They were some good spaces.
We browsed over paint samples galore. Looking to find that *just right green* to create an accent wall in our living room.
And went up and down the aisles, checking out the Christmas decorations that were quickly filling up the store.
I mean, seriously, TOTALLY an amazing investment, right?!
There were yetis everywhere.
This one tried to attack me in aisle 7.
We came home. I ran upstairs to put on some pjs, and shouted to Steve downstairs, "Why don't you get the fire started!"
His reply..."HA! Ok, Done! I flipped the light switch!"
It was a cozy night by the fire. A good movie. A glass of red for me. A favorite beer for Steve.
And...I went to bed at a kinda sorta normal hour.
We decided to take a drive to a sweet little town. One that brings back many memories to Steve.
I love visiting this time of year. The drive is such a pretty one.
This drive, however, lasted quite a bit longer. There was an accident way ahead and we weren't moving.
Knowing we'd now get there at dark, and miss out on all the scenery, I told Steve he better take in the sights while it was still light out.
Yea, there wasn't much on the detour.
Once we arrived, I was actually kinda happy the way it worked out. The streets were less crowded. The night was gorgeous. And the air was so calm.
The shops were all lit up. And a few stores were all ready for Christmas.
Each store is unique. Carrying different themes and treasures.
Steve always has stories of years past when we visit his "old stomping grounds." He goes into detail with memories of friends and good times. He's so happy when he's telling them. And I love hearing them.
It was good. And the salted caramel ice cream (named - Jersey Shore) wasn't bad either.
After much walking and talking, we were starving. We checked out a few menus at the restaurants in town. And after realizing we didn't want to pay $18 for a burger, when we were really in the mood for seafood...
We decided to head back towards home.
Our dinner destination...
Joe's Crab Shack.
Was it romantic?
IT WAS LOUD!!
But we had a lot of laughs. And a lot of fun. It's the kind of restaurant that has the major cheesy-ness factor...
The drinks with gummy candy in them.
The servers who stop and sing every 15 minutes. Yes, we counted.
But the food was worth it.
And we were super hungry!!
Nice bib ya got there, Mr!
We started with the mussels.
And by the end of dinner...
I forgot to mention that before dinner Saturday night, we stopped at Home Depot. We found and bought what we thought was the perfect color green to compliment our living room. We wanted one that had an olive tone but with more brightness to it.
Well, fast forward to Sunday morning. Steve gets up super early and has already started painting (unbeknownst to me). And not just a little swatch to check the color. EVERY inch of trim around the "accent wall." He later wakes me up and tells me, with a smirk, to come downstairs and check it out. I, excited to see, turn and look at the wall, bust out laughing and say, "I hate it...it's not the right color!!"
Steve is laughing and has been watching my expression from the kitchen. He quickly retorts back, "HAHAHA I hate it too!"
(I'm still confused at why he continued to paint away when he didn't like the color. So is he, I think.)
Now we have a nice, fresh gallon of way-too-bright-green-for-our-living-room-paint. I decided, eventually I will put it to use to liven up another room.
Soon after realizing it wasn't the color for us, we headed out to find a new shade. And some primer to cover up the neon outline.
After a trillion, *NOOO, THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT COLOR STILL!* and *THIS IS THE ONE!! I PROMISE, I'M GOING TO LOVE IT! I PROMISE, STEVE!!*...
We agreed, "Silent Meadow" was a much better fit than "Rolling Hills."
I mean, even the name sounds like a better choice.
I'd much rather be chillin' in the silent meadow than rolling down a hill!
So, after a coat of primer, 2 coats of paint, (Steve half falling off one of the end tables because he was too
I came home last night and Steve had everything hung back on the wall and the furniture back in place. He proudly smiled and said, "What do you think? Ya know, I wasn't so keen on the idea of this accent wall, but I really love it!"
And, I really love it too...
Especially when, despite all the little bumps along the way...
A plan comes together.
Kerry and Veronica came for a visit.
Came back and had lunch on the deck and watched as Veronica became best friends with Muffin.
She was adorable and so intrigued with the kitties. She let out squeals and waved every time she saw them. She's my kinda babe.
She was totally playing fetch with Muffin.
The old space...
The new space...
That's all folks!!
Hope everyone has a HAPPY DAY!!