Our first stop was a wonderful bookstore called Type.
The front of the store had all kinds of wonderful journals, stationery, cards, labels, etc. and the back was filled with wonderful books! My sister bought me a Line a Day 5 Year Journal. It's similar to the Best of my Days project I have going now only obviously this is for 5 years. There's also room for a bit more then a line each day and there's no pressure that I have to write about the best of each day. I think it will be an interesting project, especially as it will go from birthday to birthday. Let's hope I can keep it up for 1826 entries!
I did a quick look through the children's book section but didn't linger as children's books are very dangerous to
Right next door was the store I came to see - the Paper Place. I was fortunate to make my first visit there last year on my birthday (a tradition I would be all for continuing!).
Rainbows of paper - do they excite anyone else?
I tried to stay away from large sheets of paper as I still have lots left from my purchases last year. It was exciting to see Jaime's stamp packs for sale - I bought some more to replenish my stash (it's much easier to use them if you know you have another waiting in your drawer).
I love this little tree. I think it would be perfect for displaying handmade ornaments. Unfortunately it wasn't for sale, I'm hoping Etsy & Google will be able to help me out there!
My nose found this little cafe - the smell of fresh baked croissants is very hard to resist! They were just as delicious as they look.
This yarn store was jam packed with lovely yarns. I showed great restraint and didn't buy anything! There's enough yarn in my stash right now. My sister bought a skein of yarn though, so we didn't leave empty handed.
A quick stop for lunch - Sunday Dinner soup and a London Fog and then back home before rush hour began.
Dinner & games with friends, although not great lighting for photos, was a great way to finish the day. I may be grown up now but birthdays are still exciting and wonderful!