Friday, March 21, 2008

vacationing locally

A great day to open the windows.

I really don't mind getting stopped by a train, especially when the engineer waves!

Can you see what I'm researching? Any NY tips are welcome!

I'm happy to say that yesterday and today I've taken full advantage of where I live. Yesterday included a trip to St. Augustine. With its European-feeling cobblestone streets, outdoor cafes, and hordes of tourists, I really felt like I was on vacation. And more of it today, in my own town! We took the skyway (our very tiny mass transit system that goes nowhere) into downtown, enjoyed lunch on the river, the Friday market in the plaza, the Ramen exhibit (just one piece--cool, but a little disappointing), and best of all, the library. Our new main library is a beautiful, grand building with an upstairs courtyard in the middle. It was perfect weather for sitting in the shade, thumbing through books we didn't want to lug home. Right before we left, I caught a whiff of downtown Jax's signature scent--coffee from the Maxwell House plant. 2 days that reminded me how lucky I am to live in the sunshine state.

And if you've read this far, you're in luck! I have a bunch of push pin sets that I'd like to give away. So, if you leave a comment, I'll send you one. Just be sure I can get in touch with you by email--blogger users, make sure your profile makes your email address available. Thanks and have a great weekend enjoying wherever you are!

update 3/30: Thanks for the comments! All the push pin sets have been claimed, and I'll be mailing them shortly.


  1. I went to NYC a couple of years ago. I'll find my book I bought for the occasion. I do know that either Thursday of Friday MOMA is free to the public. But show up at least an hour early to stand in line. Back then I really wasn't into sewing like I am now and wish I would have visited fabric shops.

  2. hey kayla:
    i am going to send you an email but i wanted to post a comment so i could be in the running for your nifty gifty. glad you are enjoying our lovely surroundings. the main library is one of my favorite places to be. you should definitely visit the ny library and have breakfast at tiffany's moment.

  3. There are a million things to do in NYC. Good luck and have a great vacation.

    I would love to get in on the give away.


  4. NY the city that never sleeps....I shall be back soon!
    Beautiful buttons!

  5. I'm a new lurker. Do you normally just give things away?

  6. Sorry about that. jmllbentonatcomcastdotnet

  7. I'm having such fun on your blog and being inspired by your creativity!

    What are your plans in New York?
    I've not been there for years and years, so I'm not much help.

    I do love trains up close like that, though. My kids would have gotten a kick from the waving.

    The push pins are beautiful!!

  8. Those pins are gorgeous, I love the fabrics you choose.

    Your holiday-at-home sounds great too.

    suzy -

  9. i'm sure i'm too late. i took the week off from the computer :) but i love your push pins! so cute!

  10. The push pins are beautiful. I was actually drawn to your site after seeing some of them on mintbasil's blog :)


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