Hey all! It’s been so long! Have you missed me?
Nevermind, don’t answer that. I’m not sure I want to know (..unless it’s yes, then bring it on)!
This week has been super busy at school, working to get the classes into routines and practicing “school rules” is always difficult. It’s amazing to see how much progress they will make by the end of the year, but the beginning is always hard. Needless to say, I haven’t had much free time to write, think, or even do projects. My floors have gone unclean/unvacuumed, I finally got through some of the chore list, but there’s plenty to still get done.
Today, S had to take his car in for some repairs. He found a performance shop about an hour away from home that sounded like a good place, but it would take at least two hours to do. So, understandably, he asked me to come along. And by come along, I mean he bribed me with brunch once we dropped off the car (I’m a sucker for good diner food and a nice cup of coffee). What I also didn’t realize is that I would be driving separately and meeting him there because the performance shop was also several miles from any walkable town. So I made this trip a little more fun for me and forced the hubby to go treasure hunting around town while we waited for his car.
The first place was actually an accidental find. I tried to look up the town before, and their commerce page online, but didn’t really get very far. There were a few possibilities that popped up, but it’s such a small town that there are very few websites to find. We started our scavenger hunt at a little thrift store called The Spare Room.
After that quick detour, we headed down the street to find a shop my husband wanted. That’s when I saw these:
Can you imagine my reaction when I saw these from across the street? S laughed at me, alot, because of my insistance on us crossing the street immediately and seeking out those tables. Unfortunately, neither worked for anything we needed and so they were left. We did also see some other fun pieces at this store…
Unfortunately, my excitement for this store was quickly quashed upon walking through the door. I had such high hopes because of the things that caught my eye on the sidewalk. However, the inside of the store was kind of boring. More of a mix of estate furniture and newer pieces that lacked a lot of spunk. We didn’t stay very long because I didn’t find much to enjoy and drool over. But, as I said before, S’s car was going to take a while, so I found an antique mall that SAYS it is the largest in Maryland. SAYING and BEING are very different, we quickly found out, but it was probably the most successful outing of the day.
I bet you’re wondering at this point if we even ended up buying anything after all three stops. Well, we did! If you can believe it, S and I agreed on something/ended up with a couple things which all fall into a similar theme.
Hey, it’s the season opener tomorrow and we have to be ready, right? So on the plus side, we now have a few more pieces of Redskins paraphernalia. On the downside, we still don’t have nightstands. I’m really going to have to work on that. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! If I get myself together enough, I’ll try to post about updating our photography collages around the house and a project stool for the guest bedroom. I just can’t make any promises!