This past weekend my family headed south to San Antonio. I had never been and my husband wanted to show me all of the fun places he visited time and again as a boy (he grew up in west Texas and travelled to San Antonio many times). Places like the Alamo and the historic river walk. Plus, we wanted to take our girls to Sea World - a great way to kick off summer!
While all of these activities were full of promise, I must admit, one of the things I was most looking forward to was shopping at the San Marcos Outlets. I'm not sure if I have mentioned before, but I LOVE OUTLET MALLS. And get this: San Marcos had a POTTERY BARN OUTLET!
One of the first things I spotted was this adorable mini dress form. Its intended
use is as a jewelry organizer (it came with little pins that attached to the fabric).
If my sewing studio was more of "a studio" and less of "a corner of my bedroom,"
one of these would have been coming home with us. But, I know that if it was in my room,
I would be regularly waking my husband to alert him of an intruder!
I used to have so much toile - I still love it, but I think I got bored and have moved on.
I was quite tempted to revive my love-affair with toile after spotting all of these linens.
So bright and fun!
These mini crystal candle sticks were just too cute (they are pineapples!).
I wanted them, but was afraid that if I got them I would be on the road of turning
into the crazy-pineapple-collecting lady. I like pineapples, I just don't want
my entire home filled with them. You know what I mean?
I gasped as I turned down this aisle. Imagine how cute these aprons would be
with a name or monogram embroidered on them. I am so proud of myself for resisting.
I know that my apron hooks could not hold another addition
(hey, does that make me the crazy-apron-collecting lady?).
Oh, yeah, and we also visited places like the Alamo.
Which were also, um, fun.
And every bit as exciting as a Pottery Barn outlet
(at least that's what my husband says).
In all actuality, Sea World was THE BEST time spent on our trip - I can't wait to go again. There was so much to do and see; I think we will allocate 2 days the next time we go!
What about you? Are you taking any trips this summer or do you know of any great family friendly spots (with great shopping)? I would love to hear of places you've gone!