For the Love of Shopping

Isn’t it great to visit a brand new store?


The merchandise is fresh and sparkling, not dog-eared and shopworn. The shelves are organized and there’s plenty of stock, so it’s usually a breeze to find your size, or favorite color, or preferred brand!

Whether it’s a new supermarket, bookshop, or clothing store – there’s something exciting and just plain fun about being among the first shoppers to stroll the aisles.

Now, if the store has items that you are particularly fond of (in my case, craft supplies!), the party factor goes up another notch.


balloonsRecently, a new craft supplies store opened here. (Up until now, Michael’s was our only choice.)

After hearing about the new store, I started to watch the newspapers for an opening day announcement. When it arrived, I clipped a few coupons and off I went to explore. Sir Beads, sweet guy that he is, patiently came along – even though shopping for craft supplies is not very high on his list of fun things to do. He prefers a hardware store. I guess you could say that craft supplies are to Crystal as building supplies/tools are to Sir Beads.


Well, I can report that the new store had an interesting selection, including things I hadn’t been able to find anywhere else! Some of them were on sale that day – so I was a happy camper!

Sir Beads, however, seemed much more excited about the lunch we had afterwards. πŸ˜‰




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For the Love of Shopping — 7 Comments

  1. I have both Michael’s and Hobby Lobby here and there are also some independent craft shoppes. I like grand opening parties too. Most of them have giveaways, food and other types of fun. My hubs would be more interested in the lunch afterwards too, he is not much of a shopper unless it is at a Harley dealer.
    Last week we rode to Winona, Minnesota to meet friends. Then all of us rode to Anamosa, Iowa to tour the motorcycle museum. We had a great time with friends.
    Have a great summer, everyone!

  2. Hi Kelly πŸ™‚
    I thought of you last weekend… I had a feeling you and your hubby might be off on a motorcycle adventure for the long holiday weekend.
    Have I ever told you that Sir Beads’ Mom grew up in Iowa? Some day we hope to visit there.

    Hope you have a fun summer, too! xoxo

  3. Crystal,
    I’m not sure where Sir Beads mom grew up, but if you get the chance to go to Pella, Iowa take it. It is an adorable town with great small town charm and wonderful bakeries.

  4. Hey there, Nance πŸ™‚
    I used a pair of them to make earrings for a custom order from one of my customers.
    I’m saving the rest for something special.

  5. A new toy store…Oh you lucky girl!!! I hope Sir Beads finds a hardware store nearby, because I know you’ll be spending lots of time taking in all that crafty goodness! πŸ˜‰ xoxo

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