As we nearly come to the end of the day on this 5th day of April, I am delighted by the sights of flowers blooming, the sounds of lawn mowers in the distance and the ability to wear flip-flops without freezing my toesies.
I was having so much fun today that I'm finding it hard to believe it is nearly bedtime already. Part of the fun was shopping the office supply aisle at our local grocery store. It happens to be the same aisle as the newsstand and the first place I visit as I enter the store.
Call me pathetic but I love shopping that aisle. If I find something I like and/or want, discover something new or fulfill a new organizational need in my life, I am quite happy. And that is what sets the pace of my shopping expedition at the grocery store. If I find nothing, well, I'm disappointed. And it may cause me to make up for that empty feeling by purchasing and eating a half-gallon of chocolate chip ice cream.
Luckily, I discovered a few items today that made me a happy girl.
When I set my sights on the Ticonderoga Noir solid black wood pencils I became quite giddy.
I love writing instruments, particularly ones that become a decor element in your home as well as being a useful item to have at your disposal.
They resemble a stainless steel look. And this black urn has been begging for some stylish writing instruments for a while now. Previously, it held black Ticonderoga pencils and offered no contrast.
And I love to use red-colored pencils to check-off my lists. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered Ticonderoga Erasable Checking Pencils. I'm in pencil heaven.
As I eased my way down to the newsstand, I finally found a magazine I have been seeking for the last several weeks.
Western Interiors Magazine. It's not always easy to find here in the Mid-Atlantic region but I know our local bookstores carry it from time-to-time. So to actually find it at our local grocery store was a miracle.
My friend, Paula knew I would take interest in a post by Allison Tyler-Jones about her talented interior decorator sister's work being featured in the latest issue of Western Interiors (check out the powder room). The photos Allison featured in her post are absolutely breath-taking. I consumed every photo as it continually fed my design-obsessed soul.
I wanted to see more of Ms. DeCesare's work and sought that issue. I thought I hit the jackpot having discovered the magazine today, but it's the wrong issue. That's OK, I will still take delight in all the design wonderment the magazine offers. I haven't even removed the wrapper from the magazine as it will be my little treat at bedtime.
So instead of eating chocolate chip ice cream tonight, I will take joy in my great finds and sleep very soundly.