Monday, August 6

iNSPiRE | Barnes and Noble

One of my very favorite things to do is spend time in a bookstore.
I had the unexpected opportunity to do so when I took my older girls to the mall over the weekend.
Realizing my 13 and 16 year old don't need me for the actual school clothes shopping process anymore...*sniffle*
I found my way to the Barnes and Noble located in the mall.

For me...
There is ALWAYS inspiration waiting to be discovered in every nook and cranny of a bookstore.
Sometimes I have a specific purpose for information I'm looking for...
Other times I just browse until I stumble upon something that makes my heart race. *wink*

Case in point...my first discovery in the Home and Gifts section...
A super cool paperweight with a quote by Benjamin Franklin. LOVE!
quote1534wm

My passion for journals drew me to this gorgeous, unique, textured, bindless beauty...
journal1536wm

And then this quote jumped off the shelf at me as I made my way to find something to read...
lifebegins1542wm

I was able to snag an empty bench in the kids section and got comfortable...
(which was the perfect photo opportunity for the "Photo-A-Day" prompt on Saturday: "Where I sat")
whereisat1547wm


I just browsed book covers...
book pages
and walked the aisles...
discovering new information...
a couple of diy's I want to try...(and will be sharing)
and ultimately...
I left uplifted and inspired.
LOVE that feeling.

KEEPiNG iT REAL
Last week was quite hectic.
Ok...
It. was. SERIOUSLY crazy.
LOTS of orders in the shoppe...
A LOT of running around for appointments...
Emotionally stressful since J's dad still hadn't been released from the hospital due to complications from having surgery the week before. (He was able to go home Saturday...yay!!)

I'm so grateful to have been able to have some COMPLETE quiet time to myself at Barnes and Noble...
even if it was only for an hour.
Those moments are far and few between...
which makes me most appreciative when they happen.

1 comments:

Amy Kenyon August 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

Barnes and Noble is like a little piece of heaven! I feel at home as soon as I walk in the door. Coffee on one side and books on the other=HEAVEN! Love all the treasures you found Jess! I hope this week is more relaxed for you! xoxo

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Pin It button on image hover