I'm most comfy in my casual clothes but I'm not a hard core shopper. If I'm in the mood, then stand back! I was in the mood to shop when I went to Mix's Fashion because I had passed by their storefront so many times and never gave them a second look. When I went in, I saw a well thought out store with plenty of casual clothes at decent prices. Decent, not great mind you. There was a sale going on which enticed me even more to spend money there. I walked out with a hoodie, two tops and a t-shirt.
I discovered the Dee Dee Boutique through some of my co-workers and think I have a new addiction. I've always liked makeup but really like the brands they have here. Shiseido is one of their star lines and they do their best to push it. I do like it, so it's okay. If the makeup wasn't so expensive, I'd use it every day and not just on special occasions.
I was happy with the repairs done to the two pairs of shoes I took into to Mission Shoe Repair Shop but didn't realize how much it was going to cost. I know they didn't tell me the full cost when I dropped them off because if they had, I wouldn't have left them. The repairs cost almost more than what I paid for both of the pairs. Yikes!
Call me conservative in my purchasing, but I don't think there's anything wrong with Payless for shoes. With that, I'll also say there's nothing with Rome Shoes. These are a step above Payless and are great for people on a budget or who just don't want to pay hundreds of dollars for shoes. I like Rome Shoes and will continue to see what they have in stock.
Arg! I almost killed myself trying to run in a pair of heels down the street and got the heel of one shoe caught in a street grate. I was more upset about breaking the heel on my shoe than I was about almost killing myself. What to do? Lo and behold I googled where I was and found Lakeside Shoe Repair. They were beyond helpful in getting my shoe fixed in a hurry and at a great price too!
I went to a surprise birthday party for my boss her husband was putting on for her. All of us from the office met them at the restaurant, which was fabulous, but what was even more fabulous was the cake! I Dream of Cake did it and whoa! The cake was a masterpiece! It was a mannequin that was in a Victorian dress - holy cow! It looked like a real doll. I had to take a double take it was so good. It tasted great too!
I wanted to send one of our clients a bamboo plant as a thank you for working with us on a tricky layout. I opted to use Bomarzo Floral Design to get me a mid-size plant in an exotic container. They didn't have exactly what I wanted, so they asked if I could wait a day for them to find one and get a nicer container. I was going to bring the bamboo myself, so I gave them one more day. They were able to get a great looking plant, but I didn't like the container they had. They told me where I could look for a container that might be more suitable. They lead me in the right direction and I was able to transfer the plant to the new container without a problem. I liked it so much my client almost didn't get it!
Both my mom and aunt love music boxes and strongly hinted they would 'love' to have one. Hint, hint. What's a girl to do? I scouted out several of them, but ultimately found the perfect ones through Richter's Music Boxes Gifts. I thought their designs were more what my mom and aunt would like and they were more reasonably prices than others I had found.
We used the Cake Maker for my aunt's birthday when she and my uncle came up for a visit. What they didn't know is that my cousins and my mom all came up to surprise her! We had a great time and the cake was delicious! It was moist and flavorful without being overly sugary.
I was able to pick up some small San Fran souvenirs from Grace's Gift Shop to send home with my niece when she came up for a visit. My other nieces and nephews were jealous they couldn't make the trip up with her and I didn't want them to feel left out. I went into Grace's and was able to pick up things for my other nieces and nephews for under $35.