Truth be told, I don't travel much to the land north, Maryland, but on Saturday I decided to travel to Rockville for some good old suburban, shopping mall fun. I had a long to do list: Homegoods, The Container Store, and Home Depot. My strategy, run these errands in the pouring rain when of course, normal people won't be out running errands. Flaw in my plan, suburban households run errands in the pouring rain and Rockville Pike is a destination point for many, many families.
I would not be deterred. First off, Homegoods, which true to the rumors I had heard, was divine. Clean store, awesome merchandise, and plenty of great things to buy! I picked up new candlesticks, throw pillow, and a cool vase for the 2nd bedroom. I just love, love this store. Although I was bummed, I couldn't find single pillowcases, but I live to shop another day!
Just a few blocks down, I stopped into The Container Store to pick up some organizational stuff for our 2nd bedroom. Peeps, this is breaking news: there are no longer any unpacked boxes at the Beach House---after nearly 3 years, I finally unpacked the "office" stuff and got everything organized. There is more work to do on the 2nd bedroom, but I think I can safely say the unpacked boxes were driving me and the Guy bat crazy.
My final stop, Home Depot. Flowers, basil, rosemary, jalapenos, cucumbers, oh my! I picked up all of the necessities for our spring planting PLUS chalkboard paint! I have finally made the move to paint a chalkboard in our kitchen. The Guy has been objecting for awhile, but I finally wore him down. Now, I just need to paint.
Regardless of the pouring, pouring rain, I had a good time out in Rockville, did I mention that all three stores were within 3 miles of each other. So, I will admit (only once) that there are benefits of suburb life. I say that safely across the 14th Street bridge secure in my D.C. love.