law in Idaho
is the country and the beautiful landscape of the Palouse 

When I was a young girl I dreamed of living in the city
now I dream of living in the country
I often wonder if I know myself more now 
or if I am simply incapable of being happy and content with what I have
and where I am in my life?
I love my beautiful little house but Portland has never felt like home

Perhaps there is no one who loves the country more than my two pups

I have been trying very hard to change my lazy ways
and get outside to move my legs and breath in the fresh spring air
I've had my pink hello kitty cruiser bike for longer than I would like to admit
It was about time we went on a good long ride
okay so it was only 6 miles but with no speeds I was feeling the burn

There is a nice little bike path connecting Moscow to Pullman.
The dividing line from the Idaho Vandals and Washington State Cougars

My Freshman dorm mate and her husband had us over for dinner Saturday evening
and we all rode together that Sunday.
Her bike was much easier to ride I have to admit.
But poor Jimmy had the worse ride of all
his bike from 5th grade with no handle grips and the hardest seat one could possible imagine.
LOL I think he kinda wished he had gotten a bike 
when my parents offered him one for his birthday this year
But he will never ever ever admit that!

I snapped this shot while on our ride
The rusty skeleton of a automobile from yester-years.
Maybe a model T?

All adventures must come to an end and so with our new Airstream hitched behind
we made our was back to Oregon
I promise to get picture of the air stream as soon as its painted all shiny red!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
My heart goes out to all of you who have lost loved ones!


P.S. This was my submission to a Martha Stewart contest 
I did it up quickly... and I don't have any graphic design background
and so Sadly I didn't get picked for the top 5 :(
but you can vote for your number one if you want to support other talented artist. 


Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

What a wonderful adventure you had, Chelsea Ann! I can't wait to see your vintage finds!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what a darling post sweetie!! looks like you had tons of fun!! yay!! :-)

apparentlyjessy said...

Oh my! It looks like you had a delightful country holiday! I love all the shots, especially the ones with your dogs running and looking really happy!

The dress you are wearing is just beautiful! It suites you so well!

And that hamburger! It's HUGE! That's gotta be like 3 main meals worth!

Also, I love that you have a pink bike!

Glad to hear you had a lovely time, but I'm also glad to see you back! :)


ourlittlelovenest said...

Okay...I am so drooling over that burger...WOW! Loving all your photos and thinking of taking a trip to Idaho now. ;)

sassypackrat said...

Your Hello Kitty bike is so adorable! And so you!

full of bliss said...

What a wonderful weekend you had! I just loved all these pictures!!! Your pink bike is just the cutest.

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Chelsea, it looks like you had so much fun! That hamburger looks tantalizing...I better not go there...I might not walk out! lol My favorite picture is the one of you hanging the laundry out~such vibrant colors, so pretty! I wanted to make sure you knew of my my first blog giveaway! I think you will love it!! Have a great rest of the week!

Hugs to you,

valerie said...

thanks for sharing your lovely, long weekend with us. i especially love the photo of you hanging laundry. it's so cheerfully colorful! i can't wait to see your fire engine red airstream... i bet you're going to decorate the interior adorably.

apparentlyjessy said...

Yes yes YES I would love to do a swap with you! email me at:
jessica breyer at gmail dot com
to organise addresses and colour choices etc, I would love to receive ANYTHING you make Chelsea...I adore ALL of your creations!

creative breathing said...

Thank you Chelsea Ann for taking us along to Idaho. It is just so beautiful! Looking forward to your trailer photos! Glad to have you back. You were missed greatly! E

danielle thompson said...

omg!! cuteness!! you of course! your dress is to die for and i love the shot with you hanging clothes on the line.. again. i need to fly to portland to do a photo shoot! lol! :-) and i can't wait to see your paper dolls!

danielle thompson said...

omg!! cuteness!! you of course! your dress is to die for and i love the shot with you hanging clothes on the line.. again. i need to fly to portland to do a photo shoot! lol! :-) and i can't wait to see your paper dolls!

Elea @ Nostalgia said...

Looks like country bliss. Can't think of a better vacation, i.e., green, country, vintage shopping. That's heaven to me. Glad you had fun! P.S. You look so sweet in your vintage attire.

Chelsea Ling said...

Oh, what a lovely vacation! :) You got an airtstream?? I am soo jealous... those dresses were amazing too!! ahh!