Daily Archives: 08.14.2011

A little bit of this…

Did you source anything from the Rue La La sale on Friday?

I found a couple of frocks that were practically leaping into my closet.

I wasn’t sure if I should buy two or not, but then the little voice in my head said…buy two.  In the words of Lilly herself, “Too much is never enough.”

I’ve already got more than just a few ideas for where I’d like to debut them, but I think I’ll be keeping that to myself until we get a little bit closer to that time.

For  perfect end to a relaxing weekend, today Ann and I FINALLY got together after eight months of saying, “We should really do this.”

Right?  Right.

We rendezvoused at the Highland Cafe which is this super-cute family owned place in St. Paul.  No, we didn’t take any pictures (Do you know me?  Or do you know me?).  But in-case you were wondering, I had some sort of extravagant veggie omelet complete with broccoli AND cauliflower.  It was just to die for.

Did I mention that it was just getting together with an old friend?  Because there was that, too.  Naturally, we had a lot (read: two hours worth of material) to workshop.  I’m always amazed at how conversation just flows when you’re meeting blog-friends in real life.  I mean, yes, there are always little bits here and there that need some filling-in.  But it really is just like picking up where you left off.

While I was lunching, Marcus was working on staining the bed frame.  Apparently he spotted a family of ducks crossing the street and was so moved to action a photo-safari.

I’m not sure if I’m more surprised about the fact that there are ducklings running around our neighborhood, or the fact that Marcus decided they were photo-worthy.  Or the fact that I’ve been trying to capture a good snap of ducklings all season and have been failing miserably.

Anyway, here they are.

I’m no animal expert, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I think there’s been a second hatching this year.

Not that I’m complaining 😉  The lack of baby animals ’round these parts this year was actually starting to make the neighborhood seem a little…quiet.

Do you use any sample sale shopping sites?  If so, which ones?

Is it normal to see baby animals around at this point in the summer?

I mean, I get that they might not be fully grown yet, but I was operating under the assumption that we wouldn’t be seeing any that were quite as tiny as the group pictured above.  I mean, they’re still covered in fluff for crying-out-loud.