9.09.2009

Shopping Hiatus {2}

{Nothing to do with today's post just thought I would share the flowers from my garden}

On Labor Day my dear husband surprised me with a family day trip to Atlanta. We walked around Atlantic Station, shopped at Ikea, ate, and rode the mini train. A trip to Ikea may have thrown off my shopping hiatus technically, but I paid all in cash and it was all for the house and kiddos. I even stuck to my needs list and if it weren't for my husband I would have spent even less, ha. Needless to say I am thrilled with my finds and can't wait to share. We then hit the Peachtree Mall and I did not want to shop at all. So weird I know. We then drove around and looked at all all the great architecture. Next time we go sans kiddos I definitely want to hit this shop and Pieces.

{again nothing to do with this post, but this is what I almost ran into while weeding my garden, yikes!}

20 comments:

PS~Erin said...

It's funny bc I usually spend more when my hubby is there with me too. I love it!!

Great photos!

eco-stylista said...

Sounds liek a great trip! Eager to see what you got!

Lavender and Lilies said...

Thanks for tips on shopping in Atlanta. I live about 2 hours away but I don't know enough to really know where to shop so I loved the tips from Smitten Design. thanks!

Federica said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Good girl!

Jennie Bee said...

Gotta Love Ikea! Sounds like a great Labor day trip!

Estelle said...

O.k. I want to see what you bought at Ikea but please no more spiders. Can't believe you came face to face with that guy. I have chills.

Char said...

those spiders seem to be out in droves - my sister has one that has decided her front door is the best location ever. every time she chases it away - it comes back.

Rebecca said...

sounds like a fantastic trip:)

Ms. Bright said...

A day trip, huh? We must live pretty close! I'm glad it was a nice day and can't wait for you to visit Pieces!! It's one of my faves (I'm orig. from ATL) Check out my recent post on Pieces...if you'd like!

LindsB said...

What a sweet husband you have!

Ami said...

I was doing yard work a few weeks ago and found that same kind of spider making a beautiful web on one of my windows outside... :)

Beth said...

Gorgeous photos, they both have amazing focus :)
Love this post
Beth xx

Haven and Home said...

I am proud of your shopping hiatus abilities!!! Usually I can't control myself in Ikea. I am impressed you stuck to just needs!

Mrs. Filly said...

that is a really cool looking spider and i'm very glad you did not run into it! cooling looking and then it touching you...not a good combo in my mind...cool looking to me screams scary poisen filled spider!

Hanako66 said...

that sounds like such a lovely day!

Heather said...

Good for you for your shopping haitus! Sounds like a fun trip!
P.S. that's one scary spider!

Gracie said...

Well done on keeping to your 'need' list. I think your doing a great job and wish I could have more self control. ugh to the spider.

angela hardison said...

those flowers from your garden are amazing. and the spider made me shudder. i keep finding so many bugs at my house; it's horrible.

pink-to-green said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely weekend; you're a lucky gal!

Laura. said...

what a wonderful day! your flowers are lovely, and that spider is creepy--eeee!--and amazing at the same time.