A Christmas Moment ~ Day 9~


~Christmas gift shopping has begun. Share the holiday spirit with your “furry” loved ones too! ~

~Enjoy. Live. Love. Laugh. Capture the Memories & Always BT2U~


Gifts for Him

Gifts for Him

I love browsing all the unique and fun finds on Etsy. Here’s a few of my pick for the men on your list.

(They’re so difficult to shop for aren’t they?)

1. Wild Man Beard Wash from Wild Rose Herbs
2. Dual Dock Station from lessandmore
4. Ceramic Skull Planter from mudpuppy
5. iPhone 5 Case Wood Print from Hello Nutcase
6. Brewers Apron from Nesta Home
~Enjoy. Live. Love. Laugh. Give & Always BT2U~

weekend wandering: 50th & France, Edina, MN

When did you go:  Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Where did you go: 50th & France, Edina

What were you up to: Shopping & dining

How far did you drive:  44 miles


For a gal who loves to shop, it’s a wonder why I have never made the jaunt to the shops of 50th & France in Edina, MN.  I mean this is a really big question here?  Really, why?  Um… I just do not know.  Mystery aside, let us move on, and get to the good stuff.

Since it was Sunday and I got off to a later start I didn’t hit the entire area but I stumbled upon some fabulous finds!

             My first stop was prAna, where George, the gentlest yellow lab greeted me at the door.  What a nice surprise!  Any way, I love the feeling of comfort while wearing prAna clothing.  My purchase, their Bliss skort in black, which will be perfect for weekend hiking and bike rides.

At Paper Source, I ventured upon a gift givers mecca.  There were so many fun gift ideas, creative cards and pretty wrapping to dress them up.  My purchases included – a fun notebook, QWERTY type magnets, a “positive directions” necklace, and my fave “One Good Deed a Day” journal book (sad that we have to be reminded to do this, isn’t it?).


I took a break for a bite to eat and something to sip on down the street at Salut.  It was a bit swelter-y with no breeze outside but I chose to sit on the patio of this quaint French- American bistro any way.  On my plate- Ahi Tuna Nicoise salad, so yummy and it was beautifully plated.  In my glass- Simi chardonnay, refreshing and crisp.

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After my leisurely lunch I made my way to Anthropologie.  This store has long been a fave of mine, the clothes, gifts and housewares are quite unique and I was full of excitement to see one located at 50th & France! My finds- the perfect bowls to complete my dinnerware set and yet another inspirational writing book “642 Things to Write About”.


Of course I strolled through other stores, such as Lush, and Cooks of Crocus Hill (no finds this time but I’m definitely going to try one of their cooking classes).

All in all, a great first ‘Weekend Wandering’!

                                       Enjoy. Smile. Cry. Laugh. Share. Most of all~ BT2U.