My dear friend Karla visited from Dallas over Labor Day weekend. It was a great time to recharge and enjoy a few days before the school year kicks into high gear. We packed our cameras and went to some of my favorite spots in Houston in search of visual delights. I was inspired to plant some succulents at Thompson & Hanson Nursery and sipped on divine mint lemonade at their restaurant, Tiny Boxwood’s. I dreamed of new rooms at nearby Indulge .
I got some supplies to get organized at The Container Store and ran into a teacher (and her student teachers) I knew while there! We enjoyed some fresh salt air in Galveston and was delighted to see the beaches were packed and stores are opening again on The Strand.
Tiny Boxwood's in Houston is the perfect spot for some lemonade
Succulents inspire new plantings
My friend Karla takes pictures at the nursery
I love this basket at the Container Store
Sculpture in Galveston Bay
Tom at Hendley Market in Galveston
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Tom and I spent the weekend in Seattle sightseeing. What a great city! We walked all day long and saw flying fish and flowers in Pike Place Market, kids splashing in a huge fountain at Seattle Center, and Victorian architecture and a totem pole in Pioneer Square. Visited Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, too. We were total tourists, and had lots of fun!
Back to school trainings resume next week and I am feeling fully recharged! Take time for yourself as we prepare for a new school year!
Look at these beautiful sunflowers!
Zinnias at Pike Place Market
The famous Pike Place Market sign
That's me by the International Fountain at Seattle Center
My new favorite store in Seattle
Victorian architecture at Pioneer Square
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