Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is looking forward to the holiday festivities that are coming in a few days. The BF and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend lounging by the pool, I feel like I am finally starting to get a nice tan (I gave up the tanning bed about two years ago and am an avid user of the Jergens tan lotion and the occasional spray tan) and am super excited!
As part of our weekend ritual the BF and I stopped at Barnes and Noble. B&N is one of my favorite places, there is something for everyone there! I enjoy the smell of the Starbucks (even though I am ANTI-Coffee) and the whole "QUIET, people are reading" atmosphere is nice. I have blogged before about my love of reading (I will read anything; magazines, books, blogs, newspapers, literally anything) and I think since it is summer it makes me want to be outside even more enjoying a good book on the patio with a Sonic Sweet Tea.
I am in the middle of a new release by Jen Lancaster, My Fair Lazy and I wasn't in the market for a book but I thought I could use a few magazines. B&N is also great for stationary/planners/address books, etc and I had no idea that their selection was so large until I wandered back through some book stacks one afternoon. Granted the items aren't personalized but you can never have enough thank-you cards/thinking of you cards, etc. I have also been thinking about purchasing a NOOK from B&N, I go back and forth with the idea and can't decide if it would be worth it. There is something about having an actual book that you can close after reading and put back on the shelf. I kind of feel like I am attached to all of my other gadgets, and I may need to keep it "old school" and stick with actual hardback books. Who knows....
When the BF and I wandered in on Saturday at the front door I saw some Lilly beauties smiling back at me. I received a few Lilly birthday gifts from B&N but I had never seen the larger accessories, and I was super excited.
I have only had the tote for 2.5 days and have only used it once (and it was completely unnecessary, but I thought I needed to try it out just to get an idea) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I would recommend this bag to anyone, and don't fret if you aren't a pink person (I am not a pink person but this was just too cute) there is a blue bag also.
In lieu of the newest item to take up non-existent space in my closet I have been thinking about plans for the coming holiday weekend. I am not planning on hosting an event/gathering of my own but I have been compiling a "folder" on my desktop of what my decor and such would be if I were to have a party. In edition to wanting to be a professional ice-cream taster/gift basket queen I hope to be a wonderful hostess. Below are a few ideas that I found last night while perusing some of my favorite eventing sites that inspire me for the many parties to come (hopefully sooner rather than later).
What are your plans for the 4th?
I am exhausted from all of this future party planning, it really takes a toll, (funny I know). I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. Almost half way there!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Love, the hostess with the mostess MKH