This morning I woke up without a brain, and took all three of my kids shopping, outside, in triple digit heat.
Oh okay, I have a brain. I just really wanted to see if this pair of shoes I wanted was on sale before I take a little trip next week. (more on that at a later date!) My want for the shoes outweighed my un-want of taking three kids with me, so off we went.
After an hour of weeding our way down the sidewalks of our favorite shopping area, I found the shoes, they weren't on sale, I bought them anyway. It was worth full price not to drag us all back there again!
We were hot and sticky at 10AM, and I was ready to go home.
As we had walked, I noted that several stores were participating in a sidewalk sale. One particular store I like had a few tables set out, so we stopped to check them out. That's when I found this...
It's a beach towel.
A beautiful, makes me very happy, beach towel!
I realize to some it's just a towel, but to me, well I don't know, I just REALLY like it. It's big and soft and fluffy, and just NICE.
I had admired this beach towel a few other times, but at $34, I easily resisted. But today, well TODAY it was marked 1/2 off. A mere $17! I have never before spent $17 on a beach towel, but I did today.
And I don't regret it.
In fact this little "find" made the 3 hours of sweaty shopping worth the trip!
It's from the Vera Bradley "Seaside Collection."
I've admired this collection several times. A friend of mine has a bag in this print, and every time I see it, I love it.
Seaside Collection. Doesn't that just sound heavenly? I picture myself in an Adirondack chair on a beach in the Hamptons. Big sunglasses, wide brimmed hat, and MY beach towel. A cool drink and a great book by my side.
Or you know, hanging out in the sweltering sun at the city pool with splashing, screaming kids all around.