You Can Get Anything You Want at Gram’s Diner & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #40

In a post from last week, I mentioned that I attended a meeting with a group of amazing women and two fabulous men. Today, I want to share with you a story about one of those men.

So I walked into the room and I introduced myself. This guy bounced up out of his seat, vigorously shook my hand, and beamed, “I know who you are! I follow your blog!” Well, if he wanted to make a girl feel special, success has been achieved! I was floored. I was flattered. I was honored. And I was ever so grateful. It’s nearly two weeks later and I am still smiling about that first introduction.

His name is Kyle. And the word fabulous does not do him justice. With a smile that lights up a room and an energy that makes everyone around him feel like they can conquer their toughest obstacles, he shares stories of his life journey with an unparalleled sense of humor and a gigantic sense of purpose. Simply put, Kyle is a man who can motivate you to achieve great things…simply by being in his presence.

Meet Kyle! The owner of Gram’s Diner in Adams, New York.

He and his partner Chad are the owners of the cutest little eatery in Adams, New York, called Gram’s Diner. As quickly as I obtained this information, I thought, “Ooh. Here is my next #SpreadTheKindness post.” I was already planning a girls’ brunch date on Friday and we hadn’t decided where we wanted to go. And at Kyle’s mention of Apple Cider Mimosas that he just added to his breakfast menu, I was sold and so were the girls.

So Friday morning, we dropped the kids off at school and headed straight down to Adams to enjoy some good ole homecooking at Gram’s Diner. Three of us ordered the Apple Cider Mimosas which are made with cider (obviously) and Fireball Whiskey with caramel and cinnamon coating the rims of the glasses. I was in flavor palette heaven looking like a fool as I licked and chewed at the caramel on my glass! Amy ordered her staple Bloody Mary and I didn’t hear any complaints from her as her glass was soon empty!

Apple Cider Mimosas

I ordered Eggs Benedict with home fries and as you can see from the before and after photos, I sort of devoured it like a beast! I would have shoved that last bit of home fries into my fat face if my stomach could have handled it, but I was just too stuffed!

Eggs Benedict before I dug my fork in.
Eggs Benedict when I had to put the fork down.

Amy had the Garbage Omelet and apparently it was so delicious that she took her leftovers home. Something about leftover eggs sort of grosses me out so when someone takes home their eggs, I know they must have been that amazing!

Garbage Omelet and half of Amy’s Bloody Mary

Kari and Lisa each had customized omelets and you can see by the size of these monstrosities that it was all money well spent!

Giant Customized Omelet

So let me say this about our dining experience. Our server, Monica, was down to earth and ever so friendly with the sense of humor one would expect in Kyle’s employees. I have a feeling if you aren’t fun, he’s not hiring you! The beverage concoctions were creative and oh so appealing and the culinary creations were some of the best that I have seen, smelled, and tasted in a diner. The decor of the restaurant is filled with Kyle’s big personality and evident sense of humor making you feel like you are just one of the family.

There’s Monica with her friendly smile and cool personality!

So if you are ever in the North Country and are looking for the most relaxed and lovely dining experience in a warm and welcoming environment offering scrumptious eats and delectable drinks, Gram’s Diner is the place to go. And if you do make your way there, tell Kyle that Shelbee sent you!

To sum it up in one word:

Want to know more about this amazing little eatery in Adams, New York? You can check out their website here or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

The girls and me: Kari, Lisa, Shelbee, Amy
With our bellies full and the sun shining directly into our faces…
Kari being, well, Kari!

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into what this stay-at-home mom/blogger does during her days! I call these “working brunches”!

And now your favorite posts from last week’s link up!

Kristina of The Kontemporary shared a beautiful farewell message in her post Monday Musings #17: A Goodbye Letter to Summer.

Kristina of The Kontemporary

And Michele of @seechele_styles on Instagram shared this adorable thrifted dress for the first day of her #ThriftedChicStyleChallenge.

Michele of @seechele_styles

I am so excited to be joining Michele on Saturday as a model for the Forever Fierce Meet Up at Chico’s in New York City! Check out the details of the event right here!

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog space. Enjoy the link party and I do hope you discover some fun reading material and lots of inspiration here!

Keep spreading the kindness!

Feeling full on the edge,


Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.


I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

84 Responses

  1. Ohh, Kyle truly looks like a lovely person. I am glad you had a wonderful time, Shelbee. Thank you for hosting the link-up.

    Have a great week.

  2. You have a hard life….😂😂😂
    But the eggs Benedict looks so delicious!!

  3. I would love to go to this diner! Diners are the best for breakfast. Thanks for sharing and love your windowpane trousers. So chic!

  4. What a great place! Everything around here is part of a chain, I really love a place like this though. Perfect place for brunch with your girls!

    • It is such an awesome place, for sure, Kellyann! We try to stay away from the chains as much as we can and support the local small businesses in our area. So you usually won’t see me posting about a chain restaurant on my bog. Unless, of course, they do something spectacular! Thanks for stopping by and have the most wonderful day.


  5. This happened to me a while back Shelbee when I was out in a pub! When someone recognises you and applauds what you do, it makes it all worthwhile doesn’t it? The lady said to me “You look just like the photos” I don’t know how else I’m supposed to look?!! xx

    • Oh, I love this, Laurie! Your response is classic! It totally makes it worthwhile, but even more so when you realize that the person giving the compliment is so completely amazing, too! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


  6. Looks like a fabulous time! good food, friends and lots of laughs! now that’s good self care for the soul 🙂

  7. That’s the best way to feel special, Shelbee!! And what a great diner!! Those are the kind of places that make going out so fun!!

  8. It sounds like a fabulous place, Shelbee! And the food looks yummy 🙂
    Suzy xx

  9. That diner is so adorable!!

  10. Yum! Eggs benedict is my fave.

  11. Yep, I’m definitely hungry now and I do so wish I could do brunch with you too. What a wonderful eatery and the food sounds like it was as delicious as it looks. Kyle is a great example of how you can spread kindness with just your attitude. Thanks for sharing this all around fabulous time and for the link up.


    • Rena, thanks so much for this wonderful comment! Next time you make it to the east coast (or I make it to the west), brunch is on, my friend! And Kyle really does just exude kindness and happiness all around him!


  12. Ann Hayes

    Thank You for posting this wonderful account of your time at Gram’s Diner in Adams! As Kyle’s mother, I am beyond proud of what this young man has accomplished in his short 30 years of life! Obtained a Bachelor Degree in 3.5 years, youngest editor of the college newspaper, started a college magazine while there, and then an assistant editor at Watertown Daily Times before diving into the resturant business. He is still a wonderful writer! He and Chad have done wonderful things with what they had to start with when they purchased the business a few short years ago! They really do have the best staff! Please come to our little village again and visit!

    • Ann, thank you so, so much for commenting! You should be very proud of Kyle as he just an exemplar of kindness and brightness and happiness. The kind of person that I like to be in the company of. And I did not know of his writing credentials, so I do hope I didn’t let him down with my words! Based on your comment here, I can tell where Kyle gets his wonderful demeanor from. I will be back to Gram’s Diner, for sure, and maybe I will get to meet you there as well! Have the most fabulous day!


  13. That food looks SO good! Hope you have a marvelous week, pretty girl <3

    Edye |

  14. This looks like such a fun place for breakfast or brunch and those mimosas look delicious!

  15. Gram’s diner sounds wonderful! And what a lovely surprise to have someone recognize you from your blog. I love the vintage style of your outfit too, perfect for a diner!

  16. Love eggs benedict, that looks tasty Shelbee. x Great to see that lovely outfit, love the pattern matching – I could try that with a plain top inbetween. x Jacqui

  17. This outfit is my favorite of your outfits so far. So chic.

  18. First, Love those trousers on you! so smart ! Then, why did I have to read this when i am hungry? i would certainly order the apple cider mimosas mmm, sounds tasty! i love diners for a home cooked breakfast, and that is cool that kyle knew your blog. Enjoyed reading!
    jess xx

    • Jess, thanks so much! I should probably do a proper photo shoot with these fun pants! These pictures were too harried to accurately capture them. I am sorry I made you hungry! And I totally want Eggs Benedict again! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.


  19. sounds like such a great place to dine! The mimosas sound amazing!

  20. Oh my gosh! Apple cider MIMOSAS?!!!! Oh, I need to pin a photo of this, so I can try to replicate it at home. I am not sure of any restaurant around here that makes those! YUM!


    • Yes, Carrie! Pin it and replicate it! Because it was so delicious! Apple cider, Fireball whiskey, and something sparkling! Plus caramel and cinnamon on the rim. You will not regret it. Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day.


  21. Great post Shelbee! Looks like a really lovely place to eat. I love cute little eatery’s to relax and have conversation. Thanks for sharing and love your outfit! 🙂

    • Trina, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a very nice place to chill for a girls’ drinking brunch! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!


  22. I love this post! I can just feel your joy and what a wonderful diner! A place everyone would love! Great outfit today too! You look fabulous as always!

    • Cheryl, thank you so much! I really do love writing this type of post, too! It makes my heart feel good when I can share kindness and let others know about the wonderful people I meet in my community. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


  23. Kyle sounds fabulous as do the mimosas! Wish I lived closer. Fun post!

    Elizabeth |

    • Elizabeth, thank you so much for reading! It was all fabulous, for sure! And if ever you are in the area, let’s go have some apple cider mimosas!


      • My husband recently picked up Xerox as a client and will now be in Rochester occasionally. I had hoped I could tag along if you were nearby but looked on a map and it looks like Watertown is a good ways from there. Unless I picked the wrong city. 🙂

  24. What a great article about Gram’s. You hit the nail on the head. Wonderful job my friend!

  25. I love this restaurant review. Local, small businesses are so important. I love the personalized experience at those types of placed. The food looked super yummy too!

    • Thanks so much, Julie! I have a passion for sharing about small businesses in my local community because it is so important! And so is spreading kindness. And since I don’t have much to give in support of local business from a financial standpoint, I do have a forum to spread the good word about them! So I do what I can. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


  26. You look great Shelbee! These look so yummy! Love your review of the restaurant! Very helpful!

    Edwige |

  27. Hey Shelbee, Gram’s diner looks like such a warm and welcoming place. I especially love Kyle, he is so adorable and his energy practically bounces out of the image. As for your outfit, it is on point as always. I love the silver loafers. They are super cute!

    • Gigi, thanks so much for reading! And yes, he really is someone special with an energy that spreads so much joy! And thanks so much for the lovely compliment on my outfit!


  28. What a cool place. I would eat there if I lived in that part of the world. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

  29. Those mimosas look delicious! I love your outfit, those trousers are fab and the scarf is a very chic addition. I’m hungry after looking at all those food photos!

    Emma xxx

    • Emma, thanks so much for the lovely compliment! The mimosas were so amazing. And I should have put a warning at the beginning of the post that it would make you hungry! I get hungry just thinking about the food there and it was two weeks ago! Thanks for stopping by and have the most wonderful day.


  30. How have I missed finding your blog and your party?
    Thankful to have made your acquaintance!
    What a lovely post this was — food and friends and fun!

  31. Hi Shelbee! THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! YOU TELL A STORY!!!! And you tell a story so well. Thank you. Now I wish I was living back in New York so I could drive upstate to that cute little diner and to hug Kyle! BTW. The pants you are wearing. The pants! XOXOXOXOXO!!!!

    • Cathe, thank you so very much! I am so glad to know that you appreciate my story telling! Haha. I do love to tell stories, that’s for sure. I look forward to meeting you on Saturday!


  32. Sounds like an awesome place to get brunch! Thanks for the linkup. 🙂

  33. That seriously is the sweetest thing anyone can do. I know my heart melts when people say I know who you are, I follow your blog…but the part is when they say we’ve met before at xxx and I can’t remember for the life of me. Terrible I know. So happy for your stardom Shelbee!!

    • Aw, Rania, you are so sweet! Yeah, I have had that happen when I’ve met someone before and I don’t remember! That’s the worst! But this was a super exciting and memorable moment indeed. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous night.


  34. What a lovely post! Kindness is the glue that knits us all together that’s for sure. It’s always wonderful when you meet somebody who adds light to your day 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Shelbee!

    Laura xo

    • Laura, thank you for this amazing and lovely comment! I love the language you have used about kindness! Thank for you stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.


  35. Looks lovely here, Oh wow, I feel hungry now! Aww, how lovely. I always wonder what I would do if someone recognised me 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday Blog Hop 🙂

  36. I love your pants!!!!! So quirky cool!!!!

  37. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  38. Such a nice place and people behind it. Thank you for sharing with My Red Carpet.


  39. Thank you so much for letting me participate! I’m following you on Twitter. I look forward to seeing your tweets and visiting your site again! Thank you!

  40. You look amazing in this outfit and your post made me hungry.

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