May 23, 2012


You know how some days are almost perfect? Tuesday was one of those days.

I started the day working on an etsy order and got it done and packaged while having my coffee.

Then I hunted down my walking shoes and gym clothes, and headed to Edgewater Park for a walk. It was a cool and breezy day, and the lake was choppy and the sound of waves washed out all of the typical city noises.

Then we stopped at Half Price Books to drop off boxes of cookbooks that I never used and were cluttering up my cabinet. And I actually got a decent amount of money which I spent on these....

Herbs! Basil, Thyme, Parsley and Pineapple Sage. I had never seen pineapple sage before. If you rub the leaves between your fingers, it smells just like pineapple. I also got some verbena. Couldn't resist something called Cotton Candy Mix!

We found the most awesome garden center that has almost every plant you can think of. Their pre-made planters were amazing, and the best part? Big band music playing! For me, that is the equivalent of every day Christmas music. And it makes me happy!! It was a blissful hour of looking at pretty flowers. listening to happy music, hearing birds chirping and water fountains bubbling.

I came home and put on a pot of Starbucks coffee. It is my bi-weekly splurge to pick up a bag of their coffee. YUM!

I am off to plant my herbs and finish my coffee.  I hope that all of you have a day like Tuesday!!


  1. This sounds heavenly! Sewing, choosing flowers and herbs for the garden and coffee, what a glorious day! Tomorrow is my day off and I hope I can make the most of it. I plan to run to the farmers market first thing for my hanging baskets:>)

  2. What a glorious Tuesday! Big band music! Coffee! Plants! Etsy projects! Yes please!

  3. I would be in heaven walking around a nursery with big band music playing in the background!


  4. Debbie, oh yes, the perfect day!!! SO happy you had one of those lovely days! So productive, some exercise, flowers, herbs and coffee doesn't get much better!!! Maybe chocolate : )
    Enjoy your blog so much, xoRobin❤

  5. What a lovely lovely post---I felt as if I were right there enjoying it all with you. :)

  6. It sounds like you had a terrific day! Enjoy those herbs! We have some pineapple sage here!

  7. Sounds like a perfectly, perfect day! I love those kind of days so much and need to create more days like that for myself. Your herbs are beautiful, and now I want a cotton candy verbena too! So pretty!

  8. Gorgeous day, Debbie! And you describe it so beautifully too, I felt as if I was there with you enjoying the music, flowers and coffee! I love all those herbs too which have unexpected scents and can't resist buying any new ones I come across!
    Hope you have lots more lovely days like this!
    Helen x

  9. What a lovely way to spend a day. I am totally jealous - I'm here in my school office enjoying the 5 minutes of free-time I have today. I guess I'll live vicariously through your post! Thanks!

  10. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful day. I haven't seen pineapple scented geranium in such a long time. We had some at a previous house and I love it. Have fun in the dirt. Patty

  11. Your day was perfect indeed, just doesn't get much better!

  12. Sounds blissful!

  13. I always have to have pineapple sage in my garden. Just love it!

  14. What cuteness here! I love your blog & your shop is full of sweet goodness!
    Thanks for stopping by ...♥

  15. Pineapple Sage? Wow I have never heard of it before either! I need to get my hands on some for our herb garden asap! I can smell it now! ;)


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