Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day, Day Trips and Yes, I'm Back!

Hi All! Yes, I know, it's been a while. I will be better this time. I promise! (and no, my fingers weren't crossed). I have had a great weekend with a wonderful day trip out to Galena, IL for my MIL's Happy Birthday.  We had fantastic Mexican food at a little restaurant one block off the main street, and I can't remember what it was called, but it was good and I remember where it was.   Look at that bowl of soup she got. It was huge!!!!! Shocked us all, but she gave it a big thumbs up for yummyness. 
(Tried to get a good pic of Ter, but of course, he made a face. So now its here for the world to see. Maybe that'll teach him!)



But... and the big thing that got me back to my blog is the most fantastic dress I found.  It is so me! Navy blue with little white flowers and red buttons from the 40s!!!! YAY! Perfect for Memorial Day!  I found it in a fantastic little Vintage Boutique in Galena that is loaded to the rafters with lovelies and run by a wonderful lady.  The shop is called All That's Vintage.  Really worth the stop in.

I just had to have some pics of this dress (and my red patent shoes) with my lovely, lovely bike, which is (of course) red white and blue.





Then off to the Itasca Parade! Kiddo got loads of candy (see mister cool and his gum) and pudgy little Snoopy was fine with the noise and made just a bit pudgier with all the treats they threw to him. A lovely weekend.

If you follow my Facebook you will know that I am working on changing up Flourishes to be all vintage clothing, accessories and linens for the home. And if you don't, this is news to you!  So right now all the Kitchen and Decor items are all marked 50% off until gone.  I need room in this tiny office, but thats a whole other post.....