2 days ago
Sunday, February 15, 2009
... I went for a late morning walk downtown with the fam (wearing the wonderful plaid skirt that Milla sent :) I made Lucas take an outfit photo of me in front of an expensive jewelry store because this was my Valentine's outfit (all thrifted except the red coat from Old Navy years ago) and there were heart lanterns in the window.
I did not however receive expensive jewelry for Valentine's Day. I did, in fact, receive a yummy heart shaped pancake covered in butter, maple syrup, and fresh strawberries and blueberries, which in my opinion beats expensive jewelry any old day ;)
For an afternoon rainy day drive out to the coast, I threw on my newly thrifted sweater, Levi's, and a pair of old REI brown leather work boots I found at Angel's Attic the other day for $3 (still searching for my cute little granny boots, but these big clompers will have to satisfy my short brown leather boot needs for now). Outfit 100% thrifted by the way :)
We went with my sister-in-law, her husband, and their two kids and all piled into their van, so it was quite the family outing! It was so stormy out at the ocean that we ended up mostly watching the big waves crash from inside the warm van, but my favorite part was holding hands with my sweetie during the drive and gazing out through the rain as the beautiful West Sonoma County scenery drifted by. The green hills are so lush and pretty on gray hazy days.
We made a couple stops in quaint little towns along the way which involved a most amazing cup o' hot chocolate with a big dollop of freshly made whipped cream, YUM, in Duncan's Mills. As well as, a peak into a little antiques shop in Freestone I had never been to before. I didn't buy anything, but I couldn't help but snap pictures of some of the lovely things that caught my eye:
This cozy little shop even had a woodstove with a glowing fire where I cought my niece Vida, who I've mentioned before is Clover's absolute favorite person in the whole wide world, looking impossibly adorable, like a lil' Valentine's gnome, in her thrifted red coat and white knitted hat.
We enjoyed the most amazing fresh baked bread at Wild Flour Bread Bakery next door. We're talking potato, rosemary, garlic, and like three kinds of cheeses all in one still warm from the oven fougasse, SO good. (btw, that second picture is from their website, lest you should imagine me standing on a table in order to document my trip to the bakery ;)
And because I just can't get enough of cute kids in their red thrifted jackets on Valentine's Day! Hope you all enjoyed your day :)