Well, I guess my strawberry pie recipe was a super offensive one. I lost 2 followers yesterday. Oh well, that isn't the entire reason why I write! Moving on!
I have decided that it would be fun to rediscover the beautiful city of L.A. and share it with all of you. And yes, I do think it is beautiful! Introducing my new feature, L.A. Story! I am going to take field trips to all the places I love in L.A. and document it by taking pictures! I know, I know, such a sacrifice. And it is all in the name of blogging! You're welcome.
* Just a FYI ~ These features might not be weekly, they will be when I actually have time to go. So sorry! *
My first adventure was heading to downtown L.A. to the shopping district. I love it here. Why, you might ask? Well because you can buy jewelry and fabric to your hearts content for cheaper prices than retail!! And it is all bunched in the same area for your convenience. Thank you, Los Angeles.
So Friday my mom, sister-in-law, and I loaded up our kiddos and headed downtown. We figured an adult for each kid, we will be okay. We didn't really account for the fact that my youngest takes two adults, as evidenced by the picture below, but it worked out. Here are some pics of the gang.
Did you check out his face? Priceless.
We live about 30 to 45 minutes outside of LA. For those of you who don't live in LA that might not seem so bad. For those of you who do live here or have been here, you understand. And traffic wasn't bad this last Friday. Yes, these pictures are of traffic when it wasn't so bad.
First, we found a bathroom. I had a Starbucks before we left, whoops! Then we hit up the jewelry store. Love it! And since I gave these blogging tips last Tuesday, I thought I would show you what we did with pictures.
And, of course, a little commentary. Remember that cute headband my niece was wearing? My sister-in-law bought about 9 yards for 3 dollars. Yep. Love it. Oh and that wall? That is just a section of the choices.
Beautiful, isn't it? What could I do with all of this?? Make an Indian wedding dress, maybe?
The jewelry section. Look at the choices! This is me trying to tell my sister-in-law what I was thinking about for necklaces so she could help me organize. She is an excellent organizer and I, well, I am not. And this is my son probably saying 'I'm hungry!!' for the billionth time.
Rows and rows!!
All the chains to choose from.
And then the fabric section of downtown. There is just loads. If you are ever here, go to Michael Levine. That is this store and it is fantastic and has a ton of great stuff to choose from.
Well that is it for the downtown shopping district of LA. I got some fun stuff to create a necklace for a potential Etsy shop!! Oh and I would love love love if any of your would give me some suggestions of what you might like to see in an Etsy jewelry shop. You know, just throwing it out there. No reason... :)
And I haven't forgotten about that giveaway!! Stay tuned, for sure. Unless, of course, I keep moving backwards and go back under 200. Then I guess you'll have to wait! :)
What do you love about LA? Any places you would like to see? I will make a sacrifice and go see if for you! I know, I am so nice! :) Hope you are all having a great Monday!