We had a wonderful visit with our friends & ate like there was no tomorrow. My friend Betsy is a wonderful cook. I came home with copies of several of her recipes. The weather was unseasonably cold (we even saw snow on Monday morning) which kept us inside a lot although we did make it to IKEA, American Girl Place and Anthropologie before leaving.
I hit the jackpot at Ikea but that place was a zoo! I got baskets, magazine holders, towels, glass jars and so much more. I got tons of storage ideas for when I eventually have a dedicated craft space. These are a few pics to hold you over until I get things in place and share actual photos.
Emma loved the American Girl store. It was heaven. She spent every penny of the $35 she had saved up (quite impressive for a 5 year old who only gets $3 a week) & of course we chipped in some money to make sure she got a few extras.
Maddie and I loved Anthropologie! So cool in person. Most things were a little too expensive for a 13 year old girl or for the mom of a 13 year old girl left broke from buying clothes for a 13 year old girl. We did manage to buy 3 of the monogrammed coffee mugs from my wish list (2 for me & 1 for M to use to store makeup brushes etc. in) as well as a cool drawer pull for a vanity I'm refinishing for her and a white coral reef wall hook also for her.