It's rare that the hubs and I have a whole day off together, but everything fell into place yesterday for us to take a one-day staycation. Hooray! Unfortunately, our cat, Dora, couldn't come with us on our adventures.
Our day started out at the always yummy Remedy Cafe where I had a decaf soy latte and a chocolate cherry vegan scone. I made some progress in the next book we're reading for my virtual social change book club: Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture.
After breakfast, we browsed and shopped at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, where they have all kinds of fun stuff.
I got some interesting architecture photos on mat board, a pile of gold foil squares, a few pieces of colored mat board, and 3 rubber stamps.
Afterwards, we headed over to Artist and Craftsman and Supply where I got a blank jigsaw puzzle, watercolor postcards, and a couple bottles of acrylic paint to use in my visual journal. I didn't buy any of this paper (below), but isn't it pretty?
After a yummy lunch at La Note, we took a walk in the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery. I know some people get freaked out by cemeteries, but I've always liked them.
After we got home, we sorted through our arts and craft supplies, and I used my new Valentine-colored acrylics to paint pages in my visual journal in the style Lisa Sonora Beam showed us at her visual journaling workshop last spring.
A super fun Friday! I'm grateful that the hubs and I were able to spend it together (:
Thanks Instagram for making my photos looks super cool!