Around here . . . I spent Friday afternoon in "the cities" doing some shopping and then I met my daughter for dinner. First we took her dogs for a walk, and it's always fun to walk in new neighborhoods and see all of the beautiful houses. I thought this house was really interesting because the house and the trim were all painted black, which I thought was an unusual choice. The black house along with the stone accents and the glowing yellow tree was such a beautiful sight. I'm guessing the house looks pretty great with white snow on the ground too. Well done folks, well done.
Around here . . . one of the shops I visited while I was in the cities was West Elm. I'm a hugh fan of this store, but I've never actually seen the store in person, I've just admired their items on their website and in their catalog. I've ordered a few things from them (a chair, an end table and wall sconces) and I just really love the modern style of their items. I've admired this little white end table for months online, but when I turned around and saw it at the store I actually whimpered. I have no need for this table, but I LOVE it.
Around here . . . the other store I went to while I was in the cities was The Container Store. Oh, what a great store! I honestly spent about two hours there, going up and down each isle marveling at all of the containers and organizational materials. One of the things I bought was a set of containers for china storage. I wanted to store my grandmother's white china in a safe way and these containers work perfectly. I bought a set that included three round containers for plates and a rectangular container for cups. The plate storage containers included felt pieces to be placed between each of the plates. The containers have a zip closure and are very sturdy. I'm happy to have such a great way to store my china.
Around here . . . I spent some time on Saturday afternoon organizing photos for an upcoming scrapbooking weekend. I printed over two hundred photos for the three day weekend which is hysterical because I don't usually get a lot done when I'm scrapping with others. Oh well, it's nice to have them printed and I hope they eventually make their way into albums.
Around here . . . I can't do a fall "around here" post without including a photo of a beautiful tree. I went for a walk through a nearby park on Sunday afternoon and saw many trees that were complete without leaves. Then I came upon this tree, bursting with colorful leaves. The sun was shining brightly on the tree and it was a beautiful site.
I had a quiet, productive weekend which hopefully means I'll be recharged and ready for a busy work week. We are expecting highs in the 60's all week, which is a BONUS. Even though I have to work all week I plan to get out every evening to walk Two Miles a Day and soak up the sun. Cheers!