Thursday, March 22, 2007


I have a confession to make. I don't really like to shop...

I mean I love it when I find something but most of the time the "looking" and running in and out of stores tires me out mentally. I get overwhelmed and just shut down.

So this trip we did some shopping but it was a little at a time and we SKIPPED the huge-gantic shopping mall - Scottsdale Fashion Square - but stuck to the smaller ones like Desert Hills, Paradise Valley and Kierland Commons.

I discovered a store called Anthropologie and found a great crimson cardigan sweater with "princess" sleeves and top made out of mesh with brown and black. They're both kind of funky but really suited to my style.

I also discovered DSW. Which means "Designer Shoe Warehouse". It's a great store with rows upon rows of ladies shoes. I found some cute ballet flats and a nice brown leather pair of wedges. I have foot problems so a lot of the shoe styles don't work for me. It's great when I can find something I like and that I can actually wear.

I did some shopping in Target and got some lovely linen pieces - a white button up top, a beige a-line skirt, and 2 pairs of capris in white and caramel. I've already had to wash the caramel ones (a little run in with some salsa) and they came out beautiful - one of my fears of buying cheap clothing is that it is "disposable".

My daughter did more shopping than me and bought all kinds of stylish clothes at various stores that we don't have here - Hollister, Wet Seal, No Fear, as well as Target.
She also ended up with 4 new pairs of shoes from DSW.
I bought some cool stuff at Joann's and a local Scrapbooking store but that's another post...

Friday, March 9, 2007

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

Yes I'm leaving on a jet plane and I won't be back until Tuesday, March 20!

I'm off to warm and sunny Arizona with my family for 10 days starting on Saturday, March 10. That's tomorrow!
We've rented the same house we used last time - check out the photo of the kids in our private pool from 2005. That's the view from our backyard - it's totally amazing there! You see those rocks in the background? They're actually BOULDERS about 20 minutes hike away and there's all kinds of wildlife living up there. We saw & heard wolves in those very rocks right behind our house.

Yikes! I'm not even packed and we have to be at the airport by 5 AM.

Have a great March Break wherever you are or are going and I'll be thinking of all of my cyber-friends while I sit by the pool sipping my frothy drink with an umbrella in it!

And you better believe that when I'm not by the pool I'll be checking out stuff at Target, Joann's and other scrapbooking/stamp stores in Arizona!!

I'll share all my new goodies when I get back...