Wednesday, May 27, 2015

girls day out #2

The older she got, the more she understood that life was not about maintaining control, sometimes it was about letting go and just learning to enjoy the ride.
On Monday, Wanda, Hope, and I enjoyed our second "girls day out", and oh, what fun we had!! We are seriously trying to make it a monthly thing, but finding a day to accommodate three busy schedules is hard. They had planned to go on Saturday, which was completely out for me, since it was my first weekend back to work (and a holiday at that), but they had to reschedule for Monday, so YAAA!!!, I was able to go! :O)
I love these little day trips, shopping at new places, just browsing through antique shops and thrift stores, and best of all NO obligatory stop at Walmart.
First things first, caffeine! We stopped at Get'n Grounded in Princess Anne, for a frozen mocha frappe. Next, we stopped in Ulta and Michael's, where we found lots of goodies! Michael's has the best deals (plus I had coupons!). :O) My best purchases here were: a clock for the built-ins, a few {orange} pieces to add to the kitchen, and a cute patriotic tee.
Hope was anxious to take us to our next stop, Goose On The Roof in Hebron, MD.

and yes, we found lots of good stuff there!!! :O) My best finds were: a {vintage} wooden cutting board, and 2 reclaimed wood frames!!
In the words of the Terminator...."I'll be back".....definitely!
We had discussed lunch options on the drive there and had narrowed it down to a couple that we really wanted to try. As we were paying for our stuff, the cashier asked where we were going for lunch. She suggested The Farmer's Wife just up the road from their store. It sounded great, so we decided to give it a try.

It was DELICIOUS!!!!
Wanda got the Mandarin Orange Salad w/ grilled chicken, pecans, feta, and craisins.

I got the Cream of Crab soup (oops! no picture...I gobbled it down too fast!) and a chicken salad sandwich w/seasoned chips.

Hope got the Turkey Apple Panini - Oven Roasted Turkey, Brie Cheese, Apples, and Caramel Sauce on Sunflower Bread.
It was a hit, as was the rest of the food.

So, we had to have dessert.....

Lemon (the better of the two) and Peanut Butter Smith Island Cake!
Again.....I'll be back!!

After lunch, Hope dropped us off at Hobby Lobby/Dollar Tree while she went to Lowes, then we met up again and headed back home.
some of my goodies...

We had a wonderful time and have pretty much planned our {hopefully} monthly trips including a fall trip to the pumpkin patch!! :O) :O)
Enjoy The Little Things - 8x10 inch print featuring pretty flowers and hand drawn type
I am slowly learning to make time for things, even when you feel like life is just too busy. Time with friends and family (and yourself) are so important. They bring much joy and happiness! Life is too short to just focus on work and taking care of daily life stuff. You need to take care of yourself, have fun, and enjoy the little things!
"Life is the beach house!!"

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