6.25.2012

Get Creative!

Last week's Smell the Roses task was to do something that gets your creative juices flowing.
Well I pretty much dropped the ball on taking pictures of what I did. BUT I did do something that I've never done before and that most definitely got me in a creative mindset.

I went thrifting AND antiquing with Sara. She took me to a cute little shop in Lakeland called Pumpernacks that I fell in love with :)


I bought a a vintage Coach cross body bag for...wait for it...$16! YES! I'm not going to show you any pictures, because I plan on doing an outfit post wearing it in the future :) But I fell in love with this black globe; I've never seen one like it before! 


I really enjoyed looking at all of the vintage knick knacks. We went to a few thrift stores, too. I wasn't so much into the clothes, but Sara found a lot of cute pieces! I also could've spent 3 hours looking at all of the books...hardback books for $1.50?! I don't think I'll ever be able to spend $20+ on a book again. Just saying!

After we did some shopping and grabbed lunch we went to Starbucks and talked about blogging for like 3 straight hours. I'm not even exaggerating. It's so nice to have someone to meet up with and bounce ideas off of! If that doesn't get your creative juices flowing, I don't know what will.

It was a Saturday well spent :) I can't wait until our next girls' day!
And since this post is lacking in pictures, here are a few randoms from my weekend:


On Friday night I got sushi with some of my favorite people on the planet :) My boyfriend, Adam, one of my best friends, Danielle, and my [basically] big brother, Cole. SO MUCH SUSHI and we ate it all...oops! I swear I could eat sushi every single day for the rest of my life.  


In case you weren't aware, there is a tropical storm currently taking over the state of Florida. So after church on Sunday, Adam & I went back to my apartment and got cozy with some drinks (gin & tonic for Adam and coffee with mint chocolate Baileys for me!) and a movie. It was so relaxing to leave the sliding glass door open and listen to the rain fall on the lake while watching This Means War. I don't mind the rain when it means time to cuddle with my love! ...end cheesiness ;)

Did you do anything to get your creative juices flowing last week? Link up!



This week's task:
Take someone to dinner that you need to catch up with.

One of my friends, Keisha, actually came up with this task :) I actually want to open the floor up to you guys. If you have any Smell the Roses task ideas send me an email and let me know!

16 comments:

  1. Love that globe, and the sushi looks amazing! Can't wait to see the bag!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. My obsession with vintage/thrift store is slightly obscene. When Reese messes up he always says "I owe you an antique day". Its kinda out of control and I kinda love it!

    Cant wait to see your Coach bag pics!!!!!!! #SCORE!

    Your sushi date looks like SO MUCH FUN. I cant wait until we get to have a sushi date... because obvi that is something we would do.

    I know that it was "the wettest day on record in Tampa" (im currently watching the news), but I am glad it meant drinks and a movie for you and your love!!

    OK novel over. LOVE LOVE LOVE ya!!!

    Happy Monday!
    STAY DRY!

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  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Can't wait to see your new bag :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. I think you just might love sushi as much as me! I can't get enough either. And your rainy day...I actually am hoping for a rainy day here soon so I can do just that. Glad you had a fantastic weekend! :)

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  5. I can't wait to see the bag you bought. I love cross-body bags! And that's so great that you have a blogger friend to hang out with!

    And hearing rain fall while watching a movie at home sounds so nice right now! Okay, it's not even 9:00am, and I'm ready to leave work already. ;-)

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  6. i love your globe!
    i watched This Means War this weekend too!

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  7. Hey girl!
    Love love love thrift store shopping, I always find the best stuff!
    And when does sushi not look amazing?!?
    Have a great week!

    www.cali-landchic.com

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  8. I love the black globe--that would look so awesome in a living room or an office.

    And...I'm loving that shot of the rainy window with the table and chairs. So cozy.

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  9. When you mentioned "leaving the sliding glass door open and listening to the rain fall on the lake," I got the warmest, fuzziest feeling... I think it took me back to being a kid in Phoenix and hanging out on my front porch during a hot summer monsoon storm. There was no lake, but warm rain is absolutely on my top 10 list of favorite things. :)


    Kayla ☆ http://www.kaylanaut.com

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  10. Looks like fun. What'd you think of This Means War?

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  11. What a wonderful project, stopping to smell the roses! Just stumbled upon your blog today but I look forward to taking part in future tasks (and trying some old ones!)

    Raj
    Pink Chai Style

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  12. AH, I so badly want that globe!

    I need blogg-y friends in real life to bounce ideas off of. Everyone lives so far away!!

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  13. I love going to antique/thrift shops!! I never have any luck with clothes either but it's still fun to look :)

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  14. Thanks for the compliment, girly! I can't lie -- I definitely drew inspiration for my navigation bar from your buttons.

    Antiquing is too fun & I can't wait to see your bag!

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  15. I totally feel you on the thrift store books. There is one I go to where you can get 4 books for $1.50! And you can even find new books there every once in a while.

    I could eat sushi everyday too. Your pictures make me want some right now.

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