Sunday, April 12, 2015

Girl's Day Out

My Sisters and I live 2 1/2 hours apart, so it is hard to get together for some sisterly fun.  My sisters are the ones that usually drive to my home for visits because I live in the family home.  
Yesterday me and my younger sister decided to get together at the last moment for dinner and some shopping and agreed to meet in between at what I term "the city."  It's the closest place near me with malls, shopping centers and my favorite stores...the craft stores.

We went out to lunch/dinner at Joe's Crab Shack.  Have you ever been there?  It was my first time there and I can't wait to go back.  It was delicious for a chain restaurant.

My sister and I shared the classic sampler platter appetizer which consisted of Calamari, Crab Dip and Crab, cream cheese, and jalapeno balls (there are no pictures of the platter because I didn't think to take any).  It was the first time I tried calamari and actually liked it.  We also shared the classic steam-pot for two.  Which had crab legs, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, a side of fries and hush puppies.  

We were so hungry that I didn't think there would be anything left but we had leftovers of everything and we never even touched the sausage.  I tried a hush puppy but I didn't like it.  My Niece, who is 3, got an order of chicken tenders.  It was a very large basket but she didn't touch any of it, she wasn't hungry.  She had it later for dinner. 

 My niece entertained herself with my phone and took lots of pictures and videos.  Here are a few of the pictures she took.

She loves making faces and I joined in.  Don't mind me wearing my bib, eating seafood is a messy job and I didn't want to wear any of the seafood.

She makes me laugh!

After dinner we went to a few stores.  Here are a few things we got from Michael's.  They have their summer line out and I picked up two different color and shrink sets by Creatology.  

I thought they would be cute on a bracelet and they were only $1 each.

They also had little paint posters for $1.  I always get these for my nieces and nephews because it keeps them entertained and they are easy to do.  All you need is some water and a q-tip to complete the pictures.  The paint is provided at the bottom of the poster sheets.  These are just small poster sheets with cute images.

I also spotted these different foam building sets while there.  I hate to admit but I bought the next two sets for myself because they were so cute and I bought a doll house set for my niece.

This is a toad stool home.  The roof is a paper bell with pom pom's glued to it.  I haven't put them together yet.  They were only $4.49 each on sale.

A sailing themed one.  I saw the whale and had to get this one too.

These were also made by Creatology.  I'm not sure what I will do with them but they are easy projects to do with the kids and they look so cute.

The next pictures are of the Doll House set I bought for my niece.  My sister sent me these pictures last night.  She put this together for my niece in about 30 minutes.  My niece had found a wooden castle at Michael's that she wanted but it was $25 and unfinished.  We looked around for something that would be cheaper and easier for her to do and found this.  Again this was on sale for $4.49.  It came with people and furniture to play with and all it needed was to be put together.  It is small but the perfect size for a 3 yr. old.

Here is an image of the interior.  My niece loves it and I won't feel bad if it gets destroyed.  I told her we would get her a real one when she is bigger.  She already likes to play with my Doll House.  My "Doll House" is a work in progress and the kids have helped to make it more of a project with their interest with it.  They are good at demolition.  That is another post entirely.

But for now I will leave you with a picture of this beautiful face!  I hope she makes  you laugh as much as she makes me laugh...

...see she can be lady like when she wants to!

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for dropping by my blog earlier this month. Had you not visited, I wouldn't have known you were here. I apologize that I haven't been by sooner, but life got in the way of everything and everyone. Now that my friend Kathy has her Kings and Queens AB, and I've started to declutter my home, I can spend more time visiting.

    BTW, I adore your two wreaths. What a perfect way to save money on the actual wreath, which is very expensive.

    Your niece is adorable, and so cute. We don't have a Joe's Crab Shack where I live, but I've seen their ads, and the food looks good.

    1. Awe thanks for the comment. I am relatively new to blogging and I am still learning (slowly) how to blog. I know how life can get in the way! ;) Thanks for the comment on my wreaths I'm still trying to figure out what to do with them. I love my Niece and am partial to her, she makes me laugh. I also have many more nieces and nephews that I love too. Thanks for stopping ! I look forward to reading more of your posts!