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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wet dogs, ugly stockings and green marshmallows

Today was the first in several days that did not rain in the O.C. We made the best of our day of sun before the rain starts again. My mum, niece, my sister's dog Kinsey, my dog Paris and I went to HB Dog Beach.
Dog beach is full of dogs, every breed you can imagine. Paris doesn't really care about other dogs. He's more of a ladies man. We usually chit chat with other chocolate lab owners.
Paris will be 13 in May. He loves laying on the beach.

And I love him.
Next stop, the thrift store. My sister and I have a favorite thift store outside of the O.C. It is huge and crowded and the service is awful but we love it. There are always a lot of treasures. Here I am holding the world's ugliest stocking. Oh yah, I'm wearing a child's hoop skirt. (I didn't buy either.)
I did buy some shiney blue shoes. I don't usually do thrift store shoes but these looked brand new.
And I love this chicken plate. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it or put it in my Etsy store. I also bought some cute tops and a Super Bowl decoration. I'll show the latter during my Super Bowl open house.
Next stop, House of Fondue. I gravitate towards any type of "House of." Can you see that the sign says, "Euro-Chinese Restaurant?" Not a lot of cars in the parking lot. That doesn't discourage my sis and me.
Dinner was good but you have to see our dessert. We ordered chocolate fondue. The chocolate was good. The assortment of goodies for dipping was very interesting: apples, strawberries, cherries, bananas (so far so good right?) then it gets unusual one big pink marshmallow, one big white marshmallow, lots of little color marshmallows, marachino cherries, cookie assortment, dried apricots and get this-raisins.
As much as we laughed about the selection when it came, we still tried it and it was great. Although, skewering a raisin is harder than it sounds.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really didn't do anything extraordinary today but I had a great day. I'm glad that I could share it with you.


Anonymous said...

Oh HB, looks like a perfect day and yummy food to end the day! You are a lucky girl! Cute shoes!

Thanh said...

Hmmm definitely an interesting pick regarding the raisins... but hey, don't knock it til you try it I guess! great finds!

Mrs. Fence said...

What a fun day you had! I love checking out our local goodwill stores. I'm so glad you had a bit of nice weather, too. Happy Monday!

Ashley Gilbert said...

Awww PARIS!!! I miss him! And I love Chocolate Fondu!! So yummy!

Michelle Cummings said...

looks like you had fun! Been wondering how you've been!
Hope you'll stop by to see what I've been up to as well!

Tami B. said...

It sounds like a perfect day. So nice to see your smiling face and Paris is good dog. Can't wait for the superbowl open house :)


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