It was a beautiful spring day, so Mr. Mickey and I took a drive down to the Nolichucky River farming community to visit the Mennonite store.
Next door is The Farmer's Daughter restaurant. We have never eaten there but there is always a line out the door and along the front porch with an overflowing parking lot each time we have visited the store.
A food truck outside the store was offering these huge donuts made right there by this beautiful young woman. There was also a line out into the parking lot for these.
We resisted the mouth watering smell even though it was so very tempting.
You may never meet a man who loves bread more than Mr. Mickey! Here he is contemplating which loaf to buy. Believe me when I say, if I did not limit him to one, he would have bought them all!
The drive down to Greeneville along the scenic route is awe inspiring with rolling green meadows and mountains rising up to frame the deep blue horizon.
We also stopped along the way to visit some of the stores that have recently opened in Jonesborough,Tennessee's oldest town.
My daytime outfit included white zipper ankle pants and a tank top along with a beaded tassel necklace from Chico's. The navy linen-like jacket is from Appleseed's last year. The Anne Klein Sport sandals and the red Tahari bag are both from T.J.Maxx.
Later in the day we only had time for me to change shoes, sweater and necklace to meet our dearest friends for dinner at our favorite restaurant. The sweater is old from Dillard's. The necklace was a gift from Mr. Mickey. Note that I always wear small stud earrings with statement necklaces allowing that one piece to take center stage. The Jessica Simpson sandals are from T.J.Maxx.
The staff at Gourmet and Company restaurant has become almost like our family as we have celebrated many special occasions with them and cheered them on in their own life events. This is our dear friend Kenn who as been our server during many of our special celebrations. He and Mr. Mickey actually created one of their most popular dishes on the menu! It is named 'The Jilton Vegetarian' after Mr. Mickey.
I often wear one color from head to toe with a contrasting color jacket or open cardigan. This helps me to look taller and thinner. It is also a great way to create several different looks with a limited number of pieces in your wardrobe. I always try to buy a tank top to match each pair of pants I buy. Contrasting jackets, cardigans and large scarves give you totally different looks while keeping a lean silhouette. Leaving the jacket open gives an uninterrupted long lean line.
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