Mornings by the sea make me happy. :)
I think after seeing those pictures, we're all pretty jealous and want to be relaxing by the seaside as well!
Sharon here! This week, I turned 27! And I'm the type of person who can't just celebrate my birthday in just one day. Where's the fun in that? Plus, birthday celebrations are more fun when you get to spend it with all the people you love. My celebration will continue this weekend when my sister comes home from school this weekend! So here's just a few photos from my birthday week!
I got this lovely book from a sweet friend and I could not be any more excited about it. It has great tips for taking care of plants and pictures of gorgeous plant arrangements. Makes me drool.
My friend Faith and I went to a cactus and succulent show at the Botanical Gardens where we saw all kinds of showcased cacti but they also had a cactus sale, so you know I came home with some.
Isn't this so adorable???
After the sale, we got lunch at Olio. It was so delicious!! We went for brunch. I would love to go back and try their dinner menu. It's an adorable loft restaurant that was converted from an old auto repair shop with huge windows and modern decor. Go check it out!
On my birthday, my wonderful husband took me to Cafe Osage at beautiful Bowood Farms. Bowood Farms is one of my favorite nurseries in town. Not only are they a nursery, but they sell home decor too. Stay tuned for a Local Loves post about them! You'll certainly want to visit!
I wish this was my backyard! So breathtaking.
In other news, my wonderful barista husband has recently become a certified Coffee Master! He has more responsibility around the store now, and so we get to add some fun new decor there every so often. We love dreaming up new and creative ideas to add a pop of color and originality to the store. I drew some special signs for them earlier this week (and got a free drink in return!).
We obviously adore coffee. Both of us have worked at Starbucks, and I also worked at another local coffee shop during college. One of our favorite weekend activities (other than eating breakfast) is spending time together relaxing at a coffee shop.
And now, a sneak peak into what's in the future for the Buchanan family...
But more on that later!
Hope everyone has a great weekend & a happy Fourth of July!!
Brooke, Paula, and Sharon