Hi from Florida

Good evening. I remembered to bring my camera USB connection on this trip, so this afternoon, after we got back from lunch & shopping, I stepped out on the deck to take some pictures of the gloomy gray day. It was misting & drizzling rain as I snapped these and the little blob you can see in the water, is some kind of water bird I think. I didn't see anything until I looked at the imported pictures. Actually, I was hurrying the dogs along, and just snapping some photos.
We found a new scrapbook store this afternoon, which we had spotted as we were coming to the DD's house Sunday evening. Since she knew where it was, we checked it out today - Scraps of Art in Seminole, Fla. I don't scrapbook, so I never know if I'll find 'my kind of schtuff' in a scrap store. I had a very pleasant visit, and found way too many goodies. Some lovely Christmas papers (and YES, I DID NEED more Christmas papers TOO!), some nice Stampendous stamps, and some other supplies. We had intended to drive about 45 minutes to Ruskin, Fla. to visit Sparkle & Sprinkle, but some thunderstorms had been predicted this afternoon, and we decided to stay closer to home. Maybe we can get up to Sparkle & Sprinkle tomorrow, since one of my blog followers had told me about it after our last visit to DD in October.
Of course I had to check out a Michael's & JoAnn's...after promising myself I'd stay out of those stores. I did find a couple of new MS border least I've not found them in my local stores. We also managed to visit Bed, Bath & Beyond & a Home Goods store (like Marshall's if you aren't familiar with this store). Home Goods is the sort of store that you visit, not be looking for anything specific, and can find all kinds of nifty things like pretty towels, dinner ware, dust collectors - that type of thing. Then we had a nice late lunch; everyone had leftovers from yesterday's lunch + today's lunch, and we didn't have to think about what to have for dinner = which made my kinda day!
I hope your day was pleasant too. That if the weather is nasty where you are, that you were able to stay inside, cozy & warm, either crafting to your heart's content or dozing by the fire. Thanks for stopping in for a visit, and Hugs from me to you. Be safe if you are traveling for the holiday.


scrappymo! said...

So glad to hear you are having a good time...a good crafty time! We want pictures of your haul!

vicki said...

Oohh sounds like your having a great time I'm very jealous of you going to the crafty stores :) hope you treated yourself :)

Vic x

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures Mary. Hugs Rita xxx

Kathyk said...

I hope you find the lovely Margaret "at home" when you get to Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. It's not a BIG store but packed with interesting stamps and their images are pretty unique as the make them on-site. I'm sure you will enjoy your visit - tell her I said "HI".

Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow - will be Black Friday-ing?


~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful pictures Mary. Very dreary and gloomy day but then again, that is how I remember Florida lol ... always cloudy or spritzing rain. It was pretty chilly here today but tonight it got very cold. It's in the 30's outside now and that is very unusual for Texas. I'm glad you hit some of the craft stores and had a good time. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Miss ya already!

Wynn Walton said...

Sounds like you're having fun on your vacation Mary. All those craft store I'd be in heaven lol. We don't have card craft shops here in Cyprus and I have to rely on internet shopping with the huge p&p. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Florida.
Hugs Wynn x

Brenda said...

Even on a gloomy day your pictures are still lovely Momma Mary! I love that view and that deck!! I'm glad that you got out to a new store, and yes scrapbooking stores have a lot of other goodies. lol I can't imagine not needing more paper but that just might be a paper hoarder's problem-yes I'm a paper fanatic! It was so rainy here yesterday with some areas getting a icy mix. We got a little bit but nothing to get excited about. Stay warm and enjoy your visit!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs!

Brenda in IN said...

Hope your storms have passed and you get to visit Sparkle and Sprinkle. It's so much fun to visit a new store and it sounds like you picked up some cool new goodies already. I envy you the warm weather there. Enjoy your trip and holiday.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wish I was there, we have SNOW here ! Early.... Shirleyx

Pat said...

Glad you are enjoying your visit and getting lots of new crafting goodies. What a fantastic view to look out on even on a grey day it looks lovely. Happy Tlhanksgiving. xx

Kathyk said...

So glad you not only made it to SnS but met the lovely Margaret too AND did a make n' take - I always have a husband lurking in the parking lot so have yet to be able to achieve this!

Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy playing with your new stash


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Went in Bed, Bath & Beyond for rugs for my daughter's remodeled bathroom and came out with the rugs as well as a toothbrush holder & new shower curtain for her bathroom. Today, went to a local stamp store, Stamp Asylum. Owner had her Christmas party. She had a 25% off sale and I bought some Tim Holtz items as well as some other stamps and liquid pearls. She had wonderful refreshments as well as a free make & take that I'll post soon. I always like looking in stamp stores when i'm on vacation. Found a wonderful one when I was in Seattle and got stamps that were specific to Seattle and state of Washington.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
"Sunshine HoneyBee"