A Girls’ Day Out

My mom and I had a girls’ day out earlier this week.

Our first stop was Utrecht Art Supply, a national chain full of every art supply a professional, amateur or student could ever need. I didn’t buy a lot because I’m waiting to get my supply list for the upcoming semester of design classes. But I thought this pad of disposable palette paper looked fun to try. It’s specially treated heavy paper, like really thick wax paper, you can put any media on, mix it up, water it down, and then throw away the paper, saving yourself the clean up mess.

We headed to the historic Third Ward, known as the new art and fashion district. We started with Broadway Paper, a stationery store full of greeting cards, calendars, notebooks, gift wrap, stationery, and gifts. It had everything I was hoping for, and reminded me of the Paper Source in Chicago, so I will definitely go back again. I bought this cool letter set, which included a great selection of vintage-style papers, airmail paper and envelopes, graph paper, ledger paper, and stickers. I am hoping to use these supplies in some handmade books I want to try making this year.

I also picked up this great magazine Anthology that can be hard to find in my neighborhood. It’s always full of interesting articles about creative people from all over the world, featuring home decor, travel, design, entertaining, and culture. This particular issue has an excellent article with Lotta Jansdotter!

We had lunch with my mom’s friends, which is always great fun! We ate well, had great conversation, and shared our goals for 2012. I brought my homemade caramels for a hostess gift, which were a hit.

After a little window-shopping at a couple more boutiques, we stopped by the yacht club for a cocktail. My husband and I got married there ten years ago, so it’s always fun to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. Plus, they make the best mojitos!

I’m so happy we were able to spend another great day together, so I’m adding this to my list for 2012, to have a girls’ day out with my mom every month.

11 comments

  • What a fun day and a super post. I’ve looked at the pallette paper before but not bought… cleaning up the mess after creative fun can be tedious! How you won’t have that problem!!! Cool looking magazine, tres chic. I’m glad your caramels were a hit. Thar sounds like a great thing to add to your list 🙂

  • I remember (and sorely miss) spending those days with my mom. I’m glad you’re making it a regular thing:)

    Nice paper choices…fun!

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    Beautiful post by the way.

  • Such a wonderful thing to do. I wished I lived near my mom and/or lived near my girls and grandkids. Its hard not to be close.We do thank god for skype. What would I do with out it. Thats how I get to talk to family.
    Glad you had a wonderful time.

  • Hello Terri,

    A belated Happy New Year to you. Sounds like a perfect day out with your Mum/Mom. I remember writing on that thin airmail paper many years ago. Is in your Wedding Anniversary? Anyway congrats on ten years together.
    Looking forward to seeing what you creat this year.
    Just have to say love the box of art cards from last year. Lots of memories involved there.
    happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • What a fantastic day Terri!!

    Those caramels look divine;)

  • I love those disposable palettes. I’ve used them for years, and they work so well. I also like the nonstick craft sheet fom ranger. It’s heat resistant, and, well, nonstick. 🙂

  • Homemade caramels. YUM! I think you will love bookmaking. I really love it, have many books on it, and even enjoy just reading about it. I love making them, as well. Can’t wait to see yours!

  • Looks like a fun day! It’s so nice to be able to have a laid back and fun time with someone close, like your mom….

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