After a mopey, lazy morning at home I decided to take advantage of hubbie being around and actually leave the house! I headed to Function Junction, our local non-tourist shopping area. It was a huge success that's left me with a happy buzz and the need to tell you of the great finds I scored.
First stop Home Hardware in the home decor section...two adorable Easter spotted egg and quail feather topiaries on clearance for 80 percent off! Only five dollars each, can't wait for next Easter now.
Then over to Patina Home Interiors where I ended up spending a couple hours chatting house stuff with Maureen, the owner and designer extraordinaire. If you haven't been in lately you need to go...her two story space is filled with ideas, great furniture pieces and accessories. She also stocks amazing wall papers, lighting and art. Maureen helped me decide on some furniture placement and pick my ideal sectional from one of her suppliers, Van Gogh designs. I bought a chandelier bar light for our en suite and two amazing accent cushions for the boys sofa for only $20 each.
The best part was that she solved my powder room sink dilemma and saved us some serious moula! She's remodeling her bathroom and offered me her old sink which is a wall mount and looks like this:
The pipes will show, which is cool. I ordered this faucet to snazz it up...
(oh dear! my project playlist is open and I just noticed that the Carole King Beautiful song I added is not her singing but some guy and it's total cheese! so sorry to make suffer through that, I'll fix it right away...this new song's for you Tanya, by the Be Good Tanyas)
It's the Icon model by Moen.
I'll share the couch pick when we finalize the details. My visit and power design session made me think of this quote I've been saving...
|Nothing bonds women faster than a shared tip, a great new color, or some really good advice.
—Trish McEvoy, makeup artist
After reading the Tipping Point by Malcome Gladwell, I realized that I am an information maven, sharing a find, a deal, a tip gives me such a high. Perhaps that's what makes writing Snickerdoodles so rewarding. This blog is my outlet, my voice, the little way I can give back while learning so much as I go. See if you are a maven or connector too here: at his web page. Loved this book! It's available on my left sidebar from Chapters and I'll donate my wee commission to World Vision for ya.
Back to the Junction...I then treated myself to a bunch of grape hyacinths at Rembrandt Designs. They are my most favorite spring bulb flower. There I ran into a friend, followed her back to Patina, then off we went to sip lattes and each homemade cupcakes at Rosalind's pastry shop. She is moving to a hip new home soon and we had hoardes of house stuff to chirp about in between decadent bites.
So glad I ignored my bed head issues and chores and ventured out today in the April showers. The time spent with some new friends and an old one, gave me a buzz of energy to help bounce me back out of my mood funk.