On Saturday I was supposed to sell at Tammy I's yard sale but due to back issues, I had to “back” out – not funny! LOL No way could I lift any boxes right now so I had to stay put at home, resting up for my Boo Crew class in the afternoon. At my Boo Crew class, I met Elina, a fellow designer for Candy Shoppe Designs, here on vacation from Greece! How cool is that?! Elina was sooooo sweet, her boyfriend was super nice, and it was great to just chat and hear about Greece. It sounds pretty enchanting!
Today I got up with a plan to take it easy since my class that was today was cancelled. I needed to drop of a sample and pick up a sample at a store so I decided to do a little blog reading before I hit the road. Everyone was talking about this Roger's Gardens place in Newport Beach. Candace Carpenter posted it on her blog and then this AM I saw that Susan Bugelli had posted it on her blog. So I googled the addy, got a map, and suggested the trip to Xaver. Off we went!
The trip started a little hot as we were in the sun,outside, checking out all the plants and landscaping goodies. Everything was way out of my price range (a small clay pot for $500?!) so I just got ideas. I felt like I was walking in an article of Sunset or Better Homes & Gardens! LOL The plants were awesome and I got some super ideas for our front yard (yes, we are still working on that).
After we saw all the outside stuff we ventured into the Halloween and Christmas displays. The Halloween display was pretty spare since it was all discounted and HW is like a week away. Xaver got some pesto, that I am enjoying on french bread right now, in the gourmet foods section. Then we went into the Christmas section.
Controlling Mogar was pretty impossible and I was really concerned he would break one of the $60 small glass ornaments (do they have diamonds on them or something?!). Luckily we made it out with no breakages and LOTS of wonderful, inspirational photos. I can't wait to go create something with all the inspiration I got.
I know I am not an Orange County girl by any means but at least I can go there, get inspiration, and then come back home where Christmas ornaments only cost $5. This year, our ornament shopping trip will stay in Riverside cuz that's my speed ($10 per kidlet). I am glad we went and checked it out though! For having been born in California I feel like there is so much I have never seen or heard about, right here in my own backyard. I want to take in as much as I can before we move out of state in a few years or so. Memories are all about the experiences, right?