sarah’s house

wes and sarah are building a house!

things are taking shape!

ok, ok, they aren’t doing the actual labour themselves…they are having a house built.

sarah and i knew we had to squeeze in a visit before the pace of life picks up dramatically in september. i’m increasing my work hours, and sarah (a teacher) goes back to school, so an august visit was a must!

on thursday, we started our day with a visit to the new home [love a friend who also believes that a 9:30 a.m. get-together time is sane and cool]. sarah and wes’ future neighbourhood is in a new subdivision of a town five minutes outside of the city. the move-in date is set for november!

sarah outside her house-to-be!

the view from a different angle

sarah drove me around the neighbourhood before we walked over to the new house. we had to park a couple of blocks away, because the scene outside sarah’s house is building frenzy!

lots of action going on during the day!

we couldn’t actually go into wes and sarah’s house because work was being done. it’s bricking time!

the side walls are bricked already, you may have noticed

some evening when things are quiet, i’ll tag along with wes and sarah, and go for a tour through the house. i liked what i saw from the outside! exciting times!

from sarah’s house, we went to cathy’s house

i'm very comfortable here!

like i said, sarah returns to the classroom in less than two weeks (had to add that small detail, sorry teachers!) and i have been having no problem spending money out shopping lately, so we figured a trip to the mall was a justifiable activity.

we started here:

sarah showed me something really neat that, of course, i now would like to have!

i think you'd call it a scent diffuser (?)

you plug that thing into a wall socket and insert a smelly thing:

sarah models the smelly thing...

and, voilà, beautiful scent wafts through your home! i went gaga over “salty caramel” and “leaves” (had a cinnamon base). **idea for my xmas list!**

then it was on to clothing!

don't think we actually bought anything here...

…although sarah found a COAT for $29.99! sadly, not her size.

up next:

newly reno-d location at the mall

i had been oohing over sarah’s jeans today – which happen to come from smart set! in we went, and…

they happened to be 25% off!

here’s why these are so super-awesome: there’s no button at the waist. so they look like jeans, feel like tights! that’s my kinda pant!


i tried ’em, i loved ’em, i got ’em! sarah had luck with some tops, too!

happy shoppers!

across the aisle…

here, sarah totally lucked out: she found a knit dress that is just her type of thing for only $20, and tights were 2/$15! i admired this dress…

on sale for $15

it even looked good on! but i passed it by…

as sarah was completing her purchase, my eye wandered to the nearby display…

snazzy! i'd go for that yellow/orange in a heartbeat! only $8 for 2!

we made one final stop at payless (score one more for sarah – she’ll be set for back to school!).

can't go home without a self-portrait!

that was really, really fun. ok maybe now i’m done shopping for a bit (i seem to recall saying that yesterday, didn’t i?!)

what activities mark the end of summer for you? for me, i’d say back to school shopping/fall clothes shopping, and the buskers festival – > you can still catch the acts today and tomorrow, locals!

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  • Johanna B  On August 30, 2011 at 10:04 am

    New builds are such fun. My husband and I used to spend Sunday afternoons traipsing around Dallas visiting open houses and areas being built up. We watched our house built from the ground up. Glad you had a fun shopping trip with your friend.

  • Ali  On August 28, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Hey now! That’s my subdivision! I teach the learn to run class at the Rec centre. Sarah will love it here.

    • 1970kikiproject  On August 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      no way! what a small world – i love this coincidence! we parked at the rec centre the other day – what a fantastic facility! that’s awesome that you teach the learn to run, ali!

  • Dawn  On August 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Love the look of those jeans! Must head over there and give them a try. PS. Love the blog!

    • 1970kikiproject  On August 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      thanks for your comment, dawn! the jeans come in a few shades of denim, too: black/grey/blue…yes – try them!

  • Lisa  On August 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Looks like a fun time! I love shopping 🙂
    Back to school shopping definitely marks end of summer for me…also prepping for my face-to-face classes (and thinking about actually teaching for 3 hours rather than just doing the online thing).

    Hopefully the weather won’t turn to fall just yet!

    • 1970kikiproject  On August 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

      good luck with the lesson prep, lisa! maybe as a reward, you can go shopping?!

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