So today I got to hang out with my super awesome gang in downtown Columbia, TN and I honestly had THE BEST SWEET GIRLS DAY EVER!!
These girls are so much fun and so laid back at the same time. I just love them so much and I'm so blessed to have them in my life. ( Shaina & Bethany can you please just stay!? )
Guess what I also had today! THE BEST ICE CREAM EVER.
If you know me, you know I eat ice cream every night. I literally can't complete my day without ice cream. No, not milk shakes or frozen yogurt or gelatos. ICE CREAM.
At home I eat healthy Halo Top ice cream usually and sometimes I try other brands too like Ben & Jerry's or Breyers.
I've been to a lot of ice cream shops in my life and most of them were a good experience just because I'm getting to eat ice cream! haha But I've also had some bad ones too.
So I think I can call myself a little ice cream expert right?
To be hones I wasn't expecting anything special from this place cause the shop was called " The Balloon Shop " and yes they sell balloons! \ ( ^ ^ )/ They also have some cute toys for the little children, some snacks.. and they have HOMEMADE ICE CREAM that actually tastes like homemade ice cream!
I tried few flavors before I ordered mine and the grandpa who served me was so generous .. he gave me a big spoon full of all the flavors I've tried! ( I should have got a picture with this kind ice cream making grandpa .. Next time! )
All the flavors were amazing. It wasn't too sweet or too sticky or sugary. It didn't taste fake. Just the right sweetness, delicious and comforting.
After trying many flavors .. I chose Banana Pudding and Butter Pecan.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND trying their beautiful homemade ice cream guys!
We also went to a pie shop called " Pie Sensations " and Oh my goodness.
The shop was SO ADORABLE! I honestly wanted to buy a slice each of all their pies and take it home .. but my fridge is full of goodness sweets now - homemade and store bought - that I have to finish eating first! haha
So I chose one. I've got a big slice of Chocolate Turtle Pie to take home and ate it for dinner.
Beautiful flaky pie crust, a chocolate pudding layer ( it's not exactly like a pudding. similar to the texture of a chess pie. ) and then there's a caramel layer and drizzled chocolate and chopped pecans on top! SO GOOD, it tasted so fresh and homey!
They are award winning bakery in Columbia and you can also order their pies online. They have gluten free / sugar free options too.
Here's the link to the site if you wanna check them out!
Our adventure wasn't just food! ( Although those were definitely my highlights! )
We also went to a cute book store and a huge vintage market / antique store called " Blue 32 ". They have a good mixture of antique & modern things for a reasonable price and they also have a cute café where you get to sit on cute antique chairs and couches with a cup of freshly brewed coffee! ( with a yummy homemade cookie that's literally a size of my face if you'd like! )
I'm so glad that we were blessed with a nice warm spring weather with a nice breeze. I enjoyed exploring this cute little downtown in Columbia and catching up with these beautiful girls! Thank you Lord!
Kahoru Aliisa Barrett.
Half Japanese, half Australian. Grew up in Japan most of my life and lived on the Gold Coast, AUS for few years.
Blessed with 11 younger brothers and sisters.
Married to a wonderful godly man and living in the pretty woods of Tennessee, USA!
Love baking, Eating desserts, Mexican food, Swimming, Exploring nature, Hiking, Biking, Cross stitching, Reading novels, Photography.
Currently obsessed with trying out new dairy free products / making dairy free meals and desserts!