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Monday, July 22, 2013

Hot In Scottsdale....

We always start our trips to the Phoenix area with breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

This time it was interrupted by Tessie and friend...  Zar opted for more sleep, less food.  At least that's what Tessie told us...I think that she just wanted his share.  Spike wouldn't let her get away with his share.

Evidently, five inch witches aren't all that unusual at Cracker Barrel.  Nobody even raised an eyebrow at seeing a mini witch and her dog balancing on the peg game.
She definitely got her share and most of mine too.

The part that I got to eat was good...
The Terrible  Two plus One spent the rest of the trip sightseeing from the dashboard.

We stopped at Ikea...Nothing purchased.  Then we stopped at Arizona Mills outlet center.  We saw Red 2.  Very funny movie.

Then we went our separate ways and wandered the mall.
I headed for my favorite gem store there.

Black Market Minerals is a great place to get all kinds of natural stones at great prices.

I got all of this for less than twenty dollars.  I bought most of it with the idea of cutting it apart and making my own jewelry designs.  The orange bracelet in the center is real coral and the four pendants to the left are faceted gemstones.  Lapis and three tiger eyes.  The orange piece to the left is blown glass with a flower in the center.  Other pieces are mostly stone chips and glass chips.

I only got through a small portion of the store before I had to get back to meet Walter.  We both decided that we need to go back there tomorrow.  I want to see the rest of the goodies that they have.  We don't have one of these stores in Tucson. It would be dangerous if we did.

Tomorrow morning, I will get back to minis.  Walter is golfing.

See you then.


12Create said...

Some nice pieces. I hope you find some more tomorrow. I love the colours in the glass chips.

Lucille said...

You certainly got a great deal! Those stones are gorgeous! That is one delicious looking breakfast. I see Spike came out of hiding and went along for the ride!

Kristen/Kris/Penny Doll said...

Mmm hash brown casserole. I adore that stuff. On top of their sourdough bread. Lol got me hungry now. Hope u enjoy ur trip. The finds from that store are amazing for under 20! Wonder if they have an online store? Like u said could b dangerous! Lol i have enough trouble getting outta Michaels without spending a ton! Anyways have fun


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
It sounds like a great day. I hope the terrible two are behaving.
Big hug,

Caseymini said...

Kris, I doubt that they would have the dollar stuff online. It was just three tables in the store that were piled high with all kinds of stuff.

Kristen/Kris/Penny Doll said...

Still sounds great. Its like we have none of that cool stores or stuff around here. Heck we don't even have a mini shop/store anywhere near here. Blah. Either way enjoy. Gotta read todays post yet but hope u made it back n made away like a bandit! LOL