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I’m excited to share these with you! The day of our engagement shoot it poured and for a half an hour I was terribly upset that the plans we had made weren’t going to happen. As the girl who did my hair handed me a cute umbrella I decided we should just take advantage of the rain. What I’ve learned from planning a wedding is that 10 years from now will I still appreciate these? The answer to my question and to our day is yes. Not because we went to a pretty field like my original plan but we went to all our favorite places together. In 10 years from now I hope to look back on these photos and smile and be reminded of the memories we have left in Bold Bean together. Almost every time we’re together we go to Bold Bean to start or end our days. We like to include this in in all of our dates and play a game of Chess. We use to play Banana Grams but I’d always win 😉 now we play chess and Jared always wins. Bold Bean is one of our favorite places and I’m glad we were able to capture images of memories we’ll cherish forever. View More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredView More: http://mothomp.pass.us/amanda-and-jaredMy engagement ring was his mothers. I love things with meaning no matter what this ring looks like, I’m in love with it. In the past year Jared’s mom has had 8 surgeries on her brain. I won’t go into detail of everything that this family has gone through but because of this this ring is something I’ll forever hold close to my heart. When Jared told me both his dad and mother suggested this ring for me there was an immediate sense of honor I felt. It was a feeling I had never felt before especially for a piece of jewelry. I’m incredibly thankful that this is my first family heirloom.
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My throat is a little sore and my nose has decided to get all sniffy but the day is hardly over and tomorrow is the weekend. I spent most of my day dreaming about my dinner from the night before. Most of my dinner consisted of veggies from The Veggie Bin. We also had chicken and Jared made his own bbq sauce. It was soooooo tasty! I met a puggle named, Dosoto and fell in love. (If you know me, I love pugs) and I drank lattes all day long.Happy Weekend!!

(If you want to know what exactly was on my plate and how we prepared it, just leave a comment, it was all gluten free.)

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Asheville was so pretty! I wish to go back and spend a little bit more time there. Jared and I went downtown to walk around on the nice cool morning. Asheville is quite pretty to drive in.This is our Couchsurfing host Kaki. Me and her are standing in front of the Double Decker bus which was converted into a coffee shop.Asheville has posted all around to love local. Well I must have been in the right place because I love local!The bottom half of the bus has been converted into where you order drinks and food.The top of the bus is seating area. The tables are covered in chalk to draw on. We were lucky enough to sit there long enough we were the only ones there. When you have a really awesome fishtail braid pictures can be posted of yourself.More importantly, what’d we get? I ordered the pumpkin pie latte and Jared ordered the creme brulee latte. I preferred the creme brulee and since Jared prefers me, he let me have his instead : )

Let me know if you guys have been here before and what you got!

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On our way back from Indiana Jared wanted to stop at a Trader Joe’s before we got to our next destination. I, of course, was totally for this idea. I thought if we’re going to be stopping, might as well  find a coffee shop to have breakfast before we go. I looked up a few different places and found Highland Coffee with only wonderful reviews. It was only 5 minutes away from Trader Joe’s, so we went for it!Not too hard to miss when you have a huge coffee cup on top of your door. Luckily this is cute and not cheesy. Lots to chose from! Of course you know what I went for?THE CHAI! It was a pretty good chai. Oh and their logo and sleeves? I think is just wonderful. Clever and unique to them. Whoever made this did a very good job.Jared just got a cup of coffee. He had a lot to chose from.We also got breakfast burritos. Their eggs are local cage free eggs. That’s always something nice to write on your board. These were pretty tasty and they had black beans in them, which means they won Jared over.They had many people sitting inside and outside, even if it was a little chilly. 

 

This place was quite quaint. They had local artist’s music available as well as an arcade game. How fun is that? I can tell the locals love it by how many people were there so early in the morning.

Has anyone been here?

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I am stoked to write this post BECAUSE Greyhouse is my all time favorite coffee shop. Greyhouse was the place where my love for coffee shops started. Over time they have only stayed consistent with their products and love for their customers. I often get upset that I can’t go there every day. I’ve been going to Greyhouse since my senior year of high school. I have only good things to say about my relationship with Greyhouse.

I have many memories of studying for math, meeting up with friends, being sucked into Facebook, meeting a pen pal, starting my love for Couchsurfing here, eating more gelato then I should, bringing my mom in to eat only the crepes, Scrabble, giggles, nick naming baristas who remember my order “Creepy Guy,” (and getting more then just me to call him that) Facebook chatting John Davey when he’s sitting with his back to me, and finding out about Toms shoes for the very first time five years ago.

(I’ve been in the basement of this place but shhh don’t tell anyone)

The funniest thing about all of these pictures is.. I forgot to post my favorite drink! I always get it, I haven’t found another place that serves it. It’s called, Sweet Matcha Latte. Delicious! GET IT!

Since this is my favorite coffee shop be warned about the extra pictures.Greyhouse is located on Chauncy Hill and is highly populated with Purdue students and staff. mmm Gelato. They always have so many different flavors of gelato and the flavors are not of the norm. Oh and they are always willing to give you a sample! My favorites of the past have been, chai (of course) pumpkin pie, and a blueberry shortbread cookie one.I love the old library card set up. In the past, one of these drawers use to have army men in them. It was perfection. Oh, I also love that there are sugar cubes. I don’t know why that makes me so happy but it does.Sorry this picture is a little blurry but wanted to show you their auto drip coffees.This is called, “The Village Post.” It often is filled with conversations to other Greyhouse lovers, random quotes, or love letters to Greyhouse.The inside of the piano under their pick up bar for their food items. One of the many things Greyhouse is known for is their yummy crepes.That wall over there changes out local art often.Because it’s always so busy in there. (This picture is actually from two years ago.)This is a room you can reserve for study groups, classes, meetings, etc.This is such a clever idea! You can decorate the cup and leave your friend a message! As the pour over is becoming a popular new way to brew, Greyhouse is staying with the coffee train. They sell these pour overs, as well as the scales they’re sitting on.Menu boards chalk, clean, and easy to read, just the way I would ask them to have it.If you go to a coffee shop with me and we plan on being there for awhile, I will sucker you into playing banana grams. (Loaves not loafs, come on Amanda)Jared got Dr. Strangelove. Their large loose tea selection. These are here for the smell test, just to see which one you’d like to enjoy.Ah.. Bliss.

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When I worked in Broad Ripple, for a very short time before leaving to live in Florida, I’d visit Monon Coffee Company. I wish I went there long enough to be considered a regular in my book but sadly my stay in Indy was short. So I was super excited to share with Jared the area of Indy that I worked in and the coffee shop I called mine for the time being. Monon Coffee Company is named after the Monon railroad that use to be close by. Now the rail road is paved over for a nice jogging or bike trail.There’s so many cute shops around this coffee shop. So if you don’t feel like relaxing on their couch you can get your drink to go and walk around.As you can see they have a pretty big selection of drinks and food. All of their pastries are made fresh and from a local bakery. The baristas were super nice and very informative.They have a large selection of syrups, local hand made pottery, a community board, and a cool area for a leave a book take a book section. All of their drip coffee is based off of the honor system. You can see them picture to the left. It’s $2 for drip coffee and you just put your money in a bucket. (love it!)This is the Buttery Zombie! It was so good! What exactly is it? Their espresso beans are called the zombie beans because they are still white, they’re only roasted a little bit. I don’t know if you guys know this but bold coffee has less caffiene in it because it’s roasted longer. If you’re truly looking for a pick me up get a light roast. So the bean is white so it has extra caffiene in it, which will wake you up to the point you’re like a zombie! Buttery because the flavor was butter pecan. It was so delicious and I loved the idea of it.

Monon Coffee Company has been voted the best coffee in Indianapolis. Want to know more? Find it here.

If you’ve been here I’d love to know what you got!

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