Monday, March 23, 2015

I Told Ya So...

 Yes I knew we weren't in the clear yet.
And I just LOVE chipping away ice at 6am to GO home! Grrrrrrr Thankfully the roads were just wet so traveling was not a problem.
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Watering the Livestock

So since it's "spring" I thought I should get the dog's outside dish ready. I love this dish, it has a float valve on it so it stays full all the time. But I've had it a few yesrs and it needs some work...again.
 Look the darn splitter-the thing so I can hook up the garden hose at the same time as the dog dish-broke. I paid pretty good money for this brass one..well I guess I'll get the cheapo one later.....
 Darn, the connection between the dish and the hose leaks...luckily I have more hose gaskets! YAY! uuuoooo, it looks like it needed one huh!
 And look here, Happy hydrated dogs! This dish has a metal cover that goes over the float, but for now I'm leaving it off uuntil I get the level set just right so the dish doesn't run over or keep the level too low.
The dogs don't seem to care! Here's a  Link to get one similar to mine if your dogs want one one too. They run about $30, I got mine on sale at Orschlen's several years ago.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Merry First Day of Spring!

 Things are all melted off now, and it is starting to feel like Spring. I think, since it's still March, we could get snow again, but for now, I'll take it!
 Bright blue skies and even Bob is out soaking out the sun.
Merry first day of Spring!
Monday, March 16, 2015

Cleaning Weather!

It was such a nice day yesterday I went and cleaned out Wellie.  She had had a lot of use in the last few months and was due for a good cleaning. And she had her tires rotated too! Remember I blogged about her new tires from Discount Tires awhile back?
 Shiny bright almost like when she was new just a "few" miles ago!
I may need to touch up her exterior again soon...
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Old School Movie Night

 So I came back from Minnesota with a VCR! YAY! I know, I know, it's old technology, but I have TAPES! Look Beauty & The Beast....
 The Little Mermaid.....Bob was watching the movies with me too! And lookie here, I won a $10 gift card from the Public Library Winter Reading Program!
Yay for the oldest technology-Books!
Friday, March 13, 2015

Almost Time to Go Home...

So we got off to a great start on Sunday morning-even with the spring forward time ! Junior's Grill & Cafe was perfect!
Mmmm, maybe the BEST patty Melt I've ever had!
 Fish and Chips for the tour guide, and
 DD has salad and chicken strips. Boy you can't go wrong with this little diner's food!
 We'll stop in here again next time we come up! Thanks Junior's!
So just a couple more stops, I wanted to visit the Whole Foods Store to stock up on Alba lip balm-hey, it's kind of hard to find and it's the best!
And on the way I spotted Treadle.
And there was a parking place right in front was like it was meant to be!
 What a nice little fabric shop! Nice variety of fabrics for garments and quilts and look at the nice assortment of laminates.

 Worth the stop! Back to Robin's to tie up loose ends and then we're on the road again!  This photographer statue is the "mascot" for Robin's apartment building. See he's all decked out in his St. Patrick day finery!  We'll be back to see you in the summer Photographer!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Retail Therapy

So there's a really nice outlet mall  called Twin Cities Premium Outlet mall in Eagen, Minnesota. 
They have all the usual store, all of them are really nice! And it's an outdoor kind of plaza so you are outdoors in the nice weather...I think it might be a painful trip at Christmas time, but we had a great time and scored dresses galore for DD. 
 A Fossil store, have I mentioned how much we all really love the Fossil brand? We love it even more when it's on sale, but none of these cute bags came home with us....
 On to the next place! Here's what the exterior of the mall looks like. Very Pretty, kind of like an old fashioned courtyard feeling.
 OOOHH, the Coach store is having a sale! Let's go look. Here's my favorite bargain of the whole trip...snort! NOT! This cute Coach purse is regularly $495.00 but LOOK It's on SALE for .....$491.99!! Oh boy $3.01 off!!! I'll take TWO!!!

 I guess the neon look is back too, at least Coach thinks so, I think these babies will need to get down to about $15.00 before anyone buys one!
On to Dresses! DD found the jackpot of dresses at the Dress Barn Outlet! Cute cute cute!!!
 SO we also popped over to the Mall of America for supper at The Cadillac Ranch. Nice decor and it's a pretty good sized restaurant inside the mall.
I thought it was cool they had roll up garage doors to close the outside seating area, and license plates on the ceiling over the bar. 
 I had the flatbread pizza

 We shared some kettle chips
 And there were steaks for my partners in retail therapy.
Then it was on to the MALL. Here's the Nickelodeon World amusement park inside the mall.
 Look the TMNT are here...
 And Peeps!
 and Rugrats,
 And a huge zipline that goes up to the roof!
 Now to do some window shopping....on the way to Maurice's
 Nike store.....
 Oh and Nordstrom RACK...they move all the clearance past season stuff here...we got sucked into the shoe aisles......
 And I do mean Aisles plural...they go on forever! And luckily they are sorted by size! One shoe is on the shelf and you take it to the window and an employee goes and gets the mate for you to buy.
 OOOH, look at these little flats...Kate Spade...I don't think you're worth the marked down price of $109. Guess you're staying here.
 Look at all of these shoes!!!!
 And purses, not just cheapo purses either...designer, expensive purses and they are just flung around, not stuffed and displayed or anything! I just wanted to cry for these poor purses hanging so sadly.
 Look this little number is a Salvatore Ferragamo
 bag. It's really a nice purse...all leather, and just dangleing here with no stuffing, and no hope, poor Ferragamo!!! This purse sells for $1750.00!! on sale here for $519.97. But who treats their five hundred dollar purses like this!
 Sorry Ferragamo, you have to stay..sniff, sniff. Look a flip flop store!
I'm telling you, they have everything at Mall of America!