I have a confession to make. I am a gift certificate/giftcard hoarder. When someone gives me a giftcard I can not spend it frivolously. I will look for a long time to find something awesome that is special that I will have forever. As a result, I can hold onto a giftcard from months to years. I have quite a few of them. It drives my friends crazy because they always want to know what I bought and by the time I find my perfect present, they have forgotten about it.
Today was my doctor appointment day. I had one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It has been a very long day. Anyway, there is a cute little boutique near one of my doctors' offices. I just happened to have had a gift certificate for close to a year for this store. This hand painted wooden shaker style box was sitting right out front. Sadly, my camera can not do justice to the colors or detail in the painting. It is so gorgeous. The box itself is about a foot wide, so it is a good size. It is a good box for cross stitch stash. The lady at the counter said that she had just marked it down this morning. It was only $18. I love, love, love it.
I have a thing for chickens. I do not know why. I do not collect them or anything but they pop up here and there in my decor. I like the bucolic feel of this piece. It is pretty special and I so happy to have it. It is one of my treasures. I have to find a special place to keep it.
I think the very best part of my day was coming home to that little bearded face. Liesl acted like my walking through the door was the best thing that has ever happened to her. I think any dog parent will say that they love that look of unbridled joy when you walk through the door. This is the only time that Liesl will give me face kisses. She does not pass out kisses often and usually if she does out of the blue, it is on my hands. When I come home though, she will just give me lots of kisses. I treasure them so much.