Our front steps got torn up.
Nothing major - just tore up the steps and repaved the cement so they were even, up to code, and sturdy. The bottom step had been crumbling for a while - it looked like whoever had patched it last did a bum job so we just decided to get it done and out of the way (and make it safe for all). I'll show you a photo once they are finished.
And I stopped into a local florist/gift shop the other day, Botanical Expressions. There is a Starbucks across the street which is where I'm at most days during lunch to do design stuff or to read. They had a 20% off sign out front so I popped in to see what I could find.
They had a bowl full of these pretty matches and they were marked $3.75 (and I would get about 50 cents off with the 20% discount) a great small purchase.
And they look at the pretty color inside too:
$3.00! I'm tempted to go back for more. They are made by HomArt which appears to be a company out of California. Anyone heard of this company or their products before? They've gotten a lot of great press - I want to see more of their products in person.
Have you made any fun small purchases lately? A cozy latte, great magazine, new pack of gum? Little things like that make me quite happy.
I plan on doing a lot of those things today as I celebrate another year in this world. If I'm lucky maybe I'll even get one of these -ooooh how I love a fresh croissant.
Etsy seller Laura Row
I'm headed over to Crate & Barrel and Anthropologie in a little while. I've got my birthday month Anthro coupon to use, so what better day to use it. And tomorrow we are headed out to the Manayunk Arts Fest which is a juried show. I love checking out all of the artists and vendors. I'll try to take some photos too.
Have a great weekend!