16. Hey there good lookin’: we went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on Friday. Although a lot of the plants were
dead dormant right now, the roses were in full bloom. Don’t those parents of mine look nice amidst the blooms?
17. Sweater show offs: my mom and I are each sporting our Girl Friday sweaters. (Thanks to my dad for taking this photo even though we were running late for the airport. Can’t you just smell the urgency?) Read more about Girl Friday here and get the pattern for yourself here.
18. True dat: on Sunday, we headed to Charlottesville in hopes of picking apples at Carter’s orchard. Apparently every other person who lives in the mid-Atlantic had the same idea though because once we were a few miles away, there was already a long line of traffic. After some deep deliberation, we decided to skip apples and spend the afternoon in downtown Charlottesville instead. We did a little shopping—read all about my screaming deals at Urban Outfitters here and here—and walked along the outdoor mall, where I saw this nice sentiment.
19. Stitchin’ and snackin’: making and doing can often get a little messy, especially when you combine it with snacking. On Sunday night, I set my work-in-progress knit tunic aside to work on my Anthro Scarflet only to realize later that I had been sitting on the tunic and a bowl of M&Ms the whole time. Oops! (I wish I could say this was the first time this has happened.) Luckily, the M&Ms weren’t too melted, so I was able to pluck them off and enjoy them as a midnight snack.