People ask me how I talk my children into doing stuff with us. I'd love to pass on some sage advice as to how we've made our company as attractive as their peers, but there just isn't any. The truth is, we've just never done things apart. We vacation together, go out together, plan together, and have dinner together every night. The only time Sam and I venture out solo is when the kids have their own plans.
One of our favorite things to do is take them to a grown up store and ask them to share whatever catches their eye. It's a great way to learn and guide their taste.
For this trip, we started at gourmet kitchen store extraordinaire, Sur La Table.
"Top quality cookware and kitchen tools satisfy the growing demands from culinary pros and home chefs."
And what did the Minions find?
How about silicon cow pot holders?
Little known fact: Savannah makes the best whole wheat cookies on the planet.
Sammy's logo is a smiley face. I think this could be a little terrifying in large doses, don't you?
But it WOULD look great with the rainbow selection of small appliances they were all ogling.
Do you get the feeling that my Ringling Brothers decorating style is rubbing off?
Something tells me first apartments will be fun.
We all love steel cookie cutters.
Okay, to be fair, this WILL go with the appliances.
*Dreaming of the world's largest steak, ham and bacon omelet smothered in Spam*
Fo' swizzle, my peeps. Did I mention there's a few guitars around here?
Awesome suction cup glass markers, because we never use disposables for parties.
And...a sock monkey bottle cover????
Finger food, anyone? Sorry, I couldn't hold back.
Ohhhhh, the Halloween party goodness! In a convenient 13 pack, no less.
How did we NOT have light up skull drink accents before???
Yes, I bought it for her. Hey, there are cupcakes in my future, so it was win-win.
How else does one time creepy treats?
But for those of you who don't have such strange taste, there's also less evil version.
I hope you enjoyed a little tour of one of our favorite haunts. We have one more place to share tomorrow, so please do drop in for Sunday coffee.
Meanwhile, are we gonna have some fun stuff to share with you guys next week!