Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just a 'Girls Day Out'...

This past Saturday I took my daughters Ashley and Tiffany out for a 'girls only' day. Ashley lives out of state and was in town for a visit so I wanted to do something fun with them. We took off to the 'big city' to have a day of fun, laughter and play. Here we are getting ready to leave the house

We started out at a coffee shop (a must in our family) to get coffee and snacks to take with us to our next destination. The girls didn't know where we were going. They like surprises so I kept it a secret until we got there. After we got our morning 'fuel' it was off to 'Fired Up'. Fired Up is a creative pottery lounge. You can go and pick a piece of pottery and design it anyway you would like and then they will glaze it and 'fire' it and in just a few days I can go back and pick up our finished 'masterpieces'.
Here are the 'before pics' of the pottery that we chose

There were so many nice pieces to choose from that the decision of what to do was quite difficult. I knew I was going for a photo frame so mine was pretty easy. However, Ashley and Tiffany didn't have a lot of time to pre-plan for this becaus they like surprises and didn't want to know where we were going. Ashley ended up choosing a Chinese noodle bowl, Tiffany chose a butterfly trinket box for her room and I chose a photo frame for my scrapbook studio to document the fun day that the girls and I had. Once we picked our pottery, then we were able to choose the colors that we wanted to use. We also had options for stencils and stamps to 'dress' them up a bit.

It was harder than you think sitting there with a blank canvas so to speak and knowing you are fully responsible for the 'finished' product. We thought long and hard befre we begin our painting.

Our finished items - how do they look? Once we get the finished pieces back, I will do another post because they will end up looking so much different than they do now. They will be much darker and have a shinny gloss coat over them. Ashley's Chinese Noodle Bowl

Tiffany's Butterfly Trinket Box

My Picture Frame

We are all three very proud of our hard work. We can't wait to see the finished items. Now it was off to our next stop...lunch!! One of Ashley's favorite restaurants is the Mellow Mushroom so that is where we went.

Which way do we go???

My girls love to cut up no matter where we are...I can't take them out in public, but I do. Maybe one day I will learn. (they certainly make life fun)

On our way back to the car, we stopped in a comedy shop where we found a large assortment of 'silly hats'. Of course they were just begging to be tried on. And you know we had to comply. Here are a few 'silly girls' in some 'silly hats'. Oh, what fun this was.

It was an amazing day and I totally needed it. With our kids getting older I have less and less 'mommy' time with them. This sure gave me my fix for a short while. What will we do next time???

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