Yeah, yeah. I'm sure it was a publicity stunt for a sale, but I saw some guy in an Uncle Sam costume walking down 123rd while I was driving to meet Melody this afternoon and I just laughed.
Since I was off work today, I joined Melody and Angelina in their round of make and takes at some of the scrapbook stores nearby. Angelina has been loving doing her own scrapbook pages... she's so cute while she's trying to put everything together.
And not to be left out, to the right we have Logan, discovering at a very early age that boys and scrapbook stores do not go together (I think he's yawning in this picture). From there we went to Pebbles where Melody and Angelina made cards while I wandered a bit and then praised whenever called upon by Angelina to tell her what a great job she did... lol.
Melody had received a gift certificate to a store up closer to SLC that neither of us had been to before (Paper Creations) so for our last stop of the day we drove up and found it and it's definitely a big store. Mostly we wandered around just trying to get a feel for it all, but for me (and I can't believe I'm about to say this) it was more about realizing that now that I've been there, I don't need to go back. lol. Most of what they carry I can either find closer to home or it just isn't my style. But it's always fun to try new places, right?
Speaking of new places, tonight on my way home after our little scrapbook tour, I finally dropped by the gourmet food store in Draper that I'd heard about. It was bigger than I'd expected and they actually had most of what I was looking for and then some (YAY! no mojo criollo marinade, though. pout.) I finally got my hands on some instant polenta and my favorite brand of veggie chips. AND... they carry this brand of gelato that I've only seen at Wegman's before. The pistacio is to die for. Mmm. They even have a cheese ROOM! I'm so glad to know they're there and I'll definitely be heading back now and then.
Finally, despite all the running around to scrapbook stores today, I didn't actually get any actual scrapbooking done (I watched 300 instead. FABULOUS movie!) I did finish up another layout last night, though.
And now, off to read a bit before bed... I just LOVE getting up for work the morning after a 3-day weekend. sigh.